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All 7 Members of BTS K-Pop Group Must Serve in Military

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The Republic of Soth Korea announced all seven members of the K-Pop group BTS would be required to serve in the military before they turn 31.

Jin, the group’s eldest member of BTS, is expected to be the first to enlist this month, in advance of his 30th birthday in December.

An announcement from Big Hit Music claimed, “He will after follow the Korean government’s enlistment procedure.

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“Other group members intend to complete their military duty according to their own unique arrangements.

Following their military obligation, both the company and the members of BTS are looking forward to reuniting as a group around 2025.

The announcement was made on BTS’s social media pages following their free concert in Busan on Saturday to support South Korea’s World Expo bid.

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The statement added, “BIG HIT MUSIC is pleased to inform you that the members of BTS are now making preparations to complete their military duty.

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“After the spectacular concert in support of Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030, and as each member of BTS begins on solo pursuits, now is the ideal time, and the group is honoured to serve.

Since its formation over a decade ago, BTS has achieved international fame, smashed records, and propelled K-Pop into the stratosphere.

BIG HIT MUSIC has focused on the landmark moment when it would be possible for these healthy young men to serve alongside their fellow citizens, and that moment is now.”

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Under plans proposed by South Korea’s Culture, Sports, and Tourism minister Hwang Hee, it was believed that the group might be exempted from military service because they had already served their country through their enormous global success, and other exceptional citizens, such as Olympians and classical musicians, had been exempted.

However, many individuals who had finished their duty opposed the proposal, which now appears to have been abandoned.

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Who is BTS

BTS is a K-pop group comprised of 7 members from all across South Korea they debuted in 2013 and have since achieved global fame.

Over the years, the band has released material on various themes, beginning with the “School” trilogy.

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The ‘Most Beautiful Moment in Life,’ ‘Wings,’ and most recently, the ‘Love Yourself’ series followed.

Their album “Love Yourself: Answer” soared to the top of the US charts, prompting South Korean President Moon Jae-in to congratulate the boys through Twitter.

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BTS is popular worldwide, and K-pop groups’ fame does not appear that will stop any time soon.

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According to Billboard, their Korean-language album ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ earned “the first primarily foreign-language No. 1 album in over a decade.”

In addition, many people believe that the theme of their songs has contributed to their popularity.

Many K-pop songs are about love and relations, and BTS covers topics other bands may not, such as bullying, elitism, and mental health.

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With their slick dance routines and incredibly amazing music videos, they have acquired a devoted fan base that has fallen even more in love with their music.

 

 

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Suspected Murderer of Migos Rapper Takeoff Arrested

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Houston police and city officials announced on Friday that a suspect has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of rapper Takeoff last month, in what the mayor described as the latest tragic example of “a young man taking the life of another young man.”

Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested and charged with murder on Thursday evening, according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, who spoke at a news conference alongside Mayor Sylvester Turner.

“I’d like to express my regret and disappointment that this was yet another case of a young man taking another young man’s life,” Turner told Reuters.

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Kirsnick Khari Ball, 28, was shot dead after a party at a Houston bowling alley on November 1. Two other people were injured in the shooting, which occurred during an argument over a “lucrative” dice game, according to police.

“I can tell you that Takeoff was not involved in the dice game, he was not involved in the outside argument, and he was not armed.” “He was an unwitting bystander,” Houston Police Sergeant Michael Burrow said at the press conference. ”

The investigation was slowed, according to Burrow, because none of the more than 30 people at the party spoke to police at the scene.

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“It’s critical that those individuals come forward,” Burrow said. “We’re still trying to reach out to many people.” He claimed that video and audio evidence obtained from surveillance cameras and cell phones helped to solve the case.

Ball was a member of the Atlanta-based hip hop group Migos, whose hits included “Bad and Boujee,” which featured rapper Lil Uzi Vert, “MotorSport,” and “Walk It Talk It.”

His death sparked an outpouring of grief from Atlanta’s hip-hop community and fans worldwide.

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Ball is the most recent rapper killed by gunfire, following Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, and King Von.

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Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac Dead at Age 79

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Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist whose cool, soulful contralto helped define hits like “You Make Loving Fun,” “Everywhere,” and “Don’t Stop,” died on Wednesday at the age of 79.

Her passing was announced on the band’s social media pages. There was no immediate word on the cause of death or other details, but a family statement said she “passed away peacefully at the hospital this morning” with family by her side after a “short illness.”

“I was told a few hours ago that my best friend in the entire world since the first day of 1975 had passed away,” bandmate Stevie Nicks said in a handwritten note on Instagram.

She went on to say that one song has been “swirling around” in her head since learning of McVie’s illness, quoting the lyrics to HAIM’s “Hallelujah”: “I had a best friend/But she has passed.”

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McVie was a consistent presence and personality in a band known for frequent lineup changes and volatile personalities, most notably fellow singer-songwriters Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.

Christine’s death is the first among Fleetwood Mac’s most famous incarnations of McVie, Nicks, Buckingham, drummer Mick Fleetwood, and ex-husband, bassist John McVie. The band has toured without Buckingham in recent years after he was fired in 2018 and replaced on stage by Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac Dead at Age 79

Fleetwood Mac began in the 1960s as a London blues band and evolved into one of the defining makers of 1970s California pop-rock, with McVie, Nicks, and Buckingham anchoring the rhythm section of Fleetwood and John McVie.

