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Aespa debut unreleased solo tracks at ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ concert in Seoul - www.nme.com - Australia - South Korea - Japan - city Seoul, South Korea
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01.07.2024

Aespa debut unreleased solo tracks at ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ concert in Seoul

aespa have debuted brand-new solo songs at the opening nights of their 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ tour.On June 29 and 30, the four-member act kicked off their ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ tour at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. In addition to performing songs from their latest album ‘Armageddon’, the girl group surprised fans by debuting brand-new solo tracks for the first time.Leader Karina performed a hip-hop-inspired song called ‘Up’, while Giselle showcased the R&B-tinged ‘Dopamine’.

Red Velvet announce new single ‘Sweet Dreams’ in celebration of 10th anniversary - www.nme.com
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15.07.2024

Red Velvet announce new single ‘Sweet Dreams’ in celebration of 10th anniversary

Red Velvet are set to drop a new single titled ‘Sweet Dreams’ as dedication to fans in celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary.The new song was announced by SM Entertainmentearlier today (July 15). Revealed to be titled ‘Sweet Dreams’, the new track will officially release on August 1 at 6pm KST, which coincides with their 10th debut anniversary.In support of the new song, a new version of their recent album ‘Cosmic’ – called the ‘Cosmie’ version – will also be released on the same day containing all six songs on the original album along with ‘Sweet Dreams’.

BBC, SM Entertainment announce new reality show ‘Made in Korea: The K-Pop Experience’ - www.nme.com - Britain - South Korea
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13.07.2024

BBC, SM Entertainment announce new reality show ‘Made in Korea: The K-Pop Experience’

Made in Korea: The K-Pop Experience, which will air this summer.Made in Korea: The K-Pop Experience will be a six-part reality series that follows five contestants from the UK as they undergo the rigorous K-pop training system in South Korea, according to BBC. The contestants will train for a hundred days at SM Entertainment in hopes of becoming a new global boyband.SM Entertainment is one of the biggest K-pop companies in South Korea.

Red Velvet’s Yeri reveals she initially refused to join the group: “I won’t make a debut then” - www.nme.com - South Korea - Thailand - Indonesia - Philippines
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12.07.2024

Red Velvet’s Yeri reveals she initially refused to join the group: “I won’t make a debut then”

Red Velvet member Yeri has revealed that she initially refused to join the girl group when asked to by her agency, SM Entertainment.Three members of K-pop girl group Red Velvet – Yeri, Seulgi and Joy – recently guest starred on the South Korean YouTube talk show Zzanbro, which is hosted by comedian Shin Dong-yeob, per SBS Star.During their appearance on the programme, Joy revealed how the fifth member of the group had “kept changing” during their training period, before the girl group debuted as a quartet in August 2014. Notably, Yeri was added to Red Velvet half a year later in February 2015.“Yeri was supposed to debut as a centre in a new group with younger trainees more in line with her age.

KCON LA 2024 to be broadcast live on network TV in the US - www.nme.com - Britain - Los Angeles - USA - Centre - South Korea
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12.07.2024

KCON LA 2024 to be broadcast live on network TV in the US

K-pop festival takes place at the Crypto.com Arena and the Los Angeles Convention Centre from July 26 to 28. The festival’s main M Countdown concert, which takes place on Sunday, July 28 will be aired live on The CW Network starting at 8pm ET.The line-up for the M Countdown concert include K-pop groups and soloists like NCT 127, STAYC, ZEROBASEONE, Jeon Somi and Zico.

Red Velvet’s Joy opens up about her hiatus: “I have my moments of darkness” - www.nme.com - South Korea - Thailand - Indonesia - Philippines
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12.07.2024

Red Velvet’s Joy opens up about her hiatus: “I have my moments of darkness”

Red Velvet singer Joy has opened up about her months-long hiatus from the group in 2023 and why she needed to do it.Red Velvet’s Joy recently made a guest appearance on the South Korean YouTube talk show Zzanbro, hosted by comedian Shin Dong-yeob, alongside bandmates Seulgi and Yeri.During the programme, Joy looked back on the girl group’s 10-year career and recalled their early years when she “used to smile so brightly”. However, the singer added that “as time passed” she noted that she was “gradually losing that smile and looking more fatigued”, per SBS Star.Later on the show, she touched on her months-long hiatus in 2023, opened up about how “during that time, I thought, ‘I don’t even know who I am anymore'”.

