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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
K-pop star Samuel Kim will be attending the 2017 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards show in Hong Kong on Wednesday (6 December). Fans will be able to catch the 15-year-old singer ‘live’ at the awards show via sg.yahoo.com, which will stream from 8.30pm to 12am on 6 December. On Friday (1 December), Yahoo Hong Kong uploaded a video of the star greeting his fans in Hong Kong.
Korean actor Park Bo-gum (left) with Japanese actor Takeru Satoh. You may recognise Takeru Satoh from the recently-released Ajin movie, or his role as the titular Kenshin in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, but the Japanese actor now has another accolade to his name. The 28-year-old made a special appearance on Wednesday (29 November) at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) held in Japan, and immediately after became the most searched keyword on NAVER, Korea’s major search engine.
K-pop groups SHINee and Red Velvet returned to Singapore for the Shilla Beauty Concert on 24 November, to celebrate the opening of the new The Shilla Duty Free store at Changi Airport T4. Ahead of their joint concert on Friday (24 November) night, both groups met with the fans and media at the departure hall of Changi Airport Terminal 4 for a press conference. Members of the girl group, Red Velvet, took turns dishing out beauty tips for the audience and shared plans for their next concert, while SHINee spoke about how men are not as averse to using make-up these days. For more on the Q&A session: K-pop groups SHINee, Red Velvet press conference Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
K-pop groups SHINee and Red Velvet are back in Singapore for the Shilla Beauty Concert, less than four months after the two performed in here for TV show Music Bank. How do you feel about being back in Singapore?
South Korean stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo have tied the knot. Like one social media post said, “This looks like the final episode of Descendants of the Sun!”. Well, judging by the massive media and fan attention that the wedding of Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo has been getting, we can’t help but agree.
Less than half a year after BIGBANG leader G-Dragon’s concert in Singapore, group member Taeyang held his own solo concert “WHITE NIGHT” on Friday (27 Oct) at The Star Performing Arts Centre at The Star Vista. During the concert, Taeyang performed more than 20 songs and two encores, performing well-known hits such as “Eyes, Nose, Lips”, “Wedding Dress”, “Darling” and “Ringa Linga”, as well as BIGBANG songs “Last Dance” and “Fantastic Baby”. After performing the BIGBANG song “Last Dance”, the 29-year-old vocalist asked the audience in English, “How is the song when I sing it alone?
Lee Sung-kyung is in Singapore! The actress, who starred in popular Korean drama “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo”, arrived at Changi Airport on Monday (16 October) evening dressed in a grey coat with simple white-and-black bottoms and paired with a crossbody bag.
SM Entertainment has come out to clarify that popular Korean pop group Girls’ Generation is not disbanding after three members’ contracts were not renewed.
Korean model-actor Park Seo-jun, who was last seen in the K-drama “Fight For My Way”, will be holding his first fan meeting in Singapore on 4 November, 7pm, at the Resorts World Theatre at Sentosa. According to a press release from UnUsUal Entertainment, all ticket holders are entitled to a hi-touch (gentle high five) session after the event. This is the first time he will be in Singapore.
It has been over a year since K-pop boyband Seventeen graced our shores. This time, the 13 boys are back with a full-scale concert, DIAMOND EDGE, showing Singapore Carats (the name of Seventeen's fans) how much they have grown both musically and performance-wise.
We’re so proud to announce that our homegrown talent will be featured in one of the world’s biggest event dedicated to Korean pop music.