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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Sat, December 9, 2023 | 08:54
Fan's mother finds K-pop group B.A.P's trophy at Philippine flea market
Fans of K-pop boy group B.A.P were shocked to find out the group's 2012 trophy had been sold at a flea market in the Philippines for 4,000 won ($3.08). The news quickly went viral after a TikTok user shared a photo of the trophy, Sunday. She said her mother bought it at a second-hand item shop in the Philippines, without knowing what it was.
Where are singers and fans in SM's management dispute?
The battle for management control over K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment has entered a new phase after the company canceled a contract to issue new shares and convertible bonds to tech giant Kakao.
Who is BABYMONSTER? Meet YG's new girl group
Following the stellar success of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, its management company YG Entertainment has taken a quick step to prepare for the next game ― launching a new female act to walk in the footsteps of the quartet, which is currently having its largest-ever world tour for some 1.5 million fans worldwide.
Is K-pop's popularity waning after reaching its peak?
“I am afraid that one day, people will not listen to K-pop anymore.” Park Ji-won, CEO of K-pop powerhouse HYBE, said during an interview with Bloomberg News last week. He added that some people are already concerned about the possible downfall of K-pop, which achieved exponential growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASTRO member Rocky leaves K-pop group
Rocky has left K-pop boy group ASTRO and terminated his contract with the group's agency, Fantagio. On Tuesday, Fantagio announced Rocky's departure from the group and company without citing specific reasons.
US journalist spotlighted for promoting March 1 Independence Movement
Albert Taylor (1875-1948), a U.S. journalist who played an important role in promoting Korea's March 1 Independence Movement against Japan's forced occupation, is being spotlighted again.
[REVIEW] 'Metaverse group' aespa takes stage with digital avatars, electrifies 5,000 fans
Reputed as the first metaverse group in the K-pop universe, aespa consists of four human members - Karina, Winter, Giselle and Ningning - and four digital avatars representing each one of them. To make use of this unique characteristic, its management company SM Entertainment pulled out a trump card for its first-ever solo concert last weekend: bringing virtual avatars to the...
K-pop releases for March include BTS' Jimin, SHINee's Onew, EXO's Kai
March is going to be a big month for K-pop lovers around the world, with a host of A-list stars releasing new albums. Included in the star-studded lineup are Onew of K-pop boy band SHINee, girl group TWICE, Kai of boy group EXO and Jimin of BTS.
'Hanji is durable, permeable and preservable,' says Hanji artist
Hanji is a traditional Korean paper-making craft that has been used for centuries. The paper is made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree and is known for its strength and flexibility. It is also highly permeable and preservable, making it an ideal material for a variety of uses, from paper lanterns to wall hangings.
[INTERVIEW] 'Yeongyeongdang': a hidden gem to savor traditional Korean desserts
Tucked inside a low-rise building in Samcheong-dong in central Seoul, “Yeongyeongdang” is a tiny yet cozy dessert house that serves traditional Korean desserts and confections of all kinds. It only has eight seats, so those itching to get a taste of traditional desserts with a modern twist will need to reserve online ahead of time.