Lovelyz DISBAND; SM Halloween PARTY; BTS 2021 Season’s Greeting DETAILS and Pre-Order INFO

Lovelyz DISBAND; SM Halloween PARTY; BTS 2021 Season’s Greeting DETAILS and Pre-Order INFO

Beloved girl group Lovelyz announce their disbandment after seven years at Woolim Entertainment. SM Entertainment continue their Halloween party tradition. Furthermore, keep reading for all the details and information on BTS‘ 2021 Season’s Greeting package and where to pre-order.

Featured Image: @official_lvlz8_ (IG)

Index:

  1. Introduction
  2. Lovelyz to Disband after 7 years
  3. SM Halloween Party Tradition Continues
  4. BTS 2021 Season’s Greeting DETAILS and Pre-Order INFO

Lovelyz to Disband after 7 years

On the first of November, the eight members of Lovelyz announced that the group is to officially disband on the 16th with the expiration of the members’ contracts with Woolim Entertainment. With only Baby Soul choosing to remain at Woolim Entertainment (the home to K-Idol groups such as Golden Child and Rocket Punch), the members have chosen to pursue solo careers.

Lovelyz is a much-beloved girl group. Following their debut in 2014, this group has enchanted listeners with tracks like “Ah-Choo,” “Obliviate,” and “Destiny.” Furthermore, the members of this group are known for their participation in the 2019 competition show, “Queendom.”

Lovelyz
Image: @official_lvlz8_ (IG)

Like many artists, Lovelyz’s members were signed to Woolim Entertainment for the first seven years of their careers, the maximum contract period allowed under Korean law. It is not uncommon for groups to change companies or disband around this milestone.

Other groups that have reached their seven-year contract change in 2021 include Source Music‘s Gfriend, GOT7, and Mamamoo.

  • Gfriend disbanded as all members left Source Music
  • All the members of GOT7 left JYPE, although the group is still together
  • Whee In of Mamamoo left RBW, although she will still be promoting with the group. 
Image: @gfriendofficial (IG)
Gfriend is the most recent 3rd generation K-Pop group to disband after 7 years with Source Music (HYBE)

With each Lovelyz member reaching for solo careers, what style of music do you think they will release?

SM Halloween Party Tradition Continues

In sillier news, SM Entertainment has continued its tradition of holding a company-wide Halloween party featuring over-the-top costumes by all the artists and musicians of the company.

The costumes of 2021 were a wide array of styles and concepts. Costumes inspired by the hit thriller K-Drama “Squid Game” make up the first category of outfits. Both aespa‘s Winter and Super Junior‘s Shindong came dressed as “Younghee” from the drama, while NCT‘s Jaemin and Jeno came as Squid Game’s masked guards.

Image: @smtown (IG) aespa’s WINTER dressed as Younghee from “Squid Game”

The second category of costumes includes iconic movie characters from films such as Batman and Spider (SJ’s Siwon and NCT’s Mark). Other references included NCT’s KUN dressed as Kaonashi from the Studio Ghibli movie “Spirited Away” and NCT’s Taeyong and Jungwoo coming as Twilight’s Edward and Bella. Other brilliant movie-inspired costumes were NCT Renjun‘s “Pinnochio” costume and aespa NINGNING‘s “Black Swan” outfit, among many others.

Some of my other personal favorite costumes include NCT Park Jisung dressed as Korean soccer legend Son Heung-min and aespa KARINA attending as Alice In Wonderland’s “Queen of Hearts.”

Image: @smtown (IG)
aespa’s KARINA as the “Queen of Hearts” from the fairytale novel Alice in Wonderland

Altogether this year’s Halloween costume party was a memorable addition to this playful company-wide tradition.
What were your favorite costumes from this year’s Halloween line-up? What were the best Idol Halloween costumes across K-Pop in 2021?

BTS 2021 Season’s Greeting DETAILS and Pre-Order INFO

On the 31st of October, international pop sensation BTS announced the upcoming release of their annual “Season’s Greeting” package.

Season’s Greetings are packages released by most K-Pop Idols in December to celebrate both the conclusion of the past year and the excitement of the coming year. Season’s Greeting packages are usually filled with posters, photocards, photobooks, planners, calendars, and other merch for fans.

The first BTS Season’s Greeting 2021 PREVIEW

BTS Season’s Greeting DETAILS and Pre-Order INFO:

  • Contains:
    • Outbox
    • photobook
    • desk calendar
    • diary
    • diary sticker
    • tattoo sticker
    • digital code card (making video)
    • tabloid poster set
    • ID photo set
    • postcard set
    • photocard set
    • memo pad
    • paper magnet
  • Price: $43
    • For another $15, fans can purchase the above items and a wall calendar
  • Pre-Order: Weverse Shop
The second BTS Season’s Greeting 2021 PREVIEW

What merch are you most excited for? If you were designing a Season’s Greeting package which merch would you include?

Eden McLeod

Hi, Eden here! I am the main writer and publisher at ME Asia. I am a professional writer and blogger. I love creating content that can introduce future fans to incredible artists, actors, and musicians from around the globe!

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