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Singapore suspends crypto exchange over row with K-pop band BTS

Bitget reportedly loses licence after it promoted Army Coin, named after group’s ‘BTS army’ followersSingapore’s financial regulator has reportedly suspended Bitget, a crypto exchange that is mired in a row involving South Korea’s biggest boyband, BTS.Bitget has removed the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s logo from its website, the Guardian confirmed. The platform still claims to have licences from Australia, Canada and the United States, according to its website. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Business, Singapore, World news, Regulators, E-commerce, United States, Asia Pacific, Cryptocurrencies, Bts, K-pop, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Australia Canada, Army Coin, Bitget, BTS Bitget

North Korean Squid Game Smuggler Sentenced To Death After Students Caught Watching The Show

A startling report came out of Radio Free Asia (via Variety) yesterday, as a man who smuggled copies of the hit South Korean Netflix series "Squid Game" into North Korea has been sentenced to death by firing squad for the crime. RFA learned that the series was smuggled in from China on USB flash drives, and authorities first learned of the show's presence in North Korea after catching high school students watching the program. "Squid Game" is an outlawed program in North Korea in violation of th...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, News, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Usb, Netflix, Kim, RFA, K Pop, Kim Jong, Republic of Korea, North Hamgyong, United States Despite North Korea, Korean Service

Typing into the void: The joy of one-sided conversations with K-pop idols

K-pop fans pay to have one-sided conversations with their favorite artists through specific apps, and I'm one of them. I talked to experts about the appeal.
Tags: Mobile, Trends, Social Media, Universe, K-pop, Xiaoice, Bubble With Stars, Kang Hyewon, Kim Minju

Dedicated K-pop Arena Starts Construction in Seoul

Construction is under way in Seoul on CJ LiveCity Arena, a venue which aims to be the first major arena dedicated to K-pop. Backed by CJ Live City, a subsidiary of Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ ENM, the venue is designed for mega-scale concerts with 20,000 indoor seats, and capacity for a further 40,000 outdoors. It […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Seoul, K-pop, CJ ENM, Arena Starts Construction

Will 2022 Be BTS’ and K-Pop’s Year at the Grammys?

The groundbreaking success of BTS has erased any lingering sense that K-Pop is a passing phenomenon. This year alone, the seven-member troupe has landed three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, while groups including BLACKPINK, NCT 127 and TOMORROW x TOGETHER have notched top five albums on the Billboard 200. K-Pop is here […]
Tags: News, Awards, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Bts, K Pop

K-boom! How the unstoppable stars of K-pop went gunning for the art world

First came K-cinema, then K-pop and K-TV. Now South Korea’s young stars are conquering the world with K-art. But what do their dark visions say about their nation’s psyche – and ours?Ohnim is having a blue period, just like Picasso. Over Zoom from a gallery in Seoul, the Korean rapper Song Min-ho, better known as Mino to K-pop fans but Ohnim in the art world, shows me a painting he finished the previous evening in collaboration with artist Choi Na-ri. It depicts a blue crouched figure, like a de...
Tags: Art, South Korea, Music, London, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Pop and rock, Sculpture, Korea, Installation, Exhibitions, Seoul, Rodin, Saatchi Gallery, Saatchi

K-beauty, hallyu and mukbang: dozens of Korean words added to Oxford English Dictionary

New additions highlight Korean culture wave as interest in the country’s food, fashion and entertainment spreads The Korean culture wave has swept through the editorial offices of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which has added more than 20 new words of Korean origin to its latest edition.The “definitive record of the English language” included words alluding to the global popularity of the country’s music and cuisine, plus one or two whose roots in the Korean language may be less obvious. ...
Tags: South Korea, Asia Pacific, Languages, K-pop

K-Pop and Korean Talent Industry Poised for Shakeup via SM Entertainment Stake Sale

