Bts is getting the ARMY in the festive spirit by teasing their upcoming holiday-themed package, which includes a behind-the-scenes DVD and planners for the 2021 calendar year.
In a second teaser for the 2021 Season’s Greetings DVD, the boys are seen goofing around in the lush South Korean countryside outside of Seoul. The group is seen riding bikes and buses, and cracking up while playing a game.
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Of course, BTS is decked in their usual retro-themed outfits for the shoot, as that seems to be the theme of their next musical era.
The teaser comes just weeks ahead of their upcoming album, Be, set to release on Nov. 20. See the festive teaser below.
BTS singer V has been named as the most popular K Pop artist in Russia as per a popular vote. Meanwhile, BTS scored the most popular K-Pop band in the country.
Kim Taehyung has another feather to add to his hat! It is no secret that BTS singer V is one of the most K-pop popular artists in the world. The singer catches everyone’s attention with his style, dance moves during live performances and mere presence. However, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating every time his popularity is recognised. Today, it has been reported that the Sweet Night crooner has topped the list of the most popular K-pop artists in Russia.
According to Koreaboo, an online social media site called Vkontakte (VK) hosted a community poll. Taehyung bagged the title in the Autumn quarter’s polls. The news of his victory comes just weeks after TaeTae was voted top for best face in the world. While V won in the solo category, his group BTS topped the group popularity category of the poll. It is reported that EXO came close and took the second position on the chart. Meanwhile, girl group BLACKPINK took the third spot.
BTS and V’s wins in Russia has been coined impressive for the septet hasn’t officially promoted the group in the country. While the recognition deserves all celebrations, BTS has its eyes on their upcoming album BE. Last week, the group released concept photos featuring every member. The concept photos week was concluded with a video featuring all the members in their respective rooms before they reunite in the living area.
Jungkook’s solo songs “Begin” and “My Time” were both inspired by his life story, specifically his friendship with BTS and his youth in the spotlight.
In a new interview, Rolling Stone India asked Jungkook, “How did growing up in the limelight with your members make you the individual you are today, and how do you hope it shapes the person you become even 10, 20 or 30 years from now?”
“The members are the ones who taught me to never settle and influenced me to always improve and move forward,” Jungkook answered. “I think the time spent with them has steadily shaped my personality, singing, dancing, and filmmaking.”
ARMY’s love turned Jungkook’s dreams into an extraordinary reality, but the ordinary moments with his members are what shaped his identity. They are his past, present, and future.
Of course ARMY has given me the most, but the simplest things such as talking, performing on stage, eating meals, recording music, that I have shared with the members make me who I am today. I think they will continue to play a huge role moving forward as well.
For more from this interview, read about Jin‘s prediction here, and BTS’s dark sides below:
BLACKPINK recently got backlash over the teaser of their reality TV show episode, which featured the group touching a panda. See what their agency YG Entertainment had to say about this.
The last episode of BLACKPINK’s reality show 24/365 with BLACKPINK will be put on hold. On November 4, a teaser for the final episode of 24/365 with BLACKPINK was uploaded and in the video, the members were shown touching a baby panda with their bare hands. Pandas are China’s national treasure, and many Chinese people were angered by the scene, stating that pandas are animals that require delicate care. The China Wildlife Conservation Association sent a letter to Everland, the theme park where the panda is being cared for, and demanded to stop non-professionals coming into contact with the baby panda and to censor showing such scenes on shows.
In response to the concerns that were raised, YG Entertainment released the following statement via Soompi: “Hello. It was decided that the last episode of BLACKPINK’s 24/365 with BLACKPINK that was scheduled to be uploaded today on November 7 (Saturday) will be postponed. BLACKPINK’s experience as panda keepers at Everland took place with professional veterinarians and keepers in attendance, and strict disease prevention and sanitation guidelines were followed.”
The agency continued: ”When BLACKPINK met the baby panda, all members were wearing sanitary gloves, masks, and protective clothing, and their hands and shoes were disinfected each time the scene changed. Nonetheless, to respect the recommendation of panda conservation experts who have stated that ‘non-professionals coming into contact with a baby panda can cause misunderstandings of a different dimension’ and to follow the convention of international cooperation, we have decided to postpone the premiere of the video. We thank all those who expressed their concern, and we ask for your unchanged love and interest in BLACKPINK and the panda.”
Bts was, once again, the big winner at this year’s MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), going home with prizes for best song and best group.
The Korean band won four awards in total, including best virtual live and biggest fans. The mega-group was recently featured in a Variety cover story, where Jin (Kim Seok-jin) said of the BTS ARMY — short for Adorable Representative MC for Youth — “it is because ARMY exists that we exist.”
BTS edged out 5 Seconds of Summer, Blackpink, Chloe x Halle, CNCO and Little Mix for best group honors. The band’s first English-language track, “Dynamite,” won the best song prize over DaBaby’s “Rockstar (ft Roddy Ricch),” Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me,” Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” and The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.”
Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis across the continent, this year’s EMAs featured filmed performances from various locations around Europe, rather than an arena in a host city. ViacomCBS boss Bob Bakish normally attends the EMAs and the company holds a mini-showcase of upcoming content and provides relevant corporate updates.
