This week’s kpop news has been a mixture of good and exciting news and even kinda bad news.
Starting with Sulli… I know I know, eye rolls right? Apparently, the singer’s instagram account has been deleted. Even though many people are excited about this, it is a bit concerning. She is known for her “out there” posts and selcas and now it’s all gone. Many are beginning to speculate that it could be a hack. It’d be a shame if all the rumors and criticism drove her to delete her own personal account.
OH MY GIRL has announced that they will be making a comeback a lot sooner than you think. How soon? Try May 26th soon! The repackaged album will be titled “Windy Day” and it’ll be released at midnight. (Well that was sudden…) Fiestar is also getting ready for a comeback that’s literally happening now KST. The teaser photo was released to get all the fans ready for their new upcoming single “Apple Pie” which will be released May 31st at midnight. CLC and EXID are both throwing their hats into the comeback ring as they prepare for their June season. This is looking like a pretty exciting summer!
SNSD’s Tiffany will be making waves as she announced that she will be holding her first solo concert, “Weekend – Tiffany” which will run, Jun 10th-12th at SMTOWN Coex Atrium. The announcement was made through SM’s “The Agit” concert show
Moving to another agency that’s been stirring up a lot of buzz in the kpop world… Star Empire and their soon-to-be girl group!
Star Empire may seem familiar to you as it is home to trainees Chae Eun and Hyeri, “Produce 101” trainees. Well now it seems that these two are the first confirmed members of the upcoming girl group which will have around five to seven members according to Star Empire.
“According to reports on May 18, Star Empire has decided that the upcoming girl group will have five to seven members. The confirmed members of the girl group so far are Han Hyeri, Shim Chae Eun, and two other Star Empire trainees.”
The group is set to begin promotion as soon as all the members have been confirmed.
AOA’s “Good Luck” music video has been facing some heavy speculation after the video was removed shortly after being posted before being re-ploaded with corrections. Product placement was blurred out, specifically the Toyota and Honda logos. Many fans began saying that this problem due to the controversy surrounding the members inability to identify An Jung Geun, who fought for Korean independence for Japanese colonial rule.
But FNC Entertainment says, “No, that’s not the reason at all!”
“Excluding the vehicles, we admit that other products in the music video were included as product placement. The vehicles, however, were merely borrowed due to the local situation and we had no intention to show [the brand]… We hope that there will be no misunderstandings regarding the vehicles and brand product placement.”
Well there you have it folks! Historical controversy crisis averted!
And finally, Jessica Jung!
Jessica recently made a “not so surprise” comeback and released two music videos “Fly” and “Love Me The Same” from her new EP “With Love, J”. But even with all the good news surrounding her latest releases and fashion line, people are starting to trudge up new and old rumors. One of which, Jessica personally addressed in an interview Sports Chosun.
“This is business. You have to invest and reinvest into it and grow it gradually in order to spread the brand. That’s why you cannot earn money right away. I really have not made any money so far.”
This, of course, comes after the news that her new song “Fly” was banned from KBS due to another incident of product placement. I’m sure this won’t make the rumors go away but at least we’ve heard her side of the story.