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We got a couple of comebacks from powerhouse artists and K-Pop idol members are zooming in to individual projects. Aside from that, upcoming concert tours are also in the horizon.
*Covers K-Pop News from December 8 to December 14
K-Pop News Corner
- MONSTA X To End The Year With Much-Awaited “Magnetic” Collaboration With Sebastian Yatra
2019 will definitely come to an explosive end as MONSTA X and Sebastian Yatra’s splendid team-up for a song finally sets its much-awaited release date!
- EXO Receives 2019 Korean Tourism Star Award From South Korean Ministry Of Culture And Korean Tourism Board
EXO has shone with a brand new accolade as they get honoured with the 2019 Korean Tourism Star Award given by the South Korean Ministry of Culture and Korean Tourism Board!
- MONSTA X’s Joohoney To Join The Group For Remaining Jingle Ball Tour Shows
MONSTA X’s Joohoney has made such a quick recovery after Starship Entertainment announced earlier on December 7 that he has fallen sick prior to the start of the group’s Jingle Ball Tour activities.
- SF9’s Zuho Hopes To Show Fans They Are Never Alone In New Self-Produced Song For “THE FANTASY PROJECT [FOR FANTASY]”
Titled “With This One Song (literal translation), the comforting serenade was personally written and composed by Zuho all by himself, along with participating in producing it.
- DANITYs Donate In Behalf Of Kang Daniel To Busan Community Chest of Korea Ahead Of His Birthday
Fans of Kang Daniel had donated to the Busan Community Chest of Korea on his behalf as an advanced celebration of his birthday this coming December 10.
- BTS Wins Group Of The Year Award At “Variety’s Hitmakers” + Announces New Music
Global artist group BTS attended Variety’s Hitmakers brunch event in Soho House, West Hollywood, California on December 7. At the event, BTS won the award for the Group of the Year.
K-Pop Celebrity News
- DAY6’s Young K Participates In Reading Project For EBS’ Radio Program “Idol Books”
DAY6’s Young K took part in idol reading project named Idols Read, Hearts Connect. His reading voice will be unveiled soon via EBS’ radio program Idol Books.
- GOT7’s JB Brings On Paradise With Launch Of His Clothing Collection With Represent
GOT7’s JB has launched his exclusive clothing line with Represent named JB COLLECTION on December 13 – and its cool tropical vibes will freshen up your day!
- Brand New Music Artists Team Up For Special Holiday Project Album “Do That BrandNew Thing”
Brand New Music has rounded up its artists to deliver a heartwarming special project album titled Do That BrandNew Thing, which is set to be released on December 12 at 6 PM KST.
- MONSTA X Stages Fancy Performances In Chanel’s Holiday Collection Event In New York
Taking fans by surprise, MONSTA X paraded their elegant visuals and fancy performances at the Chanel N°5 in the Snow celebration on December 10 (local time)!
- Kim Kook Heon And Song Yu Vin Confirmed To Be Aiming For Debut As Duo “B.O.Y” In January
Music Works confirmed on December 10 that their new duo B.O.Y, which consists of Kim Kook Heon and Song Yu Vin, is already setting preparations for their debut.
- JYP Entertainment To Take Legal Action Against TWICE’s Aggressive Fans Following Airport Incident
JYP Entertainment released a statement warning fans for their inappropriate behaviour. Posted on the girl group’s official social media accounts, the agency expresses serious concern for these incidents as a TWICE’s member was injured.
K-Pop Comeback News & Teasers
- Ailee Previews Beautiful Winter-Themed Teaser Photos For “Sweater” Comeback
Ailee will be showing winter who’s the queen as she battles the cold weather with her warm and beautiful voice this December with a heart-fluttering comeback in store
- Stray Kids Pours Out Emotions Alongside Making Reflections In Return With “Levanter” Music Video
Stray Kids traded their tough image to deliver a heartfelt and relatable self-reflection with the conclusion of their Clé journey through their latest comeback track “Levanter” as it dropped on December 9.
