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CJ ENM to Help IZ*ONE, X1 Resume Music Careers Soon

CJ ENM to Help IZ*ONE, X1 Resume Music Careers Soon

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ ENM, the operator of K-pop-oriented music channel Mnet, said Monday it will provide all necessary support for K-pop bands IZ*ONE and X1′s resumption of their music careers, issuing an apology for the vote-fixing scandal of its high-profile idol competition show. “We will provide every support possible … so [...]

Audition Show’s Fall from Grace Derails High-flying Careers of Winning Bands

Audition Show’s Fall from Grace Derails High-flying Careers of Winning Bands

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A fall from grace by “Produce 101,” South Korea’s most sensational idol audition show to date, is derailing the burgeoning K-pop careers of the show’s winners. Last week, police put in custody An Joon-young, the director of the Mnet cable show, and the program’s chief producer over suspicions of [...]

Girl Band IZ*ONE Postpones Release of New Album amid Vote-rigging Scandal

Girl Band IZ*ONE Postpones Release of New Album amid Vote-rigging Scandal

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl band IZ*ONE has postponed the release of its new album amid snowballing vote-rigging allegations at “Produce 48,” a popular K-pop competition show. “Off the Record, the management agency of IZ*ONE, has decided to delay the release of the group’s first full-length album, originally scheduled for Nov. 11, [...]

IZ*ONE Sets Record as Best-selling Girl Group, Nudging TWICE

IZ*ONE Sets Record as Best-selling Girl Group, Nudging TWICE

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — IZ*ONE, a project girl group formed through the idol competition show series “Produce,” sold more than 130,000 copies of its latest album titled “HEART*IZ” in the first week of its sales, breaking a previous record set by TWICE. “IZ*ONE’s ‘HEART*IZ’ sold 132,109 copies during the April 1-7 period. It [...]