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JYP Entertainment Expects Huge Jump In Ticket Sales Due To TWICE And GOT7
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JYP Entertainment Expects Huge Jump In Ticket Sales Due To TWICE And GOT7

Thanks to the boom of TWICE and GOT7, JYP Entertainment is expecting even higher ticket sales in 2017 and 2018 than they received in 2016.

Hana Financial Investments looked into JYP Entertainment and determined that they were on track to smash the company record for number of concert tickets sold.

The graph on the right shows the breakdown of tickets sold between JYPs three main groups 2PM, TWICE, and GOT7 since 2012. Ticket sales for got TWICE and GOT7 are expected to skyrocket in 2017 and 2018 while 2PMs will drop as more members enlist in the military.

Experts Name The 3 Most Popular Female Idols Right Now
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Experts Name The 3 Most Popular Female Idols Right Now

Research conducted by the Korea Reputation Center went through data from 50 female brand companies in order to come up with a list of the most influential female idols in the month of May.

The data was collected from April 25th till the 26th of May and revealed which female idols and actors had the strongest brand reputation.

The point system was organized by three categories. The categories recorded were consumer participation, communication, and sheer diffusion amount.

1. Seolhyun 361,341 points

TWICE tops the brand value ranking for idols in May + BTS and Lovelyz follow
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TWICE tops the brand value ranking for idols in May + BTS and Lovelyz follow

TWICEis the top idol group in terms of brand value for May.

According to the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation, TWICE was at the top of the May data, followed byBTSandLovelyz.113,336,088 pieces of data were examined from April 27th to May 28th.

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The rest of the idols ranked were, in order, Black Pink, Seventeen, Sechskies, LABOUM, EXO, Red Velvet, A Pink, WINNER, Triple H, VIXX, SHINee, Rainbow, Girls' Generation, Big Bang, BTOB, Momoland, PRISTIN, Oh My Girl, AOA, INFINITE, Cosmic Girls, EXID, G-Friend, MAMAMOO, iKON, NU'EST, Super Junior, Wanna.B, T-ara, ASTRO, Vromance, SF9, Girl's Day, Dream Catcher, April, DIA, B1A4, GOT7, Block B, B2ST, NCT, MONSTA X, BONUSbaby, Snuper, 2PM, FIESTAR, VARSITY, Shinhwa, JYJ, M.A.P6, TVXQ, Gugudan, Hello Venus, Nine Muses, TEEN TOP, F.T. Island, B.A.P, BLACK6IX, Crayon Pop, DAY6, After School, 100%, SONAMOO, f(x), Berry Good, Seven O' Clock, A-Daily, SECRET, 2AM, DAYDAY, CLC, Cross Gene, miss A, H.U.B, VICTON, Brown Eyed Girls, ZE:A, B.I.G, INX, BESTie, Stellar, Ladies Code, VAV, Hint, Tweety, Boyfriend, A-SEED, OhBliss, 5dolls, Double Eight, BIGFLO, VX, I.ONE, Voisper, 14U,1NB, and D.I.P.

KBS spends 7 billion KRW for program to give 500 idols who debuted but didn't quite make it another chance
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KBS spends 7 billion KRW for program to give 500 idols who debuted but didn't quite make it another chance

KBS is planning a giant project.

According to insiders, KBS is currently preparing 'The Final 99 Match' (title pending) for idols who have debuted but didn't make it into the spotlight. The planned budget for the show is 7 billion KRW (approximately 6.2 million USD).

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They are recruiting 500 idols - 250 male and 250 female - that have already released songs. There will be two teams in the end made of 9 members (one male, one female). They will not be taking any trainees.