I started KUVI back in 2012. KUVI was formally known as KPOP FANS. I love K-Pop so much, that I began to blog about it. It first began as a hobby, but when I noticed that many people around the world were reading my blog posts, I decided to work harder to grow my audience.
"I hope our K-Pop news website keeps getting more attention and the community keeps growing year after year." -Daniel
Today, IST Ent. released a statement through twitter announcing the departing of Apink’s members Bomi, Chorong, Namjoo and Hayoung. But even though four members have left, they stated that Eunji will remain in IST Ent. and the members will continue with their Apink promotions.
Hello, this is IST Entertainment.
Thank you to all of the fans who cherish and support Apink.
We would like to inform you of our official position regarding Apink’s future activities.
After careful consideration and discussion with the members ahead of the expiration of the Apink members’ exclusive contracts, Chorong, Bomi, Namjoo, and Hayoung concluded their beautiful 12-year journey with us at in late April.
Eunji has recently renewed her contract and will continue her relationship with us. She plans to greet you with her next work as soon as possible as well as continuing her singing career. We will continue to support her so she can stand out in various fields.
Regardless of whether they are signed with us or not, Apink has promised to continue their team activities without disbanding. All of the members have a strong will and desire for their group activities. We will consult with the members and cooperate so that we can all protect the group.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the Apink members who have worked together for 12 years to establish themselves as one of K-Pop’s representative girl groups. We ask for your continued support and love for Apink, who are preparing for their new start.
What a great day to launch KUVI Green on Earth Day 2023!
It is KUVI Media’s newest sublabel, which will focus on expanding awareness and knowledge of ways we can have a frugal and eco living with the support of technology and information to help our home, EARTH!
We are so excited what this new journey has in store for us and we can’t wait to share it with you!
Thank you for your support and here’s for a greater future together!🥂
They may not be very well known group but their music is very underrated. TAKE made their debut as a 5-member group back on April 17, 2003 with their debut album 1Story. The group is still active after 20 years, but as a duo group with members Seung Hee and Sung Jae.
15 Years Ago [April 15-21, 2008]
EPIK HIGH_ Pieces, Part One (Album) [April 17, 2008]
Epik High were one of the best underrated Hip-hop group of the time, and this repackaged album of their 5th studio album showed their unique K-HipHop style.
10 Years Ago [April 15-21, 2013]
C-CLOWN_ Shaking Heart (Album) [April 18, 2013]
This great but short lived idol group had their best comeback in 2013 with their album Shaking Heart, reaching the 1 in the Gaon Chart.
5 Years Ago [April 15-21, 2018]
VIXX_ Eau de VIXX (album) [April 17, 2018]
Legendary group VIXX had one of their wonderful comebacks with their title track Scentist.
JBJ_ New Moon (Album) [April 17, 2018]
This was a lovely comeback but unfortunately the last one for the iconic Produce 101 participants.
IN2IT_ SnapShot (Single Album) [April 19, 2018]
This is IN2IT’s highest chart topping comeback to date, reaching #9 on the K-Pop charts.
After the unbelievable news of Moonbin from Astro’s death, yesterday April 19th, the K-Pop industry has not been the same. From idol groups to music show programs have expressed their condolences to Moonbin’s family, friends and fans.
On April 20th, MCountdown! had MCs be dressed in black and had a moment of silence to remember Moonbin.
Idol groups and other TV shows have also expressed themselves on social media saying:
We express our deep sorrow and condolences at the news regarding ASTRO’s Moonbin. May he rest in peace.
ASTRO’s Moonbin suddenly left the world to become an everlasting star. Moonbin was loved by many including his fans, since his debut in 2016. We express our deep sorrow at the regretful news and wish our condolences.
It saddens us to report that ASTRO’s member Moonbin has passed away…
At approximately 8:10 PM KST on April 19th, 2023, Seoul Gangnam Police reported that K-Pop idol Moonbin was found dead in his apartment in the Gangnam District of Seoul, S.Korea.
“It appears that Moonbin took his own life,” adding, “We are currently discussing the possibility of an autopsy to determine the precise cause of death.”
Seoul Gangnam Police Statement
In the early morning of April 20th, 2023 Fantigio released a statement confirming Moonbin’s death saying the following:
This is Fantagio.
First, we apologize for having to convey this sorrowful and heartbreaking news.
On April 19, ASTRO member Moonbin suddenly left us and has now become a star in the sky.
Although it cannot compare to the grief of the bereaved family that had to part with their beloved son and brother, his fellow artists and the staff here at Fantagio, who have been together with him for a long time, are also deeply mourning the departed amidst tremendous shock and sorrow.
It pains us even more to have to convey this sudden news to the fans who have given their unsparing love and support to Moonbin. Because we know all too well just how unparalleled the departed [Moonbin] was in his love for his fans, whom he was constantly thinking of, the grief is all the more overwhelming.
In order for the bereaved family, who has fallen into great sorrow due to this sudden tragedy, to be able to respectfully mourn the departed and say their goodbyes, we entreat you to please refrain from speculative or malicious reports.
In accordance with the wishes of the bereaved family, the funeral will be held as quietly as possible, with family, close friends, and agency colleagues in attendance.
Once again, we express our deep mourning as the departed walks his final path.
Words cannot explain the shock and sadness we all feel about this news. Even though we did not meet Moonbin in person, we connected with him through his art and music. Please take care of yourself and be safe.
Exciting news for NCT fans – a new subunit has been announced! SM Entertainment recently revealed that it will be adding a NCT subunit with NCT-DOJAEJUNG, which will consist with three current members: Doyoung, Jaehyun, and Jungwoo.
NCT-DOJAEJUNG will be making their debut on April 17 @ 6PM KST with their mini album “Perfume” (tracklist available below).
This announcement has already generated a lot of buzz within the K-pop community, with fans speculating on what kind of music and concept this new subunit will showcase.
Fans are now eagerly waiting for more details about the upcoming subunit’s concept.
Stay tuned for more updates on NCT’s new subunit and get ready to witness the group’s growth and evolution yet again!
HYBE & Source Music new female group, LE SSARAFIM, have just made their soon to be iconic debut!
This debut comes after a few weeks of controversy. Other than that, the girls have shown they’re truly FEARLESS of what k-netizens have to say about them. The girls have a minimal fashion style choice but with a strong and powerful funk-based alternative pop. The song progresses beautifully and seems to distinguish itself from the current K-Pop scene of mashed up multi-genres.
We hope this is an uphill beginning for these powerful rookie idols. ~Best Wishes!
As we, KUVI, approach our 10th anniversary this year, we are ready expand our company even more! We are happy to introduce the KMU (KUVI Media Universe). In this new media universe we are expanding on what we currently provide. KUVI will continue the strong partnership with TOKKISTAR, which they have their own universe but both of our universe connect in the same multiverse!
What will KMU provide?:
Continuing providing music news, but now with a focus on multi-genres (K-Pop, J-Pop, American Pop, Latin Pop, and much more!)
Continuing providing the latest local, national, and international music news events (Festivals, Concerts, Fan-meets, etc.)
NEW!: Providing the latest/BREAKING local, national, and international news.
NEW!: Providing the latest information/activities/worksheets/lessons in K-12 education (Math, Science, Reading, Social Studies, etc.)
We hope to expand our universe even more in the future.
We want to welcome you to KUVI Media Universe, and thank you so much for continuing supporting us for the past 10 years! 🥰