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Sun, September 26, 2021 | 08:35
TWICE to premiere 'The Feels' on 'Tonight Show'
K-pop girl group TWICE is set to premiere its first English single, “The Feels,” on NBC's “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the nine-member group's management company JYP Entertainment said Friday.
| 2021-09-24 16:54
From aespa to ENHYPEN, numerous K-pop stars set to shake up music scene in October
A-list K-pop stars, including BLACKPINK's Lisa and NCT 127, took the music scene by storm in September with their new releases. In October, attention-grabbing groups like aespa and ENHYPEN will pick up the baton, seeking to take center stage with their fresh tunes.
| 2021-09-24 09:04
[INTERVIEW] Highlight's Yang Yo-seob fills his 'Chocolate Box' with eclectic music
Yang Yo-seob of K-pop boy group Highlight has more than a decade of singing experience under his belt. But the 31-year-old, who put out his first solo studio album, “Chocolate Box,” Sept. 20, believes little has changed since his debut in 2009. Namely, he still thinks singing is taxing.
| 2021-09-23 09:29
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
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Assembly set to grill telecom firms over subpar network speeds
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