Greetings, K-pop fans! Welcome to your news digest for Sept 28, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories:
NEWJEANS earns 3rd Platinum in Japan for Hype Boy
NEWJEANS has received its 3rd Platinum certification from the Record Association of Japan, after Hype Boy has surpassed 100 million cumulative streams as of August. This impressive achievement follows the previous Platinum certifications for Ditto in May and OMG in July. NEWJEANS continues to make waves in Japan, with ‘Ditto’ becoming the fastest track by an overseas female artist to reach 100 million cumulative streams on Oricon. The group will also release Gods, the anthem for the League of Legends World Championship 2023, on Oct 4, 2023.
BLACKPINK’s Lisa sets Guinness World Record with MONEY
BLACKPINK’s Lisa has secured a new world record with her chart-topping hit, MONEY. On Sept 27, Guinness World Records officially recognized Lisa for achieving “the first K-pop track by a solo artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify.” MONEY, originally featured in Lisa’s solo debut single album LALISA, was released in 2021. Lisa already holds several world records as a solo artist, including “first solo K-pop winner at the MTV Video Music Awards” and “most followers on Instagram for a K-pop artist.”
STRAY KIDS celebrate Chuseok with SKZ Family special
STRAY KIDS treated fans to new episodes of their beloved variety show, SKZ Family for Chuseok. The special edition, titled CHUSEOK SPECIAL: SKZ Family Returns, saw the K-pop group taking on the roles of various family members. These ranged from grandparents to toddler children. These episodes are sure to delight fans, who have missed seeing the group performing together. Members Seungmin, Hyunjin, and Lee Know were involved in a minor car accident last week, requiring most of the group to skip the Global Citizen Festival.
KISS OF LIFE announces comeback with Born to Be XX
Exciting news for K-pop fans! KISS OF LIFE has confirmed their comeback scheduled for November. The group unveiled a teaser poster for their upcoming 2nd mini album, Born to Be XX. The teaser adopts a “wanted poster” concept, offering fans a tantalizing glimpse into the theme of the album. KISS OF LIFE’s Born to Be XX is eagerly anticipated, and fans can expect further updates as the comeback date approaches. Stay tuned for more details!
New LOONA sub-unit ARTMS shines in magazine pictorial
Men Noblesse magazine recently unveiled a stunning pictorial featuring the members of the new LOONA sub-unit, ARTMS. Comprised of Heejin, Haseul, Kim Lip, Jinsoul, and Choerry, the photos capture the diverse facets of the group. There are aksi individual interviews with each ARTMS member, offering insights into their feelings about this exciting new chapter in their careers.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the world of entertainment!