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Seventeen – Face the Sun

K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN are back with their 4th studio album Face the Sun. 

Arriving 2 years and 8 months after their last full-length album, Face the Sun taps into the 13-piece act’s candid ruminations on their fears and aspirations in reaching for greater heights. 

By likening their greatest fear and simultaneously their ultimate goal to the ‘Sun,’ SEVENTEEN boldly express their determination to venture forth through the lead single “HOT.” The accompanying video for the hip-hop based track is packed with intricate motifs and snippets of the song’s riveting choreography, raising anticipation for the high-caliber performances of the track to come.

Including “HOT” and the act’s first English single “Darl+ing” released in April, the new album consists of 9 tracks in total: “DON QUIXOTE,” “March,” “Domino,” “Shadow,” “‘bout you,” “IF you leave me” and “Ash.” As one of the team’s main producers and the leader of its vocal team, WOOZI co-wrote all 9 tracks.

Face the Sun set an all-time high pre-order sales record for SEVENTEEN early on, surpassing the 2 million mark a week ahead of its release. 

The K-pop performance powerhouse will showcase live performances of selected tracks from the album during their comeback show on HYBE Labels’ official YouTube channel at 7 PM KST on May 28.

About SEVENTEEN:

Racking up 2 billion streams and selling 10 million albums, SEVENTEEN—comprised of S.COUPS, JEONGHAN, JOSHUA, JUN, HOSHI, WONWOO, WOOZI, THE 8, MINGYU, DK, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON and DINO—has rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and a nonpareil in-house creative ecosystem. The group’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocal, and performance. Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers,” SEVENTEEN has unassumingly made history and become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping choreography, and tight teamwork. Moving at an unparalleled pace, the K-pop stage-breakers made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in January 2021 and followed it with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and MTV’s Fresh Out Live. SEVENTEEN’s latest EP Attacca debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200. It sold over 1.3 million copies in the first week of release, earning the K-pop superstars the “quintuple million seller” title as it joins their last four consecutive releases—An Ode, Heng:garæ and ; [Semicolon], Your Choice—in selling over 1 million copies each.

Follow SEVENTEEN:

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Photo courtesy: PLEDIS Entertainment

Asian American content group NSB via 360 Magazine

NSB

North Star Boys: Asian-American Content Group 

From time to time, one comes across a galaxy of new talents. NSB is the acronym for North Star Boys. The name for the group derives from the essence of The North Star, known as the anchor of the northern sky. Those who follow it often find new direction, leading to a certain destination. 

Since ancient times, many Asians have followed the North Star as it represents both a beacon of inspiration and hope for the future. Thus, Oliver Moy and Sebastian Moy commend the advice of their mother. Mama Moy encouraged them to follow their ‘North Star;’ and she was convinced it would lead them to their dreams. Oliver maintains that, “I always wanted to be an inspiration and a voice for other Asian Americans, so I thought it was a perfect idea to call us the guys from North Star.”

Conjured by the Moy brothers, NSB is the first Asian American mixed media septet. The group consists of seven cronies: the Moy brothers, Ryan Nguyen, Regie Macalino, Kane Ratan, Darren Liang and Justin Phan. Furthermore, upon meeting Tyler Bray, at an industry mixer, he immediately witnessed potential and signed them to his management company. After all, they became an overnight internet sensation adored by millions.

Listen to NSB on 360 MAG Podcast.

Watch you are my star video.

Oliver wrote and produced the highly anticipated debut single, you are my star. This song is a hit! Approximately composed in 30 minutes, he recalls, “It was quite easy to write about how I feel at this point in my life, so after putting it together I went straight to recording on a computer.” Upon its release, it achieved instant success after being marketed by HitCo Entertainment–an imprint co-founded by L.A. Reid and Charles Goldstuck. The label’s immediate directives: artist development, innovativeness and multi-platform content creation. Lastly, HitCo possesses an impressive roster: Big Boi (Outkast), Dinah Jane (Fifth Harmony), Dixie D’Amelio as well as French Montana.  