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon announces 2024 Summer USA tour - www.nme.com - USA - Texas - California - Illinois - state Massachusets - New York - state Washington - Wisconsin - city Seattle, state Washington - county Mesa - Houston - city Midtown - Milwaukee - city Houston, state Texas - city York, state New York
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27.06.2024

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon announces 2024 Summer USA tour

Girls’ Generation member Hyoyeon has announced her upcoming 2024 Summer USA tour, featuring concerts in Boston, Houston and more.Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon will be going on tour of the US later this year, releasing a poster of her upcoming tour through the girl group’s official X (formerly Twitter) account.The tour begins this weekend in Milwaukee and Boston, and will resume on August 23 at the ORA Nightclub in Seattle.

Aespa surprise fans with new music video for ‘Live My Life’ - www.nme.com - Australia - South Korea - city Seoul, South Korea
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20.06.2024

Aespa surprise fans with new music video for ‘Live My Life’

aespa have dropped a new music video for ‘Live My Life’, a cut from their new album ‘Armageddon’.‘Live My Life’ originally appeared on aespa’s first-ever studio album, ‘Armageddon’, which was released late last month. The record was led by the single of the same name, and also includes the smash hit ‘Supernova’.“I live my life / Break out from the box that defined me / Your obvious way of thinking / I live my life / Now it truly begins, this life I’ve chosen / And I, as a main character,” the quartet sing on the pop-rock track.

Red Velvet announce 2024 ‘Happiness: My Dear, ReVe1uv’ Asia tour - www.nme.com - China - South Korea - Thailand - Indonesia - city Seoul, South Korea - Philippines - city Manila - Macau - city Jakarta, Indonesia
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19.06.2024

Red Velvet announce 2024 ‘Happiness: My Dear, ReVe1uv’ Asia tour

Red Velvet have announced their upcoming 2024 ‘Happiness: My Dear, ReVe1uv’ Asia tour, featuring concerts in Thailand, Indonesia and more.Today (June 19), Red Velvet revealed that they will be embarking on an Asia fancon tour this August and September. Titled ‘Happiness: My Dear, ReVe1uv’, it will kick off on August 3 and 4 at the Olympic Handball Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea.Later that same month, the girl group will also play two shows at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

SHINee’s Key teases new solo single, ‘Tongue Tied’ - www.nme.com - city Seoul - Macau - city Bangkok
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14.06.2024

SHINee’s Key teases new solo single, ‘Tongue Tied’

SHINee singer Key has dropped the first teaser image for his next solo single ‘Tongue Tied’, out later this month.The new retro-inspired teaser images feature cryptic, low-quality photos of a houseplant, a nineties Macintosh model PC and one of Key’s dogs, Comme Des. Titled ‘Tongue Tied’, his new single arrives on June 16 at Midnight KST.‘Tongue Tied’ will be Key’s first solo release in ten months, after his September 2023 mini-album ‘Good & Great’.

SM Entertainment files lawsuit against EXO’s Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin over royalty fees - www.nme.com
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13.06.2024

SM Entertainment files lawsuit against EXO’s Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin over royalty fees

SM Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against EXO singers Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin – also known as EXO-CBX – over the idols’ royalty fees.According to a report by Korea JoongAng Daily, SM Entertainment filed the civil suit on June 12 against EXO’s Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin to demand that they pay a 10 per cent royalty free that the trio have allegedly been evading for two months.“CBX’s nonsensical actions cannot be tolerated anymore,” SM Entertainment said of the trio’s alleged actions, per the news outlet. The K-pop agency also claims that the EXO singer had agreed to the 10 per cent royalty fee in a contract that was signed in June 2023, following a months-long dispute.INB100, the agency that manages the activities of Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin outside of EXO, alleged in a press conference that SM Entertainment had made “unfair” demands of the trio’s individual earnings.The trio’s representatives claimed that SM Entertainment had “defaulted on the 5.5 per cent album distribution fee it promised”, and as such, the EXO trio were not obliged to pay the 10 per cent royalty fee.Despite the ongoing row between EXO-CBX and SM Entertainment, both sides have maintained that the trio will continue to carry out their activities as members of EXO, per Soompi.SM Entertainment also confirmed that EXO are planning to release new music, adding that “there has been no further discussion about changes to the plan”.In a recent interview with NME, Baekhyun teased new EXO music, saying that “during winter, there will be something that’s coming up”.

