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Thai soloist Sorn releases new single and reflects on what it means to be ‘Nirvana Girl’

  • Sorn, a former member of K-pop girl group CLC, released a new digital single on Sep. 15 titled “Nirvana Girl,” featuring vocals from her former CLC groupmate Yeeun and choreography from her former CLC groupmate Seungyeon. 
  • This will be Sorn’s first new music project with Yeeun and Seungyeon since CLC’s official disbandment announcement back in May. 
  • The Thai soloist, who is currently signed by WILD Entertainment Group, has released three singles so far this year: “Save Me,” “Scorpio” and “Sharp Objects.” 
  • Sorn sat down with NextShark ahead of the single’s release to chat about what her solo journey has been like and what it means to be a “Nirvana Girl.”

“I don’t feel like I can really, fully inspire anyone just yet,” Sorn tells NextShark over the phone while in South Korea.

The 25-year-old Thai artist has come a long way since becoming a K-pop trainee under CUBE Entertainment at age 15. With a decade of experience under her belt – nearly seven of which were with the now-disbanded K-pop girl group CLC – Sorn has journeyed as a soloist down a road of humility.

Filipino band Ben&Ben break into US music scene with first-ever North American tour and new single

  • Filipino folk pop band Ben&Ben dropped a new English single titled “The Ones We Once Loved" on Friday.
  • In their fifth year as a band, Ben&Ben will embark on their first-ever North American tour and perform in five U.S. cities starting this September.
  • While speaking with NextShark, Ben&Ben discussed their stances on societal issues with their music relating to women empowerment, the LGBTQ-plus community, good governance and mental health.

Filipino band Ben&Ben are bursting into the American music scene with their first-ever North American tour and the release of a new English single titled “The Ones We Once Loved.”

Currently one of the top bands in the Philippines, Ben&Ben formed in 2017 and consists of nine members: twin duo Miguel Benjamin and Paolo Benjamin, Poch Barretto, Keifer Cabugao, Andrew De Pano, Toni Muñoz, Pat Lasaten, Anges Reoma and Jam Villanueva.

‘Vulnerability is weakness’: the ‘House of Ho’ cast on Asian masculinity, filial piety and a new gen of Asian Americans

The Ho family returns for their second season after an almost two-year hiatus, promising more Hos and a ho’ lot of drama.

Centered around a wealthy Vietnamese American family based in Houston, Texas, HBO Max’s reality TV series “House of Ho” gives viewers an intimate glimpse into the opulent lives of immigrants who have achieved the American Dream. Viewers may be surprised, however, to discover that the Ho family deals with the same issues that many average Asian Americans deal with in their own lives, some of which stem from cultural dissonance. Disagreements about how children should be raised, differences in the treatment of sons and daughters and the pressures placed upon them by their parents well into adulthood are just a few sources of drama viewers can expect to see and possibly relate to while observing the Ho family.

‘You Gook! You Slant Eye!’: Steve Aoki Recounts Struggles Growing Up Asian American

Steve Aoki is hands down one of the most successful DJs in the world. He was ranked 5th on the Forbes 2016 list among the world’s highest paid DJs and raked in $23.6 million in 2015. These are well-deserved accolades for the man once dubbed the “hardest working DJ in the world”, having done up to 300 shows a year.

A fun fact about Aoki is that he’s the son of Rocky Aoki, the former pro wrestler and founder of the Benihana restaurant chain. While some might immediately assume that Steve Aoki was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, it’s the opposite that’s true.

Woody Allen’s Wife Soon-Yi Breaks Her Silence to Defend Her Husband

After decades of media silence, Soon-Yi Previn, the wife of Woody Allen, spoke in length surrounding her early life with adopted mother Mia Farrow and about the allegations that Allen molested his daughter Dylan Farrow.

In an interview published by New York Magazine on Sunday, Previn said Dylan Farrow was merely spreading lies about Allen while taking advantage of the recent conversation about sexual harassment in Hollywood.

How a Teen ‘Cheated Coded’ His Way into Running a $20 Million a Year Startup

Oftentimes, when we aspire to do something, we complain about not having enough resources to get it done. If we want to build a company, we delay doing it because raising money is hard. If we want to become Hollywood’s next biggest actor, we say we don’t know the right people.

Meet Brian Wong, the 25-year-old CEO of mobile advertising startup Kiip. His clientele includes heavy hitters like McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Proctor & Gamble, and BMW, among many more. This year alone, Kiip has raked in $20 million.

Meet Charles Michael Yim: The Man Who Made History on Shark Tank

Charles Michael Yim is a successful entrepreneur who has started three companies to date and sold two of them by the time he turned 28. His most recent startup, Breathometer, became the very first company on the hit TV show “Shark Tank” to get an investment from every single shark.

Yim, 33, has been able to attract top mentors including the “Paypal Mafia,” Virgin founder Richard Branson, and “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban. His Instagram account documents the fun-filled life he’s been able to create.

How a Top Pickup Artist Went From Orgies and Bondage to Becoming a Family Man

In 2005, Rolling Stone writer Neil Strauss released his book “The Game,” which chronicled his years-long journey in the seduction community. These communities provide men who moonlight as pickup artists the opportunity to get together to share and learn ways to court women. Strauss’s book follows his interactions with the women he was trying to woo along with his pickup mentor, known as “Mystery.”

The book was a hit and brought the once underground pickup artist community into the mainstream. It also created an explosion of businesses aimed at helping men improve their skills in socializing with women. Some of these businesses offer weekend “boot camps” for men to train with pickup coaches and get real-life experience talking to women and can cost thousands of dollars.

He Sold His Startup For $54 Million, Then Gave His Family a Gift of a Lifetime

What do you do when SnapChat buys your startup and you become a millionaire? If you’re 25-year-old Garrett Gee, you put all the money in savings, sell everything you own, and take your family on an endless trip around the world.

Gee is the founder of Scan, a QR code-scanning mobile app he pitched on “Shark Tank” in 2013. He appeared on the show wearing just a hoodie and flip flops, an ensemble he wears when pitching investors.

Meet the Man Who Did LSD With Steve Jobs in College

Daniel Kottke was once a good friend of Steve Jobs. In college, the two friends experimented with LSD together, but as one of Apple’s earliest employees, Kottke’s friendship with Jobs crumbled when the tech visionary refused to give his friend any stock in the company.

In the early years when they were students at Reed College, Kottke and Jobs became good friends after discovering they both had read “Be Here Now,” a book about psychedelics and spirituality. They hung out and traveled together while regularly experimenting with LSD. Back then, they were just young college kids having fun and discovering who they were.