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McDonald’s sponsors K-pop event – the KCON:TACT season 2 premier

Fans can connect virtually with hit group, The Boyz, through a special segment presented by McDonald’s

If you are a K-pop stan, McDonald’s has your back this KCON season as a premier sponsor of the world’s largest celebration of Korean culture and music. Starting today through October 25, fans can experience KCON:TACT season 2, virtually, from their living room (or location of choice).

On Sunday, October 25, fans can watch “Crush Moment with The Boyz,” a special segment sponsored by McDonald’s that will feature the 11-member boy group, a headlining KCON:TACT performer. Over the last couple of weeks via social media, The Boyz invited their loyal fan base, “THE B,” to share the first moment they fell in love with the group. The Boyz will choose the top moments and reenact them during the segment.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with KCON for the sixth consecutive year, and especially during this time when people’s access to fun and meaningful events and moments are limited and vastly different,” said Elizabeth Campbell, McDonald’s Senior Director of Cultural Engagement. “­We recognize how important K-Pop is to our customers and are proud to continue celebrating this iconic cultural event, and giving fans access to The Boyz.”

McDonald’s has been a long-time sponsor of KCON with pop-ups at both the New York and Los Angeles events. Last year, convention attendees sampled World Famous Fries® and ice cream, met their favorite K-pop idols, and tried their hand at winning branded goodies through retro-style arcade machines. McDonald’s was also the livestream sponsor, bringing the concert directly to fans watching at home.

“We are excited to partner with McDonald’s to connect with our fans virtually, and give them a special moment,” said The Boyz. “We can’t wait for this segment as we know our beloved THE B is going to love it.”

For details about the full 10-day KCON:TACT experience, visit www.kconusa.com. The entire program will be streamed exclusively on Mnet K-Pop (www.youtube.com/mnet) and KCON official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/kcon).

About McDonald’s USA

McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to nearly 25 million customers every day. Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook. www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.

About KCON USA

KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest fan festival in North America celebrating Korean culture and music. The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has more than doubled annually since to over 158,000 fans. KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2017, the brand further expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Mexico and Australia as well as returning to Japan. KCON has also held events in France, UAE and Thailand.

NCT Releases New Album – RESONANCE PT. 1

K-pop concept group NCT returns with a new album NCT 2020: RESONANCE Pt. 1 and an expanded lineup. The new album will be released digitally worldwide on October 12 via SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. with Capitol Music Group/Caroline. Physical albums will be released October 16 in the U.S. It will be followed by the release of NCT 2020: RESONANCE Pt. 2.

Album Pre-order Available Now

The mega-project features the 21 members of NCT 127, NCT DREAM and WayV plus newcomers SHOTARO and SUNGCHAN, bringing the total number of members to 23. Each individual’s unique talent and musical style will have room to shine as they perform in a variety of smaller collaborative units. Watch the official “YearParty” video featuring all 23 members HERE.

NCT 2020: RESONANCE Pt. 1 will feature a total of 12 songs, including the lead singles “Make A Wish” and “From Home.”

The album is available for pre-order HERE. View the “Interlude” video HERE, and the full track listing below.

Building on the themes of NCT 2018 EMPATHY, NCT 2020: RESONANCE Pt. 1 celebrates the power of connecting through music and the powerful synergy and ripple effects that resonate from such a bond. From the start, NCT’s organic storytelling has been based on the fundamental concept of connection with one another through dreams and empathizing with one another to become one through music.

NCT 2018 EMPATHY charted in the top five of the Billboard World Albums chart and was certified Platinum in Korea. The 14-song album contained such hits as “Boss,” “The 7th Sense,” “Baby Don’t Stop” and “Without You,” which all charted in the top five of Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales tally.

NCT 2020 is: TAEIL, JOHNNY, TAEYONG, YUTA, DOYOUNG, TEN, JAEHYUN, WINWIN, MARK, RENJUN, JENO, HAECHAN, JAEMIN, CHENLE, JISUNG, LUCAS, JUNGWOO, KUN, XIAOJUN, YANGYANG, HENDERY, SHOTARO, and SUNGCHAN.

