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EXO reveals comeback with teaser video on 9th debut anniversary

Good news, EXO-Ls! On their ninth debut anniversary, South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO surprised fans with a teaser video of their upcoming comeback.   EXO confirmed in the “spoiler” video that a new album will be released soon.  The spoiler video featured members Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Kai, Sehun, D.O. and Xiumin on the set of a …

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#BTSOurGreatestPrize: Fans console K-pop group after Grammys snub

K-pop boy group BTS’ fans made sure to console their idols after leaving the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards empty-handed.   The group made history as the first-ever South Korean group to receive a nomination from the Recording Academy.   The seven boys were nominated under the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their global hit song Dynamite.  Despite the …

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IZ*ONE to officially disband in April

South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE will disband in April as scheduled, Mnet officials recently confirmed. According to Mnet, the girl group will officially end their activities due to disagreements between their respective companies on the possible extension of their contract. “The activities of project group IZ*ONE, which debuted in 2018 with the album COLOR*IZ and …

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Spotify to restore removed K-pop music

K-pop songs pulled off Spotify earlier this month are finally returning to the music streaming platform. As reported by South Korean pop culture website, Soompi.com, Spotify and South Korean music distributor Kakao M have renewed their licensing agreement, making the latter’s catalogue available once again on Spotify platforms around the world.   “Both companies have completed discussions about the renewal …

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Kim So-hyun reveals everything you need to know before Love Alarm 2.0!

Ready for the update?  Netflix Original Korean series Love Alarm is back for Season 2 and we’ve got all the deets from one of its lead stars, Kim So-hyun, just before its “update” is released.   So-hyun along with co-star Song Kang and director Kim Jin-woo gave the lowdown on Love Alarm’s second season in its virtual press conference on Monday, March 8.   It’s been four years since the …

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Why Song Kang is called ‘son of Netflix,’ drawn to webtoon-based shows

South Korean actor Song Kang is making a name for himself all over the globe as he takes on more Netflix dramas.   From Sweet Home to Love Alarm, it seems like the 26-year-old has a soft spot for webtoon-based shows and here’s why!  It was all just a coincidence for Kang to star as a main …

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Ben&Ben thanks NCT’s Taeyong for jamming to Pagtingin

Ben&Ben is proving to be a hit for K-pop idols after South Korean boy group NCT’s Taeyong jammed to their song Pagtingin.  The OPM group on Sunday shared a tweet of the NCT leader singing along to the Filipino song during his VLive.   “Eyy thanks for jamming to our song ‘pagtingin’ taeyong ! @NCTsmtown_127,” they wrote on Twitter.   This wasn’t the first Ben&Ben and …

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K-pop idols’ content gets pulled from Spotify

Over the weekend, international K-pop fans were all shocked to discover that their idols’ songs were pulled from music streaming platform Spotify.  Just a month after Spotify launched in South Korea, hundreds of K-pop releases have been taken out from the platform.   Spotify told NME magazine that South Korean distributor Kakao M’s catalogue will not be available …

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Here are all the Netflix Korea Originals to watch out for this year

Netflix has announced that it will officially start producing Korean original shows and films together with Korean creators.   On Thursday, Netflix Korea’s vice president for content Minyoung Kim told the press during the See What’s Next for Netflix Korea 2021 virtual event that the world’s leading streaming entertainment service is investing nearly $500 million in Korean content.   To support …

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Blackpink’s Jennie and G-Dragon are dating, reports say

On Wednesday, news broke out that South Korean idols Jennie of Blackpink and rapper G-Dragon of Big Bang are dating!  According to South Korean pop culture website Soompi, Dispatch Korea — a media outlet known for revealing the dating affairs of Korean stars such as Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin early this year — reported that the two …

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