YG Entertainment CEO YANG HYUN SUK uploaded a meaningful post on his SNS page.
On June 27, YANG HYUN SUK posted a screenshot of a fan’s message on his Instagram page. The fan messaged that BLACKPINK should go on JTBC’s Knowing Bros, and YANG HYUN SUK replied by posting “I’m trying really hard. First time asking a favor in 17 years.”
Usually, YANG HYUN SUK doesn’t do work related to YG musician’s TV show appearances. However, it seems as if YANG HYUN SUK has actually stepped in this time to help BLACKPINK go on Knowing Bros.
Although BLACKPINK’s debut was less than a year ago, the music video of the group’s new song “As If It’s Your Last” hit 37.47 million views in just 107 hours after its release. The music video posted 10 million views in 17 hours and 20 million in 47 hours. BLACKPINK has set a new record of surpassing the 30 million mark in the shortest time among K-pop groups.
Upon comeback, BLACKPINK’s new song swept Korea’s real-time, daily and weekly charts and became No.1 on the New Songs Chart of QQ Music, China’s largest music steaming platform that has 40 billion monthly subscribers. BLACKPINK is also setting new records: it became the first K-pop group to have a single topping the iTunes chart in 18 countries and chosen as US Apple Music’s Best of the Week.
BLACKPINK put on its comeback stage on MBC’s Music Core on June 24. The group will be going on a number of music and variety shows and radio programs to promote their new song.
YG Entertainment is set to produce multiple audition programs. The company is preparing for not only a survival audition show for YG trainees, but also a collaboration program with other music labels. YG’s ambition is to create a program that can create big hit not only in Korea but also overseas.
YG’s jewel box has opened. YG musicians have made a comeback one after another and are making appearances on variety shows. On stage, they put on charismatic performances, and on variety shows, they are showing off their witty charm.
YG musicians have changed. In the past, it was not easy to see them on variety shows even after their comeback as they were busy preparing for their stage performances. Now, they are making an effort to communicate more with the general public. From WINNER to SECHSKIES, PSY, and iKON, YG musicians are making frequent appearances on variety shows. Even BLACKPINK, who is currently on a break, went on a variety show and proved their talent for making people laugh. Nothing can make YG fans happier than seeing their favorite musicians on TV as often as these days.
BLACKPINK also showed a different side when they came on MBC’s My Little Television. The first half of BLACKPINK’s show on MLT was aired on May 20 and the second half was aired on May 27. The group had the biggest number of viewers.
The show was meaningful as it was a chance to see BLACKPINK off stage. Contrary to people’s expectations, they had a talent for making people laugh. They are charismatic on stage, but on variety shows, viewers were able to see a different side, and this made the show even more interesting. Expectations are running high for BLACKPINK, and fans are anticipating seeing more of the laid-back and funny BLACKPINK on variety shows.
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BLACKPINK became No.1 on My Little Television.
The latter half of MBC’s My Little Television was aired on May 27.
FT Island ranked fourth, Jung Jun Young third, Kim Gura second, and BLACKPINK first in the first half of the show. Kim Gura said, “I can’t believe I became second place. Is this for real?” and made everyone laugh.