10 Of Our Favorite Fan Reactions to HORI7ON’s NYLON Manila Cover That Are A Whole Mood

ANCHORs' reactions caught in 4K.

HORI7ON made waves on social media as NYLON Manila’s October cover stars, and here are some of our favorite fan reactions from X (formerly Twitter)!

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When the HORI7ON for NYLON Manila teasers and materials dropped, we (who are mostly K-pop and P-pop fans) experienced being on the other side of fan culture for once. Seeing the reactions to the cover story, photos, videos, TikToks, and podcast was an exciting experience. From seeing fans react or make jokes on the timeline to seeing them print the photos from the shoot, we agreed that fandom is such a unique experience, shared across a wide population. So, when these reactions hit our timelines, we couldn’t help but relate!

The seven-member global group have some dedicated, sweet, and hilarious fans (called ANCHORs), and we’ve compiled some of our favorite reactions to the group’s feature on NYLON Manila from X (formerly Twitter, the stomping grounds of fandoms) so you can see just how much fun they had.


One great thing about social media is how fast the talents, looks, and even personalities of artists reach a wide audience. People from all over the world can easily discover new artists and their music, as well as how great they are as people! And yes, sometimes with just one song, photo, or video, you can immediately tell how worth it stanning someone is going to be.


Lots of people live out their busy lives fully while also still having the time and energy for stanning. For this user, no matter how tired they were, they probably got a jolt of energy from all the pasabog from the group!


Styling is a vital part of any act, photoshoot, the artist’s general public image, and so much more. And when designers and stylists serve, like stylist Quayn Pedroso with assistance from Jia Torrato and Alexie did here, the artists serve even harder. Styling also sets the tone for the entire layout. Get them their flowers!


One thing about stans—they will always know their idol from a mile away. ANCHORs took to pausing, rewinding, screenshotting, and even editing photos to see which members of HORI7ON were on the teasers.


Fans can manifest anything, truly. This DM was sent just days after we shot HORI7ON for the cover, so this fan’s spidey senses were tingling for sure.


There’s something so rewarding about watching your idols grow and reach new heights. The connection fans have with the artists they love is so strong that there’s just a sense of pride that comes with seeing them achieve things as you cheer them on.


The amount of people asking who a certain HORI7ON member was is awesome to see. And the responses—from wholeheartedly giving up all the information about the member to jokingly gatekeeping—were also so funny to see on the timeline.


What’s the point in choosing a bias line when every single member bias-wrecks like their life depended on it? Good luck sorting out your biases.


Leave it to a stan to make the funniest slang references to praise their idol! Winston in this distressed top with genius jackstone details truly was a life-changing serve.


We’re not just hyping the HORI7ON shoot team up here—we’re glad that fans understood the concept and the story told throughout the layouts! So, this is how K-Pop creative teams feel whenever they drop concept photos.


Winston would never been on the bottom two, that’s for sure! HORI7ON proved how multi-talented they are as they slayed and served in every photo and layout. The hundreds of thousands of views on each individual photo would definitely secure them an ANTM win.

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7 Highlights From BamBam’s AREA 52 Concert In Manila That Gave Big Filipino Energy

Shot puno!

Thai idol BamBam gave fans the experience of their lives at his first solo concert in Manila—earning honorary Filipino status along the way. Read on to find out why.

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Solo artist and GOT7 member BamBam is embarking on his first solo world tour AREA 52! His first stop outside of South Korea was Manila, where Double B doubled down on the fanservice and fun performances. He made sure he absorbed as much of Manila as Manila absorbed of him by immersing himself in the musical culture of the Philippines (he asked what surprise Filipino song to perform) and adopting Filipino slang, jokes, and phrases.

This has now become standard for each country, as the Thai artist also asked Malaysian fans which song they’d like for him to perform at his Kuala Lumpur show. BamBam is sweet for preparing a nice surprise for each stop, making sure each country’s culture and his fans are uniquely involved in the show. It’s giving Mr. Worldwide!

Ever since his early days in GOT7, BamBam has been dipping his toes in Filipino culture, singing Ronnie Liang’s Ngiti in concerts, and more recently, turning “shot puno!” into his trademark catchphrase. And after AREA 52 in Manila, he’s solidified his honorary Filipino status—here’s why!


