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[V Report] A look back at 2018 on V Live - Part 2

  • Published : Jan 1, 2019 - 11:58
  • Updated : Jan 1, 2019 - 11:58

Broadcast dates: Throughout 2018
Starring: Wanna One, Twice, GOT7, NCT, Seventeen

The editors of V Live, a livestreaming platform loved by many Korean stars and celebrities, created a video series highlighting 10 celebrities’ most-watched broadcasts of 2018.

The second batch of five videos, each about seven minutes long, was released Monday. It featured K-pop acts GOT7, NCT, Seventeen, Twice and Wanna One. Earlier on Sunday, highlights videos of BTS, EXO, Black Pink and IZ*One and actress Park Bo-young were released.

Wanna One

The K-pop boy band, formed of 11 finalists of the survival competition Produce 101 Season 2, officially disbanded Monday after its 1 1/2-year run as a project group.

Throughout 2018, the act had actively communicated with fans via V Live.

Their highlight videos, released Monday, capture individual personalities of members shown in solo broadcasts as well as group videos.

It kicks off with a group broadcast aired in June after their concerts in Seoul.

(Naver's V Live)

In one of broadcasts featured in the highlights clip, Seongwoo calls up Jaehwan to bring him his guitar and Jaehwan turned up with the guitar in a shower robe.

In another, Sungwoon rings every member while waiting for a dinner to arrive, and invites two of them -- Woojin and Jihoon -- to his hotel room.

(Naver's V Live)

Watch Wanna One’s highlights video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/106935?channelCode=DCD44B


Twice’s highlights clip starts with a hilarious video of Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu putting makeup on each other’s faces.

The three ended up looking silly with gigantic lips and panda eyes.

Tzuyu even had the word “Once,” the name of the act’s fan club, written on her forehead.

(Naver's V Live)

Jihyo and Jeongyeon, in another broadcast featured, jokingly said that they would reveal an ugly photograph of Jihyo if Twice ranks No. 3 on the real-time search results.

The livestream captured the moment of a sheer surprise of the two, as Nayeon suddenly called and asked what they were up to.

“What did you do? Twice is in the real-time search rankings now.”

In the end, Jihyo had to release some photos. She said, “I am a strong woman. I don’t care.”

(Naver's V Live)

Watch Twice’s highlights video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/106933.


GOT7 showed off strong bonds amongst bandmates in their V Live broadcasts.

In an anecdote showcasing their close friendship, bandmates suspect who has just farted.

(Naver's V Live)

The highlights video includes moments from the act’s livestream from an indoor pool as well as their “Lie V” broadcast. Live V is a V Live’s original show which celebrities hold while living in bed.

(Naver's V Live)

Watch GOT7’s highlights video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/106908.


The highlights video of NCT kicks off with a rare broadcast with all of its 18 members.

In the livestream, titled “Come NCTizens. We’re all united here” and aired in July, members debate whether they should introduce themselves one by one.

(Naver's V Live)

The highlights clip also includes members -- not all of them -- playing the role-playing game Mafia.

(Naver's V Live)

Created by S.M. Entertainment, the boy band is divided into multiple subunits such as NCT Dream and NCT 127 and the units run their own activities and V Live channels, while maintaining membership to the broader NCT group.

Watch NCT’s highlights video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/106915.


Another big boy band in terms of head count, Seventeen has been active on V Live in 2018.

Its highlights video features a crazy karaoke party of three members Hosh, DK and Seungkwan, aired in June, as well as a special V Live the entire group aired in July, a day before their release of the 5th mini album “You Make My Day.”

(Naver's V Live)

Watch Seventeen’s highlights video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/106932?channelCode=F99B3.

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv.

By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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