K-News Weekly Headlines: Comebacks Of ITZY, Loona, Twice, B.A.P, SF9, MONSTA X & More!
We got anticipated comebacks from well-loved K-Pop groups on our weekly roundup of Korean entertainment news!
Catch up with regular doses of Korean entertainment news as we summarize 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 17 to 23.
- The Boyz Asia Fan Con Tour THE CASTLE in Manila
The Boyz will be leaving their Filipino fans breathless once again as they make their anticipated return to Manila this June!
- Park Ji Hoon FIRST EDITION Fan Meeting Tour In Taiwan
Kicking off his fan-meeting tour, Park Ji Hoon will stop by in Taiwan on March 2.
- Taeyeon Encore ‘s… Concert’ in Seoul
Girls’ Generation Taeyeon is about to formally cap off her ‘s… Concert Tour this year. But not without a bang! The soloist will be bringing her solo concert to a close with an encore this March!
- 2019 Skechers’ Sundown Festival 2019
Spearheading this Singapore annual music festival are some K-Pop artists led by iKON.
- ATEEZ ‘Expedition Tour’ in Europe
Fans of ATEEZ in Europe, get ready to welcome your favorite boys as they head to Europe for the second leg of their Expedition Tour.
- VIXX’s Ravi Seoul Concert
The three-day concert, happening from March 22 to 24 at Yes24 Live Hall, recorded sold-out sales, which showcases the presence and strength of the rapper and his group VIXX, and further solidified his position as a major artist in South Korea.
K-CONCERT & K-FAN MEETING RECAPS
- BLACKPINK in Singapore
BLACKPINK delivered a phenomenal performance in the Singapore leg of their In Your Area world tour— despite the group returning from their tight schedules in the United States.
- BTS Love Yourself Tour Japan
On February 17, BTS concluded their Love Yourself ~Japan Edition~ tour. Fukuoka’s Yahuoku! Arena was truly alive with the sound of ARMYs as the group serenaded them with their harmonious voices.
- Park Bo Gum GOOD DAY Asia Tour in Thailand
Over 4,000 Thai fans were in attendance to spend Valentine’s Day weekend with Park Bo Gum on February 16 at Bangkok Thunder Dome.
- The Great Seungri Tour in Seoul
Yellow Sea filled the hall of SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium at the THE GREAT SEUNGRI – FINAL IN SEOUL.
- SHINee’s Key wrapped up Keyland first solo concert
- Kim Jae Joong J-PARTY in Taiwan
Three years since his last tour in the country, excited fans filled TPEC Gymnasium on February 16 to attend the 2019 Kim Jae Joong J-PARTY & MINI CONCERT.
- VIXX’s N Fan Meeting in Seoul
The VIXX leader met with his lovely Starlights for a two-night show at the Sejong University’s Ocean Hall to repay all the love he has received from them.
K-POP NEWS CORNER
- Yoon Ji Sung Solo Debut
Taking the lead in holding solo debuts among his former groupmates, Yoon Ji Sung dropped his emotional first solo music video at 6 PM KST.
- Jus2 Individual Teasers
GOT7’s new subunit Jus2 consists of the leader and the maknae of the septet. The duo released two sets of images for each member on February 18.
- All B.A.P members left TS Entertainment
Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup of B.A.P decided not to renew their contracts with TS Entertainment.
- TXT Members’ Teaser parade
Mnet unveiled the first look of the upcoming debut broadcast of TXT, titled Debut Celebration Show. It released a 33-second voice teaser on its official social media channels. Big Hit Entertainment unveiled the first set of concept photos for the boys’ first album The Dream Chapter: STAR through its social media channels on February 19
- NU’EST New Track
Following the release of new profile photos, NU’EST has shared another good news for its fans as the boy group preps for the release of a new song in March.
- Park Ji Hoon Solo Music Debut
Maroo Entertainment confirmed on February 19 that Park Ji Hoon will make his solo music debut in March!
- Produce 101 4th edition Ready To Conquer
Prepare yourselves for a new set of male trainees who would steal your heart as Produce X 101 gears up for a new production!
- Cube Entertainment reveals Lai Guan Lin’s debut with a group
Cube Entertainment has revealed Lai Kuan Lin as the first member of its soon-to-be-launched unit group!
- Tiffany To Release American Album
Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany is gearing up to make waves in the Western music industry as she prepares to release her first American EP this year.
- BTS #ARMYPEDIA
BTS had everyone scrambling to go outdoors after announcing the launch of ARMYPEDIA, an interactive puzzle search, on February 21.
- Loona Tops iTune’s charts
Upon its initial release, X X topped the iTunes Pop Album charts across 26 countries: including the United States, Austria, France, and Spain. X X also topped the K-Pop Album charts in the United States and Canada.
- ITZY Secured First Music Show Trophy 9 Days After Debut
JYP Entertainment’s new girl group ITZY took home the trophy during the February 21st episode of M Countdown.
- Jung Yong Hwa Continues His “Feel the Five ‘Y’” Project In April With “Melody”
The new song, which will be out on April 5, was produced shortly after the band’s 2017 arena tour. It will follow “Letter” and “Brothers”, which were unveiled to the public in May and October 2018, respectively.
