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  • Cha Seung-won's tough hug from behind

    2014/06/04, Source,
    The "Man on High Heels" concert celebration was held on the 4th of June at Gunguk University at 6PM. Cha Seung-won hugged a female attendant from behind,...More
  • Singer Wheesung Gets Surgery For Bad Back

    2012/07/16, Source,
    Singer Wheesung, who's currently serving his mandatory military sentence, recently underwent surgery for his ongoing back problems. Wheesung's reps stated that the singer received the surgery for a herniated disc on July 11th at a Gangnam hospital. The surgery went well, and he's currently resting in the recovery room,...More
  • Lee Hyun: 'I Achieved My Dream as Vocalist'

    2012/01/09, Source,
    Lee Hyun (29), who released his first official album entitled "The Healing Eco" six years after his debut, expressed his feelings, "I achieved my dream as a vocalist. I released my own album, and my song ranked atop the music chart. I still cannot believe that these good things are happening to me". He has continuously released new songs as a member of the mixed group "8Eight" and the project group "Homme" and as a solo singer, and he finally released his own official album that showcases his every competency as a singer on January 2. The title of the album is "The Healing Eco", and it conveys his thought of delivering consoling songs for people who are tired from their tough lives. The title sounds very appropriate for his nickname, "representative emotional vocal",...More
  • S. Korean Singer "G.NA" in NYC

    2011/11/14, Source,
    Korean-Canadian singer "G.NA" showed her near perfect body in a recent photoshoot held in New York City. Gina Choi (최지나), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Korean Canadian singer under Cube Entertainment, born on Sept. 13, 1987. She released her first mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010.[1] She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School,...More
  • Wheesung Re-Checks Into Hospital After Music Bank

    2011/10/17, Source,
    Singer Wheesung made his onscreen comeback despite being less than 100% to say the least. He's been complaining of severe stomach pains, but performed his new song "They're Coming" live on KBS2TV's Music Bank on October 14th,...More
  • Singer Wheesung Releases Last Album Before Conscription

    2011/10/05, Source,
    Wheesung will enter the military on Nov. 7 for his two-year stint of compulsory military service. The singer's management agency issued a press release confirming the news on Tuesday. "Wheesung, who is awaiting the release of his new album on Oct. 10, will enter the military on Nov. 7", it said,...More
  • Wheesung To Enlist In The Military In November.

    2011/10/04, Source,
    Kpop will be losing a huge talent come November: Wheesung for his two-year mandatory military service. Wheesung will be starting up his five week training on November 7th at 1 PM at the Nonsan Training Facility in South Chungcheong Province. He will then proceed with the two-year term that's required of all fit and able Korean national men,...More
  • Wheesung To Make Comeback In October

    2011/09/28, Source,
    Singer Wheesung is planning for an October comeback! The last fans really heard from Wheesung was when he featured on Yong Jun-hyung's song "Heartbreaking Story" in March of this year. After the song hit the scene, he decided he wanted to soon make his comeback. However, because of concert planning, song composing, and oing the "Two Man Show" with Kim Tae-woo, the release date was pushed back. However, after much preparation on Wheesung's part and patience from the fans' end, things are all being finalized with the music video for his comeback single being filmed,...More
  • Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards

    2011/01/23, Source,
    The 2011 Asia Model Awards were held on January 21st at the Seoul Marriott Hotel. This is one of Asia's biggest modeling events, with models from Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Mongolia. All the countries unite under the slogan of "Asian is one" to help advance the Asian modeling industry. Here, some of k-pop's biggest acts were also honored with various awards,...More
  • 'SHINee World' Enraptures 24,000 Japanese Fans

    2010/12/28, Source,
    Idol group SHINee's first solo concert i Japan SHINee announced that they would officially debut in Japan in March next year. The first impression of the five-member group “SHINee” in Japan was vivid and strong and that impression is expected to remain until next year. SHINee held their first solo concert in Japan entitled “SHINee World” at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Japan on December 26 at 1 pm and 5 pm consecutively, and gave a strong impression to around 24,000 fans in Japan,...More
  • Wheesung Featured On Michael Jackson Compilation CD