Following the release, NSB performed at The Roxy Theatre and graced the cover of TIDAL’s Global Pop. Moreover, the ensemble was listed on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Pop playlists. 

Soon after their inauguration (August 2021), they quickly achieved notoriety–largely attributed to their charisma, content fabrication and fan engagement. 

Six months later, they far exceeded expectations and attained millions of followers across various social platforms: TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. 

During their 360 chat, NSB acknowledges Tyler as an extremely successful enterpriser. Subsequent to being saluted by Forbes 30 Under 30, Tyler wanted to formulate a collective of like-minded individuals whose sole directive is to “inspire and be the Asian representation in the media that they did not see growing up.” 

Holding firm to their convictions, NSB hosted their inaugural meet and greet in Times Square for their devoted fans, affectionately referred to as Stars. “We had a great impact, because we expected 200 people to come and more than 1,500 came,” they tell us.

Behind the album release, NSB plans to embark on a major city concert series in The Big Apple, Chicago, Dallas as well as a world tour that kicks off in the Philippines.

Follow NSB:

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Article: Andrea Esteban, McKinley Franklin, Armon Hayes, Vaughn Lowery  

Photos: Dawn Kingston and YSBnow

Sony Music Japan inside the first take via 360 magazine

INSIDE THE FIRST TAKE

Japan’s No.1 YouTube omnibus music channel THE FIRST TAKE has announced the overseas streaming of the conceptual concert, INSIDE THE FIRST TAKE on Stagecrowd.

Performers will include ALI, who sang “LOST IN PARADISE feat. AKLO” (the ending theme of 1st season of the TV anime Jujutsu Kaisen), yama, who sang “Oz.” (the ending theme of the 1st season of the TV anime “Ranking of Kings”), and many others.

The archived footage of the conceptual concert, “INSIDE THE FIRST TAKE,” organised by the YouTube channel “THE FIRST TAKE,” will be streamed overseas on Stagecrowd.

“THE FIRST TAKE” is a YouTube channel from Japan that films and releases videos featuring artist performances shot in a single take. The channel has over 6 million subscribers — the most out of all omnibus music channels in Japan.

Performances are filmed in a pure white space with the artist in front of a single mic. The production is simple and stripped down, and the resulting footage highlights the artist’s pure talent.

In this conceptual concert, fans can witness the single-take filming style of “THE FIRST TAKE.” In addition, before an artist’s performance, an exclusive documentary about the track that will be performed will also be shown with English subtitle, deepening your understanding of the song.

Featured performers include popular artists who made global hits such as ALI, who sang “LOST IN PARADISE feat. AKLO” (the ending theme of 1st season of the TV anime “Jujutsu Kaisen”),  yama, who sang “Oz.” (the ending theme of the 1st season of the TV anime “Ranking of Kings”), ReoNa, who sang “ANIMA” (the opening theme of the TV anime “Sword Art Online Alicization War of Underworld”), and many others.

It’s the first ever live performance from THE FIRST TAKE, gathering artists that have been trending

INSIDE THE FIRST TAKE

■ What is “THE FIRST TAKE”?

“THE FIRST TAKE” is a YouTube channel that captures artists’ amazing vocal performances in a single take on stunning 4K quality.

The channel was established on 15th November 2019,  and in less than a year reached 2 million subscribers in September 2020. The next year the number increased by 3 million, bringing the total number of subscribers to 5 million.

Amongst all Japanese music YouTube channels (outside of official artist accounts), “THE FIRST TAKE” was the fastest channel to reach 5 million and 6 million subscribers and is the most subscribed channel for the Japanese omnibus genre.

Artists who have appeared on “THE FIRST TAKE” include LiSA, who sang the global hit Gurenge, the first opening theme of the TV anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,” and TK from Ling tosite Sigure, who sang “unravel”, the first opening theme of the TV anime “Tokyo Ghoul.”

