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[INTERVIEW] K-pop act WEi goes into 'Overdrive'
Music streaming charts in June and July are often dominated by uplifting summer bangers. While many of them go unnoticed due to cutthroat competition, K-pop boy group WEi's 2021 release “Bye Bye Bye” recently gained belated recognition after being selected as the No. 1 song deserving public attention in a recent survey conducted by the fandom app StarPlay.
Are K-pop concerts too expensive?
Do Hee-yeon, an ardent K-pop fan in her 20s, recently spent 471,000 won ($361) to attend three concerts held by boy band SHINee. It is common for K-pop lovers to purchase tickets for a series of concerts by the same group, as they can catch a rare glimpse of their favorite stars while enjoying their riveting performances.
BLACKPINK Jennie's first drama 'The Idol' to end early
The HBO drama series, “The Idol,” which marked the acting debut of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK's Jennie, will wrap up a week earlier than planned, according to U.S. media outlets.
'Mozart!' musical explores tumultuous life of classical prodigy
This is a lingering question for the audience of the musical, “Mozart!” which illuminates the vicissitudes of the musical genius' life. His unparalleled compositional prowess makes him one of the greatest composers of all time, but it also causes him agony by hampering him from pursuing what he truly desired - freedom.
From NewJeans to NCT DREAM, K-pop megastars gear up for July comebacks
July is going to be the biggest month of the year for ardent K-pop fans worldwide, with a legion of high-profile stars gearing up for their comebacks. Among the dazzling stars on the roster are NewJeans, EXO, and NCT DREAM.
Major K-pop labels to debut new groups this year
Competition in the music industry is going to heat up this year with the debuts of rookie groups created by major K-pop companies.
EXO and SM contract dispute ends in amicable settlement
The three members of K-pop boy group EXO - Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin - and their management company, SM Entertainment, have reached a mutually amicable settlement concerning the trio's exclusive contracts. All three have decided to maintain their contractual relationships.
HYBE's first Japanese boy band &TEAM seeks to expand presence in Korea and beyond
&TEAM, the first Japanese boy group created by K-pop powerhouse HYBE, has ascended to meteoric stardom in Japan shortly after its debut last year, dominating multiple local music charts including Oricon.
SM founder calls on K-pop stars to plant trees
DAEGU - K-pop stars and social media influencers should participate in tree-planting initiatives for the environment and encourage their fans to follow suit, says Lee Soo-man, the founder of K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment.
[INTERVIEW] Yale professor's love affair with K-pop
Grace Kao's fascination with K-pop began in 2019 when she became captivated by the boy band BTS. As a sociology professor at Yale University, Kao found herself immediately enchanted by the septet's performance on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) in the U.S., marking a groundbreaking moment as the first appearance of an Asian act on the show as a musical guest.
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