1. BTS Denied Exemption From Military Service in South Korea | Billboard News

    BTS Denied Exemption From Military Service in South Korea | Billboard News

    September 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite topping the Billboard charts and generating international fan fervor comparable to that of The Beatles, K-pop super group BTS will not be exempted from compulsory military service at home in South Korea. 2019 , Billboard , Music News , News ...

  2. BTS Denied Exemption From Military Service in South Korea | Billboard News

    September 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite topping the Billboard charts and generating international fan fervor comparable to that of The Beatles, K-pop super group BTS will not be exempted from compulsory military service at home in South Korea. 2019 , Billboard , Music News , News ...

  3. Japan's RADWIMPS Share New Video for 'Weathering With You' Theme: Watch

    September 20, 2019 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 J-pop band RADWIMPS shared the new music video accompanying the movie version of "Shukusai" featuring Toko Miura, the theme song of Makoto Shinkai's latest blockbuster film, Weathering With You . The title, "Shukusai," means ...

  4. Vietnam's Ha Le Talks Journey From Rapper to Singer & Covering an Icon

    September 20, 2019 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vietnam's Ha Le is now known as a singer. But, before he became a singer, Ha Le was known by the Vietnamese underground music community as one of the leading hip-hop rappers, dancers and choreographers. So, seeing him in a suit belting out song ...

  5. Monsta X Sing Sweetly On 'Love U,' Drop Will.i.am Remix Of 'Who Do U Love': Listen

    September 20, 2019 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 South Korean boy band Monsta X are back today (Sept. 20) with their new breezy, end-of-summer song in the form of “Love U.” A divergence from the group’s more typically boisterous dance-oriented singles, the new track puts an emphasis on the septet’ ...

  6. BTS Denied Military Service Exemption in South Korea, Fans Push For Group Conscription

    September 20, 2019 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the globally beloved K-pop supergroup reaches the age of compulsory military service in their home country, fan groups, aka the BTS ARMY, are asking officials to let the boyband serve side by side. Despite topping the Billboard charts and generat ...

  7. Namie Amuro's Videos Streaming For First Time, With Help of an Avatar

    September 20, 2019 4:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Namie Amuro , one of the best-selling J-pop female idols of all time, is partnering with Genies Inc. , a digital avatar company in Los Angeles, to help promote her music videos, which are available on a streaming platform for the first time. The vid ...

  8. SF9 Talk 'Rpm' Album & Evolving as K-Pop Stars & Songwriters

    September 19, 2019 10:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since 2016, SF9 has put out a multitude of singles and albums, including seven EPs that have each entered the World Albums chart. K-pop chameleons, they’ve spent much of their career hopping between creative concepts and sonic styles, with each new ...

  9. Tencent Flashes Its Growing Sway Over Asian Music Market

    September 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 At the All That Matters conference, the Chinese firm unveiled plans to use AI to curate and create music and signing of R3HAB to Liquid State. SINGAPORE — Tencent's deepening influence on the Asian music scene was on display here this week, as ...

  10. Which K-Pop Group Will Take Fall by Storm? Vote!

    September 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now that BTS is back to work, this fall will experience the expected cluster of K-pop tracks from the global genre’s most-known and up-and-coming entertainers. K-pop giant BTS has collaborated with Halsey on “Boy With Luv,” Nicki Minaj on “IDOL” and ...

  11. South America's Top Music Markets Struggle to Attract Marquee DJs -- Here's Why

    September 19, 2019 9:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 As economic woes keep top international DJs away, Brazil and Argentina are developing their own "monster acts" BUENOS AIRES — In 2001, Creamfields booked Paul Oakenfold and several other DJs to play its first electronic dance music festiva ...

  12. Pitchfork Take the Show on the Road with Pitchfork Music Berlin Festival

    September 19, 2019 7:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 The event will take place at Tempodrom Berlin in May 2020. Pitchfork is taking the show on the road next year with the first-ever Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin. According to the site the event will take place on May 8-9, 2020 at Tempodrom Berlin a ...

  13. Jay Chou Teams Up with Mayday's Ashin for Touching 'Won't Cry' Music Video

    September 18, 2019 10:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taiwanese Mandopop singer-songwriter  Jay Chou made his return this week with the release of “Won’t Cry” on Monday (Sept. 16). Featuring Ashin Chen of Taiwanese pop-rock band Mayday , the touching pop ballad is Chou’s first song of 2019, and fitting ...

