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BTS’ “Butter” Breaks Both Spotify and YouTube 24-Hour Debut Streaming Records

Photo Credit: HYBE BTS’ new single, “Butter” has broken the 24-hour debut stream record on Spotify and YouTube. BTS managed to rack up 20.9 million global streams, beating out Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care.” On the overall Spotify global chart, “Butter” clocked in at number two behind Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U.” The K-pop group […]

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Blackpink May Soon Beat Justin Bieber as ‘Most Followed YouTube Artist’

Photo Credit: Marie Claire Korea / CC by 3.0 Blackpink has surpassed 60 million subscribers on YouTube – second behind Justin Bieber. The K-pop act may soon surpass the Canadian pop-star, as their following is growing fast. The quartet of girls surpassed the record earlier this morning (April 13), according to their agency YG Entertainment. […]

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BTS Endures ‘Slave-Like Exploitation’ and Suffer ‘Miserable Lives’ – According to North Korean Propaganda

Photo Credit: 7Loves in Las Vegas / CC by 3.0 A North Korean propaganda site calls K-pop acts ‘slaves’ and says they ‘suffer miserable lives.’ The report with the headline, “South Korean youth singers owned by big companies, forced to live miserably.” The propaganda used the moniker ‘youth singers’ to refer to K-pop acts like […]