    2010/12/22, Source,
    Singer Wheesung was chosen as the first Asian singer to be featured on the late Michael Jackson's official compilation CD where the American legend produced music for the first time with a live orchestra,...More
  • Bobby Kim, Wheesung & Gummy For A Combined Concert

    2010/12/08, Source,
    Three of some of the most respected solo singers in Korea will be taking to the stage together for a highly anticipated concert at the end of this year. These three singers are none other than Bobby K,...More
  • YG holds agency concert over the weekend

    2010/12/07, Source,
    YG Family Concert [YG Entertainment] YG Family Concert: YG Has Come a Long Way "Eun-joo, I love you", a man confessed during the "YG Family Concert" held in Jamsil Olympic Gymnastic Stadium in Seoul on December 5. It is the man who sang "Smoke of The Devil" but not it's original singer Yang Hyun-suk, the owner of YG Entertainment ("YG" in short) but Seung-ri from boy band Big Bang. Before and after that, another Big Bang member Dae-sung sang Wheesung's "With Me" and T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon) and G-Dragon performed Jinusean's "Phone Number". Till the very end of the show, the first generation of YG singers such as Yang, Jinusean and Teddy did not appear on stage but the three-hour concert was already packed enough with hit songs by singers such as Gummy, Se7en, Big Bang, 2NE1 and PSY. 15 years has passed since YG Entertainment has launched and it has certainly grown large,...More
  • Girls' Generation to release mini-album "Hoot" on Wed

    2010/10/25, Source,
    The album jacket for Girls' Generation's mini-album "Hoot" [SM Entertainment] Korean female idol group Girls' Generation will release its new mini-album "Hoot" on Wednesday. Some of the top music composers in the country including Kenzie, Jinu and Hwang Hyun participated in creating the album featuring five tracks while Korean Singer Wheesung took part in writing the lyrics,...More
  • 2AM Produces Showcase Video in 3D Movie

    2010/10/21, Source,
    A showcase of the first official album of star idol group 2AM entitled "Saint o'clock" will be produced as a 3D movie.

    Their agency Big Hit Entertainment said on October 20, "2AM will hold a showca,...
  • BoA's 6th repackaged album released as smart phone app

    2010/10/20, Source,
    Cover of BoA's repackaged sixth album "Copy&Paste" [SM Entertainment] SM Entertainment released a smart phone application of Korean singer BoA's sixth repackaged album "Copy&Paste" today. SM announced through a press release that they have launched the application for BoA's album in free (light) and paid (pro) version in collabration with music service provider Neowiz Internet, making her the fifth SM artist to have a smart phone application for a record,...More
  • YG Entertainment artists to hold joint concert in Dec

    2010/10/15, Source,
    Poster for the "2010 YG Family Concert" [YG Entertainment] Korean singers from major talenthouse YG Entertainment will hold a concert in December. YG announced in a press release Friday that Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, Gummy and Psy will perform at the two-day "2010 YG Family Concert" to be held at the Olympic Park Stadium located in Seoul on December 4 and 5,...More
  • BoA to release title track from repackaged album today

    2010/09/24, Source,
    Album of BoA's repackaged album "Copy&Paste" [SM Entertainment] K-pop female artist BoA will release the title track from her repackaged album today, according to her agency SM Entertainment. A press release from SM announced that BoA will unveil the song "Copy&Paste" on various online music sites including MelOn, Bugs, Dosirak and social networking site Cyworld later on today as well as revealing its music video,...More
  • 2NE1 celebrates first win on KBS' "Music Bank"

