Every fan wants to know that their favorite group is doing well: that their music is selling, the members have name to face recognition, and their fandom is always growing. And in recent years, this drive has surpassed fandom-centered goals to reach for higher and higher awards and recognition. And
Recently, Laboum was accused of committing sajaegi. It became a large issue since they won a KBS Music Bank award against South Korea's National Sweetheart IU. A broad definition for the Korean word ‘sajaegi’ is chart manipulation, whether it’s physical or digital. So how does sajaegi affect music charts, rankings
Welcome to the second instalment in a series of Throwback Thursday highlighting the career of J-Pop superstar, Ayumi Hamasaki! Recently, I took a look at Ayu's 1999 album LOVEppears; a dance-heavy pop album with several well-loved standout tracks. This time, I'll be shining the spotlight on the standout tracks from her follow-up, Duty,
Whilst the northern half of the planet has gravitated to the inviting warmth of blossoms blooming to welcome the warmer months of spring, I await the days the individual leaves start changing colours. With each passing season, a large number of dramas in fluctuate the already competitive market. The term
When you've seen enough K-Dramas, you realize there are a few scenarios almost guaranteed to show up in the plot somewhere along the way. These instances are so predictable that the scriptwriters may have very well been bumping elbows over a Wrist Grabs 101 textbook as they drafted up their scripts.