Toymaker Lego will stick to its quest to find sustainable materials despite failed recycle attempt
Denmark’s Lego says it remains committed to its quest to find sustainable materials to reduce carbon emissions, even after an experiment by the world’s largest toymaker to use recycled bottles did not work.
BTS condemns anti-Asian racism, says they've experienced it
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, South Korean K-pop band BTS arrives for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. BTS released a statement condemning racism against Asians and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. We stand against racial discrimination, the biggest boyband in the world, tweeted to their 34 million followers in both English and Korean. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)SEOUL – K-pop superstar group BTS has condemned racism against Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in a statement saying they've experienced it themselves. “We stand against racial discrimination,” BTS tweeted Tuesday in English and Korean.
BTS on 1st Grammy nod: 'It’s hard to express in words'
FILE - Members BTS pose for photos during the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 5, 2020. Now, the gift has returned to them — in the form of their first Grammy nomination. “‘Dynamite’ gave us huge success in Korea, of course, a Grammy nomination, a performance, so you know, life is really interesting." “It’s really hard to express in words,” Jimin said of the nomination. They said the Grammy nomination does create some pressure for the next batch of songs they produce, but they’re not letting the success get to their heads.
Grammy performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019 photo, Billie Eilish performs during the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Eilish will perform at this month's Grammy Awards. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards. The Grammys were originally supposed to take place on Jan. 31 but were delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Beyoncé is leading nominee with nine, followed by Swift, Lipa and Ricch, who each earned six nominations.
German radio station apologizes for comment on K-pop's BTS
File---File photo taken Nov.20, 2020 members of South Korean K-pop band BTS pose for photographers during a press conference to introduce their new album "BE" in Seoul, South Korea. I have a car from South Korea. Offense at the comments didn't only come from South Korea, with many social media users in Germany and elsewhere immediately condemning them. “I know which radio station I won't be listening to anymore, bye @Bayern3,” wrote user @fairesvmns in a German-language post that included audio of Matuschik's comments. We will work on the matter with Matthias and the team in detail again in the next few days.”Ad___Juwon Park in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this report.
Time magazine names BTS its Entertainer of the Year
NEW YORK – BTS has had more than just a “Dynamite” year — they've become such a global phenomenon that Time magazine named the South Korean group its 2020 Entertainer of the Year. The magazine cited BTS' massive global presence amid the pandemic, including leveraging their massive fan base to support causes like Black Lives Matter. 1 hit “Dynamite.” The song in November brought BTS its first Grammy nomination. “There are times when I’m still taken aback by all the unimaginable things that are happening,” BTS member Suga told Time for an interview that accompanied the announcement. That’s no small thing, but his true influence was what he did off of the court,” said Goldberger.
BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa react to Grammy noms
Oh my God.” — Megan Thee Stallion, during a livestream after the Recording Academy president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. told the Houston-based rapper about her nominations. —“Ohhhhh I need a bad (explicit) Grammy date.” — Freddie Gibbs, whose album “Alfredo” is nominated for best rap album, said on Twitter. —“You’re joking,” — a teary-eyed Dua Lipa, nominated six times including for album, record and song of the year, said during a livestream. Her album “Lady Like” is nominated for best country album, while “More Hearts Than Mine” featuring Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland is up for best country song. !” — Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of Noah Cyrus, who is nominated for best new artist, said on Instagram.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. A winner of 24 Grammys, Beyoncé becomes the second-most nominated act in the history of the awards show with 79 nominations. Beyoncé is only behind her husband Jay-Z and Quincy Jones, who have both earned 80 nominations each. Jay-Z picked up three nominations this year for his contributions to Beyoncé’s songs: He co-wrote “Black Parade” and “Savage,” thus earning nominations for song of the year, best R&B song and best rap song. Instead, multiple nominations went to Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch, who each earned six nominations and followed Beyoncé as the second-most nominated acts.
