K-pop News: Le Sserafim gears up for return as quintet

K-pop News: According to a Thursday story in the regional media, Le Sserafim is getting ready for a new album that will be released in the fall.

Following the report, Agency Source Music acknowledged that they are getting ready to return, but they did not offer any other information.

It will be the band’s first album following their restructuring into a quintet. After her allegations of being bullied at school caused controversy, Kim Garam departed the squad in July.

(Credit: Source Music)
(Credit: Source Music)
The trio lived up to the hype when it made its debut in May. “Fearless,” Spotify’s debut single, immediately climbed to the top of the global top 200. Only eight days after its premiere, it debuted in the Billboard 200 at No. 155 and No. 74 globally, excluding the US. A K-pop girl group’s first album at the time broke a record by selling more than 300,000 copies of its debut EP with the same name in its first week of release.

K-pop News:  Treasure to put out new EP in October

K-pop News:  Treasure to put out new EP in October (Credit: YG Entertainment)
(Credit: YG Entertainment)

Label YG Entertainment revealed Treasure’s release date for their second EP on Thursday with a poster.

The company noted that in order to properly celebrate the second anniversary of its debut, it will also organize performances in Seoul on November 12–13.

Over seven months have passed since the release of the first EP in the “The Second Step: Chapter One” series, which sold over 700,000 copies in just three days. In 30 nations, the EP topped the iTunes top albums chart.

The 12-member act’s second solo performance will have an even longer set list because the musicians wanted to have a deeper connection with their audience, according to the record company.

On Wednesday, the music videos for the band’s songs “Jikjin” and “Love You” each received one million views on YouTube. The lead song from the first EP is “Jikjin,” while the second single is “Love You.” The milestone has already been reached by three of Treasure’s videos.
K-pop News:  Ive places another single on Billboard global chart

(Credit: Starship Entertainment)
(Credit: Starship Entertainment)
The third song by indie girl trio Ive, “After Like,” debuted in Billboard’s Global 200 at No. 48 as of the most recent count on September 3.

Previous songs by the six-piece group, “Eleven” and “Love Dive,” peaked at Nos. 68 and 177 on the charts, respectively. The song “Love Dive” has been holding steady at No. 15 for the past 21 weeks.

While the title track was No. 3 on its global digital song sales list, the new single debuted at No. 27 on its global excl. US ranking.

More than 920,000 copies of the third single album were sold in its first week of release, fueling hopes that it will become the band’s first million-selling album since its debut in December of last year.

As of Wednesday, I’ve won the new single at two television music chart events. It currently holds a total of 25 trophies.

K-pop News:  Kwon Eunbi to greet fans in Japan

K-pop News:  Kwon Eunbi to greet fans in Japan (Credit: Woollim Entertainment)
(Credit: Woollim Entertainment)

On Thursday, Kwon Eunbi posted a poster for her upcoming fan meets in Japan.

She made her solo music debut in August of last year, and “Rubi’s Room” will be her first official meet and greet in Japan since then. Her official fanbase group is called Rubi.

On October 30 in Osaka and on November 3 in Tokyo, she will meet with her admirers. She visited Osaka in July to take part in a celebration for the “Midnight Sun” musical.

Kwon was the founding member of IZ*ONE, which split up in April 2021, and the first to release a solo album. She performed and released the EPs “Open” and “Color.” She also had a lead role in the June-ending musical and made several appearances on variety shows.
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