By Jianne Soriano
June 18, 2021
Various Ok-pop artists introduced their solo comebacks and we lastly bought the primary look of Now We Are Breaking Up on this week’s largest information from the Korean leisure scene
Last week was filled with comeback bulletins from the most important names in K-pop. This week, now we have extra comeback information however with a concentrate on solo releases together with Got7’s Bambam and Girl’s Generation’s Taeyeon. We even have Seventeen making their first look at Jimmy Kimmel Live and Blackpink’s upcoming fifth anniversary.
Find out all that and extra on this week’s Korean leisure round-up under. In case you missed final week’s inaugural roundup, learn it here.
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Mamamoo’s Wheein is leaving the group label, RBW. However, the vocalist will proceed to be a part of the lady group till December 2023. The announcement comes days after the discharge of the quartet’s first all-ballad album, WAW.
RBW confirmed that it is renewing contracts with Mamamoo members, Solar, Moonbyul and Hwasa, citing that they are going to provide “beneficiant help to fulfil their goals in musical actions and numerous fields”. After dialogue with Wheein, her fellow members and the label, she determined to finish her contract however signed an extension to proceed to be a part of the group.
“We totally respect Wheein’s selection, and we sincerely want Wheein, who’s beginning a brand new chapter in life, happiness and luck. We want to thank Wheein for shining with us for the previous seven years,” stated RBW.
BTS‘ summer smash hit, Butter spends one other week at primary on Billboard Hot100 songs chart. It’s their first tune to debut at primary for 3 consecutive weeks and the primary primary debut by a bunch to stay on the prime of the charts for 3 weeks this century. The tune has additionally topped the Global Excluding US chart and positioned second on the Global 200 chart.
As Butter continues to brush international charts, Hybe Corporation, the group’s label, noticed its market valuation exceed 10 trillion Korean received for the primary time. Their current two-day on-line anniversary live performance was watched by 1.33 million viewers with income estimated to achieve as excessive as 79.1 billion received.
The septet additionally launched their 23-track Japanese compilation album, BTS The Best which surpassed 1.1 million models on the primary day of launch.
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Seventeen is about to make their first look in Jimmy Kimmel Live on June 23 the place they are going to be performing Ready to Love, the title observe of their eighth mini-album, Your Choice. The album will likely be launched o June 18.
Seventeen has made their look in different American speak exhibits together with The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Late Late Show With James Corden. While the group cannot personally journey to the US because of the pandemic, we will count on a spectacular efficiency with a surprising set design.
It’s reported by business insiders that Stray Kids will likely be releasing a brand new digital single late this month for his or her Mixtape venture. Previously, the venture included tracks comparable to Gone Days and On Track as a thanks to their followers.
Their label, JYP Entertainment stated that “they’re making ready to launch a brand new tune, and the precise schedule will likely be revealed as soon as confirmed”. On the query the place member Hyunjin will likely be collaborating, JYP stated that these questions will likely be “answered as soon as confirmed and sorted out”.
Stray Kids just lately received Kingdom: Legendary War, a battle program starring six trending Ok-pop boy teams. As winners, Stray Kids will get a actuality present and a Kingdom Week particular present.
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In celebration of their upcoming fifth anniversary, Blackpink will likely be releasing a movie, Blackpink The Movie to 100 worldwide in August. The film will present behind-the-scenes and unreleased clips of the members together with recollections that they’ve shared collectively since their magnificence in The Room of Memory sequence. In one other sequence, Beauty, it is going to present photographs of the members, every with their distinctive character. There may also be an unreleased particular interview for the followers.
Five songs from their The Show and In Your Area concert events may also be featured. The film is only one a part of the lady group’s fifth anniversary venture, 4+1 Project. It’s not but confirmed the place the film will likely be launched however it’s reported that CGV plans to launch it in numerous codecs together with ScreenX and 4DX display.
The precise launch dates will likely be introduced later.
Like different members of Got7 doing solo initiatives following their departure from JYP, Bambam is the following member to take action. He lastly makes his official solo debut with the mini-album, Ribbon alongside a music video for the eponymous title observe. Signed beneath Abyss Company, the Thai rapper and singer’s mini-album consists of six tracks most of which he co-composed.
