K-pop idol emerges from decades past | AFP

Three decades after his fledging career foundered amid accusations of ‘effeminate’ ways, a 50-year-old Korean-American singer is being hailed as a forerunner to today’s K-pop megastars following an unlikely resurgence.

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ShowBiz Minute: BTS, Polanski, Domingo

Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows; Top nominee Roman Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim; Plácido Domingo revises apology. (Feb. 28)

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South Korea’s modest metal mayhem | AFP

Head-banging away in the shadow of a multi-billion-dollar K-pop industry, South Korea’s axe-wielding metal bands shred a modest trail of destruction. And in a society where conformity is widely expected, the mosh pit masters are as clean-cut as any average Seoul citizen.

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How BTS Makes And Spends Its Money

BTS is the world’s highest-paid K-pop group, according to Forbes, earning $57 million in pretax income over the past year. As K-pop’s richest boy band, here’s how the members make and spend their money.

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Performers gather for K-pop festival in South Korea | AFP

At an annual competition in South Korea, overseas K-pop fans get to imitate their idols and show off their dance moves. At the government-funded Changwon K-pop World Festival, contestants from around the globe perform imitation dances or sing cover versions of the genre’s biggest hits — with thousands of fans cheering them on..

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Date night for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at Louis Vuitton show

Fans and friends of Louis Vuitton, including Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Jennifer Connelly, Alicia Vikander and K-pop band Itzy, all made their way to Paris for the brand’s runway show that closed out Paris Fashion Week. (Oct. 1)

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South Korea’s Moon welcomes Trump with banquet

US President Donald Trump was welcomed to South Korea by its president and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands on Saturday. Trump met with President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House, where the South Korean leader has his offices and home. (June 29)

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K-pop group NCT 127 visits the LA Zoo

Fans of the K-pop group NCT 127 donated money in January to name a baby Southern pudu at the LA Zoo after one of its members, Haechan. On Wednesday, Haechan took selfies with his namesake. (May 15)

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K-pop singer Seungri arrives at court

Seungri, the former member of popular K-pop band Big Bang, arrived at a Seoul court Tuesday for a hearing on his arrest warrant. (May 14)

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ShowBiz Minute: R Kelly, Jung, Simpson

R. Kelly asks judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform; Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young; Jessica Simpson and husband Eric Johnson welcome daughter. (March 21)

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Can scandals hurt K-pop’s growth?

Billboard writer Tamar Herman and K-pop star Tiffany Young weigh in on the sex scandals that have rocked the K-pop industry in South Korea. (March 15)

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ShowBiz: K-Pop, Loughlin, Smollett

South Korean police questioning two K-pop stars in sex scandals; Lori Loughlin posts $1 million bail in bribery case; Judge to be assigned to Jussie Smollett’s case at hearing. (March 14)

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Stars get quirky with Valli at the AMAs

(10 Oct 2018) At the American Music Awards, Rita Ora and Dua Lipa explain why they chose to wear Giambattista Valli; other stars including Amber Heard, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Hudgens and K-pop sensation NCT127 walk the red carpet. (Oct. 10)

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ShowBiz Minute: BTS, John, Iglesias

BTS first K-pop band to top Billboard album charts; Elton John visits Ukraine to take part in AIDS charity event; Enrique Iglesias loves his fans, but misses family “like crazy.” (May 29)

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Top K-pop star Kim Jong-Hyun’s coffin leaves hospital

Family, friends and fans bid farewell to top K-pop star Kim Jong-Hyun, the 27-year-old lead singer of the hugely popular K-pop boyband SHINee found dead in a hotel room in the South Korean capital Seoul in what police said was suicide.

Fans mourn death of top K-pop star in apparent suicide

A lead singer of SHINee, one of South Korea’s top K-pop boybands, died on Monday, police say, in what appears to be a suicide. Kim Jong-Hyun, 27, was found unconscious at a Seoul hotel by police after sending his older sister several text messages suggesting suicide, police say.