K-pop’s BTS snags top prize at American Music Awards

K-Pop band BTS was the big winner at the American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov 21) just four years after making their first appearance on the fan-voted show. The seven member band from South Korea beat veteran Taylor Swift, rapper Drake, pop singer Ariana Grande, teen phenomenon Olivia Rodrigo and Canadian The Weeknd for the night's...

The Reason Why Laboum Leader Yujeong Is Leaving The K-pop Girl Group

Say it isn’t so! Laboum’s leader Yujeong (유정) has announced that she will be leaving her group, just a couple of weeks after the girls celebrated their seventh debut anniversary together! The 29-year-old idol personally broke the news to her fans – lovingly referred to as Lattes -via a handwritten letter she uploaded on her...

“Lalisa”: 5 Things We Know About BLACKPINK Lisa’s Solo Debut

BLINKs, get excited for BLACKPINK’s dancing goddess Lisa (리사)‘s highly-anticipated solo debut this week! Lisa will be the third member from the groundbreaking all-female group to drop her solo album, following Jennie‘s “Solo” release back in 2018 and Rosé‘s two-track EP “R” earlier in March this year. SOURCE: @BLACKPINKOFFICIAL In case you didn’t know, the upcoming record, “Lalisa” (named after the artist’s...

For $4,531, you can get a ‘bag of air’ from Kanye West’s album listening party

American rapper Kanye West poses before French fashion house Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week on March 6, 2015.Reuters A Kanye West fan is selling a "bag of air" from his album listening party. The 44-year-old rapper recently hosted the preview of his new record Donda at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium...

Affected by the JJ Lin concert hiccup? You can watch his and Jay Chou’s doppelgängers perform instead

Were you one of the bummed-out JJ Lin fans who was affected by Saturday's virtual concert glitch? Then you may want to try watching the pair's doppelgängers in their performances. We have to admit, even we were fooled for a second by their uncanny resemblance to the two pop stars. JJ's carbon copy — who goes by the name Junjie...

Omega X, new K-pop boy band made up of old faces, hope for a second chance at stardom

Omega X may not be the first band its members are a part of, but it will hopefully be their last. “We are grateful that we’re able to return to the spotlight and have this second chance,” says band member Hangyeom. “We’ve all had pain and hard times, but we hope to overcome that with...

Ed Sheeran buys Lewis Capaldi a 7-metre vinyl dinosaur as housewarming gift

Ed Sheeran helped Lewis Capaldi find his house online. Both are good pals and Ed recalled how he helped Lewis find the house of his dreams near Glasgow in Scotland after searching for homes in the area.He said: "Lewis goes, 'I'm looking to find a house' and I was like, 'Oh cool.' I go on...

Ed Sheeran pens song for BTS’ next album

Ed Sheeran has penned a song on BTS' next album. He co-wrote Make It Right on the K-pop septet's 2020 LP Map of the Soul: 7 - The Journey, and he has another tune on the way with the Dynamite hitmakers. Speaking on Most Requested Live, the 30-year-old megastar spilled: "I've actually worked with BTS on...

She’s no K-pop star but DJ Soda is lighting up the Korean music industry – here’s how she’s planning to keep her fans happy

DJ Soda knows people think she’s only here to put on a good show, but she hopes they give her music a chance too. The baby-faced blonde bombshell closed out Sunday’s (June 20) “Joy Ruckus Club’s K-pop Superfest” event, performing at the online concert for viewers across the world. Though she herself is not a K-pop...

Late Taiwanese singer Chang Yu-sheng’s 1996 unplugged performance in Singapore goes viral

Facebook/ 張雨生 Some stars are never forgotten no matter how long they have been gone for. Memories of the late Taiwanese singer Chang Yu-sheng were rekindled recently when local music cafe The Ark uploaded to YouTube a 30-minute video recording of his 1996 unplugged performance. Yu-sheng was 31 when he died on Nov 12, 1997, after falling...