2016 debuts

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This boy right here deserves the best in his life. He deserves so much happiness and love. He is so talented and he has a wonderful voice, he doesn’t “always growl” he has a very soothing and relaxing voice that has to be appreciated every day in life. He is also very talented in acting and he’s officially becoming an actor tomorrow with the first episode of his debut drama; Hwarang. He is also very gentle and caring. He loves all of the fans and members so much. His family is everything to him. He is so precious and always smiles for us. He is an angel.

Fandometrics In Depth: Stranger Things 2 Edition

Chances are your dashboard has become an endless scroll of Stranger Things 2 posts. In celebration of the show’s second season, we’re here to break down all your faves with none of the spoilers. Whether you’ve finished the second season or not, this post is safe for you to read.

In the seven days since Stranger Things 2 was added to Netflix, it became the most searched and most liked tag on all of Tumblr. It had 63% more total engagements (searches, original posts, reblogs, and likes) than its timely counterpart, #halloween

The show’s popularity has grown considerably since the first season’s 2016 debut. Compared to the seven days following the July 2016 release, season two had 804% more searches, 1020% more original posts, 2,428% more reblogs, and a whopping 5,362% more likes.

Top residents of Hawkins, Indiana

In season 2, Steve Harrington made a promise to Nancy and, inadvertently, a promise to all of us. His Babysitter of the Year award comes in the form of being the most popular character so far. He had the most total engagements of any character on the series.

  1. Steve Harrington | 17.61%
  2. Mike Wheeler | 15.50%
  3. Eleven | 15.15%
  4. Dustin Henderson | 10.24%
  5. Will Byers | 8.97%
  6. Lucas Sinclair | 7.56%
  7. Jim Hopper | 7.01%
  8. Nancy Wheeler | 6.48%
  9. Jonathan Byers | 5.84%
  10. Joyce Byers | 4.97

Originally posted by mikkeljensen

The actors who play them

Coming off of his It hype-train, Finn Wolfhard was the most engaged actor with almost 25% of the conversation. Joe Keery only came in at No. 3. Guess no one’s seen his Nintendo commercial, huh?

  1. Finn Wolfhard | 24.59%
  2. Millie Bobby Brown | 14.84%
  3. Joe Keery | 12.70%
  4. Gaten Matarazzo | 8.44%
  5. Noah Schnapp | 8.37%
  6. Caleb McLaughlin | 7.62%
  7. Winona Ryder | 7.49%
  8. Natalia Dyer | 5.57%
  9. Charlie Heaton | 5.23%
  10. David Harbour | 5.16%

Originally posted by bitchardtozier

More than just friends

Mileven, last season’s canon ship, dominates this list with over half of the ship-related engagements. It also had more original posts, reblogs, and likes than all the other ships on the list combined. Here’s how it all pans out:

  1. Mileven (Mike Wheeler x Eleven) | 55.75%
  2. Jancy (Jonathan Byers x Nancy Wheeler) | 24.92%
  3. Jopper (Joyce Byers x Jim Hopper) | 9.36%
  4. Byeler (Will Byers x Mike Wheeler) | 5.99%
  5. Lumax (Lucas Sinclair x Max) | 3.98%

Originally posted by dailystrangerthings

Stay strange, Tumblr

To continue your deep dive into The Upside Down, here are a few Tumblrs to add to your dash:

Keep watching. Keep blogging. And please, don’t forget to tag your spoilers.

Favorite little Got7 things:
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SEVENTEEN x aesthetic- hair shop

photo credits: [xviisual] | [mint breeze] | [hoonadotcom]

SM CEO had a presentation today in Hong Kong in a private event for investors and they explained the NCT concept and you can see NCT 127(Debut in 2016), NCT China(Plan to debut in 2018),NCT Thailand(Plan to debut in 2018),NCT South East Asia,NCT Japan and NCT South America.

I’m shaking my nose is running they are planning to debut NCT Thailand this year and NCT South America in the future im dizzy i need a hug and wine oh gosh

Average ages of kpop boy groups at their debut

The ages include all members of the groups at the time of debut, not just current members | No groups that debuted 2016-present are included

  • Day6 - September 7 2015 - 21.8
  • Winner - August 17 2014 - 21.6
  • Monsta X - May 15 2015 - 21.3
  • Hotshot - October 31 2014 - 21
  • Super Junior - November 6 2005 - 20.1
  • Exo - April 8 2012 - 20 
  • Vixx - May 24 2012 - 19.8
  • Beast (now Highlight) - October 14 2009 - 19.6
  • BtoB - March 21 2012 - 19.6
  • Infinite - June 9 2010 - 19.6
  • Block B - April 13 2011 - 19.4
  • iKon - September 15 2015 - 19.4
  • BAP - January 26 2012 - 18.7
  • BTS - June 12 2013 - 18.5
  • Got7 - January 16 2014 - 18.5
  • Seventeen - May 26 2015 - 18.4
  • Big Bang - August 19 2006 - 17.6
  • Boyfriend - May 26 2011 - 17.6
  • NU’EST - March 15 2012 - 17
  • Shinee - May 26 2008 - 16.9
1 year of Lemonade

