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Girls' Generation, IVE, TWICE: iconic K-pop stars set for August releases
August is going to be one of the biggest months for music fans this year, with a plethora of K-pop bigwigs putting out their new music offerings amid sweltering temperatures. Some of the most celebrated girl groups like Girls' Generation, IVE and TWICE are set to return to stage, while boy bands like The Boyz and CIX are also preparing for their fresh releases. The first in t...
ATEEZ reaches career high with new album 'THE WORLD EP. 1 : MOVEMENT'
K-pop boy group ATEEZ has hit its career high, with its latest release, “The WORLD EP. 1 : MOVEMENT,” selling about 270,000 copies on the first day of its release - July 29. According to the octet's management company, KQ Entertainment, the number has increased by nearly 100,000, compared to the first day sales of ATEEZ's December release, “ZERO : FEVER EPILOGUE” (180,000). A...
[INTERVIEW] P1Harmony: how a team of talented individuals creates synergy
What does a rookie K-pop group need for survival? A gifted vocalist, a dancer and a rapper are a must, but they may not be enough. Nowadays, a new K-pop act also needs a member who can produce distinctive music for their team, as well as an English speaker who can communicate fluently with international fans and media outlets. In this sense, boy band P1Harmony is all set. The...
EXO's Sehun to star in new Tving series 'All That We Loved'
Sehun of K-pop boy group EXO will star in Tving's upcoming teen romance series tentatively titled, “All That We Loved,” the streaming platform said Wednesday. The SM Entertainment singer will play the role of Go Yoo, an 18-year-old basketball genius who donates a kidney to his best friend, Go Joon-hee. After receiving his kidney through a transplant operation, Joon-hee, a top...
'Attention': Hybe's girl group NewJeans arrives on K-pop scene
The competition among K-pop girl groups will get into full swing following the arrival of much-anticipated rookie group NewJeans, Friday (KST). Its debut album will hit multiple streaming platforms on Aug. 1, and hit store shelves on Aug. 8.
'Test Me': Xdinary Heroes speak for Generation Z with music
There are many characteristics defining Generation Z - which refers to those born between 1996 and 2005 - but in the eyes of rookie band Xdinary Heroes, their most typical feature is outspokenness. To highlight this and help them get their emotions off their chest, the group said it used playful yet straightforward language in the lyrics of its new songs. Xdinary Heroes dropp...
Kim Ga-ram removed from Le Sserafim following bullying accusations
K-pop girl group Le Sserafim has kicked out its member Kim Ga-ram after she was accused of bullying other students while in middle school. Le Sserafim's management company, Source Music - a label under Hybe that represents K-pop megastars BTS - announced Wednesday that it terminated its exclusive contract with Kim.
[INTERVIEW] 'We'll build metaverse platform where AI matches songwriters to labels'
The entertainment industry may look very high-tech on the surface. There is the metaverse K-pop girl group aespa, which consists of four human members and their digital avatars. A legion of singers wowed their fans during their online concerts for utilizing cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality (AR). Some of them are even using non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to monetiz...
Aespa makes it to top 3 on Billboard main albums chart
K-pop girl group aespa has grabbed the No. 3 spot on Billboard's main albums chart with its second mini-album, “Girls,” the U.S. magazine said Sunday (local time). This is the second-highest rank among all K-pop girl groups, after BLACKPINK ranked second on the same chart with its 2020 release, “The Album.”
Sunye, Nicole, 2nd generation K-pop divas to return to stage
From the late 2000s to the early 2010s, three female K-pop acts Wonder Girls, Girls' Generation and KARA enjoyed their heyday, spearheading the second generation of K-pop. Today, they are not as active as they used to be, but the former members of Wonder Girls and KARA are gearing up to return to the stage as solo artists, while all eight members of Girls' Generation are prep...
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