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On the 25th GEM gave their final performance. The girls took to their Instagram and Twitter accounts to thank their fans and post pictures from the event. I’ll be sad to see them go, but we wish them luck in their future endeavors. According to reports, the members who are left (two left the company earlier this year) will be divided among the remaining groups in iDOLStreet. Good luck, ladies!
Morning Musume 18 12th generation member Haruna Ogata will graduate from the group and company in June this year to focus on her education. She plans to attend junior college in hopes to transition to a 4-year university program. Her graduation will take place on the final day of the current tour, Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2018 Haru – We Are Morning Musume~ on June 20th.
Dream Ami has released the music video for her 6th single, ‘Amaharu,’ so go check that out!
Former C-ute member Airi Suzuki will be making her official solo debut on June 6th, 2018 with an album titled, ‘do me a favor,’ with a regular and limited edition to be released.
BlackPink will be embarking on their first arena tour in Japan! It was announced by the company on March 27th that the group will go on a six-concert/three-city tour in Japan.
It was also announced that they have finished recording the album for their Korean comeback later this year.
WINNER will be releasing their second full-length album. It’s titled ‘Everyd4y,’ and it will be released on April, 4th at 6 pm KST.
Monsta X released The Connect: Déjà vu and Stray Kids released I Am Not yesterday so check out those comebacks when you have the chance.
For the remainder of the month, TVXQ, Samuel, Hoya have releases planned for the 28th and Olivia Hye of LoonA has one planned for the 30th of the month.
Last but not least, as many of us know, the leader of 100%, Seo Min Woo was reported to have passed away on March 25. Emergency responders found in his home in Gangnam, Seoul South Korea without a pulse. Our thoughts are with his loved ones in this time of mourning, let us be respectful at this time. Thank you.