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All You Need To Know K-POP

By: Conan Zhang, Elle Grant × Kai Yeo

Korean pop music, known as K-Pop is becoming a global force. With forceful sounds, charismatic performances, and colorful concepts, it is a maximalist’s dream perception of music. The fans are dedicated, if not overwhelming in their dedication to their favorite artists. Recently, the political successes of K-pop fans are making just as many headlines: fans crashed Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally and have been at the forefront of vocalizing issues related to Black Lives Matter. Who are the artists that inspire such loyalty and such action? Read into 360’s introduction to some of the twenty-first century mainstays below.

Seo Taiji And Boys

Debuted in 1992, Seo Taiji and Boys were and influential 3-member band and are known as the first “boy group” in K-pop industry consisting of Seo Taiji himself, alongside fellow members Yang Hyun Suk and Lee Juno. Their debut single, “Nan Arayo (I Know),” was an instantly catchy hit that topped the charts for a record-breaking, seventeen consecutive weeks and propelled the group to pop mega-stardom.

In April 2017 it was announced that Seo Taiji was assembling a group of modern K-Pop acts to cover songs from his past to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his debut with Seo Taiji and Boys. The first act announced for the project was BTS,  with other acts including Urban Zakapa and Younha. The first single from this project, a cover of “Come Back Home” (from Seo Taiji and Boys IV) recorded by BTS, was released with a music video on July 5, 2017.

In case you’re new to K-pop, it might be helpful to add that BTS was also invited by Seo Taiji to perform their rendition of Come Back Home and other acts at their 25th anniversary concert.

PSY

Heard of Gangnam Style? Born Park Jae-sang on December 31 1977, he is better known as the artist PSY. He is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. PSY is famous in Korea for his funny videos and stage performances. After releasing Gangnam Style on 15 July 2012, the video crossed over 2 billion views in less than two years (so many that it broke YouTube). This song can also arguably be named the first breakout Korean hit to become popular in the West. The song’s refrain was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.

Since his international success, PSY has gone on to found his own record company P NATION and currently mentoring other artists.

Big Bang

No introduction needed, Big Bang is a South Korean boy band under YG Entertainment. The group consists of four members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung; They are named as “Kings of K-pop,” Bigbang have greatly helped spread the Korean Wave internationally. A fifth member, Seungri, left the group and the industry in disgrace following an the Burning Sun sex scandal, of which he was an organizer, a moment that blighted K-pop’s reputation at home.

Eighteen of Big Bang’s singles have been number one hits in South Korea and have remained atop the Melon charts for a record 51 weeks. The group has sold over 150 million records globally, which rank them among the best-selling boy bands in the world. Forbes Korea ranked them as one of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea from 2009 to 2016 (placing 2nd in 2009, 2012 and 2014, and they were the first Korean artists to be included on the Forbes Celebrity 100 and 30 Under 30 list of most influential musicians in the world (2017).

Currently with 4 members discharged from military service, fans are eagerly waiting to see what happens next.

CL 

Lee Chae-rin, better known by her stage name CL, rose to fame as girl group 2NE1’s leader in 2009, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. As a solo artist, CL made her debut with “The Baddest Female” in 2013 and has continued to pursue her own career following the group’s hiatus in 2015. The release “Hello Bitches” (2015) led CL to become the first female Korean solo artist to place onto the Billboard Hot 100, and the third Korean artist to do so overall.

In November 2016, YG announced the disbandment of 2NE1 after nearly two years of hiatus, and CL subsequently remained under the label. Shortly after leaving YG in December 2019, she released her solo EP project In the Name of Love (2019), consisting of six tracks written during the three years since her previous single “Lifted.” Her debut studio album, Alpha, was released in October 2021.

BTS

BTS, an abbreviation for Bangtan Boys, was formed in 2010 while the group debuted in 2013. The team is made up of seven members including Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The members co-write and co-produce almost every song that they perform, marking a shift in the K-Pop industry to including artists in the songs they sing and promote.

Originally intended to be a Korean hip-hop group, they are now producing music in a wide range of genres. Their songs often focused on personal and social hot topics, mentioning mental health, troubles of school-age teenagers.

