[Mexico] Eric Nam added to KCON Mexico line-up 2017/01/27, Source,
Eric Nam to perform on March 17-18
Seating Chart Revealed for First KCON in Latin America KCON, the world's largest Korean culture and K-pop music festival, announced today that popular Korean-American singer and host Eric Nam (Nam Yoon-do) will perform as part of KCON Mexico,...More
What about 'daddy' Eom Tae-woong? 2014/12/11, Source,
'Eom Force' has been a long time nickname of his. Eom Tae-woong usually plays a strong and charismatic male character in movies such as "Revenge", "Wolf", "Devil" and dramas "The Equator Man" and "Sword and Flower". His recent movie was no different. He played the typical 'tough guy' and stood out by having a unique personality in most movies, which is why he has an even fan base from both women and men.
However, his image has started to change ever since he got married. He's become friendlier and nicer,...More
YG Artists Chip In To Open Children 2013/02/22, Source,
YG Entertainment artists do more than entertain, they give back to the community as well. Members of the agency chipped in to help out in opening a children's rehabilitation hospital,...More
Sunfull 2012/09/29, Source, Counter cyberbullying with Sunfull By Rachel Lee In October 2008, a merciless tide of public opinion was a major reason that drove movie star Choi Jin-sil to take her own life. The most well-known victim of cyberbullying in Korea was also a mother of two. Her suicide is not an isolated incident. It is part of the country's growing problem with insidious chat room activity. In May 2010, a group of Internet users attacked rapper Tablo, whose Korean name is Lee Seon-woong. The members accused the 32-year-old of forging his Stanford degrees and argued that he did not graduate from the prestigious university. He presented his credentials, yet the group continued to attack the artist. As one of the most wired nations, almost every household in Korea is equipped with broadband Internet. But this freedom in exchange of information and opinion has made celebrities as well as ordinary people vulnerable to relentless online attacks known here as "akpeul", or vicious online replies. Min Byoung-chul, a renowned English educator and a professor of International Studies at Konkuk University, has been trying to combat it. In 2007, he started Sunfull, a non-profit organization formed to fight bullying and hateful comments posted on the Internet,...More
G-Dragon to release 2nd album 2012/09/04, Source,
By Rachel Lee G-Dragon, a member of Korean boy band Big Bang, will release his second solo album 3 years after his first. According to YG Entertainment Monday, the 24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kwon Ji-yong, "One of A Kind" will be available from various online music sites on Sept. 15. It will hit the shelves on Sept. 18. It is his first solo recording since studio album "Heartbreaker" in 2009,...More
Epik High Signs With YG & Prepping For September Comeback 2012/07/26, Source, Epik High is back! Or they soon will be. After frontman Tablo signed with YG Entertainment September of last year, the remaining members Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz, have followed suit. The signing process has already been finalized and the three have finished the recordings for their next album. The release of a new album will be the first from the group since "Epilogue" in March of 2010,...More
"Tajinyo" Members Sentenced To Prison 2012/07/09, Source,
After literally years of popping up in kpop gossip, Tablo is finally seeing his name be cleared. After spreading malicious claims that hip hop artist Tablo didn't really graduate with a BA and Masters from Stanford University, two members of the group "Tajinyo" (short for "Requesting The Truth From Tablo" in Korean) have been sentenced to prison,...More
[HanCinema's Interview Corner] Ten Questions for the K-Pop Fan 2012/05/27, Korea has a number of cultural exports that fall under the title of the 'Korean Wave", no area of which can boast the fanaticism and loyality that bubbles from K-Pop fans. How did this growing international music trend sweep you up and what is it that is keeping you hooked?
I've been listening to quite the odd myriad of music since high school. One of my weaknesses is Japanese rock, and my hobby is discovering new groups and bands to listen to. One late-night YouTube search in university I happened to click on a group called "Super Junior". Honestly, I looked at the video for a few seconds before bursting into laughter-there were so many boys dancing! And I just had to know, what kind of country makes (at the time) the world's largest boy band? It was a rapid descent down the rabbit hole after that. Korean pop and hip hop made for great homework music, and since I wasn't judging based on lyrics, I just enjoyed a good, addicting beat and pretty voices. I also think Kpop is the best kind of music to drive, dance, and exercise to. The turnaround for groups in Korea is ridiculously fast, so there is always a new and catchy song to listen to. It's hard to get bored when they're singularly feeding my music addiction weekly,...More
Tablo Mourns His Father's Death 2012/03/27, Source,
Rapper Tablo is mourning the loss of his father.
