K-Pop News 020424: ILLIT, STRAY KIDS, SPIA and more

Let’s dive into our K-Pop News roundup for April 2, 2024.

ILLIT’s Debut Album SUPER REAL ME Shatters Spotify Records

HYBE and BELIFT LAB’s newest girl group, ILLIT, has made an explosive entry into the music scene with their debut mini-album SUPER REAL ME. Garnering 32 million streams on Spotify in its first week, the album has set a new record for K-Pop debut albums, surpassing even NEWJEANS’ own debut. The title track Magnetic alone accounted for 22 million of those streams, becoming the most streamed K-Pop debut title track.

STRAY KIDS Wins K-Pop Album of the Year at 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards

STRAY KIDS’ third full-length album ★★★★★ (5-STAR) has been honoured with the K-Pop Album of the Year award at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles. This accolade adds to their growing list of international recognitions, including Group of the Year at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards. STRAY KIDS’ global influence takes center stage as they headline major music festivals in Milan, London, and Chicago.

Lee Byung-Hun and Son Ye-Jin Consider Roles in Park Chan-Wook’s New Film

Actors Lee Byung-Hun and Son Ye-Jin have been offered roles in a highly anticipated thriller by acclaimed director Park Chan-Wook. Both actors are currently considering the offers, with fans eagerly awaiting their decision. This project marks a potential reunion for Lee Byung-Hun with director Park Chan-Wook and a first-time collaboration for Son Ye-Jin with the director.

SPIA Debuts with Daddy’s Little Girl

Rookie girl group SPIA has made a splash in the music scene with their debut single Daddy’s Little Girl. The track features a trendy synth sound and lyrics that portray a confident and self-assured woman. SPIA aims to captivate the public with their powerful vocals and knife-like dance performances, promising a strong debut.

Song Kang Shares Buzz Cut Before Military Enlistment

Actor Song Kang has shared photos of his new buzz cut ahead of his military enlistment. The actor expressed his determination to serve well and return safely, sharing a heartfelt message with his fans. Song Kang officially began his military service as an active-duty soldier, leaving fans eagerly awaiting his return.

NOWADAYS Releases MV for OoWee

Cube Entertainment’s new boy group NOWADAYS has dropped the music video for their title track OoWee. The song blends soulful melodies with hip-hop elements, showcasing the group’s unique charm and catchy phrases. Transformed into the Anti Love Squad, NOWADAYS promises an addictive musical experience with their debut.

And that wraps up our K-Pop News roundup for April 2. Stay tuned for more news and developments from your favourite artists and actors.

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