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K-pop Artists’ Talent, Messages Overcome Language Barriers

K-pop Artists’ Talent, Messages Overcome Language Barriers

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Nationality or language matters less than artists’ talent or messages in today’s global music industry, an American columnist specializing in K-pop said Tuesday, referring to the phenomenal global ascent of K-pop. “Definitely language is becoming less important in music that you listen to. It’s certainly becoming more about the [...]

EXO’s Chen Breaks Surprise Marriage News, Hints at Fiance’s Pregnancy

EXO’s Chen Breaks Surprise Marriage News, Hints at Fiance’s Pregnancy

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) –- Chen, a member of K-pop boy band EXO, made a surprise announcement Monday that he will get married soon, hinting that his fiance is pregnant. “Chen decided to get married after getting into a precious relationship,” EXO’s management agency, SM Entertainment, said. SM did not provide further details about [...]

K-pop Stars Temporarily Leaving Music Scene over Anxiety Disorders

K-pop Stars Temporarily Leaving Music Scene over Anxiety Disorders

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) –- At the height of their high-profile K-pop careers last year, Kang Daniel and Mina, a member of sensational girl group TWICE, temporarily left show business, complaining of anxiety and other mental disorders. The Japanese K-pop star, Mina was suffering from an anxiety disorder and suspended her stage career amid [...]

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 [...]