Having sold over 20 million albums on the Gaon Music Chart, BTS is now the best-selling artist in South Korean history and holds the best-selling album in South Korea with the work Map of the Soul: 7. The group’s numerous accolades include six American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, 24 Golden Disc Awards, and nominations for a Grammy Award and a Brit Award. They are undoubtedly the current Kinds of K-Pop and have broken through to Western popularity unlike any other artist.

BLACKPINK

Blackpink is a girl group formed by YG Entertainment, featuring four team members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. In August 2016, they debuted with their single album Square One, which is features the extremely popular songs “Whistle” and “Boombayah.”

Blackpink is ranked as the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot 100 and they broke a huge number of online records since they released “Kill This Love” (2019) and “How You Like That” (2020), each become the most-viewed music video within the first 24 hours of release. Though this record was eventually broken by BTS, it is nonetheless just one of many examples proving the quartet’s impact on society.

IU

Lee Ji-eun is well known as IU. She is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. The name IU is a combination of the letters ‘I’ and ‘you’ which means “you and I become one through music.” She debuted as a singer when she was fifteen with her first mini album Lost and Found (2008). Her work “Good Day” won her five consecutive weeks at the top position of South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart. In the year of 2019, “Good Day” was ranked number one on Billboard’s “100 Greatest K-Pop Songs of the 2010s” list.

NCT

NCT are a K-pop group created by SM Entertainment. NCT stands for Neo Culture Technology, and the idea is that they’re a group of infinite members who are constantly shifting into different sub-units in different cities around the world. Currently consisting of 5 sub-units – NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, NCT 2018, WayV.

Currently, NCT is made up of 21 members – we know, it’s a handful! The members are: Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung, Xiao Jun, Yang Yang, and Hendery.

After debuting in 2016, they have won 7 awards from 19 nominations and are continuing their stardom today. Pionerring the “noise music” trend and have so far been the only ones that do it well – “Simon Says.” Find out more information about them through their show NCT Life streaming on YouTube for free.

TWICE

Like many of today’s K-pop acts, Twice originated from a reality competition show. The 2015 series Sixteen involved that many JYP entertainment “trainees” – the term used for aspiring idols-in-training, preparing for a potential debut. After a series of challenges and fighting for a place in the final lineup, the remaining nine formed a new ensemble, also known as Twice.

After the announcement of the label’s new girl group, founder and CEO of JYP explained that Twice refers to the act of making an impact “once through the ears and once through the eyes.” As so, the group’s fame has been propelled by hit after hit of vibrant sound through bright and colorful music videos. Their unique sound can be heard especially in “TT” and “Cheer Up.”

More on K-pop

These men and women are just of a few forcing open the door to K-Pop in the west after being mainstays in South Korean and Asian popular culture for years. This list features artists from the first to third generation of K-Pop stars, known as the generations to push international boundaries of popularity. In this new decade of the twenty-first century, K-Pop is more popular than ever. Stars of the fourth generation, coinciding with the Gen Z age group, are achieving international successes early on in their forebearers above could only dream of just years ago. A great deal of this success is owed to the listed artists, who have collectively decades breaking barriers and sharing music. New groups like ITZY, TXT, Ateez and Enhypen are achieving new heights, learning from the elders while paving the way for the future.

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LALISA

BLACKPINK’S LISA LAUNCHES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SOLO DEBUT WITH SINGLE ALBUM ‘LALISA’ TODAY

After releasing multiple video teasers, singer, rapper, dancer, and the most-followed K-Pop Idol on social media Lisa of BLACKPINK releases her debut solo album ‘LALISA’ today via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records. Another song titled “Money” as well as instrumental versions are also included in the release. Watch the music video here.

To celebrate the track, she makes her solo late-night television debut with the first performance of LALISA on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this evening. Be sure to tune in!

LALISA OFFICIAL TRACKLIST

  1. LALISA
  2. MONEY

Beyond amassing billions of streams and views in BLACKPINK, Lisa has asserted herself as a global superstar in her own right. She holds the distinction of being both “the most-followed K-Pop star on Instagram” with over 58 million followers and “most-subscribed K-Pop female artist on YouTube” with over 8 million subscribers on her channel Lili’s Film. She even notably spawned the “Did it work?” meme challenge after a scene from one of her performances exploded virally. Now, audiences will get to know her like never before with LALISA and much more to come.

