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: Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, October 22, 2021 | 15:52
[INTERVIEW] Evergreen CEO seeks to bridge K-pop and Southeast Asia
At first glance, David Yong, 34, CEO of the Singapore-based Evergreen Assets Management, may seem irrelevant to K-pop. However, the entrepreneur is not only a big fan of K-pop, but also has plenty of good ideas that can connect it to the vast, fast-growing Southeast Asian market. Born into a family that owned a lucrative timber trading company, Yong worked as a trainee lawyer...
| 2021-10-20 08:48
More K-pop stars sing for webtoon soundtracks
Singer-actor Jinyoung is set to release, “You Said You Don't Know Love,” a soundtrack for the popular webtoon, “Morning Kiss at Tiffany's,” on Oct. 21. Courtesy of orangeDmsn By Dong Sun-hwaIn the past, Korean singers usually released the soundtracks for dra...
| 2021-10-18 14:44
Choyeon, Eunchae from 'Produce 48' to debut in new girl group bugAboo
K-pop girl group bugAboo / Courtesy of A team EntertainmentBy Dong Sun-hwaChoyeon and Eunchae, who made their names known through Mnet's audition program “Produce 48” in 2018, will debut as members of the new K-pop girl group bugAboo on Oct. 25. BugAboo is the first K-pop girl group launched by songwriter/producer Ryan Jhun, who previously worked with high-profile...
| 2021-10-17 19:23
K-pop labels take strong action against internet trolls to protect their stars
In the past, K-pop labels treated online trolls with some generosity. When their stars were attacked on false grounds, the companies reported them to police but usually did not take the offenders to court once they apologized.
| 2021-10-17 16:33
EXO's D.O. wraps up filming sci-fi blockbuster 'The Moon'
D.O. of K-pop boy band EXO has wrapped up shooting for his role in the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster, “The Moon.”
| 2021-10-14 13:57
ENHYPEN talks about desires, dilemmas in new album 'DIMENSION : DILEMMA'
For the members of rookie K-pop idol group ENHYPEN, showbiz was - and still is - far more complex and chaotic than they had ever expected. And they talk about their confusion and dilemmas in their first studio album, “DIMENSION : DILEMMA,” which was released Tuesday afternoon.
| 2021-10-12 18:56
DAY6's Young K becomes first K-pop idol to join KATUSA
Young K, vocalist and guitarist of boy band DAY6, has become the first K-pop idol to join the KATUSA (Korean Augmentation To the United States Army) for his compulsory military service.
| 2021-10-12 16:43
Singer-actress IU to drop new digital single 'Strawberry Moon' on Oct. 19
“Strawberry Moon,” a new digital single by singer-actress IU, will arrive on Oct. 19, according to her management company, EDAM Entertainment, Friday.
| 2021-10-08 16:19
Spinoff of 'Street Woman Fighter' to air this year
“Street Girls Fighter,” a spinoff of Mnet's popular female dance survival show, “Street Woman Fighter,” is scheduled to hit the air later this year.
K-dramas & Shows
| 2021-10-07 17:04
GFriend's SinB, Eunha, Umji to reunite as trio
SinB, Eunha and Umji, the members of disbanded K-pop act GFriend, are set to form a new group, according to their new management company Big Planet Made (BPM) Wednesday.
| 2021-10-07 13:32
High inheritance tax hampering entrepreneurship
Gov't aims to shift to 'Living with COVID-19' phase from Nov. 1
Dutch version of 'Squid Game' shoots unvaccinated people
Locally-developed rocket fails to place dummy satellite into orbit
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Students launch fundraising for multicultural youth basketball team
Starbucks under scrutiny of financial watchdog
Spy agency monitoring foreign nationals who threatened Afghan evacuees: report
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