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Taeyang’s ‘White Night’ Tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart

Taeyang’s ‘White Night’ Tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — BIGBANG member Taeyang’s latest album rose to the top of Billboard’s World Albums chart, according to the music publication Wednesday. “White Night,” Taeyang’s third solo album, was ranked No. 1 on the chart, becoming the most sold international album in the United States for the week of Sept. 2, [...]

2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — KCON, a global Korean pop music and culture convention, wrapped up its Los Angeles event Sunday, bringing together tens of thousands of fans of cutting-edge South Korean musicians, fashion and other Korean-related cultural content. A crowd of 80,000 gathered at the three-day KCON LA 2017 held from Friday [...]

Girls’ Generation Tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart

Girls’ Generation Tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Girls’ Generation’s latest album “Holiday Night” rose to the top of Billboard’s World Albums chart, according to the music publication Wednesday. The K-pop girl group’s sixth full-length album, released on Aug. 4, stood at No. 1 on the chart for the week of Aug. 26, according to Billboard’s website. [...]

Street Cred: Why More K-pop Stars are Throwing Guerrilla Street Shows

Street Cred: Why More K-pop Stars are Throwing Guerrilla Street Shows

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — When it comes to busking, or the act of the no-frills street performance, the common notion is that the domain is reserved for, or occupied by, underground or experimental art. But in today’s K-pop, that notion is slowly being upended, with more mainstream artists hitting the streets as a [...]

‘The War’ Becomes EXO’s 4th Million Seller Album

‘The War’ Becomes EXO’s 4th Million Seller Album

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — EXO’s “The War” has sold more than 1 million copies in less than one month, becoming the boy band’s fourth “million seller” record, its agency said Monday. The Korean and Chinese versions of EXO’s fourth full-length album have sold a combined 1.01 million copies to date, according to S.M. [...]

Project Band Wanna One’s Pre-debut Hype Explodes with Launch

Project Band Wanna One’s Pre-debut Hype Explodes with Launch

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — From television shows to magazine covers and advertisement billboards, it wasn’t too long ago when the 11 members of mega project group I.O.I, created through the audition show “Produce 101,” virtually dominated South Korea’s pop culture — it’s been seven months since I.O.I wrapped up their monthslong tenure. But [...]