BTS says new album 'BE' is a 'letter of hope'
Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS arrive for a press conference to introduce their new album "BE" in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. K-pop band BTS has released their highly anticipated new album, which they describe as a letter of hope. The band held a socially distanced news conference in Seoul to unveil BE, its second album this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL – K-pop band BTS on Friday released their highly anticipated new album, which they described as a “letter of hope.”The band held a socially distanced news conference in Seoul to unveil “BE,” their second album this year. Unlike other K-pop bands that carefully maintain the personas created by their labels, BTS is known for its active engagement with fans — known as ARMY — through social media.
BTS on gaining respect in the US: ‘We definitely feel that’
FILE - Members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS appear during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2019. Dynamite, the groups first all-English song, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS first Korean pop act to top the chart. (Jo Soo-jung/Newsis via AP, File)
BTS on gaining respect in the US: ‘We definitely feel that’
FILE - Members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS appear during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2019. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS first Korean pop act to top the chart. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS the first Korean pop act to top the chart. When asked if BTS — who released their debut single in 2013 — felt like they’ve begun to earn more respect from the U.S., RM said: “We definitely feel that.”“I think in the perspective of culture, I think it’s really important to be familiar. “I think it’s very good and that’s what we wanted actually.”It could also be time for BTS’ first Grammy nomination.
K-pop fans become an unexpected ally to American protesters
SEOUL SEOUL, South KoreaAs American protesters took to the streets to mourn the death of George Floyd, they found an unexpected ally: K-pop fans. They flooded right-wing hashtags and police apps with short video clips and memes of their K-pop stars. Even so, political activism isnt exactly associated with K-pop fans. Over the years, K-pop fans have gained notoriety for overtaking Twitter trends and Instagram feeds. He also said K-pop stars are often bound by legal contracts, keeping them from making remarks that could come cause friction.
Post Malone to headline Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
NEW YORK, NY – You can ring in the New Year with Post Malone: The rap-pop star will perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” in New York City on Dec. 31. Dick Clark Productions announced Tuesday that K-pop group BTS, country singer Sam Hunt and singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette — joined by the cast of Broadway’s “Jagged Little Pill” — will also perform at the event, which will air live from Times Square on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern. The annual New Year’s Eve affair will include celebrations from multiple cities. Performers from Hollywood include Green Day, Paula Abdul, Dan + Shay, Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Salt-N-Pepa and Ciara, who will host the event. Usher, Sheryl Crow and “Pose” star Billy Porter — who will host — will perform in New Orleans.
BTS opens pop-up store in Seoul
In the heart of the ritzy Gangnam neighborhood in Seoul, the seven-member K-pop boy band BTS has opened a pop-up store in Seoul. New cartoon versions of the BTS members were introduced on the same day as the opening of the pop-up store. The store has attracted both local and foreign BTS fans -- known as ARMY (Adorable Representative MC for Youth) -- to get their hands on and experience the latest BTS merchandise and interactives. For those who can't travel to Seoul, the House of BTS will also open in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka, Japan from Nov. 23 to Dec. 29. BTS Pop-up: House of BTS, 34 Gangnam-daero 102-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of KoreaThe-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
BTS says decision to hold concert in Saudi Arabia wasn't easy
In July, BTS attracted criticism after they announced an Oct. 11 show in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, same-sex sexual activity is illegal, public spaces are mostly segregated by gender and women's rights remain restricted. Why is Saudi Arabia inviting international pop stars? This year, Mariah Carey held her own concert in Saudi Arabia, despite backlash from women's rights activists. Last week, Saudi Arabia announced a new scheme that allows 49 different countries to get a visa on arrival.
'Chicken Noodle Soup challenge' is a thing now
(CNN) - Chicken noodle soup. Chicken noodle soup. Chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side. And if you want to take things up a notch, there's a dance challenge you can get involved in, too. "Chicken Noodle Soup," the long-awaited collaboration between BTS star J-Hope and American singer Becky G, has been released -- and it's been accompanied by a viral call to arms.