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Heavenly Reyna Releases Acoustic Version of Upcoming Single “EXIT”

Pop prodigy Heavenly Reyna has released the stripped-down, piano-driven version of her anticipated upcoming single “EXIT.” Press here to listen to the acoustic track, a quirky, pop-infused ballad which compares the pain of heartbreak to the agony of LA traffic. The accompanying video finds Heavenly with nothing but a piano as she reflects on the anguish left behind in the wake of a breakup. Press here to watch the “EXIT” acoustic video.

“As a trilingual artist, I love global stories that we can all relate to,” says Heavenly. “I’ve grown really fast on Twitch and ‘EXIT’ has always been one of my most popular songs there because everyone can relate to heartbreak and agonizing traffic. I like the juxtaposition of comparing a breakup to traffic as it adds a twist to the song.”

Heavenly celebrated the release of the acoustic version of “EXIT” with a special Twitch livestreamed release party which Twitch promoted on their front page. In addition to performances during the livestream, Heavenly partnered with Røde Microphone to host a giveaway for viewers that tuned in. Press here to view their Twitch channel.

Readying to step into her own, and previously releasing music under the moniker Mozart, “EXIT” marks Heavenly’s first release under her birth name. A prolific singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Heavenly has brought together her love of music and her diverse experiences into her songs including her previous single “Push You Harder,” an inspiring, female empowerment anthem about succeeding in the face of adversity which received acclaim from LA Weekly, Celeb Secrets, and Pasadena WeeklyPress here to watch the music video for the track which was written shortly after Heavenly’s 17th birthday and draws inspiration from strong women throughout history.

Raised in 48 countries as her family travelled the globe and documented their adventures as travel bloggers, Heavenly shared her experiences of how these ventures played an influential role in her life in a 2016 TED Talk. Using her music as a cultural bridge to bring people together through relatable storytelling that transcends individual cultures, Heavenly is fluent and crafts songs in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. She has gone viral on TikTok for performing covers of popular songs in a multitude of different languages, recently catapulted to over two million channel views on Twitch after becoming a partner, and headlined shows on her European solo tour.

Since kicking off her musical career as a teenager, Heavenly featured next to Ariana Grande in her “God is a Woman” music video, appeared on MTV songwriting with Bebe Rexha, was a featured singer in both Halsey’s and Lindsey Stirling’s documentaries, starred in in the Brat series The Talent Show, and was crowned the winner of the International Songwriting and Unsigned Artist competitions. Taking her talents into the world of acting, Heavenly also won a Best Actress Award for her dramatic lead in the film Rose, and recently starred in two new thrillers, Fame at a Deadly Cost and Glass Darkly.

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ITALIAN WINERY LAUNCHES US COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM

Botter S.p.A., Italy’s largest private wine producer in terms of revenue, has launched its first-ever integrated communications program in the US with Colangelo & Partners as its communications agency partner. The agency will be responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive communications strategy targeted to key media, trade members, consumer stakeholders and industry influencers. Colangelo & Partners will focus on engaging new and current consumers through strategic media relations, events, partnerships and social media. The campaign will increase Botter’s portfolio visibility in the market and support sell-through opportunities, with particular focus on the brands Gran Passione and Brilla! Prosecco.

Botter was founded by Carlo Botter and his wife, Maria, in 1928, in a small town in the Veneto region. The company started as a small business selling local wines. The 1980s saw the start of the brand’s multi-territorial approach to wine production that now covers Italy from north to south. Today, one out of 20 bottles of Italian wine exported is produced by Botter.

Imported by Winesellers, the Gran Passione brand includes wines from Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, two of the leading Italian regions for viticulture and quality wine production. Featuring a white, a rosé, two sparkling wines and a red—the brand’s masterpiece, a blend of Corvina from Veneto and Merlot from Friuli—Gran Passione is a complete and rich collection, perfect to enjoy from aperitif to dessert, sure to please any palate.

Brilla! Prosecco, imported by Three Sixty Five Wines, was born from the idea of combining Prosecco with one of Italy’s greatest expressions of style and elegance: jewels. With a bottle design that is textured to be reminiscent of diamonds, this brand is the epitome of Italian sensibility. Brilla!, exuberant, fresh, cheeky and suitable for any occasion, is produced both as traditional Prosecco DOC and Prosecco DOC Rosé, a blend of Glera and Pinot Nero.

“We are looking forward to bringing more awareness to our family brand as well as our two wine lines, Gran Passione and Brilla! Prosecco,” said Annalisa Botter, head of marketing communications for Botter. “The United States market is a key part of our export strategy, and we’re excited to amplify our presence here through our partnership with Colangelo & Partners.”