Track Listing NCT 2020: RESONANCE Pt. 1

01 Make A Wish  

02 Misfit  

03 Volcano  

04 백열등 (Light Bulb) 

05 Dancing In The Rain 

06 Interlude: Past to Present 

07 무대로 (Déjà Vu; 舞代路) 

08 月之迷 (Nectar) 

09 Music, Dance 

10 피아노 (Faded In My Last Song) 

11 From Home 

12 From Home (Korean Ver.)

K-POP Star Announces First Livestream Concert

Singer-Songwriter-Producer, Wonho, announced today, via Rolling Stone, that he will be partnering with LiveXLive for a global pay-per-view concert. This will mark his first ever live solo act and debut performance for his first solo album ‘Love Synonym #1 : Right for Me.’ The concert is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th at 8PM EST/ 11PM EST / Sunday, September 27th at 12PM KST. Tickets will be open for sale on Friday, September 11th at 11AM EST / 8AM PST at LivexLive.com.

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The livestream pay-per-view performance is Wonho’s much-anticipated return to live performing. Wonho recently debuted his first single “Losing You” on August 14th, earning many great reactions from his awaited fans. Following that release, Wonho dropped his first solo mini album ‘Love Synonym #1 : Right for Me’, featuring the title track “Open Mind” on September 4th, which topped the Worldwide iTunes Album charts; taking up the #1 spot under U.S. Pop Album Chart, K-Pop Album Chart in twenty different countries including U.S., and catapulting to #6 under the U.S. All Genres Album Chart.

Immediately upon release, “wonho” was trending #1 worldwide on Twitter, with “open mind,” “#OPEN_MIND,” and “#Love_Synonym” following closely behind. As Wonho makes his first step as a solo artist with this eight-track mini album, he showcases not only his vocal skills; but also his lyrical, compositional, and production skills.

The title ‘Love Synonym’ symbolizes a new start that is different from Wonho’s music style and performances that he has shown before. ‘Love Synonym’ is a new definition of love that Wonho created in order to show his pledges and determinations that he will communicate with his fans. Wonho expressed his earnestness by participating in writing and composing five songs, including the title track “Open Mind” and the pre-released single “Losing You.”

The full performance on LiveXLive will not only feature songs from Wonho’s new solo album among other original and cover songs and a unique PPV experience with behind the scenes footage, docureality-style coverage. Premium tiered pricing includes VIP experiences, exclusive merchandise, meet-and-greets, and other event-exclusive perks. “LiveXLive is fortunate to be able to support Wonho’s return to his fans, the WENEE’s, and the career he loves. Our platform is built for moments like these and we are excited to power this one-of-a-kind concert experience together. We saw an incredible response for the Monsta X live show and anticipate Wonho’s solo breakout performance is perfectly timed to serve as the encore of a lifetime!” stated Dermot McCormack, president of LiveXLive.

Buzz surrounding his pre-released single, “Losing You,” which was dedicated to the fans who thought they may have lost him, took the U.S. Market by storm. Upon release, #WONHO_LosingYou_MV shot up to the #1 Twitter Trend Worldwide; and received notable mentions from publications such as PAPER Magazine, MTV News, Access, iHeart, and Rolling Stone, who stated,

“Performed entirely in English, the sweeping, piano-driven ballad showcases Wonho’s delicate falsetto, as he sings about protecting a cherished love despite all costs.”

Wonho also spoke to Forbes and Teen Vogue about his solo ventures.

“While these weren’t easy moments to face and endure, it was a time that made me think a lot and that allowed me to develop and grow — that was very important and precious for me. I thought of the fans waiting and supporting me … I feel a little more mature, and like I have more to say to the world.”

Late last year, Wonho’s fans tirelessly put forth efforts to show him he wasn’t alone in this world. Their message was heard globally, loud and clear; with multiple hashtags trending worldwide on twitter for weeks on end, online petitions garnering half a million signatures, fans taking it to the streets of Seoul writing supportive notes, and putting up billboards in Times Square, China and all over the world to support him.

As told by Forbes, “…fans had shown their support for the artist by sending the 2017 song “From Zero,” a special track co-written and producer by Wonho, to No. 1 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart to help prove his continuing viability and commercial appeal as an artist, songwriter and producer.”

After months of fan-driven fundraisers, online petitions, Twitter trends and love; Wonho is thrilled to be giving back to his fans. His fanbase’s new name is Wenne; and the fandom name represents the special bond between Wonho and his fans, who have been there to support him through the ups and downs.

Wonho sings passionately on the track “Coz anytime or place I’d be your shield, when you feel, like you ain’t got the fight in you to heal.”

The release of “Losing You” is Wonho’s first step forward in his solo career after signing with Highline Entertainment, which is a subsidiary label of Starship Entertainment—the home to K-pop groups including Monsta X, WJSN and Cravity—and houses viral EDM star DJ Soda [Read HERE on Forbes]. Back in early April, Wonho also joined Maverick Management’s roster, alongside Britney Spears, Madonna, The Weeknd, and many more big-name artists.

