Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News for December 5, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about BTS members debuting their new haircuts, Golden Disc Awards announcing its first performer lineup, SF9 releasing a winter comeback, 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.
BTS surprises fans with pre-enlistment haircuts
BTS members RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook delighted fans with a surprise pre-enlistment live broadcast. While RM and Jimin’s hairstyles remained unchanged, V showcased a notably shorter haircut, explaining he hadn’t shaved it completely due to upcoming schedules. The highlight was Jungkook’s secretive approach to his new hairstyle. He revealed having shaved his head, but kept it hidden under a hat and hood during the broadcast. However, eagle-eyed fans caught a glimpse of his new look as he ran by the camera.
38th Golden Disc Awards announces first lineup
The 38th Golden Disc Awards, set to be held at Jakarta International Stadium on January 6, 2024, has revealed its first lineup. The event will feature performances from NEWJEANS, SEVENTEEN, STAYC, STRAY KIDS, ENHYPEN, and ZEROBASEONE. ASTRO’s Cha Eun-Woo and Sung Si-Kyung are the official hosts. The awards ceremony, eagerly anticipated by fans, promises to be a grand celebration of the year’s best in K-pop.
Kwon Eun-Bi TV show MC debut
Former idol Kwon Eun-Bi is set to make her debut as a TV show host on MBC’s new variety show Solo Alumni Gathering Hakyeon. The show, which explores the romantic possibilities among school friends, will feature Kwon Eun-Bi alongside other hosts like Lee Seok-Hoon and Yoo Byung-Jae. Eun-Bi expressed her excitement about the show, which combines nostalgia and romance in a unique format. The show’s first episode premiered on December 5.
SF9 announces winter comeback mini album
Popular K-pop group SF9 is gearing up for a winter comeback with their 13th mini album, set to release on January 8, 2024. FNC Entertainment said the group would promote as 7 members. This is due to Jaeyoon’s military service and Rowoon’s departure in September. This comeback marks SF9’s first since their January 2023 album Puzzle. Fans are eagerly awaiting the group’s return to the music scene with new and exciting content.