MBK Entertainment Founder Kim Kwang Soo Talks About T-ara’s Past Controversy

Recently music producer and MBK Entertainment founder Kim Kwang Soo sat down for a long interview about his involvement in T-ara’s controversy in 2012. The interviewer mentioned that last year, conversations between the rest of T-ara and Ryu Hwayoung and Ryu Hyoyoung had come to light and asked why those conversations had not been revealed to […]

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T-ara’s Jiyeon Signs Exclusive Contract With New Agency

Another T-ara member has signed with a new agency! Just recently, Hyomin signed an exclusive contract with Sublime Artist Agency, and now, Jiyeon will become part of Longzhen Culture. On May 17, a source stated, “In April, Jiyeon signed an exclusive contract with Chinese agency Longzhen Culture. She will have her first fan meeting in the […]

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T-ara’s Hyomin Signs With New Agency + Reportedly Planning Solo Release Soon

T-ara’s Hyomin has found a new home! The singer and actress signed an exclusive contract with Sublime Artist Agency and plans to continue promoting in South Korea and China. She is also reportedly planning to release a solo album in the first half of this year. Hyomin’s previous solo releases have ranked high on the Billboard China […]

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May Girl Group Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has published May’s results for brand reputation rankings among girl groups! The ranking is based on the analysis of consumers’ participation, media coverage, interaction, and community indexes for 107,418,362 pieces of big data on about 50 girl groups from April 10 to May 11. TWICE topped this month’s brand reputation rankings with a […]

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Korea Remembers Victims Of The Sewol Ferry Disaster On Its 4th Year Anniversary

On April 16, 2014, a passenger ferry on its way from Incheon to Jeju Island sank while carrying 476 people. 304 crew members and passengers, mostly students of Danwon High School, died from the incident. Four years have passed since the Sewol Ferry disaster. On April 16, 2018, the first memorial ceremony organized by the Korean […]

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8 Times Idols Used Sign Language To Communicate With Fans

Pop quiz! Besides Korean, what is the other official language of Korea? Answer: Korean sign language! If you’ve ever watched a Korean news broadcast, you’ve probably seen Korean sign language in action. As the influence of sign language has grown around the world, so has its usage in K-pop! Music is a universal language that […]

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April Girl Group Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has announced this month’s brand reputation rankings for girl groups! The rankings were determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, interaction, and community indexes of various girl groups using data from March 5 to April 6. Red Velvet maintained its position at No. 1 on the list […]

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