After School was, is, and shall be for the foreseeable future, my favorite girl group of all time — in large part due to songs like this one.
On March 26, a top game development studio in Korea released an unusual statement about one of its employees: “The woman was mistaken in retweeting a tweet with the word ‘hannam,’” derogatory Korean slang for “disgusting men.” It continued, “In the aftermath of this incident, I promise that we will create preventative…
At Everland, South Korea’s largest theme park, tulips are in bloom. To celebrate its Tulip Festival, the flowers are even emblazoned on corn dogs.
Akdong Musician (sometimes stylized as AKMU) is like nothing else in K-Pop, which is honestly some of the highest praise anyone can give to a K-Pop artist.
MAMAMOO’s Whee In has gone solo, and the world is a better (and jazzier) place for it.
Watched any K-dramas recently? Then you know this song.
Hey, look, it’s the perfect workout song!
What time is it? It’s 2PM. (No joke: I started writing this post at 2PM for my own amusement. Gotta get your kicks somehow.)
That sound you’ve been hearing today? That’s the sound of TWICE fans pressing the replay button on this video. (8.2 million views at the time of this writing, Jesus.)
To fully appreciate A Song For First-Time Lovers, you need to hear the backstory behind this incredibly chill ode to the acoustic guitar.
In TVXQ’s latest music video, a woman on TV is shown standing in front of a world map that depicts an airplane making a journey from South Korea. However, the map was missing Japan, causing the group’s label to take down the video and make a correction.
Did you know Korean reggae was a thing? How about Korean reggae with a healthy dose of melancholy? Now, how about Korean reggae... with a healthy dose of melancholy... with a music video featuring Pokémon cards and spooky dolls, of all things?
Yes, a South Korean girl group performed in front of Kim Jong Un and his North Korean cadres over the weekend. At least they listened to a bop?
Jung Hyung Don and Defconn are a comedian-rapper duo, respectively, best-known for their long-running variety program, Weekly Idol. Given the recent news that these two uber-popular hosts will be departing their show, it only felt appropriate to showcase one of their songs.
I have a love-hate relationship with Pristin, the latest girl group to come out of Pledis Entertainment.
If you didn’t know SM Entertainment housed a rock band called TRAX, you’re forgiven — it sometimes feels like they’re the proverbial ugly duckling of the bunch, given their erratic, near-nonexistent releases. It’s a shame because if nothing else, K-Pop could use more rock.
Ready to feel melancholy? You’ve come to the right place. It’s time to listen to the ultimate break-up song.
While contemporary T-ara is little more than a footnote in the vast, vast history of Korean pop music, they used to be a driving force behind K-Pop trends in the early-to-mid-2010s, and it all started here with Bo Peep Bo Peep, perhaps the ultimate definition of a “earworm”.