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New K-pop Releases

Here's my first K-pop post of the year! (We're halfway through 2018 and I just realised I hadn't done one so far, lol). These are a few of the latest releases.. :)


First up this is FAKE LOVE by BTS. It was released on 18th May and is from their 3rd studio album Love Yourself: Tear.

Update 13/6/18: A friend told me about the rock version of FAKE LOVE which has an extended video. Check it out here:


This is TEENAGER by Samuel. His full name is Samuel Kim Arredondo (Korean name Samuel Kim or Kim Samuel) and he's an American singer with a Korean mum and Mexican dad, who's based in South Korea. Samuel started out as K-pop trainee aged 11 and was part of the duo 1Punch in 2015. He launched his solo career with the mini album Sixteen and single of the same name in summer 2017. Single Candy and debut album Eye Candy followed in November.

This year Samuel (who despite last year's song, only just turned 16 in 2018; makes me feel old!) has released the single One featuring Jung Il-hoon of BTB and Teenager. His 2nd EP One came out in March and was re-released in May as Teenager. He has also released two Japanese versions of the singles Sixteen and One.

In addition to singing, Samuel is branching out into TV presenting. He took over from Nancy of Momoland as presenter of the TV show Pops in Seoul this month.

TEENAGER features rapper Lee Rohan and was released on 30th May.

For more on Samuel check out these links:

Rolling Stone article:

Kprofiles page:

Kultscence article:

Official Japanese site (English/Japanese):


PRISTIN V are a a subgroup of the girl group PRISTIN who were formed this year. The group consists of 5 members- Nayoung (full name Lim/Im Na-young), Rena (real name Kang Yae Bin), Kyulkung (real name Zhou Jieqiong), Roa (real name Kim Min Kyung) and Eunwoo (Jung Eunwoo).*  Kyulkung is Chinese and the other members are Korean.

PRISTIN V released their first single album Like a V on 28th May and Get It is their debut single. 

K-profile (English language):

Main PRISTIN site (Korean/English):


KHAN- I'm Your Girl ?

This is I'm Your Girl ? by KHAN, a new duo made up of Minju (full name Jeon Min-ju) and Euna Kim (birth name Kim Yu-na), who were both members of now disbanded girl group The Ark. They debuted on 23rd May with the single album I'm Your Girl?

Find out more about KHAN here:



JEALOUSY was actually released at the end of March so it's not so new, but I like the song so am including it. :) It's from MONSTA X's 6th mini album The Connect: Dejavu.

 Hope you enjoyed the post! :)

For more K-pop visit these posts:

Video for Baby Don't Stop by Ten and Taeyoung from NCT U


*These are Korean and Chinese names so the surname is first.


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