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    These Are The 7 Most Important K-Pop Headlines Of The Week

    Yes, IU, I am very happy now. 😊

    1. EXO's Suho, Pentagon's Jinho, BTOB's Yook Sungjae and Hyunsik, and Block B's U-Kwon will all enlist this month.

    2. IU & BTS's Suga released their collaboration "Eight" this week!

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    IU's latest single, "Eight," was released on May 6! The song, which features production and rapping by BTS's Suga, has become a certified all-kill in Korea since its release and centers on IU's experiences as a 28-year-old who feels wistful for the simple, joyous days in life.

    This isn't the first song IU has written that chronicles her viewpoints, emotions, and the world's atmosphere at certain ages — she also released "Twenty-three" and "Palette" when she was 25!

    This week also saw the release of Stray Kids member Han's "Close," ASTRO's "Knock," Girls' Generation member Taeyeon's "Happy," EXO's Baekhyun and BOL4's "LEO," and Seventeen member The8's "Falling Down." Be sure to check those out too! 🌟

    3. Wonho signs to Maverick Management for stateside promotions!

    4. Dreamcatcher, IN2IT, and AleXa release UNESCO coronavirus song "Be The Future."

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    "Be The Future" is a song by Millenasia Project, a group comprising of K-Pop artists Dreamcatcher, IN2IT, and AleXa. The song — created in partnership with the Varkey Foundation which is part of UNESCO's Global Education Coalition — and relays important safety coronavirus safety tips for listeners around the world.

    In between important tips like washing your hands, wearing a face mask, and maintaining social distancing, "Be The Future" also shares uplifting messages to listeners to stay strong, remember to study, and affirms that we're all in this together. It also encourages listeners to "stay apart, do your part, let's all be safe and all together let's save more lives."

    Listen to Millenasia Project, y'all! If you need me, I'll be staying indoors and learning the adorable choreography to this song!

    5. BTS, Barack and Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Lady Gaga, and more will speak at YouTube's virtual graduation ceremony Dear Class of 2020!

    #DearClassof2020, we know how hard you’ve worked to make it to graduation so we want to celebrate you. Join us and a few friends in a Graduate #WithMe livestream event. From commencement speeches to musical performances, this one’s for you! June 6,

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    The virtual commencement celebration created by YouTube promises to bring together "inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities."

    With musical performances, special appearances, and speakers like BTS, Lady Gaga, and Barack and Michelle Obama, it's going to be a truly unforgettable graduation!

    You can watch the entire ceremony here beginning on June 6 at 3 p.m. EST! Congratulations, class of 2020!

    6. Changmo, alongside Burna Boy, was featured on a new remix of Stormzy's single "Own It."

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    Changmo? On a Stormzy song? Yes, you read that right! 🎉The South Korean rapper is featured on Stormzy's newest remix of his iconic single, "Own It," which was released on May 6.

    I feel like Changmo is the perfect addition to the song's star-studded lineup too, which includes Burna Boy and background vocals by Ed Sheeran. Changmo's rapping is very suave and flows effortlessly, and his lyrics fit perfectly in with the rest of the song's lyrics which center on an intense, "lust at first sight" attraction with someone.

    I could honestly listen to this song all day, and can't wait until the day Changmo, Stormzy, and Burna Boy can all meet up and perform "Own It" live together! ✨

    7. BTS, Blackpink, EXO's Chanyeol & Baekhyun, Monsta X, and more confirm new music is on the way!

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