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BTS’ Upcoming Album Becomes Amazon Best-seller on First Day of Preorders

BTS’ Upcoming Album Becomes Amazon Best-seller on First Day of Preorders

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop superstars BTS’ upcoming album, “Love Yourself: Answer,” claimed the No. 1 spot in the CD category of the biggest American online retailer Amazon.com in the first day of preorders, its management agency said Thursday. Preorders for the new BTS album, set for release on Aug. 24, began Wednesday, [...]

Despite Success of BTS, K-pop Criticized by Foreign Experts

Despite Success of BTS, K-pop Criticized by Foreign Experts

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean artists under the SM Entertainment label held a huge joint concert in Paris, France in 2011. Although the concert was a watershed moment for K-pop music in general, signaling for the first time the rise of K-pop in Europe, French critics were less than impressed. An excerpt from [...]

K-pop Copycats Try to Emulate BTS Success

K-pop Copycats Try to Emulate BTS Success

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Fans of K-pop are fuming over allegations that producers of idol singing groups in China and Japan are copying the concepts of K-pop bands. LDH, the management company of famed Japanese dance group Exile recently revealed plans to launch the boy group Ballistik Boyz. Composed of Hidaka Ryuta, Gano [...]