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BTS’ Japanese Fan Meeting Plans Called into Question amid Seoul-Tokyo Rows

BTS’ Japanese Fan Meeting Plans Called into Question amid Seoul-Tokyo Rows

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Having enthralled some 210,000 fans with the Japanese edition in July of its “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour, K-pop super band BTS returned home to a hero’s welcome for its feat of bringing the peoples of South Korea and Japan together despite the countries’ deteriorating diplomatic ties. When [...]

BTS Propels Big Hit to Near Top of Entertainment Industry in H1

BTS Propels Big Hit to Near Top of Entertainment Industry in H1

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Big Hit Entertainment, home to K-pop superstars BTS, has revealed its larger-than-expected revenue for the first half of 2019, proving itself to be a great potential game changer in the industry. The unlisted company said Wednesday it posted a record 200.1 billion won (US$166.5 billion) in sales for the [...]

New YouTube Original Series to Feature TWICE’s Global Growth

New YouTube Original Series to Feature TWICE’s Global Growth

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The music label of popular K-pop girl group TWICE will team up with YouTube to produce a premium original series featuring its ascent in the global music scene, the label said Tuesday. The special YouTube Original content, accessible to subscribers to YouTube’s Premium service, will follow the group’s four-year [...]

Red Velvet Drops This Year’s Second Summer Album Fronted by ‘Umpah Umpah’

Red Velvet Drops This Year’s Second Summer Album Fronted by ‘Umpah Umpah’

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Beloved girl group Red Velvet released Tuesday a new EP, “The ReVe Festival: Day 2,” the quintet’s second album to hit the summer music scene this year. “Umpah Umpah,” the main track, is a bright, energizing disco number laced electric sound rhythms, whose lyrics draw on summer images like [...]

KCON’s Cumulative Audience Tops 1 Million

KCON’s Cumulative Audience Tops 1 Million

SEOUL/LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — KCON, the world’s largest Korean pop music and culture convention launched, has attracted more than 1 million fans over the past eight years, its organizer said Monday. According to CJ ENM, the organizer of KCON, the convention’s cumulative audience reached 1,069,000 over the weekend when the Korean wave, [...]