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[Weekly Wrapup] 3/11-3/17

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

B2ST’s Yoseob and A Pink’s Eunji released the MV for their collaboration track “Love Day“.  Pledis Entertainment, home of After School and others, debuted their highly anticipated boy group NU’EST and released the MV for their debut track “Face”.  Several artists also made their comebacks this week.  B1A4 released their first formal album titled ‘Ignition’, and the MV for their comeback song “Baby I’m Sorry”.  Solo artist Lyn released title track “Teddy Bear” from her new album, ‘Love Fiction’.  2AM made their return with their mini-album ‘Fitzgerald’s Love Story‘ as well as the MV for their song “I Wonder if you Hurt Like Me“.  CN Blue also made their return with an advance release of their song “I Still Love“, though the full album, ‘Ear Fun’ will not be available until March 27th.

In sadder news, JYJ’s Yoochun’s father passed away this week.  The singer/actor took off time from his new drama “Rooftop Prince” to mourn.  One of the biggest news items this week is CCM president Kim Kwang Soo’s announcement of a possible change to T-ara after their most successful year yet.  More details as to whether this means a change in members or in song style will be revealed on April 7th.

In Japan, After School released their formal Japanese album ‘PLAYGIRLZ‘.  TVXQ released the MV for their single “Still”.  SNSD also released the MV for their song “Time Machine” from their repackaged 1st Japanese album.

This week, Soohyung(March 11) and Eli(March 13) celebrated their birthdays.  Infinite’s L also celebrated his birthday on March 13th.  For other idol birthdays click here.

Drama/Variety News

In Dream High 2, is JB really eliminated from the “Super Idol” Auditions?  Find out in our recaps for Episode 13 and Episode 14.  JB and Jiyeon released their OST “Together“.

Several other dramas released new OSTs this week as well.  Kim Soo Hyun released “That One Person” OST for ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun’, which after averaging an amazing 42% ratings through the series, ended with an unbelievable 52% on it’s final episode.  Infinite’s L and Two Months’ Kim Ye Rim released the  MV for ‘Shut Up Flower Boy Band’ OST titled “Love U Like U”.  Super Junior’s Kyuhyun releases “Inoo” for ‘God Of War’

SBS’s Fashion King, which is set to air its first episode next week released yet another preview that can be seen here.

In Invincible Youth season 2, the G8 girls are tasked with finding a suitable agricultural item or idea to represent Dae Bu Do.  In Running Man, the Big Bang members get their revenge for their humiliation last week at the hands of the Running Man cast as they don the running bells in this week’s game of hide and seek.

Music Shows

Solo artist Lyn made her return with “Teddy Bear”.  NU’EST made their debut stage with “Face”.  B1A4 and 2am made their comebacks as well with “Baby I’m Sorry” and “I Wonder if you Hurt Like Me”.

FT Island had their goodbye stage this week.

Big Bang continued their domination of the weekly awards by once again sweeping all shows.  “Fantastic Baby” won its first award on M! Countdown, while “Blue” won its second each on Music Bank and Inkigayo.


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