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Last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 02:33 pm
“I’m excited to share my trainee plan officially started through my new company,” said Lay Zhang, member of EXO.
On the 7th of October 2020, that happened to be the birthday of EXO Member Lay Zhang, he officially launched his own entertainment agency, Chromosome Entertainment. Along with a notion teaser that was dropped on their official Instagram handle, an exciting announcement was presented. The new entertainment agency is officially recruiting their first group of trainees, globally this year! Fans all over the world are so excited about this new venture and have showered Lay Zhang with their love and support.
Isn’t this news just exciting? Chromosome Entertainment has opened doors for a new look and perspective so, if you are aspiring to be an idol, dancer, or singer in the K-POP field, this is your chance. How cool would it be if an Indian makes it into their recruits?!
The entertainment agency is set in motion as they welcome those “with the heart to dream, talents, and the desire to work even harder. We welcome those that are willing to give all of their time and sweat to reach their goal,” and they further wish to earmark a new era, that is real and strong.
Lee Soo Man, founder of SM Entertainment, also wished Lay Zhang for his new venture in the form of a video message.
There is no gender specification but the trainees are required to be between the ages 13 to 18 . (If you’re above 18, do you feel old already? Trust me, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!)
The recruitment program has three steps, Online Preliminary Selection, Online Audition, and Formal Training System. The trainees who have been accepted will be divided under four categories – Rap, Dance, Vocal and All Round.
Post training, the recruits who will be selected for debut will be determined off a point system from the formal training system. Given below are the instruction posters and links, that were posted on Chromosome Entertainment’s official Instagram and Twitter accounts. Go through them carefully if you are willing to shoot your shot.
To all those who are planning to send in your videos, Namaste Hallyu wishes you all the very best and we sincerely hope that your talents are recognized and you reach where you deserve to be!
January 13th, 2021
Previously, we looked at some amazing yet underrated OSTs (Original Soundtracks from K-Dramas) sung by our favourite K-pop idols.
January 12th, 2021
Alternative hip hop band Epik High is one of the oldest bands in the Korean Industry as they have been together for almost two decades. Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz, the members, formed the band in 2001 and are known worldwide for merging different kids of music. They even marked history by becoming the very first Korean act to perform at Coachella in 2016. In 2018, after six years the group left YG Labels and made a comeback under William Morris Endeavor in 2019 and now, they are back again!
On October last year, Epik High released a video message announcing their comeback and on January 12, Epik High finally announced all information regarding the artists that they are collaborating with and the songs that will be included in part 1 of their new double album, ‘Epik High is Here’. The album is set to release on January 18, 2021 and has an amazing collaborations.
Line up 1 – CL and Zico
Line up 2 – Heize, Nucksal, ChangMo, and Kim Sa Wol
Line up 3 – Gsoul, Woo, Miso, and B.I
Epik High has been active on Instagram and Twitter, updating the public about their new album and even revealed the names of all their 10 songs. After the long wait, all the artists to be featured has finally been announced. The first song that is more likely to have its MV teaser released soon is ‘ROSARIO’, a title track that features CL and Zico. A combination that has set the fans on high expectation. Fans are also really excited to see Zico on the list as he is currently performing his military duties and will be inactive until 2022.
Further, fans have also extended their warm greetings to former leader of YG boygroup, iKON, B.I, as he prepares to make a comeback in the entertainment industry after an 18-month hiatus. Winner of ‘Song Writer of the Year,’ Kim Han Bin (B.I.) in September 2020 was appointed as on of the executive directors of IOK Company. “I would be lying if I deny that he is currently preparing for his return. However, whether he is coming back as solo, group, or producer, and other particular details are still undecided” representative from IOK disclosed.
The song list evidently shows that this album is going to be a culmination of a variety of genres revolving around the ongoing pandemic. Tracks like ‘Social Distance 16’ and ‘End of the World’ clearly back this up. Covid-19 has affected people in different ways and each song title sounds like a story to tell. The song ‘Based on a True Story’ from its very name is expected that the artists would sing about a unique story or stories that probably they personally experienced or about someone else’s experience.
All in all, although no further details have been released, this album is definitely going to be something that people can relate with and an EPIC album for sure.
Before the album is released, a documentary named ‘Epik High is Here’ will be released on January 15, 2021. “Based on A True Story” ft. HEIZE and “ROSARIO” ft. CL and Zico will drop on the 18th of January 2021, Korean Standard Time. Which song are you most excited for? Tell us everything in the comment section and stay connected with us to know more.
January 12th, 2021
We all know how much netizens love their OST’s (Original Soundtracks from KDramas) but sometimes, OST’s sung by our beloved K-Pop idols slip under the radar and hence, we are here to bring some of those beautiful OSTs to your attention.
November 29th, 2020
2020 has been a year of staying home and for the K-Drama and K-Pop fans, it became a little easier to follow that as we got a lot of new and interesting Korean content from time to time to keep ourselves entertained without going out of our homes and we are loving it !