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4 04, 2020

Dua Lipa on how her second album, Future Nostalgia, took her out of her comfort zone with songs of hope, equality and vulnerability

By | 2020-04-04T15:45:06+00:00 April 4th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Dua Lipa on how her second album, Future Nostalgia, took her out of her comfort zone with songs of hope, equality and vulnerability

Put on Dua Lipa’s second album and you’ll experience a party – a collection of upbeat, dance-flavoured, power-pop gems that could brighten your day.But take a closer look, and you’ll also find songs brimmed with messages of hope, equality and vulnerabi...

3 04, 2020

Meet I.M from Monsta X: the unwanted competitor who became a global K-pop leader

By | 2020-04-03T14:00:13+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Meet I.M from Monsta X: the unwanted competitor who became a global K-pop leader

Sometimes life brings us the most unexpected people as friends. When it comes to K-pop star I.M and his eventual boy band Monsta X, it first seemed unlikely that he would fit in with the group. Yet, the star not only came to be became adored by his ban...

2 04, 2020

April fool: Coronavirus hoax K-pop star under investigation and could face prison sentence

By | 2020-04-02T05:22:56+00:00 April 2nd, 2020|Music|Comments Off on April fool: Coronavirus hoax K-pop star under investigation and could face prison sentence

A K-pop star who claimed he had contracted the novel coronavirus but later said it was an April Fool’s Day prank is under investigation and could face up to five years in prison or a fine of 10 million won (US$8,100).A representative of the Korea Centr...

1 04, 2020

Tzuyu of Twice: beautiful, youngest band member wants to be known for more than just her good looks

By | 2020-04-01T14:00:11+00:00 April 1st, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Tzuyu of Twice: beautiful, youngest band member wants to be known for more than just her good looks

Tzuyu is one of the best-known K-pop stars in Taiwan, where she was born and grew up. The maknae – or youngest – member of girl band Twice is widely regarded as one of the group’s most attractive members.In 2015, Tzuyu danced on a South Korean variety ...

1 04, 2020

‘I have Covid-19’: K-pop star’s April Fool’s Instagram post backfires as social media and fans react with anger

By | 2020-04-01T10:00:23+00:00 April 1st, 2020|Music|Comments Off on ‘I have Covid-19’: K-pop star’s April Fool’s Instagram post backfires as social media and fans react with anger

K-pop singer Kim Jae-joong has come under fire on social media for announcing on Instagram that he had contracted the novel coronavirus, only to reveal an hour later that it was an April Fool’s Day joke.Kim, a former member of the boy band boy band TVX...

31 03, 2020

BTS cancelled all gigs, now Twice drop April concerts as coronavirus pandemic continues to hit K-pop

By | 2020-03-31T18:30:15+00:00 March 31st, 2020|Music|Comments Off on BTS cancelled all gigs, now Twice drop April concerts as coronavirus pandemic continues to hit K-pop

K-pop girl group Twice have cancelled two Japanese concerts, originally scheduled for mid-April, amid the global coronavirus outbreak. The news comes a week after K-pop superstars BTS postponed all shows scheduled for the US this year due to the pandem...

31 03, 2020

BTS on The Late Late Show Starring James Corden coronavirus special, and fan army tweet ‘We will all get through this together’

By | 2020-03-31T11:00:14+00:00 March 31st, 2020|Music|Comments Off on BTS on The Late Late Show Starring James Corden coronavirus special, and fan army tweet ‘We will all get through this together’

K-pop giants BTS lifted the spirits of their fans worldwide when they appeared on a prime-time special episode of The Late Late Show Starring James Corden via video link from South Korea and performed their 2019 single, Boy With Luv.Other artists appea...

29 03, 2020

Seulgi from Red Velvet: singer-dancer’s struggles as a trainee helped her find the strength to go on

By | 2020-03-29T14:00:09+00:00 March 29th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Seulgi from Red Velvet: singer-dancer’s struggles as a trainee helped her find the strength to go on

A cornerstone of the K-pop industry is its training, a process that can be tough and lengthy for many young hopefuls. And for Seulgi – who would eventually become a superstar as a member of girl group Red Velvet – her seven years of training were ofte...

28 03, 2020

From BTS to TVXQ to Seo Taiji and Boys, how K-pop’s biggest boy bands have evolved the genre over 30 years

By | 2020-03-28T14:00:16+00:00 March 28th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on From BTS to TVXQ to Seo Taiji and Boys, how K-pop’s biggest boy bands have evolved the genre over 30 years

Think K-pop has always been about dewy boy bands and syrupy lyrics? You might be surprised to learn that the sound had a very different face back in the 1990s. The genre has evolved so much and in so many ways over the years that it’s impossible to lu...

27 03, 2020

Coronavirus in Korea: how K-pop stars from Twice to NCT are coping with social distancing

By | 2020-03-27T14:10:09+00:00 March 27th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Coronavirus in Korea: how K-pop stars from Twice to NCT are coping with social distancing

From delayed comebacks to cancelled shows and postponed productions, the coronavirus pandemic is taking a serious toll on the Korean entertainment industry.New cases may have dropped significantly in South Korea since infection rates peaked four weeks ...