Shinhwa, Andy, set to return
Shinhwa, the first-generation K-pop boy band, will resume its career early next year with Andy, who has kept a low profile since he was found to be spending money last year on illegal gambling.
The singer was sentenced to pay 5 million won ($4,629) in fines for his misconduct and banned from appearing on MBC programming.
Still, the seven-member ensemble has decided to promote its new album with him.
Shinhwa first debuted in 1998, when first-generation boy and girl groups like H.O.T. and S.E.S. started to emerge.
The boy band is one of the longest-running groups and its members, who were teenagers when they first burst onto the scene, are now approaching their mid-30s.
Shinhwa’s members have each sought out their own careers in singing and acting. They pursue individual projects when they are not performing together. By Sung So-young