American singer Halsey (top left) and K-pop boy band BTS perform the song Boy With Luv at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters / Yonhap

K-pop band BTS celebrates double success at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

  • The group beats fellow nominee Maroon 5 to the top duo/group award and also wins the top social artist prize in Las Vegas, ahead of its extended world tour on Saturday
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American singer Halsey (top left) and K-pop boy band BTS perform the song Boy With Luv at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters / Yonhap
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BTS are pioneers in making K-pop popular in the West. Photo: BTS Official Facebook

How K-pop bands like BTS and Blackpink cracked North America

K-pop stars rarely used to tour North America, but that’s changed with the success of bands like BTS, Red Velvet, Blackpink, NCT 127, and Sunmi

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BTS are pioneers in making K-pop popular in the West. Photo: BTS Official Facebook
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