My Journey as a 2PM Fan: The Things I’ll Miss the Most

  The sound of wind whistling against metal bars grated my ears, as I sat outside that winter night.  I was again lost in thought; thoughts of many different things. Mostly, and unfortunately at that time, negative.  If it wasn’t for the pleasant distraction I don’t know what those thoughts could

Introducing Wanna One: The Top 11 of “Produce 101 Season 2”

The wait is finally over. After eleven long weeks, the second season of the MNET survival show "Produce 101" has come to a close. Produce 101 was initially established in 2015 with the goal of producing Korea's best girl group from a pool of one hundred and one trainees from forty-six

Oh! Press Talk: Seeking Western Validation in K-Pop

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

Oh! Press Talk: Does Sajaegi Cause More Harm Than Good?

Sajaegi

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

Oh! Press Talk: Fan Gift Culture

For years, as a demonstration of their appreciation, fans have gifted idols anything from flowers to billboards advertising their birthdays. It’s a long tradition accepted by the industry as a way to give back directly to the people who we adore. However, over time (and the past few weeks in

Oh! Press Talk: Should K-Pop groups add new members?

Throughout the history of K-Pop, various groups have been known to add new members to their existing line-up to adapt to the demands of the K-Pop industry. But how does adding new members fare for the groups that have done so? Does it bring more recognition and success? With their