‘Backstreet Rookie’ drops OST lineup; Kang Daniel, SeolA, April, and more to join track

Just before its scheduled premiere on June 19, SBS’s newest drama Backstreet Rookie released its original soundtrack (OST) lineup, consisting of popular idols such as Kang Daniel, WJSN’s SeolA, and April.

On June 15, a representative from Kang Daniel’s agency KONNECT Entertainment has confirmed that the K-pop idol will be joining the OST lineup of the said series, which will air every Friday and Saturday.

This will be Kang Daniel’s very first drama OST, so fans and viewers alike are already expressing their excitement for the song he will be releasing. Other artists reportedly joining the song tracks include Punch, Fly With Me’s Rossi, Kim Tae-woo, and Block B’s Park Kyung, who is recently a hot topic online for a defamation issue.

Based on the popular 2016–2017 webtoon “Convenience Store Saet-byul,” written by Hwalhwasan and illustrated by Geumsagong, Backstreet Rookie will be headlined by big stars Ji Chang-wook (Melting Me Softly) and Kim Yoo-jung (Clean with Passion for Now). When Choi Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) runs into a group of female high school troublemakers, he meets the odd but headstrong Jung Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung) who asks him to buy them cigarettes from a convenience store. When he returns, he gives Saet-byul his number, but she never calls him. Four years later, Dae-hyun opens up a convenience store and hires a part-timer, who coincidentally turns out to be Saet-byul.

The series has recently been receiving high expectations from the viewers because of the lead stars and the released teasers and trailer. Now, the anticipation is rising even more with the announcement of the OST’s singer lineup, which consists of major music personalities in the country. 

The soundtrack will be spearheaded by Most Contents, which produced the soundtracks of hit dramas in the past such as The World of the Married (2020), When the Camellia Blooms (2019), and Descendants of the Sun (2016), to name a few. 

Meanwhile, the series will be releasing one or two songs per week, starting with Kang Daniel’s ballad “Something” at 6:00 p.m. (KST) on June 19.

Backstreet Rookie will air tonight, June 19, at 10:00 p.m. KST, replacing the time slot of The King: Eternal Monarch, which recently ended.

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