BamBam and Sandara Park at AREA 52 concert


BamBam featured special guest, “pambansang krung-krung” Sandara Park, at AREA 52, performing alongside his close friend and labelmate. Did you know they also went to Gerry’s Grill together back in 2022? Dara, as an honorary Filipina darling herself, was the perfect guest to join BamBam, matching his funny, enthusiastic energy perfectly. Dara performed her new songs Festival and Dara Dara, as well as 2NE1 classic I Am The Best.


Filipino Ahgases do stay winning! Fans got BamBam to dance the SB19 global hit twice with Dara, after they also got him to sing Raining in Manila twice. More importantly, of course, they killed it.


After asking what surprise song he should perform at AREA 52, and getting a ton of responses, BamBam ultimately chose the Lola Amour hit Raining in Manila (and his favorite, Ngiti by Ronnie Liang). More than that, instead of just performing it at the concert, the singer also posted a full cover on his X account—and his pronunciation, accent, and vibe were on point! BamBam Batumbakal indeed.


The superstar also shared some cute social media interactions with Lola Amour on X after the band listened to BamBam’s cover. We’re slowly watching a friendship form, people! A friendship that could lead to a collab, if things fall into place. The artist also channeled a Filipino-style hugot in replying to the band. Who hurt you, BamBam?


@gail.ugc bambam is so funny 😭 his concert is just sooooo the best in manila 😭 #bambam #got7 #got7bambam #bambamgot7 #bambamarea52 #bambaminmanila #bambam1a #bambamxabyss #bambam_tour_area52 #bambamarea52tourmanila #kpopfyp #foryoupage #fypシ゚viral #hallyutalkph #hallyu ♬ original sound – eka Lifestyle and Kpop UGC

Seloso BamBam strikes again! The artist hilariously called out his fans for checking out his dancers instead of him, saying they should only pay attention to him. “You like my ate?” He said with no hesitation. Called out in English and Filipino! Don’t worry BamBam, plenty of eyes are just on you.


Unbeknownst to BamBam until after the show, Ronnie Liang himself attended the concert, showing his support for the idol. Clearly, he knows all about how Bam loves his song!


Still in glam, Double B ended his great night with a pint and his favorite catchphrase. Like with “skrrt skrrt,” he’s owning the use of “shot puno” and helping it become a global catchphrase. Hopefully the idol comes back sooner rather than later and checks off the next things off his Philippines checklist. If he doesn’t have one yet, we’ll make one for him. We’re waiting for that Lola Amour collab (and maybe a Poblacion pub crawl?)

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Meet The Final 7 Members of The Girl Group Project

Go off, queens!

The final members of the upcoming girl group pix!e from The Girl Group Project have been making the rounds on social media, and after months of training and evaluations, they’re almost ready to take on the P-Pop stage.

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If you were on TikTok the last few weeks, then you definitely have come across the “I Wanna Go Back” dance trend set to a sped-up version of Do It Again by Pia Mia. Well, did you know that the creators of the trend are young Filipino trainees getting ready to debut as members of a new, upcoming P-pop girl group?

@ggprojectmedia boy can we go back? 🤷🏻‍♀️ dc: jezrene 🐝 & nicole 🐣 #fyp #ppoprise ♬ do it again – ᶜ ʰ ˡ ˡ ˣ ᵉ ᵈ ⁱ ᵗ ˢ

That’s right, dancers and artists Jezrene and Nicole, whose names you may have seen credited under TikToks of the trend, are members of a new girl group formed by DreamCloud Media Productions, who in October revealed the group name to be pix!e! DreamCloud recognized the immense potential of Filipinos in the pop music industry, and so, in early 2023, they started The Girl Group Project. It was a passion project, an initiative to select, train, and evaluate talented young girls to form a group ready to take the P-pop world by storm.

After the final evaluation at Eton Centris last July 30, seven trainees were selected to debut. It’ll take some more time, work, and decisions before they make it big, but for now, let’s meet the young girls of pix!e who have made it steps closer to living their dreams.


