Authors Death Boosts Sales Of Bawdy Novel

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Author's Death Boosts Sales of Bawdy Novel
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Author's Death Boosts Sales of Bawdy Novel

The suicide of novelist Ma Kwang-soo last week has triggered high demand for his sexually explicit novels, especially "Happy Sara".

Copies of the novel are flying off the shelves in second-hand book stores at prices 10 to 30 times higher than before his death.

The original "Happy Sara", which was published in 1991, is still banned in Korea, and only second-hand copies are available. But where they would sell for W4.300 before his death, they now fetch W250,000 (US$1=W1,129).

"Happy Sara" was reissued in an expurgated version in 1992, and even those copies have soared from W5,800 before the novelist's death to W50,000 to W100,000.

Cosmic Girls First Week Sales Triple With New Album Happy Moment
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Cosmic Girls First Week Sales Triple With New Album Happy Moment

The rookie girl group Cosmic Girls seems to be finding its place in the fans hearts!

According to Hanteo, Cosmic Girls first week sales for their first full-length album Happy Moment recorded 10,300 copies. This is almost three times more than the sales from their last release in January, which was their third mini album From. WJSN. This record is especially significant when taking into consideration that girl groups typically do not sell as many physical albums as boy groups.

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Law expert reveals the potential penalty regarding A Pink's death threat case
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Law expert reveals the potential penalty regarding A Pink's death threat case

On the June 16 broadcast ofKBS 2TV's 'Entertainment Weekly',the show discussed the topic ofA Pink's recent death threat incident.

This past June 14, police personnel rushed to A Pink's agency after receiving an anonymous call about a death threat.

In regard to this, a representative of the agency commented, "Currently, we are doing our best to focus on A Pink's safety. There were several incidents where the threat call was made over the course of two weeks. We replied at first but decided it was over the limit and told the person not to call anymore."

Gaon explains why they will not consider G-Dragon's USB an album, says they will work with YG to take digital sales
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Gaon explains why they will not consider G-Dragon's USB an album, says they will work with YG to take digital sales

Gaonfurther explained why they will not be considering G-Dragon's 'Kwon Ji Yong' USB album as physical album sales.

The company released a statement saying,

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We are writing to let you know our stance on the 'Kwon Ji Yong USB', which will be released on June 19th, on the Gaon Chart.

First, the Gaon Chart that is a public music chart in Korea, was first established in 2010. We have set data collection regulations and chart types and have been maintaining our first policy since then.

NCT 127 tops both Korean and Chinese album sales with 'Cherry Bomb'
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NCT 127 tops both Korean and Chinese album sales with 'Cherry Bomb'

NCT 127has dropped both Chinese and Korean album sales with their 3rd mini album.

'Cherry Bomb' was released on the 14th, and it's #1 on Yes24, Aladdin, Hottracks, Kyobo, and other album charts for the week.

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Not only that, it was also #1 on Xiami Music's Korean Music Chart for the 16th and 17th.

Congrtulations to NCT 127.

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