Special K: BTS and Blackpink take K-Pop to new heights

James Hanley

Live Nation’s Phil Bowdery has spoken to Music Week about the “intense fanbase” for K-pop as BTS broke records with their chart-topping EP.

BTS became the first Korean group to score a UK No.1 album last Friday, with EP Map Of The Soul: Persona set to pass 24,000 sales as Music Week went to press. The chart triumph comes just weeks after the boyband sold out two nights at the 80,000-capacity Wembley Stadium.

The seven-strong group, who were formed by ...

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