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Red Velvet’s New Album Tops iTunes Album Charts in 42 Countries

Red Velvet’s New Album Tops iTunes Album Charts in 42 Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl group Red Velvet’s latest “repackage album,” “The ReVe Festival: Finale,” has topped the iTunes album charts in 42 countries, its agency said Tuesday. The third of the five-member band’s “The ReVe Festival” trilogy, the 16-track album was released on Monday (Korean time) and includes four new songs — [...]

Red Velvet Drops This Year’s Second Summer Album Fronted by ‘Umpah Umpah’

Red Velvet Drops This Year’s Second Summer Album Fronted by ‘Umpah Umpah’

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Beloved girl group Red Velvet released Tuesday a new EP, “The ReVe Festival: Day 2,” the quintet’s second album to hit the summer music scene this year. “Umpah Umpah,” the main track, is a bright, energizing disco number laced electric sound rhythms, whose lyrics draw on summer images like [...]

Red Velvet Showcases Collaboration with Korean Fashion Brands in New York

Red Velvet Showcases Collaboration with Korean Fashion Brands in New York

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The culture ministry, and an affiliated government agency, said Friday they have unveiled a fashion collaboration between Korean designer brands and popular girl group Red Velvet at a showroom in New York City. “The Selects X Red Velvet,” unveiled on Feb. 21 (U.S. time), is the first collaboration from [...]

Two Koreas’ Art Troupes to Perform Together in Pyongyang

Two Koreas’ Art Troupes to Perform Together in Pyongyang

PYONGYANG/SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean musicians will hold their second and last performance in Pyongyang on Tuesday, this time jointly with North Korean artists, amid thawing tension on the Korean Peninsula. The 160-member troupe will start the two-hour-long concert titled “Spring Comes” at 3:30 p.m. (South Korean time), about an hour earlier [...]

Growing Anti-Feminism Sentiment in South Korea

Growing Anti-Feminism Sentiment in South Korea

Anti-feminism sentiment is growing among South Korean men, particularly online where an increasing number of posts expressing disapproval towards the movement and targeting feminists are being shared. SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Last week, a furious male K-pop fan took to the internet to share his frustration after his favorite idol Irene, a member of [...]