Music companies celebrate holidays
Topping off the list of holiday releases made so far are K-pop it-boys Exo. This SM Entertainment boy band has released a holiday record every year since 2013, and their latest album, “For Life,” has been one of the most successful releases this season. With the lead single, the boy band has hit the top of the charts.
Additionally, labelmates Luna from girl group f(x) and Wendy from Red Velvet have also released Christmas tunes through the label’s music introduction channel called Station. Luna teamed up with vocalist Shin Yong-jae from the group 4Men to release collaborative ballad “It’s You,” while Wendy followed a more unconventional route by working with classical musicians Nile Lee and Jung Jae Moon for a remake of the classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Record labels are also continuing the trend of releasing collaborative holiday albums that feature their artists. Starship Entertainment released its sixth annual holiday album, featuring Junggigo, Mad Clown, Yu Seung-woo, and other male artists on the single “Love Wishes.”
Elsewhere, Jellyfish Entertainment celebrates the holidays with “Falling,” the company’s latest “Jelly Christmas” single. The song features artists such as VIXX, Seo In-guk, Gugudan, Park Jung-ah, and more.
BY CHUNG JIN-HONG [firstname.lastname@example.org]