BTS Announces Online Concert "BANG BANG CON The Live," And 6 Other K-Pop Stories You Need To Know

    I'm ~in trouble~ after listening to NU'EST this week!

    1. BTS announces online concert BANG BANG CON The Live!

    [공지] 방방콘 The Live 개최 안내 (+ENG/JPN/CHN) #BTS #방탄소년단 #방방콘더라이브 #BANGBANGCON_TheLive

    @bighit_bts / Via Twitter: @bts_bighit

    Announced on May 14, BANG BANG CON The Live is a pay-per-view concert that will be held on June 14 — just days after BTS's 7th anniversary — at 6 p.m. KST (5 a.m. EST)!

    There are more details about the concert to come, but what we do know is it will be 90 minutes long and the members have begun preparing stages for the event, so get your lightsticks ready! 😱

    This week also saw the release of the first episodes of BTS's docuseries Break The Silence which airs on WeVerse, which you must see if you haven't already! The group has also been allowing fans to catch a sneak peek of the production process of their new album via livestream too.

    2. NU'EST are ~in trouble~ in their new single this week!

    View this video on YouTube

    NU'EST / Via

    NU'EST's eighth mini-album, The Nocturne, was released May 11 and its lead single, "I'm in Trouble," needs to be added to your playlist ASAP!

    The song was written, arranged, and composed in part by NU'EST member Baekho and describes an intense, instantaneous attraction shared between two people who've just met. It's lyrics are seriously suave, especially in the chorus when the group sings, "Oh I'm in trouble / I want to make a secret / So baby, when we start calling each other tomorrow / I'll look forward to it / Even the words you unintentionally say drive me crazy." If that doesn't steal your heart, nothing will! 👏🔥

    This week also saw the release of Day6's "Zombie," EXO's Chanyeol and Raiden's "Yours," BVNDIT's "Jungle," and Baek Z Young and Ong Seongwu's "Didn't Say Anything," so be sure to check those out too! 🌟

    3. KCON announced their virtual convention KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER!

    [KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER] Here's what you need to know about #KCONTACT! More upcoming information will be updated, so keep an eye out! #LETSKCON247 ! ▶Mnet-Kpop YouTube link: #KCON #KCON2020 #KCON247 #MnetKpopYouTube

    @KCONUSA / Via Twitter: @kconusa

    On May 13, KCON announced their virtual concert and convention KCON:TACT! The week-long event will be livestreamed 24 hours a day from Seoul starting on June 20 and ending June 26 and will feature live concerts, meet and greet sessions, behind the scenes content, influencer panels, and more. And don't worry — English subtitles will be provided!

    Although the lineup has yet to be revealed, the event will include around 30 artists and influencers who will interact with fans from around the world via video chat, polls, and more. The concerts will also utilize augmented reality technology to really bring the event to life!

    Although no official ticket prices have been announced yet, a portion of proceeds from KCON:TACT will go to UNESCO’s Learning Never Stops campaign to provide aid for children whose educations have been impacted by COVID-19. Who's ready to feel like we're all back at our favorite summertime convention?

    4. (G)I-DLE released an English version of their debut single "LATATA!"

    View this video on YouTube

    (G)I-DLE (여자)아이들 (Official YouTube Channel) / Via

    Everyday, every night, LATATA! (G)I-DLE released an English version of their debut single, "LATATA," today (May 15)! ✨

    "LATATA" is the second English single that (G)I-DLE has released since their debut in 2018. Their first all-English single, "Oh My God," was released last month as part of their third mini-album I Trust.

    The English lyrics to the song seem like a perfect translation of the song's original Korean lyrics, which depict dancing the night away with a special someone. If you need me, I'll be dancing along to this song for the rest of the day! 💃

    5. Seventeen announces docuseries Hit the Road!

    View this video on YouTube


    Seventeen will be releasing their own docuseries this month! Seventeen: Hit the Road will chronicle the group's "unpredictable memories of youth" as the members show never-before-seen sides of themselves as they prepare to embark on their worldwide 2019 Ode To You tour.

    The fourteen-episode docuseries starts May 15 (that's today!) and will air every Wednesday and Friday at 12 p.m. KST (11 p.m. EST) on Seventeen's YouTube channel and on WeVerse. You can watch the first episode here!

    6. Monsta X will perform at Zach Sang and St. Jude's virtual Prom at Home event!

    7. Mamamoo's Moonbyul, Red Velvet's Wendy and Zico, Stray Kids and more announce new music is on the way!

    [#문별] 門OON : REPACKAGE 2020.05.29 6PM RELEASE✔️ #MoonByul #門OON

    @RBW_MAMAMOO / Via Twitter: @RBW_MAMAMOO

    * Mamamoo's Moonbyul announced that she is coming back with a repackage of her February solo album Dark Side of the Moon! The album, called Moon, will be released on May 29.

    * Red Velvet's Wendy and Zico will be releasing a duet titled "My Day Is Filled With You" on May 16 as part of the soundtrack of the K-Drama The King: Eternal Monarch!

    * Stray Kids has announced that their Japanese singles "TOP" and "SLUMP," which were used as the theme song for the anime Tower of God, will be released in both Korean and English this month! The Korean version of the songs were released this week on May 13, and the English versions will be shared next on May 20. The official Japanese version will be released in June.

    * Park Jihoon shared the schedule and teaser photos for his upcoming third mini-album The W, which will be available on May 26!

    * UP10TION's Kim Wooseok also posted his schedule, short film, and teaser photos for his debut solo mini-album, 1ST DESIRE [GREED], which will drop on May 25!

    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! ✨