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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 12:58
K-pop rookie Kep1er off to flying start with debut album 'First Impact'
Numerous people say they have grown weary of audition programs. But the power of these shows still seems potent, as evidenced by the popularity of Kep1er, a new project girl group created through Mnet's latest talent search show, “Girls Planet 999.” The nine-piece act, which made its debut Monday, got off to a flying start, with its debut album, “First Impact,” racking up 200...
IU finds chart success once more with 'Winter Sleep'
Singer-actress IU has again conquered the streaming charts with her latest release, “Winter Sleep,” just two months after topping the charts with her digital single, “Strawberry Moon.”
Future of K-pop: Will it follow in taekwondo's successful global footsteps?
Taekwondo originated in Korea, but it is no longer a sport only for Koreans. Today, it is practiced by tens of millions of athletes across the globe, with many non-Korean players etching their names into history by winning big at major sporting events. At the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year, Panipak Wongpattanakit from Thailand bagged the country's only gold medal in the wom...
HYBE, SM say goodbye to successful year of 2021, welcome New Year with concerts
K-pop powerhouses HYBE and SM Entertainment are slated to play concerts on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, respectively.
[INTERVIEW] Top 10 contestants from 'Tomorrow's National Singer' prove power of perseverance
The top 10 contestants from TV Chosun's K-pop audition program “Tomorrow's National Singer” have one thing in common: All were subject to the vicissitudes of life, but they did not give up singing. And at last, they have proven that “little strokes fell great oaks.”
ITZY's Lia to sing on track for 'The Red Sleeve'
For the first time since her debut in 2019, Lia of K-pop girl group ITZY will sing on a track to be featured in MBC's ongoing historical romance series, “The Red Sleeve.”
GOT the beat, Kep1er: K-pop stars to kick off 2022 with new music
With a new year on the horizon, some of the most celebrated K-pop stars are busy gearing up for their new music offerings. Included on the list are GOT the beat, a new project girl group launched by K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment, and Kep1er, a girl band made up of nine winners from Mnet's talent search show “Girls Planet 999.”
Stricter virus restrictions lead to cancellation of concerts
Some year-end concerts have been called off or postponed following the government's announcement of stricter COVID-19 restrictions set to take effect Dec. 18.
Former BTOB member released after receiving suspended sentence
Jung Il-hoon, a former member of K-pop boy group BTOB, was given a suspended sentence for using marijuana, Thursday. The Seoul High Court sentenced Jung, 27, to two years in jail, suspended for three years, overturning a lower court decision that put him behind bars for two years.
'Queendom 2,' 'Street Man Fighter:' Mnet to air sequels of popular shows
K-pop girl groups featured in the first season of Mnet's competition show, “Queendom” (2019) / Courtesy of MnetBy Dong Sun-hwaThe upcoming year 2022 is set to be another big year for cable channel Mnet, which is planning to launch a slew of sequels to its most popular programs. The first in the lineup is the second season of “Queendom” (2019), a compet...