K-Pop Stars Lay Siege to Madison Square Garden 2011/10/25, Source,
(Above picture: Fans cheer and hold up photos of their favorite K-pop stars at the SM Town New York concert in Madison Square Garden on Sunday (local time). /Courtesy of SM Entertainment)
A troupe of K-pop stars became the first Asian singers to perform at a large 15,000-capacity arena in Madison Square Garden on Sunday evening (local time) when the SM Town New York concert lit up Manhattan.
BoA, Girls' Generation, Kang Ta, SHINee, TVXQ, Super Junior and f(x) all belong to SM Entertainment, Korea's leading talent agency. As they took to the stage, they were met with rapturous applause -- indicating K-pop's growing international appeal -- five years after Rain performed at a smaller 5,000-capacity theater at the same venue,...More
Super Junior and f(x) to Appear in First Korea-China-Japan Joint Concert in China 2011/09/23, Source,
Star Hallyu artists belonging to SM Entertainment including Super Junior, f(x), and Kang Ta have officially been invited to the First Korea-China-Japan Joint Concert in China, SM revealed on September 22. They will perform at the first joint concert, which will be held at the National Stadium in Beijing on September 25 at 7 pm, as representative Korean artists. In addition, Super Junior's Chinese unit, Super Junior-M, and Jang Li Yin have also been invited as artists representing China,...More
Entertainment insiders see stocks rise on Korean Wave 2011/09/22, Source,
Despite the dip in the local stock market, shareholders of entertainment agencies that have churned out such K-pop bands as Super Junior and 2NE1 are seeing the value of their shares skyrocket - all thanks to the Korean Wave.
The richest of them all is Lee Soo-man, founder and chairman of SM Entertainment, which has produced groups like Girls' Generation, Super Junior, TVXQ, f(X) and SHINee. As of yesterday, the singer-turned-entrepreneur's 24.43 percent stake in SM was valued at a whopping 186.86 billion won ($158.38 million). The stock climbed 1.3 percent yesterday to a record high of 41,500 won, even though the Kosdaq closed down 1.28 percent. Earlier in 2009, the stock was valued at only 1,500 won per share, almost 0.03 percent of the current price,...More
Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads (not for episodes) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to sign up as a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show.