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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.
[INTERVIEW] CIX talks about team chemistry, youth theme
The history of boy band CIX started about eight years ago when two members - BX and Seunghun - bumped into each other at K-pop powerhouse YG Entertainment as idol trainees. Back then, they did not know they would form a group together at a company other than YG.
China's hallyu restrictions likely to continue unless Seoul-Beijing ties improve
China has long been a lucrative yet unforeseeable market for the K-pop industry. It has a vast population of 1.4 billion, but is largely at the mercy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) - the sole ruling party of the country - that applies cultural or economic policies at its discretion depending on political circumstances.
[REVIEW] 'The ODD Of LOVE' concert: Taeyeon shows why she is among K-pop's top vocalists
The K-pop scene has seen a plethora of gifted female vocalists to date. It may not be possible to decide who the best one is, but Taeyeon, the leader of Girls' Generation, must be one of the main contenders.
Baritone Kim Tae-han wins Queen Elisabeth Competition
Baritone Kim Tae-han won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition for voice, becoming the first Asian male singer to pull off the feat since the addition of the voice section in 1988.
SHINee celebrates 15th anniversary of debut: 'It feels surreal'
This year marks the 15th anniversary of K-pop boy group SHINee, one of the marquee names in the K-pop industry and an act that has always been ahead of its time.
ENHYPEN reaches new career high with latest album 'Dark Blood'
K-pop boy group ENHYPEN has reached a new career high with its fourth-mini album, “Dark Blood,” which came out on May 22.
Stray Kids, NCT's Taeyong, ATEEZ gear up for June releases
May was a big month for K-pop. A plethora of A-list groups like Le Sserafim, aespa and (G)I-DLE rolled out their new music offerings, dominating the music charts in Korea and beyond.
[INTERVIEW] 'No more part-time jobs': VANNER talks about life after winning 'Peak Time'
For K-pop boy group VANNER, 2023 is undeniably a banner year. After four years of obscurity, the quintet has gone from zero to hero, rising to fame on cable channel jtbc's survival show, “Peak Time.”