Hello Asia! Weekly News Round-Up (20.05.18)

We have got another weekly news round-up, giving you a snapshot of some of the biggest stories of the week!

9-Year-Old Boy Writes Touching Letter to BTS’ V, Thanking Him For Being His Friend

After making its rounds online, a letter from a nine-year-old BTS fan attracted the attention of the global band.

The heart-warming letter, addressed to V (Kim Taehyung), reads, “I have found a friend and I’m no longer alone. Thank you for being my friend.”

In what may potentially be the most adorable thing you have read all day, BTS’ Taehyung responded to it, posting the hand written letter to the BTS twitter account. In Taehyung’s reply, he responds to the young boy telling him “I will be your friend from now on so stay healthy, be happy, grow tall, and let’s meet someday.”

Ryan Reynolds Performs on King of Masked Singer, Disguised as a Unicorn

(…what a title!)

Last week, a performer known as “Unicorn” took to the stage of the wildly popular Korean singing show King of Masked Singer, with a rousing rendition of “Tomorrow” from Annie.

For those who are unfamiliar with the show, Masked Singer is a popular Korean show that puts disguised singers head-to-head in a number of performances. Unicorn, after failing to progress to the next round, took off his mask to reveal that he was none other than Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds.

The Deadpool actor was in South Korea, promoting the upcoming sequel of the wildly popular franchise.

SHINee Reflect Upon Their 10th Anniversary Since Debut Ahead of Comeback

In the most recent edition of Marie Claire Korean, SHINee were featured in a full interview and photo spread in celebration of their 10th anniversary since debut. In the interview, the group talked about their upcoming comeback and their love and gratitude towards their fans.

Collectively, the boys expressed their gratitude towards their fans who have been there with them for a very long time, and promised that their upcoming album particularly “got out hearts together as one to stand on the stage again.”

SHINee will be making their greatly anticipated comeback on May 28th!

BTS Break Record for the Most Views in 24 Hours for a K-Pop Group MV

The MV for their latest, already wildly popular, single ‘Fake Love’ broke records merely hours after its release on Friday night. In little over eight hours, the video was the fastest MV to reach 10 million views in YouTube history.

The records didn’t stop there – ‘Fake Love’ managed to smash their previous record of 21 million views in one day, previously held by their previous single ‘DNA’. Their latest single managed to reach that number in the space of a mere nine hours!

In related MV news, this week also saw the video for “피 땀 눈물” broke a staggering 300,000,000 views, making it the fourth BTS song to do so.