Wanna One has made a ‘beautiful’ comeback, with their new album 1-1=0 Nothing Without You and its title track "Beautiful." Shortly after its release yesterday evening, the title song swept Korea’s music charts, making it number one on seven major music sites. Three other songs from the album made it into the top ten at 7 p.m. (Korea time) yesterday, just an hour after the album’s release.
1-1=0 Nothing Without You comes just three months after the group released their debut album 1x1=1 To Be One, and contains their debut songs too. 1-1=0 Nothing Without You is a repackaged version of their debut album, which includes four new songs. While the first album sold around 720,000 copies, the second album has already pre-sold more than 500,000 copies.
Meanwhile, fans will be able to get a glimpse of the 11 members’ acting skills, in the movie version of the "Beautiful" music video.
The K-pop act is expected to sweep numerous awards at the end of the year.
BTS becomes first Koreans with over 10 million Twitter followers
BTS, famous for their strong fanbase, has reached another milestone. The boy group’s Twitter account hit 10 million followers this week. It’s the first time a Korean account has reached the 10-million mark.
BTS posted its first tweet in December 2012, meaning it took them 1793 days to reach this milestone.
The seven members posted several group and individual thank you tweets, to thank their followers.
Rap Monster Changes Stage Name
Rap Monster has changed his stage name to RM. He made the announcement on a fan page yesterday, according to his agency Big Hit Entertainment.
The 23-year-old BTS leader explained that people started to call him ‘Rap Monster’, which is part of some lyrics he wrote as a trainee. He said he likes the name, but realised it is “far from the type of music” he wants to show. He added that ‘RM’ fits the music he pursues better.
RM said he hopes fans will be open to the change, and welcome his new stage name. RM’s real name is Kim Nam-joon. He’s the main rapper and songwriter of the group.
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