K-pop News 090724: FIFTY FIFTY, 2NE1, STRAY KIDS & more

Welcome to the K-Pop roundup for July 9, 2024! We’ve got exciting updates from your favorite stars, including heartwarming reunions, major announcements, and more.

FIFTY FIFTY teases new members’ on Keena’s birthday

FIFTY FIFTY teases new members' on Keena's birthday

On July 8, FIFTY FIFTY’s official Instagram celebrated member Keena’s 22nd birthday with a special post. New photos showed Keena wearing a ‘Happy Birthday’ headband, surrounded by the group’s four new members wearing butterfly-shaped balloon wings. Despite not showing the new members’ faces, the surprise tease had fans buzzing.

Last month, FIFTY FIFTY announced their return as a five-member group, with Keena as center. The new FIFTY FIFTY will be dropping a comeback in September.

Possible 2NE1 reunion has fans begging for a comeback

Minzy of 2NE1

2NE1 fans were thrilled after Minzy shared a heartfelt post hinting at a potential comeback. Minzy expressed her love for fellow members CL, Park Bom, and Dara, tagging them in a social media update.

YG Entertainment later confirmed that the members recently met with YG Executive Producer Yang Hyun Suk. While no concrete plans have been announced, fans are hopeful for new projects soon.

MIRAE officially disbands after three years

Rolling Stone Korea

Boy group MIRAE announced their disbandment after three years. DSP Media thanked fans for their support and confirmed that member Son Dong-Pyo will continue pursuing solo activities under the agency.

Each member shared heartfelt farewell messages, expressing gratitude for the unforgettable moments created with their fans. MIRAE debuted in 2021 and recently ventured into the Japanese market before transitioning to individual pursuits.

STRAY KIDS’ dominATE World Tour announced


STRAY KIDS will embark on their highly anticipated dominATE world tour, starting with a series of shows in Seoul from August 24 to September 1.

The group will then tour across Asia and Australia, with additional stops in Latin America, North America, and Europe to be announced soon. Fans are eagerly awaiting details on venues and ticket sales.

J-Hope celebrates ARMY Day with touching letter, photo

J-Hope of BTS

BTS member J-Hope shared a heartfelt letter and a new group photo to celebrate ARMY Day on July 9. In his letter, J-Hope thanked fans for their unwavering support and expressed his love and gratitude.

He reassured fans that his affection for them remains constant, promising to return with good health after his military service.

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