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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Thu, June 1, 2023 | 10:17
SHINee celebrates 15th anniversary of debut: 'It feels surreal'
This year marks the 15th anniversary of K-pop boy group SHINee, one of the marquee names in the K-pop industry and an act that has always been ahead of its time.
ENHYPEN reaches new career high with latest album 'Dark Blood'
K-pop boy group ENHYPEN has reached a new career high with its fourth-mini album, “Dark Blood,” which came out on May 22.
Stray Kids, NCT's Taeyong, ATEEZ gear up for June releases
May was a big month for K-pop. A plethora of A-list groups like Le Sserafim, aespa and (G)I-DLE rolled out their new music offerings, dominating the music charts in Korea and beyond.
[INTERVIEW] 'No more part-time jobs': VANNER talks about life after winning 'Peak Time'
For K-pop boy group VANNER, 2023 is undeniably a banner year. After four years of obscurity, the quintet has gone from zero to hero, rising to fame on cable channel jtbc's survival show, “Peak Time.”
Super Junior becomes ambassador of Saudi Arabia Tourism Authority
K-pop act Super Junior has been nominated as the ambassador of the Saudi Arabia Tourism Authority, becoming the first artist in the world to assume the role.
'Bite Me': ENHYPEN members return as band of vampires
In its fourth mini-album, “Dark Blood,” the seven members appear as seductive vampires who want their romantic partner to bite them. Leading the EP is the minimal and catchy “Bite Me.”
2nd generation boy bands return to shake up K-pop scene
A slew of second-generation K-pop girl groups like Girls' Generation and KARA, who enjoyed their glory days from the early-2000s to the mid-2010s, took the music scene by storm last year after making much-awaited comebacks.
FIFTY FIFTY breaks K-pop girl group record on Spotify
Rookie group FIFTY FIFTY has exceeded 30 million monthly listeners on Spotify. The quartet is now the K-pop girl group with the highest number of monthly listeners on the world's largest streaming platform.
[INTERVIEW] After 'Boys Planet,' PENTAGON's Hui learns bad can be good too
When cable channel Mnet floated teasers for its new audition program “Boys Planet” earlier this year, it immediately became the talk of the town thanks to one contestant - Hui. The frontman of K-pop boy group PENTAGON seemingly had no reason to participate in a competition show for yet-to-debut idol trainees. But the young performer, whose real name is Lee Hoe-taek, still thr...
[INTERVIEW] Adoptee Peter Thurnwald plays Korean adoptee in 'XO, Kitty'
Among the cast members of Netflix's upcoming rom-com series, “XO, Kitty,” Peter Thurnwald probably plays a character most resembling its actor. Thurnwald, who was born in Korea and adopted by his Australian parents when he was six-month-old, assumes the role of Alex Finnerty, an Australia-raised Korean adoptee.
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