Five-piece South Korean band Day6 has celebrated their fourth debut anniversary on September 8, 2019. In a special V Live broadcast, the gents gathered after a concert in Busan, complete with a commemorative cake to share this special milestone with their fans across the world.
Jungkook of the K-pop phenom BTS has just turned 22 last September 1. And as a member of a superstar boy band, it is but unsurprising if his army of fans would send Twitter a frenzy as they pour out heaps upon heaps of messages. But what made his special day even more special -- and his fans even more static -- is international pop star Justin Bieber sending out his birthday greeting himself.
After bagging accolades from the Teen Choice Awards held earlier this month, K-pop superstar BTS has once again made K-pop fans proud with their latest achievement. On August 27 (August 26 in the US), the phenomenal boy band received the Best Group and Best K-pop Awards during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.
The wait is over! X1 -- the latest project boy band created by the survival reality show Produce X 101 -- has finally debuted as they dropped their much-anticipated song, “Flash.”
According to reports from TV Daily and SpoTV News last August 26, the musical titled “Return: The Promise of The Day” will feature SHINee’s Onew, EXO’s Xiumin, and Wanna One’s Yoon Ji Sung. The musical will revolve around the story of finding and excavating the bodies of soldiers who fought during the Korean War.
K-pop superstars BTS has earned their second gold album in the United States! According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), their latest album “Map of the Soul: Persona” has already been certified gold as of August 23 after selling over half a million units in the country.
EXO-Ls have one good reason to make this year’s summer more memorable. According to SM Entertainment’s statement on August 22, K-pop powerhouse EXO is set to release their sophomore vacation-themed photo book this September 10.
No, it’s not just an illusion -- K-pop collective UP10TION has finally made a comeback! But on their return, only eight members have participated. “The Moment of Illusion,” their latest mini-album which dropped on August 22, only features Jinhoo, Kuhn, Kogyeol, Bitto, Sunyoul, Gyujin, Hwanhee, and Xiao.
An avid fan of boy band TXT? Good news -- the group has officially announced the new name of their fan club! On August 22, the Big Hit Entertainment act revealed that their fandom will be collectively called “MOA,” which stands for “Moments of Alwaysness.”
On August 21, K-pop heavyweight MONSTA X dropped “Phenomenon,” their sophomore Japanese effort. In their newest offering, members Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M. showcase their musicality through three new tracks fronted by the pre-released “X-Phenomenon.”
Two years after they were launched into the K-pop music scene, K-pop troupe MYTEEN has finally announced their disbandment. In a letter posted by leader Eunsu on Instagram on August 21, announced the members of the group will now “be going [their] separate ways.”
On August 19, The Boyz sent fans into a frenzy with the much-awaited release of their newest song “D.D.D.” Serving as the titular track of their fourth and most recent EP “DreamLike,” the song is an electro-pop dance jam that entices listeners to “dance dance dance.”
Kim Myung Soo, more known as L of the boy group INFINITE, has bid goodbye to Woollim Entertainment -- his home for the past decade. The K-pop idol announced his departure through a letter posted on his Instagram page a day after his contract with the agency expired.
GOT7’s Hong Kong stop of their “Keep Spinning” world tour is postponed in lieu of the political unrest currently taking place in the area. In a statement released by the group’s agency JYP Entertainment last August 16, the two-night concert “scheduled for August 31 and September 1, 2019, will be postponed due to safety reasons.”
Since they entered the music scene with their debut single “Empty,” WINNER has been blessing their fans, a.k.a. Inner Circles, with intoxicating music and electrifying performances. And on their fifth anniversary last August 14, they made sure to warm their supporters’ hearts through a special V Live broadcast commemorating their most recent milestone.
BTS’ Jimin once again topped the boy group member brand reputation rankings for August. According to data from the Korean Business Research Institute, the K-pop idol earned an index of 9,076,953. This serves as his eighth consecutive month topping the said ranking.
Two years since its release, NCT Dream’s summer bop “We Young” is still making waves in the scene! In a recently concluded poll by Idol Champ -- a voting platform for K-pop enthusiasts -- the hit by the NCT sub-unit has been voted as the “top summer anthem,” garnering a total 29.07%.
K-pop idols Song Yoo Bin and Kim Guk Heon, both members of boy band MYTEEN, are set to debut as a duo. And ahead of their official launch, they will be holding an intimate fan meeting on August 31.