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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.

Taste of Love album art via Republic Records for use by 360 Magazine

TWICE × Taste of Love

TWICE’s new album, Taste of Love, marks their first Billboard Top 10 as the hit reaches #6.

Global K-pop icons, TWICE, officially reached the #6 chart-topping position on the Billboard 200 chart with their new album, Taste of Love, as well as #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart. This high Billboard 200 ranking marks a first for the group, jumping up 66 slots from their most recent #72 position for Eyes wide open. Taste of Love pushed the musical boundaries for the group, while in return earning TWICE their first top 10 album to date. The group initially ranked in the Billboard 200 chart in June 2020 with their album MORE & MORE, closely followed by Eyes wide open later that same year. To say TWICE had an impressive 12 months would be an understatement, but the group’s driving force remains the same. The focus has always been and will continue to be, the bond between TWICE and their fans, ONCE.

“We look forward to growing more and more with our fans,” said TWICE in a group statement. “Thank you for being with us.” 

TWICE has worked diligently to get to this point. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. In February 2020, TWICE signed with Republic Records and launched their original  YouTube series “TWICE: Seize the Light.” With the higher chart rankings coming in just this time last year, the group turned it up a notch with their recent broadcast hits. TWICE performed I CAN’T STOP ME off MORE & MORE for Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME YouTube series. Within the last 6-months, TWICE has been gracing screens everywhere. They performed on the prestigious TIME 100 Talks, had their U.S. broadcast debut on The Kelly Clarkson Show, and last week performed their new single Alcohol-Free on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

Throughout the last six years, TWICE has become a globally renowned phenomenon, rapidly taking the U.S. and beyond by storm – including the moment they graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover. Their 2020 chart-topping albums, MORE & MORE and Eyes wide open, were included in TIME, Billboard, Teen Vogue, PAPER, and BuzzFeed’s roundup of top albums of the year. MORE & MORE also marked the first time TWICE have been included in Billboard’s Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists, becoming the fifth all-female musical act from their country to rank on the 200 charts. In addition, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart, debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart, and ranked #72 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

“The collective continues its artistic evolution” – BILLBOARD

“The young women have shown their multifaceted approach to music and ability to showcase new charms with each release, with “Alcohol-Free” being no exception” – ROLLING STONE

“TWICE succeed in their desire to bring their fans ‘good vibes’ in unprecedented times” – NME

About TWICE:

Formed under K-pop powerhouse JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time regarding physical album sales. The group first rose to prominence with their debut title song Like OOH-AHH, and the 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. The group was also included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report as 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 was also included in 18th place and as the only Asian act in Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Last year, TWICE’s album MORE & MORE made its first ranking on the Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists. Their second 2020 album, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead track debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart. The group hit their first top 10 album for Taste of Love, ranking it at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart. TWICE recently performed Alcohol-Free on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CRY FOR ME on The Kelly Clarkson Show, I CAN’T STOP ME on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME digital YouTube series, and DEPEND ON YOU on TIME100 Talks.

TWICE Perform “DEPEND ON YOU” for TIME 100 Talks

Global K-pop hit-makers, TWICE, started the New Year with an angelic performance of their track “DEPEND ON YOU” for the prestigious TIME 100 Talks. Off the group’s recent chart topping sophomore full-length album Eyes wide open, TWICE rehearsed and shot this extraordinary stripped down and first-time performance of “DEPEND ON YOU” from Seoul, and chose the track specifically to inspire hope, as the world continues to face a worldwide pandemic. Watch the exclusive TIME100 performance HERE.

TWICE’s 2020 chart-topping albums, MORE & MORE and Eyes wide open, were included in TIME, Billboard, Teen Vogue, PAPER and BuzzFeed’s roundup of top albums of the year. Eyes wide open continues on an upward climb on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, where it currently sits in the top 100. The group recently performed “I CAN’T STOP ME” for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME YouTube series. Upon its premiere, the video attracted 45K fans and shot to 1M views within the first 12 hours. Watch the performance HERE.

