BTS replaces Billboard No. 1 with new song ‘Permission to Dance’

SEOUL– South Korean superband BTS has added another feat to its copious list of accomplishments: replacing one of the group’s own songs at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100…

K-pop rookie Enhypen sweeps Oricon music charts with debut Japanese single

SEOUL– K-pop rookie Enhypen has topped a key daily and a weekly music chart in Japan with its debut Japanese single, music tracker Oricon said Tuesday. “Border: Hakanai” ranked No.…

‘F9’ tops box office for H1, but only two Korean movies in top 10

SEOUL– Only two homegrown movies made the top 10 in the local box office over the first six months of this year, while the Hollywood actioner “F9” became the biggest…

‘DNA’ becomes 1st BTS music video to break 1.3 bln views on YouTube

SEOUL– Global superstar BTS has set another record on YouTube, with its music video for the 2017 song “DNA” earning 1.3 billion views on YouTube, the band’s agency said Saturday.…

S. Korean wins best actress award at Asian film fest in Italy

SEOUL– South Korean Goh Doo-shim won the best actress award at the Asian Film Festival in Italy for her performance in “Everglow,” the movie’s production company said Thursday. Goh took…

This year’s Boryeong Mud Festival to take place online and offlineThis year’s Boryeong Mud Festival to take place online and offline

BORYEONG, South Korea– This year’s Boryeong Mud Festival, one of South Korea’s most celebrated summer events, will be held online and offline next month in consideration of COVID-19, local officials…

N. Korean leader watches musical performance after key party meeting

SEOUL– North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched a musical performance, state media reported Sunday, after last week’s four-day ruling party session highlighted a vow to “break through head-on” a series…

S. Korea’s 11 int’l film fests call for release of Myanmar filmmaker

SEOUL– South Korea’s 11 international film festivals on Tuesday called for the release of a Myanmar filmmaker who was recently arrested in the military-controlled Southeast Asian country. “The festivals strongly…

BTS kicks off ‘Good Morning America’ summer concert series

SEOUL-- K-pop stars BTS performed on the American TV show "Good Morning America" on Friday, kicking off the program's seasonal concert series.BTS was the first performer for the 2021 GMA Summer Concert Series, which will run through August with a lineu...

Singer again found not guilty in alleged art fraud case

SEOUL-- Cho Young-nam, a renowned South Korean singer acquitted last year of selling paintings drawn by others under his name, was again found not guilty in a court ruling on a similar case on Friday.The appellate division of the Seoul Central District...