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Mnet Takes Action Against Ballot Rigging in Year-end K-pop Award

Mnet Takes Action Against Ballot Rigging in Year-end K-pop Award

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean cable TV music network Mnet has detected fraudulent votes cast in the upcoming 2017 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) and has eliminated the fake ballots, according to the company Friday. “From Oct. 26, 2017 to Nov. 1, 2017, ballot rigging occurred,” the company said. Mnet conducted a [...]

BTS Joins UNICEF Campaign to End Violence Against Children

BTS Joins UNICEF Campaign to End Violence Against Children

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop group BTS has joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s campaign to fight violence against children. The boy band and the Korean Committee For UNICEF announced the launch of the “Love Myself” initiative Wednesday, a two-year fundraising scheme to support UNICEF’s #ENDviolence program. #ENDviolence, launched in 2013, is [...]

BTS, EXO to Grace Concert in Celebration of Arrival of PyeongChang Torch

BTS, EXO to Grace Concert in Celebration of Arrival of PyeongChang Torch

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – BTS, EXO and other K-pop big names will be part of a concert celebrating the arrival of the torch for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games next week, the culture ministry said Wednesday. The concert will be held at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul and Incheon Songdo Moonlight Festival Park in Incheon, west of the capital, on Wednesday. It will also feature TWICE, BTOB and B.A.P, among other top K-pop [...]

BTS Named Among 15 Most Influential Celebrities on Social Media

BTS Named Among 15 Most Influential Celebrities on Social Media

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean boy band BTS has been named as one of the 15 most influential celebrities on social media by US Weekly, alongside American President Donald Trump and international pop star Beyonce. The seven-member band ranked 14th among the ‘most influential celebrities on social media’ according to the periodical, with [...]

K-pop Girl Group TWICE No. 1 on Japan’s Oricon Singles Chart

K-pop Girl Group TWICE No. 1 on Japan’s Oricon Singles Chart

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Girl group TWICE’s Japanese single ‘One More Time’, released October 18, has taken the number one spot on Japan’s Oricon Singles Chart with sales of 94,957, over 40,000 more than the runner-up, J-pop boy band Magi!c Prince. TWICE’s single was pre-released on streaming service Line Music on October 13, [...]

Off Broadway Show ‘Nanta’ Faces Unexpected Obstacle, Seeks Breakthrough Abroad

Off Broadway Show ‘Nanta’ Faces Unexpected Obstacle, Seeks Breakthrough Abroad

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent turn of events caught musical producer Song Seung-whan off guard. The creator of “Cookin’ Nanta,” one of the country’s most successful, longest-running theatrical shows, never imagined he would, decades later, face his biggest challenge ever in the least expected area: diplomacy and security. Last week, PMC Production, [...]

BTS Stays on Billboard’s Key Charts for Four Consecutive Weeks

BTS Stays on Billboard’s Key Charts for Four Consecutive Weeks

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Boy band BTS has become the first Korean act to remain on Billboard magazine’s two key charts for a fourth-straight week, according to the American music publication Wednesday. The band’s EP album “Love Yourself: Her” clocked in at 15th on the “Billboard 200″ chart for the week of Oct. 28, according to Billboard’s website. The album’s lead song, “DNA,” ranked 98th on ”The Hot 100″ chart, which aggregates individual [...]