Top Korean News Of The Week: Blackpink’s Lisa Sets Up Own Label, BTS’ V Begins Military Police Duty At ROK II Corps
Top Korean News Of The Week: A lot has happened in the Hallyu industry over the last seven days. From Blackpink’s Lisa launching her own label to ATEEZ being named as Record Store Day’s first K-pop Artist of the Year, keep scrolling to know what K-pop and K-drama stans have been raving about over the last one week.
Blackpink’s Lisa launches solo label
On February 8, Blackpink’s Lisa officially announced the launch of her solo label, LLOUD. Taking to Instagram, the Money rapper dropped a stunning snap, with the caption, “Introducing LLOUD, a platform to showcase my vision in music and entertainment. Join me on this exciting journey to push through new boundaries together.” Aside from launching social media accounts for her label, Lisa also set up a visually striking website that feature d a list of all her solo achievements.
ATEEZ Is Record Store Day’s First K-pop Artist of the Year
Record Store Day, which celebrates the culture of the independently owned record store across the globe, has announced ATEEZ as their first K-pop ‘Artist of the Year.’ Singing praise about the group, co-founder Michael Kurtz said, “K-pop is a major part of the music industry, and it is exciting to be able to finally celebrate ATEEZ with their dedicated fanbase on Record Store Day.”
BTS‘ V begins military police duties
BTS member V completed his three-week long military training at the Army General Administration School on February 8. As the Slow Dancing singer headed to the 2nd Army Corps of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province to begin his military police duties, new pics of him in his uniform started circulating online. Take a look at it right here:
Lee Seung-gi and Lee Da-in welcome baby girl
K-drama stars Lee Seung-gi and Lee Da-in were blessed with a baby girl on February 5! Announcing the joyous news, Seung-gi’s label Human Made said, “We are delivering the happy news that the Lee Seung-gi and Lee Da-in gave birth to a daughter on the afternoon of February 5,” before adding, “Both the mother and child are in good health, and Lee Seung-gi conveyed the news that he is grateful and happy that a precious life was born safely.”
aespa‘s Karina and Ningning make history
aespa’s Ningning has been appointed as Versace’s global brand ambassador, making her the first female K-pop idol to bag an ambassadorship with the luxury fashion brand. Meanwhile, Karina beat IVE’s Wonyoung to become the most followed 4th gen K-pop female idol on Instagram.
Namkoong Won passed away
Veteran actor Namkoong Won, known for his roles in Red Scarf and Woman of Fire, passed away at Asan Medical Center in Seoul following a prolonged struggle with lung cancer earlier this week. He was 89.