K-pop band NCT 127 to showcase new single on CBS' 'The Late Late Show'

 K-pop boy band NCT 127 will appear on U.S. broadcaster CBS' "The Late Show with James Corden" next week to showcase their new single, the band's management agency said Wednesday.

Joining the famous U.S. talk show on May 14 (U.S. time), NCT 127 will stage "Superhuman," the lead track of their fourth EP due on May 24, according to SM Entertainment.

 

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Momoland to drop new single featuring Vietnamese singer Erik

K-pop girl group Momoland is set to drop a new single, "Momola," featuring famed Vietnamese singer Erik, on Tuesday, its management agency said.

The new single, which is on its way to hit the music scene Tuesday evening, is a sentimental ballad song that veered from the group's other energetic, dance numbers, according to MLD Entertainment.

The new song, whose Korean title is translated as "You are the only love," delves into the longing and sentimental feelings of love through medium-tempo melodies, MLD said.

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BLACKPINK's 'Kill This Love' hits 300 mln YouTube views in one month

The hypnotic video of K-pop girl band BLACKPINK's latest single, "Kill This Love," has garnered more than 300 million YouTube views in one month since its release last month, the band's management agency said Tuesday.

Following its official release on April 5, the music video passed the 300 million YouTube mark early Tuesday morning, becoming the fastest K-pop act to reach the milestone, according to YG Entertainment.

 

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BTS opens new world tour at California's Rose Bowl stadium

Some 60,000 fans cheered ecstatically in unison as members of K-pop boy band BTS cried out "Rose Bowl, make some noise," to open up their fresh world tour at the outdoor Rose Bowl athletic stadium in Pasadena, California, on Saturday.

The densely packed stadium roared and shook throughout the 150-minute performance, the first stop on BTS' new world tour "Love Yourself: Speak Yourself."

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BTS wins two prizes at Billboard Music Awards

K-pop boy band BTS lifted two prizes at this year's Billboard Music Awards (BBMA), including the competitive Top Duo/Group award.

The septet won Top Duo/Group and Top Social Artist in the 2019 BBMA at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday (U.S. time).

It was BTS' third consecutive win in the fan-voted Top Social Artist category.

With the victories, BTS became the first Korean act to win more than one honor at the annual event.

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Seoul opens handprint zone for K-pop stars, including BTS, at Olympic stadium

The government of Seoul said Thursday it has created a zone for handprints of K-pop stars, including BTS, at its main sports complex.

The Music Star Zone, installed at Seoul Olympic Stadium, also known as Jamsil Olympic Stadium, features handprints of 35 musicians from 12 singers or groups who have performed at the stadium in southern Seoul, the municipal government said.

Besides BTS members, full-size handprints of TWICE, Cho Yong-pil, Seo Tai-ji and HOT are displayed at the zone, along with copper plaques that contain their career summaries, it said.

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BTS becomes 1st band since Beatles to score 3 Billboard No. 1 albums in single year

K-pop boy band BTS has scored its third No. 1 on the main Billboard 200 album chart, becoming the first group since the Beatles to earn three No. 1s in less than a year, Billboard said.

"Map of the Soul: Persona," BTS' latest seven-track album released April 12, debuted atop the Billboard 200 for the week of April 27, the website of the music magazine said Sunday (U.S. time), officially confirming the result after it reported last week that the band was "bound for No. 1."

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BLACKPINK to hold concerts at 3 major Japanese domed stadiums

K-pop girl band BLACKPINK will throw their first concert tour of major domed stadiums Japanese at the end of the year, meeting with some 200,000 Japanese fans, the band's management agency said Tuesday.

YG Entertainment said the quartet will kick off the Japanese tour at Tokyo Dome on Dec. 4 before throwing concerts from January 4-5 next year at Osaka's Kyocera Dome and one more concert at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome on Feb. 22. The four concerts will draw some 205,000 spectators.

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BTS' new album featuring Halsey, Ed Sheeran hits world music scene

 K-pop band BTS' new album featuring two high-profile pop stars, Halsey and Ed Sheeran, rocked the world music scene Friday, revealing the band's stories of love, self and the outside world.

"Map of the Soul: Persona" hit major online music stores Friday evening (Korean time). It is the opening album in BTS' new "Map of the Soul" series following their two-year-long "Love Yourself" album trilogy that won two No. 1s on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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BTS releases teaser video of new album's main track featuring Halsey

K-pop superstars BTS released Monday a teaser video of "Boy with Luv," the main track of the band's upcoming album "Map of the Soul: Persona," featuring young American singer and songwriter Halsey.

The 46-second video, uploaded on BTS' official homepage and SNS accounts at the start of Monday, begins with an image of Halsey in a ticket box. She hastily closes the box office and leaves the movie theater before briefly encountering BTS in front of the theater. 

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