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K-News Weekly Headlines: MONSTA X, SF9, GFriend, Haechi, Park Hyung Sik Fun Meet & More

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The weekly roundup of Korean entertainment news covering the third week of February.

It was a busy week of piling up Korean entertainment news. Comeback teasers along with concert tour announcements were sweetly bombarded. In addition, new anticipated Korean dramas also premiered.

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Catch up with regular doses of Korean entertainment news as we summarized what happened in this alternate world each week. Stay regularly updated with your favorite artists and bias by following this segment closely with us!

This weekly digest will cover K-Pop comebacks, album releases, and Korean drama news, reviews and updates. Relevant news on Korean entertainment such as celebrity buzz, film and box office information and concert tours and fan meetings will also be included.

*Covers Korean entertainment news from February 10 to 16.

Upcoming K-Events

  • U Cube Festival 2019 in Japan

Artists of Cube Entertainment will head to Japan for a stellar music festival on March 23.

  • Ha Sung Woon First Asian Fanmeeting

Following the individual project parade of fellow Wanna One members, Ha Sung Woon announced his first fan meeting in Asia

  • Epik High North American Tour

Epik High will tour North America in April and May.

  • Ong Seong Wu ‘Eternity’ Fanmeeting Tour Malaysia

Details to Ong Seong Wu’s fan meeting Kuala Lumpur stop are revealed.

  • Nam Joo Hyuk CURRENT Fanmeeting Tour Malaysia

The hero of The Light in Your Eyes continues his CURRENT fan meeeting tour in Malaysia.

  • 2019 Lovelyz Concert in Singapore

Lovelyz will swing by at Singapore for a concert. Check out amazing cover songs of these girls that prove they can harmonize.

 

  • GFriend Asian Tour

Beautiful girls of GFriend are scheduled to date their Buddies for their 2019 tour.

  • 2019 MAMAMOO in Singapore

Vocal powerhouse MAMAMOO will bring their magic in Singapore this April.

  • EXO-CBX Japan Concert

Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin of EXO will bring magical circus concerts in Japan

  • The Boyz’ Castle Tour Philippines

All set to be breathtaking princes, THE BOYZ preps up for their castle tour in Manila.

K-Concert & K-Fanmeeting Recaps

  • Park Hyung Sik Fun Meet In Manila

Dating over 7,000 fans on a post-Valentine’s date was a piece of cake for Park Hyung Sik.

Park Hyung Sik

(Photo courtesy of Bench)

  • Red Velvet in Los Angeles

Setting a record as the first K-Pop girl group to hold a North American tour, Red Velvet treated US fans more than what they bargained for.

  • Yuri Fanmeeting In Macau

Girl’s Generation’s Yuri delighted Macau fans in her recent fan engagement party.

  • Kim Hyun Joong in Seoul

In elevated atmosphere, Kim Hyun Joong successfully met his local Korean fans.

  • BLACKPINK In Your Area Singapore

BLACKPINK awed BLINKs in Singapore in a sold-out concert on February 15.

K-Pop News Corner

  • BTS At the 61st Grammys

Stealing the show at the 61st Grammys, BTS looked dapper in suits as presenters of the ceremony.

  • EXO’s Lay at the 61st Grammys

Attending the award ceremony as FM Donggan 101’s ambassador, EXO’s Lay is the sole official Chinese organization invitee.

  • 9Muses Disbandment

Concluding their promotions as a group, they dropped their farewell single “Remember” on February 14. They will be holding a fan meeting on February 24 to officially make their last bow.

  • 2PM’s Nichkhun First Solo Album

11 years after his debut, Nichkhun unveiled details of his first solo album due for release on February 18.

  • Treasure 13 Debut Preparations

Coming at a full and exciting speed, YG’s new boy group has been going full force with its promotion through V Live, SNS & Video Teasers

  • GOT7’s Jus2

JB and Yugyeom of GOT7 formed a subunit for a new album and Asian tour.

  • Jeon Somi Solo Debut

Telling her fans to be patient for her return, Jeon Somi promised her supporters that her comeback will be worth the wait.

  • MONSTA X’s I.M Oscar Wilde Fairy Tales

Treating fans with two audio books, MONSTA X’s I.M narrated Oscar Wilde’s “Happy Prince” and “Ghost of Canterville.

  • K-Pop Debut: TREI Teaser

Composed of members Lee Jae Jun, Chae Chang Hyun, and Kim Jun Tae, the group will be debuting with a mini album titled Born.

  • K-Pop Debut: VANNER

New rookies to look forward to, VANNER amused us with their packaging.

  • BLACKPINK American Debut Performance

BLACKPINK wrapped up their phenomenal wave of performances on United States national television.

  • BTS’ V’s 100 Million Streams Scenery

BTS’ V set a new record on Spotify with his track “Scenery”

K-Pop Comeback News & Updates

  • MONSTA X We Are Here Comeback

MONSTA X has continuously piqued fans interest by releasing concept photos, track list and album preview for their upcoming comeback on February 18.

  • SF9 Narcissus Teaser photos

Picking up from their enchanting comeback invite, SF9 released more teaser photos for FANTASYs to enjoy.

