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.
Last week was a relatively quiet week in Kpop. The biggest news was CN Blue’s release of their third mini album “Ear Fun” as well as the MV for “Hey You” which can be seen here. Legendary group Shinhwa released the MV for their song “Venus”. LEDApple released the new music video for “Sadness”. Lady Jane released a teaser for “Six Thirty” featuring her boyfriend Supreme Team’s Simon D. Superstar K2 winner Huh Gak released a teaser for his upcoming second mini-album ‘LACRIMOSO’. Superstar K3’s runner up, indie band Busker Busker, released their debut studio album. Girls Day’s Minah also announced that the group would be making their comeback soon
In Japan, Rainbow released their first Japanese album titled, “Over The Rainbow.”
This week, several idols celebrated birthdays. For male idols we have g.o.d.’s Son Ho Young and X-mas from TRAX celebrating theirs on the 26th, Infinite’s Hoya on the 28th, B2ST’s Kikwang on the 30th, and B.A.P’s Yong Guk on the 31st. For female idols, Dal Shabet’s Viki celebrated hers on the 28th, while f(x)’s Sulli celebrated hers on the 29th. For other idol birthdays click here.
Love Rain, starring Jang Geun Suk and SNSD’s Yoona, aired its highly anticipated first episodes this week. Check out our recaps for Episode 1 and Episode 2.
In Fashion King, what will happen to Young Gul as he continues his search for Ga Young? Will Jae Hyuk have compassion on him and help? Find out in our recaps for Episode 3 and Episode 4.
Several dramas released OSTs this week. KBS released the first ‘Love Rain’ OST, “Love is Like Rain”. The King 2 Hearts released their OST “Missing You Like Crazy” by SNSD’s Taeyeon. Super Junior’s Sungmin released “Oh Wa” for ‘I Need A Fairy’ OST. Jay Park sings “Happy Ending” for the ‘Rooftop Prince’ OST. Kim Hyun Joong sings “If You’re Like Me “ for Wedding Scheme OST .
Invincible Youth 2 announced they will undergo cast changes. f(x)’s Amber and Rainbow’s Woori will be leaving the show long with MCs Lee Soo Geun and Ji Hyun Woo. Kim Shin Young from season 1 will return to MC, but no news yet on who will replace the departed idols.
In Running Man, Dynamic Duo’s actress Han Ga In lose their childhood memories are forced to search for clues as to their “first love”.
CN Blue made their comeback with “Hey You” and “Still in Love”. Shinhwa made long-awaited comeback with “Venus” and “Hurt”. Busker Busker made their debut with “Cherry Blossom Ending“, and SPICA returned with “Painkiller”.
miss A had their goodbye stage this week.
SHINee won their first M! Countdown trophy with “Sherlock” over 2AM and Big Bang, and won their first on Inkigayo as well. However, 2Am kept them from sweeping the weekly shows by taking home their second straight win on Music Bank.