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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Mon, February 26, 2024 | 17:42
[INTERVIEW] Meet the man who discovered NewJeans' Minji
When K-pop casting agent Darren Won first caught a glimpse of Minji, a then-aspiring teenage singer and now a member of the sensational rookie girl group NewJeans, he immediately realized one thing: This girl has the face of a K-pop star.
AI revolution: boon or bane for K-pop world?
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into Korea's multi-billion-dollar K-pop industry is no longer a question of 'if,' but 'when.' Industry giants like HYBE and SM Entertainment are charging full-throttle into this technological revolution, but the rise of AI in music production is not without its controversies.
'BTS' golden moments aren't over,' says Jungkook
As its title implies, 'Golden,' the first solo album by Jungkook of K-pop phenomenon BTS, zeroes in on the golden moments of the singer's life. Being a member of the best-selling K-pop boy group, the 26-year-old has already pulled off a series of groundbreaking musical accomplishments with his fellow BTS members, but he believes their time has not come to an end.
Taemin goes back and forth from naive boy to villain in 'Guilty'
In his fourth mini-album “Guilty,” Taemin of K-pop boy band SHINee plays the dual role of a young, naive boy and an unapproachable villain, showcasing two contrasting sides of himself.
AKMU tops domestic streaming chart for 53 days with 'Love Lee'
Brother-sister duo Akdong Musician (AKMU) has reigned atop the Melon daily chart, the biggest music streaming service in Korea, for 53 consecutive days with its August release, 'Love Lee.' This is the longest record among all songs released this year.
Villages of Jeju, South Jeolla make it onto Best Tourism Villages list
Three Korean tourist sites - the villages of Dongbaek and Sehwa on Jeju Island and Mosan in South Jeolla Province - have been recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as among the world's Best Tourism Villages.
SEVENTEEN's S.Coups to skip promotional activities for new album due to injury
S.Coups of K-pop boy band SEVENTEEN will not take part in promotional activities for the group’s upcoming mini-album, “SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN,” due to an injury to his knee.
From BTS' Jungkook to BABYMONSTER, K-pop stars brace for fierce chart race in November
November promises to be a thrilling month for K-pop fans worldwide, with some of the most sought-after names releasing their new music offerings as winter approaches. Included in the lineup are Jungkook of K-pop juggernaut BTS, boy band ZEROBASEONE (ZB1) and girl group aespa.
Gwanghwamun's 'woldae' opens to public after restoration
A long-since-vanished terrace for public rituals and ceremonies in front of Gyeongbok Palace’s Gwanghwamun gate was restored and opened to the public, Sunday, nearly a century after being removed during the 1910-45 Japanese colonial period.
[INTERVIEW] Rothy's slow yet adventurous musical journey as solo artist
Growing up with the music of Girls’ Generation and 2NE1, singer Rothy’s childhood dream was to become a member of a K-pop girl group. When she was young, she never imagined she would debut as a solo artist, as she was too shy to perform alone on stage. She loved singing, but she was so lacking in self-confidence that she often hid under a blanket when practicing.
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