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BLACKPINK Returns with New Album to ‘Hit You with That Ddu-du Ddu-du’

BLACKPINK Returns with New Album to ‘Hit You with That Ddu-du Ddu-du’

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Returning from a one-year hiatus following the release of its previous single, successful K-pop girl group BLACKPINK on Friday dropped its new EP, led by the track “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” which comes with a choreography of finger guns to match that shooting sound. The new EP, “Square Up,” is the [...]

Despite Success of BTS, K-pop Criticized by Foreign Experts

Despite Success of BTS, K-pop Criticized by Foreign Experts

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean artists under the SM Entertainment label held a huge joint concert in Paris, France in 2011. Although the concert was a watershed moment for K-pop music in general, signaling for the first time the rise of K-pop in Europe, French critics were less than impressed. An excerpt from [...]

K-pop Copycats Try to Emulate BTS Success

K-pop Copycats Try to Emulate BTS Success

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Fans of K-pop are fuming over allegations that producers of idol singing groups in China and Japan are copying the concepts of K-pop bands. LDH, the management company of famed Japanese dance group Exile recently revealed plans to launch the boy group Ballistik Boyz. Composed of Hidaka Ryuta, Gano [...]