Tag: K-pop

K-pop star Jaejoong’s April Fool’s prank about Covid-19 goes horribly wrong

Wednesday (Apr 1) – On April 1, K-pop star and former JYJ group member, Kim Jaejoong, decided to address his 1.9 million followers on his Instagram account to announce that he was positive for Covid-19. A post from the website allkpop.com shared a translation of...

Fans can learn to speak Korean with BTS and their new weekly web series

Thursday (Mar 26) – BTS and their record label, Bit Hit Entertainment, have just announced that they will be launching a new web series to help fans learn how to speak Korean. The K-pop group, who will put 30 sessions up on the Weverse site...

Former K-pop star Hyuna springs surprise on fans

Former Nine Muses leader and vocalist Hyuna announced via Instagram on Sunday (March 22) that she is 27 weeks pregnant. The video that she posted on her page had the caption "Don't be surprised" and an uploaded ultrasound scan of the foetus moving. It showed...

Fans of K-pop’s Blackpink superstar Lisa pummel Thai cafe

A Bangkok cafe drew the wrath of thousands of fans of K-pop girl group Blackpink, following "inappropriate" comments posted by the owner about a visit from Thai superstar member Lalisa Manoban. Referred to as "Lisa" by fans, the Thai member of South Korean pop group...

Three reasons to look forward to the star-studded 2019 KBS Song Festival

The long-awaited 2019 KBS Song Festival has finally arrived. KBS has teased three reasons why viewers should tune-in to the annual year-end music show ahead of tonight's live broadcast. Reason 1: Star-studded lineup of performers and MCs. A lineup of 24 groups and over 150 K-pop...

BTS to perform in Times Square on New Year’s Eve

Popular K-pop band BTS, according to an announcement on Twitter, will be performing live at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in New York's Times Square. https://twitter.com/NYRE/status/1206934002554298368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1206934002554298368&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.allkpop.com%2Farticle%2F2019%2F12%2Fbts-to-perform-live-from-new-yorks-times-square-for-dick-clarks-new-years-rockin-eve The South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013 and is also known as Bangtan Boys. It has seven members:...

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...