top 100 songs of the year

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…

This is the first week in 33 years that there have been no women in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and so I turned the volume off on my phone and have just had it in my pocket all day streaming the Selena Gomez song that’s sitting at number 11 so nobody can say I didn’t do my part.

How I see kpop groups and their traits

Exo: referred to as gods by the future generation; they could release an album full of high pitched screaming and still would make the best selling kpop album; china line who?; we are 1 what?; korean members with chinese stage names; don’t let the satan near you; yehet, kkaebsong; give Sehun lines

Bts: from nowhere to everywhere; hyperactive kids making good music; kids with mental health issues doing vanalism; they look at you - you faint;  shit down, beach - bitch?, ikskjuz miii; zoo; give Jin lines

Ikon: B.I, Bobby and friends; favoritism by yg; “the next bigbang”, but yg seems to forget about them so does the crowd; being hyped up then ending up disappointed; capable of doing good music but refuses to; give chanwoo lines

Got7: no mvs in the future just videos of them dabbing; b side tracks always better than the titles; acrobatics until their neck breaks; not so creative fandom name; bamx2 is big; jaCSon, hard carry by Monsta x

Winner: searching for them - error404: nowhere to be found; somewhere in the yg building; Taehyun had enough shit, wants his own band, searching for members through tumblr; capable of being unique, yg aint letting them; let them break out   

Day6: now 5live, nope, day8, members: sungjin, wonpil, dowoon, youngk, jae, chicken little, brian, younghyun; the one who has a stage name but seems like everyone is forgetting about it; dancing king; hashtag king; let dowoon sing

Astro: too much sugar in my eyes i can’t see; too pure for you; won’t ever do other than cute concepts;  michael jackson; giant maknae; voice cracks for life; new generation of flower boys

Seventeen: too many; pledis has a thing for girly boys; pledis’ only income; leg breaking choreos; adore u remakes as title tracks; no dark concepts in the future; sebeuntin; carrots, mounteen; slipping here and there; dino nugu aegi; thughao, 10:10; divaboo; noone looks like suga; jeongcheol, meanie; give china line lines

Vixx: concept kings but kinda ran out of concepts; oldschool kpop feel; from vixx ravi to solo ravi - full upgrade; one of the prettiest fandom names; endless leader bullying; serial killer; let the maknae line sing

Shinee: going strong since 2008; people seem to pay less attention to them; taemin upgraded; weird fashion taste - key; cola cola; don’t sleep on them

Infinite: dope intros - give you chills; old kpop sound, unique sound; scorpion dance, live singing + synchronized choreos; dinosaur who’s laugh can be heard without a mic; endless leader and maknae bullying; saved woollim; give sungyeol and sungjong lines

Monsta x: future strippers; stuck between hiphop and sexy concepts; wtf is going on here mvs, gay mvs; cringiest fandom name; weird noises by the rapper; damn daniel; how to learn hungarian by changkyun; abs, memes; ten years later: waiting for their first win; mosta x, moista x, monster x;  give hyungwon lines; 

Bigbang: legends; noone can dance, too lazy to dance; fashionistas; min hyorin; yg = bigbang

B.a.p: started to rise - shit happened - nobody cares about them anymore; getting killed or killing others in mvs; unappreciated dancers and rappers; high notes for life; actual meaningful lyrics

Block b: zico and the boys; biggest weirdos of them all; no friendship just business; give jaehyo lines

Nct: taeyong and the boys; pouring salt at the wounds; mess of a noise music; rotating as much that i can already see the tornado; dozens of units; horrible fashion; unnecessary ps; damn hoverboard skills; great vocals being hidden; johnny somehow managed to get out; let hansol free; give lines to everyone

Pentagon: putting them through an unnecessary scripted survival show to make people foget about some disbanded groups (4minute); sm and yg let some gems slip out from their hands, at least they are not in the dungeon; giants and dwarfs; ugly crying; lame jokes; ultrasound screams; nudity; wooyu; yutoda; give shinwon lines

Btob: being forgotten by cube; weird, extra; slowly turning into a ballad group; is minhyuk a rapper?; give peniel lines

Beast: what is happening with u cube? shit happened; new name - bea5t?;  lost their spirit after shit happned; great lives 

Suju: waiting for ot15; shit still happening; growing out of kpop; concepts don’t match their age; still waiting for kibum; don’t forget about zhoumi & henry; diaries of a married man; being succesful in the military

Nu’est: best debut song ever; had the most potential as a rookie group; pledis messed up; now they’re popular anywhere besides korea; getting worse and worse title songs; aesthetic mvs; creative fandom name; again pledis has a thing for girly boys

Ft Island: hongki and the others; awesome dope music (let’s not count puppy here); people don’t appreciate quality music anymore; this gem is lost in the ocean of cute, badass & hiphop concepts; pretty fandom name

Cnblue: another gem; better japanese releases; boring new songs because they have to fit into the kpop standard; yonghwa’s unique teeth; visuals; let the others sing

SF9: another group coming from a survival show; covering their seniors’ songs so they can’t even recognize them; thumbs up for the K.O choreography; don’t go with them to amusement parks; deep af voice maknae; park jimin 2.0; hwiyoung got them lines in roar

KNK: a bunch of idiots - literally; tall af; models af; old school kpop feels; if you hear someone laugh hysterically from afar it’s probably them; falling dramatically to the floor while doing so; choking sounds; don’t let them feed you; horlolololo; astro x knk; bullying sanha

2PM: definition of men; hella hot bodies; starting to be unknown; when was their latest first win?; manly concepts; awesome vocals; the rap is still meh; go crazy is a jam y’all; great actors

U-Kiss: so many member changes; lit songs, but not getting appreciation; don’t complain about your faves not getting 1st place like 2 months after debut - it took for them years; the first kpop fathers; they need a comeback soon

B1A4: great vocals again; don’t let them being forgotten; cnu just rocks the short hair admit it; baby i’m sorry is one of the best kpop songs; but great ballads as well

Teen top: they need to go back to their previous style; cap rocking them tattoos; hilariously funny group - watch their weekly idol; promoting as five now - anticipate their comeback

Everyone please note that i dont mean to offend neither the groups neither the fans. its just for fun and me being 100% sarcastic by these statements. i love and respect these groups with all my heart!
sorry, its a bit long.

