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BLACKPINK Debuts on American TV with CBS Talk Show Appearance

BLACKPINK Debuts on American TV with CBS Talk Show Appearance

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Sensational K-pop girl band BLACKPINK has debuted on U.S. television, performing live on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the band’s management agency said Tuesday. The four-piece girl band staged live their latest, wildly successful song, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” on the late night CBS show on Monday (U.S. time) [...]

BTS Producer Bang Si-hyuk Named One of Billboard’s ’25 Top Innovators’

BTS Producer Bang Si-hyuk Named One of Billboard’s ’25 Top Innovators’

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Bang Si-hyuk, the producer of the K-pop phenomenon BTS, made Billboard’s list of “25 Top Innovators” who are “Music’s New Power Generation,” Billboard said on its website on Friday. “The K-populist: BTS — the seven-man K-pop band that South Korean songwriter-producer-executive Bang assembled in 2010 — catapulted into Western-pop [...]

Student-run Course at UC Berkeley to Explore BTS’ Global Success, Impact

Student-run Course at UC Berkeley to Explore BTS’ Global Success, Impact

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A student-run academic course has been launched at the University of California, Berkeley, to explore the phenomenal success of K-pop boy band BTS and its growing global impact, the school’s website showed Thursday. The 2-unit course, “Next Generation Leaders: BTS,” opened as part of the UC Berkeley’s Democratic Education [...]

iKon, Chungha to Perform at U.S. Annual Music Festival

iKon, Chungha to Perform at U.S. Annual Music Festival

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop stars including boy band iKon and solo artist Chungha, will perform for a K-pop showcase during the U.S. annual music festival South by Southwest (SXSW), the American event’s website showed Thursday. “(The Korea Creative Content Agency) is back for their 7th annual SXSW Music Festival showcase,” the website [...]

K-pop Businesses on the Lookout as China Criticizes Use of ‘Taiwanese’ Nationality

K-pop Businesses on the Lookout as China Criticizes Use of ‘Taiwanese’ Nationality

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean entertainment companies are facing a dilemma as China, under the ‘One-China Policy’, has begun to take issue with foreign companies using terminology that seems to uphold Taiwan’s independence. With an increasing number of idols of Taiwanese nationality making a debut in South Korea, many companies are careful [...]

Seventeen Brings Out Its Warmer, Manly Sides in New Song ‘Home’

Seventeen Brings Out Its Warmer, Manly Sides in New Song ‘Home’

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Acclaimed K-pop boy band Seventeen returned Monday with the new EP “You Made My Dawn,” fronted by “Home,” which brings out the 13 members’ warmer and manly sides. The teenage concept band showed up in uncharacteristic warm pink suits and tailored jackets as the members presented “Home,” the title [...]