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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. [...]

Suzy Renews Contract with JYP Entertainment

Suzy Renews Contract with JYP Entertainment

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer-actress Suzy has renewed her contract with her management agency JYP Entertainment, the company said Wednesday. “We renewed our contract with Suzy whose seven-year exclusive partnership with us terminated recently,” the company said. “We’ve reached an agreement to pursue various meaningful activities in the future.” Suzy, who debuted through [...]