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    Updated on Apr 25, 2020. Posted on Apr 24, 2020

    These Are The 7 Most Important Pieces Of K-Pop News This Week

    I swear not by the moon, but by Got7!

    1. Got7 swore not by the moon this week with their new album!

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    Ahgase, rejoice! Got7's eleventh mini-album, DYE, was released on April 20 and its title track, "Not By The Moon," is flawless! ๐Ÿ™Œ

    The song's music video, which features the members performing in a circus tent and traveling through a vast desert, will leave you spellbound with its dramatic, powerful, and aesthetically pleasing concept and stellar choreography. You'll definitely find yourself rewatching it over and over to find any extra clues tucked within!

    This week also saw the release of Mamamoo Solar's "Spit It Out," Kang Daniel and Zico's "Refresh," Stray Kids' special performance of "Voices," and April's "LALALILALA," so be sure to check those out too!

    2. The fourth and final online screening of "Fly with Aerocene Pacha," curated by CONNECT, BTS, will be livestreamed on April 25.

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    This will be the fourth and final screening of "Fly with Aerocene Pacha" will be livestreamed here on the Aerocene Community YouTube channel on April 25 at 10 p.m. KST (9 a.m. EST). ๐ŸŽ‰The installation is one of multiple projects curated by BTS as part of their global artistic initiative CONNECT, BTS that began earlier this year.

    Set in Buenos Aires, the livestream will allow fans to experience a special viewing of "Fly with Aerocene Pacha." Created by Tomรกs Saraceno, Aerocene Pacha is the first fuel-free hot-air balloon to carry a person using solely solar power and air.

    But the records don't stop there! Last weekend, BTS captivated 50.5 million viewers from more than 162 regions over their weekend-long online streaming event Bang Bang Con, with more than 2.24 million viewers watching concurrently. With BTS, the sky is truly the limit! ๐Ÿ’ซ

    3. Blackpink will collab with Lady Gaga on her upcoming album.

    #Chromatica โš”๏ธ๐Ÿ’“ #LG6

    @ladygaga / Via Twitter: @ladygaga

    After rumors of a collaboration between the two artists surfaced in March, Lady Gaga confirmed that Blackpink will feature on the track "Sour Candy" this week by sharing the track list for her upcoming album Chromatica. Although the album has no official release date, I'm seriously excited and, honestly, not sure the world is prepared for such a powerful collaboration. ๐Ÿ˜ฆโœจ

    This week also saw the release of Jennie's collaboration with South Korean eyeglass brand Gentle Monster (adorably titled Jentle Home!) and Lisa's incredible dance cover of "Mushroom Chocolate" by Quin and 6lack, which is a must-see if you haven't already!

    4. SuperM, NCT Dream, NCT 127, and WayV announced performances on digital concert platform Beyond Live.

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    Announced last week, Beyond Live is SM Entertainment and Naver's joint digital concert platform. This week, they announced the first set of four concerts that will be held on the platform.

    Beginning this weekend, the concerts will be held every Sunday at 3 p.m. KST (2 a.m. EST on Saturday). SuperM will perform on April 26, followed by WayV on May 3, NCT Dream on May 10, and NCT 127 on May 17.

    It will cost fans roughly $27 for each concert, which will stream on V Live+ and will be available on demand after the event so you can rewatch all your favorite parts! Fans can purchase light sticks for the event to cheer on their favorite group too.

    If you need me, I'll be jumping, popping, and jopping my way through this weekend! ๐Ÿ’ซ

    5. Seventeen will livestream their variety program Going Seventeen this weekend!

    ๋˜‘๋˜‘๋˜‘, ์บ๋Ÿฟ๋“ค ์ฃผ๋ชฉ๐Ÿ’ก ์˜ˆ๋Šฅ์— '์ฐ' ๋ชฐ์ž…ํ•œ ์„ธ๋ธํ‹ด๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๋ฐฉ๊ตฌ์„ ๋‚˜๋“ค์ดํ•  ์บ๋Ÿฟ ๊ตฌํ•จ๐Ÿ™Œ โ€‹ ๋Œ€์œ ์žผ #๊ณ ์ž‰์„ธ๋ธํ‹ด ๋ชจ์•„ ๋ชจ์•„ ์œ ํŠœ๋ธŒ์—์„œ 12์‹œ๊ฐ„ ๋™์•ˆ ๊ฑฐ์นจ์—†์ด ๋‹ฌ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๐Ÿ”ฅ ์ด๊ฒŒ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์„ธ๋ธํ‹ด ์˜ˆ๋Šฅ ํด๋ผ์“ฐ 'GOING SEVENTEEN Streaming'๐ŸŒŸ โ€‹ โฐ2020.04.26 12PM~ (KST) โ€‹ #์„ธ๋ธํ‹ด #SEVENTEEN #GOING_SVT

    @pledis_17 / Via Twitter: @pledis_17

    Kicking off at 12 p.m. KST on April 26 (11 p.m. EST on April 25), the 12-hour livestream will be held on Seventeen's YouTube channel and feature episodes of the group's ongoing variety program, Going Seventeen.

    With Bang Bang Con last weekend and SuperM Live this weekend, it's been so fascinating to see how K-Pop groups choose to keep in touch with their fanbase during this time. I'm so excited to catch up on all things Seventeen tomorrow! โœจ

    6. TXT released a cover of Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next."

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    On April 24, the group released an acoustic version of the iconic Ariana Grande song on their Soundcloud, and it's so good! Last week, member Yeonjun also shared a cover of August Alsina's "Song Cry," which is a must-listen if you haven't heard it yet!

    According to Soompi, Tomorrow X Together also confirmed this week that they are preparing for their next comeback and anticipate releasing new music in May. Time to get excited, MOA!

    7. GWSN, EXO's Baekhyun, Up10tion's Kim Wooseok, and Red Velvet's first sub-unit all announced new music!

    [#๊ณต์›์†Œ๋…€] THE 4TH EP PHOTOGRAPHS in black and white #BAZOOKA!๐Ÿ“ฃ RELEASE :: 2020.04.28 18:00 KST #GWSN #ๅ…ฌๅœ’ๅฐ‘ๅฅณ #ๅ…ฌๅ›ญๅฐ‘ๅฅณ #GirlsinthePark #theKeys_gwsn #๊ณต์›์†Œ๋…€_BAZOOKA!๐Ÿ“ฃ #๊ณต์›์†Œ๋…€_๋ฐ”์ฃผ์นด!๐Ÿ“ฃ #๋ฐ”์ฃผ์นด_๊ณต์›์†Œ๋…€_์ปด๋ฐฑ

    @official_GWSN / Via Twitter: @official_GWSN

    โ€ข GWSN announced their fourth mini-album, The Keys, will be released on April 28! The group has already shared the album's track list and a few gorgeous photo sets to get fans excited too!

    โ€ข Up10tion's Kim Wooseok will make his solo debut on May 25! On April 23, Wooseok also revealed his solo fanclub name earlier this week: Nia! According to Soompi, the name is derived from "begonia," which is described as "a flower that gives love."

    โ€ข EXO's Baekhyun has confirmed he will release a new solo album! His company, SM Entertainment, confirmed that his album will be released in "late May" according to Soompi.

    โ€ข Red Velvet's Seulgi and Irene will debut in the group's first sub-unit! According to a statement by SM Entertainment, translated by Soompi, the duo are currently preparing for their upcoming unit album, but a release date has not been finalized.

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

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