Music Charts Stagnate with Akdong Musician, HIGH4, and Park Hyo Shin Among Top Five

Following the general pause in the music industry following the Sewol ferry accident, the top 10 on the music charts at the time of the accident on April 16 have been maintaining their spots for a week, due to groups postponing their comebacks and holding back from promotions for the time being. Akdong Musician’s “200%,” HIGH4 and IU’s “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms,” A Pink’s “Mr. Ch...

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Yoon Jong Shin Cancels Monthly Project for April

Singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin announced that he will not release a single for the month of April in respect of the victims of the ill-fated Sewol ferry. On April 20, Yoon Jong Shin tweeted the news, “Monthly Yoon Jong Shin will suspend for April.” Monthly Yoon Jong Shin is a monthly project where Yoon Jong Shin releases a single every month. He started the monthly project on March 2010 and has,...

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2000 Won Says They Thought about Changing Their Name

Rookie duo 2000 Won recently revealed in an interview with OSEN that they thought about changing their group name. “Before our debut, there was a lot of talk about changing our group name. But in order to maintain our group identity, we decided not to. Because our group name is money, we used get upset when people would say things like, ‘Is their music just worth 2000 won?’ But we’re trying to be ...

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Akdong Musician’s “M! Countdown” Win Posted Online Due to Sewol Ferry Tr...

Akdong Musician won their first live music program award! On April 17, Akdong Musician took first place on Mnet’s “M! Countdown” with their hit track, “200%.”  However, the results were instead posted on Mnet’s official website since no episode was broadcast to pay respect to the victims and their loved ones affected by the Sewol Ferry tragedy.  A Pink came in second place as the competitor for fi...

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12 Must-Listen Songs for Spring Fever!

Spring is here! It should be. If not, something’s wrong! Like your location. Wherever you are, in the spirit of beautiful weather, whether you have it or not, here are some great songs to get you in the swing of things! Check it out: 10cm, Eric Nam, Akdong Musician, and more! jun2yng is a Soompi intern who loves spring, she thinks? Maybe? At least it’s better than summer.  Acoustic C...

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Eddy Kim Cancels Concert Out of Respect for Ferry Tragedy

Singer Eddy Kim has announced the cancellation of “Eddy Kim’s Acoustic Café” concert due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy. His agency Mystic89 shared the news through their SNS on April 18, “The Sewol Ferry incident has resulted in many casualties. We decided to cancel the concert, as we think it is not right to follow our original plan. We send our deepest condolences and sympat...

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