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BigBang's new album tops Japanese music chart

South Korean boy band BigBang has cruised to the top of Japan's Oricon chart with its new album "Made," its agency said Thursday.The band rose to the top of Oricon's Daily Albums Chart on Thursday, a ...

Updated : 2017.02.16 15:14

JYJ’s Junsu opens up about hotel controversy

Junsu of K-pop group JYJ attempted to clear the controversy involving him and Toscana Hotel employees via Instagram on Tuesday. A local media outlet reported Tuesday that Junsu had allegedly earned an...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:19

Lee Min-ho to join military this year

Lee Min-ho’s agency said Tuesday that the actor will enlist in the military this year.Officials from MYM Entertainment denied earlier reports that said Lee was planning to start his mandatary militar...

Updated : 2017.01.31 16:49

[Video] Sulli unfazed despite controversy

Singer-turned-actress Sulli on Thursday once again updated her Instagram with suggestive photos, stoking controversy.Once known for her sweet, innocent image, the now 22-year-old Sulli has been filli...

Updated : 2017.01.12 16:18

AOA album gets lukewarm reception

AOA made its stage comeback Thursday at cable channel M.net’s M Countdown, but the group’s new album was met with a lukewarm response on Korean music charts.As of Friday, four days after the release...

Updated : 2017.01.06 15:19

Han Suk-kyu nabs top actor award

Han Suk-kyu receives the award for top actor at the SBS Awards Festival Drama Awards Saturday evening in Seoul’s Sangam-dong. (SBS)Han Suk-kyu took home the top prize for his role as a quirky, genius...

Updated : 2017.01.01 15:27

AOA gives glimpse of choreography for ‘Excuse Me,’ ‘Bing Bing’

Girl group AOA (FNC Entertainment)K-pop girl group AOA released a video with the choreography for its new songs on Saturday evening. The seven member group was featured dancing in a “motion poster”...

Updated : 2017.01.01 15:25

Future of hallyu beyond China?

The hallyu wave has made Korea one of Asia’s biggest entertainment powerhouses. Famous for K-pop and “Gangnam Style,” Korea’s entertainment industry is setting its sights on captivating new audien...

Updated : 2017.01.01 15:21

Twice breaks Gaon, Hanteo album sales records

K-pop girl group Twice (JYP Entertainment)Despite having only debuted one year ago, the ladies of Twice have already become the fastest selling girl group ever on both the Gaon and Hanteo music charts...

Updated : 2016.12.19 16:38

EXO unveils ‘For Life’ holiday album

K-pop group EXO (S.M. Entertainment)The K-pop megastars of EXO are in the spotlight again this holiday season, dropping their new winter EP “For Life” on Monday.  The five-track album, with its epo...

Updated : 2016.12.19 16:35

China rejects Korean pop culture, welcomes Japanese animation

BEIJING (Yonhap) -- China has become hostile toward South Korea’s entertainment content, but is welcoming to cultural products from Japan despite its strained political ties with both countries, sour...

Updated : 2016.12.04 13:23

'Descendants of the Sun' takes top honor at Asian Television Awards

 KBS 2TV series "Descendants of the Sun" received the top prize at the 21st Asian Television Awards (ATA), the network said Saturday. The mega hit drama was named Best Drama Series at the award cere...

Updated : 2016.12.03 13:21

Bangtan Boys wins best artist award in MAMA 2016

South Korean idol groups Bangtan Boys (BTS), EXO and TWICE took top awards at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) at AsiaWorld-Expo Arena in Hong Kong.K-pop boy band BTS of modest-sized Big Hit En...

Updated : 2016.12.03 10:55

2NE1 officially disbands

YG Entertainment released a statement on Friday that announced that girl group 2NE1 has disbanded.Back in May, 2NE1‘s contract with YG ended and Gong Minzy left the group. The fate of the other membe...

Updated : 2016.11.25 19:28

Twice's 'TT' sparks dispute over sexual references

South Korean girl group Twice released the music video for “TT,” the title track of its new album, sparking interest and excitement among K-pop fans around the world. But the overly sexual reference...

Updated : 2016.10.24 17:12