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Weibo: Chinese social media giant suspends K-pop fan accounts

A group of K-pop fans in China have become the latest victims of a crackdown on celebrity culture. Twenty-two fan accounts have been suspended by Chinese social media site Sina Weibo for what it called “irrational star-chasing behaviour”. They include fans of Korean pop band BTS who crowdfunded on the platform to customise an aeroplane […]

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Leader of South Korean boy-band defends accusations over manipulating chart numbers

South Korean boy-band BTS is taking the world by storm with their new tracks and music videos. The band has rose to fame internationally and has a loyal and hardcore fanbase called ARMY. Recently, they released two singles Butter and Permission to Dance, which debuted at number one on charts in the United States. BTS […]

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K-pop girl band’s handling giant panda sparks anger in China

K-Pop band Blackpink has sparked outrage in China after videos were circulated showing how band members were handling a giant panda cub in a South Korean zoo. Blackpink stars were filmed this month cuddling three-month-old cub Fu Bao at a South Korean zoo. Chinese wildlife groups say there are strict rules and regulations around the […]

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K-Pop band BTS become richer by millions after their record label’s IPO makes debut on stock markets

The members of chart-topping Korean boy band became rich by millions after their record label’s blockbuster IPO doubled in its stock market debut on Thursday. Big Hit Entertainment started trading in Seoul stock exchange at KRW₩ 270,000 (US$ 253) compared to last month’s KRW₩ 135,000 initial public offering price, lifting the company’s market value to […]

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Travel curbs cancel K-pop concerts in Japan amid coronavirus outbreak

Japan’s travel restrictions on South Koreans over the coronavirus epidemic have spurred cancellations of a string of K-pop concerts scheduled in Japan, threatening to hurt the Korean entertainment industry in its most lucrative market. Japan said starting Monday, people arriving from South Korea will be quarantined for two weeks. Tokyo also suspended visa waivers and […]

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K-Pop star Wonho leaves Monsta X amid loan rumors

K-pop boy band Monsta X will now be a six-member act with the departure of singer/songwriter Wonho. The group’s company Starship Entertainment tweeted a statement regarding Wonho’s departure in both Korean and English from its official Twitter account. The announcement began with an expression of gratitude to Monsta X fans. “After a long discussion with […]