Nicole from the girl group project

1/2 of the pioneers of the “I Wanna Go Back” trend, Nicole is The Girl Group Project’s center, and has shown her prowess in singing, dancing, and playing the ukulele—which she’s been playing since she was in high school. She’s driven by her desire to show the world her talent. She’s a Virgo, and her MBTI is ESFP-T.


Jezrene of the girl group project

The other half of the TikTok trend’s creators, 19-year old Jezrene is a strong singer, which got her the position of lead vocalist. A true introvert but with a powerful voice, she’s a Gemini, an INFP, and, like most of us, her hobbies include sleeping. She’s been inspired by K-pop since she was young, and pushed through some mental and physical challenges before she got to where she is now.


Hana of of the girl group project

Keen-eyed girl group enthusiasts may recognize the 22-year-old as a former center of idol group MNL48! Her stage name used to be Aly, and she can be seen in MNL48’s videos like Ikaw Ang Melody. Hana is the group’s lead rapper, visual, and sub-vocalist. She’s a Capricorn, INFJ, and she likes playing mobile games.


Jane of the girl group project

Jane is the group’s main rapper and a lead vocalist. She’s a Capricorn and an INFJ-T, often in dark clothing and makeup to match her fierce and independent spirit. She likes to sing, cook, and watch anime. She made, sold, and delivered food to help out her sick parents all while studying and trying hard for her dreams.


kath of the girl group project pix!e

Kath was the first trainee to be announced as part of The Girl Group Project. The 20-year old is the group’s main dancer and lead rapper while also being a diligent university student at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She’s got grit and stage presence for days, and is a Taurus and ISFJ-T.


Mita of the girl group project

Lead vocalist and dancer Sushmita, or Mita for short, is a proud Taurus and INTJ. She loves cats and owns a handful of them—18 to be precise. A multi-talented performer, Mita was influenced by her aunt to get into music.


Pearl of the girl group project

The ever-fashionable Pearl is the group’s main vocalist and resident baton twirler. A Taurus and INFP-T, she was the last trainee to complete The Girl Group Project. She also loves to design clothes. Emotional during her last interview before making the final lineup, Pearl is driven and determined to reach her dreams.

Stay tuned on The Girl Group Project’s social media accounts (TikTok, Facebook, Instagram) to keep up with these talented Gen Z artists! Do you have a bias yet?

Photos courtesy of Jionor Verona for The Girl Group Project/Facebook

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5 Reasons Why SEVENTEEN’s New Comeback Has Us Hyped For Their Upcoming Philippine Concert

Say the name!

SEVENTEEN’s new album Seventeenth Heaven is getting us way excited for new songs, new promo, and fun visuals, some of which we’ll get to hear and see at their upcoming FOLLOW concert in the Philippines!

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SEVENTEEN’s right here once again as the world-famous, record-breaking 13-member K-pop group announced a new album, a new comeback, and a new Asia tour with a stop in the Philippines all in one month! Their 11th mini album, titled Seventeenth Heaven, will drop on October 23, 2023 in all its bright, funky, amazingly SEVENTEEN glory. Get ready for a month of teasers, promo, and killer visuals with the comeback calendar below! And no doubt, the album will feature new songs that they’ll perform at their biggest, grandest, most iconic tour yet: the FOLLOW To Asia tour, with stops in Bangkok, Bulacan, and Macao!

Seventeen follow to asia tour poster


Seventeen seventeenth heaven comeback scheduler


As their fandom CARATs marveled at the promise of the new comeback, the buzz of their much-anticipated concert grew louder and more intense. After three successful Philippine shows last year at their Be The Sun concerts in October and December, the supergroup is coming back big with their Philippine show at the Philippine Sports Stadium on January 13, 2024. Before then, though, here are some reasons why their new album is garnering so much hype around it and the upcoming concert!


Seventeenth heaven main album concept photo


The promos for Seventeenth Heaven are bright, fun, and colorful, a different creative direction set apart from their previews albums such as FML and Face the Sun. It signals, perhaps, the comeback of “freshteen,” a fun, fresh, and upbeat branding they’ve been known to have. Regardless of the type of music or aesthetic the new album will have, and given that SEVENTEEN has excelled in the different genres they’ve explored, we predict that it’s going to be a banger in all aspects.


