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K-pop singers declare war on internet trolls
Several K-pop stars have declared war on internet trolls. Chinese Canadian K-pop singer Henry Lau's agency Monster Entertainment said Thursday that it will take strong legal action against anyone who distorts the truth, spreads malicious rumors or defames its artist.
Kakao characters Ryan, Choonsik enjoy popularity as 'K-pop influencers'
Ryan and Choonsik, the animal-like characters that were created as emojis for Korean messenger app KakaoTalk, are basking in immense popularity as “K-pop influencers,” with their fun covers of K-pop dance choreography, hitting high views on YouTube.
From LIMELIGHT to Lapillus, more newcomers arrive on K-pop scene
With the global boom of K-pop, more singers are joining the cutthroat battle for stardom, seeking to become a new sensation. LIMELIGHT is one of the latest acts that burst onto the music scene on Sept. 29. The trio held a pre-debut event two days before its official debut at Ilchi Art Hall in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, to premiere its debut single, “STARLIGHT.”
[INTERVIEW] Early elimination from 'Street Man Fighter' becomes 'springboard for future success': PrimeKingz
The fifth episode of Mnet's dance competition show, “Street Man Fighter" that aired on Sept. 20, shocked many viewers. Dance crew PrimeKingz - which was thought of as one of the heavy favorites - became the first team to be eliminated from the program after losing a battle with Bank Two Brothers (BIIB.) Some viewers even took to social media platforms to criticize the program...
[INTERVIEW] K-pop fan turned songwriter shares how she wrote ITZY, NMIXX's hits
On Sept. 19, songwriter Charlotte Wilson shed tears as she watched the performance of “DICE” by rookie K-pop girl group NMIXX at YES24 Live Hall in eastern Seoul. Seeing the septet take the stage with the new song that she composed made her feel extremely emotional, although it was not the first time that a popular K-pop act performed her song. “NMIXX members are like my litt...
From Seulgi to (G)I-DLE, K-pop acts prepare for October releases
October is set to be a thrilling month for K-pop lovers worldwide, with a crop of singers gearing up for their fresh releases. Seulgi of K-pop girl group Red Velvet will make her solo debut on Oct. 4, nearly eight years after debuting as part of her group in 2014. She is the third Red Velvet member to go solo, following Wendy and Joy.
NMIXX plays dice game in new release 'ENTWURF'
NMIXX became a talk of the town immediately after making its debut in February, not only because it was a new group launched by K-pop powerhouse JYP Entertainment, but also because its debut track, “O.O,” was unlike most other K-pop songs. “O.O” blended music genres like trap and Baile funk, sounding like a combination of two or three different songs. According to JYP, such a...
K-pop in Middle East: formerly uncharted territory turns into new realm for artists
The Middle East was uncharted territory for K-pop until recently. K-pop stars frequently performed in Asia, America and Europe, but rarely visited the Islamic world mainly because of its conservative culture that did not welcome undue foreign influence. But this is a story of the past. A series of K-pop concerts and festivals have taken place in the Middle East over the last ...
'NCT 127 is like malatang,' says member Doyoung
Malatang, a spicy soup originated in the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan, is one of the most-sought-after dishes among young Koreans. Although it seems irrelevant to popular K-pop boy group NCT 127, member Doyoung believes malatang shares something in common with his group, which is reputed for its unique music and performances. “I think NCT 127 is like malatang,” the 2...
BTS leader RM makes donation for preservation of overseas Korean cultural assets
RM, the leader of K-pop phenomenon BTS, has recently donated 100 million won ($72,000) to preserve overseas Korean cultural assets, making his second donation to the state-run Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation. He made his first donation of 100 million won last year. The money will be used to make an art brochure introducing Korean paintings that are kept at art mu...
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