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Blackpink The Movie Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets On Sale Now for BLACKPINK THE MOVIE

Movie Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of BLACKPINK’s Debut Coming to U.S. & Worldwide Cinemas August 4 and 8 

WHO:  Global K-POP group BLACKPINK – JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA

WHAT: In celebration of the 5th anniversary of BLACKPINK’s debut, BLACKPINK THE MOVIE will be released in more than 100 territories worldwide.

BLACKPINK’s debut song BOOMBAYAH reached the top of every record chart in Korea within only four hours of its release. Five years later, BLACKPINK has risen to worldwide stardom thanks to its members’ exceptional talents and performances.

The film consists of diverse sequences focused on each member of BLACKPINK, including: The Room of Memories, a segment looking back on five years of memories since BLACKPINK’s debut, Beauty, compelling shots of all four members with their distinct characteristics, Exclusive Interviews, a message for the fans. Furthermore, the re-edited versions of the live performances from THE SHOW (2021), IN YOUR AREA (2018), and a dozen more hit songs by BLACKPINK will unfold on the screens to provide global fans with a touching experience as though they are at in-person fan meeting events and live concerts.

WHEN: August 4 and 8, 2021.

Additional screenings may vary. Check local venues for details.

WHERE: In movie theaters in more than 100 countries including the U.S. For theaters in your area.
MORE: To be released in South Korea by CJ 4DPlex, in Japan by AVEX PICTURES, and in all remaining global territories by Trafalgar Releasing, BLACKPINK THE MOVIE audiences will be able to enjoy the film on various formats including “ScreenX,” “4DX,” and “4DX Screen.”

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Blackpink The Movie Release Dates Confirmed

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of BLACKPINK’s Debut, Theatrical Release of BLACKPINK THE MOVIE Is Confirmed, In Cinemas Worldwide August 4 and 8. 

Experience 5 Years of Memories and Splendid Performances of BLACKPINK on Global Screens.

Beloved by fans across the world, the global K-POP group BLACKPINK celebrates the 5th anniversary of their debut with a theatrical release of the film BLACKPINK THE MOVIE, coming to theaters in over 100 nations this August.

Consisting of four members – JISOOJENNIEROSÉ, and LISA – BLACKPINK’s debut song reached the top of every record chart in Korea within only four hours of its release, announcing a splendid arrival of “the monster rookie.” Five years later, BLACKPINK has risen to worldwide stardom thanks to its members’ exceptional talents and performance far beyond the realms of K-POP and “Girl Group.” Each member of BLACKPINK possesses distinctive talent such as vocal, dancing, rapping, and musical skills while boasting perfect chemistry among each other. Naturally, BLACKPINK radiates infinite charms flashy as “Pink” and intense as “Black.”

In commemoration of BLACKPINK’s debut, BLACKPINK THE MOVIE will be released this August in more than 100 nations worldwide. Where available, the audience will be able to enjoy the film on various formats around the world 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 a cathartic experience as though in an actual live concert, and 4DX Scree”; a combination of both.

While BLACKPINK THE MOVIE is a celebration of BLACKPINK’s 5th debut anniversary, it is also a special gift for BLINKs – BLACKPINK’s beloved fandom – to revisit unforgettable memories and enjoy the passionate performances in festive spirit. The film consists of diverse sequences focused on each member of BLACKPINK, some of which are: The Room of Memories; a segment looking back on five years of memories since BLACKPINK’s debut, Beauty; compelling shots of all four members with their distinct characteristics, Exclusive Interviews; a message for the fans. Furthermore, the re-edited versions of the live performances from THE SHOW (2021), IN YOUR AREA (2018), and a dozen more hit songs by BLACKPINK will be unfolded on the screens to provide the global fans with a touching experience as though they are at fan meeting events and live concerts.

Anticipated by every BLINK across the world, BLACKPINK THE MOVIE will be released this August in theaters worldwide.

Tickets On Sale Beginning June 30: get them here.

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BLACKPINK Postpones ‘The Show’

BLACKPINK shared today that their highly anticipated global livestream experience THE SHOW will be postponed from December 27 to January 31, 2021 at 12 a.m. EST / 2 p.m. KST, due to safety precautions and current restrictions pertaining to COVID-19 in South Korea.

