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April 22, 2023
BTS’s Jimin Swears By This $2 Face Mask On Amazon

BTS star Jimin just shared the face mask he swears by in a new interview with Vogue — and it’s currently on sale for $2.

The affordable sheet mask from Korean skincare brand Mediheal is packed with three different types of Tee Tree Oil that helps purify pores and control excess oil without irritating blemish-prone skin. In addition to Tea Tree Extract/Leaf Oil, the mask is also made with the brand’s exclusive Teatree Calming Biome complex that intensely calms and soothes the skin. The sheets themselves are made out of bamboo-derived hypoallergenic biodegradable materials, without parabens, phthalates or mineral oil that can often irritate the skin. Single masks are available on Mediheal’s website for $2 while Amazon offers a range of pack sizes.


April 18, 2023
K-Pop Star J-Hope Embarks On Military Training As Part Of Mandatory Service

BTS star J-Hope started his military service on Tuesday, after posting a farewell message to fans online.

He is the second member of the popular K-pop band to enlist in the military.

In South Korea, able-bodied men between 18 and 35 years-old must enlist in military service for 18-21 months.

Jin was the first to join from the band in December. The rest of the group are expected to enlist in the next few years.

The band announced a hiatus last year to focus on solo projects, with J-Hope recently releasing solo music featuring rapper J Cole.

The 29-year-old posted a picture of his freshly-shaven head on Instagram before being driven to the city of Wonju to take part in the military enlistment ceremony on Tuesday.

The caption said: “I’ll have a good trip!”

The post racked up almost eight million likes from the Army – the name of BTS’s fanbase. Many shared messages of encouragement and support.

The band also posted a final picture all together, with Jin joining in his military uniform.

Many fans turned up to the area of the army base in rented buses covered in pictures of J-Hope to say goodbye to the star.

Questions were raised for years over whether BTS would be forced to undertake the mandatory service, and whether their contribution to the arts should make them exempt.

However, in 2019 the Ministry of Defence rules that they would have to serve.


April 15, 2023
Jimin Set Himself Free & Instantly Made History

Jimin can’t imagine himself happier with any job title other than musician. “I think I would have found a way to be BTS no matter what,” Jimin tells Bustle. As one-seventh of boy band BTS for more than a decade, Jimin captured hearts of the group’s fans, collectively known as ARMY, with his falsetto, dance moves, and silly antics on the band’s reality shows.

Now, like his fellow BTS members who have released solo projects in recent months, the 27-year-old is exploring his individual sound on his debut album FACE. It’s already climbing the charts, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart; the project’s second single, “Like Crazy,” peaked at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in April, marking the first time any individual BTS member or South Korean solo artist has topped the singles chart.

Over the course of seven tracks, Jimin chronicles his innermost feelings. “Alone” is a pop ballad about loneliness and isolation, while “Set Me Free Pt.2” is a bass-heavy hip-hop track incorporating a backup choir to emphasize his resolve to break free. The latter song’s darker lyrics feature a curse word so uncharacteristic of BTS’ previous music it shook Twitter to the core. It’s also a song where Jimin raps for the first time on a solo track.

Despite this being a solo endeavor, BTS stayed involved in the making of FACE. “I remember RM told me to pour all my emotions into each song. It was very helpful in making this album,” Jimin recalls of the advice he got from the BTS leader, who’s credited as a songwriter on three tracks. Jimin also enlisted Jungkook to sing trills and ad libs on “Letter,” a track included on the physical release.

Below, Jimin discusses making FACE, being inspired by j-hope, and buying his idols’ vinyls.

What was the most difficult or surprising part about making a solo album?

I realized once again that I’ve been counting on our members more than I thought and how much I appreciate them. In addition, songwriting wasn’t easy, but I enjoyed it so much that I’m grateful to them again for giving me motivation to work on this album.

What’s the lyric you love the most?

“I wanna stay in this dream” from my main track, “Like Crazy.”

You’re known to burst into laughter whenever you rap. And now with “Set Me Free Pt.2,” you intentionally wrote a track with a rap part. How are you feeling about fans hearing you rap on the track?

I tried to show various aspects of myself as an artist. I feel a bit shy and wonder how they would feel listening to my rap.

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