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[V Report] BTS teams up with Halsey

  • Published : Apr 8, 2019 - 13:04
  • Updated : Apr 8, 2019 - 13:55

Broadcast date: April 7-8
Starring: BTS, Stray Kids, IZ*ONE, Super Junior

BTS set social media abuzz with the first official teaser of the music video for upcoming single “Boy With Luv.” The appearance of American pop singer Halsey only added fuel to the explosive reaction.

(Naver's V Live)

In the clip of less than a minute, the Grammy-nominated performer can be seen closing a ticket booth for an old theater that bears the title of the boy band’s new album. She saunters away past the seven bandmates before they are seen on a stage flashing “Love.”

BTS returned to Korea in the morning after wrapping up a world tour that started in Seoul in August last year. The tour attracted some 250,000 fans, according to the group’s parent company.

The band is to release a new album titled “Map of the Soul: Persona” on Friday. The premiere of songs from the album will take place on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” and the group will begin touring worldwide to meet fans in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Sao Paolo, London, Paris and Osaka.

Watch the full clip at https://www.vlive.tv/video/122389.

Stray Kids’ Han shares bedtime story

Stray Kids’ Han read “Jack and the Beanstalk” as a bedtime story for fans in a solo segment via Naver’s V Live.

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“I asked you what you wanted me to do last time, and among the ideas that included singing songs, playing a guitar and writing lyrics together, this was the first I wanted to do,” said the performer.

Reading the classic story, changing his voice and adding comments between, Han was both playful and endearing throughout the video. “I remember reading this story when I was young. How did you like listening to it?” he asked after finishing the book.

Stray Kids released “Cle 1: Miroh” last month, landing at No. 3 on Billboard’s World Albums chart. The nine-member act debuted on the US music chart’s Artist 100, entering at No. 90 and becoming the 13th K-pop act to make it into the all-genre ranking.

Watch the full video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/122379.

IZ*ONE shows dance practice scene

IZ*ONE released a video showing the group practice dance moves for “Violeta,” lead single from second EP “Heart*IZ,” via Naver’s V Live.

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The 12-member girl group returned with the new EP on April 1 and the lead track, bearing a message for fans to recognize each and every one of them as precious for being themselves, fully demonstrates their delicate femininity.

The band was formed through TV competition “Produce 48” and is a joint group of three Japanese and nine Korean bandmates.

The new EP sold 132,000 in a week, according to the group’s parent company, breaking Twice’s record for initial sales among K-pop girl groups. The music video for “Violeta” logged over 10 million views on YouTube in three days and is now nearing 20 million. IZ*ONE will hold the group’s first concert in June.

Watch the video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/122383.

Super Junior duo floats teaser video

Super Junior’s Donghae and Eunhyuk, also known as subunit D&E, released a music video teaser for third EP “Danger.”

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Strong electro sounds added to the hip-hop base overwhelm the ears from the titular main track co-written by Donghae.

The duo has signaled a return with a series of still photographs shot in black and red to highlight their masculinity. They also taped a documentary shedding light on the chemistry between themselves going back to the beginning of the unit in 2011 that will be uploaded as a series.

The EP, a seven-track act that includes two songs from their Japanese full album “Style,” will be fully unveiled April 14 and begin sales the next day. D&E will hold the duo’s first concert in Korea next week, after selling 280,000 tickets over three Japan tours. Eunhyuk will be in charge of the staging, according to the parent company.

Watch the clip at https://www.vlive.tv/video/122257.

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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