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New Jonghyun album, music video debut after K-pop star's death

New Jonghyun album, music video debut after K-pop star's death

Entertainment
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The final album from South Korean singer Jonghyun debuted posthumously Tuesday.The K-pop star's agency, SM Entertainment, released Jonghyun's second solo album, Poet | Artist, and a music video for the title track, "Shinin.""JONGHYUN Is Releasing His New Album 'Poet | Artist' and Music Video for Lead Song 'Shinin' Today," the company tweeted.The Korea Herald reportedPoet | Artist was completed in 2017. The album features 10 tracks in addition to "Shinin," including the song "Only One You Need." All proceeds will go to Jonghyun's mother and a foundation for the underprivileged.[embedded content]Jonghyun, born Kim Jong-hyun, died Dec. 18 at age 27 of an apparent suicide. The singer, who came to fame with the boy band SHINee, discussed his struggle with depression in a final ...
Ones to watch: Movies, TV and music in 2018

Ones to watch: Movies, TV and music in 2018

Entertainment
The new year arrives with the prospect of greatness. The return of Wes Anderson, Roseanne and Jack White could make 2018 one to remember.Here are some of the most anticipated movies, TV shows and albums planned for release this year.On the big screen...Lady Bird (16 February)If you can hold on and survive the dry January film climate, February arrives with the promise of more Oscar contenders.One of them is Lady Bird, actress Greta Gerwig's acclaimed directorial debut about a teenage girl growing up in California.The film stars Saoirse Ronan and has been so well received it broke the Rotten Tomatoes record with 100% positive reviews.Annihilation (23 February)[embedded content]For those who think Ex Machina was the greatest thing to happen to sci-fi since Stanley Kubrick, writer turned dire...
South Korea's Gaon Chart to recognize USBs as music albums

South Korea's Gaon Chart to recognize USBs as music albums

Entertainment
SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Gaon Chart will start counting USBs containing songs as albums next year to adapt to the fast changing music industry, the chart operator said Tuesday.The Korea Music Content Industry Association said it will change its policy for the Gaon Chart to expand the scope of "a music album" from the previously "replicated article stipulated in the copyright law" or "a physical object that contains music" to "a product sold in a package."Under the new policy that will come into force Jan. 1, G-Dragon's controversial USB album Kwon Ji Yong will also be recognized as an album.The move came after the association drew strong protest from the BIGBANG leader by excluding his new album made in the USB format from the chart in June. The association defined USBs sim...
Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Technology
Scan your eyes over Apple's just-published list of the year's most popular iPhone apps, and there's one notable omission: Shazam.In fact, it's been a while since the song-identifying software squeezed its way into the iOS App Store's top 10. So, why has Apple confirmed it is "combining" its business with that of the smaller London company? It has not revealed the price it is paying, but the sum is rumoured to be as much as $ 400m (£300m), which would make it one of Apple's most expensive takeovers to date.The US technology giant also hasn't disclosed its motivations beyond saying that it has "exciting plans in store".But there are several reasons the deal may have appealed.Music discoveryApple's smart assistant, Siri, already taps into Shazam, allowing users to verbally ask: "What song is
Red Velvet releases new album, 'Peek-A-Boo' music video

Red Velvet releases new album, 'Peek-A-Boo' music video

Entertainment
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Red Velvet returned with new music Friday.The K-pop stars released their second studio album, Perfect Velvet, and a horror-themed music video for their single "Peek-A-Boo."The "Peek-A-Boo" video shows Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri lure a pizza delivery boy to their haunted house on the night of a full moon. The singers wear several coordinating outfits, including all-red ensembles.Perfect Velvet is a followup to the group's debut studio album, The Red, which was released in September 2015. The group last released the EP The Red Summer, which included the single "Red Flavor," in July."Even though we had a lot of worries and thought a lot while we prepared our next song, when we saw our completed new album, a lot of our worries went away," the st...