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K-Pop Group F.T. Island Mobbed by Fans at Istanbul Airport, Turkish Media Bemused

K-Pop Group F.T. Island Mobbed by Fans at Istanbul Airport, Turkish Media Bemused

ISTANBUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop five-man group F.T. Island touched down at Istanbul Atatürk Airport on October 28 and was greeted by hundreds of excited fans calling out members’ names and holding placards, a scene Turkish media reported as causing severe congestion at the airport. The individual members and supporting staff emerged from the [...]

K-pop Girl Group TWICE No. 1 on Japan’s Oricon Singles Chart

K-pop Girl Group TWICE No. 1 on Japan’s Oricon Singles Chart

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Girl group TWICE’s Japanese single ‘One More Time’, released October 18, has taken the number one spot on Japan’s Oricon Singles Chart with sales of 94,957, over 40,000 more than the runner-up, J-pop boy band Magi!c Prince. TWICE’s single was pre-released on streaming service Line Music on October 13, [...]

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 [...]

Girl Group April Out With ‘Eternity,’ Avoids Playing Sexy Card

Girl Group April Out With ‘Eternity,’ Avoids Playing Sexy Card

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Girl group April on Wednesday jumped into the early fall music chart race with its fourth EP album, backed by a pulsating-yet-innocent new dance track titled “Hold My Hand.” “After first listening to the song I thought this is it. I knew that this had to be the lead song,” leader Chaekyung explained to reporters [...]

MU:CON Seoul 2017 Kicks Off Next Week

MU:CON Seoul 2017 Kicks Off Next Week

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — An annual global music fair will kick off next week in Seoul to help promote Korean pop music in overseas markets, organizers said Wednesday. K-pop, as it is known, is already becoming more popular among young people in other Asian countries, as well as in Europe and the Americas, with its influence generating interest in other facets of Korean culture. [...]