In a new podcast, Vivian Yoon dissects her personal stake in K-pop, and how her obscure childhood passion has evolved into a billion-dollar industry.
Police are investigating the death of the singer for the boy band Astro, but have so far found no signs of foul play, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
The chief producer behind BTS says K-pop is in crisis as global sales slow or decline — and BTS' taking a break is a big factor. But the industry is trying to pick itself back up.
With nearly 9 billion streams, the popular K-pop girl group beat the previous titleholders, Little Mix, on Wednesday, according to Guinness World Records.
The boy band announced their break during a dinner filmed for social media. The group officially debuted in 2013.
BTS isn't just one of the most popular bands in the world. It's also bringing billions of dollars to the South Korean economy.
The meal includes Chicken McNuggets, a medium order of french fries, a medium Coke and two new sauces inspired by McDonald's South Korea.