#KPop

.Seoul, South Korea
BTS is a popular K-pop band. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • BTS is celebrating its eighth anniversary on Sunday
  • The celebration will be a two-day virtual mega event, titled “BTS 2021 Muster SOWOOZOO."
  • The all-boys K-pop band released its first music video in 2013

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a speech in capital Pyongyang. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un has called K-pop a "vicious cancer"
  • North Korea's 2020 laws aim at curbing the influence of South Korean content in the country
  • Kim says that K-Pop is corrupting the youth of North Korea

.Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a statement called K-pop a "vicious cancer" (PTI Photo)

  •  Kim Jong-Un has imposed strict punishments on those who decide to subscribe to K-pop
  • Since his statement was surfaced online, netizens have been vocalising their opinion on the issue 
  • A Twitter user reminded netizens that in 2018, the leader had K-pop band 'Red Velvet' flown in to meet him 

.Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Kim Jong Un said the music was hamrful for his country
  • Those who consume South Korea contentcan be punished with 15 years of hard labour
  • The North Korean leader instructed his people to suppress capitalist influence

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
BTS and McDonald's introduced the BTS meal with an announcement video on May 26. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • McDonald's introduced the BTS Meal on Wednesday
  • The BTS Meal has recipes inspired for McDonald's South Korea
  • The BTS Meal will be available in 50 markets worldwide

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
BTS won the Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@bts_bighit)

  • The BTS meal will be introduced in 50 worldwide markets
  • The meal includes sauces inspired by recipes from McDonald's South Korea
  • In India the BTS meal will be made available at Mumbai and Delhi

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
2021 marks the fourth consecutive year for the group to perform in the BBMAs. (Photo credit: Twitter/@BBMAs)

  • Popular K-Pop group BTS debuted their new summer single 'Butter' on Monday at the Billboard Music Awards
  • Group member RM noted that the song's production was largely due to COVID-restrictions
  • The group entered the awards show this year with four nominations

.Seoul, South Korea
South Korean K-pop boy band BTS released their second all-English song 'Butter' on Friday. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The latest song by BTS, 'Butter' was released on Friday
  • The song crossed 10 million views in less than half an hour on YouTube
  • BTS is a K-pop boy band known for songs like 'Dynamite' and 'Life Goes On'

.Seoul, South Korea
A new K-Pop group Blitzers is set for launch next week. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@WUZO_BLITZERS)

  • Blitzers is an all-male septet, just like the musical phenomenon BTS
  • The new group's three years of training will be distilled into three minutes of music and dancing
  • Those three minutes will determine whether it'll be a hit, or just another nowhere band 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
BTS is an iconic seven member band working in the K-pop genre. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Amul_Coop)

  • The illustration shows the band eating buttered bread with the Amul mascot
  • Amul used wordplay to attract the Indian fanbase of the band
  • The song 'Butter' was announced by BTS recently