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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.

BTS launches fifth studio album BE, unveils music video of first track Life Goes On
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BTS launches fifth studio album BE, unveils music video of first track Life Goes On

'Life Goes On', the first track from BTS' new studio album BE, "aims to deliver a message of healing in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic," says Big Hit Entertainment.

Blackpink: Light Up the Sky review — Netflix Original documentary is a keen but myopic view at the K-pop girl band
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Blackpink: Light Up the Sky review — Netflix Original documentary is a keen but myopic view at the K-pop girl band

With the release of Blackpink's new album preceding the documentary's release, it clearly is a marketing gimmick, but one that will undoubtedly stir the fandom's emotions.

BTS’ comments on Korean War leads to backlash among China's social media users
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BTS’ comments on Korean War leads to backlash among China's social media users

Following BTS' comments on the Korean War at a recent event, advertisements of brands including Samsung, Fila, and Hyundai that featured the boy band have reportedly disappeared from several Chinese websites.

The Friday List: From a taxidermy workshop to a lecture on migrant cultures in early India, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From a taxidermy workshop to a lecture on migrant cultures in early India, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

K-Pop band BLACKPINK talk about recent soundtrack The Album, collaborations with Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez
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K-Pop band BLACKPINK talk about recent soundtrack The Album, collaborations with Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez

The Album, BLACKPINK's eight-song project releasing on 2 October, will be their first full-length album after dropping a string of hit singles.

With their single 'Dynamite' at number 1 on the Billboard 100, how BTS is changing the definition of pop music
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With their single 'Dynamite' at number 1 on the Billboard 100, how BTS is changing the definition of pop music

BTS' experience continues to expose the entrenched fissures around race, language and national origin in a music industry which purports to be global.

BTS says they're 'peased K-Pop India event is taking place during such difficult times'
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BTS says they're 'peased K-Pop India event is taking place during such difficult times'

BTS band members said via a video message that they were grateful that so many people in India showed such passion and interest in the music genre.

K-Pop stars' TikTok China accounts blocked after South Korea fines app for data privacy non-compliance
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K-Pop stars' TikTok China accounts blocked after South Korea fines app for data privacy non-compliance

TikTok Pte Ltd, the publisher of the app, was fined $154,320 for collecting personal information of children under 14 years of age without consent from guardians

After K-pop fans sabotage Donald Trump's rally, South Koreans discourage bands' involvement in US politics
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After K-pop fans sabotage Donald Trump's rally, South Koreans discourage bands' involvement in US politics

K-pop fans and users of TikTok claimed partial credit for inflating attendance expectations at a less-than-full arena at US President Donald Trump’s rally in Oklahoma over the weekend.

TikTok users, K-pop fans claim they sabotaged attendance at Donald Trump’s comeback rally in Tulsa with false online registrations
World

TikTok users, K-pop fans claim they sabotaged attendance at Donald Trump’s comeback rally in Tulsa with false online registrations

TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music took partial credit for inflating attendance expectations at a less-than-full arena at President Donald Trump’s first political rally in months, held in Tulsa

Watch: Beyonce calls out 'sexist' music industry, lends support to Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 Youtube graduation speech
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Watch: Beyonce calls out 'sexist' music industry, lends support to Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 Youtube graduation speech

Beyonce Knowles-Carter joined a roster of guest speakers for YouTube’s global virtual commencement ceremony Dear Class of 2020 on Sunday.

BTS member Suga to collaborate with singer IU for new song; music video will release on 6 May
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BTS member Suga to collaborate with singer IU for new song; music video will release on 6 May

BTS member Suga also confirmed that despite the coronavirus lockdown, the K-pop group was working on a follow-up album to Map of the Soul: 7.

Julia Cho on her Windham-Campbell Prize win, 'feeling' Korean-American, and theatre in the time of lockdown
Life

Julia Cho on her Windham-Campbell Prize win, 'feeling' Korean-American, and theatre in the time of lockdown

Playwright Julia Cho, winner of this year's Windham-Campbell Award for Drama, speaks to Firstpost about her inspirations, keeping theatre alive during a lockdown, and her response to the pandemic as a writer.

The rise and rise of Parasite: Bong Joon-ho's success illustrates how Korean New Wave is taking over award shows
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The rise and rise of Parasite: Bong Joon-ho's success illustrates how Korean New Wave is taking over award shows

The Korean New Wave, the international fascination with Korean entertainment and film industry, began in the 1990s, and if the international success of Parasite, the black comedy thriller by Bong Joon-ho, is anything to go by, this wave is only becoming bigger.

K-pop group BTS sells autographed microphones for $83,200 at pre-Grammy Award charity auction
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K-pop group BTS sells autographed microphones for $83,200 at pre-Grammy Award charity auction

The autographed microphones were the first ever items to be sold at auction from BTS

K-pop sensation BTS drops first single Black Swan from seventh studio album Map of the Soul: 7
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K-pop sensation BTS drops first single Black Swan from seventh studio album Map of the Soul: 7

'Black Swan,' the first single from BTS' album Map of the Soul: 7, does not feature any of the members from the band.

AI bots will use facial recognition tech to help South Korea's top firms hire people
News & Analysis

AI bots will use facial recognition tech to help South Korea's top firms hire people

Classes in dealing with AI in hiring are still a tiny niche in Korea's multi-billion-dollar cram school industry.