Choi Young-jae, a member of K-pop boy group GOT7, released a teaser image for his upcoming debut solo album.
“Sunshine”: Choi, known as Youngjae, 25, released a teaser image for his solo album on Sept. 23, months after the K-pop group he belonged to, GOT7, left their entertainment agency, JYP Entertainment, of seven years.
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 member Lisa, 24, debuted her solo album and single “Lalisa” on Sept. 10 and her music video’s views have broken Taylor Swift’s YouTube record.
‘You have to sleep with me’: Korean actress Heo Yi Jae reveals the moment she suddenly decided to retire from entertainment
South Korean actress Heo Yi-jae revealed to Way, a member of disbanded K-pop group Crayon Pop, why she left the South Korean entertainment industry.
What happened: On Way’s popular YouTube channel, Heo appeared as a guest on Sept. 10 to talk about her experience in the entertainment industry in a Korean-language video titled “The reality of a Korean actress (slapping, shameless actors).”
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.
Mandopop superstar Jay Chou recently dropped a music lesson for K-Pop fans after they accused him of plagiarizing a 2011 song from male group INFINITE called “Julia.”
The allegation: On Aug. 27, Chou, 42, teased his 6.6 million followers on Instagram with a 25-second instrumental video taken from his upcoming new single.
K-pop superstar CL, former leader of popular South Korean girl group 2NE1, is making a triumphant return with her new single “Spicy.”
New flavor: The 30-year-old singer-songwriter officially released the song on Tuesday as the first single off of her upcoming debut studio album “Alpha,” along with a music video for the song, People reported.
Former K-pop idol and Big Bang member Seungri received a three-year jail sentence after being charged in 2019 for procuring prostitutes for businessmen, but his fans are still fighting for him.
Conviction: Seungri, 30, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was convicted by the General Military Court of the Ground Operations Command in Yongin on the charges of mediating prostitution and illegal gambling, according to Nate via All Kpop.
‘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.”
Songs by popular K-pop groups have kept athletes’ spirits high throughout this Olympics season.
What’s being played: Tunes by BTS, BLACKPINK, ITZY, Seventeen, NCT 127, OH MY GIRL, EXO and more, have given athletes something to dance, compete and celebrate to, The Korea Times reported.
BLACKPINK member Lisa will be making her solo debut this summer following Jennie and Rosé.
Solo debut: YG Entertainment officially confirmed the K-pop singer’s debut on July 12, reported Hypebae.
Bang Si-Hyuk (Bang PD) is stepping down from his role as CEO of HYBE, the company which launched K-pop juggernaut BTS, as part of the company’s leadership reconstruction plan so he can focus on his music production career.
Stepping down: HYBE, formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, announced in an official statement that Bang will still be a chairman on the Board of Directors and assist in the “decision-making of the company’s core business.”