KOREAN WAVE

KOREAN WAVE

Singer-actress Im Yoon-ah to co-host BIFF opening

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Yonhap) -- Singer and actress Im Yoon-ah, better known as Yoona from Girls' Generation, will replace actress Kim Ha-neul as a...

Controversy stirs over G-Dragon album’s paint smudging

SEOUL, June 16 (Yonhap) -- G-Dragon, member of popular K-pop band BIGBANG, on Friday became mired in controversy over reports that red paint on...

‘The Villainess’ presold to 115 countries

SEOUL, May 24 (Yonhap) -- The distribution rights to the Cannes Midnight Screenings title "The Villainess" have been sold to 115 countries ahead of...

Red Velvet, Ahn Sung-ki named King Sejong Institute ambassadors

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- K-pop group Red Velvet and veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki were named honorary ambassadors of the King Sejong Institute, a...

G-Dragon’s world tour ad at Times Square in NYC

SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) -- G-Dragon's world tour advertisement adorns a giant billboard in New York City's Times Square, his management agency said Saturday. YG...

(LEAD) G-Dragon switches new album’s title song amid T.O.P scandal

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 8-9) SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- G-Dragon, a member of South Korean boy band BIGBANG, changed the title...

Rhythmic gymnast Sohn, F.T. Island leader end five-month relationship

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Yonhap) -- Retired rhythmic gymnast Sohn Yeon-jae and Choi Jong-hoon, the leader of the K-pop band F.T. Island, have broken up...

Epik High tops music charts with ‘Love Story’ featuring IU

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) -- Hip-hop trio Epik High dominated major music streaming charts in South Korea on Tuesday with their latest album "We've...

‘Idol School’ soars to top of TV popularity index

SEOUL, July 25 (Yonhap) -- "Idol School," Mnet's new idol trainee competition show, debuted at the top of a benchmark TV popularity index, data...

K-pop YouTube channel ‘SMTOWN’ secures 10 million subscribers

SEOUL, March 9 (Yonhap) -- SMTOWN, the official YouTube channel of South Korea's SM Entertainment, has surpassed 10 million subscribers, the first Korean YouTube...

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