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BTS Jungkook Reportedly Purchased a Private Apartment

Jungkook, the youngest member from boy group BTS, reportedly purchased an apartment in Seoul.

Image source – Korea Daily

On Monday, Bizhankook reported that BTS member Jungkook purchased a Seoul Forest Trimage apartment last year in October. The group’s agency Big Hit Entertainment responded that “it’s hard to confirm” whether the report is true because it deals with his private life.

Notably, a few years ago in 2016, BTS member J-hope became the talk of the town when information surfaced that he obtained a residence in the apartment complex. Moreover, it seems that the Seoul Forest Trimage is a hot spot for celebrities. In particular, the place where Jungkook purchased the apartment in where Super Junior Choi Siwon, Donghae, Girls’ Generation Sunny, JYJ Kim Jae-joong, and other stars reside.

According to the report, the singer purchased a 780 square foot apartment for 1.95 billion won, approximately $1.33 million. Further, considering that a mortgage loan was not established for the property, the media outlet presumes that he purchased it with cash.

Meanwhile, BTS members live together at a dormitory in the Yongsan district of Seoul.

 

 

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Individual Brand Rank for December Finds Kang Daniel on Top

The last ranking for 2018 finds WANNA ONE member Kang Daniel continuing his reign on top with BTS members coming in behind.

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According to an analysis of big data, the ranking of individual members of boy groups yields little movement. Kang Daniel, the top ranking finalist of the second season of “Produce 101 Season 2” takes the top spot again. For 2018, Kang has been ranked in the No. 1 spot almost every month, proving his popularity and marketability. Coming in second and third place are BTS members Jimin and Jungkook, respectively.

The Korea Enterprise Institute analyzed the rang reputation of 476 boy group members from November 4 to December 15 to determine the results. As part of their analysis, the Institution looked at the individual’s brand, media attention, consumers’ interest, communication, and influence.

In total, Kang has a reputation index of 14,131,362. Notably, it is a 20.4% increase from November where he has 11,734,167. BTS Jimin experienced a 3.4% drop from his score of 13,825,190 in November. For December, the singer has a total of 13,350,480. Conversely, Jungkook saw an increase of 5.8% from last month. Last month his index was tallied at 9,580,297. This month it is 10,137,559.

The rest if the artists in the top ten are almost exclusively from two groups. Behind Jungkook is fell members BTS V, then WANNA ONE Ha Sung-woon, ASTRO Cha Eun-woo, WANNA ONE Park Ji-hoon, BTS Jin, WANNAONE Lee Dae-hwi, WANNA ONE Ong Seong-wu, WANNA ONE Hwang Min-hyun, NU’EST Baekho, and WANNA ONE Kim Jae-hwan.

 

 

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Singer Lee Hyun Talks About His Friendship With BTS

Singer Lee Hyun talks about his friendship with BTS as their direct senior artist of Big Hit Entertainment!

On October 24 broadcast of MBC “Radio Star,” Lee Hyun appeared as a guest and shared about his friendship with BTS. Not many people realize, but Lee Hyun was the first artist to join Big Hit Entertainment. With this fact, the singer even self-labeled himself as “Big Hit’s No. 1 Founding Contributor.”

Lee Hyun began, “when I tell people I’m an artist at Big Hit, they ask me why I’m there. I would like to clarify that I’m the first artist to sign an exclusive contract with the agency. I’m like their No.1 founding contributor.”

When asked which BTS member is the closest to Lee Hyun, the singer picked Jimin and Jin. Regarding Jimin, Lee said, “I see a lot of resemblance between us. After singing, we always blame ourselves and wonder why we are not talented enough. That’s why we are always monitoring ourselves.”

He further continued to elaborate on his friendship with Jin. When the hosts asked him about Jin claiming to have the most fun when teasing Lee Hyun, the singer jokingly answered, “it’s an honor just to be able to breathe the same air as him.”

He continued, “Jin likes to take my phone away to take a selfie of him. He gives it back and tells me to look at it every time I need like a recharge. One time, we were working on a track together and Jin asked me, “how does it feel like to record with a world star?” I’m just thankful that they feel comfortable around me. His jokes don’t really offend me.”

