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EXO to Drop Special Winter Album ‘Universe’ Next Week

EXO to Drop Special Winter Album ‘Universe’ Next Week

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy group EXO will release its seasonal winter album “Universe” next week, its agency said Thursday. “Universe” will be released Dec. 21 in digital and physical formats, and will feature seven songs, including the lead rock ballad track “Universe,” according to S.M. Entertainment. The group has put out [...]

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 [...]

EXO’s Repackaged Edition of “The War” Tops 33 iTunes Charts

EXO’s Repackaged Edition of “The War” Tops 33 iTunes Charts

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Boy band EXO’s repackaged edition of its hit album “The War” conquered Apple iTunes album charts in over 30 countries, according to its agency Wednesday. EXO’s “The War: The Power of Music,” released on Tuesday, climbed to the No. 1 spot on 33 iTunes album charts, including in Spain, [...]

‘The War’ Becomes EXO’s 4th Million Seller Album

‘The War’ Becomes EXO’s 4th Million Seller Album

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — EXO’s “The War” has sold more than 1 million copies in less than one month, becoming the boy band’s fourth “million seller” record, its agency said Monday. The Korean and Chinese versions of EXO’s fourth full-length album have sold a combined 1.01 million copies to date, according to S.M. [...]

Tweets Supporting K-Pop Boy Band EXO Found to Originate in North Korea

Tweets Supporting K-Pop Boy Band EXO Found to Originate in North Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Data published from Twitter earlier this week suggests some users have sent tweets about South Korean boy band EXO from North Korea, a country where enjoying South Korean pop culture could land you in jail. Over 11 million tweets were made about the popular South Korean boy band around [...]

E-mart Works with SM Entertainment to Attract Young Shoppers

E-mart Works with SM Entertainment to Attract Young Shoppers

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s No. 1 discount retail outlet E-Mart said Sunday that it will expand work with a leading K-pop agency to market products that can attract young shoppers. The chain store, a key affiliate of retailer Shinsegae Group, said it will create 49 everyday products in cooperation with SM [...]

Lee Min-ho, Song Hye-kyo, EXO, Top Hallyu Stars of the Year: Survey

Lee Min-ho, Song Hye-kyo, EXO, Top Hallyu Stars of the Year: Survey

SEOUL, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Actor Lee Min-ho, actress Song Hye-kyo and boy band EXO have been chosen as the most popular “hallyu” stars of 2016, a survey showed Thursday. Soompi, a U.S.-based online news provider specializing in Korean pop culture, announced the winners of the 12th annual Soompi Awards elected in a vote [...]

Korean Mainstream Musicians to Collaborate with Far East Movement

Korean Mainstream Musicians to Collaborate with Far East Movement

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – American hip-hop/EDM group Far East Movement will release a new album featuring several Korean mainstream musicians, the band’s publicist said Tuesday.  “In the much-anticipated album, EXO’s Chanyeol, Yoon Mi-rae, Jay Park, Sistar’s Hyorin and Urban Zakapa each collaborated in different tracks, enriching the album,” PR company HNS HQ said.  [...]

S.M. Entertainment  Launches a New Legal Suit against EXO’s Chinese Members

S.M. Entertainment Launches a New Legal Suit against EXO’s Chinese Members

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean entertainment giant S.M. Entertainment said Tuesday it has launched a fresh legal fight against three Chinese EXO members who left the group and breached their contract. “We recently filed 14 cases with local Chinese courts against Kris, Luhan and Tao for leaving their team without approval and [...]