K-pop

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‘It’s cooler to hang Lennon’s guitar than a Picasso’: pop culture wins out at auctions
Sales of items from celebrities such as Janet Jackson and K-poppers BTS are trending – and reframing what goes under the hammer

Priya Elan

26, May, 2021 @11:21 AM

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BTS's Korean record label buys Justin Bieber management company
Ithaca, owned by Scooter Braun, also manages artists such as Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato

Rupert Neate

02, Apr, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Brit awards nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste lead improved field for women
Women dominate British album category, while more than half the nominees in key categories are non-white

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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BTS condemn anti-Asian racism: 'We feel grief and anger'
Following the Atlanta shootings, the K-pop group shared their experiences of discrimination and called for respect and solidarity

Laura Snapes

30, Mar, 2021 @9:40 AM

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This week's new tracks: Beabadoobee, King Kofi and Rosé
This week we’ve got sunshine indie rock, subtly political R&B and a synthy, slinky K-pop number

Kate Solomon

26, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Why bands are disappearing: 'Young people aren’t excited by them'
Maroon 5’s Adam Levine was scoffed at for suggesting there ‘aren’t any bands any more’ – but if you look at the numbers, he’s right. Wolf Alice, Maximo Park and industry insiders ask why

Dorian Lynskey

18, Mar, 2021 @2:58 PM

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K-pop star Sowon apologises for posing with 'Nazi mannequin'
GFriend band member deletes photos taken on video shoot with figure dressed in German military uniform

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

02, Feb, 2021 @7:06 AM

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AI and K-pop at the festival of Korean movers and shakers
Dancers learn routines from an algorithm and we get a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of K-pop choreography as the Place’s festival moves online

Lyndsey Winship

04, Dec, 2020 @8:30 PM

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BTS become first K-pop act to receive a Grammy nomination
The boy band hail the ‘miracle’ of being shortlisted for their single Dynamite alongside artists such as Justin Bieber

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

25, Nov, 2020 @4:38 AM

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Map of the soul: how BTS rewrote the western pop rulebook
Contrary to their dismissive framing as manufactured robots, South Korea’s BTS use social media, documentary and storytelling to make themselves into profoundly human stars

Katie Hawthorne

18, Nov, 2020 @3:31 PM

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K-Pop band BTS scores huge hit on South Korea stock market in management firm's IPO
Investors scramble to buy shares in Big Hit Entertainment amid speculation that the boy band members could be allowed to defer military service

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Martin Farrer

15, Oct, 2020 @2:45 AM

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Blackpink: The Album review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The K-pop group unleash an intense 24-minute bombardment of killer hooks and snappy detailing – but it’s a shame the lyrical topics are so narrow

Alexis Petridis

02, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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