The band already embarked on their new FOLLOW tour before the announcement of their 11th mini album, so we mostly know what the setlist is going to be at FOLLOW in Bulacan. The setlist echoes that of Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour’s as it included a mix of songs from all of their past eras and albums, such as Pinwheel from their 2017 album Teen, Age and their 2015 debut song Adore U. Now, with Seventeenth Heaven giving us a handful of new tracks, we can’t wait to see how the setlist changes with a new title track and b-sides!


Who doesn’t love the little trinkets that come with K-Pop albums? Whether you’re excited about the usual inclusions like the photobook, photocards, stickers, posters, or the CD itself, or whatever idol groups cook up to include in their albums like bookmarks or keychains, album inclusions are a staple in the K-pop experience. This time, the members are giving CARATs another art project like the weaving kit in their Semicolon album in the form of a “paper art kit.”


Seventeenth heaven album versions

If you’re a CARAT, you might find something familiar about the names of each Seventeenth Heaven album version. That’s right—they’re dates that mean something to the band, their fandom, and the album. 5/26 is SEVENTEEN’s debut date, May 26. 2/14, February 14, is CARATs’ “birthday,” the day they were given their fandom name. 10/23 is the release date of the album. It drops on 10/23/2023. What do you get when you add those digits together? 1+0+2+3+2+0+2+3 = 13, the number of members in the group. Intentional or not, that’s some Taylor Swift levels of easter eggs.


Given the album art, the festival wristband teaser and album inclusion, and the copious amount of spoilers about “festivals” during the band’s FOLLOW concert in Seoul, Seventeenth Heaven seems like it’s going to channel big party vibes, outdoor music celebrations, and endless fun. With FOLLOW in Bulacan being held at the Philippine Sports Stadium, it’s sure to be a blast—rain or shine. 17-hour long Aju Nice encore anyone?

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Meet The Only Filipina Competing For A Spot In HYBE x Geffen’s New Global Girl Group

Class is in session.

Twenty-year-old Sophia Laforteza has made it to the Top 20 finalists that will compete in new reality survival show The Debut: Dream Academy.

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K-Pop industry leader HYBE, home of global supergroup BTS, is teaming up with American record label Geffen Records to find the next global girl group that’ll take the world by storm! Twenty finalists chosen from hundreds of thousands of applicants have made it to the “Dream Academy,” where they’ll compete for a spot in the final lineup of the group. And one of them hails from the Philippines. Here’s what you need to know about the young Pinay hoping to make her idol dreams come true.




Sophia Laforteza, 20, is the only Filipina to make it to the finalist lineup alongside other international competitors hailing from the USA, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Argentina, Thailand, South Korea, Switzerland, Brazil, Belarus, and Slovakia.

Sophia Laforteza


She and the other finalists will showcase their skills and talents for 12 weeks on the reality competition and audition program The Debut: Dream Academy, which will air on YouTube and Japanese platform ADEMA starting September 1st to November 17, which will be the live finale.

The Debut: Dream Academy Contestants

Photo courtesy of HYBE/Geffen

In Dream Academy’s social media reveal of the finalists, Sophia, or Sophie/Fifi/Sopheezy, describes herself as “hysterical, caring, and diligent.” She is the daughter of actress and singer Carla Guevara Laforteza and Chef Godfrey Laforteza, who, like her, is a proud ARMY.

She graduated senior high school in 2021 with high honors from Multiple Intelligence International School after studying in the Humanities and Social Sciences strand. Her Instagram is filled with stylish outfits, travel pictures, and fun, sun-drenched adventures.

Sophia is also proven to be a talented vocalist, having posted singing videos to her Tiktok. With her talent, style, looks, and poise, Sophia looks to be a strong contender in Dream Academy, and we can’t wait to see how well she does.

@sophialaforteza singing on here again after months 🫶🏼 vanessa’s trick for ya #thelittlemermaid #vanessastrick #singing @halle ♬ original sound – sophia laforteza


John Janick, chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, says of the contestants, “Each candidate is incredibly talented, dedicated, and driven, making this an exciting moment for music fans worldwide.” To introduce the finalists and their talents, HYBE and Geffen released an art film on YouTube, and we can already tell it’s going to be a tough competition.

