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BLACKPINK’s agency asks police to investigate leaked private photos of group member Jennie

  • South Korean entertainment agency YG Entertainment made an official statement on Monday to threaten legal action against those who spread the private photos of BLACKPINK’s Jennie. 
  • The statement revealed that the agency has filed a complaint for defamation and has requested a police investigation into the leaks. 
  • They reminded online users that sharing private photos is grounds for legal action.
  • Their statement comes weeks after several images that seemingly show Jennie and BTS’ V started circulating online.

On Monday, BLACKPINK’s management agency YG Entertainment released a statement announcing that legal action will be taken against those who leak and distribute private photos of group member Jennie.

The statement revealed that the company requested a police investigation into those responsible for the “indiscriminate rumors, criticism, personal attacks, sexual harassment and violations of personal life sparked by those private photographs.”

Man arrested for racist harassment of K-pop boy group ATEEZ in Saudi Arabia

  • A man was arrested on Saturday in Saudi Arabia after harassing K-pop boy group ATEEZ with racist remarks at the airport.
  • The Saudi Gazette later reported that legal action will be taken against the man.
  • ATEEZ was in the country to perform at KCON 2022 Saudi Arabia alongside other artists such as NewJeans, Sunmi and Rain.
  • Later this month, they will perform at KCON 2022 Japan and start their world tour in Seoul. 

K-pop boy group ATEEZ were the victims of a racist verbal tirade in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

As the K-pop act landed at King Khalid International Airport for the inaugural KCON 2022 Saudi Arabia music festival, they were greeted by fans and paparazzi.

Seungkwan of K-pop group SEVENTEEN covers Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ for Spotify

  • Seungkwan of K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN dropped a cover of Harry Styles’ “As It Was” on Friday. 
  • The cover comes with an exclusive video and interview on Spotify’s website K-pop ON! Track.
  • SEVENTEEN are currently on the Southeast Asia leg of their “BE THE SUN” world tour. 
  • They are also slated to perform at the inaugural LA3C festival on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

SEVENTEEN member Seungkwan and Spotify Singles have collaborated to bring a unique take on Harry Styles’ hit song “As It Was.”

The exclusive Spotify single comes paired with a special video and exclusive interview accessible on Spotify’s website K-pop ON! Track.

K-pop festival KAMP LA 2022 announces CHUNG HA to final lineup

  • On Wednesday, K-pop festival KAMP LA 2022 announced the last artist to join their lineup: CHUNG HA. 
  • Previously announced performers include Monsta X, Somi, Taeyeon, Aespa, iKON, Super Junior, BamBam, Zion.T and Lapillus.  
  • Held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16, the two-day festival is spearheaded by KAMP Global and Eventim Live Asia. 
  • CHUNG HA’s most recent comeback album, “Bare&Rare Pt. 1,” was released in July. She performed at the Rose Bowl in August for 88rising’s Head in the Clouds music festival.

K-pop festival KAMP LA 2022 has announced that K-pop soloist CHUNG HA is the last artist to join the upcoming festival’s lineup.

KAMP LA took to social media on Wednesday to make the announcement. Her addition to the lineup follows that of girl group Aespa, who were announced as part of the festival last month.

Veteran K-pop group EXID release new album to celebrate 10th anniversary

  • Veteran K-pop group EXID dropped their special 10th anniversary single album titled “X” on Thursday. 
  • The new album features both a Korean-language version and an English- language version of the title track “FIRE,” as well as the B-sides “IDK(I DON’T KNOW)” – written and composed by member ELLY — and “LEGGO,” a ballad dedicated to their fans. 
  • This is their first new domestic music project since their 2019 album “WE” and their subsequent three-year hiatus and eventual departure from longtime label Banana Culture.   
  • All five members — Jeonghwa, Hani, Solji, Hyelin and ELLY — will partake in “FAN-CON <EXID X LEGGO>,” a special in-person concert, on Oct. 29.

“X” marks the spot as K-pop legends EXID return after three years for a special 10th anniversary album. 

Released under Sony Music Entertainment Korea, the new single album’s title commemorates EXID’s anniversary while also representing a cross between them and their fans, who are known as LEGGO.

K-pop boy group CRAVITY make a ‘New Wave’ with fourth mini-album

  • K-pop boy group CRAVITY made a splash on Tuesday with their fourth mini-album “New Wave.”
  • The album includes title track “Party Rock,” their previously released English-language track “Boogie Woogie” and four other songs. 
  • Members Allen, Serim and Woobin all had a hand in co-writing several of the album’s songs.
  • CRAVITY debuted under Starship Entertainment in April 2020 with nine members.

K-pop boy group CRAVITY dropped their latest mini-album “New Wave,” led by the title track “Party Rock,” on Tuesday.

Aside from the title track, the mini-album includes five other songs: “New Addiction,” “Automatic,” “Colorful,” “Knock Knock” and their previously released first English-language single “Boogie Woogie.”

