What does Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Jessica Jung have in common? Besides their unbeatable star power, these enterprising celebrities are also self-made bosses in their own right.

Seungri

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As if Seungri’s not busy enough being a global K-pop star, the 27-year-old has also been juggling several businesses on the side, including an EDM music label, a luxury lounge bar and a new high-end nightclub. His Japanese ramen chain Aori Ramen is arguably his most successful venture, having opened its 34th domestic branch this May. In recent news, the BIGBANG member is reportedly preparing for his solo comeback.

Rihanna

 

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RiRi’s fabulous makeup brand Fenty Beauty has been slaying since its epic launch last year, boasting an all-inclusive range of products that’s paving the way for diversity – one foundation shade at a time. Besides the 40-shade foundation range, other cult favourites include the Killawatt Trophy Wife Highlighter and the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. And her Fenty empire is about to get even bigger with her newly-launched Savage X Fenty lingerie line, which includes pieces catering to women of all shapes and sizes. Queen did that!

Jessica Jung

From K-pop darling to helming her own fashion line BLANC & ECLARE, former SNSD member Jessica Jung has come a long way. Launched in Jung 2014, the minimalist label started off by creating a curated selection of wardrobe essentials – and it has since expanded their offerings to include denim pieces, accessories, eyewear and even a cosmetics range. Now, BLANC & ECLARE has made its mark on the international fashion scene, with a flagship store in New York and branches in China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand etc.

Kylie Jenner

 

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In just 18 months, Kylie Jenner turned her $29 lipstick venture to a $420 million business – and she’s poised to become the next billion-dollar baby in the beauty industry by 2022. Even though the 20-year-old has been busy with her new-mum duties, her dedication to Kylie Cosmetics hasn’t dwindled. “It’s not like I’m doing this to make money. This is just something authentic to me.” And she proves it through her generous efforts, having donated half a million dollars from her Birthday Collection Lip Kit to Teen Cancer America. 

Seo Eunkwang

 

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Leader and powerhouse vocalist of K-pop boy band BTOB can now add F&B boss to his list of credentials. Seo Eunkwang is the co-owner of PLUSEIGHTTWO, a Korean dessert cafe that opened its doors right here in Singapore this January. Located at the first floor of Rendezvous Hotel, this minimalist space serves your usual brunch suspects of fancy toasts, coffee cubes and shaved ice. While the BTOB member isn’t able to oversee the operations personally, he might still pop by every once in a while so don’t freak out if you bump into him at the cafe!

Jaden Smith

 

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You may know him as Will Smith’s son or Dre Parker from The Karate Kid. Today, Jaden Smith is also known as the co-founder of JUST Water. The 19-year-old has officially revolutionised the bottled-water industry by creating sustainable bottles made of paper-based carton and plant-based caps. JUST Water also gives back to the community in Glens Falls, where the profits go towards helping to improve the city’s water infrastructure system. Organic spring water with a gorgeous packaging to boot and all for a wholesome cause? Get us a carton – or maybe 10!

This article was adapted from Teenage Vol.30 Issue 2, out on newsstands now.

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Earlier in January, JJ Lin revealed that he’ll be kicking off his Sanctuary World Tour starting from Shanghai in March before heading off to other cities such as Beijing, Shenzhen and Kuala Lumpur – to sizzling response as tickets to his shows were all snapped up shortly after going on sale, as expected of the Mandopop king. With his upcoming stop in Singapore this August, we wouldn’t be surprised if he manages to sell out his two-night show. After all, it’s JJ Lin we’re talking about.

Local organisers Unusual Entertainment announced that the prodigal son will be returning to his homeland for the Singapore leg of his Sanctuary World Tour, which promises to be a “360 all-rounded experience” complete with elaborate stage effects and top-notch vocals added to the already incredible venue. We can’t wait to belt out to his endless list of well-loved hits such as ‘A Thousand Years Later’, ‘Those Were The Days’ and ‘If Only’!

JJ Lin Sanctuary World Tour in Singapore 2018

JJ Lin Sanctuary World Tour
Date: 18 & 19 August 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket prices: $348, $288, $228, $148

Tickets go on sale from 16 June, 10am via www.sportshubtix.sg.

[UPDATE] Tickets to both shows are sold out, but additional shows will be launched on 15 and 16 August. Tickets across all price categories will go on public sale from 25 June, 10am via www.sportshubtix.sg.

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Kehlani Was Sweet, Sexy And Savage At Her Singapore Debut Show

31 May 2018 by Nicole Chan

At only 23, the bold R&B songstress hailing from Oakland has already achieved a multitude of successes for her youthful age – from lending her honeyed yet fierce vocals to ‘Gangsta’ from Suicide Squad: The Album, to earning a Grammy nomination for her record-breaking debut album SweetSexySavage. And now, for the first time ever, she brings her renowned tour of said album to the shores of Singapore!

