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K-pop groups seek to explore non-Chinese markets

Popular K-pop stars held successful concerts in East Asian nations over the weekend, in a positive sign that the region can fill the hole left in the wake of a diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijin...

Updated : 2017.03.20 13:27

IU to release 'Night Letter' from upcoming album this week

Singer-songwriter IU will release her new song "Night Letter," part of her upcoming fourth full-length album, this week, her agency said Monday. (Yonhap) The K-pop diva will release "Night Letter" ...

Updated : 2017.03.20 11:15

CNBLUE drops new teaser for 'Between Us'

South Korean idol rock band CNBLUE has unveiled a new teaser for its upcoming new song "Between Us." (Yonhap) The short clip uploaded on the website of FNC Entertainment, the group's agency, featur...

Updated : 2017.03.20 11:09

EXO concert heats up Malaysia

K-pop juggernaut EXO held a concert in Malaysia on Saturday as part of their ongoing global tour. “EXO Planet #3 - The EXO’rdium - in Kuala Lumpur,” held at Stadium Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur, marke...

Updated : 2017.03.19 15:27

Sheeran to close Glastonbury Festival

Ed Sheeran is to close this year‘s Glastonbury Festival, headlining the final night, the giant British music event said Thursday. The singer-songwriter, who is dominating the British charts by hold...

Updated : 2017.03.17 18:32

IU to release fourth full-length album in April

South Korean singer-songwriter IU will release her fourth full-length album next month, her agency said Friday. The K-pop diva's new album will be released on April 21, according to Loen-Fave Entert...

Updated : 2017.03.17 15:41

GOT7 to hold ‘The Flight Log’ exhibition

K-pop boy band GOT7 is holding a special exhibition to celebrate the group’s recent release “Flight Log: Arrival.” The exhibition, titled “GOT7 ‘THE FLIGHT LOG’ EXHIBITION,” is being held at ...

Updated : 2017.03.16 18:47

JYJ's Park cleared of sex assault charges: agency

Park Yu-chun, member of K-pop boy band JYJ, has been cleared of all four sexual assault allegations that have dogged him since last year, his agency said Thursday. C-JeS Entertainment, Park's agency...

Updated : 2017.03.16 14:44

[K-Talk] T-ara to release last album in May

K-pop group T-ara is set to release a new album, to be the group’s last album with all the members before their individual contracts expire. The group’s agency MBK Entertainment released a stateme...

Updated : 2017.03.16 13:22

Kim Jae-joong's 2nd studio album named favorite K-pop album in China for 2016

South Korean singer Kim Jae-joong's second full-length album has been chosen as the most popular K-pop album in China for 2016, his management said Wednesday. Kim's "NO. X" topped the ranking recent...

Updated : 2017.03.16 09:35

SM Entertainment plans talent audition in Indonesia

SM Entertainment will hold auditions in Indonesia to scout talent for its "NCT" idol group project, the nation's top entertainment agency said Wednesday. Company founder Lee Soo-man unveiled the pla...

Updated : 2017.03.16 09:30

How K-pop fans reach for the stars

Tucked away from the main thoroughfare of Cheongdam-dong, a posh residential-business area, is the headquarters of JYP Entertainment, one of the three biggest entertainment agencies in Korea. A blow...

Updated : 2017.03.15 16:58

Twice wins endorsement deal for Pocari Sweat

South Korean girl group Twice has been hired by beverage maker Donga Otsuka Co. to promote the company's flagship sports drink Pocari Sweat, the group's agency said Wednesday. (Yonhap) "Twice was p...

Updated : 2017.03.15 11:15

Seo Tai-ji mulls 25th anniversary concert

Korean pop cultural icon Seo Tai-ji is mulling a concert to mark 25 years since his debut, his agency said Tuesday. SeoTaiji Company confirmed earlier reports that local production companies have ap...

Updated : 2017.03.14 15:03

Ex-Wonder Girls member Sunmi joins new management agency

South Korean pop singer Sunmi has signed up with a new management agency after leaving JYP Entertainment following the disbandment of Wonder Girls early this year, her new company announced on Tuesda...

Updated : 2017.03.14 14:02