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  • Giselle opens up about her struggles and relationship with music
    Giselle opens up about her struggles and relationship with music
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    Recently, Giselle appeared on Eric Nam’s talk show, 'Daebak Show,' to discuss Aespa's new comeback, their world tour, and the struggles idols face. Eric Nam brought up trainee life and its challenges, including competition, stress, and the difficulties of becoming famous at a young age. Giselle shared that her first struggle was adjusting to the Korean language, having grown up in Tokyo with a Japanese father and Korean mother. She also mentioned losing her love for music and forgetting why...

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  • Will Kep1er's contract be extended ?
    Will Kep1er's contract be extended ?
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    Kep1er, a girl group formed through "Girls Planet 999," debuted with nine members in January 2022 and was set to disband in July 2024. On May 16, it was announced that seven members' contracts will be extended, excluding Mashiro and Yeseo, who joined Limelight under 143 Entertainment. The group's agency, Wakeone, is still reviewing their contracts and preparing for a comeback on June 3 with the album "Kep1going On.

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  • STRAY KIDS will make their comeback this summer + world tour
    STRAY KIDS will make their comeback this summer + world tour
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    Yesterday, JYP Entertainment announced Stray Kids' summer comeback, tentatively set for July 19, with exact dates to be confirmed later. Their new album is ready and will be released soon, eight months after their last release, "樂-STAR," on November 10. Additionally, Stray Kids released a new music video for "Lose My Breath," featuring Charlie Puth. At the Met Gala 2024, designer Thomas Hilfiger revealed that Stray Kids will soon start a 40-city world tour.

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  • Who are NEXZ, the new boy group from JYP?
    Who are NEXZ, the new boy group from JYP?
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    JYP Entertainment announced the debut of their new boy group, NEXZ, on May 20th with their single album, "Ride the Vibe". Composed of 7 Japanese members, NEXZ was formed through the "NIZI project 2" with Sony Music. The group's name signifies a "New Generation", reflecting their responsibility to shape the future of music. In December 2023, they revealed their pre-debut song "Miracle".

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  • What is happening between HYBE & ADOR?
    What is happening between HYBE & ADOR?
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    HYBE and ADOR are embroiled in a conflict involving allegations of breach of trust and leaking of sensitive information. Min Heejin, CEO of ADOR, faces accusations of attempting to separate ADOR from HYBE and leaking information. The dispute escalated with HYBE initiating an audit and requesting Min Heejin to step down as CEO. Both sides have exchanged accusations, with Min Heejin denying wrongdoing and HYBE claiming to have found evidence. The situation has led to a press release from HYBE...

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  • ATEEZ announces their 10th mini album and a world tour
    ATEEZ announces their 10th mini album and a world tour
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    Ateez announced their 10th mini-album, "Golden Hour: Part 1," to be released on May 31. This marks the beginning of a new series in their discography. The tracklist will be revealed on May 14. Alongside their recent performance at Coachella, Ateez confirmed their upcoming tour, "Towards the Light: Will to Power," starting in North America on July 14th. European fans can expect the tour in January/February 2025.

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  • Zerobaseone announces their 3rd mini album, "You Had Me at Hello"
    Zerobaseone announces their 3rd mini album, "You Had Me at Hello"
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    Zerobaseone, a nine-member group formed through the Mnet reality show "Boys Planet" in July 2023, has confirmed their comeback for May 13, 2024, with their third mini album "You Had Me at Hello." This follows their previous album, "Melting Point," released in November 2023. They recently announced a pre-release single titled "Sweat" set for April 24, accompanied by a teaser film "Summer Came Early." Meanwhile, they are scheduled to perform at Music Bank in Antwerp on April 20 with other...

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  • NewJeans seeks assistance from a US Federal Court in a defamation case
    NewJeans seeks assistance from a US Federal Court in a defamation case
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    On April 10, The New York Times reported that ADOR, the company managing NewJeans, filed a request with a California Federal Court to compel Google to reveal the identity of a YouTuber who posted defamatory videos about NewJeans, which garnered over 13 million views and caused substantial harm to the group's reputation. The videos involved name-calling and mocking, leading to significant reputational damage. ADOR initially tried to address this issue in Seoul but faced obstacles due to the...

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  • TWICE's Nayeon is gearing up for her new solo album
    TWICE's Nayeon is gearing up for her new solo album
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    On April 9, Xportsnews announced that TWICE's Nayeon is planning her first solo comeback in June, although the exact release date is yet to be confirmed by JYP Entertainment. Nayeon, who debuted as a solo artist two years ago with the mini-album "Im Nayeon," is set to be the first TWICE member to make a comeback. Additionally, her inclusion in the WATERBOMB 2024 lineup has fueled fan speculation about a summer release. More details are expected soon.

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  • What can you expect from Seventeen's new comeback?
    What can you expect from Seventeen's new comeback?
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    Seventeen announces a comeback with an anthology album "17 is Right Here" on April 29, featuring their greatest hits as chosen by the members and fans. The album cover pays homage to their music journey, symbolizing different eras. Available in two standard and special member-specific editions, it includes photocards, photobooks, and more.

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  • Doyoung announces his solo debut for April
    Doyoung announces his solo debut for April
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    SM Entertainment announced that NCT's Doyoung will release his first solo album "Youth" on April 22nd. The album will have 10 tracks exploring the emotions of youth. Known for his vocal talent and acting in dramas, Doyoung is a member of NCT U, NCT 127, and NCT DOJAEJUNG. More details on "Youth" are expected soon.

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  • J-Hope takes us on a personal journey with his new song 'Neuron'
    J-Hope takes us on a personal journey with his new song 'Neuron'
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    J-Hope recently dropped the music video for "Neuron," the lead track from his latest album, "Hope On The Street Vol. 1". The visually captivating MV depicts a monochrome world with bursts of color symbolizing hopes and dreams. Inspired by his youth and experiences, the album's title "Neuron" nods to J-Hope's former dance crew and personal journey, while collaborations with artists like Jungkook and Benny Blanco showcase his diverse production skills across six tracks.

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