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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 21:41
Will Korea ever have its own prestigious music awards?
Several music awards were launched in Korea over the past few years with the hope that they would become Korea's Grammy or Korea's Billboard. Their lofty goal was to follow in the footsteps of some of the world's most prestigious music awards, which have decades of history, as well as trying to earn a comparable reputation. However, to this day, none of them has succeeded.
2022 Miss Korea winners
Lee Seung-hyun, center, poses after winning the 2022 Miss Korea beauty pageant at the Blue Square Mastercard Hall in central Seoul, Wednesday. Yu Si-eun, left, was named the runner-up of the annual competition, and Kim Go-eun, right, the second runner-up. Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki
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“After LIKE,” the third single by girl group IVE, is one of the biggest K-pop hits this year. The catchy tune has been retaining a spot on the Billboard Global 200 chart for eight consecutive weeks since its release on Sept. 19, and recently became the longest-running track on the top 10 weekly chart of Melon, a major Korean streaming platform. It also ranked first on Korean ...
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Purple-colored Busan welcomes BTS and fans
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LG Arts Center Seoul celebrates relocation with performances by Cho Seong-jin, Simon Rattle
LG Arts Center Seoul, an art theater managed by Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate, LG Group, celebrated its relocation on Thursday with the performance of award-winning Korean pianist Cho Seong-jin and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), helmed by British conductor Simon Rattle.
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