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BTS announce upcoming Disney Plus documentary series

  • BTS are set to appear in an upcoming Disney Plus documentary series.
  • Fans reportedly first heard the recent news about "BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star" via a Disney Plus Singapore tweet posted on Wednesday.
  • The tweet, which features a video of the K-pop boy group announcing the series, has already garnered over 428,000 views and 135,000 likes.
  • "It’s time for the second chapter," the tweet states. "Chart the incredible journey of pop icons BTS in the new docu-series BTS MONUMENTS: BEYOND THE STAR, an exclusive #DisneyPlusSG series coming soon."
  • The upcoming series will feature "stories of our growth and of our music from our debut to today. ... It shares candid stories that have never been told, so please look forward to it," BTS reveal in the video.

BTS are set to appear in an upcoming Disney Plus documentary series.

Fans reportedly first heard the recent news about “BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star” via a Disney Plus Singapore tweet posted on Wednesday. The tweet, which features a video of the K-pop boy group announcing the series, has already garnered over 428,000 views and 135,000 likes.

Oli London says he received death threats after backtracking on reassignment surgery

  • Oli London, 32, said he received death threats after canceling his plan to undergo gender reassignment surgery in Bangkok.
  • The British-born influencer, who now identifies as a Korean man, made the allegations in a new interview with the Daily Star.
  • London said the “awful” abuse came from those who encouraged him toward surgery but now vilify him for “leaving the cult.”
  • In a previous interview with Fox News, London blamed “woke culture” for causing his struggle with gender dysphoria.
  • After announcing his detransition, the internet personality also introduced himself as a politician with promises to protect children from “harmful ideologies” and to “fight against woke culture.”

Internet personality Oli London allegedly received online abuseincluding death threats following his decision to cancel his gender reassignment surgery.

London, 32, detransitioned from identifying as a woman to a man earlier this month. However, he continues to self-identify as a Korean person.

Military enlistment date for BTS’s Jin revealed

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  • BTS’s Jin has confirmed he will start his military enlistment on Dec. 13.
  • South Korean news outlets reported on Thursday that he would begin at a recruit training center in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi-do, for a five-week training program before moving to frontline unit duties.
  • HYBE initially responded to those reports, saying, “It is difficult to confirm. We ask for your generous understanding,” but Jin later addressed fans on WeVerse, writing: “Even though I didn’t want the article to be published, ARMYs shouldn’t come to the training center. There will be other people apart from me, and it may be dangerous if it were crowded. ARMY, I love you.”
  • Jin will be the first in the group to serve his enlistment, but HYBE has announced plans for the other BTS members to do the same and wish for the group to reconvene in 2025.
  • Last month, Jin released his debut solo single “The Astronaut” in collaboration with Coldplay.

BTS’s Jin will officially begin his mandatory military service on Dec. 13. 

South Korean news outlets KBS News and Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday that unnamed sources in the South Korean military confirmed his enlistment.

The hottest male and female K-pop stars, according to Japanese teens

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  • To determine the hottest K-pop idols in Japan, a community brought together 20,804 teens to vote on the matter.
  • The hottest male K-pop stars from first to last were: BTS’ Jin, Enhypen’s Niki, Stray Kids’ Lee Know, BTS’ V, BTS’ Jungkook, Astro's Cha Eun-woo and Shinee’s Taemin.
  • In response to the K-pop male rankings, Korean netizens were in complete agreement, expressing that handsome men can be appreciated anywhere.
  • The most beautiful K-pop women were: TWICE’s Tzuyu, TWICE’s Sana, TWICE’s Mina, TWICE’s Jihyo, TWICE’s Momo, TWICE’s Nayeon, NiziU’s Ayaka, TWICE’s Dahyun, Blackpink’s Lisa and Blackpink’s Jisoo.

Japanese teens voted on the hottest K-pop stars, selecting 17 idols from the ever-growing music genre.

The popularity of Korean pop is rising throughout the world, including in its neighboring country, Japan. As the love for K-pop grows in the island country, its influence can be seen in Japanese fashion, makeup and entertainment. 

BTS makes history with fourth consecutive win for Favorite Pop Group at AMAs

  • BTS had a historic night at the 2022 American Music Awards (AMAs).
  • On Monday, the K-pop supergroup won the award for Favorite Pop Group or Duo for the fourth time, the most of any act in AMAs history.
  • BTS was also awarded the first-ever Favorite K-Pop Artist award, beating out BLACKPINK, SEVENTEEN, TWICE and TXT.
  • Created in 1974, the AMAs is an annual ceremony that commemorates the most popular artists, songs and albums of the year.

