Summary
The Korean wave - or hallyu - has swept over the world. South Korea’s K-pop idols are now among the biggest celebrities in the world, with standout stars including BTS members Jungkook and Jimin, and Blackpink’s Lisa and Jennie...more
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In Numbers
BTS member Jungkook’s cover video of Lauv’s song Never Not is the second most-retweeted tweet of 2020
25M views
and 1.6 million retweets
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BTS label Big Hit Entertainment’s profit almost doubles
US$54 million
net quarterly profit in Q3 2020 from online events, album sales, acquisitions and merchandising
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K-pop boy band NCT have
23 band members
and three distinct teams – global team NCT 127, youthful NCT Dream and China-oriented WayV
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