    2010/09/20, Source,
    Korean girl group 2NE1 members (from left to right): CL, Bom, Sandara and Minzy [YG Entertainment] Korean girl group 2NE1 celebrated their first win on a televised music program over the weekend with their new song "Can't Nobody". The quartet, who gave their comeback performance with "Go Away" and "Can't Nobody", took the crown on KBS' Friday show "Music Bank", beating out R&B singer Wheesung,...More
  • [PHOTOS] Wheesung concert 3Dscreening

    2010/09/15, Source,
    Wheesung [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily] Singer Wheesung takes part in a VIP screening for the movie version of his live concert "Wheesung - IT'S REAL" in 3D held at a Lotte Cinema theater in Seoul, South Korea on September 15, 2010,...More
  • FT Island and Wheesung rejoice atop Gaon charts

    2010/09/09, Source,
    FT Island's 2nd mini-album "beautiful journey" (left) and Korean R&B singer Wheesung (right) [FNC Music/POPUP Entertainment] Korean rock band FT Island and R&B singer Wheesung claimed the No. 1 spot on the charts of Gaon during the first week of September,...More
  • Actor Lee marries English interpreter

    2010/05/23, Source,
    By Chung Ah-young
    Staff reporter

    Actor Lee Beom-soo, 41, tied the knot with Lee Yun-jin, an English interpreter at the Sheraton Grande Wal,...
  • YG Entertainment records biggest profit in history

    2010/04/12, Source,
    Yang Hyun-suk, founder and CEO of YG Entertainment [YG Entertainment] YG Entertainment (YG) -- considered one of the top three talent agencies in Korea alongside SM and JYP Entertainment -- saw its most successful business year to date last year, recording the biggest profit the company has ever seen. According to the annual audit report YG submitted to Korea's Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) on Friday, the agency recorded operating profits of 7.39 billion won last year with a net profit of 4.16 billion won, the company's biggest profit yet,...More
  • [FOCUS] 10 Awards - Top 10 Entertainment News of 2009

    2009/12/30, Source,
    Top 10 News of 2009 Two former presidents and a king passed away. One wrong remark during an entertainment show took the entire country by storm. Such unbelievably enormous incidents were played out in unbelievable directions during 2009. Thus, the top ten news of 2009 selected by <10 Asia> may seem like the ten most incredulous news of the year. But one could say that what these ten news stories have in common is that they carry the flow of Korea's pop culture. Can you really believe that all these things happened within a span of one year? News 1. Actress Jang Ja-yeon commits suicide Actress Jang Ja-yeon [KBS] On March 7, one little known actress wrote in her suicide note, "I am a weak, powerless actress. I want to be free from this pain" and killed herself. It was actress Jang Ja-yeon, who was appearing in KBS TV series "Boys over Flowers" at the time. The suicide note, which was 12 pages long on A4-sized paper, explained that she had been physically abused by her agency, forced to drink and provide sexual services. It also listed names of high-ranking executives in the industry, including a head of media company, television drama director and owners of business companies. People started calling the note "The Jang Ja-yeon List". The incident brought to surface how badly aspiring actresses and female celebrities in general have been violated and the ugly power of the media. But due to slow, passive investigation by the Korean authorities, the truth never came to light. Of all people who were under investigation, only two people involved in the incident -- former head of Jang's agency and former manager who exposed Jang's suicide notes -- were indicted and the suspects whose names were listed in the documents were all cleared of charges and let go. Was the death of Jang Ja-yeon a suicide or a homicide?,...More
  • [Music] Korean 'Hot' Music & Fashion Light Up Shanghai's Night
    2009/12/18, Source,
    Shanghai Becomes Stage for 'Feel Korea, K-Pop Night & K-Fashion Show' on the 24th-25th
    Cultural Exchanges and Mutual Understanding between Korea & China to Commemorate 2010-2012 Korea-China Cultural Exchange Shanghai will stage Korea's most representative contents including pop music and fashion.
  • Choose Concert to Warm Up December
    2009/11/24, Source,
    By Han Sang-hee
    Staff Reporter

    Music fans will have a tough time deciding which concerts to attend this December, as some of Korea's best singers will present their songs at separate events.

