K-pop News 071223: IU, BTS’ V, NCT 127, Jessi, IVE and more

Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News for December 7, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about who will direct IU’s MV featuring BTS’ V, NCT 127’s winter single details, Jessi and Jay Park debunking rumors about their business relationship, 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.

IU hires top director for MV featuring BTS’ V

Fans love seeing how close BTS' V and IU are on Palette show

IU is set to release a new music video directed by Uhm Tae-Hwa, known for the hit film Concrete Utopia. The MV, starring BTS’ V, has sparked high expectations as it is his last project before military enlistment.

IU’s label, EDAM Entertainment, confirmed the collaboration, noting that filming has concluded. This project marks the second collaboration between IU and a BTS member, following previous successful ventures with SUGA.

NCT 127 unveils winter single tracklist

K-pop News NCT 127 unveils winter single tracklist

NCT 127 is gearing up for their winter special single album, Be There For Me. The tracklist, revealed recently, includes three songs: Be There For Me, While Lie, and Home Alone.

The music video for the title track and the album will be released on December 22, with physical copies available from December 26. The teaser posters for the album exude a warm, retro vibe, hinting at a winter love song theme.

Jessi and Jay Park dismiss rumors of rift

Jay Park and Jessi

Jessi and Jay Park have addressed rumors about a potential contract termination between Jessi and Jay Park’s company, MORE VISION. The singer took to Instagram to dismiss the speculation, as well as shared a photo of her with Jay Park. She wrote: “We all good over here.”

Jay Park echoed the sentiment on his own Instagram story, assuring fans that there is no discord between them.

BTS, BLACKPINK and FIFTY FIFTY are TikTok’s top artists


BTS, BLACKPINK, and FIFTY FIFTY are leading the global music scene on TikTok in 2023. The recent TikTok 2024 Trend Press Conference in Seoul highlighted these artists’ influence, with FIFTY FIFTY topping the Year On chart.

Other K-pop groups like TXT, STRAY KIDS and SEVENTEEN also reached global recognition as Hitmakers. Groups like ENHYPEN, LE SSERAFIM and NEWJEANS were also listed as global favorites.

Fans worried over IVE’s promotion schedule

K-pop News IVE

Starship Entertainment’s recent announcement about IVE’s busy schedule has raised concerns among fans. The schedule includes appearances at music awards, international interviews, and fansign events.

Fans are particularly worried about the health and wellbeing of the young members, including 16-year-old Leeseo. The intense schedule during the award season has sparked a discussion about the balance between activities and rest for idols.

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