From updates on the status of Blackpink’s contract renewal to BTS’s Jungkook confirming the release of his solo album, here are the top news in the Korean entertainment industry this week.
Updated September 30, 2023 | 11:57 pm EST
Top Korean News of the Week: Blackpink’s Lisa Sets 8th Guinness World Record, BTS’ Jungkook Teases Solo Album
A lot has happened in the K-pop and drama industry in the past seven days! From updates on the status of Blackpink’s contract renewal to BTS’s Jungkook confirming the release of his solo album, here are the top news in the Korean entertainment industry this week.
Blackpink Lisa sets Guinness Book of Records
Blackpink’s Lisa earned another Guinness World Record, and Money became the first K-pop track by a solo artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. The rapper currently holds eight Guinness World Records, including setting the record for most music videos viewed by a solo artist in 24 hours, becoming the first K-pop soloist to win the MTV Video Music Awards 2022 and the MTV Europe Music Awards 2022, most subscribers K -pop artist on Instagram and much more.
BTS’s Jungkook confirms solo album
During a recent interview, BTS’s Jungkook revealed that his first solo album will be released by the end of 2023. “What’s next for you as we look to the end of 2023?” The interviewer asked the BTS star, to which he replied: “My solo album…my solo album is on the way.” Although the Seven singer revealed that his first solo album will be released soon, Jungkook did not reveal the exact release date of his album.
ZB1 become double million sellers
Rookie group ZEROBASEONE is making history again! Selling over 2 million copies of their debut album on the Hanteo charts, the boy group became the first K-pop group in history to achieve such success.
Blackpink Jisoo And Jenny create your own agency
Jennie and Jisoo, who are still discussing the status of their contract renewal with YG Entertainment, have set up their own agencies, according to South Korean media reports. However, representatives of YG Entertainment hastened to refute this information, saying: “Nothing has been confirmed regarding Blackpink’s contract renewal or their future activities. There has been no confirmation yet.”