As the new year begins, the Korean Entertainment industry is bustling with activity following the year-end holidays. The scene is alive with fresh releases, exciting comebacks, and unfolding controversies. Our January 4 roundup brings you the latest updates from the dynamic world of Korean pop and entertainment.
Pledis Entertainment’s TWS Gears Up for Debut
Pledis Entertainment’s new boy group, TWS, is set to debut on January 22. Known as SEVENTEEN’s younger brother group, TWS has been generating considerable buzz. The group, consisting of six members – Dohoon, Kyungmin, Youngjae, Shinyu, Hanjin, and Jihoon – recently released their profile film and pre-debut single Oh Mymy : 7s. Fans are eagerly anticipating their debut album Sparkling Blue.
SISTAR19 Announces Comeback with NO MORE (MA BOY)
After an 11-year hiatus, SISTAR19 is making a highly-anticipated return with their digital single NO MORE (MA BOY). The duo’s comeback includes two tracks, with the lead single NO MORE (MA BOY) and the b-side Saucy, both produced by Ryan Jhun. Hyolyn has contributed to the composition and Korean lyrics for the tracks. The release is scheduled for January 16 at 6 pm KST.
NEWJEANS’ Minji Stuns in Harper’s Bazaar Korea
Minji from NEWJEANS has graced the January 2024 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Korea. Her recent pictorial for the magazine showcases her alluring charm and flawless visuals, captivating fans and fashion enthusiasts alike. Minji’s stunning display in the pictorial has further cemented her status as a rising fashion icon.
Actor Kang Kyung-Jun Faces Adultery Accusations
Actor Kang Kyung-Jun currently faces a lawsuit for damages amounting to 50 million won due to accusations of adultery, embroiling him in a controversy. The plaintiff alleges that Kang’s actions led to the virtual destruction of their family. In response, KBS 2TV’s The Return of Superman, featuring Kang and his family, has stated that they are conducting an internal investigation to understand the situation. Kang Kyung-Jun, who married Jang Shin-Young in 2018, has yet to respond to these allegations.
Stay tuned for more updates and exciting developments in the world of K-Pop.
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