EXO’s Baekhyun, Chen, Xiumin allege SM Entertainment is “unfairly” demanding 10 per cent of their earnings - www.nme.com
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10.06.2024

EXO’s Baekhyun, Chen, Xiumin allege SM Entertainment is “unfairly” demanding 10 per cent of their earnings

EXO members Baekhyun, Chen and Xiumin – under their label INB100 – have alleged that SM Entertainment made “unfair” demands of their individual earnings outside of the company.INB100 held a press conference today (June 10) to announce its intention to file a complaint against SM Entertainment for what it claims is an “unfair” demand of 10 per cent of earning of individual activities by EXO members Baekhyun, Chen and Xiumin – also known as EXO-CBX.The press conference was held by INB100 CEO Kim Dong-jun and chairman Cha Ga-won, the latter of whom is also a co-founder INB100’s parent company. The label’s legal representative, Lee Jae-hak, was also in attendance to speak on behalf of the company and Baekhyun, Chen and Xiumin.“Negotiations with SM Entertainment, made on behalf of CBX in the first half of last year, have broken down.

Aespa add new dates to 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ tour - www.nme.com - Australia - China - South Korea - Thailand - Japan - Indonesia - Hong Kong - city Seoul, South Korea - Singapore - city Taipei - city Jakarta - Macau
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06.06.2024

Aespa add new dates to 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ tour

aespa have added new dates their upcoming 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ world tour, featuring concerts in Asia, Australia and more.aespa’s new 2024 ‘SYNK: Parallel Line’ world tour currently features 27 concerts across 14 different cities in Asia and Australia from June to September 2024. The tour will kick off at the end of June with a two-night concert in Seoul, South Korea.In July, the girl group will head on the Japanese leg of the tour, with multiple concerts each in the cities of Fukuoka, Nagoya, Saitama and Osaka.

SM Entertainment denies sex scandal allegations involving NCT’s Johnny and Haechan - www.nme.com - South Korea - Japan - North Korea
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05.06.2024

SM Entertainment denies sex scandal allegations involving NCT’s Johnny and Haechan

SM Entertainment has issued a statement denying allegations that NCT members Johnny and Haechan are involved in a sex scandal.The allegations of a sex scandal involving NCT’s Johnny and Haechan began swriling on social media earlier this week on June 3 after several Japanese users of the platform X (formerly Twitter) uploaded a string of posts claiming that the two idols were involved in a sexual affair with three girls during a recent visit to Tokyo, Japan.The accusations then went viral among netizens and fans alike, with the incident even making it onto national South Korean news after the stock price of SM Entertainment began to crash amid the rumours.The posts first arose from the account @kira_ceo_main, which – according to Koreaboo – is said to belong to “a well-known figure in the Japanese nightlife industry who helps connect girls who want to work in nightlife to host bars, clients and plastic surgery sponsors”.One post from the account also claimed that the girls involved all worked in nightlife industry as cabaret hostesses. It also included a set of photos as alleged evidence of the activity, including pictures of the hotel’s name, key card, room interiors as well as people involved, although none were explicitly identified.The alleged girls involved in the scandal with the two Korean idols have also seemingly leaked text conversations with Johnny in particular.

SM Entertainment confirms new Red Velvet music after member Joy calls out the label - www.nme.com
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04.06.2024

SM Entertainment confirms new Red Velvet music after member Joy calls out the label

SM Entertainment has confirmed that Red Velvet will be releasing music soon, after member Joy voiced her unhappiness over the lack of updates from the label.Yesterday (June 3), Red Velvet’s Joy shared her concerns over the lack of confirmation and promotion about the group’s upcoming music release through messages on the fan community app Bubble. Notably, the girl group had been slated by SM Entertainment to release a new mini-album in the second quarter of 2024, though few updates have been given since.“If you search ‘Stars who are coming back in June!!’ there are a number of groups who will appear right? Meanwhile there’s also other groups in our company that would show up,” wrote the K-pop star, per Koreaboo.

