In the June Idol Group Brand Reputation rankings, BTS, BLACKPINK, and NewJeans have claimed the top three spots. The rankings, based on big data analysis results, show BTS leading in first place, followed by BLACKPINK and NewJeans respectively. SEVENTEEN and IVE complete the top five.
The summer comeback season is always a bustling time in the K-pop industry. As we prepare for the scorching heat, the comeback schedule for July is being unveiled with popular artists, promising an intense and hot summer in the music scene.
The K-pop group NewJeans is making a comeback on July 7th. One of the triple title tracks and a prologue song will be pre-released on that date, followed by the full release of NewJeans' second mini-album 'Get Up' on the 21st of the same month.
From January to May, the songs that made it to the top spot on Melon, South Korea's largest music streaming service, could be counted on one hand. Only four groups have achieved this feat, namely NewJeans with "Ditto," IVE with "Kitsch" and "I AM," aespa with "Spicy," and (G)I-DLE with "Queencard."
Danielle, a member of the K-pop group NewJeans, is facing criticism following her role as the voice of Ariel in the Korean-dubbed version of "The Little Mermaid." The idol, while highly acclaimed for her remarkable vocal performance, is under fire from some international fans who perceive her casting as an issue of racial discrimination.
Despite concerns that HYBE might lose its growth momentum as BTS enters their military service period, these fears are entirely unfounded. HYBE's rookie groups have been growing rapidly in a short span, acting as a strong upward momentum.