BTS' J-Hope Announces Collab With Becky G: 'Chicken Noodle Soup'
Becky G and BTS' J-Hope long-awaited collaboration is coming! On Friday, J-Hope, the K-pop group's rapper will be releasing "Chicken Noodle Soup" featuring the songstress, as well as an accompanying music video. According to a press release, the new single draws on the hook from Webstar and Young Bs "Chicken Noodle Soup (Feat. Also, many fans quickly figured out that CNS stands for "Chicken Noodle Soup." ?J-HOPE: Sorry, important businesssu...... pic.twitter.com/v6vGZXJg9N weverse_bts (@weverse_0613) August 20, 2019"Chicken Noodle Soup" and its music video drop at 5 a.m.
2019 MTV VMAs: See the Complete Winners List
The Sebastian Maniscalco-hosted evening will include performances from Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Bad Bunny, Lizzo and Rosalia. Likewise, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X have plenty of reasons to believe their gonna be winners with nine and eight nominations, respectively, at the awards show. The Best K-Pop award has BTS facing off against BLACKPINK, as well as Monsta X, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, NCT 127 and EXO. Lil Nas XLizzoROSALABest CollaborationLil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix)Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ShallowShawn Mendes & Camila Cabello SeoritaTaylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! RELATED CONTENT:Taylor Swift's Complete MTV VMAs History: All the Biggest Performances and Kanye DramaCamila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and More to Perform at 2019 MTV VMAsMiley Cyrus Says There's 'No F**kin Way' She'll Perform at the VMAs After Not Being Nominated
BTS Taking Extended Break for First Time Since Debut
The K-pop boy band will be taking an extended break following their performance at Lotte Duty Free Family Concert on Sunday, Bit Hit Entertainment revealed on Twitter. This is Big Hit Entertainment. We would like to announce that for the first time since their debut, BTS will be going on an official and extended period of rest and relaxation. They've also enjoyed individual success, with RM, V, Jin and more recently making headlines for their own musical projects. RELATED CONTENT:BTS' V Releases First English-Language Song 'Winter Bear' -- Watch the Sweet VideoLil Nas X Teams Up With BTS' RM for New Remix 'Seoul Town Road'TOMORROW X TOGETHER on How BTS Has 'Inspired' Them (Exclusive)
BTS' V Releases First English-Language Song 'Winter Bear' -- Watch the Sweet Video
On Friday, V released his first English-language single, titled "Winter Bear," and its accompanying music video. "Imagine your face/Say hello to me/Then all the bad days/Theyre nothing to me/With you winter bear," V, 23, sings on the guitar-heavy ballad. The song was written by the Korean pop star, as well as Hiss noise, Adora and fellow BTS member RM. Upon releasing the song, V took to Twitter to share photos and a message about the song. "Winter Bear" is V's second solo single this year.
Lil Nas X Teams Up With BTS' RM for New Remix 'Seoul Town Road'
If you though Lil Nas X's collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus was an amazing team-up, wait until you hear the artist's team-up with BTS's RM! The rapper dropped the new remix on Thursday night, which the pair renamed "Seoul Town Road" in reference to the South Korean capital city of Seoul, where BTS first came together. The new remix track is slightly shorter than Lil Nas X's original version -- or his remix with Cyrus -- coming in at just under two minutes. However, the version features RM delivering one of the main verses of the tune, and the singer and rapper absolutely kills it. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Posts About His Sexuality on World Pride DayHere's What Lil Nas X Gave Billy Ray Cyrus to Celebrate 'Old Town Road's SuccessBTS' J-Hope & V Release 'A Brand New Day' Collab With Zara Larsson
K-pop stars BTS launch mobile game 'BTS World'
South Korean group BTS visits 'The Morning Mash Up' On SiriusXM Hits 1 Channel at SiriusXM Studios on April 12, 2019, in New York City. (CNN) - Korean boy band BTS is launching a mobile game in which you can play the role of their manager. The game, called BTS World, is designed by Netmarble, one of the largest mobile game companies in South Korea, and will officially launch on June 26, according to the company. The storytelling game sees players take over as BTS manager and work to grow the group's career, earning access to exclusive photos and videos as they go. "It's D-2 until the launch of the BTS World game."