Ohn Joo Won and Jo Bo Ah have called it quits after being together for two years. The reason for the split was because "they naturally grew apart." As a result, Ohn Joo Won has shut down his Instagram account. What do you guys think about their split?
It's been nearly a year since Cross Gene released music. Their agency has confirmed that Cross Gene will be making a comeback on February 8th. The members have been acting and singing in various projects since then. Are you guys excited for their comeback?
Jellyfish Entertainment has revealed that Gugudan will be making a comeback in February. They have yet to decide on a date. With I.O.I close to disbanding, Kim Sejeong and Kang Mina will now be able to focus on promoting with Gugudan. Are you guys excited for their comeback?
Earlier this week I mentioned that NCT 127's album, "Limitless", topped the Hanteo and Synnara charts for album sales this week. Now, NCT 127 has topped Billboard’s "World Albums" chart, as well as reaching #4 on Billboard’s "Heatseekers Albums" chart. Congratulations NCT 127.
Sources have revealed that Hwasa will be featured on San E's comeback track, "I Am Me." "I Am Me" will be San E's title track on his comeback album, 'Season of Suffering', which will be released on January 23rd.
With rumors swirling of a Red Velvet comeback, a rep for SM Entertainment has revealed that Red Velvet will be making a comeback. The rep stated that, "Red Velvet are currently preparing for a new album. Comeback promotions will begin next week, so please give your attention." I can't wait to see what concept Irene and the rest of Red Velvet will be coming back with. I hope it's am upbeat song. What concept do you guys want Red Velvet to come back with? "Russian Roulette" has just reached over 50 million views on YouTube. Congratulations Red Velvet!
During a recent interview, Black Pink's Jisoo and Jennie revealed that the happiest moment for them in 2016 was when they reached #1 on the charts. Both said that they couldn't "believe that the public noticed us and listened to us. The members screamed and even danced when we reached #1." Rosé said that winning "Rookie of the Year" was the most memorable moment for her. What are their plans for 2017? Jisoo said that she wants Black Pink to be more talked about, and reach a wider audience of many ages." Lisa wants for the public to notice them more, and to show more good sides of the members through their music. Jennie ended the interview by saying that "they will continue to work hard on their album and music promotions so that every member can be more noticed." I wish my wife Jennie and the rest of Black Pink an even better year than 2016.
TWICE is sending out an invitation to all ONCE's for their first solo concert, "TWICELAND - The Opening." This concert will be held at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium on February 17th-19th. I wish I could go watch these girls perform. I'm hoping that they will tour here in the states. Will you guys be going to this concert? If you do go, please tell them I said hi, and that I love them very much😂
Yesterday I talked about a possible Minzy appearance on 2NE1's last track. Those dreams have been crushed as Minzy took to her Instagram account to tell fans that she found out about this song through the media. Minzy uploaded the picture above with a message that reads, “It’s a shame that I had to find out 2NE1 will be releasing their final album through a news article. This is very unfortunate as I was previously a member of the group 2NE1, but I share the same feelings as the other members in wanting to show appreciation and bid farewell to everyone for all their love and support of 2NE1. I am truly grateful and sincerely appreciate all the love 2NE1 received and hope for your extended love and support as the members continue on in their individual careers. Thank you.” There is definitely a mixed reaction on this from fans. On one hand you have Minzy who left 2NE1, and wanted to disassociate herself from 2NE1. Minzy didn't want to waste away sitting and waiting, so she left so she could do what she's always dreamed of. On the other hand, you have Minzy, a former 2NE1 member who was with this group for a long time. She will always be a part of 2NE1. Minzy is with a new label now. YG didn't have to tell her anything. Based off of what Minzy said, it seems like the rest of the girls don't even talk to her anymore, which is sad. I see both sides of this, but I want to know your thoughts.
Yang Hyun Suk has revealed that, "this year, I will be focusing most on WINNER and iKON. You will be seeing new songs from them before March is over. Last year, Black Pink made a successful debut, so we will now be devoting our efforts to the two boy groups." While I'm happy to hear that both iKON and WINNER, I'm not happy of the possibility that Black Pink may be put on the back burner. Black Pink needs to continue to release music, not be thrown in the dungeon. Also, why would you have iKON and WINNER compete against each other? What are your thoughts? For all we know, he could be talking about March 2035. Do you think iKON and WINNER will be making a comeback before the end of March of THIS YEAR?
[C]Recently, Yonhap News interviewed Yang Hyun Suk, and he talked about Big Bang's upcoming plans for 2017, and 2NE1. Yang Hyun Suk said that Seungri will be making a comeback in March, Daesung will be holding a dome tour in Japan, and both G-Dragon and Taeyang will be preparing for solo comebacks as well.
As for 2NE1, Yang Hyun Suk said that he "wanted to save 2NE1" after Minzy signed with another agency. Yang Hyun Suk added that Bom's health was what caused 2NE1 to disband. He wanted Bom to be healthy and recover mentally and physically, away from the spotlight. Yang Hyun Suk ended touched on the fact that this may not be the end of 2NE1 by saying, "you never know what can happen. It's possible they'll get back together like S.E.S. It may not be as long of a break as S.E.S, but I'm thinking there'll be a day when the reunion happens." So instead of trying to protect 2NE1and Bom, he throws her under the bus and pins the blame on her? Netizens weren't, and aren't going to stop attacking Bom. This just solidified a reason to hate her forever. Instead of oh I don't know, saying something like YG Entertainment and the remaining members came to an agreement and decided to disband 2NE1, you go and do this? YG could've had solo promotions for Bom, Minzy, and Dara. Instead he chose to pass the blame onto Bom. If Minzy had gotten a solo, I truly believe 2NE1 would still be together. Now, we'll never know. What are your thoughts on this issue?
2NE1 has released their final track, "Goodbye." While listening to this track, I couldn't help but think of all the wasted potential that was left on the table. 2NE1 would've made great music. Dara has one of the most underrated voices in the industry. Will we get to listen to her sing and have a solo? Idk. Bom has a great voice herself. I love that raspy/deep voice she has. I love this song a freaking lot. The pacing. The guitar. The vocals. It's perfect. All of these girls are very talented, Minzy included. These girls create beautiful art when they are together. Check out their music performances. 2NE1 is freaking amazing on stage.
The mismanagement of 2NE1 is what ultimately lead to their demise. So many things could've been done meanwhile CL was over here in the states working on her US debut. All YG had to do was give Dara, Minzy, and Bom solo releases, meanwhile CL was absent, and things would've been fine. It's clear as crystal. YG blew it. No matter how you feel, whether it's on the positive or negative side, 2NE1 helped pave the way for many girl groups, as they proved that not only could they hang with the boys, but that they could also surpass them, which they did. I'm hoping that all of the girls end up being really successful and happy with their careers. 2NE1 will continue to live in our hearts forever! Yang Hyun Suk did say that 2NE1 could reunite down the road. Let's stay hopeful. What did you guys think of the song? Thoughts on 2NE1?
"Music Bank" returned this week with performances by some of your favorite artists. Nominated for first place this week was Big Bang and Akdong Musician. The Kings of K-Pop took home the first place trophy. Unfortunately, Big Bang wasn't present to accept the award. Congratulations to the Kings! Thank you guys for reading this post. What news story stood out to you the most? I hope that you guys have a great Friday.
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