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[Today’s K-pop] NU’EST proud to present new LP

By Hwang You-mee

Published : April 19, 2021 - 18:29

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NU’EST discussed the group’s second studio album “Romanticize” at a showcase held in Seoul on Monday.
It has been a year since the eighth EP “The Nocturne” and almost seven years since first LP “Re:Birth,” and the bandmates admitted that they are stirred up.
“My heart has been all pit-a-pat and wouldn’t stop trembling throughout the preparation,” confided JR. Since they put so much time and effort into making it, they will be able to show many different sides, he added.
Baekho’s chest was puffed up as he said, “This album makes us proud as we can feel how we’ve changed over time.”
The 10-track LP’s main theme is romance, but instead of the conventional idea that leads into love, the quintet sings of romance found in everyday life.
Aron, in the meantime, thanked his bandmates for supporting and respecting his decision to take some time off due to health issues. He will join promotions only partially so as not to impair his health. 

Shinee’s Taemin to hold online solo concert 
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Taemin of Shinee is planning to host an online concert on his own on May 2.
Titled “Taemin: N.G.D.A” -- referencing his third LP “Never Gonna Dance Again” -- the solo gig will be broadcast live via Naver’s Beyond Live channel for those with tickets.
It has been one year and four months since the veteran idol’s last solo concert, which was held in Japan, and he will fill the stage with a set list that ranges from previous hits to tracks from his third studio album from last year.
Meanwhile, Shinee held the group’s first digital concert on April 4. About 130,000 fans from almost 120 countries tuned in for the live show, approximately three years since the band’s last concert, which was also in Japan. The quartet performed “Atlantis” for the first time on stage, giving the audience a first chance to enjoy the title track of the repackaged seventh LP that was unveiled April 12.

Enhyphen to return soon online

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Enhyphen will hold an online showcase to mark the release of its second EP on May 26, according to Mnet’s digital arm M2 on Monday.
The digital showcase will be broadcast via Mnet and M2 around the world.
The event is named “Carnival” after the EP “Border: Carnival,” and the band will perform the songs for the first time on stage. Its official fandom Engene participated in an online party, under the theme of “space where all rules are broken,” and surprised the bandmates with presents and events, according to the media.
The boy band also shared a preview of its upcoming EP on Monday via social media. It included highlights from six songs from the EP, including lead track “Drunk-Dazed” as well as behind-the-scenes clips from shooting the album jacket, in which the seven bandmates enjoyed a party and took pictures of each other.

Twice shooting music video for June return: report

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The bandmates of Twice are currently on Jeju Island shooting a music video and preparing to come out with new music in June, according to local media reports Monday.
The girl group’s label JYP Entertainment confirmed the report.
Jeongyeon, who was absent from promotional activities for the group’s second studio album “Eyes Wide Open” last year due to anxiety issues, is also back with her bandmates.
Twice recently marked 2,000 days since the group’s debut, during which time all 14 songs, from “Ooh-Aah” to “I Can’t Stop Me,” have been hits. The video of “Yes or Yes,” the title track from the sixth EP, surpassed 300 million views on YouTube earlier this month, becoming the band’s ninth video to hit the milestone. 
“Feel Special” from 2019 amassed 100 million streams on Japan’s Oricon, making Twice the second female group to achieve the feat. The nine-piece act will release its eighth single in Japanese, “Kura Kura,” in May.

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