K-pop News 230923: NEWJEANS’ Hanni, IU, VCHA and More

Hello, K-pop fans and welcome to the news roundup for Sept 23, 2023. Here are some of the top stories of the day:

NEWJEANS’ Hanni rocks Blonde Makeover at Gucci’s 2024 Spring Event

NEWJEANS’ sensation Hanni has taken the internet by storm with her mesmerizing, doll-like beauty in her latest social media posts. The photos capture her in Milan, Italy, for Gucci’s Spring 2024 ‘Ancora’ show. Dressed in a crisp white Gucci t-shirt and a sleek leather skirt, Hanni added a splash of colour with her chic burgundy stilettos. What caught everyone’s eye was her stunning blonde hair transformation, adding a new layer to her already magnetic persona. Fans are buzzing about what fashion trends she’ll set next, with comments ranging from … “She’s a fairy” to “Her hair suits her well.”

IU’s Agency Wins Praise for Tackling Illegal Ticket Sales

EDAM Entertainment, IU’s agency, is taking stringent steps to combat illegal ticket sales, redistributing confiscated tickets to verified fan club members. One fan expressed their disbelief on Twitter, saying, “This is legit, right?” EDAM has also warned that those caught in illegal activities will be banned from IU’s fan club and restricted on Melon Ticket for a year. IU’s 2023 fan concert ‘I+UN1VER5E’ is set for September 23-24 at Seoul’s KSPO Dome.

K-pop News 230923: NEWJEANS' VCHA

JYP Entertainment’s new girl group VCHA is making news globally with their pre-debut single SeVit, NEW LIGHT and its music video Y.O.Universe. The video trended worldwide and ranked high in multiple countries, including the U.S., Canada, and Indonesia. Comprising six members—Lexi, Cage, Camilla, Savannah, Kaylee, and Kendall—the group aims to illuminate the world. Their new single features three tracks, including the uptempo pop song Y.O.Universe, which conveys the message of individual uniqueness.

Former NMIXX’s Jini Unveils Solo Debut EP An Iron Hand In A Velvet Glove

Jini, formerly of NMIXX, has released the tracklist for her upcoming solo debut EP, An Iron Hand In A Velvet Glove. The teaser showcases Jini lying on the floor, featuring tracks like Here We Go Again, C’mon featuring Amine, Dancing with the Devil, and Bad Reputation. The title track C’mon is an English song featuring American rapper Amine. The EP will drop on Oct 11 KST. Stay tuned for more updates on her solo journey.

OMEGA X Former CEO’s Abusive Messages to Members Revealed

Revealed text messages indicate that the former CEO of OMEGA X’s previous agency engaged in sexual harassment towards the group members. The messages surfaced after ex-Spire CEO Kang criticized OMEGA X, suggesting they were ungrateful. A netizen claiming to be a “friend of OMEGA X” exposed these messages, showing that CEO Kang persistently told the members to express love for her, under threat of termination. Fans expressed their outrage at the revelations and relief that the group has since parted ways with the agency.

And that wraps up our news roundup for the day.

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