K-Pop News 240424: Yuqi, Hyein, Kim Tae-Ri and more

Here is our K-Pop News roundup for April 24 from the wonderful world of Korean Entertainment. Let’s dive right in:

Yuqi of (G)I-DLE Embarks on Solo Journey with Fan Showcase

Yuqi from (G)I-DLE has officially launched her solo career with a fan showcase in Seoul. She is celebrating the release of her debut mini-album YUQ1. The event, which also streamed globally on her YouTube channel, featured performances of her new tracks.

Fellow group member Minnie surprised fans by appearing as the MC, enhancing the excitement. Yuqi shared stories from behind the scenes of her album creation and interacted with international fans through the live broadcast. She closed the showcase with a heartfelt performance, expressing her gratitude and hopes for her solo career. Yuqi’s next step includes a performance on Mnet’s M Countdown.

Netflix Set to Premiere ‘Can This Love Be Translated?’ by the Hong Sisters

The upcoming romance drama Can This Love Be Translated?, by the acclaimed Hong Sisters and featuring Kim Seon-Ho and Go Yoon-Jung, is scheduled for a Netflix release.

The plot follows a polyglot interpreter and a top actress as they navigate their contrasting expressions of love. Directed by Yoo Young-Eun, this series marks Kim Seon-Ho’s return to the romance genre and Go Yoon-Jung’s continuing rise in the industry.

Both actors, nominated for the 60th Baeksang Arts Awards, are expected to deliver captivating performances in the anticipated drama.

NEWJEANS’ Hyein Sparks Curiosity with Cryptic Social Media Post Amid Label Conflict


Amid escalating tensions between HYBE and ADOR … A cryptic post by NEWJEANS’ Hyein has intrigued fans and sparked speculation about its implications in the ongoing controversy.

The post, which coincided with the debut of ILLIT, featured photos including one with the phrase “stop copying”. This could be hinting at support for ADOR CEO Min Hee-Jin during the dispute.

The timing and content of the post have led to debates about whether it was directed at ILLIT.

Kim Tae-Ri’s Revenant Wins at 2024 New York Festival TV & Film Awards

SBS’s Revenant, starring Kim Tae-Ri, has won a bronze medal at the 2024 New York Festival TV & Film Awards in the science fiction/fantasy/horror drama category.

The series blends the occult and mystery in a refreshingly unique way, captivating audiences with its storytelling and performances. The award highlights the series’ global recognition and the team’s collaborative effort, confirming its status as a standout production in Korean drama.

‘2024 Weverse Con Festival’ Announces Final Performer Lineup

The 2024 Weverse Con Festival has unveiled its final performer lineup, adding 10cm, Lee Sung-Kyung, PLAVE, BTOB’s Eunkwang and Hyunsik, TXT, and Yoasobi to an already impressive list.

Scheduled for June 15 and 16 at the Inspire Entertainment Resort in Incheon, the festival promises a mix of indoor and outdoor performances, including a Tribute Stage featuring legendary musicians. This event continues to showcase top talent from South Korea and beyond, building on the success of last year’s festival which drew significant attendance and viewership.

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