K-Pop News 120124: Suga, Yunjin, RIIZE and more

Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News Digest for January 12, 2024. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about BTS’ Suga in a viral Valentino campaign, LE SSERAFIM’s Yunjin in her first solo collaboration, the latest scandal to hit RIIZE, 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.

Suga’s charismatic Valentino campaign

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BTS’ very own Suga is the star of the latest Valentino menswear campaign. The photoshoot captures the essence of a global pop star’s lifestyle, while always staying fashionable.

The photoshoot took place before Suga began his military service last year, and ARMYs were thrilled to see the star in the limelight again. The rush of fans to view the images online even led to the crash of Billboard Japan’s website. Fortunately, the website is back online, and fans can continue to view Suga in all his glory.

LE SSERAFIM’s Yunjin in first musical collaboration

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LE SSERAFIM member Yunjin will make waves in her first solo music venture. The artist will feature in American singer MAX’s new song STUPID IN LOVE. This collaboration MAX’s upcoming album LOVE IN STEREO.

Fans are excited about this cross-cultural musical blend, showcasing Yunjin’s expanding global influence. We can’t wait to hear the track when it has its official release on February 17, 2024.

RIIZE caught up in chart manipulation suspicions


It seems that RIIZE just can’t catch a break. The boy group is currently under suspicion of ‘sajaegi’ (chart manipulation). The group debuted with sales of over a million copies of their debut album Get A Guitar. However, recent reports indicated their latest sales numbers to be lower than at their debut.

This has led to netizens questioning the authenticity of their ‘Million-Seller’ status and raising concerns about possible manipulation in the K-pop industry. Outraged fans are demanding answers from SM Entertainment. We hope that the agency steps forward soon to clear the air.

Jungkook stands out at People’s Choice Awards

BTS' Jungkook writes letter to fans on military enlistment

Jungkook is leading the K-pop field at the upcoming 2024 People’s Choice Awards. The BTS maknae is nominated in four categories. These include Male Artist of the Year, Pop Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and Collaboration Song of the Year. Besides Jungkook, STRAY KIDS and TXT are also competing for Best Group/Duo of the Year at the awards.

This recognition at a prestigious American award show highlights the growing global influence of K-pop. The winners will be announced on February 18, 2024.

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