At last, Lee Hyun complimented the boy group’s leader, RM. Lee said, “he’s charismatic. Also very smart. When I play around with him, I just feel small compared to him. I want to hang out and drink with them, but it’s really hard to get all of us together.”

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[MV] BTS Drops Music Video For ‘Fake Love’

IT’S FINALLY HERE!

On May 18, BTS dropped the music video for the title song for their ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ album, ‘Fake Love.’

The music video reached over 16 million views within 6 hours of release and received worldwide attention. In addition, BTS just reported they finished filming with The Ellen Show, and is preparing for their comeback stage at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards!

Check it out below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C2z4GqqS5E

BTS Documentary Coming Soon on YouTube Red

On March 28, an eight-part documentary about group Bangtan Boys is releasing as the YouTube Red Original Series.

‘BTS: Burn the Stage’ is an eight-part documentary that will be released at midnight of March 28. The documentary contains close interviews of BTS from their ‘2017 BTS Live Trilogy Episode III The Wings Tour.’ This tour spanned over 300 days since February last year, in 19 cities and 40 concerts. In addition, it includes the big moments of BTS such as receiving a Billboard Music Awards in May or their performance at the American Music Awards in November.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=xf-dywd3zx0

“Bangtan Boys (also known as BTS) are global stars that got started on YouTube. They established a channel on YouTube even before their debut, resulting in Armies from all around the world to unite on YouTube. Based on the statistics, 87% of the crowd was from outside of Korea, and we thought they were perfect candidates for YouTube Red Originals. However, we did not think things would get this huge.”

These are the words Nadine Zylstra, a head of YouTube Originals, shared on March 15 in Yeoksam-song, Seoul. She explained how choosing ‘BTS: Burn The Stage” as the second Korean Original Series was not a coincidence, but an inevitability. The accumulated views of BTS-related videos on YouTube exceed 10 billion.

The first time YouTube Red created their originals, they chose K-pop and produced a 6-part documentary, ‘Run, BIGBANG Scout.’

After expanding their business to Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico, YouTube Red chose Korea as their 5th location. Zylstra said, “K-pop is the most active music genre that grew up on YouTube. It also helps people to get familiar with the Korean culture.” This meant that people who didn’t even know where Seoul is located, knows now thanks to PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style.’

Zylstra was in charge of producing ‘Sesame Street’ for 13 years since 2002. After moving to YouTube, she said “I became interested in Asian contents through Pororo and Pinkfong. I was introduced to the animations when I was put in charge of producing kids/family contents.”

Meanwhile, YouTube Red is planning on expanding their service locations as well as contents, globally. Zylstra said, “we plan to produce 4 original series in Japan this year. We have already started the animation ‘Idolish 7,’ and are preparing for other programs such as ‘Stalking Vampire.’ Just like Korea has K-pop as their forte, we will be utilizing animation as the tool to captivate the Japanese market.”

Zylstra concluded, “I have no idea who is going to be the star in our next original series. However, I believe that everything that happens on YouTube could be our fuel. Elements like the number of views, likes, and time people spend on each channel add up and start a fire. We plan to provide valuable programs that will last forever instead of burn for a moment and come crashing down the next.”

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5 Must-Watch Hidden Camera Pranks on K-pop Idols

Check out these five hilarious hidden camera pranks performed on your favorite K-pop idols! From SHINee’s Key to GOT7’s Yugyeom, their reactions will have you laughing for days.

1.) 2AM Jinwoon’s Pee Prank on SHINee’s Key

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNQSKPJxsYw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5MHlLzJXdk

2AM’s Jinwoon pretends to pee in a changing room and leaves Key to deal with the mess.

2.) BTS Elevator Prank

https://youtu.be/mWCJqtaM16Q

An old hidden camera prank on the young BTS, where they are individually put in an elevator with a crying woman.

 

3.) GOT7 Angry Prank on Yugyeom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n89-i7dqiZU

The members of GOT7 start a heated argument in front of their innocent maknae, Yugyeom.

 

4. B1A4 Sandeul Prank

https://youtu.be/0TCXQaa0q34

How will B1A4’s Sandeul react to a model’s invite to Playboy Mansion? Watch to find out!

 

5. Produce 101 Trainee Ghost Prank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itLEB_ANpvs

Each of the Produce 101 S2 trainees are put in a room with a mirror, clueless about the scare they’re about to receive!