Hello Asia! Weekly News Round-Up (13.05.18)

A brand new week is about to begin! To keep you up-to-date, we have got your weekly news round-up, giving you a snapshot of some of the biggest stories of the week! 

BLACKPINK Reach 3 Million Likes for ‘As If It’s Your Last’

BLACKPINK broke another record this week, with their MV for ‘As If It’s Your Last’ garnering over 3 Million likes on YouTube – the first for a female K-Pop group to reach this staggering milestone.

Moreover, the same MV is just shy of hitting 300 Million Views, too – keep streaming BLINKS!

BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby” Becomes Their 1st MV To Reach 350 Million Views

The YG YouTube milestones don’t stop there!

After just over six years, the music video for BIGBANG’s iconic hit ‘Fantastic Baby’ surpassed 350 Million Views on the 10th of May, becoming the third K-Pop Group MV to achieve this tremendous milestone. Boomshakalaka!

CL’s Comeback Teased by Scooter Braun

In a video published to CL’s Instagram account, Scooter Braun addressed CL’s 6.9 million followers with the promise that after a lot of hard work, new tracks were finally ready to be released. While not definitively giving a date, he did tease that they were “coming soon”.

BTS Goes 3x Platinum in Japan

After recording over 250,000 album sales for ‘Face Yourself’, BTS have once again been certified platinum in Japan! In late 2017, BTS previously set a new record as the only foreign artist to go double platinum with a single release with ‘MIC Drop/DNA/Crystal Snow’.

Wanna One and Marvel to Collaborate?

It has been reported that Wanna One will be working with Lee Ji-Hyung, art director for the Marvel-Netmarble mobile game ‘Marvel Future Fight’. While any specific details, including date of the release, have not been detailed, Wanna One’s Agency confirmed that they are working on a “character collaboration”.

BTS Release Comeback Trailer and Concept Photos Ahead of ‘Love Yourself: Tear’

Earlier this week, Big Hit Entertainment released the highly anticipated comeback trailer for BTS’ ‘Love Yourself: Tear’, with V featuring independently on the seductively mellow solo-track ‘Singularity’. If excitement for the impending full-length album had not reached feverish heights already, the subsequent release of four different versions of concept images amassed waves of immense hysteria, with each drop trending worldwide on twitter.

BTS will be making their comeback on May 18!