K-Pop News 210524: NEWJEANS, Suga, Jennie and more

Let’s dive into our K-Pop News roundup for Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Allegations of NEWJEANS Mirroring Iconic Mexican Girl Group Jeans

The Mexican newspaper El Siglo reported in January that similarities between NEWJEANS and the iconic Mexican girl group Jeans suggest a possible inspiration.

The report highlights resemblances in outfits, hairstyles, and promotional images, sparking discussions among fans on social media platforms like Meta (formerly Facebook).

Jeans, active from 1995 to 2008 and reformed as JNS in 2015, were a significant influence in Mexico. This controversy follows earlier claims by HYBE’s Min Hee-Jin about another rookie group, ILLIT, allegedly copying NEWJEANS’ style.

BTS SUGA Drops Teaser for Agust D TOUR D-DAY The Original

BTS member Suga, also known as Agust D, has released a teaser for his D-Day tour boxset. The preview hints at exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the Agust D tour D-Day, which took place last year.

Fans speculate that the boxset may include full concert footage in addition to behind-the-scenes clips. Preorders begin on May 21 at 11 AM KST, with the release scheduled for June 7. The content is expected to be 184 minutes long.

BLACKPINK’s Jennie Donates 100 Million Won to Charity for Teenagers

BLACKPINK’s Jennie donated 100 million won (approximately USD74,000) to Habitat for Humanity Korea. The donation will fund the construction of Rodemnamu International Alternative School, providing a safe place for Korean teenagers who have recently returned to Korea to live and study.

Jennie’s donation, made on behalf of BLACKPINK’s fandom, BLINKs, will help disadvantaged children achieve their dreams.

ZEROBASEONE’s New Album Tops Oricon Weekly Album Rankings in Japan

ZEROBASEONE’s third mini album, You Had Me at HELLO, released on May 13 KST, has topped Oricon’s weekly album rankings as of May 27. This achievement marks the group’s dominance on Oricon’s charts within just two months of their debut. Their title track Feel the POP is a refreshing summer anthem encouraging listeners to embrace positivity and youth.

EVERGLOW Begins Countdown to Comeback with New Album ZOMBIE

EVERGLOW has started the countdown to their comeback with the release of the teaser schedule chart for their fifth single album ZOMBIE.

The first concept photo will be released on May 22, followed by additional teasers including a track list, lyric poster, and music video teaser. The album is set to drop on June 10 at 6 PM KST.

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