K-pop News 121223: Jungkook, Jimin, Jessica, Amber and more

Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News for December 12, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about Jimin and Jungkook enlisting in the military, Jessica and Amber collaborating on a new song, Daesung making his solo 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.

Jimin and Jungkook enlist in military

J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook and Suga
(from left) J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook and Suga.

Jimin and Jungkook are now the final BTS members to enlist in the military. They joined the 5th Infantry Division recruit training center in Yeoncheon, accompanied by Suga and J-Hope. In an earlier Weverse Live broadcast, Jimin said he was reassured by having Jungkook enlist with him. Jungkook also expressed how much he would miss their fans.

The group will reunite after their discharge by June 2025. Fans and fellow members wish Jimin and Jungkook a safe and healthy service period.

Jungkook named Pop Star of the Year by Billboard

BTS' Jungkook writes letter to fans on military enlistment

Jungkook also earned himself a new accolade soon after his enlistment. The singer is the Pop Star of the Year according to Billboard. His solo single Seven, featuring Latto, achieved a remarkable milestone by surpassing 300 million views on YouTube within five months of its release.

Billboard praised the track for its appeal to pop fans around the world. This accolade from Billboard also highlights Jungkook’s significant impact in the music industry.

Jessica teases new single with f(x)’s Amber

Jessica teases new single with f(x)'s Amber

Jessica will make a splash with her upcoming music video for Get It? Got It? Good, featuring Amber from f(x). The MV teaser showcases Jessica and Amber’s choreography for the collaboration track. Fans are eagerly anticipating the full release, scheduled for December 15.

This single marks Jessica’s return to the music scene following her single BEEP BEEP. The teaser has generated excitement among fans, who are curious to see the synergy between the two former SM Entertainment artists. Watch the teaser MV below:

BIGBANG’s Daesung announces solo comeback


BIGBANG member Daesung will make his long-awaited comeback with his special single It Flows, a remake of Lee Han-Chul’s 2012 song. Scheduled for release on December 18, It Flows marks Daesung’s first solo release since his third Japanese EP album Delight 2 in 2017 and his first Korean release in a decade.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the track, which promises to showcase Daesung’s unique vocal talents and artistic growth.

THE BOYZ’s Sunwoo hospitalized

THE BOYZ's Sunwoo

THE BOYZ Sunwoo was hospitalized following his deteriorating health condition. Initially experiencing neck and shoulder pain, his condition worsened, prompting immediate medical attention. Sunwoo has been diagnosed with neuralgia and neuritis, conditions involving nerve damage and inflammation, causing sharp pain.

This is the second time he has faced these health issues. He was diagnosed and treated for the same conditions in November. Fans and well-wishers are hoping for Sunwoo’s speedy recovery and return to good health.

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