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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 22:02
'We still have so much more to show,' says MAMAMOO
Over the past eight years, K-pop act MAMAMOO has actively carved out its presence in the music scene, putting out 11 EPs and numerous hits like “Decalcomanie” (2016) and “Egotistic” (2018). The vocally talented quartet has already pulled off a range of musical genres and concepts, but its members - who dropped their 12th mini-album, “MIC ON,” on Tuesday - believe they still h...
'Street Man Fighter' dancer Vata accused of plagiarizing ATEEZ's choreography
Dancer Vata, who currently appears on Mnet's dance competition show, “Street Man Fighter,” has been accused of plagiarizing the choreography of K-pop boy group ATEEZ's 2019 release, “Say My Name,” to craft a dance move for “New Thing,” a song featured in “Street Man Fighter.” Anze Skrube, one of the choreographers for “Say My Name,” shared several posts on his Instagram Story...
Webtoon 'Lore Olympus' wins Harvey award for 2nd consecutive year
“Lore Olympus,” Naver Webtoon's romantic fantasy digital comic, won a Harvey award for the second year in a row, Saturday. Created by New Zealand artist Rachel Smythe, “Lore Olympus” was named the Digital Book of the Year at this year's Harvey Awards, one of the most prestigious awards recognizing achievements in comic books. It was established in 1988 in honor of American wr...
English guide to getting job in K-pop industry to be published next month
Landing a job at a K-pop record label has not been a walk in the park for most foreign nationals. There was only little information available in Korean, which could barely help them get a snapshot of secretive K-pop agencies. But soon, they will be able to gain insight from an English e-book titled, “How to Work in K-pop Industry,” an in-depth guide written by the officials o...
Song Hye-kyo donates guidebooks to Utoro museum to mark Hangeul Day
Actress Song Hye-kyo and Professor Seo Kyung-duk - an active promoter of Korea - have donated 10,000 Korean/English guidebooks to Utoro Peace Memorial Museum, Japan, in celebration of Oct. 9 Hangeul (Korean alphabet) Day. Utoro is a neighborhood near Kyoto where some 1,300 Koreans were forced into labor for Japans' military during World War II.
Former IZ*ONE member denies plagiarism allegations
Lee Chae-yeon, a former member of now-defunct project girl group IZ*ONE, denied allegations that the design of her upcoming debut solo EP, “HUSH RUSH,” is a copy of the “Gasoline” album by Key of K-pop boy band SHINee.
'GIRL'S RE:VERSE': Kakao to launch new program to debut virtual idol group
Members of K-pop girl groups will vie against one another to join a virtual idol group on “GIRL'S RE:VERSE,” an upcoming competition show made by Kakao Entertainment. The company announced Thursday that the first episode of “GIRL'S RE:VERSE” will be released on Kakao Page and YouTube on Nov. 28.
World-famous orchestras to perform in Korea through December
As the most recent COVID-19 resurgence in Korea is slowing down, a number of internationally acclaimed orchestras are planning to visit the country and catch the ears of music lovers here. The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), one of the top 10 orchestras in the world, will perform in Seoul on Oct. 13 in celebration of the relocation of the LG Arts Center Seoul from Gangnam Di...
Red Velvet's Seulgi goes back and forth from good to evil in debut solo EP '28 Reasons'
“SG” are the initials for K-pop singer Seulgi's first name. But they also stand for “Snow White and Grimhilde” in her debut solo EP, “28 Reasons,” which hit store shelves Tuesday afternoon. By playing the dual role of a sweet princess and a wicked queen, the Red Velvet member juggles between her good and evil sides in her mini-album, revealing two contrasting aspects of herse...
Veteran K-pop boy band g.o.d to hold concerts in December after 4 years
G.o.d, one of the most popular K-pop acts in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is slated to hold a series of concerts at Olympic Park's KSPO Dome in southern Seoul from Dec. 9 to 11, according to event organizer IOK Co.
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