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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Mon, December 11, 2023 | 11:18
From 'Candy' to 'Monologue,' remakes of 1990s-2000s hits take music scene by storm
Remakes of the hits from the 1990s and 2000s are creating a splash in the K-pop scene, enthralling fans from all generations. K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment's boy band, NCT DREAM, put out a track titled, “Candy” on Dec. 16, which is a remake of boy group H.O.T.'s 1996 hit of the same name.
Musicals to watch in 2023
The Korean musical scene is enjoying a golden moment currently, with ticket sales during the first half of 2022 standing at 182.6 billion won ($143.8 million) ― more than a twofold jump from 2021 ― according to the Korea Performing Arts Box Office Information System (KOPIS). It is highly likely to continue its winning streak in 2023, with a wide variety of theatrical shows, r...
BIGBANG members disperse, but will still be part of group
Two members of the iconic K-pop boy group BIGBANG have left their management company, YG Entertainment, but their fans will still be able to see them perform as a group. YG said Tuesday that member Daesung has terminated his contract with the company. The news about Daesung came only one day after another BIGBANG member, Taeyang, announced his departure from YG.
Trot singer Lim Young-woong donates $234,000 to help people in need
Trot singer Lim Young-woong has donated 300 million won ($234,000) to charity in the name of his fan club.
K-pop album exports, sales likely to hit new high this year
The global popularity of K-pop is showing no signs of waning, with album exports and sales expected to reach a new high this year.
K-pop releases for January
A new year is right around the corner and a legion of K-pop acts are gearing up to mark a fresh start with their new music offerings. Included in the star-studded lineup are girl group NewJeans and boy bands Monsta X and SF9.
[INTERVIEW] ONEUS takes ambitious steps to become next big K-pop star
To date, many K-pop acts have woven elements from Korean traditional culture into their music and performances, putting a fresh spin on their songs while promoting the country's time-honored cultural assets. Most of them, however, gave it a shot only once or twice - presumably due to the difficulty of fusing the old and new - but boy group ONEUS is an exception.
[INTERVIEW] VIVE STUDIOS expands world of VR, metaverse and virtual humans
News that Suga of K-pop behemoth BTS would be absent from the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards - currently known as the MAMA Awards - due to a shoulder injury disheartened numerous fans back then. Surprisingly, however, they could still see all seven members perform their song, “Life Goes On,” on stage on the day of the event, thanks to VIVE STUDIOS, which brought in Suga as a re...
Military service no longer seen as end of K-pop star's career
Will K-pop titan BTS be able to continue its winning streak? With the group's oldest member Jin, 30, starting his compulsory military service on Dec. 13, the first group member to do so, many people now wonder how his temporary absence - as well as the enlistment of other members over the next few years - will affect the Grammy-nominated group's future prospects.
From Cho Gue-sung to Kim Min-jae, World Cup stars to appear on variety shows
Some of the stars of the men's national football team from this year's FIFA World Cup are set to appear in variety shows on the small screen, giving a sneak peek into their everyday lives and sharing behind-the-scenes stories of their Qatar World Cup adventure.