BTS has postponed their entire planned world tour due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“This tour involves the participation of staff and crew from around the world as well as global logistics systems. While there are certain countries, regions and cities where conditions have improved, including Korea, it is difficult to make the decision to begin the tour based on these recent developments. Due to the nature of BTS concerts involving travel by thousands of international fans no matter where the performances are held, it is also difficult to resume the tour with the current strict restrictions on cross-border movement still in place. Moreover, it is impossible at this time to predict when the first performance marking the start of the tour will be able to begin." The group said in a recent interview.
“The decision to reschedule the tour was made with the health and safety of our artists and fans in foremost consideration,” the statement added. “With sincerity and commitment to transparency, we will inform you of any and all further changes and continue to provide updates.”
They will plan to go on another tour, but they added it could take some time to create a new schedule.
TWICE Premiered Episode of Their Official YouTube Original Series 'TWICE: Seize the Light'
TWICE, premieres its YouTube Original Series, “TWICE: Seize the Light,” today on YouTube. The episode gives fans a glimpse into all aspects of life as an international touring act – from the gorgeous glam moments and extraordinary outfits, to the sisterhood that TWICE holds, to the highs and lows of emotions that come with touring. The footage was captured last year during the TWICELIGHTS tour across various venues in Asia, and focuses on the indescribable reaction from their rabid fan base, who also call themselves ONCE. Watch episode one HERE.
“TWICE: Seize the Light” reveals a different look into the internationally renowned K-Pop powerhouse. Showing raw behind-the-scenes footage, personal interviews and rare audition footage before the nine members came together, the series documents how the group formed and eventually went on to break multiple barriers and dominate the charts. The whole series is comprised of 8-episodes in total with an episode dropping every Wednesday on YouTube; and YouTube Premium members can binge all episodes starting today.
Yesterday, YouTube held a Premiere Live Stream event with TWICE in Seoul to kick off the release of the series. The event, drawing world-wide attention, included participation from an array of US media, including Billboard, MTV, and BuzzFeed, amongst many others. During the event, TWICE confirmed rumors on the release of their highly anticipated upcoming new song titled “MORE&MORE”, set for a June 1st release.
This past February, the group inked a record deal with Republic Records.
'SONGLANDS' Raquel Castro Talks "Wrong Places" and Loving Stripped Down Performance from H.E.R.
On last nights show, ten-time nominated and two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/musician, H.E.R. was featured on SONGLAND, and released a new song “Wrong Places.”
Raquel Castro was the winning writer, and if she looks familiar, you may recognizer in her movie roll as Ben Aflec and Jennifer Lopes movie 'Jersey Girl', or when she was 16 on the NBC hit show 'The Voice'.
“Songland” songwriter Ryan Tedder, helped Raquel pen the winning song.
“Songland” provides talented up-and-coming songwriters with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with visionary music producers who are responsible for today’s biggest hits.
Today, “Wrong Places” is ranked #2 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Chart and #3 on the iTunes Overall Chart
BTS fans might not be able to catch boy band on the road this summer, but they can relive some of the group’s big performances in the forthcoming Break the Silence docuseries, for which the first trailer dropped Tuesday morning.
The docuseries tracks BTS’s 2018 Love Yourself World Tour and its 2019 extension, the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour. The former saw BTS headline arenas around the globe, and they graduated to sold-out stadiums on the latter.
The Love Yourself World Tour and Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour were career-defining endeavors for BTS that further cemented their status as not just the biggest Korean pop group of the moment, but one of the biggest pop artists in the world. Appropriately, the Break the Silence trailer promises plenty of spectacular live footage from the gigantic concerts; watching the band members simply gaze across the empty venues before showtime is a wonder to behold. But Break the Silence also teases footage of the band members goofing off backstage, sharing vulnerable moments with each other and marveling at their own stature.
The upcoming Map of the Soul Tour was on track to match or surpass that success, with half of its North American stadium dates selling out during their first weekend on sale. BTS previously postponed the North American leg, which was set to kick off last Saturday; on Tuesday, the group’s management company, Big Hit Entertainment, announced that it would postpone the entire trek.