NCT’s Taeyong, Renjun seemingly call for “boycott” of group’s Starbucks collaboration in cryptic posts - www.nme.com - France - South Korea
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31.05.2024

NCT’s Taeyong, Renjun seemingly call for “boycott” of group’s Starbucks collaboration in cryptic posts

NCT members Taeyong and Renjun have uploaded cryptic posts seemingly calling for fans to “boycott” the band’s new collaboration with Starbucks.The boyband’s new collaboration with Starbucks, which first hit South Korean shelves yesterday (May 30), features an array of NCT-themed merchandise, such as a drink called the Neo Cool Tasty Plum Fizzio, a Neo Croissant Tumble, a round French pastry packaged like a retro-infused vinyl album and more.“By capturing NCT’s identity, these products will offer a different kind of entertainment to those who purchase them,” SM Entertainment said of the new project in a statement.

Watch aespa’s NingNing cover songs by Tori Kelly, Beyoncé and more - www.nme.com - Australia - China - city Seoul - Japan
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29.05.2024

Watch aespa’s NingNing cover songs by Tori Kelly, Beyoncé and more

aespa singer NingNing recently covered songs by Tori Kelly, Beyoncé and more during her guest appearance on Lee Mu-jin Service. aespa’s NingNing made an appearance on the May 28 episode of the popular YouTube talk show, Lee Mu-jin Service.

SHINee remember late member Jonghyun during Incheon concert: “I always believe he’s with us” - www.nme.com - South Korea - Japan
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28.05.2024

SHINee remember late member Jonghyun during Incheon concert: “I always believe he’s with us”

SHINee recently paid tribute to their late member Jonghyun, who passed in 2017, during their concert in Incheon, South Korea over the weekend.From May 24 to 26, SHINee held three concerts at the Inspire Arena in Incheon, South Koreas as part of the encore dates of their ‘SHINee World VI: Perfect Illumination’ tour. During the final show of the tour, members of the boyband remembered and spoke about their late member, Jonghyun.According to SBS Star, the moment came shortly what the publication described as a “flashlight event” for SHINee that was prepared by their fans during the boyband’s performance of their Japanese song ‘An Encore’.Following the performance, member Taemin spoke about how the moment had “felt like a dream” to him, adding: “When it was Jonghyun’s part, I thought, ‘Hyung, you are doing well, right?’ Then, when I opened my eyes, I saw the flashlights shining across the venue.”세상에서 제일 예쁜 재연이잖아 .. ( ˃̣̣̥᷄⌓˂̣̣̥᷅ ) pic.twitter.com/Nz8udVfjm9— 메리 (@beautifuI_merry) May 26, 2024Later during the end of the show, Key also spoke about how he has ” thought a lot about Jonghyun” over the course of the concert.

EXO’s Suho announces 2024 ‘Su:home’ tour of Europe - www.nme.com - Britain - France - Germany - Poland - city Warsaw, Poland
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24.05.2024

EXO’s Suho announces 2024 ‘Su:home’ tour of Europe

SEPTEMBER 202410: London, United Kingdom, Indigo at the O212: Paris, France, L’Olympia14: Düsseldorf, Germany, Mitsubishi Electric Halle16: Berlin, Germany, Columbiahalle18: Warsaw, Poland, Stodola Club2024 SUHO CONCERT <SU:HOME> EUROPE TOUR[LONDON]

Watch the first teaser for Netflix’s ‘Agents of Mystery’, starring aespa’s Karina - www.nme.com - USA - North Korea
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23.05.2024

Watch the first teaser for Netflix’s ‘Agents of Mystery’, starring aespa’s Karina

Agents of Mystery, starring aespa‘s Karina. Read on for everything you need to know about the show’s plot, cast, premiere date and more.According to a press release by Netflix, the series will follow “six personalities [as they] find themselves as agents transported to secretive sites to investigate cases and complete missions with their combined intellect.

EXO’s Suho drops playful visual for ‘Cheese’ featuring Red Velvet’s Wendy - www.nme.com - county Hall
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21.05.2024

EXO’s Suho drops playful visual for ‘Cheese’ featuring Red Velvet’s Wendy

EXO singer Suho has dropped his pre-release single ‘Cheese’, which will be part of his upcoming record out later this month.On May 20 at 6pm KST, the K-pop singer unveiled the music video for ‘Cheese’ alongside its digital release. The clip opens with a retro game character selection screen, featuring pixelated versions of Suho and Red Velvet‘s Wendy as options.