K-POP COMEBACK NEWS & UPDATES
- MONSTA X Returns With A Bang
On February 18 the group established its comeback theme by showing their electrifying visuals and giving a peek at their track list. They then unleashed their latest album with title track “Alligator”.
- Twice April Comeback
Onces can look forward to brand new music from their favorite girl group, as it is confirmed that Twice is gearing up for a comeback this April!
- Stray Kids Comeback
Stray Kids will be filling March with swag as they confirmed news regarding their current comeback preparations!
- MAMAMOO Comeback
RBW Entertainment has confirmed that Wheein, Solar, Hwasa, and Moonbyul are working hard on this album. Reportedly, the record is slated for release in March, four months after their mini-album BLUE;S.
- SF9 Officially Announced Comeback Through MV of “Enough”
- Dream Note Comeback
Dream Note is ushering in a new era as they gear up for a comeback this March; their first since debut.
K-DRAMA NEWS, RECAPS & REVIEWS
- K-Drama Premiere: The Fiery Priest
- Romance is a Bonus Book Recaps: Premiere, Ep03, Ep04, Ep05, Ep06, Ep07, Ep08, Ep09
- Touch Your Heart Recaps: Premiere, Ep 03, Ep 04, Ep 05, Ep 06
- The Light in Your Eyes Recaps: Premiere, Ep 03, Ep 04
- K-Drama Couch: February Week 3
- Im Soo Jung Small Screen Comeback
Two years after her last television series ended, the actress is confirmed to star in the series WWW (working title). The new series is still in the process of completing its cast and will begin filming soon as it eyes its first broadcast in the first half of 2019.
- Welcome to Waikiki 2 First Table-Read
Wacky hit drama Welcome To Waikiki is serving fans with another season this March.
K-CELEB/FILM & TV NEWS
- Kim Jae Hwan on London Fashion Week
On February 17, it was revealed that the singer would be leaving Korea the next day to attend the prestigious London Fashion Week, which serves as a platform for many emerging and established designers, models, and personalities in the global fashion industry.
- Nam Joo Hyuk & EXO’s Sehun Guesting On Coffee Friends
Nam and Sehun became newest part-time recruits of the delightful and refreshing tvN variety show.
- Fei Sends Miss A Fans With Dance Medley
Fei uploaded a dance video on her YouTube channel on February 17 and gave fans major nostalgic feels.
- 2PM’s Nichkhun’s Thai Film To Be Screened In Korean cinemas
2PM’s Nichkhun will soon give Hottests a reason to hit local theaters in South Korea next month as Brother of the Year makes its South Korean premiere.
- Kim Hyun Joong Japanese Drama OST
SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong participated in the official soundtrack of the Japanese drama One Page Love, which stars Hashimoto Kanna, Itagaki Mizuki, Furukawa Yuki, and more.
- GOT7’s BamBam Sold-out Concerts In Thailand
GOT7’s BamBam has completely sold out all three days of his solo fan meeting series in Bangkok!
- G-Dragon’s Instagram Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld
BIGBANG’s G-Dragon ended his almost one-year hiatus on Instagram with a tribute to Chanel’s creative director and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away on February 20 at the age of 85.
- NU’EST’s Minhyun Milan Fashion Week
NU’EST’s Hwang Min Hyun charmed Italy with his dazzling visuals at the Milan Fashion Week, which was held on February 20, local time.
- Top 100 Asian Heartthrobs 2019 by Starmometer
Starmometer has named some male Korean celebrities, who proved their visual game to be as strong as ever in their list of Top 100 Asian Heartthrobs for 2019.
- #SunshineHobiDay: 18 Times BTS’ J-Hope Lit Up Our Days With His Presence
The multi-talented happy virus of BTS celebrated his birthday on February 18. Besides sending him his favourite hamburger and Sprite on his special day, we have compiled 18 tweets featuring J-Hope’s warm presence which brightens up our days without fail.
- Album Review: LOONA
- 31 Things About Treasure 13 in 31 Minutes
Although the live broadcast was short, we got to know the Treasure 13 members better through their stories, enthusiastic responses, reactions, and thoughts.
If you’ve been following Twitter for awhile, you may have seen the #WorldwideJINius tag make rounds on your timeline every February. The hashtag is meant to celebrate Jin’s graduation from Konkuk University, two years ago today!
- Song Hye Kyo Elle March edition interview
Beautiful actress Song Hye Kyo is known not just as an actress but a style icon. In the pictorial that was done immediately after her drama Encounter, she epitomizes beauty and grace.
- Nam Joo Hyuk x Han Ji Min Dazed Photoshoot
The stars of the latest jTBC drama The Light in Your Eyes are on the cover of the latest issue of Dazed Korea shot in the ANA ICANJA Beach Resort in Okinawa, Japan.
- Joo Ji Hoon Arena Homme Plus March 2019 Issue
The pictorial was held in Bali, Indonesia. This issue is more special because it offers two different covers.
- Gong Myung Nylon Magazine Interview
After filming, Gong Myung sat down for an interview with Nylon Magazine where he talked about being busy than ever after the movie.