Co-ed groups are few and far between in pop music. A vast majority of pop groups all over the world are limited to individuals of the same gender. These single-gendered groups are typically aimed at very specific target demographics. That is, boy groups are usually primarily designed to attract fangirls,
A leaked snippet of a song or choreography preceding an EXO comeback is almost taken as a given nowadays. No other group seems to have premature information appear like clockwork before their comeback. In fact, it has gotten to the point where some have grown suspicious of SM themselves and
Currently produced by STY, one of the biggest music producer responsible for hits from Koda Kumi and J Soul Brothers to Daichi Miura and Fairies, BANANALEMON is the newest artist in the girl group scene. They bring on a fierce energy that challenges all the girl groups with their amazing
This article is the first of a series of breakdowns. Over the next weeks I'll be looking into the style of a particular director or production team, and what makes their music videos so intriguing to watch and analyse.
This week will be a focus on the production team called VM
It is no secret that there had been many occurrences in the K-Pop, J-Pop, and C-Pop scene that challenged the bond between fans and idols. Some have been healthy, harmonious, melodic, and beautiful… but some have been just tragic and terrible. What are the real boundaries of being a fan?
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
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
As years fly past, more idol groups have resorted to disbandment. In 2017 alone, about 13 groups went their separate ways to continue as soloists, actresses, actors or leaving the entertainment industry.
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