Gigi Hadid and Zayne Malik are pregnant.
Family sources for the couple say Gigi is 20 weeks along. It's unclear if they know the sex of the baby yet, but both of their families are very excited. The supermodel shared some celebratory photos with the former One Direction singer this past weekend, but they birthday pictures and not baby related.
Her sister, Bella, was also in the shots, and Gigi said she had the "sweetest day celebrating my 25th birthday with my quarantine family."'
Zigi fans got relationship confirmation on Valentine's day when Hadid posted a photo of Malik from December captioned, "HEY VALENTINE ... Z on the farm."
The 2 first started dating in 2015, before announcing a split in March 2018. The 2 years from then until now included countless rumors of getting back together.
JoJo just released the video for her song “Lonely Hearts” .
JoJo shared, “This song continues the journey of self-love that I’ve been on… Realizing that while temptation and self-doubt may arise, at the end of the day, choosing self-preservation over toxic relationships is what I’m doing in my life right now.”
“Lonely Hearts” is from JoJo’s upcoming album ‘good to know‘ out this Friday, May 1st.
Jonas Brothers just released a new documentary on Amazon Prime Video yesterday (April 24).
This documentary follows last year's Chasing Happiness, which delved deep into the the group's life growing up in New Jersey, their rise to fame, their breakup and ultimate reunion after a six-year hiatus.
The one-minute teaser kicks off by hearing Joe say, "I thought I was done with the Jonas Brothers."
"Hell no," he continues, before a montage of epic concert footage plays, featuring sold-out arena shows, joyous moments with the band's team, family and fans, and more.
Suga has shared some exciting news on BTS’s preparations for their next album!
On April 24 KST, Suga held a live broadcast on BTS’s official YouTube channel. As the second member to hold a casual livestream as part of the group’s new #StayConnected initiative, Suga decided to give fans an up-close-and-personal view of himself taking on a new challenge: painting.
Following RM‘s declaration last week that the group had already begun working on their next album, Suga proceeded to give fans some insight into where they were in the planning process.
“We’re already working on a new album again,” he said. “Before we started, we decided who was in charge of what. Who would oversee everything, who would oversee the visuals, who would oversee the music—we split that up. We discussed it amongst ourselves and made the decision.”
Suga added, “A video about that will be released soon, so please watch it.”
Jordyn Jones just released a new track called “Blind“ and an accompanying music video, which was filmed by her mom on her iPhone while at home in Michigan.
“if you know me music videos have always been a passion of mine and creating a huge video is always a priority to me. with everything going on i realized i wouldn’t be able to have a music video set and full production,” Jordyn wrote on Instagram.
“it wasn’t until 4 days ago i was super upset telling my mom how i couldn’t have a music video… but then we realized why can’t we put something together? so there we were 20 minutes later in my bedroom with my iphone filming a music video. thanks to my mom for the camera skills and @jsonchil for making this come to life. plz watch the video now on my youtube channel❤️,” she added.
Lennon Stella Releases Debut Album 'Three. Two. One.' and Music Video For 'Older Than I Am'
Lennon Stella‘s debut album Three. Two. One. was just released and features songs such as “Kissing Other People”, “Jealous” and “Fear of Being Alone“.
“I have genuinely never felt anything like how I feel right now. I feel truly leveled and flooded with this zen sense of ease.
Going and going to get to this exact moment and then just letting it fly out and setting it all free and not being able to take it back. Like the deepest inhale and exhale I’ve ever taken. the messages you guys have been sending me… I feel so understood and so much more connected to both you and myself than I ever have or ever thought possible. Thank you for giving me that,” Lennon shared on Instagram.
“For everyone involved in the making of this album, you have all the love in my heart. The co-writers and producers, thank you for being so open and creative. I feel so lucky to have found a tribe so early on who I can make music I truly love with,” she added. “I think right now more than ever, we all need somethin to cling to…something certain and stable that won’t go changin on us.. I hope these songs can be that for you. Now yours to keep for eternity❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️”