  14. Kenshi Yonezu Overcomes Big CD Sales Deficit to Rule Japan Hot 100

    September 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 This week's Billboard Japan Hot 100 saw two of today's biggest J-pop acts battling it out for the No. 1 spot, with Arashi 's "BRAVE" and Kenshi Yonezu 's "Uma to Shika" both going on sale during the chart week ...

  15. Argentine Folk Singer Soledad Talks New Album, 'La Gringa': Interview

    September 18, 2019 4:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Argentina and beyond its borders, "La Gringa" leaned into pop to remain in the public eye. Going beyond her folk roots, Soledad Pastorutti is renewing her ties with Latin sounds and rhythms. In October, she will present her album " ...

  16. Dreamcatcher Feel 'Deja Vu' In Fantastical New Music Video: Watch

    September 18, 2019 2:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 K-pop girl group Dreamcatcher may be moving away from their haunting Nightmare -themed series, but are still weaving a magical dreamworld in the music video for their newest single, “Deja Vu.” Released today (Sept. 18), the dynamic pop-rock track so ...

  17. Elton John Tour Swells to 40 Dates in Australia & New Zealand

    September 18, 2019 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The British singer’s expanded trek Down Under is closing in on P!nk’s touring records. SINGAPORE — The space cruiser that is Elton John ’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Australia and New Zealand has gotten a healthy dose of new fuel that is sen ...

  18. Canadian Music Hall of Fame to Induct Cowboy Junkies, Andy Kim, Chilliwack and Bobby Curtola

    September 18, 2019 9:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 TORONTO — In an effort to get through the backlog of artists deserving of a Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is putting on its first standalone event, and will induct four artists:  A ...

  19. Barcelona Jazz Festival: Herbie Hancock, Ludovico Einaudi, Wynton Marsalis & More Performing

    September 18, 2019 4:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 BARCELONA — The 51st edition of the Voll Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival will play out over five months and include concerts by Herbie Hancock , Ludovico Einaudi , Wynton Marsalis , Ron Carter , Andrea Motis, Angélique Kidjo, Afro-Cuban All Stars , Kyl ...

  20. U2 to Make India Concert Debut, Marking Turning Point for Country as Global Touring Destination

    September 17, 2019 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The band will play Mumbai on Dec. 15, following performances by Katy Perry and Dua Lipa in November. MUMBAI — U2 will perform its first-ever concert in India on Dec. 15, closing the 2019 leg of its The Joshua Tree tour in Mumbai. In so doing, the ev ...

  21. J-Pop Singer AI's Gospel-Inspired 20th Anniversary Album Due in November

    September 17, 2019 5:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 J-pop singer-songwriter AI will release a commemorative album called Kansha!!!!! - Thank you for 20 years NEW & BEST - on Nov. 6, to celebrate her 20th anniversary in music. The American-born artist delved into her various influences that laid t ...

  22. Japan's ONE OK ROCK Featured in New Honda Commercial: Watch

    September 17, 2019 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Japanese band ONE OK ROCK is being featured in the new Honda "Go, Vantage Point." campaign visuals, which began airing in Japan on Sept. 10. The latest commercial, once again narrated by frontman Taka, is set to "Head High" from ...

  23. 'Otro Trago' Extends Record of Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard Argentina Hot 100

    September 17, 2019 2:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Otro Trago" takes the top spot on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 for a total of 13 weeks, extending its record for the most non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the chart. The song by Sech and Darell held first place for seven consecutive w ...

  24. Universal Music Makes a Bigger Bet on Southeast Asia

    September 17, 2019 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 As part of a regionalization strategy, the label opens new hub in Singapore, and label offices for Def Jam and Astralwerks. SINGAPORE — Universal Music Group is pushing further into Asia, with a new Southeast Asia headquarters here that will feature ...

  25. Sam Fender's 'Hypersonic Missiles' Is Cruising to U.K. Chart Title

    September 17, 2019 5:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sam Fender's Hypersonic Missiles (Polydor) is right on target for the U.K. chart crown. The 25-year-old Newcastle singer and songwriter, who won the Brits Critics' Choice for 2019 , an award previously won by Adele , Sam Smith and Florence ...

