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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, September 22, 2023 | 20:07
K-pop girl groups from small labels on the rise
Surviving in the K-pop industry is a daunting mission, especially for groups represented by small and mid-sized management companies. The success of these acts is often called a “miracle” that rarely happens. But these days, quite a few girl groups are beating the odds.
Cultural icons support Busan's bid for World Expo 2030
Korea has tapped some of the most celebrated cultural icons as official ambassadors for Busan's bid to host World Expo 2030, presenting the country's second-largest city to global fans of Korean culture.
Prosecution requests jail term for K-pop singer over sexual molestation allegations
Prosecutors requested three years in prison for a former K-pop boy group member over allegations that he sexually molested and “quasi-raped” his bandmate, according to media reports, Monday. “Quasi-rape” refers to the act of sexual assault against a person in an unconscious state or unable to resist.
'Me': BLACKPINK's Jisoo off to smooth start as solo artist
Jisoo of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has successfully started her solo journey with her debut solo EP, “Me,” which dropped on Friday afternoon.
BLACKPINK, TXT, Stray Kids: K-pop stars headline international music festivals
A growing number of K-pop acts are headlining major music festivals around the world, taking the stage with today's most celebrated pop stars. Girl group BLACKPINK is slated to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. established in 1999. The quartet will perform at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on April 15...
NewJeans, Apple join hands to bring immersive audio experience
Visitors to Apple's new retail shop in Gangnam can enjoy the latest release by K-pop girl group NewJeans, “OMG,” in a fully immersive environment for free.
From IVE to NCT DOJAEJUNG, K-pop hotshots brace for April chart race
Competition on K-pop charts will intensify in April, with a legion of prominent stars gearing up for new music offerings. Included in the lineup are NCT DOJAEJUNG, IVE, Kep1er and Apink.
Dreams come true: TXT mesmerizes 21,000 fans at KSPO Dome
For the members of the K-pop boy group Tomorrow X Together (TXT), it was a dream come true for them to perform at the KSPO Dome in Olympic Park. Located in southern Seoul, the KSPO Dome is one of the largest concert venues in Korea, accommodating up to 15,000 spectators.
[INTERVIEW] How ATEEZ achieved worldwide success
K-pop boy group ATEEZ had a hectic time last year. The octet - consisting of Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho - did two world tours, performing in front of 430,000 fans around the globe.
Ambassadors, dignitaries gather at Korea Times' concert to promote Busan's World Expo bid
More than 2,100 people, including diplomats and dignitaries, attended The Korea Times' annual spring concert at the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall, Thursday, which was held to support Busan's bid to host World Expo 2030.