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Mamamoo apologizes for ‘blackface’ controversy

K-pop group Mamamoo on Saturday issued a public apology for its parody video in which the members dressed up as African-Americans, saying that they did not understand the meaning of blackface. “The...

Updated : 2017.03.05 13:33

Psy to release new album in April

South Korean pop musician Psy plans to showcase a new album in April, marking his first release since December 2015. YG Entertainment said the South Korean rapper has also finished filming the acco...

Updated : 2017.03.04 14:04

Herald Philharmonic to hold spring concert

Herald Philharmonic Orchestra is holding its fourth regular concert on March 9 at Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall in Seoul. Titled “A Spring Day,” the program features popular opera arias as well a...

Updated : 2017.03.03 16:14

YB to release new single in US in March

YB is set to release a new single in the US around mid-March or early April, the rock band’s agency said Wednesday. “There are no specific plans for a US concert yet. But the recording for the sin...

Updated : 2017.03.03 16:12

Coldplay releases piano ballad in surprise new music

NEW YORK (AFP) -- Coldplay on Thursday released a piano ballad in surprise new music by the English rockers to mark front man Chris Martin’s 40th birthday. “Hypnotised,” described by the band as ...

Updated : 2017.03.03 16:09

Ending epic wait, Lorde returns with dance track

NEW YORK (AFP) - In one of the most anticipated returns in pop music, Lorde unveiled a song Thursday in which the onetime teenage star takes a new dance sound and adult look. The now 20-year-old New...

Updated : 2017.03.03 16:07

Pitbull to hold Korea concert

Party music guru Pitbull is coming to Korea. The rapper will hold his first concert in Korea on May 18 at the Seoul Olympic Park’s Olympic Hall at 8 p.m., according to the event’s host Live Nation...

Updated : 2017.03.03 16:03

Highlight, formerly known as Beast, to release EP album in March

Highlight, a South Korean boy band formerly known as Beast, plans to release an EP album later this month, its agency said Thursday. Around Us Entertainment said the team will release its first EP a...

Updated : 2017.03.02 14:34

'Cherry Blossom Ending' reappears on music charts as spring nears

Figuratively, the arrival of spring signifies new beginnings. But spring of 2017 is returning with a not-so-new seasonal K-pop anthem: Busker Busker's "Cherry Blossom Ending." The song, released in ...

Updated : 2017.03.02 12:20

Lee Min-ho, Song Hye-kyo, EXO, top hallyu stars of the year: survey

Actor Lee Min-ho, actress Song Hye-kyo and boy band EXO have been chosen as the most popular "hallyu" stars of 2016, a survey showed Thursday. Soompi, a US-based online news provider specializing in...

Updated : 2017.03.02 11:51

2PM cancels concert following member's stage injury

2PM, a South Korean pop idol band, canceled the remainder of its concerts in Seoul following an onstage injury of member Jun. K, according to the group's agency Thursday. Boy band 2PM (JYP Entertain...

Updated : 2017.03.02 09:55

Lady Gaga will reportedly replace Beyonce at Coachella

Los Angeles Times After Beyonce was forced to sit out Coachella per doctor‘s orders, festival organizers have apparently found a replacement: Lady Gaga. Gaga will headline both weekends of the ...

Updated : 2017.03.01 17:19

Pussy Riot branches into theater at New York festival

Russian punk provocateurs Pussy Riot are branching into theater to tell their story as they headline a New York festival that explores women‘s empowerment. Spring Revolution, which opens Wednesday a...

Updated : 2017.03.01 17:13

[Herald Interview] With age, MC Sniper explores ‘lighter’ side of music

In the late 1990s, the “bard of Korean hip-hop” shook up the music scene with lyrics about society. Considered one of Korea’s first-generation rappers, MC Sniper is now exploring a different, les...

Updated : 2017.03.01 15:14

K-pop artists to show off own style at SXSW, TGE

From hip-hop, punk to idol singers, artists of different genres are set to showcase Korea‘s musical offerings at the upcoming South by Southwest festival in the US and at UK’s The Great Escape fest...

Updated : 2017.03.01 15:13