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K-POP CONTENT MEDIA APP

theQoos Inc. has launched a data-based media service app platform that targets English reading K-Pop fans. Through aggregating K-Pop content, theQoos attempts to lock-in users and create communities among K-Pop fans. theQoos Inc. was established in February 2019 with a Seoul office established in April. The venture founders are composed of experienced members from Kakao, Samsung Electronics and, YG Entertainment USA. An investment by SK Group, South Korea’s third largest conglomerate, was completed earlier this year.

2019 has been yet another record-breaking year for K-Pop with BLACKPINK signing to Interscope/Universal Records and being the first K-Pop girl-group to perform at Coachella. BTS became the first Korean act to perform on “Saturday Night Live” and followed up with performances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Good Morning America” and “The Voice.” A new study by Hyundai Research Institute found that the boy band is worth more than $3.6 billion yearly to Korea’s economy. Both acts contributed to the “Hallyu” (or Korean wave) fanbase which is estimated to grow to 100 million fans by 2020 and leading the way for other acts globally such as Monsta X and NCT. In the first half of 2019, there were over 50 concerts taking place in North America and as STYLE put it, “K-Pop is now more popular and profitable in the West than ever before.”

With the increased interest in K-Pop globally, theQoos set out to build a roadway for content by gathering as many select English-written sources of K-Pop into one feed. The idea is that fans who have an enthusiastic passion for K-Pop are called “theQoos” and want to consume all of the content that exists out there without having to search or open multiple applications. These content sources include K-Pop news sites, reputable global news sites that cover K-Pop, artists’ official social media, and YouTube but also fan-made content such as reaction videos, and fancam footage. Since many K-Pop fans usually find their news through K-Pop sites, theQoos also gathers in-depth coverage from respected major media outlets so users can see content they might not normally come across. theQoos also gathers album and concert reviews from various lesser known sites/blogs that deserve to be read as well as fan-made content that are meant to entertain and be enjoyed.

In 2018 BTS was the most tweeted about account worldwide and a tweet featuring BTS member J-Hope participating in the #InMyFeelingsChallenge was the Most Liked Tweet worldwide last year with 1.8 million Likes. Since K-Pop thrives on Twitter, we also gather many official and non-official Twitter accounts into our feed.

Users are able to “Save,” “Like,” and “Share” content but also organize the feed based on their favorite artist(s). Artist pages also include discography and links to music videos. theQoos promises this release to be their minimal viable product and has already planned for many features including in-app commenting and a community section so that Users can have “real interaction”.

MISSION STATEMENT:

theQoos is dedicated to encouraging the growth and distribution of, English language, K-Pop content, and to provide this content to fans free of charge. We want to build a bridge between K-Pop fans across the world and the content that exists in the universe. As the fan community continues to grow, we want to create a platform for them to engage with each other in a genuine way. By promoting users to enter their real information into their profiles we believe that real commentary and real interaction will create a positive space for K-Pop.

By learning who our users are and what their interests are in, we will be able to understand this community like no one has before us. Imagine a world in which every English reading K-Pop fan can freely view and share K-Pop content & be part of a community – which they can take with them, everywhere. theQoos: We are your gateway to the K-Pop Universe.

Coachella 2019 Attractions

Coachella wrapped up last weekend and social media buzzed for 30 days, with more than 8.3 million mentions and 49.8 million engagements (likes, retweets, shares) focused on the music festival, according to international social media analytics firm Talkwalker

Influencer John Charles had two of the top trending Coachella articles on news and social over the last 30 days with 386,000 and 378,000 shares and likes, respectively, but a Vlog Squad video was number one with more than 431,000 shares and likes, Talkwalker reported.  The top three were:

Vlog Squad video – with alcohol, pool jumps and stupidity “HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS!! (BAD IDEA) (431.6K shares/likes)

• Influencer James Charles Coachella Makeup & Lookbook 2019 video (386K shares/likes)

• Infleuncer James Charles prank (378.2K shares/likes)

 

Top mentioned celebrities during Coachella 2019

The Korean girls-band Blackpink was mentioned 1.8M times and grossed 7.9M engagements in total, more than Beyone (due to her diet and film on Netflix) with 341K mentions and 2.4M engagements.

Celebrities Mentions

1

Beyoncé

306,897

2

Ariana Grande

222,996

3

James Charles (model)

216,748

4

J Balvin

141,166

5

Justin Bieber

108,699

6

Kid Cudi

50,653

7

Nicki Minaj

49,377

8

Selena Gomez

49,000

9

Kanye West

46,788

10

Jaden Smith

31,199

Top Hashtags

 

Hashtags Mentions

1

#Coachella

2,146,586

2

#BLACKPINK

971,595

3

#BLACKPINKxCoachella_D1

470,204

4

#LISA

237,650

5

#블랙핑크 (= Blackpink)

220,837

Official Coachella 2019 Sponsor mentions

Only video and music sponsors had real impact due to venue and event names. Beverage and beauty sponsors failed in creating momentum.

