K-Pop News 260624: RIIZE, EXO-CBX lawsuit and more

Here is our K-Pop news roundup for June 26, 2024! The Korean Entertainment scene today is packed with significant achievements, heart-wrenching losses, and eagerly anticipated solo debuts. From RIIZE’s first music show win to the tragic passing of beloved figures, here’s everything you need to stay updated on the K-pop world.

RIIZE Bags 1st Music Show Win for Boom Boom Bass on The Show

RIIZE made a triumphant comeback on June 17 with their first mini-album RIIZING, featuring the title track Boom Boom Bass.

On June 25, SBS MTV’s The Show announced the nominees for this week’s music show, with RIIZE’s Boom Boom Bass going up against EVNNE’s Badder Love and Kwon Eun-Bi’s Sabotage. In the end, RIIZE clinched their first-ever music show win for the song, marking their third trophy overall since their debut.

This victory is a significant milestone for the group, highlighting their growing popularity and strong fanbase. Congratulations to RIIZE on this well-deserved win!

Influencer & Racing Model Han Sun-Weol Passes Away at 32

In a tragic turn of events, influencer and racing model Han Sun Weol has passed away at the age of 32. Reports surfaced on June 25th confirming that Lee Ha-Eun, known professionally as Han Sun-Weol, was found dead in her Seo-gu, Incheon home earlier this month. Authorities have stated there are no suspicions of foul play but have not disclosed the cause of her death.

Han Sun-Weol gained recognition as a racing model at various events and later became active on YouTube and other subscription platforms. Fans and netizens have expressed their condolences, mourning the loss of a talented and vibrant personality. Rest in peace, Han Sun-Weol.

iKON’s Koo Jun-Hoe to Make Solo Debut After 9 Years

iKON’s Koo Jun-Hoe is set to make his solo debut with his first mini-album, scheduled for release on July 3. This marks Jun-Hoe’s first solo project since debuting with iKON, showcasing his unique musical style across various genres.

As iKON’s main vocalist, Jun Hoe has captivated listeners with his distinctive husky voice and impressive vocal range. His upcoming solo release is highly anticipated, with fans eager to experience his artistry. Stay tuned for teaser content leading up to the album drop on July 3 at 6 PM.

EXO-CBX File Lawsuit Against SM Entertainment’s CEO for Fraud

EXO-CBX (Chen, Baekhyun, Xiumin) have taken legal action against SM Entertainment’s CEO for fraud. The trio and INB100 had filed a complaint with the police against SM Entertainment’s CAO Lee Sung-Soo and co-CEO Tak Young-Jun. They alleged violations of laws related to economic crimes.

The lawsuit centres around discrepancies in the negotiated distribution fee versus the actual payments made. This move follows previous statements from INB100 about filing a lawsuit against SM Entertainment for its improper distribution system.

Co-Ed Group 2LSON Member Jason Suddenly Passes Away at 43

The K-pop community mourns the loss of Jason … A member of the co-ed group 2LSON. He passed away at the age of 43 due to a heart attack. According to an exclusive interview with 2LSON member Noel … Jason suddenly passed away while on vacation in Thailand on June 12. His funeral was held on June 17.

2LSON is best known for their song I’m in love with Ailee, released in 2014. The group has not promoted together since 2020, and Noel expressed deep sorrow over the sudden loss of his friend and bandmate. Rest in peace, Jason.

Stay tuned for more updates and continue to enjoy the dynamic world of K-pop!

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