Dream Academy was born out of HYBE chairman Bang Si-Hyuk’s desire to form an international group based on “K-Pop methodology.” Upon collaborating with Janick, they got started on developing the concept and process for forming the next diverse, world-class music group, which led to where we are today.

Once the final lineup and the name of the new group is revealed on November 17, Billboard reports, the group will undergo further training and development, a process that will be documented for a Netflix docuseries to be released in 2024. Meanwhile, The Debut: Dream Academy will see these 20 trainees showcase their skills and talents through challenges and performances to earn evaluators’ praise, the public’s votes, and a spot on the group.

If you want to support Sophia as well as your other faves, you can join The Debut: Dream Academy Weverse community or vote on Tiktok. Voting starts September 1st. Stay updated on their website and socials (@dreamacademyhq on X and Instagram) to see how far Sophia goes and how the next big global girl group will be formed!

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Introducing the Newest Face of Ever Bilena, Park Chanyeol of EXO

It's the Chanyeol comeback we've all been waiting for.

You’ll totally feel FOMO because one of Chanyeol’s four picks from Ever Bilena isn’t even on the beauty shelves yet.

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Are you ready, Yeolmaes? It’s official! Park Chanyeol from EXO is now the fresh face of our beloved local beauty brand, Ever Bilena.

At a youthful age of 30, Chanyeol has become a household name. ICYDK, his ride into the limelight kicked off as a member of EXO—the powerhouse K-pop group that has taken the music scene by storm. His killer vocals and powerful presence immediately made him a total standout. And clearly, Chanyeol’s skills stretch beyond rapping and songwriting.

In the constantly changing landscape of the entertainment industry, only a few performers effortlessly transition between music, acting, and modeling as smoothly as Park Chanyeol does. Needless to say, he’s more than this and that. Right now, Chanyeol is the first international endorser and male face of Ever Bilena. Who would’ve seen this as a Chanyeol comeback?

Chanyeol’s Picks

“Ever Bilena is a proudly Filipino brand. So when selecting a global ambassador, we wanted it to be someone with world-wide appeal but also resonated to Filipino beauty. Park Chanyeol has always been vocal about how much he loves the Philippines. Moreover, his heart and positive personality is both aspirational and relatable. Which is important to us for Ever Bilena as a brand,” the CSMO of Ever Bilena, Denice Sy, shares with NYLON Manila.

It’s no surprise that Ever Bilena chose Chanyeol. I mean, who wouldn’t? But like the K-Pop idol himself, the local beauty brand is a household name. I would wager that every beauty girlie has an Ever Bilena makeup product stashed in their kikay kits. And there’s a good reason for it—they seriously serve top-notch quality. Personally, I’m still all about their lippies. But let’s not make this about me. Let’s dive deep into Chanyeol’s picks and discover new faves from Ever Bilena.

EB Plus Fearless Serum Skin Foundation

Want that effortlessly fresh and flawless skin? Well, the Ever Bilena Plus Fearless Serum Skin Foundation is a legit game-changer! This super lightweight, medium coverage foundation is loaded with skin-loving stuff like Glycerin and Vitamin E that’ll keep your skin hydrated and smooth AF.

 EB Plus Shape & Set Brow Duo

Next up: we’ve got the tea on the Ever Bilena Plus Shape and Set Brow Serum Duo. Trust me, it’s your next brow besties with a brow pencil on one end and a clear brow gel on the other. You can totally customize your brow style—from bold to natural, it’s your call.

Oh, guess what? It’s all about giving your brows bomb looks, this bad boy is also packed with Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Keratin. It’s time to give your brow hairs and skin some TLC.

EB Plus Two Way Cake Serum Foundation

Ever Bilena’s iconic Two-Way Cake Serum Foundation got a killer upgrade—it’s got not one, but two broad spectrum sunscreen filters on lock. Whether you’re serving a fresh-out-the-gym glow or that easy everyday look, it’s the perfect product for on-the-go girles (and guys).

