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For K-pop supergroup BTS, questions remain about its future

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The surprise announcement by BTS last week that they were taking a break to focus on members’ solo projects stunned their global fanbase, shaking their label's stock price an...

Director Kore-eda returns to Cannes with film about baby box

CANNES, France (AP) — “Shoplifters” director Hirokazu Kore-eda returns to the Cannes Film Festival with “Broker,” another tale of misfits from society’s margins. This time, the film ...

PSY's new album, video turn corner from 'Gangnam Style'

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean superstar PSY said his new album marks a “farewell to ‘Gangnam Style’" — the hit song that propelled him to superstardom exactly a decade ago. ...

Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun. “I feel like I climbed the mountain ...

K-pop band TWICE basking in global popularity, plans US tour

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — TWICE, the nine-member K-pop band with over 9 million Twitter followers, says they feel their growing popularity overseas. “People didn’t know as much about...

Q&A: Kings of Convenience on new album and key to longevity

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — “What happened to Kings of Convenience” was, until recently, a prominent search result that would appear when looking up info on the Norwegian indie-pop folk duo. ...

Older women are the fresh faces of South Korean influencers

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The freshest faces among South Korean influencers are no longer the usual, 20-something celebrities. Instead, entertainment and social media are focusing on a new generation:...

BTS condemns anti-Asian racism, says they've experienced it

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop superstar group BTS has condemned racism against Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in a statement saying they've experienced it themselves. ...

‘Minari’ actor is nonchalant about new fame outside S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Youn Yuh-jung was asked how she felt about being called the “Meryl Streep of South Korea" in a recent interview, she said she’s flattered by the comparison. But she had ...

Korean American K-pop stars promote mental health awareness

SEOUL (AP) — K-pop star Eric Nam was having a meeting in New York when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest. “I thought I was going to have to call 911,” he said, recounting the exp...

With new album, Epik High endures in South Korea music scene

SEOUL (AP) — Popular South Korean hip-hop trio Epik High was working on a song called “End of the World” before the pandemic hit last year. Now, the band's frontman Tablo says, “I wish that this song ...

Seoul city criticized for sexist tips to pregnant women

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The government of South Korea's capital is facing criticism for an online manual for pregnant women that contained sexist tips and gender stereotypes. The n...

Lesser-known K-pop bands struggling amid the pandemic

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — While popular K-pop bands like BTS and Blackpink have gone from strength to strength during the coronavirus pandemic, lesser-known acts are struggling. The ...

BTS band members, fans welcome its first Grammy nomination

SEOUL (AP) — K-pop band BTS has earned its first Grammy nomination, a long-awaited feat for the South Korean act that has been reshaping the global pop landscape with record-breaking songs and well-mo...

BTS releases new album 'BE,' a 'letter of hope'

SEOUL (AP) — K-pop band BTS on Friday released their highly anticipated new album, which they described as a “letter of hope.” The band held a socially distanced news conference in S...