K-pop News: Label SM Entertainment announced on Friday that NCT 127 would celebrate the release of their fourth full album with a showcase in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province, on September 16.
The band will perform a number of songs during the “Faster” concert, including “2 Baddies,” the title track off the next LP, and “Kick It.” Additionally, it will be live-streamed on Beyond Live.
The album follows “Favorite,” the third album’s reissue, by around 11 months. The third album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, a career-high position, and remained there for a total of 17 weeks.
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K-pop News: GOT7’s Jay B will release a second solo EP
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On September 21, Jay B of GOT7 will release his second EP, “Be Yourself,” according to the Cdnza Records agency.
A collage poster that announced the news portrayed the musician peering out from behind a mischievous sofa.
The track “Rocking Chair,” which was first presented at his solo mini-concert in June, has only been available for approximately a month.
In 2021, when the septet’s contract with JYP Entertainment expired, the band’s leader signed with H1ghr Music, which was established by the time’s co-CEO, Jay Park. His debut solo EP, “Somo:fume,” which he released in August of last year, topped the top albums chart on iTunes in 49 different countries.
Jay Park still serves as an advisor, but he resigned from his job as CEO in December of last year. Jay B joined a newly formed agency in late July after declining to have his contract with H1ghr Music renewed in March.
K-pop News: “Maniac” by Stray Kids has 100 million Spotify streams
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The Spotify stream count for Stray Kids’ “Maniac” has topped 100 million, according to the record company JYP Entertainment on Friday.
It is the lead single off the band’s March EP “Oddinary,” and it joined “Miroh,” “God’s Menu,” “Back Door,” and “Thunderous” as the band’s fifth songs to achieve this feat.
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The eight-member act became the third K-pop artist to ever accomplish the feat after BTS and Super M when the EP peaked at the top of the Billboard 200. It was also the group’s second album to sell one million copies.
On September 17–18, Stray Kids will perform in Seoul as a follow-up. The band recently finished up its second world tour, which began in late April with a three-day performance in Seoul and took them to six US cities and two in Japan.
K-pop News: Seoul will host a concert by Eric Nam
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On Nov. 20, Eric Nam will perform in Seoul, according to the agency Live Nation Korea on Friday.
It will have been more than three and a half years since his last solo performance, “I Color U,” in Seoul. This is a stop on his world tour, which he began in January following the release of his second studio album, “There And Back Again.”
The tour began modestly in Atlanta, the hometown of the Korean who was born in America, with only 600 spectators. It expanded into a major tour that will take him to 51 cities in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Nam began his musical career in Korea by participating in a reality competition program. He returned to the US and released “Before We Begin” in November 2019 after performing well as a singer and emcee. The album debuted at No. 10 on Spotify’s top albums chart and reached No. 3 on iTunes’ global pop albums chart.