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T-ara’s Jiyeon Signs Exclusive Contract with Chinese Talent Agency

T-ara’s Jiyeon Signs Exclusive Contract with Chinese Talent Agency

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl Group T-ara member Jiyeon has signed an exclusive contract with Chinese entertainment management agency Longzhen Cultural Development, the agency said Thursday. “The contract with Jiyeon was signed last month,” Longzhen said in a press release. “Longzhen will be in charge of managing Jiyeong’s activities in various fields including [...]

BTS’ Latest Japanese Album Becomes Platinum, Topping 250,000 in Sales

BTS’ Latest Japanese Album Becomes Platinum, Topping 250,000 in Sales

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of K-pop sensation BTS’ latest Japanese album topped the 250,000 threshold, grabbing the platinum record status from the Japanese record industry, its agency said Friday. The third full-length BTS album in Japan, “Face Yourself,” has recently surpassed 250,000 copies in sales and won the certification from the Recording [...]

Seoul Launches “eSports” Tours for Foreign Visitors

Seoul Launches “eSports” Tours for Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — eSports is making waves as a new front of “Hallyu”, the Korean wave of pop culture, and is being developed to attract international tourists to Seoul. The city government of Seoul revealed yesterday that it will operate a trial “eSports Tour Program” targeting foreign visitors, in efforts to expand [...]

EXO-CBX to Drop First Full-Length Album in Japan in May

EXO-CBX to Drop First Full-Length Album in Japan in May

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – EXO-CBX, the K-pop boy band EXO’s sub-unit, will release its first full-length album, titled “MAGIC,” in Japan next month, its agency said Wednesday. SM Entertainment said the album features 11 tracks, including eight new songs, such as “Horololo” and solo songs by its members, Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin. With the May 9 release, the sub-unit will go on tour in Japan. Titled “EXO-CBX Magical [...]

Singer Jang Hyun-seung, Rhythmic Gymnast Shin Soo-ji Break Up

Singer Jang Hyun-seung, Rhythmic Gymnast Shin Soo-ji Break Up

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop singer Jang Hyun-seung and celebrity athlete Shin Soo-ji ended their romantic relationship, the singer’s agency said Tuesday. Cube Entertainment said the two decided to remain good friends and that it wasn’t clear when they split up. Jang, a former member of the now-defunct idol group BEAST, and Shin, a star gymnast-turned-pro bowler, started seeing each other last fall and [...]

K-pop Video Streaming Service Mubeat Launches in Brazil

K-pop Video Streaming Service Mubeat Launches in Brazil

SEOUL, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Mubeat, a new K-pop video streaming service, has opened its service in Brazil, according to the company Friday. The app developed by Vlending, a joint entertainment venture formed by MBC and SBS Contents Hub, started its service in the South American country this month, the company announced. The service [...]