December 20, 2018South Korean boyband BTS are worth more than US$3.6bil (RM15bil) to the country's economy every year – equivalent to the contribution of 26 mid-sized companies -- a research institute said Tuesday.
December 19, 2018Wrapping up 2018, Billboard released two lists, one ranking the 20 best K-pop albums and the other for songs. BTS, Red Velvet and Shinee’s Jonghyun were especially recognised atop the lists.
December 18, 2018On Monday evening, the event to commemorate the late lead vocalist of SHINee, who died a year ago, was held at a theatre in SM Town Coex Artium in Gangnam, South Korea. It took the form of an art fair that showcased clips and writing dedicated to Jonghyun. The event also included a memorial service.
December 11, 2018BTS, which became the first South Korean act to land atop the Billboard album charts, has scored its first ever Grammy Award nomination for its album 'Love Yourself: Tear'... but not for its music.
November 2, 2018Album review: Yuri (Girl’s Generation) leaves her girlish girl group persona and go down the sexy vixen route on her first solo album ‘The First Scene’ with songs such as ‘Into You’. But will she be able to follow the solo footsteps of other Girl’s Generation soloists like Taeyeon, Tiffany Young and Seohyun?
October 26, 2018Tickets for a documentary starring K-pop boy band BTS have been going like hot cakes, with some venues selling out within 30 minutes of release. Burn The Stage: The Movie was only scheduled to be released on Nov 15 in 32 GSC cinemas nationwide, with only two screenings at each venue.
September 20, 2018This new monster action flick is based on a beast that’s said to roam the land in the year 1527 in the history of Korea. ‘Monstrum’ stars Kim Myung-min, Choi Woo-sik, Kim In-kwon and K-pop star Hyeri.
August 14, 2018Album review: Taeyeon of Girls' Generation continues to reinvent her music on her third mini album 'Something New',that features the songs 'Something New', 'Circus' and the collaboration with NCT Lucas on 'All Night Long'.
July 25, 2018Where were you when South Korean rapper Psy released the music video for 'Gangnam Style'? It probably didn’t matter, because there was no way you could have avoided hearing the song after it was released on July 15 in 2012.
July 19, 2018
Love Yourself: Tear
And so K-pop finally did it – blasting its way to the top of the elusive American music charts. But is the historic success of BTS merely a construct of feverish fan reception?
Soul-baring intro Singularity immediately dispels detractors. Vocalist V is all mysteriously husky...