Competitors about going on stage for their performance.
Beneath its glitz and glamour, the K-pop industry is also known for its cutthroat competition, a lack of privacy, online bullying and relentless public pressure to maintain a wholesome image at all times and at any cost.
Sulli, a popular K-pop star and former child actress who had long been the target of abusive online comments was found dead on Monday, with her death sending shockwaves through fans around the world.
"I think a day where (people) would be ashamed of the K-show business will surely come," a South Korean online user wrote in the wake of the star's death.
But for Kenny Pham, a finalist from the US at last week's contest, K-pop's diversity -- with some tunes having dark themes, while others were "cute" or sensual -- is what gives him a sense of liberation.
California native Tiffany Young has returned to the US looking for solo success after a successful career in South Korea with K-pop band Girls’ Generation.
North Korea won’t send its women’s soccer team to a regional competition set to take place in South Korea in December. The East Asian Football Federation said on Wednesday that North Korea informed it in mid-September that it won’t take part
The year 2020 will likely be a hugely consequential one for K-pop in South Korea and elsewhere, so here are a few of the genre’s new stars and emerging narratives to watch out for.
Bong is the first South Korean jury president of the festival.
The two music icons will headline an inauguration like no other, with security stepped up in Washington against threats by extremist supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump after they attacked the US Capitol last week.
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi recently visited Dubai and posted a video on his Instagram handle speaking about the generosity of the Dubai airport officials.