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KCON 2018 Japan Drew 68,000 K-pop Fans: Organizers

KCON 2018 Japan Drew 68,000 K-pop Fans: Organizers

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Japanese leg of this year’s KCON, an annual global Korean pop music and culture convention, drew a crowd of some 68,000 during its three-day run, organizers said Monday. The three-day event held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, east of Tokyo, from Friday to Sunday was attended by a combined audience of 68,000, [...]

BTS’ ‘Face Yourself’ Becomes Fastest-selling K-pop Record in Japan

BTS’ ‘Face Yourself’ Becomes Fastest-selling K-pop Record in Japan

SEOUL, April 12 (Korea Bizwire) – “Face Yourself,” the latest Japanese release from boy band BTS, has become the fastest-selling K-pop album in Japan to date, according to the country’s main music sales tracker on Thursday. “Face Yourself,” the septet’s third Japanese studio album, released on April 2, sold 282,000 copies in its first week, reaching a new high for a South Korean artist in terms of [...]

Wanna One Announces Dates for World Tour

Wanna One Announces Dates for World Tour

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Project K-pop band Wanna One will launch its envisioned 13-city world tour on June 1, the group’s production company said Friday, announcing a detailed schedule for the tour. On Tuesday, CJ E&M announced the group’s plan to hold the world tour titled “Wanna One World Tour – One: The World” but said it will unveil the exact dates and venues later. [...]