According to YG Entertainment, the rapper's father, Lee Gwang-bu, passed away at approximately 10:40 AM on March 26th due to a chronic ailment,...More
Tablo Honored With Hiphopplaya's Album of the Year Award 2012/02/28, Source, Tablo has yet another trophy to prove that his solo comeback in 2011 was one of the hottest that year. According to the results of the 2011 Hiphopplaya Awards, Tablo's album "Fever's End" was chosen as the Album of the Year, with 23.1% of the votes.
The artist spoke out through his YG Entertainment reps, "I'm thankful to the hip hop fans that took the time to listen to my music during a year where other such great albums were released",...More
'Cyber tailing' becoming a social problem 2012/01/28, Source, "We must punish the murderers by searching out and spreading their parents' identity, occupation, workplace and their detailed address on the Internet. The main culprit's photo is prerequisite. Is there anyone who is brave enough to do so?"
This is a posting put on the online board, just after a middle school boy in Daegu committed suicide. He was known to have suffered from bullying. Soon after, an unidentified person uploaded personal information of the bullies -- and even their parents and friends -- on the Internet, and they were obliged to suffer from netizens' bad-mouthing,...More
K-pop stars to tour overseas in 2012 2012/01/10, Source,
A JYJ fan from Peru holds a poster that says "Peru loves JYJ". Fans in South America have been actively requesting K-pop groups perform in their countries through various media outlets. / Courtesy of C-JeS Entertainment
By Noh Hyun-gi
With seemingly unstoppable momentum, K-pop stars are advancing across the globe.
Many fans have asked the artists to visit their home countries through innovative methods like uploading flash mob videos online. Moved by these active and sincere requests, K-pop stars will hold concerts around the world and are planning additional gigs to accommodate the enthusiastic fans,...More
Blogger resumes bashing campaign against Tablo 2012/01/06, Source,
A blogger, who had notoriously bashed singer Tablo, has reopened diploma forgery accusations against the hip hop musician and other celebrities, igniting a fresh round of online disputes once again.
The 58-year-old blogger Korean-American resumed the notorious bashing campaign in October, shortly after the singer released his new album.
Better known as "whatbecomes", the blogger this time uploaded his photos for the first time and released what he claims to be new evidence to prove the singer's diploma fabrication,...More
Online Agitator Takes Aim at Pop Diva Insooni 2012/01/04, Source,
An Internet user who gained notoriety by casting doubt on the academic credentials of rapper Tablo and is being sought by police for libel, has now turned his guns on the famous pop diva Insooni.
The user, who uses the ID "Whatbecomes", is a Korean American surnamed Kim (59) and lives in Chicago. He reopened an online forum in October last year where people accused Tablo of faking his Stanford degree,...More
VCR2 K-Celebrities Now 2011/12/09, Source, [SOV] [Interview : ] "Are you ready to dance[Interview : ] "Music, please!"
YG Entertainment is one of the major entertainment agencies in Korea behind the K-pop and Hallyu boom. Last weekend, the artists signed with the agency held their annual "YG Family Concert",...More
Singer releases new album after being cleared in scandal 2011/11/14, Source,
"I hope the people who are having a hard time and lonely to be soothed and eased of their burdens while listening to my music. I also hope the people who hate me to be consoled by my music if they face times of trouble".
Singer Tablo, 31, who suspended music career due to false rumors suggesting that he had fabricated his educational background, has made a public statement for the first time since the controversy erupted,...More
Tablo's New Album Tops iTunes Chart 2011/11/03, Source,
"Fever's End", rapper Tablo's latest album, soared to the top of the iTunes hip hop and rap album charts both in the U.S. and Canada. The success suggest that Tablo, whose career went into eclipse for two years after false online allegations that he faked his academic credentials, is firmly back on track,...More
Tablo's Album, #5 On US iTunes Hip Hop/Rap Chart 2011/11/02, Source, Tablo may have been quiet for some time, but his fans are supporting him stronger than ever.
After the release of his first solo album Fever's End on November 1st, it hit number five on the US iTunes Hip Hop/Rap Album Chart. This is no new feat as Tablo's debut group, Epik High's past album reached number one on the same chart,...More
Daesung To Join YG Family For Year-End Concert 2011/10/20, Source,
After months of laying low, Big Bang's Daesung will finally be re-joining his group at the end of this year. YG Entertainment typically holds a YG Family concert around December, featuring all of the popular YG artists. This year is no exception with three concerts scheduled for Seoul (Olympic Hall) alone on December 3-4th, each show expected to draw in 40,000 fans. The group will then head to Japan for concerts on January 7-8 at the Osaka Colosseum expected to attract about 80,000 people. Finally, two more shows, each slating for another 80,000 concert-goers, will take place at the Saitama Super Arena on January 21-22,...More
Daesung To Join YG Family For Year-End Concert 2011/10/19, Source,
After months of laying low, Big Bang's Daesung will finally be re-joining his group at the end of this year.