170221 BTS Crack the Bubbling Under Hot 100 With 'Spring Day,' Conquer Multiple Charts With 'You Never Walk Alone'

By releasing a new version of their hit Wings album coupled with four creatively challenging new songs and a truly powerful lead single, BTS continue to conquer new territory on multiple Billboard charts with the release of You Never Walk Alone.

Most notably, the K-pop boy band’s new single “Spring Day” debuts at No. 15 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart for the chart dated March 4, 2017. The Bubbling Under Hot 100 acts as an extension of the 25 songs that have yet to chart on the definitive Hot 100 singles chart and are just below the top 100 slots. Like the main Hot 100 chart, rankings are based on sales, radio airplay and streaming data.

The feat is truly unprecedented given K-pop’s history on Billboard’s singles chart. While the group does not land on the Hot 100 comparing them to the groups that have puts into perspective how the impressive chart performance of “Spring Day.”

Wonder Girls were the first K-pop act to chart on the Hot 100 with “Nobody,” a song that was a megahit when released in Korea in 2008 and eventually landed on the Hot 100 a year later thanks to the group re-recording it in English and performing it on U.S. television shows. CL also landed on the Hot 100 with “Lifted,” but again this was an English song promoted on The Late Late Show With James Corden. PSY is the only K-pop act to send Korean-language songs to the Hot 100 (so far, four of them), but has been assisted by an American record deal and management. To compare: BTS’ “Spring Day” is almost all in Korean, had zero promotions in America, was released new music during a notoriously competitive week with the 2017 Grammy Awards, and “Spring Day” dropped on a Sunday making their charting window smaller than other releases. The accomplishment gives hope and acts as a guiding light to the burgeoning K-pop scene and gives indication of how Korean acts can continue making their mark on the American industry.

“Spring Day” sold 14,000 digital downloads in the week ending Feb. 16, according to Nielsen Music. The total puts BTS at No. 1 on World Digital Songs Sales giving the band their third No. 1 on the chart. In fact, all four new songs from You Never Walk Alone hold down the first four slots making BTS the first act on World Digital Song Sales to do so. “Day” is followed by “Not Today” (which sold 12,000), “A Supplementary Story: You’ll Never Walk Alone” (8,000) and “Outro: Wings” (6,000).

Looking at You Never Walk Alone as a whole – a repackaged version of Wings that came with four new songs – the album debuts at No. 61 on the Billboard 200 – extending BTS’ record as the K-pop act with the most entries on America’s definitive albums chart to four. So far, they’ve bowed with The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (which hit No. 171), The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever (No. 107), and Wings (No. 26). G-Dragon and BIGBANG are the only other K-pop acts to boast more than one entry on the Billboard 200.

And as if they couldn’t have more to celebrate, You Never Walk Alone debuts at No. 1 on World Albums giving BTS their third chart-topper on that ranking.

Check back to Billboard.com the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 22 to see BTS’ accomplishments when all the charts are refreshed.

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Good afternoon folks - and welcome to our first odds map of Eurovision 2017. Every year, I take odds from as many bookmakers as I can - of songs winning, reaching the top 10 or qualifying from the semi-finals - and aggregate them. I then convert their odds to the percentage of probability they imply: decimal odds of 5 or fractional odds of 4/1 imply a 20% chance, for example. Today, we’re going to have a look at the current odds given for songs to win Eurovision 2017.

At the minute, the bookies seem pretty confident about the prospect of our first Big 5 win since Lena’s: according to them, Italy have a mammoth possibility of getting a third victory, the first since Toto’s in 1990 - with 39.7% chance of winning the contest, three times as much as any other country. Lagging behind them, but still able to join a rarefied group of only 4 countries given more than 10% chance of a win, are the perennially highly-rated Sweden (12.6%), along with a country that made a huge splash on their return, Bulgaria (13.1%) and, given their third strong year in the odds, something of a nascent powerhouse in Belgium (10.4%). 

Three more countries join the select group of 8 whose songs have a 1/20 (5%) chance or better of winning. Australia (5.1%) has been consistently highly rated by oddmakers since joining the contest, and Armenia (6.1%) with 9/10 qualifications and 7/10 top 10 finishes are seldom underestimated, but the biggest - and for me, most pleasant - surprise of this year is to see Portugal (8.1%), with its nigh 60 year history of being underesteemed at the contest, up there as the song with the fifth best odds of winning. (I will make a little confession - in 30 years’ viewership, I’ve never felt so close to being “done” with the contest as I was last year. My hopes for Portugal’s timeless and moving song are a big part of what have kept me interested in 2017.) The top 10 is rounded off by the stylish effort by Azerbaijan (4.8%) and Russia (4.9%) - because, even though it seems that they will not send another singer, bookies don’t want to take the risk of them having to pay out if they do.

There are some remarkable geographic divisions when it comes to odds of winning - which I’ve tried to make stand out even further in a second map, where we divide this year’s songs into three categories. At the top of the pack, we have songs that are considered to have more chance of winning than the average song this year (the sum of probabilities calculated by bookies always exceeds 100% - because of this overrounding, our 43 songs this year have a total probability of winning of 160.5%, thus 3.73% average.) The second category are countries that do not pass the average song’s odds, but do have a higher chance of winning than the purely mathematical average of 1/43 (2.33%). The last category are countries that have a lower chance than that average. 

From this, we see an exceptionally poor showing from central Europe, with Poland (2.4%) being the only country narrowly rated above the purely statistical average. Years of dubious selections and underperformance have taken the shine off the once much-vaunted Nordic superpowers - these days, it feels like Sweden et al, and indeed, only Denmark (and if one includes them in both this and the Baltic branch, Estonia) exceed the statistical average (2.6% each). The Baltic countries, whose collective star has been in the ascendant for the past two years, seem to be slipping too - whilst the biggest contiguous group of countries tipped for the top this year are in the east of the Balkan peninsula - where we find not just 2nd placed Bulgaria, but also Serbia, Romania (3.9% each), Macedonia (3.4%) and Greece (3.1%) amongst those with better than statistical average odds. You can check a full list of current odds below.

We will come back to look at the odds at regular intervals before Eurovision - one can only wonder how much they will change in the next few weeks, especially as pre-parties and other opportunities to hear the songs live can make a big impact. Will our winner this year be one of the current top 5? 

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100 Personal Questions

Feel free to message me as many questions as you want!