Minor fire breaks out during aespa’s pre-recording for a music show - www.nme.com
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16.05.2024

Minor fire breaks out during aespa’s pre-recording for a music show

M Countdown.On May 16, TV music channel Mnet announced that a small fire broke out on set earlier that day after “a spark flew into the set located at the corner of the stage” while girl group aespa were recording a performance.According to the channel per MBC, the fire was quickly detected and extinguished, and all artists and audience members were safely evacuated with no reported injuries.“The recording of aespa’s comeback stage was completed today and will be broadcast with no issues. No additional recording was carried out after the fire,” it said, adding that it is treating all M Countdown sets with flame retardant and examining its maintenance to prevent future issues.Shortly after, aespa’s label SM Entertainment released its own statement addressing the incident and sharing that member Winter will not be present during the show’s live broadcast due to her “poor condition”.

NCT’s Mark teases new single ‘200’, announces upcoming solo album - www.nme.com - city Seoul - Japan - North Korea - Hong Kong - city Yokohama - city Manila - city Jakarta - city Bangkok
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10.05.2024

NCT’s Mark teases new single ‘200’, announces upcoming solo album

NCT member Mark has teased his new single ‘200’ and an upcoming solo albumToday (May 10), NCT’s Mark released an acoustic performance clip of his upcoming single ‘200’, which will be released inn full on May 16 at 6pm KST. The song will be will be accompanied by the B-side ‘200 (Minhyung’s version)’, with Minhyung being the rapper’s Korean name.Additionally, SM Entertainment has announced that the Korean-Canadian idol is preparing to release his first solo album sometime in February 2025.

Meet the cast of ‘Zombieverse’ season two: Taeyeon, Kwon Eun-bi and more - www.nme.com - USA - South Korea
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09.05.2024

Meet the cast of ‘Zombieverse’ season two: Taeyeon, Kwon Eun-bi and more

Zombieverse, including Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, singer Kwon Eun-bi and more.Today (May 9), Netflix revealed the first round of cast members for season two of its popular reality TV show, Zombieverse. Among them are several K-pop idols, including Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, former IZ*ONE member Kwon Eun-bi and Yook Sung-jae of boyband BtoB.Joining them on the Netflix series are music producer Code Kunst, rapper Defconn, comedian Je Se-ho, South Korean civil servant Kim Seon-tae and American celebrity chef Andre Rush.

NCT Dream announce Europe, US dates for 2024 ‘The Dream Show 3: Dream( )scape’ world tour - www.nme.com - Brazil - Paris - London - USA - Texas - California - Mexico - South Korea - Chile - New York - Japan - Tokyo - Colombia - Indonesia - Berlin - Hong Kong - city Seoul, South Korea - city Singapore - Philippines - city Bangkok
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09.05.2024

NCT Dream announce Europe, US dates for 2024 ‘The Dream Show 3: Dream( )scape’ world tour

NCT Dream have announced their upcoming 2024 ‘The Dream Show 3: Dream( )scape’ world tour, with concerts in Asia, Europe, the US and more.NCT Dream’s 2024 ‘The Dream Show 3: Dream( )scape’ world tour currently features 17 shows across Asia, with concerts in nine different cities. The Latin America, US and Europe legs of the tour will be revealed on May 8.‘The Dream Show 3: Dream( )scape’ kick offed with a three-date concert on May 2 in Seoul, South Korea.

NCT’s Doyoung announces 2024 ‘Dear Youth’ tour - www.nme.com - South Korea - Thailand - Japan - Indonesia - Hong Kong - city Seoul, South Korea - city Yokohama - city Manila - city Bangkok
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09.05.2024

NCT’s Doyoung announces 2024 ‘Dear Youth’ tour

Doyoung of K-pop boyband NCT has announced his upcoming 2024 ‘Dear Youth’ tour, featuring concerts in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and more.Today (May 9), NCT’s Doyoung revealed that he is set to embark on his first-ever solo tour later this month. Titled the 2024 ‘Dear Youth’ tour, the K-pop idol will kick things off with a three-date concert in Seoul, South Korea from May 25 to 27.Doyoung will then head to Japan in June 2024, featuring a two-date stop in Yokohama and a one-night show in Osaka.

