One of BTS's biggest fans is 48-year-old Mary Russell, a mother, a grandmother, and a kindergarten teacher from Chesapeake, Virginia.
SINGAPORE – The weekend proved to be quite an exciting affair as some of today’s K-Pop acts performed for two nights (9 - 10 November) at Singapore Indoor Stadium as part of Kamp Singapore 2019 event. Top names like NCT 127, Chung Ha, Super Junior, Sonnet Son, Momoland, Alexa and more performed in slots of 30 minutes for their adoring fans.Before the concert took place, the stars took time to saunter down the red carpet and greet fans personally. See all the stars that arrive on the red carpet over the weekend.READ MORE:Over 1,000 fans gathered as Arashi “makes landfall” on Jewel Changi Airport
Today (15 October), agency SM Entertainment who managed South Korean girl group f(x), announced that they will be planning a memorial for fans to pay tribute to Sulli.
According to JTBC News Room, police have uncovered a note pad containing notes written by the late Sulli during her home inspection yesterday (14 October).
Amber Liu, a former member of South Korean girl group f(x) has decided to halt all promotional activities following the death of her friend, Sulli.
SINGAPORE — It’s a two-day event that die-hard fans won’t want to miss; a global K-pop festival called KAMP is set to make its first stop in Singapore on 9 and 10 November with exciting line-ups and artist-fan close interactions.
Cube Entertainment, the management agency for K-pop stars HyunA and E’Dawn, has said in another statement on Thursday (13 September) that it has not confirmed the firing of the two artists. As reported by K-pop entertainment news website Soompi, Shin Dae Nam, the head of Cube Entertainment said: “HyunA and E’Dawn’s removal from the agency is a matter that is still being discussed and nothing is finalised. “After much discussion, the judgment was made that it is not possible to recover the faith with the two artists HyunA and E’Dawn, so their removal has been decided,” it said in the earlier statement.
K-pop stars HyunA and E’Dawn, both of whom are currently dating, have been sacked by their management agency, Cube Entertainment.
Boy band Wanna One, pop princess Taeyeon and girl group Momoland will be among the more than 100 K-pop stars taking the stage at the HallyuPopFest this September. Twenty K-pop acts will be performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from 7 to 9 September. With evening concerts, afternoon musical showcases and a daily red carpet event, the festival will also feature acts such as AOA, Apink, BTOB, Dreamcatcher, EXID, and Jeong Sewoon.
Korean pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 got the crowd screaming during their performances at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night (21 Feb). They were part of Stargram’s 2018 Launch K-Pop show, together with violinist Eugene Park, classical singer Kwak Dong-hyun and dance group Optical Crew. Stargram coin is a cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase selected content, such as certain celebrity-related fan items. Fans can purchase tickets, special albums, items from affiliated shops and enjoy concert and fan-meeting privileges using these coins. For more photos, check out this slideshow: K-pop groups EXID, JBJ and B1A4 rock crowd at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
South Korean pop group IN2IT performed in Singapore at their first showcase on Friday (2 Feb) at the School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA).The eight-member group made their debut in the Korean entertainment scene in late October 2017, after spending almost two years appearing on the male trainee survival show, “BOYS24”.They celebrated the first 100 days of their debut with fans in Singapore, which is also the first stop in their current showcase tour around Asia.During the showcase, members Ji-ahn, Yeon-tae, Hyun-uk, Isaac, Sung-hyun, Jin-sub, In-ho and In-pyo performed their own songs “Amazing”, “Cadillac” and “Paradise”, as well as covers of popular songs from bands such as SEVENTEEN, BTS and EXO.Each member also performed solo or in small groups to show off their vocal prowess and dancing abilities.Ahead of their showcase, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore also caught up with the boys in an exclusive interview.Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
New K-pop group IN2IT recently celebrated the first 100 days of their debut during a showcase in Singapore on Friday (2 Feb). Ahead of the showcase at SOTA, Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore met with the eight lively members for an exclusive interview. IN2IT took turns sharing how they would ask someone out on Valentine's Day and Malaysian member Isaac also shared who was his best language student. Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
South Korean pop group Super Junior made a return to Singapore with their “Super Show 7” world concert tour on Saturday (27 Jan) at the Indoor Stadium.
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. Veteran producer Ge Fu Hong, who was behind acts like F4 and Jolin Tsai, will also be a part of the show, iQiyi said in its press release.Fan Bing Bing’s younger brother, Fan Cheng Cheng, is also rumoured to be among the contestants. The younger Fan was recently confirmed to be an idol trainee in Korea under Yuehua Entertainment, a Beijing-based entertainment company.The show’s format is heavily influenced by a similar talent show in South Korea, titled “Produce 101”, which had already spawned popular K-pop groups such as I.O.I and Wanna One.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). 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.Miss A made their debut in 2010 with the hit single, “Bad Girl Good Girl”, and released many popular tracks over the years, including “Hush”, “I Don’t Need A Man” and “Only You”. The last album that the quartet released together was “Colors” in 2015, and they were last in Singapore for a showcase in 2013.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.Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
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.
The photo-sharing app has announced its inaugural Korea Instagram Awards, where they recognised the most popular accounts over the past year.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.According to Chosun News, Kwon Hyun-bin, former contestant of talent show “Produce 101 Season Two” and current member of boy group JBJ, also picked up the award for the Fastest Growing Account.Taeyeon was also in the list for the Top 5 Most Viewed Instagram Stories, along with fellow Girls’ Generation member Sooyoung. Topping this Top 5 list however, was the girl group’s former member Jessica Jung.Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.
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.
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 six-member group charmed fans at Zepp @ Bigbox with hits such as “Error”, “Love Me Do”, “Hot Enough” and “Blackout”.They also drove their fans to laughter during the “fanmeet” portion of the event, with Ken and Ravi dancing to girl group Red Velvet’s hit, “Red Flavour”.Another item saw the VIXX members resisting their leader N’s back hugs by wetting their backs and interlocking with each other.The VIXX members said they managed to shop and sightsee at the Marina Bay area during their stay in Singapore, and also managed to visit the iconic Merlion.“Even if we’re far away, you guys are always in my heart,” band member Hyuk told fans in English.N and Ken also indulged their fans’ requests to sing snippets from their respective musicals, “Interview” and “Titanic”.VIXX, which stands for Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis, was formed in 2012. Members were selected via Mnet’s survival reality show MyDOL through viewer votes. They were last in Singapore for a fan-meeting in 2016.Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook.