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[Today’s K-pop] Twice to mark 6th anniversary with LP, tour

(Credit: JYP Entertainment)
(Credit: JYP Entertainment)

Twice will release its third studio album next month followed by an international tour, after celebrating its sixth anniversary month with a week-long event.

The news came at the end of the music video for its first English-language single “The Feels” that was unveiled Friday. Some of the group’s songs -- including “More & More” from 9th EP, “I Can’t Stop Me” from 2nd LP, and digital single “Cry for Me” -- have English-language versions, but do not have music videos.

The band will perform the new single on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Friday in the US and will appear on the daytime news show “GMA3: What You Need To Know” next week.

Twice broke records with its previous EP “Taste of Love” in June, hitting No. 6 on Billboard 200, the highest ranking for an EP from a female K-pop group.

BTS’ Jin to sing theme song for drama 

(Credit: Big Hit Music)
(Credit: Big Hit Music)

Jin of BTS will sing the main theme song for the drama “Mt. Jiri,” which starts airing on Oct. 23.

The song will be used beginning in the middle of the series and the release date will be announced later, said a producer from the drama. The show is a mystery involving national park rangers and boasts a star-studded cast including Jun Jihyun and Ju Jihoon as well as A-list writer and director, Kim Eunhee of Netflix original “Kingdom” and Lee Eungbok of “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” and “Sweet Home.”

Jin has released a series of solo songs -- “Epiphany,” “Awake,” “Moon” and “Abyss” – which have topped iTunes songs charts in as many as 242 regions combined.

Winner’s Song Mino to mentor survival show contestants 

(Credit: Mnet)
(Credit: Mnet)

Song Mino of Winner showed confidence as one of the producers of the long-running hip-hop survival program “Show Me the Money,” during an online media conference held Friday.

“My life itself has been survival,” declared the musician who became a member of Winner after a competition series held by YG Entertainment. He also was the second runner-up on the fourth season of “Show Me the Money” in 2015. He will team up with Grey as one of the four teams of producers.

“I can share all my knowledge (with the participants). I will do my best to support them,” he promised. He will focus on potential when assessing the contestants, which includes established rappers such as Sokodomo, Don Mills, Yuk Jidam and Z.Flat.

Lee Jinhyuk to put out 4th EP soon 

(Credit: TOP Media)
(Credit: TOP Media)

Singer/actor Lee Jinhyuk announced Friday that he will return with his fourth EP “Ctrl+V” later this month.

The EP will be rolled out on Oct. 19, but the songs and a music video for the title track will be unveiled a day prior. He will also host a showcase that day, according to a schedule he shared.

He recently marked his sixth anniversary of debuting as a member of boy band Up10tion, recalling how he only dreamed about being on a stage and thanking his fans for supporting him. Lee came into the spotlight when he participated in Mnet survival audition program “ProduceX101” and made his solo debut in 2019.

It has been about five months since his previous album “Scene26” and online concert “Show26.” Since then, he has appeared in a TV drama and a sitcom, as well as a series of variety shows.   

By Hwang You-mee