In addition, many artists from outside Japan have also appeared, such as Stray Kids, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Jun. K (from 2PM), and Pentatonix (who appeared in a collaboration song with Little Glee Monster).

The channel is popular with the international audience, with about 30% of the subscribers being overseas users from countries and regions such as Taiwan, Indonesia, the United States, and the Philippines.

■ Stream Information

Thursday, 16 June 2022
ALI / Creepy Nuts / Da-iCE / yama

Saturday, 18 June 2022
Soushi Sakiyama / HENTAI SHINSHI CLUB / miwa / ReoNa  

Opening (Stream Opens) 19: 30 / Start (Concert Starts) 20:00 / 

End (Concert Ends) Approximately 22:30

*Archive: 1 week from stream date (DAY1 until 23 June 23:59 / DAY2 until 25 June 23:59)

*All times in JST

1-Day ticket: 2000 Yen

Ticket Purchase / Viewing URL (For Overseas Fans)

Available Countries/Regions

Japan / Taiwan / Hong Kong / Macau / Thailand / Malaysia / Singapore/ Brazil / Peru / Australia / New ZealandUK / Germany / France / Italy / SpainUS / Canada / Mexico

* Archive will be available for viewing approximately 1 hour after the end of the stream.

* After purchasing the ticket, cancellations, changes, and refunds are not possible for reasons other than the postponement or cancellation of the performance.

* Due to issues with the internet infrastructure or broadcast system, video and audio may be interrupted, and the performance may be temporarily suspended or terminated halfway.

* This performance is a paid, ticketed live stream. All rights are owned by the organizer. Screen recording, filming, and recording with cameras, smartphones, etc. are all prohibited.

YouTube Channel「THE FIRST TAKE」

■ Program Concept

A single microphone placed in a white studio.

There is only one rule here:

Perform in a single take

Other than that, you can do anything.

What will you show with a single take?

Face the music with a single take.

Official Site

Twitter

Instagram

TikTok

THE FIRST TIMES

*This Press Release is provided by Stagecrowd

Seventeen inside 360 MAGAZINE

Seventeen – Darl+ing VIDEO

Watch HERE.

K-pop stage-breakers SEVENTEEN just dropped their first English language single “Darl+ing” at midnight ET. Arriving ahead of their full-length album to be released in May, the single opens a new, heartfelt chapter in the band’s story. 

Built on a sweet-sounding but addictive chorus and an enthralling line of synths, “Darl+ing” is an eloquent expression of the 13-piece act’s admiration for the idea of ‘togetherness’. Like many of their previous hits, “Darl+ing” is also a self-produced track. The leader of the band’s vocal unit WOOZI took part in producing the single, credited for both its lyrics and composition.

A cinematic depiction of a new chapter in SEVENTEEN’s journey, the accompanying music video is packed with ethereal aesthetics and hints about stories to follow. The video shows the thirteen members traverse past an idyllic world that overflows with light and venture into a state of darkness, piquing curiosity around the forthcoming full-length album.

As global fans welcome their highly anticipated return, the K-pop superstars are slated to present their very first performance of “Darl+ing” at 5 PM ET today on MTV Fresh Out Live.

SEVENTEEN’s collaborative project with Apple is also being launched in time for the release. The K-pop creatives and Apple embarked on the first K-pop Today at Apple Remix session today in Korea. During the 60-minute sessions to be held initially in Apple stores in Korea and then across Asia, attendees will discover more about the band’s creative process and be guided to create a one-of-a-kind remix of “Darl+ing” using GarageBand and Apple’s devices. 

