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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 [...]

G-Dragon Under Fire for Preferential Treatment During Military Service

G-Dragon Under Fire for Preferential Treatment During Military Service

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Allegations of special privileges for K-pop icon Kwon Ji-yong – better known by his stage name G-Dragon – after he was hospitalized while serving military duty have escalated into a full-blown controversy. Dispatch, an online publication known for its focus on celebrities, reported that G-Dragon had been hospitalized in [...]

BIGBANG to Release Unpublished Song

BIGBANG to Release Unpublished Song

SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular boy band BIGBANG will put out an unpublished song performed by all five of its members for the first time in about a year, the group’s management agency said Thursday. “BIGBANG will release a song produced in its entirety,” YG Entertainment said in a release. “As Taeyang and [...]