A few months back Lee Soo-man appeared on stage at the 2021 World Cultural Industry Forum and boasted of his formative role in the Korean pop industry. “K-pop started with SM Entertainment,” he declared. But already the K-pop firmament is getting ready for a new king. SM Entertainment has formally put a 20% stake up […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, SM Entertainment, Lee Soo, K-pop, Kakao Entertainment, Lee Soo-Man, SM Entertainment Stake Sale

China’s Weibo Suspends BTS, Blackpink and Other K-Pop Fan Accounts

Leading Chinese social media platform Weibo has suspended nearly two dozen fan accounts for BTS, Blackpink and other major K-pop acts amidst a call from authorities to rein in “excessive” fan culture. The crackdown began days after photos began to circulate of a customized Jeju Air jet funded by a popular Chinese Weibo fan account […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Weibo, Bts, Jeju Air, K-pop, Blackpink

BTS Cancels World Tour Due to Coronavirus Impact

K-pop superstars BTS have canceled their planned Map of the Soul world tour, due to complications brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Our company has worked hard to resume preparations for the BTS Map of the Soul Tour, knowing that all fans have been waiting eagerly and long for the tour,” the band’s backer […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Musicians, Bts, K-pop, Coronavirus, Map of the Soul

How a $100,000 K-Pop chicken nugget led to a new QAnon pedophilia conspiracy

Chicken Nuggets are having a banner year, as I recently wrote on this very site. But with that increased popularity comes increased attention for … *checks notes* … K-Pop promotional partnerships? Which leads to increased opportunities for … *checks notes again* … accusations of child sex trafficking? — Read the rest
Tags: News, Sex Trafficking, Mcdonalds, Bts, Pedophiles, K-pop, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Mcnuggets, Pizzagate, Child Sex Trafficking, QAnon, Qanonsense

Ex K-pop star Seungri ‘jailed over sex and gambling scandal’

Former Big Bang singer reportedly convicted of arranging sex services for potential business investorsA military court jailed the disgraced former K-pop star Seungri for three years on Thursday for arranging sex services and other charges stemming from a sex and gambling scandal, according to reports.The 30-year-old singer from the popular boyband Big Bang, who retired from showbusiness as the scandal mounted and later enlisted in the military, was found guilty on all nine counts against him, ac...
Tags: South Korea, World news, K-pop, Seungri

K-Pop Movie ‘Lost in America’ Set Up by Lynda Obst, Korea’s CJ ENM (EXCLUSIVE)

Producer Lynda Obst (“Interstellar,” “Hope Floats”) and Miky Lee (executive producer of “Parasite”) have joined forces to tap into the Korean music wave. They will produce “K-Pop: Lost in America,” a feature-length road movie to be released in 2023. The CJ ENM production has tapped JK Youn, director of two of the biggest Korean movies […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, America, Production, Korea, K-pop, Lynda Obst, Miky Lee, Jk Youn

K-Pop Propels YouTube to Streaming Dominance in Korea, Study Finds

The powerful appeal of K-pop is a major contributor to YouTube taking up position as the dominant streaming video platform in South Korea, a new study has found. Netflix, which has also invested heavily in Korean film and TV, is the leading subscription video service in the country. South Koreans streamed 169 billion minutes of […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Youtube, Global, Netflix, Korea, Media Partners Asia, K-pop

Mentally Ill K-Pop Cultists Attack Hero Academia Twitter Account

Lovers of K-pop have persisted in showing the world why they are considered inhuman as they recently targeted the official Boku no Hero Academia Twitter account after it stated it wouldn’t wish some random K-pop singer a – second – happy birthday, the mob naturally issuing threats and insults in a tantrum that some would […]
Tags: Internet, Anime, Mental Illness, Cults, K-pop, Hero Academia, Boku no Hero Academia Twitter

North Korea Sentencing K-pop Fans to Years of Hard Labor or Execution

North Korea has increased its crackdown on pop culture with a recent reveal of a secret document in which North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un calls K-pop a “vicious cancer”, mentioning people who are caught consuming the material could face long years in prison or even execution – those familiar with the vile acts and […]
Tags: Death, Music, Politics, Crime, North Korea, International, Kim Jong Un, Anime, Announcements, K-pop

