Welcome to your K-pop news update for November 24, 2023! From award ceremonies to new music releases, here’s what’s trending in K-pop today:
Stabbing Incident at MTV VMAJ 2023 Attended by Cha Eun-Woo
At the ‘MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2023’, a shocking stabbing incident occurred, leaving one audience member hospitalized. The event, attended by notable artists including Cha Eun-Woo and Yamashita Tomohisa, was disrupted at 5:45 p.m. at K-Arena Yokohama. Fortunately, no artists suffered harm. Cha Eun-Woo’s agency, Fantagio, confirmed his safety after he attended the event to receive the Global Icon Award. The police are actively searching for the assailant.
AESPA Releases Jingle Bell Rock MV
AESPA has unveiled their unique spin on the classic carol Jingle Bell Rock, featuring a minimalistic track with an 808 bass and distinct instrument sounds. This release follows their recent success with the mini-album Drama, marking their third consecutive million-seller. The group has topped digital album sales charts in China and received the ‘Triple Platinum Album’ certification from QQ Music.
Former EXO Member Kris Wu Sentenced to 13 Years
Beijing’s Third Intermediate People’s Court has sentenced Kris Wu, a former EXO member, to 13 years in prison for rape and group licentiousness. The court upheld the original ruling, dismissing his appeal. After serving his term, Kris is expected to be deported to Canada, where he may encounter additional measures as a sex offender. He was a member of EXO until 2014, pursued individual activities in China and appeared in the film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
SEVENTEEN’s Dino Teases Solo Mixtape Wait
SEVENTEEN’s Dino is gearing up to release his first solo mixtape, titled Wait. Pledis Entertainment has released a second teaser video, showcasing Dino’s mature charm and dynamic dance moves. Dino has contributed to the lyric writing and composition of Wait, promising a new facet of his artistry.
Jungkook’s 3D Remix with Justin Timberlake
BTS Jungkook’s solo album track 3D from GOLDEN has been remixed in collaboration with Justin Timberlake. The remix maintains the 2000s old-school vibe, blending the unique vocal tones of both artists.
That’s all for today’s K-pop news roundup. Stay tuned for more updates and keep up with all the exciting developments in the ever-evolving K-pop scene!
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