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: Dong Sun-hwa
Wed, September 22, 2021 | 23:34
Is K-pop an unwelcome guest for China?
Back in the early 2010s, China was deemed an untapped market for the K-pop industry. A plethora of singers racked up staggering profits thanks to their fan bases there, with hotshots like EXO - which included four Chinese members in the beginning - playing its concerts in multiple cities and appearing on popular TV programs along with prominent local celebrities. Even budding...
| 2021-09-18 09:52
Spotify's 'K-Pop Daebak' playlist attracts 3.1 million followers
"K-Pop Daebak,” the first K-pop editorial playlist launched by global streaming platform Spotify in 2014, had garnered 3.1 million followers as of early September.
| 2021-09-14 16:00
ATEEZ makes much-anticipated return with fan-voted song, 'Deja Vu'
One big attribute distinguishing K-pop boy group ATEEZ from its rivals is the way it picks a song to promote when releasing a new album. Normally, it is the singers and the executives at the K-pop record labels who make such a decision, but ATEEZ, one of the most anticipated rookies in the music scene, always leaves the choice to its fans.
| 2021-09-14 14:28
K-pop couple HyunA and DAWN flouts taboos, releases first duet mini-album
K-pop couple HyunA and DAWN, who went public with their romantic relationship in 2018, are generating a buzz with their first duet album, “1+1=1,” which they released Thursday.
| 2021-09-10 20:40
BLACKPINK's Lisa fuses K-pop and Thai culture on solo album
Lisa of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has pulled off something that only a few singers are capable of - felicitously blending K-pop and the culture of Thailand, her native country.
| 2021-09-10 13:50
BLACKPINK becomes world's No. 1 artist for number of YouTube subscribers
K-pop boy group LUMINOUS debuts with first album, 'YOUTH'
K-pop boy group LUMINOUS, comprising Suil, Steven, Youngbin and Woobin, has debuted with its first mini-album, “YOUTH.”
| 2021-09-09 15:12
Mnet Asian Music Awards to take place on Dec. 11
The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), a major Korean music awards ceremony, is slated to take place at CJ ENM Contents Studio in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, on Dec. 11.
| 2021-09-08 13:40
STAYC aims to beat 'STEREOTYPE' with new album
K-pop rookie STAYC has been sticking to a teenage-like, “healthy” image since its debut last November in order to forge its musical identity. But now, the six-piece act aims to take the next step to express some social messages through its new tracks. And one of them is about “stereotypes,” also the title of its first mini-album released Monday.
| 2021-09-07 16:42
Mnet's dance competition show 'Street Woman Fighter' captivates viewers
Mnet's new dance competition show, “Street Woman Fighter,” is captivating viewers with its fresh take on entertainment.
K-dramas & Shows
| 2021-09-06 16:55
[INTERVIEW] 'I don't consider myself an artist,' says Paul McCartney's photographer
It only took a few minutes for MJ Kim - an internationally acclaimed photographer who has been working with former Beatles member Paul McCartney for more than a decade - to create a friendly, informal atmosphere before starting an interview with reporters on Sept. 1 at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. Donning tinted yellow glasses and a tiny earring, the 49-year-old greeted people with...
| 2021-09-06 09:25
Korean consumers fascinated by expensive, unconventional fruit
How conglomerate chiefs plan to spend this Chuseok
Will use of leftover vaccines for second shot help curb ever-growing cases?
Hunting tigers in Manchuria in 1912
Boston Dynamics' robot dog on safety patrol duty at Kia factory
Are 'North Korean defectors' traitors?
Yoon Seok-youl faces racism controversy with comment belittling Africa
Ministry offers virtual visits to ancestral graves amid pandemic
Gov't reconsiders 2nd Jeju airport project
Samsung, Apple rivalry continues over newest smartphones
Climate crisis is imminent
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