Blackpink returns to Hong Kong for its Born Pink World Tour from January 13-15, 2023 ... but could this be the group’s last tour together? Photo: @BLACKPINKOFFICIAL/Facebook

Blackpink concert chaos: could the Born Pink World Tour be the band’s last?

The K-pop queens’ comeback tour lands in Hong Kong in January 2023, but there’s already drama over US$1,300 resale tickets, feuding and disbandment fears …

30 Nov 2022 - 11:23AM

Back with a bang: up to 28,000 expected at K-pop boy band Super Junior’s concerts

Hong Kong’s pandemic restrictions were eased too late for overseas fans who might have come for shows.

Hong Kong’s pandemic restrictions were eased too late for overseas fans who might have come for shows.

19 Nov 2022 - 6:54PM

Remembering Lee Ji-han, the young star caught in Seoul’s Halloween stampede

The 24-year-old was a budding K-drama and K-pop idol filming a new series before he tragically died in the Itaewon crowd crush … we looked back at his career before his tragic death

The 24-year-old was a budding K-drama and K-pop idol filming a new series before he tragically died in the Itaewon crowd crush … we looked back at his career before his tragic death

1 Nov 2022 - 2:39PM

Meet the Hong Kong women whose Blackpink covers went viral on YouTube

Two of Hong Kong K-pop cover dance crew Chocomint HK’s Blackpink cover videos recently went viral. The women talk about their success and their ‘incredible’ love of K-pop.

Two of Hong Kong K-pop cover dance crew Chocomint HK’s Blackpink cover videos recently went viral. The women talk about their success and their ‘incredible’ love of K-pop.

1 Nov 2022 - 10:33PM

November K-pop releases by Kara, AleXa, YooA – what to expect

AleXa is dropping a new single, Back in Vogue, and second-generation K-pop girl group Kara have a new album, Move Again, coming out. Meanwhile, YooA from Oh My Girl has a yet-to-be-named second solo release.

AleXa is dropping a new single, Back in Vogue, and second-generation K-pop girl group Kara have a new album, Move Again, coming out. Meanwhile, YooA from Oh My Girl has a yet-to-be-named second solo release.

25 Oct 2022 - 9:53AM

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All BTS members will do mandatory military service, Hybe just announced. Photo: @bts.bighitofficial/Instagram

Will BTS make a comeback after military service, like these 4 K-pop groups?

With Hybe confirming that the supergroup will enlist in the military – starting with eldest member Jin at the end of 2022 – we look at four K-pop boy groups who made successful comebacks post-service

18 Oct 2022 - 1:58PM

K-pop stays committed to NFTs and metaverse, despite some fans’ misgivings

NFTs and the metaverse were trending in 2021, and K-pop labels invested heavily in the tech. This year is no different, with new platforms and collaborations with idols, fashion labels and blockchain companies.

NFTs and the metaverse were trending in 2021, and K-pop labels invested heavily in the tech. This year is no different, with new platforms and collaborations with idols, fashion labels and blockchain companies.

13 Oct 2022 - 8:43PM

Will BTS have to join the army? Yes, if South Korea’s military has its way

It’s looking more likely that members of K-pop boy band BTS will have to complete their mandatory military service in South Korea, judging by recent comments from the defence minister and military commissioner.

It’s looking more likely that members of K-pop boy band BTS will have to complete their mandatory military service in South Korea, judging by recent comments from the defence minister and military commissioner.

10 Oct 2022 - 11:15AM

Blackpink label taking legal action after online leak of Jennie’s photos

After Blackpink member Jennie’s personal private photos were shared online, fuelling rumours she is dating V from BTS, YG Entertainment announces it will take legal action against those responsible.

After Blackpink member Jennie’s personal private photos were shared online, fuelling rumours she is dating V from BTS, YG Entertainment announces it will take legal action against those responsible.

5 Oct 2022 - 10:39AM

BTS label’s shares plunge on concern over solo projects, military draft

BTS members’ announcement of a focus on solo projects and uncertainty about their looming military service in Korea have combined to wipe US$10 billion from Hybe’s market value.

BTS members’ announcement of a focus on solo projects and uncertainty about their looming military service in Korea have combined to wipe US$10 billion from Hybe’s market value.

