K-pop boy band BTS arriving at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo: AP

BTS World mobile game should get boost from K-pop stars’ Grammys debut

  • BTS have now taken part in the world’s top three music awards, after their appearances last year at the Billboard and American Music Awards
  • The upcoming game, which allows users to nurture a BTS member, is expected to launch in the first half of this year
Topic |   Korea Times

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K-pop boy band BTS arriving at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo: AP
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K-pop girl band Twice may see their popularity slide if the South Korean music industry does not change its ways.

K-pop boom or doom? Why bands like Twice need to follow BTS’ example and ditch trite cookie-cutter songs

  • The future of many Korean pop acts is in doubt because they have fallen prey to their backers’ extreme commercialism at the expense of creativity, critic says
  • BTS members have taken an active part in creating band’s inventive music and have inserted compelling stories in their songs, this critic adds
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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K-pop girl band Twice may see their popularity slide if the South Korean music industry does not change its ways.
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