[What’s K-Popping?]: Weekly Rundown Ep.3

This week, the last full week of September may seem like a quiet one. However, there are a few things that you should hear about in order to be “in the know” when it comes to this week.

1: BTS’ DNA Becomes Fastest Kpop Music Video to Reach Over 60 Million Views.

On September 26, the hit music video marking the comeback of the popular boy group, BTS, broke even more records. It had already been the fastest music video to reach 20 million, its release date being September 18, but this did not stop it from winning another record-breaking accomplishment.

2: WANNA ONE First Fan-Meet in Singapore

This week, WANNA ONE, a recently debuted boy group, and winner of the highly successful reality show “Produce 101”, which has already been acknowledged for its quickly growing fan base, had its first meet-and-greet in Singapore. The 11 members answered questions and met with fans, making this the first fan meet of their career.

3: Blackpink Perform at Video Music Awards in Japan.

On the night of September 27, fans of the wildly popular girl group, Blackpink, were thrilled to see the four members performing on the stage of the “Video Music Awards: Japan”. The girls reportedly caused quite the sensation by their appearance, even though they were not nominated for an award.

4: Kim Soo Hyun Officially Enlists Into Military.

Kim Soo Hyun, a South Korean actor, has saddened his fans with the announcement that he will be joining the military on October 23. All young men of South Korea are required to join the military at one point, and Soo Hyun is no different. His agency, Key West, has released a statement explaining the situation and confirming Soo Hyun’s announcement.

 

5: Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo Spotted in Paris, France.

Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, the Kdrama stars who excited their fans by announcing their marriage earlier this year, have been spotted vacationing in Paris, France. The two were recently in San Francisco, California for a wedding photo shoot. The pair has also disclosed that their wedding will take place on October 31 at the Shilla Hotel. We, personally, can’t wait for this big event!

-Lee