K-pop superstar boy band BTS will take break, but it will be brief, says rep: 'The group will get back on stage soon'
K-pop superstar boy band BTS will take break, but it will be brief, says rep: 'The group will get back on stage soon'

BTS's agency Big Hit Entertainment said a concert on Sunday in Seoul was the group's last scheduled performance before members take vacations for the first time since their 2013 debut

K-pop band BTS to go on indefinite break to 'regroup and recharge,' shattered fans wish them well
K-pop band BTS to go on indefinite break to 'regroup and recharge,' shattered fans wish them well

Fans believe the break is a well-deserved one as the 20-year-olds need an "extended period of rest and relaxation." There are others who think the group may never get back again...

Silver Jews singer-songwriter David Berman dies by suicide at 52
Silver Jews singer-songwriter David Berman dies by suicide at 52

Berman was set to go on tour with his new project Purple Mountains starting August 10 in New York. The tour was supposed to take him and the group across the country, concluding in Los Angeles on September 23.

TWICE's Jihyo and K-pop singer Kang Daniel are reportedly dating
TWICE's Jihyo and K-pop singer Kang Daniel are reportedly dating

Fans started speculating that Kang Daniel and Jihyo are dating, after the two were spotted on what looked like a date in the Hannam neighbourhood of Seoul on August 1.

'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the country music anthology
'Dolly Parton's Heartstrings': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the country music anthology

This new country music series will showcase an indispensable part of the legendary Dolly Parton and her repertoire of songs

Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' improperly copied 2009 Christian rap song, jury finds
Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' improperly copied 2009 Christian rap song, jury finds

The verdict by a nine-member federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom came five years after Marcus Gray and two co-authors, first sued in 2014 alleging “Dark Horse” stole from “Joyful Noise,” a song Gray released under the stage name Flame.

Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift score 10 MTV VMA nominations each; Billie Eilish comes a close second with 9 nods
Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift score 10 MTV VMA nominations each; Billie Eilish comes a close second with 9 nods

MTV announced Tuesday that Grande and Swift will compete in eight of the same categories, including video of the year. Swift’s gay pride anthem 'You Need to Calm Down' and Grande’s breezy hit about her breakups 'thank u, next' are nominated for the top prize.

Art Neville, founder of funk band Meters and member of Neville Brothers, dies at 81
Art Neville, founder of funk band Meters and member of Neville Brothers, dies at 81

The cause of death was not immediately available but Neville had battled a number of health issues including complications from back surgery.

Jerry Lawson, lead singer of Acappella group The Persuasions, dies at 75
Jerry Lawson, lead singer of Acappella group The Persuasions, dies at 75

Lawson's smooth baritone led the group of five and later six singers, who were revered as 'The Kings of Acappella' by their small but devoted fan base

Stevie Wonder tells fans he will be undergoing a kidney transplant in fall
Stevie Wonder tells fans he will be undergoing a kidney transplant in fall

He did not provide additional information about his kidney illness. There had been a recent report that Wonder was facing a serious health issue.

BTS' 'Bring the Soul: The Movie' trailer features heartwarming footage of band members' lives behind the spotlight
BTS' 'Bring the Soul: The Movie' trailer features heartwarming footage of band members' lives behind the spotlight

There are some lighthearted moments that the members share as they sit down for a meal and it is fascinating to see them without all the gloss and glamor that comes with being the most popular boy band group of South Korea

#kpopgoingtojailparty: K-pop fans want to go to prison with their favorite stars and so get the hilarious idea trending on Twitter
#kpopgoingtojailparty: K-pop fans want to go to prison with their favorite stars and so get the hilarious idea trending on Twitter

K-pop fans are using memes, gifs, and hilarious video clips to portray a situation where the entire fandom is going to jail alongside their favorites.

K-pop band Big Star officially disbands after seven years
K-pop band Big Star officially disbands after seven years

Formed in the year 2012, the group had five members — Feeldog, Baram, Raehwan, Sunghak and Jude. The band was signed to the agency Brave Entertainment, which released an official confirmation on July 1.

