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Hello Asia! New Music Video: Kangnam (M.I.B) feat. San E – “Chocolate” (South Korea, 2015)

Kangnam from M.I.B has made his solo debut with ‘Chocolate’! ‘Chocolate’ is a funky, mid-tempo song and features rapping by San E. The song’s lyrics talk about the sweetness of love, and the MV has some cute acting from AOA’s Mina and actor Nam Joo Hyuk. You can check out the video below!

Hello Asia! Feature: Japanese Music Chart Overview as of 11 September

Hello Asia! takes a look at the Japanese weekly singles ranking today as of 11 September. We analyse the biggest ranking chart for Japanese music: Oricon.

Where are we going, Dad? 爸爸去哪兒 third season set to film in Western Australia

Attention Chinese culture fanatics in Perth! For those of you who’ve been sucked in by the craze which is Hunan TV’s reality show Where are we going, Dad? 爸爸去哪兒, you’ll be excited to know that they’ll be setting foot on Western Australia’s sun-kissed shores very soon.

Japanese superstars Perfume appears on new iPhone 6s advertisement

Superstar Japanese pop group Perfume was one of the many stars appearing in the advertisement launching the brand new Apple iPhone 6s last night. See Nocchi, Kashiyuka & A-Chan take selfies in what appears to be a Hong Kong location (the harbour in the background kinda gives it away!)

Teaser released for Yim Jaebeum and Taeyeon’s upcoming duet, ‘Scars deeper than love’

In commemoration of 30 years since South Korean rock-ballad artist Yim Jaebeum’s singing debut, he will form a duet together with Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation to re-make his hit 90s track ‘Scars Deeper Than Love’.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: DAY6 – “Congratulations” (South Korea, 2015)

Are you one of the many fans who have been eagerly awaiting the debut of JYP Entertainment’s first ever band, DAY6? The wait is over! The band’s debut track ‘Congratulations’ has been revealed and absolutely lives up to expectations. Strong vocals are evenly spread, and surprisingly, so are their rap skills! See for yourself in the music video below!

BTS to tour four cities in September through 'Highlight 2015'

If you’re still suffering from the post-concert blues, never fear! BTS are going to be touring San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta and Toronto as part of 'Highlight 2015'. Check out the video below where they greet their fans in English as the newest models for Community54!

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Red Velvet - "Dumb Dumb" (South Korea, 2015)

SM Entertainment’s newest group Red Velvet are back with their signature sound and a hypnotising, artsy music video! Pay attention to the rap break - how many Michael Jackson references can you catch?

Hello Asia! Feature: Korean Music Chart Overview as of 9th of September

Hello Asia! takes a look at changes in the Korean music charts as of the 9th of September. We look at three of the biggest charts from the industry: MCountdown, Naver and Gaon.

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2015 Film Review: My Dictator (나의 독재자) (South Korea, 2014)

Awarded and nominated for various awards worldwide, My Dictator is an inspiring, eye-opening and commendable piece of art by Director Lee Haejun. Exploring the bond and emotions of a father and son, My Dictator is a beautifully heartbreaking representation of family, love and dreams.

Don't miss the Perfect 8 Live in Melbourne concert with Pakho Chau and Shiga Lin

Don't miss Hong Kong pop stars Pakho Chau and special guest Shiga Lin perform their one off Perfect 8 Live in Melbourne concert at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Sunday 27th September.

Hello Asia! Interview: BP Valenzuela (Philippines) talks about her music and performing at Music Matters LIVE

Synth-pop solo artist BP Valenzuela, had a chat with Hello Asia editor Johnny Au during her time at Music Matters in Singapore to discuss her new album The Neon Hour. This is the first time the nineteen-year old has performed outside of her home in the Philippines.

Hello Asia! Interview : Shiga Lin (Hong Kong) on her upcoming Australian concert and more!

Hong Kong singer and actress Shiga Lin sat down with Hello Asia editor Johnny Au and chatted about her upcoming Australian tour this September to Melbourne, her budding acting career, work on her fourth album and some non-music related plans for the rest of 2015.

Japanese Film Festival 2015 returns to Art Gallery of NSW

Japanese Film Festival Classics program returns to 2015 with an array of the best Japanese films selected from the works of renowned filmmaker, Kon Ichikawa. This tribute highlights Ichikawa significance in moulding the style of 20th Century Japanese films.

Date announced for St. Jeromes Laneway Festival Singapore 2016

Singapore, save the date! On January 30th, the annual St. Jerome's Laneway Festival will be heading back to The Meadow, Gardens by The Bay. 2016's lineup is ready to showcase the best international and local talent. The full lineup will be announced on September 22nd.