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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, February 23, 2024 | 13:01
Le Sserafim makes waves with English single 'Perfect Night'
K-pop girl group Le Sserafim is hitting high notes with its first English single, 'Perfect Night.'
[INTERVIEW] How AmazeVR revolutionizes aespa's LYNK-POP concert
For those who were itching to get an up-close look at K-pop girl group aespa and its spellbinding performances, the quartet's first-ever virtual reality (VR) concert, dubbed LYNK-POP, made their wish come true at a reasonable price. It was screened at Megabox COEX in southern Seoul's Gangnam District from Oct. 25 to Nov. 21, attracting some 8,000 moviegoers.
Uncertainty lingers despite BLACKPINK's contract renewal
K-pop girl band BLACKPINK has renewed its contract for group activities with YG Entertainment, which has been representing the quartet since its debut in 2016. This development comes amid ongoing uncertainty regarding the individual contract extensions of all four members — Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa.
Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra dazzles audience at Korea International Festival
The Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO), based in the capital of Taiwan, mesmerized the audience with a performance at the Seoul Arts Center in Seocho-gu, southern Seoul, Saturday.
[INTERVIEW] Boy group AMPERS&ONE bursts onto K-pop scene, aims to go 'On And On'
Beginnings can be difficult. This was the case for the seven members of rookie K-pop boy group AMPERS&ONE, who had to calm their nerves during an interview with The Korea Times a few days before their debut on Nov. 15.
HYBE to target Latin American market with new Mexico-based unit
HYBE, home to the phenomenal boy band BTS and the best-selling K-pop label in Korea, will establish a new subsidiary in Mexico to boost its presence in the fast-growing Latin American market, the company said Monday.
No K-pop groups nominated for 2024 Grammy Awards
No K-pop groups have succeeded in earning nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards, one of the world's most prestigious music award shows.
MAMA Awards to take place at Tokyo Dome for first time
This year's MAMA Awards will take place on Nov. 28-29 at Tokyo Dome, becoming the first K-pop awards ceremony to be held at the largest concert hall in Japan, which can accommodate 50,000 spectators.
[INTERVIEW] Meet the man who discovered NewJeans' Minji
When K-pop casting agent Darren Won first caught a glimpse of Minji, a then-aspiring teenage singer and now a member of the sensational rookie girl group NewJeans, he immediately realized one thing: This girl has the face of a K-pop star.
AI revolution: boon or bane for K-pop world?
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into Korea's multi-billion-dollar K-pop industry is no longer a question of 'if,' but 'when.' Industry giants like HYBE and SM Entertainment are charging full-throttle into this technological revolution, but the rise of AI in music production is not without its controversies.
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