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BIGBANG’s Seungri Offers to Retire amid Snowballing Allegations

BIGBANG’s Seungri Offers to Retire amid Snowballing Allegations

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid snowballing criminal allegations that Seungri of globally popular K-pop boy band BIGBANG was behind a sex-for-business favor deal, the singer on Monday offered to retire entirely from the entertainment scene. “It would be better for me to retire from the entertainment scene at this point,” Seungri said in [...]

Instagram to Help K-pop Expand Globally: CEO

Instagram to Help K-pop Expand Globally: CEO

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The global photo- and video-sharing platform Instagram aims to help South Korean culture, noticeably K-pop and esports, expand globally, the company’s new chief said Monday. “K-pop is much more than just music,” CEO Adam Mosseri told reporters in Seoul, emphasizing the significance of the local market as an innovation [...]

K-pop Superfans’ Craze for Special Items Creates New Potential Market

K-pop Superfans’ Craze for Special Items Creates New Potential Market

SEOUL, Mar. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Choi Seo-hyun, a big fan of BTS, recently bought a card bearing a photo of band member Jungkook via Twitter. The card was from the boy band’s latest album, “Love Yourself: Answer,” which comes with a random photo of one of the seven members. “It’s a probability of one [...]