Eamonn Burke illustrates an article for 360 MAGAZINE.

BTS Lands First Billboard No.1 with Dynamite

By: Elle Grant

K-Pop titans, BTS, have achieved a new milestone with their summer hit “Dynamite.” Released August 21st, the South Korean group’s first single entirely in English debuted in the number one slot of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The group’s previously highest charting hit was “ON” which debuted at No. 4 this past March. It is the first song in 57 years to earn an Asian act the #1 spot, and their first time in history an Asian act has debuted at #1.

“Dynamite” continues to rack in accomplishments, having already racked in the biggest digital sales week in the music industry since 2017 and having smashed YouTube’s record of views on a music video in 24 hours with a cool 101.1 million. The hit is a retro inspired, upbeat pop hit, featuring seventies inspired décor and style in its music video.

BTS is comprised of seven members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook and debuted seven years ago in their home country of South Korea. Though the group already boasts four number one albums on the Billboard 200 chart, their humble beginnings and time as an underdog in their own country has made this accomplishment that much sweeter to their group and their unflinchingly loyal fanbase, called ARMY. The members admitted the accomplishment brought tears to their eyes, especially when thinking back on their long road to the top.

Though, “Dynamite” is a song in English, the group has repeatedly emphasized that they will continue to focus their music in the Korean language for as long as they are active. The group is credited with helping to popularize K-Pop in the West, paving the way for other enormously popular groups such as Blackpink, NCT, Super M, Stray Kids, and ATEEZ. K-Pop, alongside Spanish music, has been credited with diversifying the American focused music charts. While BTS has undoubtedly faced their share of xenophobia, the success of BTS and “Dynamite” reflect the increasing inclusivity of the music industry.

The group is hot off their performance of their single on Sunday’s VMAs where they claimed three prizes. BTS is currently working on their eighth album, to be released before the end of 2020.

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BLACKPINK ft. Selena Gomez – Ice Cream

Today marks the highly awaited release of “Ice Cream” — the electrifying new single from global pop sensations BLACKPINK and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Selena Gomez. Another powerhouse performance from BLACKPINK, “Ice Cream” is the second single from the K-pop quartet’s massively anticipated debut album, set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records on October 2nd. Pre order the album HERE.
Check out “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez HERE.
With its accompanying video, “Ice Cream” was penned by an incredible lineup of songwriters, including Gomez herself as well as fellow pop icon Ariana Grande, plus Victoria Monét, TEDDY, Tommy Brown, Steven Franks, Bekuh BOOM, and 24.
“Ice Cream” arrives as the follow-up to BLACKPINK’s record-shattering single “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem recently nominated for Song of Summer at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. In addition to surpassing a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month, “How You Like That” debuted at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100, making BLACKPINK the K-pop act with the second-highest number of Hot 100 entries in chart history. Meanwhile, the mind-blowing visual for “How You Like That” became the fastest video in YouTube history to cross 10 million likes and smashed the record for most views within the first 24 hours. Check out the video for “How You Like That” HERE.
Both “Ice Cream” and “How You Like That” will appear on BLACKPINK’s full-length debut. Merch bundles for the album are available now at BLACKPINK’s website.
BLACKPINK illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

BLACKPINK × Selena Gomez 

Global pop sensations BLACKPINK have announced that multi-platinum singer/songwriter Selena Gomez will appear on their forthcoming single. Due out on August 28th, the new single will serve as the second single from BLACKPINK’s highly anticipated debut album, set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records on October 2nd. Merch bundles for the album are available now at BLACKPINK’s website.

The new single will arrive as the follow-up to “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem that surpassed a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month. The lead single from BLACKPINK’s first full-length studio effort, “How You Like That” debuted at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early July, making BLACKPINK the K-pop act with the second-highest number of Hot 100 entries in chart history. Meanwhile, the mind-blowing visual for “How You Like That” became the fastest video in YouTube history to cross 10 million likes and shattered the YouTube record for most views within the first 24 hours. Check out the video for “How You Like That” HERE

Since bursting onto the scene in 2016, BLACKPINK have redefined the possibilities of K-pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their unstoppably catchy single “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the South Korean quartet broke the record for highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-pop act, while its head-turning video surpassed 10 million views in just six hours and racked up 36.2 million views in one day.

Discovered by YG Entertainment, BLACKPINK is comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ and LISA: four immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and burgeoning fashion icons. Released in 2016, their debut “SQUARE ONE” quickly proved their crossover power; in 2018, “SQUARE UP” climbed to #40 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Several months after “SQUARE UP” hit the charts, YG Entertainment and Interscope Records announced a global partnership for BLACKPINK, paving the way for the group’s international breakthrough. With their EP Kill This Love arriving in April 2019, BLACKPINK further boosted their popularity by successfully completing a world tour and becoming the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella, the largest music festival in the U.S.

