[Today’s K-pop] RM from BTS writes song for TXT

(Credit: Big Hit Music)

BTS’s RM was involved in writing the lyrics for Tomorrow X Together, according to the tracklist shared by Bit Hit Music on Tuesday.

TXT, also under Big Hit Music, will be releasing their second studio album “The Chaos Chapter: Freeze” and the artist co-wrote the words for the title track “0X1 = Lovesong”. The song sings about a boy who firmly believes in his love despite the chaos he has fallen into. The track is the result of a collaborative effort of some 20 songwriters, including Hybe President Bang Sihyuk, lead producer Slow Rabbint and American singer / songwriter Mod Sun.

RM has been writing words, melodies and raps for BTS from the start and recently had a hand in lyrics and rap for “Butter,” the band’s second English song, with a series of international songwriters.

In addition to deploying solo projects such as “RM”, his first mixtape, from 2015 and “mono”. as of 2018 he was a rapper for other musicians ranging from Drunken Tiger to Yoonha.

Tomorrow X Together’s second album goes on sale May 31.

Enhyphen enters Billboard 200 as No.18

(Credit: Belief Lab)

(Credit: Belief Lab)

Enhyphen entered the Billboard 200 with his second EP “Border: Carnival,” according to data released by Billboard on Monday.

The rookie group’s EP ranked 18th, the highest among those released by K-pop artists so far this year, and the second-highest achieved by the K-pop act after “BE “from BTS, released last year and ranked No. 1.7 in March. The Septet is also the only group that has debuted since 2020 to feature that has put their name on the card.

The six-month-old ‘Carnival’ was released last month and recorded 9th place on Billboard’s world album chart and 15th place on the Heatseekers album chart earlier this month and the title track “Drunk -Dazed ”rose to No. 3 worldwide in digital song sales and No. 166 on the global Billboard excluding US total.

Meanwhile, the band started promoting “Fever,” a follow-up track to the EP, last week. The music video for “Fever” was released on May 20 and garnered 10 million views on Monday.

Blackpink’s Jisoo covers Elle magazine in four regions

(Credit: Elle)

(Credit: Elle)

Jisoo of Blackpink has been on the cover of four editions of the June issue of Elle.

She appears on Elle’s cover in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and India, exuding a serene but eye-catching beauty as a Dior brand ambassador. There would be two versions of the cover and Elle Singapore will be releasing an exclusive black and white cover.

She looks at the camera under a black beret with a net barely covering her smoky eyes wearing a simple matching black dress. Then I hopped on a white Vespa, with a seat embossed with Dior’s denim-colored logos, in another black outfit, but this time in a prim jacket paired with a skirt that skimmed the thighs.

The idol was chosen as the French label’s global ambassador in March, for both fashion and beauty.

She “singularly embodies the modernity of the House and the creativity of Maria Grazia Chiuri”, the artistic director of Dior, declared the brand via Twitter.
Her groupmates Jennie have been the face of Chanel since 2018 while Rose and Lisa were selected by Saint Laurent and Celine, respectively, in 2020.

“What is love?” Twice’s music video exceeds 500 million views

(Credit: JYP Entertainment)

(Credit: JYP Entertainment)

The music video for “What Is Love?” De Twice drew 500 million views on YouTube on Monday, JYP Entertainment label said on Tuesday.

This is the third video of the girl group that has crossed the threshold, with those of “TT” and “Likey”.

“What is love?” is the lead track on the band’s fifth EP of the same title and its lead producer Park Jinyoung wrote the lyrics and melody. The video was unveiled in April 2018.

Twice recently became the girl group with the most music videos with more than 100 million views worldwide, as that of their fifth Japanese single “Breakthrough” reached the number earlier this month as 17th.

The band returns with “Taste of Love” in June and will release their third Japanese LP “Perfect World” in July.

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