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K-pop’s BTS gets coveted Recording Academy membership invite

06 June, 2019 1:50 pm 1:50 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Korean pop sensation BTS have been invited to join the Recording Academy as part of a drive to diversify the group that chooses the annual Grammy Awards. The seven-member boy band, which has led a K-pop music wave in the United States and beyond, are among some 1,300 artists, writers and … Read More

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K-Pop stardom lures Japanese youth to Korea despite diplomatic chill

05 May, 2019 12:17 pm 12:17 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone. Hasumi, 17, joined Acopia School in Seoul, a … Read More

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Sex, lies and video: K-pop world rocked by sex scandals

03 March, 2019 4:16 pm 4:16 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean police questioned two K-pop stars on Thursday as allegations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked South Korea’s music world and hit entertainment stocks. The allegations against the boyish stars who epitomize an industry that has put South Korean pop culture on the global stage has triggered … Read More

K-pop comes to London as South Korea’s BTS take to stage

10 October, 2018 9:50 am 9:50 am

LONDON (Reuters) – South Korean boy band BTS made their London stage debut to a packed O2 arena on Tuesday, with K-pop fever sweeping the British capital ahead of the hugely successful group’s sold-out concerts. Fresh from their stadium performance in New York last week, the seven-member band brought their “Love Yourself” world tour to … Read More

With K-pop back in US spotlight, Korean-American stars take hope

08 August, 2018 1:20 pm 1:20 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of fans eagerly rode the wave of Korean pop or K-pop this weekend at a convention in Los Angeles, the world’s entertainment capital, at a time when a boy band’s success in America is giving new hope to many stars in the music genre. Several Korean-Americans were among … Read More