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Actors Couple Lee Dong-wook, Suzy Break Up

Actors Couple Lee Dong-wook, Suzy Break Up

SEOUL, Jul. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Actor Lee Dong-wook and actor-singer Bae Suzy have separated, ending their four-month romantic relationship, Suzy’s agency, JYP Entertainment, said Monday. The company blamed the two stars’ “busy schedule” for the “natural” separation. The two confirmed they were dating in March. At that time, Lee’s agency, Starship Entertainment, said the [...]

Chinese Shops in Vietnam Milk Surging Popularity of Korean Wave

Chinese Shops in Vietnam Milk Surging Popularity of Korean Wave

  Jun 30 (Korea Bizwire) – At first sight, one would think that they were in front of a “K-store” – a shop carrying Korean items. A quick peek inside, however, reveals the extent of the deception, the opportunistic façade unable to mask the reality of the wares being touted within – knockoffs of popular [...]

More Overseas Consumers Buy K-pop Merchandise from Local Vendors

More Overseas Consumers Buy K-pop Merchandise from Local Vendors

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular online shopping mall 11Street’s platform that allows overseas individuals to make purchases from South Korean vendors revealed that Taiwanese shoppers had topped the list of foreign buyers who purchased K-pop idol-related goods. 11Street revealed today that the largest percentage of its online overseas buyers came from Taiwan, accounting [...]

BLACKPINK Becomes First K-pop Female Act to Hit U.K. Singles Chart with ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’

BLACKPINK Becomes First K-pop Female Act to Hit U.K. Singles Chart with ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has landed their latest song “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” on the U.K. Official Singles Chart of top 100 songs, becoming the first Korean girl band to do so. The title track of the BLACKPINK EP “Square UP,” released on June 15, charted 78th on the single chart [...]