Taeyeon, NCT 127 and more to release new music in third quarter of 2024 - www.nme.com - Britain - China - Japan - North Korea
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08.05.2024

Taeyeon, NCT 127 and more to release new music in third quarter of 2024

Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation, boyband NCT 127, Red Velvet‘s Irene and more are expected to release new music in the third quarter of 2024, according to SM Entertainment.Today (May 8), SM Entertainment released its Earnings Release report for the first quarter of 2024, where the K-pop agency previewed its line-up of music releases for the third quarter of 2024. It details a slew of planned album, mini-album and single releases from several SM artists for the period.Two artists – Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation and boyband NCT 127 – are expected to release full-length albums during the upcoming quarter.

EXO’s Suho teases collaboration with Red Velvet’s Wendy - www.nme.com
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03.05.2024

EXO’s Suho teases collaboration with Red Velvet’s Wendy

EXO singer Suho has teased the tracklist for his upcoming record ‘1 to 3’, featuring a collaboration with Red Velvet’s Wendy.Today (May 3), EXO’s Suho unveiled the rollout schedule and part of the tracklist for his upcoming third mini-album, ‘1 to 3’. Comprising a total of seven tracks, the release will be led by two singles: ‘1 to 3’ and ‘Cheese’, the latter of which is a collaboration with SM Entertainment labelmate Wendy of Red Velvet.According to the schedule, Suho will also be releasing the track ‘Asrai, Closer’ on May 4 as part of the official soundtrack for Missing Crown Prince, which the idol currently stars in.

Upcoming K-pop concerts, tours and music festivals in Asia: SEVENTEEN, aespa, NCT and more - www.nme.com - China - South Korea - Thailand - Japan - Indonesia - Hong Kong - city Seoul, South Korea - Singapore - city Singapore - city Taipei - Philippines - city Manila - city Jakarta, Indonesia
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29.04.2024

Upcoming K-pop concerts, tours and music festivals in Asia: SEVENTEEN, aespa, NCT and more

K-pop touring cycle is in full swing. Stars including SEVENTEEN, aespa and NCT Dream are touring the world with new tunes in tow – and hitting Asia very soon.While some of those artists are staging their own headline shows, others are on the line-ups of music festivals with both multi-genre and Hallyu-only line-ups.

RIIZE drop music videos for two new songs, ‘9 Days’ and ‘One Kiss’ - www.nme.com - USA
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29.04.2024

RIIZE drop music videos for two new songs, ‘9 Days’ and ‘One Kiss’

RIIZE have released music videos for two new songs, ‘9 Days’ and ‘One Kiss’, from their upcoming mini-album ‘RIIZING’.Both music videos were released on April 28 and marks the second and third tracks from RIIZE’s upcoming mini-album ‘RIIZING’ to receive video treatments. They follow the track ‘Impossible’, which the boyband earlier this month.The visual for ‘9 Days’ features nostalgic, archival footage of the band across numerous milestone events, including live performances, backstage rehearsals and more.

Four K-pop idols allegedly “detained” in Bali over lack of filming permit - www.nme.com - South Korea - Indonesia
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26.04.2024

Four K-pop idols allegedly “detained” in Bali over lack of filming permit

Apink, Girls’ Generation and more have allegedly been “detained” in Bali, Indonesia after reportedly filming a show in the country without permit.Today (April 26), South Korean news outlet SPOTV reported that four K-pop idols – Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon, Apink’s Bomi, Secret Number‘s Dita and ex-I.O.I member Nayoung – have been detained in Bali, alongside other cast and crew members of the upcoming reality television programme Pick Me Trip in Bali.According to the news outlet, the K-pop idols arrived in Bali on April 21 and were scheduled to leave on April 25. However, their departure from Bali was stopped after local authorities discovered that the show the was being filmed without appropriate permits.All of the cast and crew, which amounts up to around 30 individuals, have allegedly had their passports confiscated and are currently residing in a hotel while the case is under investigation.

