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    Jackson Wang Performs On "The Late Late Show," And 5 Other K-Pop Headlines You Need To Know

    Jackson also teased that his upcoming album would feature "a very new sound." 👀

    1. Jackson Wang performed "Leave Me Loving You" on The Late Late Show With James Corden.

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    Jackson made his late-night television debut in the US this week on The Late Late Night With James Corden with an incredible performance of his latest single, "Leave Me Loving You." Talking about the single ahead of his performance, Jackson called it a "simple song" with a powerful message. "I'm just trying to deliver the message of, if you love somebody, if you like somebody, you should let that person know," he said.

    He also shared a bit about his upcoming second English album, saying that although he couldn't "really spoil much," it would feature "a very new sound and it's something that people don't expect from me."

    This is the second time Jackson and James have teamed up. The first was back in 2019, when they taught each other about hot pot, stargazy pie, fencing, and football in a hilarious video that is an absolute must-watch if you haven't seen it before!

    2. NU'EST had all of us feeling lovesick this week with their new single "Inside Out."

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    Written and composed by member Baekho, the refreshing, chill house track is from the group's second full-length album, Romanticize, and describes the intense, bittersweet feelings that come with an impending breakup. "Hate this street we danced together / Truth is I hate being alone without you," the members sing. "Run to you before the night goes away / Staring into each other’s eyes." The track is raw, poignant, and honest and, most importantly, deserves a spot on your next playlist.

    This week also saw the release of Iz*One's "평행우주," Day6's "You Make Me," P1Harmony's "Scared," and Apink's "Thank You," so be sure to check those out too! 💕

    3. Over 2.7 million viewers tuned in simultaneously to watch Bang Bang Con 2021 last weekend.

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    Held April 17, the eight-hour event featured three performances from BTS's career that were broadcast back-to-back on the group's YouTube channel. After the event, it was revealed that over 2.7 million viewers had simultaneously watched Bang Bang Con from all over the world, a true testament to the group's fan base and BTS's global appeal.

    Then, on April 19, it was revealed that BTS had teamed up with fast-food chain McDonald's to release the BTS Meal. The meal, which will be available stateside May 26, will feature 10 McNuggets, a regular fries, and a regular Coke, plus sweet chili and cajun sauces inspired by South Korean McDonald's recipes, according to a press release. The announcement stirred up a variety of reactions from fans online that are truly hilarious.

    And last, but certainly not least, member V teased a solo single captioned "sleep" on social media April 20. With V's sweet, lilting vocals set to soft orchestral accompaniment, the song is truly the lullaby you never knew you needed until now. Everyone say thank you, Kim Taehyung!

    4. Ateez's Yunho shines in a new teaser trailer for upcoming K-drama Imitation.

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    The short clip shows Ateez member Yunho showing off his powerful dance skills in a practice room before he says, "Sunbae, don’t let your guard down." A second teaser trailer featuring U-KISS's Jun was also released, highlighting the rivalry between the two characters.

    The drama is based on a popular webtoon that centers on the rivalries, love triangles, and hardships that a group of K-pop idols face as they try to make their way to the top. The cast is made up of members from a variety of K-pop groups, including Ateez, Baby Vox, Boys' Republic, g.o.d, Pristin, SF9, T-ara, and U-KISS.

    The first episode of the show will air on KBS on May 7 and will also be available to watch on Viki!

    5. Twice will be performing on The Kelly Clarkson Show next week.

    TWICE & KELLY CLARKSON SHOW ONCE! Heads up for us performing “CRY FOR ME” on @kellyclarksontv Tuesday 4/27 2PM EST, 11AM PST, Wednesday 4/28 3AM KST Don't forget to watch us :) #TWICE #트와이스

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    Time to break out the lightsticks, ONCE! On April 19, Twice confirmed that they will be making their debut on The Kelly Clarkson Show next week.

    The group will perform their 2019 hit single "Cry for Me" on the program. The show airs April 27 at 2 p.m. ET, so make sure you're recording it so you can cheer them on! As the members wrote on Twitter: "Don't forget to watch us!"

    6. And (G)I-dle, Twice, TXT, and more revealed that new music is on the way.

    [🎵] UNIVERSE MUSIC - (G)I-DLE "Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)" Concept Photo 2 2021.04.29 (THU) 6PM (KST) #UNIVERSE #GIDLE #GroovyRoom #유니버스 #여자아이들 #그루비룸 #GIDLE_LastDance #UNIVERSE_MUSIC @G_I_DLE

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    * (G)I-dle shared the first set of teaser photos for their upcoming single "Last Dance (Prod. Groovyroom)," which will be released April 29.

    * According to Soompi, Twice are planning to make a comeback "in June" and are currently filming their title track's music video on Jeju Island.

    * Tomorrow X Together confirmed that they will be making a comeback in May, according to Newsen.

    * Oneus dropped a The Matrix–inspired video teaser ahead of the release of their fifth mini album, Binary Code, on May 11.

    * Oh My Girl shared an adorable, pastel album schedule ahead of the release of their eighth mini album, Dear OhMyGirl, on May 10.

    That's it for this week! Hope you have a lovely weekend! ✨

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