YG Entertainment typically holds a YG Family concert around December, featuring all of the popular YG artists. This year is no exception with three concerts scheduled for Seoul (Olympic Hall) alone on December 3-4th, each show expected to draw in 40,000 fans,...More
Netizens - fourth power 2011/10/08, Source,
The word comes from internet and citizens. And they may be described using Lucian's words: "a pack of rabid dogs" (yes, from Underworld). We've been discussing this countless times, and I think more people should be vocal about this pathology. Yes, this is borderline psychotic behavior. I frequent both Korean and Western websites and boards. I witness surges of hysteric posts on DCGall. Fans are demanding, that's true, but normal fans know that the object of their admiration is just a human being. Netizens, chained to the internet with their mobiles, can post everytime and everywhere, unlike usual people who has to go to work. And shielded by the anonymity of the web, they post what may be seen as some delusions of really sick minds,...More
Tablo to Release Solo Album 2011/09/29, Source,
Singer Tablo of the boy band Epic High has signed up with YG Entertainment to release a solo album in November.
The agency is run by former Seo Taiji & Boys member Yang Hyun-suk.
Tablo stopped performing in 2009 after the Stanford University graduate was faced with accusations that he forged his academic credentials,...More
Tablo Signs With YG For November Comeback 2011/09/27, Source, Tablo is back. Or he soon will be.
The Epik High front man recently signed on to a four year contract with the same company that his wife Kang Hye-jeong is signed under: YG Entertainment. His new album can be expected on November 1st. This is the first time in 20 months that the singer will be re-hitting the scene, following the number one hit on iTunes' Hip Hop Chart "Epilogue",...More
Tablo to Give Lecture at Alma Mater Stanford University 2011/05/09, Source,
Singer Tablo (real name Lee Sun Woong, 31) will give a lecture at his alma mater, Stanford University in the USA. According to the official website of "Asian American Students' Association (AASA)" on May 6, Tablo will deliver a speech on "Asian Images" for one hour at the Cubberley Auditorium of Stanford on May 10 at 7 pm,...More
Cyber mobs hunt for 'truth' about Seo-Lee scandal 2011/04/26, Source,
Singer Seo Taiji, left, and Lee Ji-ah, center, kept their marriage and divorce secret for 14 years, while the actress' romance with co-star Jeong Woo-seong recently became public. / Korea Times file
Crusading for facts or collective terrorism? Websites are revealing personal information not only about Lee, but her family and friends.
By Lee Hyo-won
As Seo Taiji and Lee Ji-ah's secret marriage and now public divorce are making headlines, online communities are feverishly seeking "the truth" on their relationship,...More
For rapper Tablo, the leader of hip hop group Epik High, the year 2010 may mark the most grueling chapter of his life - he had been,...More
Buzzwords of Year 2010 in Pop Culture 2010/12/17, Source,
"My score is..". and "Cha Do Nam" (meaning a cold-hearted chic man of the city)
Many gloomy accidents and incidents including the sinking of corvette Cheonan and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island had occurred throughout this year in society, but many buzzwords had also been created and greatly loved by people in the popular culture. Popular programs such as "Superstar K - Season 2","High Kick Through The Roof", and "Bread, Love and Dreams" had entered the cradle of buzzwords, and those buzzwords had been talked about for a year by people, in pleasant times as well as times of suffering. But some buzzwords had aroused criticism and could not be kept as buzzwords. For example, the buzzwords created from the KBS comedy program "Gag Concert", saying "I am Dong Hyuk's old brother", which had made viewers feel refreshed, had been criticized by a civic group, who insisted, "the phrase is an inflammatory phrase base on populism",...More
A group of netizens have asked the prosecution to investigate allegations that Daniel Lee, known here as,...More
KBS' "Music Bank" to be broadcast to 54 countries 2010/08/27, Source,
KBS' music program "Music Bank" hosts Seo Hyo-rim and Song Joong-ki [Official "Music Bank" website]
KBS' Friday music program "Music Bank" will be broadcast live to 54 countries around the world, according to the official website of "Music Bank" on Friday.
