K-Pop News 171023: BLACKPINK’s Milestones, EXO, and More

The K-Pop world is buzzing with news, from BLACKPINK’s Jennie and Lisa making headlines to EXO’s contract updates and more. Here’s your comprehensive K-pop news digest for October 17, 2023.

BLACKPINK’s Jennie Conquers Billboard


Jennie’s special single You & Me has not only ranked seventh on the Billboard Global 200 but also topped the Billboard Global Excl. US chart.

This achievement makes BLACKPINK the first group to have every member’s solo song in the top 10 of the Billboard Global 200.

Lisa’s Joyful Time in Bangkok


BLACKPINK’s Lisa was spotted enjoying her time at a Bangkok club, where she received a special shoutout from the artist Tyla.

Fans are thrilled to see Lisa taking some well-deserved time off, especially after her busy schedule.

EXO’s Contract Clarification

EXO’s Sehun and Chanyeol

SM Entertainment has refuted rumours about EXO’s Sehun and Chanyeol leaving the company. They confirmed that the duo’s contract, signed at the end of 2022, is still in effect and that individual activities are conditionally allowed.

OMEGA X’s Anticipated Return


K-pop group OMEGA X has announced their comeback with the third mini-album iykyk, set to release on November 7. This marks their first comeback since signing with a new agency.

RED VELVET’s Upcoming Album

RED VELVET is all set to make a comeback with their third full-length album What A Chill Kill, scheduled for release on November 13. This will be their first comeback in nearly a year.

NCT 127’s Billboard Triumph

NCT 127 has topped four different Billboard charts with their latest album Fact Check. The album also marked their highest rankings yet on both Billboard’s Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts.

From BLACKPINK’s monumental achievements to EXO’s future and new comebacks on the horizon, the K-Pop scene is as vibrant as ever.

That’s our K-pop news digest for October 17, 2023. Stay tuned for more updates and keep supporting your favorite idols.

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