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Exciting projects, comebacks and concerts had erupted last week. Achievements, collaboration and music show win also decorated K-Pop land’s December 3rd week.
*Covers K-Pop News from December 8 to December 14
K-Pop News Corner
- MONSTA X And Sebastian Yatra Make December Fiery With “Magnetic” Collaboration Single
MONSTA X and Sebastian Yatra had set the year ablaze as they finally released their much-anticipated Latin collaboration track on December 20!
- Stray Kids Takes Home First Music Show Win For “Levanter” On Nine-Or-None Anniversary
Stray Kids had earned their first music show win for their latest comeback track “Levanter” on Music Bank‘s December 19, 2019 episode – and it happened on a very special anniversary for the group and their fans alike.
- BTS’ “Map Of The Soul: Persona” Tops 2019 Gaon Album Sales Chart + Certified Gold In France
BTS are setting new benchmarks as the trends for the sales of their physical albums rise every year. As per the data compiled by Korea Music Content Association covering the time period from January 1 to December 7, BTS has the highest album sales in 2019.
- MAMAMOO Tops December Girl Group Brand Reputation Ranking
The latest data by the Korean Business Research Institute revealed this month’s girl group brand reputation ranking. Soaring high on number one on the rank is MAMAMOO.
- TWICE Clinches 6th MV To Smash 300 Million Views With “Heart Shaker” & Notches #-Year Streak Of Over 1 Million Album Sales
South Korea’s most-awarded girl group TWICE has added yet another impressive record with their 2017 hit song “Heart Shaker”. Additionally, the girl group has officially exceeded selling one million copies of their albums this year.
- BTS, EXO, & ASTRO Named As Leading K-Pop Boy Groups In December Brand Rankings
According to the latest data released by the Korean Business Research Institute, well-loved and talented K-Pop acts namely, BTS, EXO, and ASTRO are this month’s top male idol groups.
K-Pop Celebrity News
- DAY6 Lands Their First US Magazine Cover And Talks About Music And Culture In Interview Snippet
DAY6 adds another impressive achievement to their list as they make their US magazine cover debut via the January 2020 issue of the music magazine Alternative Press!
- N.Flying Brings Comfort In “It’s Okay” Music Video As Advocates For Suicide Prevention Campaign
N.Flying has released the song “It’s Okay” on the afternoon of December 20 in partnership with the Life Insurance Social Philanthropy Foundation, or LISCC, as a contribution to their youth suicide prevention campaign.
- BTS To Perform At “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”
BTS will welcome the new year with their performance at the biggest New Year Eve’s special show in America. On December 17, ABC announced that BTS will be appearing at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.
- ATEEZ Heralds A Grand New Year As New Emcees For Japanese K-Pop TV Program “Korean On! Box!”
Heralding a great start for their 2020, ATEEZ will be taking the emcee position at the popular Japanese TV program Korean On! Box! from the network Music On! TV!
- OH MY GIRL Appointed As Honorary Ambassadors Of Girl Scouts Korea
On December 18, WM Entertainment excitedly revealed that OH MY GIRL has been selected as the honorary ambassador of Girl Scouts Korea!
- Pentagon Shows Off Their Brilliant Vocals In Amazing A Cappella Cover of Frozen 2’s “Into The Unknown”
Just in time for the winter holiday, Pentagon, drops a magical cover of Frozen 2’s “Into the Unknown”.
K-Pop Comeback News & Teasers
- BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae To Bring Christmas Delight With Start Of Solo Digital Single Project
BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae will be bringing a merry celebration for Melodies with the release of his solo digital single project beginning this Christmas season!
- SF9’s Inseong And Jaeyoon Share Cover Of “The Lonely Bloom Stands Alone” For “THE FANTASY’ PROJECT “
The second release from SF9’s THE FANTASY PROJECT <FOR FANTASY> is here – and this time, it comes as a lovely cover from Inseong and Jaeyoon!
K-Pop Comeback Spotlight
- K-Pop Comeback Spotlight: Kim Jae Hwan’s Second Mini-Album “MOMENT”
Kim Jae Hwan once again proves that he is “all main” – main vocal, main visual, main dancer, and the main man who occupied our hearts this December with his sweet and comforting serenades which easily combated the cold weather.
- K-Pop Comeback Spotlight: Baek Yerin’s First Full Album “Every Letter I Sent You”
Former JYP Entertainment artist, Baek Yerin, has recently launched her new independent music label, “Blue Vinyl”. This makes her upcoming release, Every Letter I Sent You, the first full length album under the new label.
- K-Pop Starter Pack: The Very Angelic-Voiced Boys Of VICTON
A nostalgic night is what we get as we remember the beautiful journey of VICTON together with their very lovely ALICEs, who stayed with them from up and down, from success to trying times, and from laughter to tears.
- #HappyYoungKDay: The Various Talents Of DAY6’s Young K
An extremely hardworking individual, DAY6’s Young K gives all his effort in everything that he does. The super-skilled singer celebrates his 26th birthday on December 19.
- K-Photo Reel: BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae Puts The Spotlight On His Versatility For Singles Korea January 2020 Issue
BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae has put the spotlight on his versatility as an entertainer in the dreamy photoshoot he recently had for Singles Korea as he graces its January 2020 issue with his charming presence.
K-Pop Concert News
- EXO Powers Another Successful Concert Stage In “EXplOration In Kuala Lumpur”
As expected, the Kings of K-Pop has dominated their fourth concert in the city on December 14 at the Axiata Arena. Kuala Lumpur is one of the stops for “EXO Planet #5 – ExplOration” tour series for 2019.
- AKMU Smoothly Navigated Their Way To Fans’ Hearts In Successfully Sold-Out Seoul Concert
Using their hiatus as a springboard for growth, AKMU satisfied the audience with songs of joy and powerful lyrics on their latest concert titled AKMU [Voyage] TOUR IN Seoul.
- NCT Dream To Stage Beautiful Music Time In “The Dream Show” Singapore
Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung are going to Singapore for their first solo concert tour, The Dream Show, on February 15, 2020, 6PM, at the Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre!
- The Boyz To Continue Their Europe Tour In 3 More Countries
According to Cre.Ker Entertainment, The Boyz will continue their European concert tour, Dreamlike, after successfully finishing their first one in Germany.
K-Pop Concert Recap
- [CONCERT RECAP] Super Junior Caps Off “Super Show 8 In Manila” With Infinite Magical Time
- [CONCERT RECAP] ITZY Flaunts A Glittery Showcase In Singapore
On December 13, JYP’s new girl group darling dazzled the Singapore Midzys on their first showcase in the Sunny Island, titled Itzy? Itzy.
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