BTS's 'Map of the Souls: Persona' enters Guinness World Records as bestselling album in South Korean history
BTS's 'Map of the Souls: Persona' enters Guinness World Records as bestselling album in South Korean history

The K-pop band managed to supersede the record previously held by Kim Gun-mo's 1995 album 'Mis-Encounter', and they did it within a matter of months

Red Velvet teases title track 'Zimzalabim' from upcoming album 'The ReVe Festival: Day 1'
Red Velvet teases title track 'Zimzalabim' from upcoming album 'The ReVe Festival: Day 1'

The set up of 'Zimzalabim' is an amusement park and the five girl members -  Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri - are seen taking a rollercoaster ride in the teaser. A surreal element kicks in pretty soon to a great electric instrumental.

BTS members V and J-Hope drop collab with Zara Larsson, 'A Brand New Day' is 2nd of 3 originals for upcoming video game 'BTS World'
BTS members V and J-Hope drop collab with Zara Larsson, 'A Brand New Day' is 2nd of 3 originals for upcoming video game 'BTS World'

BTS members V and J-Hope's collab with Zara Larsson dropped Friday and is a beautiful track with some inspiring lyrics but what gives it a punch is a twist on the classical flute that we hear at the beginning of the song

Drake to drop two new tracks to celebrate the Toronto Raptors NBA win
Drake to drop two new tracks to celebrate the Toronto Raptors NBA win

The Grammy Award-winning artiste has been a vocal supporter of the Raptors, his home team, and decided to celebrate their June 13 win against the Golden State Warriors with two new tracks coming June 14

Taylor Swift releases new single 'You Need to Calm Down' right in time to diss homophobia for Pride Month
Taylor Swift releases new single 'You Need to Calm Down' right in time to diss homophobia for Pride Month

If you thought the Reputation era was over with pastel shades and the vibrant tones in Taylor's last single 'Me!' boy, you're about to be proven wrong!

Following BI drug scandal, petition seeking ban of all YG Entertainment artists’ activities submitted to South Korea’s Blue House
Following BI drug scandal, petition seeking ban of all YG Entertainment artists’ activities submitted to South Korea’s Blue House

A public petition has also been filed with the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission. The petition is against YGE's interference in the former iKON leader BI's drug case.

Radiohead release 18 hours of previously unheard music from 'OK Computer' in response to hack, ransom demand
Radiohead release 18 hours of previously unheard music from 'OK Computer' in response to hack, ransom demand

The sessions, which were recorded by Thom Yorke on a series of mini discs, includes recordings of live-only tracks, ambient music and short riffs that never evolved into full-fledged songs

EXO's Baekhyun is dropping a solo album in July, his first independent release after joining the band seven years ago
EXO's Baekhyun is dropping a solo album in July, his first independent release after joining the band seven years ago

SM Entertainment officials confirmed the news on June 10. This will be his first ever solo venture in seven years.

Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys dies aged 52 after battling pancreatic cancer
Rapper Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys dies aged 52 after battling pancreatic cancer

Pete Marrero, Bill’s Dallas-based business manager, said he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February and was not expected to recover

Celine Dion pays emotional tribute to late husband Rene Angélil to mark end of epic 16-year Las Vegas residency
Celine Dion pays emotional tribute to late husband Rene Angélil to mark end of epic 16-year Las Vegas residency

The hitmaker's 16-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas came to an end with a heartfelt performance by the songstress on Saturday.