Throughout the last six years, TWICE has become globally renowned phenomenon’s, rapidly taking the U.S. and beyond by storm. Catching notice from Rolling Stone, the outlet recorded that TWICE’s streams rose 120% in 2020 from 2019, with K-pop up 31% overall. Having graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover, the group have been praised by the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, Billboard, MTV, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Elle and BuzzFeed to name a few. 2020 marked the first time TWICE have been included in Billboard’s Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists with their album MORE & MORE, becoming the fifth all-female musical act from their country to rank on the 200 chart. In addition, their second album last year, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead single debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart.

ABOUT TWICE

Formed under K-pop powerhouse, JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time regarding physical album sales. The group 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. The group were also included in Variety’s Youth Impact Report as 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. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Last year, TWICE’s album MORE & MORE made its first ranking on the Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists. Their second 2020 album, Eyes wide open, hit the top five slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead single debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart. Since 2015, 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,” “FANCY”, “Feel Special”, “MORE & MORE,” and “I CAN’T STOP ME.”

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TWICE – I CAN’T STOP ME

International K-pop phenomenon, TWICE, released the English version of their current title track “I CAN’T STOP ME” today via Republic Records, through all digital and streaming platforms. Exploring ’80s American retro-pop sounds, the new track marks the group’s second global English single to release this year.  The energy-filled track boasts confidence-inspiring lyrics, as well as themes of balancing both good and bad desires, while acknowledging that in the end, personal longings can’t be stopped.

“We wanted to show a different side of us to ONCE with the English version of ‘I CAN’T STOP ME,’” said TWICE in a group statement. “We (TWICE) are always growing as a group, and love to keep our relationship with ONCE close to us and around the world!”

Earlier today, the group made their highly anticipated debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to perform “I CAN’T STOP ME” for the Covid-friendly #PLAYATHOME series. The performance premiered on the show’s YouTube channel and can be watched HERE.

Eyes wide open, TWICE’s second full-length album, released digitally on October 26th, and made strong debuts across multiple charts in its first week of release.  The album hit the top 5 slot on the all-genre iTunes US Album Sales Chart and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s World Albums chart; and the album’s lead single debuted in the top 10 of the all-genre iTunes US Song Sales Chart.

In 2015, TWICE became globally renowned phenomenon’s, rapidly taking the U.S. and beyond by storm. Having graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover, the group have been praised by the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, Billboard, MTV, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Elle and BuzzFeed to name a few. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS, which included sold-out shows in the U.S. at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark (where they performed in front of 11,000 fans), and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

“I CAN’T STOP ME” English version is available now on all streaming platforms. Listen to the track HERE. The Eyes wide open physical album release date is December 4th. You can preorder your copy HERE.

ABOUT TWICE

Formed under K-pop powerhouse, JYP Entertainment in 2015, TWICE is one of the best-selling K-pop girl groups of all time regarding physical album sales, and this new project will certainly follow suit. The group 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. Earlier this year, TWICE’s album MORE & MORE made its first ranking on the Artist 100 and Billboard 200 lists – becoming the fifth all-female musical act from their country to do rank on the Billboard 200. Since 2015, 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”, “MORE & MORE,” and “I CAN’T STOP ME.”

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Twice – Eyes wide open

Twice released a brand new album Monday titled “Eyes wide open.”

It is their second studio album, and it is streaming now on all platforms. You can listen to it by clicking right here.

With this album, the superstar K-pop group set out to show transition and growth, both in maturity and in musical style.

Twice uses inspiration from 80s synths for the 13-track album, which offers a little something for everyone, including new fans as well as old.

“I CAN’T STOP ME,” the first song on the album, is a tone-setter, showing listeners that the album is about to step outside the box and encouraging them to do the same. You can see the music video for the song by clicking right here.

The album was made with the help of some of the music industry’s biggest stars. Dua Lipa worked with the band for “BEHIND THE MASK,” a song written by Heize. Twice is also coming off a YouTube Special Live showcase for “Eyes wide open” that has pulled in more than 2 million viewers. You can see it by clicking right here.

The band debuted in 2015 and found rapid success, gaining popularity in the United States and beyond. They were featured on the cover of Allure Magazine in May.

They’ve also received praise from Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, Billboard, MTV, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Elle and BuzzFeed.

They spent 2019 touring the world on their TWICELIGHTS tour, which sold out The Forum in Los Angeles, the Prudential Center in Newark and the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

Next they will release a song titled “I’LL SHOW YOU” for Riot Games.