  26. CLC's Comeback Single 'Devil' Powers Social 50 Chart Debut

    September 17, 2019 1:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 The excitement around "Devil" helps boost the K-pop girl group onto a new chart. Just over four years after CLC hit the K-pop scene, the buzz around the girl group's latest single landed them inside  the Social 50 chart . CLC debut at ...

  27. Haviah Mighty's '13th Floor' Wins Canada's Polaris Music Prize

    September 16, 2019 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Haviah Mighty’s   13th Floor was declared Canadian album of the year by the Polaris Music Prize grand jury tonight (Sept. 16) at the conclusion of the gala dinner at Toronto’s The Carlu. The award comes with a check for C$50,000 ($37,7500). The rapp ...

  28. Post Malone's London Cowboys Signs Aussie Duo Lime Cordiale to Management and Label Deal

    September 16, 2019 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Brothers Louis and Oli Leimbach have been racking up multiple hits on their home country's Triple J charts. The Australian pop-rock duo Lime Cordiale and their team Chugg Music have signed a management and label deal with Post Malone and his ma ...

  29. Seventeen Faces 'Fear' in Sophisticated New Video: Watch

    September 16, 2019 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 K-pop boy band Seventeen returned today (Sept. 16) with their new single “Fear.” The lead single off of their An Ode album, also out today, “Fear” is an R&B-imbued dance track that veers off-kilter with frequent tonal shifts and vocal modulation ...

  30. BTS Have Returned to Work After Break

    September 16, 2019 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a month-long break that ended with South Korea’s Chuseok holiday over the weekend, BTS returned to work today (Sept. 16).  Members of BTS were spotted at the Seoul-adjacent Incheon Airport, leaving the country.   "Wrapping up its extended ...

  31. Rwandan Gospel Singer Albert Nabonibo Comes Out to Country's Shock

    September 16, 2019 8:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Friends of Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda who recently came out as a gay man, do not want their names revealed. It is too shameful, one says. Another says he is anguished because his family knows he often used to socialize wit ...

  32. Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey's 'Don't Call Me Angel' Is Flying to U.K. Chart Title

    September 16, 2019 5:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ariana Grande , Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey will be a hard act to beat in the race to the U.K. chart title as their collaboration "Don’t Call Me Angel" (Polydor/RCA/Republic Records) sprouts wings and soars early.   The Charlie’s Angels s ...

  33. Tones And I Equals Kylie Minogue's Chart Record In Australia

    September 16, 2019 12:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tones And I is now in the history books.  The Melbourne-born, Byron Bay-based singer and songwriter (real name Toni Watson) enters a seventh week atop Australia’s singles chart with “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch/Sony), the equal longest stint atop the s ...

  34. Wynton Marsalis and More Celebrate the Sounds of Post-Apartheid South African Jazz in New York

    September 14, 2019 1:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 The story of South African jazz has been told in venues across New York City since the '60s, when the likes of Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba came to the town as exiles from Johannesburg. The part of the story that came after the country found ...

  35. MAMAMOO's Whee In Makes Solo Debut on World Digital Song Sales Chart With 'Good Bye'

    September 13, 2019 5:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Good Bye" sees the singer becoming the second member of the K-pop girl group to land on the chart. The women of MAMAMOO continue their banner year on the charts with another new accomplishment for one of its members. MAMAMOO lead vocalist ...

  36. IZ*ONE Yearn for Eternal Love in New Japanese Single 'Vampire': Watch the Music Video

    September 13, 2019 3:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Girl group IZ*ONE want to have a bite of love in their new single "Vampire."  Ringing in Halloween early, the K-pop/J-pop hybrid act’s third Japanese single arrived Thursday and will precede the Sept. 25 release of a five-track album, also ...

  37. Nogizaka46 Sells Over 1 Million CDs to Lead Japan Hot 100 as Fitz and the Tantrums Top Video Views

    September 13, 2019 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nogizaka46 's "Yoake made tsuyogara nakutemo ii" rules this week's Billboard Japan Hot 100, selling over a million copies during its first week. With 1,019,039 copies sold, the J-pop girl group's 24th single ruled physical s ...

  38. Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods & Hitco's Charles Goldstuck Team for Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

    September 13, 2019 9:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music industry veteran Charles Goldstuck is appealing to his peers for support. Justin Timberlake , Tiger Woods , veteran music industry executive Charles Goldstuck and more are partnering to support the Bahamas with a relief fund pledging at least ...

