Seungri of Big Bang will appear in a Korean drama for the first time.
Seungri confirmed his role in a new SBS weekend drama, “Angel Eyes (working title),” which will begin airing in April.
According to an affiliate of the drama, “Seungri attended the first scrip reading for the drama on February 27 with other actors including Lee Sang Yoon, Goo Hye Sun, and Kang Ha Neul. The script reading completed in a harmonious mood.”
Girl’s Day‘s Sojin and hip-hop artist Crucial Star are currently working on a duet.
Sojin and Crucial Star’s new single “Three Things I Want To Give To You” will be released on March 10.
The single is a remake of singer Park Hye Kyung‘s original song that was released in 2000. It is said that Sojin’s vocals added much charm to the track, which will be included in Crucial Star’s upcoming album.
On March 2, Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon shared a photo on her Instagram along with the message, “It was fun, unni. Let’s meet again.”
Seohyun later wrote in English, “She has such a bright personality and I learned a lot from her amazing performance!! soooo glad to meet u katy perry♥”
Katy Perry and Girls’ Generation met in Japan on March 2 for a performance.
Will they develop a friendlier relationship like PSY and Justin Bieber? Or is this a hint of a special collaboration that’s to come?
Many eyes are on SM Entertainment with its latest business move.
On February 28, the major label is in the spotlight for investing stocks into new indie label Baljunso. The former director of Can Entertainment, Kang Byung Yong, founded Baljunso in 1991. Some of the artists in the indie label include Kim Jong Seo, Jang Hye Jin, Park Sang Min, and Can.
CEO Kang Byung Yong stated on February 26, “Rather than the mainstream K-Pop scene that’s currently lead by idol groups, our main goals at Baljunso is to revive the non-mainstream scene including hip hop and band music.”
He continued, “SM Entertainment, who is leading the Korean Wave, invested shares [into Baljunso] to help globalize the diversity of K-Pop and plans to establish distribution, marketing, and additional business ideas within Korea and abroad with a cooperative relationship with Baljunso.”
“I’m aware that there are talks about how the indie scene is not doing well,” he went on. “We’re going to create a system where indie musicians will not have trouble with music production and promotional activities.”
TVXQ’s Yunho has been appointed as an honorary ambassador for a Christian NGO (non-governmental organization), “Korea Food for the Hungry International” (KFHI).
Yunho was officially named as an honorary ambassador at the appointment ceremony held at the NGO’s executive office in Seoul on March 3.
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