The official website announced that today's show will be seen live for the first time ever in 54 different countries for a special episode titled "Live Music Bank K-Pop Special" later tonight,...More
[ChanMi's star news] 30th birthday for Bong Tae-gyu and Lee Eun 2010/05/25, Source,
The star couple Bong Tae-gyu and Lee Eun have revealed their couple ring!
The two celebrated the 20th birthday for Bong Tae-gyu and they posted pictures of themselves.
Lee Eun said "My love, by best friend's 30th birthday! A birthday party for two of us, met at 20 and celebrated the beginning of 30s together this year. My love's birthday celebrated with me is such a thankful and happy event. I'm so happy to have this precious person to be by my side. Love and love ag,...More
Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei
Wednesday, April 21 at 2030
Thursday, April 22 at 1130
Saturday, April 24 at 1,...More
Han Ji-hye's Song Picks 2010/04/08, Source,
Actress Han Ji-hye [Lee Won-woo/10Asia]
Actress Han Ji-hye claimed 2008 was her best year. Not just because of the consecutive success of KBS TV series "Likeable or Not" and MBC's "East of Eden", but because she discovered what is important to Han Ji-hye as a being, not as a celebrity. Both shows came about through the joint effort of its entire cast, not just a few actors, and such an environment taught Han to harmonize work and other activities she had forgotten about while living as an actress. An easy-going shooting schedule allowed Han to work five days a week, a time during which she made time for herself, learning English conversation, going on drives at night and going snowboarding,...More
Epik High tops several iTunes music charts overseas 2010/03/11, Source,
Korean hip-hop group Epik High [Asia Economic Daily]
Hip-hop group Epik High has made history, becoming the first South Korean artists to conquer Apple's iTunes music charts in the U.S. and several other countries, according to local media reports on Thursday.
On the U.S. website, Epik High's new album "Epilogue" entered the hip-hop chart at No. 20 on the day of its release Tuesday and beat out world-famous musicians -- including Beastie Boys, Jay-Z and Black Eyed Peas -- to claim the No.1 spot the following day.,...More
Epik High interviewed by CNN Talk Asia 2010/02/22, Source,
Epik High member Tablo and CNN Talk Asia anchorwoman Anjali Rao [Woolim Entertainment]
Korean hip-hop band Epik High is set to appear on CNN's Talk Asia, according to their agency Woolim Entertainment on Monday.
The group recently conducted an interview with the show's anchorwoman Anjali Rao, where they talked about their difficulties, success and future ambitions.
"We were glad that CNN showed great interest in the depth and diversity of Korean music", Epik High member Tablo was quoted as saying. "It was an undeserving honor to represent and introduce our own kind of hip-hop to all over the world".,...More
Epik High, f(x) perform at Cannes music showcase 2010/01/28, Source,
Korean band Epik High performs at "K-pop Night" showcase at MIDEM 2010 [Korea Creative Content Agency]
Korean hip-hop group Epik High and girl band f(x) performed as representatives of Korean pop music at a global music showcase in Cannes held this week, according to a press release by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).
Epik High and f(x) performed for about 90 minutes on "K-Pop Night" event -- held January 26 at Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France -- in front of music and media industry executives at MIDEM 2010, KOCCA explained in the statement released yesterday.
"I felt a connection with many of the attendees despite our different nationalities and age", Tablo of Epik High was quoted as saying. "It was an amazing, entertaining performance".,...More
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism(Minister Yu In-chon) and Korea Creative Content Agency(President & CEO Lee Jae-woong) will attend MIDEM 2010, the world's largest music festival that will be held on January 24 through 27 at Cannes, F,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Tablo and Kang Hye-jeong in love! 2009/02/04, Source, Another movie star and artist couple has been born!
Movie star, Kang Hye-jeong and the rapper Tablo are enjoying their love relationship!
Kang and Tablo have met on a casual dinner last year through friends and have become lovers!
Kang has confirmed this rumor recently through Star News!
The two share similar taste in music and have become great friends through this.
The two are open about their dating and go to public areas to have fun not caring about people around them.,...More
The blockbuster film "D-War" topped the nation's No. 1 search engine Naver's most searched keyword list again last week, showing that people are still interested in the monster movie 26 days after its release. ,...More
Actress and former Miss Korea Ham So-won topped the nation's No.1 search engine Naver's most searched key words list last week. As the 2006 adult movie "Where Am I?" featuring Ham as the sexy partner of an ugly and poor farmer aired on cable TV on the morning of Ma,...More
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