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From 1975 to 1980, the band sold millions of records and captivated fans by transforming personal battles into melodic, compelling songs. The McVies’ breakup and Nicks and Buckingham’s were famously documented on the 1977 album “Rumours,” which became one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Fleetwood and John McVie formed a deep and bluesy groove, Buckingham was the resident mad genius and perfectionist, Nicks was the charismatic dramatist and idol to countless young women, and Christine McVie was the grounded counterpoint, her economy as a singer and player well suited to her birth surname: Perfect.

“I was supposedly like Mother Teresa, hanging out with everyone or just trying to (keep) everything nice and cool and relaxed,” she told Rolling Stone earlier this year. “But they were wonderful people and wonderful friends.”

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Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac Dead at Age 79

When Fleetwood Mac was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, they performed McVie’s “Say You Love Me.” Other hit singles by the group included Nicks’ “Dreams,” Buckingham’s “Go Your Way,” and McVie’s “Little Lies.” The thoughtful ballad “Songbird,” one of McVie’s most beloved works, was a showcase for her in concert and was covered by Willie Nelson, among others.

The midtempo rocker “Don’t Stop,” inspired by her divorce, would gain unexpected political relevance when Bill Clinton adopted the song — and its refrain “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow” — as a theme for his 1992 presidential campaign. The band, which had essentially stopped making albums then, reformed for his inauguration gala performance.

McVie’s two marriages, to John McVie and Eduardo Quintela, were both annulled. Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys was one of her boyfriends, and she wrote “Only Over You” about him.

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Christine Anne Perfect McVie was born in Bouth, Lancashire, into a musical family. Her father was a violinist and music teacher, and her grandfather was a Westminster Abbey organist. She had been studying the piano since childhood, but she abandoned her classical studies after hearing early rock records by Fats Domino and others.

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac Dead at Age 79

She befriended various members of Britain’s emerging blues scene while studying at the Moseley School of Art, and in her twenties, she joined the band Chicken Shack as a singer and pianist. Among the rival bands she admired was Fleetwood Mac, which featured blues guitarist Peter Green and the rhythm section of Fleetwood and John McVie at the time. She had joined the group and married John McVie by 1970.

Against all odds, few bands have done as well as Fleetwood Mac, which has sold over 100 million records. Green was one of many performers who left the band, and Fleetwood Mac appeared to be on the verge of disbanding or fading away at various points. It was saved by unexpected returns, interventions, and one of rock’s most fortunate and profitable hunches.

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Fleetwood Mac was reduced to three members in the mid-1970s: Fleetwood and the two McVies. While in Los Angeles, Fleetwood became aware of a young California duo, Buckingham and Nicks, who had recorded the little-known album “Buckingham Nicks.” Impressed by their sound, he planned to invite only Buckingham, but the guitarist insisted on including Nicks, his girlfriend.

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac Dead at Age 79

The new lineup was almost immediately magical. Nicks and Christine McVie formed a lifelong friendship, agreeing that as two of rock’s few female rock stars, they would always be there for each other. And the harmonies and music of Nicks, Buckingham, and Christine McVie ensured that albums like “Fleetwood Mac,” “Rumours,” and “Mirage” had an enviable level of quality and variety of songwriting and vocal styles.

However, the group’s overwhelming success inevitably resulted in conflicts and a desire for solo work. Nicks rose to prominence in the decades that followed. McVie released solo albums such as “Christine McVie” and “Christine Perfect,” as well as “Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie,” a 2017 collaboration with Buckingham.

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Taylor Swift Concert Ticket Sale Cancelled by Ticketmaster

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Ticketmaster has announced that it will cancel Friday’s planned general public sale for Taylor Swift’s upcoming stadium tour due to a lack of tickets.

The decision was made two days after a presale event crashed the site, leaving many fans without tickets. According to the Associated Press, the ticketing company, two million tickets for The Eras tour next year were sold during presales on Tuesday. The most tickets ever sold on the platform in a single day.

Ticketmaster cancelled Friday’s sale due to “extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand.”

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There are still questions about how and how many remaining Taylor Swift tickets will be sold. However, Ticketmaster stated that approximately 1.5 million fans who went through an early verification process known as Verified Fan were invited to purchase tickets, while the remaining 2 million were placed on a waiting list.

According to a company representative, Ticketmaster is not involved in ticket resales for Swift’s concerts.

Swift has had a record-breaking year, having released her latest album “Midnights,” which also set a Billboard record.

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The 52-date Eras Tour begins March 17 in Glendale, Arizona, and concludes August 9 with five shows in Los Angeles. International dates will also be announced. Swift is embarking on her first tour since 2018.

However, Taylor Swift fans and families across the country battled long lines and error messages to be the first to reach the checkout cart.

According to Ticketmaster, the site was overwhelmed by both human and bot attacks, resulting in unprecedented traffic. According to the statement, approximately 15% of interactions with the site had issues, including errors that caused people to lose Taylor Swift tickets after waiting in an online queue.

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“While it’s impossible for everyone to get tickets to these shows,” the company stated, “we know we can do more to improve the experience, and that’s what we’re focused on.”

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