BTOB's Eun-kwang with his brother, Eun-chong, at his new cafe, PLUSEIGHTTWO in Singapore. Take a look inside the cafe here: PHOTOS: Inside BTOB Eunkwang's new cafe in Singapore Find out why the cafe's owners decided to set up shop here in our exclusive interview here . Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Chinese online video platform iQiyi is set to launch a new talent survival reality show, “Idol Producer”, which will feature several top K-pop stars from China and Hong Kong. In addition to Chinese singer-songwriter Li Ronghao and Chinese-American rapper MC Jin, “Idol Producer” has also gotten several Chinese K-pop idols to appear on the show as ‘mentors’. GOT7’s Jackson Wang, EXO’s Lay, Cosmic Girls’ Cheng Xiao, Pristin’s Jieqiong are all slated to appear on the show, which will start airing on 19 January.
Popular K-pop girl group Miss A have officially disbanded, their management company JYP Entertainment announced on Wednesday (27 December). Miss A was known from 2010 to 2017 for their catchy dance-pop hits such “Bad Girl Good Girl”, “Hush”, “I Don’t Need A Man” and “Only You”. The four-member group was made up of Chinese members Fei and Jia, and Korean members Min and Suzy. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
Popular K-pop girl group Miss A have officially disbanded, their management company JYP Entertainment announced on Wednesday (27 December). The four-member group was made up of Chinese members Fei and Jia, and Korean members Min and Suzy. Speculations of the group’s future together had already started when members Jia and Min left JYP Entertainment in May 2016 and April 2017 respectively.
Six of K-pop's biggest stars carried the coffin of fellow singer Kim Jong-Hyun to a hearse Thursday, after he died leaving behind a suicide note that spoke of his battle with loneliness and depression. Kim's body was taken to his funeral from the Asan Medical Centre in Seoul where it had been lying at rest. The procession was led by one of Kim's bandmates from SHINee -- among the country's top boy bands -- dressed in black bearing a plaque topped by a crucifix and reading "Kim Jong-Hyun, believer".
More than a thousand people turned up at Hong Lim Park on Wednesday (20 December) to pay tribute to Kim Jong-hyun, the main vocalist of K-pop group SHINee, who died on Monday. The memorial event in Singapore for the South Korean star, better known as Jonghyun, was among several held in countries such as the Philippines, US, Mexico and Chile. SHINee’s fans who were gathering at the park were mostly teenage girls and women in their twenties.
K-pop fans are slamming NBC after its Chicago station aired a clip of Korean boy band BTS during a segment about the death of Kim Jong-hyun, the lead vocalist of another group, SHINee. During their morning news show on Tuesday (19 December), NBC Chicago reported Jonghyun’s death, but instead of showing a clip or photo of the SHINee member, they used footage of BTS on The Ellen Show.
Celebrities both within and outside the realm of K-pop paid tribute on Tuesday (19 December) to the late Kim Jong-hyun, lead vocalist of South Korean pop group SHINee. Following news of his passing, many of his friends and fellow celebrities shared messages expressing their shock and sadness on social media. Singer-rapper Jay Park and actress Arden Cho, of Teen Wolf fame, were some of the many celebrities that shared condolences for Jonghyun’s family and friends.
Kim Jong-hyun, otherwise known as Jonghyun of South Korean pop group SHINee, has died after being found unconscious in an apartment on Monday (18 December). The 27-year-old was found unresponsive and rushed to Konkuk University Hospital, where he later died. Yonhap News reported that Jonghyun, SHINee’s main vocalist, was found at his residence in Cheongdam-dong in Seoul at 6pm Korean time, according a police briefing. SHINee was formed by SM Entertainment in 2008, with Jonghyun, Minho, Key, Taemin and Onew making up the group.
Congratulations are in order for BIGBANG’s Taeyang, who will be getting married to his long-time girlfriend, actress Min Hyo-rin, in February 2018. The 29-year-old singer, whose real name is Dong Young-bae, is due to serve his mandatory military service in South Korea soon.
Korean-American star Jay Park premiered his first single with Roc Nation, “Forget About Tomorrow”, at the final episode of Asia’s Got Talent on Thursday (14 December). Park performed the song alongside American dance electronic artist Yultron and six dancers on stage at the results show for the competition, which saw Indonesia’s Sacred Riana taking the grand prize at the Marina Bay Sands.
BIGBANG’s G-Dragon picked up the Most-Loved Account award and was also one of 2017’s Top 5 Most Followed Accounts. Other recipients of 2017’s Top 5 Most Followed Accounts were Taeyeon from Girls’ Generation and three members of boy band EXO – Baekhyun, Chanyeol and Sehun. Chanyeol also won the Most Liked Post, with over 1.5 million likes.
K-pop star Samuel Kim was named the “Most Searched Korean New Singer” at the 2017 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards show in Hong Kong on Wednesday (6 December). In his acceptance speech, Kim gave a shout out to his fans (known as Garnets) and said he was honoured to receive a trophy in Hong Kong, his first time receiving an award overseas and his first as a solo artiste. He also attempted to speak some Cantonese, telling his fans “I love you”, and performed his songs “Sixteen” and “Candy”. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
The vitriol came from all over Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, causing the group to close its accounts on those social media networks. While some netizens are up in arms over the teens calling themselves a ‘K-pop girl group’, some of Singapore’s own starlets have spoken out in support of the girls, including singer Nathan Hartono, social media stars Preetipls and Dee Kosh, and radio DJ Nic Shields.
Not many K-pop fans noticed them, but a lot of Singaporean netizens did. A group of 13 Singaporean teenagers made a debut video introducing their group as “BEAUNITE.” Their video suddenly went viral after posting it on Youtube and Instagram. Only proves the popularity of K-pop in Singapore among the internet generation. After all, K-pop […] The post Netizens: everything wrong with “BEAUNITE” [Singapore’s self-proclaimed first ever K-pop girl group] appeared first on Alvinology.
K-pop star Samuel Kim was named the “Most Searched Korean New Singer” at the 2017 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards show in Hong Kong on Wednesday (6 December).
South Korean boyband VIXX may have looked all serious in their black outfits, but the mood at their "Shangri-La in Singapore 2017" concert on Saturday (2 December) was anything but. The 6-member group charmed fans at Zepp @ Bigbox with hits such as "Error", "Love Me Do", "Hot Enough" and "Blackout".
Boy band BTS, pop mega-stars in South Korea known for their dance moves and social media prowess, Monday broke into the Top 40 on the US singles chart for the first time. "Mic Drop" debuted at number 28, driven by a particularly strong showing in downloads, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week through Thursday. "Mic Drop," driven by a dark percussion line, features a contribution by star New York rapper Desiigner and mixing by leading electronic dance producer Steve Aoki.
From thigh-high slits, a boob peep and a see-through dress, stars arrived at the Mnet Asian Music Awards red carpet in Hong Kong on Friday (1 December) showing off their flawless skin.Chinese actress and singer Karen Mok stood out that night with a see-through dress by Dior, complete with the brand’s signature underwear and bra, while South Korean actress Song Ji-hyo arrived in a sleek dark green dress with a slit on her chest.