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Adele's new album will be launched in September, 'Crash Landing On You' is TvN's highest-rated drama and more culture news

Adele's new album will be launched in September, 'Crash Landing On You' is TvN's highest-rated drama and more culture news

Let's catch up!

Text: Charmaine Loh


Our weekly roundup on what you might have missed this week including the latest from BTS, Adele, Sam Smith and more

Hello, pop culture junkies! Welcome back to Pop Culture Catch-Up where we bring you everything you need to know in the pop culture scene that happened over the week. This week's headlines include Crash Landing On You surpasses Goblin as highest-rated drama in channel's history and Steven Spielberg's daughter Mikaela launches career in adult entertainment.

 

Sam Smith announces release date for new album, To Die For

Sam Smith recently revealed that their new album To Die For is set to drop this May 1. The upcoming album will be their first full-length album since 2017's The Thrill of It All. On the same day of the announcement, the Grammy-winning artist also shared the title track that has already garnered 11 million views since it's release a week ago. According to a statement they made, the track was written during "a time of self-discovery and heartbreak,". While you're waiting for the album to drop, listen to the title track here.


BTS debuts new title track, On exclusively on TikTok

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South Korean boy band, BTS has collaborated with TikTok to pre-release a clip of their latest single, On from the upcoming album MAP OF THE SOUL: 7. They are the first ever artist to collaborate with the video-sharing app. Users were not only be able to enjoy the new single 12 hours before the official release of the album, they can also create TikTok videos with the highly anticipated song. For more celebrities to follow on TikTok, click here.


Crash Landing On You overtakes Goblin as TvN's highest-rated drama

K-drama Crash Landing On You became the talk of the town when it's series finale broke Goblin's record as the highest-rated drama in TvN history. According to Nielsen Korea, the drama scored an average nationwide rating of 21.693 percent and a peak rating of 24.1 percent, overtaking Goblin's peak rating of 20.5 percent back in January 2017. The cross-border love story—starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin—tells the story of a billionaire heiress who accidentally crash-lands in North Korea and falls in love with a captain of an army.


Steven Spielberg's daughter Mikaela launches career in adult entertainment

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Mikaela Spielberg, daughter of renowned American filmmaker Steven Spielberg, has launched her career as an adult entertainer. According to an exclusive interview by The Sun (U.S), the 23-year-old—who was adopted as a baby by Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw—feels empowered by her new career choice.

"I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body and frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body," she said. "I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn't satisfying my soul." Besides feeling empowered by her new path, she also hopes it can help her achieve financial independence.

She revealed her career change to her parents via FaceTime and says that they were "intrigued" but "not upset" about her decision. In the interview, she also says that she will not be doing "anything outside of solo stuff" out of respect for her fiancé, Chuck Pankow, 47.


Adele reveals release month for her upcoming new album

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