From K-pop cutesie to sexy solo, and now an artist, there have been many transformations K-pop diva Lee Hyo-ri has made since her debut in the late nineties as an Fin.K.L member. Hyo-ri comes back with her sixth regular album this Tuesday titled Black. The ten-track album includes her title song “Black," and her pre-released song “Seoul.” Fans have been longing for this comeback, as the K-pop star hasn’t been that active in her career since she settled on Korea’s Southern-most island Jeju, where she married her musician husband Lee Sang-soon four years ago. Black is Hyo-ri’s first album in four years, and is expected to show a new side of the singer.
BLACK PINK holds first fan sign event
Girl group Black Pink held thier first fan signing event since their debut on Sunday. Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rose greeted fans in a department store on the outskirts of Seoul, signed autographs, shook hands and gave them high fives. The four have been successful ever since their debut in August last year with title song “Whistle,” and are receiving even more love now, with their newest single “As if it’s your last.” On the day of their fan meeting, they also won the first spot on a major music program. To express their thanks for the huge support, the group also held a special ice cream truck event a day before.
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SHINee's Key says thanks to Obama
“Thanks for mentioning us, Mr. Obama,” is what SHINee member Key said on his Instagram account, after the former U.S. president mentioned the famous K-pop group during his visit to Seoul this week. Obama commented on pop culture during a speech at the 8th Asian Leadership Conference on Monday, saying young Americans are learning Korean to know more about SHINee. He added that SHINee is said to like American ‘In-N-Out’ burgers. Key’s reply to Obama: “SHINee will do our best for the growth of global ‘pop culture’. and YES! We do love ‘IN-N-OUT’ :)
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