BTS, the biggest K-pop group in the world, performing at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The global success of groups like BTS is spurring a huge number of South Korean teenagers to strive for similar stardom. Photo: AFP

How to be a K-pop idol: a day in the life of an aspiring star juggling endless practice with school

  • Jeon Sung-won’s dreams of K-pop stardom see him practising up to 50 hours a week in his spare time, a routine both physically and mentally exhausting
  • With so many aspiring singers in South Korea, the probability of success is incredibly low. The key, one teacher says, is often in creating their own style
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BTS, the biggest K-pop group in the world, performing at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The global success of groups like BTS is spurring a huge number of South Korean teenagers to strive for similar stardom. Photo: AFP
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