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TWICE: World In A Day Concert

K-Pop Superstars TWICE host a live virtual concert, “Beyond Live – TWICE: World In A Day”

As the music industry continues to innovate within the world of live touring, international K-Pop phenomenon and Republic Records recording artists, TWICE, hosted an online concert this past weekend. The virtual show was loaded with full on-stage production, elaborate costume changes, and state-of-the-art visuals to match. Called Beyond LIVE – TWICE: World in A Day,the 90-minute set was shot live, and featured some of the group’s biggest hits. You can watch a preview of the concert here.

Marking the group’s first official concert since their 2019 World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, the live-streamed “World in A Day” event that had viewers from 126+ countries. The event was streamed with Beyond LIVE, an online concert platform, where fans can join from all over the globe without any limitation of time and space.

About TWICE:

TWICE first rose to prominence with their debut title song “Like OOH-AHH”, and 2016 breakthrough single “CHEER UP” which went on to top multiple Korean pop charts and won Song of the Year at the Melon Music Awards and Mnet Asian Music Awards. In the same year, TWICE was included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report and was the only K-pop group included in the list. The group was included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017; and were also included in 18th place and as the only Asian act in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue. Since then, the 9-member group have maintained the reins of K-pop super stars, having released a number of consecutive hits including “TT”, “KNOCK KNOCK”, “SIGNAL”, “LIKEY”, “Heart Shaker”, “What is Love?”, “Dance The Night Away”, “YES or YES”, “FANCY”, “Feel Special”, and “MORE & MORE.” Each of these music videos have accumulated a whopping average of 200 – 480 million views to date.

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(G)I-DLE – DUMDi DUMDi

Today, K-Pop sensation (G)I-DLE reveal a brand-new song entitled “DUMDi DUMDi.” Get it HERE via Republic Records.  Watch the official “DUMDi DUMDi” music video HERE.

Last Thursday, (G)I-DLE enthusiastically received a nomination for their “Oh my god” music video in BEST K-POP at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards airing on August 30th.

Once again, the global phenomenon surprise listeners with an unpredictable and undeniable genre-breaking anthem. Composed by Leader SOYEON, “DUMDi DUMDi” busts the boundaries between tropical house, moombahton, and pop with this summer-ready international banger. Sunkissed island grooves give way to a bright refrain that’s impossible to shake as all six members flex their signature styles on this addictive bop.

“DUMDi DUMDi” lands hot on the heels of their latest anthem “i’M THE TREND.” The track has already generated 1.8 million-plus Spotify streams and 1.8 million YouTube views as their monthly listeners eclipsed 3.5 million on Spotify.

Not to mention, they just broke the internet with the 2020 (G)I-DLE ONLINE CONCERT ‘I-LAND: WHO AM I.Drawing fans worldwide, they closed out the explosive set with the concert debut of “i’M THE TREND,” Penned by MINNIE and YUQI as a “Thank you” to audiences worldwide, the single drops lyrical nods to fan favorites, including “Oh my god,” “Blow Your Mind,” “LATATA,” LION,” and “Uh-Oh.” The live performance also incorporated key parts of the choreographies from those hit songs. Musically, it serves up a sizzling Latin-style bounce punctuated by spirited and spunky rhymes and a bold chant of “i’M THE TREND.”

Recently, (G)I-DLE made their official U.S. debut with the release of I trust. The mini album reached the #1 position at the iTunes Overall Album Charts in 61 markets.  The group continue to receive tastemaker praise across the board. In the wake of I trustMTV observed, “It’s that tenacity that solidifies (G)I-DLEas a formidable group eager to claim the global throne.” Meanwhile, Just Jared proclaimed, “(G)I-DLE is ready to take over!” Billboard described the music video for “Oh my god” as “Stunning.” The visual alone has racked up an astonishing 103 million YouTube views since its release in April.  Get I trust HERE.

