On March 10, a member of Kpop’s global idol group Super Junior was once again in the spotlight on MBC’s ‘King of Masked Singers’. He (Chang Young Shil) was able to make it to the third round with many people unable to guess the identity behind the mask. There was a time when the idol’s identity was mentioned in round 1 but no one followed up with that speculation.
When the big reveal finally occurred, everyone was amazed at the idol’s identity. One of the guest panelists was IZ*ONE’s Kwon Eun Bi who speculated Chang Young Shil to be an artist who debuted earlier but was younger than herself. When it was finally revealed to be Super Junior’s main vocalist Ryeo Wook, everyone was as expected very surprised. SuJu’s Ryeo Wook previously participated on the show prior to serving mandatory military service.
Were you able to guess the identity of Chang Young Shil?
Super Junior releases remake of Luis Miguel’s ‘Ahora Te Puedes Marchar’ starring Girl’s Generation Yuri!
Super Junior, the first Kpop idol group to list on Billboard’s Latin based chart in 2018, released a remake of Luis Miguel’s Ahora Te Puedes Marchar on March 1st as a special video. Girl’s Generation Yuri starred as the female protagonist of the members’ affection. What do you think of the 80s look?
Girl’s Generation Yuri has been very supportive of her SuJu oppas by posting about their remake on her social media.
BTS has once again proven their global popularity by selling the most albums to foreigners on Ebay Korea for 2018!
On February 17, Ebay Korea reported their sales for albums and photobooks increased by 62% while idol related goods like t-shirts, mugs etc. went up by 55% in 2018.
BTS’s 3rd album Love Yourself 轉 Tear was reported to have sold the most for 2018. Even though the BTS album as a packaged set with 4 versions could be considered to be one of the most expensive Kpop albums at 65,000 won (~$65), the price did not deter the popularity of the album. It has been reported that 1 out of 5 shoppers on Ebay Korea (aka gmarket global website) purchased the packaged BTS album set that included a photobook, photocard, poster etc.
Unboxing video of BTS’s 3rd album Love Yourself 轉 Tear for the curious.
BTS’s 3rd album Love Yourself 轉 Tear, title track: Fake Love
Other boy groups responsible for increasing album sales by 62% includes Wanna One, EXO, GOT7, Super Junior and Shinee showing off the power of Kpop boy groups.
Congratulations to BTS for setting another record!