Rookie K-pop group K.A.R.D goes strong on Billboard charts

Mixed-gender K-pop group K.A.R.D ranked No. 3 on Billboard’s World Album Chart with its debut EP “Hola Hola.”The album also came in at No. 46 on the Independent Album chart and No. 25 on the Heatseekers Album chart.“Hola Hola,...

Upcoming rock festivals that will outshine summer heat

Despite a brutal heat wave that has plunged the country and its people into a state of exhaustion the last few weeks, rock fans of all ages are in for a treat, as Korea’s two most famous rock festivals are ready to jolt them with...

‘Battleship Island’ sees record-breaking opening day, accused of screen monopoly

Much-talked about war flick “The Battleship Island” drew in a record number of viewers on opening day, but has also been accused of monopolizing screens throughout theaters here. According to Korean Film Council figures, 970,51...

Girls’ Generation confirms Aug. 7 album release

Girls’ Generation will make its long-awaited return next month with the release of its sixth studio album “Holiday Night” on Aug. 7.According to S.M. Entertainment, the album will consist of 10 songs of various genres, includin...

Boy band The East Light out with first EP album

K-pop's true big players, for the most part, consist of highly choreographed and stylized boy and girl groups. But that doesn't mean there's zero space for diversity. From Bolbbalgan4 to Akdong Musician, several breakout talents h...

[Exclusive]Boycotted by fans, Super Junior’s Sungmin is learning life lesson, says singer’s mother

More than a month after fans announced a boycott of the star, the mother of Super Junior’s Sungmin is still waiting for the calm after the storm.(S.M. Entertainment)Kang Kyung-sook, Sungmin’s mother, opened up about fans boycott...

[Herald Interview] How Song Joong-ki balances pan-Asian fame, upcoming wedding, private life

It’s a challenge trying to find a crack in the pristine public image of actor Song Joong-ki, who has arguably been enjoying the most explosive pan-Asian popularity ever witnessed by an actor since last year’s hit drama series “...

[Photo News] VIXX heads for Southeast Asia after Japan gig

VIXX has wrapped up concerts in three Japanese cities and is set to kick off its fan meeting tour in Southeast Asia, its agency said Wednesday.According to Jellyfish Entertainment, the boy band will kick off its tour Thursday with...

EXO ranks 87 in Billboard 200, its highest rank ever

EXO has taken the No. 87 spot on the Billboard 200 with “The War: The 4th Album,” the highest spot the K-pop group has ever reached.The latest album by EXO entered the chart between the Chainsmokers’ “Collage” and Journey’s ...

'The Battleship Island' headed towards big opening at box office

"The Battleship Island," a new South Korean World War II blockbuster film, is set to make an opening day splash on Wednesday, with nearly 600,000 tickets having been reserved on the release date.According to the computerized tally...

Museum hosts film festival celebrating diversity, multiculturalism

The Seoul Museum of History is hosting the 2017 International Various Film Festival, screening a wide range of movies celebrating diversity and multiculturalism through the end of the year.  An array of shorts, features and docum...

‘Train to Busan’ to open in Japan

“Train to Busan” will be opening in Japanese theaters on Sept. 1, the last stop in its worldwide run.The zombie flick, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival’s Midnight Screenings category last year, has been sold to so...

Hip-hop artist Primary to return with new EP on Aug. 4

Hip-hop artist and producer Primary is set to hit the K-pop scene with a new EP in August. Primary (Amoeba Culture)The artist’s label Amoeba Culture said Tuesday that the upcoming EP is slated to be released on Aug. 4. It will be...

Up high: K-pop stars and drugs

When a Seoul court sentenced K-pop superstar T.O.P to 10 months in prison, suspended for 2 years, for marijuana use last week, the catchy hook by the rapper and his Big Bang bandmate G-Dragon likely popped up in the minds of many ...

Black Pink, Sechskies to perform at 2017 BOAF in October

K-pop acts Black Pink and Sechskies will perform at the 2017 Busan One Asia Festival in October, according to organizers Tuesday.The two groups, along with GFriend and Ailee, were part of the second roster of K-pop artists announc...