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Mamamoo Drops 2nd Full-length Album, ‘reality in BLACK’

Mamamoo Drops 2nd Full-length Album, ‘reality in BLACK’

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Roaring four-piece K-pop girl band Mamamoo dropped its second full-length album, “reality in BLACK,” Thursday, returning to smash the music scene. The 11-track album, the group’s first full-length since “Melting” nearly four years ago, is fronted by brassy, girl-crush number, “HIP,” but also carries the band’s signature soulful vocal [...]

Audition Show’s Fall from Grace Derails High-flying Careers of Winning Bands

Audition Show’s Fall from Grace Derails High-flying Careers of Winning Bands

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A fall from grace by “Produce 101,” South Korea’s most sensational idol audition show to date, is derailing the burgeoning K-pop careers of the show’s winners. Last week, police put in custody An Joon-young, the director of the Mnet cable show, and the program’s chief producer over suspicions of [...]

Girl Band IZ*ONE Postpones Release of New Album amid Vote-rigging Scandal

Girl Band IZ*ONE Postpones Release of New Album amid Vote-rigging Scandal

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl band IZ*ONE has postponed the release of its new album amid snowballing vote-rigging allegations at “Produce 48,” a popular K-pop competition show. “Off the Record, the management agency of IZ*ONE, has decided to delay the release of the group’s first full-length album, originally scheduled for Nov. 11, [...]

With Tears and Sweat, BTS Wraps Up Globe-trotting Concert Tour in Home Country

With Tears and Sweat, BTS Wraps Up Globe-trotting Concert Tour in Home Country

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Tears and sweat wrapped up K-pop superband BTS’ year-long world concert tour in the capital of their home country on Tuesday. The famous home ARMY’s fan chant consecutively naming the seven BTS members brought to a close BTS’ “Love Yourself” world tour at the thundering Olympic Stadium in southern [...]