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HYBE adjusts requirements for BTS member’s ‘hug event’ after online uproar

HYBE has revised the qualifications required to attend BTS member Jin’s hug event after fans criticized the original criteria as a cheap marketing ploy to sell...

Putting the ‘K’ in K-pop: The artists keeping traditional Korean culture alive through music

With all-English songs, nonstop world tours and global collaborations, K-pop has indeed gone global. However, this global expansion may have some casual observers concerned...

‘Let’s make up for NewJeans’ sake’: Min Hee-jin offers peace to HYBE after winning court injunction

The winner has spoken — Let’s stop hurting each other and make up for the sake of NewJeans, said NewJeans producer Min Hee-jin at...

NCT collaborates with Starbucks Korea for limited-edition treats and merchandise

NCT is teaming up with Starbucks Korea for an exclusive collaboration of food, drink and merchandise from Thursday to July 4. The coffee brand will roll...

Netflix’s ‘The 8 Show’ tops non-English category with 6.5 million views

Netflix original series “The 8 Show” topped Netflix's Global Top 10 list in the Non-English Content category in the second week of its release. “The...

Lim Yoon-a fans call out ‘racist’ security guard at Cannes Film Festival

Fans of actor Lim Yoon-a, a member of Girls' Generation, are raging over an alleged racist security guard at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. Lim, a...

‘Insignificant 29-year-old’ RM opens up about BTS, new album in emotional video

BTS leader and rapper RM topped music charts around the world with his latest album, “Right Place, Wrong Person” — but inside, he feels...

Performers, YouTubers and ‘Grandpa Uaena’: K-culture lovers enjoy best of Korea in tourism program

Seeing foreign tourists in Korea is not an uncommon occurrence these days, but a very special group, including YouTubers, performers and students, took to...

BTS’s RM, NewJeans in unintentional faceoff with simultaneous music release

An unintentional faceoff began between K-pop's biggest boy band BTS leader RM and NewJeans, the "hottest" girl group in town, as the two acts released much-anticipated music on...

Twice sold 20 million album copies since debut in Korea, Japan combined

Twice sold 20 million album copies in Korea and Japan combined, according to JYP Entertainment on Thursday. Twice released a total of 43 albums in Korea...