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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Wed, November 29, 2023 | 04:00
New audition programs for next K-pop stars to air
A host of talent search shows to create new K-pop acts will soon hit the air. Local broadcaster SBS will join forces with K-pop management company F&F Entertainment to launch a new audition program titled, “Universe Ticket.” They will pick eight members to join a new girl group, which will be represented by F&F for two and a half years.
Girls' Generation's 'Gee' picked as greatest song in K-pop
American magazine Rolling Stone has chosen “Gee,” the 2009 release by Girls' Generation, as the greatest song in K-pop history. The tune ranked first on its “The 100 Best Korean Pop Songs of All Time” list unveiled last week.
From BBGIRLS to MAMAMOO+, high-profile stars to heat up K-pop scene in August
August is going to be an electrifying month for K-pop lovers around the world, with a legion of K-pop stars including BBGIRLS and MAMAMOO+ gearing up for their August releases.
KNSO International Academy's musicians receive The Korea Times Scholarship
International musicians who took part in this year's Korean National Symphony Orchestra (KNSO) International Academy program pose during a ceremony at Seoul Arts Center in Seocho District, southern Seoul, Wednesday. The program, aimed at nurturing young musicians from around the w...
K-pop album exports reach new high
Export sales of K-pop albums are sustaining an upward trend, hitting a new high of $132.93 million in the first half of 2023, according to the Korea Customs Service, Tuesday. This is a 17.1-percent jump from the same period last year.
MBTI personality test meets music in NCT DREAM's new album 'ISTJ'
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test is a popular fad among young Koreans who are itching to explore their inner selves. Through this 12-minute online test, people can find out whether they have characteristics of introversion (I) or extroversion (E); sensing (S) or intuition (N); thinking (T) or feeling (F); judging (J) or perceiving (P). The test groups p...
BTS' Jungkook sweeps global charts with solo release 'Seven'
Jungkook of K-pop behemoth BTS is taking the global music charts by storm with his solo release, “Seven.”
Non-Korean groups expand presence in K-pop world
One of the most noteworthy trends in the K-pop world today is the rise of groups composed of members with nationalities other than Korean. Whether they fall into the category of K-pop is still being debated, but their emergence is a testament to the growing diversity and expansion of the genre.
From 'Let Me Fly' to 'Les Miserables,' acclaimed musicals to hit stage this year
A wide variety of musicals will be presented in Korea this year, including “Let Me Fly" that marks the musical debut of high-profile actor Park Bo-gum.
[INTERVIEW] Meet Kyler Niko, songwriter behind K-pop hits by TXT, Le Sserafim
London-based songwriter Kyler Niko's childhood dream was to become a singer.The long-standing dream of the talented boy - who wrote his first song, “Weightless,” when he was 14 - almost came to fruition when one of the world's biggest labels at the time found him and said he had the looks, voice, and songs they had been searching for.
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