IN THE LOOP: BTS Wins Big at AMAs, ITZY Lia Ex-Boyfriend Rumors, and More of K-Pop's Hottest News This Week

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IN THE LOOP: BTS Wins Big at AMAs, ITZY Lia Ex-Boyfriend Rumors, and More of K-Pop's Hottest News This Week
(Photo : ITZY Instagram | BTS Twitter )

1. ITZY Lia Rumored Ex-Boyfriend

On November 16, rumors that ITZY member Lia dated "Show Me the Money" rapper BE'O surfaced. Photos of Lia and BE'O sitting together in an airplane, smiling and posing, made their rounds online. The two were seen wearing similar rings, which people speculated were couple rings. It was soon revealed the two were classmates in middle school.

ITZY Lia and 'Show Me the Money' Rapper BE'O Rumored to Have Dated in the Past
(Photo : Pann Nate)

ALSO READ: ITZY Lia and 'Show Me the Money' Rapper BE'O Rumored to Have Dated in the Past

Following this, a clip of BE'O being asked about his past relationships surfaced. In 2020, rappers San E, Malkey, Errday, and BE'O appeared on "맥랩의 맥너겟TV." There, host McRap questioned B'O on his dating life. While BE'O did not reveal anything about his ex-girlfriends, it was later revealed that a person he dated is now a member of a famous girl group.

Either party concerning the rumors have released no statement.

2. BTS and Coldplay Releases Online Game for 'My Universe'

On November 20, Coldplay announced an online game titled "Supernova 7." The game is inspired by their collaboration with BTS, "My Universe," which was released in September 2021. The game requires the player to collect missing spaceship parts to fix the Alien Radio that will connect BTS and Coldplay to the fictional band Supernova 7. However, they must avoid the game's villains, the Silencers.

BTS and Coldplay Release Online Game for
(Photo : Twitter: @coldplay)

ALSO READ: BTS and Coldplay Release Online Game for 'My Universe' Collaboration + Includes Easter Eggs for ARMY

The game features several easter eggs for ARMYs, such as Suga's dog Holly making an appearance. Jin's sugar gliders, Eomuk and Odeng, also appear in the game. V's artist pseudonym, "Vante," is also seen in the game.

3. Tickets for ATEEZ World Tour Sold Out

ATEEZ is preparing for their 2022 world tour "The Fellowship: Beginning of the End." Immediately after ticket sales went live, tickets for ten cities in the United States and Europe, excluding Seoul and Paris, sold out all the tickets by November 18. 54,000 fans in the United Kingdom gathered on the ticket-selling website to purchase a spot in their concerts.

(Photo : ATEEZ Twitter)

ALSO READ: Tickets for ATEEZ's 2022 World Tour 'The Fellowship: Beginning of the End' Immediately Sold Out

Due to the high demand for tickets, many have put their tickets up for re-sell at a higher price.

4. Kep1er Announces Debut Date

On November 22, Kep1er launched a website to promote their debut. The upcoming girl group announced that they would make their much-awaited debut in December through the website. On November 23, they announced the official debut date for the girl group's debut.

(Photo : Kep1er Twitter)

ALSO READ: Kep1er Announces Debut in December + Drops First Teaser for Upcoming Release

Kep1er will be making their debut on December 14, 2021 (Tuesday) at 6 PM KST.

5. TWICE 'Formula of Love: O+T=<3" Ranks High on Billboard 200

On November 21, Billboard announced that TWICE's third Korean-language studio album, "Formula of Love: O+T=<3," ranked third on the Billboard 200 charts. This makes it TWICE's highest-ranking album on the said chart so far. This is the third album by a K-pop female act to chart in the top ten of the Billboard 200.

(Photo : TWICE Twitter)

ALSO READ: TWICE Ranks No. 3 on Billboard 200 With 'Formula of Love O+T=<3'

This is also the second time TWICE has entered the top ten. Earlier this year, "Taste of Love" also entered the top te, debuting at number six.

6. BTS Scores Three Wins at American Music Awards (AMAs)

On November 21, ABC aired the American Music Awards (AMAs) live at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. BTS scored three awards there, sweeping all the categories they were nominated for. The first award the K-pop group bagged in the event is "Favorite Pop Duo or Group." BTS has won this award for three years in a row since 2019.

(Photo : American Music Awards Instagram)

ALSO READ: BTS Wins in 3 Categories at the 2021 AMA Including 'Artist of the Year' + Performs 'My Universe' with Coldpla

BTS also won "Favorite Pop Song" with "Butter." In addition, the boy group scored the most prestigious event at the award, winning "Artist of the Year" at this year's AMAs.

7. BTS Nominated for Grammy

On November 23, BTS scored their second Grammy nomination. Their hit song, "Butter," was announced as a nominee for the "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Previously, BTS was nominated for this award in last year's Grammy awards for "Dynamite."

(Photo : American Music Awards Instagram

ALSO READ: BTS Nominated for the '2022 Grammy Awards' With Their Song 'Butter'

BTS is up against Coldplay for "Higher Power," Doja Cat and SZA for "Kiss Me More," Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco for "Lonely," and Tony Bennet and Lady Gaga for "I Get a Kick Out of You."

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