Singer IU is facing embarrassment over plagiarism allegations surrounding her hit song 'Red Shoes' released in 2013. The record company that brought up the similarity in some parts of the melody stated, "We tried to contact them to discuss this issue, but there was no response." IU's representatives refuted these claims by publishing the reply email.
For nearly a decade, there has been an ongoing plagiarism dispute over IU's 2013 release "Red Shoes" and the song "Here's Us" by the German band NEKTA, which was released in 2009. Both parties continue to reveal conflicting statements in a battle for the truth.
Fans are taking a hardline approach to music agencies that are unresponsive to their demands, escalating their protests to the point of truck demonstrations outside the agencies' offices. This provocative act has triggered controversy and concern over the extreme measures taken.
Interest in K-pop sensation IU is heating up among fans in the Chinese-speaking regions. Many anticipate that IU could become the driving force rekindling the Hallyu Wave in China, breaking through the so-called 'Hallyu Ban' which had limited Korean pop culture in the country.
WOODZ held his debut world tour '2023 World Tour 'OO-LI' in Seoul' ('We', hereafter) on the 21st at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, establishing a meaningful connection with his domestic fans. This Seoul performance marks the beginning of his tour, which will span 11 cities including Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Osaka, Tokyo, Bangkok, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago, São Paulo, and more, allowing him to meet with fans worldwide.