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[Weekly Wrapup] 3/4-3/10

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

Several artists released comeback albums or singles this week.  Rookie artist John Park teamed up with actress Song Hye Kyo to released a single titled “Switch.”  Boy group B1A4 released an early single from their album Ignition titled “This Time is Over”.  Nine Muses released their Sweet Rendezvous mini album as well as the MV for “Ticket”.  LEDApple released their digital single titled “Sadness.”  C-Real made their comeback with their second mini-album Love Diary as well as the MV for their lead track “JOMA JOMA”.  Solo artist Fat Cat released the MV for her new single “Like a Dream.”  Big Bang made their comeback last week, but this week released the MV for their song “Fantastic Baby.”

Rookie group NU’EST built more anticipation for their comeback by releasing teasers of members Baekho and Ren as well as the album jacket for their debut single “Face”.  Boy groups Infinite and SHINee also released teasers this week, with the latter group set to come back on March 21st.  CN Blue also announced they will be making a comeback soon.

In Japan, the preview for 2NE1’s “Scream” MV was revealed as was the tracklist for their Japanese album.  The group is set to begin Japanese promotions on March 28.

The Korean Music Festival held annually at Los Angeles, CA released a partial artist list for this year’s concert on April 28th.  Participants this year include Nam Jin, Im Tae Kyung, Love & Peace, Lena Park, Bobby Kim, Buga Kingz, Kim Kyung Ho, Brown Eyed Girls, and MBLAQ.

SNSD’s leader Taeyeon celebrated her 23rd birthday this week on March 9.  For other idol birthdays click here.

Drama/Variety News

In Dream High 2, what will happen to JB and Si Woo after they announce their disbandment without President Lee’s consent?  Now without Nana, will the idol group be able to band together to beat Yoo Jin’s team in the next round of the “Super Idol” competition? Find out in our recaps for Episode 11 and Episode 12.

In Salamander Guru, Kara’s Seungyeon and Jewelry’s Eunjung are set to make cameo appearances.

SBS’s “Rooftop Prince”, starring JYJ’s Yoochun released a new 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.  Veteran singer and former g.o.d. member Kim Tae Woo released a new OST for drama “Feast of the Gods” titled “That’s Why I’m Running.”

The debut episode of the second season of the wildly popular 1 Night 2 Days aired and maintained high ratings despite a shuffling of cast members.  In Running Man, all 5 members of Big Bang make an appearance.  They face off against the Running Man cast in a game of hide in seek as we see the return of the running bells.

Music Shows

Solo artist Fat Cat makes her return with “Like a Dream.”  Groups Nine Muses and C-Real return with “Ticket” and “JOMA JOMA.”

BAP and Se7en had their goodbye stages this week as well.

Though they did not yet have their comeback stage, Big Bang won their first awards for “Blue” on both Music Core and M! Countdown.  They made a spectacular 3-stage comeback on Inkigayo and won there this week as well.

Check out all the Inkigayo performances here.


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