January 21st, 2019
source: WayV on youtube
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All videos are mine, sorry for the poor quality, but I thought others might enjoy as well! The concert was a lot of fun, very high energy, and more packed than I expected it to be! The girls are so talented and cute, and YooA is the queen of fanservice. She noticed me twice so I'm beyond happy!
On January 21, a source from his agency, C-JeS Entertainment, stated to Xsportsnews, “Park Yoochun is preparing for the release of his first studio album. The album is definitely coming out, but we hesitate to call this a comeback for now.”
The statement continued, “The album is being released in honor of his concert in March so that he can communicate better with his fans. Apart from the concert, he has no plans to officially promote the album.”
The March concert will be held at the Seoul Coex Auditorium.
Park Yoochun was discharged from his mandatory military service in the summer of 2017. At the end of 2017, his legal battles came to an end with the resolution of the defamation lawsuits that he filed against women who accused him of sexual assault. He was acquitted of those charges.
Following his discharge from the army, he has held a fan meeting in Japan and various online broadcasts to communicate with his fans.
source: soompi, naver
On January 20, Jungkook paid a visit to the official fan cafe of BTS and chatted with his fans. While on the topic of laundry, fans asked the idol what products he uses to do laundry, and Jungkook shared the brand of fabric softener that he currently uses.
Immediately afterwards, ARMYs showed their desire to use the same fabric softener as the BTS member. It soon led to a shortage of the product, and the product’s name topped Naver’s realtime search rankings.
In response, Jungkook took to Twitter and said, “ARMYs… I’m almost out of my fabric softener and have to buy a new one… [but] it’s all sold out.” The member also included a hashtag that said, “ARMY is impressive.”
source: @soompi, soompi, BTS_twt
Cherry Bullet, a new 10-member K-pop girl group under FNC Entertainment, debuted on the K-pop scene with their first mini-album, "Let's Play Cherry Bullet," Monday.
During their group debut, the members said the name represented a dual-sided identity.
The rookie girl group ― consisting of members Haeyoon, Yuju, Mirae, Bora, Jiwon, Kokoro, Remi, Chaerin, Lin Lin and May ― has already made its name known to the public through a reality TV show and a number of TV commercials, forming a solid fan base.
The multinational 10-piece act includes four non-Koreans: Kokoro, Remi and May from Japan, and Lin Lin from Taiwan.
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source: The Korea Times
Acclaimed K-pop boy band Seventeen returned Monday with the new EP "You Made My Dawn," fronted by "Home," which brings out the 13 members' warmer and manly sides.
The teenage concept band showed up in uncharacteristic warm pink suits and tailored jackets as the members presented "Home," the title track of the six-track EP, at a press showcase for the album in Seoul.
"Home," the second track of the album, is an "urban future R&B" song with synth sounds, telling of the warmth of home.
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source: Yonhap News
Netflix on Monday unveiled to media its first original Korean drama series, which has drawn much anticipation for its big budget and acclaimed creative team.
"Kingdom," which premieres globally on the U.S. video streaming service Friday, is a genre-defining six-episode zombie mystery thriller set in the last Korean kingdom of Joseon. It took nearly eight years to produce the series, with its production cost reaching 2 billion won (US$1.7 million) per episode, according to the producers.
Netflix chose famed Korean screenwriter Kim Eun-hee, the author of the popular 2016 TV series "Signal," and director Kim Seong-hun, whose 2016 film "Tunnel" became a solid box office hit, as its first partners for local drama production.
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source: Yonhap News & Netflix Korea
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It's the Bongs' final episode. They take one last trip together. The cast is getting ready for the KBS entertainment awards. Naeun goes to the salon and meets another Naeun, Son Naeun from Apink. The kids all hang out together and run errands at the studio before the awards. Our girl Naeun is brave and won't get Seungjae and Sian hold her back. Yes, you go babygurl! Also, Seungjae really needs to take a step back and leave her alone. William makes all the girl groups' hearts melt. I'm going to miss Siha and Taegyu.
source: KBS World TV
DIA's Jenny has been missing from the public eye and group activities since early December with no word from MBK Entertainment or the other members, and fans are worried. Her last Instagram post was on Dec. 5th. DIA have appeared as a group without Jenny numerous times since then, including a bit on "The Return of Superman", a recent photo op with rookie group ZGirls, and a guest appearance at Hwang Chi Yeol's concert on Dec. 29th.
MBK have also failed to deliver on a promised November comeback for DIA, and have not made any kind of statement about that either. Given the departure of Eunjin from the group last year, some fans suspect that Jenny may be leaving the group and MBK is delaying the reveal. The tag #MBK우리는다이아몬드를원니다 (op's translation attempt: "MBK, we want our DIAmond") is being circulated on Twitter as fans attempt to get a response from MBK.
Source: Instagram: s0yul96, theqoo.net
PSY's agency 'P-NATION' reportedly to have been actively recruiting and scouting trainees. Some trainees from well-known agencies have also transferred to his agency. It would be interesting to see what kind of idol group PSY would produce in the future https://t.co/U1IHA0zsjB pic.twitter.com/Luc9EaPOkJ— The Seoul Story (@theseoulstory) January 22, 2019
source: Naver via The Seoul Story
I'd love a co-ed group with PSY's over the top antics and sound tbh
SOURCE: United CUBE Official YouTube
Jinho successfully finished "Magazine Ho" live and this is one of the stages he did. Vocal God is also a very skilled dancer!