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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, February 23, 2024 | 11:45
Why did EXO's Baekhyun, BLACKPINK's Jennie set up their own labels?
A growing number of K-pop stars are establishing their own labels these days to kick off their solo projects, while maintaining partnerships with their original management companies to continue their group-based activities.
[INTERVIEW] After decade-long musical journey, Teen Top's Niel learns to stand on his own feet
When asked about their dreams, many K-pop stars say they want to achieve musical growth and maturity. But Niel, a solo artist and a member of boy group Teen Top, says his long-cherished dream is not all about music.
Disney's 'Wish' ranks 1st at local box office
Disney's animated musical fantasy movie, 'Wish,' has reigned atop the domestic box office for four days in a row, according to the latest data by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).
[INTERVIEW] J-pop artist Crystal Kay explains how multicultural background shaped her life, music
Crystal Kay, a prominent figure in the Japanese R&B scene, stands out not just for her musical talent but also for her unique cultural background.
Definition of K-pop evolves as it embraces diversity
What is K-pop? It is a million-dollar question for industry insiders today, who are grappling to define the genre as it becomes more diverse and inclusive of other ethnicities than ever before.
From 'Hedwig' to 'Aladdin,' much-awaited musicals to hit stage in 2024
Music fans are set to be thrilled in 2024, with a slew of much-anticipated theatrical shows gearing up to meet audiences next year.
Nglanggeran: Indonesia's hidden gem where sustainability meets hospitality
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia - Waking up to the thunderous crowing of roosters, most residents of the rural area of Nglanggeran in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, begin their day as early as 5 to 6 a.m. to perform the Muslim morning prayer. After having a healthy breakfast packed with cabbages, carrots, bean sprouts and eggs, they either head to work or equip themselves to welcome tourists b...
K-pop stars to start 2024 with new albums
Ushering in 2024, a slew of K-pop groups including B1A4 and ITZY will bring out new music offerings in January amid chilly weather.
'2 Days & 1 Night' wins grand prize at KBS Entertainment Awards after 12 years
The cast of the fourth season of the travel show '2 Days & 1 Night,' took home the grand prize at the KBS Entertainment Awards, Saturday. This is the second time that the program has taken the honor since its first win in 2011.
EXO's 'The First Snow' tops streaming charts 10 years after release
'The First Snow,' a winter song by K-pop boy band EXO, has claimed the top spots of major music streaming charts in Korea about 10 years after its release in 2013.
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