In 2019, (G)I-DLE reached unparalleled heights ignited by the I made EP and the standout single “Senorita.” Going viral, the latter racked up 87 million YouTube views and 44 million-plus Spotify streams, as the hit streak continued on “Uh-Oh,” which E! Online applauded and noted, “The girls exude confidence and we are loving it!” Subsequently, (G)I-DLE gained momentum as one of the most popular acts on Mnet’s Queendom, an American Idol-type show with a reality TV format. As they went up against more established K-Pop artists known throughout Korea, (G)I-DLE quickly became the fan favorite and the highlight of every episode. On the finale of the show, and to the delight of fans worldwide, they initially released “LION,” garnering immediate critical acclaim and trending on Twitter for the first three days after release. The song notably spent four weeks on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart, and Billboard voted it “One of the Top 25 K-Pop Songs Released in 2019.” Not to mention, the pop starlets have received multiple awards, including “Best Performance” at the annual Golden Disc Awards and “The World K-POP Rookie Award” from the GAON Chart Music Awards. In addition, they performed at the Golden Disc Music Awards in January to an uproar of fan cheers along with other critically acclaimed artists such as BTS, MONSTA X, TWICE, and others.

2020 remains poised to be (G)I-DLE’s biggest and boldest year yet as they expand their reach into North American and once again prove their international influence and might.

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Rising K-POP Group ATEEZ Release New EP ZERO: FEVER Part. 1 Today

ATEEZ – New EP

After the highly successful release of their TREASURE series in January, rising K-POP Group ATEEZ is back with a whole new series of music. Today, ATEEZ releases their fifth EP ZERO: FEVER Part. 1 (listen here). The EP features two lead tracks “THANXX” and “INCEPTION” as well as 5 additional tracks that sees the group exploring different genres of music and something their fans have never seen from them.  You can watch performance videos of “THANXX” here and “INCEPTION” here.

In celebration of the EP, the group has also released a 16-minute “Diary Film” of the EP that gives fans a sneak peek at the storyline that will unfold in this series of music (watch here). ZERO: FEVER Part. 1 tells the story before the journey of TREASURE series began. They gather one by one to eventually become eight, each with a fluttering heart, and promise to pursue their untamed dreams together in their very own hideout without making compromises with the world. But happiness doesn’t last for long – the dream which connected the boys soon breaks into eight separate pieces in the tide of reality. When they suffer with their own fevers at different places, something drives them back to the place where their hearts once beat as one.

ATEEZ finished their TREASURE series in January this year, setting new records with the release by topping the iTunes Albums Chart in 36 regions all over the world, as well as taking the No. 1 place on Korea’s Gaon Albums Chart and Hanteo Global Chart. They were also awarded the Worldwide Fans’ Choice award at the 2019 MAMA and the Next Generation award at the 34th Golden Disc Awards, sporting a surprising level of growth within the short amount of time they have had after their debut. With a detailed storyline and unique concept, ATEEZ’s music has been loved by fans all over the world and all eyes are on the group’s new series to begin yet again.

BLACKPINK – Debut Album

South Korean superstar quartet BLACKPINK has announced an October 2nd release date for their massively anticipated debut album. Set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records, BLACKPINK’s first full-length studio effort will feature “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem that surpassed a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month. Merch bundles for the album available now at BLACKPINK’s website.

Next month, BLACKPINK will share the second single from their debut album. As the group revealed last week, the single will include a surprise feature.

Released on June 26th, “How You Like That” debuted at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100, making BLACKPINK the K-pop act with the second-highest number of Hot 100 entries in chart history. The song also shot to #1 on the iTunes charts in the U.S. and 66 other countries (spending four consecutive days at #1 worldwide), and peaked at #2 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 (reaching the #8 spot in the U.S.).

LISTEN TO “HOW YOU LIKE THAT” HERE.

Meanwhile, the mind-blowing visual for “How You Like That” became the fastest video in YouTube history to cross 10 million likes, as well as the fastest video to amass 150 million views. It also shattered the YouTube record for most views within the first 24 hours (86.3 million), and set an all-time record for the biggest YouTube premiere (with over 1.6 million peak concurrent viewers). Check out the video HERE.

ABOUT BLACKPINK:

Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016, BLACKPINK has redefined the possibilities of K-pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their unstoppably catchy single “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the South Korean quartet broke the record for the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-pop act, while its head-turning video surpassed 10 million views in just six hours and racked up 36.2 million views in one day.

Discovered by YG Entertainment, BLACKPINK is comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, LISA, and ROSÉ: four immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and burgeoning fashion icons. Released in 2016, their debut “SQUARE ONE” quickly proved their crossover power; in 2018, “SQUARE UP” climbed to #40 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Several months after “SQUARE UP” hit the charts, YG Entertainment and Interscope Records announced a global partnership for BLACKPINK, paving the way for the group’s international breakthrough. With their EP Kill This Love arriving in April 2019, BLACKPINK further boosted their popularity by successfully completing a world tour and becoming the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella, the largest music festival in the U.S.

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