According to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon is in talks with Mnet to produce a K-pop competition reality show entitled K-pop: The Search for the Next K-pop Superstar. It will be Amazons second idol-themed show after drama The Idolmaster Korea, which begins airing on the 28th on SBS Plus. There’s so much unknown about this newest endeavor, but from the premise it looks like rounding up some wannabe pop stars from the US and sending them to South Korea for a rude awakening and lots of drama. However, why is Amazon making this move?
On August 29, BTS officially announced that fans in North America (the United States and Canada) can pre-order the groups upcoming albums through Amazon. Fans will be able to pre-order albums and receive accompanying posters and goods without highly inflated prices and shipping rates.
A source from Big Hit Entertainment explained the reason for making the albums available via Amazon and said, We have consistently had requests regarding album sales in the United States. Thus [the albums] will be distributed via Amazon which is the largest online market in the United States. We prepared a way for North American fans to buy albums through official means.
BTS’s upcoming mini album quickly topped Amazon’s CDs Vinyl Best Sellers list in the United States after official pre-orders opened.
On August 29, BigHit Entertainment announced that fans in North America (the United States and Canada) would be able to pre-order BTS’s upcoming mini album “LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘Her’” via Amazon. This is the first time that a K-pop artists albums have been available officially for pre-order through Amazon in the United States. Notably, sales made through the official listing on Amazon will count towards music charts including Hanteo, Gaon, and Billboard.
BTS' upcoming album 'Love Yourself' is sweeping Amazon's album charts.
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The pre-orders of the new album has been taking first place on Amazon. 'Love Yourself' has quickly become a top seller and also managed to be #1 Amazon Best Sellers for 4 days in a row.
Not only that, 'Love Yourself' is #1 in Hot New Releases,
Netizens are expressing amazement and believe BTS really has the chance to go big in the Western market. Comments stated, "I can sense something big. I think they'll make it on to Billboard's main chart", "Wow, this is the first since Wonder Girls'', "Looks like BTS will really be achieving their dreams", ''That's crazy. BTS is unbeatable overseas", "Wow, I'm getting goosebumps", "Wow how far would they grow?"
Amazon shoppers were quite surprised to see a K-Pop group not only make it to the Best Seller's list but also sweeping the Amazon Album Charts!
As some could already expect, BTS are the boy group who continue to dominate the K-Pop scene. Their album 'Love Yourself,' which has yet to be released, has taken over Amazon and impressing netizens.
The boy's album was also seen placed at number 1 on the 'Hot Releases List' as well, which puts them at the number 1 spot on over 3 different lists. No other artist has had this achievement before as well. The boy group has also managed to be number 1 Amazon Best Sellersfor 4 days in a row now!