    Ballads Galore

    Shin Seung-hun, who recently released his second mini-album, "Love O'clock", will d,...
  • K-Pop Stars Head to Shanghai for Concert
    2009/11/22, Source,
    By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
    Staff Reporter

    K-pop stars Wheesung, f(x), 2PM, 2AM, U-Kiss and 4Minute will be heading to Shanghai this week for a conc,...
  • More Viewer Participation in TV Shows
    2009/06/16, Source,
    By Han Sang-hee
    Staff Reporter

    An array of programs by cable channels are presenting programs that beckon viewers to stand in front of the camera themselves.

    Cable music channel Mnet leads these programs, with a total of three programs open for viewers to join in and become a part of them. O,...
  • Hallyu at Risk? K-POP Japan Concert Proves Otherwise
    2009/02/02, Source,
    10,000 fans gather for 6 Korean bands

    The popular Korean wave, or "hallyu", of Korean dramas may be on thin ice but the hallyu of K-pop is well alive.

    Six Korean singers (Sin Hye-seong, Jun Jin,,...
  • Male, Female Singer Alike Returning to Fans
    2008/11/11, Source,
    By Han Sang-hee
    Staff Reporter

    Autumn is considered "men's season" here, with the cool fall breeze blowing jackets open and solitude flowing in the air. But this year, the local pop scene will be crowded with both male and female singers. Singers like Jo Sung-mo,,...
  • Wheesung Sings Theme Song for KBS Drama Series
    2008/09/23, Source,
    Singer Wheesung recorded the main theme song for a TV drama series for the first time since his debut. Wheesung sang "Alive... and Dead... ", the theme song for the brand new KBS drama series "<,...More
  • Wheesung's Post-Surgery Return
    2008/08/29, Source,
    Wheesung finally returned to the spotlight following an operation in February for the removal of a cystoma on his vocal chords.

    On the 26th, the singer joined rock vocalist Ko Yoo-jin for the recording of a duet on "Yoon Do-hyun's Love Letter",,...
  • [BRIEFLY] Wheesung, ParanWho to grace Tokyo fest
    2008/07/01, Source,
    Wheesung, Kim Bum-soo and all-male group ParanWho are among the Korean singers invited to the "Hallyu Music Festival", slated for Sept. 3 in Tokyo.

    The Korea Japan Cultural exchange Council, the event's organizer, said it looks forward to a "dr,...
  • He Helps Even the Wilted Bloom Again
    2007/06/20, Source,
    It might not have been a composer that these young women needed. They might have needed more: a savior. Lee Hyori and her embarrassingly low TV ratings in "Three Leafed Clover",...More
  • Korean popstar Se7en, a jack of all trades
    2006/10/26, Source,
    Singing, dancing and now acting: Is there anything that Korean pop idol Se7en cannot do?

    Since his debut in 2003, Se7en's vocal and choreographic talents have been celebrated across Asia. The first,...
  • K-Pop Night in Shanghai
    2006/10/16, Source,
    By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
    Staff Reporter

    Twelve K-pop stars, led by Fly to the Sky, SG Wannabe and Shinhwa members Lee Min-woo and Jun Jin, will participate in a showcase in Shanghai, China,...
  • Giggling Aside, Child Actors Take Their Jobs Very Seriously
    2005/02/22, Source,
    By Han Eun-jung
    Staff Reporter

    These days, it's not a fire fighter, a teacher, a doctor or even the nation's president that kids want to be when they grow up. Instead, according to a recent survey, 2 out of 3 children want to go into show business, as either an actor or a singer.

    Of the some,...
  • 2004 good for movies, gloomy in performing arts
    2004/12/29, Source,
    The year 2004 has been good for movies and musicals, but other culture areas like performing arts and K-pop suffered due to the long drawn-out economic slump that forced consumers to trim budgets for entertainment activities. Here are the sector-by-sector summaries of what happened this year.


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