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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Wed, October 4, 2023 | 20:06
SM TOWN LIVE 2023 concert to take place in Indonesia on Sept. 23
SM TOWN LIVE 2023, a concert featuring artists under K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment, will be held at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 23.
BLACKPINK's Hanoi concerts back on after controversy over South China Sea map
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will stage its concerts in Hanoi as planned following the controversy over its organizer's use of a map with the “nine-dash line” which indicates China's territorial claims to the South China Sea.
Children of 1980-90s pop stars venture into K-pop
Children of popular Korean singers in the 1980s-1990s are foraying into the K-pop industry, aiming to use the talent they apparently inherited to follow in the footsteps of their successful parents.
As 'Summer Comes,' OH MY GIRL makes much-awaited comeback
From “Dolphin” (2020) to “Dun Dun Dance” (2021), summer bangers by K-pop act OH MY GIRL have never failed to impress its fans and the public. To extend its winning streak, the group rolled out a new song titled, “Summer Comes” on Monday, the lead single off its ninth mini-album, “Golden Hourglass.”
Monsta X's Joohoney starts military service
Joohoney, a member of K-pop boy group Monsta X, has commenced his mandatory military service.
New audition programs for next K-pop stars to air
A host of talent search shows to create new K-pop acts will soon hit the air. Local broadcaster SBS will join forces with K-pop management company F&F Entertainment to launch a new audition program titled, “Universe Ticket.” They will pick eight members to join a new girl group, which will be represented by F&F for two and a half years.
Girls' Generation's 'Gee' picked as greatest song in K-pop
American magazine Rolling Stone has chosen “Gee,” the 2009 release by Girls' Generation, as the greatest song in K-pop history. The tune ranked first on its “The 100 Best Korean Pop Songs of All Time” list unveiled last week.
From BBGIRLS to MAMAMOO+, high-profile stars to heat up K-pop scene in August
August is going to be an electrifying month for K-pop lovers around the world, with a legion of K-pop stars including BBGIRLS and MAMAMOO+ gearing up for their August releases.
KNSO International Academy's musicians receive The Korea Times Scholarship
International musicians who took part in this year's Korean National Symphony Orchestra (KNSO) International Academy program pose during a ceremony at Seoul Arts Center in Seocho District, southern Seoul, Wednesday. The program, aimed at nurturing young musicians from around the w...
K-pop album exports reach new high
Export sales of K-pop albums are sustaining an upward trend, hitting a new high of $132.93 million in the first half of 2023, according to the Korea Customs Service, Tuesday. This is a 17.1-percent jump from the same period last year.
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