On March 28, YG Entertainment’s representative producer, YANG HYUN SUK wrote, “#BIGBANG #iKON #FLOWER ROAD #LOVE SCENARIO #BIGBRO_ZOMBIE_LILBRO #BIGBANG_NO1_13DAYS #iKON_63DAYS #WINNER_READY #APRIL_FOR_WINNER #MAY_FOR_BLACKPINK #YG”, on his social media.
Along with the captions, he uploaded a screenshot of Melon, which is Korea’s largest music platform. He took pride in BIGBANG and iKON’s amazing chart records, while displaying confidence on WINNER and BLACKPINK who are ready to make comeback.
BIGBANG’s ‘FLOWER ROAD’ is currently dominating music charts for 16 consecutive days. Although the members are serving military duties, the song achieved an ‘all-kill’ as soon as it was released and gained popularity in and out of Korea.
iKON’s ‘LOVE SCENARIO’ is at no. 3, maintaining its spot at the top ranks. iKON re-wrote the 10-year history of boy groups by dominating no. 1 spots in music charts for 43 consecutive days, with the song ‘LOVE SCENARIO’ released on January. Their popularity is on a ‘historical long-run’ for approximately 3 months, surprising related officials of K-Pop.
As explained above, YG Entertainment is on the rise with its first runner iKON and their big brother BIGBANG’s popularity. Now it’s time for WINNER and BLACKPINK.
WINNER will come back on April 4, with their 2nd official album. The title song ‘EVERYDAY’ was composed and written by YOON and MINO, while HOONY assisted in writing the lyrics of the song. According to related officials, the song has a bright and sophisticated trap genre, and will achieve both popularity and great musicality with its minimal and unique sounds. The theme of a ‘happy everyday with the ones you love’ were expressed into joyful lyrics.
The upcoming album will be WINNER’s official album release in 4 years, since they released their debut album ‘2014 S/S’ back on 2014. WINNER participated in the writing and composing of all 12 tracks in their new album. Also, WINNER set a milestone with their previous release, ‘REALLY REALLY’, by achieving 100 million chart-in streams for the first time as male idols. People are already curious on whether ‘EVERYDAY’ will renew WINNER’s existing record.
Furthermore, BLACKPINK is scheduled to make comeback on May. BLACKPINK recently shot their first exclusive variety program ‘BLACKPINK HOUSE’, which generated a lot of views. The group has 4 music videos that reached over 100 million view counts in less than a year, including ‘WHISTLE’, ‘BOOMBAYAH’, ‘PLAYING WITH FIRE’, and ‘AS IF IT’S YOUR LAST’, letting their presence known to the public at a fast pace. They are expected to shake the K-Pop scene once again, through their upcoming comeback on May. People are paying keen attention on how YG Entertainment will manage to maintain and assist its artists, who are currently showing remarkable results.
Via YG Life