As K-pop mega girl group 2NE1 prepares for the release of full-length album "Crush," Blackjacks are gearing up to get the ladies on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
2NE1 will release "Crush" digitally on February 26 at 24:00pm KST, while the music video for lead single "Come Back Home" will premiere online on February 28.
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So with the album and the single, what can fans do to make sure the girls enter the Billboard Hot 100?
Here are some tips and tricks.
1. Purchase from U.S. Outlets
iTunes, BestBuy, Amazon.com, and Google Play Music should all house "Crush" once it is released. In addition, Samsung Mobile Music, At&T, Sprint, Alltell, Verizon, and T-Mobile music stores might be the album available as well, so make sure to purchase the album online through these retailers to make the purchase count.
Note that sales from Genie App, YesAsia, Ebay, Kpoptown, and DVD Heaven are NOT reflected on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. Purchase the Single AND the Album
"Come Back Home" and "Gotta Be You" will be the two lead singles off of the 2NE1 album, and purchasing them separately in addition to "Crush" will help towards single and album sales simultaneously.
3. Stream the Music Video and Songs Online
Billboard's On-Demand Songs Chart tracks song streaming traffic from places like MOG, Muve Music, Rdio, Rhapsody, Slacker, and Spotify.
According to YG Ladies, the Billboard Hot 100 rankings formula now also takes into consideration video request service Akoo and audio on-demand streams from MySpace and Guvera.
4. Consider the Billboard Sales Week
The Billbarod sales week runs Monday to Sunday, while airplay tracking week runs Wednesday to Tuesday, and a new Hot 100 chart is released on Thursday.
Because "Crush" has been pushed back to February 26, this means Blackjacks only have five days to get the album and 2NE1's singles charted.
5. In conclusion
Definitely buy the 2NE1 album when it is released, and once the "Come Back Home" music videos are released, create a playlist and repeat the playlist to increase streaming points. Any other activities via streaming would help, but this is probably the easiest way to go for Blackjacks.
Are you ready?
Source : kpopstarz[dot]com