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BTS' global stardom gives K-pop exports a big boost

Online concerts for cooped-up fans help double CD and DVD sales

Hundreds of thousands of fans bought tickets for an online concert by BTS in June.

SEOUL -- South Korean exports of popular music are soaring on the global success of K-pop artists like BTS.

The country's exports of music CDs and DVDs nearly doubled on the year to $171 million in the first 11 months of 2020, government data shows.

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