KOREAN WAVE

KOREAN WAVE

New Korean film depicts early years of prominent independence fighter

By Shim Sun-ah SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Yonhap) -- From "Assassination" (2015) to "The Battleship Island" (2017), films about heroes and victims of the Japanese colonial...

BTS announces December Seoul concert as ‘Wings’ tour finale

SEOUL, July 27 (Yonhap) -- K-pop boy band BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, will hold a concert later this year in Seoul as...

CNBLUE to release new single in Japan

SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korean idol rock band CNBLUE will unveil its 11th Japanese single album "Shake" on Wednesday, the group's management...

(LEAD) G-Dragon switches new album’s title song amid T.O.P scandal

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details in paras 8-9) SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- G-Dragon, a member of South Korean boy band BIGBANG, changed the title...

BIGBANG T.O.P. gets suspended sentence for marijuana use

SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) -- Popular singer and actor T.O.P. of boy band BIGBANG was given a suspended sentence by a Seoul court on...

Boy band Super Junior confirms November comeback: agency

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Yonhap) -- Veteran K-pop band Super Junior will make a comeback in November dropping its first album in two years, its...

GFriend to release new EP album next month

SEOUL, July 20 (Yonhap) -- K-pop girl group GFriend will drop a new EP album next month, its management agency said Thursday. The band's fifth...

BTS’ six music videos surpass 100 mln views on YouTube

SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- The K-pop boy group BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, has set a milestone on YouTube as six of...

‘The Battleship Island’ sets new opening day box-office record

SEOUL, July 27 (Yonhap) -- "The Battleship Island," a South Korean World War II blockbuster film, set a new opening day record at the...

‘The Villainess’ presold to 115 countries

SEOUL, May 24 (Yonhap) -- The distribution rights to the Cannes Midnight Screenings title "The Villainess" have been sold to 115 countries ahead of...

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