This Week In Kpop: New Releases, News, Gossip And More


‘This Week In Kpop’ is an attempt at summarizing and consolidating various news and happenings in the Kpop world.

Let’s find out what happened this past week.

1. Big Bang’s MADE tour was a huge hit in the USA!

The Village Voice and NY Times had nothing but good things to say about the boys when their tour reached New Jersey on October 10 and 11.

The Village Voice had this to say, “Are they the biggest band in the world that no one’s ever heard of? Definitely. Maybe that’s about to change.”

2. Jeong Ji Hyun looking lovely at 6 months pregnant at a charity event.

Well-known for her role as the haughty celebrity in Korean drama ‘My Love From Another Star’ opposite Kim Soo Hyun, Jeong Ji Hyun was spotted at the “NEPA Warm World” charity campaign event on October 13.


This is her first child after being married to a non-celebrity banker in 2012. Doesn’t she just look radiant?

3. Super Junior’s Donghae and Eunhyuk have enlisted into the army! ):

Yes, it is now Donghae and Eunhyuk’s turn to join the army. It is a sad time for fans all over the world as they wait two years for their return.

Heechul with Donghae and Eunhyuk with their new hairdo.

Eunhyuk enlisted on October 13 while Donghae entered the army in Choongnam on October 15. Siwon will be leaving next on November 19. Be prepared, ELFs!

4. Super Junior’s Kyuhyun releases second mini album.

Another Super Junior news; Kyuhyun released his second mini album just in time for autumn! It’s a good marketing strategy as Kyuhyun’s smooth and mellow voice is perfect for this season.

Take a listen to ‘A Million Pieces’ off his second mini album, “Fall, Once Again”.

5. Raven-Symone is a fan of GOT7’s Jackson Wang?

One eagle-eyed fan caught this on Twitter and got everyone confused. Is it a hack or is the That’s So Raven actress really a fan? Either way, the Korean Wave is sure catching a lot of people now.


6. Clazziquai’s Alex and Rainbow’s Hyunyoung reported to be dating.

Actor and Clazziquai member Alex, known from the famous dramas “Pasta,” “Medical Top Team,” and “Hotel King,” and Rainbow‘s Hyunyoung are said to be dating.


Their agencies have yet to confirm the reports but we hope that they will have a wonderful relationship.

We hope you enjoyed ‘This Week In Kpop’. We will see you again next week. Please look forward to it!


Written by Joan Chen

Psychology graduate, K-pop enthusiast and bibliophile.