About SEVENTEEN:

Racking up 2 billion streams and selling 10 million albums, SEVENTEEN—comprised of S.COUPS, JEONGHAN, JOSHUA, JUN, HOSHI, WONWOO, WOOZI, THE 8, MINGYU, DK, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON and DINO—has rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and a nonpareil in-house creative ecosystem. The group’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocal, and performance. Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-breakers,” SEVENTEEN has unassumingly made history and become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping choreography, and tight teamwork. Moving at an unparalleled pace, the K-pop stage-breakers made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in January 2021 and followed it with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and MTV’s Fresh Out Live. SEVENTEEN’s latest EP Attacca debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200. It sold over 1.3 million copies in the first week of release, earning the K-pop superstars the “quintuple million seller” title as it joins their last four consecutive releases—An Ode, Heng:garæ and ; [Semicolon], Your Choice—in selling over 1 million copies each. 

Follow SEVENTEEN:

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music

SEVENTEEN – POWER OF LOVE

Documentary Is a Love Letter in Movie Form to Fans

Screening in ScreenX, 4DX and 4DX Screen Where Available

SEVENTEEN, K-pop’s Stage-Breakers rewriting K-pop history, are proud to present their first-ever movie, “SEVENTEEN POWER OF LOVE: THE MOVIE,” in cinemas worldwide on Wednesday, April 20 and Saturday, April 23. Adored across the planet, SEVENTEEN’s devoted fans (known as “CARAT”) and music lovers will view powerful performances, in-depth interviews with the group’s members, and experience commentary regarding the group’s past and present, as well as the future they will create with CARAT new and old.

Tickets for “SEVENTEEN POWER OF LOVE : THE MOVIE” go on sale on Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. EDT / 6 a.m. PDT available HERE. Where available, audiences around the world will be able to enjoy the film on various formats including “ScreenX,” an expanded three-screen system utilizing the front screen as well as the side walls of a theater; “4DX,” the world’s first commercial multi-sensory theater providing an experience as though in an actual live concert; and “4DX Screen,” a combination of both “ScreenX” and “4DX.” Fans are encouraged to sign-up at the official website for updates regarding tickets, participating theaters, and more.

SEVENTEEN is composed of 13 diverse creatives, including S.COUPSJEONGHAN, JOSHUAJUNHOSHIWONWOOWOOZIDK, MINGYUTHE 8SEUNGKWANVERNON, and DINO. The K-pop superstars are a five-time million-seller in Korea, have charted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200, and are dominating music charts across the globe, including hitting number one on the Japanese Oricon chart.

Marc Allenby, CEO Trafalgar Releasing said, “We’re excited to be collaborating once again with our partners at CJ 4DPLEX to bring K-pop sensations SEVENTEEN to the big screen. The group’s escalating success across the globe has been fascinating to see, and we look forward to bringing their first feature film to audiences worldwide, including screenings using CJ’s special formats ScreenX, 4DX and 4DX Screen.”

Website & Ticketing are HERE.

ABOUT CJ 4DPLEX:

CJ 4DPlex is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created immersive film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘4DX’, ‘ScreenX’ and ‘4DX Screen’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.

ABOUT 4DX:

4DX provides moviegoers with an exciting, multi-sensory experience, allowing the audience to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled 4DX producers, maximizing the excitement of the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. To date, there are over 783 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 67 countries.

ABOUT SCREENX:

ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection system used within a theater setting. It was created in 2012 by CJ CGV, part of South Korean conglomerate CJ Group, as one of the “next cinema formats” along with 4DX, the multisensory cinema technology with motion and environmental effects. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by expanding the center image of feature films and pre-show advertising to create an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree format that projects onto three theater walls. To date, there are over 383 ScreenX auditoriums including 4DX Screen around the world in 38 countries. ScreenX was recognized as the “Innovator of the Year” at ShowEast 2018.

ABOUT TRAFALGAR RELEASING:    

Trafalgar Releasing is the global leader in event cinema distribution. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s global operations include production, acquisition, marketing and distribution of specialised content to over 8,000 cinemas in more than 120 countries worldwide.