Coachella Sponsors Mentions

Youtube Music

11,336

Amazon

10,440

Uber

3,572

Calvin Klein

2,914

Postmates

2,838

Heineken

1,885

Square

1,658

HP

1,180

American Express

1,080

Pantene

780

Method

632

NYX

582

Bose

567

T-Mobile

371

BMW i

245

Cupcake Vineyards

213

Red Bull

199

Absolut

181

Google Pixel 3

146

Marriott Bonvoy

34

Made by Google

8

Peets Coffee

 

 

BLACKPINK RELEASE NEW SINGLE “KILL THIS LOVE” AND OFFICIAL VIDEO, OUT NOW!

THIS IS THE FIRST SINGLE OFF OF THEIR UPCOMING EP TITLED “KILL THIS LOVE” OUT TOMORROW ON YG ENTERTAINMENT/INTERSCOPE RECORDS

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

(Directed by Hyun Seung Seo)

STREAM HERE

BLACKPINK release their highly anticipatedKILL THIS LOVE EP today on YG Entertainment/Interscope Records.  Track listing for the five-song set is: “KILL THIS LOVE,” “Don’t Know What To Do,” “Kick It,” “Hope Not,” and “DDU-DU DDU-DU (Remix).”  KILL THIS LOVE EP is available now at all digital retailers. In addition, the official video for “KILL THIS LOVE”, directed by Hyun Seung Seo is out now, watch it HERE. Since its’ release yesterday, the single has shot up to #1 on iTunes in 35 countries with the video garnering over 26 million views on YouTube in less than 11 hours.

BLACKPINK are set to deliver a much-buzzed-about appearance as one of the top-billed acts at this year’s Coachella, making them the first K-pop girl group ever to grace the stage at the country’s premier music festival.  Following Coachella, BLACKPINK will embark on the North American leg of their world tour featuring sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hamilton, Newark, Atlanta and Fort Worth. Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016, BLACKPINK redefined the possibilities of K-pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their unstoppably catchy single “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the South Korean quartet shattered the record for the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-pop act, while its head-turning video surpassed 10 million views in just six hours and amassed 36.2 million views in one day. Discovered by YG Entertainment BLACKPINK is comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, LISA, and ROSÉ—four immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and burgeoning fashion icons.  Released in 2016 their debut “SQUARE ONE” quickly proved their crossover power. “SQUARE UP” was released in June 2018 release and shot to #40 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Several months after “SQUARE UP” hit the charts, YG Entertainment and Interscope Records announced a global partnership for BLACKPINK, paving the way for the group’s international breakthrough.  Their fast-growing following now includes 20 million YouTube subscribers, 16.5 million Instagram followers, and 9.71 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

BLACKPINK is the first K-pop girl group to perform a world tour with a live band. Through this, BLINKs (the fan club of BLACKPINK) around the world will be able to enjoy their rich music and all the spectacle that can only be experienced at YG concerts.

 

BLACKPINK World Tour in North America

Goldenvoice and Powerhouse proudly bring one of the hottest K-pop groups in the world, BLACKPINK, to North America for the first time as a part of the BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA presented by YG Entertainment.  

 

Tickets will go on-sale today, February 20, 2019 at 4pm locally for all shows. Limited VIP tickets with additional benefits will also be available. Fans who purchase tickets will also receive a download of BLACKPINK’s upcoming EP available this spring via Interscope Records.

 

More info at YG Entertainment’s Official BLACKPINK Tour Page here

 

BLACKPINK will perform six North American concerts in select cities– Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Newark, and Hamilton, Ontario Canada, in addition to their two appearances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this April.   

 

Last week during their first visit to the states, BLACKPINK made their US television debut on CBS’s ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and ‘Good Morning America’ on ABC. 

 

BLACKPINK 2019 World Tour

Goldenvoice and Powerhouse proudly bring one of the hottest K-pop groups in the world, BLACKPINK, to North America for the first time as a part of the BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA [IN YOUR AREA] presented by YG Entertainment. 

Tickets will go on-sale at 4pm locally on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Limited VIP tickets with additional benefits will also be available.  More info at YG Entertainment’s Official BLACKPINK Tour Page here.

BLACKPINK will perform six North American concerts, one each in Los Angeles, Chicago, 

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Newark, and Hamilton, Ontario Canada, in addition to their two appearances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this April.  

