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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 04:05
IVE aims to solidify presence with new release 'Love Dive'
Rookie girl group IVE seeks to solidify its presence as the next leader of K-pop, rolling out its new EP, “Love Dive,” only about four months after making its debut last year. The six-piece act, which burst onto the K-pop scene in December with the tune, “Eleven,” has been basking in early success from the outset.
How fantasy novel 'Momo' inspired EXO's Suho to put on 'Grey Suit'
For Suho of K-pop boy group EXO, his life has been somewhat downcast and grey during the last two years. The SM Entertainment star was discharged from his alternative military service in February, after serving as a social service worker at the Seocho District Office in southern Seoul for nearly two years.
No Grammy awards for BTS doesn't mean 'failure'
K-pop behemoth BTS did not succeed in winning any trophies at this year's Grammy Awards, Sunday (PST), but that should not be considered a failure, music industry experts say. The septet was nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for its 2021 summer banger, “Butter.” The honor, however, went to Doja Cat and SZA for their hit song, “Kiss Me More.”
Ahn Cheol-soo to visit HYBE to discuss ways to bolster culture industry
Ahn Cheol-soo, the chairman of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's transition committee, will visit the headquarters of HYBE, the record label behind K-pop juggernaut BTS, in Seoul on Saturday to discuss ways to support the entertainment industry.
K-pop group DKZ meets with belated success thanks to drama 'Semantic Error'
Boy band DKZ ― formerly known as Dongkiz ― was until recently one of the many K-pop acts that could hardly get on people's radar despite their musical prowess. The group has put out a number of albums since debuting in 2019, most of which failed to receive much attention, with its 2021 release “Chase Episode 1. Ggum” selling only 1,200 copies in total.
War to become next K-pop queen to intensify with debut of HYBE's new girl group
HYBE is mostly known as a record label behind some of the most celebrated K-pop boy groups like BTS, Tomorrow X Together (TXT) and Enhypen. But it now seeks to expand its footprint in the world of girl groups.
From EXO's Suho to BIGBANG, K-pop megastars to make much-anticipated return in April
K-pop fans' long wait will finally come to an end in April, with their favorite stars, like Suho of K-pop boy group EXO and BIGBANG ― who have been on a hiatus for years ― planning to return to the music scene with their new offerings.
Korea Times spring concert brings hope to pandemic-weary people
A slew of concert goers flocked to the Seoul Arts Center in Seocho-gu, Seoul, on Saturday to enjoy The Korea Times' annual spring concert, filling more than a half of the 2,505 seats in the Concert Hall.
[REVIEW] Musical 'Jekyll & Hyde' has so much more beyond 'This is the Moment'
The world-famous number, “This is the Moment,” may be the first thing that pops up into the minds of most people when they think about the musical version of “Jekyll & Hyde.” But the theatrical show, which started its current run last year at the Charlotte Theater in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul, has much more to offer in terms of music and performance.
NCT 127 to hold concerts in Japan
K-pop act NCT 127 is set to perform five concerts in three Japanese cities - Nagoya (May 22), Tokyo (May 28-29) and Osaka (June 25-26) - its record label, SM Entertainment, said, Thursday.
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