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Our latest and most important updates and developments in the K-Pop industry articles. These updates may include new releases and performances by K-Pop artists, announcements of new tours and projects, and updates on the personal lives of K-Pop artists.

9Dec

Jinni Departs NMIXX, JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment’s rookie girl group NMIXX will now continue as a six-member group after the company announced Jinni’s departure. In addition to leaving NMIXX, Jinni also departed the agency. On December 9, JYP Entertainment released a...
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9Dec

T.O.P Named to 2023 #dearMoon Crew

Wow, fantastic baby! Life imitates “Still Life” as BIGBANG’s T.O.P has been identified as one of eight members set to join Japanese art collector, entrepreneur, and billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on a space trip in 2023 as part of the...
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7Dec

Make Way for the New Kids On the Block: OCJ NEWBIES

Make Way for the New Kids On the Block: OCJ NEWBIES The K-Pop boy group makes history as one of the only groups to ever appear in four global mainstream magazines pre-debut ELLE MEN HK, Cosmopolitan HK, Harper’s Bazaar HK, and...
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6Dec

K-Pop Artists Make a Statement on Rolling Stone’s Top 100

Rolling Stone recently published their “100 Best Songs of 2022” list with several K-Pop artists making the cut! Rolling Stone’s annual list ranks the 100 best songs each year. This year, Jin, Le Sserafim, PSY, (G)I-dle, Nayeon, BIGBANG,...
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6Dec

Big Hit Confirms Jin’s Upcoming Enlistment Via Statement

Jin (Kim Seok-jin) will become the first BTS member to enlist in the army. While Jin’s enlistment date has been speculated for several weeks, Big Hit Entertainment confirmed his enlistment will be soon via a statement. In a Weverse...
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5Dec

TEEN TOP CHUNJI’s first solo album, CHUNJI 1st Single [Too late] Scheduler! He’ll be back as a solo artist!

– TEEN TOP CHUNJI’s first solo debut… start one’s activities in earnest TEEN TOP CHUNJI’s first solo album, CHUNJI 1st Single Scheduler! He’ll be back as a solo artist! – TEEN TOP CHUNJI’s...
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5Dec

Japanese singer/dancer INTO1 SANTA follows massive success in China by co-writing ambitious new single, ‘I’m from…’!

Following his soaring popularity on the mega-hit Chinese show ‘CHUANG2021’, where he formed the boyband INTO1, Japanese artist INTO1 SANTA has released new single ‘I’m from…’ on November 25.  INTO1 SANTA / ‘I’m from…’...
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1Dec

HyunA and Dawn End 6-Year Relationship

K-Pop Power Couple HyunA and Dawn have ended their relationship after six years. “We broke up,” HyunA wrote in an Instagram post. “We decided to remain as good friends and colleagues from now on. Thank you always for your support and...
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1Dec

Kris Wu Receives 13-Year Prison Sentence

TW: Article discusses sexual assault and rape. Former EXO member Kris Wu (Wu Yifan) has been sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison after the Beijing court sentence found him guilty of raping three women in his Beijing home. He was also...
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1Dec

Blockberry Creative Expels Chuu from LOONA; Nine Members Rumored to Have Filed for Contract Suspension

It’s been a whirlwind weekend for Blockberry Creative’s (BBC) girl group LOONA as it was announced that Chuu was expelled from the group. Following the announcement, fans, staff, and advertisers came to Chuu’s defense. Allegedly, nine...
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11Nov

Producer Hiroyuki SAWANO’s new group NAQT VANE release inspiring second digital single ‘VANE’!

Led by producer/composer Hiroyuki SAWANO, who has provided music for movies, anime, TV shows and artists, the new team music project NAQT VANE released their second digital single, ‘VANE’, on November 2, 2022. The song shares the same...
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11Nov

J-POP SUPERSTAR DUO YOASOBI TO RELEASE NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE EP E-SIDE 2 ON NOVEMBER 18

One of Japan’s fastest rising J-Pop acts YOASOBI confirm they’ll be releasing a new English language EP, E-Side 2, the follow up to last year’s acclaimed E-Side. Pre-order/pre-save HERE. In celebration of the announcement, the duo...
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11Nov

Yamato – Essentials EP

Yamato Releases Defining ‘Essentials’ EP on Japanese-Based Label Avex Japan-based DJ/producer Yamato is dropping his biggest release of 2022 in Essentials EP. Having worked for Pioneer as a technical developer of Pioneer CDJ series, he has an...
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1Nov

Former ‘Produce 101, Season 2’ Contestant A Tragedy’s Cause Continues to be Investigated

Trigger Warning: Article contains video shared from Itaewon that night. Viewer discretion advised. Two days following the deadly Itaewon Halloween celebration, we’re learning more about the deceased as Seoul authorities continue to...
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30Oct Tragedy in Itaewon Stampede at Halloween Celebration Kills Over 140 Image

Tragedy in Itaewon: Stampede at Halloween Celebration Kills Over 140

On Sunday October 29, 2022 local time, a Halloween celebration in Seoul’s Itaewon district ended in tragedy as reports of a stampede and people injured hundreds while others suffered from “cardiac arrest” symptoms. As of Sunday evening,...
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