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Taeyeon Reacts to Having the No. 1 Album Sales for a Female K-Pop Solo Artist in the Past Decade

Taeyeon is opening up about her incredibly successful career.

The 32-year-old Girls’ Generation member and solo star got candid in a Q&A during a global press conference on Monday (February 14) upon the release of her latest studio album, INVU.

Find out what she had to say…

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Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Reveals How the Pandemic Is Affecting Her Career

Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon is getting candid about her feelings amid the pandemic.

The 31-year-old South Korean idol spoke openly during an Instagram Live over the weekend about her sadness and frustration.

“I’ve started a live broadcast to talk with those who have been diligently practicing social distancing,” she explained, via Soompi on Tuesday (September 1).

“COVID-19 has gotten so serious that I think the [current Level 2] social distancing rules have become Level 2.5 distancing. I don’t think we’re at Level 3 yet, but I honestly think we should consider them the same thing.”

“This [pandemic] isn’t getting any better, and it’s such a serious matter. There are so many people who are sick. Isn’t this affecting our daily lives? I think we’re beginning to fall apart. So I really hope everyone practices social distancing,” she went on to say.

“I think that as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, we have less and less that we can do. Isn’t that really annoying?”

She revealed that she has spent her time at home watching dramas and movies, making bracelets and playing with her dog Zero.

“Honestly, aren’t we all the same? We practice social distancing, we’re bored at home, we can feel lethargic, and we miss being with people. In a world that is already lonely without the COVID-19 pandemic, now we have to socially distance…people may think that staying at home is nice for me since I’m a homebody, but above all, I’m a singer, so I also want to sing and perform at concerts,” she said.

“Once I think the pandemic is starting to go away, it just gets worse. It’s true that I’m starting to get exhausted.”

She also revealed how this is now affecting her career.

“I think working people, not just me, are feeling a sense of loss and emptiness. I feel like I’ve lost my job now that I can’t perform. I really almost started crying just now. I’ll be waiting for the day I can meet everyone again.”

A superstar K-pop girl group recently opened up about how they’ve been working on their album in quarantine.

Girls' Generation Member Taeyeon Admits She's Struggling With Depression

Taeyeon is getting candid on social media about her mental health.

The 30-year-old member of the massively popular South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation opened up in a Q&A with her over 13.6 million fans on her Instagram Story on Sunday (June 16) about her recent struggles.

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During the chat, Taeyeon answered various questions, including “Are you doing well?” to which she replied “No.”

When asked about how to get over a slump, she wrote: “I’m not good at getting over it, so I just live in a slump.”

Another fan wrote: “It’s okay if you don’t post anything on Instagram, it’s okay just to communicate with us on Stories like this.” (Taeyeon‘s last post was on May 31 on Instagram.)

To that, she responded: “I’ve been sick for the past while. Please understand why I’ve refrained [from posting on social media]. Thank you and I’m sorry.”

Another fan wrote: “Is this bipolar disorder? Tsk tsk.”

She wrote back: “No, I am suffering from depression. I am working hard to get better through treatment with antidepressants. Whether it’s depression or bipolar disorder, please don’t ‘tsk’ and treat people disrespectfully. They are all patients who are suffering.”

Other fans attempted to cheer up the singer: “You are someone who gives me so much strength and comfort, and I’m sad that I can’t help comfort you in return,” one said.

“No, you do give me a lot of comfort. That’s why I like talking with fans, I get a lot of strength from communicating with you. Thank you…I’m so thankful that you listen to my music and seek me out. I gain strength from you every day,” she added.

“I decided to talk to you today because I needed to pep myself up. I feel like I’m being nourished by all of you. I’m going to be okay. I’m sorry for making you worry, but I think that this is another way for us to get to know each other better. I will take better care of myself. For the fans who deserve all the good things in the world,” she wrote in another post.

We are sending good thoughts Taeyeon‘s way. (English translations via Soompi.)

Instagram Reveals Most Popular Korean Accounts of 2018 - See the Top 10!

Instagram has announced the most popular Korean accounts in the 2018 Instagram Awards as of Thursday (December 20).

The awards included six categories: Most Loved Account, Top 10 Accounts, Account With Most Growth, Top Boy Group, Top Girl Group, and Photo With Most Likes.

BLACKPINK’s “Solo” star Jennie won Most Loved Account of 2018, which was based on views and likes of Stories and posts.

“I’m always thankful that [fans] are interested in my Instagram. Please keep an eye out for my Instagram, as I will be sharing more memories,” she said of the win.

BTS won the Top Boy Group category and BLACKPINK won Top Girl Group.

BTS also won Photo With the Most Likes for their picture at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, and their fandom, the ARMY, won Top Fandom Community.

See the full Top 10 below!

1. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon (@xxxibgdrgn)
2. EXO’s Chanyeol (@real_pcy)
3. EXO’s Sehun (@oohsehun)
4. EXO’s Baekhyun (@baekhyunee_exo)
5. Lee Jong Suk (@jongsuk0206)
6. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon (@taeyeon_ss)
7. GOT7’s Jackson (@jacksonwang852g7)
8. BLACKPINK’s Lisa (@lalalalisa_m)
9. Nam Joo Hyuk (@skawngur)
10. BLACKPINK’s Jennie (@jennierubyjane)

Note: G-Dragon has been the top-followed Korean celebrity since 2014.

Girls' Generation Sub-Unit Oh!GG Releases 'Lil' Touch' - Watch Now!

Girls’ Generation‘s new sub-unit, Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG, is making their big debut with a “Lil’ Touch”!

The five member sub-unit, consisting of Girls’ Generation members Taeyeon, Hyoyeon, Sunny, Yuri and YoonA, released their debut single on Wednesday (September 5).

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“I didn’t think that Oh!GG would actually become our name. I was taken aback at first, but there were a lot of people who said it was really catchy the more you hear it,” Hyoyeon admitted of their unit name during their reality show Girls For Rest.

The song was released along with another new track, called “Fermata.”

Watch the video for “Lil’ Touch” below!

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Pens Heartbreaking Letter to Jonghyun Following His Death: 'I Miss You So Much'

Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon is grieving the loss of her friend and collaborator, SHINee‘s Kim Jong-Hyun, better known as Jonghyun, who tragically died on Monday (December 18).

The 28-year-old star posted a heartbreaking letter written to Jonghyun on her Instagram on Tuesday (December 19), in which she openly mourned her friend.

“I want to hug you once more. That’s what I could’ve done but I hate myself for regretting like this after losing my chance,” she wrote.

“I miss you so much and I want to hold your hand.”

Taeyeon also canceled a fan event on Tuesday (December 19) following the news of Jonghyun‘s death.

See her post, and read the full letter below. (English translation via AllKPop.)

If you or anyone you know is at risk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and click here to find resources outside of the United States.

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Most-Liked K-Pop Celebrity Instagrams of 2017 - See Top 5 List!

Instagram announced the most popular K-Pop Instagram accounts of the year as part of the 2017 Instagram Awards!

The categories include Top 5 Accounts and Most-Loved Account. The photo service also revealed the K-Pop celebrity photo and video with the most love this year.

This year’s most popular Instagrammers include members of EXO, BIGBANG and Girls’ Generation. Can you guess who took the popularity prizes this year?

Chanyeol won for both photo and video with the most likes.

In addition, JBJ‘s Kwon Hyun Bin won the award for Account With the Most Growth in 2017.

Scroll through the gallery to find out which K-Pop stars reigned on Instagram this year!

And if you haven’t already, check out the Top 10 Most Liked celebrity Instagram photos of 2017!