The K-pop world is buzzing with exciting updates and events as we approach the end of 2023. From solo concerts and new music releases to legal developments and health concerns, here’s a roundup of the latest happenings in the K-pop industry as of December 13, 2023.
Junho’s Solo Concert Announcement
2PM’s Junho is set to start 2024 on a high note with his solo concert, ‘2024 Lee Junho CONCERT.’ Scheduled for January 13-14 in Seoul, this concert marks Junho’s return to the Korean stage after nearly five years. Fans are eagerly anticipating ‘The Day We Meet Again,’ an extension of his successful Japanese arena tour earlier this year.
Lee Sung-Kyung and Chanhyuk’s New Single
Actor Lee Sung Kyung and AKMU’s Chanhyuk have released their digital single Eat Sleep Live Repeat. Accompanied by a music video starring Lee Sung Kyung, the song showcases a blend of emotive vocals and rhythmic rap. The lyrics, exploring the loneliness post-breakup, resonate with listeners through its relatable theme.
G-Dragon Cleared of Drug Allegations
BIGBANG’s G-Dragon is expected to be cleared of drug use allegations by the end of the month. Following a detailed examination and investigation, the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency plans to dismiss the case against him due to a lack of evidence. This decision comes after G-Dragon consistently denied the allegations and tested negative in various drug tests.
RIIZE’s Animated MV Teaser
RIIZE has released a teaser for the Chromeo remix of their debut track Get a Guitar. The music video features an animated character and is part of SM Entertainment’s EDM label ScreaM Records’ new project iScreaM. The full release is set for December 14 KST.
(G)I-DLE Minnie’s Health Concern
Cube Entertainment announced that (G)I-DLE’s Minnie had to leave the stage during a performance in Philadelphia due to sudden health issues. Despite her desire to continue, the company prioritized her health and allowed her to rest. Cube Entertainment has assured fans that Minnie’s recovery and health management are their top priorities.
As the year draws to a close, the K-pop industry continues to thrive with new developments and events. From Junho’s much-awaited solo concert to the latest music releases and health updates, fans worldwide have much to look forward to and support in the K-pop realm. Stay tuned for more updates and news in the dynamic world of K-pop.
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