Dear Leader Kim Jong Un declares K-Pop a "vicious cancer"

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called K-Pop a "vicious cancer", and declared it to be a threat to his country. According to the New York Times, Kim made the comments alongside a campaign against the South Korean music genre, along with other foreign cultural influences. — Read the rest
Tags: South Korea, Post, New York, News, North Korea, Culture clash, Kim Jong Un, Kim, K-pop, Culture War, Dear Leader, Fragile Sovereignty

Kim Jong Un declared K-Pop a 'vicious cancer' that threatens North Korean culture

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. KCNA via REUTERS North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called K-Pop a "vicious cancer" that we wants stamped out. He has been waging war against other cultures' influence, painting it as a threat to North Korea. State media said K-Pop and its catchy tunes could make North Korea "crumble like a damp wall." See more stories on Insider's business page. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called K-Pop a "vicious cancer" and painted it as a threat to his country.T...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, North Korea, Trends, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, News UK, The Times, Kim, Times, Kim Jong, KCNA, K-pop, North Korea State, Sinead Baker, Speed desk

The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: What Is 'Cheugy'?

There’s a culture war raging across the TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram, and I’m not talking about the urban vs. rural political quagmire that’s destroying our nation. I’m talking about something important: Generation Z and millennials squaring off over skinny jeans.Read more...
Tags: Buzzfeed, Disney, Articles, Z, Culture, Millennials, Musicians, Harry Potter, Mcdonalds, Lifehacks, Demographics, Internet Culture, Tramp, Bts, K Pop, Mina

‘It’s cooler to hang Lennon’s guitar than a Picasso’: pop culture wins out at auctions

Sales of items from celebrities such as Janet Jackson and K-poppers BTS are trending – and reframing what goes under the hammerIs celebrity merchandise the new Monet? Auction houses are in flux, with more and more pop culture items being sold under the hammer for six and seven-figure sums.Last month, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills hosted a three-day auction of Janet Jackson’s personal belongings, including some of her most iconic stage outfits. Buyers included Kim Kardashian, who snagged Jac...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Film, Los Angeles, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Beverly Hills, Jackson, Nirvana

‘Midnight Sun’ Shines Again as K-Pop Stage Musical Aimed at Cinemas

Alternative content for cinema screening is getting a K-pop spin, giving it a chance of success in parts of Asia, even as distributors and audiences remain hesitant about movies’ return to theaters. Hong Kong’s Megaton Entertainment will be holding a series of screenings in early May of the tear-jerking tale “Midnight Sun,” which has been […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, K-pop, Midnight Sun, Megaton Entertainment

BTS's Korean record label buys Justin Bieber management company

Ithaca, owned by Scooter Braun, also manages artists such as Ariana Grande and Demi LovatoThe Korean record label behind K-pop sensation BTS has agreed a $1bn (£725m) deal to buy the US company that manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato.Hybe, BTS’s label, which was formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, announced on Friday it was buying Ithaca, the holding company of the US impresario Scooter Braun. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Business, Music, US, World news, Music Industry, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Bts, Ithaca, Scooter Braun, K-pop, Justin Bieber Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato Hybe

BTS condemn anti-Asian racism: 'We feel grief and anger'

Following the Atlanta shootings, the K-pop group shared their experiences of discrimination and called for respect and solidarityThe K-pop group BTS has condemned anti-Asian racism in the wake of growing incidents of violence and discrimination against Asian people.The vastly influential seven-piece paid tribute to the eight victims of the recent shootings at three Atlanta massage parlours, who included six Asian women. “We feel grief and anger,” they wrote in a statement published on social med...
Tags: South Korea, Music, Race, Atlanta, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pop and rock, Bts, K-pop

Why bands are disappearing: 'Young people aren’t excited by them'

