K-Pop News 020724: Lisa, TWICE, BoA & more

Welcome to our K-Pop roundup for July 2, 2024! Check out today’s exciting updates, from thrilling solo comebacks and heartfelt fan events to shocking revelations and touching anniversary celebrations. Let’s dive right in!

Actors Kim Soo-Hyun and Kim Ji-Won Spark Romance Rumours on Instagram

On July 1 KST, actor Kim Soo-Hyun uploaded a series of photos on his Instagram … Capturing various moments from his Asia tour fan meeting. Fans quickly noticed the striking similarity between his poses and Kim Ji-Won’s. She had recently posted pictures in a black dress at a Dior event in Taiwan. This sparked speculation of a possible romance, with netizens dubbing it a “Lovestagram”.

Following the buzz, Kim Soo-Hyun swiftly deleted the photos. Despite the ongoing speculation, both Kim Soo-Hyun’s and Kim Ji Won’s agencies have remained silent on the matter. The two previously starred as a married couple in the popular tvN drama Queen of Tears. The drama achieved a record-breaking viewership rating of 24.9%, making it the highest-rated show in tvN‘s history.

BLACKPINK Lisa’s ROCKSTAR Tops Charts Worldwide

BLACKPINK’s Lisa has struck a chord with global listeners with her new single ROCKSTAR. Upon its release, ROCKSTAR debuted at number 8 on the U.S. Spotify Global Chart, achieving the highest debut for a K-pop female solo artist in the platform’s history. The single also surpassed the performance of her previous hits Lalisa and Money.

In her home country of Thailand, ROCKSTAR hit number 1 with over 2.57 million streams, setting a new record for the highest daily streams for any album released in Thailand. The music video further showcased Lisa’s global popularity, trending at number 1 in countries such as Australia, the UK, France, Malaysia, and more.

Kim Jae-Joong Opens Up About Encounters with Intrusive Sasaeng Fans

Former TVXQ member Kim Jae-Joong recently revealed harrowing experiences with obsessive fans, known as “sasaeng fans,” who invaded his personal space. On June 26, Jaejoong released his 20th-anniversary album, which includes the song Don’t that addresses the issue of sasaeng fans.

Appearing on SBS Power FM’s Cultwo Show on July 1 KST, Jae-Joong recounted a particularly disturbing incident: “One night, I dreamt of being kissed by a woman. It felt too real to be a dream. When I opened my eyes, a woman was standing over me with her hair covering her face except for her eyes.”

He realized it wasn’t a dream; a sasaeng fan had broken into his house. Jae-Joong pleaded, “Please, don’t do such things.”

BoA to Reunite with Fans in October Concert for 24th Anniversary

Legendary singer BoA is set to hold a solo concert this October, marking a long-awaited reunion with her fans. The concert, titled ‘BoA LIVE TOUR – BoA: One’s Own,’ will take place on October 12 and 13 at the Handball Stadium in Seoul’s Olympic Park.

This concert will be BoA’s first in approximately a year and seven months since her 20th-anniversary concert held in March last year. Fans can expect a rich array of hit songs and impressive performances showcasing BoA’s unique dance skills. Tickets for the concert can be purchased through Melon Ticket, with fan club pre-sales starting on July 5.

TWICE Releases Teaser Video for Their 5th Japanese Album DIVE

TWICE has released a new teaser video in preparation for their 5th Japanese album DIVE. The video, released on July 2 at midnight KST, provided more information on the upcoming album with messages from the members. The highly anticipated album is scheduled to be released on July 17, and fans are eagerly looking forward to their Japan comeback.

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