South Korean K-pop boy idol group Bangtan Sonyeondan aka BTS reached No. 1 on Billboard 200 last week. BTS marked another milestone with their latest album, “Love Yourself: Tear,” as it reached No. 1 on Billboard main albums chart. BTS became the first K-pop group to do so in history as their third album was released on May 18.
Ryan Reynolds was in Seoul early this month to promote his latest Marvel film, “Deadpool 2.”
KFEST, a Korean pop-up event, will be happening April 22 at the Pomaika‘i Ballroom from 11 a.m. Korean food, dancing, ramen-eating contest and special performances are scheduled to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii. Nicki Lee and Stephanie Fujita are putting the event together through Kidz For A Cause, a local nonprofit founded by Lee.
K-pop made history when Seo-hyun for Girl’s Generation, Red Velvet, Baek Ji-young and veteran singers Lee Sun-hee and Cho Yong-pil held a concert in Pyonyang, North Korea, on April 1. Up to 1,500 North Korean fans, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, his wife Ri Sol-ju and sister Kim Yo-jong, who previously attended the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, were all in attendance.