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‘Guardian’ Sweeps Five Awards from U.S. Asian Drama-Streaming Site

‘Guardian’ Sweeps Five Awards from U.S. Asian Drama-Streaming Site

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s most-viewed cable TV series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” has won five awards from an annual drama awards hosted by an American online Asian drama-streaming site.  The drama’s star Gong Yoo received best actor of 2016 in the fifth DramaFever Awards announced on its website on [...]

Psy to Release New Full-length Album in May

Psy to Release New Full-length Album in May

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Psy of the 2012 pop sensation “Gangnam Style” will release his eighth full-length album next month marking his comeback after a hiatus of a year and a half, his agency said Friday. YG Entertainment said the South Korean singer-rapper, whose real name Park Jae-sang, has finished filming two accompanying music videos. The company previously said that [...]

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The “Whistle” music video by BLACKPINK, one of K-pop’s biggest breakout stars from last year, surpassed 100 million views on YouTube on Saturday, the group’s agency said. The video hit 100,143,704 views as of 7 p.m., eight months after it was uploaded on the global video sharing service last [...]

Singer-actress IU to Sue YouTuber for Slander

Singer-actress IU to Sue YouTuber for Slander

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer-actress IU plans to sue a man who has made derogatory and suggestive comments towards the star through YouTube videos, her agency said Wednesday. Fave Entertainment, IU’s agency, said in a statement that the YouTube user, referred to as “A” by the company, “habitually made comments slandering and personally [...]

Report Shows Fading Popularity of “Korean Wave”

Report Shows Fading Popularity of “Korean Wave”

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The global popularity of hallyu (the Korean Wave) content is gradually waning.  Based on an online survey of 7,200 consumers from 15 countries in six continents (from October to December 2016), Monday’s report by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange showed that only 31 percent of the respondents had [...]