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Military draft notice sent to disgraced K-pop star Seungri

Military draft notice sent to disgraced K-pop star Seungri

Seoul: Seungri, a former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, has been sent a notification of his mandatory military service, while he has been on trial on charges of gambling and arranging prostitution, the military manpower agency said Tuesday. Last month, the prosecution indicted the scandal-ridden celebrity without physical detention on charges of gambling overseas […]

K-pop diva Goo Ha-ra found dead at her home

K-pop diva Goo Ha-ra found dead at her home

Seoul: Goo Ha-ra, a K-pop diva and member of girl band KARA, was found dead Sunday at her home, police said. An acquaintance of the 28-year-old found her dead at around 6 p.m. at her home in Seoul’s Gangnam Ward and notified the police and firefighters, the police said. The police said they are currently […]

Kyrgyzstan pays tribute to local actor, painter

Kyrgyzstan pays tribute to local actor, painter

  Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan paid rich tribute to local artist Suimenkul Chokmorov as the country celebrated his 80th anniversary. “Suimenkul Chokmorov is the pride of the country, the greatest artist, an amazing actor, and an immensely talented son of the Kyrgyz people,” Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said as he took part in the solemn event to […]

BLACKPINK becomes 1st K-pop group to have music video with over 1 billion YouTube views

BLACKPINK becomes 1st K-pop group to have music video with over 1 billion YouTube views

Seoul: BLACKPINK has become the first K-pop group to have a music video with more than 1 billion views on YouTube, the group’s Seoul-based agency said Monday. YG Entertainment said that the female group’s “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” music video surpassed the threshold in the afternoon, nearly 17 months after it was released last June. BLACKPINK is […]

Malaysia’s Queen plans to bring handicrafts made by inmates to ASEAN Symposium

Malaysia’s Queen plans to bring handicrafts made by inmates to ASEAN Symposium

Kajang: Malaysia’s Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah said she planned to take handicrafts produced by inmates to the seventh ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The queen expressed her wish in front of about 2,000 inmates at the Kajang Prison during the 2019 Malaysian National Choir Concert, Malaysia’s news agency BERNAMA reported. “We […]

GOT7 is ‘flattered, nervous’ ahead of sexy concept album’s release

GOT7 is ‘flattered, nervous’ ahead of sexy concept album’s release

Seoul: Returning to the K-pop scene in the depth of autumn on Monday, K-pop boy band GOT7 is “flattered and nervous” about the release of “Call My Name,” a rare sexy concept album for the dance group. The six-track album is due to hit major online music stores Monday evening, fronted by “You Calling My […]

Roaring K-pop boom reverses fate of declining CDs and other tangible albums

Roaring K-pop boom reverses fate of declining CDs and other tangible albums

Seoul: The roaring K-pop boom in South Korea is reviving the fate of perishing CD music and other physical music record formats. Since the early 2000s, compact disc as a music distribution format has been increasingly replaced by other digital storage and distribution formats such as internet streaming. Reversing the decline, however, sales of physical […]

BTS shatters cultural, language barriers with music

BTS shatters cultural, language barriers with music

Seoul: The phenomenally successful one-year concert journey by K-pop band BTS proved to be an emphatic yes to years of lingering questions over whether K-pop could crack the mainstream of American pop culture and beyond. With a finale concert in Seoul on Tuesday, the seven-member boy band brought its “Love Yourself” world tour and its […]

Bahrain’s rich music expressed by all female BDF band

Bahrain’s rich music expressed by all female BDF band

Manama: In the midst of the awe-inspiring defence hardware displayed during the second edition of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) 2019, the Bahrain Defense Force’s female military band playing melodious tunes was an impressive sight. Clad in impeccable red uniforms that gave them a special aura, the young-looking women played tunes from […]

With tears and sweat, BTS wraps up globe-trotting concert tour in home country

With tears and sweat, BTS wraps up globe-trotting concert tour in home country

Seoul: Tears and sweat wrapped up K-pop superband BTS’ year-long world concert tour in the capital of their home country on Tuesday. The famous home ARMY’s fan chant consecutively naming the seven BTS members brought to a close BTS’ “Love Yourself” world tour at the thundering Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul, 14 months after the […]

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