Tag Archives: K-Pop

The Daily Show: Ronny Chieng Teaches You About K-Pop

Not sure why Ronny Chieng of The Daily Show decided to do a piece on K-pop recently: The signature elements of K-Pop? Next level dance choreography and being Asian. Ronny Chieng digs into how K-Pop is used to boost Korea’s … Continue reading

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BTS Takes Over America & the World

I hate to admit it, but I hadn’t listened to one song or seen one of their music videos before BTS made their appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 – the first ever for a K-pop … Continue reading

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8Tracks Review: ‘Love Yourself: Answer’ by BTS

Love Yourself: Answer by BTS Big Hit Entertainment 2018 The new BTS compilation album (with 7 new tracks!) dropped August 24, and if you know even one person who’s a BTS fan, you knew about it probably a couple of … Continue reading

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PSY’s Gangnam Style May Be A Crossover Hit In US, But Is The Satirical Message Lost?

When I was driving in Los Angeles last weekend, a booming “Oopa Gangnam Style!” surprised me as it came out of the radio. “What’s that?” aske The Daughter. “You haven’t seen that music video?” replied her white roommate. Gangnam Style … Continue reading

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K-Pop Rocks Silicon Valley & YouTube

Earlier this week, we blogged about Rolling Stone magazine releasing their list of 10 K-pop groups most likely to break in the U.S. I had the great pleasure to attend the Google/YouTube sponsored MBC K-Pop concert – MBC Korean Music … Continue reading

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Why Is K-Pop So Popular?

I remember a couple years back when my friends and I heard the song by Girls’ Generation called “Gee.” We even attempted to do their choreography and pretended we are the Girl’s Generation. Alright, we shouldn’t get into the details … Continue reading

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Will K-Pop Group Girls’ Generations “The Boys” Be The Next American Radio Hit?

Remember BoA and her entry into American Pop Music? While she may not have been the crossover K-Pop Superstar that SM Entertainment had hoped for – unless you count a couple of boys dancing at gay bars, the Korean music … Continue reading

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Japanese Emperor’s Granddaughter Loves Korean Group Girls’ Generation

From Korea Times: The granddaughter of the Japanese Emperor, “Gako, 17, gave a performance last fall in her high school, copying the choreography of ‘Oh!,’ a hit song of the group’s second album released at the beginning of 2010. One … Continue reading

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K-Pop Star Rain Joins South Korean Army

K-Pop star Rain takes a temporary hiatus from his stardom to join the military as required by South Korea: “The 29-year-old singer and actor gave a military salute to tearful fans Tuesday before walking into a boot camp in the … Continue reading

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Hot K-pop: After School

A lot of blogs out there seem to be following K-pop jailbait: the Wonder Girls and Big Bang Seungri’s abs have been written about by Perez Hilton, and SNSD — also known as Girls’ Generation — has been covered by … Continue reading

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