EB Plus Serum Tinted Lip Balm

You’ll totally feel FOMO because this Chanyeol pick from Ever Bilena isn’t even on the beauty shelves yet. No stress, it’s dropping soon. But be prepped because it’s time to upgrade your glow game with the EB Plus Serum Tinted Lip Balm. Packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E, these babies won’t weigh you down.

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Try These 5 Monochromatic Outfit Ideas By BLACKPINK’S Jennie Kim

She's always serving a monochrome moment.

If you think you’re not that Typa Girl, here’s how to style monochromatic outfits like Jennie Kim.

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It’s not like we’re keeping tally, but Jennie Kim is THAT typa girl (yes, pun intended). ICYDK, the lead vocalist and main rapper of BLACKPINK isn’t only recognized within the music scene, she’s also an actress and totally slaying it as a style icon. With top-tier brands signing her left and right, the ‘human Chanel’ brings her A-game to red carpets, concerts, and more runway shows than you can count. To top it all off, Jennie’s off-duty outfits scream in full volume. Now, if there’s one thing we noticed about her signature style, she is the happiest girl in monochromatic outfits.

No cap, spotting a celeb rocking an all-black ensemble isn’t exactly a shocker. And catching an influencer flexing on the Gram in complete neutrals? Totally normal. But going all-out over hot pink? A full fiery red? We must say, the monochrome style of Jennie Kim is a steal-worthy mood.

Classic Monochrome in Black

Making a statement demands more than just the threads—it demands attitude. And when we’re talking about Jennie Kim? She has consistently struck a balance between the good girl image and a bad girl edge. It’s a combo that’s undeniable, and a black monochromatic ensemble is a style straight from her playbook.

For a spontaneous trip to Paris, Jennie wore a head-to-toe tweed piece that costs a pretty penny. The shimmering tweed jacket and vest valued at ₱488,500 and ₱290,000 respectively. Of course, the whole Chanel look was complemented by a matching mini flap bag with a price tag of ₱295,300. Whew, that look is literally worth a million bucks.

Born Pretty in Pink

When Jennie Kim isn’t serving Chanel, she’s a frontrow fave in Jacquemus. Being a close friend of the fashion designer, Jennie her support to the brand, such as at the Spring 2022 runway show in Hawaii.

In a beach setting, the singer donned a knitted Pepto-Bismol set paired with accessories that were sweet, but not sugary. As spotted on the Gram, her fuchsia-pink Les Carrés Ronds sandals stole the show as a delightful treat. Needless to say, Jennie Kim was born pretty in pink.

Ravishing Reds

Spotted shortly in another runway show, Jennie played the classic Chanel fashion card. As the fiery face of iconic French house since 2018, she stunned in a red bouclé tweed set comprised of a cropped vest and a mini skirt. To accessorize, she stacked Coco Crush rings and a pearl choker with a double logo. Of course, the look wouldn’t be complete without an iconic Chanel handbag—Jennie’s bag of choice.

Lavender Haze

Whether she’s snapped by the paparazzi during her day-to-day activities or caught fresh from the airport, Jennie Kim’s off-duty style is effortlessly cool and cozy. As seen on Instagram, her lavender sweater and sweatpants combo serves as a refreshing reminder that we don’t have to compromise comfort for style.

Casual Cool in Blue

Graphic tees and cardigans doesn’t have to mean casual. Take a page from Jennie Kim’s style diary and look laidback in a blue monochrome. And if you wanna add a final touch, headbands are a no-fail accessory.

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ITZY’s Latest Comeback Is Almost Here And We’re Already Excited

The 4th gen girl group is coming back with a new album!

This will be ITZY’s latest comeback in over 8 months and it couldn’t come any sooner.

Ever since their debut in 2019, ITZY, whose members are Yeji, Lia, Yuna, Ryujin, and Chaeryeong, has blown up to be a powerhouse 4th gen girl group. From their catchy debut song DALLA DALLA to hit singles ICY, WANNABE, and Not Shy, ITZY never disappoints, and their latest comeback is aiming to do the same. Here is everything you need to know about ITZY’s newest comeback.

