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Beyond BTS and BLACKPINK, six lesser known K-Pop bands to listen to, from Dreamcatcher to Aespa
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Beyond BTS and BLACKPINK, six lesser known K-Pop bands to listen to, from Dreamcatcher to Aespa

The Korean wave has taken over India so allow us to introduce you to K-Pop bands besides global names like BTS and BLACKPINK.

BLACKPINK’s Lisa tests positive for coronavirus; other members revealed to have negative diagnosis
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BLACKPINK’s Lisa tests positive for coronavirus; other members revealed to have negative diagnosis

YG Entertainment shared that while other BLACKPINK members were not classified as close contacts, they immediately received PCR tests after hearing of Lisa’s positive COVID-19 results.

Explained: Rise of Korean content in India, from shows like Squid Game to K-Pop
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Explained: Rise of Korean content in India, from shows like Squid Game to K-Pop

The global success of Oscar-winning Parasite, along with the ensuing lockdown, has led to interest in Korean films, shows, music, culture, and language in India.

The cultural harmony in My Universe makes it as distinctly BTS as definitively Coldplay
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The cultural harmony in My Universe makes it as distinctly BTS as definitively Coldplay

Interspersing English and Korean lyrics, this love song sees the Asian K-Pop singing phenomena hold their own as Chris Martin-led Coldplay bring their distinct brand of grand pop-rock to the experience.

BTS, Coldplay to collaborate for single My Universe, out on 24 September
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BTS, Coldplay to collaborate for single My Universe, out on 24 September

In February, BTS covered Coldplay's 2005 hit number 'Fix You' on MTV Unplugged, sparking rumours of a potential collaboration.

Chinese social media platform Weibo bans BTS fan club for 'raising funds illegally'
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Chinese social media platform Weibo bans BTS fan club for 'raising funds illegally'

The fan account was banned from posting on Weibo after images circulated online last week of a customised airplane from Jeju Air with images of BTS member Jimin on it.

Former K-pop star Seungri convicted for three years imprisonment in prostitution and gambling scandal
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Former K-pop star Seungri convicted for three years imprisonment in prostitution and gambling scandal

Seungri, who retired from showbusiness as the scandal mounted and later enlisted in the military, was found guilty on all nine counts against him

Following social media influencer Oli London's claim of being 'transracial', a look at why the term is racist and transphobic
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Following social media influencer Oli London's claim of being 'transracial', a look at why the term is racist and transphobic

Race and gender have very different histories, understandings, experiences, and implications in the face of discrimination. The very idea of being able to transition to a different race discredits trans and gender diverse people’s experiences of gender affirmation. It also undermines the importance of cultural connections for many communities.

BTS to collaborate with Ed Sheeran again for upcoming record, reveals English singer
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BTS to collaborate with Ed Sheeran again for upcoming record, reveals English singer

Ed Sheeran and BTS previously collaborated on 'Make It Right' from the latter's 2019 album Map of the Soul: Persona.

Rise of K-Pop in India: Analysing why Korean pop music has surged in India during coronavirus pandemic
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Rise of K-Pop in India: Analysing why Korean pop music has surged in India during coronavirus pandemic

A drastic increase in K-Pop streams on Spotify, Netflix diversifying its slate, and the BTS phenomenon have vastly contributed to the popularity of K-Pop in India despite trolling of boybands for challenging the traditional ideals of masculinity.

What the 2021 BTS crossover entails: Grammy nomination for Dynamite, Butter peaking Billboard Hot 100, and McDonalds integration
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What the 2021 BTS crossover entails: Grammy nomination for Dynamite, Butter peaking Billboard Hot 100, and McDonalds integration

BTS are conscious of what makes them special, which convey a very curated sense of widespread or global palatability while also celebrating and reinforcing their Korean specificity.

South Korea's MP faces backlash over using BTS pictures to promote policy campaign; issues apology
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South Korea's MP faces backlash over using BTS pictures to promote policy campaign; issues apology

South Korea's MP apologised after she provoked fury among BTS fans by using pictures of tattooed singer Jungkook to promote her campaign to liberalise the country's restrictive laws on inking

Dance practise, weight control and hope: In the story of an upcoming band, reflections of K-pop's cut-throat world
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Dance practise, weight control and hope: In the story of an upcoming band, reflections of K-pop's cut-throat world

The K-pop industry is accused of consuming young hopefuls with only a tiny minority surviving to stardom.

BTS to reportedly collaborate with Justin Bieber in second re-issue of Justice
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BTS to reportedly collaborate with Justin Bieber in second re-issue of Justice

The collaboration between BTS and Justin Bieber is reportedly due to a merger between South Korean entertainment company HYBE and Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings.

How K-pop band Brave Girls, once written off as unsuccessful, resurrected with a YouTube video compiling their songs
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How K-pop band Brave Girls, once written off as unsuccessful, resurrected with a YouTube video compiling their songs

The fan-led ascent of Brave Girls is a reversal of the usual K-pop model, where bands are usually assembled, trained intensively and launched by record companies, whose marketing and promotion is crucial to their success.

'Still can't believe we're nominated': BTS opens up on first-ever Grammy nod for Dynamite
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'Still can't believe we're nominated': BTS opens up on first-ever Grammy nod for Dynamite

BTS said they aren't expecting to win at the Grammy Awards because they "don’t want to get disappointed" with artists like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber also nominated.

BTS on MTV Unplugged: A lowdown of the special episode, from Dynamite recital to surprise cover of Coldplay's Fix You
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BTS on MTV Unplugged: A lowdown of the special episode, from Dynamite recital to surprise cover of Coldplay's Fix You

"Last year, we went through such difficult times and Coldplay's Fix You gave us comfort, so we wanted to prepare this cover to comfort you all as well," BTS' Jimin says on their surprise cover at MTV Unplugged.

EXO member Kai reportedly becomes first Korean star to launch his collection with Gucci
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EXO member Kai reportedly becomes first Korean star to launch his collection with Gucci

Kai's special collection with Gucci is called Kai x Gucci Capsule Collection and features apparels such as long-sleeved button-ups, jackets, t-shirts and bags.

South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung passes away at 26; cause of death yet unknown
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South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung passes away at 26; cause of death yet unknown

Song Yoo-jung's funeral took place in a quiet affair on Monday in Seoul and was in accordance with her family's wishes

South Korea passes bill to allow BTS, other K-pop musicians to defer compulsory military service
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South Korea passes bill to allow BTS, other K-pop musicians to defer compulsory military service

Under the revised Military Service Act, BTS will be allowed to defer compulsory military service by two years.