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  • Cherry blossom season begins on Jeju Island

    Cherry blossoms on the southern resort island of Jeju have just bloomed this year, about a week faster than in the previous years, the local weather agency said Thursday. Cherry blossom season begins in South Korea The Jeju Provincial Meteorological Administration said hotter than normal temperatures on the island this month appear to have advanced the blooming of cherry blossoms by up to eight days. Jeju’s average temperature in March is 11.5 C, two degrees higher than last year and three degrees higher than normal, the agency noted, though the month’s sunlight hours, tallied at 79.3 hours, were two hours shorter than in the previous years. It said cherry blossoms on Jeju will likely be in full bloom around the +

  • No Grammy awards, but BTS still thankful

    BTS Grammy Awards 2021 BTS, the first K-pop act that earned a Grammy nomination, did not succeed in winning the award, but still expressed appreciation to their fans for the “incredible experience.” The seven-piece boy band was nominated for the +

  • KPOP girl group Brave Girls top the SBS Inkigayo

    KPOP girl group Brave Girls won the top prize in ‘SBS Inkigayo’ with Rollin’. Brave Girls (Min-young, Yoo-jung, Eun-ji, and Yuna) drew attention as they topped the SBS Inkigayo with Rollin’. This is a song released four years ago by +

  • BTS Grammy Solo performance “No awards, no regrets.”

    The group BTS set a new milestone by performing solo at the U.S. top-ranking music awards ceremony “GRAMMY AWARDS.” BTS Grammy Solo performance BTS set the stage with its digital single “Dynamite,” released in August last year at the 63rd +

  • BTS sweeps international recording industry organization’s global charts

    BTS sweeps international recording industry K-pop monolith BTS’ already long list of musical accolades continues as the boy band sweeps three global charts established by the organization representing the international recording industry. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) +

  • BTS takes top 2 spots on IFPI’s 2020 Global Albums Chart

    BTS takes top 2 spots on last year’s Global Album Sales Chart of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The London-based federation on March 11 said the group’s fourth studio album “Map of the Soul: 7” topped the +

  • BTS megahit ‘Dynamite’ gets 900 million views on YouTube

    BTS Dynamite was the first song by a Korean act to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s main singles chart, has earned 900 million views on YouTube. YouTube views for the summer number’s music video surpassed the milestone at 9:56 a.m. +

  • 2021 Korea Cherry Blossom expected two to nine days earlier than usual

    This year’s Korea cherry blossom season will be two to nine days faster than usual across the country. In most areas, cherry blossoms will begin to bloom three to eight days earlier than usual, and in some parts of North +

  • BTS to become 1st Korean nominee to perform at upcoming Grammy Awards

    K-pop sensation BTS, which earned a nomination from this year’s Grammy Awards, is set to perform at music’s biggest night in the United States next week, the event’s organizers have said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by +

  • BTS named Global Recording Artist of 2020

    After spending a phenomenal year with megahits “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On” in 2020, BTS has been crowned Global Recording Artist of the Year by an organization representing the worldwide recording industry. The win on Wednesday (U.S. local time) marks +






  • BTS Receives Racist Remarks From German Radio

    A famous German radio host has made racist remarks to the Korean boy band BTS, which is controversial. Internet users from around the world urged an apology by posting on social networking services (SNS), “We oppose racism,” and “Racism cannot be an opinion.” At 9 p.m. (local time) on the +

  • BTS earns 2nd ‘million point’ song on Oricon chart with ‘Dynamite’

    Global superstar BTS has earned another “million points” song on Japan’s Oricon music chart with its upbeat pop-disco hit “Dynamite,” the band’s agency said Thursday. “Dynamite,” the all-English summer number released in August, has accumulated more than 1 million points on the Japanese music chart’s weekly single rankings, according to +

  • South Korea set to begin mass COVID-19 vaccination Friday

    Gov’t prepares for vaccine shots as 1st batch of 1.5 million doses begins to ship Trucks and ships carrying the first batch of some 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines headed across the country Thursday, marking the start of the long-awaited vaccination program in South Korea, where COVID-19 cases are +

  • Purple Island of South Korea, Island of photographers’ Dreams

    Purple Island of South Korea Following Hong Kong and Germany, the U.S. CNN and Fox News are also drawing attention by highlighting the “Purple Island” in Banwol-do, Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do in South Korea. According to Shinan-gun County on the 23rd of February, CNN introduced Banwol-do as an “Island of photographers’ dreams” +

  • BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7′ Achieves Record High 52nd Consecutive Week on Billboard 200

    “Map of the Soul: 7,” an album by global superstar BTS, has stayed on the Billboard main albums chart for almost one straight year this week, recording another piece of history for K-pop. According to the latest Billboard chart results updated Tuesday (U.S. time), the mega-hit album released in February +

  • BLACKPINK JENNIE & BIGBANG G-DRAGON Are Reportedly Dating

    JENNIE of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK and G-DRAGON of boy group BIGBANG have reportedly been dating for over a year. On February 24, entertainment news outlet Dispatch released an exclusive report that JENNIE and G-DRAGON are currently in a romantic relationship. Source: SBS Star +

  • BTS most tweeted about musician in U.S. in 2020

    K-pop sensation BTS was the most tweeted about the musician in the United States last year, the band’s agency said Monday. In a recent survey by Twitter, BTS topped the list of 2020 most tweeted about musicians in the U.S., followed by Kanye West, Beyonce, and Drake, according to Big +

  • ‘Train to Busan’ getting US remake

    Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie thriller, “Train to Busan,” which attracted more than 10 million moviegoers at local theaters, will be remade into a Hollywood film, according to foreign news reports. Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto, known for Netflix’s action thriller “The Night Comes for Us” (2018), is currently in talks with the +

  • BTS agency Big Hit, Universal Music team up to find new Kpop boy band will debut in US

    Big Hit Entertainment, the agency behind global dynamite BTS, and Universal Music Group (UMG) on Thursday unveiled plans to put together a new K-pop boy band that will debut in the United States. In a pre-recorded video streamed early Thursday, the heads and executives of the two companies announced the +

  • Married Immigrants to Korea Most Concerned About Legal Issues, Livelihood, and Divorce

    One of the largest concerns faced by immigrant women living in South Korea after getting married to a South Korean national is dealing with legal problems caused by various illegal acts, a civic support group for female immigrants said Tuesday. The Seoul Counseling Center for Migrant Women reported 11,125 cases +

  • Global K-pop fest KCON to again open online next month amid pandemic

    KCON, a major K-pop and Korean culture festival that draws millions of viewers each season, will be held online again next month amid the prolonged coronavirus pandemic, its organizer said Tuesday. The third season of the online event, titled “KCON:TACT,” will stream from March 20-28 through YouTube and the Mnet +

  • YG Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Big Hit Entertainment will develop a streaming platform named VenewLive

    Universal Music Group (UMG) and YG Entertainment are investing in VenewLive ― a joint venture set up by Big Hit Entertainment ― to nurture the new steaming platform in an effort to reach more people around the world. Big Hit, the agency that represents BTS, announced Wednesday that YG and +






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