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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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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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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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Umamiya Goin’ Crazy for Umami Burgers

Whoa. What the heck is Umamiya? Umamiya is a five-member R&B/Pop Pan-Asian girl group headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Managed by S-Cube Entertainment, the group is the brainchild of international music mogul and impresario, Sang Sung Song, and Cold Tofu Productions. … Continue reading

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L.A. ticket giveaway: Concert of Korean pop performers Shin Hae Chul and N.EX.T. on July 4

My 4th of July* is usually associated with fireworks, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games, and various other events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the good ol’ US of A. If I hadn’t already made plans to be … 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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POP 88 #24 – Reel Asian Film Festival

Brr, is it cold enough for you? (If you’re on the northeastern seaboard, that is.) Hopefully to warm you — or at least your ears — up, here is some new music from Anna Tsuchiya, Chemistry and Park Jung Ah. … Continue reading

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POP 88 #23 – Ballad Special

For regular listeners, and those who subscribe over at POPcast88.com would already know this has been out for about a week. (Sorry for the delay in posting this here.) In this episode, thanks to an overwhelming amount of response is … Continue reading

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