Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News for November 14, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about BLACKPINK’s Jennie’s luxury buy, KISS OF LIFE breaking a Youtube record, MONSTA X’s Hyungwon joining the military, and more. Check out today’s K-pop News Digest to catch up on the most buzzworthy moments and milestones that have captured the hearts of fans worldwide.
BLACKPINK’s Jennie Buys Luxury Apartment
Jennie of BLACKPINK has made headlines by purchasing a luxury apartment worth ₩5 billion KRW (approximately $3.79 million USD) at UN Village, a prestigious residential area. Notably, she paid for this property entirely in cash, without resorting to bank loans. Jennie’s new luxury apartment, located in the LaTerrace villa complex, boasts five bedrooms and three bathrooms, covering a total area of 244.97 square meters. This purchase comes amid public curiosity about her contract status with YG Entertainment.
KISS OF LIFE track Bad News hits 10M views
The music video for Bad News, the title track from KISS OF LIFE’s second mini-album Born to be XX, has rapidly gained popularity, surpassing 10 million views on YouTube. This achievement marks a significant milestone for the group, indicating their growing influence in the music industry. The success of Bad News follows their debut song Shhh, showcasing the group’s accelerating popularity both domestically and internationally.
GIRLS’ GENERATION’s Tiffany takes health break
Tiffany Young of GIRLS’ GENERATION will be taking a temporary hiatus from her activities due to health reasons. Following a medical examination, she has been advised to rest for approximately two weeks. Sublime Artist Agency, her management company, has announced the pause in her schedule to prioritize her health recovery. Fans are expected to see her return to activities in about a month, with the agency committing to focus on her well-being.
MONSTA X’s Hyungwon enlists in military
Hyungwon from the boy band MONSTA X has begun his mandatory military service, joining the active-duty army. He shared his thoughts and gratitude towards fans on the official MONSTA X fan cafe, expressing his goal to return as a stronger individual. Hyungwon is the fifth member of MONSTA X to enlist, following Shownu, Minhyuk, Jooheon, and Kihyun. Fans and the music community are showing support and wishing him a safe service period.