K-Pop News 010224: NEWJEANS, BABYMONSTER, IU and more

Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News Digest for February 1, 2024. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about NEWJEANS at Seoul Fashion Week 2024, reactions to the new BABYMONSTER single Stuck In The Middle, IU in a stunning album concept shoot 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.

NEWJEANS reigns at Seoul Fashion Week 2024

The group on the red carpet at Seoul Fashion Week 2024.

NEWJEANS captivated audiences at the 2024 Fall/Winter Seoul Fashion Week. The group appeared on the red carpet dressed in the latest, chic fall/winter designs. The event, which runs from February 1 to 5, marks the fourth season in a row that NEWJEANS were appointed the event’s official fashion ambassadors.

BABYMONSTER drops Stuck In The Middle

BABYMONSTER released their much-awaited single Stuck In The Middle, sung entirely in English. The ballad sparked mixed reactions among Korean netizens. While some criticized its slow pace and lack of Korean lyrics, others praised the members’ vocal abilities and the song’s quality. The song’s reception was notably more positive compared to their debut track Batter Up. Watch the MV for Stuck In The Middle by BABYMONSTER below:

IU shares concept photos for The Winning

IU shares concept photos for The Winning

U revealed stunning concept photos for her upcoming 6th mini album, The Winning, set to release on February 20. The teaser images showcased IU in various themes, highlighting her new platinum locks. The album includes the pre-release single Love Wins All, generating excitement among fans for its upcoming release.

P1HARMONY’s Killin’ It album preview

P1HARMONY released a pre-listening teaser for their first full album Killin’ It, which drops on February 5. The teaser video provided a glimpse into the album’s tracks, including Killin’ It, Late Night Calls, and Everybody Clap. The album promises a diverse range of songs, showcasing the group’s evolving musical style. Check out P1HARMONY’s album teaser MV below:

BTS logo controversy with British soccer club

BTS logo controversy with British soccer club

British soccer club Birmingham FC is facing backlash for using a logo strikingly similar to BTS’s iconic logo. The club revealed the logo in a tweet announcing the signing of South Korean footballer Paik Seung-Ho. Fans and netizens criticized the club for disrespectfully using the BTS logo, which holds significant meaning for the ARMY fandom and represents South Korea’s cultural influence.

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