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Thursday Kpop Update | BIGBANG, New Song Release for Album Later this Year + Davichi Comeback Announcement + JYP, Suzy Not Going Solo… Yet

So I didn’t get to post this yesterday like I intended. After doing the WOTD I was tired! A lot of researching went into that post and it took me about two hours! After being at work all day and then doing that, I was exhausted. However, this Thursday, the last Thursday of the month, will be used to play catch-up. Next week, Foreign Language Tips returns!!


I guess today is the day of comeback news and new music! All positive energy here!

Surprise! BIGBANG is returning very soon!

After member Seungri revealed during an online broadcast that BIGBANG’s new album would be coming out by the end of this year and that they have been secretly recording for the new album, YG Entertainment has confirmed that the group is working on a new song and it almost complete.

(source: soompi)

I was super excited to hear the news that BIGBANG would be returning with a new album later this year and that they are currently working on a new song. Following the massive success of their last album and world tour, this is sure to be just as chart topping and popular!


With all the news of comebacks, I was beyond thrilled to hear of Davichi’s return! The duo are set to make their comeback in October! But they didn’t just make an announcement through a statement, they’ve released teasers to get us all ready!

I can’t wait for this new ballad! At least, I hope it’s a ballad.


And finally, I’m not sure where the rumors of Suzy going solo and debuting soon got started, but JYP is here to tell you, it’s not happening.

Today, September 29 KST, the same rumors found its way to the news, with more details. Allegedly, Suzy would be releasing a solo album in December. According to an affiliate, Suzy is currently preparing for her solo music promotion… In response, JYP Entertainment stated that their stance is the same as before – there is talk of it, but there are no concrete plans.

(source: soompi)

See you guys! It’ll happen.. just not yet.


Wednesday Kpop Update | 9MUSES Returns with 4 Members + Seohyun Solo Debut Rumors, SM Responds + Yuna Kim And Jeon Min Joo, No Longer with The Ark + Music Videos

Okay so I debated about during a full kpop post or just posting videos and then I remembered, I’ve been slacking a bit with kpop posts. I think subconsciously I’m trying to move away from doing them and just focus on other things now.

We’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, 9Muses announced that they will in fact be making a comeback but the line-up has definitely changed. They are now going to be four members.

On July 11, Star Empire Entertainment said that the unit has finished recording, and is aiming for a return early August. Star Empire said, “Member Kyungri has been confirmed as one of the four. The rest of the members will be revealed one at a time through promotions.”

(source: soompi)

9Muses was previously known as one of the larger girl groups with nine members and steadily becoming smaller to the now six member group. With only Kyungri confirmed, I’m curious to see who the other three will be and what this means for their music. Will they go in a new direction entirely?


With Tiffany and Taeyeon making their solo careers, it is only natural that fans of SNSD will likely assume that eventually all them will do so. And apparently, fans had their sights set of seeing Seohyun make a solo debut. It makes sense. Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun made up the sub-unit, TaeTiSeo so why not?

SM says, because the timing isn’t now.

On July 13, a source from SM Entertainment denied that any concrete plans have been made. “Nothing has been determined with regards to Seohyun’s solo album release,” the source says.

(source: soompi)

Honestly that doesn’t mean that nothing will be done for her, but it’s not saying anything will be either. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see on this one.


The Ark has been pretty quiet lately. For a while, I was starting to think that they would stop producing anything at all. And now they’ve returned to the news but not for the reason I was hoping for.

It’s been officially announced that Yuna Kim and Jeon Min Joo have officially left The Ark. And apparently, they left two months ago!

A source from Music K Entertainment stated to OSEN, “With respect to their individual music styles, we have cancelled the contracts.”

(source: soompi)

Well… I wish them both the best. I wonder what they happen with the remaining members.


Tuesday Update | I.O.I’s Kim Sohye Starting New Agency + “Doctors” First Episode Ratings + Lee Seung Gi’s Reps Want Formal Investigation, Rumors

Quick Note from TwentyThird:

These past few days there has been an explosive investigation involving  JYJ singer and actor Park Yu Chun and several women that are truly very serious allegations. You may notice that I have made no mention of it here and that is because I want to wait for the investigation to be complete before proceeding further with the story. Just know, I have been following it closely. Sexual Assault is a serious crime and should be handled with only the facts. However, if you are unfamiliar with what’s currently going on or in need of an update from a news source, click here for an article from the TheKoreaTimes. 

There’s really no way to transition from something like that in a way that seems appropriate so I’ll just say…

Now on to lighter news.


I.O.I’s Kim Sohye’s is finally signed to a new label, S&P Entertainment!

“Kim Sohye, who is housed under S&P, is currently promoting in activities as an I.O.I member after debuting through being selected as fifth place on ‘Produce 101.’… “S&P Entertainment will work hard and tirelessly in order to repay your support.”

(source: soompi)

It’s really an exciting time for the ladies of I.O.I. With many of them now either returning to agencies or joining new agencies, it’s great to see them finally moving from trainees to idols!

Congrats!


Have you been following the premiere of new dramas? I hate to admit that the last one I followed, that was recent, was Descendants of the Sun. There have been plenty of new dramas that have begun to air but the one that’s catching everybody’s eye is “Doctors”. The first episode gained enough attention to reach 12.9 percent nationwide in ratings.

“Doctors” Bio

“The right mentor can determine if you go to jail or achieve something greater in life. Yoo Hye Jung (Park Shin Hye) has had a tough childhood and difficult life. She has dealt with the life challenges by becoming emotionally guarded and acting like a tough bully at school. When Hong Ji Hong (Kim Rae Won) meets Hye Jung, he recognizes her intelligence behind her gangster façade and sets her on a path to become a compassionate doctor. Now a doctor in a neurosurgery residency at a major hospital, Hye Jung works alongside fellow residents Jung Yoon Do (Yoon Kyun Sang) and Jin Seo Woo (Lee Sung Kyung). But when Seo Woo becomes Hye Jung’s biggest rival both professionally and personally, can Hye Jung overcome yet another major obstacle to her own personal happiness? “Doctors” is a 2016 South Korean drama series directed by Oh Choong Hwan.”

(source: Viki)

It’s been said that the first episode was pretty intense. I haven’t seen yet but I intend to watch it as soon as I can get an hour to spare. But if you’re looking for a place to watch it, my favorite source is Viki. You can watch the first episode here for free!


Lee Seung Gi’s Reps have been busy doing damage control after the news began to circulate that Lee Seung Gi may have a secret child that he visited frequently and was helping to raise. The rumor was spreading so far and wide that even Dispatch was pulled into the matter. The rumor claimed that they were the ones who were doing all the investigative work into the issue. Turns out the story was fabricated and now only is Dispatch speaking out to clear their name but Lee’s reps want a full police investigation into the matter.

“[The rumor] even went so far as to suggest that we are covering the story,” Dispatch writes. “We assure you that this is completely false. We don’t even currently have the workers to cover such a rumor.” They add, “We have confirmed that there is no such person on his make-up team.”

(source: soompi)

Lee Seung Gi’s agency officially filed a request to open an investigation into the rumor claims to find out who started them. And of course that will ultimately lead to some type of legal action.

This is nowhere near close to over.


Yikes!!

And on that note… here’s a baby Xiumin dancing as a penguin. No seriously… it’s the cutest video ever!

 

Monday Kpop Update | Cube Responds to Hyunseung Leaving B2ST Rumors + Woolim Entertainment and SM C&C Split + Block B Comeback with Individual Teasers + Jay Park “The Truth Is” MV

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.”

(source: allkpop)

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…”

(source: allkpop)

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”.