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19 09, 2020

Amber of f(x): a self-reliant, outspoken tomboy whose musical skills and tally of famous friends continue to grow

By | 2020-09-19T14:15:12+00:00 September 19th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Amber of f(x): a self-reliant, outspoken tomboy whose musical skills and tally of famous friends continue to grow

Most K-pop stars are known for looking put together, but Amber Liu stands out for her edgy, glamorous tomboy style. It’s not just Liu’s looks that have allowed her to stand out in the industry – it’s also her refreshingly honest attitude and do-it-your...

17 09, 2020

Donald Trump campaign’s music choices cause more controversy after ban on using songs from the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Tom Petty

By | 2020-09-17T14:15:07+00:00 September 17th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Donald Trump campaign’s music choices cause more controversy after ban on using songs from the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Tom Petty

US President Donald Trump arrived at a rally in the state of Michigan last week to the Creedence Clearwater Revival song Fortunate Son – a curious choice for a wealthy heir who avoided the Vietnam draft by receiving five medical deferrals.“Some folks a...

17 09, 2020

Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang, 36, found dead at home after suspected freak accident

By | 2020-09-17T03:26:25+00:00 September 17th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang, 36, found dead at home after suspected freak accident

Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang was found dead in his Taipei apartment on Wednesday after what is believed to have been a freak accident.Huang, who is best-known for co-hosting Taiwan’s long-running TV variety show 100% Entertainment with singer Sho...

16 09, 2020

Should K-pop stars be mindful of Chinese nationalism, or risk cyberbullying and losing a profitable market by saying what they think?

By | 2020-09-16T04:45:14+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Should K-pop stars be mindful of Chinese nationalism, or risk cyberbullying and losing a profitable market by saying what they think?

By Yi Whan-wooChinese internet users recently accused South Korean singer Lee Hyo-ri for “being disrespectful” of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong after she proposed using “Mao” as her stage name during a television show.The incident angered many South K...

12 09, 2020

Zhoumi from Super Junior-M: the multilingual Chinese vocalist who is loved in Korea and China

By | 2020-09-12T14:15:16+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Zhoumi from Super Junior-M: the multilingual Chinese vocalist who is loved in Korea and China

While the K-pop industry has welcomed several stars from China, not all have had the same impact as Zhoumi. He has not only been a strong presence on stage and television, but he has also worked behind the scenes to help connect the Chinese and Korean ...

12 09, 2020

Universal Music streams Leslie Cheung singing a Four Seasons version, previously unreleased, to mark what would have been singer-actor’s 64th birthday

By | 2020-09-12T01:15:12+00:00 September 12th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Universal Music streams Leslie Cheung singing a Four Seasons version, previously unreleased, to mark what would have been singer-actor’s 64th birthday

Universal Music on Saturday issued a never-before-released recording of the late Canto-pop singer and actor Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing singing his 1999 hit Four Seasons. The version was unearthed by Alvin Leong, a record producer who worked with Cheung. L...

11 09, 2020

From New York, New York to Blue Hawaii, a coast-to-coast playlist for a journey across America

By | 2020-09-11T12:45:17+00:00 September 11th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on From New York, New York to Blue Hawaii, a coast-to-coast playlist for a journey across America

At some point in the not-too-distant future, I’d like to fly to New York, hire a car and drive across America, stopping off at towns and cities immortalised in song. Mind you, deciding on a right time to visit the United States is easier said than done...

11 09, 2020

Exo fans renew calls for married Chen to leave K-pop group, after giving low rating to his soundtrack for ‘Do You Like Brahms?’ TV series

By | 2020-09-11T02:41:50+00:00 September 11th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Exo fans renew calls for married Chen to leave K-pop group, after giving low rating to his soundtrack for ‘Do You Like Brahms?’ TV series

By Dong Sun-hwaChen, the lead vocalist for K-pop boy band Exo, has come under fire again, this time for releasing a soundtrack for the television romance series Do You Like Brahms? He had previously faced calls to quit the group since he got married an...

10 09, 2020

Ex Stray Kids member Woojin denies sexual harassment claims, igniting fresh online anger and accusations of dishonesty

By | 2020-09-10T07:45:09+00:00 September 10th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Ex Stray Kids member Woojin denies sexual harassment claims, igniting fresh online anger and accusations of dishonesty

K-pop star Kim Woo-jin, a former member of boy band Stray Kids, has denied accusations of sexual harassment which emerged on social media this week.An anonymous Twitter user, who has since deleted their account, claimed that she and a friend were sexua...

9 09, 2020

Lovelyz member Mijoo sorry for asking student about sex life during YouTube show

By | 2020-09-09T14:15:09+00:00 September 9th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Lovelyz member Mijoo sorry for asking student about sex life during YouTube show

By Lee Gyu-leeK-pop girl group Lovelyz member Lee Mi-joo, better known as Mijoo, has apologised for asking intrusive questions about a college student’s sex life during her YouTube show.In a statement released on the group’s social media, Mijoo apologi...