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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Wed, December 6, 2023 | 10:30
HYBE, Geffen Records to launch new girl group
HYBE, home to K-pop megastars BTS and NewJeans, will launch a new girl group in cooperation with American label Geffen Records.
BTS' Jungkook makes history on Spotify with solo single 'Seven'
Jungkook of K-pop boy band BTS has become the first Asian singer to reign atop streaming platform Spotify's Weekly Top Songs Global chart for six consecutive weeks.
NewJeans member Hanni's dual nationality causes stir
The dual nationality of Hanni, a Vietnamese-Australian member of K-pop girl group NewJeans, has stirred a debate in Vietnam. Some people insist that her grandparents were “boat people” - a term referring to the thousands of refugees who fled Vietnam in small boats after the Communist North Vietnam defeated the South in 1975 and took control of the country.
From RIIZE to BTS' V, high-profile K-pop stars gear up for September releases
From rookie boy group RIIZE to V of K-pop juggernaut BTS, a plethora of singers are gearing up for new releases next month.
[INTERVIEW] EL7Z U+P from 'Queendom Puzzle' demonstrates power of trust in one's self
Being a contender on a K-pop survival show is a daunting task. All contestants have to vie against one another - even if they are good friends in reality - and perform at their best every time to win voters' hearts.
Will 'Street Woman Fighter 2' outperform debut season?
Will Mnet's new dance competition show “Street Woman Fighter 2” outdo its previous season and create another dance boom?
Actress Song Hye-kyo donates guidebooks focusing on Korea's historic sites in Hawaii
Actress Song Hye-kyo has collaborated with Seo Kyung-duk, a professor at Sungshin Women's University and an active promoter of Korea, to donate 10,000 guidebooks on Korea's historic sites in Hawaii to the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
[REVIEW] 'Flame Rises': Le Sserafim sets crowd on fire during Seoul concert
From “Fearless” (2022) to “Antifragile” (2022) to “Unforgiven” (2023), the titles of the songs by K-pop girl group Le Sserafim hint at the values that the quintet upholds: confidence, independence and self-determination.
Murder threats now target K-pop industry
The K-pop industry has become the latest target for online threats of violent copycat crimes triggered by random stabbing attacks in recent weeks.
Museum explores impact of foreign cultures on K-pop, K-dramas
On the third floor of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in central Seoul sits a cylindrical shelf filled with diverse Korean wave or “hallyu” items ranging from the figurines of K-pop juggernaut BTS to a green tracksuit featured in the 2021 hit dystopian drama, “Squid Game.”
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