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[Album Review] Bumkey shows experience on ‘U-Turn’

 Bumkey“U-Turn”(Loen Entertainment) R&B singer Bumkey is one of those artists who can rack up impressive chart rankings and music sales without going through the hamster wheel of radio and TV prom...

Updated : 2016.02.05 17:18

CNBLUE to pay compensation to Crying Nut

The Seoul Central District Court ordered K-pop rock band CNBLUE to pay 15 million won ($12,500) in compensation to indie punk band Crying Nut for copyright infringement. Crying Nut had sued CNBLUE an...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:29

Big Bang tops Oricon chart with ‘MADE Series'

K-pop idol group Big Bang topped the Oricon Daily Albums chart and Japanese iTunes chart with its new album “MADE Series,” the group’s agency YG Entertainment said Thursday. Big Bang’s new album ...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:09

Guns N' Roses reunion heads to Mexico

NEW YORK (AFP) - The long-in-the-making reunion of Guns N’ Roses has gone international, with the hard rockers announcing a show in Mexico City. The band, performing for the first time in 23 years with the original lineup of Axl Rose and Slash, posted a video on its website giving an Apr...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:06

BigBang's 'MADE SERIES' tops Japanese music charts

South Korean boy band BigBang has cruised to the top of Japan's Oricon chart with its new album "MADE SERIES," its agency said Thursday.The band sold 80,262 copies of the album on Wednesday, the day of its release, and has comfortably sat atop Oricon's Daily Albums and the Japanese iTunes ...

Updated : 2016.02.04 11:10

[Herald Review] Cho Seong-jin exceeds expectations at Chopin gala concert

Soaked with national pride, the hottest classical music event of the season concluded with a much-deserved standing ovation as pianist Cho Seong-jin performed at home for the first time since becoming...

Updated : 2016.02.03 15:49

U.N. chorus to visit Korea for first time in 69 years

A United Nations' choir will perform in South Korea for the first time since its foundation in 1947 and send a message for peace on the divided Korean Peninsula.The United Nations Singers' performances will take place in the truce village of Panmunjom, Seoul, Busan, Cheongju and Yeosu from...

Updated : 2016.02.03 15:47

[Herald Interview] Winner up next in YG baton relay

YG Entertainment’s boy group Winner is the latest in the agency’s boy group lineup to take up the baton, following Big Bang in the first half of 2015 and iKON in the second half.  After a 17-month ...

Updated : 2016.02.03 14:04

Lady Gaga to sing at Super Bowl, Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Lady Gaga will perform at two of February's most-watched events as she sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl and leads a tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys. The National Football League announced that Lady Gaga would sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super ...

Updated : 2016.02.03 13:44

Yu Seung-woo cycles through love with 'Pit a Pat'

Yu Seung-woo's EP “Pit a Pat’ is his first record since after he legally became an adult in Korea, but he has still maintained his cute, boyish character on the five tracks, four of which each depic...

Updated : 2016.02.02 20:33

[Herald Interview] Lively duo behind ‘Dead Buttons’ music

Dead Buttons has launched just one official album but the rock and roll duo is not your typical rookie group. Grungy, carefree and playful, drummer Lee Kang-hee and guitarist Hong Ji-hyun exuded the ...

Updated : 2016.02.02 20:23

Classical music icon Cho Seong-jin back home

In a short span of time, pianist Cho Seong-jin has risen from an unknown musician to a household name in Korea who shatters classical music records. His popularity has grown since he won the highest p...

Updated : 2016.02.02 18:44

EXO's Seoul concert to wrap up 2nd world tour

South Korean boy band EXO's upcoming Seoul concert will mark the grand finale of its second world tour, its agency said Tuesday.The nine-member act will perform March 18-20 at Olympic Park under the title "EXO PLANET #2 The EXO'luXion [dot]," which will conclude the journey started in Marc...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:20

SHINee launches 4th Japan tour

South Korean boy band SHINee has embarked on its fourth Japanese tour, which could draw hundreds of thousands of people, its agency said Tuesday.The five-member act touched down in Fukuoka for concerts from Saturday to Sunday, S.M. Entertainment said, adding it will stop in Tokyo, Osaka an...

Updated : 2016.02.02 15:18

4minute brings love story, EDM twist in ‘Act. 7’

It has been nearly eight years since girl group 4minute burst onto the K-pop music scene with the catchy, colorful pop song “Hot Issue.” Since then, they have gone on to establish themselves as a “...

Updated : 2016.02.01 17:25