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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.

SHINee’s Minho Says Goodbye to Fans Prior to Enlistment

SHINee’s Minho enlisted into the Marines April 15, 2019. Prior to his enlistment at the Marine Corps training center in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, Minho shared a letter with SHAWOLs along with an image showing off his military...
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TWICE Announce World Tour Ahead of “Fancy You” Album Release

ONCES have double the chances to be excited as TWICE announced their new album, Fancy You, will be released April 22, 2019. Additionally, the title track, “Fancy,” will be coming out soon. Based on the teasers, the album and single may...
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Xiumin Announces Enlistment Date

EXO-Ls will soon have to start the process of waiting for their favorite idols to return from the military as EXO’s Xiumin has announced his plans to enlist in May. SM Entertainment and Xiumin both confirm that he will be enlisting as an...
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TXT to Hold Debut Showcase in U.S

Big Hit Entertainment, which is home to BTS, announced that their rookie group, TXT (TOMORROW x TOGETHER), will be holding their debut showcase tour in the United States. Powerhouse Live will be hosting the event. TXT debuted March 4, 2019...
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VAV Coming to North America

Another K-Pop group will be touring North America! VAV (Very Awesome Voice) will embark on their North American tour starting April 25, 2019 until May 5, 2019. This will be the group’s second North American tour since 2018. The A-TEAM...
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NCT-127 Sign with American Agency

As NCT-127 prepare to advance into the American market, SM Entertainment announced that the group as signed with Capitol Music Group (CMG) for their North American promotions. The signing also includes a deal with CMG’s sub-label Caroline, which...
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Katie Kim Joins AWAL

Katie Kim, who also goes by KATIE, recently joined American recording label AWAL. AXIS Entertainment, Kim’s Korean label, confirmed the signing on April 5, 2019. AWAL helps independent artists distribute music globally according to their...
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Rapper KK Paralyzed Following Diving Accident in Thailand

On March 22, 2019, K-Rapper, KK (KEIKEI), became paralyzed following a diving accident in a Thailand resort swimming pool. In an Instagram post, KK posted that he broke his neck in two places. Following the accident, it was revealed that KK...
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Actor Lee Il Jae Passes Away

On April 5, 2019, actor Lee Il Jae passed away following a battle with lung cancer. He was 59-years-old. Lee revealed his cancer diagnose in 2018 while appearing on The Victory with Doctors. While on the show, he expressed how he planned to...
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Wildfires Rage in South Korea’s Gangwon Province

On Thursday April 4, 2019, a transformer fire started a wildfire in Eastern Gangwon Province. The fires then spread to the cities of Sokcho and Gangneung according to Reuters. According to the Gangwon Fire Headquarters, fire broke out on a roadside...
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Roy Kim Identified as “Kim” in the JJY Chats; Booked for Allegedly Sharing Obscene Photos

Roy Kim, the once squeaky-clean singer of the hit songs “Bom Bom Bom” and “Love Love Love,” has now been implicated of passing around explicit photos in the infamous Jung Joon Young Kakao chats. Kim, who is currently in the United...
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Singer Eddy Kim Latest Name Involved in Jung Joon Young Kakao Chats

On April 4, 2019, former Superstar K 4 contestant and singer-songwriter Eddy Kim was revealed as another participant of the sexually-explicit Jung Joon Young KakaoTalk chats. Originally, he was named as a witness and questioned on March 31,...
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TS Entertainment Seeks Damages from Former SECRET Member, Song Jieun

Embattled company, TS Entertainment, is back with another lawsuit as they are reportedly seeking to sue former SECRET member Song Jieun for damages. TS Entertainment claims that when Jieun signed with Haewadal Entertainment in January 2019,...
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A-JAX Announce Disbandment; DSP Media Confirms

K-Pop group A-JAX announced their official disbandment March 31, 2019. Their agency, DSP Media, confirmed the news by stating the group members’ contracts have ended. In a statement, DSP said: Hello, this is DSP Media. We would like to...
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Suzy Leaves JYP Entertainment After Nine Years

After nine years with the company, singer and actress Bae Suzy departed JYP Entertainment (JYPE) at the end of her contract. On March 26, 2019, JYPE confirmed the news in a statement. Hello. This is JYP Entertainment.  We are announcing that...
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