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Musicians Opened Up About Their Mental Health Problems
In recent years, the music industry has seen a growing number of musicians speaking openly about their mental health struggles.
Jin from BTS Enlisted in South Korean Army
BTS's twitter account read: “My brother! Come back safe! We love you!”
Indonesian Musicians Diskoria, Laleimanino. and Eva Celia Pay Tribute to Indonesian Legend With “C.H.R.I.S.Y.E”
On 15 January 2021, Laleilmanino in collaboration with Diskoria and Eva Celia released a song titled “C.H.R.I.S.Y.E”, the lyrics tell the story of one of Indonesia’s legendary musicians, Chrisye’s song titles. Uniquely, the song contains almost all of Chrisye’s most loved song titles, the chorus itself was written through the artist’s song titles and each of the sentences started with the letter corresponding to the song title. The song was also recently covered by BTS ex producer, Adora.
Red Velvet Seulgi Made Her Solo Debut with Mini Album “28 Reasons”
Red Velvet Seulgi previously released an album titled “Monster” as Red Velvet’s first sub unit with fellow member Irene. She now makes a solo debut with her mini album “28 Reasons”, released on October 4th. Showing her individual artistry, her solo mini album has a total of 6 songs, ranging from R&B vibes and dance pop songs, each track incorporating the light and dark theme, as hinted through the good vs evil narrative shown in the teaser videos.
EXO Member Xiumin Makes His Solo Debut With “Brand New”
K-pop boy group EXO was very popular during the early period of 3rd generation and still has a very big fandom even now. EXO member Xiumin had taken a long hiatus in his music activities after his military enlistment starting back in 2019, and finally made a debut as a solo artist after 10 years since his debut as an EXO member. The album has a total of 5 tracks, including the title track “Brand New”, the songs are Xiumin’s interpretation of 90’s and 00’s music or what is commonly known as Y2K music.
Kitsch Pop Darling Kim Petras Scores UK #1 Single With “Unholy”
“Unholy,” with its harrowing and sultry chorus, became the perfect song choice for thirst trap and break up videos on TikTok.
2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards: Best Moments
This year’s Billboard Latin Music Awards took place on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida.
Charlie Puth Released New Album Titled “Charlie” on 7th October
Charlie Puth released his new album called “Charlie” on October 7, 2022.
Girls Generation Released New Album “Forever 1” in Celebration of Their 15th Debut Anniversary.
Girls Generation made their debut all the way back on August 5th in 2007, and as one of the longest running girl groups within the industry, they are celebrating their 15th debut anniversary in August this year.
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NIKI Paid Tribute to Her Younger Self with Her Recently Released Album “Nicole”
Before she became the globally known “NIKI”, she was known as Nicole Zefanya, an Indonesian musician Youtuber.
BLACKPINK, Calling Action for Climate Change before the UN General Assembly
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK following their album success in 2020, recently made a comeback in the industry with their new album titled “Born Pink”.
Ha-Ash celebrate 20-year career with new album “#HaAshtag”
If there is one thing Mexican-American sister duo Ha-Ash pride themselves on, it is the ability to weave a love story or two through song. And now they’re back to make us feel some more.
‘Soy,’ a First Glimpse Into Mesoamerican Mythology of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
“Soy,” translating to “I Am,” was released as part of a three-song EP for the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on Monday, July 25.
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Kurt Cobain: Music saved my life
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