"Rocket Punch" Debuts: The Former J-pop Star Is Now in K-pop
On March 4, 2019 (KST), the Japanese Idol group AKB48's member, Takahashi Juri, made a shocking announcement.
She said she was not only leaving the group but also debuting in Korea through Woollim Entertainment.
Juri did great during Mnet's "PRODUCE 48" in 2018, but didn't make it in the last match.
Juri and the five Korean girls debuted as a K-pop girl group...
Kpop festival in Busan to hold audition for future stars
The annual Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) is expected to hold an audition for future K-pop stars.
This year’s festival is set to include ‘Music Label on BOF” which will provide a stage for next-generation entertainers in the music industry.
The event is being co-hosted and organized with Cube Entertainment.
Those wishing to participate may apply from August 5 to Sept. 24 ...
BTS' Big Hit Entertainment Takes Over GFriend's Label
Big Hit Entertainment, home to global stars BTS, has taken over a talent agency that manages the popular girl band GFriend.
Big Hit said in a press statement, on July 29 (KST), that it recently completed the contract to take over Source Music and will integrate it as a subsidiary.
The statement added that Source Music will retain its current management to operate with its ow...
K-pop Stars in Love: Jihyo and Daniel
On August 5, 2019 (KST), Jihyo of the girl group TWICE and Kang Daniel have confirmed that they are in a relationship.
Earlier this week photos of the two on a date near Kang Daniel’s house were released by Dispatch and the two stars’ managements confirmed the rumors within a few hours.
The high-profile stars are said to have met for the first time through acquaintances.
“La Vie En Rose” Reached 100 Million Views
At about 7 p.m. KST on July 31, 2019, IZ*ONE's debut music video “La Vie en Rose” exceeded 100 million views.
[Image Source: Official IZ*ONE Twitter Page, Off The Record Entertainment]
ITZY releases new album
The popular girl group ITZY has released their first EP.
The new album, titled “IT’z ICY”, dropped on Monday and the title track “ICY” is a collaboration among a variety of high-profile K-pop composers.
The record is the four-member group’s first EP since its debut in February with two singles including “Dalla Dalla” which recorded 100 mill...
RM and Lil Nas X collaborate on new project
RM, the leader of K-pop group BTS and American rapper Lil Nas X have released a Seoul version of Lil Nas X’s Billboard chart-topping single in a collaborative effort.
The title of the new single is “Seoul Town Road” which is a remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” which was released in December last year and has topped the Billboard Hot 100 single chart this w...
BTS makes Time Magazine’s list of most influential people on internet
Global stars BTS has made Time Magazine’s list of 25 most influential people on the internet.
The group has made it on the list for the third year in a row.
This year’s 25 people selected by Time Magazine include US President Donald Trump, American musicians Ariana Grande and Cardi B as well as British royal family members Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.
BTS was t...
"PENTAGON" Made a Comeback
PENTAGON's ninth mini album “SUM(ME:R)” and title track “Humph!” came out on July 17, 2019 (KST).
[Image Source: CUBE Entertainment]
TWICE Members Made Comments on Mina's Absence
On July 11 (KST), JYP Entertainment announced that Mina would be unable to participate in the group’s world tour due to medical issues. It's known that she's suffering from medical anxiety and insecurity. She will be taking a rest.
On July 13, during the Singapore concert of TWICE's World Tour, "TWICELIGHTS," the members said they miss Mina, too. Nayeon said &ldq...
EXO's Baekhyun Tops Charts Around the Globe
According to SM Entertainment on July 11, EXO member Baekhyun's 1st mini album "City Lights" topped iTunes album charts in a total of 66 different countries shortly its release on July 10 (KST).
You can watch him on "Music Bank" on July 12.
Showtime : Fri 17:00 | Re-run : Fri 23:10, Sat 06:25 (Seoul, UTC+9). ⓒSun 09:00 | Re-run : Sun 15:0...
Girl Group "Nature" Releases a New Album
A K-pop girl group formed by n.CH Entertainment, Nature, debuted on August 3, 2018.
The group released its first mini album, I'm So Pretty, on July 10, 2019.
It has nine members; two of them are Chinese and one is a Japanese national.
But one of the Chinese members, Gaga, didn't participate in ths album since she had to finish her semester.
[Image Source: Natur...