  • 1. List 5 things you want to do before the year ends.
  • 2. What color are your pants?
  • 3. Favorite motivational quote.
  • 4. When was the last time you drank coffee?
  • 5. What was the last thing you ate?
  • 6. Favorite animal.
  • 7. Favorite song.
  • 8. Last movie you watched?
  • 9. Any turn ons?
  • 10. Any turn offs?
  • 11. List 4 big words off of the top of your head.
  • 12. What are some meaningful movies?
  • 13. 2 most important people in your life right now?
  • 14. What are 3 things you want to do before the month ends?
  • 15. When was the last time you read a good book?
  • 16. How long do you study for usually, if you study?
  • 17. Do you have any nicknames?
  • 18. Favorite kind of perfume? (fruity, alluring, etc.)
  • 19. Do you have any international friends / friends who live out of state?
  • 20. What is something unique that you do every single day?
  • 21. If there was a movie based on your life, what would it be called?
  • 22. When was the last time you bought a gift for someone?
  • 23. Are you a shopaholic?
  • 24. What are some songs that always make you feel better?
  • 25. List 3 activities that you can only enjoy by yourself.
  • 26. If you could live in any biome (and survive) which biome would you live in?
  • 27. How do you like being roused in the morning?
  • 28. How was your day? What did you do?
  • 29. What did your last text message say?
  • 30. Do you respond to texts quickly?
  • 31. Who was the last person you called?
  • 32. List 5 things that are on your wish list.
  • 33. If you were famous, what do you think you would be famous for?
  • 34. Winter or summer?
  • 35. What is a quality that all people should have?
  • 36. If you could have a large collection of one item, what would that item be?
  • 37. What have you been thinking about lately?
  • 38. What is the secret to a happy life?
  • 39. What are some phrases you say often?
  • 40. Favorite food?
  • 41. List 3 wishes.
  • 42. What are some of your greatest fears?
  • 43. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
  • 44. Most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen (in real life)?
  • 45. Spicy food:Like or dislike?
  • 46. Scary movies:Like or dislike?
  • 47. Do you like to travel?
  • 48. Any regrets?
  • 49. Do you like rain?
  • 50. What do you spend most of your money on?
  • 51. Would you rather visit the past or the future?
  • 52. Favorite clothing store?
  • 53. What is the best advice you can give to those who are feeling down?
  • 54. How often do you think about your future? Does it scare you?
  • 55. What angers you the most?
  • 56. When was the last time you got majorly angry?
  • 57. When was the last time you got really sad?
  • 58. Are you good at lying?
  • 59. What foreign language would you like to learn?
  • 60. How many languages can you speak and what are they?
  • 61. How often do you go to parties? If you don’t, what do you do instead?
  • 62. What books do you plan to read this year?
  • 63. Do you have breakfast every morning?
  • 64. Tell us a secret.
  • 65. How many concerts have you been to?
  • 66. Last hug?
  • 67. Who knows you better than anyone else?
  • 68. Baths or showers?
  • 69. Do you think you’re ambitious?
  • 70. What song is stuck in your head?
  • 71. Countries you’ve visited?
  • 72. What do you most value in your friends?
  • 73. What helps you to sleep better?
  • 74. What is the most money you have ever held in your hand?
  • 75. What makes you nervous?
  • 76. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
  • 77. Is it easier to forgive or forget?
  • 78. First mobile phone?
  • 79. Strangest dream?
  • 80. Best dream?
  • 81. Who is the smartest person you know?
  • 82. Who is the prettiest person on tumblr?
  • 83. Do you miss anyone right now?
  • 84. Who do you love? Why?
  • 85. Do you like sharing?
  • 86. What was the last picture you took with your phone?
  • 87. Is there a reason behind everything that happens?
  • 88. Favorite genre of music?
  • 89. If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
  • 90. Describe your life in 5 words.
  • 91. Describe the world in 4 words.
  • 92. Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
  • 93. First three songs in your favorite playlist?
  • 94. Are you more creative or logical?
  • 95. Would you rather lie or hurt someone with the truth?
  • 96. What are you most proud of?
  • 97. What personality trait do you admire in other people?
  • 98. When you imagine yourself as really, really relaxed and happy, what are you doing?
  • 99. How do you usually start a conversation?
  • 100. What is the best news you could hear right now?
BTS Crack the Bubbling Under Hot 100 With 'Spring Day,' Conquer Multiple Charts With 'You Never Walk Alone'

By releasing a new version of their hit Wings album coupled with four creatively challenging new songs and a truly powerful lead single, BTS continue to conquer new territory on multiple Billboard charts with the release of You Never Walk Alone.

Most notably, the K-pop boy band’s new single “Spring Day” debuts at No. 15 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart for the chart dated March 4, 2017. The Bubbling Under Hot 100 acts as an extension of the 25 songs that have yet to chart on the definitive Hot 100 singles chart and are just below the top 100 slots. Like the main Hot 100 chart, rankings are based on sales, radio airplay and streaming data.

The feat is truly unprecedented given K-pop’s history on Billboard’s singles chart. While the group does not land on the Hot 100 comparing them to the groups that have puts into perspective how the impressive chart performance of “Spring Day.”

Wonder Girls were the first K-pop act to chart on the Hot 100 with “Nobody,” a song that was a megahit when released in Korea in 2008 and eventually landed on the Hot 100 a year later thanks to the group re-recording it in English and performing it on U.S. television shows. CL also landed on the Hot 100 with “Lifted,” but again this was an English song promoted on The Late Late Show With James Corden. PSY is the only K-pop act to send Korean-language songs to the Hot 100 (so far, four of them), but has been assisted by an American record deal and management. To compare: BTS’ “Spring Day” is almost all in Korean, had zero promotions in America, was released new music during a notoriously competitive week with the 2017 Grammy Awards, and “Spring Day” dropped on a Sunday making their charting window smaller than other releases. The accomplishment gives hope and acts as a guiding light to the burgeoning K-pop scene and gives indication of how Korean acts can continue making their mark on the American industry.

“Spring Day” sold 14,000 digital downloads in the week ending Feb. 16, according to Nielsen Music. The total puts BTS at No. 1 on World Digital Songs Sales giving the band their third No. 1 on the chart. In fact, all four new songs from You Never Walk Alone hold down the first four slots making BTS the first act on World Digital Song Sales to do so. “Day” is followed by “Not Today” (which sold 12,000), “A Supplementary Story: You’ll Never Walk Alone” (8,000) and “Outro: Wings” (6,000).