Best reviewed album of 2016
Highest metacritic score of 2016 (92)
Biggest female debut of 2016
2nd most acclaimed album in history
Rolling Stone’s Best Album of the Year
Formations is Rolling Stone’s Best Song of the Year
Formation is Time Magazine’s Best song of the Year
First artist to reach No.1 position with her first six studio album
First female artist to chart 12 or more songs on the Hot 100 at the same time
Every single from Lemonade has been in the top 30 of iTunes worldwide at least once
Formation has become the most awarded song in history, surpassing Michael Jackson’s thriller
Formation is Beyoncé’s most awarded song
Formation is the most awarded song of 2016
Lemonade is the most awarded album of 2016
8 Video Music Awards (11 nominations)
4 Emmy nominations
5 BET Awards
4 Soul Train Awards including Album of the Year
1 AICE Award
1 American Music Award
1 Clio Awards
1 Video Music Awards Japan
1 Teens Choice Award
1 UK Video Music Award
1 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
2 Kinsale Shark Awards
5 NAACP Image Awards
1 Peabody award
2 Grammy Awards, 9 Nominations
Lemonade sold more than 1 million copies in 2 weeks
Beyoncé is the first female artist to receive a 5 star review by Rolling Stones
Lemonade is the first album by a female artist to garner 100 million streams in the US in one week
Lemonade sold 663,000 copies in the first week
The Formation World Tour is the highest grossing tour of 2016
100% sold out stadium tour
Formation was the most-mentioned song on Instagram
Sorry was the 14th most-mentioned song on Instagram
Lemonade was the most talked about album on Tumblr

and the list goes on…

Can Conscious K-Pop Cross Over? BTS & BigHit Entertainment CEO ‘Hitman’ Bang on Taking America

On April 2, BTS played the fifth and final date of a sold-out U.S. arena run, performing to the shrieking fans who helped the group’s second full-length album, Wings, become the first K-pop project to crack the top 40 of the Billboard 200 in 2016. Since debuting in 2013, the seven-piece boy band has become a commercial behemoth in its native South Korea while continuing to make inroads within American pop culture. “Change,” an English-language hip-hop collaboration between BTS member Rap Monster and U.S. star Wale, was released three days before the kickoff of the stateside run.

“Change” touches on topics like voting rights and online harassment, while some of BTS’ biggest hits have addressed mental health. “Worldwide, our young generation shares the same issues socially and politically,” says BTS member Suga. Although K-pop music generally steers away from controversy, Rap Monster says that remaining outspoken “is important to us. And the bigger the voice we get, the more powerful our words become.”

A new BTS album is already underway and more U.S. dates might be on the way later this year. Bang Si Hyuk, the CEO and Executive Producer of label/management agency BigHit Entertainment who is better known as “Hitman” Bang, hints at “special features” designed for international listeners but thinks BTS will continue playing to its base.

“I’m not a believer in releasing full English songs to the U.S. market, like many K-pop artists have,” Bang tells Billboard in his first-ever interview with American press. “We must focus on what we do best as K-pop artists and producers and maybe add some special features to which international or U.S. music fans can feel attached. That is the best way for me to put K-pop into the mainstream U.S. music market and, in that regard, BTS will participate and perform in a way that is not much different from what they have been doing in the last three years. We’re adjusting and improving the way we do shows on the tour to meet the international or global level and expectations so that anyone, regardless of their culture and background, can enjoy BTS music and performances.”

Bang is sure to add that the group will be “very active and responsive in releasing new songs that would come out of collaborations with international artists, like 'Change.’” And, looking ahead, both the CEO and band see their most recent accomplishments as inspiration to achieve even more in the future.

“I’m so excited and thrilled at the response to the U.S. tour,” Bang says. “It’s still overwhelming and unbelievable at some point. I even further feel responsible for producing better music and production for fans around the world and I’d definitely think harder on what makes fans enthusiastic and passionate about BTS music and the band.” Meanwhile, the ambition within the group is perhaps best felt when member V winks that the group has “grander goals”; as if arena shows are just the beginning of what he and his band mates plan to accomplish around the world.

Below read on for an extended interview with BTS held before the tour kicked off. All member answers are taken via a translator except for Rap Monster.

With five arena shows, this tour is so huge and I think the main reason for that and why you guys are doing so well in America is because you sing about personal topics. Why is that so important to talk about in your music?

