TWICE’s ‘SET ME FREE’, EXO Kai’s ‘Rover’ and Hottest K-Pop Comebacks, this week’s news

TWICE’s ‘SET ME FREE’, EXO Kai’s ‘Rover’ and Hottest K-Pop Comebacks, this week’s news

Stuck with K-Pop news and feedback? Don’t worry, here’s a roundup of the latest news and the hottest K-pop songs released between March 8th and March 15th!

Comebacks in the K-pop trend

“Set Me Free” by TWICE


TWICE have released their highly anticipated comeback with RELEASE ME, the title track of their 12th mini-album READY TO BE. On March 10th, their ONCE fandom raged with their stylish performances and explosive music.

TWICE is currently promoting this new bop in the west, which has appeared on talk shows like The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

‘Rover’ by EXO KAI


On March 13th EXO Kai released the song “Vagabond” which is based on the album of the same name. It is also the world-class artist’s third mini-album in his burgeoning solo career. The album contains six songs, including the title track “Rover” and supporting tracks “Black Mirror”, “Slidin”, “Bomba”, “Dis que tu m’aime” and “Sinner”.

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Young Dumb Dumb by NMIXX


NMIXX uploaded an upbeat track titled “Young, Stupid, Stupid” on March 12th. Unlike their “Mixx Pop,” which blends different genres into a single song, “Young, Dumb, Stupid” offers an easy listening experience for fans.

Its highlight lies in the chorus, which integrates the melody from the famous children’s song “Frère Jacques” (known as “Brother John”)!

“In the Street” by BTS J-Hope (with J. Cole)


J-Hope BTS gifted ARMYs a collaboration track with singer J. Cole featuring “in the street.” “What’s special about this digital single is that it brings back some of BTS’ early sounds during their debut. Apart from that, J-Hope’s performance is worth seeing “on the street”.

Breaking News and Issues

NCT Dream Jeno confirms positive for COVID-19

On March 13, NCT Dream Jeno was tested for COVID-19, which was later confirmed by his agency, SM Entertainment.

(Photo: Instagram: @nct_dream)

With her condition on the line, SM Entertainment has postponed the idol’s current and upcoming activities to help Jeno recover. SM Entertainment assured fans that Jeno’s well-being is their priority and will now take steps to focus on the idol’s recovery.

The agency said:

“We will do our best to focus on the recovery of our artists by considering their health and safety our top priority.”

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE: NCT Dream Jeno Tests Positive for COVID-19

BTS, SEVENTEEN, More Receive Recognition on May 37th Japan Gold Record Awards

On March 10th, the winners of the 37th Japan Gold Disc Awards were announced by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (known simply as RIAJ).

37th Japan Gold Disc Awards Winners: BTS, SEVENTEEN and More Honored!
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(Photo: Twitter)

The list was led by global K-pop group BTS, who took home a total of five awards including Best Asian Artist, Song of the Year by Download (Asia), Music Video of the Year (Asia), Top 3 Albums for “Proof” and Jungkook with Song of the Year Award from Streaming (Western).

Other popular K-pop artists like SEVENTEEN, IVE, Kep1er and many more are on the list, proving their growing number of fans in Japan.

For more rewards, check out the full article at the link below!

SEE FULL LISTING HERE: 37th Japan Gold Disc Awards Winners: BTS, SEVENTEEN and More Receive Recognition

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Written by Israel Monte