The third week of March has perhaps been the most eventful so far this month and perhaps the year as well. This week has recorded a lot of positive news and developments that have no doubt made many fans beam with smiles and joy. From idols making their comebacks to another becoming the face of a university, many bagging ambassadorial deals, and others gearing up for their special debut. For actors, there have been lots of happenings around K-Drama that should pique the interest of many fans as well. From teasers of upcoming dramas to
And in our Top New This Week article, we bring you many of the key information and events surrounding your favorite stars this week.
1. EXO’s SuHo appointed as the ambassador of Soonchunhyang University
The EXO leader adds another illustrious feather on his hat as this week, he was announced as the new ambassador of Soonchunhyang University. The university which is located in Asan, South Korea was formed in 1978 and today, it is ranked at number 1,832 in the best global universities ranking. This news perhaps shows SuHo clear interest in Education as last year, he was a guest speaker at Stanford University.
2. MONSTA X’s MinHyuk shares military enlistment plans with fans through a handwritten letter
It’s sad news for MinHyuk’s fans as the beloved idol is getting set to enlist in the military. And true to his thoughtful spirits, he broke the news first by sharing a handwritten letter that conveyed his thoughts about his enlistment and fans’ love for him. In the letter, he wrote “I will use this upcoming period as a time to make myself stronger and become a cooler Minhyuk. I’m already excited to receive Monbebe’s even greater love haha. Thank you for always giving so much love to me, who is just a regular person. I feel like I cannot repay it well no matter what I do, so I’m also sorry.” Stay safe and healthy MinHyuk!
3. iKON’s Bobby continues to thrill fans ahead of his upcoming 1st solo single release
Bobby builds the anticipation of his comeback by releasing amazing concept photo teasers this week. The single ‘S.I.R‘ is set to drop on the 21st of March 2023 by 6 PM KST.
4. BTS’ JiMin makes impressive solo debut with ‘Set Me Free Pt 2’
“Brilliant” is the word we would affix to this solo debut as JiMin’s creativity and sound are the epitome of the word. Check out the music video above.
5. MAMAMOO+ releases jaw-dropping concept photos for their 1st single album “ACT 1, SCENE 1”
Solar and MoonByul make our heart race with excitement by sharing these concept photos ahead of their comeback album, dressed in Hanbok.
6. MONSTA X’s KiHyun celebrates 1 year of his solo debut album “YOUTH”
The K-Pop idol celebrated the 1 year anniversary of his 1st studio album “YOUTH“, by sharing some of the concept pictures from the album as well as a heartwarming caption too.
7. GOT7’s Bambam soars to the sky with the teaser image for his upcoming album “Sour & Sweet”
This week, the K-Pop idol left fans feeling speechless and enthusiastic with the release of teaser images for his upcoming album “Sour & Sweet“. One of the concepts that has gained more attention is the pictures for the song ‘Wings‘. Looking so ethereal, he is clearly about to take fans on an exciting journey with this album.
8. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon takes the internet by storm with his Harper’s Bazaar cover
The legendary idol subtly reminded everyone of his visual power as he graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine while looking so fascinating. He also shared that he is working on new music and will be releasing updates in the nearest future.
9. Ong SeongWu to enlist in the Military as an active duty soldier in April
This week, Fantagio released a statement about the acting-dol’s military enlistment plans. It is said that after receiving basic military service, the acting-dol will enlist as an active-duty soldier on April 17. We wish him a safe return.
10. BLACKPINK’s JiSoo drops visual film for “ME”
Each day, JiSoo’s solo debut takes full form as she shares teasers for the upcoming album. This week, she shared the visual film for the album and must say, even with its little snippets, we are amazed by the creativity and concept.
11. NCT 127 to release first ever graphic novel titled “LIMITLESS”
Big news for NCTzens as NCT 127 are edging into the comic world with the release of their upcoming graphic novel “LIMITLESS“. The project is in collaboration with z2 Comics. You can preorder your copy here.
12. Acting-dol Park JiHoon to make his music comeback with a new album in April
Earlier this week, Maroo Entertainment released the news that Park JiHoon is working hard and preparing for a new album with the goal of releasing it in the middle of April.
13. TOP Media military enlistment news of UP10TION’s KoGyeol
The agency revealed that the UP10TION member will be enlisting in the military on April 10 after receiving basic military training. He joins fellow member Khun who will be enlisting on the 27th of March. We wish them both a safe service.
14. BTS’ V shines on ELLE magazine
The famous idol lends his iconic visuals to the fashion and lifestyle magazine’s cover this week. Click here to see more pictures.
