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Supreme Court Upholds 1 1/2-yr Prison Term for Disgraced K-pop Star Seungri

Supreme Court Upholds 1 1/2-yr Prison Term for Disgraced K-pop Star Seungri

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 1 1/2-year prison term for Seungri, the disgraced former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, on prostitution mediation, overseas gambling and other charges. Upholding a lower court’s ruling, the top court found the 32-year-old, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, guilty of [...]

BIGBANG Rules Music Charts After Returning from Four-year Hiatus

BIGBANG Rules Music Charts After Returning from Four-year Hiatus

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop supergroup BIGBANG topped various music charts in and outside of South Korea upon returning with a new single, “Still Life,” on Tuesday after a four-year hiatus due to its members’ mandatory military service. The digital single debuted at No. 1 on real-time charts of major online music services, [...]

Title of BIGBANG’s Upcoming Release is ‘Still Life,’ Says Agency

Title of BIGBANG’s Upcoming Release is ‘Still Life,’ Says Agency

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop juggernaut BIGBANG will drop “Still Life,” its first single in four years, next month, the group’s management agency said Thursday. YG Entertainment also unveiled a teaser poster featuring white, pink, yellow and red daisies in full bloom for the highly anticipated song set to be out on April [...]

BIGBANG’s 2nd Documentary Featuring Taeyang to Hit YouTube Next Week

BIGBANG’s 2nd Documentary Featuring Taeyang to Hit YouTube Next Week

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The second documentary film by iconic K-pop band BIGBANG will hit YouTube next week, featuring member Taeyang, in the runup to the band’s upcoming music release, its agency said Monday. The first episode of the eight-part documentary, “White Night,” will hit BIGBANG’s official YouTube channel on May 18. Each [...]

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 [...]

BIGBANG Renews Contract with YG Ahead of New Music Release

BIGBANG Renews Contract with YG Ahead of New Music Release

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy band BIGBANG has renewed its contract with the current agency, YG Entertainment, ahead of the band’s new music release planned for this year, YG said Wednesday. “The BIGBANG members, G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P and Daesung, signed an exclusive contract with YG,” the management said in a press release. [...]