K-POP is rocking the world! However, there is a country where K-POP fever hasn't landed yet. That is with 1.2 billion people—about one-sixth of the world's population—an emerging cultural powerhouse, India! South Korea's hottest K-POP stars will make star correspondents to cover news articles for News 9 about K-POP and its potential popularity in India.
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Exciting India - Kim Sung-kyu - Netflix
Kim Sung-kyu (born April 28, 1989), referred to as Sunggyu or Sungkyu, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is the leader and main vocalist of South Korean boy band Infinite. In November 2012, Sungkyu began his solo career with his first extended play, Another Me, debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart. He continued to release a second extended play, 27 (2015), debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart and number eight on The Billboard World Album, and yielded two South Korean top-ten singles “The Answer” and “Kontrol”.
Exciting India - 2015-2017: Solo comeback and Television roles - Netflix
On January 29, 2015, Sung-kyu was confirmed to star in new KBS variety show, Fluttering India, along with EXO's Suho, CNBLUE's Jonghyun, Super Junior's Kyuhyun, TVXQ's Changmin, and SHINee's Minho. Sung-kyu released his second EP, “27” on May 11 which was produced by Nell's Kim Jong-wan. He was promoted double title tracks “The Answer” and “Kontrol” for which the music video we're release on May 11. As of June 2015, the album has sold over 75 thousand copies locally. On May 15, 2015 Sung-kyu & L with other artists such as EXO, Girl's Day, Sistar, Niel and Ailee sang KBS1 Special Program 'I Am Korea' theme's song, “The Day We Met”, for Gwangbok's 70th Anniversary". Sung-kyu became a DJ for a special corner on Melon Radio for May 19, 2015 and May 26, 2015. He was also cast in the musical In The Heights, along with bandmate Dongwoo (cast as the male lead 'Usnavi'). Sungkyu played the main role 'Benny' with EXO's Chen and actor Seo Kyung-soo. The musical was produced by SM C&C, a subsidiary of S.M. Entertainment, and ran from September 4 to November 22 at 'Blue Square'. On September 17, 2015, it was revealed that Sung-kyu would star in a new KBS series, Youth Express, alongside comedian Kim Sook and actor Park Jaemin. In November 2015, he returned as a special host for Weekly Idol as the first special idol guest host from November 2, 2015 until November 9, 2015, during regular host Jung Hyung Don's temporary leave. In June 2016, he hosted JTBC's variety show Girl Spirit with comedian Jo Se-ho. The program aired on July 19. In early July, he became a guest competitor on MBC's Duet Song Festival. In February 2017, he was confirmed as an MC for Channel A's variety show Singderella. It was later reported that he'd sustained a rib injury while filming the programme which ultimately led to the delay of Infinite's comeback. August 2017 marked the release of “Drama” by R&B producer Primary featuring Sunggyu, which topped multiple domestic charts. Sungkyu held solo fan meetings in cities such as Tokyo and Osaka in September 2017 and also had fan meetings in November in Taipei. 2000 tickets were sold out within 1 minute for the fan meet in Taipei, which prompted organisers to add another session on the same day of 19 November 2017.
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