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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Tue, February 27, 2024 | 09:32
K-pop album exports reach new high
Export sales of K-pop albums are sustaining an upward trend, hitting a new high of $132.93 million in the first half of 2023, according to the Korea Customs Service, Tuesday. This is a 17.1-percent jump from the same period last year.
MBTI personality test meets music in NCT DREAM's new album 'ISTJ'
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test is a popular fad among young Koreans who are itching to explore their inner selves. Through this 12-minute online test, people can find out whether they have characteristics of introversion (I) or extroversion (E); sensing (S) or intuition (N); thinking (T) or feeling (F); judging (J) or perceiving (P). The test groups p...
BTS' Jungkook sweeps global charts with solo release 'Seven'
Jungkook of K-pop behemoth BTS is taking the global music charts by storm with his solo release, “Seven.”
Non-Korean groups expand presence in K-pop world
One of the most noteworthy trends in the K-pop world today is the rise of groups composed of members with nationalities other than Korean. Whether they fall into the category of K-pop is still being debated, but their emergence is a testament to the growing diversity and expansion of the genre.
From 'Let Me Fly' to 'Les Miserables,' acclaimed musicals to hit stage this year
A wide variety of musicals will be presented in Korea this year, including “Let Me Fly" that marks the musical debut of high-profile actor Park Bo-gum.
[INTERVIEW] Meet Kyler Niko, songwriter behind K-pop hits by TXT, Le Sserafim
London-based songwriter Kyler Niko's childhood dream was to become a singer.The long-standing dream of the talented boy - who wrote his first song, “Weightless,” when he was 14 - almost came to fruition when one of the world's biggest labels at the time found him and said he had the looks, voice, and songs they had been searching for.
ZB1 from 'Boys Planet' begins journey to make K-pop history
ZEROBASEONE (ZB1), a project boy group consisting of the nine winners from the 2023 audition program, “Boys Planet,” is undeniably one of the most anticipated K-pop acts this year. It garnered 1 million followers on Instagram only six days after opening its official account and racked up more than 1 million pre-orders for its debut album, “Youth in the Shade” in just 13 days....
Boy group INFINITE to release new album after five years
K-pop boy band INFINITE is poised to put out a new album on July 31, about five years after the release of its previous album, “Top Seed” in 2018.
[INTERVIEW] Now it's rookie boy band 8TURN's turn to 'Excel'
How is the Korean dish budae jjigae (or “army base stew”) similar to K-pop boy group 8TURN? At a glance, the popular stew - made with canned ham, sausages, vegetables, baked beans, instant noodles, kimchi and gochujang (red chili paste) - seems irrelevant to the fledgling K-pop act that just arrived on the music scene.
2PM member Nichkhun's first Hollywood film to hit theaters
“The Modelizer,” a rom-com marking the Hollywood debut of Thai K-pop star Nichkhun, will be released in North America, July 14.
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