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Number of Global ‘Hallyu’ Fans Soars Close to 90 Million: Report

Number of Global ‘Hallyu’ Fans Soars Close to 90 Million: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of dedicated global fans of “hallyu,” or the Korean Wave, is estimated to have surged to about 90 million at the end of last year, a government-affiliated foundation said Thursday. The Korea Foundation said in a report that there were 1,843 hallyu fan clubs in 113 countries [...]

Apink Tweaks its Signature Angelic Concept with Charismatic New Album

Apink Tweaks its Signature Angelic Concept with Charismatic New Album

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Apink, one of the front-running K-pop girl groups, will release their new album this week, the latest part of the band’s efforts to tweak their long-established angelic concept, the group members said Sunday. “In our initial days, we dealt with innocent and lovely appeals, (but) going forward, we plan [...]

Kakao M to Hold Audition for New Boy Band

Kakao M to Hold Audition for New Boy Band

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao M, a Kakao Corp. subsidiary specializing in content-making, will hold an audition to form a next-generation boy band. Kakao M announced on Thursday that it will hold the Kakao M Boy Audition at the Starhill Building in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, on January 19. The audition will include vocal performances, [...]