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Girls’ Generation’s Yoona to Co-Host Busan International Film Festival

Girls’ Generation’s Yoona to Co-Host Busan International Film Festival

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer and actress Im Yoon-ah, better known as Yoona from Girls’ Generation, will replace actress Kim Ha-neul as a co-host of the opening ceremony for this year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), organizers said Tuesday. The BIFF organizers said that Kim recently gave notice that she cannot attend the [...]

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun to Leave S.M. Entertainment: Sources

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun to Leave S.M. Entertainment: Sources

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Tiffany, Sooyoung and Seohyun of Girls’ Generation will quit their management agency S.M. Entertainment, sources in the local music scene said Monday. With the possible departure of the three members, it is unclear whether they will continue working with the idol group. “The three members decided to terminate their [...]

Girls’ Generation Tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart

Girls’ Generation Tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Girls’ Generation’s latest album “Holiday Night” rose to the top of Billboard’s World Albums chart, according to the music publication Wednesday. The K-pop girl group’s sixth full-length album, released on Aug. 4, stood at No. 1 on the chart for the week of Aug. 26, according to Billboard’s website. [...]

Girls’ Generation to Release Sixth Full-length Album Next Month

Girls’ Generation to Release Sixth Full-length Album Next Month

SEOUL, Jul. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Girls’ Generation, one of K-pop’s longest-running girl groups today, will release its sixth full-length studio album next month, its agency said Thursday. The record “Holiday Night” will be released on Aug. 7, S.M. Entertainment said. It will be the first new material since the team’s 2015 album “Lion Heart.” [...]

Girls’ Generation to Release Song for Fans to Celebrate Its 9th Anniversary

Girls’ Generation to Release Song for Fans to Celebrate Its 9th Anniversary

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Girls’ Generation will release a new song dedicated to its fans to celebrate its ninth anniversary, the idol group’s agency said on Tuesday.  The eight-member K-pop act will roll out “That Summer” on Aug. 5 at 12 a.m. through digital music streaming channel Station, operated by the band’s agency [...]

[Feature] Almost Famous: K-pop Trainees Endure Hardship on the Road to Success

[Feature] Almost Famous: K-pop Trainees Endure Hardship on the Road to Success

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangnam Style, Psy’s worldwide sensation powered by an iconic horse dance, set numerous world records. The song’s music video is still the most liked and viewed video on YouTube. But most of all, Gangnam Style was the first K-pop song, ever, to attract global attention.  Ironically, however, 38-year-old Psy is [...]

Retailer Happy About High Demand for Celebrity Collaborated PB Products

Retailer Happy About High Demand for Celebrity Collaborated PB Products

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean retail chain operator E-mart Inc. said Tuesday its sales of goods produced through collaborations with local pop stars have emerged as a new cash cow on the back of their strong popularity. E-mart, which rolled out different kinds of goods designed under ties with local entertainment agency S.M. [...]