These Are The 5 Most Important K-Pop News Stories Of The Week

    NCT 127 knocked me out this week!

    1. BTS's Suga shocked everyone with the release of his second mixtape!

    View this video on YouTube

    Big Hit Labels / Via youtube.com

    Under the moniker Agust D, Suga effectively broke the internet today with the release of his second mixtape D-2.

    The 10-track album allows Suga to look critically at his career, how he's changed as both a person and an artist, and the strange, cyclical society we all live in. Just like his 2016 mixtape Agust D, Suga took part in the songwriting and lyrics for every song on the album.

    The album's title track, โ€œDaechwita," gets its name from a genre of Korean military music and blends traditional instruments with heavy trap beats and searing lyrics. Set in a royal palace, its music video features Suga portraying two different characters, a king and a present-day version of himself, who battle it out against one another. The song also features a brief cameo by BTS's Jin and Jungkook, who accidentally bump into Suga in the middle of his spitfire rapping!

    2. TXT hit us all in the feels with "Can't You See Me?"

    View this video on YouTube

    Big Hit Labels / Via youtube.com

    We see you, TXT! ๐ŸŒŸThe group released their second mini-album, The Dream Chapter: Eternity, on May 18.

    The group's title track, "Can't You See Me?", chronicles the loneliness and fear associated with feeling misunderstood by your closest friends. Other songs on the album explore the group's hopes and fears during their trainee days ("Maze In The Mirror") and see them chasing the feeling of freedom like a puma who escapes the zoo ("Puma").

    The music video for "Can't You See Me?" perfectly explores the feeling of being lonely while surrounded by close friends, as the group members dejectedly stare into the camera in between food fights and crisp choreography. It's a must-watch!

    3. NCT 127 wowed over 104,000 fans at their Beyond Live concert last weekend!

    4. Monsta X, Apink, iKON, and more to perform on TikTok's online concert!

    [#MONSTA_X] #๋ชฌ์Šคํƒ€์—‘์Šค #ํ‹ฑํ†ก #์ง‘์ฝ•์ฝ˜์„œํŠธ #TikTokStage Live From Seoul โœ”๏ธ200525 5PM (KST) โœ”๏ธ ํ‹ฑํ†ก์Šคํ…Œ์ด์ง€(@tiktok_stage) ํŒ”๋กœ์šฐ! #MONSTAX #TikTok #๋ชฌ์Šคํƒ€์—‘์Šค_์ปด๋ฐฑ #FANTASIA_X #๋ชฌ์Šคํƒ€์—‘์Šค5์›”26์ผ์ปด๋ฐฑ #๋ชฌ์Šคํƒ€์—‘์ŠคํŒํƒ€์ง€์•„์—‘์Šค #๋ชฌ์Šคํƒ€์—‘์ŠคํŒํƒ€์ง€์•„ โ–ถ๏ธ https://t.co/kLvpacy3cO

    @OfficialMonstaX / Via Twitter: @OfficialMonstaX

    The event, called TikTok Stage Live From Seoul, will be held on the app on May 25 at 6 p.m. KST (5 a.m. EST) and includes a star-studded lineup of K-Pop artists, including AKMU, Apink, CIX, Cravity, iKON, Kang Daniel, KARD, Monsta X, and Oh My Girl.

    But the fun doesn't stop there! On May 27 at 8 p.m. KST (7 a.m. EST), TikTok will team up with popular hip-hop festival company HIPHOPPLAYA to hold TikTok Stage with HIPHOPPLAYA, a livestream concert that will feature some of South Korea's most prestigious hip-hop artists. The lineup includes: Epik High, Bobby of iKON, Zico, Jay Park, Heize, Crush, Jessi, Dean, Giriboy, pH-1, Sik-K, Miso, Changmo, Superbee, All Ready, Kid Milli, E-Sens, Ash Island, Uneducated Kid, Tabber, Yuzion, and TWLV.

    According to Soompi, all proceeds from TikTok Stage with HIPHOPPLAYA will donated to the Community Chest of Korea to help those who have been affected by the coronavirus.

    5. Super Junior K.R.Y, Victon, Sunmi, and more confirm new music is on the way!

    SUPER JUNIOR-K.R.Y. The 1st Mini Album [ํ‘ธ๋ฅด๊ฒŒ ๋น›๋‚˜๋˜ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์˜ ๊ณ„์ ˆ (When We Were Us)] #COOL ver. Title Track โ€˜ํ‘ธ๋ฅด๊ฒŒ ๋น›๋‚˜๋˜ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์˜ ๊ณ„์ ˆ (When We Were Us)โ€™ ๐ŸŽง2020.06.08 6PM KST

    @sjofficial / Via Twitter: @SJofficial

    * Super Junior K.R.Y โ€” a sub-unit of Super Junior consisting of members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung โ€” will release their first mini-album, When We Were Us, on June 8!

    * Victon will be releasing their second single album, Mayday, on June 2! According to Soompi, the album will be "a special gift for fans" from the group, who are currently "looking forward to meeting their fans and focusing on working on the album.โ€

    * Sunmi is currently preparing to hold a comeback in "late June" according to Soompi!

    * NCT Dream will release a live concert album and photobook of their The Dream Show tour on June 9.

    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! โœจ