Greetings, K-pop fans! Welcome to your news digest for Oct 2, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Among the stories making headlines are K-pop idols gracing the Louis Vuitton Spring Show 2024 at Paris Fashion Week, BTS’ Jungkook giving a mature reply to a hater, BLACKPINK breaking another streaming record, TXT releasing a new concept film, and more:
K-pops stars shine at Louis Vuitton Spring Show 2024
K-pop idols ruled Paris Fashion Week, gracing the Louis Vuitton Spring Show 2024 as the luxury brand’s global fashion ambassadors. NEWJEANS’ Hyein, STRAY KIDS’ Felix, and GIRLS’ GENERATION’s Taeyeon dazzled on the orange carpet. Images and videos of their stylish outfits went viral online. Felix sported a black top and white jacket, Taeyeon rocked a mini-skirt and sweater with a mesh panel, while Hyein donned an unreleased Louis Vuitton jumpsuit. K-pop continues to make waves in the fashion world!
NCT New Team’s Jungmin drops out due to ill health
SM Entertainment announced that rookie idol Jungmin has left NCT New Team due to health concerns. Although the agency stayed in touch with Jungmin and his medical team as they prepared for their pre-debut tour, Jungmin decided to prioritize his health and return as a trainee to “focus on recovery”. SM Entertainment apologized to fans and will support Jungmin during treatment, while NCT New Team (NCT Tokyo) moves forward with six members: Sion, Riku, Yushi, Daeyoung, Ryo, and Sakuya.
Jungkook’s mature response to critics during livestream
BTS’ Jungkook impressed fans with his mature response to a comment during a live Stationhead listening party for his solo single 3D with Jack Harlow. When a commenter mentioned they were exploring other groups, Jungkook calmly acknowledged it, accepting that he has “haters” but remains grateful for supporters. He emphasized focusing on those who love and support him, earning praise for handling criticism gracefully.
BLACKPINK sets new K-pop Spotify streaming record
BLACKPINK continues to break Spotify records, becoming the first female group with four songs surpassing 600 million streams. Pink Venom, DDU-DU DDU-DU, Kill This Love, and How You Like That have achieved this milestone. Their dominance on the platform solidifies their status as one of the most influential girl groups in the world.
TXT releases new concept film for The Name Chapter: Freefall
TXT is gearing up for their comeback with the 3rd full album The Name Chapter: Freefall. In a striking concept film Clarity, they unveil their rebellious side on a rooftop. The edgy visuals capture the essence of their upcoming album, set to release on Oct 13 KST. TXT’s transformation promises an exciting return for fans worldwide. Check out the concept film below: