Ferry tragedy has media scrambling 2014/04/18, Source,
With the nation reeling from Wednesday's ferry disaster off the southwest coast that has nearly 300 people feared dead, the Korean entertainment industry canceled major events yesterday to offer condolences over the accident. R&B singer Lena Park, also known as Park Jung-hyun, had been readying a large press conference for her new album "Syncro Fusion" for weeks. But because of the tragedy, Park decided to cancel both the press conference and the release of her album. "It is a national disaster we're talking about", said an official at her agency, Blueprint Music. "We are still discussing how to reschedule the album's release date",...More
Korean-American Band Talk About Rise to Pop Charts 2014/04/18, Source,
Run River North
The debut album of Run River North, a band consisting of six second-generation Korean-Americans in Los Angeles, has made it to No. 3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. Lead vocalist and guitarist Alex Hwang spoke to the Chosun Ilbo by telephone on Tuesday morning in a mixture of Korean and English,...More
[Giveaway] Win 2 copies Stars of K-Pop: Your Guide to the Hottest Acts in K-Pop Today 2014/04/12, Source,
Win 2 copies of the book, one "Girls Edition" and one "Boys Edition", open to everybody.
Watermark Publishing has released boy- and girl-group editions of Stars of K-Pop, the authorized guide to the biggest stars in the K-Pop genre. K-Pop (Korean pop music or hallyu) is one of the hottest trends in music and online media today. How hot is it? Top K-pop group Girls' Generation took home the Video of the Year Award at YouTube's inaugural Music Awards ceremony. The ladies of 2NE1 made an appearance in the current season of the hit ABC-TV show The Bachelor as collaborators on a dance lesson date,...More
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