K-pop News 061123: HyunA, ZEROBASEONE, BTOB and More

Welcome to the K-pop News Digest for November 6, 2023. As the K-pop world continues to evolve and surprise, we bring you the most significant updates, ensuring you don’t miss a beat. From groundbreaking collaborations to pivotal artist decisions, here’s what’s making headlines.

Historic Collaboration: (G)I-DLE, AESPA, and IVE Unite for NOBODY

In an unprecedented move, leading 4th generation girl groups (G)I-DLE, AESPA, and IVE are joining forces for a collaborative single titled NOBODY. Set to release on the 16th, the single is a product of top K-pop artists and songwriters aiming to make a mark at the 2030 Busan World Expo. The unit members will be unveiled progressively on M:USB’s official platform

BTOB’s Contract Controversy with Cube Entertainment

BTOB has reportedly chosen not to renew their contract with Cube Entertainment, primarily due to disputes over the BTOB trademark. Negotiations took a turn when Cube Entertainment demanded a percentage of BTOB’s revenue for trademark usage.

Teo Exits DKB After Drunk Driving Incident

Teo, a member of Brave Entertainment’s boy group DKB, has left the group following a drunk driving incident on October 30. Brave Entertainment confirmed the news and expressed their commitment to better artist management.

Pentagon’s Hongseok Departs from Cube Entertainment

Following the departure of several Pentagon members, Hongseok has also decided to part ways with Cube Entertainment. The company expressed gratitude for his contributions since his debut in 2016.

HyunA Joins AT AREA, Reunites with Ex-Boyfriend DAWN

Solo artist HyunA has signed an exclusive contract with hip-hop label AT AREA, joining a roster that includes her ex-boyfriend, DAWN. The agency emphasized that the decision was based solely on HyunA’s artistic capabilities. HyunA is set to release her digital single Attitude soon.

ZEROBASEONE Releases Electrifying CRUSH Music Video

ZEROBASEONE, the rising stars of the K-pop scene, have just dropped their much-anticipated music video for CRUSH (Thorn), the title track from their second mini-album, MELTING POINT. The song is a masterful blend of drum & bass and Jersey Club rhythms, creating an electrifying soundscape that resonates with listeners.

That wraps up our K-pop news for today. With the industry’s dynamic nature, there’s always something new around the corner. Stay tuned for more updates, and keep supporting your favourite artists. Until next time, keep the K-pop spirit alive!

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