K-POP world NEWS JULY 2023 😎🏖️

July is going to be the biggest month of the year for K-pop fans, with a legion of high-profile stars gearing up to release albums. Among them are NewJeans, Exo and NCT Dream.

NewJeans (July 7, July 21)💗

·        Girl group NewJeans will roll out second mini-album Get Up on July 21, according to their management company, Ador. The album will showcase three captivating lead singles: “Super Shy”, “ETA” and “Cool With You”, as well as three additional tracks: “New Jeans”, “Get Up” and “Asap”.

 

Exo (July 10)🫰🏻

·        "Exo will return" with their seventh studio album, Exist, on July 10 – almost four years after the release of Obsession.

·        To whet appetites, the boy group unveiled one of the songs – “Let Me In” – on June 12. The dreamy ballad reigned atop iTunes’ top songs chart in 33 regions, including Indonesia and Portugal, upon its release.

 ZeroBaseOne (July 10)😍

·        ZeroBaseOne are set to make their debut on July 10. Photo: courtesy of WakeOne Entertainment

·    ZeroBaseOne (ZB1), a project boy group formed Through the audition programmed boys planet (2023), are set to make their debut with Youth in the Shade on July 10.

·     ZB1 is made up of Kim Ji-woong, Zhang Hao, Sung Han-bin, Seok Matthew, Kim Tae-rae, Ricky, Kim Gyu-vin, Park Gun-wook and Han Yu-jin. The group will be active for two-and-a-half years.

·     According to management company WakeOne Entertainment, the coming album centres on the theme of youth – but it has not disclosed many details, such as the title of the lead single.

 NCT Dream (July 17)💗

·        ISTJ, the third full-length album by boy group NCT Dream, is set to arrive on July 17. It will be fronted by the lead track of the same name, SM Entertainment said.

·        “Broken Melodies”, a song in the album, hit music streaming charts on June 19. The track, which highlights the septet’s refreshing vibe, ranked first on major streaming platforms such as Bugs upon its release.

·        “It will offer 10 tracks of different vibes,” SM said in a statement.

 Itzy (July 31)🫰🏻

·        K-pop girl group Itzy are preparing to release their highly anticipated album Kill My Doubt on July 31, according to record label JYP Entertainment.

·        Fronted by lead single “Cake”, the album will carry five other tracks – “Bet on Me”, “None of My Business”, “Bratty”, “Psychic Lover” and “Kill Shot”.

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BTS Jungkook makes history as the first K-Pop artist to debut at #1 on the US Spotify chart....💜

·      BTS member JUNGKOOK has become the first-ever K-pop artist to debut at the top spot on the US Spotify chart.

On the morning of July 15th, Jungkook was announced as the first-ever K-Pop artist to debut at number one on the US Spotify chart with his solo debut digital single "Seven (feat. Latto)." He also achieved other amazing feats with his latest release, including the third biggest streaming debuts in global Spotify chart history, and the biggest single-day streams for a K-Pop soloist in history. 

·        JK performed for the 1st time "SEVEN" on July 14th in NYC. Fans were waiting 3 days before at central park.

 

BTS's Jungkook fights through disasters and storms to be with Han So Hee in 'Seven' feat. Latto

See attached youtube link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU9c0053UAU&t=199s

  

BLACKPINK's 'Born Pink' World Tour is the first tour by an Asian Female artist to sell over 1 million tickets 😲💗💗

 ·     BLACKPINK has just marked another unprecedented milestone in the history of K-pop and Asian music in general, demonstrating not only their immense popularity and impact, but also that their music is capable of breaking barriers and even surpassing them.

 Super Junior's Donghae & Eunhyuk to establish their own label, Kyuhyun in talks to sign with Antenna😲

·        According to various media outlet reports on July 14 KST, super Junior members Donghae, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun have begun preparations to begin their individual promotions outside of SM Entertainment for the first time since their debut.

Japanese boy band &Team, launched by BTS label Hype, take their music to South Korea, and the world 🫰🏻👏🏻

·        &Team, the first Japanese boy group created by K-pop powerhouse Hybe, aim to raise their profile in Korea and beyond with their second EP, First Howling : We

·        The group, with a Korean member, a Taiwanese member and seven from Japan, conquered Japanese pop charts with their first mini-album in 2022

After their success in Japan, the nine boys – who all have a good command of Korean – now aim to raise their profile in Seoul and beyond with their second EP, First Howling : We. The EP hit shelves on June 14.

 

Something else... Some KDRAMA?  

This July, 2 members of the band 2PM are starring in two K-dramas, both Junho and Taecyeon are breaking ratings records in South Korea and the world with the dramas: HEART BEAT - TAECYEON and KING THE LAND – JUNHO

Love you both – fighting 💗💪🏻

 

The KPOPSHOPS team wishes you a pleasant July vacation
(for those who have) see you in hot August💗💐💜