Super Junior to perform at Mexican music awards

 South Korean boy band Super Junior will perform in an annual awards ceremony run by Mexico's largest music cable-satellite TV channel Telehit this week, the group's management agency said.

The 2018 Telehit Awards will take place at 6 p.m. in Mexico City on Wednesday (local time), according to Label SJ under the wing of SM Entertainment.

Founded in 1993, Telephit is a popular TV channel available all over Latin America and part of the United States.


BTS wins two prizes at MTV Europe Music Awards

South Korean boy group BTS has won two trophies at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, the group's agency said Monday.

The seven-member band was named the Best Group and the Biggest Fans during the awards ceremony held in Bilbao, Spain, on Sunday (local time), Big Hit Entertainment said.

The above image, captured from the homepage of the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, shows popular K-pop boy band BTS.


Preorders for EXO's new album top 1.1 million copies

 Preorders for K-pop boy band EXO's forthcoming album, "Don't Mess Up My Tempo," exceeded 1.1 million copies, its management agency said Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, 1,104,617 copies of the fifth full-length album by EXO were ordered in advance of its release on Friday, according to SM Entertainment.

"With preorders surpassing the 1.1 million mark, EXO broke its record, vividly reminding people of the high popularity they are enjoying," SM said.


CL releases 'Dopeness' in collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas

K-pop singer CL released a new song Friday in collaboration with the American pop band The Black Eyed Peas.

The song "Dopeness," produced by the band's member, was released as the sixth track of the American act's new 12-track album, "Masters of the Sun, Vol 1."

CL and other the band members, and Taboo, also took part in the making of the song, according to CL's management agency YG Entertainment.

CL wove her quick-fire English-language rap into the collaboration, blending naturally with the band's music.


Mino from WINNER to drop first solo album next month

 Mino, the rapper of the K-pop boy band WINNER, will drop his first solo album next month, his management agency said Friday.

YG Entertainment uploaded on its publicity blog a teaser poster for Mino's upcoming release, "Mino First Solo Album: XX." The exact date of the release will be announced later, according to YG.

Mino, whose real name is Song Min-ho, began his K-pop career as an underground rapper and made his name known by winning the second prize on the popular rap competition TV show "Show Me the Money" in 2015.


BLACKPINK's 'Boombayah'

 The music video for BLACKPINK's "Boombayah" has surpassed 400 million views on YouTube, making it the first K-pop group with three videos to hit the milestone.

The video passed the 400 million mark at 9 p.m. Tuesday, more than two years after its release in August 2016, according to the group's management agency, YG Entertainment.

"Boombayah" is the main track off the group's debut single album "Square One." BLACKPINK became the first rookie girl group to top Billboard's World Digital Songs Chart with the song.


BoA explores female empowerment in new album with girl-crush vibes

 Returning full-force to the K-pop scene she once reigned over as a first-generation Hallyu star, BoA on Wednesday released her ninth full-length album, which explores different interpretations of femininity and inspires a girl crush.

The 10-track album, "Woman," is BoA's first full-length album in about three years and the first full-length album she has released in her 30s after she debuted at the age of 14 in 2000.


NCT 127 lands on Billboard 200 chart as second-highest-charting K-pop boy band

K-pop boy band NCT 127 landed their latest full-length album on the Billboard chart of the 200 most popular albums, becoming the second-highest-charting Korean male band, the Billboard said Tuesday.

"The 10-member K-pop group sees their 'Regular-Irregular' album debut at No. 86 on the Billboard 200, marking NCT 127's first appearance on America's definitive albums chart," Billboard said, referring to the week ending on Oct. 18.

"NCT 127 now becomes the second-highest charting K-pop boy band on the Billboard 200," the chart's publisher said.


Documentary on BTS to go on screen worldwide on Nov. 15

A documentary depicting K-pop boy band BTS's ascent to global fame will get a worldwide theatrical release on Nov. 15, its management agency said Monday.

"It has been decided that BTS' first movie 'Burn the Stage: the Movie' will open locally as well as in some 40 countries and regions around the world, including North America, Europe and Southeast Asia," Big Hit Entertainment said.



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