- Kim Jae Hwan Stays Dazzling Both Day And Night In Tracklist And Teasers For “MOMENT” Comeback
Kim Jae Hwan shows how he will be making hearts warm this winter from day to night as he prepares for the release of his second mini-album MOMENT this coming December 12 at 6 PM KST.
- BoA Paints Her “Starry Night” Comeback With Stunning Photos & Highlight Clips
Announced on December 5, SM Entertainment’s prized solo artist, BoA, is set for her second mini album, titled – Starry Night.
K-Pop Comeback Spotlight
- K-Pop Comeback Spotlight: BoA For Second Mini Album “Starry Night”
This Christmas season, K-Pop Queen BoA, gives all her fans a warm present by releasing her second mini album, Starry Night, on December 11th.
- K-Pop Comeback Spotlight: Crush – Second Full Album,“From Midnight to Sunrise”
From Midnight to Sunrise is Crush’s second full length album and the first to be released under the music label.
- K-Photo Reel: GFRIEND’s Yerin And SinB Show Off Euphoric Makeup Looks For ELLE Korea
To cap off the year, ELLE Korea is celebrating the bold, bright looks that define the character of Gen Z well! In order to properly pull off the euphoric makeup looks of the year, the magazine picked out two muses that complement the theme well: GFRIEND’s Yerin and SinB.
- SF9’s Hwiyoung And Chani Reveal Each Other’s Personalities In Cosmopolitan Korea Interview
SF9’s Hwiyoung and Chani spiced up their interview with Cosmopolitan Korea, which came along with their photoshoot for the magazine’s December 2019 issue, through their adorable answers and playful banters!
- Twitter Korea Lists The Most Mentioned K-Pop Accounts Globally In 2019
Twitter Korea shared a brief wrap-up of the most memorable K-Pop moments and achievements on the platform for the entirety of 2019, and among this was the rankings of the most mentioned K-Pop acts all over the world.
- K-Photo Reel: NU’EST JR For 1st Look Magazine December Issue
- 7 Reasons Why SEVENTEEN Captured Carats With Their Admirable Bond As Brothers
Known as one of the most sought-after idol bands in the world today, South Korean boy group SEVENTEEN is continuously capturing the hearts of carats with their variety of charms.
K-Pop Concert News & Recap
- [Concert Recap] IU Takes An Enchanting Performance In Her “Love, Poem” Concert In Singapore
On December 6, Korean Songstress Lee Ji Eun, better known as IU, returned to the Sunny Island for her 2019 IU Love, Poem Concert.
- WINNER Guarantees An Eventful Day With Inner Circles For Their “CROSS TOUR” In Manila
WINNER is taking their concert up a notch for their fans in the Philippines. Yoon, Hoony, Mino and Jinu are currently travelling across Asia with a series of shows for their CROSS TOUR.
- Zico Announces Date For His Second Solo Concert
Titled, “KING OF THE ZUNGLE”, the concert will take place at the SK Olympic Handball Stadium in Seoul Olympic Park on 22 February and 23 February 2020.
- Golden Child Sets Shining New Career Milestone With First Solo Concert In Seoul
A bright year is in store for Golden Child as they happily set to hold their first solo concert in Seoul – and not only that, but it will also take place for two, fun-filled days!
- FTIsland’s Lee Jae Jin To Treat Fans With A Sumptuous “Dinner Show” Fan Meeting
FTIsland’s Lee Jae Jin will meet his loyal fans for a fan meeting titled, “Dinner Show”. The fan meeting is slated on January 11, 6 p.m. at K-Art Hall In Olympic Park, Seoul.
- ITZY Makes Glitzy Debut Showcase In Manila + K-MMUNITY PH Levels Up Fans’ Experience
South Korea’s hottest rookie girl group ITZY has finally debuted in the Philippine stage through their ITZY Premiere Showcase Tour ITZY? ITZY at the New Frontier Theater on December 8.