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    Blackpink's Rosé Makes Her Solo Debut, And 5 Other K-Pop Headlines You Don't Want To Miss

    We can't wait to watch BTS light up the Grammys stage like dynamite! 🎆

    1. BTS will perform at the Grammys this Sunday!

    It's going to be dynamite! Watch BTS (@BTS_twt) bring the fire and set the night alight at the #GRAMMYs. You don't want miss their performance March 14th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on @CBS: #ARMY

    @RecordingAcad / Via Twitter: @RecordingAcad

    This is undoubtedly going to be a historic weekend for BTS. Not only is the group nominated for their first Grammy Award, but they're also going to perform at the March 14 event, fresh off their performance at MusiCares' virtual concert March 12.

    BTS joined the star-studded Grammy lineup this week alongside artists like Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, and Billie Eilish. The group, who performed alongside Lil Nas X last year, will be the first South Korean group to perform on the Grammy stage by themselves this year.

    In addition to their performance, the group — who just last week became IFPI's Global Recording Artists of 2020 — is nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their single "Dynamite." It is their first Grammy nomination, and they are the first South Korean group to be nominated.

    The Grammys will air at 8 p.m. ET on March 14. Be sure to tune in with your light stick in hand to watch the group make history!

    2. Rosé had my jaw ~on the ground~ with her phenomenal solo debut!

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    Blackpink member Rosé's long-awaited solo single is here, and honestly, it's so good, I'm at a loss for words. Performed entirely in English, "On the Ground" is an electronic ballad that cuts straight to the heart with its emotional lyrics about working hard to achieve your dreams, only to realize that your relationships are more important than anything else. The result is a song that's raw, honest, and revolutionary.

    "I'm way up in the clouds, and they say I've made it now," she sings, "but I figured it out — everything I need is on the ground."

    To celebrate Rosé's solo debut, virtual merchandise including matching looks from the music video will be available on the app Zepeto. It was also revealed this week that Rosé will be the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 16, so be sure to set an alarm to watch her make her solo debut stateside too!

    This week also saw the release of WayV's "Kick Back," Cravity's "Bad Habits," Majors' "Spit It Out," Ghost9's "Seoul," and Soyou's "Good Night My Love," so be sure to check those out, too! ✨

    3. NCT 127 taught us all the importance of reading on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah this week.

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    Let NCT 127 introduce you to some new things this week! On March 10, the group made a guest appearance on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah's daytime special and taught us all about the importance of reading.

    Called "Remotely Educational," the special featured hilarious segments that aimed to enlighten viewers on topics they should actually have been taught about in school, like how to buy a home. NCT 127 joined in on the fun by sharing the importance of being able to read so that fans who don't speak Korean could follow along with subtitles and understand what the group was saying.

    "In order to better understand and communicate with us, NCT 127, it's very important to know how to read," Jaehyun shared. Doyoung added, "Yes, it's very important, so make sure you read a lot and keep studying!"

    The group also released an additional video on Twitter for the program, which can be watched here!

    4. Jisoo became a global brand ambassador for Dior this week!

    5. Wonho, Shinee, and Exo's Xiumin all announced livestream events this week!

    6. And Baekhyun, Astro, and Red Velvet's Wendy announce that new music is on the way!

    BAEKHYUN 백현 The 3rd Mini Album [Bambi] 🎧 2021.03.30. 6PM KST #백현 #BAEKHYUN #엑소 #EXO #weareoneEXO #밤비 #Bambi

    @weareoneEXO / Via Twitter: @weareoneEXO

    * Baekhyun's upcoming album is titled Bambi and will be released March 30. Throughout this week, the solo artist and Exo member has been tweeting about the album and also took to Instagram to share some adorable, deer-themed album spoilers.

    * Red Velvet's Wendy will be making her solo debut in April! The singer tweeted her excitement on March 10, telling fans, "Since it's my first solo album, I'll work harder to prepare and play good songs for you."

    * Soloist IU revealed the tracklist for her upcoming fifth album, Lilac, which will be released March 25. The 10-song album was written entirely by IU and features two title tracks, "Lilac" and "Coin," as well as a collaboration with Korean R&B singer-songwriter Dean.

    * Astro have announced that their second full album, All Yours, will be released April 5.

    * DKB have confirmed that they will be holding a comeback March 30.

    * Jessi has released some gorgeous teaser photos ahead of the release of her new single, "어떤X (What Type of X)," on March 17!

    That's it for this week! Have a lovely weekend, and be sure to catch up on last week's news if you missed it! ✨