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  • HaB Korea Team Needs your Support to get through COVID19 situation

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) HaB Korea Team Needs your Support! Due to the rapid spread of COVID 19 and restrictions on travel bans in many countries, the global travel industry has been put on alert. The reason why this situation is particularly difficult is that you can feel the impact of COVID 19 across the tourism industry, +

  • Vvid open the first global audition in 2021 with SHOFAR Music

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Global music platform Vvid held its first global audition in 2021 with Shofar Music Entertainment. Shofar music entertainment includes sensuous and emotionally talented musicians such as BOL4, 20 years old and Sweden Laundry etc. This audition consists of two categories, Vocal and dancing. The application deadline is February 4th, and any female born between 2002 and 2008 can apply regardless of nationality. In consideration of the COVID19 situation and the safety of participants, audition applications and screening will be conducted online. Furthermore, the Shofar audition is being held for free as a New Year’s event.  More information can be found on the official Vvid site ( > Audition and Vvid’s social media (Instagram +

  • BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ tops physical album sales in US in 2020

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The BTS album “Map of the Soul: 7,” featuring hit tracks “On” and “Boy with Luv,” has been tallied as the bestselling physical album in the United States last year. Physical album sales +

  • Korea’s temperature expected to drop -26 tomorrow

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) The cold is at its peak on January 8. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on the 7th of  January that the morning low will drop by 5 to 7 degrees from the previous +

  • Korean Celebrities including BTS Jimin join “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn death of 16-month-old girl

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Public anger is intensifying over the alleged child abuse of an adopted 16-month-old girl that resulted in her death. Celebrities have joined the “#sorryjungin” campaign to mourn her death and raise awareness on +

  • K-dramas to watch out for in 2021

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) In 2020, K-dramas soared in popularity as pandemic-driven lockdowns drove viewers to the small screen. They made waves across the globe thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix. Melodrama “Crash Landing on You” caused +

  • Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’ soars in streaming ranking worldwide

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Netflix’s Korean original series “Sweet Home” has been gathering force on Netflix streaming charts worldwide, since its Dec. 18 release. The horror series topped Netflix’s daily streaming chart in 11 different countries, Friday, +

  • The “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun” will be held as a 100% pre-recording

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun” will be held as a 100% pre-recording, not a live broadcast. SBS said on the 24th that “2020 SBS Gayo Daejun in DAEGU” will be fully followed by +

  • BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ Rebounds to Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100 with Drop of Holiday Remix

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) K-pop superstar BTS’ megahit song “Dynamite” has resurged to the top 10 on Billboard’s main singles chart this week. “Dynamite” ranked No. 9 on the Hot 100 chart to be refreshed Tuesday (U.S. +

  • The “2020 KBS Song Festival” will be held today

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) This year’s theme of the “2020 KBS Song Festival” was decided as “Connect,” meaning that K-pop singers and fans would not be able to meet with “music” in a world where everything has +

  • How BTS conquered charts, became symbol of hope in 2020

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) In 2013, seven fledgling young men, who mostly grew up in towns outside of South Korea’s megacity Seoul, made their debut as a hip-hop group. They called themselves Bangtan Sonyeondan, or bulletproof boys. +

  • Actor Lee Dong-Wook become an ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Actor Lee Dong-wook, who played an active part in the Korean drama ‘Dokkaebi’, will act as an ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. The organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games have announced that they have appointed Lee Dong-wook as Ambassador of Pyeongchang Olympic Promotion and Ambassador of Gangwon Province in the Seoul Press Center on the 12th January, together with Gangwon Province. Lee Dong-wook will participate in major events in Korea and abroad to promote the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, online publicity and advertising, and will contribute to boosting the nation’s boom. In particular, Lee Dong-wook has a lot of fan clubs in Asian countries such as China and Japan and he will help to promote PyeongChang. Lee Dong-wook said, “The Olympic Games I watched in Seoul at the time +

  • Actor Gong Yoo had a hard time after the K-drama ‘Dokkaebi’

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Actor Gong Yoo confessed that he was suffering from aftereffects after the drama ‘Dokkaebi’ was over. On the 15th December, fashion magazine Elle unveiled the interview with the first cover model Gong Yoo picture of the New Year. Gong Yoo +

  • Goblin “도깨비” Filming Location (MUST VISIT!)

