Tuesday, September 29, 2020

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ grabs No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 for third time

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ grabs No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 for third time: K-pop idol group BTS’ hit song “Dynamite” has topped the coveted Billboard Hot 100 for the third time as the song stayed on the chart for five consecutive weeks. “Dynamite,” BTS’ first all-English song, was released on Aug. 21 and it debuted on top of Hot 100 for the Sept. […]

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Monday, September 28, 2020

BTS’ most special album ‘BE’ set for release in November

BTS’ most special album ‘BE’ set for release in November: K-pop superstars BTS’ highly anticipated new album will be dropping in November, which will contain the “most ‘BTS-esque’ music yet.’ Big Hit Entertainment announced that BTS’ “most special album” titled “BE (Deluxe Edition)” will be released Nov. 20 and fans can start pre-ordering it at 11 a.m. Korea Standard Time […]

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

PH’s ‘Aswang’ wins grand prize at 12th DMZ Int’l Documentary Film Festival in Korea

PH’s ‘Aswang’ wins grand prize at 12th DMZ Int’l Documentary Film Festival in Korea: Filipino director Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s “Aswang” won the grand prize at the 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, or DMZ Docs, held from Sept. 17 to 24 in South Korea. “Aswang,” a Philippines-France production, was selected by the jury to win the White Goose Award, the grand prize, “given to […]

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Friday, September 25, 2020

BLACKPINK unveils favorite songs on Spotify ahead of release of ‘The Album’

BLACKPINK unveils favorite songs on Spotify ahead of release of ‘The Album’: Popular K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will be dropping their first studio album “The Album” on Oct. 2 and ahead of its release, they unveiled an exclusive, personally curated playlist on Spotify. In the Spotify playlist “BLACKPINK presents The Album,” Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa shared to fans their music preferences […]

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BLACKPINK unveils favorite songs on Spotify ahead of release of ‘The Album’

BLACKPINK unveils favorite songs on Spotify ahead of release of ‘The Album’: Popular K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will be dropping their first studio album “The Album” on Oct. 2 and ahead of its release, they unveiled an exclusive, personally curated playlist on Spotify. In the Spotify playlist “BLACKPINK presents The Album,” Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa shared to fans their music preferences […]

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‘Coffee Prince’ posts highest rating for ‘Docu Flex’ series

‘Coffee Prince’ posts highest rating for ‘Docu Flex’ series: The “Coffee Prince” special that reunited the cast of the hit 2007 Korean drama recorded the highest rating to date for the TV documentary series. Korean TV channel MBC’s weekly “Docu Flex” started airing on Sept.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

BTS, EXO, GOT7 nominated anew for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

BTS, EXO, GOT7 nominated anew for 2020 Billboard Music Awards: K-pop boy bands BTS, EXO, GOT7 received nominations for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), a repeat of what happened last year. The BBMAs announced the nominees in 55 categories for this year’s ceremony, which will be held on Oct. 14 at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and to be […]

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New K-pop boy band ENHYPEN to debut by end of the year

New K-pop boy band ENHYPEN to debut by end of the year: A new K-pop boy band will be debuting this year under a company of Big Hit Entertainment, which has produced BTS. Upcoming multinational idol group ENHYPEN is composed of seven members who won in the recent Korean survival audition show “I-Land.” The winners were selected during the final episode of […]

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

BTS, NCT, ATEEZ, EXO emerge as most tweeted musicians in US under quarantine

BTS, NCT, ATEEZ, EXO emerge as most tweeted musicians in US under quarantine: K-pop boy bands BTS, NCT, ATEEZ and EXO became the most tweeted about musicians in the US during the quarantine period. Twitter provided Manila Bulletin Entertainment with the Twitter From Home trend report with the list of most tweeted about musicians, movies, TV shows and food, and emoji trends in […]

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Airing dates of ‘Coffee Prince’ documentary revealed

Airing dates of ‘Coffee Prince’ documentary revealed: The hit 2007 Korean drama “Coffee Prince” is getting some sort of a reboot through a documentary that will see the cast reunite after 13 years. Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun-hye will join co-stars Kim Dong-wook, Lee Sun-gyun, Kim Jae-wook and Chae Jung-an for the TV documentary. According to MBC, […]

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ ranks No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100, Global 200 music charts

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ ranks No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100, Global 200 music charts: K-pop superstars BTS’ hit all-English single “Dynamite” grabbed the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in its third week.  BTS made history when “Dynamite,” released on Aug. 21, topped the Hot 100 chart, becoming the first Korean act to achieve the feat. It spent two weeks at No. […]

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Korean actress Oh In-hye dies after being found unconscious at home

Korean actress Oh In-hye dies after being found unconscious at home: Korean actress Oh In-hye, who was found unconscious on Sept. 14 at her home in Incheon City in South Korea, has died. She was 36.

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Hyun Bin under self-quarantine after filming in Jordan

Hyun Bin under self-quarantine after filming in Jordan: Korean actor Hyun Bin, star of the hit drama “Crash Landing on You,” has returned to South Korea after filming his new movie in Jordan.  He arrived at Incheon International Airport on Sept. 12 and underwent testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He will be under self-quarantine for two weeks […]

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Park Bogum’s military training photo revealed

Park Bogum’s military training photo revealed

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

BTS topping Hot 100 chart to generate $1.43 billion in economic effect

BTS topping Hot 100 chart to generate $1.43 billion in economic effect: K-pop superstars BTS’ recent feat of topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart will generate an economic effect of 1.7 trillion won (about $1.43 billion or P69.7 billion), according to the Korean government.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Korean government working to help BTS postpone their military enlistment

Korean government working to help BTS postpone their military enlistment: The Korean government and politicians are working together to help K-pop superstars BTS postpone their military service until age 30.  This came after BTS topped the Billboard Hot 100 on Sept. 1 through their new single “Dynamite,” earning the distinction of being the first Korean artist to grab the No. […]

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ music video sets 3 new Guinness World Records titles

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ music video sets 3 new Guinness World Records titles: Guinness World Records has announced that BTS’ new hit single “Dynamite” has set three new titles.  The “Dynamite” music video was released on Aug. 21 and YouTube earlier told Bulletin Entertainment that based on official count, “Dynamite” garnered 101.1 million views in its debut to set a new record for […]

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Music video of BLACKPINK’s ‘Kill This Love’ hits 1 billion views on YouTube

Music video of BLACKPINK’s ‘Kill This Love’ hits 1 billion views on YouTube: op K-pop girl group BLACKPINK set another record with their music video of “Kill This Love” reaching 1 billion views today, Sept. 2.  “Kill This Love” reached the milestone nearly 17 months after the music video was uploaded on YouTube on April 4, 2019.  This is the group’s second music […]

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

BTS captures No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100

BTS captures No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100: K-pop superstar BTS made history again by seizing the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100, the first-ever South Korean artist to achieve the feat.

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YouTube reveals official first 24-hour views for BLACKPINK’s ‘Ice Cream’ music video

YouTube reveals official first 24-hour views for BLACKPINK’s ‘Ice Cream’ music video: K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s new music video “Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” has set a second personal best record in its debut on Aug. 28.

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