 Los Angeles           

The Forum                        April 17

Chicago                  

Allstate Arena                   April 24

Hamilton, Ontario   

FirstOntario Centre           April 27

Newark                   

Prudential Center              May 1

Atlanta                    

Infinite Energy Arena        May 5

Dallas/Ft. Worth      

Ft. Worth CC Arena          May 8

 On February 9th, BLACKPINK successfully performed at the Universal Music Group’s Grammy Artist Showcase in Los Angeles as the representative of Interscope Records.  The Grammy Artist Showcase of the Universal Music Group is held on the week of the Grammy Awards, the most recognized music awards ceremony in America.  In attendance were Universal Music Group’s Chariman/CEO Lucian Grainge (newly named #1 on Billboard’s Power 100 List), top music industry executives, as well as major national & international media outlets.  

Tonight, the group will perform on CBS’s ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and on Tuesday, February 12, they will perform on ‘Good Morning America’ on ABC. 

 

COACHELLA 2019

Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends set for April 12th  14th and April 19th 21st. Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande will headline both weekends. (Full lineup as of January 2nd below).
Passes for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival go on sale Friday, January 4 at 11 AM PT at coachella.com, while supplies last. All taxes, shipping and fees are included in listed pass prices.

Jennie From BLACKPINK Releases “Solo”

Produced by YG Entertainment’s  Teddy and 24, “SOLO” is the solo debut single from BLACKPINK member Jennie. The hip-hop, pop anthem was released today, November 12th, along with an accompanying video.  Watch the video for “SOLO” HERE. Aside from her work with   BLACKPINK, this solo debut track showcases Jennie’s maturity and independence as an artist. YG Entertainment recently announced that all BLACKPINK  members are preparing for their solo debuts. Rosé  will be the next to debut her solo effort.

Discovered by K-Pop superstar artist/producer Teddy Park and YG Entertainment (the multi-faceted South Korean entertainment company responsible for the breakout successes of Big Bang, PSY, and 2NE1, among many others ), BLACKPINK’s lineup includes Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rosé. The group made its debut in August 2016 with a massively popular pair of singles: “Boombayah” and “Whistle,” which debuted at #1 and #2 on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart. That November, BLACKPINK delivered their singles “Stay” and “Playing with Fire,” their second single to reach #1 on World Digital Songs. By the end of the year, BLACKPINK had landed at #2 on Billboard’s 10 Best New K-Pop Groups in 2016.

On June 15 of this year, BLACKPINK released their debut EP Square Up and premiered its lead single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.” The song shot to #55 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it history’s highest-charting debut by an all-female K-pop act.   The video for “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” surpassed 10 million views in just 6 hours and earned 36.2 million views in one day.  In August, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” appeared at #3 on YouTube’s Global Top 10 Songs of the Summer list, surpassing Drake’s “In My Feelings” and Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.”  The video currently has over 450,000,000 views on YouTube.  Square Up debuted at #40 on the Billboard 200, cementing it as the highest-charting release to date by an all-female K-pop group. Square Up also hit #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart.

Wengie

Wengie is a breakout beauty and lifestyle star, influencer and now singer, whose influence is growing at staggering numbers.

Watch Wengie’s new music video “Deja Vu at this link: https://youtu.be/mIinf4KygIk

Definitely a “One To Watch” Wengie’s last video Cake, already has over 6M views in a month of being out! She also just wrapped her successful summer US Tour Create Your Summer.

Recently having gained over 5M subscribers in less than a year—unprecedented growth for a YouTuber….—she’s proven to be in a league of her own. Currently garnering 11M+ subscribers on her YouTube Channel and over 15M+ across all social media platforms!

Wengie’s unique ability to deliver vibrant, informative, and highly-relatable content (including her wildly popular life “hacks” series) to a global audience—with signature quirk and humor—keeps her zealous ‘Wengiecorns’ wanting more. This unparalleled closeness and trust with her fans has cemented Wengie’s power as a leading content collaborator for both high-profile and emerging brands. Wengie has leveraged her prominence on YouTube to tackle other creative realms—she recorded her first music album in China. She is also the voice of the fourth “PowerPuff Girl” on the Cartoon Network.

Wengie aims to bring positivity and fun to music, and she does just that with this single.

Wengie has always loved pop music and R & B. For the majority of her life, Wengie has had multicultural musical taste, listening to mainly Jpop, Cpop and Kpop. She would learn lyrics to the songs having no idea what she was singing but still would be able to sing it by just memorizing it. Wengie’s main goal in music is to create fun music that is “east meets west” /Kpop-fused-with-American-pop, which is essentially all the things she loves.

Her musical influences include BLACKPINK, Hyuna, Arianna Grande and Taylor Swift.

Check her out on her socials:

YouTube: 12,397,934 -subscribershttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9PZYV5heAevh9vrsYmt1g

Instagram 1.6M followers – @wengie

Twitter 176K – @wengie

FaceBook: 255,105K likes – https://www.facebook.com/wwwengie/