IN THE LOOP: 'Street Woman Fighter' Finale, Huening Bahiyyih National Petition, and More in K-Pop This Week

IN THE LOOP: 'Street Woman Fighter' Finale, Huening Bahyyin National Petition, and More in K-Pop This Week
(Photo : Holy Bang Instagram | Girls Planet 999 Twitter)

The final week of October 2021 has proven to be eventful. Here are some of the hottest K-pop news and releases from this week!

1. 'Street Woman Fighter' Finale

Holy Bang
(Photo : Holy Bang Instagram)

On October 26, Mnet aired the finale episode of "Street Woman Fighter" live. From eight crews, the finale saw the top four battle it out for the crown. In the end, Holy Bang was announced as the grand winner, earning the title of "Korea's best street dance crew." The dance crew also won a brand deal with Budweiser and will continue to support young artists in achieving their dreams.

ALSO READ: 'Street Woman Fighter' Finale: Holy Bang Crew Crowned as Grand Winner - Final Rankings

2. National petition against Kep1er's Huening Bahiyyih

Huening Bahiyyih
(Photo : Girls Planet 999 Twitter)

On October 26, it was reported that a national petition was filed to prevent Kep1er member Huening Bahiyyih from debuting with the group. This comes after the finale episode of "Girls Planet 999," which aired on October 22, in which the contestant finished the show at rank 2.

ALSO READ: National Petition Made Against Kep1er Bahiyyih's Debut: What did the Rookie Idol Do Wrong?

The petition demands that she not debut, claiming she only ranked second because of her older brother, TXT member Huening Kai. The global votes were also questioned, as Southeast Asian viewers were mass-buying USIM chips and virtual numbers to vote for her.

3. BLACKPINK Lisa's 'LALISA's Becomes Fastest MV by a Female K-Pop Soloist to Hit 300 Million Views

(Photo : Lisa Instagram)

On October 27, it was announced that BLACKPINK member Lisa's music video for "LALISA" has officially surpassed 300 million views on YouTube. Lisa achieved this milestone in just 47 days. In addition, she broke the record set by fellow BLACKPINK member Jennie with her "SOLO" music video. Jennie's music video took six months and one day to hit 300 million views.

ALSO READ: BLACKPINK Lisa's 'LALISA' Becomes the Fastest MV by a Female K-pop Soloist to Hit 300 Million Views on YouTube

These two BLACKPINK members are the only K-pop soloist to have a music video hit 300 million views on YouTube. In BLACKPINK music videos, "LALISA" is the fourth fastest music video to achieve this feat.

4. BTS Holds 'Permission to Dance on Stage'

(Photo : BTS Twitter)

On October 24, BTS held the live concert "Permission to Dance on Stage" in the Seoul Olympic Stadium. The two-hour performance drew in viewers from 197 countries and regions. The show was meant to be one of their first in-person concerts. However, due to the pandemic, the boys opted to do it online.

ALSO READ: #PTD_ON_STAGE Highlights: BTS Performs Hit Tracks, Reveals Worries + Message to ARMYs

Member V announced that he would not be participating in the choreography for the concert due to an injury. Though he was sat on a chair for most of the show (or what fans call his throne), he and the BTS members still made it a night to remember!

5. SEVENTEEN's 'Attacca' Expected to Chart Within Top 15 of Billboard 200

(Photo : SEVENTEEN Twitter)

On October 27, Chart Data revealed the 12 albums and their predicted ranking on the Billboard 200. Their ranks were determined on the Hit's Daily Double's sales tracking. SEVENTEEN's "Attaca" is expected to rank within the top 15, as the album sold 28,000 copies in its first week.

ALSO READ: SEVENTEEN's 'Attacca' Projected to Chart within Top 15 of Billboard 200, Their Highest Debut Ever

Specifically, the album is expected to debut at number 12. If so, this would be SEVENTEEN's highest debut on the Billboard 200 chart ever. Their highest debut on the Billboard 200 is at number 15 with their mini-album "Your Choice," which was released in June 2021.

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