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Korean band wades into controversy with Chinese netizens over panda touch

Korean band wades into controversy with Chinese netizens over panda touch

  SEOUL: More than 750 million social media users have followed or been involved in a zoo controversy sparked when K-pop girl band Blackpink touched a mother panda and cuddled a baby panda with their make-up on. The controversy was sparked after a teaser for the final episode of “24/365 with BLACKPINK” was uploaded. In […]

Dolce Classic, GCS International organize peace concert to mark 39th UN International Day of Peace

Dolce Classic, GCS International organize peace concert to mark 39th UN International Day of Peace

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: A peace concert, organized by Dolce Classic, led by Chung-Ang University Prof. Emeritus Ryee June-il, and supported by GCS International, was successfully held in Seoul. The peace concert was held on Tuesday to commemorate the 39th UN International Day of Peace, […]

Nearly 1 million viewers from 191 countries for BTS’ online concert

Nearly 1 million viewers from 191 countries for BTS’ online concert

SEOUL: Nearly 1 million viewers watched an online concert of K-pop superstar BTS held over the weekend, the band’s agency said Monday. Some 993,000 viewers from 191 countries and territories watched “BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” that was streamed online due to the pandemic, according to Big Hit Entertainment. The two-day concert, held in […]

BLACKPINK music video to be edited following protest outfit sexualized nurses

BLACKPINK music video to be edited following protest outfit sexualized nurses

SEOUL: K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s latest music video “Lovesick Girls” will be edited and replaced, its agency said, following a controversy over scenes that nurse groups criticized for sexualizing the profession. “We have decided to delete all scenes with the nurse uniform in BLACKPINK’s ‘Lovesick Girls’ music video and plan to replace the video as […]

Online festival to highlight Korean cultural heritage, modern trends

Online festival to highlight Korean cultural heritage, modern trends

  SEOUL: The inaugural Korean culture festival is set to give people from all over the world chances to enjoy Korean cultural heritage, tourism and modern trends. The first edition of the 2020 K-Culture Festival will be held online on October 10 – November 11, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said. Led by […]

With ‘Dynamite,’ BTS becomes first South Korean artist to top Billboard Hot 100

With ‘Dynamite,’ BTS becomes first South Korean artist to top Billboard Hot 100

WASHINGTON: BTS became the first South Korean artist to land at No. 1 on Billboard’s main singles chart in the United States on Monday. “BTS achieves its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as ‘Dynamite’ debuts at the summit,” Billboard reported Monday, one day before its chart will be refreshed. Previously, […]

First Black K-pop singer Reid writing ‘against-all-odds’ memoir on idol life

First Black K-pop singer Reid writing ‘against-all-odds’ memoir on idol life

SEOUL: From BLACKPINK and NCT 127 to GOT7, the K-pop industry as of late has seen a noticeable boost in diversity in respect to members’ nationalities and racial backgrounds. But still, the ethnic and regional makeup of international K-pop talents today is largely oriented towards East and Southeast Asia. All things considered, it wouldn’t be […]

BTS fans raise $1 million in Black Lives Matter donations

BTS fans raise $1 million in Black Lives Matter donations

SEOUL: International fans of K-pop giants BTS have raised over $1 million in donations for the Black Lives Matter cause in the United States, matching the amount donated earlier by their idols toward the human rights movement, according to a fan charity project Monday. One In An ARMY, an organization of BTS fans involved in […]

Military draft notice sent to disgraced K-pop star Seungri

Military draft notice sent to disgraced K-pop star Seungri

Seoul: Seungri, a former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, has been sent a notification of his mandatory military service, while he has been on trial on charges of gambling and arranging prostitution, the military manpower agency said Tuesday. Last month, the prosecution indicted the scandal-ridden celebrity without physical detention on charges of gambling overseas […]

K-pop diva Goo Ha-ra found dead at her home

K-pop diva Goo Ha-ra found dead at her home

Seoul: Goo Ha-ra, a K-pop diva and member of girl band KARA, was found dead Sunday at her home, police said. An acquaintance of the 28-year-old found her dead at around 6 p.m. at her home in Seoul’s Gangnam Ward and notified the police and firefighters, the police said. The police said they are currently […]

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