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K-pop Weekly: Jin’s ‘The Astronaut’ arrives, soloists stand out and BTS, BLACKPINK land noms as award show season in full swing

KPOP WEEKLY

Soloists dominated this week, with new music released from the likes of BTS’ Jin, BIBI, Jo Yu-ri, Monsta X’s Ki-hyun and more. With that came a flurry of nominations for K-pop acts from People’s Choice, MAMA and Billboard. 

Music Releases Oct. 23

Soloist BIBI gave fans a double drop of new tracks ahead of the release of her upcoming album “Lowlife Princess: Noir.” Music videos have been released for both songs: “Sweet Sorrow of Mother” and “Motospeed 24.” These latest numbers are a follow up to the pre-release “Animal Farm” last month.

BIBI releases bloody music video for new single ‘Animal Farm’

  • South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI dropped a new music video on Tuesday – her birthday – for her prerelease single “Animal Farm.”
  • The cinematic music video introduces BIBI’s character “Oh Geum-ji,” who was inspired by Park Chan-wook’s 2005 film “Lady Vengeance.”  
  • BIBI’s upcoming debut studio album “Noir: Lowlife Princess” will feature 12 tracks, a webtoon and more music videos in addition to “Animal Farm.”
  • Aside from music, BIBI is also slated to star in a noir film alongside “Vincenzo” actor Song Joong-ki.

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI released her prerelease single “Animal Farm” and its music video on her birthday on Tuesday.

The song is a precursor of her forthcoming debut studio album “Noir: Lowlife Princess,” which will be released next month. BIBI teased the album title last month in an interview with NextShark, saying, “If I were to define this album’s genre in one word, it would be ‘noir.’ You’ll see me dive into different concepts and styles in my upcoming album 100%.”

BIBI to star opposite ‘Vincenzo’ lead Song Joong-ki in upcoming noir film ‘Hwaran’

  • South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI will star alongside “Vincenzo” lead actor Song Joong-ki in the upcoming noir film, “Hwaran.”
  • BIBI plays the sister to the film’s protagonist Yun-kyu, who gets involved in some dangerous situations with a crime boss, played by Song.
  • Last week, it was reported that BIBI would step down from her role in Season 2 of Netflix’s “Sweet Home” due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Music-wise, BIBI will drop a prerelease single titled “Animal Farm” on Tuesday for her birthday. Her debut studio album, “Noir: The Lowlife Princess,” will be released in October.

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI will star alongside “Vincenzo” lead actor Song Joong-ki in the upcoming noir film “Hwaran.”

The film will follow protagonist Yun-kyu, played by Hong Sa-bin, who wants to escape the struggles in his life. He meets a crime boss named Chi-gun, played by Song, and becomes involved in some unfortunate situations. BIBI is set to play Yun-kyu’s sister.  

BIBI steps down from K-drama debut in Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’

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  • South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI has stepped down from her K-drama debut in Season 2 of the Netflix series “Sweet Home” due to a scheduling conflict.
  • A representative for Netflix commented that another actor has taken on the unknown role in lieu of BIBI.
  • BIBI will drop a prerelease single titled “Animal Farm” next week for her birthday and her debut studio album “Noir: The Lowlife Princess” in October.

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI has stepped down from her planned K-drama debut in Season 2 of Netflix’s “Sweet Home.”

BIBI’s role in the webtoon-based adaptation was confirmed earlier this month. However, a scheduling conflict has forced her to back out of production. 

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI to make K-drama debut in Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’

  • South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI will make her K-drama debut in Season 2 of the Netflix series “Sweet Home.”
  • Details about her role and the second season’s release date have yet to be announced.
  • This will be BIBI’s second acting role following her appearance in the horror film “Whispering Corridors 6: The Humming” last year.  
  • BIBI is slated to release a new album later this year.

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI will make her K-drama debut in Season 2 of Netflix’s “Sweet Home.”

The news was announced by Netflix Korea on Monday. Details about her role and the second season’s release date have yet to be announced.

‘I’m always going to be me no matter what country I’m in’: BIBI chats artist authenticity and Camp McDonald’s collab

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI has been a busy bee this past year.

Back in January, the Feel Ghood Music artist collaborated with former IZ*ONE member Yena on the track “Smiley.” In April, she joined 88rising for their superstar set at Coachella, where she performed “Best Lover,” one of the tracks included in 88rising’s “Head In The Clouds Forever” EP. Last month, she was featured in CHUNG HA’s song “Crazy Like You” from the latter’s second studio album “Bare&Rare.”