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Mon, December 5, 2022 | 13:36
CJ ENM to hold KCON in Saudi Arabia for first time
CJ ENM, a leading entertainment and media company, will hold its “KCON” Korean culture festival in Saudi Arabia for the first time this month, the company said Sunday. The “KCON 2022 SAUDI ARABIA” will take place at Boulevard Riyadh City, which is known as the largest entertainment complex in the capital of Saudi Arabia, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 (local time).
NCT DREAM electrifies 30,000 concertgoers
Although the path was quite rocky, K-pop boy group NCT DREAM at last arrived at the Jamsil Sports Complex's Main Stadium in southern Seoul - the largest concert venue in Korea that can accommodate more than 60,000 spectators. The SM Entertainment act played the first leg of its second solo concert, “THE DREAM SHOW2 - In A DREAM,” Thursday, nearly three years after holding its...
[INTERVIEW] How 'Senior Market' turns waste pickers into elderly artists
Shim Hyun-bo, 31, grew up watching his grandmother collecting waste paper and cardboard. As both of his parents had full-time jobs, the young Shim spent most of his time at his grandmother's house, which was located nearby his home in Gangdong District in southeastern Seoul. One day, he saw a waste paper pile in the corner of her house and asked her why she was collecting it....
[INTERVIEW] Uijeongbu seeks to become mecca for fashion with upcoming festival
For a long time, Uijeongbu in Gyeonggi Province, north of Seoul, was dubbed a “military town.” It hosted the U.S. military for seven decades since the 1950-53 Korean War, before all troops moved to the seaport city of Pyeongtaek in southern Gyeonggi Province where Camp Humphreys - the largest U.S. overseas military base - is located. So numerous people still associate Uijeong...
EXO's Xiumin to drop 1st solo album 'Brand New' on Sept. 26
Xiumin of K-pop boy group EXO is slated to bring out his first solo album “Brand New” on Sept. 26, more than a decade after debuting as part of EXO. The upcoming album will offer five tracks of “various genres,” according to his management company SM Entertainment, Monday.
Lovelyz member Ryu Su-jeong sets up her own label
Ryu Su-jeong, a member of K-pop girl group Lovelyz, has established her own label, House of Dreams. Ryu, who terminated her contract with her former agency Woollim Entertainment last year, is planning to pursue a solo career under her own company. She reportedly founded House of Dreams with the desire to realize her various goals in the music industry.
ONEUS, NCT 127, NMIXX: K-pop stars to start September chart race
After a wave of high-profile K-pop groups like Girls' Generation, IVE and TWICE heated up the K-pop scene in August, another crop of stars are preparing for their new music offerings this month. Included in the lineup are ONEUS, NCT 127 and NMIXX.
K-pop artist-driven content can help singers go beyond time, space: HYBE official
K-pop stars have fans in every nook and cranny of the world, which makes it difficult to meet their followers frequently due to their hectic schedules and the long distances between them. Thus, in an effort to promote interaction between singers and their fans, HYBE, the record label behind K-pop superstar group BTS, has opted to create more “artist-driven” content featuring ...
How 4th-generation girl groups are reshaping K-pop universe
The new golden age of K-pop girl groups seems to have arrived, following the first renaissance in the late 2000s and early 2010s spearheaded by acts like Girls' Generation, Wonder Girls and KARA. Newcomers that debuted in 2021-22, are currently ruling the major music streaming charts and selling a massive number of albums worldwide. Their striking performances are something b...
BLACKPINK, BTS, SEVENTEEN sweep prizes at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards
K-pop bigwigs BLACKPINK, BTS and SEVENTEEN took home multiple prizes at this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), one of the most prestigious music awards in the U.S., Sunday (local time). BLACKPINK, which was the first K-pop girl group to bag a trophy at the VMAs in 2020, took two awards this time. The quartet received the Best Metaverse Performance award for its in-game co...
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