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G-Dragon Under Fire for Preferential Treatment During Military Service

G-Dragon Under Fire for Preferential Treatment During Military Service

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Allegations of special privileges for K-pop icon Kwon Ji-yong – better known by his stage name G-Dragon – after he was hospitalized while serving military duty have escalated into a full-blown controversy. Dispatch, an online publication known for its focus on celebrities, reported that G-Dragon had been hospitalized in [...]

BLACKPINK Becomes First K-pop Female Act to Hit U.K. Singles Chart with ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’

BLACKPINK Becomes First K-pop Female Act to Hit U.K. Singles Chart with ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has landed their latest song “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” on the U.K. Official Singles Chart of top 100 songs, becoming the first Korean girl band to do so. The title track of the BLACKPINK EP “Square UP,” released on June 15, charted 78th on the single chart [...]

World Cup Fever Wanes as South Korea Loses Opening Match

World Cup Fever Wanes as South Korea Loses Opening Match

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With the Korean national soccer team falling to Sweden in its first match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, analysts have noted that marketing efforts in the food and beverage industry, which usually plays up the international event, haven’t gained much traction this time around. Although larger issues [...]