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4th mini-album

On March 22, ITZY announced their latest comeback with their upcoming release of their 4th mini-album, Guess Who. The album is set to be released on Friday, April 30, 2:00 PM, PH time. JYP described the album as having a sound that will “come as a surprise for their fans.” They further said that ITZY “would come up with offbeat dance moves and styling to showcase something different this time.”

The album will come in three versions: DAY, NIGHT, and DAY&NIGHT. Physical versions of the Guess Who album will include a photobook, the CD, 2 photocards, a mini folding poster, a sticker pack, and a newspaper. If you already pre-ordered the album or would like to pre-order the album, you will also get another poster, a postcard set, and a hidden card.


Guess Who will have six songs: Mafia In The Morning, Sorry Not Sorry, Kidding Me, Wild Wild West, Shoot!, and Tennis. The release of Guess Who will also coincide with an MV release for Mafia In The Morning, the title track for their comeback. The song was co-written and co-produced by J.Y. Park. This isn’t the first time he has worked on ITZY’s music as he also helped create their other songs like ICY and Not Shy.

Among those credited with making the album’s songs include earattack, who is credited on the lyrics, composition, and arrangement for Wild Wild West, whose name may sound familiar to GOT7 fans as he made Hard Carry. There is also JQ, a collaborator with Kang Daniel, who is credited on the lyrics for Tennis. If you want a sneak peek of the album, you can listen to the album spoiler ITZY just dropped filled with snippets from Guess Who.

Other activities

Dropping a new mini-album and MV isn’t the only thing ITZY is doing for their latest comeback. They are also going to have a YouTube showcase on April 30, be on MTV’s Fresh Out Live on May 1, followed by an appearance on Twitter Blue Room Live on May 2. Not to mention the different Korean variety shows ITZY is set to appear on within the next week including Knowing bros on May 1 and Tiki taCAR on May 2.

itzy guess who

Even though this will be their first comeback with new music since August 2020, 2021 has already proven to be an eventful year for ITZY. In March, the group became the newest global ambassador for Maybelline New York. The group also recently released Trust Me (MIDZY); a song dedicated to their fans and as a way to express ITZY’s love to MIDZYs around the world.

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7 Things You Need To Know About OnlyOneOf, The K-pop Boy Group Behind libidO

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7 Things You Need To Know About OnlyOneOf, The K-pop Boy Group Behind libidO

Learn more about this rookie group making waves.

Get to know OnlyOneOf, the K-pop boy group that shook stans around the world with the music video to their song libidO.

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If you paid attention to K-pop in the last two weeks, you would know that there was a comeback from a boy group that got people talking all over social media. OnlyOneOf’s music video for libidO became a hot topic with its suggestive themes, sexual dance moves, and explicit nature, a rarity in the K-pop world. If this is the first time you have ever heard of the group, here are 5 things you need to know about them.

They are a 7-member group

The group is comprised of 7 members: Love, the leader and main vocalist of the group, KB, the lead rapper, vocalist, visual, and eldest member of the group, Rie, the lead vocalist and lead dancer of the group, Yoojung, the main dancer, visual, and vocalist of the group, Junji, the lead vocalist and lead dancer of the group, Mill, the main rapper and vocalist of the group, and Nine, the vocalist, and maknae of the group. All 7 members are Koreans.

They are just two years old

The group debuted on May 28, 2019, with two songs: time leap and Savanna. They were formed by RSVP and 8D Creative. Their latest release is their mini-album, Instinct, Pt.1, which was released on April 8, 2021.

There is a meaning behind the group’s name

OnlyOneOf means being the one and only to someone. This is to reflect the group’s aspirations to become the one and only to their fans. Speaking of fans, they are called lyOn, which symbolizes that they will always be there to support and protect the boys like a lion.

