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ENTERTAINMENT BTS' 'Dynamite' music video explodes past 1.8 bln views on YouTube SEOUL -- K-pop wonder BTS' smash hit "Dynamite" has reached another milestone, surpassing a staggering 1.8 billion views on YouTube, the seven-member band's music label Big Hit Music announced today. This marks the first time a BTS music video has achieved more than 1.8 billion views on YouTube. Released in August 2020, Dynamite is a vibrant disco-pop anthem that embodies hope and positivity. The infectious track resonated deeply with fans worldwide, pro BTS Dynamite music video explodes past 1.8 bln views on YouTube
ENTERTAINMENT BTS' agency HYBE to hold all-star music festival on western island in June SEOUL -- HYBE, the entertainment company behind popular K-pop groups like BTS and TXT, will hold a two-day music festival called "2024 Weverse Con Festival" at the luxurious Inspire Resort on Yeongjongdo Island, located west of Seoul, on June 15-16. Originally launched as a year-end event in 2021, the Weverse Con Festival has evolved into a full-fledged outdoor festival designed to transcend genres and generations, offering a unique and immersive experience for fans. BTS agency HYBE to hold all-star music festival on western island in June
Music Le Sserafim's mini album "Easy" sees surge in popularity in Japan SEOUL -- Le Sserafim's mini-album "Easy" is experiencing a surge in popularity among Japanese fans. A total of 72,356 copies of the album were sold in Japan on its release date, setting a new record. According to the group's agency Source Music, this sales figure was recorded on February 22, marking about a 25 percent increase compared to the first-day sales of the band's previous album, "UNFORGIVEN." Through Easy, the five-member band delves into Le Sserafims mini album Easy sees surge in popularity in Japan
Industry LG Energy Solution signs supply deal with China's Changzhou Liyuan to receive 160,000 tons of cathode materials SEOUL -- LG Energy Solution, the battery-making wing of South Korea's LG Group, signed a supply deal with China's Changzhou Liyuan New Energy Technology to receive about 160,000 tons of cathode materials for five years. This amount is enough to produce one million batteries for electric vehicles with maximum travel distances of more than 400 kilometers. Cathode materials play a crucial role in determining the capacity and voltage of batteries. Changzhou Liyuan New Energy T LG Energy Solution signs supply deal with Chinas Changzhou Liyuan to receive 160,000 tons of cathode materials
WORLD Turkish Embassy in Seoul celebrates test flight of homemade 5th-gen fighter jet SEOUL -- The Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Seoul sent out a congratulatory message to celebrate the successful maiden flight of Türkiye's homegrown fifth-generation jet fighter known by its nickname "KAAN." The fighter jet formerly known as "TF-X" and "Milli Muharip Uçak" is a stealthy twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter that is being developed by the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and sub-contractor BAE Sy Turkish Embassy in Seoul celebrates test flight of homemade 5th-gen fighter jet
ECONOMY S. Korean web comics app thrives in Japan, reaching $665 mln in annual transactions SEOUL -- South Korean web comics app service Kakao Piccoma, a Japanese webtoon subsidiary of web service giant Kakao, achieved the top spot as Japan's highest-earning smartphone app service operator in 2023. This success stands out, considering Japan's strong association with "manga," iconic Japanese-style comic books like "Dragon Ball Z," "Naruto," and "One Piece." Webtoons, formerly known as web comics, are digital comic books opti S. Korean web comics app thrives in Japan, reaching $665 mln in annual transactions
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