A full spectrum of releases includes world-class opera and ballet (The Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House), award-winning theater (including The King and I: from the London Palladium, Kenneth Branagh Theater Company’s The Winter’s Tale, and 42nd Street), iconic moments (Monty Python’s Life of Brian 40th AnniversaryDavid Bowie is happening nowThey Shall Not Grow Old), heritage music acts (Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the ForestOasis Knebworth 1996) and contemporary music sensations (BLACKPINK THE MOVIEColdplay: A Head Full of Dreams), including four global events with K-pop sensations BTS (Burn The Stage: The MovieBring The Soul: The MovieBreak The Silence: The Movie, and the upcoming live concert broadcast Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul: Live Viewing).

ABOUT SEVENTEEN:

Racking up 2 billion streams and selling 10 million albums, SEVENTEEN—comprised of S.COUPS, JEONGHAN, JOSHUA, JUN, HOSHI, WONWOO, WOOZI, THE 8, MINGYU, DK, SEUNGKWAN, VERNON and DINO—has rocketed to the forefront of the music scene fueled by a fiercely independent spirit and a nonpareil in-house creative ecosystem. The group’s innovative structure hinges on the interplay of three units: hip-hop, vocal, and performance. Living up to the title of “K-pop Stage-Breakers,” SEVENTEEN has unassumingly made history and become one of the biggest groups ever due to their world-class synchronization, jaw-dropping choreography, and tight teamwork. Moving at an unparalleled pace, the K-pop Stage-Breakers made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in January 2021 and followed it with unforgettable performances on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and MTV’s Fresh Out Live. SEVENTEEN’s latest EP Attacca debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and No. 13 on the Billboard 200. It sold over 1.3 million copies in the first week of release, earning the K-pop superstars the “quintuple million seller” title as it joins their last four consecutive releases—An Ode, Heng:garæ and ; [Semicolon], Your Choice—in selling over 1 million copies each.

ABOUT HYBE:

HYBE, formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, is an entertainment lifestyle platform company that innovates the music industry under the mission “We believe in music”. The company was listed on the KOSPI Market of Korea Exchange (KRX) in October 2020. HYBE has established its business ventures in entertainment lifestyle upon three pillars. The label division brings creatives centered around music and artists such as BTS, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, SEVENTEEN, ENHYPEN and ZICO. Solution operates specialized business units for video content, IP, learning and games. The platform division connects and expands all of HYBE’s contents and services. Based on organic operations and synergies created in each field, HYBE aims to create top-notch content, expand fan experience, and make a difference for anyone who enjoys a music-based entertainment lifestyle.

Dolby Live at Park MGM via Rogers and Cowan PMK for use by 360 magazine

Jonas Brothers Residency

Global pop icons Jonas Brothers announced Jonas Brothers: Live in Las Vegas, an exclusive five-night Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM set for June 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11, 2022. General tickets on-sale begins Monday, March 7 at 10 AM PT.

The announcement of Jonas Brothers: Live in Las Vegas followed the band’s recently wrapped REMEMBER THIS Tour. The 40-plus date run across the U.S. topped the Pollstar2021 Year End: Top 100 Tours” chart as one of the highest-grossing tours of 2021 with over 528,000 tickets sold.   

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of Jonas Brothers: Live in Las Vegas. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 2 at 10 a.m. PT through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details click HERE.

Jonas Brothers fan club members will receive access to an exclusive pre-sale beginning Wednesday, March 2 at 10 AM PT. Members of MGM Rewards, MGM Resorts International’s reimagined loyalty rewards program, as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers, will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Friday, March 4 at 10 AM PT.

All pre-sales end Sunday, March 6 at 10 PM PT. Tickets starting at $49.95 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Monday, March 7 at 10 AM PT. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 PM.

Jonas Brothers retook the world by storm in 2019 with the surprise release of their critically acclaimed and widely successful single “Sucker” following a six-year hiatus. The triple-platinum single debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100, becoming the first #1 for the band and the first #1 debut from a group this century. The band went on to release Chasing Happiness, an Amazon Original film documenting the brothers’ rise and return to music, before going on to deliver their third #1 album with the arrival of their platinum-selling Happiness Begins (Republic Records). The trio continued to soar with their sold-out “Happiness Begins Tour,” selling over 1.2 million tickets.  

