[Weekly Digest: Apr. 18-24] BTS returns home after Las Vegas concerts…tvN’s drama 'Our Blues' receives favorable reviews

연합뉴스 / 2022-04-24 09:00:25
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by Ra Hwak Jin / Kim Sun Min
 

▲ This file photo shows BTS arriving at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, on April 19, 2022, wrapping up its four live concerts in Las Vegas. (Yonhap)

 


◇ BTS returns home after live concerts in Las Vegas

K-pop supergroup BTS returned home Tuesday after wrapping up live concerts in Las Vegas that drew about 620,000 fans.

Six members of the septet -- Jin, Jimin, V, J-Hope, Jungkook and Suga -- arrived at Incheon International Airport in Incheon in the early hours of the day, while leader RM did not travel with them as he is scheduled to stay longer in the U.S.

The singers in masks then silently walked out of the airport, occasionally waving to fans who had been waiting there since early in the morning.
 

▲ This file photo shows BTS arriving at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, on April 19, 2022, wrapping up its four live concerts in Las Vegas. (Yonhap)

 

While in Las Vegas, BTS took the stage at the 64th Grammy Awards as a performer and held four "Permission to Dance on Stage - Las Vegas" live concerts at the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium, while streaming the last one online to an even larger audience. The group was also nominated for best pop duo or group performance at the Grammys but left the ceremony empty-handed.

Big Hit Music, the group's management agency, said in a statement posted on Weverse that the K-pop giants will be back with a new album on June 10. 

 

The group also unveiled the schedule on the last day of its Las Vegas concerts on Saturday (U.S. time), showing the phrase "We Are Bulletproof" on the screen at the very end of the event, with the date "2022.6.10."
 

▲ This photo shows BTS posing for photographers during a red-carpet event of the 64th Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022. (Yonhap)

 

The scheduled release of a new album roughly coincides with the septet's ninth anniversary of its debut on June 13.

Although details of the new album have yet to be unveiled, industry insiders say it could be a new full-length album as the agency said last year that the forthcoming album will "open a new chapter" in the group's career.

 


▲ This photo, provided tvN, shows drama "Our Blues." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


◇ Drama ‘Our Blues’ receives favorable reviews…BTS’ Jimin·Ha Sung-woon to release collaborative soundtrack

tvN's new weekend drama "Our Blues," which was first aired on Apr. 9, has been drawing great attention by recording a viewer rating of 9.2 percent, which is on the verge of surpassing 10 percent.

"Our Blues,” a series in an omnibus format, drew sympathy by featuring characters with various stories while cheering for the happy and bitter lives of people enduing pain but never losing hope to get over the ups and downs of their lives.
 

▲ This photo, provided tvN, shows drama "Our Blues." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

The first four episodes of the drama portrayed two stories with the blue sea of Jeju Island in the background.

It has received favorable reviews that the strength of screenwriter Noh Hee-kyung, who created successful humane dramas including “It's Okay, That's Love” and “Live,” stood out once again.

The cast leading the story of each episode has also received attention.

S. Korean stars Lee Byung-hun, Go Doo-shim, Kim Hye-ja, Cha Seung-won, Shin Min-a, Kim Woo-bin, Uhm Jung-hwa, and Han Ji-min have appeared in the drama. The actors transform into the realistic characters in the work and tell stories of pain and hope that anyone experiences once in their lives.

 

▲ This photo, provided by HYBE, shows BTS' Jimin. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


K-pop superband BTS’ Jimin and solo artist Ha Sung-woon are set to release the collaborative soundtrack for the drama on Apr. 24 at 11 p.m(KST).

The production company Yamyam Entertainment said, “The sounds of Jimin’s unique vocals and Ha’s attracting voice highlighted the song and their great harmony made the song even more beautiful.”

 

 

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