Blackpink’s Ice Cream without the sexual overtones? Malaysian bands release Islamic-friendly K-pop covers less likely to upset Muslims

Autotune Band, signed to Malaysia’s Tarbiah Sentap Records, are one of a number of bands under the label producing a sound known as “pop nasyid”, a music style embraced by modern urban Muslims.Tarbiah Sentap Records In recent years K-pop has exploded in popularity around the world, but in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where the music has a [...]

BLACKPINK’s Jisoo To Lead in New Drama by “Sky Castle” Director and Writer

YG Entertainment has confirmed that BLACKPINK’s Jisoo will be starring in a new JTBC television drama directed by Sky Castle director Jo Hyun Tak and writer Yoo Hyun Mi. Tentatively titled Snowdrop, the series will be Jisoo’s debut TV drama as a lead actress. Her first brush with acting occurred while she was still a trainee with YG Entertainment, appearing in a guest [...]

Remy Ishak Took Part In BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” Dance Cover?

A TikTok video showing a group of male dancers covering BLACKPINK (블랙핑크)’s hit song “How You Like That” went viral on Twitter over the weekend. The Twitter user who uploaded the clip, #EfaPerfumeHouse (@efaperfume) pointed out that one of the guys in the clip resembles Malaysian heartthrob Remy Ishak. https://twitter.com/remy_ishak/status/1284742678278598657?s=20 Remy had the best reaction after Efa’s original tweet blew [...]

Li Xian Fanboys Over BLACKPINK’s Comeback Single, How You Like That

It's always an enjoyable sight when an artist gushes over their fellow artists. Seeing it happen between artists of two different industries and countries is also a major bonus. I don't know about you, but I never thought that I would see Li Xian (Go Go Squid) and BLACKPINK in one sentence! June 26 is one of the most [...]

BLACKPINK’s Makeup Artist Accused Of Plagiarising Instagrammer’s Look

BLACKPINK (블랙핑크) is currently gearing up for their much-anticipated return to the K-pop scene. However, things unexpectedly turned sour after a beauty content creator named Nushafarin called out the group’s makeup artist, Maeng, for allegedly stealing her work.   Source: Kstarlive The issue came to light after the Afghan beauty took to social media to point out the obvious [...]

Blackpink’s Lisa Shows Viewers Why She’s Named Dance Mentor for Season 2 of Youth With You

Season 2 of iQIYI’s idol making program Youth With You 青春有你2 is getting into the swing of things as the show held its press conference earlier today to finally give us our first glimpse of the show’s mentors.    This season’s exciting line up includes Lisa from South Korean pop group Blackpink, the previous big winner Cai Xukun (aka Kun), Ella Chen from Taiwanese group S.H.E. and rapper Jony [...]

Naim Daniel Responds To BLINK’s Threat For Posting Edited Photos With Rosé

Malaysian singer Naim Daniel has been on a roll posting numerous photoshopped images of himself with BLACKPINK member Rosé (로제) on his Instagram for the past few weeks. Well, not everyone has been impressed with Naim. Recently, an angry BLINK (BLACKPINK fandom name) appeared out of nowhere to vent out his/her anger to the 22-year-old, [...]

BLINKs Are Calling For BLACKPINK To Quit YG Entertainment

It is already mid-November and a month away from 2020. But we have yet to receive any good news about BLACKPINK (블랙핑크)’s promised comeback, as stated by their home label YG Entertainment. So far, the global girl group only released their chart-topping hit “Kill This Love” this year and that’s it! So, what’s next for the girl [...]

Malaysian K-pop Fan Becomes Translator For BLACKPINK & iKON

Sure, doing well in studies is important but it’s not the only path to succeed in life. Just ask Shah Azham. Even though he failed his Sijil Pelajaran Malaysian (SPM) exams after performing poorly in school, the 24-year-old has managed to set up a design company. He even taught himself Korean and the hard work [...]

Malaysian Snack Super Ring Goes International Thanks To BLACKPINK

We should never underestimate the strength of star power. Jisoo (김제니) and Jennie (김지수) from BLACKPINK successfully demonstrated this when they introduced South Korea (and the world) to the Malaysian snack, Super Ring. The pair, from arguably the biggest K-pop act at the moment, stopped by a local 7-11 store earlier this year when they [...]