In the wake of Happiness Begins, the band garnered a bevy of awards, including three trophies in the categories of “Top Duo/Group,” “Top Radio Songs Artist,” and “Top Radio Song” for “Sucker” at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, a 2019 MTV VMA for “Best Pop Video,” “Best Duo/Group” at the 2020 iHeart Music Awards, and two Teen Choice Awards, including the prestigious “Decade Award.” They also picked up American Music Awards nominations, a coveted Grammy nomination, and more. Jonas Brothers only accelerated this momentum in 2021. They teamed up with Marshmello for “Leave Before You Love Me,” claiming a Top 10 spot at Top 40 radio for six weeks and tallying millions of streams and views. On its heels, they presented “Remember This” in partnership with NBCUniversal for the Tokyo Olympics. The song notably paved the way for the 44-date REMEMBER THIS Tour with support from Kelsea Ballerini. In between sold-out shows, they released their new single, “Who’s in Your Head” which has skyrocketed up radio charts and amped up excitement for much more to come from Jonas Brothers.

ENHYPEN via Belift Lab for use by 360 Magazine

ENHYPEN on Billboard Charts

Your new K-pop destination ENHYPEN‘s 1st Studio Repackage Album DIMENSION : ANSWER debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200.

This marks the third time the record-breaking K-pop prodigies have entered the chart after their 2nd Mini Album BORDER : CARNIVAL released in April 2021 and 1st Studio Album DIMENSION : DILEMMA released in October 2021 debuted at No. 18 and 11, respectively.

The band’s newest album also catapulted to No. 1 on the World Albums Chart and No. 2 on the Top Album Sales and Top Current Album Sales Charts. The lead single “Blessed-Cursed” came in at No. 14 on the World Digital Song Sales Chart and the band themselves re-entered the Artist 100 at No. 13.

DIMENSION : ANSWER, the repackaged version of the septet’s previously released certified platinum album DIMENSION : DILEMMA, became a certified gold album with over 510,000 copies sold within a week after its release on January 10. It also ruled the iTunes Top Album Chart in 10 countries/regions and topped Japan’s Oricon Daily and Weekly Album Charts.

Its lead single “Blessed-Cursed,” which wowed audiences with the band’s flawlessly synchronized performance, also peaked on the iTunes Top Songs Chart in 9 countries/regions immediately upon release and took the top spot on Bugs, one of Korea’s major music charts.

Having further solidified their status as the new destination for K-pop fans worldwide, ENHYPEN successfully concluded their activities for DIMENSION : ANSWER on January 23 with the release of a video for the last track on the album “Outro : Day 2.” Watch the video HERE.

About ENHYPEN

ENHYPEN is the first boyband created by BELIFT LAB, consisting of members JUNGWON, HEESEUNG, JAY, JAKE, SUNGHOON, SUNOO, and NI-KI. Inspired by the hyphen (-) that connects one word to another, ENHYPEN means that seven different boys connect to discover one another and grow together. Smashing from day one with their debut album BORDER : DAY ONE released on November 30, 2020, the septet took the “Rookie of The Year” title at four Korean award shows within two months of their debut, proving their reputation as the breakout boyband to watch out for. With the release of their sophomore album BORDER : CARNIVAL in April 2021, the record-breaking K-pop prodigies not only topped Japan’s Oricon Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Album Charts but also debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200. They truly solidified their status as the new destination for K-pop fans everywhere as their 1st Studio Album DIMENSION : DILEMMA released in October 2021 debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 810,000 copies in the first week of release, the biggest first week album sales among K-pop’s 4th generation boybands. As of November 2021, the album sold over 1.1M copies, allowing them to earn the platinum certification within a year of their debut. Armed with authentic stories in their music and versatility in their visuals, ENHYPEN continues to capture the attention of viewers worldwide while performing on global shows like MTV Fresh Out Live and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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98 Degrees – Summer Tour

98 Degrees is making the ending of summer 2021 the hottest one yet. As their EP heats up the charts with their classics of the group’s most popular hits including “Heat It Up,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “Invisible Man,” “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing,” and more fan favorite, their new single “Where Do You Wanna Go” continues to be a new fan favorite.

