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[Weekly Wrapup] 2/26-3/3

Don’t have time to keep up every day with all the latest news in the Kpop world?  Look no further as we go back and quickly review the biggest stories of the past week.

Main News

The biggest news of the week was definitely Big Bang finally making a long-awaited comeback with their mini album “Alive”.  You can check out all the tracks here.  2AM, who are set to comeback on March 12, released the full tracklist for their album Fitzgerald Love Story and the teasers for “Art Film” and “Fashion Film”.  Boy group B1A4 also announced their comeback for March 14th.  Pledis Entertainment’s new boy group Nu’Est released the teaser for their debut song “Face.”  Will.I.Am played a snippet of 2NE1’s upcoming song.

In Japan, several groups released new songs.  Girl group Chi-Chi announced they are preparing to release their Japanese debut single.  Team-H, which includes actor/singer Jang Geun Suk, released the MV for their new single “Can’t Stop”.  Rainbow released the PV for their new single “Gonna Gonna Go.”  Kara released the PVs for “Speed Up” and “Girls Power”. IU released the Japanese version of her hugely popular “Good Day”.  T-ara released the dance PV for the Japanese versions of “Roly Poly” and their Korean debut song “Lies”.  Check out both here.

In other news, Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo is officially discharged from the military and the group prepares to make their comeback with a solo concert at the end of the month.

Drama/Variety News

In Dream High 2, what will happen to Rian after getting hit by the soccer ball?  Will JB and Yoo Jin be able to convince Hye Sung to come back to Kirin High with them?  Find out in our recaps for Episode 9 and Episode 10.  The MV for their OST song “B Class Life” can be seen here.

In Salamander Guru, IU cameos as a terminally-ill singer who is caught picking someone’s pocket.  As part of her bucket list, she enlists Shinee’s Minho to go on a date with her and to help her sing a song to her father.

SBS’s “Rooftop Prince”, starring JYJ’s Yoochun released it’s first teaser, as did several other dramas.  Check out the teasers for “Fashion King”, starring SNSD’s Yuri, “King2Hearts”, starring Lee Seung Gi, and “Love Rain”, starring Jang Geun Suk and SNSD’s Yoona.   It was also announced that Girl’s Day’s Hyeri will be making her acting debut in a new SBS drama.

In Invincible Youth 2, G8 takes a quiz to determine their knowledge of elementary school subjects.  In Running Man, Oh Ji Ho comes at the request of Lee Da Hae and the two work with HaHa to outsmart the rest of the cast in a game of Capture the Satchel.

Music Shows

Former H.O.T. member Tony An returned to the music scene with his own group Smash with their debut song “Get Your Swag On.”  MBLAQ started promotions for their follow-up track “Run”, as did rookie group BAP with their own follow-up track “Secret Love”.  Teen Top held their goodbye stage for “Crazy.”

On Music Bank, K.Will won his first weekly award with “I Need You” over miss A.  However, miss A was able to capture wins on both M! Countdown and Inkigayo for their first wins with “Touch” on each show.  Check out all the Inkigayo performances here.


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