Hi there! We're kicking off a series where we tell you about the most important things that happened in K-pop each week. Let's get into it!
1.Exo's Chen announced he's getting married *and* that he and his fiancé are expecting their first child (squee)!
2.Monsta X announced the North American leg of their world tour with a whopping 17 stops in the US and Canada.
3.Meanwhile, the demand for tickets for Ateez's World Tour: The Fellowship: Map The Treasure was so intense that they had to release additional tickets.
4.Connect, BTS, the K-pop supergroup's global art project, kicked off to a tremendous start in London (and a day later, Berlin), featuring world-renowned artists and curators *and* a livestream from the superstars themselves.
5.Sound the alarms! On Friday morning, BTS released their new single, "Black Swan" — mind you, a full month before their album, Map of the Soul: 7 drops.
6.Zico, Taeyeon, Jae (from Day6), and Sungjae (from BtoB) all released new music, while TXT made their official Japanese debut with the EP, Magic Hour.