15. Comebacks of the week
EXO’s Kai – ‘Rover’
TAN – ‘Fix YOU’
TRENDZ – ‘NEW DAYZ’
PIXY – ‘KARMA’
So!YoON ft BTS’ RM – ‘Smoke Sprite’
GOT7’s YoungJae – ‘Err Day’
16. MIRAE celebrates 2nd year debut anniversary
The 4th gen boy group marked their 2nd-year anniversary this week. Known for their unique sound and thrilling performances, we can rightly predict that in the nearest future, they will be regarded as one of the leading boy groups in K-Pop. Congratulations to the group and its members.
17. UP10TION’s Kim WooSeok to make a comeback in April
The idol teased fans with news of his comeback by sharing a picture of his comeback scheduler on social media. Click here for more information.
1. Netflix series “The Glory 2” ranks at number 1 worldwide on the platform
The thriller drama series has been the talk of the week, earning due praise and compliments from global fans. And its popularity doesn’t just rest on social media only as it was recorded that the series was the most popular show on Netflix this week, ranking at number 1 worldwide. Click here to see more information about the rankings.
2. BL drama “A Shoulder To Cry On” premieres and receives much praise from global fans
The BL drama has been one of the most anticipated in the genre since its announcement in 2022. Starring OMEGA X’s JaeHan and YeChan, it aired its first two episodes this week and fans were duly pleased by the acting of the idols, their adorable and chaotic chemistry, and the storyline as well.
3. BL Drama “Love Class 2” releases poster and airing details.
This week, Korean BL fans can add another win as the anticipated sequel for the drama “Love Class”, “Love Class 2“, has shared its first poster and airing details. The drama is set to star BAE173’s J-Min, Woo HyoWon, and Ahn JungGyun as its leads. It is expected to have a 25 minutes duration with 10 episodes and an airing date set for 2nd quarter of the year.
4. “Dr. Romantic 3” adds more stellar actors to its cast line
The 3rd installment of the hospital drama is already looking like a hit, thanks to its impeccable cast line. Starring Han SukKyu, Ahn HyoSeop, Lee SungKyoung, Kim MinJae, Ko SangHo, Kim JuHun, etc, the drama continues to add more names to its already impressive cast line as rising actors Lee HongNae and Lee SinYoung are set to play roles in the drama as well.
5. Netflix drops new trailer for exciting action movie “Kill BokSoon”
The Netflix action movie starring Jeon DoYeon, Koo KyoHwan, and Sol KyungGu is scheduled for release on the 31st of March 2023.
6. SBS shares script reading for “Dr. Romantic 3”
Doldam Hospital fans can begin to anticipate the drama as SBS shares images from the script reading earlier this week. You can see the full slide here and here.
7. Rising actor Lee JunYoung is set to join Park BoGum and IU in the new period drama
The rising actor and star of dramas like “Imitation” and “May I Help You?” joins the impressive cast line for the upcoming drama “You Have Done Well”.
8. tvN shares teaser for upcoming drama “Stealer The Treasure Keeper” staring Joo Won
Famous actor Joo Woo is set to make an exciting drama comeback by playing the lead role in the tvN drama. It is scheduled to begin airing on April 12.
9. Rising actor Kang Hoon becomes an ambassador for the National Central Museum
The rising actor shared the exciting news with fans via his Instagram that he is the new ambassador for the National Central Museum in Seoul, South Korea. The actor is famous for his roles in “Little Women” and “The Red Sleeve”. He is also set to make his drama return with the SBS historical drama “The Secret Romantic Guesthouse”.
10. JTBC announces upcoming dramas
This week, JTBC continued to roll out content surrounding their upcoming dramas, “The King’s Land” and “Doctor Slump“. There is no airing date for these dramas as at the date of this article.
Park SoI – 12th of March
Lee JunHyuk – 13th of March
Kim MyungSoo (INFINITE’s L) – 13th of March
TREASURE’s JiHoon – 14th of March
OMEGA X’s Hyuk – 15th of March
Ahn SeMin – 15th of March
Maddox – 15th of March
ASTRO’s JinJin – 15th of March
ONF’s U – 16th of March
8TURN’s HaeMin – 16th of March
Yoon HyunSoo – 17th of March
BEST PERFORMANCES THIS WEEK
1. TAN – Fix YOU’
2. TRENDZ – ‘NEW DAYZ’
3.Cherry Bullet – ‘P.O.W! Play On The World’
4. Kai – ‘Rover’
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