'Dr. John,' funky New Orleans 'night-tripper' musician, dies aged 77 of heart attack
'Dr. John,' funky New Orleans 'night-tripper' musician, dies aged 77 of heart attack

The family of the Louisiana-born musician known as Dr. John says the celebrated singer and piano player who blended black and white musical influence with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, has died

BTS world tour ticket sales reach $100 million after landmark Wembley Stadium concert, band’s agency valued over $1 billion
BTS world tour ticket sales reach $100 million after landmark Wembley Stadium concert, band’s agency valued over $1 billion

Here's how the BTS Army has helped band members RM, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope and Suga, achieve sensational success all over the world

BLACKPINK fans in Philippines notice singer Jennie unwell amid allegations of Shopee meet and greet scam
BLACKPINK fans in Philippines notice singer Jennie unwell amid allegations of Shopee meet and greet scam

Fans in the Philippines booked and paid for tickets to get seats for the meet and greet, but not all would be allowed. The organizers announced that only the top 50 people would be invited for the event they referred to as a "contest." However, the same was not conveyed to the fans accurately.

CMT Music Awards 2019: Carrie Underwood picks up female video of the year for song 'Love Wins'
CMT Music Awards 2019: Carrie Underwood picks up female video of the year for song 'Love Wins'

The Grammy-winning country star will at also perform at the fan-voted show, where she is nominated for the top prize, video of the year.

BTS' Jin releases first ever solo track 'Tonight' in run up to band's 6th anniversary
BTS' Jin releases first ever solo track 'Tonight' in run up to band's 6th anniversary

The song was shared on the band's social media handles on June 5, and fans have been singing praises of the track since then

Jordyn Jones reveals her dream collaborations and what new music she has in store
Jordyn Jones reveals her dream collaborations and what new music she has in store

Recently Jordyn Jones made an appearance at the Kiis FM iHeartRadio's Wango Tango pink carpet where she spoke to MEA WorldWide about her music.

Lawrence Leathers, Grammy-winning jazz drummer, found dead in the Bronx
Lawrence Leathers, Grammy-winning jazz drummer, found dead in the Bronx

Police say the 37-year-old Leathers was found Sunday in a stairwell outside the apartment he shared with 41-year-old Lisa Harris.

K-pop band Red Velvet announce comeback in cryptic tweet, hint at new album, festival
K-pop band Red Velvet announce comeback in cryptic tweet, hint at new album, festival

The official Twitter account of the band shared a photo of a gold coin with the inscription 'Red Velvet' along with the names of the band members: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri on Monday

Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Tove Lo, Carlie XCX, Gucci Mane and Justin Bieber drop new music; Katy Perry drops a new music video
Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Tove Lo, Carlie XCX, Gucci Mane and Justin Bieber drop new music; Katy Perry drops a new music video

May 31 was good day for music lovers, with quite a few big names in the music industry releasing new material, with Perry getting in a video as well

Miley Cyrus drops new album 'She is Coming' and fans are loving every moment of it
Miley Cyrus drops new album 'She is Coming' and fans are loving every moment of it

Cyrus had been hyping up her album release on social media since May 10, teasing fans with racy ASMR videos and other promos for the album.

Leon Redbone, acclaimed blues and jazz musician of the '70s, dies aged 69
Leon Redbone, acclaimed blues and jazz musician of the '70s, dies aged 69

Redbone's career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met him at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Ontario, Canada, and praised his performance. Dylan said that if he ever started a label, he would have signed Redbone.

Recording album with Freddie Mercury as he was dying made Queen a 'family', says Brian May
Recording album with Freddie Mercury as he was dying made Queen a 'family', says Brian May

Brian May said in a new interview that recording 'Made in Heaven' was a heartwrenching experience and allowed the embattled frontman to forget his troubles for a couple of hours

Rapper Yo Gotti ordered to pay $6.6million for blocking release of his single with Young Fletcher
Rapper Yo Gotti ordered to pay $6.6million for blocking release of his single with Young Fletcher

The rapper was charged with a massive fine by a North Carolina court as the judge observed that Gotti engaged in 'unfair and deceptive trade practices'.