After a successful tour kickoff performance at The Great New York State Fair on August 21st followed by Sweet Stock USA on August 28th, the International pop band is gearing up to end this summer in style with a performance at the Mandalay Bay Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s 2021 iHeartRadio Concerts on the Beach Series on Thursday, September 16 at 9PM. Tickets start at $44.98 and are available HERE.

Other Fall Dates include

  •     Thursday, September 16th – Las Vegas, NV – iHeartRadio Festival Kickoff at Mandalay Bay Beach
  •     Saturday, September 18th – Mission Viejo, CA – MV Concert Series
  •     Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd – Harrison, MI – Island Resort and Casino
  •     Sunday, October 3rd – Oshkosh, WI – Menominee National Arena
  •     Thursday, October 14th – Perry, GA – Georgia National Fair
  •     Friday, October 15th – Carlton, MN – Black Bear Casino
  •     Friday, October 22nd – Tucson, AZ – Casino Del Sol
  •     Wednesday, October 27th and Thursday, October 28th – Cincinnati, OH – Hard Rock Hotel Casion
  •     Saturday, November 20th – Canyonville, OR – Seven Feathers Casino

About 98 Degrees

One of the best-selling boy bands of the ‘90s, the group features Jeff Timmons, brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre. Inspired to get back together during the pandemic, the band is scheduled to make their return to the stage in August as they begin their “98 Days of Summer” campaign. In anticipation of their return, the guys recently released their new single and video “Where Do You Wanna Go.” The vibrant, catchy pop song/video, is the group’s first in eight years, and was produced and co-written by DJ LUX and released under 98 INC/Johnny Wright Entertainment.

The 98 Days of Summer campaign, which launched in June, features 98 days of throwback photos, video clips, and unreleased music on the group’s social media channels, culminating in the release of their remix EP on August 20th.

Starting with its 1997 self-titled debut album 98 Degrees, the band rose to fame during the boy-band-crazed era of the late ‘90s. Their platinum debut featured the Top 10 hit single “Invisible Man.” In 1998, their second release “98 Degrees and Rising” went 5x platinum and featured the classic chart-topping Top 10 singles “Because of You” and “The Hardest Thing” and the classic wedding favorite “I Do (Cherish You).” Their third album “This Christmas,” released in 1998, went 5x platinum and spawned the Top 40 hit single “This Gift.” This was followed by “Revelation” in 2000 which went 2x platinum. It featured the hit single “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” which became the most added Top 40 single in history, allowing the song to debut strongly at No. 2 in the Billboard 100 charts–becoming the highest-charting single in its debut week by a boy band during that time. 98 Degrees was also featured on Mariah Carey’s chart-topper “Thank God I Found You” that same year. The group released a greatest hits album in 2002. “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” became the most added Top 40 single in history with 170 adds on radio in its initial week, allowing the song to debut strongly at No. 2 in the Billboard 100 charts, becoming the highest-charting single in its debut week by a boy band during that time. The American/R&B Vocal group has sold more than 15 million records worldwide and achieved eight Top 40 singles in the U.S.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

TOMORROW X TOGETHER

K-POP’S 4TH GENERATION LEADERS TOMORROW X TOGETHER RELEASED NEW ALBUM THE CHAOS CHAPTER: FREEZE

K-pop’s 4th generation ‘It’ Boys make their return with title track “0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) feat. Seori”

K-pop’s 4th generation ‘It’ boys TOMORROW X TOGETHER (SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, HUENING KAI) have finally released their long-awaited second studio album on May 31.

The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE begin’s the Chaos Chapter, TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s second album series, following their previous Dream Chapter series. It tells the tale of a boy who has frozen as a result of the onslaught of the world.
 
