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K-pop Group BTS’s Annual Economic Value Estimated at 4 tln Won: Report

K-pop Group BTS’s Annual Economic Value Estimated at 4 tln Won: Report

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The economic value generated by K-pop boy band BTS is estimated at around 4 trillion won (US$3.54 billion) annually, a local researcher said Tuesday, indicating that the global sensation plays a significant role in South Korea’s economy that stretches beyond the cultural sector. The Hyundai Research Institute (HRI) said [...]

BTS’ Album Certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America

BTS’ Album Certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean boy band BTS has achieved gold status from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for its compilation album “Love Yourself: Answer,” its agency said Thursday. It is the first time for any South Korean musician to get gold certification for an album, Big Hit Entertainment said. [...]