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K-Pop band BTS become richer by millions after their record label’s IPO makes debut on stock markets

The members of chart-topping Korean boy band became rich by millions after their record label’s blockbuster IPO doubled in its stock market debut on Thursday. Big Hit Entertainment started trading in Seoul stock exchange at KRW₩ 270,000 (US$ 253) compared to last month’s KRW₩ 135,000 initial public offering price, lifting the company’s market value to […]

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Travel curbs cancel K-pop concerts in Japan amid coronavirus outbreak

Japan’s travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of K-pop concerts scheduled in Japan, threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market. Japan said starting Monday, people arriving from South Korea will be quarantined for two weeks. Tokyo also suspended visa waivers and […]

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K-Pop star Wonho leaves Monsta X amid loan rumors

K-pop boy band Monsta X will now be a six-member act with the departure of singer/songwriter Wonho. The group’s company Starship Entertainment tweeted a statement regarding Wonho’s departure in both Korean and English from its official Twitter account. The announcement began with an expression of gratitude to Monsta X fans. “After a long discussion with […]