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K-Pop Weekly Roundup: IVE and BIGBANG Dominate the Charts, Jisoo Makes a Stunning Solo Debut

The first week of April was a busy and exciting one for K-Pop fans, as some of the most anticipated releases and comebacks hit the music scene. From rookie sensations to veteran legends, here are some of the highlights of the week in K-Pop.

IVE Tops the Billboard K-Pop 100 Chart for the Second Week


IVE, the new girl group from Starship Entertainment, has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the K-Pop industry. The six-member group, composed of Wonyoung, Yujin, Liz, Eunbi, Rayoon, and Dahye, made their official debut on December 1st, 2021 with their first mini album 12:IVE. The title track Love Dive is a catchy and upbeat song that showcases the group’s vocal and dance skills, as well as their fresh and youthful charm.

The song has been a huge hit among fans and critics alike, earning them several music show wins and breaking records for the most views and likes for a debut music video on YouTube. The song also topped the Billboard K-Pop 100 chart for two consecutive weeks, beating out some of the biggest names in the industry. According to Billboard, the chart ranks the most popular songs in South Korea based on streaming, sales, and radio airplay data.

IVE has also received praise and support from their seniors and labelmates, such as MONSTA X, WJSN, and CRAVITY. The group has expressed their gratitude and excitement for their successful debut, and promised to work hard and show more of their talents in the future.

BIGBANG Makes a Long-Awaited Comeback with Still Life


BIGBANG, one of the most influential and legendary groups in K-Pop history, has finally made their comeback after nearly five years of hiatus. The four-member group, consisting of G-Dragon, Taeyang, Daesung, and T.O.P., released their new single album Still Life on April 1st, 2022. The title track Still Life is a mid-tempo ballad that reflects on the group’s journey and hardships, as well as their gratitude and love for their fans.

The song has been met with overwhelming positive response from fans and critics alike, who praised the group’s emotional and mature vocals, as well as their sincere and heartfelt lyrics. The song also debuted at number two on the Billboard K-Pop 100 chart, only behind IVE’s Love Dive. The song also topped various domestic and international charts, such as Melon, Genie, iTunes, and Spotify.

BIGBANG has also released a special documentary film titled Flower Road, which chronicles the group’s 15-year career and their personal stories. The film features interviews with the members and their close friends and colleagues, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of their comeback preparations. The film also reveals some of the challenges and controversies that the group faced over the years, such as military enlistment, scandals, lawsuits, and member departures.

BIGBANG has also announced that they will hold a series of online concerts titled BIGBANG: THE SHOW, which will be streamed live on YouTube on April 10th, 17th, and 24th. The concerts will feature the group’s new songs as well as their classic hits. The group has also hinted that they are working on more new music to be released later this year.

Jisoo Makes a Stunning Solo Debut with Flower


Jisoo, one of the members of BLACKPINK, one of the most popular and successful girl groups in K-Pop history, has finally made her solo debut with her first single album Flower on April 5th, 2022. The title track Flower is a pop-rock song that showcases Jisoo’s powerful vocals and charisma. The song is about expressing one’s true self and blooming like a flower in any situation.

The song has been a huge hit among fans and critics alike, who praised Jisoo’s vocal improvement and versatility, as well as her stunning visuals and performance. The song also broke several records for a solo debut, such as the most views and likes for a debut music video on YouTube, the most streams for a debut song on Spotify, and the highest-charting debut song on Billboard Hot 100.

Jisoo has also received support and congratulations from her fellow BLACKPINK members, as well as other celebrities and friends, such as Rosé who sent her a flower bouquet and a handwritten letter, Jennie who posted a supportive message and a selfie with Jisoo on Instagram, Lisa who shared a video of her dancing to Flower on TikTok, and Chaeyoung of TWICE who commented “You’re amazing” on Jisoo’s Instagram post. Jisoo has also expressed her gratitude and happiness for her solo debut, and thanked her fans and staff for their love and support.


The first week of April was a memorable one for K-Pop fans, as they witnessed some of the best releases and comebacks from some of their favorite artists. From IVE’s impressive debut to BIGBANG’s emotional comeback to Jisoo’s stunning solo debut, there was something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate. K-Pop continues to grow and evolve as a global phenomenon, and fans can look forward to more exciting and diverse music from their beloved idols in the future.


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