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Taylor Swift’s New Album Would Have Gone No. 1 Even If It Hadn’t Sold A Single Copy

Taylor Swift rules the Billboard 200 albums chart (she rules several Billboard albums-only rankings, actually) this week with her new release Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which immediately became the singer’s ninth leader on the list. The set opens atop the tally with 291,000 equivalent units, which is enough to grant the star the largest start on ...
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Youn Yuh-Jung Makes History As First Korean Actress To Win Oscar

Actress Youn Yuh-jung made history at the 93rd Academy Awards when she became the first Korean actress to win the Best Supporting Actress award. Youn was the odds-on favorite to win the award for her role as the unconventional grandmother Soon-ja in the film Minari. On winning the award, Youn thanked her Minari family and Lee Isaac Chung, who wro...
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Leading Up To Oscars, Director Maite Alberdi Shares Backstory Behind ‘The Mole Agent’(El Agente Topo)

The critically acclaimed The Mole Agent (El Agente Topo), from Chilean director Maite Alberdi is among those nominated for an Oscar in this year's best documentary category. The film set out to uncover abuses in an assisted living facility, but in the end it exposed fears, desperation, loneliness and abandonment issues of the elderly, forgotten by...
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A New Program Has Surpassed ‘Bridgerton’ To Become Netflix’s Most Popular Scripted Show In 2021

Back on March 8, 2021, Bridgerton saw its final appearance on the Top 10 list. In total, that amounted to 64 showings on Netflix’s NFLX daily popularity charts, which resulted in 438 total points for the year (read more about the Netflix points system here). At the time Bridgerton exited the Top 10 charts, it didn’t seem like any other scr...
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BTS, Blackpink, Psy And ‘Baby Shark’: K-Pop Rules The Top 10 Most-Liked Music Videos On YouTube

K-pop exploded onto the global stage about a decade ago, and since then, two consumption formats have helped keep the phenomenon growing everywhere: actual sales and YouTube. The latter platform is where countless millions of fans of the biggest names in the South Korean music industry go to watch (and rewatch and rewatch) the latest and best from ...
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‘Demon Slayer’ And ‘Mortal Kombat’ Both Score Flawless Victories At Friday Box Office

Even in a normal moviegoing environment, an R-rated anime action fantasy doing battle with the big Hollywood franchise release for the top spot would be a big deal. But in this current Covid-era, with every major movie being judged on a kind of “the fate of theatrical moviegoing is at stake” level, it’s a double-sized miracle this weekend. Yes, Dem...
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Taylor Swift Dominates This Week’s Albums Chart In Every Way Imaginable

No matter how one looks at it, Taylor Swift is the queen of the Billboard 200 albums chart this time around, Billboard’s weekly ranking of the most-consumed full-lengths in the U.S. The singer-songwriter leads the way for the ninth time in her career with her latest release Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which easily claims the highest space on the t...