BLACKPINK said, “We can’t wait to meet our BLINKS as soon as possible, but in order to comply with the South Korean COVID-19 prevention guidelines and to ensure a safe performance, we have unfortunately made the decision to postpone THE SHOW from December 27 to January 31 of next year. Through our concert, we wanted to give you some sort of comfort during these difficult times, but the health and safety of everyone taking part in THE SHOW is our top priority, so, in order to make sure that we prepare for the concert in a safe environment, we have decided to postpone THE SHOW.”

Automatic Refund Details

Everyone who purchased access to BLACKPINK’s THE SHOW via channel memberships will be automatically and fully refunded to their original form of payment starting today and can expect the following:

Fans who already purchased access to THE SHOW will receive emails from YouTube confirming the cancellation and refund. Shortly after these fans receive email notifications from YouTube confirming their refund, the “JOIN” button will reappear on BLACKPINK’s Official YouTube Channel and fans will be able to re-purchase the new channel membership.

How to Buy Access to a NEW Channel Membership

The good news is that Blinks from around the world can NOW buy access to a new channel membership. Fans have two purchase options, both of which include access to the online concert experience on January 31 and additional membership perks. Details on how to purchase and membership options are included below:

Fans can buy access to THE SHOW via the channel membership offer page on desktop and mobile devices, or by visiting BLACKPINK’s Official YouTube Channel and clicking “JOIN” membership on the YouTube website or the YouTube Android app.

Fans can choose from a Standard or Plus channel membership which include the following:

STANDARD: 36,000 KRW / $29.98 USD: THE SHOW livestream, rebroadcast and custom emojis

PLUS: 48,000 KRW / $39.98 USD: THE SHOW livestream, rebroadcast, custom emojis and behind-the-scenes content

Safety is of the utmost importance to BLACKPINK, YG Entertainment and YouTube so we hope fans understand and will join us to celebrate THE SHOW in just a few weeks’ time on January 31, 2021!

Visit BLACKPINK’s BLACKPINK’s Official YouTube Channel for the most up-to-date information on THE SHOW.

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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All Time Low × Wine That Rocks

All Time Low launches new “Summer Daze Rosé” in partnership with Wines That Rock in honor of their new album, Wake Up, Sunshine

Platinum-selling band All Time Low have unveiled Summer Daze Rosé, their third wine release in partnership with Wines That Rock. Summer Daze Rosé will be available beginning June 30th exclusively from All Time Low’s Everything Is Wine webstore here. Sharing its name with “Summer Daze (Seasons, Pt. 2)” from the group’s latest chart-topping album, Wake Up, Sunshine.

The rosé stands out as a fresh and crisp wine accented by zinfandel grapes with a bright floral nose, notes of fresh strawberries, and melon complete with a light acidic finish. This harmonious (and loud) marriage of flavors leaves a lasting taste of cotton candy, cherry, and a faint citrus finish meant to be enjoyed chilled as the ultimate summer refreshment.

Singer Alex Gaskarth commented, “All roads lead to this: a foray into the endless summer, celebrated here in a refreshing rosé that we’ve been contemplating and anticipating since we first ventured into the wine space. We’re very excited about this one!”

All Time Low continue to make waves in the beverage category, adding another dimension to their connection with audiences. Last June, they initially joined forces with Wines That Rock and E2 Winery for a limited-edition Cabernet Sauvignon Everything Is Wine, a nod to their song “Everything Is Fine.” It sold out within an hour, leading to a waitlist of 4000-plus fans. Wine Spectator enthused, “We can get behind the sentiment.” On Black Friday 2019, the band unveiled a holiday two-pack, including both the re-release of the sold out Cabernet Sauvignon and a new Sauvignon Blanc. Additionally, All Time Low collaborated with RISE Brewing Co. for their very own Wake Up, Sunshine Nitro Cold Brew around the launch of their latest record.

