June 23rd, 2021

Monsta X mini-roundup - Monsta X Hearing, Gambler recording vlog, RSK The First Time

Monsta X Hearing Episode 1 - Shownu

The first episode of their new Universe Originals series, in which the members are interrogated about various questions and debates that fans want to ask.

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Source: UNIVERSE_OFFICIAL, starshipTV, Rolling Stone Korea

Whoever the new video editor is at Byulbae, you’re doing a great job sweetie <3 The members’ unprocessed voices sound even better than the recorded versions and now I really want to hear Jooheon’s guide for Gambler

Also I live alone so I’m by myself a lot these days and therefore don’t laugh out loud very much (it’s a thing, look it up!) But Shownu’s hearing, esp the last item, is the hardest I’ve laughed out loud in a long time 😂

Wooyoung Money


Wow the production value of this. I was not expecting this. I don't think I've ever seen any album highlight medleys like this before. They all look so good. The sound is interesting and I don't hate it.

ETA: Chansung was listed as a special director. According to his IG post: Hmm.. I didn't do much. Just the costume concept, music editing, part distribution, filming concept..hohoho

Source: JYPEntertainment | 2PMAlways

Try Not to Get Mad Challenge: K-drama edition

We all have things that push our buttons—nosy neighbors, finding someone in the same outfit as you, or online hate comments—but what about you? Take a deep calming breath, and test where you stand on the anger meter with these everyday annoyances 🙄😠🤬

I got mad once, [Spoiler (click to open)]at 4:12 when I saw that stupid perm ugh I still hate him so much

source: The Swoon

Teaser roundup featuring Han Seung Woo, Day6, AleXa & DRIPPIN

HAN SEUNG WOO "Fade" Online Album Cover

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source: VICTON1109, JYP Entertainment, AleXa_ZB 1 2, woolliment

Large-scale K-pop concerts to resume following eased quarantine rules

Until recently, most K-pop concerts took place online due to the protracted COVID-19 pandemic. But following the government's June 11 announcement that sporting and entertainment events can now have up to 4,000 attendees ― up from the previous limit of 99 ― starting from June 14, organizers are now gearing up to bring performers back for live performances.

K-pop girl group WJSN, also known as Cosmic Girls, is scheduled to hold a fan meeting titled, "Welcome to WJSN's House," July 10 and perform in front of 350 fans at the YES24 Live Hall in Gwangjin District, Seoul. The event is organized by online game developer NC SOFT and its subsidiary, KLAP, which recently launched the fan community platform, "Universe" that features a myriad of K-pop stars, including (G)I-DLE, Kang Daniel, Monsta X and WJSN.

"We expect to see the fans going wild this time as the upcoming event is offline-only," the company said in a statement. "We will make sure to express a sense of realism for the audience."

On July 17 and 18, boy band Golden Child is poised to stage its "Summer Breeze" concerts at the Blue Square Mastercard Hall in central Seoul, performing in front of massive crowds after almost two years. According to the 10-piece act's management company, Woollim Entertainment, the event will also be livestreamed.

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source: The Korea Times

Lovelyz member Jisoo tests positive for COVID-19

Jisoo, a member of K-pop girl group Lovelyz, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to her record label, Woollim Entertainment, Wednesday.

The company said in a statement that Jisoo, 27, was tested for COVID-19 after being told on Monday that she came into contact with a person who had contracted the virus.

"The result came out Tuesday and Jisoo tested positive," Woollim said. "She is currently in self-isolation adhering to quarantine guidelines."

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source: The Korea Times
Alcohol free Nayeon

Tzuyu Donates Respirators To Taiwan For Birthday

Source: ETtoday, @tzuyupics1406

She said she wanted to do something for her home country for her birthday, this was really sweet!!

Purple Kiss announces their fanclub name

Yoohyeon Smile

DREAMCATCHER MIND EP 5: Retro Entertainment Show 'Back to the Game'

Click CC for English Subs!

If you weren't interested in Dreamcather's variety show before, this episode (and next) are purely variety games so you might like this! Give it a chance!

Source: Dreamcatcher official

Handong is a force to be reckoned with.
Here's a sneak peak ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

🖤EP 1 Post | 🖤EP 2 Post | 🖤EP 3 Post | 🖤EP 3.2 Post

SM teams with KAIST to develop artificial intelligence, digital tech

KAIST, South Korea's top science university, said Thursday it is teaming up with K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment Co. to conduct joint research on digital avatars for virtual concerts in an effort to boost development in metaverse technology.

The metaverse -- a virtual environment where users interact through digital avatars -- has recently grown in popularity as the pandemic limits in-person contact. K-pop artists have been at the forefront in adopting the technology, holding virtual meetups with fans.

KAIST said in a statement that the research will focus on producing digital avatars, as well as metaverse concert technology.

The university will offer its artificial intelligence and network technology used in metaverses in the partnership, while SM Entertainment will provide its content production expertise.

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source: Yonhap News