K-pop News 080724: IU, BTS’ V, BLACKPINK Jennie & more

Welcome to the K-Pop roundup for July 8, 2024! From record-breaking performances and heartwarming fan interactions to controversial moments and exciting announcements, we’ve got all the latest updates from your favorite K-pop stars.

IU delights fans with special concert in Osaka

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IU spent special moments with her fans in Japan during the 2024 IU HEREH WORLD TOUR CONCERT IN OSAKA. The event was held at ASUE ARENA OSAKA from July 6 to 7. IU opened the concert with Holly and showcased lovely chemistry with local child dancers.

During the encores, IU performed a mix of beloved tracks including I Give You My Heart, Voice Mail, You Know, and Palette. On the second day, she added Good Day (Japanese version), among other hit tracks.

IU’s heartfelt interactions with fans, including a sing-along event for Good Day, created an energetic and memorable atmosphere. She expressed her gratitude in Japanese, thanking fans for their support and promising to return.

BTS’ V to have special global exhibition for photobook

BTS' V to have special global exhibition for photobook

To celebrate the upcoming release of the TYPE 1 photobook featuring BTS member V, HYBE has announced the ARTSPACE: TYPE 1 global exhibition. This exhibition will showcase his distinctive style and moments of relaxation, which form the main theme of his TYPE 1 photobook.

ARTSPACE: TYPE 1 will feature a variety of zones, including exhibition and experience areas, allowing visitors to experience the atmosphere of the photobook’s chapters. The exhibition will take place in various cities worldwide from July to August. BTS fans around the world can look forward to seeing these photos of V soon!

Jennie sparks controversy with see-through outfit

Jennie sparks controversy with see-through outfit

BLACKPINK member Jennie drew significant attention with a daring see-through outfit at a recent event. Jennie showcased a sexy yet lovely charm in a black ultra-mini see-through dress, paired with see-through stockings and bold accessories.

While many praised her stylish and hip look, some netizens criticized her appearance, suggesting she had gained weight. Fortunately, many fans defended Jennie, emphasizing that she looked perfect and that body shaming is unacceptable.

Was Seunghan supposed to be in RIIZE’s 9 Days MV?

Was Seunghan supposed to be in RIIZE's 9 Days MV?

RIIZE member Seunghan is currently on an indefinite hiatus following a series of controversies. Recently, netizens found evidence suggesting that Seunghan was originally in the music video for RIIZE’s pre-release track 9 Days.

The video, taken at the same location as the music video shoot, showed all seven RIIZE members, including Seunghan. However, the released music video only featured six members, indicating that the video was refilmed after his hiatus announcement. This discovery has sparked criticism and demands for Seunghan to return to the group. So far, there has been no response from SM Entertainment.

HyunA and Yong Junhyung to tie the knot in October

HyunA and Yong Junhyung to tie the knot in October

K-pop stars HyunA and Yong Junhyung are set to tie the knot on October 11, 2024. This news has excited fans and industry insiders alike, marking a significant milestone in their relationship.
According to an exclusive report from YTN, HyunA and Yong Junhyung will celebrate their nuptials in Seoul.

In January, both HyunA and Yong Junhyung went public by posting a picture of them holding hands on their Instagram accounts. Since then, the two have continued to defend their relationship. The couple reportedly decided to get married due to their strong trust, empathy, and confidence in each other’s love.

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