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'Im Nayeon': TWICE's Nayeon shows who she is with her 1st solo EP
It has taken about seven years for Nayeon to go solo since her 2015 debut as part of K-pop girl group TWICE. But the 26-year-old singer, whose first solo EP “Im Nayeon” came out on Friday afternoon (KST), believes it is not too late.
'Casting meddling' claim stirs musical scene
The nation's musical scene is under a cloud of confusion and internal squabbling, following allegations that a big-name actress made producers cast her close acquaintances in a popular musical. The chaos has driven veteran musical actors to issue a statement to call on actors to refrain from meddling in the casting process.
KARD's new release 'Re:' heralds rebirth of co-ed group
“Re:” - the title of the fifth mini-album by mixed-gender K-pop quartet KARD - stands for multiple words, like rebirth and restart, but it has one clear message: KARD is eager to refresh itself. “'Re' is a prefix meaning 'again,' so we thought it was the best title for our new release, which came out after more than a year off,” leader BM said during a media event at Yonsei U...
Winner, aespa: K-pop hotshots prepare for July releases
K-pop lovers will have their hands full in July, with dozens of K-pop stars putting out their new music offerings next month. From WJSN to Winner to aespa, some of the most attention-grabbing acts are getting ready to steal the hearts of people with their summer songs.
Sakamoto clears plagiarism allegations against singer-songwriter You Hee-yeol
Prolific Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has taken a stand against allegations that Korean singer-songwriter You Hee-yeol plagiarized his 1999 release “Aqua” to write his 2021 song, “A Very Private Evening.” Sakamoto's comments came about a week after You was accused of plagiarism when some internet users pointed out on Instagram that “A Very Private Evening” - a track mad...
Kep1er invites listeners to 'Kep1er Island'
K-pop girl group Kep1er is inviting listeners to “Kep1er Island” - a place of happiness created by the nine members. The group rolled out its second mini-album, “Doublast,” Monday afternoon, about five months after the release of its debut EP, “First Impact.” The singers, who sang about their determination to become the best player in the K-pop scene in “First Impact,” have t...
Culture minister congratulates Lim Yun-chan, winner of 2022 Van Cliburn Competition
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyoon congratulated Lim Yun-chan, Sunday, for becoming the youngest winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. “I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you for your victory,” Park said in his congratulatory message.
Dream Concert marks return of huge K-pop concerts
On Saturday, Sports Complex Station in southern Seoul was crowded with people heading to the Main Stadium of the Jamsil Sports Complex, where the 28th Dream Concert took place in front of a live audience for the first time in three years. The hot and humid weather was not perfect for an outdoor event, but it was not a big deal for the 45,000 eager spectators who came out to w...
JYP becomes 1st entertainment company to join global initiative to use 100% renewable electricity
JYP has become the first Korean entertainment company to join K-RE100, the Korean version of RE100, the global initiative in which businesses use 100-percent renewable electricity to power their operations. The K-pop label, home to numerous A-list stars like TWICE and ITZY, recently received certification from the Korea Energy Agency for taking part in K-RE100. RE100 is led b...
'Nanta' producer explains how he brought life to hit nonverbal show
It was a pile of debt that prompted producer Song Seung-whan to bring his theatrical comedy show “Nanta” to the international market. “More than two decades ago, I hardly made any profit by producing a show in Korea,” Song, the CEO and artistic director of PMC Production, said during the Corea Image Communication Institution's (CICI) Korea CQ Forum that took place at the Moro...
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