In an emotional message posted to social media on March 29, BTS condemned the increase in violence against Asians since the start of the pandemic.
The special was dedicated to the ARMY, with BTS expressing frustration over not being able perform in person for their fans, mingled with their gratitude for the 'Unplugged' opportunity and hopes for a return to normalcy in 2021.
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The septet is the first Korean group to have songs in the No. 1 and No. 2 Billboard chart position simultaneously
Lady Gaga has garnered seven nominations for the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), followed by BTS and Justin Bieber, each of whom received five nods. The global music awards show also added new categories best Latin, video for good and best virtual live. Gaga’s nominations include best artist, best pop and best video for […]
It wasn’t the stadium concert experience fans had been looking forward to attending, but BTS’ “Bang Bang Con: The Live” was the next best thing to being there. For 100 minutes, the Korean septet made viewers forget that many of them had to set alarm clocks for 5 a.m. ET/ 2 a.m. PT to watch […]
After the band committed to fighting alongside the Black Lives Matter movement, their fans rallied and raised a staggering sum of money to split between relevant charitable organizations.
UPDATED: After K-pop titans BTS stated their solidarity with BlackLivesMatter this week, declaring “we stand together” against racial discrimination, the group and its Korean record label are making a further commitment: BTS and Big Hit Entertainment have donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, a rep for Big Hit confirms to Variety. The donation was […]
YouTube's star-studded pomp and circumstance will be streaming 24 hours later than originally scheduled. The video giant's “Dear Class of 2020” -- a four-plus-hour commencement event bringing together more than 70 celebrities, influencers, music artists including BTS and Beyoncé, and leaders including President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama -- will now kick off on Sunday, […]
YouTube is pumping up 2020 virtual pomp-and-circumstance circuit with a video graduation ceremony, including commencement addresses delivered by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020" original special will feature other celebs and notable names including BTS, Lady Gaga and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The festival-style lineup will feature […]
James Corden is to present a primetime Late Late Show special after production on the CBS talkshow was shut down earlier this month due to the coronavirus crisis. The entertainer is hosting Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special on Monday March 30 at 10pm. It will feature the Brit in his garage, chatting with […]
Ciara has become the latest musician to cancel a concert over concerns for the spreading coronavirus. Her March 19 concert at the brand new USO center in Ford Hood, Tex., has been postponed to later this year, she told Variety in a statement. The grand opening of the venue will also be rescheduled for this […]
BTS has canceled concerts planned for Korea, the group announced on Thursday, Feb. 27, due to concerns about the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. According to a post on an official BTS Twitter (@bts_bighit), "Map of the Soul" tour shows scheduled for April 11, 12, 18 and 19 at Seoul's Jamsil Olympic Stadium have been called off, […]
Remarks about BTS made on "The Howard Stern Show” are being called "racist" by both listeners and the show's host. During the February 24 episode of the SiriusXM staple, Howard Stern -- a notorious germaphobe -- brought up growing concern over the deadly coronavirus with his cast of comedic cohorts. The topic turned to BTS […]
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Dick Clark Productions and ABC today announced that Post Malone will join America’s most-watched New Year’s Eve special, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020,” with a headlining performance live from New York City’s Times Square, just minutes before the ball drops. Making his Times Square debut, Post Malone will be joined […]
The two acts posed for photos at Variety's 2019 Hitmakers brunch in Los Angeles on Friday.BTS tease collaboration with Billie Eilish Alex Young
The recent death of Korean pop star Goo Hara once again raises concerns about the unbearably high pressures of K-pop fame.
Hit South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service, the defense ministry has said, reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars. The decision is likely to fuel debate in South Korea, which remains technically at war with North Korea, about whether entertainers and athletes should have to do their full military service, of about 18 months, when they might be at the peak of their careers. "Exempting pop culture artists from military service even though they have made a contribution to the country's reputation is not in line with the government's stance to uphold justice and fairness," the ministry said in announcing its decision on Thursday.
The K-pop group will broadcast one of their upcoming stadium shows in Seoul, South Korea, live in cinemas. "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself [The Final]" will be filmed on October 27 at Seoul's Olympic Stadium, which also hosts two additional "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself" shows on October 26 and 29. The concert film will be screened simultaneously in cinemas across various Asian countries, including Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.