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BTS members have become music industry icons whose devoted fan base frequently crashes websites and apps.

Fans of K-pop supergroup BTS took credit for crashing TikTok in the wake of their album release — but the company says a faulty link was to blam...

It wouldn't be the first time the intense fandom of the "BTS Army" actually crashed an app with an influx of searches.
South Korean singer Bom Park.

8 of the most shocking scandals to rock the K-pop world

Scandals emerge regularly in K-pop, an industry angling to become one of the biggest in the world. Here are some of the most striking ones in recent years.

Starbucks created an all-purple menu to win over BTS-obsessed K-pop fans in Korea. Here’s why the coffee giant should bring the BTS menu to Amer...

With sold out-merch and an Instagram-ready menu, the BTS-Starbucks partnership is a success — and one the chain should think about replicating.
Seungri, then a member of the K-pop band Big Bang, on stage with the group.

Massively popular K-pop artist Seungri has been indicted on charges of prostitution and gambling

The investigation against Seungri, which began in March, led him to resign from the entertainment industry.

A Thai cafe tried to sell the chair and cutlery used by Blackpink star Lisa at a photoshoot – and now it’s closed after hordes of angry fans rip...

The owner had posted on Facebook that he had been offered 100,000 Thai baht for the seat that Lisa had used.

A member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS says he’s lost 33 pairs of AirPods

The South Korean pop star said he's on his 34th pair of AirPods after having lost 33 pairs of Apple's popular wireless earbuds.
K-pop star Cha In-ha in an undated picture provided by his management agency.

A 3rd K-pop star has abruptly died within 2 months, showing the squeaky-clean industry isn’t as wholesome as it seems

K-pop musician and actor Cha In-ha was found dead at his home in Seoul on Tuesday. His death follows those of Sulli and Goo Hara.
Rising K-pop band Great Guys perform at the Korea Drama Festival in Jinju, South Korea, in October 2019.

Grueling gym routines, restrictive diets, and no dating: K-pop stars tell us about the dark side of their industry

K-pop stars seem to have it all, with millions of fans around the world. But not enough people talk about how hard it is to be — and stay — a star.
A composite image showing performances from Choi Jong-hoon and Jung Joon-young.

2 K-pop stars were jailed for raping a drunk, unconscious woman in a scandal that shows the industry’s dark underbelly

Choi Jong-hoon of FT Island was sentenced to five years and Jung Joon-young of Drug Restaurant was given six years by Seoul Central District Court.

‘Hope you and Sulli smile together in heaven’: Fans mourn Goo Hara, months after recovery from suicide attempt

K-pop fans are now concerned for Super Junior member Kim Heechul, who was close to both Goo Hara and Sulli.