Shares in managers of K-pop's BTS double on market debut

Shares in managers of K-pop's BTS double on market debut

Shares in the management agency of K-pop sensation BTS more than doubled on their stock market debut Thursday, making an instant multi-billionaire of its chairman and boosting the seven band members' own fortunes.
RoK entertainment firm to open first overseas outlet in Vietnam

RoK entertainment firm to open first overseas outlet in Vietnam

SM Entertainment, one of the largest entertainment companies in the Republic of Korea, plans to open its first store in Vietnam, based in the southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City.
BTS, Big Hit donate US$1 mln to Black Lives Matter movement

BTS, Big Hit donate US$1 mln to Black Lives Matter movement

SEOUL - K-pop superstars BTS and their label-management agency Big Hit Entertainment have donated US$1 million to the cause of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the US, according to a company representative on Sunday.
K-pop stars' gang rape, spycam jail terms cut

K-pop stars' gang rape, spycam jail terms cut

SEOUL: Two former K-pop stars had their prison sentences for gang rape and spycam crimes significantly reduced on Tuesday (May 12), after a scandal that rocked South Korea last year.
BTS cancel Seoul concerts as COVID-19 spreads in South Korea: Agency

BTS cancel Seoul concerts as COVID-19 spreads in South Korea: Agency

K-pop megastars BTS on Friday (Feb 28) cancelled four Seoul concerts due in April as the number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea passed 2,000.
K-pop boyband BTS unveils new concept photos for upcoming album

K-pop boyband BTS unveils new concept photos for upcoming album

Drumming up hype for Map Of The Soul: 7’s release in less than two weeks, ARMYs can catch a sneak preview of their favourite group with 16 newly released photos.
K-pop superstars BTS won't be exempted from mandatory military service

K-pop superstars BTS won't be exempted from mandatory military service

The South Korean Culture Minister has told reporters that RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Jungkook and Jin will not be given special treatment.
Exiled K-pop star backed by court after draft-dodging

Exiled K-pop star backed by court after draft-dodging

A K-pop singer who was deported and barred from South Korea for avoiding conscription by becoming a US citizen should be allowed to return after 17 years in exile, a court ruled Friday (Nov 15).
BTS K-pop star Jungkook investigated over car crash: Seoul police

BTS K-pop star Jungkook investigated over car crash: Seoul police

K-pop megastar and BTS member Jungkook is being investigated over a car accident involving a violation of traffic law on his part, South Korean officials said Monday (Nov 4).
Dancing in the streets: Performers gather for K-pop festival

Dancing in the streets: Performers gather for K-pop festival

On the streets, in parks and garages, seven Cuban youngsters spent seven months practising K-pop moves to secure a spot on their dream stage: An appearance in South Korea to imitate their idols.
K-pop star Seungri accused of illicit gambling

K-pop star Seungri accused of illicit gambling

Disgraced K-pop star Seungri was questioned by police Wednesday (Aug 28) for illicit overseas gambling, the latest step in a snowballing sex and drugs scandal that saw him retire in March.
S. Korean court to rule on K-pop star Seungri's arrest

S. Korean court to rule on K-pop star Seungri's arrest

South Korean pop star Seungri arrived at court on Tuesday to await a decision on whether he should be arrested over charges including prostitution in a snowballing sex scandal.
K-Pop Lovers Festival opens in Hanoi

K-Pop Lovers Festival opens in Hanoi

The Republic of Korea’s B-Boy Crew performed at the K-Pop Lovers Festival being held at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in downtown Hanoi this weekend.
BIGBANG's Seungri to begin military service in March

BIGBANG's Seungri to begin military service in March

Seungri will join the army late this month, becoming the final member of popular K-pop group BIGBANG to undergo his mandatory military service, Korean state media reported on Friday (Mar 8). 
South Korea retracts guidelines on look-alike K-pop stars

South Korea retracts guidelines on look-alike K-pop stars

SEOUL: Government guidelines aimed at promoting more diversity in South Korea's K-pop world have been withdrawn after critics said they amounted to state censorship of a booming industry.
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