BTS had a historic night at the 2022 American Music Awards (AMAs).  

On Monday, the K-pop supergroup won the award for Favorite Pop Group or Duo for the fourth consecutive time, the most of any act in AMAs history. 

BTS’ Jungkook performs at 2022 World Cup opening ceremony

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BTS’ Jungkook performed his newly released track “Dreamers” as part of the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar over the weekend.

The BTS vocalist shared the Al Bayt Stadium stage with Qatari singer and producer Fahad Al-Kubaisi. Together, the two artists kicked off the opening ceremony and match between Qatar and Ecuador. The World Cup will see 32 teams square off until a championship team is decided on Dec. 18. 

BTS’s Jin chosen to be the face of instant noodle brand Jin Ramen

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  • BTS’s Jin, whose legal name is Kim Seok-jin, is now the face of the instant noodle brand Jin Ramen.
  • South Korean food manufacturing company Ottogi released a commercial featuring Jin on Friday.
  • In the commercial, “The Astronaut” singer showcases the brand’s spicy red packaged ramen and its milder blue packaged ramen.
  • The oldest member of BTS has finally fulfilled his dream of becoming a model for the popular noodle brand that shares his name.
  • Ottogi said it aims to "create synergy" with Jin on future projects.

BTS vocalist Jin, whose legal name is Kim Seok-jin, is now the face of the instant noodle brand Jin Ramen.

South Korean food manufacturing company Ottogi released a commercial featuring Jin on Friday.

K-pop Weekly: BTS’ RM, Red Velvet, BoA, ITZY, New Jeans announce new albums; Spire CEO resigns; SEVENTEEN debuts Japanese EP

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K-pop Weekly took a hiatus last week with respect to the tragic incident in Itaewon. This week, there has been a slow but steady stream of new music releases from the likes of AleXa, OH MY GIRL member YooA, SEVENTEEN and more.

Additionally, fans can soon expect new music from an all-star lineup of artists, as comeback announcements were plentiful. Meanwhile, SPIRE Entertainment’s CEO finally resigned, but new reports indicate the company is continuing to spiral further into scandal.  

K-pop Weekly: Jin’s ‘The Astronaut’ arrives, soloists stand out and BTS, BLACKPINK land noms as award show season in full swing

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Soloists dominated this week, with new music released from the likes of BTS’ Jin, BIBI, Jo Yu-ri, Monsta X’s Ki-hyun and more. With that came a flurry of nominations for K-pop acts from People’s Choice, MAMA and Billboard. 

Music Releases Oct. 23

Soloist BIBI gave fans a double drop of new tracks ahead of the release of her upcoming album “Lowlife Princess: Noir.” Music videos have been released for both songs: “Sweet Sorrow of Mother” and “Motospeed 24.” These latest numbers are a follow up to the pre-release “Animal Farm” last month.

K-pop Weekly: CHUNG HA collabs, Chan-Hyuk goes solo, ITZY drops English single and K-pop festival makes ‘KAMPFYRE’

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The start of this week saw several concerts and music festivals kick off around the world, from KAMP LA 2022 to BTS in Busan and BLACKPINK in Seoul. While soloists such as CHUNG HA collaborated with other artists, other acts released their first English singles and experienced their first wins during music shows.

Music Releases

BTS’ Jin to release new single ‘The Astronaut,’ created in collaboration with Kygo, Coldplay

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Jin of BTS is set to release “The Astronaut,” his forthcoming single that will be out of this world thanks to collaborators Kygo and Coldplay.

The BTS member announced his new single during the group’s free “Yet To Come” concert in Busan, which was held on Saturday as part of their efforts to help the South Korean city in its bid to host the 2030 World Expo.  

BTS members to enlist in military, starting with Jin

  • HYBE released an official statement on Monday confirming that all seven members of BTS will serve their mandatory military duties.
  • Jin, the group’s oldest member, is slated to enlist first since he turns 30 in December. He will “initiate the process” after he releases his solo project later this month.
  • He announced this upcoming release on Saturday during BTS’ free “Yet to Come” concert in Busan, which they held as part of their efforts to help the South Korean city with their bid to host the 2030 World Expo. 
  • BTS’ other members will eventually enlist based on their individual schedules. 
  • HYBE anticipates that the group will reconvene "around 2025."

BTS’ agency HYBE issued an official statement on Monday confirming that all seven members of the K-pop group will serve their mandatory military duties without any special exemptions. 

The news comes just days after their free “Yet To Come” concert, which was held in Busan on Saturday as part of their efforts to help the South Korean city host the 2030 World Expo.