Ariana Grande -- seen here at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2018 in New York -- is making history with her new video. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News NEW YORK — Pop star Ariana Grande’s sugary new music video for the hit Thank U, Next is now the fastest to rack up 100 million views on YouTube, the platform said Wednesday. After dropping Friday, the clip needed little more than three days to eclipse South Korea’s Psy, whose video for Gentleman took a few hours longer to hit 100 million views in 2013. Grande, 25, had teased the video — which recreates scenes from several 2000s-era teen films including Mean Girls and Legally Blonde — for weeks after releasing the break-up anthem on November 5. Thank U, Next also broke the record for most views in the 24 hours after its YouTube release with 55.4 million, smashing the previous record of 45.9 million views held by Korean boy band BTS for IDOL. In … [Read more...] about Pop star Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ video smashes records
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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — One the country’s most beloved indie artists Thái Vũ (Vũ) will organise a liveshow today in Hà Nội. The liveshow Hành Tinh Song Song (Parallel Universe) will take place atthe Hà Nội Children’s Palace, 36 Lý Thái Tổ Street. Vũ will perform eight songs, some of which for the first time. Some have already won people’s hearts but will be remixed to bring new feeling for the audience. Vũ will be joined by Skylines Beyond Our Reach band, Empty Spaces band, singer Mạc Mai Sương and singer Vũ Đinh Trọng Thắng. The inspiration for the liveshow comes from his own life. “The motto of this liveshow and the song Hành Tinh Song Song is ‘Maybe in a parallel universe, we will be happy together’. It comes from my broken love.” In recent years, indie artists like Vũ has brought a new wind to Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Artist dubbed Prince of Indie to hit the stage
Viet Nam News Lang Lang, so you’re finally back in Hà Nội. Are you going to play any works of Vietnamese composers? I know the Vietnamese music scene. I know that pianist Đặng Thái Sơn won the Chopin Competition many years ago. I actually met his sister when I was visiting last time. So I know that you have a very good tradition of piano and classical music. And I really hope to see more Vietnamese pianists in the future and if you need any help, my foundation will help. The reason I built my foundation is because I wanted the new generation to have a chance to study with the best teachers to perform on the best stage and get scholarships, so they do not have to worry about the money or other things, but focus on piano training. So I’m looking forward to nurturing one or two future Vietnamese young pianists. I would love to. Could you share some thoughts on being a classical musician? Classical music does not come from Asia. If you want … [Read more...] about Lang Lang dives into the ocean of music
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Singer Soobin Hoàng Sơn of Việt Nam is collaborating with singer and actress Park Jiyeon of South Korea to introduce a music video titled Đẹp Nhất Là Em (Between Us). Đẹp Nhất Là Em is a pop ballad song with a sweet and gentle melody, telling a story of a couple in love. In performance, Soobin will sing in Korean, while Jiyeon will sing in Vietnamese. The two singers spent a month on choosing a song and making the video, which was filmed in South Korea. Its three teasers have attracted thousands of viewers on social media networks like YouTube and VLine after it was released on July 10. Trần Phương Lan, a high school student in Đồng Nai Province, said: “The song is pretty, and the melody is so sweet. The video is nice. Singers are beautiful. And voices are beautiful too.” Lan is fan of both Soobin and Jiyeon and is waiting to watch a full … [Read more...] about VN, Korean singers release new music video
Viet Nam News by Mộc Miên and An Vũ In recent years, the Vietnamese music scene, especially music for young people, has made great strides in production quality, especially music videos. This is an indispensable trend for artists, from senior artists like Mỹ Tâm and Đàm Vĩnh Hưng, to younger stars like Hương Tràm and Noo Phước Thịnh, in developing their images as well as elevating the quality of music videos. In this way, it is necessary to mention the approach to producing music videos, which is constantly being perfected, in terms of content as well as presentation. In the past, music videos were simple, with the main content used to highlight vocals and music. The videos of today are very different. "I see that music videos are now like short films, with complete stories that are consistent with the lyrical content of the song," said Nguyễn Ngọc Linh, a young music fan. According to … [Read more...] about Are long music videos worth the watch?