Tag: K-pop

BTS member Jungkook dancing to Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy is most liked tweet globally

A video of BTS member Jungkook dancing to Billie Eilish's Bad Guy accumulated over 25.7 million cumulative views, 950,000 retweets, and 2.2 million likes. It is one of the most-liked tweets in the world. The most retweeted post last year, known as Golden Tweet, was...

South Korean popstar Kang Daniel is taking a break to recover from depression and panic disorder

K-Pop singer and songwriter Kang Daniel is on a hiatus from the entertainment industry. Konnect Entertainment, his management company released a statement to the media saying that the 22-year-old is focusing on recovering from health problems. K-Pop culture website Soompi quoted Konnect's statement saying that Kang had...

South Korean artists Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to jail for rape

South Korean stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have been sentenced by a South Korean court to a jail sentence of six and five years in prison, respectively, for sexually assaulting drunk and unconscious women. Jung, who was also charged with filming the rape and...

Members of K-pop band BTS not exempt from military service—South Korean defence ministry

No one is exempt from military service, not even K-pop stars from hit boy band BTS. The boys were informed by the defence ministry of South Korea that mandatory service will remain mandatory, regardless of their celebrity status. The announcement has sparked conversation and debate...

K-pop star Super Junior’s Siwon apologises to furious Chinese fans for liking Hong Kong protest tweet

K-pop group Super Junior’s Choi Siwon made Chinese fans furious after he liked a tweet about the demonstrations in Hong Kong a few days ago. While Choi has since apologised and "unliked" the tweet, fans don't easily forgive (or forget). On Nov 24, the K-pop...

Simon Cowell wants to rival K-pop with ‘UK-pop’

Producer and music mogul Simon Cowell has caused some backlash when he announced that he wants to create a rival to K-pop with a "UK-pop" group. K-pop fans were upset at the news with many of them taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction. Cowell...

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon’s latest album tops iTunes chart worldwide

Taeyeon of Girls' Generation's new album 'Purpose' has topped several international iTunes charts securing the No.1 spot. 'Purpose' is her second studio album which was released on Oct 28. The album took the No. 1 spot in 21 countries including Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Saudi...

Launch of BTS Barbie dolls boosted Mattel’s worldwide sales by ten percent

K-pop superband and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors BTS's influence has spilled over into the toy industry. When toymaker Mattel Inc. launched its line of BTS Barbie dolls, worldwide sales rose by 10 percent, a testament to the strength of BTS' "army", or the group's dedicated...

“I was ashamed of my Filipino accent” says 2NE1’s Sandara Park

Sandara Park, former member of K-pop girl group 2NE1, admitted that she was ashamed of her Filipino accent. Park (34) was born in Busan, South Korea but moved with her family to the Philippines in 1994 where she lived and studied for 11 years. She joined...

K-pop group Girls’ Generation reunites

K-pop group Girls' Generation recently had a mini-reunion on Wednesday (17 Jul) and they shared photos from their spontaneous hangout. Seohyun, Hyoyeon, Yoona, Taeyon, Yuri and Sooyoung were in the Instagram stories except for remaining members Sunny and Tiffany who were not there. Seohyun added in...