About All Time Low

Throughout a catalog streamed nearly half-a-billion times and highlighted by two gold albums, two gold singles, and a platinum single, All Time Low have continually raised the bar for both pop and punk. Since 2003, the group has notched five straight Top 10 entries on the Billboard Top 200, spanning the gold-certified Nothing Personal [2009], Dirty Work [2011], Future Hearts [2015], and Last Young Renegade [2017]. The latter attracted tastemaker acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, Paste, and more as the band canvased the world, headlining arenas on three continents. 2019 saw All Time Low celebrate Nothing Personal with a string of sold-out anniversary shows and a documentary following the band as they revisited the album at RedBull Studios. The record’s influence remains prevalent with Rock Sound citing its impact on Fall Out Boy, 5 Seconds of Summer, and more. After nearly two decades together, All Time Low have rekindled the spark they first ignited in a Baltimore basement on their 2020 full-length studio album, Wake Up, Sunshine. These four lifelong friends walked into a tiny room, plugged in, and turned up with the same spirit, but with more experience, and proficiency gained from performing to millions worldwide. As a result, they‘ve delivered Wake Up, Sunshine, a captivating body of work at the apex of pop punk prowess.

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LATAM × VALENTINE’S

LATAM Cargo, the leader in air cargo transportation to, from, and within Latin America, today announced, more than 210 LATAM Cargo Boeing 767-300 freighters took off from Colombia and Ecuador, carrying 12,600 tons of flowers for the 2020 Valentine’s Day season. Together with Mother’s Day, this represents the peak of the fresh flower export activity. This year’s figure represents a growth of 45% compared to last year.

The increase is the result of the company’s strategy implemented in 2019, which created a permanent and stable increase of operations in Colombia and Ecuador. This year, roses, mixed bouquets and carnations were the stars of the flower season which started the week of January 14 and ended on February 10. Colombia and Ecuador were the main producers, and their flowers were shipped to the United States, the Netherlands and China, among other destinations.

“In 2019 we decided to expand our cargo operations in Colombia and Ecuador to offer our customers enhanced frequency and capacity options,” said Felipe Caballero, LATAM Cargo Senior Revenue Manager for South America. “For the company, these Valentine’s Day figures are proof that our customers understand and value our commitment and effort to provide permanent and stable solutions for their shipments.”

Chrysanthemums, iris, gypsophila and greenery were also big hits this season, mostly coming from Bogota and Medellin in Colombia and from Quito in Ecuador, and heading  to markets in North America, Europe, Oceania, South America and Asia. This connectivity was made possible thanks to the more than 145 destinations that make up LATAM Cargo’s network, linking Latin America to the rest of the world.

More frequencies and destinations

In Colombia, the company operated 110 flights after adding 38 new frequencies to its normal operation during this period, and in Ecuador it operated 100 flights, with 58 frequencies more than the regular operation during these four weeks.

In all, the operation was 2.2 times larger than an ordinary week in Colombia and 3.5 times larger in Ecuador, totaling 6,600 tons of flowers transported from Colombia and 6,000 tons from Ecuador.

The main consumer of fresh flowers was the United States, with 90% of all flowers transported by the company (11,300 tons). Demand went up 65% compared to a regular period and 45% compared to Valentine’s Day 2019.

Miami played a major role as one of the world’s largest distribution hubs and home to LATAM Airlines Group cargo operations base.

Other importing markets include the Netherlands with 850 tons (7%), and to a lesser extent, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing (China), Madrid (Spain) and Sydney (Australia). Flowers were also flown into New York (USA), Santiago (Chile), and New Zealand, among other destinations.

“LATAM Cargo successfully completed a highly complex operation to maintain the freshness and shelflife of our customers’ flowers. This positive result comes at the same time as we introduce to the market our new perishable care, FRESH, which seeks to safeguard the freshness and shelflife of perishable products,” said Cristina Oñate, VP of Marketing and Product Development for LATAM Cargo. “FRESH is our stable and scalable approach to meeting this challenge, and offers a global standard of cold chain management for perishables across our LATAM network.”

LATAM Cargo in Colombia

At the end of 2019, LATAM Cargo launched an expansion plan in Colombia that saw a gradual increase in frequencies to strengthen its presence in that market, and enhance the country’s export and import role.

Currently LATAM Cargo, has nearly tripled its export offerings between Bogota and Miami, going from 6 to 15 weekly flights. In Medellin, the company maintains its presence with six-per-week frequencies to Miami.

On the import side, LATAM Cargo opened the Miami–Cali route with two weekly frequencies, which will provide a greater flow of cargo from North America and offer a new gateway to Colombia. The company will also soon announce the start of operation of a new route from USA to Colombia, in addition to Bogotá and Cali, to continue exploring new destinations in the Latin American country.