​Suga: Worldwide, our young generation shares the same issues socially and politically. I think that young people feel the same way about similar issues and BTS wants to cheer them up with our songs and talk about our feelings and social issues.

Rap Monster: These topics, like you said, they’re important, right? They should be told by someone. Someone should talk about it. And if someone should talk about it, then it feels like we have to talk about it. It’s very much an honor that we get power and attention from our fans them when we use our voices more. It’s important to us and the bigger the voice that we get, the more powerful that our words become.

These topics – loneliness, mental health, bullying – you don’t hear about in K-pop or even Korean culture much. Or, really, in American pop music either. Have you ever worried it might get a negative or opposite response?

​Suga: There are people who think negatively and there have been people who react negatively towards BTS’ music. But I think it’s way more important to make music with those issues because I think it’s important to encourage people to fight for those issues and, through the music, have a resolution for those issues. But I’m going to continue to talk about those issues through the music anyway. [Laughs]

Do you think K-pop needs to get more personal to gain a wider audience? Would you like to see that more in future?

Rap Monster: We still need some party songs, we still need some light love songs. I love to listen to them and feel the vibe from that. Everyone has their luggage and their shadows, but it’s up to everyone’s own [devices]. But we’re us. I think if we talk about it and if it gets more voice and attention, then maybe there are a lot of people in the world that accept us start to talk about those issues. I think that’s the change.

I thought “Spring Day” was a really big musical moment for you guys. Not only did it do really well on the charts, but this time you were showing a progression in thinking and a message of hope. The idea of recovering and winter moving to spring. Was that a conscious decision?

Rap Monster: It’s just like what you said, that was one step further. We’re always talking about the crises, the sorrows and youth’s feelings of getting lost. In many [television] programs, when we’d introduce our new album, I’d always talk about the word “recovery.” Like you said, it’s all about the recovery. Winter going to spring. The middle of the winter going to the spring. You got that.

​Suga: In addition to being what we are as BTS, we wanted to bring some changes and we actually wanted to evolve as a group. We wanted to show our many colors, but we still want to console others and give hope to others.

Something that was unique was all the solo songs on the Wings album. You’ve done mixtapes, but instead of full-fledged solo or unit releases, you got to show your different sides of yourselves. Why was that necessary?

Jin: The solo tracks were important because it was personal, an individual story and it was represented in the way that we are good at it. We worked a lot on each track and that’s why it was important to each of us.

Rap Monster: When I get questions about why is K-pop is so popular; I always tell them K-pop is like a great mix of music, videos, visuals, choreography, social media and real-life contents. Making the solo tracks on the album was quite a venture, but it’s connected to the concept. Like, when you watch the “I Need U” video, everyone has their own crises and characters. It’s kind of connected to our real personalities and characters, but the solo songs have their own characters and personalities. It’s all connected. It’s a mixture and that’s why people get interested in the concepts.

Speaking of solo songs, “Change” recently came out. Rap Monster, you and Wale are talking about different-but-similar issues when South Korea and America are both having interesting political times. Did you guys have a chance to discuss your different viewpoints?

Rap Monster: We didn’t have the time to get into it deeply, but I’m always watching the news about Trump and America; I always watch. When he first suggested a collaboration, I was like, “What should we do?” We could just do you know, a common hip-hop song, but I wanted to do a little more special. We have our political situation in Korea and the students are very angry. So, I think, if we talked about what’s going on, then we’ll have a real special collaboration. I think my guess was right and it became special.

Do you see or feel your influence among other groups in the industry?

​Jungkook: When we debuted back in 2013, we were influenced by our sunbaenim [Korean word for “senior”]. Over the years, as we watched other younger groups, we know they talk about us, they cover us and they follow us. I think they’re saying in interviews that they learned a lot from us and that makes us feel great. Being a sunbaenim, we want to be a good influence and be a better role model to other groups.

Last question, are you happy?

V: For now, we are very happy as we are, as a group, together. And I think we are happy because we are walking on the same path, walking the same direction. We wanted to get Daesang [Best of the Year award], but we have it already so our goal is to make great music, to share it with our fans.

Rap Monster: And a worldwide, stadium tour. That’s the goal.

V: We have grander goals.

© Jeff Benjamin @ Billboard

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HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY DANGEROUS WOMAN!

Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande’s third studio album, was released a year ago on May 20 2016. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, earning 175,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. It became her first number one album in the UK. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and has received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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Underrated KPOP Boy Groups; Songs From 2016! - (Listen)

There will be another playlist later this year because more groups are coming back and I missed a few to make this list shorter. If you want to make sure I have your fave groups just message me! (Only groups that had 2016 comebacks & or debuts, please)

Songs from 2015 Part 1 & 2 - (Listen) & (Listen)

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11 Reasons You Should Binge Pitch This Summer, Even Though It's Been Cancelled
Pitch had a very short 10 episode run which makes it perfect for a quick binge plus it is excellent. It may have been prematurely canceled but it is the best show that came out of 2016. Here are 11 re
By Sabrina23

stop sleepin on Pitch

2016 debuts that you probably know about

Boys:
Astro, KNK, NCT (U, 127, Dream), Pentagon, SF9, Victon

Girls:
Blackpink, Bulldok, I.O.I, Cosmic Girls (WJSN), Gugudan, I.B.I

Co-ed: K.A.R.D

2016 debuts that you may have missed

Boys:
AFOS, APL, AxisBD.I.P, GlabingoImfact, IMGL, I’M, INX, Kreatures, LookKing, Masc, Movning, The East Light, Voisper, Vromance, VX, Z:ON

Girls:
A.De, A.Some, Bloomy, BonusBabyCocosori, DICE, Dimepiece, Dorothy, Heymiss, Highteen, Holics, Jenyer, Mercury, MIXX, Momoland, MOXIE, NewA , O21, OhBliss, Red Sun, Sixth Sense, Sol-T, TemFive, Various, 2U, Cosmic Girl, Grace

Co-ed: Five Run Strike

(Please note that italics indicate that the group/artist has released multiple songs or has had a comeback since their debut. Check out their newer releases to see how they’ve improved! Also, keep in mind that the ‘groups you may have missed’ are from small companies that do not have the budget and experience of larger companies. They need fans’ support in order to grow and improve!)

PSA

NOT EVERY IDOL MAKES A FORTUNE. 

 NOT EVERY IDOL IS ABLE TO AFFORD MEAT AND THATS WHY THEY GET SO EXCITED WHEN SHOWS OFFER THEM MEAT AS A PRIZE.
NOT EVERY IDOL IS ABLE TO DO THINGS LIKE BUY THEIR PARENTS A NEW HOUSE.
NOT EVERY IDOL FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY IS ABLE TO AFFORD A FLIGHT BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY TO BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

IDOLS DONT LIVE THIS AMAZING GLAMOROUS LIFE.
THEY HAD TO WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF TO EVEN GET TO THE POINT OF BEING AN IDOL. THEY DIDNT JUST SHOW UP TO A COMPANY AND BE LIKE “IM HERE TO BE A STAR. DEBUT ME.”
THEY WENT THROUGH HOURS OF TRAINING EVERYDAY. WHETHER IT WAS LANGUAGE OR DANCE OR VOCAL OR SCHOOL IN GENERAL. SOME EVEN WORKED WHILE BEING A TRAINEE SO THEY COULD EAT.
IDOLS AND ACTORS AND ACTRESSES OFTEN TALK ABOUT HOW THEY WOULD EAT WHATEVER THEY COULD DURING THEIR TRAINING. SOME EVEN EATING VITAMINS UNTIL THEY HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. OTHERS ATE OUT OF TRASH CANS BECAUSE THEY HAD NO OTHER WAY OF GETTING FOOD.

THE TRAINING IS STRESSFUL AND WHEN YOU DEBUT IT GETS WORSE. YOUR SCHEDULE IS EVEN MORE PACKED BECAUSE YOULL HAVE TO START DOING INTERVIEWS AND VARIETY SHOWS ON TOP OF PRACTICING VOCALS AND DANCE.
JUST APPEARING ON A MUSIC SHOW LIKE MUSIC BANK OR INKIGAYO TAKES LIKE 11 HOURS BECAUSE THEY GET UP AT LIKE 5 AND DONT LEAVE UNTIL 9.

SO PLEASE DONT AUDITION FOR COMPANIES WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT YOU WILL MAKE BANK RIGHT OFF THE BAT.

GROUPS WHO MAKE BANK WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF TO BE ABLE TO MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND BE ABLE TO BUY THINGS FOR THEIR PARENTS AND FAMILY.

BIG BANG DID NOT MAKE MORE THAN MAROON 5 DID IN 2016 THE MINUTE THEY DEBUTED. THEY WORKED HARD TO GET THERE.

PLEASE JUST REMEMBER THAT IDOLS STRUGGLE TOO.

Happy 1-Year Premiere Anniversary, Loud House

Thank you Chris Savino, for your  genius in creating this show! The short originally aired in 2013, but made it’s debut in 2016 with shorts and an amazing series! And it’s only going to get better! <3

If it wasn’t for this show, I would still be in the ART BLOCK stage. And my creative mind as heightened again! And I made a few new friends on her, too doing what I love. Thank you again,  Loud crowd!

EDIT: Chris is fired and what he did was WRONG…however…I am grateful this show still exist. And must keep supporting this show.