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Wrapping Up 1-month Vacation, BTS Resumes Career with Overseas Trip

Wrapping Up 1-month Vacation, BTS Resumes Career with Overseas Trip

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Bringing its first official vacation to an end, boy band BTS on Monday resumed its global music career by traveling away from its home country. “Wrapping up its extended vacation, BTS departed overseas this morning for an engagement abroad,” Big Hit Entertainment said. The management agency did not disclose [...]

BTS Plays Role of Ambassador of Korean Culture

BTS Plays Role of Ambassador of Korean Culture

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — While fans across the globe are glued to every move the seven members of K-pop boy band BTS make, the septet has often drawn inspiration from Korea’s traditional cultural heritage, promoting it through its worldwide music career. BTS has often appeared in hanbok, traditional Korean dress, or hanbok-inspired stage [...]

Girl Groups Surrender Reign of Summer Music Scene to Ballads

Girl Groups Surrender Reign of Summer Music Scene to Ballads

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The summer season in the Korean popular music scene has traditionally been a market exclusively reserved for girl bands. This summer, however, female K-pop groups have surrendered their reign to unusually high-performing ballads. A heartrending breakup song, “Drunk on Love,” a collaboration by career balladeers Jang Hye-jin and Yun [...]

Now in its 9th Year, ‘Running Man’ Runs Longest Among SBS Variety Shows

Now in its 9th Year, ‘Running Man’ Runs Longest Among SBS Variety Shows

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Since its debut in 2010, “Running Man” has captivated fans at home and in the broader Asian region with its unique competition-oriented format and lineup of hilarious show members, becoming a fixture in Sunday evening prime time. It now is the longest-running variety show on the SBS channel. This [...]

Amid Divorce Row, Actress Ku Hye-sun Temporarily Suspends Show Biz Career

Amid Divorce Row, Actress Ku Hye-sun Temporarily Suspends Show Biz Career

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Actress Ku Hye-sun, engulfed in a widely publicized divorce row, announced Monday that she will temporarily suspend her show business career. “Ku Hye-sun will halt her show business activities. She plans to resume her academic career at Sungkyunkwan University,” an official at Liwu Law Group, representing the actress, told [...]

K-pop Stars Break Out of Glossy Idol Image with Musical Roles

K-pop Stars Break Out of Glossy Idol Image with Musical Roles

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — At the height of his K-pop career this week, Hwang Min-hyun, a member of five-piece boy band NU’EST, launched a new show business career which his fans scarcely expected. The 24-year-old Hwang appeared to his fans in his first acting role in the famous musical, “Marie Antoinette,” as the [...]

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 [...]