EXO’s Lay Zhang goes ‘West’ in new EP

  • Chinese singer, rapper and EXO member Lay Zhang, also known as LAY, released his new EP “West” over the weekend.  
  • The EP features five tracks in total: the prerelease title track “Veil,” “3 Wishes,” “I Don’t Care” and an English-language version of “Veil,” all of which were co-written and co-composed by LAY.
  • LAY is set to headline the inaugural MetaMoon Music Festival in New York in November.

Chinese singer, rapper and EXO member Lay Zhang – also known as LAY – dropped his new EP “West” over the weekend.

In addition to the title track “Veil,” LAY’s new EP includes four other songs: “3 Wishes,” “Understand,” “I Don’t Care” and an English-language version of “Veil.” LAY was involved with writing and composing every track on the EP.

VICTON’s Heo Chan suspends group activities after drunk driving incident

  • VICTON member Heo Chan was investigated by the police for a drunk driving incident on the morning of Sep. 20. 
  • According to a statement from VICTON’s label IST Entertainment on Thursday, Heo Chan will be suspended from all group activities moving forward. 
  • The K-pop act’s upcoming “2022 VICTON Fan Concert [Chronicle]” will be promoted with only five members.   
  • On Friday, Heo Chan posted an apology on his Instagram account.

Heo Chan of K-pop boy group VICTON has been suspended from group activities after being investigated by the police for a drunk driving incident on Tuesday.

VICTON’s label, IST Entertainment, issued a statement on Thursday saying that Heo Chan was cooperating with a police investigation. Per a translation from Soompi, the statement read: 

CIX member Seunghun reveals he was mugged in NYC

  • Seunghun of K-pop boy group CIX revealed he was mugged while in New York City earlier this week.
  • CIX was performing at the Korea-U.S. SMEs go TOGETHER event alongside K-pop soloist BoA and YG Entertainment boy group WINNER. 
  • During a livestream, Seunghun shared that he went out to get tacos sometime after the mini concert and was momentarily separated from his manager and bodyguards.
  • He was approached by six men who cursed at him and demanded all of his money, which he gave to them.
  • Seunghun assured fans that he is OK and is still excited to perform in New York.
  • CIX released their fifth EP “OK Episode 1: OK Not” last month.

Seunghun of K-pop boy group CIX shared during a livestream that he was mugged earlier this week in New York City.

CIX were in New York alongside K-pop icon BoA and YG Entertainment boy group WINNER for the Korea-U.S. SMEs go TOGETHER event, which was held at the The Rooftop at Pier 17.

Jun of K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN is in ‘Limbo’ with new music video

  • Jun of K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN dropped a new music video for his new solo single “Limbo” on Friday. 
  • “Limbo” comes in both a Korean-language version and in Jun’s native Mandarin.
  • This is his fourth solo single and his latest following last year’s “Silent Boarding Gate.”
  • SEVENTEEN will soon embark on the Southeast Asian leg of their “BE THE SUN” world tour.  
  • They will also perform at the first-ever LA3C festival on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

SEVENTEEN member Jun released his fourth solo single “Limbo” along with its music video on Friday.

“Limbo” comes in both a Korean-language version and in Jun’s native Mandarin. The single is the most recent follow-up to Jun’s 2021 song “Silent Boarding Gate.”  His other previously released singles include “Crow” and “Can you sit by my side?”

K-pop girl group Lapillus release new comeback album ‘GIRL’s ROUND Part. 1’

  • K-pop girl group Lapillus dropped their first comeback album “GIRL's ROUND Part. 1” on Thursday.  
  • The album is led by the title track “GRATATA” and includes other songs such as “Burn With Love,” “Queendom” and their debut single “HIT YA!” 
  • Lapillus debuted in June with members Chanty, Shana, Yue, Bessie, Seowon and Haeun under MLD Entertainment. 
  • They will make their U.S. debut at the inaugural KAMP LA music festival next month. 

K-pop girl group Lapillus are back with their new album “GIRL’s ROUND Part. 1” and the music video for their song “GRATATA.”

The comeback album includes four other songs: “Burn With Love,” “Queendom,” an instrumental version of “GRATATA” and the group’s June debut prerelease “HIT YA!” 

BLACKPINK performs ‘Shut Down’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

  • K-pop girl group BLACKPINK performed their new song “Shut Down” onstage for the first time on Monday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
  • While the performance was largely well-received, several netizens took offense at host Jimmy Kimmel, who introduced the group by saying they are "the reason that all the kids are excited.”
  • “Shut Down” is the title track of BLACKPINK’s newly released sophomore album “Born Pink.”
  • They are set to embark on their world tour spanning seven months in over 25 cities, starting in Seoul in October.

K-pop quartet BLACKPINK performed “Shut Down” on the latest episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

On Monday night’s episode, BLACKPINK and a team of backup dancers gave the first live performance of “Shut Down” since it was released alongside the girl group’s new album “Born Pink” last week.