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BTS Shares Emotional Pep Talk at S. Korea’s Inaugural Youth Day Ceremony

BTS Shares Emotional Pep Talk at S. Korea’s Inaugural Youth Day Ceremony

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The members of global K-pop superstar BTS on Saturday delivered a powerful motivational speech for South Korean youth, sharing candid tales of their inner struggles on the path to becoming one of the world’s most popular music acts in history. The speech, delivered in turns by all of the [...]

Seoul City, Seventeen to Unveil YouTube Videos to Introduce Korean Culture to Global Fans

Seoul City, Seventeen to Unveil YouTube Videos to Introduce Korean Culture to Global Fans

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul metropolitan government said Thursday it will unveil a series of YouTube videos through which global fans of Korean pop culture can experience various aspects of the culture with popular K-pop boy band Seventeen. The series, titled “Seoul Hallyu Staycation with Seventeen,” will be uploaded this Saturday and on [...]

TWICE Tops 2 Japanese Music Charts with New Compilation Album

TWICE Tops 2 Japanese Music Charts with New Compilation Album

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group TWICE debuted at the top of two daily music charts in Japan with its latest compilation album “#TWICE3,” according to its agency Thursday. The record, which repackages the group’s past Korean and Japanese hits, topped Oricon’s Daily Albums chart by scoring 67,808 points, JYP Entertainment said, [...]

BTS Delivers ‘Dynamite’ Performance on ‘America’s Got Talent’

BTS Delivers ‘Dynamite’ Performance on ‘America’s Got Talent’

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop super group BTS delivered a performance of “Dynamite,” its latest smash-hit single, on the popular U.S. talent competition show “America’s Got Talent.” The seven-member band presented a pre-recorded live performance of “Dynamite” on the weekly TV program, now in its 15th season, aired Monday (U.S. time) on American [...]

BTS Most Tweeted-about Act in Past Six Months in U.S. amid COVID-19 Pandemic

BTS Most Tweeted-about Act in Past Six Months in U.S. amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop phenomenon BTS was the most talked-about musical act on Twitter in the United States during the past six months of the novel coronavirus pandemic, U.S. media reported Wednesday. According to the news reports from outlets including Variety magazine, BTS topped the list of 10 most tweeted-about artists by [...]

Calls for ‘Mulan’ Boycott Rise Ahead of South Korea Release

Calls for ‘Mulan’ Boycott Rise Ahead of South Korea Release

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Walt Disney’s live action film “Mulan” is facing the risk of boycott even before its release in South Korea after the movie sparked controversy for justifying China’s human rights violation against the ethnic minority Uyghurs. The hashtags #BoycottMulan and #BanMulan have gone viral on Twitter and other social media [...]

Seventeen Earns Fourth-consecutive Oricon Album Chart Win with ’24H’

Seventeen Earns Fourth-consecutive Oricon Album Chart Win with ’24H’

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy band Seventeen scored its fourth-straight win on Japan’s Oricon weekly album chart with its latest Japanese record “24H,” the group’s management agency said Tuesday. “24H,” the 13-member boy group’s second Japanese EP record, ranked at No. 1 on Oricon’s weekly album chart for the week of Sept. [...]

GFriend to Drop New Japanese Digital Singles Next Month

GFriend to Drop New Japanese Digital Singles Next Month

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group GFriend plans to release two digital singles in Japan next month, its management agency said Monday. The singles — “Labyrinth – Crossroads” and “Song of the Sirens – Apple” — will be released on Oct. 14 and 21, respectively, according to Source Music. “Labyrinth – Crossroads” [...]