Temporary Project Groups: OG School Project

As the trend of temporary project groups continues to rise, three young artists are trying their hand at debuting under the name OG SCHOOL PROJECT.     Cube Entertainment trainee Jo Woo Chan (Show Me the Money season 6) and Starship Entertainment trainees Park Hyun Jin (K-pop Star season 6) and ACHILLO, a rapper, recently released teaser images for to promote their concept. Production duo … Continue reading Temporary Project Groups: OG School Project

#MeetBT21 Events Announced for NYC & Seoul

After months of teasing, LINE FRIENDS announces events to #MeetBT21, the charming characters created by K-pop group BTS. Fans will get a first chance at merchandise on Dec. 16 at two locations, the LINE FRIENDS Flagship Store in New York City and Boon the Shop, Gagnam-nu, Seoul. While supplies last, purchases of $30 or more will receive limited-edition postcards at the NYC store. Special character sets … Continue reading #MeetBT21 Events Announced for NYC & Seoul

Why You Might Be Losing Access To Your Favorite Idols

This article is shared with permission by WAE KPOP and was originally published on their website on Dec. 9, 2017. WAE KPOP is an independent site that offers a unique, creative perspective on Korean culture and entertainment to our distinctly inquisitive audience. Views and opinions expressed in this entry are solely those of the guest contributor. During the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards’ (MAMA) voting period, over … Continue reading Why You Might Be Losing Access To Your Favorite Idols

Temporary Project Groups: JBJ (제이비제이)

“Produce 101 Season 2” might have created Wanna One, but the broadcast brought another set of young men to the forefront to form Just Be Joyful (JBJ) on Oct. 18, 2017. Members of JBJ did not make the top 11, but fan support created an avenue for the mix of trainees and previously debuted entertainers to perform. The project group is managed by Fave Entertainment … Continue reading Temporary Project Groups: JBJ (제이비제이)

KARD’s ‘You in Me’ MV Showcases the Darker Side of Love

Co-ed quartet KARD make their comeback with a six-song mini album titled “You & Me.” The lead single, “You in Me,” features their signature Tropical House-inspired style that has garnered them a steady fanbase, but it’s the accompanying music video itself that’s really got everyone talking. The music video is a study in visual contrasts, switching from warm to cool tones throughout the storyline shots, … Continue reading KARD’s ‘You in Me’ MV Showcases the Darker Side of Love

MONSTA X Hit Hard with ‘The Code’ – Review & Commentary

This year has been quite busy for Starship Entertainment’s premier boy group, MONSTA X. March saw the release of their first full studio album, “The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter,” its repackage in June, a successful Japanese debut and two fun-filled seasons of their “MONSTA X-RAY” variety show. Thus it seems fitting that MONSTA X would end 2017 with a bang, which is exactly … Continue reading MONSTA X Hit Hard with ‘The Code’ – Review & Commentary

BTS Holds Mini Concert on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

The performances just keep coming! On Nov. 29, BTS appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to perform for an impressive-sized crowd. The mini-concert is part of a series for the late-night talk show, in which artists can present a fuller set rather than one or two songs. BTS took full advantage of the solo stage, performing six songs: “Go Go,” “Save Me,” “I Need U,” “Fire,” … Continue reading BTS Holds Mini Concert on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

EXO Releases Post-Apocalyptic Video for Japanese Single ‘Electric Kiss’

Ahead of their first full Japanese album — set for release on Jan. 24 — EXO dropped the short version of title track “Electric Kiss.” WARNING: This video could be dangerous for those prone to epileptic seizures. Viewer discretion advised. Right from beat one, a fat brass hit demands attention before a syncopated series of claps and snaps come in to lay the groundwork for … Continue reading EXO Releases Post-Apocalyptic Video for Japanese Single ‘Electric Kiss’

MBC To Broadcast Year-End Award Ceremonies

On December 7, 2017 it was announced that Korean television and radio network company Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) will broadcast all year-end award ceremonies later this month. The awards were tentatively on hold, due to a strike announced earlier this year. A representative from MBC stated, “After the discussion, it was decided to broadcast both the broadcast entertainment object and the acting object because it … Continue reading MBC To Broadcast Year-End Award Ceremonies