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.
Charges Against Eddy Kim ChargedDays after the announcement that Roy Kim is innocent in connection to the Jung Joon-Young chatroom controversy, the charges against Eddy Kim have been dropped in connection to the same chatroom. On April 4, 2019, Eddy Kim’s name surfaced as...
Haewon Departs LU4US, Idol SceneOn March 3, 2020, LU4US (formerly LU:KUS, L.A.U) rapper Haewon announced he will leave the group and idol life. In a video posted on YouTube, Haewon describes his decision and opening a new chapter in his life. “I have learned a lot...
AB6IX Postpone U.S TourBack in October 2019, rookie group AB6IX announced they would embark on a US tour. However, the group’s company, Brand New Music, announced on AB6IX’s fan café that the tour is now postponed due to the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19)....
B.I Tests Negative for DrugsAccording to Sports World, on February 27, 2020, Gyeonggi Provincial Police Department released confirmation that ex-iKON leader tested negative for drugs. “B.I has tested negative in his illegal drug use evaluation,” a Gyeonggi...
Chinese Olympic Swimmer Banned for Eight YearsControversial swimmer, Sun Yang, who participated in the 2012 London Olympic games and the 2016 Rio Games, has been banned from the sport for eight years. The ban will likely end the 28-year-old’s career. On February 28, 2020 the Court of...
Roy Kim Found Innocent in Jung Joon-Young Chatroom ScandalEarlier this week, it was revealed that singer-songwriter Roy Kim has been declared innocent in connection to the Jung Joon-Young molka chatroom after the courts found he did not share pornographic materials. On February 24, 2020, Channel...
The Rose File for Contract NullificationOn February 28, 2020, the K-Pop/Rock quartet, The Rose, filed for contract nullification against their company, J&Star Company. Each of the members—Woosung, Dojoon, Hajoon, and Jaehyung—confirmed the news by posting the article...
BTS Cancels Seoul “Map of the Soul” Tour Dates Due to CoronavirusOn February 27, 2020, BigHit Entertainment announced that BTS’ Map of the Soul Tour: Seoul has been canceled in light of the spread of Coronavirus. BigHit made the announcement on Weverse and shared it on Twitter. #BTS MAP OF THE...
A.C.E Experience Vehicle AttackOn February 18, 2020, K-Pop rookie group A.C.E’s vehicle experienced a super glue attack by an anti-fan. The group’s agency, Beat Interactive, released a statement that was shared on Twitter detailing the incident and the legal actions...
Wendy Provides Health UpdateNearly two months after suffering severe injuries from a fall at the SBS Gayo Daejeon rehearsals, Red Velvet’s Wendy took to social media on February 21 to update fans on her health. On two separate Instagram posts that features promotional...
SPICA’s Bohyung and Boa to Return as a DuoFans of the female quintet SPICA have a reason to celebrate as Bohyung and Boa will return to the music scene as a new duo! On February 11, 2020, Bohyung and Boa announced that they will reunite as the duo KEEMBO. The caption excitedly says...
BTS to Appear on Carpool KaraokeAfter several requests on social media, BTS will finally appear on James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden. On February 25, 2020, BTS will appear on the popular segment that features Corden...
Ladies’ Code Leave Polaris; Will Go on Indefinite HiatusEntertainment following the expiration of their exclusive contracts. Polaris acknowledged the trio’s leave in a brief statement. Hello. This is Polaris Entertainment. We inform you that Polaris Entertainment’s exclusive contract...
TWICE’s Mina to Return to Activities Soon?ONCEs can rejoice as TWICE may soon be whole again! Mina, who has been absent from group activities since July 2019 due to anxiety, recently joined TWICE on stage to perform “Feel Special” during the group’s TWICELIGHTS in Japan Tour...
Yuehua Entertainment Trainee Arrested for FraudA trainee from the multi-national group and talent agency Yuehua Entertainment (Everglow, UNIQ, Cosmic Girls) has been arrested for fraud and dropped from the company. On February 5, 2020, Huang Zhibo, who appeared on the Chinese survival...
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