K-pop

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V&A to stage UK’s first major exhibition of Korean culture
Show will feature immersive re-creation of set from Oscar-winning film Parasite as well as props from Squid Game

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

12, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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After losing my husband, the music of BTS helped me heal
When my husband, Greg Gilbert from Delays, died I could no longer bear to listen to my favourite music. Instead, I soothed my grief by dancing around the kitchen to K-pop

Stacey Heale

16, Jun, 2022 @12:14 PM

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‘There’s no time left for growth’: why BTS have paused their career at its height
They became the world’s biggest pop group, and a multibillion-dollar asset in their native South Korea. But by taking a break, BTS are refusing to lose their selfhood in a tough industry

Katie Hawthorne

15, Jun, 2022 @4:32 PM

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‘It’s like oxygen – it’s everywhere!’ Why Korea is hot for trot, the cheesiest pop imaginable
Known as music for grannies and scorned by fans of K-pop, trot is making a hip comeback – but can this wildly sentimental music ever break out of its home country?

James Balmont in Seoul

08, Jun, 2022 @2:30 PM

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BTS-mania sweeps the White House as boy band speaks on anti-Asian hate
Young fans peer through the gates while K-pop sensations meet the president and address the press

David Smith in Washington

31, May, 2022 @11:05 PM

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​Girl bands made British pop great – so where have all the good ones gone?​
From SVN’s moisturiser-ad feminism to the desperately named CuteBad, the groups filling the void left by Little Mix are lacklustre. They should look to the Spice Girls’ example

Alim Kheraj

11, May, 2022 @9:42 AM

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From tuna fishing to teen love: the producer behind K-pop’s biggest stars
Bumzu is one of the most influential people in K-pop, helping shape South Korea’s multibillion-dollar global music business

Raphael Rashid in Seoul

24, Feb, 2022 @1:00 AM

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South Korea under pressure to crack down on cyberbullying after high-profile deaths
Two celebrity deaths this week prompt petition to the president calling for tougher punishments for those who post abuse online

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

09, Feb, 2022 @5:43 AM

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‘BTS taught me that I am worthy’: readers on why they love the K-pop superstars
Guardian readers from Scandinavia, the Philippines, Morocco and beyond explain their fandom, which has helped rejuvenate them, heal racial trauma and understand their identity

Guardian readers and Hibaq Farah

14, Dec, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Singapore suspends crypto exchange over row with K-pop band BTS
Bitget reportedly loses licence after it promoted Army Coin, named after group’s ‘BTS army’ followers

Vincent Ni

05, Dec, 2021 @5:29 PM

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BTS review – charisma and confidence from the world’s biggest pop group
How do you perform a stadium-sized show without an audience? Over eight years’ worth of milestone singles, the K-pop stars show how it’s done

Katie Hawthorne

25, Oct, 2021 @9:28 AM

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K-boom! How the unstoppable stars of K-pop went gunning for the art world
First came K-cinema, then K-pop and K-TV. Now South Korea’s young stars are conquering the world with K-art. But what do their dark visions say about their nation’s psyche – and ours?

Stuart Jeffries

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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