BTS V, ‘Love Me Again’ No. 1 on K-Pop Radar. MV exceeded 40 million views.

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V, a member of the global top group BTS, topped the weekly fandom chart of the K-pop chart show ‘K-POP RADAR,’ which is broadcast across the United States.

K-pop chart program ‘K-pop Radar’ is the first regular American radio program in the history of K-pop and is drawing attention. On the 18th, the K-pop Radar Weekly Fandom Chart was announced.

On this week’s chart, the pre-released song ‘Love Me Again’ from V’s first solo album ‘Layover’ occupied the top spot.

V’s ‘Love Me Again’ music video recorded a whopping 39.69 million views during the 3rd week of August (August 10, 2023 – August 16, 2023) of K-Pop Radar. It reached a record of close to 40 million views in less than a week. Spotify followers also increased by 232,000, setting an overwhelming history, more than 80 times the average K-pop artist of 2,800.

Also, according to K-Pop Radar, V’s Instagram followers increased by about 162,000 during the week. Looking at the average increase of 11,000 Instagram followers of K-pop artists during the same period, it can be confirmed that the number is more than 15 times.

Regarding this, K-Pop Radar said, “Despite being a b-side song, it showed the firepower of a BTS member” and “an artist whose official comeback is more anticipated.”

Jeon So-mi’s new song ‘Fast Forward’ entered the top 10 of the Weekly Fandom Chart released by K-Pop Radar this week, and Cho Yuri’s new song ‘TAXI’ entered the top 10 at No. 2. Then ADYA’s ‘Why are you calling me? (What’s up?)’ ranked 6th, and THE BOYZ’s ‘LIP GLOSS’ ranked 8th, drawing attention.

The K-Pop Radar Weekly Trending Chart announced by ‘K-Pop Radar’ is a chart produced by K-Pop Radar, a fandom data service of music startup Space Oddity.

The K-Pop Radar Weekly Trending Chart is the only chart dedicated to K-Pop created based on data from major global platforms in line with the current situation of K-Pop, where more than 90% of K-Pop is consumed overseas. It is recognized as a fair and transparent chart by reflecting the number of views and release date of YouTube music videos and the increase and decrease of fandom on major global platforms, such as the increase in Twitter and Instagram followers and the increase in Spotify followers.

On the other hand, from Space Audit, K-Pop Radar can grasp the size and amount of change in the fandom of all K-Pop artists in the music industry. This music startup introduced ‘Blip, a schedule reminder for K-Pop fans, a fan platform getting a hot response from the K-Pop fandom. It is a service provided free of charge. ‘

Currently, it provides:

  • Real-time music video views.
  • YouTube subscribers.
  • Twitter and Instagram followers of about 800 teams in Korea in the form of a website.

It has been making headlines by releasing a ‘K-pop world map’ every year. In 2020, it signed an official partnership agreement with Twitter and announced K-pop’s 10-year growth graph and current status. 

In particular, the ‘2022 K-POP RADAR Conference’ held last November held ‘2022 K-POP GLOBAL MAP: Past the Pandemic, 2022 K-POP World Map’, ‘Girls on Top: 4th Gen Girl groups’, ‘K-POP LOVERS CLUB: Keywords of 2022’, ‘2022 K-POP 10 PICKS: 10 K-POP that shone this year’ A total of 4 sessions were held and gathered topics.

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