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G-Dragon Becomes 1st Korean Artist to Win Chinese Ad Deal Since THAAD Fallout

G-Dragon Becomes 1st Korean Artist to Win Chinese Ad Deal Since THAAD Fallout

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — G-Dragon became the first South Korean celebrity to sign a corporate endorsement deal with a Chinese company following Beijing’s virtual ban on “hallyu,” or South Korean pop culture, since 2016, the singer’s agency said Monday. The singer-rapper of K-pop act BIGBANG recently signed a deal with Chinese bottled water [...]

K-pop Scene Bracing for Top Girl Band Match of TWICE vs BLACKPINK

K-pop Scene Bracing for Top Girl Band Match of TWICE vs BLACKPINK

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The K-pop world is bracing for one of the highest-profile K-pop matches this upcoming summer that will pit the two overridingly top girl bands, TWICE and BLACKPINK, against each other. In about five years since their debuts in 2015 and 2016, respectively, TWICE and BLACKPINK played instrumental roles in [...]

BTS to Unveil Documentary ‘Break the Silence’ Next Month

BTS to Unveil Documentary ‘Break the Silence’ Next Month

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — BTS will release next month a documentary series, “Break the Silence,” which follows the band’s globe-trotting 351-day concert journey last year, its management agency said Wednesday. According to Big Hit Entertainment, the seven-episode series will be unveiled exclusively on Weverse, a mobile application for the BTS fan community, at [...]

TWICE Wants to Send Message of Hope with Upcoming YouTube Original Documentary

TWICE Wants to Send Message of Hope with Upcoming YouTube Original Documentary

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — An upcoming YouTube original series documenting K-pop girl group TWICE’s struggles before its debut up till its record-setting global ascent could give a message of hope, the band said Tuesday. The eight-episode documentary series, “TWICE: Seize the Light,” will hit YouTube on Wednesday as the global video streaming service’s [...]

Tomorrow X Together to Return with New ‘The Dream Chapter’ Album Next Month

Tomorrow X Together to Return with New ‘The Dream Chapter’ Album Next Month

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Boy band Tomorrow X Together will drop a new album, “The Dream Chapter: Eternity,” next month, returning to dazzle the K-pop scene, its management agency said Tuesday. “The Dream Chapter: Eternity,” the band’s second EP set for release on May 18, is the third album under the “The Dream [...]

K-pop Songstress IU Collaborates with BTS’ Suga for New Song

K-pop Songstress IU Collaborates with BTS’ Suga for New Song

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer-actress IU has teamed up with K-pop sensation BTS’ member Suga for an upcoming digital single, the former’s management agency announced Monday. IU will release the as-yet-unnamed new single, co-produced by Suga, on May 6, according to EDAM Entertainment. Other details, such as the genre, have yet to be [...]

K-pop Queens Return to Dazzle Music Scene with Glamorous Albums

K-pop Queens Return to Dazzle Music Scene with Glamorous Albums

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Three high-profile female soloists will dazzle the K-pop scene this spring as it tries to recover from the coronavirus fallout, dropping powerfully charged music albums. Solar from roaring girl band Mamamoo and Ha:tfelt, better known as Park Ye-eun, from Wonder Girls raised the curtain Thursday to unveil new albums. [...]