John Gary Williams, lead singer for R&B group The Mad Lads, dies at 73
John Gary Williams, lead singer for R&B group The Mad Lads, dies at 73

Williams formed the group with William Brown, Julius Green and Robert Phillips in Memphis and recorded on Stax Record's Volt label. The Mad Lads had several songs on the Billboard R&B chart in the 1960s, including "I Want a Girl" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix."

‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ songwriting credits restored to Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, two decades after Rolling Stones dispute
‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ songwriting credits restored to Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft, two decades after Rolling Stones dispute

Ashcroft who wrote the 1997 hit 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' finally received songwriting credits after being denied royalty for two decades.

Joyner Lucas and Logic collaborate for new video 'ISIS', fans rejoice the end of feud between the rappers
Joyner Lucas and Logic collaborate for new video 'ISIS', fans rejoice the end of feud between the rappers

Lucas announced a new video on May 22 and kept the name of the collaborator a secret until Thursday when he released the song.

DJ Khaled on recording 'Higher' music video with Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'
DJ Khaled on recording 'Higher' music video with Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'

'Higher' is the latest single from Khaled's new album 'Father of Asahd'. Khaled, 43, is donating all proceeds from 'Higher' to Nipsey Hussle's children, 10-year-old Emani and 2-year-old Kross.

BTS performance at 'The Voice' season 16 finale becomes the musical highlight of the event
BTS performance at 'The Voice' season 16 finale becomes the musical highlight of the event

From the second the boys got on stage to perform till they exited, the crowd went crazy, and their performance was filled with amazing choreography and charisma.

Nipsey Hussle's final music video 'Higher' with DJ Khaled, John Legend 'captures the essence' of slain rapper
Nipsey Hussle's final music video 'Higher' with DJ Khaled, John Legend 'captures the essence' of slain rapper

This track is presumed to be the Nipsey Hussle's last music video before he was shot dead in March this year. Nipsey's rhymes in the song speak about his family’s struggles, temptations from the streets and ultimately inspirational growth.

Cardi B scores 7 BET nods, rapper Nipsey Hussle gets a posthumous nomination
Cardi B scores 7 BET nods, rapper Nipsey Hussle gets a posthumous nomination

Beyonce, who scored four nominations, is up for best female R&B/pop artist along with Ella Mai, H.E.R., Solange, SZA and Teyana Taylor. Best male R&B/pop artist nominees are Mars, Gambino, Chris Brown, John Legend, Khalid and Anderson .Paak.

K-pop band BTS raises a toast to The Beatles on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
K-pop band BTS raises a toast to The Beatles on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

BTS took the audience back to 1964 with a Beatles-inspired performance on the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' where they performed their new song 'Boy With Luv' which was recorded with Halsey

Rapper Kodak Black arrested for 'weapon crime'; Lil Wayne cancels show over police search at Rolling Loud
Rapper Kodak Black arrested for 'weapon crime'; Lil Wayne cancels show over police search at Rolling Loud

The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Black was arrested Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The statement said he was charged with a crime in connection with weapons, but didn't elaborate.

South Korean band 14U disband after reported favoritism by label BG Entertainment
South Korean band 14U disband after reported favoritism by label BG Entertainment

South Korean band 14U members reportedly parted ways after their label was accused of showing favoritism to certain members.

Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran drop new song 'I Don't Care'
Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran drop new song 'I Don't Care'

The single was released after the singers teased it multiple times from their individual social media accounts, with preview snippets and pictures

'American Pie' singer Don McLean's lifetime award offer rescinded after domestic abuse reports emerge
'American Pie' singer Don McLean's lifetime award offer rescinded after domestic abuse reports emerge

The award was rescinded after the wards association was told of a domestic disturbance involving Don and his wife Patrisha McLean in 2016

Ariana Grande meets BTS member Jungkook at her concert backstage and fans want a collaboration
Ariana Grande meets BTS member Jungkook at her concert backstage and fans want a collaboration

Singer Ariana Grande met South Korean band BTS member Jungkook at her 'Sweetener' concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles