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[Weekly Wrapup] 4/1-4/-7

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 story of the week was Core Content Media’s CEO Kim Kwang Soo’s announcement that T-ara will add 2 additional members and make their return in July.  Check out our reaction here.  Superstar K2 winner Huh Gak released “The Person Who Once Loved Me” MV and LACRIMOSO mini album.  Solo artist Ailee announced that she will wrap up promotions for “Heaven” and plans for comeback at the end of May.  Yangpa released her MV for “Love is All the Same”, featuring Davichi’s Haeri and HANNA.  SISTAR released teasers for their upcoming album Alone.  4minute also released teasers for their own comeback album “Volume Up”, and are set to return on April 9th.

In Japan, CHI CHI unveiled their full PV for “Karakawanaide!!”  Super Junior Eunhyuk & Donghae released the Japanese version of “Oppa Oppa” and debuted at #2 on Oricon Chart.  T-ara announce they are set to release their Japanese album “Jewelry Box” and Japanese “Lovey Dovey” on June 6th.

In other news, our condolences go out to M.I.B. who have decided to postpone future appearances as two of the stylists were killed in a fire at their dorm.  The Korean Music Festival, which will be held in Los Angeles on April 28th announced that g.o.d. members Kim Tae Woo, Son Yo Young, and Danny Ahn will be performing.  SME announced that they will be returning to the US for SM Town and will be holding a concert in Anaheim on May 20th.

This week, SS501’s Park Jung Min celebrated his birthday on April 3rd, while Super Junior’s Eunhyuk celebrated his the day after on April 4th.  For other idol birthdays click here.

Drama/Variety News

In Love Rain, will In Ha finally confess his love for Yoon Hee?  If not, what is his big announcement?  Check out our recaps for Episode 3 and Episode 4.  Jang Geun Suk releases his OST for the drama also titled “Love Rain“.

In Fashion King, what will happen to Ga Young as she finds herself back in Korea with nowhere to go?  Will Young Gul save her once again?  Find out in our recaps for Episode 5 and Episode 6.  8eight’s Lee Hyun released “Best Love” for the OST.

In Running Man, BoA and Jung Jae Hyung guest and pick their own teams as the cast struggle to solve the mystery of the Running Man Code.

Music Shows

Jang Nara returned with “I Only Think Of You”, and EXO-K finally made their debut with”MAMA” and “History”

There was no Music Bank this  week as it was replaced by a special airing of the Korean-Vietnam concert.  However, SHINee was able to win their second Inkigayo win in a row, but were beated by CN Blue’s “Hey You” on M! Countdown.

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