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K-pop tourism: how Tossa de Mar became a hot spot
After a Korean TV series and pop videos were shot at the Costa Brava town, Asian daytrippers have been flocking there to take photos – but it’s not the first time celebrities have boosted its tourist figures

Stephen Burgen

24, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Gucci show reaffirms Seoul’s status as capital of pop culture
K-style takes centre stage in collection that draws inspiration from South Korea’s contemporary and traditional dress

Jess Cartner-Morley in Seoul

16, May, 2023 @1:50 PM

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The Guardian view on the Taylor Swift book rumour: a TikTok reckoning | Editorial
Editorial: Fans bought into a false viral claim that a mystery title – actually on BTS – was by the star. They won’t be the last to be fooled


12, May, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Cupid’s arrow: how Fifty Fifty became the rare K-pop band to pierce the UK Top 40
The product of meticulous planning by an independent record label, the girl band’s success represents a new hunger in K-pop for global audiences

Molly Raycraft

05, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Coachella 2023: global superstars and long-awaited returns in the desert
Bad Bunny, Blackpink and Frank Ocean will headline North America’s largest music festival, which returns this weekend in Indio, California

Adrian Horton

13, Apr, 2023 @12:10 PM

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K-pop star Chaeyoung apologises for wearing swastika logo
Member of girl group Twice says she ‘didn’t correctly recognise the meaning’ of symbol on Sid Vicious T-shirt she wore

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Mar, 2023 @9:35 AM

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One to watch: NewJeans
Killer hooks and lyrical intrigue have made this young girl band one of the hottest names in K-pop

Laura Snapes

18, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Ateez review – hard not to be wowed by this 22-song K-pop endurance test
Even if you’re not a young ‘Atiny’, the hard graft of the eight band members, the seamless mix of EDM, 80s ballads and emo and the lead’s powerful voice all impress

Alexis Petridis

23, Feb, 2023 @4:20 PM

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‘It’s an insane amount of money’: fans feel shortchanged by K-pop ticketing as idols finally hit the UK
British K-pop fans are bracing for a bumper year of gigs – but worry that short-notice ticket releases and high prices play into the hands of scalpers

Molly Raycraft

20, Feb, 2023 @2:42 PM

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What does military service mean for members of BTS – and their fans?
Jin is the first member of the K-pop supergroup to enlist, as fans hope to see ‘busking’ and await his ‘return from war’

Elizabeth de Luna

15, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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RM: Indigo review – BTS star’s slick solo debut
The K-pop phenomenon’s frontman strikes out alone with the help of guest stars Erykah Badu and Anderson .Paak

Tara Joshi

04, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Blackpink review – K-pop juggernaut with world-beating attitude
Despite arriving late, and rumours of rifts behind the scenes, the South Korean superstars unleash their expertly blended mega hits with total commitment

Kitty Empire

03, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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