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Despite Record High Album Sales, BTS Faces Barrier of U.S. Radio Airplay

Despite Record High Album Sales, BTS Faces Barrier of U.S. Radio Airplay

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite K-pop band BTS’ record high sales of “Map of the Soul: 7,” the relatively tepid performance of the album’s title track, “ON,” on the Billboard singles chart indicates that American radio airplay remains a formidable barrier for the septet. This week, “ON,” the lead single from the latest [...]

BTS Cements Presence in World Music Scene with 4th Billboard Win

BTS Cements Presence in World Music Scene with 4th Billboard Win

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Topping the key American and British music charts with record-breaking first-week sales figures this week, K-pop phenomenon BTS is changing the global music landscape as arguably the most influential cross-border musical act in decades. According to Billboard, BTS’ latest album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” debuted atop the Billboard [...]

Second to Top Billboard, SuperM Proves K-pop’s Growing Potential in U.S.

Second to Top Billboard, SuperM Proves K-pop’s Growing Potential in U.S.

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Propelled by the decadeslong expertise of K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment, coupled with the distribution network of Capitol Music Group (CMG), K-pop boy band SuperM scored a No. 1 on the main Billboard albums chart with its debut album. Billboard said on its official website Monday (Korean time) that the [...]