They make their own songs and choreography

The members have a lot of autonomy and creative freedom when it comes to their music and performances. KB and Nine are considered as the producer line because they have credits in many of their songs. Rie, meanwhile, is known to choreograph many of OnlyOneOf’s performances.

libidO means exactly what you think it means

In the description to the music video of libidO, it says that the song “shares the boy’s impulsive mind through the expressions of S. Freud. The mind’s energy “libidO” is considered as a feeling that shouldn’t be openly talked about in real life and should be concealed, so its existence is often denied. However, the more the boy tries to suppress “libidO,” the stronger it gets and the more impact it has on his subconscious behavior.” Sigmund Freud described libido as the hidden desire or wanting of the human person. Based on the video, it isn’t hard to tell what hidden desire the boys want.

libidO’s concept isn’t far off from their previous concepts

The libidO MV shocked many people because it was rare to see a K-pop group explore taboo themes. However, if you look at OnlyOneOf’s past work, you would see that they have a penchant for mature themes. In a few of their past videos, the group uses the concepts of religion and art. Some of their songs have also dealt with sexuality.

This isn’t the first time they have gone viral

The name OnlyOneOf may sound new to you, but you may have come across some of their previous viral content. You may have seen their dance covers of Savage Remix by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé, Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa, or MALAMENTE’ by Rosalía. They have also done reworks of other K-pop songs like Dolphin by OH MY GIRL and Spring Day by BTS. You may have come across one of their TikTok videos as well.

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Celebrate NCT’s 5th Anniversary With These 5 NCT Music Videos

5 music videos that reflect the many talents of this multi-faceted group.

In just five years, the 23-member K-pop boy group and its multiple sub-units has made a name for themselves on the global stage, entertaining NCTzens around the world.

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NCT, which stands for Neo Culture Technology, was unveiled by SM Entertainment back in January 2016. The boy group was envisioned to have an “unlimited” amount of members made up of people from around the world.  The group would then be further divided into sub-units that cater to different concepts. Today, there are currently four NCT sub-units: NCT-U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV. NCT is turning five on April 9 and to celebrate their 5th anniversary, here are five NCT music videos to watch, sing, and dance to.

NCT U – The 7th Sense

The music video that started it all. NCT’s first-ever song debuted on April 9, 2016, with members Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, and Mark. The song is an RnB and hip-hop-inspired track with heavy bass and beats. The 7th Sense also features dreamy vocals and memorable raps from Taeyong and Mark. The video’s mesmerizing choreography adds to the song’s iconic nature. Considered by many to be one of the best debut songs in recent years, The 7th Sense showed that NCT had something special in them.


Released on February 18, 2018, BOSS sees the return of the NCT U sub-unit with a brand-new line-up consisting of members Taeyong, Jaehyun, Doyoung, Jungwoo, Winwin, Lucas, and Mark. The song was the lead single off their 2018 studio album, NCT 2018 EMPATHY. Shot in Ukraine, the music video sees the boys making their way around the city of Kyiv in stylish outfits and suits. The song is a mix of electronic and hip-hop that features bass-heavy choreography and a synth-heavy closer. The song’s message of being a strong leader goes well with the powerful choreography and an earworm of a chorus.

NCT Dream – Boom

NCT Dream was mainly known as the more youthful and fresh-faced sub-unit of NCT. On July 25, 2019, that all changed with the release of Boom from their third EP. The music video features the group’s members, Haechan, Renjun, Jeno, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung, alternating between two different personas. The first one is more youthful, and the other more mature as a way to symbolize how they are now young men. Gone are the days of Chewing Gum as the video ushered in a more mature look and sound. Memorable raps from Jeno and Jaemin, powerful vocals from Haechan, Renjun, Chenle, and Jisung, and a chorus that is hard to forget make this video one of NCT Dream’s best.

WayV – Love Talk (English Version)

WayV debuted as a sub-unit just two years ago, but that does not mean they have any iconic songs or music videos. Love Talk is a must-watch for any NCTzen. The music video sees the group’s members, Kun, Ten, Winwin, Lucas, Xiaojun, Hendery, and Yangyang strut around in white suits. While they do look ethereal, they are anything but innocent in this video. It doesn’t take a while to realize how mature the song is and what it is about.

NCT 127 – Kick It

NCT 127 has a lot of great videos from Cherry Bomb, Regular, Simon Says, and Superhuman. Kick It though remains to be one of the finest works from their videography. The four-minute video sees members Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, and Haechan in a Kill Bill, Bruce Lee, and martial arts-inspired theme and setting. The extremely stylish music video fits with the song like a glove.

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