Wanna One has finally made their official debut, gaining a lot of attention.
Fans had been counting down the days ever since the final members of the audition program Produce 101 were chosen. The 11-member boy group held their first showcase on Monday, with 20,000 fans in attendance. Their debut EP is titled “1x1=1” (To Be One), which is a metaphor for Wanna One’s wish to become the No.1 group together with its fans. The boys kicked off their concert with "Never" and "Hands on Me," which were already a hit during the idol survival program, followed by their new songs, including the title song “Energetic.” “Energetic” was picked as the title song by their fans through an online vote.
Aside from the fact that the newcomers performed at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul - a stadium that’s big enough for 25,000 spectators, where only big names like Big Bang, EXO, and BTS have performed at before - Wanna One’s popularity at such an early stage of their career is also proven by the number of pre-orders for the group’s album. The pre-orders surpassed 600,000 copies; similar to EXO and BTS.
Also, as of early Tuesday, Wanna One’s EP made it to the number one spot on 12 countries iTunes charts, and the title track “Energetic” has been ranking first on six major Korean charts.
BLACK PINK celebrates one year anniversary plus a new YouTube record
The members of YG Entertainment’ girl group Blackpink are rookies no more. The four members Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa are celebrating their one-year anniversary today. And along with it, a new record on YouTube. Their latest track “As If It’s Your Last” hit more than 100 million views on YouTube in just 46 days, right on their anniversary day. The record is the fastest for a K-pop group. Blackpink is also the only group that recorded 100 million YouTube hits for four songs in just one year since debut.
Chek out Jennie's thank you message to fans:
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