Babymonster’s Debut Single ‘Batter Up’ Achieves 200 Million Views on YouTubeWeather Forecast for South Korea’s Major Cities on Saturday

SEOUL– Babymonster, a newly formed girl group under YG Entertainment, has seen its debut single's music video, "Batter Up," surpass 200 million views on YouTube. The K-pop agency announced this milestone achievement on Saturday.

According to the Yonhap News Agency, the "Batter Up" music video reached the 200 million view mark on Friday afternoon, just 53 days after its release. This achievement sets a new record, making it the fastest music video for a K-pop debut single to cross this threshold. Babymonster made a highly anticipated debut in November, marking the first girl group launched by YG Entertainment in seven years following BLACKPINK.

The group comprises six members from three Asian countries — South Korea, Thailand, and Japan. The members, Ruka, Pharita, Asa, Rami, Rora, and Chiquita, were selected through an open competition. Babymonster is scheduled to release its second single, "Stuck in the Middle," on February 1.

SEOUL– South Korea's national weather forecast for Saturday at 9–01 a.m. indicates varied weather conditions across the country's 12 major cities, with predictions of cloudy skies, sleet, and rain in several regions.

According to the Yonhap News Agency, Seoul is expected to experience cloudy weather with a high of 6°C and a low of 1°C, and a 40 percent chance of rain. Similarly, Incheon and Suwon are also set to have cloudy conditions, with temperatures reaching highs of 5°C and 6°C and lows of 2°C and 2°C, respectively, each with a 40 percent probability of rain.

Cheongju is forecasted to be sunny with a high of 7°C and a low of 4°C, and a 60 percent chance of rain. Daejeon is expected to face sleet, with temperatures reaching a high of 6°C and a low of 4°C, accompanied by a 60 percent chance of precipitation. Chuncheon is also predicted to be sunny, with a high of 5°C, a low of 0°C, and a 60 percent likelihood of rain.

Gangneung is forecasted to have sleet with a high of 4°C, a low of 1°C, and an 80 percent chance of rain. Jeonju and Gwangju are both expected to experience rain with identical highs of 8°C, lows of 6°C, and a 60 percent probability of precipitation.

Jeju is set for rain as well, with warmer temperatures featuring a high of 13°C and a low of 11°C, and a 60 percent chance of rain. Daegu anticipates sleet with a high of 7°C, a low of 5°C, and a 60 percent likelihood of rain. Lastly, Busan is forecasted to have rain with temperatures peaking at 9°C and dipping to 8°C, along with a 60 percent chance of rain.

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