[Weekly Digest: May 9-15] TXT makes comeback… Details of BTS’s new album revealed

연합뉴스 / 2022-05-15 07:00:32
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by Ra Hwak Jin / An Hayeon

▲In this photo provided by Big Hit Music, K-pop boy group Tomorrow X Together poses for the camera during a press conference in Seoul on May 9, 2022, for its fourth EP "minisode 2: Thursday's Child." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

◇ TXT released 4th mini album 'minisode 2: Thursday's Child'

Dropping its fourth EP, "minisode 2: Thursday's Child" on Monday, rising K-pop boy group Tomorrow X Together (TXT) went for an intense and dark concept that has not been seen in its discography.


The EP, the band's first release in nine months, consists of five songs of various genres that tell the story of a naive boy who grows up after experiencing love and breakup.

The album topped the iTunes “Top Album” chart in 43 countries worldwide, according to the agency Big Hit Music on Tuesday.

The album topped the Worldwide iTunes “Top Album” Chart. 


Moreover, it also ranked No. 1 in 43 countries, including England, Japan, and Brazil, and No. 2 in the United States and Canada.

The new album of the group continued on to sell 1.07 million copies within two days of its release.

TXT has become a million seller for the first time in three years since their debut in March of 2019.


▲ This photo, provided by Big Hit Music, shows BTS' 'Proof' album tracklist for the second CD. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

◇ Details of BTS’s new album 'Proof' is revealed

The tracklist of the three CDs of BTS’s upcoming album “Proof,” which will drop next month, have been revealed.

The upcoming anthology album “Proof” consists of three CDs that embody the history of BTS that has been active for nine years since the group’s debut.

The first CD mainly consists of the title songs, including “Born Singer,” an adaptation of the hip hop musician J. Cole’s “Born Sinner,” a track that expresses the feelings of BTS after a month of their debut. 

The second CD contains songs of the unit groups and solo songs of the BTS members, including “Run BTS,” “Intro : Persona,” “Stay,” “Moon” and “Euphoria,” which were either sung by each of seven members or altogether.  

The last third CD is under the theme of “special gift” that can be kept by both BTS and its fans.

It contains a total of 14 tracks, including the songs that the group worked on but were not included in the album, demo version of songs, and “fan songs,” which depict the messages for the fans.

Among them, the songs “Young Love” and “Quotation Mark” were produced earlier but will be dropped for the first time next month.
▲ This image captured from South Korean singer-rapper Psy's Twitter celebrates his new song's entry into Billboard Hot 100 at No. 80. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

◇ Psy returns to Billboard Hot 100 after 7 years with 'That That'

South Korean singer-rapper Psy has put his name onto Billboard's main singles chart for "That That," his collaborative tune with Suga of K-pop supergroup BTS, the U.S. music magazine said Tuesday.

The main track from Psy's ninth full-length album "Psy 9th" debuted at No. 80 on this week's Hot 100 songs chart, Billboard said on Twitter.

The album was the first release from the singer in five years.

The Hot 100 ranks the most popular songs of the week in the U.S., measured by streaming, radio airplay and sales data.

"That That" also ranked high on the Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts -- at No. 2 and No. 5, respectively. 

The body-twisting Latin-infused song has drawn attention from global K-pop fans for being a collaborative single with Suga.

The BTS rapper participated in producing, writing lyrics, composing and arranging the song.



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