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Fri, December 9, 2022 | 17:41
EXO's Xiumin to drop 1st solo album 'Brand New' on Sept. 26
Xiumin of K-pop boy group EXO is slated to bring out his first solo album “Brand New” on Sept. 26, more than a decade after debuting as part of EXO. The upcoming album will offer five tracks of “various genres,” according to his management company SM Entertainment, Monday.
Lovelyz member Ryu Su-jeong sets up her own label
Ryu Su-jeong, a member of K-pop girl group Lovelyz, has established her own label, House of Dreams. Ryu, who terminated her contract with her former agency Woollim Entertainment last year, is planning to pursue a solo career under her own company. She reportedly founded House of Dreams with the desire to realize her various goals in the music industry.
ONEUS, NCT 127, NMIXX: K-pop stars to start September chart race
After a wave of high-profile K-pop groups like Girls' Generation, IVE and TWICE heated up the K-pop scene in August, another crop of stars are preparing for their new music offerings this month. Included in the lineup are ONEUS, NCT 127 and NMIXX.
K-pop artist-driven content can help singers go beyond time, space: HYBE official
K-pop stars have fans in every nook and cranny of the world, which makes it difficult to meet their followers frequently due to their hectic schedules and the long distances between them. Thus, in an effort to promote interaction between singers and their fans, HYBE, the record label behind K-pop superstar group BTS, has opted to create more “artist-driven” content featuring ...
How 4th-generation girl groups are reshaping K-pop universe
The new golden age of K-pop girl groups seems to have arrived, following the first renaissance in the late 2000s and early 2010s spearheaded by acts like Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls and KARA. Newcomers that debuted in 2021-22, are currently ruling the major music streaming charts and selling a massive number of albums worldwide. Their striking performances are something b...
BLACKPINK, BTS, SEVENTEEN sweep prizes at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
K-pop bigwigs BLACKPINK, BTS and SEVENTEEN took home multiple prizes at this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), one of the most prestigious music awards in the U.S., Sunday (local time). BLACKPINK, which was the first K-pop girl group to bag a trophy at the VMAs in 2020, took two awards this time. The quartet received the Best Metaverse Performance award for its in-game co...
New Jeans' agency refutes claims that lyrics of 'Cookie' have sexual connotations
K-pop girl group New Jeans' management agency Ador refuted claims that the lyrics of the quintet's song, “Cookie,” have sexual connotations. The company released a statement on Saturday, just a few days after some online users claimed the word “cookie” in the lyrics refers to female genitalia, slamming the agency for having underage girls sing an inappropriate song.
Guy Sorman supports Korea's decision to relocate presidential office to Yongsan
Guy Sorman, a world-renowned scholar and intellectual in economics and philosophy, said it was a positive decision for Korea to relocate the presidential office from Cheong Wa Dae in central Seoul to the defense ministry compound in Seoul's Yongsan District. The French-American columnist, who was an adviser to then-President Lee Myung-bak in 2010, made the remark during the 2...
[INTERVIEW] How Kang Tae-oh brought life to his character in 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo'
“Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” a Korean legal drama series about an autistic genius lawyer named Woo Young-woo, wrapped up on Aug. 18 with its highest viewership rating, 17.5 percent, according to Nielsen Korea. The 16-episode drama has propelled actress Park Eun-bin, who played Woo, and many other actors, including Kang Tae-oh, to massive stardom. In the series, Kang took the...
BLACKPINK returns as lovely yet fatal 'Pink Venom'
After taking a break for nearly two years, K-pop bigwig BLACKPINK has returned with a new song, “Pink Venom,” which plays up the group's two contrasting images: loveliness and fatality. During an online press conference held Friday, member Jennie revealed that “Pink Venom” encapsulates BLACKPINK's identity as a multifaceted group. The tune - which is part of the quartet's sec...
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