Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

Music Aug 14, 2019

Trade spat sees K-pop caught in the middle

by Patrick St. Michel

The Japanese debut performance of Korean pop group Stray Kids planned for next month should be an unquestionably good thing. The fledgling male outfit has been gaining steam since emerging in 2017, with its nine members having already played shows in Southeast Asia, Australia, ...

Samsung embroiled in 'One China' row after K-pop star pulls out

Asia Pacific Aug 14, 2019

Samsung embroiled in 'One China' row after K-pop star pulls out

The world's No. 1 smartphone-maker Samsung Electronics Co. became the latest global brand to face criticism Wednesday for damaging China's "territorial integrity," with a Chinese K-pop star ending an endorsement contract. The row broke out after Chinese viewers noticed that the South Korean tech giant ...

Sex, lies and video: Scandals rock K-pop world

Entertainment News Mar 15, 2019

Sex, lies and video: Scandals rock K-pop world

Police in South Korea questioned two K-pop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday, as accusations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked the music industry and hit entertainment stocks. The blame game triggered by accusations against the boyish stars who ...

Third K-pop star embroiled in sex video scandal

Entertainment News Mar 14, 2019

Third K-pop star embroiled in sex video scandal

A K-pop star has quit after admitting he watched illicit sex videos received from another artist, his agency said Thursday, the third singer to be engulfed in a scandal sweeping South Korea's music industry. Yong Jun-hyung, 29, who is a member of boy band Highlight ...