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Singer Jang Hyun-seung, Rhythmic Gymnast Shin Soo-ji Break Up

Singer Jang Hyun-seung, Rhythmic Gymnast Shin Soo-ji Break Up

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop singer Jang Hyun-seung and celebrity athlete Shin Soo-ji ended their romantic relationship, the singer’s agency said Tuesday. Cube Entertainment said the two decided to remain good friends and that it wasn’t clear when they split up. Jang, a former member of the now-defunct idol group BEAST, and Shin, a star gymnast-turned-pro bowler, started seeing each other last fall and [...]

Naver Rolls out New Video Streaming App on K-pop Stars

Naver Rolls out New Video Streaming App on K-pop Stars

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, South Korea’s top Internet portal operator, rolled out a real-time video streaming app on Friday that features behind-the-scenes stories of popular K-pop artists, as it seeks to expand its global presence with the new mobile media platform. Dubbed V, the app is designed to provide footage of top Korean singers [...]

Billboard Praises K-pop Band Beast as Potential Artist of the Year

Billboard Praises K-pop Band Beast as Potential Artist of the Year

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent article in Billboard magazine has brought attention to Korean pop band Beast and its music activities in 2014. In an article titled “Watch Beast Reflect on Exciting 2014, Lessons Learned on 5-Year Anniversary” published on December 9, Billboard said that the band has achieved good results with its tracks [...]

Seoul Is “on Sale” during July to Catch Eyes of Foreign Visitors

Seoul Is “on Sale” during July to Catch Eyes of Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, July 2 (Korea Bizwire) – During the whole month of July, Seoul will be the heaven for foreign shoppers: The Seoul Metropolitan City government is staging a “Seoul Summer Sale 2014” event in tandem with the upcoming summer holiday season. From July 1 through 31, roughly 1,200 shops in the city including department stores, duty [...]

Talent Agencies Recreate Themselves as Entertainment Groups

Talent Agencies Recreate Themselves as Entertainment Groups

SEOUL, Korea, Jan 27 (Korea Bizwire) –  Korea’s major talent management companies are transforming themselves into full-fledged entertainment groups. The pioneer in this move was SM Entertainment. In May 2012, the company changed its corporate name to SM C&C after acquiring a travel agency. In November in the same year, the newly named company took over [...]

This Unsual Joint Performance Featuring K-Pop Idols to Set You Laughing

SEOUL, Korea, Sep 13 (Korea Bizwire) –”Running Man” is one of the most popular entertainment programs on network TV channels. Aired on every Sunday evening, the program makes the audiences of all ages feel part of it. As with all other entertainment programs in Korea, Running Man has several segments within the program, some of [...]

BEAST – ‘Shadow’ (Official Music Video)

BEAST, the six-member K-pop boy band’s new song “Shadow,” from their second album “Hard to Love, How to Love,” scored top spots the daily online local music charts including MelOn, Mnet, Bugs, Naver Music, Olleh Music and Soribada. The song was released on last Friday. Related article BEAST Successfully Finishes ’2013 Beautiful Show’ with 25,000 [...]