[Next Wave 1] The chemistry of Life and Time

The Korea Herald is introducing Korean singers, musicians and actors poised to join the next wave of top stars in a twice monthly series. – Ed.Three-piece Life and Time is known for its seasoned playing, groovy rhythms and highly...

Girls’ Day returns with new EP

Girls’ Day made a splash on local music charts Monday with its new EP “GIRLS’ DAY EVERYDAY #5,” achieving immediate impact with its first recording in 20 months.The main track of the four-member group, “I’ll be Yours,” ente...

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 the region can fill the hole left in the wake of a diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing over a US anti-missile system.On S...

Hyolyn storming across US

Girl group Sistar’s lead vocalist Hyolyn is gaining recognition abroad, according to reports. US music media outlet Billboard lauded the singer as “one of the most recognizable voices in K-pop” in an interview at the South by S...

EXID to release 3rd EP album 'Eclipse' next month

EXID, the South Korean girl group of the hit track "Up & Down," will release its third EP album titled "Eclipse" next month, its agency said Monday.The album containing five new tracks, including title track "Night Rather Than Day...

Director Park Chan-wook awarded Florence cultural honor

 South Korean movie director Park Chan-woo was bestowed an award from the Italian city government of Florence in recognition of his role in connecting the cultures of the two countries and his contributions to the development of ...

BTS heats up Newark on North American leg of ‘Wings Tour’

BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, thrilled its fans in Newark on its “2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III The Wings Tour.”Thousands of fans attended the concerts held Thursday and Friday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jers...

[Exclusive] Hwang Chi-yeul set for summer album release

Singer Hwang Chi-yeul is due to release a new album just in time for summer.“The exact release date hasn’t been decided yet, but maybe in June?” the artist told The Korea Herald on Thursday. “I think it might be unveiled befor...

iKon performs at Tokyo Girls Collection

K-pop group iKon excited Japanese fans with its performance at the Tokyo Girls Collection 2017 Spring/Summer, its agency said Sunday.Standing in front of the 31,400-strong audience at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo on Satu...

Lee Byung-hun signs contract with major Hollywood agency

 South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has recently signed up with a major Hollywood star agency that also manages Angelina Jolie, his local agency said Friday.   "Lee has received many offers from large American talent agencies. Af...

After ‘Defendant,’ SBS bets big with another revenge thriller ‘Whisper’

"Whisper," SBS TV's new crime thriller, looks and feels similar to its preceding hit show "Defendant" in many ways.Both are in essence tales of revenge: In "Defendant," the protagonist framed for murder avenges his dead wife and c...

BIGBANG's Daesung to release new album simultaneously in Korea, Japan

Daesung, a member of the popular boy band BIGBANG, will drop his new individual EP album simultaneously in South Korea and Japan next week, his agency said Friday.The "D-Day" album will be uploaded on major online music sites of t...

Watchdog conditionally renews licenses for three general-programming cable channels

The broadcasting regulator on Friday renewed the licenses for three general-programming cable TV channels on the condition that they curtail programs criticized for providing incorrect and biased information and using inappropriat...

[Eye] Making sense of modern music

Dressed head to toe in black, with her dark black hair worn long and eyes done in her signature dark smoky look, Unsuk Chin is a force majeure.Although her name may not be well-known here, classical music fans know her as the comp...

3 Korean films presold in Hong Kong film market

Three South Korean films have been presold to Asian markets, including Japan, China, Taiwan and the Philippines, during the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market last week, their local distributors said Friday.The distribution ...