Looking at You Never Walk Alone as a whole – a repackaged version of Wings that came with four new songs – the album debuts at No. 61 on the Billboard 200 – extending BTS’ record as the K-pop act with the most entries on America’s definitive albums chart to four. So far, they’ve bowed with The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (which hit No. 171), The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever (No. 107), and Wings (No. 26). G-Dragon and BIGBANG are the only other K-pop acts to boast more than one entry on the Billboard 200.

And as if they couldn’t have more to celebrate, You Never Walk Alone debuts at No. 1 on World Albums giving BTS their third chart-topper on that ranking.

Check back to Billboard.com the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 22 to see BTS’ accomplishments when all the charts are refreshed.

cr: billboard

Guys

I legit cried today because Topp Dogg is so underrated

I cried listening to flower that is, like all the other songs in the album, a masterpiece.

Guys, i’m sure that if they are from a big company, they would be bursting South Korea right now.

All i ask for you is give Topp Dogg a chance.

Even if you didn’t like them before, their new album First Street is very different from they other stuff, and is pure gold. They have evolved greatly since then. Their dance is incredible as always.

You may not know, but they had their debut 3 years ago, and never won a single award on music shows. They didn’t enter the top 100 on charts this comeback yet. They had lost 4 members. And everytime someone big talks about them is to say bad things, and i’m not sure why??

I know you guys have your own favorites on kpop, that is hard to follow everything, but listen to them. If you don’t like it’s okay, but don’t let this chance pass. You can “lost” 5 minutes of your live giving them a chance, and it ends there. But you can also discover the best thing in your life. So why not?

If you are now curious about them, there is this post about the group and things to get into them.

Also, there is the comeback here. Rainy day is a beautiful song.

How to support them here.

Topp Klass, please help spread the word, our boys deverve attention. They deserve everything good. I’m trying so much… Thank you all that are doing your best, you are incredible. Love you guys.

You can share this on your social medias, you can share this everywhere.

Lets make Topp Dogg big!

March 6, 1965 - 52 Years Ago Today: The Temptations went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their single, “My Girl.” The Smokey Robinson/Ronnie White-penned song was a sequel to the 1964 Mary Wells No. 1 hit, “My Guy,” written solely by Robinson. “My Girl is arguably the most beloved and most requested of the Temptations hits in a discography of 58 Hot 100 singles which includes 37 Top 40’s, 16 Top Tens and four No. 1’s. "My Girl,” is also noteworthy for being the group’s first No. 1 and has since sold in excess of two million copies in the U.S. alone.

KPOP Questions

Here’s 100 questions you can send me!

  1. When did I first started listening to kpop?
  2. First group I listened to/liked?
  3. Do you prefer boy groups or girl groups?
  4. Favorite female group?
  5. Favorite male group?
  6. Favorite female solo artist?
  7. Favorite male solo artist?
  8. Top 3 Groups?
  9. Favorite Kpop Song?
  10. Favorite Kpop happy song?
  11. Favorite Kpop sad song?
  12. Favorite kpop smut song?
  13. Favorite KPop song of (this year) so far?
  14. Favorite debut?
  15. Favorite debut of (this year) so far?
  16. Favorite mv of (this year) so far?
  17. Favorite mv?
  18. Favorite album/mini album?
  19. Favorite album/mini album or (this year) so far?
  20. Your bias group?
  21. Your ultimate bias?
  22. Favorite GIF of your ultimate bias?
  23. Favorite picture of your ultimate bias?
  24. Favorite thing about your bias?
  25. Was he your bias from the start?
  26. Your top 10 biases?
  27. Have you ever changed biases more than 3 times in what group? 
  28. If so; what group and what members?
  29. Favorite Ship? 
  30. Do you ship the “mom & dad” in your favorite group?
  31. Who’s your mom and dad in your favorite group?
  32. Who do you end up liking more in groups; Leaders, Maknaes, mood makers, vocal, rap, “mom”, “dad”, english speaker, drummer, guitarist, pianist?
  33. If your bias got a girlfriend/boyfriend how would you feel?
  34. How would you feel if your bias came out gay/lesbian/bisexual/etc.?
  35. Do you think any kpop idols are gay/lesbian/bisexual/etc.?
  36. If so; who?
  37. Top 3 favorite groups
  38. Favorite kpop blog?
  39. Favorite kpop scenario blog?
  40. Favorite kpop smut blog?
  41. Favorite Kpop fanfic?
  42. Favorite show with kpop idols?
  43. Do you prefer saying “Oppa” or being called “Noona”?
  44. Is is cuter when KPop Idols know your language or don’t know it and try to speak it?
  45. BIGBANG: “Bang Bang Bang” or “We like 2 Party?”
  46. iKon: “#WYD” or “Rhythm Ta”?
  47. Monsta X: “Perfect Girl” or “All in”?
  48. BTS: “Save Me” or “Fire”?
  49. EXO: “Monster” or “Growl?”
  50. Astro: “Breathless” or “Hide&Seek”?
  51. Red Velvet vs. EXID: “Ice Cream Cake” or “Up & Down”?
  52. 4Minute: “Crazy” or “Hate”?
  53. NCT U vs NCT 127: “The 7th Sense” or “Fire Truck”?
  54. Got7: “Just Right” or “Fly”?
  55. Amber vs Ailee: “Borders” or “Insane”?
  56. FTISLAND: “Take Me Now” or “Pray”?
  57. History: “Queen” or “Might Just Die”?
  58. KNK: “Knock” or “Back Again”?
  59. Day6: “Congratulations” or “Letting Go”?
  60. Block B: “Her” or “Toy”
  61. ZICO: “I am You, You are Me” or “Boys And Girls”?
  62. B.A.P: “Feel So Good” or “Young, Wild & Free?”
  63. Seventeen: “Nice Very Nice” or “Adore U”?
  64. Taeyeon: “I (feat Verbal Jint)” or “Why”?
  65. G-Dragon Vs. Taeyang: “Who you?” or “Eyes, Nose, Lips”
  66. BTS: “The Most Beautiful Moment In Life Series” or “Dark & Wild”?
  67. Day6: “The Day” or “DAYDREAM?”
  68. BIGBANG: “A” or “M”
  69. Monsta X: “The Clan, Pt.1 <LOST>” or “Rush”?
  70. Seventeen: “Boys Be” or “First Love&Letter”?
  71. EXO: “Ex’ACT” or “Love Me Right”?
  72. Astro: “Spring Up” or “Summer Vibes”?
  73. Vixx: “Chained Up” or “Error”?
  74. EXO or BTS?
  75. SISTAR or Red Velvet?
  76. NCT U or NCT 127?
  77. Girls’ Day or Girls Generation?
  78. Seventeen or GOT7?
  79. Winner or iKon?
  80. Block B or Beast?
  81. Romeo or Astro?
  82. Jimin or Jungkook?
  83. Xiumin or Chanyeol?
  84. Taeyeon or Ailee?
  85. Jay Park or Dean?
  86. G-Dragon or Taeyang?
  87. Amber or Henry?
  88. Wooshin or Hwanhee (up10tion)?
  89. Jeonghan or Dino?
  90. Taemin or Jonghyun?
  91. Seulgi or Irene?
  92. Got7: Markson or Markjin?
  93. Red Velvet: JoyGi or WenRi
  94. BTS: VKook or JiKook?
  95. EXO: Hunhan or Kaisoo?
  96. Monsta X: Showhyuk or Jookyun?
  97. Topp Dogg: Hanjoo or Xenissi?
  98. NCT: TaeTen or JaeYong?
  99. Seventeen: Meanie or Jeongcheol?
  100. iKon: Double B or Double J (Junhwan)?
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On this day in music history: March 20, 1971 - “Me And Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, it is the biggest hit for the rock vocal icon. While working as a songwriter on Nashville’s Music Row, Kristofferson pens “Me And Bobby McGee with Monument Records founder Fred Foster. After it’s written, it is initially promised to The Staler Brothers, but before they have the chance, it is recorded by country music star Roger Miller. The song is also covered by Gordon Lightfoot and by Kris Kristofferson himself on his first album "Kristofferson” released in 1970. In Miller, Lightfoot, and Kristofferson’s versions, the character “Bobby McGee” is actually female. In mid 1970, Kris meets Janis Joplin and the two have a brief affair before parting ways. Joplin likes “Bobby McGee” so much that she records it for her next album, altering some of the lyrics to make the protagonist male in her version. Tragically, Janis dies of an accidental drug overdose just three days after recording her lead vocal on the song. Released as the first single from her final album “Pearl” on January 11, 1971, it is an immediate hit. Entering the Hot 100 at #94 on January 30, 1971, it climbs to the top of the chart seven weeks later. “Bobby McGee” becomes only the second posthumous number one single of the rock era after Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”, three years and one week later. The success of “Me And Bobby McGee” drives the album “Pearl” to number one, spending nine weeks at the top, and selling over four million copies in the US alone.

