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After weeks of teasers and hype, the solo artist that has been revealed to visit India is none other than, former front man of LEDApple, Jason Jang Hanbyul. LED APPLE was a popular Korean Pop Rock band which was formed under Starkim Entertainment. Hanbyul however left the group after some years and went solo.
Jang Hanbyul is not only an exceptional artist but has also had multiple experiences in different fields. Many fans would also know him as the host in popular TV shows like After School Club, Simply KPOP, MNET US M Countdown. He has also appeared in multiple TV shows like Room of Secrets, Society Game amongst others. Besides cameos in Dramas like “To the Beautiful You”, “Reckless Family2”, he has also sung OSTs for popular dramas like ‘Pretty Boy’, ‘Sassy Go Go’, ‘Remember’, ‘I Picked up a Star on the Road’, etc.
As part of LED Apple as well as solo, Hanbyul has toured many countries including Japan, Germany, Kazakhstan, Indonesia. This will be his first visit to India.
A quick background on Jason Jang Hanbyul, would let you know that he actually lived in Australia before moving to South Korea. He is fluent in 4 languages – English, Korean, French and Japanese. If that doesn’t seem enough, Hanbyul actually holds a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland!
The date for the event as well as the venues has not been announced yet but as per the teaser pictures, it is scheduled to be held in 2 states and 3 venues. It is assumed that Nagaland and Diphu would be 2 of the venues as one of the organisers Musika is based in Nagaland, while one of the partners, KACC (Karbi Anglong Chamber of Commerce is based in Diphu (Karbi Anglong, Assam). Pink Box events which is the first company to have been organising KPOP events in India is one of the other partners. When we reached out for comments, we were told that more information regarding the venues would be revealed soon along with other details. It maybe mentioned that Pink Box Events had earlier posted a teaser picture which looked like they were preparing for more announcement.
We are also happy to announce that Namaste Hallyu is one of the official SNS partner and we do have something special coming up tomorrow so, don’t forget to check in with us.
In the meanwhile, here’s one of Hanbyul’s original song and a cover –
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.
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Look out K-Pop stans, because 2021 is going to be the comeback year for our favorite 2nd generation boy groups. Military service is a phase which all of us are well aware of and we are always dreading for it to arrive. However, at the end of the dark tunnel, the day finally arrives when we get to see our idols active again doing what they and we love. In 2020, several members from groups like Infinite, 2PM, SHINee and BTOB are being discharged from their military service and it has been truly a good year for us.
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 !