Astro Fanmeet: Los Angeles

On Sunday, Feb. 4, K-pop group ASTRO held their second fanmeet in North America at The Novo in Los Angeles, California. All VIP ticket holders had reserved seats throughout the venue by tier (P1, P2, P3), which helped to make the overall atmosphere very relaxing and thus the fanmeet a lot more enjoyable. While most fans (myself included) were fixated on the stage, I couldn’t help … Continue reading Astro Fanmeet: Los Angeles

Didn’t You Hear? NCT U is the Boss

Almost two years after their last release, NCT U is back with “BOSS,” which is the first song and music video to come from the NCT 2018 project. The rotational subunit has seven members this go around: Taeyong, Doyoung, Mark and Jaehyun return, with the addition of NCT 127‘s Winwin and new debutees Jungwoo and Lucas. “BOSS” fits into NCT U’s established genre snuggly, sharing … Continue reading Didn’t You Hear? NCT U is the Boss

Taeyang Set to Enlist in March

And Taeyang makes three. Right on the heels of G-Dragon‘s announced enlistment, YG Entertainment revealed Taeyang will be enlisting on March 12. The news comes just a couple weeks after Taeyang and actress Min Hyo-rin solidified their nuptials. It seems the men of BIGBANG are being quite methodical about their approach to fulfilling their mandatory military service. Both BIGBANG members had been waiting for confirmation … Continue reading Taeyang Set to Enlist in March

Steam Wishes You a Happy New Year!

Gamers may want to clear their schedule for the next few weeks. Steam has decided to ring in the Lunar New Year with an amazing sale! From Feb. 15 – 19, Steam is commemorating the Year of the Dog by offering a massive sale on all games that include a dog character. They’re boasting “Thousands of games on sale,” with some games getting a discount … Continue reading Steam Wishes You a Happy New Year!

When Being a Black Fan Girl Hurts: Antiblackness [OPINION]

“Ran into this girl. I said I’m tired of explaining. Man, this shit is draining. But I’m not really allowed to be mad.” — “Mad,” Solange I’m just going to come out and say it: Being a black fan of Korean pop music hurts. A lot. Often. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being involved (in a very small way) in the Korean music … Continue reading When Being a Black Fan Girl Hurts: Antiblackness [OPINION]

The Seventh Day Begins! JunHyeok Announces Solo Debut!

Former contestant of KBS idol reboot show “The Unit” and former member of K-Rock band Day6, Lim Jun Hyeok has announced his upcoming debut solo single album “Stay.” The project will be released on Feb. 22, 2018 and contains two songs. He wrote both songs himself. Fans can anticipate his first fan meeting as a solo artist to take place in March. It has been … Continue reading The Seventh Day Begins! JunHyeok Announces Solo Debut!

G-Dragon to Enlist at the End of February

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, YG Entertainment officially announced G-Dragon‘s enlistment. After receiving his draft notice, the BIGBANG leader and one of K-pop’s veritable legends decided to fulfill his mandatory military service starting on Feb. 27. Along with members Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri, GD (birth name Kwon Ji-yong) successfully completed BIGBANG’s “LAST DANCE Tour” at Gocheok Sky Dome. He will be the second of the BIGBANG … Continue reading G-Dragon to Enlist at the End of February

‘DNA’ Goes GOLD!

On Feb. 9, 2018, just three days after “Mic Drop” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), “DNA,” the lead single from BTS’ most recent EP, “Love Yourself: Her,” has been certified Gold with 500,000 units sold digitally. This is the second Gold certification, stamping BTS’ place in music history as the first K-Pop group to receive multiple Gold certifications in the … Continue reading ‘DNA’ Goes GOLD!