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[Today’s K-pop] Former Wanna One leader Yoon Jisung set to sing, act

By Hwang You-mee

Published : April 15, 2021 - 18:43

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Yoon Jisung talked about how happy he was to be back with his fans at an online media showcase for his second EP, “Temperature of Love,” Thursday.

“My heart was aflutter working on the music,” he confided. “I wanted to come out with good songs for my fans, especially since it has been 2 1/2 years.” Throughout it all, he was eager to share his music.

“Recording was harder than I thought. It had been a while since I’d sung and it felt awkward getting into the mood. I still had that tone of a soldier,” said the performer, who completed his military duty in December. Yoon went solo after debuting as the leader of now-disbanded Wanna One, and after five months he started his military service.

He has appeared in musicals and will soon act in a drama titled “I Will Be Your Night” alongside other idols, including Kim Donghyun of AB6IX and JR of NU’EST.

TXT's Huening Kai shares first cover 

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Huening Kai of Tomorrow X Together gave fans a surprise gift Wednesday evening: a solo cover song.

He uploaded a video of himself on the band’s official social media channel singing “Youngblood,” originally performed by 5 Seconds of Summer, rocking it and showcasing his vocal capabilities.

This is the first time the idol has put out a cover song on his own, although the band has covered Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood,” Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” avenue beat’s “F2020” and Marteen’s “Sriracha.” Bandmates Taehyun and Yeonjun respectively did covers of Nathan Sykes’ “Over and Over Again” and Jay-Z’s “Song Cry.”

Meanwhile, the quintet will appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on April 16 and perform “We Lost the Summer” from their third EP, “Minisode 1: Blue Hour.” The EP was released last year and made it to the Billboard 200.

There are reports that the band will come out with new music in May.

NCT Dream to unveil original travel content

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The musicians of NCT Dream will share their first trip together as grown-ups on an original show that airs its first episode Saturday.

The seven members reunited when Mark returned, and they all traveled to a quiet destination and spent time together before coming out with the band’s first full-length album.

Titled “7llin in the Dream” -- the number seven in Korean sounds like “chill” -- the idols will enjoy a break, eating and resting as a team and sharing their thoughts and plans about the upcoming LP.

The six episodes will air successively every four days on NCT Dream’s YouTube channel.

The band will put out its first LP, “Hot Sauce,” May 10. It has been about a year since its EP “Reload,” and this is the first time in almost 2 1/2 years that all seven members are making an album together.

BTS models beer 

(Credit: Lotte Chilsung Beverage) (Credit: Lotte Chilsung Beverage)

BTS became the face for a local beer, and the ads and commercials will roll out Friday, said Lotte Chilsung Beverage on Thursday.

The beverage company chose the septet to represent its Kloud beer range as it seeks to push the lineup to the higher end of the market.

BTS has not only appeared in a marketing campaign for the company’s soda but since last year has also collaborated with it to create limited-edition flavors and exclusive merchandise to mark the beverage maker’s 70th anniversary. Lotte Chilsung also sponsored the band’s original reality program “In the Soop BTS.”

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