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(G)I-dle announce dates and stops for 2022 world tour ‘Just Me ( )I-dle’

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  • K-pop girl group (G)I-dle announced their 2022 'Just Me ( )I-dle world tour today.
  • The Cube Entertainment girl group will start with two concerts in Seoul before heading to eight cities in the U.S. and parts of Mexico and then rounding out the tour with more stops in Asia.
  • This will be the first tour for the group as five members since the departure of Soojin.
  • Their most recent album “I Never Die” and comeback track “Tomboy” were released in March.

K-pop girl group (G)I-dle announced dates and stops for their upcoming 2022 “Just Me ( )I-dleworld tour today.

The Cube Entertainment group will start in Seoul for two concerts on June 18 and 19 before hitting eight cities in the U.S. as well as Santiago, Mexico City and Monterrey in Mexico. The tour will finally circle back to Asia with performances in Jakarta, Manila, Tokyo and Singapore. More dates and locations are still to be announced.

Jiho departs from K-pop girl group Oh My Girl after seven years

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  • Jiho is departing K-pop girl group Oh My Girl after seven years, after having decided not to renew her contract.
  • All six other members of the group under WM Entertainment have renewed their respective contracts.
  • Jiho shared a heartfelt, handwritten letter to fans (collectively referred to as Miracle) on the group’s fan cafe to express her thanks and gratitude.
  • Oh My Girl debuted in 2015 with a self-titled album. Their most recent release “Real Love” comes off their second studio-length album of the same name.
  • The group recently celebrated their seventh anniversary since their debut on April 30.

Jiho is departing K-pop girl group Oh My Girl after seven years after having decided not to renew her contract with WM Entertainment. 

WM Entertainment released a statement yesterday confirming the news. All six other members — Hyojung, Mimi, Arin, YooA, Seunghee and Yubin (formerly known as Binnie) — however, have renewed their contracts.

BTS’ label Hybe reveals members of its first-ever K-pop girl group, Le Sserafim

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  • Music label Hybe Corporation, which manages popular K-pop groups like BTS, revealed all six members of the company’s first K-pop girl group, Le Sserafim.
  • Hybe introduced each member in a series of video clips posted to the company’s official YouTube channel.
  • The group’s name comes from an anagram for “I am fearless” and is a play on the word “seraphim,” or angels.
  • The six members include Kim Chaewon (the leader of the group), Sakura, Kazuha, Kim Garam, Hon Eunchae and Huh Yunjin.

Hybe Corporation has announced its first K-pop girl group, Le Sserafim.  

In 2012, as Big Hit Entertainment, the label debuted girl group quartet Glam in partnership with Source Music. Hybe, which manages groups such as BTS and Nu’Est, released two videos on April 8 and April 10 titled “Casting Call” and “Fearless Show” on its official YouTube channel to introduce all six members. 

K-pop fans slam GOT the beat’s ‘Step Back’ lyrics as literal step back in women’s representation

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  • K-pop supergroup GOT the Beat’s “Step Back” drew controversy online after social media users deemed the lyrics to be a literal step back in women’s representation.
  • One Twitter user accused lyricist Ryan Jhun of portraying women as “jealous” and “self-absorbed” in the song.

Girls On Top (GOT) the Beat’s debut single “Step Back” caused a stir online as some K-pop fans found the lyrics to be a literal step back in women’s representation in South Korea.

The single, performed for the first time on New Year’s Day and released online on Jan. 3, follows the story of a woman trying to warn another woman to step away from the man she likes, Genius reported.

How China’s ‘Ugliest’ Girl Group Turned Cyber Bullying Into Internet Stardom

A rising girl group in China started out by being bullied by netizens who considered them the country’s “ugliest” performers, but that didn’t stop their fame from skyrocketing. Five high school students from Bozhou formed the group called Sunshine without any idea that they would soon become China’s next pop sensation.

Classmates Abby, Cheryl, Cindy, Dora and Nancy decided to join a singing contest back in 2015 with hopes of nabbing the mobile phone prizes being offered. The 17-year-old high school students ended up posting a music video along with numerous group portraits on Chinese social media site Weibo simply as their means of joining the contest.