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Some Fans Don't Like 'History of Pain' Comment by BTS

Chinese fans whose troops fought against South Korea and US see a lack of respect

(Newser) - When BTS received an award last week recognizing the ties between the US and South Korea, its leader acknowledged the nations' joint sacrifices 70 years ago during the Korean War. "We will always remember the history of pain that our two nations shared together and the sacrifices of countless... More »

As Investors Scoop Up Shares, One Thing Looms Over BTS

K-pop group's star is rising—but military service awaits

(Newser) - Ordinary investors got a shot at shares in the management agency of K-pop sensation BTS on Monday and Tuesday. And they didn't hold back, requesting 58.4 trillion won worth—the equivalent of $50.2 billion. As AFP reports, that's 607 times more than the value of the... More »

This Boy Band Is About to Get Very Rich

IPO will make members of K-pop group BTS multi-millionaires

(Newser) - All seven members of K-pop sensation BTS are about to become multi-millionaires. The band's label, Big Hit Entertainment, plans to go public on Oct. 15 with a market valuation of $4.1 billion—making this South Korea's largest IPO in three years, per the Hollywood Reporter . The BBC... More »

This New Music Video Is Smashing YouTube Records

K-pop sensation BTS is racking up millions of views per hour for 'Dynamite'

(Newser) - The South Korean K-pop group BTS has dropped its first all-English song and video on YouTube, with record-breaking results. The minute "Dynamite" debuted, somewhere between 3 million and 4 million viewers were watching it concurrently, which could wind up being double the previous record, reports Forbes . The old mark... More »

K-Pop Band's Fans Respond in Big Way to $1M BLM Donation

BTS fans match boy band's Black Lives Matter donation

(Newser) - K-Pop superstars BTS announced a $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter on Saturday—and it didn't take long for the boy band's devoted fans to match it. The "ARMY" fan collective, which spread the word under the #MatchAMillion hashtag, said its campaign had raised $1 million... More »

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also... More »

K-Pop Band Member Accused of Wearing Controversial T-Shirt

BTS' Jimin allegedly wore shirt celebrating mushroom cloud over Japanese city in WWII

(Newser) - A popular South Korean boy band was set to appear on one of Japan's biggest TV stations this week, but that appearance has been canceled due to a clothing choice one of its members may have made. Per the Guardian and CNN , K-pop group BTS was scheduled to be... More »

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