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‘Oneiric Theater’: IZ*ONE dazzles in 1st online concert

"Oneiric Theater', the first online concert of 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE, truly delivered on the promise of a unique virtual experience powered by AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality).
We are still recovering from IZ*ONE’s stunning rendition of Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi’s “Monster” in “Oneiric Theater”. How about you?

“Oneiric Theater’, the first online concert of 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE, truly delivered on the promise of a unique virtual experience powered by AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality).

More than the virtual effects, however, it was the real talent of all 12 members that shone through. They took their fans — dubbed WIZ*ONE — on a magical journey across different thematic stages, performing tracks not just from their comeback EP “Oneiric Diary”, but also their previous albums.

IZ*ONE (pronounced as “EYEZ-wun”), also delighted viewers by showing new sides of themselves and unveiling wonderful surprises in “Oneiric Theater”, including sub-unit stages, a jaw-dropping dance break, a live band, and a game show segment called Quizland.

And, of course, an absolutely stunning cover of Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi’s “Monster”.

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‘Ice Cream’ dance video, fansign event via ZEPETO app

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of “Ice Cream“, the highly anticipated collaboration between the popular K-pop girl group  BLACKPINK and international pop star Selena Gomez that was released on Aug. 28. BLACKPINK fans (more popularly known as BLINKS), however, were surprised when an “Ice Cream” dance performance video also came out after the music video.

This wasn’t the usual dance performance video K-pop fans are used to, however, but instead a virtual one created using the South Korean 3D avatar social network ZEPETO.

BLINKS were even more shocked when it turned out that the “Ice Cream” dance video included an avatar of Selena, dancing in all her animated glory with Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa.

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‘Ice Cream’ MV: BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez in your area

Today is "Ice Cream" D-Day, as BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez  served up the "Ice Cream" single and music video (MV) at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

Today is “Ice Cream” D-Day, as BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez  served up the “Ice Cream” single and music video (MV) at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

Anticipation for the collaboration between the popular K-pop girl group and international pop star reached a fever pitch with the release of the “Ice Cream” MV teaser, which was uploaded yesterday. The “Ice Cream” MV teaser has already generated more than almost 15 million views on YouTube as of this writing.

Watch the “Ice Cream” MV now and enjoy this sweet collaboration between BLACKPINK and Gomez.

“Ice Cream” is the second single from BLACKPINK’s upcoming first studio album in South Korea, after “How You Like That“. The K-pop girl group’s debut Korean album, BLACKPINK: The Album, will come out on Oct. 2.

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‘Ice Cream’: BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez MV teaser out

"Ice Cream" is the highly anticipated collaboration between BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez.

Popular K-pop girl group BLACKPINK and international pop star Selena Gomez released this morning the teaser for the music video of their highly anticipated collaboration,”Ice Cream”.

“Ice Cream” is the second single from BLACKPINK’s upcoming first studio album in South Korea, after “How You Like That“.

The “Ice Cream” song and music video will come out tomorrow, Aug. 28, at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

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IZ*ONE to tap AR, XR for Sept. 13 online concert

IZ*ONE, the 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group, will hold an online concert called “Oneiric Theater” on Sept. 13.

IZ*ONE, the 12-member South Korean-Japanese girl group, will hold an online concert called “Oneiric Theater” on Sept. 13 at 5 PM Korea Time (4 PM Philippine Time).

According to a report from Soompi, the IZ*ONE online concert will make use of AR (augmented reality) and XR (extended reality) to deliver a unique virtual experience.

The name of the online concert alludes to the girl group’s comeback mini-album “Oneiric Diary”. Released on June 15, “Oneiric Diary” features eight tracks, including the lead single “Secret Story of the Swan”.

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BLACKPINK music video sets 5 Guinness World Records

The BLACKPINK music video for their comeback single "How You Like That" has enabled the popular Kpop girl group to set multiple new Guinness World Records titles.

The BLACKPINK music video for their comeback single “How You Like That” has enabled the popular Kpop girl group to set multiple new Guinness World Records titles.

Guinness World Records said the BLACKPINK music video generated 86.3 million views in the first day of release. With this, “How You Like That” has achieved new records for:

  • Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours
  • Most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours
  • Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group

“All three records surpass previous record holder BTS — who, together with US singer Halsey previously achieved these three record titles with the video for ‘Boy With Luv’ in April 2019.”

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‘How You Like That’: BLACKPINK beats BTS on YouTube

"How You Like That" surpassed 100 million views on YouTube in record time.

Guess who dethroned BTS? BLACKPINK’s music video for its highly-anticipated comeback single “How You Like That” has set a new YouTube record for 24-hour views.

“The K-pop powerhouse group’s dynamic new single had 82.4 million views in the first 24 hours of release on YouTube, and was the No. 1 trending video on the platform. The view count handily topped the previous record-holders: BTS’ ‘Boy With Luv’ featuring Halsey, which amassed 74.6 million views in the initial one-day period in April 2019, per YouTube.”

Not only did BLACKPINK beat BTS for this record. The Kpop girl group composed of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa also surpassed 100 million views in record time. “How You Like That” reached the milestone in one day, eight hours, and 22 minutes, according to the Soompi article.

“The previous record for the fastest Korean group music video to hit 100 million views was held by BTS’s ‘Boy With Luv,’ which took one day, 13 hours, and 38 minutes to achieve the feat.”

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BLACKPINK ‘How You Like That’ music video is out

Today, June 26, is "How You Like That" day for Blinks -- the loyal fans of the popular South Korean girl group BLACKPINK.

Today, June 26, is “How You Like That” day for Blinks — the loyal fans of the popular South Korean girl group BLACKPINK. As befits true Kpop royalty, YG Entertainment has teased the comback single in a daily countdown prior to today’s launch at 6 PM Korea Time (5 PM Philippine Time).

Update: Watch the “How You Like That” music video now.

The Kpop group has been dominating social media, YouTube, and other digital platforms with their “How You Like That” campaign. This morning, they unveiled their “How You Like That” D-Day poster. They have also scheduled a live global press conference at 2 PM Korea Time (1 PM Philippine Time).

“How You Like That” is the highly anticipated comeback track from the Kpop group, which consists of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. It is the first single from their upcoming album that will be released in September. Apart from releasing the song and music video, BLACKPINK will also guest on the June 26 episode of NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to perform “How You Like That” for the first time.