anonymous asked:

what do you think will be the ED Song for Part 5?

Even though prior ED songs aren’t necessarily the same year as the part, lets go for a 2001 song top 100 song anyway;

I say it’ll be ‘Never Had A Dream Come True’ by S Club 7. No doubt.

I could’ve nominated their other 2001 single ‘Don’t Stop Movin’’, but wasn’t a top 100 single.

Of course, the obvious best choice would be their song ‘Reach’, but that came out in 2000.

I can dream, though. And like the song says;

Reach for the stars,
and when that rainbow’s shining over you.
That’s when your dreams will all come true.

Pure poetry right there.

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  1. 15.09.2015 - YG releases iKON’s Warm-up single “My type”
  2. iKON stays number #1 on national and international charts for more than 10 days (takes place of songs that stayed on #1 for weeks)
  3. 15.09.2015 - iKON hits melon roof for the 18th time leaving bands like exo with 15 hits and beast with 16 hits behind (first ever rookie band to hit melon chart on their debut)
  4. 26.09.2015 - iKON wins on MBC “Music Core” with their warm-up single “My type” (first rookie band to win without promoting)
  5. 27.09.2015 “My type” hits 6 Million views on youtube after only 12 days 
  6. 27.09.2015 - iKON’s first win with “My type” on Inkigayo
  7. 01.10.2015 - YG releases iKON half album + 2 title track MV’s (rythm ta & Airplane)
  8. 01.10.2015 - iKON’s half-album clinches the #1 spot on the iTunes chart of 11 countries
  9. 03.10.2015 - iKON holds debut concert “Showtime” in front of over 13,000 people (tickets were sold out in seconds)
  10. 04.10.2015 - iKON performs their officially debut stage on Inkigayo
  11. 04.10.2015 - iKON’s second win with “My type” on Inkigayo (just 3 days after their official debut)
  12. 05.10.2015 - iKON takes #1 spot on “Melon popularity award” for the first week of october
  13. 8.10.2015 - iKONs #4 win in total after debut. This time on M! Countdown for “Rhythm ta”
  14. 5-10.10.2015 - iKON Half Album is #1 on “Tower Records” Japan’s Top 10 KPOP Albums for 2nd week of October!
  15. 12.10.2015 - iKON wins “Melon weekly choice awards” for the 3rd time
  16. 27.10.2015 - iKON achives a Trophy all-kill for “Melon weekly popularity Award”! 5 weeks = 5 trophies
  17. 28.10.2015 - iKONs half album (with 26.000 copies) on #16 of “Worlds Top 20 most selling albums” (even before artists like Sam Smith)
  18. 30.10.2015 - iKON is nominated for “Best new male artist” for MAMA 2015
  19. 07.11.2015 - iKON wins Melon Music Award for “Best new male artist”
  20. 11.11.2015 - iKON gets #4 on “Top 15 total downloads for male idol groups 2015” with 1,537,095 downloads in total & gets #9 on “Top 15 downloaded songs by male idol groups in 2015” for “my type” with 720,225 downloads right after EXOs “Call me baby” with 728,526 downloads
  21. 16.11.2015 - YG releases “Anthem”“Apology” MV’s at 00:00 KST
  22. 16.11.2015 - “Apology” hits Melon roof for the first time at 00:00 KST
  23. 16.11.2015 - “Apology” & “Anthem” Nr. 1 & Nr. 2 on Naver Music Top 100 (just hours after the release)
  24. 16.11.2015“Apology” ranked #1 in all (8) major music charts & “Anthem#2
  25. 16.11.2015 - IKON creates sensation upon comeback. Third time to sweep Nr. 1 on all major music charts in Korea in a row
  26. 17.11.2015“Apology” MV reaches 1M views on Youtube (just one day after its release)
  27. 18.11.2015 - “Anthem” MV reaches 1M views on Youtube (just two days after its release)
  28. 21.11.2015 - iKON holds fanmeet at „National indoor stadium“ in Bejing (with 18,000 seats)
  29. 23.11.2015 - iKON wins Melon’s “Popular Artist of the week” for the 6th time!
  30. 26.11.2015 - iKON’s new song “APOLOGY” takes No.1 on two of Gaon’s weekly charts
  31. 27.11.2015 - “My Type” MV reaches 15M views on Youtube
  32. 29.11.2015 - IKON’s “Apology” takes Nr. 1 spot on Inkigayo Charts, (5th win) IKON has three Number 1 singles now!
  33. 02.12.2015 - iKON wins the “Rookie of the Year” Award at 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)
  34. 24.12.2015 - iKON releases their debut album 100 days after the release of their first song “My Type”
  35. 24.12. 2015 - iKON releases 2 new MV’s What’s wrong & Dumb & Dumber
  36. 24.12.2015 - iKON takes No.1 on seven music charts with new songs of their debut full album
  37. 24.12. 2015 - “DUMB&DUMBER” takes No.1 on Melon, Korea’s biggest music-streaming website, as well as Soribada and NAVER Music“I MISS YOU SO BAD” is in the top on Bugs, Genie, and Mnet, and “WHAT’S WRONG?“ on Olleh Music
  38. 24.12.2015 - iKON is stays No.1 on iTunes chart of Asian countries including Macao, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
  39. 28.12.2015 - iKON banner is open on iTunes main page of USA, Japan, and Pan Asia countries Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  40. 30.12.2015 - IKON receives the “Best Group Award” at Netease Attitude Awards
  41. 6+7.01.2016 - All tickets for iKONCERT (10,000 seats) sold out in exactly 10 minutes (for both days)
