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Blackpink, BTS a lifeline for scandal-hit K-pop

Mar 26, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

SEOUL ยท There is sunshine on the horizon even as a fierce storm continues to rock the K-pop industry.

Two of its biggest artists, BTS and Blackpink, have new releases lined up for next month, which should provide a booster shot.

Already, shares of YG Entertainment, which manages Blackpink, have spiked - rising 5 per cent yesterday morning - after a recent sell-off over Seungri's troubles. YG has dropped the former BigBang singer who has been booked for providing sexual favours to ...