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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 01:59
TXT becomes 1st K-pop boy band to be on Billboard's Song Breaker chart
Tomorrow X Together (TXT) has become the first K-pop boy group to make it onto the Billboard's Song Breaker chart. TXT, consisting of Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun and HueningKai, secured the No. 18 spot on the chart, according to Billboard, Wednesday.
Cravity brings refreshing vibe on new song 'Adrenaline'
Cravity is one of the K-pop acts that were hit hardest by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Starship Entertainment group was slated to drop its new album, “LIBERTY: IN OUR COSMOS,” on Feb. 22, but it pushed the date back to March 22 after all nine members - Serim, Allen, Jungmo, Woobin, Wonjin, Minhee, Hyeongjun, Taeyoung and Seongmin - tested positive for COVID-19. But the ...
[REVIEW] Musical 'Frida' illuminates Mexican painter's vicissitudes of life, sends message of hope
“Frida,” which was voted the most-anticipated musical to premiere in 2022, has lived up to people's expectations, showing how a female-centric theatrical show can still bring diversity while imparting a universal message of hope.
'Oddinary:' Stray Kids sing about being weird and unique
Founded in 1997, K-pop powerhouse JYP Entertainment is home to a slew of superstars, but among them, Stray Kids is the first act to sell more than a million copies of an album. The group pulled off the feat in 2021 with its second studio album, “NOEASY.”
K-pop-inspired Hollywood creations increasing
As K-pop revs up its global presence, a growing number of creators in Hollywood are climbing on the bandwagon to produce more K-pop-inspired content. The popular Disney-Pixar film “Turning Red,” which hit streaming platform Disney+ on March 11, features a five-member boy band inspired by K-pop acts like BIGBANG and 2PM. “4★TOWN,” the fictional group in the movie, also include...
[INTERVIEW] What is on the 'FACE' of MAMAMOO's Solar?
Wearing almost no makeup, Solar of K-pop girl group MAMAMOO greeted reporters with a beaming smile during a video interview on Tuesday, one day before the release of her first solo EP, “容: FACE.” Donning glasses and a black casual outfit, she quickly created a friendly atmosphere and began talking about her new release in an excited tone, first explaining why she titled her m...
[INTERVIEW] Pianist Lim Dong-hyek: 'Most nervous about performing in Korea'
Listing all the accolades that pianist Lim Dong-hyek has earned during his 20-year career would take a long time, but just to mention a few, he ranked second at the Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Russia at the age of 12, as the youngest participant that year, and won the fifth prize at the International Busoni Piano Competition in Italy in 2000, before becoming the ...
[INTERVIEW] How did Kick Cafe in Paris become must-see place for K-pop lovers?
In the second arrondissement in central Paris sits Kick Cafe, one of the most sought-after places for K-pop lovers in France where they can sip a cup of coffee named after their favorite singers or try Korean dishes like “samgak gimbap” (a triangular-shaped seaweed rice roll with diverse fillings) while listening to the latest K-pop songs.
From 'Chunhyang' to 'Prince Hodong,' ballet and opera incorporate traditional Korean sounds
One of the most notable trends in the performing arts field these days is that the performances originating in the West frequently incorporate traditional Korean sounds, blending different cultures to produce fascinating hybrids that can appeal to a wider audience.
[REVIEW] 'We finally feel at home': BTS plays first Seoul concert in over 2 years
Among all songs that K-pop behemoth BTS performed during the first leg of its Seoul concert, “BTS Permission to Dance on Stage - Seoul” on Thursday at Olympic Stadium in Jamsil, southeastern Seoul, the group's 2019 release “Home” was the track that best spoke for the seven members.
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