K-pop

Hybe Corp., the Korean firm behind BTS, is launching an original cartoon series “Dark Moon: The Grey City.” It tells the story of nine werewolves who join forces to protect one another against a hostile world. The concept was created in collaboration with Hybe’s Japanese boy band &Team and will…

“KPOP: The Musical” producers demanded Friday that The New York Times issue an apology for an alleged racist remark that was made by theatre critic Jesse Green.

RM is the second member of BTS to release a solo album this year, in what is expected to be a sequential rollout of individual efforts from all the members in the near term. The just-out album, “Indigo,” is substantially different from the J-Hope album that preceded it; while J-Hope’s…

A documentary about the Oscar-winning Korean film director Bong Joon Ho is underway and will launch on Netflix next year. Titled “Yellow Door: Looking for Director Bong’s Unreleased Short Film,” the doc is being directed by Lee Hyuk-rae and produced through Broccoli Pictures. The film will trace the quest for…

Korean actor Park Seo-joon will star in the upcoming superhero movie “The Marvels” to be released in July 2023. He joins a growing roster of Korean talent that is joining Disney-backed content and was one of many Korean names dropped Wednesday at a Disney content showcase in Singapore. Park is…

As defined by boy bands like BTS and girl groups like Blackpink, K-pop – gayo – is a Korean musical genre (‘brand’ is better) where Instiz all-kills (chart domination) is essential and daesang (victory) is a must. Fueled by a uniform style of electronic pop steeped in hip hop and R&B, patchwork costuming and an…

“KPOP The Musical” is coming to Broadway’s Circle On The Square opening on Nov. 27.

The 2022 American Music Awards air live Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Wayne Brady. Bad Bunny leads the pack of nominees with eight nods, followed by Beyoncé, Drake and Taylor Swift with six each. The Weeknd, Adele and Harry Styles each have five nominations. This…

Taylor Swift has hit another major milestone: The pop superstar now has more than 50 million subscribers on her official YouTube channel, becoming only the eighth artist to reach the mark. Swift’s surpassing 50 million subscribers on YouTube comes on the heels of last month’s release of her 10th studio…

KOCOWA, a specialty American streamer of Korean content, has sealed a deal with SM Studio, part of SM Culture & Contents. The first show supplied under the deal is “Welcome to NCT Universe,” a 10-episode reality show that debuts globally on Wednesday. KOCOWA is a streaming service based in Los…

What do you do when you’re one of the most popular stars on the planet and get nervous during a performance in front of thousands of fans? Laugh it off and let everyone know.  At least, that’s what Blackpink’s members did Monday night at New Jersey’s Prudential Center when their…