K-Pop News 070524: Danielle, IU, Song Kang and more

Hello, K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News Digest for May 7, 2024. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. 

Danielle Takes Center Stage as MC for Korea On Stage – New Generation

K-Pop News 070524: Danielle

Danielle of NEWJEANS is set to host the highly anticipated 2024 Korea On Stage – New Generation. The event, organized by the National Heritage Administration and presented by the National Heritage Promotion Agency and KBS, will take place in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace’s Heungnyemun Gate on May 21.

This year, the event celebrates its 5th anniversary and highlights Korea’s national heritage. As the sole MC, Danielle’s bilingual presentation promises to showcase the grandeur of Korea’s cultural assets to a global audience.

IU Brightens Children’s Day with Generous Acts of Kindness

K-Pop News 070524: IU

On Children’s Day, IU brought joy to a children’s welfare facility in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. She sponsored a special dinner at Outback Steakhouse. The facility shared their gratitude on social media, along with heartwarming photos of the children enjoying their meal.

IU also donated 100 million won to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation, expressing her wish for all children to experience love and grow up healthy. IU’s philanthropic spirit was praised by netizens, who commended her for her consistent efforts to make a positive impact.

IVE’s Yujin and Rei to Feature as Guests on Running Man

IVE’s Yujin and Rei are set to guest on SBS’s variety show ‘Running Man.’ According to reports, they will be filming for the show soon. IVE previously appeared as a whole group on Running Man last January.

There is excitement about what kind of charm Yujin and Rei will bring, especially given their humor during their last appearance. IVE recently made a comeback with their second EP album IVE SWITCH, which has topped global music charts with their title song HEYA.

Song Kang’s Military Update

K-Pop News 070524: Song Kang

Actor Song Kang is currently serving in the military, and his recent updates have caught fans’ attention. He enlisted on April 2, sharing his thoughts in a heartfelt letter posted on his official fan cafe.

The actor expressed hope for a swift reunion with his fans, stating, “I hope to meet you happier than now when that time comes.” He also aims to use his time in the military to learn a new language, sparking interest among his fans.

Before enlisting, Song Kang was active in works like My Demon and Sweet Home Season 2. His recent military photos, released by The Camp, show him smiling and bonding with his fellow soldiers, impressing fans with his visuals. He appears more relaxed now after completing his fifth week of basic training.

ZICO shares behind-the-scenes footage of the ‘SPOT!’ music video (feat. Jennie)

ZICO recently shared behind-the-scenes insights from his music video for SPOT!, which features Jennie from BLACKPINK. The digital single has topped the weekly charts of Melon, Genie, and Bugs for the period of April 29 to May 5. The song remains strong on real-time charts, continuing its chart-topping performance.

And that’s all our latest K-Pop News updates for May 7, 2024.

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