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TWICE – ‘MOONLIGHT SUNRISE’
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TWICE’s “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE”
On January 20, 3rd-Gen “Nation’s Girl Group” TWICE unveiled its pre-released English single, “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” via multiple music streaming platforms.
As soon as the song was dropped, it got off to a good start, ranking 39th on the Spotify Daily Top Songs U.S. chart with about 560,000 streaming as of the day it was released, the group’s highest record in the chart itself.
It also recorded its own highest daily streaming number group with about 1.96 million, entering 60th place on the Spotify Daily Top Songs global chart.
ALSO READ: TWICE’s ‘MOONLIGHT SUNRISE’ Breaks Records on US Spotify & iTunes Charts
Moreover, it topped the iTunes song charts in 33 overseas regions, including Japan, Brazil, Singapore, and more. In the U.S., it was ranked second, it’s own highest ranking. “MOONLIGHT SUNRISE” also topped the Japanese Oricon Daily Digital Single Ranking and Recochoku Daily Single Ranking on Jan. 21.
As of January 25, the MV already surpassed 36M views and is still sitting atop YouTube MV Trending Worldwide.
32nd Seoul Music Awards Winners: NCT Dream Brings Home ‘Daesang’ Trophy
On January 19, the 32nd Seoul Music Awards (SMA 2023) was held, celebrating the best Korean stars who shone in the music industry last year.
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32nd Seoul Music Awards Winners (SMA 2023): IVE, NCT Dream, KARA, More!
On this day, various awards were given to numerous artists, from the veteran idols Psy, BoA to the “monster rookies” IVE and NewJeans.
But among the K-pop groups who took over the music scene in 2022, NCT Dream dominated and became the group of singers who took home the “Grand Prize” (Daesang) award.
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Their co-SM Entertainment artist, EXO Suho also bagged the “Hallyu Daesang,” selected by international fans.
IVE, the girl group who stood out in the past year for its hit, “LOVE DIVE” then won the “Best Music Award,” while global boy group BTS’s “Proof,” their last release before hiatus won “Best Album Award.”
FULL RESULTS HERE: 32nd Seoul Music Awards Winners (SMA 2023): IVE, NCT Dream, KARA, More!
IVE Jang Wonyoung Criticized For Eating Pizza Cutely
On January 20, IVE Jang Wonyoung caused a buzz over her way of eating a pizza for an ad.
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IVE Jang Wonyoung Criticized For Eating Pizza THIS Way– Why Is It Big Deal?
The controversy started when a snippet of the ad was revealed, showing the singer taking a small bite of one of Papa John’s products, an American pizza restaurant chain.
At the time, the female idol raised brows for her “aegyo” while eating, such as winking and pouting her lips. While a lot of K-Netz find it cute, there are internet users who think her acts were…
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE: IVE Jang Wonyoung Criticized For Eating Pizza THIS Way– Why Is It Big Deal?
BoA’s Remark on GOT the beat’s “Stamp On It” MV Views
On January 22, GOT the beat BoA attracted mixed reactions following a fancam clip posted by M2.
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In particular, during filming for its ‘M Countdown’ stage, BoA took time to greet her fandom Jumping BoA and thanked them for coming to support her.
She started pleading with fans to watch the MV but the remark that didn’t sit well with netters was when she said…
READ NOW: BoA’s Remark On GOT the beat’s ‘Stamp On It’ Low MV Views Becomes Hot Topic
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Written by Eunice Dawson.
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