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We asked ITZY to describe themselves through food — and they did not disappoint

In their recent interview with NextShark, K-pop girl group ITZY talked about their newest mini-album “Cheshire,” their FIFA World Cup commercial for McDonald’s and what foods best represent their fellow members. 

The quintet talked about the concept behind the new album and fun memories that were made while shooting their McDonald’s commercial. 

ITZY smiles like a ‘Cheshire’ for new comeback album

  • JYP Entertainment girl group ITZY released their new mini-album “Cheshire” on Wednesday, led by a title track of the same name.
  • ITZY corresponded with NextShark over email about their new album and their recent FIFA World Cup commercial for McDonald’s.
  • “Cheshire” was co-written by Justin Reinstein, who previously worked on NMIXX’s “Funky Glitter Christmas” and the TWICE album “Between 1&2.”
  • The album includes the B-sides Snowy,” “Freaky” and the previously released English-language single“Boys Like You.”
  • The group debuted “Cheshire” live on stage for the first time on Wednesday during the 2022 MAMA Awards, in which they were nominated for Artist of the Year, Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10 and Best Female Group.

K-pop girl group ITZY has dominated this year. 

Last month, they wrapped up their sold-out CHECKMATE world tour. In July, they dropped their fifth mini-album of the same name led by the title track “Sneakers.” The album skyrocketed to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking their first placement in the top 10 and cementing them as only the fourth K-pop girl group to do so. In August, they headlined KCON LA 2022, joining an all-star assembly of K-pop acts. 

K-pop Weekly: BTS’ RM, Red Velvet, BoA, ITZY, New Jeans announce new albums; Spire CEO resigns; SEVENTEEN debuts Japanese EP


K-pop Weekly took a hiatus last week with respect to the tragic incident in Itaewon. This week, there has been a slow but steady stream of new music releases from the likes of AleXa, OH MY GIRL member YooA, SEVENTEEN and more.

Additionally, fans can soon expect new music from an all-star lineup of artists, as comeback announcements were plentiful. Meanwhile, SPIRE Entertainment’s CEO finally resigned, but new reports indicate the company is continuing to spiral further into scandal.  

K-pop Weekly: CHUNG HA collabs, Chan-Hyuk goes solo, ITZY drops English single and K-pop festival makes ‘KAMPFYRE’


The start of this week saw several concerts and music festivals kick off around the world, from KAMP LA 2022 to BTS in Busan and BLACKPINK in Seoul. While soloists such as CHUNG HA collaborated with other artists, other acts released their first English singles and experienced their first wins during music shows.

Music Releases

Itzy’s Yeji and Ryujin join Bebe Rexha for remix of ‘Break My Heart Myself’

Bebe Rexha teamed up with Itzy members Yeji and Ryujin for a new remix of her 2021 song “Break My Heart Myself.”

The origins of the collaboration can be traced back to around a month ago when Yeji and Ryujin appeared in a viral dance video set to the Rexha’s “Break My Heart Myself” (featuring Travis Barker) for their “Studio Choom” performance.

Itzy steps into new summer comeback with ‘Sneakers’

  • JYP Entertainment girl group Itzy kicked off their summer comeback release today with the music video “Sneakers” off their newest mini album, “Checkmate.”
  • The mini album features seven sides total, the others being “Rac3r,” “What I Want,” “Free Fall,” “365,” “Domino” and an English language version of “Sneakers.”
  • It is the first domestic drop for Itzy in 2022 and is a follow up to their debut full length album “Crazy in Love” in September 2021 and their recent Japanese EP “Voltage” last April.
  • Itzy will embark on their first world tour starting in Seoul on August 6 before heading to eight U.S. cities beginning in L.A. on October 26 and concluding in New York on November 13.
  • They are also one of the headlining performers for KCON LA 2022 next month.

K-pop girl group Itzy dropped the music video “Sneakers” on Friday off their latest mini-album “Checkmate.”

“Sneakers” was co-written by Itzy veteran writer Friday, from the production group Galactika, and Ogi, who helped pen other Itzy title tracks “Loco,” “Wannabe” and their debut “Dalla Dalla.” The mini-album includes six other tracks, an English-language version of “Sneakers” and the tracks “Rac3r,” “What I Want,” “Free Fall,” “365” and “Domino.”  

Itzy teases new comeback album ‘Checkmate’ and first world tour

  • Itzy announced the details of their July comeback, the mini-album “Checkmate” and their first world tour.
  • The mini-album will drop on July 15 and their tour will kick off with a two-night concert in Seoul on Aug. 6.
  • JYP Entertainment’s girl group will then head to eight cities across the U.S. starting with Los Angeles on Oct. 26 and finishing in New York City on Nov. 13.
  • Itzy’s last album was “Crazy in Love” with the title track “Loco.” Their last single was the Japanese release, “Voltage.”

K-pop girl group Itzy dropped a teaser image today detailing their upcoming July comeback and first world tour starting in August. 

The JYP Entertainment girl group will release new mini-album “Checkmate” on July 15 at 1 p.m. KST. Album teaser content in the form of photos and videos will arrive later this month, and track lists and music video teasers will be revealed in July. 

ITZY becomes third Korean girl group to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart

ITZY album

South Korean pop group ITZY’s highly anticipated first full-length album landed the top spot on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, which ranks the top-selling albums of the week based on album sales.

Itzo loco: “Crazy in Love: The 1st Album” made its remarkable Billboard debut at No. 1 on the sales chart after selling 22,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 30, reported Billboard.