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Sampling Blunder by BTS Member Serves as Cautionary Tale for K-pop Act Going Forward

Sampling Blunder by BTS Member Serves as Cautionary Tale for K-pop Act Going Forward

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent audio sampling controversy surrounding BTS member Suga’s new album shows that even global K-pop superstars are not bulletproof from potential public relations debacles. It highlights the inevitable risks associated with celebrities trying to step up their game on the international stage amid heightened calls for political correctness. [...]

BTS’ ‘DNA’ Music Video Tops 1 bln YouTube Views

BTS’ ‘DNA’ Music Video Tops 1 bln YouTube Views

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The music video of BTS’ 2017 hit song “DNA” topped 1 billion YouTube views on Monday, becoming the band’s first music video to surpass that milestone. “DNA,” the lead track of BTS’ 2017 album “Love Yourself: Her,” achieved the feat early Monday morning, according to the band’s label-management agency [...]

Mini Watermelons Coming Soon to S. Korean Supermarkets

Mini Watermelons Coming Soon to S. Korean Supermarkets

SACHEON, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Miniature-sized watermelons grown from suspended pots will soon be made available for South Korean consumers. Gyeongnam Sacheon Agricultural Development & Technology Center will begin selling fun-size watermelons grown via nutriculture through stores of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, better known as Nonghyup, in the southeastern city of Sacheon. These [...]

Lady Gaga Song Featuring K-pop Act BLACKPINK Tops 57 iTunes Charts

Lady Gaga Song Featuring K-pop Act BLACKPINK Tops 57 iTunes Charts

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — “Sour Candy,” American pop singer Lady Gaga’s latest song featuring K-pop quartet BLACKPINK, reached the No. 1 spot on more than 50 Apple iTunes charts, according to the group’s management agency Friday. The song, part of Lady Gaga’s new album “Chromatica,” climbed to the top of the iTunes Song [...]