The unequivocal declaration of a boy’s first love takes musical form in TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s new title track: “0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) feat. Seori” (read “zero by one lovesong”). The trendy Hybrid pop rock song expresses a boy’s certainty in the love he feels for ‘you,’ who came to him in a world of chaos. The title uses numbers to visually represent that in this world of zero, ‘you’ are my one and only.

The title track is notable for the name of its global contributors. The song is the collaborative effort between producers of HYBE’s labels Slow Rabbit and “hitman” bang, American singer-songwriter and Rock Hip hop artist Mod Sun and No Love For The Middle Child as songwriters, and RM of BTS who helped pen the lyrics.

Other songs within the eight-track studio album include “Anti-Romantic,” “0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) feat. Seori,” “Magic,” “Ice Cream,” “What if I had been that PUMA,” “No Rules,” “Dear Sputnik” and “Frost.”

The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE also includes genuine and very personal creative contributions from all five members, drawing empathy from teens all over the world through unique and individualized lyrics. “Ice Cream” was penned in part by SOOBIN, “What if I had been that PUMA” by YEONJUN, TAEHYUN, and BEOMGYU, “No Rules” by YEONJUN, HUENINGKAI, BEOMGYU, and TAEHYUN. TAEHYUN wrote both music and lyrics for “Dear Sputnik,” while HUENINGKAI wrote lyrics and marked his first producing credit for the same track. “Frost” saw lyrical contributions by YEONJUN.

The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE has recorded over 700K pre-orders, marking a new high for the young group. Evidently, TOMORROW X TOGETHER are continuing their track of successive growth with each release.
 
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About TOMORROW X TOGETHER
TOMORROW X TOGETHER, read as “Tomorrow by Together,” has come together under one dream in hopes of building a new tomorrow. The act consists of SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, and HUENINGKAI. In just two months after its debut in March 2019, TOMORROW X TOGETHER successfully sold out their first US showcase in 6 cities. Emerging as super rookies within the global K-pop scene, the band has been globally recognized by names such as Radio Disney and the MTV Video Music Awards. Their latest release, minisode1 : Blue Hour, charted No. 25 on the Billboard 200, establishing the boyband as a top-seller and leader of K-pop’s 4th generation.

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Friends: The Reunion

The One Where They Blew Up Social Media

 Friends Reunion Generates 7.4 Billion Engagements, Talkwalker Says

The Friends Reunion show, slated to start streaming on HBO Max, has generated 2.8 billion mentions and 7.4 billion engagements in the last week alone, according to international enterprise listening company Talkwalker.

Ranking by mentions of Friends cast alongside the reunion

           •   Lisa Kudrow 15K

           •   Jennifer Aniston 12.3K

           •   Courteney Cox 10K

           •   Matthew Perry 9K

           •   David Schwimmer 7.5K

           •   Matt LeBlanc 7.4K

The most mentioned celebrity appearances in the forthcoming reunion show include BTS, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.

Demographically it’s almost an even split of who’s talking about the show with 50.3 percent female and 49.7 percent male, Talkwalker reported.

Interestingly, self-described artists are making up 12 percent of the conversation, with

18-24s the largest cohort discussing the reunion online at 48.4 percent of the total, followed by 25-34s at 41.9 percent. So Gen-Z is talking about this more than Millennials, who grew up with the show.

The most excited fanbase for the reunion, as for many things, is Korean super-group BTS. Their posts about their appearance on the show are generating the most engagement.

As a fun aside, the phrase “the one where they” has seen 15K mentions, a huge uptick, over the last month, and in the last week especially, as fans prepare for the show. 

One of 2020’s key social media trends was nostalgia, which continues to be apparent in 2021 as evidenced by reunions and spin-offs like this Friends reunion.  Talkwalker’s Media & Entertainment Report give more details about Friends, along with Fuller House, Sex & the City and Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm.

About Talkwalker

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