Mamamoo faced immense backlash from international fans for incorporating blackface/brownface in their cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk at their recent concert. But then, in a rare move, RBW and Mamamoo swiftly issued an apology that does acknowledge the issue at hand.
So what does this mean? Several comments left by South Koreans
The Big 3 is a term coined to three of the most influential entertainment companies in South Korea. With years of legacy and most importantly their contribution to rising and shaping Korean Wave or Hallyu, these companies are and were homes to some of the largest acts such as TVXQ,
February was a busy month in Kpop, that's for sure. In the midst of comebacks from big names like Red Velvet, BTS, Twice, and Taeyeon, I feel like the lesser known groups may have gotten pushed to the side a little. Don't get me wrong: I loved some of the songs
T-ara is back, now with more juicy news and revelations after years of nothing but hatred and injustice. T-ara's bullying scandal remains as one of the biggest, most shocking controversy in the South Korean entertainment industry. Will something this big and volatile find a conclusion? Are we done with them yet?
A DECADE ago, a group of five fresh and talented girls rocked onto a K-pop scene, which was in transition to the next generation of leading idols.
Flowers of green, pink, white and blue created the outline of a pathway that would be scattered in the most beautiful imported white petals. The long trail of a Carven dress, especially customised for her, would follow as she walked down the aisle to officially announce her vowels. And I,
Indie groups are an interesting phenomenon in that they can go from complete unknowns to massive hits in a matter of a few good, publicized songs. This year's breakout indie group in South Korea is the female duo Bolbbalgan4, known alternatively as Red Cheeked Puberty. The group consists of vocalist Ahn Jiyoung
From the title, most of you would probably have a few examples on your minds already if you’ve been listening to K-Pop long enough. Some songs have such an incredible hold on Koreans that they keep coming back every single time. Other times, songs that didn’t perform particularly well on digital
Sometimes when we listen to a certain song, we don't recognise a voice singing an ad-lib in the background or leading the song's chorus. And then we go for days and days wondering and debating about who it is until someone gets their hands on the physical copy of the album, if it's
Let's go back in time and remember 5566, one of the Taiwanese boybands that had their moment in the sun in the early 2000s. Tony Sun, Rio Peng, Jason Hsu, Zax Wang, and Sam Wang... I know there has to be that one 5566 fan out there who still remembers