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20 01, 2020

Gillian Chung: highlights and low point of singer-actress’ life and career recalled as she celebrates her 39th birthday

By | 2020-01-20T21:00:13+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Gillian Chung: highlights and low point of singer-actress’ life and career recalled as she celebrates her 39th birthday

Canto-pop star and actress Gillian Chung Yan-tung, of the duo Twins, celebrates her 39th birthday on Tuesday. She’s come a long way since being picked to form one half of Hong Kong musical duo Twins. These are some of the milestones in her life and car...

20 01, 2020

BTS Black Swan music video features no band members but fans are still going crazy about it

By | 2020-01-20T18:30:08+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on BTS Black Swan music video features no band members but fans are still going crazy about it

With their new single, Black Swan, South Korea’s BTS have delivered an arty video that features exactly zero members of the red-hot K-pop boy band.But their rabid fans, who are used to the group’s genre-hopping style, don’t seem to be bothered by the b...

19 01, 2020

Surviving Vietnam’s Epizode electronic music festival: 11 days of gigs, 4am starts, 130 performers and 12,000 fans

By | 2020-01-19T05:00:15+00:00 January 19th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Surviving Vietnam’s Epizode electronic music festival: 11 days of gigs, 4am starts, 130 performers and 12,000 fans

Vietnam’s annual Epizode electronic music festival is not for the faint-hearted – a mouth-watering selection of international DJs perform over 11 full days and nights.While many of them can usually be found playing in dark nightclubs in cities such as ...

19 01, 2020

Hong Kong post-punk band David Boring talk Anthony Bourdain, their South by Southwest debut, and protest art

By | 2020-01-19T03:00:12+00:00 January 19th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Hong Kong post-punk band David Boring talk Anthony Bourdain, their South by Southwest debut, and protest art

Outspoken Hong Kong post-punk band David Boring perform this weekend for the first time in more than five months, a notable period of absence that coincided with some of the most intense street protests the city has seen. The group had been scheduled t...

17 01, 2020

Stray Kids trolls warned to respect K-pop band’s privacy or risk legal action

By | 2020-01-17T14:00:11+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Stray Kids trolls warned to respect K-pop band’s privacy or risk legal action

By Dong Sun-hwaK-pop boy band Stray Kids’ management agency has warned it will take legal action against people who violate the privacy of band members.“There have frequently been cases in which people violate Stray Kids’ privacy using the members’ per...

16 01, 2020

The BTS effect: K-pop and the Korean Wave pop culture ‘will propel the nation’s economy’

By | 2020-01-16T18:30:14+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on The BTS effect: K-pop and the Korean Wave pop culture ‘will propel the nation’s economy’

By Kim Ji-sooSouth Korea is making a cautious but strong bet that K-pop will propel the Korean economy in the years ahead, as global interest in hallyu – or the “Korean wave” of pop culture – continues to grow.The Korea Foundation recently released sta...

16 01, 2020

‘K-pop for queer’: the LGBT choirs in South Korea singing for change in the conservative nation

By | 2020-01-16T13:00:14+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on ‘K-pop for queer’: the LGBT choirs in South Korea singing for change in the conservative nation

Wearing bright bow ties and dark dress, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay – part of a growing clamour for LGBT rights in Asia.“Unnie Choir” sang about their struggles at a sold-out concert in t...

15 01, 2020

Another K-pop casualty: Jiho of Oh My Girl to take a break due to anxiety

By | 2020-01-15T18:30:09+00:00 January 15th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Another K-pop casualty: Jiho of Oh My Girl to take a break due to anxiety

By Lee Gyu-leeJiho, a member of K-pop group Oh My Girl, is taking a break due to health problems, according to the group’s agency, WM Entertainment.The agency said the singer, whose real name is Kim Ji-ho, had been suffering health issues, including sy...

14 01, 2020

BTS rules Twitter as K-pop leads the conversations on the social media platform in 2019

By | 2020-01-14T16:15:09+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on BTS rules Twitter as K-pop leads the conversations on the social media platform in 2019

Posts about K-pop dominated the Twitterverse in 2019, with a new global record of 6.1 billion related tweets in 2019, the social media platform announced yesterday.The figure represented a 15 per cent increase in the number of K-pop conversations poste...

14 01, 2020

Chen from Exo to marry girlfriend; hints that baby could be on the way

By | 2020-01-14T04:45:06+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Chen from Exo to marry girlfriend; hints that baby could be on the way

By Dong Sun-hwaChen, lead vocalist of K-pop band Exo, is to wed his girlfriend, the star announced on Monday. His bride-to-be is “not a celebrity”, according to Exo agency SM Entertainment.The star, born Kim Jong-dae, also hinted in his surprise announ...