The K-pop boy band’s third studio album, Love Yourself: Tear has become the first number one chart-topper for the group after debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the most popular albums of a given week in the US as per multi-metric consumption, assessed by traditional album sale counts, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums. Love Yourself: Tear is the first K-pop album to ascend to the first rank on the chart.
The album sold 135,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending May 24. 100,000 of that 135,000 were in traditional album sales.
Slushii‘s burst onto the EDM scene has been felt in waves, and the Los Angeles based producer shows no signs of slowing down. With a debut album — Out Of Light — released in August, massive performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, & EDC Orlando, and a plethora of incoming original releases and remixes, the ascendant producer is hitting the ground running into 2018.
On his newest remix to “MIC Drop,” Slushii injects his own carbonated blend of EDM ear candy into the hip hop original, forsaking its ominous overtones for bubbly, anime-inspired tones. The track’s invigorating synths will surely impact the dancefloor during the upcoming festival season.
The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Steve Aoki remixed one of the hottest acts in the world, Korea’s omnipresent boy band BTS.
The Chainsmokers have linked up with K-Pop group, BTS, for a melodic house number that exemplifies the Korean group’s vocal talent, while reminding Chainsmokers fans around the world that the American duo still has a sharp ear when it comes to studio productions.
“We became acquainted with The Chainsmokers when we met them at a waiting room during the Billboard Awards after they invited us,” ‘Rap Monster,’ a member of BTS revealed. “We kept in touch after the that and talked about working together.” And so “Best of Me” was born, with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart credited as the song’s producers. In classic Chainsmoker style, Best of Me couples an insanely catchy beat with a radio friendly yet EDM-esque drop.
Steve Aoki has had an interesting few months following his ‘rebranding’ campaign of sorts that found him attempting to move away from the EDM typecast. After teasing his latest collaboration with Migos during a live show in Austin, the Dim Mak head honcho seems ready to further diversify, this time with the seemingly unlikely pairing with BTS.
Sharing a recent picture on Instagram, the producer seems to be working on a collaboration with acclaimed K-pop group BTS, fresh off their Billboard Music Awards success. The Korean outfit appears to be the next collaborative outlet Aoki has his his scope fixed on. Currently, details about the collaboration remain under wraps, but with a simple and concise “Coming soon” caption, you can bet this inbound new joint product is soon bound for inevitable commercial success.