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BTS’ new album tops record-high 91 iTunes charts

BTS’ new album tops record-high 91 iTunes charts

Seoul: K-pop super band BTS wrote iTunes chart history Saturday with its new album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” topping the iTunes album charts in 91 countries and regions, the band’s management agency said. As of Saturday morning (Korean time), “Map of the Soul: 7” landed atop the iTunes “top album” charts in 91 countries […]

BTS’ latest three concerts in Seoul had economic effect of $860.7 million

BTS’ latest three concerts in Seoul had economic effect of $860.7 million

Seoul: K-pop boy band BTS created an economic effect worth 1 trillion won (US$860.7 million) with its latest three concerts in Seoul, an academic report showed Monday. The septet finished off its latest world tour, “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself,” with the final leg in Seoul where three evening concerts at Olympic Stadium on Oct. 26, […]

Grammys under fire after BTS wasn’t nominated for 2020 event

Grammys under fire after BTS wasn’t nominated for 2020 event

Seoul: The Grammy Awards, one of the major American pop music award events, have become fodder for criticism after K-pop band BTS was shut out of the nominations for the 2020 Grammys. Many eyes had been on BTS’ possible nomination when the American Recording Academy announced the 2020 list of nominees Wednesday following the septet’s […]

BTS will not be exempted from military service: culture minister

BTS will not be exempted from military service: culture minister

Paris: South Korea’s globally acclaimed superstars BTS and other high-flying K-pop stars will not be exempted from mandatory military service under the government’s new guidelines on conscription waivers, the culture minister has said. Since early this year, a government task force has been working to revamp the guidelines to raise fairness in military conscription, and the […]

Roaring K-pop boom reverses fate of declining CDs and other tangible albums

Roaring K-pop boom reverses fate of declining CDs and other tangible albums

Seoul: The roaring K-pop boom in South Korea is reviving the fate of perishing CD music and other physical music record formats. Since the early 2000s, compact disc as a music distribution format has been increasingly replaced by other digital storage and distribution formats such as internet streaming. Reversing the decline, however, sales of physical […]

BTS shatters cultural, language barriers with music

BTS shatters cultural, language barriers with music

Seoul: The phenomenally successful one-year concert journey by K-pop band BTS proved to be an emphatic yes to years of lingering questions over whether K-pop could crack the mainstream of American pop culture and beyond. With a finale concert in Seoul on Tuesday, the seven-member boy band brought its “Love Yourself” world tour and its […]

With tears and sweat, BTS wraps up globe-trotting concert tour in home country

With tears and sweat, BTS wraps up globe-trotting concert tour in home country

Seoul: Tears and sweat wrapped up K-pop superband BTS’ year-long world concert tour in the capital of their home country on Tuesday. The famous home ARMY’s fan chant consecutively naming the seven BTS members brought to a close BTS’ “Love Yourself” world tour at the thundering Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul, 14 months after the […]

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: The strong religious culture in Saudi Arabia couldn’t stop abaya-covered fans from springing up in their seats to dance as K-pop superband BTS performed its latest mega hit, “Boy With Luv,” in the country’s capital, Riyadh, Friday evening. The K-pop septet took the stage of Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium and opened up its […]

BTS leader donates $84,000 for students with hearing impairments

BTS leader donates $84,000 for students with hearing impairments

Seoul: RM, the leader of the popular boy band BTS, has donated 100 million won ($83,745) to help students with hearing impairments, a Seoul school said Friday. The BTS leader made the donation earlier this week in celebration of his birthday, Sept. 12, in a bid to help students receive music education, according to officials […]

K-pop boy band BTS plays role of ambassador of Korean culture

K-pop boy band BTS  plays role of ambassador of Korean culture

Seoul: While fans across the globe are glued to every move the seven members of K-pop boy band BTS make, the septet has often drawn inspiration from Korea’s traditional cultural heritage, promoting it through its worldwide music career. BTS has often appeared in hanbok, traditional Korean dress, or hanbok-inspired stage costumes to perform a modern […]

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