BLACKPINK has been nominated in 4 categories at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, an American music awards ceremony. It was nominated for Best Choreography, Best Art Director, Best Editing, and Best K-Pop.
As Blackpink won two crowns last year for Best Metaverse Performance and Best K-Pop, expectations are rising about whether they will be able to win the award for the second year in a row this year.
On top of that, the music video for ‘Shut Down,’ the title song of Blackpink’s 2nd regular album, has surpassed 500 million views on YouTube.
‘Shut Down’ is a song sampled from violinist Paganini’s ‘La Campanella.’ It became a hot topic as the first K-pop singer to top the weekly chart on Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming platform.
BLACKPINK, popular worldwide, plans to communicate with local fans by continuing its world tour in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, USA.
V’s pre-released song ‘Rainy Days’ from ‘Layover’ topped the iTunes Top Song Chart in 70 countries, including the US and Japan.
Another pre-release song, ‘Love Me Again,’ also topped the iTunes Top Song Chart in 35 countries, including Austria and Romania.
‘Rainy Days’ and ‘Love Me Again’ continue to be popular, ranking 1st and 2nd in the Daily Digital Singles chart on the Japanese Oricon chart.
In producing V’s latest album, Min Hee-jin, the producer of the popular girl group NewJeans, participated, raising expectations.
V’s album ‘Layover’ will be officially released on September 8th and communicate with fans worldwide.
Seventeen’s 10th mini album ‘FML,’ released last April, exceeded 1 million copies in cumulative shipments and received a gold disc million certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan.
This is the second time SEVENTEEN has obtained Million Certification with a gold disc this year, after obtaining Million Certification with ‘Dream’ in January.
SEVENTEEN became the second foreign artist to have two albums certified million in the same year, following American pop star Mariah Carey.