J-Hope

  • World News

    BTS’ J-Hope answers call of duty, enlists in South Korean military amid fanfare

    BTS sensation J-Hope is set to commence his obligatory South Korean military service today, according to local media, becoming the second member of the immensely popular K-pop group to enlist, leading to an overwhelming show of support from fans. The spectacularly successful septet has generated a global cultural impact, selling out stadiums internationally and topping major US charts while contributing…

  • World News

    J-Hope of BTS to begin mandatory military service

    J-Hope of BTS has become the second member of the K-pop group to begin his mandatory military service in South Korea. J-Hope, a member of K-pop supergroup BTS, has cancelled his request to delay enlistment, the group’s agency said Sunday, in a move to join the country’s military service. The 29 year old singer had previously applied for a postponement…

  • World News

    BTS score their second win as ‘Global Recording Artist of the Year’ from International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

    Superstar K-pop band BTS have won the The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s 2021 Global Recording Artist of the Year award, again. It’s the second year in a row for the seven-member group. BTS again received the award based on their worldwide performance across digital and physical music formats over the past 12 months. Around the world, BTS were…

  • World News

    American Music Awards – BTS, first Asian band to win Artists of the Year

    South Korean band BTS had a huge night at the American Music Awards. They not only won the highly coveted ‘Artist of the Year’, they also picked up the Best pop song of the year and Best duo or group. Significantly, BTS are the first Asian musicians to pick up the main award in an otherwise white-washed US pop industry.…

  • Entertainment

    BTS make musical history with a slice of ‘Butter’

    Four #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 12 months! South Korean band BTS have made history again with ‘Butter’, topping Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart this week… the 4th #1 hit from the 7-member BTS on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart in 1 year, following ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Life Goes On’, and their collaboration on the ‘Savage…

  • World News

    Is this the next big change in pop music? The winners of the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award, BTS

    https://youtu.be/bFmUwmQZ30A 2020 IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award. In the past 8 years the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award has been given to Ed Sheeran, Adele, One Direction, and Taylor Swift and Drake. BTS are backed up by ARMY, their huge fanbase. The power of ARMY. The IFPI represents the recorded music industry worldwide. It’s…

  • World News

    BTS are the Time Magazine Entertainer of the Year 2020

    Music supergroup BTS has been named Entertainer of the Year by Time Magazine, capping another year ascending through the bamboo ceiling of the world’s music industry. The South Korean K-Pop group, who debuted in 2013, has become the world’s most popular band thanks their meaningful lyrics, themed albums, an army of adoring fans (who are actually called ARMY), positive messages and…

  • Thailand News

    BTS are the Time Magazine Entertainer of the Year 2020

    Music supergroup BTS has been named Entertainer of the Year by Time Magazine, capping another year ascending through the bamboo ceiling of the world’s music industry. The South Korean K-Pop group, who debuted in 2013, has become the world’s most popular band thanks their meaningful lyrics, themed albums, an army of adoring fans (who are actually called ARMY), positive messages and…

  • World News

    The BTS Law, South Korean parliament amends conscription law to allow Jin to stay with BTS

    Many countries still have compulsory military conscription, where young men, usually, are enlisted to serve under their country’s military services. Thailand has it, so does Singapore, Myanmar and Cambodia in our immediate sphere. So does South Korea. That’s a problem for pop kings BTS. Of course the 18 – 24 months becomes a disruption to your life and your career,…

  • Thailand News

    More catchy than Covid, K-Pop fans raise millions to support Thai protesters

    More catchy the Covid and spreading out around the world, this time from South Korea. Fans of K-Pop groups, South Korea’s slick pop music genre, have already raised millions of baht to support Thailand’s anti-government protests. The young Thai protesters have been showered with support, supportive K-Pop lyrics, Tweets, messages. And money. The incredible worldwide reach of K-Pop fans, for…

  • Thailand News

    BTS release ‘Be’ on November 20, their production company valued at US$4 billion

    “Even in the face of this new normality, out life goes on and imparts a message of healing to fans and to the world.” Big Hit, the label behind South Korea’s mega pop outfit BTS, have announced that pre-orders have already started this week and general release of their new album is due on November 20. They’ve described the highly…

  • World News

    BTS looks to a Grammy nomination after scoring their first Billboard #1 single

    After scoring South Korea’s first-ever #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, K-pop supergroup BTS now says it’s set its sights on a standalone performance at next year’s Grammy Awards, perhaps even a nomination or an award. BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) are RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, and have fought over their 7 years together to…

  • World News

    BTS release their first all-English track ‘Dynamite’, and it’s a disco bop!

