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.
Members of ARMY — fans of the K-pop supergroup BTS — are expressing their appreciation for member Jimin’s recent donation to polio patients.
Secret donation: Jimin donated 100 million Korean won ($85,170) to the Rotary District 3590 in July, Soompi reported.
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.
Fans of BTS — known as the BTS ARMY — are calling out those flocking to the hotel that the South Korean supergroup is staying at in New York.
The SDG Moment: BTS, who have been designated South Korea’s “special presidential envoy for future generations and culture,” is in New York to attend the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment 2021 at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from Sept. 19-23, NextShark previously reported.
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.
K-pop mega group BTS will accompany South Korean President Moon Jae-in as special presidential envoys at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week.
Awarding ceremony: The seven-man group was awarded the certificates on Tuesday appointing them as “Special Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Culture” in a ceremony at the Blue House, according to Korea JoongAng Daily.
Asian and Asian American artists, such as K-pop group BTS and singer Olivia Rodrigo, received several awards and nominations at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
About the event: The awards show, hosted by Doja Cat, took place on Sep. 12 at New York City’s Barclays Center, Hypebae reported.
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.
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.
‘How many K-Pop fans do you know personally?’: British DJ sparks outrage after calling K-Pop fans ‘suspicious’
A British producer and DJ has come under fire after claiming that K-Pop remains a niche in the West and that its fans are “suspicious” for using anime profile pictures.
What he’s saying: Matan Zohar, better known as Mat Zo, argued K-Pop’s supposed popularity in a now-deleted Twitter thread. He used BTS as an example and claimed that the group is “only as big as they are” due to “relentless corporate support.”
South Korean table tennis teen phenomenon Shin Yu-bin received a special message from BTS member V supporting her Olympic bid.
Olympic ARMY: Shin, the youngest ever Korean Olympic table tennis player at 17, is a self-proclaimed BTS fan and V is her favorite among the group’s members, reported Korea Herald.
Members of K-pop supergroup BTS have been appointed as South Korea’s special envoys for public diplomacy.
New role: The group was bestowed the official title of the “Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture” by President Moon Jae-in himself, spokesperson Park Kyung-mee announced Wednesday, reported South China Morning Post.