  39. Moroccan Label Head Driss Bennis on How the Country's Emerging Electronic Scene Is 'Subconsciously Influenced by Our Roots'

    September 13, 2019 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's always been electronic music in Morocco, from '70s dance clubs spinning disco classics like Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" to residents trekking to desert trance parties in the '00s, to the Internet breaking open  ...

  40. Hindi Rapper Divine On Why He Signed With Mass Appeal India: 'It's Nas, Bro'

    September 13, 2019 7:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 The new label, announced last month, is a partnership between UMG and New York-based Mass Appeal, co-founded by Nas. MUMBAI — “It’s Nas, bro,” says Indian hip-hop star DIVINE when asked why he decided to return to a major label. “The way I write, th ...

  41. BTS' RM Quotes Shakespeare, Thanks the ARMY For Sending Him Birthday Wishes

    September 12, 2019 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 BTS  leader and rapper-songwriter  RM  turned 25 (26 by Korean calculation) on Sept. 12 (by Korean time standards), with fans celebrating around the world on Wednesday (Sept. 11). While the rest of the boy band, ARMY and even collaborator  Steve Aok ...

  42. How U.K. & U.S. Artists Are Fueling the Norwegian Americana Scene

    September 12, 2019 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 As the roots music scene gathers in Nashville for this week's Americanafest, there's renewed evidence that the Americana scene in Europe is expanding well beyond the U.K. In fact, when it comes to music inspired by the U.S., 'west coa ...

  43. AEG Moving Asia Pacific Hub From Shanghai to Singapore

    September 12, 2019 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 The relocation comes as the company hires a new senior vp and two other execs to the region. SINGAPORE — AEG is continuing to expand in Asia, saying it would relocate its regional headquarters from Shanghai to Singapore and had named three new execu ...

  44. Hip-Hop, Artists' Rights and More Discussed on Day 1 of Colombia's BOmm

    September 11, 2019 10:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 The eighth edition of The Bogotá Music Market (BOmm), which kicked off in Bogota’s Chamber of Commerce Sept. 10, drew 257 artists from all regions of Colombia, an unprecedented number. The main takeaway of the renowned series of showcases, conferenc ...

  45. Japanese Rockers FIVE NEW OLD Talk New Album, 'Emulsification': Interview

    September 11, 2019 5:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 J-pop band FIVE NEW OLD released its second studio album, Emulsification , on Wednesday (Sept. 11). The title expresses the band's desire to deliver music that makes life richer by allowing people's troubles and thoughts to co-exist with t ...

  46. Gen Hoshino's 'Doraemon' is Anime TV Series' New Opening Theme Song

    September 10, 2019 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In February 2018, J-pop singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino released a song called "Doraemon," featured as the theme of the 38th Doraemon movie called Nobita's Treasure Island , which became the highest-grossing film in the series. This son ...

  47. Japan's Survive Said The Prophet Rocks London Crowd in First U.K. Concert

    September 10, 2019 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 Japanese band Survive Said The Prophet hit London for its first-ever U.K. show on Friday (Sept. 6), rocking the crowd at the Boston Music Room. Many of the group's songs have reached international audiences by being featured as the opening numb ...

  48. TVXQ!'s Changmin Makes a Donation to Help Fight Amazon Rainforest Fires

    September 10, 2019 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 The star also donated a large sum to a South Korean region that faced devastating fires earlier this year. South Korean pop star Max Changmin (Shim Chang-min) of TVXQ , has donated about $60,000 to help sustain the Amazon rainforest, which is curren ...

  49. Bol4's Ahn Is a 'Workaholic' With a Twist in New Music Video: Watch

    September 10, 2019 12:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Dulcet-toned soft-pop South Korean duo BOL4, also known as Bolbbalgan4, are back today with an anthem for all the “Workaholic”s out there.  Released as the lead single on their Two Five EP, the group’s first since April’s Puberty Book | Bom , “Worka ...

  50. Post Malone's 'Hollywood's Bleeding' on Course for U.K. No. 1

    September 10, 2019 4:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prepare for a Posty strike on the U.K. charts this week.    Post Malone’s new album Hollywood’s Bleeding (Republic) is way out in front at the midweek stage, taking top spot on the Official U.K. Albums Chart Update , while a string of tracks from it ...

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