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Chris Martin surprises Kelly Clarkson by singing the Korean verses of Coldplay and BTS’ new single

Chris Martin shocks Kelly

Coldplay singer Chris Martin surprised talk show host and fellow singer Kelly Clarkson today when he sang in Korean while performing an acoustic version of the new Coldplay and BTS collaborative single “My Universe” on her talk show.

“You are my universe”: Martin, 44, went on the “Kelly Clarkson Show” to discuss and solo-perform the song his band did with the K-pop superstar group BTS on the same day that the song was pre-released, Sept. 24. 

BLACKPINK’s Lisa beats out Drake, becomes first Asian woman to hit No. 1 on Billboard rap chart

Lisa beats Drake

BLACKPINK’s Lisa has been making waves in the music industry with her two-track solo debut “Lalisa,” with her newest achievement being that she is the first Thai artist from a South Korean label to top the Billboard rap charts. 

As she should: According to Forbes, the Canadian rapper Drake’s single “Way 2 Sexy” from his new album “Certified Lover Boy” was the No. 1 bestselling rap song in the U.S., but now Lisa’s single “Money” has beat it, putting Drake in second place. 

BTS ARMY hail group’s performance of ‘Permission to Dance’ at UNGA as one of their proudest moments

ARMY proud of BTS

K-pop mega group BTS received an outpouring of support from their fans, known as ARMY, following the release of their “Permission to Dance” video shot at the 76th United Nations General Assembly meeting on Monday.

Their proudest moment: The music video, released on the United Nations’ YouTube channel, saw the septet — consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — sing and dance in the U.N.’s assembly hall and gardens, KIRO7 reported.

BTS is the first K-pop act to ever appear on Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’

BTS Dynamite makes Rolling Stone list

Iconic K-pop boy group BTS has made Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” with one of their three English-language songs. 

“Light it up like Dynamite”: Rolling Stone magazine released their list of the top 500 songs for the first time in 17 years on Sept. 15 with BTS making a groundbreaking appearance on it as the first Korean act to ever appear on the ranking.

BLACKPINK surpasses Justin Bieber, becomes No. 1 most subscribed artist on YouTube

Blackpink and Lalisa album

Iconic K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has surpassed Justin Bieber in YouTube subscribers, becoming the most subscribed musical artist on the platform just as one group member, Lisa, dropped her solo debut album “Lalisa.” 

“Pretty Savage”: On Friday, YouTube announced that the popular girl group, consisting of members Jennie, Rosé, Jisoo and Lisa, are now the platform’s most subscribed artist with 65.5 million subscribers, Billboard reported. 

BTS inducted into Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, score No. 1 song of summer with ‘Butter’

BTS song "Butter" also is the number one song

K-pop superstar group BTS continues to dominate the global music industry with their hit song “Butter,” finishing at the top of Billboard’s Songs of the Summer Chart, just days after the band was inducted into the Guinness World Records’ Hall of Fame.

Topping the charts: The Songs of the Summer Chart tracks the performance of popular songs based on “weekly streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 from Memorial Day through Labor Day,” according to Billboard

China’s youngest boy band forced to rebrand after being accused of child exploitation

Panda Boys, youngest boy band in China

The Panda Boys, China’s youngest boy band ever, has been rebranded as a children’s art troupe after their agency was accused of child exploitation.

Too young to be heartthrobs: The recently formed group, composed of seven elementary school children aged between 7 and 11, drew immediate backlash after making its first public performance last week in Chengdu city, reported South China Morning Post.

‘Chinese Backstreet Boys’: BTS fans demand apology from Dominican radio show over racist comments

BTS fans demand an apology from radio show hosts for racist comments

Hosts of a radio show in the Dominican Republic are under fire for ignorant remarks made on-air about members of Korean supergroup BTS.

A barrage of insults: Program “Esto No Es Radio” has earned the wrath of many BTS fans (AKA the ARMY) after ridiculing the popular boyband and calling them the “Chinese Backstreet Boys,” HITC reported.