Kehlani

Despite the concert being held at the scaled-down event space at [email protected] Box, Kehlani still managed to put on a phenomenal show equivalent to a full-fledged concert at a stadium. With her infectious energy and rockin’ dance moves accompanied with the synchronised flashing lights, the vivacious singer kept her dedicated audience grooving along to hit after hit throughout the set. Albeit a short (but sweet) one-hour, she made it one heck of a night to remember as she performed almost the entire catalogue of her latest record. Fans bopped to her catchy, head-banging smashes such as ‘CRZY’ and ‘I Wanna Be’, while singing along to the more soulful, pared-down numbers like ‘Hold Me By The Heart’ and ‘Honey’. 

Photo by Alvin Ho | LAMC Productions

Wrapping up the show on an emotional note, Kehlani affirmed that “if y’all got arenas out here, one day I’ll play ’em and that means when I play the biggest venue in Singapore, I’m going to remember this one. So if you’re at this show, this is history.” And when the day comes, you can be there to say “we were here first”.

Image credits: Aloysius Lim & Alvin Ho for LAMC Productions

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The boys of SEVENTEEN just seem to get bigger and bigger every year, and they certainly show no signs of stopping. Hot on the heels of their second full-length effort TEEN, AGE (oh hey, Teenage says hi!), the K-pop hit machine is set to embark on their IDEAL CUT concert tour in June, including a hotly-anticipated stop in Singapore!

Last September, SEVENTEEN put up a stellar show for their Diamond Edge tour at the smaller-scale Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre. But this year, the 13-member group is finally getting the arena treatment they rightfully deserve at the Singapore Indoor Stadium! It’s no surprise that tickets to their three-day concert in Seoul were all snapped up in a flash, but judging from the massive turnout in Singapore last year, we have no doubts that the local Carats will be out in full force this time too.

2018 SEVENTEEN CONCERT 'IDEAL CUT' in Singapore

2018 SEVENTEEN CONCERT ‘IDEAL CUT’ in Singapore
Date: 21 September 2018
Time: 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: $288, $228, $188, $98

Tickets will go on sale 1 July, 12pm via www.sportshub.com.sg. Good luck, Carats!

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Plenty of big-name acts have rocked the Singapore F1 Grand Prix stage over the last decade, but 2018’s edition looks set to be the biggest one yet. 

Now in its 11th year, the annual night race extravaganza boasts a mammoth bill of major artistes performing across the three-day event, including Mandopop legend Jay Chou, pop diva Dua Lipa, EDM star Martin Garrix and more. Aside from Jay Chou, there are also other Asian acts worth checking out such as Japanese rock band Sekai No Owari, Indonesian folk-pop duo Stars and Rabbit and Chinese DJ Lizzy Wang.

For those looking to soak up the local vibes, our very own homegrown favourites M1LDL1FE, MYRNE and Joanna Dong – who will be reuniting with her Sing!China mentor Jay Chou on stage – will also be repping the 65 during the action-packed weekend. 

Here’s the complete entertainment lineup:

Headliners

  • Jay Chou (14 Sep, Zone 4 Padang Stage)
  • The Killers (15 Sep, Zone 4 Padang Stage)
  • Liam Gallagher (15 Sep, Zone 4 Padang Stage)
  • Martin Garrix (16 Sep, Zone 4 Padang Stage)
  • Dua Lipa (16 Sep, Zone 4 Padang Stage)
  • Simply Red (16 Sep, Zone 1 Village Stage)
  • The Sugarhill Gang (15 Sep, Zone 1 Village Stage | 16 Sep, Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theatre)
  • Sekai No Owari (15 Sep, Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theatre)
  • Young Fathers (15 Sep, Zone 4 Downtown | 16 Sep, Zone 1 Sunset Stage)
  • Björn Again (14 Sep, Zone 1 Village Stage | 15 Sep, Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theatre | 16 Sep, Zone 1 Sunset Stage)

Support acts

  • Abby Simone
  • Afro Celt Sound System
  • Bonesthemachine & Drewdollaz
  • Boys in the Band
  • Crystal Moon
  • EATMEPOPTART
  • EMONIGHTSG
  • House Gospel Choir
  • Joanna Dong
  • Lizzy Wang
  • MYRNE
  • Stars and Rabbit
  • The Bucket Boy – Matthew Pretty
  • Two Gentlemen

The Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2018 is happening from 14 to 16 September. Tickets are available here – grab ’em before they’re gone!

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