    4.6 / 5 ( 11 votes ) Being a K-Drama fan, we all wanted to visit some if not all of the famous filming locations of our favorite Korean Drama. In my case, I made sure to visit some of the popular filming locations and relive the +

  • Actress Kim Go-Eun: what she’s doing now

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Actress Kim Go-Eun covers the November edition of fashion magazine Marie Claire Hong Kong. According to her management agency BH Entertainment on November 7, Marie Claire Hong Kong published an image of Kim Go-Eun through official Instagram. In an interview +

  • Song & Song couple on October 31, ‘private’ wedding

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Song Song Couple actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo’s wedding ceremony will be held privately. On October 29, Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo will tie the knot at the Shilla Hotel in Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. The wedding ceremony is going +

  • An Ultimate Experience in Korea

    5 / 5 ( 15 votes ) Experience Everything in Korea Life get’s boring when you start to do the same thing over and over again. We create our own lives, we are born with a huge canvas in front of us, paintbrushes, and a palette of +

  • K-Drama ‘Dokkaebi‘ Shooting Places in Seoul

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  • Fans Demand Big Hit Entertainment to Stop “Exploiting” BTS for Money

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Korean ARMY of K-pop boy group BTS sent a protest truck to the group’s agency Big Hit Entertainment. On December 14, a couple of protest trucks were seen parked in front of Big Hit Entertainment headquarters located in Seoul. The trucks were sent +

  • Seoul receives first measurable snowfall in this winter

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Seoul received the first measurable snowfall of the season on Sunday as the state weather agency issued a heavy snow advisory for the metropolitan area and other parts of the country. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), Seoul received about 0.8 centimeters +

  • BTS gets festive with ‘Dynamite’ holiday remix

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) With just two weeks left until Christmas, BTS on Friday unveiled a holiday remix version of its upbeat chart-topping song “Dynamite.” The remix version, released at 2 p.m., shows the band singing in front of a Christmas tree holding selfie sticks. The jolly +

  • BTS named ‘entertainer of year’ by Time magazine

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop megastar BTS has been named the Time magazine “entertainer of the year,” the U.S. weekly said Thursday. BTS “isn’t just the biggest K-pop act on the charts. They’ve become the biggest band in the world ― full stop,” the influential magazine said +

  • BTS, Trump and Chadwick Boseman dominate Twitter in 2020

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The announcement of the death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman was the most shared on Twitter worldwide in 2020, and got the most “likes” of any Tweet ever, the social media platform said on Monday. The Aug. 28 post by Boseman’s family +

  • BTS becomes first Korean act to break into top 10 on Billboard’s radio chart

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS, one of the world’s most popular pop groups, has become the first all-South Korean act to make it into the top 10 on Billboard’s Radio Songs chart. The group’s hit single “Dynamite” moved up a spot to rank No. 10 on the +

  • K-pop star Chungha tests positive for COVID-19

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) K-pop diva Chungha has tested positive for COVID-19, according to her agency MNH Entertainment, Monday. “Chungha had the coronavirus test after coming into contact with a person who had tested positive,” the agency wrote on the singer’s fan page. “The result came out +

  • BTS wins big, performs at K-pop awards show MAMA 2020

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) After winning trophies at major music awards around the world, BTS picked up the top prizes at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), the biggest year-end music awards show in the K-pop industry, held late Sunday. The seven-piece group took home all four +

  • BTS is sweeping 2020 MMA with 6 trophies

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) BTS is sweeping 2020 MMA; Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year were all the world’s most popular boy group, BTS. At the 2020 MMA (Melon Music Awards) held on the afternoon of the 5th of December, +

  • BTS tops Billboard’s year-end Top Artists Duo/Group chart

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) After a record-breaking 2020, BTS has ranked No. 1 on the Billboard’s year-end Top Artists Duo/Group chart for the first time in its career, the U.S. music publication reported. “BTS is the first non-U.S act to be the year’s top duo/group since British/Irish +

  • COVID-19 concerns rise after some K-pop singers test positive

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Concerns over spread of the new coronavirus in the local music industry are rising after some K-pop group members tested positive for the infectious virus earlier this week. Two members of girl group EVERGLOW — Yiren and Si-hyeon — have tested positive for +

  • Special street project celebrating BTS singer Jin’s birthday opens in Seoul

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) A China-based fan community of Jin, a member of K-pop megastar BTS, opened a street project in western Seoul on Tuesday to celebrate the singer’s 28th birthday, officials said. The community named China Jin Bar opened the BTS Jin Theme Street on the +

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