The entire track list for the album is as follows:

1. I CAN’T STOP ME

2. HELL IN HEAVEN

3. UP NO MORE

4. DO WHAT WE LIKE

5. BRING IT BACK

6. BELIEVER

7. QUEEN

8. GO HARD

9. SHOT CLOCK

10. HANDLE IT

11. DEPEND ON YOU

12. SAY SOMETHING

13. BEHIND THE MASK

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TWICE – MORE & MORE

K-pop superstars, TWICE, released the English version of their current title track “MORE & MORE” today via Republic Records through all digital and streaming platforms. Originally off their ninth mini-album MORE & MORE, which entered the Billboard 200 for the first time upon its June release, the tracks energetic and dance heavy music video has accumulated an impressive 165M views and counting. The “MORE & MORE” single release marks the first time the group has recorded a full track in English, and certainly won’t be the last. Recently, TWICE announced that they are currently recording material for a new album, with more details in the coming months.

“We prepared the English version of “MORE & MORE” as a gift to our ONCE around the world,” said TWICE in a group statement. “We wish them happiness, and hope that they enjoy the song.”

Earlier this month, TWICE hosted an innovative online concert titled “Beyond LIVE – TWICE: World in A Day.” 126+ countries tuned in worldwide, to watch the group perform their hits and new tracks off MORE & MORE. The live concert represented of the bond TWICE share between each other, and with  fans, also known as ONCE.

Since the MORE & MORE release, the album has been very well-received, making a strong debut across multiple charts in its first week of release, including Billboard’s World Albums chart where it landed at #2, Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart where it hit at #3 – a new chart peak for the group, and their first ever entry onto the highly coveted Billboard 200 and Artist 100 charts.

The “MORE & MORE” English version is out now. Listen to the track HERE.

PREVIOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

TWICE are globally renowned superstars, rapidly taking the U.S. by storm, since forming in 2015. Having graced Allure Magazine’s May 2020 cover, the group have been praised by the likes of TIME Magazine, Billboard, Forbes, Interview Magazine, Teen Vogue, Elle and BuzzFeed to name a few. In 2019, the group successfully completed their World Tour, TWICELIGHTS. This included sold-out shows at The Forum in Los Angeles and the Prudential Center in Newark. Here, they performed in front of 11,000 fans, and a show at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

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, Variety’s Youth Impact Report included TWICE as the only K-pop group in their list. Forbes Korea Power Celebrity issue in both 2019 and 2017 included the group; and Billboard’s 21 Under 21 2017: Music’s Next Generation issue also included the group in 18th place and as the only Asian act in.

Since then, the 9-member group have maintained the reins of K-pop super stars. Also, 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 200M-480M views to date.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Zendaya and more. Brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman found Republic Records, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (J Balvin and Karol G) and Hollywood Records.

In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises. Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production was the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.

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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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TWICE TOOTHPASTE & GLO GOOD FOUNDATION HOST 4th ANNUAL MISSION & DENTAL CLINIC IN ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS

430 SMILES REJUVENATED & TRANSFORMED!

Last weekend, Twice and GLO Good Foundation hosted their fourth annual Mission and Dental Clinic in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 2019 proved to be the most successful trip yet for the innovative direct-to-consumer toothpaste startup co-founded by brothers Julian and Cody Levine and Lenny Kravitz as well as the charity.

Over the course of four-and-a-half days, a team of dentists and oral care specialists set up shop in the center of Eleuthera and treated patients, offering gratis cleanings, fillings, root canals, extractions, and surgical procedures on-site. The three company founders maintained a presence with boots on the ground, leading the proceedings each day. This marked a full circle moment for Twice, as the now-launched brand was inspired by this same mission experience just a few years ago. This time around, the founders were able to donate and provide Twice toothpaste to every patient seen at the clinic.

Additionally, instructors taught nutrition and oral care education to 200 students at the local schools, presenting the next generation with a foundation for proper dental hygiene.

“In our fourth year organizing the clinic in Eleuthera, we are again reminded of why we created Twice to unlock the power of people’s smiles. Aside from the incredible dental work that transforms lives, we put an increased focus on oral care education. There is a very large gap here, and it is one we are tackling head on. Proper education for the next generation about improving their hygiene enables our collective impact to be more sustainable. Now they can maintain a healthier lifestyle going forward, “ the Levine brothers said.

