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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Wed, October 4, 2023 | 23:38
Super Junior becomes ambassador of Saudi Arabia Tourism Authority
K-pop act Super Junior has been nominated as the ambassador of the Saudi Arabia Tourism Authority, becoming the first artist in the world to assume the role.
'Bite Me': ENHYPEN members return as band of vampires
In its fourth mini-album, “Dark Blood,” the seven members appear as seductive vampires who want their romantic partner to bite them. Leading the EP is the minimal and catchy “Bite Me.”
2nd generation boy bands return to shake up K-pop scene
A slew of second-generation K-pop girl groups like Girls' Generation and KARA, who enjoyed their glory days from the early-2000s to the mid-2010s, took the music scene by storm last year after making much-awaited comebacks.
FIFTY FIFTY breaks K-pop girl group record on Spotify
Rookie group FIFTY FIFTY has exceeded 30 million monthly listeners on Spotify. The quartet is now the K-pop girl group with the highest number of monthly listeners on the world's largest streaming platform.
[INTERVIEW] After 'Boys Planet,' PENTAGON's Hui learns bad can be good too
When cable channel Mnet floated teasers for its new audition program “Boys Planet” earlier this year, it immediately became the talk of the town thanks to one contestant - Hui. The frontman of K-pop boy group PENTAGON seemingly had no reason to participate in a competition show for yet-to-debut idol trainees. But the young performer, whose real name is Lee Hoe-taek, still thr...
[INTERVIEW] Adoptee Peter Thurnwald plays Korean adoptee in 'XO, Kitty'
Among the cast members of Netflix's upcoming rom-com series, “XO, Kitty,” Peter Thurnwald probably plays a character most resembling its actor. Thurnwald, who was born in Korea and adopted by his Australian parents when he was six-month-old, assumes the role of Alex Finnerty, an Australia-raised Korean adoptee.
'Queencard': (G)I-DLE spreads message of self-love
Beauty is timeless and fleeting; nebulous and retreating. It is many things to many people. But to K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE, it is all about adoring oneself.
NCT's Taeyong to drop first solo album 'SHALALA' on June 5
Taeyong of K-pop boy group NCT will kick off his solo journey with the mini-album “SHALALA,” June 5. The 27-year-old is the first NCT member to make an official solo debut.
[INTERVIEW] Meet New Hope Club, a 'Super Chic' British pop trio
British pop trio New Hope Club - consisting of Reece Bibby, Blake Richardson and George Smith - first turned heads in Korea in 2020 with its dance-pop track, “Know Me Too Well.”
From J-pop to animated films, Japanese culture catches on in Korea
Japan has long been a close but distant neighbor to Korea. The two countries are geographically close, but their relationship is full of twists such as the unresolved legacies of Japan's forced colonial rule of Korea in 1910-45.
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