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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.

17Mar Sunhwa Signs with KeyEast

Sunhwa Signs with KeyEast

Former SECRET member Sunhwa found a new agency! Sunhwa signed an exclusive contract with KeyEast Entertainment. Under the agency, she plans to promote as an actress. “Since transitioning from singer to actor in 2013, Sunhwa has been...
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17Mar Hyunseung Completes Military Service

Hyunseung Completes Military Service

Former BEAST member and current Cube Entertainment solo artist Jang Hyunseung has been discharged from the military. The singer, who enlisted July 24, 2018, departed the military on March 13, 2020. He greeted fans on Instagram with a picture...
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17Mar BtoB’s Yook Sungjae to Enlist This Year

BtoB’s Yook Sungjae to Enlist This Year

On March 16, 2020, Cube Entertainment confirmed that BtoB’s Yook Sungjae plans to enlist this year after he announced his enlistment plans on the March 15 episode of Master of the House. “As Yook Sungjae mentioned in Master in the House,...
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17Mar Busters Add Two New Members Ahead of Comeback

Busters Add Two New Members Ahead of Comeback

K-Pop rookie girl group Busters, the group behind the catchy tracks “Grapes” and “Pinky Promise,” will introduce two new members ahead of their Paeonia comeback! The new members, Takara and Jeon Min-Ji, hail from Japan and South...
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12Mar Remaining Four BIGBANG Members Resign with YG Entertainment

Remaining Four BIGBANG Members Resign with YG Entertainment

On March 11, 2020, the remaining BIGBANG members, T.O.P, G-Dragon, Taeyang, and Daesung, renewed their contracts with YG Entertainment for the third time. “Going beyond musical influence, BIGBANG has changed the course of Korean pop...
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12Mar Takada Kenta’s Mother Passes Away

Takada Kenta’s Mother Passes Away

On March 10, 2020, Takada Kenta’s mother passed away following a long illness. Star Road Entertainment confirmed the news. “Takada Kenta’s mother passed on the 9th after a long illness. “We hope she rests in peace, and we...
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10Mar YG Confirms New Girl Group to Debut This Year

YG Confirms New Girl Group to Debut This Year

Earlier this year, reports indicted YG Entertainment would be debuting their new girl group in 2020. The company has since confirmed the rumors by stating the currently unnamed girl group will debut in the second half of the year! “It is...
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9Mar Taeyeon’s Father Passes Away

Taeyeon’s Father Passes Away

On March 9, 2020, Taeyeon’s father passed away following a heart attack. SM Entertainment confirmed the news to eDaily and through a statement. Hello. This is SM Entertainment. Taeyeon’s father has unfortunately passed away on...
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9Mar Seungri Enlists as an Active Duty Soldier

Seungri Enlists as an Active Duty Soldier

Former BIGBANG member, Seungri, enlisted as an active-duty soldier March 9, 2020. Seungri, who is under investigation for habitual overseas gambling, illegal monetary transfers, and solicitation of prostitution, reported to the ROK...
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9Mar J.Y Park and Wife Welcome Baby

J.Y Park and Wife Welcome Baby

On March 9, 2020, J.Y. Park and his wife welcomed a new baby into the world! Their new child is the couple’s second daughter. J.Y. Park made the announcement on his personal Instagram. View this post on Instagram ...
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9Mar Hyukoh’s Lim Hyun-Jae Announces Upcoming Marriage

Hyukoh’s Lim Hyun-Jae Announces Upcoming Marriage

Hyukoh’s guitarist, Lim Hyun-Jae, shared exciting news on the March 7, 2020 episode of MBC’s Hangout with Yoo! On the show, Lim stated that he and his longtime love will be getting married this coming May! “They have been together...
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9Mar More Concerts, Tapings, and Events Postponed Due to Covid-19

More Concerts, Tapings, and Events Postponed Due to Covid-19

As Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread globally, more K-Pop acts and events have been canceled or postponed in order to protect artists and fans from catching the virus. After initially denying the cancellation, KBS confirmed that...
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9Mar Charges Against Eddy Kim Charged

Charges Against Eddy Kim Charged

Days 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...
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9Mar Haewon Departs LU4US, Idol Scene

Haewon Departs LU4US, Idol Scene

On 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...
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9Mar AB6IX Postpone U.S Tour

AB6IX Postpone U.S Tour

Back 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)....
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