Following the official launch late last year, Twice’a flagship products are available on the company’s web site now. Giving back worldwide, 10% of all profits benefit GLO Good Foundation, which serves communities in dire need of proper dental care with life changing dentistry, education and supplies.

Twice and GLO Good have a shared mission to expand these services across the US and abroad over the coming years. Stay tuned for more product and news from Twice throughout 2019.

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Lenny Kravitz’s New Mission with TWICE Toothpaste

Brothers Julian and Cody Levine and Lenny Kravitz have joined forces to bring a new kind of oral care brand, Twice, to the beauty & wellnessmarket. The brand is helping consumers take care of their smiles with products designed to positively impact brushing habits and our twice-a-day routines, starting with toothpaste.

Twice will debut a premium toothpaste set, with a unique flavor experience for morning and night. The morning formula, Early Bird, is designed to awaken, while the nighttime formula, Twilight, promotes relaxation. A shocking 35% of Americans do not brush twice a day, and so it is Twice’s mission to help improve this statistic with toothpaste purposefully designed from the inside out. 

Founded from a genuine desire to spread healthy smiles across the globe, the Company will give 10 percent of its profits to the GLO Good Foundation, which serves communities in dire need of proper dental care. 

“The only thing better than a beautiful smile is giving one to someone else,” says co-founder Julian Levine. “With Twice, we aim to offer innovative and highly effective oral care products that also make an impact – from as small as looking great on your bathroom counter to as meaningful as changing someone’s life by alleviating physical and emotional pain through dental care.”

The Levine brothers became inspired to create Twice in 2016, during a volunteer mission with GLO Good Foundation and Lenny’s Let Love Rule Foundation in Eleuthera, Bahamas, where the organizations had teamed up to host a free dental clinic. There, the brothers came face-to-face with hundreds of people suffering from all types of oral health diseases, many in serious pain, and saw first hand how grateful they were to receive proper oral care. They had become awakened to the transformational power of a smile and immediately bonded with Lenny over the experience; all three agreed they wanted to do more. 

Soon after, the brothers contacted Lenny with the idea to give the oral care industry a makeover with a brand called Twice that would combine healthy and effective ingredients, great taste, and sharp, counter-friendly packaging with a cause: to improve the oral health care crisis. With Twice, they could help significantly increase the number of healthy mouths and confident smiles, and get people everywhere brushing twice a day. Lenny wanted to get involved in a big way, so together they began building the brand as co-founders. 

“It’s easy to take for granted something as simple as brushing your teeth, but there are people around the world that look at toothpaste as a luxury,” says co-founder Lenny Kravitz. “Eleuthera is home for me, so the people and this cause are very close to my heart, and there’s nothing I want more than to see them happy, healthy and smiling. That’s why I’m committed to making Twice a reality and growing this important mission.” 

The Company’s philosophy is that overall health starts in the mouth. Twice toothpaste contains a good-for-you ingredient profile power-packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E, plant-based extract aloe vera, and unique functional flavors. Designed to do it all, the formula has dentist-trusted and proven ingredients to help whiten teeth, remineralize enamel, prevent painful cavities, and protect against sensitivity. Twice is also free of unnecessary ingredients known to cause irritation traditionally found in toothpaste. While the brothers are not dentists – Julian spent years as an investor and Cody as a creative marketer – they grew up watching their father, a well-respected dentist and inventor, becoming inspired and well-versed in the industry as a result. They researched and tested every product on the market, and tapped a network of renowned dentists, chemists, flavor specialists, and manufacturers to create their first two unique products:

 Early Bird: a blast of morning mint that combines wintergreen and peppermint for your anytime wakeup call. 
 Twilight: a relaxing nighttime toothpaste that blends refreshing peppermint with vanilla and a gentle touch of lavender for a smooth transition from morning to night.

 

“Products that care for your smile should make you smile. So we set out to create the best toothpaste that makes an impact – one that we love using, every morning and every night,” says co-founder Cody Levine. “With a focus on experience,efficacy, design, and social responsibility, we believe it’s time to think Twice about your toothpaste.

Twice contains high-quality, globally-sourced ingredients, and is formulated and manufactured in the USA. The toothpaste is responsibly made to be non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and never tested on animals. Starting in September 2018, the duo is available for $18.99 at www.smiletwice.com.