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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, February 23, 2024 | 19:08
BTS ARMY most loyal fandom in US: survey
K-pop titan BTS' global fan base, ARMY, is the most devoted fandom in the U.S., according to a recent survey conducted by local travel information provider Upgraded Points. It asked 3,192 Americans how far they would travel to see their favorite stars and how much they would pay to attend their concerts.
INFINITE's Sungkyu returns with summer anthem 'Small Talk'
In the eyes of Sungkyu, the leader of the K-pop boy group INFINITE, many people today find themselves trapped in loneliness despite being surrounded by crowds. That is why he released "Small Talk," an ode to those who strive to overcome isolation and find someone with whom they can truly open their hearts.
[INTERVIEW] K-pop act WEi goes into 'Overdrive'
Music streaming charts in June and July are often dominated by uplifting summer bangers. While many of them go unnoticed due to cutthroat competition, K-pop boy group WEi's 2021 release “Bye Bye Bye” recently gained belated recognition after being selected as the No. 1 song deserving public attention in a recent survey conducted by the fandom app StarPlay.
Are K-pop concerts too expensive?
Do Hee-yeon, an ardent K-pop fan in her 20s, recently spent 471,000 won ($361) to attend three concerts held by boy band SHINee. It is common for K-pop lovers to purchase tickets for a series of concerts by the same group, as they can catch a rare glimpse of their favorite stars while enjoying their riveting performances.
BLACKPINK Jennie's first drama 'The Idol' to end early
The HBO drama series, “The Idol,” which marked the acting debut of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK's Jennie, will wrap up a week earlier than planned, according to U.S. media outlets.
'Mozart!' musical explores tumultuous life of classical prodigy
This is a lingering question for the audience of the musical, “Mozart!” which illuminates the vicissitudes of the musical genius' life. His unparalleled compositional prowess makes him one of the greatest composers of all time, but it also causes him agony by hampering him from pursuing what he truly desired - freedom.
From NewJeans to NCT DREAM, K-pop megastars gear up for July comebacks
July is going to be the biggest month of the year for ardent K-pop fans worldwide, with a legion of high-profile stars gearing up for their comebacks. Among the dazzling stars on the roster are NewJeans, EXO, and NCT DREAM.
Major K-pop labels to debut new groups this year
Competition in the music industry is going to heat up this year with the debuts of rookie groups created by major K-pop companies.
EXO and SM contract dispute ends in amicable settlement
The three members of K-pop boy group EXO - Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin - and their management company, SM Entertainment, have reached a mutually amicable settlement concerning the trio's exclusive contracts. All three have decided to maintain their contractual relationships.
HYBE's first Japanese boy band &TEAM seeks to expand presence in Korea and beyond
&TEAM, the first Japanese boy group created by K-pop powerhouse HYBE, has ascended to meteoric stardom in Japan shortly after its debut last year, dominating multiple local music charts including Oricon.
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