April 30th, 2019

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Twice break highest album sales in 1st week amongst girl groups

source: Hanteo via twicestats

It's a good time for girl groups!
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After 15 years, TraxX's contracts with SM finally end

On April 30, several industry insiders stated that the exclusive contracts of TraxX’s members with SM Entertainment have ended. As a result, Jay and Jungmo decided to leave the agency after 15 years of promoting together.

In response, a source from SM Entertainment clarified, “The exclusive contracts of TraxX’s Jay and Jungmo recently expired. Please show a lot of support for the paths they will be walking on in the future.”

The two made their debut in 2004 as members of TRAX, the first-ever rock band to debut under SM Entertainment. In March 2018, the group announced that they will be changing their name to TraxX and expanding their musical spectrum as an EDM group by recruiting DJ and producer Ginjo as a new member.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver 1 2

Favorite songs?
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Robert Holley admits to drug use

Robert Holley has admitted to using Philopon (a form of methamphetamine).

On April 30, the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency’s Cyber Crime Division revealed that Robert Holley admitted to purchasing 1 gram of Philopon in mid-March on the Internet, using the drug with a non-Korean acquaintance 20-year-old “A,” and continuing to use the drug at his home alone.

Robert Holley confessed, “I had a lot of broadcast and work-related stress, so I used drugs.” It was also revealed that “A” does not work in the entertainment industry and admitted to using the drug, as well.

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source: @soompi, soompi, naver

"Extreme Job" to be remade in U.S.

"Extreme Job," the highest-grossing movie of all time in South Korea, will be remade for U.S. audiences by a leading film studio in Hollywood, the film's distributor said Tuesday.

CJ Entertainment said it will join hands with Universal Pictures to remake the hit Korean comedy for its U.S. edition.

HartBeat Productions, founded by comedian Kevin Hart, will also participate in the project, CJ said. Tracy Oliver will adapt the screenplay.

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If I remember correctly, his company is also involved in the Sunny remake.

source: Yonhap News

New season of "Produce 101" starts this week

"Produce 101," the high-profile idol competition TV show by cable channel Mnet, will start its fourth season this week to put together a new boy band that will follow the popular acts Wanna One and IZ*ONE.

A total of 101 young male idol wannabes will compete for the fourth season, titled "Produce X 101," a fan-voted idol competition show, whose first episode will hit the small screen at 11:00 p.m. Friday. The new season of the weekly show runs for a total of 12 episodes.

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source: Yonhap News

Mini Meiqi round-up to celebrate her record breaking solo EP!

Meiqi released her first solo digital EP '犟' (Jiang) last week and it finally has a ridiculously amazing performance MV. The sales were also ridiculous with 600,000 copies sold within the first minute and one million copies sold in 19 minutes.
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Source: Genuinestar (1, 2), TrendingWeibo, NaturallyMeiqi, WJSNDaily

bb has so many things going on that i can't keep up but i've never been this happy about a celebrity's success lol

Shocking News: SM does right by one of it's enlisting employees. Xiumin to get station song.

Two days post his enlistment Xiumin will have a station song. It is titled 이유 (You). It will be released 05/09/19 at 6pm KST.

source: !t Live twitter
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The Real-Life Diet of Jackson Wang, the K-Pop Star Who Overhauled His Routine

they did him dirty with that cover shot
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Source: GQ.com via GQmagazine

I had kinda ignored this at first when it came out a few days ago but it's actually an... interesting read.
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Sana gets flack for posting about the transition between the Heisei and Reiwa eras

Translation: "As someone born in the Heisei era, I'm sad that the Heisei era is coming to an end, however, Heisei you have worked hard, it's the beginning of the Reiwa era, so I'm going to face this beginning and complete the last day of Heisei neatly"

(OP note: With the recent retirement of Emperor Akihito, the old Heisei era is ending and the Reiwa era is beginning.)

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source: k-netizen, pann-choa, twicetagram, naver, theqoo