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[K-Highlight] May 18 – May 23, 2020 – Philippine KPOP Convention

by Fern Estrebello

Big comeback for solo artists Sunmi and Roy Kim were announced last week. Meanwhile, Rain and Zico hits off as mentors for the reality show on Mnet’s “I-Land.”

MONSTA X stars on their own show “MONSTA X Is on Vacation Right Now,” while BIGBANG’s Taeyang documentary was released recently. Let’s see more of the current K-Highlights!

May 18

MONSTA X are set to have their own reality show. Seezn, a streaming app, announced the group’s show entitled “MONSTA X Is on Vacation Right Now.” Teasers are set to drop this month while the trailer of the first episodes will be released on June 1 at 11 p.m. KST.

Photo from MONSTA X Official Instagram

The premier will be on June 10 at 6 p.m. KST whereas every episode will be released every Wednesday and Thursday. MONSTA X is will have a comeback this May 26 with their mini album “FANATASIA X.”

May 19

BIGBANG’s Taeyang just dropped the first episode of his documentary film during his “White Night” concert. It features Taeyang’s journey during the preparation of it. It also highlights the opinions and thoughts of the people around him during that time. It covers Taeyang’s progress, professionalism, being himself and of course how he is as an artist.

As of now, there are already three episodes released in Taeyang’s YouTube channel. The first episode entitled, “The midnight sun,” second episode, “Eclipse” and third episode, “Daybreak.”

May 20

WINNER’s Yoon is back to acting as YG Entertainment confirmed that he will star on the upcoming MBC drama “Kairos.” A romantic fantasy thriller about a man who falls into shock when his daughter is kidnapped, and a woman named Ae Ri who is looking for her missing mother. Yoon will be playing “Lim Gun Wook” Ae Ri’s friend. His character will play an important role in Ae Ri’s search for her mother. The drama is slated to be released in second half of the year.

Photo from Kang Seungyoon Official Instagram

Meanwhile, RAIN and Block B’s Zico will be mentors on the upcoming Mnet’s reality show “I-LAND.” This reality show will be the first project from BELIF+ a joint venture between CJ ENM and Big Hit Entertainment. The two will join as mentors in producer lineup. “I-LAND” will premier on Mnet on June 26 at 11 p.m. KST.

May 21

It was reported that Sunmi is preparing for a comeback this June or on early July. Her agency MakeUs Entertainment confirmed it. This week it is expected that she will be having her album jacket photo shoot. Meanwhile, Sunmi is also set to MC on the SBS special pilot program “Sunmi’s Video Store,” which is scheduled to air on June 7 at 11:05 p.m. KST.

Photo from Sunmi Official Instagram

YG Entertainment announced another detail on their new boy group TREASURE regarding on their debut. It was announced that member Bang Yedam will be releasing a single album before TREASURE officially debuts in July. YGE clarified that Yedam’s solo project has long before arranged. The solo was also intended as a surprise gift for fans before the group’s debut. It is also added that it has a music video but Yedam will not make any appearances to promote the song.

May 22

Roy Kim’s agency Stone Entertainment confirmed that he will be releasing a new song before his enlistment. “Roy Kim will be releasing a new song on May 27. Written with Roy Kim’s unique emotions, the song he composed himself will contain his sincere feelings. Afterwards, Roy Kim will enlist on June 15 to the Marine Training Crops located in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province to carry out his military duties,” his agency said. The song will also be his first song after almost two years following release of ” The Hardest Part” in September 2018.

May 23

As TWICE is now teasing everyone with their comeback next month, their song “Fancy” has just reached another milestone. The song that was released back then April 2019 has now over 300 million views making it their seventh song to reach that number. While waiting for their comeback, cheers to celebrate “Fancy.”

These are just some of your KPOP happenings last week. Stay safe and updated with us!

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