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Stray Kids Send ‘SKZ2020′ Compilation to World Albums Chart

The boy band also land their new mixtape track to the World Digital Song Sales chart. Stray Kids make their first splashes on the charts this year with a compilation album and a new mixtape track. The boy band sends their newly-released SKZ2020 album — that includes 24 previously-released tracks recorded with their current eight-member...

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From ‘Bad Influence’ to K-Pop Fame Decades Later: Yang Joon-il on His Comeback & G-Dragon Comparisons

“There was a severe split between the people who liked me and the people who really disliked me.” While the K-pop industry has long touted a more wholesome image than its western counterparts, there were still rebels even in its earliest days — namely Yang Joon-il, who was a divisive pop star during his initial...

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Dua Lipa, BTS, Post Malone & More: Who Do You Want to Win Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys? Vote!

The 2021 Grammy Awards may be nearly a year away, but it’s never too early to start speculating about who could win the big prizes at music’s biggest night! Now that 2020’s first wave of major releases by the likes of Selena Gomez, BTS, Post Malone and Dua Lipa have hit shelves, Billboard wants to...

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K-Pop Star Jaejoong Apologizes After Coronavirus April Fool’s Day Joke

South Korean singer Kim Jae-joong, known mononymously as Jaejoong, has apologized after falsely taking to social media on April Fool’s Day to say he was diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus that has caused a worldwide pandemic. On April 1, in the afternoon in South Korea, Jaejoong shared a post on Instagram,...

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Big Hit Entertainment, Home to BTS, Generated Record $500M In Revenue Last Year

Big Hit Entertainment, the South Korean company behind BTS, had its biggest year ever in 2019, the company announced in a statement on Tuesday (March 31). According to the statement, which referenced its 2019 auditor’s report, last year witnessed Big Hit’s best year to date, with a revenue flow of 587.2 billion South Korean won,...

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K-Pop Industry Moves Forward as South Korea Controls Coronavirus Spread

Even with South Korea’s live music sector still largely shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, the K-pop world is buzzing to life with the arrival of new music. Some of the world’s biggest musical acts have postponed plans to release music for months to come, but it’s business as usual when it comes to...

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BTS Perform ‘Boy With Luv’ on James Corden’s ‘HomeFest’ Special

Straight from South Korea, the men of BTS joined The Late Late Show’s HomeFest coronavirus special event tonight (March 30), and performed their hit song “Boy With Luv”. Following performances and appearances from the likes of John Legend, Will Ferrell, Andrea Bocelli, Dua Lipa, David Blaine, and Billie Eilish, the Seoul-based hitmakers appeared on the CBS...

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BTS Postpones North American Tour Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Having already canceled its Seoul dates, the world’s biggest band was set to kick off its tour April 25 in Santa Clara, Calif. BTS is rescheduling the upcoming North America dates for its world tour amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The highly anticipated Map of the Soul tour had been set to kick off...

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Monsta X Earn First No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales Chart With 2017 Track After Fan-Led Initiative

Monsta X and their fans have yet another reason to celebrate this week. The K-pop boy band earns their first No. 1 on Billboard‘s World Digital Song Sales chart as “From Zero” leaps onto the chart to debut at No. 1 more than two years after its release. The tropically-tinged pop cut sold 2,000 copies in...

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K-Pop Podcasts to Check Out During Coronavirus Lockdown

As the coronavirus lockdown and the spread of COVID-19 continue worldwide, the entertainment world’s live events and even music releases have slowed down a bit — but there’s always more to consume out there. In the realm of K-pop, English-language podcasts featuring many popular artists have recently started to shed some new insight into the...

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