K-pop boy band BTS topped the charts across the world in 2019 and were presenters at the 61st Grammy Awards, significantly raising the visibility of K-pop acts.

K-pop in 2019: BTS, Blackpink break new ground, but deaths and scandal tarnish image of Korean music industry

  • BTS topped the charts across the world, Blackpink broke records on YouTube and Twice made history on their groundbreaking tour of Japan
  • The ‘Burning Sun’ sex abuse and corruption scandal, the deaths of singers Sulli, Goo Hara, and Cha In-ha, and vote rigging, cast a shadow over bands’ successes
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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K-pop boy band BTS topped the charts across the world in 2019 and were presenters at the 61st Grammy Awards, significantly raising the visibility of K-pop acts.
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