  • VIXX’s Ravi comeback

An album plus a concert will be VIXX’s Ravi’s gift to his faithful followers.

  • Suran Comeback

New music will finally be coming from Suran as she makes her comeback with a new mini album.

  • Loona Comeback

Slated for comeback on February 19, Loona has been hyping up its promotions with teasers and title track.

  • NU’EST Comeback

Unveiling its new set of group and individual profile photos, NU’EST signaled its comeback as a full group after almost three years.

  • Park Bom Comeback

Sisters forever, Park Bom’s return to the limelight will be met with a collaboration with Sandara Park.

  • (G)-IDLE Comeback

Additional teasers are released for (G)-IDLE’s newest album.

K-Drama News, Recaps & Reviews

  • Park Bo Young x Ahn Hyo Seop For tvN Drama Abyss

Main leads of tvN’s fantasy romance drama are officially sealed with Park Bo Young securing her male lead in Ahn Hyo Seop.

Crossing the middle point of the series, game changing plot is expected to push the romance element of the series.

Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na have been proving their chemistry seemed unwavering as they send fans to heart-fluttering moments in their currently airing series.

  • K-Drama Review: Priest

Check out our full review of OCN’s Priest.

  • K-Drama Review: My Strange Hero

Adding another memorable character under his belt, Yoo Seung Ho delighted in his role for My Strange Hero. Read our full review HERE.

  • K-Drama Review: Fates And Furies

Revenge has never been this fulfilling until Fates And Furies. Read our full review HERE.

  • K-Drama Premiere: Haechi

Jung Il Woo impressed on the premiere of Haechi.

  • K-Drama Premiere: Item

A bit cluttered nonetheless still piquing interest with its imaginative premise on its first week.

  • K-Drama Premiere: Legal High

Streaking to a quirky vibe, Jin Goo might be the dark horse character we will all root for this season. Legal High‘s opening salvo spelled amazing.

  • Hellokpop K-Drama Picks: Stories That Celebrate One Great Love and Noona Romance

Continuing our month-long celebration of love stories this February, we picked our favorite Korean dramas with themes of “one great love“, as well as our favorite noona romance series.

  • K-Drama Couch February 3rd Week

Change of banners for the lineup of K-Dramas currently airing is inevitable. Check out the premieres and finales last week.

Korean Entertainment News

K-Celeb/Film News/Interviews

  • Ryu Hye Young Interview

A hiatus from acting has had Ryu Hye Young saw her life journey in a different perspective.

  • NU’EST’ Minhyun on Milan Fashion Week

With his handsome features, Minhyun was invited to Milan Fashion Week.

  • Mir & Thunder Video Star Guesting

Clearing up issues, Thunder and Mir reconciled differences at Video Star

  • MAMAMOO’s Hwasa on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook

MAMAMOO Hwasa finished recording with Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook. The guesting was part of the promotion for her first solo debut.

  • Jung Yong Hwa Scholarship Foundation

At his alma mater’s 28th commencement exercises, Jung Yong Hwa awarded scholarships to six graduates as financial assistance in their pursuit for higher education.

  • Kim Bum & Oh Yeon Soo

Calling it quits after dating since March 2018, Kim Bum and Oh Yeon Soo are confirmed to have broken up.

  • SF9’s Chani & Stray Kids’ Hyunjin New Hosts Of Music Core

Joining gugudan’s Mina, SF9’s Chani and Stray Kid’s Hyunjin will be new hosts of MBC’s Music core.

  • EXO’s Chanyeol Dominates Instagram

Cementing his position on Instagram, EXO’s Chanyeol ended the reign of G-Dragon to secure over 17 million Instagram followers

  • Lai Guan Lin Launched Social Media Accounts

Following ex-Wanna One members solo launches, Lai Guan Lin also opened social media accounts.

  • NCT 127 Gangnam Tourism Ambassadors

Promoting tourism, NCT 127 was appointed as Gangnam tourism ambassadors.

K-Features

  • K-Pop Idols’ High School graduation roster

Graduation season continues with idols who recently attended their commencement exercises.

  • ITZY “Dala Dala” MV Review

JYP’s new girl group notched edgy music video through “Dala Dala”

  • Album Review: Taemin’s “Want”

After five years of relentless effort, Taemin has more than proven himself musically and as a top soloist. Browse our full album review HERE. Also, check out our MV REVIEW which left us craving for more.

  • We The Fest 2019 Teaser

Indonesia’s biggest music festival gears up for this season’s We The Fest edition. Talents from all over Asia participate in this one-of-the-kind festival.

  • Kang Daniel is the best V-Date for Koreans

In the sea of handsome Korean artists, Kang Daniel emerged as the top celebrity Koreans want to date on Valentine’s Day.

  • 2019 Sundown Festival

Skecher’s 2019 Sundown Festival launched details of its planned activities featuring various Asian artists such as Koreas MFBTY

  • 2019 K-POP Concert in Manila

Celebrating 70 years of friendship, NCT Dream, NOIR and APRIL are confirmed to perform at the 2019 K-POP Concert in Manila.