Hello, K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News for January 9, 2024. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories.
ITZY Speaks on Lia’s Health Break
ITZY recently provided an update on member Lia, who is currently on a health-related break. At a press conference in Seoul for their new mini-album Born To Be, Yeji spoke about the group’s positive start to 2024 and Lia’s hiatus since September. Yeji conveyed Lia’s supportive message and the group’s commitment to excel in her absence. Chaeryeong highlighted their efforts to minimize the impact of Lia’s absence during their world tour.
ITZY’s latest release, BORN TO BE, has topped the worldwide iTunes album chart, marking a significant achievement for the group. The album’s success extends across various regions, with the title track UNTOUCHABLE gaining popularity for its spirited sound and captivating music video.
Kang Kyung-Joon’s Alleged Adultery and Family Impact
Actor Kang Kyung-Joon is embroiled in a scandal following allegations of an affair with a married woman. MyDaily reports suggest that his wife, actress Jang Shin-Young, is contemplating divorce.
The controversy, fueled by leaked Telegram messages, has led to Kang facing a lawsuit and has strained his family life. Jang Shin-Young, who married Kang in 2018, has distanced herself from shared professional ventures and ceased social media activities.
Cha Eun-Woo Prepares for Solo Album Debut
In other news, ASTRO’s Cha Eun-Woo is set to release his first solo album in the first half of 2024. His agency, Fantagio, announced that Cha Eun-Woo is diligently working on the album, which he will showcase during his fan concert in February. Fans worldwide highly anticipate Cha Eun-Woo’s solo venture, known for his roles in dramas and music.
AESPA Teases Seo Taiji’s Remake, NCT’s Haechan on Health Hiatus
AESPA has released a teaser for their remake of Seo Taiji’s Regret of the Times, set to drop on January 15. Meanwhile, NCT’s Haechan is taking a health hiatus due to severe tonsillitis, impacting his participation in upcoming group activities.
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