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Web Site Goes Down as BTS Releases Seoul Promotion Song

Web Site Goes Down as BTS Releases Seoul Promotion Song

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop sensation BTS unveiled a new song meant to promote Seoul overseas on Wednesday, drawing huge Internet traffic that caused the temporary outage of its host Web site. The song titled “With Seoul” was uploaded for free download at noon on the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s tourism promotion site, www.visitseoul.net. The site crashed within minutes of release and remained inaccessible for hours, according to officials. The boy group has been [...]

BTS Throws Mini Concert for U.S. Talk Show ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

BTS Throws Mini Concert for U.S. Talk Show ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop sensation BTS has rocked a crowd of some 1,000 ardent fans at a mini concert in the U.S. while filming its segment for late-night talk show ”Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” according to the program Thursday.  A 20-minute clip of the group performing four songs — “Go Go,” “Save Me,” “I Need U” and “Fire” — in front of a crowd of [...]

K-pop Group BTS Appears on U.S. Talk Show ‘Ellen’

K-pop Group BTS Appears on U.S. Talk Show ‘Ellen’

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop band BTS appeared on American daytime talk program “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and thanked its U.S. fans for their warm support despite language and cultural barriers. The pre-taped broadcast was aired Monday afternoon (local time) and featured the group’s first TV performance of “Mic Drop,” which was released [...]

Lotte Duty Free Taps BTS as New Model

Lotte Duty Free Taps BTS as New Model

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Lotte Duty Free, South Korea’s top duty-free operator, said Monday it has tapped K-pop boy band BTS as its newmodel, as local retailers aim to attract more foreign customers amid a normalization of ties between Seoul and Beijing over a U.S. missile defense system. Including BTS, Lotte Duty Free has 58 K-pop celebrities, including actor Lee Min-ho and K-pop girl group TWICE, as its model, according to the company. The duty-free operator’s [...]

BTS Joins UNICEF Campaign to End Violence Against Children

BTS Joins UNICEF Campaign to End Violence Against Children

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop group BTS has joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s campaign to fight violence against children. The boy band and the Korean Committee For UNICEF announced the launch of the “Love Myself” initiative Wednesday, a two-year fundraising scheme to support UNICEF’s #ENDviolence program. #ENDviolence, launched in 2013, is [...]

BTS, EXO to Grace Concert in Celebration of Arrival of PyeongChang Torch

BTS, EXO to Grace Concert in Celebration of Arrival of PyeongChang Torch

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – BTS, EXO and other K-pop big names will be part of a concert celebrating the arrival of the torch for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games next week, the culture ministry said Wednesday. The concert will be held at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul and Incheon Songdo Moonlight Festival Park in Incheon, west of the capital, on Wednesday. It will also feature TWICE, BTOB and B.A.P, among other top K-pop [...]

BTS Named Among 15 Most Influential Celebrities on Social Media

BTS Named Among 15 Most Influential Celebrities on Social Media

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean boy band BTS has been named as one of the 15 most influential celebrities on social media by US Weekly, alongside American President Donald Trump and international pop star Beyonce. The seven-member band ranked 14th among the ‘most influential celebrities on social media’ according to the periodical, with [...]