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More K-pop audition programs to air this year
The stellar success of K-pop groups created through audition programs ― such as Kep1er and ENHYPEN ― is prompting the launch of similar shows. Since talent search shows can help singers establish solid fan bases from the beginning of their careers, more entertainment companies are planning to produce them in 2022 to jump on the bandwagon.
To bow, or not to bow: Should Chinese K-pop stars adhere to Korean culture?
Anti-China sentiment triggered by recent Olympic controversies has spilled over to the K-pop scene, with internet users from Korea and China fiercely quarreling over whether Chinese K-pop stars should bow like Koreans even though both cultures have different customs.
MSG Wannabe M.O.M to drop new single, Feb. 26
MSG Wannabe M.O.M, a project group formed on the MBC reality show “Hangout with Yoo,” is slated to put out a new digital single, “Would You Want to Hear,” Feb. 26. It took about eight months for the four-member act to come up with a new song since the release of “Foolish Love” last June.
[REVIEW] 'Understanding Korean Film' book seeks to tackle invisibilities in K-film translation
Along with K-pop and K-drama, K-film is hitting high notes around the world, with movies like “Parasite” (2019) and “Minari” (2020) writing a new history with their groundbreaking accomplishments. The former is the first Korean film to win an Oscar, while the latter led veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung to become the first Korean to nab an Oscar for acting.
TREASURE takes next step in musical journey with 'JIKJIN'
The K-pop business has taken a big hit following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the hardest hit were rookie singers, who could hardly meet their fans face-to-face and perform live concerts. But groups like TREASURE didn't just sit on their hands. The 12-piece act, which burst onto the K-pop scene in 2020, has continued to put out new releases and honed its skill...
Taeyeon explores different forms of love in new release, 'INVU'
Love is one of the most recurring themes in music, but K-pop diva Taeyeon has brought it to the fore in her third full-length album, “INVU,” to give listeners another chance to muse about its essence. “Love seems common, but it is still an inseparable part of our lives,” Taeyeon said during an online press conference, Monday.
'We put our heart and soul into our new album': Apink
For the members of K-pop act Apink, their upcoming album, “Horn,” means more than anything. The album, which marks the 10th anniversary of the group's debut, is proof that Apink has stood the test of time in the cutthroat K-pop industry.
EXO's Suho discharged from alternative military service
Suho of K-pop boy group EXO has returned to civilian life, ending his 22-month alternative military duty.
Scandal-free virtual singers carve out niche in music industry
Human-like features of virtual singers often evoke a sense of uneasiness in many people, but their number is growing as more companies seek to carve out a niche using their competitive edges.
Coming-of-age novel 'Almond' to be made into musical
“Almond,” an award-winning novel by novelist Sohn Won-pyung, is set to be made into a musical in April, according to production company Live Corp., Thursday. The musical will premiere at COEX Artium in Gangnam District, Seoul, from April 2 to May 1. The names of the actors joining the cast will soon be announced.
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