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine was scoffed at for suggesting there ‘aren’t any bands any more’ – but if you look at the numbers, he’s right. Wolf Alice, Maximo Park and industry insiders ask why“The moment that we started a band was the best thing that ever happened,” sings Matty Healy on the 1975’s recent single Guys. The song is an ardent love letter to the band, and to the romance of bands in general: the camaraderie, the solidarity, the joyous fusion of creativity and friendship. It’s an old sentime...
Tags: Music, Media, Social Media, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Digital Media, Dance music, Haim, Adam Levine, Apple Music, Bts, Phoebe Bridgers, The 1975, Zane Lowe, Levine

K-Pop: Demon Hunters Animated Film in the Works at Sony

K-Pop: Demon Hunters animated film in the works at Sony Sony Pictures Animation has begun development on a brand new animated musical feature titled K-Pop: Demon Hunters from directors Maggie Kang (The Lego Ninjago Movie) and Chris Appelhans (Wish Dragon) centered on a music group balancing global fame with their secret identities of slaying spirits, according to Variety. RELATED: Avatar: The Last Airbender Animated Film in the Works! if (typeof readAdmiralCoo...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Sony, Sony Pictures Animation, K Pop, Lupita Nyong, Kang, Hanya, Raya, ComingSoon, Movie News, Mingjue Helen Chen, Sony Animation, Ami Thompson, Maggie Kang, Hannah McMechan

‘K-Pop: Demon Hunters’ is an Animated Musical About a K-Pop Girl Group That Hunts Demons (Obviously)

Hey, are you interested in a movie about a K-Pop girl group? What if I told you the movie was animated? And then what if I told you the movie was also a musical? And then, just for fun, what if I added that the K-Pop girl group also hunts demons? Because that’s exactly what’s going on in the appropriately named K-Pop: Demon Hunters, a new movie from Sony Pictures Animation. Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans are directing the project, which is currently in production. Variety has the scoop on K...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Sony, Musical, Sony Pictures Animation, K Pop, Kang, Hanya, Chris Appelhans, Maggie Kang, K-Pop: Demon Hunters, Hannah McMechan, Danya Jimenez, Aron Warner, Mingjue Helen Chen Raya, Ami Thompson Raya

Black BTS Fans Share Why They 'Purple' This K-Pop Group

Sabrena Khadija realized just how much of a BTS fan she was one freezing morning in Times Square back in 2017. A friend invited her to stand in line at 4 a.m. to be one of the first people to buy the seven-member band from South Korea’s BT21 merchandise…and she didn’t say no.
Tags: South Korea, Wings, Musicians, Lifehacks, Bts, Singers, Times Square, K Pop, RM, Pop Group, V, Be, Concept Albums, Entertainment Culture, Map Of The Soul 7, Run Bts

K-Pop Game Launch Backed by BTS Agency Big Hit Entertainment

Korean pop music is becoming available in ever more formats. The latest is a mobile game “Rhythm Hive” which launched Thursday and features BTS and other K-pop acts from the Big Hit Entertainment stable. The game is produced by developer, Superb Corp., which BHE describes as an independent corporation that leads Big Hit Entertainment’s game […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Bts, K-pop, Big Hit Entertainment, Rhythm Hive, Superb Corp

K-pop star Sowon apologises for posing with 'Nazi mannequin'

GFriend band member deletes photos taken on video shoot with figure dressed in German military uniform The K-pop artist Sowon has apologised after images appeared online of her posing with a mannequin that was dressed in a German military uniform from the days of Nazi rule.Sowon, a member of the female band GFriend, was shown cuddling the mannequin in now-deleted photos that were taken in late 2020 while the group were filming a video in the South Korean city of Paju. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Pop and rock, K-pop, Sowon, Paju Continue

K-Pop Star Sowon’s Management Apologizes for Her Nazi Mannequin Photos

K-pop star Sowon’s management team apologized on Monday for photos featuring the popular GFriend girl group member posing lovingly with a mannequin dressed as a Nazi soldier. Sowon, 25, had posted the images of herself snuggling up to the Nazi-costumed dummy to her Instagram, where they quickly came under fire. One shows her closing her […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, K-pop, Big Hit Entertainment, GFRIEND, Sowon, Source Music