June 25th, 2019

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B.A.P’s Himchan Indicted For Sexual Assault; Trial Date Set For July

B.A.P’s Himchan has been indicted without detention on charges of sexual assault.

Last year, Himchan was investigated by the police for allegedly assaulting a woman in her twenties (hereafter referred to as “A”) at a guest house in Namyangju. According to “A,” there had been three men and three women—including herself and Himchan—drinking together at the house at the time of the incident.

During the police’s investigations, “A” alleged, “I was sexually assaulted,” while Himchan denied the accusations, claiming, “We were both interested in each other.”

On June 25, it was revealed that Himchan had been indicted by the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office on charges of sexual assault in April of this year.

According to a report by Yonhap News, Himchan’s trial will begin on July 12.

source: soompi, MoneyS, naver

BTS' 'Map of the Soul: Persona' Confirmed as Best-Selling Album in South Korean History: Guinness

BTS’ Map of the Soul: Persona is officially the best-selling South Korean album of all time.

Guinness World Records confirmed an inquiry request on behalf of Billboard today, finding that the septet’s Billboard 200 chart-topping EP, released in April, surpassed the previous 1995 sales record set by Kim Gun-mo’s Mis-Encounter, also known as Wrongful Encounter or Wrongful Meeting (잘못된 만남).

“Map of the Soul: Persona by BTS (South Korea) had sold 3,399,302 copies in their homeland as of May 2019,” Guinness tells Billboard. “The boy band’s seven-track EP, featuring the single “Boy with Luv”, was released on 12 April 2019 and sold 3,229,032 copies in its first month. Persona topped charts around the world, including the US Billboard 200 and the UK’s Official Albums Chart. The set debuted at No.1 on the Gaon Album Chart dated 13 April 2019, where it remained for three consecutive weeks."

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source: billboard