[Today’s K-pop] BTS’ RM to host small gig subsequent month to mark 1st solo album

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RM of BTS will invite about 200 followers to shoot a video on Dec. 5, Massive Hit Music stated Wednesday.

The gig will probably be a part of a challenge to advertise his upcoming first solo album, “Indigo,” which will probably be unveiled Dec. 2. The invitees will probably be chosen by way of a lottery.

The artist has put out solo mixtapes earlier than — “RM” in 2015 and “mono.” in 2018 — however “Indigo” would be the first solo album to be revealed since his debut in June 2013.

He uploaded a 46-second teaser clip for the album on Wednesday as nicely. Dubbed “Identification Movie,” it started with a silhouette of a flower adopted by a flurry of pictures in blue palette. Phrases like “Documentation of my youth within the second of unbiased part” and “the final archive of my 20s” point out that the album will provide perception into his emotions and ideas.


Crimson Velvet’s Yeri to star in drama

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Yeri of Crimson Velvet has been forged as the feminine lead in a drama collection set to air subsequent yr, in response to label SM Leisure on Wednesday.

She is to play an heiress who has every part, however turns into the suspect in a homicide case at her unique highschool within the collection, “Cheongdam Worldwide Excessive Faculty.”

In the meantime, Crimson Velvet floated a collection of teaser pictures on the day for forthcoming EP “The ReVe Competition 2022 – Birthday.” It comes about eight months since earlier EP “The ReVe Competition 2022 – Really feel My Rhythm” landed atop iTunes prime albums chart in 41 areas.

Important monitor “Birthday” is a pop dance tune with a sampling of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” that sings about going again to the birthday of beloved one to make all his needs come true.

The five-track EP will probably be launched Monday.


Le Sserafim amasses 300m streams on Spotify

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Le Sserafim has generated 300 million streams on Spotify, roughly six months for the reason that group’s debut, in response to the music platform on Wednesday.

The woman group has launched 10 songs so removed from first EP “Fearless” and second EP “Antifragile.”

Within the meantime, the second EP has stayed on each of Billboard’s world charts 5 week in a row. The album hit the Billboard 200 dated Nov. 5 at No. 14, coming into the principle albums chart within the shortest time for a Okay-pop woman group. The EP bought greater than 567,000 copies within the first week, sixth-most for a Okay-pop woman group.

The quintet will be a part of the lineup for a string of year-end music award ceremonies, together with the 2022 MAMA Awards and 2022 Asia Artist Awards. It’s set to take part in NHK’s Crimson & White 12 months-Finish Music Competition, a significant music present, together with Twice and Ive.


StayC formally debuts in Japan with single

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Woman group StayC formally debuted in Japan with the one “Poppy,” Excessive Up Leisure stated Wednesday.

The title monitor is stuffed with pretty but kitsch vitality and combines with a catchy refrain, making it an instantaneous hit when it was unveiled prematurely to followers on the debut showcase in Tokyo on Monday. The one can even embody a Japanese-language model of “ASAP,” the main target monitor from its second single “Staydom” that got here out final yr.

The rookie woman group debuted in November 2020 and amassed 100 million streams on Spotify with first EP “Stereotype” and second EP “Younger-luv.com.”

It was named as one of many “5 Rising Korean Artists to Know” by Grammy.com, together with Ateez, Tomorrow X Collectively, Itzy and Enhypen, in Might final yr.


By Hwang You-mee


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