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BTS reveals track list for new album

K-pop super group BTS unveiled Monday the track list of its much-anticipated upcoming album, which includes the main track, “On,” and an accompanying digital version of the song featuring Australian singer Sia.

According to the image of the track list posted on the website of the band’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, “Map of the Soul: 7,” set for official release Friday, has 20 tracks.

The fourth full-length album from BTS comes with 15 new songs, plus five hit songs from its previous EP, “Map of the Soul: Persona.”

“Black Swan,” “Interlude: Shadow” and “Outro: Ego,” which were unveiled in the run-up to the album’s official release, will be some of the new songs, as well as “Filter,” “Louder than bombs,” “Ugh!” “00:00 (Zero O’Clock),” “Inner Child,” “Respect” and “We are Bulletproof: the Eternal,” as well as “On.”

The tracks from “Persona” include “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey, “Make It Right,” “Dionysus” and “Jamais Vu.”

Outside of the album release, BTS will separately drop a digital version of “On,” featuring Sia, according to Big Hit.

The collaboration was arranged after Sia “willingly accepted” BTS’s proposal for the joint work, Big Hit said. The digital song will be released on global platforms Friday for North American promotion before officially hitting online music stores in Korea on Feb. 28, it said.

Another Australian pop star, Troye Sivan, also participated in the composition of “Louder than bombs,” according to Big Hit.

A “kinetic manifesto film” matching the main track “On” will also be unveiled, along with the official worldwide release of “Map of the Soul: 7,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, according to Big Hit.

Huge ratings for tvN’s ‘Crash’ finale

The romantic comedy “Crash Landing On You” ended its two-month run Sunday with the highest viewership for the cable channel tvN’s drama series.

The final episode of the series starring A-listers Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin marked 21.7 percent in nationwide viewership, according to data released Monday by Nielsen Korea.

It surpassed the 20.5 percent record set by the channel’s 2016 hit series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” as the most-viewed tvN drama.

The 16-episode series tells the story of an heiress of a big-name fashion business in the South who crash lands in North Korea and meets a North Korean soldier after she is blown there by a windstorm while paragliding.

Despite stirring some initial controversy for depicting North Korea as a normal country, the on-screen chemistry of two of the country’s hottest stars, Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin, helped the drama win rave reviews, especially among female fans.

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