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Kwon Jin Ah | One Strange Night

I’ve been trying to find a way to bring more music to this blog. I’ve decided to highlight a new album at the beginning of the week. So instead of Artist of the Week bi-weekly without any music inbetween, it’ll be Artist of the Week one week and then the next week an album highlight. I think I’m slowly moving away from posting about kpop news all the time on here and actually getting back to the music! I won’t stop kpop news, you can find it on Wednesdays and pictures, videos, and gifs and news that I couldn’t include on the wordpress on twentythirdstation.tumblr.com.

I took a break last week but it’ll return this week!

I featured Kwon Jin Ah as the “Artist of the Week” and I told you guys her solo debut album was getting ready to be released. Well, it’s finally here! The album was released September 19th KST. You can find the album on iTunes and Amazon. iTunes allows you download the mp3 but Amazon only has the album for sale.

The album is amazing and I hope you’ll all go out and support her music!

Check out the album preview below!

 

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Wednesday Kpop Music Update | 9Muses Future Plans After Member Departures + Younha, HA:TFELT, And Cheetah Collab + I.O.I Album Plans + New Music (Yes… EXO)

Ok so there’s a lot that happened in the comeback world… aka EXO is back!! But before we get to that, let’s talk some girl group news.

9Muses is dealing with something that many groups seem to be dealing with early this year and that’s the departure of members. It has been announced that Euaerin and Minha have “graduated from the group”.

So what now?

“Currently we have no plans to add new members to 9MUSES… 9MUSES is currently busy working on a new song that will be released in July. The members are preparing for unit group promotions and specific details concerning it will be decided soon.”

(source: soompi)

I think that’s good. Too many times when members leave, they’re replaced and then people are feeling some kind of disconnect because, “who are these people??” There are too many comparisons being made and I just feel like the only time this is okay to do is when it’s early on in the group’s creation. For example, Red Velvet. They added members and it worked because they were still pretty new. Now everybody is used to the change and can still connect with the group.

9Muses has been around for a while, adding new people will just not mesh well in my opinion. Leave it as it is! Can’t wait for the new album!


Younha, HA:TFELT, And Cheetah are working on a collaboration!!! I’m so excited! This is a collab featuring three of my favorite artists and I have a feeling this is going to be good. And if the teasers are any indication of what this track is gonna sound like, this is gonna be really good!

The song will be released in just one week on June 13th!


I.O.I has finally revealed their album plans! We’ve been waiting for a long time to hear when this album is going to come out and what will it sound like and though we don’t have a definite answer on the sound, we do have some more details on the date.

“According to YMC Entertainment on June 7, I.O.I’s unit group plans to release an album some time between late July to the first week of August… We are trying to pick the songs carefully. The nominees for the album’s title song have been confirmed, but they’re still in the demo stage. We will add lyrics to them and choose the best one that fits with the members’ images.”

(source: soompi)

The majority of the ladies will be participating in this album. DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon and Kim Sejeong and Kang Mina won’t be in that mix apparently. I’m not surprised. They have other groups to promote with and other music to work on with different obligations and in my mind they were doing the show a favor anyway as far as ratings were concerned. I was one of those people that didn’t really understand why they were participating but I digress.


And now the moment you’ve been waiting for…

Kpop Music Update | Super Junior’s Yesung Solo Album + April Comeback + Park Bo Ram New Acoustic Single + New Music Videos

Alright so I was super excited about this week’s comeback news! There was honestly so much I couldn’t fit it all in one post.

GOT7 finally made that long-awaited comeback with the release of “Home Run”! The album dropped last night and it was well worth the wait! I.O.I announced that they will be releasing their mini-album May 4th. This is going in correlation with their new reality show that they will be filming soon.

And Mighty Mouth is also shocking fans and making a comeback as well!

“The hip-hop duo is preparing to release a new album at the end of this month. This will mark their first time to promote under their own independent label ALLMIGHTY RECORDS, which they recently established after parting ways with YMC Entertainment.”

(source: soompi)

Super Junior’s Yesung is getting ready to release his debut solo album “Here I Am” April 19th! It’ll be available on different music sites, for download (paid of course), streaming as I think it’ll be on Spotify (don’t quote me on that), and many others. And it’ll be released through Super Junior’s independent label, “Label SJ”. But there’s a surprise in all this… apparently, he played an active role in writing the title track.

I’m more than ready to hear this album!


April has also created some waves by announcing the release of their spring comeback! The ladies are ready for the weather change and season and have released a teaser for their upcoming mini-album.


And then there’s Park Bo Ram. I love her voice so much and I have been earnestly waiting for this moment! She’s preparing the release of her acoustic new single, “Dynamic Love” on April 21st. I love that this song will give her an opportunity to really show off her vocals!


Monday Kpop Update | Tablo Interview, Talks HIGHGRND Amidst Release of Lee Hi New Album + Monday Couple Backlash? Netz Tired of Storyline + FIESTAR “A Delicate Sense” Live Performance

This weekend wasn’t as busy as last weekend in the kpop world so I took the time to take a break from it. Today, it’s still not very busy but there were a few things that happened that over the weekend that kinda carried over into today that I got excited about.

Starting with Lee Hi. If you remember a while back, they signed with Tablo’s independent label HIGHGRND. We got to see some teasers for the official debut of the company shortly before it was announced that Lee Hi’s comeback would be soon. Well, with the comeback news, many fans were wondering, what’s really the difference between HIGHGRND and YG Entertainment? Aren’t they the same? Tablo, owner of HIGHGRND says, “No, they’re different.” (no Lee Hi pun intended.)

In a recent interview with Sports Illgan, Tablo said:

“President Yang gave me this authority…. he must think by letting me take the lead independently that perhaps I will come up with totally different products from YG. He has no knowledge of all out decisions. He is also unaware of our ongoing plan. Legally, we are two different companies.”

(source: kpopstarz)

I actually thought that HIGHGRND was a sub-unit of YG, I had no idea they were separate companies. Well, that’s good to know. And with Lee Hi’s newest single, I’m sure it clears up a lot about any agency speculation that may arise in the future.

If you haven’t heard it yet, check out their newest single below!


Everyone’s favorite Monday Couple is not so much a favorite anymore. At least, not for everyone. Apparently the idea of Song Ji Hyo and Gary being this adorable couple on Running Man has outstayed its welcome to some netz. It began about seven years ago. In the beginning, with Gary show his “love and affection” for Song Ji Hyo, everyone thought it was cute. But now, after the latest episode, netz are saying, “Give it rest!”

[ + 763, – 121] Honestly this is getting old. Their love line has been over used. How long are they going to hold on to this

[+ 579, – 88] I’m sorry but cut the BS. We know it’s all for show and just business

(source: koreaboo)

Well, with Song Ji Hyo’s latest ventures with the Chinese version of “We Got Married” and with other things she’ll be branching out and doing, I’m sure this is going to die down soon.


FIESTAR’s latest song “Mirror” has had a lot of people talking and excited about the new album. If you want to hear samples from the album, check out their MelOn live performance below!