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K-Pop Star Jung Yong-hwa to Enlist, Leaving Behind Cloud of Familiar Controversy

K-Pop Star Jung Yong-hwa to Enlist, Leaving Behind Cloud of Familiar Controversy

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – CNBLUE frontman Jung Yong-hwa is set to enlist in the armed forces come March 5, according to an announcement made on January 26 by his talent agency FNC Entertainment. The surprisingly sudden decision to fulfil his national duty, after it was revealed that Jung was investigated by police for [...]

BLACKPINK’s Japanese Album Tops Daily Oricon Chart

BLACKPINK’s Japanese Album Tops Daily Oricon Chart

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Girl group BLACKPINK conquered Japan’s key music sales chart for the second consecutive day with its first album released in the neighboring country, its management agency said Friday. The team’s Japanese debut EP album titled “BLACKPINK” stood at No. 1 on Oricon’s Daily CD album chart as of Wednesday, [...]

YG’s Risk Management Competency Questioned amid T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal

YG’s Risk Management Competency Questioned amid T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Contrary to his stage name T.O.P, Choi Seung-hyun, member of the popular K-pop boy band BIGBANG, hit the rock bottom of his successful 10-year-plus career this week.  He has been indicted on charges of smoking marijuana and his military service that began in February was put on hold pending [...]

Psy to Release New Full-length Album in May

Psy to Release New Full-length Album in May

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Psy of the 2012 pop sensation “Gangnam Style” will release his eighth full-length album next month marking his comeback after a hiatus of a year and a half, his agency said Friday. YG Entertainment said the South Korean singer-rapper, whose real name Park Jae-sang, has finished filming two accompanying music videos. The company previously said that [...]

2NE1 Disbands after 7 Yrs, Park Bom to Leave YG Entertainment

2NE1 Disbands after 7 Yrs, Park Bom to Leave YG Entertainment

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean girl group 2NE1 has officially disbanded, its agency revealed on Friday, confirming that only two of the three remaining members will continue their careers with the company.  With Gong Minzy leaving in April and the remaining members’ contracts expiring on Nov. 5, the group and management agreed [...]