Beyonce Runs The World: Earns The Humanitarian Award

Beyonce runs the world, we are convinced. At the 2020 BET Awards, the singer received the Humanitarian Award for creating a huge impact in the lives of people in need.

“I am here today to talk about the queen. You know the one!” The former First Lady Michelle Obama said while she started the speech for presenting the award to the ‘Run The World (Girls)’ singer.

Beyonce appeared on video to accept the award and spoke about how much this meant to her. “Thank you so much for this beautiful honor, I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers out there, all of my sisters out there inspiring me, marching, and fighting for change. Your voices are being heard, and you are proving to our ancestors at their struggles were not in vain.”

We also got to to see videos of Beyonce’s activism which included testaments from people she’s helped along the way. With a lot of honor, Queen B diverted her speech with a call to action for asking everyone to cast their votes.

“Now, we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power and that is to vote. I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system…We have to vote like our life depends on it because it does. So please continue to be the change you want to see.”

Beyonce concluded the video by thanking, “BET for this honor. It means so me, especially coming from y’all. I love you. God Bless you and goodnight.” It definitely looked like a very great night, so happy for her.

By : Aatira Kakroo

SEVENTEEN Sets New Sales Record; Pulls Big Numbers

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South Korean boy group, SEVENTEEN, have surpassed all expectations, setting a new record for album sales in the first week. Their latest release, a mini album titled ‘Heng:garæ‘ has officially sold 1,019,025 copies as of June 26th. 

Setting this new record, SEVENTEEN beats their previous best – 700,863 copies sold in the first week of release for their 2019 album, ‘An Ode’.

While ‘An Ode’ set those numbers in the first week (7 days), ‘Heng:garæ’ surpassess the group’s personal best in a matter of five days. The numbers are only going to go up from here. 

With the news of these record-breaking numbers, the album by SEVENTEEN stands tall as the second highest-selling album in 2020, surpassed only by BTS’ latest studio album: ‘Map of the Soul: 7’. 

Total first week sales figures for ‘Heng:garæ’ by SEVENTEEN will reach us at the end of the week, June 28th. Predictions posit that this mini album may be on its way to raking in millions in pure sales, so stay tuned. 

SEVENTEEN are one of the most successful boy groups in K-Pop. In a recent management change, they now fall under BigHit Labels, the same agency representing BTS and TXT.

Debuting in 2015, SEVENTEEN have seen massive success in the industry. Setting new standards with their unique choreography, self-produced music and powerful stages, the boy group are one of the most popular faces of K-Pop today.

By: Ahalya Narayanan