29 Sep 2022 - 11:16AM

Blackpink top US Billboard album chart with Born Pink after a week

K-pop girl group Blackpink took the No 1 spot on the US Billboard chart with Born Pink, a week after the album, their second, was released. They are now planning the biggest female K-pop concert tour ever.

K-pop girl group Blackpink took the No 1 spot on the US Billboard chart with Born Pink, a week after the album, their second, was released. They are now planning the biggest female K-pop concert tour ever.

26 Sep 2022 - 11:18AM

Why might K-pop’s SM Entertainment sever ties with founder Lee Soo-man?

Lee founded SM Entertainment in 1995, serves as its chief producer and has been integral to the forming of the modern K-pop industry, producing acts including Girls’ Generation, Exo and Aespa.

Lee founded SM Entertainment in 1995, serves as its chief producer and has been integral to the forming of the modern K-pop industry, producing acts including Girls’ Generation, Exo and Aespa.

20 Sep 2022 - 7:00PM

‘We’ve never left’: Blackpink drop hotly anticipated Born Pink album

K-pop girl group Blackpink have dropped Born Pink, their first album in two years, as well as the throwback-laden music video for their newest single, Shut Down.

K-pop girl group Blackpink have dropped Born Pink, their first album in two years, as well as the throwback-laden music video for their newest single, Shut Down.

16 Sep 2022 - 1:11PM

New K-pop releases in September 2022: Blackpink, NCT 127, Jackson Wang

Many high-profile acts are releasing new albums and singles as K-pop’s year-end awards season begins, including Blackpink, NCT 127, Jackson Wang, Exo’s Xiumin, The Rose and Nmixx.

Many high-profile acts are releasing new albums and singles as K-pop’s year-end awards season begins, including Blackpink, NCT 127, Jackson Wang, Exo’s Xiumin, The Rose and Nmixx.

8 Sep 2022 - 5:15PM

Who is the K-pop CEO who outshone Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett in Venice?

Yulee Choi, a little-known K-pop record label CEO, stunned Venice International Film Festival red carpet watchers in a Dolce & Gabbana couture gown, and put some major celebrities in the shade.

Yulee Choi, a little-known K-pop record label CEO, stunned Venice International Film Festival red carpet watchers in a Dolce & Gabbana couture gown, and put some major celebrities in the shade.

5 Sep 2022 - 11:26AM

Want to invest in K-pop groups like BTS, Blackpink and Twice? Now you can

A new US investment fund gives fans and others a chance to invest in K-pop companies such as BTS’ label Hybe and Blackpink’s label YG Entertainment to help the industry grow.

A new US investment fund gives fans and others a chance to invest in K-pop companies such as BTS’ label Hybe and Blackpink’s label YG Entertainment to help the industry grow.

2 Sep 2022 - 1:45PM

One gate for 100,000 fans: safety fears over free BTS concert in Busan

The K-pop titans are putting on a free concert in Busan, South Korea, to promote its bid to host the 2030 World Expo, but the choice of venue, a former factory site, has fans worried.

The K-pop titans are putting on a free concert in Busan, South Korea, to promote its bid to host the 2030 World Expo, but the choice of venue, a former factory site, has fans worried.

1 Sep 2022 - 5:19PM

She’s not like other VTubers – meet Apoki, virtual K-pop idol and influencer

Korean pop idol and virtual YouTuber Apoki has just dropped her first English single, West Swing. Its release reflects a growing global interest in virtual influencers, experts say.

Korean pop idol and virtual YouTuber Apoki has just dropped her first English single, West Swing. Its release reflects a growing global interest in virtual influencers, experts say.

31 Aug 2022 - 2:40PM

New K-pop releases: what to make of tracks by Twice, Seventeen, IVE, others

After Like from IVE is so infectious you’ll be singing along in no time, while Twice’s Talk That Talk will have you trying to match the group’s spelling-inspired choreography.

After Like from IVE is so infectious you’ll be singing along in no time, while Twice’s Talk That Talk will have you trying to match the group’s spelling-inspired choreography.

26 Aug 2022 - 10:49PM

K-pop’s rebranded MAMA Awards to be held in Osaka, Japan, in November

The 2022 edition of the K-pop-focused annual awards show, which has handed boy band BTS 17 major honours, will be broadcast internationally and available to watch on YouTube.

The 2022 edition of the K-pop-focused annual awards show, which has handed boy band BTS 17 major honours, will be broadcast internationally and available to watch on YouTube.

30 Aug 2022 - 10:39AM