Last year’s awards took place in Sevilla, Spain, where BTS won the most awards among any artist, picking up best group, best live and biggest fans categories.
The fan said that Jimin was reading throughout the flight and the BTS member even organised the blanket and pillow on his seat before leaving the plane.
It was discovered recently that BTS member Jiminis kind and fond towards his fans. During an episode on Problem Child in House which aired on November 3, a question was raised about Jimin during the quiz segment. The question asked, “What did BTS’s Jimin do for the flight attendant on the plane after realizing she was his fan?” Guest Aiki shared that she was a BTS fan and she answered the question. She revealed that Jimin had given her his autograph.
The answer was a story that was revealed by a Chinese fan through Weibo in January of last year. She was a flight attendant and she said that she met Jimin on a flight to LA when BTS was on their global tour. The fan said that Jimin was reading throughout the flight and the BTS member even organised the blanket and pillow on his seat before leaving the plane. She was a fan of Jimin but was unable to ask for an autograph due to the rules for flight attendants.
Nevertheless, Jimin found out that she was a fan of his so he left a special gift for her on his seat. He left his autograph for the flight attendant on his seat when he left. When the fan’s story was revealed, many other fans were able to see Jimin’s fondness and his heart toward his fans.
This story was revealed through the show ‘Problem Child in House‘ after more than a year had passed. Many fans were moved by Jimin’s kind actions off-camera when no one was looking.
Born on October 13 1995, Park Ji-min, better known by his stage name Jimin is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and dancer. In 2013, he debuted as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS, under the record label Big Hit Entertainment.
Park Ji-min was born on October 13, 1995 in Geumjeong District, Busan, South Korea. His immediate family includes his mother, father, and a younger brother. When he was a child, he attended Busan’s Hodong Elementary School and Yonsan Middle School. During middle school, he attended Just Dance Academy and learned popping and locking dance.
Prior to becoming a trainee, Jimin studied contemporary dance at Busan High School of Arts and was a top student in the modern dance department. After a teacher suggested he audition with an entertainment company, it led him to Big Hit Entertainment. Once he passed the auditions in 2012, he transferred to Korean Arts High School, graduating in 2014. Jimin is currently enrolled at Global Cyber University. /TISG
Indian K-pop fans might meet BTS band right after Coronavirus pandemic is over, and India could be the first destinations for BTS on their next round of world tour, indicated former KCCI Director.
NEW DELHI: Millions of K-pop fans in India have a reason to rejoice as India could be the first country the world-famous K-pop band BTS might visit on its next round of world tour after the Coronavirus pandemic ends.
The outgoing director of the Korean Cultural Centre in India (KCCI) Kim Kum Pyoung indicated in his exit video message to the Indian K-pop fans recently, “I am sure that you will meet BTS right after Corona pandemic. I am sure that India will be the first destination for BTS on their next round of world tour.”
The former KCCI director who spent about 10 years of service in India was referring to the growing popularity and fan-following of the BTS band in India. Kim said finally, BTS encouraged K-pop lovers with its exceptional congratulatory messages this year.
In its message, the BTS band too has sent signals of their early and imminent arrival in India.
The 7-member Korean pop group BTS that is a sensation today in India hinted at its visit while congratulating the ‘K-Pop India Contest’ organizers as well as Indian fans for showing interest in K-Pop here.
“We are pleased and proud that this K-Pop event is taking place during such difficult times. We are grateful that many people in India have shown such great interest and passion for K-Pop. We will be coming to India with music and a cool stage that will move and comfort you during these tough times.”
“Thank you ‘Army’ in India. There will be more great music to heal and inspire you. Please keep cheering for us,” it added.
The reason why India and Indian K-pop fans occupy a special space in the heart of the BTS band members and are on the preferential list is the recent development. The song Dynamite released by BTS recently garnered 10 million YouTube views across the world within 24 hours of it going public, and surprisingly 8 millions of these viewers were from India.
Apparently impressed by the growing number of K-pop and BTS fans, the band members also watched the finale of the K-pop Contest held in India online for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The former KCCI director Kim Kum Pyoung clarified that his dream was to bolster friendship between Korea and India through the spread of K-pop.
“My dream was to build friendship between India and Korea with K-pop. I focused more on introducing K-pop to every corner of India. As you know luckily Indian K-pop fans grew rapidly. Thanks to you, K-pop supporters from all over India we successfully completed 18 regional rounds of K-pop contest this year in this unprecedented COVID-19 situation,” he added.
Interestingly, the number of Indian students learning the Korean language too is increasing exponentially in India, and the major factor driving this number up is the growing craze for Korean pop.
“The increasing popularity of K-pop in India has led to more and more youths wanting to learn the Korean language as they are eager to understand the lyrics of the Korean songs as well as K-Dramas. We are flooded with inquiries from Indian youths interested in learning the Korean language. We are compelled to hire more Korean language teachers to train the additional number of students on the Korean language,” said Sangeeta Yadav, Founder & Director, Global Diction Studio, a multi-foreign language training institute in Gurugram.
Recently in July, the Indian government too announced the Korean language as a recommended foreign language in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Kim Kum Pyoung said that it would be a great opportunity for the Indian generation to learn and enjoy the Korean language as well as culture.