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Red Velvet’s Irene Apologizes over ‘Gapjil’ Scandal

Red Velvet’s Irene Apologizes over ‘Gapjil’ Scandal

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Irene, a member of popular K-pop act Red Velvet, admitted to allegations that she verbally attacked a stylist during a recent shoot and apologized over the incident. “I sincerely apologize for hurting the stylist with my foolish attitude and careless words and action,” Irene said in an Instagram post [...]

Red Velvet’s New Album Tops iTunes Album Charts in 42 Countries

Red Velvet’s New Album Tops iTunes Album Charts in 42 Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl group Red Velvet’s latest “repackage album,” “The ReVe Festival: Finale,” has topped the iTunes album charts in 42 countries, its agency said Tuesday. The third of the five-member band’s “The ReVe Festival” trilogy, the 16-track album was released on Monday (Korean time) and includes four new songs — [...]

Red Velvet Drops This Year’s Second Summer Album Fronted by ‘Umpah Umpah’

Red Velvet Drops This Year’s Second Summer Album Fronted by ‘Umpah Umpah’

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Beloved girl group Red Velvet released Tuesday a new EP, “The ReVe Festival: Day 2,” the quintet’s second album to hit the summer music scene this year. “Umpah Umpah,” the main track, is a bright, energizing disco number laced electric sound rhythms, whose lyrics draw on summer images like [...]

Red Velvet Showcases Collaboration with Korean Fashion Brands in New York

Red Velvet Showcases Collaboration with Korean Fashion Brands in New York

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The culture ministry, and an affiliated government agency, said Friday they have unveiled a fashion collaboration between Korean designer brands and popular girl group Red Velvet at a showroom in New York City. “The Selects X Red Velvet,” unveiled on Feb. 21 (U.S. time), is the first collaboration from [...]

Two Koreas’ Art Troupes to Perform Together in Pyongyang

Two Koreas’ Art Troupes to Perform Together in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG/SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean musicians will hold their second and last performance in Pyongyang on Tuesday, this time jointly with North Korean artists, amid thawing tension on the Korean Peninsula. The 160-member troupe will start the two-hour-long concert titled “Spring Comes” at 3:30 p.m. (South Korean time), about an hour earlier [...]