NCT Dream’s Renjun takes hiatus over “worsening of physical health” - www.nme.com - city Seoul
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23.04.2024

NCT Dream’s Renjun takes hiatus over “worsening of physical health”

NCT Dream‘s Renjun will be taking a hiatus amid health concerns, his label SM Entertainment has announced.In a statement, per Xsports News, SM Entertainment announced that NCT Dream singer Renjun would be taking a break from his scheduled activities for the foreseeable future, following medical advice he’d received from doctors.The K-pop agency said that the singer was told by doctors that he requires “plenty of rest and stability”, after having recently visited the hospital “due to a recent worsening of his physical health and symptoms of anxiety”, per Soompi.“We deemed our artist’s health our top priority and after careful discussion with Renjun, we decided that he would focus on his treatment and recovery,” SM Entertainment said, adding that the company would “make another announcement in the future when he is able to resume his activities”.As part of this newly announced hiatus, Renjun will also miss NCT Dream’s upcoming three-date May concert at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome, as part of their ‘The Dream Show 3: Dream( )scape’ world tour. It’s currently unclear if the singer will join the boyband on the tour’s other dates.In addition, SM Entertainment also added that it will take legal action against malicious commenters who post content involving hateful slander, sexual harassment, defamation and more for not only Renjun but for all SM artists.In other K-pop news, aespa has dropped the first trailer for their upcoming studio album ‘Armageddon’, slated for full release on May 27.

SHINee’s Onew opens up about leaving SM Entertainment: “It was not easy” - www.nme.com - USA - South Korea - Thailand - Indonesia - city Seoul, South Korea - Singapore
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21.04.2024

SHINee’s Onew opens up about leaving SM Entertainment: “It was not easy”

SHINee singer Onew has opened up about his decision to leave long-time label SM Entertainment.In a new interview with (x)clusive Singapore, SHINee’s Onew spoke more about why he made the choice to leave SM Entertainment, after over 15 years with the K-pop agency. The singer left the company this March and signed to Griffin Entertainment earlier this month.“You could think of it as me taking on another challenge, as I aspire to be an artist who looks further ahead rather than being complacent,” Onew told the publication in a new interview, adding that “it was not easy to decide to start anew in a new place”.Elsewhere in the interview, the SHINee singer also spoke about how to keeps his passion for music after being in the industry for so long: “I have become flexible to different situations, and I think that’s the key.”Onew is the second member of SHINee to leave SM Entertainment, following Taemin, who has since signed with Big Planet Made.

Super Junior’s Ryeowook addresses hate comments: “Aren’t celebrities people too?” - www.nme.com
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19.04.2024

Super Junior’s Ryeowook addresses hate comments: “Aren’t celebrities people too?”

Super Junior‘s Ryeowook has personally addressed a slew of hate comments that have been left on his social media accounts.Yesterday (April 18), Ryeowook responded to a comment on his YouTube channel that called for the singer to “leave the group and open a cafe with your girlfriend”. The commenter also said that the singer should “go on a diet” while also calling him “pathetic”, per Koreaboo. Lashing back at the commenter, Ryeowok worte: “So I looked pathetic to you.

Super Junior announce 2024 ‘Super Show Spin-off: Halftime’ tour - www.nme.com - China - South Korea - Thailand - Indonesia - Malaysia - Hong Kong - city Seoul, South Korea - Singapore - city Singapore - Taiwan - city Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - city Ho Chi Minh City - city Jakarta, Indonesia - city Taipei, Taiwan
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18.04.2024

Super Junior announce 2024 ‘Super Show Spin-off: Halftime’ tour

Super Junior have announced their upcoming 2024 ‘Super Show Spin-off: Halftime’ tour, with concerts in Thailand, Singapore and more.Today (April 18), Super Junior announced the dates and venues of their upcoming 2024 ‘Super Show Spin-off: Halftime’ tour. It comes about three months after the boyband first teased the tour in a statement to news outlet News1.The K-pop boyband will kick off their 12-date tour with a two-date performance on June 22 and 23 at the KSPO Dome in Seoul, South Korea.

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SHINee’s Key announces 2024 ‘Keyland On: And On’ tour

SHINee singer Key has announced dates for his upcoming 2024 ‘Keyland On: And On’ tour, featuring concerts in Thailand, Indonesia and more.Today (April 17), SHINee’s Key revealed four new dates for his 2024 ‘Keyland On: And On’ tour. They come about three months after the singer originally kicked off the series of concerts with a two-night performance at the Olympic Handball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.Key will bring his ‘Keyland On: And On’ tour to the cities of Bangkok, Jakarta and Macau in July 2024, all of which will take place on either a Saturday or Sunday.

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