  42. 07.01.2016 - iKON’s first full-length album debuts at Nr. 2 on Billboard’s “World albums chart”
  43. 08.01.2016 - „My type’ ranked #3 place on Music Bank (even 5 month after release)
  44. 13.01.2016 - iKON releases their debut Japanese album, “Welcome Back” (japan debut)
  45. 14.01.2016 - iKON wins #1 on M!Countdown (dumb & dumber)
  46. 14.01.2015 - iKON wins the “Best New Male Artist” Award at the 2016 Seoul Music Awards (4th Music Award win in total)
  47. 14.01.2016 - iKON’s japanese debut album “WELCOME BACK” sales 53,207 units on its first day
  48. 15.01.2016 - iKON takes No. 1 on the Oricon Charts in Japan (at the same time as their japanese debut)
  49. 20.01.2016 - iKON wins “Rookie of the year” at Golden Disk Awards 2016 (5th Music Award win in total // 4th time to win “Rookie of the year”)
  50. 21.01.2016 - iKON wins #1 on M!Countdown (dumb & dumber)
  51. 27.01.2016“My Type” hits 20 M views on Youtube
  52. 28.01.2016 - iKON wins #1 on M!Countdown with “Dumb & Dumber” (3 weeks in a row/triple crown)
  53. 17.02.2016 - iKON wins “Best New Male Artist” at Gaon Chart Awards 2016
  54. 17.02.2016 - iKON wins “Artist of the Year” for September 2015 (digital) at Gaon Chart Awards 2016
  55. 17.02.2016 - iKON reportedly 1st ever group to have a “Rookie Award Grand Slam” since SHINee 8 years ago!
  56. 29.02.2016“Rhythm-Ta” hits 20M views on youtube
  57. 02.03.2016“Airplane” hits 10M views on youtube
  58. 10.03.2016 - “Apology” hits 10M views on youtube
  59. 23.03.2016 - iKON wins “Album of the year by media” at the QQ Music Award
  60. 23.03.2016 - iKON wins “Best new force group” at QQ Music Award
  61. 28.03.2016 - YG releases ‘Welcome Back - Complete Edition’ Album in Japan
  62. 30.03.2016 - iKON Welcome Back - Complete Edition’ #1 on iTUNES Japan Album Chart (KPOP) even before Bigbang
  63. 01.04.2016 - iKON sets a record (among rookie groups) by surpassing 120,000 sales of their albums
  64. 01.04.2016“Dumb & Dumber” hits 10M views on youtube (#200DaysWithiKON)
  65. 15.04.2016 - iKON wins “Asian most popular korean group” at China Music Awards 2016 exactly 7 month after their debut!#7MonthWithiKON
  66. 30.05.2016 - YG releases #WYD MV (no promotion only for fans)
  67. 30.05.2016 - #WYD first genie roof hit 2 hours after it’s release!
  68. 30.05.2016 - #WYD ranked #1 on Melon only 2 hours after it’s release
  69. 30.05.2016 - #WYD is ranked #1 on 7 Music sites only 3 hours after it’s release
  70. 30.05.2016 - iKON ranked #5  “2016 RELEASES WITH THE MOST 1ST HOUR LISTENERS” and #1 in male groups
  71. 01.06.2016 - #WYD hits 1 M views on youtube, only a day after it’s release
  72. 06.06.2016 - iKON wins “Melon popularity award” for the1st week of june
  73. 11.06.2016 - iKON with #WYD at #2 on inkigayo (without any promotions during their asia showtime tour)
  74. 13.06.2016 - iKON wins “Melon popularity award” for the 2nd week of june
  75. 23.06.2016 - iKON ranked #9 (with dumb&dumber) “Top 10 Artists with Highest Scores on MCountdown (All Time)”
  76. 29.06.2016 - iKON wins 1st episode of “Heroes of Remix” with cover of “beijing beijing”
  77. 12.07.2016 - iKON wins 3rd episode of “Heroes of Remix” with “Master chou” x “Rhythm Ta” remix
  78. 24.07.2016 - iKON wins 5th episode of “Heroes of Remix”
  79. 28.09.2016 - iKON releases “Dumb&Dumber” mini Album in Japan / over 38k copies sold on the first day
  80. 28.09.2016 - iKON tops the ‘Oricon daily CD single rankings’ with “Dumb&Dumber” JPN mini album ( placed first on oricon chart twice in less than a year) + tops  ‘Billboard Japan single sales chart’
  81. 18.11.2016 - iKON wins “Best new artist award” at Japan record awards (JPN grammys) second Kpop group to win that award since Bigbang 7 years ago
  82. 21.11.2016 - iKON wins ‘Tencent QQ Music Star Award’ at MMA 2016
  83. 26.12.2016 - iKON ‘Welcome Back’ album wins in rookie category of “Best selling album” at ‘49th ORION annual ranking 2016′
  84. 26.12.2016 - iKON made over 640M Yen ($5.6M USD) from DVD’s, single album & full album. Concerts NOT included (they held 30 concerts alone in Japan for 2016)
  85. 29.12.2016 - iKON’s ‘Welcome Back’ Album on #3 of Orion Best selling K-pop Albums in 2016 with over 90k sold copies
  86. 05.01.2017 - iKON at #2 in Top 10 M!Countdown highest scores for 2016 (boy groups)
  87. 29.01.2017 - iKON at #5 with ‘My Type’ (1,613,177) in Top 40 most downloaded kpop boy group songs 2013-2017 (Right after exo and bigbang)
  88. 10.02.2017 - iKON confirmed to have a Japan Dome Tour in the middle of 2017. Break EXO’s record as the fastest non-Japanese group to make a dome tour after debut (exo = 3 years after debut // iKON = 1 year after debut)
  89. 24.02.2017 - iKON ‘My Type’ at #5 ‘Most downloaded boy group songs(2013-2017)’ with over 1.6M downloads. The only rookie group in top 10 (bigbang on 1/¾ & exo on 2)
  90. 26.02.2017 - iKON receives 2 awards from 'Japan Gold Disc Awards 2017. 'New Artist of the year’ & 'Best 3 New Artists’

