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BTS abgs Global Phenom award at 2019 ARDYs following successful 5th Muster celebration in Busan. Photo by BTS/Facebook

K-WAVE - Dec 17, 2019 AM EST - Kayla Dodge

BTS Fans Not Satisfied With JTBC Apology for False News Story

BTS fans have expressed that JTBC's apology regarding the false BTS report is not enough. On Dec. 16, JTBC CEO Song Suk Hee issued a apology for reporting that BTS was taking legal actions against their label


K-WAVE - Dec 16, 2019 PM EST - Kayla Dodge

LOONA Sets Record as K-Pop Girl Group, Ranks #1 on USA iTunes Singles & Album Charts

LOONA comes second only to BTS for the record of landing #1 on the USA iTunes Single Chart and Album chart simultaneously. They are the only female K-pop group to have accomplished this, according to a report from AllKPop.

BTS's upcoming junior K-pop boy group will take different style and concept. Photo by Big Hit Entertainment/Facebook

K-WAVE - Dec 16, 2019 PM EST - Kayla Dodge

JTBC Issues Apology Over False BTS News Story

CEO of JTBC, Song Suk Hee, issued an apology on the Dec. 16 episode of "News Room" to formally apologize for running a false news story regarding BTS and a lawsuit filed against Big Hit Entertainment.

Korean movie 'Parasite' wins another award from international film festival. Photo by CJ Entertainment Movie/Facebook

K-WAVE - Dec 16, 2019 AM EST - Kayla Dodge

‘Parasite’ Wins Big from Chicago Film Critics Association, Takes Home Four Awards

The South Korean film, "Parasite," has been making the rounds very successfully in the awards circuit. On Dec. 14, the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) announced four major wins for the film.

Kim Feel

K-WAVE - Dec 13, 2019 PM EST - Kayla Dodge

Kim Feel Releases First Full Album in 8 Years

K-pop star, Kim Feel, is dropping his first album in eight years. The album, titled "Yours, Sincerely," was released on Dec. 13.

Cherry Bullet

K-WAVE - Dec 13, 2019 PM EST - Kayla Dodge

Cherry Bullet Downsizes to 7 Members; Mirae, Kokoro, & LinLin Depart

The new and formely ten member girl group, Cherry Bullet, is downsizing to seven members. FNC Entertainment reported the departure of three members from Cherry Bullet-- Mirae, Kokoro, and LinLin on Dec. 13. The report from FNC Entertainment read as below:

Monsta X

K-WAVE - Dec 13, 2019 AM EST - Kayla Dodge

Monsta X on 'Live With Kelly and Ryan, Perform 'Middle of the Night' [WATCH]

Monsta X performed at "Live with Kelly and Ryan" on Dec. 12, 2019. The K-pop group sang their song "Middle of the Night," from their all-english album dropping next year.

BTS, TWICE, Super Junior, TXT, & more to headline the 2019 Lotte Duty Free Family Concert. Photo by BTS/Facebook, TWICE/Facebook, Super Junior/Facebook, & TXT/Facebook

K-WAVE - Dec 12, 2019 PM EST - Kayla Dodge

BTS, Seventeen, and TWICE Dominate Korea Sales in 2019, Report Says

According to data released by Korean Sales @koreansales_twt, BTS topped the chart for best selling artist in Korea in 2019. BTS takes the top position by a huge margin, and is followed by Seventeen and TWICE for the second and third spots, respectively.

Cosmic Girls’ avid fans paid billboard ads in New York City’s Time Square. Photo by: Cosmic Girls / Facebook

K-WAVE - Dec 12, 2019 AM EST - Kayla Dodge

Cosmic Girls Dawon Diagnosed With Anxiety Disorder, Taking Leave

Cosmic Girls' member, Dawon, is reportedly taking a leave from the group due to anxiety disorder. Cosmic Girls will continue performing as a 9 member group for now.

BTS' mind-boggling teaser for upcoming single

K-WAVE - Dec 12, 2019 AM EST - Kayla Dodge

BTS Jungkook's Hair Honored by 'Allure,' Global Fashion Magazine

"Allure" highlighted BTS member Jungkook for his beauty in 2019. The global fashion magazine released "The Best and Brightest K-Pop Beauty Moments of 2019," as selected by resider K-Pop expert, Devon Abelman.

Korean film 'Parasite' smashes box office record while its director faces backlash over inappropriate act on set. Photo by CJ Entertainment Movie/Facebook

K-WAVE - Dec 11, 2019 PM EST - Kayla Dodge

'Parasite' Earns 7 Nominations in Critics' Choice Awards

"Parasite," directed by Bong Joon Ho, earned 7 nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards. The nominations, announced by the American-Canadian Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign-Language Film, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Production Design and Best Editing.

(Photo by Chung Sung Jun / Getty Images News)

Korea - Dec 11, 2019 AM EST - Kayla Dodge

S. Korea Culture Ministry See Large Budget Increase for 2020

The South Korea culture ministry saw a large increase in their budget allotment for the year 2020. The approved budget for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism was set at 6.48 trillion won (5.4 billion USD). According to an article from Yonhap, the 2020 culture budget allotment sees a 9.4% increase compared to the 2019 budget.

BTS to perform on 'Saturday Night Live' on April 13. Photo by Big Hit Entertainment/Twitter

K-WAVE - Dec 11, 2019 AM EST - Kayla Dodge

BTS Earns Most Popular Tweet of 2019 After Trailing in 2nd Place

BTS fans came to the rescue when Twitter Data announced that BTS came in second for most popular tweet of 2019. Fans gathered to push BTS to number one for most popular tweet of 2019. Their famous tweet from the official BTS Twitter account featured Jungkook dancing to Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy."

Tiffany Young expressed her interest to work with Girls' Generation and a possible release of new music. Photo by Girls Generation-Tiffany/Facebook

K-PEOPLE - Dec 10, 2019 PM EST - Kayla Dodge

Tiffany Young Gets Emotional From Girl's Generation Video Message

Tiffany Young, currently going solo from Girls' Generation, got emotional after watching encouraging video messages from her girl group members. Girls' Generation members sent messages in support of Tiffany on the MBC show "Human Documentary - People are Good."

BTS drops new family photos of throwbacks stage outfits and to release BTS World OST album later this month. Photo by BTS/Facebook

K-WAVE - Dec 10, 2019 PM EST - Kayla Dodge

YouTube Features Top 10 Most Watched Music Videos in Korea

YouTube revealed its top 10 most watched music videos in Korea in the year 2019. The list features K-pop favorites but also some unexpected songs. Check them out below.

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