Here is your K-pop News Digest for October 23, 2023! We have all the latest news from your favourite idols from TXT to Red Velvet. Dive in for your daily dose of K-pop!
TXT Soars to Billboard’s Top 3 with The Name Chapter: FREEFALL
In an extraordinary accomplishment, South Korean sensation TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) has clinched the 3rd spot on the coveted US Billboard Main Album Chart, popularly known as the Billboard 200.
According to the latest Billboard chart preview, the group’s third full-length album, The Name Chapter: FREEFALL, recorded a staggering 114,500 copies in sales. This feat places them right behind industry giants Bad Bunny and Drake.
The album’s success is not just a one-off; it’s part of a trend. Bighit Music, TXT’s management company, revealed that all three albums released by the group this year have made it to the Billboard 200.
Notably, their 5th mini-album, The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION, even secured the top position and stayed on the chart for an impressive 19 weeks.
BILLIE Drops Debut Single Album Side-B: Memoirs of Echo Unseen
Rookie girl group BILLIE has unveiled their debut single album, Side-B: Memoirs of Echo Unseen, featuring the title track DANG! (hocus pocus).
The song explores the complexities of self-perception and identity, set against a backdrop of dynamic beats and innovative staging.
Billlie’s unique artistic language serves as a bridge between how they see themselves and how the world perceives them.
SEVENTEEN Unveils 11th Mini-Album SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN
K-pop group SEVENTEEN is in the news as they released their 11th mini-album, SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN. A project that encapsulates the euphoria of collective happiness. The album’s title track, Gods of Music, is a vibrant anthem that celebrates the joy and unity music brings to our lives.
Vernon, a member of SEVENTEEN, describes the song as a “festival of happiness,” a sentiment that is palpable in its energetic chorus. The music video, shot in the picturesque city of Budapest, Hungary, serves as a testament to the transformative power of music.
Jessi Teases Upcoming Release – Gum
Next up in our K-pop news roundup, we have Korean-American rapper Jessi is gearing up for her much-anticipated comeback with her new single, Gum.
Scheduled for release on October 25, the song marks her first project under Jay Park’s label, MORE VISION. Fans are eagerly awaiting further updates, as Jessi has also launched her official website.
STRAY KIDS Unveils Second Track Leave from Upcoming Album Rock-Star
STRAY KIDS has released the unveil clip for their second track, Leave, from their forthcoming album Rock-Star.
The clip, part of their SKZFLIX Sequel, showcases the members forming bonds and creating lasting memories during their school days.
The album is set to drop on November 10, adding to the excitement among fans.
Red Velvet Gears Up for Comeback with 3rd Album Chill Kill
Red Velvet is setting the stage for their highly anticipated comeback with their 3rd album, Chill Kill.
The group has released a teaser schedule calendar, promising a slew of teasers, mood samplers, and images leading up to the album’s release on November 13.
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