 And the “monster rookies” continue to take over the music world.

English singer and actress Dame Vera Lynn celebrates her 100th birthday on March 20, 2017. To mark the occasion, she has released a new album on March 17, 2017, making her the oldest person to release a new album.

Dame Vera is best known for her 1939 hit song We’ll Meet Again. In 2009, at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart.

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On this day in music history: February 24, 1973 - “Killing Me Softly With His Song” by Roberta Flack hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks, also peaking at #2 on the R&B singles chart on the same date. Written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox, it is the second chart topping single for the North Carolina born singer, songwriter and musician. Originally recorded by singer Lori Leiberman, the song is inspired by a poem she writes after seeing singer Don McLean (“American Pie”) perform at The Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood. Flack sees a picture of Leiberman in a magazine article about her and the song while flying from LA to New York. After hearing Leiberman’s version, Flack decides that she wants to record it herself. Her belief in the songs hit potential is confirmed when she performs it live for the first time. In September of 1972 while appearing as Marvin Gaye’s opening act at the Greek Theater, she performs “Killing Me Softly” during her encore and crowds reaction is wildly enthusiastic. After her set, Gaye tells her not to perform the song again live until after she records it. Once in the studio, Flack spends nearly three months fine tuning the song before feeling that it’s ready for release. Released as a single in January of 1973, it is an instant smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #54 on January 27, 1973, it rockets to the top of the chart four weeks later. “Killing Me Softly With His Song” wins three Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female and her second consecutive win for Record Of The Year. Gimbel And Fox also win the award for Song Of The Year. In 1996, The Fugees revive “Killing Me Softly”, reaching #2 (for 3 weeks) on the Billboard Airplay Chart on June 22, 1996, and winning two Grammy Awards for their album “The Score”. Flack’s version of “Killing Me Softly With His Song” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Hollywood Is Losing the Battle Against Online Trolls
So-called "downvoting" is haunting movie marketers, but new Armenian genocide film 'The Promise' is trying to "fight fire with fire."

So-called “downvoting” is haunting movie marketers, but new Armenian genocide film ‘The Promise’ is trying to “fight fire with fire.”

It had taken years — and the passionate support of Kirk Kerkorian, who financed the film’s $100 million budget without expecting to ever make a profit — for The Promise, a historical romance set against the backdrop of the Armenian genocide and starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, to reach the screen. Producers always knew it would be controversial: Descendants of the 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Empire shortly after the onset of World War I have long pressed for the episode to be recognized as a genocide despite the Turkish government’s insistence the deaths were not a premeditated extermination.

The Promise, which opens April 21, finally would bring the untold saga to a mass audience. But at the Toronto Film Festival premiere in September, producer Mike Medavoy watched the late billionaire’s carefully laid plans upended by a digital swarm that appeared out of nowhere.

Before the critics in attendance even had the chance to exit Roy Thompson Hall, let alone write their reviews, The Promise’s IMDb page was flooded with tens of thousands of one-star ratings. “All I know is that we were in about a 900-seat house with a real ovation at the end, and then you see almost 100,000 people who claim the movie isn’t any good,” says Medavoy. Panicked calls were placed to IMDb, but there was nothing the site could do. “One thing that they can track is where the votes come from,” says Eric Esrailian, who also produced the film, and “the vast majority of people voting were not from Canada. So I know they weren’t in Toronto.”

The online campaign against The Promise appears to have originated on sites like Incisozluk, a Turkish version of 4chan, where there were calls for users to “downvote” the film’s ratings on IMDb and YouTube. A rough translation of one post: “Guys, Hollywood is filming a big movie about the so-called Armenian genocide and the trailer has already been watched 700k times. We need to do something urgently.” Soon afterward, the user gleefully noted The Promise’s average IMDb rating had reached a dismaying 1.8 stars. “They know that the IMDb rating will stay with the film forever,” says Esrailian. “It’s a kind of censorship, really.”

While the attack against The Promise is an extreme case, colored by decades of fraught discussion over the Armenian genocide, it highlights a growing problem in Hollywood. A search of 4chan reveals multiple campaigns against everything from Star Wars spinoff Rogue One to indie Holocaust-denier drama Denial to Justin Simien’s upcoming Netflix series Dear White People, many with step-by-step instructions on how to negatively impact films on sites like IMDb and YouTube. Once just a curiosity — for years, Korean fans made an annual ritual of vaulting K-Pop idol Rain to the top of the Time 100 Poll — online trolls now are a movie marketer’s worst nightmare.

In 2016, the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters became a magnet for a downvoting campaign from 4chan and Reddit users. They organized to give hundreds of thousands of “thumbs down” to the film’s YouTube marketing materials — its first official trailer, the video of its theme song, even a clip of the cast on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Sony began releasing the film’s trailers on Facebook, which has no “dislike” button, but by then the trolls had taken hold of the narrative. It’s impossible to say whether they made an impact on the box office, but in the end, Ghostbusters lost an estimated $70 million.

Studios can’t count on the websites hosting the ratings for help. When THR reached out for comment, a spokeswoman for Amazon-owned IMDb referred to the site’s FAQ section, which notes that its ratings system is meant to aggregate public opinion. It uses a weighted average but doesn’t reveal specifics about how a film’s final rating is determined in order “to prevent abuse and minimize attempts to stuff the ballot or otherwise influence the integrity of the voting system.”

These types of attacks aren’t exclusive to IMDb. Amy Schumer posted a lengthy message on Instagram in March after news sites reported that her new Netflix stand-up special, The Leather Special, had a one-star rating on the streamer. “The alt right organized trolls attack everything I do,” reads her post. “They organize to get my ratings down. Meeting in sub Reddit rooms.”  

Netflix maintains that its star rating was not an average of all users’ ratings but rather a personalized recommendation based on a user’s viewing history, past ratings and the ratings of other members with similar viewing habits. But a search on Reddit yields multiple calls to downvote Schumer’s special, including several in a single forum with over 380,000 subscribers.

Netflix ditched its star ratings this month, replacing them with a percentage score of how likely any individual user is to enjoy a film. And for some Netflix members, Schumer’s stand-up special was upgraded from a low star rating to an overwhelmingly positive percent match score.

So what’s the best way to fight off an army of trolls? The only way may be to raise an army of your own.

On IMDb, The Promise now has an average of 4.2 stars thanks to more than 35,000 10-star ratings that have been left by supporters of the film to counter the more than 60,000 one-star ratings. (There are fewer than 1,400 ratings between two and nine stars.) Esrailian doesn’t pretend that all of those high ratings come from people who’ve seen and loved the film. But he’ll take their votes nonetheless: “People realized you had to fight fire with fire.”


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Very strange choice to headline with.  The Promise is doing pretty damn good on youtube.  Conflating The Promise with the other politically motivated media in the column is fairly shallow.  You fight “online trolls” aka people who don’t like your product, with people who do by making an appealing product.

Hollywood Is Losing the Battle Against Online Trolls

It had taken years - and the passionate support of Kirk Kerkorian, who financed the film’s $100 million budget without expecting to ever make a profit - for The Promise, a historical romance set against the backdrop of the Armenian genocide and starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, to reach the screen. Producers always knew it would be controversial: Descendants of the 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Empire shortly after the onset of World War I have long pressed for the episode to be recognized as a genocide despite the Turkish government’s insistence the deaths were not a premeditated extermination.

The Promise, which opens April 21, finally would bring the untold saga to a mass audience. But at the Toronto Film Festival premiere in September, producer Mike Medavoy watched the late billionaire’s carefully laid plans upended by a digital swarm that appeared out of nowhere.

Before the critics in attendance even had the chance to exit Roy Thompson Hall, let alone write their reviews, The Promise’s IMDb page was flooded with tens of thousands of one-star ratings. “All I know is that we were in about a 900-seat house with a real ovation at the end, and then you see almost 100,000 people who claim the movie isn’t any good,” says Medavoy. Panicked calls were placed to IMDb, but there was nothing the site could do. “One thing that they can track is where the votes come from,” says Eric Esrailian, who also produced the film, and “the vast majority of people voting were not from Canada. So I know they weren’t in Toronto.”

The online campaign against The Promise appears to have originated on sites like Incisozluk, a Turkish version of 4chan, where there were calls for users to “downvote” the film’s ratings on IMDb and YouTube. A rough translation of one post: “Guys, Hollywood is filming a big movie about the so-called Armenian genocide and the trailer has already been watched 700k times. We need to do something urgently.” Soon afterward, the user gleefully noted The Promise’s average IMDb rating had reached a dismaying 1.8 stars. “They know that the IMDb rating will stay with the film forever,” says Esrailian. “It’s a kind of censorship, really.”

While the attack against The Promise is an extreme case, colored by decades of fraught discussion over the Armenian genocide, it highlights a growing problem in Hollywood. A search of 4chan reveals multiple campaigns against everything from Star Wars spinoff Rogue One to indie Holocaust-denier drama Denial to Justin Simien’s upcoming Netflix series Dear White People, many with step-by-step instructions on how to negatively impact films on sites like IMDb and YouTube. Once just a curiosity - for years, Korean fans made an annual ritual of vaulting K-Pop idol Rain to the top of the Time 100 Poll - online trolls now are a movie marketer’s worst nightmare. 

In 2016, the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters became a magnet for a downvoting campaign from 4chan and Reddit users. They organized to give hundreds of thousands of “thumbs down” to the film’s YouTube marketing materials - its first official trailer, the video of its theme song, even a clip of the cast on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Sony began releasing the film’s trailers on Facebook, which has no “dislike” button, but by then the trolls had taken hold of the narrative. It’s impossible to say whether they made an impact on the box office, but in the end, Ghostbusters lost an estimated $70 million.

Jose Haro

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Studios can’t count on the websites hosting the ratings for help. When THR reached out for comment, a spokeswoman for Amazon-owned IMDb referred to the site’s FAQ section, which notes that its ratings system is meant to aggregate public opinion. It uses a weighted average but doesn’t reveal specifics about how a film’s final rating is determined in order “to prevent abuse and minimize attempts to stuff the ballot or otherwise influence the integrity of the voting system.”

These types of attacks aren’t exclusive to IMDb. Amy Schumer posted a lengthy message on Instagram in March after news sites reported that her new Netflix stand-up special, The Leather Special, had a one-star rating on the streamer. “The alt right organized trolls attack everything I do,” reads her post. “They organize to get my ratings down. Meeting in sub Reddit rooms.”  

Netflix maintains that its star rating was not an average of all users’ ratings but rather a personalized recommendation based on a user’s viewing history, past ratings and the ratings of other members with similar viewing habits. But a search on Reddit yields multiple calls to downvote Schumer’s special, including several in a single forum with over 380,000 subscribers.

Netflix ditched its star ratings this month, replacing them with a percentage score of how likely any individual user is to enjoy a film. And for some Netflix members, Schumer’s stand-up special was upgraded from a low star rating to an overwhelmingly positive percent match score.

So what’s the best way to fight off an army of trolls? The only way may be to raise an army of your own.

On IMDb, The Promise now has an average of 4.2 stars thanks to more than 35,000 10-star ratings that have been left by supporters of the film to counter the more than 60,000 one-star ratings. (There are fewer than 1,400 ratings between two and nine stars.) Esrailian doesn’t pretend that all of those high ratings come from people who’ve seen and loved the film. But he’ll take their votes nonetheless: “People realized you had to fight fire with fire.”

A version of this story first appeared in the April 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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