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BTS Praises Youth for Welcoming Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

BTS Praises Youth for Welcoming Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean superband BTS addressed the U.N. General Assembly Monday and praised the world’s young people for welcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The septet flew to New York to speak in person at the 76th U.N. General Assembly’s Sustainable Development Goals Moment event as special presidential [...]

BLACKPINK’s Lisa to Help Improve Children’s Education in Thai Hometown

BLACKPINK’s Lisa to Help Improve Children’s Education in Thai Hometown

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Lisa of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has offered to help improve children’s education in her hometown in Thailand, a South Korean foundation said Thursday. The rapper-dancer expressed an interest in joining a social program led by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange in Buriram Province, where she was [...]

BTS, Coldplay to Release Collaboration Single This Month

BTS, Coldplay to Release Collaboration Single This Month

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop sensations BTS and British rock band Coldplay will release their collaboration song this month, Warner Music Korea said Monday. The company said the two groups will drop the single, titled “My Universe,” on Sept. 24, confirming rumors that had been circulating for months about their collaboration. The song, [...]

BLACKPINK Becomes World’s No. 1 Artist for Number of YouTube Subscribers

BLACKPINK Becomes World’s No. 1 Artist for Number of YouTube Subscribers

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has become the world’s No. 1 artist in terms of number of subscribers on YouTube, the band’s label said Friday. The quartet’s YouTube channel counted more than 65.2 million subscribers as of 2:42 p.m. (Korean time), dethroning Canadian singer Justin Bieber, according to YG Entertainment. [...]

BTS, Chris Martin Talk Meaning of ‘Permission to Dance Challenge,’ Fame

BTS, Chris Martin Talk Meaning of ‘Permission to Dance Challenge,’ Fame

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop sensations BTS sat down with Coldplay front man Chris Martin to talk about the recent “Permission to Dance Challenge” and what it means to be famous. In a video posted Friday (Korean time) on the weekly YouTube music show “RELEASED,” Martin conducted a virtual interview with the septet [...]

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Says She Wanted to Show Herself in First Solo Album

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Says She Wanted to Show Herself in First Solo Album

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Lisa of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK said Friday her first solo album “Lalisa” focuses on showing herself, along with elements of the Thai culture in which she was raised. In an online press conference ahead of the album’s release at 1 p.m. (Korean time), the rapper-dancer expressed her excitement [...]

Actor Jung Woo-sung Donates 100 mln Won to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Afghanistan

Actor Jung Woo-sung Donates 100 mln Won to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Afghanistan

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung has donated 100 million won (US$85,740) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Korea to provide humanitarian aid to people in war-torn Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday. According to the South Korean office of the U.N. refugee agency, Jung, the goodwill ambassador for [...]