So here we are again, back for another week of kpop news. I have to say, with all the rumors and lawsuits and mergers and splits… it’s a wonder how the kpop industry hasn’t become it’s own k-drama. They have all the elements for a really good one too.
Kicking off today with news about B2ST’s Hyunseung. Apparently, the rumor mill was in overdrive with allegations that Hyunseung was leaving the group. Fans were worried and netz were spreading it all over the internet, all in an effort to get some answers. And now, the answer has been given from CUBE Entertainment. And their response is, no, no he’s not leaving.
“This is false. Hyunseung will not be leaving the group. The six of them… will promote together as is in the future. Hyunseung has plans to participate in B2ST’s future schedules, including the planned B2ST fan meeting in Taiwan on April 4th.”
But how did this all get started anyway? Hyunseung was missing for a good majority of the promotions of B2ST and with his absence, rumors began. Apparently a news site said they had various sources who said that Hyunseung was getting ready to leave and the stage was set for his departure. Huge side-eye.
Woolim and SM C&C are making a lot of people happy today. They announced that they will be merged as one no more! They are becoming two separate entities. I’m sure this may come as a shock to many but great news for those who never agreed with the merger in the first place.
“…SM C&C revealed its decision to separate the video content business and the music content business. This will result in remaining company SM C&C managing the video content production, management, and traveling agency. Woollim Entertainment will be a separate entity… returning to its independent state…”
So according to this split, Woollim will now maintain their own music content. I wonder how this will affect the contracts of those who signed because of this merger or even the groups currently under this. My guess is that it won’t be too much of a difference.
I’m just glad this was done peacefully and not as the result of a lawsuit.
Block B decided to rock the kpop world when they announced their long awaited comeback and now they’re giving us proof with their individual teasers for their new single!
Official release date is on the 28th!
How often do we get to hear Jay Park sing? Usually the rapper but I do love when he releases a ballad every now and then. And I guess what? He released a new song. It’s not a ballad but he is singing.. Check out his new song, “The Truth Is”.