K-Pop News 190624: Jimin, Beomgyu, MAMAMOO & more

Welcome to our K-Pop roundup for June 19, 2024! Today, we explore the latest news, like BTS’ Jimin announcing his MUSE album, MAMAMOO celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Beomgyu from TXT sadly missing Paris Fashion Week. Here’s everything you need to know.

BTS’ Jimin drops MUSE album in two versions

BTS' Jimin drops MUSE album in two versions

BTS’ Jimin revealed the promotional schedule for his highly anticipated second solo album, MUSE. The album will be available in two distinct versions: BLOOMING and SERENADE. Promotional activities kick off with the tracklist release on June 20, with the official album drop on July 19 at 1PM KST.

The detailed schedule includes a series of concept photos and clips, and a special pre-release official track video on June 28. There are also two hidden events on July 9 and 23, sparking speculation about potential surprises. With MUSE, Jimin promises to showcase his artistic growth and versatility, offering a memorable experience for fans worldwide.

MUSE will feature seven diverse tracks, including the fan-favorite Closer Than This. ARMYs around the globe are gearing up to support Jimin and celebrate this significant milestone in his solo career.

TXT’s Beomgyu misses Paris Fashion Week with ankle injury

Beomgyu of TXT

TXT member Beomgyu will be sitting out of some activities due to a recent injury. BigHit Music announced that Beomgyu has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle ligament and needs sufficient rest. Consequently, he will not attend Paris Fashion Week, where TXT will attend Dior’s Men’s Summer 25 Collection show.

The agency assured fans that they are prioritizing Beomgyu’s recovery and will manage his schedule to ensure he returns in good health. The remaining four members of TXT will proceed to Paris without him.

MAMAMOO members mark 10th anniversary


MAMAMOO is celebrating a decade of music and memories. Members Solar, Moon Byul, Whee In and Hwa Sa shared an image commemorating their 10th anniversary on their official social media channels. MAMAMOO debuted on June 19, 2014, and the members reflected on their journey and expressed gratitude to their fans, MooMoos.

Leader Solar said: “It’s hard to believe that MAMAMOO has reached its 10th anniversary. Including the trainee period, it’s been about 13 years that we’ve known each other. The current MAMAMOO exists because of the MooMoos who have been with us since our debut. I hope we can continue to create many good memories together.”

Moon Byul, Wheein, and Hwa Sa echoed these sentiments, highlighting the deep bond they share with each other and their fans. The group also teased their anniversary content ‘MAMAMOO Unplanned’ on their YouTube channel.

Song Joong-Ki spotted with wife, baby in Seoul neighborhood

Song Joong-Ki spotted with wife, baby in Seoul neighborhood

Actor Song Joong-Ki has been spotted out and about with his wife, Katy Louise Saunders, and their baby. News outlets reported the couple was seen in the trendy Hannam-dong neighborhood of Seoul. A photo that has since gone viral shows Song Joong-Ki pushing a stroller with his wife by his side, dressed in a lovely white and blue dress.

The couple, who married in 2023, previously made headlines when their home in Hannam-dong was revealed to be worth ₩20.0 billion KRW (about US$14.5 million). This latest sighting has only fueled the public’s interest in their family life.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights into your favorite artists and groups.

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