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SHINHWA’s Junjin to return with a solo album for the first time in 7 years

Junjin of the legendary boy group SHINHWA is preparing to make his comeback as a solo artist seven years after the release of his first full-length album back in 2008! His album is set to be released on the 7th of September.

Hello Asia! Live Review: KCON LA 2015 M! Countdown Day 2 - Staples Center (02.08.15)

Another August in Los Angeles, another KCON and MCountdown concert bonanza! Now in its fourth year, the All Things Hallyu event ballooned once again in size, scope, and attendance. This year’s mantra was “Ignite Your Feelz” and the double concerts indeed ignited all kinds of feelz for the 90,000 attendees who took over the Staples Center on August 1st and 2nd. Here’s a brief rundown of the second of the 2-night conflagration of fan emotions.

Hello Asia!'s 20 Favourite K-Pop Songs of 2015... So Far

July is here, and with it comes the Hello Asia! team's reflections on the best of K-pop in 2015 so far. So what made the cut? Check out our top 20, in order of release.

KCON 2015 USA Announces Complete K-Pop Artist Lineup

The full lineup for KCON 2015 USA has been announced, and it’s a doozy. Besides the K-Pop artists, a number of celebrity guests are expected to join, with names to be announced soon.

Hello Asia! Music Video Review: Shinhwa "Sniper" (South Korea, 2015)

Legendary K-Pop group Shinhwa returns with the release of their 12th album, WE after a two-year hiatus. Again working with top British composer Andrew Jackson, the group shows off a chic, sexy and matured music video for the album’s title track, Sniper. Boasting impressive array of surreal sets, classic and luxurious wardrobe, intense gazes and maturity, the music video quickly gain explosive responses from fans around the world.

Shinhwa Junjin reveals Shin Hyesung doesn′t fart because he′s an emotional ballad singer and more

The legendary K-pop group Shinhwa recently resumed promotional activities with "Sniper". The veteran proves to be the original Variety-Dol as they unveiled shocking secrets on KBS variety program, Annyeonghaseyo.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: SHINHWA - "Sniper" (South Korea, 2015)

Shinhwa have finally made their return with their recent single, "Sniper"! They brought along their maturity and oh so inconceivable sexiness in this music video. Believe me, you will find yourself whistling (or humming, if you can't whistle like me) to the song because it gets stuck in your head. Not to mention, the video is full with beautiful and metaphorical concepts, so check it out!

Hello Asia! Feature: My K-Pop Playlist for Spring/Autumn Edition

Fellow Melbournians would understand – if weather had a middle name, Melbourne's would be Dilemma. The temperature dropped by 10 to 20 degrees the past weeks and it's been really windy. Don’t even mention the thunderstorm but now sunny days are back and hopefully they are here to stay. As a huge part of my mood depends on the weather, being in the middle of spring and autumn results in a music polarization affecting my playlist. I crave for brighter easy listening on sunny days and mellow ballad and deep music on cloudy windy days. Sharing with you, who probably share a similar disorder, the Korean songs must haves in my playlist this spring/autumn.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Group S "Without You" (South Korea, 2014)

The first generation K-pop group, Group S is back with a mini album titled Autumn Breeze after an 11-year hiatus. Group S consists of 3 popular vocalists of the 1990s era - H.O.T's Kangta and Shinhwa's Shin Hyesung and singer Lee Jihoon. Released on 27 Oct 2014, Autumn Breeze features 5 songs that are produced and composed by member Kangta.

Hello Asia! News: Shinhwa Win Global Star Award at Mwave 20's Choice Awards

Mnet 20's Choice

Korean music channel Mnet held their 20’s Choice summer awards – an awards festival where winners are selected by polling the 20-something demographic - on July 18. Standard categories include male and female drama stars, hottest rapper, hottest band and more, but this year’s 20’s Choice event also featured a new “Mwave Global Star” award exclusively voted for by international K-pop fans.

Hello Asia! News: Mnet's Dancing9 to Premiere on August 20

Dancing9

With its first episode set to air on July 20, Mnet’s new “dance survival TV show” Dancing9 is proving one of the most anticipated television programs of the year in South Korea.