<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Culture]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Moon, BTS to Appear on ABC in Exclusive Interviews]]> South Korean President Moon Jae-in and K-pop sensation BTS are set to be featured on U.S. broadcaster ABC's programs, following exclusive interviews held on Tuesday, local time. The conversations, hosted by ABC News anchor Juju Chang, took place a day after Moon and BTS addressed the UN General ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:45:34 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS Gives Speech, Unveils Taped Performance at UN Event ]]> K-pop band BTS unveiled a prerecorded video performance of its latest hit single "Permission to Dance" during an event at the United Nations. The song released in July conveys hopes for an end to the pandemic and the message that "you don't need permission to dance." The performance was recorded in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:41:38 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BLACKPINK Becomes Most Subscribed Artist on YouTube, Beating Bieber]]> BLACKPINK has become the most followed artist on YouTube.  Some 65-point-two million people were subscribed to the South Korean girl group’s official YouTube channel as of Friday afternoon, surpassing Justin Bieber, who had been the most subscribed singer for the past 25 months. The 27-year-old ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 10 Sep 2021 19:40:09 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[1st Esports Championships East Asia to Kick off Fri. in Seoul]]> A three-nation esports tournament with South Korea, China and Japan will kick off in Seoul on Friday for a three-day run.  The Esports Championships East Asia is the first of its kind to be held and will be hosted by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.  It will be held at the SK ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 09 Sep 2021 10:58:30 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS' 'Fake Love' MV Tops 1 Bln YouTube Views]]> The music video for BTS' 2018 hit song "Fake Love" has surpassed one billion YouTube views, becoming the band's fifth music video to reach the milestone. Its management agency Big Hit Music said the view count passed one billion around 8:39 a.m. Wednesday. "Fake Love" was the title track of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 08 Sep 2021 19:14:44 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS' 'Butter' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 after Remix Released]]> K-pop boy band BTS' second English track "Butter" has returned to the top of Billboard's main singles chart following the release of a new remix.  Billboard said on Tuesday that "Butter" officially returned to No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 chart following the Aug. 27 release of its remix featuring Megan ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 08 Sep 2021 11:14:13 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[4th Century Remains Found in Gyeongju Show Signs of Human Sacrifice ]]> A skeleton has been discovered under the stone walls of Wolseong Palace in Gyeongju, the former capital of the Silla Kingdom, bearing what is presumed to be evidence of human sacrifice. The Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage said Tuesday that it dug up remains belonging to a petite ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 07 Sep 2021 11:41:05 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[MMCA to Offer Special Access to Lee Kun-hee Collection for Underprivileged]]> The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MMCA) has planned a separate viewing opportunity for the socially vulnerable to the Lee Kun-hee Collection art exhibit currently ongoing at the museum. The MMCA said Monday it prepared the special opportunities program to reflect the spirit of the social ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 06 Sep 2021 15:53:07 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[Two S. Koreans Claim Top Spots at Prestigious Piano Competition]]> Two South Koreans have won first and second place at a prestigious international piano competition. At the 63rd Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, which ended Friday in the Italian city of Bolzano, Park Jae-hong came out on top, followed by Kim Do-hyun. Park, aged 22, is only the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 04 Sep 2021 13:32:19 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BLACKPINK's Lisa to Make Solo Debut Performance on Jimmy Fallon Show]]> Lisa, a member of K-pop girl group BLACKPINK, will perform her solo debut single on the American late night television show "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" next week. Lisa's management agency YG Entertainment said that the artist will perform "Lalisa" next Friday, as her album of the same ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 04 Sep 2021 13:31:09 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA['Escape from Mogadishu' Draws Over 3 Mln Moviegoers]]> The film “Escape from Mogadishu” has become the first movie released this year to draw three million moviegoers, emerging as the year's top blockbuster. According to distributor Lotte Entertainment on Sunday, the film, directed by Ryoo Seung-wan and starring Zo In-sung and Kim Yoon-seok, has attracted ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 30 Aug 2021 11:27:39 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS Refutes Allegations of Fans' Chart Manipulation]]> K-pop group BTS has refuted accusations that their fans, known as ARMY, had manipulated the Billboard chart. Recently, fans of artists like Olivia Rodrigo and Dua Lipa claimed that ARMY used mass buying to manipulate the charts while “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” were topping the Hot 100 ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Fri, 27 Aug 2021 16:06:52 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS Becomes 1st Group to Top Billboard Artist 100 Chart 20 Times]]> K-pop sensation BTS has topped the Billboard Artist 100 chart for the 20th time, becoming the first group to ever do so since the list launched in 2014.  Billboard announced on Wednesday that the seven-member group returned to the top spot after its ranking moved up a notch from last week, thanks to the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 26 Aug 2021 11:39:23 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[Work by Lee U-fan Fetches 3.1 Billion Won, New Auction Record]]> In another sign of a boom in the art market, a painting by Lee U-fan set a new record at auction in just two months.  "East Winds," Lee's work from 1984, fetched three-point-one billion won at Seoul Auction on Tuesday. The previous record for one of his paintings was two-point-two billion ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 25 Aug 2021 10:51:01 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[7 Cultural Artifacts Named State-Designated Heritage Treasures]]> Seven cultural artifacts, including the Daegunjubo royal seal that was repatriated from the U.S. in 2019, were designated state treasures. According to the Cultural Heritage Administration(CHA) on Tuesday, they are King Gojong's four seals, the Joseon Dynasty Suwunjapbang cookbook, a set of Goryo ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 24 Aug 2021 12:08:03 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[Korean Cultural Centers Overseas to Promote Paralympics]]> The Korean Culture and Information Service, an arm of the Culture Ministry, will organize a series of events to mark the Tokyo Paralympics and promote Korean culture at the same time. Through a video on its social media page, the Korean Cultural Center(KCC) in Russia will introduce the martial art of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 19 Aug 2021 15:58:06 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA['Escape from Mogadishu' Sold to Buyers in 50 Countries]]> The film “Escape from Mogadishu,” an international political action thriller based on true events from the 1991 Somali civil conflict, has been sold to distributors in 50 countries.  According to the film’s distributor, Lotte Entertainment, on Thursday, the movie, starring Zo In-sung and Kim ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 12 Aug 2021 11:24:12 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS' "Butter" Ranks 4th on Billboard Hot 100]]> K-pop boy band BTS' hit single "Butter" ranked fourth on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after dominating the chart for nine weeks.  Billboard said on Monday that "Butter" dropped to fourth on this week's Hot 100 chart.  Last week, the song became the longest-running No. 1 song of the year, breaking its tie ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 10 Aug 2021 09:15:52 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS' "Dynamite" Tops 1.2 Billion Views on YouTube]]> K-pop group BTS have another music video with over one-point-two billion views on YouTube, with their song "Dynamite" passing the milestone figure on Friday evening. The record was set at around 6 p.m. Friday, less than a year after the music video was released on August 21, 2020. "Dynamite" is the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sat, 07 Aug 2021 14:51:09 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS' 'Butter' Becomes Longest-Running No. 1 Single of the Year]]> K-pop boy band BTS' hit single "Butter" has become the longest-running No. 1 song of the year on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Billboard said on Monday that "Butter" is officially No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 chart for the ninth week.  It makes it the longest-running No. 1 song of the year, breaking its ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:48:18 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS' "Butter" Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100]]> K-pop boy band BTS' second English track "Butter" has returned to the top of Billboard's main singles chart. Billboard said on Monday that "Butter" officially returned to No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 chart and has now tied with Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” for longest running No. 1 in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:50:06 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[S. Korean Tidal Flats Listed as UNESCO World Heritage]]> South Korea's tidal flats have been officially inscribed as a UNESCO world natural heritage. The Cultural Heritage Administration(CHA) said on Monday that UNESCO's World Heritage Committee made the decision to include the tidal flats on the list in its 44th session in Fuzhou, China.   The CHA said that ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:40:25 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[Boryeong Mud Festival Named One of Asia's 3 Major Festivals]]> The Boryeong Mud Festival held every summer in South Korea was selected as one of Asia's three major festivals. According to the Boryeong city government on Monday, the International Festivals and Events Association recently made the selection and delivered the certification to Mayor Kim Dong-il the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:03:12 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[UNESCO to Decide on World Heritage Listing for S. Korea's Tidal Flats]]> UNESCO will decide as soon as Monday whether to register South Korea's tidal flats on its southwestern coast as a natural world heritage.  UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is holding its 44th session in Fuzhou, China until Saturday and will review the listing after 6:30 p.m. Monday.  The tidal flats or ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:42:25 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS Pledges to Do Its Best as Presidential Envoy]]> BTS says they have accepted a request to become a special presidential envoy to make a meaningful contribution to the youth generation and South Korea. The South Korean boy band shared their opinions on a SBS news program on Saturday after President Moon Jae-in appointed the K-pop band as a special envoy ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Sun, 25 Jul 2021 14:35:26 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[Moon Appoints BTS Special Presidential Envoy for Public Diplomacy]]> President Moon Jae-in has appointed global K-pop sensation BTS a special presidential envoy for future generations and culture as part of a public diplomacy push. According to presidential spokesperson Park Kyung-mee on Wednesday, the appointment is aimed at enhancing South Korea’s national image by ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:04:11 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[First Showings of 'Lee Kun-hee Art Collection' in Seoul to Start on Wed.]]> Two major art museums in Seoul are set to unveil dedicated exhibits of the "Lee Kun-hee Collection" on Wednesday, featuring 135 key pieces and cultural assets.  The public will be able to get a first look at the donated artworks once owned by the late Samsung Group chairman at the National Museum of ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:31:56 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS' "Permission to Dance" Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100]]> K-pop boy band BTS has topped Billboard's main singles chart yet again, this time with its third English number "Permission to Dance." Billboard said on Monday that the track officially debuted at No. 1 on this week's Hot 100. It said the song earned the group its career fifth No. 1 hit and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:26:21 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[Remains of 1.8m Man from 3 Kingdoms' Era Found in Gyeongju]]> Remains of a man measuring one-point-eight meters dating back some one-thousand-500 years were discovered at a site that houses ancient tombs in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province.  The Cultural Heritage Administration(CHA) announced on Thursday that it is the tallest male remains to be discovered so far ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:40:04 +0900 Culture
<![CDATA[BTS' "Butter" Tops Billboard Hot 100 for 7th Week]]> K-pop boy band BTS' second English track "Butter" remains at the top of Billboard's main singles chart.  Billboard said on Monday that "Butter" is officially No. 1 on this week's Hot 100 chart for the seventh consecutive week since its May 21 debut. BTS, who previously topped the Hot 100 for three ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 13 Jul 2021 08:42:02 +0900 Culture