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BTS Announce Extended Break for the First Time Since Their Debut

It’s time for BTS to get some rest and relaxation!

The massively popular South Korean boy band revealed their plans to take an extended break on Sunday (August 11) for the first time since their 2013 debut.

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The group’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, confirmed the news in a statement.

“Hello. This is Big Hit Entertainment. We would like to announce that for the first time since their debut, BTS will be going on an official and extended period of rest and relaxation. Today’s LOTTE DUTY FREE FAMILY CONCERT performance will make the last scheduled event before members prepare to take their vacations,” they wrote.

“This period of rest will be an opportunity for the members of BTS, who have relentlessly driven themselves towards their goal since their debut, to recharge and prepare to present themselves anew as musicians and creators. This will also provide them with a chance to enjoy the ordinary lives of young people in their 20s, albeit briefly. During this time, the members will rest and recharge in their own personal ways. Should you have a chance encounter with a member of BTS while they are on vacation, we ask that you show consideration for their need to rest and enjoy their private time off. BTS will return refreshed and recharged to return all the love you have an continue to show them. Thank you.”

Have a great break, BTS! See the statement inside…

K-Pop All-Star Group SuperM Launches Social Media Accounts & Logo Ahead of Debut

SuperM is ready to go!

The newly announced K-pop all-star SM Entertainment group, composed of various members of already successful boy bands, unveiled their official social media accounts on the same day of the big reveal (August 7) at Capitol Congress 2019 in Los Angeles.

The seven members of the group are: Taemin from SHINee, EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127‘s Taeyong and Mark, and Lucas and Ten of Chinese band WayV.

“#WeAreTheFuture #SuperM #TAEMIN #BAEKHYUN #KAI #TAEYONG #MARK #LUCAS #TEN #SMTOWN @SMTOWNGLOBAL,” the group tweeted with their new account, @superm_smtown.

They also launched an official Instagram account. Check out their first post inside…

SM Entertainment & Capitol Records Announce K-Pop All-Star Group SuperM - Members Revealed!

SuperM is taking over!

The highly anticipated K-pop all-star group was just unveiled on Wednesday (August 7) at 2019 Capitol Congress in Los Angeles.

The group is a partnership between Soo-Man Lee, founder of SM Entertainment, Capitol Music Group and independent distribution and label services division Caroline.

The seven members of the group are: Taemin from SHINee, EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127‘s Taeyong and Mark, and Lucas and Ten of Chinese band WayV.

The group will launch in the United States in October of 2019, including first music releases and a debut live performance. Capitol and Caroline will provide “comprehensive marketing, promotion and publicity campaigns in support of SuperM.”

“We have put together 7 super talented artists to perform differentiated music. SuperM will show you the core values of K-pop with music performance, fashion, and videos. All on a completely different scale, each with exceptional talent in dance, vocal, and rap,” said Soo-Man Lee.

We can’t wait to see what’s coming from SuperM!

Pictured inside: Matt Sawin of Caroline, Young-min Kim of SM Entertainment, Jacqueline Saturn, Soo-man Lee of SM Entertainment, Michelle Jubelirer and Steve Barnett at Capitol Congress 2019 in Los Angeles.

Twice's Momo & Super Junior's Kim Heechul Are Not Dating, According to Their Agencies

The agencies of K-pop stars Momo, of TWICE, and Kim Heechul, of Super Junior, deny reports that the two are an item.

The 22-year-old member of the South Korean girl group and the 36-year-old South Korean boy group member have recently been the subject of dating rumors.

JYP Entertainment released an official statement on Monday (August 5) reading, “[The dating reports] are false, and the two are just close friends with a senior-junior relationship.”

SJ Label also said, “Super Junior’s Kim Heechul and TWICE’s Momo are close friends with a senior-junior relationship. [The dating reports] are false.” (via Soompi)

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K-Pop Stars Jihyo of Twice & Kang Daniel Are Dating!

There’s a major new K-pop power couple!

Twice‘s Jihyo and Kang Daniel, formerly of Wanna One, are officially dating according to statements from both of the superstars’ agencies on Monday (August 5).

“They are currently meeting with interest in each other,” JYP Entertainment and KONNECT Entertainment confirmed following early reports that the two were an item.

According to the original report from South Korean news outlet Dispatch, the 22-year-old girl group member and the 22-year-old former boy band member were seen on a date in Seoul on August 1, and first started dating at the beginning of 2019.

An idol close to Kang Daniel and Jihyo reportedly introduced the two to each other, and they’ve apparently been meeting frequently ever since.

They’re already an established couple among TWICE as well: one of the members allegedly drove Jihyo to Kang Daniel‘s house and returned to pick her up at one point.

Are Korean Actor Lee Jong Suk & Hello Venus Girl Group Member Nara Dating?

Rumors are swirling after a Korean media report published on Thursday (August 1) claimed that Lee Jong Suk and Kwon Nara are dating – but is it true?

The 29-year-old South Korean model and Romance Is a Bonus Book actor and the 28-year-old former Hello Venus girl group member and actress were linked in a report by Newsis, which claimed the two recently entered into a romantic relationship.

However, a spokesman from their agency A-MAN project released a statement shooting down the report: “The report released today about them dating is false. They only have a close senior-junior relationship,” they said.

Nara joined A-MAN Project, Lee Jong Suk‘s agency, back in June after the disbandment of Hello Venus. Lee Jong Suk recently ranked as one of the most popular Instagram accounts in South Korea in 2018.

Another beloved K-pop girl group also recently split. Find out which one!