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2 12, 2020

BTS and Taylor Swift beaten as Spotify’s most-streamed artist in Hong Kong by Canto-pop star Eason Chan

By | 2020-12-02T05:42:19+00:00 December 2nd, 2020|Music|Comments Off on BTS and Taylor Swift beaten as Spotify’s most-streamed artist in Hong Kong by Canto-pop star Eason Chan

Canto-pop singer Eason Chan Yik-shun was the most-streamed artist in Hong Kong for the fifth consecutive year, streaming service Spotify revealed this week.Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jay Chou was second, K-pop giants BTS were third, US singer-songwrit...

30 11, 2020

What is K-pop now? As BTS and Blackpink become global stars, and non-Korean groups enter the industry, we ask what it means to be a K-pop act

By | 2020-11-30T14:15:18+00:00 November 30th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on What is K-pop now? As BTS and Blackpink become global stars, and non-Korean groups enter the industry, we ask what it means to be a K-pop act

Just what is K-pop exactly? As South Korean pop artists receive increased global recognition, and more non-Korean artists get in the game, the idea of “K-pop” is becoming harder to define.“K-pop” as a term has been popularised by English-language media...

29 11, 2020

K-pop’s Amber Liu of f(x) on feeling like a fish out of water, working out more and finally learning to take care of herself

By | 2020-11-29T14:15:16+00:00 November 29th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on K-pop’s Amber Liu of f(x) on feeling like a fish out of water, working out more and finally learning to take care of herself

Singer Amber Liu has decided it’s time to learn to take care of herself, more than a decade after she first got her start in K-pop girl group f(x) in 2009. “I’m actually trying to sleep these days,” she tells the Post. “I put my phone on ‘do not distur...

28 11, 2020

She has wowed Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin – meet drum prodigy Yoyoka Soma, 10

By | 2020-11-28T05:15:15+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on She has wowed Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin – meet drum prodigy Yoyoka Soma, 10

When former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant watched then eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma replicate the complicated drum fills on Good Times, Bad Times, from the group’s debut 1969 album, he said: “Well, I know where she can get a job.” Plant’s praise for ...

27 11, 2020

NCT return with new album that displays talents of all 23 band members and pushes the boundaries of K-pop

By | 2020-11-27T14:15:05+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on NCT return with new album that displays talents of all 23 band members and pushes the boundaries of K-pop

When it comes to the experimental side of K-pop that helped the South Korean music scene gain worldwide acclaim, few are doing it more ambitiously than NCT.An act with 23 members – and counting – launched by media company SM Entertainment, NCT released...

25 11, 2020

BTS and Blackpink fans boost physical album sales and look for other ways to support their K-pop favourites during coronavirus pandemic

By | 2020-11-25T14:15:16+00:00 November 25th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on BTS and Blackpink fans boost physical album sales and look for other ways to support their K-pop favourites during coronavirus pandemic

By Dong Sun-hwaWith the meteoric rise of digital streaming services, there seems to be no reason to buy physical albums these days.But sales of K-pop albums have defied the trend. Last year, total sales of the 400 most popular albums reached 25 million...

25 11, 2020

BTS thank their fans for Grammy Awards ‘miracle’ after K-pop boy band win first nomination in a major category

By | 2020-11-25T07:00:18+00:00 November 25th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on BTS thank their fans for Grammy Awards ‘miracle’ after K-pop boy band win first nomination in a major category

South Korean pop phenomena BTS have made history as the first K-pop act to be nominated for a major Grammy award, with their 2020 hit single Dynamite in the running for best pop duo/group performance.Despite the historic achievement, the Recording Acad...

24 11, 2020

Who are Kim Taehyung, Han Jisung and Xu Minghao? 10 male K-pop stars and their real names

By | 2020-11-24T14:15:13+00:00 November 24th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Who are Kim Taehyung, Han Jisung and Xu Minghao? 10 male K-pop stars and their real names

Fans chant the names of their idols when K-pop groups take the stage at concerts (at least in pre-Covid-19 times they did).For many people who aren’t diehard fans though, the names being heard may come as a surprise, as they’re not their well-known sta...

23 11, 2020

K-pop’s StayC, new six-member girl group with some familiar faces, are out to dominate Korean pop culture

By | 2020-11-23T14:15:15+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|Music|Comments Off on K-pop’s StayC, new six-member girl group with some familiar faces, are out to dominate Korean pop culture

The end of 2020 is almost here, but this year in K-pop is not even close to slowing down. Each week brings new music and new artists, and we recently saw the arrival of the buzzworthy StayC.A six-member girl group featuring members Sumin, Sieun, Isa, S...

23 11, 2020

K-pop’s Xiumin is back! Exo member returning to public life after serving in the South Korean military

By | 2020-11-23T10:45:10+00:00 November 23rd, 2020|Music|Comments Off on K-pop’s Xiumin is back! Exo member returning to public life after serving in the South Korean military

Exo member Xiumin is set to return to public life on December 6 after the K-pop star served in the South Korean military for 18 months.SM Entertainment, the South Korean company that manages Exo, said Xiumin was on his final leave and would not be retu...