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    Blackpink's Lisa Breaks Record With Solo Album Pre-Orders, And 5 More K-Pop Updates You Need To Read

    Are you ready for Lisa's solo debut?

    1. Blackpink's Lisa shared the first visual teasers ahead of her solo debut!

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    Get ready, Blinks, because Lisa's solo debut is going to be in your area very soon. In the last week, the Blackpink rapper has revealed three different visual teasers ahead of her solo debut on Sept. 10. 

    The first teaser, released on Aug. 27, featured Lisa reclining underneath a red light as thunder and lightning raged in the distance. On Aug. 31, she followed it up with a second video that saw her powerfully posing in street-style clothing as smoke billowed behind her. In the final video, released Sept. 2, Lisa can be seen holding tight to a single chain as she swings above a pool of water in an entirely gray room. At the time of posting, the three videos have received well over 4 million views on YouTube each.

    But the fun doesn't end there. According to Soompi, Lisa broke the record for number of pre-orders for a female K-pop solo artist's album with 700,000 albums pre-ordered in just four days. If that isn't a testament to the endless power, charm, and talent of Lalisa Manoban, then we don't know what is!

    2. Key and Taeyeon teamed up to release their poignant collaboration "Hate That..." this week!

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    Name a more iconic duo than Taeyeon and Key. We'll wait. 

    In addition to making everyone laugh so hard that their sides hurt on the South Korean variety program Amazing Saturday, the unstoppable best friends released an emotional new single titled "Hate That..." this week. A pre-release track from Key's highly anticipated second solo mini-album, the song is truly the raw and vulnerable heartbreak anthem you never knew you needed. 

    Opening with a melancholy guitar riff, "Hate That..." tells the story of two exes who have recently gone through a breakup. In their initial verses, Taeyeon and Key seem furious when it comes to their past relationship. However, as the song continues, cracks begin to reveal that they're not mad so much as they are deeply hurt. As their feelings rise to a fever pitch, Key heartbreakingly comes to the realization: "I still love you." 

    However, despite their lingering feelings, the pair can't quite overcome the boundaries separating them from reuniting. That split is seen literally in the song's music video, wherein Key is seen living isolated up in space while Taeyeon is trapped on a rock in the ocean. In the end, Key is briefly seen watching the news, which reveals that Taeyeon has been rescued from her rock, signifying that she's moved on. 

    Earlier this week, Key also announced that he will hold his first solo Beyond Live concert, titled 'Groks in the Keyland,' on Sept. 26. In a recent Vlive with Taeyeon for the new single, Key revealed his second mini-album will be released around the same time as the concert, too, so there's lots to look forward to if you're a Shawol!

    This week also saw the release of Kyuhyun's "On a Starry Night," fromis_9's "Talk & Talk," A.C.E's "Changer," Lee Hi's "Savior (feat. B.I)," and BTOB's "Outsider," so be sure to check them out as well! 🎶

    3. Enhypen cancelled their performance at KCON:TACT after five members of the group tested positive for COVID-19.

    Enhypen pose in a garage with a car turned over behind them.

    4. BTS announced a second season of In the Soop will be released next month!

    #In_the_SOOP BTS ver. Season 2 COMING SOON IN OCTOBER #BTS #방탄소년단 #인더숲 #인더숲BTS편시즌2


    Rejoice, ARMY, because new BTS content is on the way! On Sept. 1, the official Twitter page for the reality program In the Soop announced that a second season of the show featuring BTS will be released in October.

    Produced by Hybe Labels, the first season of In the Soop saw the seven members of BTS embark on a well-deserved, healing retreat together at a gorgeous lakeside cabin for a week. You can watch the trailer for the first season here.

    It is presumed that, like its first season, In the Soop will air on both JTBC and the fan community platform Weverse. Let us know in the comments below if you'll be watching!

    5. Seventeen will promote as 11 members for the rest of the year while Jun & The8 complete activities in China.

    Seventeen poses around a truck full of flowers for their eighth mini album Your Choice.

    6. And Mamamoo, Monsta X, Ciipher, and more announced that new music is on the way!


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    * Mamamoo shared the first teaser for their upcoming compilation album, titled I Say Mamamoo: The Best, which will be released on Sept. 15.

    * Monsta X shared a mysterious teaser image for their upcoming single "One Day," which will be released on Sept. 10. The image features the line: "Wish you the best with somebody new, but they'll never love ya like I do."

    * Ciipher announced this week that they'll be making their first comeback in September. The album will be titled Blind.

    * Solo artists and ultimate K-pop power couple Dawn and HyunA revealed they will release an album together titled 1+1=1, which will be released Sept. 9. They both also shared some incredibly cool concept images on Instagram too.

    That's it for this week! Have a fantastic weekend, and be sure to comment below what K-pop comeback you're looking forward to next!