Bambam has been teasing this solo comeback since May 24, releasing teaser photographs till the discharge on June 15.
Girls Generation member, Taeyeon is making a solo comeback in July. According to a supply from SM Entertainment, “Taeyeon will launch a brand new tune in July. Please sit up for it”. The songstress beforehand launched a mini-album, What Do I Call You final December. She additionally teamed up with Taemin for If I Could Tell You as a part of his mini-album Advice.
Last February, it was reported that Girls Generation is discussing making a comeback someday this yr though SM commented that nothing has been determined.
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K-drama followers have been buzzed with the information that Korean actor, Park Seo-joon could also be becoming a member of the forged of The Marvels, the sequel to Caption Marvel with Brie Larson. Several media retailers and business sources have reported on the information however the Itaewon Class actor’s company, Awesome ENT solely responded with “No remark” on the rumours.
If the rumours become true, Park would be the second Korean actor to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Ma Dong-seok who will likely be starring in Chloe Zhao’s Eternals. Claudia Kim is the primary Korean actress to hitch Marvel in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s speculated that Park will likely be heading to the US within the second half of the yr to begin filming after he finishes his dedication to the Korean movie, Concrete Utopia.
It’s additionally reported that Park and Han So-hee could also be starring in a brand new drama collectively. Han’s company stated that the actress acquired a suggestion and is at present reviewing it. Last month, Park was reported to be in talks to play the male lead. If proved true, will probably be a busy yr for each Park and Han. The actress is starring in Nevertheless this month and one other upcoming Netflix drama this yr.
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SBS launched a video line-up of its dramas which are popping out within the second half of the yr together with Song Hye-kyo’s extremely anticipated comeback drama, Now We Are Breaking Up. Starring reverse Sweet & Sour star, Jang Ki-yong, the nonetheless minimize exhibits Song and Jang one another with Jang holding an umbrella. The two stars are additionally one another in one other nonetheless minimize in what seems to be an occasion.
Song and Jang showcase their plain visuals in solo nonetheless cuts of their characters with Song sporting a leather-based jacket and Jang in a denim jacket. In one other nonetheless, Jang effortlessly wears a black blazer whereas Song stuns in a beige blazer. Now We Are Breaking will likely be directed by Lee Gil-bok and written by Je In. It will comply with Song as Ha Yeong-eun, the design crew chief of a style firm and Jang as Yoon Jae-gook, a contract fashion photographer.
Comedian Lee Kwang-soo, who’s been headlining well-liked Korean selection present, Running Man for 11 years, bids farewell in his final episode. The 35-year-old Lee introduced in April that he would go away the present on account of well being issues, citing that he is unable to maintain up with the bodily calls for of filming after a automobile accident final yr left him injured.
For his farewell episode, Lee met with the manufacturing employees to debate create a memorable race for the forged members and stated that he needed to go to the place the place they first began filming. Lee and different forged members additionally learn out letters that they’ve written, prompting everybody else to get emotional.
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Park Hyung-sik has a line-up of dramas after ending his navy service. Other than his upcoming drama with Han Hyo-joo, he is additionally in talks to star in a historic drama with Jeon So-nee. Jeon’s company, Management Soop has confirmed that she acquired a casting provide and are at present finalising particulars.
The drama, Youth, Climb the Barrier tells the story of a prince affected by a curse in addition to a girl who been accused of murdering her household. The two meet, with the 2 saving one another from her personal troubles as romance blossoms.
Filming for the drama is about to start within the second half of the yr.
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Shin Min-ah will likely be returning to the small display with Seaside Village Cha Cha Cha alongside Start-up star, Kim Seon-ho. The two confirmed their chemistry in the course of the first script studying for the sequence along with director Yoo Je-won who beforehand labored with Shin in Tomorrow With You and screenwriter Shin Ha-eun who labored on The Crowned Clown.
The upcoming drama is a remake of the film, Mr. Hong the place Shin will play dentist Yoon Hye-jin, a girl who has each magnificence and brains. Meanwhile, Kim will likely be enjoying Hong Doo-shik, who’s unemployed however is definitely gifted at many issues so he is capable of assist lots of people round his city.
Seaside Village Cha Cha Cha is scheduled to launch within the second half of 2021.
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