    The world’s most popular music group, BTS, have released their most anticipated track since the septet launched back in 2013. Really… most anticipated? Well, the song’s retro-vibed bop has obliterated the record for the biggest YouTube premiere, looking almost certain to eclipse the 100 million view mark in 24 hours. BTS’s long struggle to the top of, firstly South Korea’s…

  • Entertainment

    South Korean supergroup BTS suspends their world stadium tour

    South Korea’s hugely successful music export, BTS, are suspending their world stadium tour over worries about the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Map to the Soul Tour, was to build on the back of the success of their latest album, Map to the Soul:7, one of this year’s biggest selling albums in the world and, underlining the achievement, its…

  • World News

    World’s biggest band launch their new album “Map of the Soul: 7” BTS

    From the first determined drum stroke in the new BTS music video (below) you get the sense that these guys mean business for their new album. The music video for their first official single ON kicked over more than 70 million views in its first 2 days since launch. The world’s biggest band BTS – in terms of album sales,…

  • Việt Nam

    BTS tái xuất với visual và giai điệu đỉnh cao trong MV “On”

    Phiên bản đầu tiên của MV “On” của BTS khiến fan hâm mộ rần rần vì sự đầu tư hoành tráng. Hôm nay, BTS đã chính thức comeback với album “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7” và bài hát chủ đề “ON”. Phiên bản đầu tiên của MV “On” cũng được các chàng trai nhà Big Hit tung ra. Ca khúc…

  • World News

    BTS first foreign artists to perform solo concert in Saudi Arabia tonight

    PHOTO: BTS performing in front of 60,000 fans during their “Love Yourself” tour in Hong Kong – SCMP No band has ever commanded a concert stage, alone, in Saudi Arabia. Remarkable but true. But South Korea’s BTS is breaking down yet another barrier with tonight’s stadium concert in the Kingdom. Aside from being their first ever concert in Saudi Arabia,…

  • Entertainment

    BTS will have to break up, whether they like it or not, and fans are not happy

    Even though they’ve been making music since their debut back in 2013, it’s the last two years BTS, aka Bangtan Boys (or Bangtan Sonyeondan for Korean pronunciation), have gone from zero to hero in the pop music world. Now they’re riding their success on the crest of a wave that has defied conventional pop marketing and ‘western’ white-washed music standards.…

  • Entertainment

    BTS are breaking up…

    …temporarily. The announcement about BTS was made on Twitter by their South Korean management company and label Big Hit Entertainment. Don’t stress AMRY, they’ll be back together in a couple of months! Big Hit says the kings of pop need time to regroup and recharge their batteries. The announcement followed another dazzling display of their finely-tuned pop skills at the Lotte…

  • Hot News

    BTS match long-standing Beatles’ record and reach the Top 6 in 26 countries with new album

    South Korean band BTS is making waves across music charts around the world. Their new album ‘Map of the Soul – Persona’ has matched a long-standing Beatles record of having three number one albums on the US Billboard chart in one year. The all-male band comprises RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook, all aged between 22 and 27…

  • Bangkok News

    BTS conclude their record-breaking Love Yourself world tour in Bangkok

    Seven young South Koreans came to Bangkok over the weekend to complete a sell-out world tour and the finish of a year that saw them rise from a K-Pop anomaly to a global pop sensation. BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan – Bulletproof Boyscouts) have toured the world with their ‘Love Yourself’ tour in an eventful year that has seen them break through…