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


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.  

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. 

Read the Heartfelt Letter that Got Coldplay to Let ‘Yellow’ Play in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

At a crucial part towards the ending of “Crazy Rich Asians,” a Mandarin cover of Coldplay’s 2000 hit single “Yellow” captured an emotional scene with Constance Wu’s character Rachel Chu.

It is interesting to note, however, that if it weren’t for Director Jon M. Chu’s persistence, Katherine Ho’s haunting rendition of the track would not have made the movie’s final cut.

Why Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ Became Part of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Soundtrack

One of the surprise highlights of “Crazy Rich Asians” is the film’s highly evocative soundtrack which fittingly features contemporary Asian performers taking on soulful Chinese big-band jazz classics and some remakes of American pop songs.

With just the right mix of party tunes, such as Cheryl K and Awkwafina’s “Money (That’s What I Want),” and love songs such as “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Kina Grannis, the selection of music for the highly anticipated rom-com is indeed a special treat in itself.

Coldplay is Still Insanely Popular in Asia For Some Reason

It turns out that Asian music fans still go crazy for Coldplay, the British band considered by many in other parts of the world to be replacing Nickelback as the most hated band ever. But in Asia, 12,000 tickets for Coldplay’s “A Head Full Of Dreams” concert, which is set to happen early next year, sold out in a single hour.

According to the Strait Times, the 12,000 pre-sale tickets sold out for the band’s concert in Singapore. The pre-sale was a special offer for Citibank cardholders wherein fans abruptly booked tickets like there was some panic buying going on.