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K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

K Pop Girl Group BLACKPINK’s “Whistle’ Hits 100 mln YouTube Views

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The “Whistle” music video by BLACKPINK, one of K-pop’s biggest breakout stars from last year, surpassed 100 million views on YouTube on Saturday, the group’s agency said. The video hit 100,143,704 views as of 7 p.m., eight months after it was uploaded on the global video sharing service last [...]

Seoul to Develop Northern Outskirts into Mecca of Pop Music Industry

Seoul to Develop Northern Outskirts into Mecca of Pop Music Industry

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government is aggressively studying ways to develop its northern outskirts into the country’s pop music mecca by establishing various concert halls, a practical music school and encouraging pop musicians to move into the area, a city official said Thursday.  “We (Seoul city) have placed an order [...]

EXO to Drop New Album Next Month

EXO to Drop New Album Next Month

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The popular K-pop boy group EXO will release its third studio album next month, the group’s agency said Tuesday.  It will be the first album by the act in six months since “Sing For You,” a winter-seasonal special album came out in December.  S.M. Entertainment said the album will drop [...]

Talent Agency, Private Institute to Build K-pop International School

Talent Agency, Private Institute to Build K-pop International School

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) – S.M. Entertainment, the country’s largest talent agency, and a private institute will found an alternative international school for teenagers dreaming of becoming K-pop stars, the companies said Friday.  S.M. signed a memorandum of understanding with Haneul Education Co. to open what is tentatively called the “K-pop international school” in [...]