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Second to Top Billboard, SuperM Proves K-pop’s Growing Potential in U.S.

Second to Top Billboard, SuperM Proves K-pop’s Growing Potential in U.S.

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Propelled by the decadeslong expertise of K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment, coupled with the distribution network of Capitol Music Group (CMG), K-pop boy band SuperM scored a No. 1 on the main Billboard albums chart with its debut album. Billboard said on its official website Monday (Korean time) that the [...]

S. Korea to Open 5G Centers on K-pop

S. Korea to Open 5G Centers on K-pop

SEJONG, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday that it will build two 5G experience centers in central Seoul to showcase K-pop and other cultural content through the latest technology. The centers near Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul will provide interactive ways to imitate K-pop dances while providing such content as K-pop concerts [...]

Foreign Consumers Pick K-Beauty, K-Pop, and K-Food as Must-Buys in S. Korea

Foreign Consumers Pick K-Beauty, K-Pop, and K-Food as Must-Buys in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign consumers online picked K-Beauty products, such as cosmetics and perfume, as their preferred items to buy when they visit South Korea. The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) conducted a survey of 460 foreign consumers using Kmall24, an online shopping mall for foreigners run by the agency. Among the [...]

Fake Korean Brands Spread to Southeast Asia

Fake Korean Brands Spread to Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign companies disguised as Korean brands to piggyback on the Korean Wave are spreading overseas. Rep. Kim Gyu-hwan reported on Wednesday that the rising popularity of K-pop, K-beauty, and other Korean cultural exports have been boosting demand for Korean goods and services worldwide, which are being exploited by many [...]