January 6th, 2019

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[Streaming Post] 33rd Golden Disc Awards (Day 2)



MCs: Sung Si Kyung and Kang Sora
Artists: BTS, Wanna One, Twice, GOT7, Seventeen, IZ*One, Nu'est W, Monsta X and Stray Kids

When: Sunday, January 6th at 5:00 PM KST (Red Carpet starts at 03:00 PM KST)
Timezone conversions: 3:00 AM EST / 0:00 AM PST / 8:00 AM GMT

Streaming Links

source: soompi, goldendisc
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Flowsik discusses state of Korean hip-hop



Korean-American rapper Flowsik, acclaimed for his confrontational, aggressive musical approach, has helped popularize Korean hip-hop and its vibrant culture in the United States market as the leader of global hip-hop/R&B trio Aziatix.

In 2016, Flowsik released the single "Eung Freestyle" with fellow rappers Sik-K, Punchnello and Own Ovadoz, and the song's music video has surpassed 30 million YouTube views. In the song, he fused rap with elements of traditional Korean music to create a sound Korea had never heard before.

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source: The Korea Daily
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Apink tweaks its signature angelic concept with charismatic new album



Apink, one of the front-running K-pop girl groups, will release their new album this week, the latest part of the band's efforts to tweak their long-established angelic concept, the group members said Sunday.

"In our initial days, we dealt with innocent and lovely appeals, (but) going forward, we plan to come up with more charismatic allure," team leader Park Cho-rong said in a press conference ahead of Apink's release of their new record, "PERCENT," set for Monday evening.

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source: Yonhap News
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"SKY Castle" surges in TV ratings

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Is entering a prestigious university a matter of life or death in Korea? Maybe yes.

Cable network JTBC's Friday/Saturday drama "SKY Castle" got off to a good start with a storyline about uptown families desperate for their children to enter a top university.

Its viewership rating continues to rise with attention-grabbing scenes and rule-breaking story development. According to ratings research company Nielsen Korea, the 14th episode's nationwide rating reached 15.8% and 17.3% in the Seoul metropolitan area, exceeding JTBC's all-time high drama rating of 12.3% that "Woman of Dignity" set last week."

With six episodes left, attention is on whether "SKY Castle" can reach a 20% viewership rating.


source: The Korea Daily
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End-of-year award shows confuse, disappoint: Major networks’ mystifying choices leave viewers upset


Entertainer Lee Young-ja became the first female entertainer to be awarded the grand prize at the KBS Entertainment Awards and the first to be awarded two grand prizes after she received the grand prize from MBC on Dec. 29, above. [MBC]


KBS and SBS held their drama awards on the evening of Dec. 31. Though these major channels may have surrendered much of their viewership to cable channels, whose popularity continues to grow, KBS still managed to record 37 percent viewership with their weekend drama “Marry Me Now.”

The grand prize went to both Yoo Dung-kun from “Marry Me Now,” as well as Kim Myung-min from a mini series entitled “The Miracle We Met,” which saw a 13 percent viewership. KBS jointly awarded two actors with the award for the fourth year in a row. It wasn’t just the grand prize - the Best Actor and Best Actress awards both went to two actors.

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source: Korea Joongang Daily
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Wanna One's Ha Sung-woon to start solo career next month



Ha Sung-woon, a member of the disbanded boy band Wanna One, will return to the K-pop scene with his solo debut album next month, his management agency said Monday.

"Ha Sung-woon, who is scheduled to come back to his (original) management agency after completing his career with Wanna One, will unveil his mini album in late February to start his solo career," Star Crew ENT said.

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source: Yonhap News
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Seventeen @ 2019 Golden Disk Awards