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’

Younha To Return With New Album

It has been five years since Korean singer Younha released her last studio album “Supersonic.” Since then she has provided songs for dramas, EPs and released singles like “Get It?” featuring CHEETAH and HA:TFELT. Younha has been in the music industry since 2004. She started out promoting in Japan before debuting in Korea. Anime fans might remember her melodic voice from Tite Kubo’s “Bleach.” Her … Continue reading Younha To Return With New Album

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’

Artists To Look Out For: RIRI

RIRI is a young Japanese R&B artist with powerful vocals well beyond her years. RIRI got her start back in 2011 when she became a finalist in “Next Generation Star,” an audition show hosted by David Foster, a well-known producer who has worked with stars like Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. In 2012, RIRI met her idol, Japanese singer AI. The two developed a … Continue reading Artists To Look Out For: RIRI

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HyunA Claps Back in “Lip & Hip”

HyunA returns with the sassy new single “Lip & Hip” just four months after releasing her sixth EP, “Following.” Though a sexy and fun concept isn’t new territory for the 10-year idol, “Lip & Hip” is a direct middle finger to those who’ve criticized her previous work. HyunA, like many female idols, comes under fire when she does a sexy concept. In fact, look no … Continue reading HyunA Claps Back in “Lip & Hip”

Temporary Project Groups: Yong Guk & Shi Hyun (용국&시현)

On July 31 Choon Entertainment artists Yong Guk and Shi Hyun made their debut  with the smooth R&B track, “the.the.the” from their mini album of the same name. The album and title track’s video followed a positive fan meeting on Saturday, July 29. Since that summer meeting, however, Choon Entertainment had to close their fan cafe, citing division between fans of the temporary project group. [NOTICE] … Continue reading Temporary Project Groups: Yong Guk & Shi Hyun (용국&시현)

Red Velvet Wows With Witch-y Antics in ‘Peek-a-Boo’

After their summer smash “Red Flavor,” Red Velvet is back with their fun new title track, “Peek-a-Boo” from their second full album, “Perfect Velvet.” From beat one, the song makes use of a music box-like melody, creating an upbeat dance vibe. The song lyrics are also playful, comparing new love to shiny objects and a game of cat and mouse played on a playground. The … Continue reading Red Velvet Wows With Witch-y Antics in ‘Peek-a-Boo’