Hopes were high at the beginning of the year. Different Korean artists were reaching new grounds throughout the entire world and K-pop was starting to see mainstream attention and success. Groups were starting to tour more and in new countries, different music markets were being explored, monster rookies were debuting left and right — it […]
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By Courtney Lazore Released on November 30, 2015 as BTS’ second installment in their “youth” trilogy, The Most Beautiful Moment in life Pt. 2, commonly known as HYYH Pt. 2 in a nod to its Korean title, is both a celebration of adolescence and a consideration of its growing pains. With thematic expressions of restlessness, […]
By Maddy Myer Following a night of jam-packed content from BLACKPINK, including an exclusive Apple Music Interview and the premier of YouTube Released, one of the most anticipated albums of the year is finally here. BLACKPINK finally released their debut full album The Album and it quickly shot up to No. 1 on the US […]
By Maddy Myer Fresh off two pre-release singles, a new partnership with the superhero media franchise Marvel, and performing their title track “One (Monster & Infinity)” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, SuperM are on a roll. The super K-pop group dropped their debut studio album Super One on Sept. 25, almost a year after their […]
By Chyenne Tatum Although SM Entertainment has yet to reveal any 2020 plans for a full EXO album thus far, there really hasn’t been a single shortage of content from the members individually. Right on the heels of solo albums released by Suho, Baekhyun, and Lay, SM confirmed that EXO-SC would be making a comeback […]
By Shaazia Ebrahim and Fatima Moosa One of the greatest impacts of the global pandemic and sweeping social movements against police brutality and for Black Lives Matter is the questioning of the celebrity. As a society we have increasingly been questioning the role of the celebrity and how much power we, as fans, attribute to […]
By Danielle Young On Jun. 6, 2020, the story broke that BTS, the world renown K-pop sensation, had donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement. The response from this news was positive, well-received, and celebrated widely throughout Black Twitter and fans of the group, myself included. There was a massive movement within the […]
By Chermel Porter TWICE is back with your soundtrack for the summer. The release of their latest mini album More & More on Jun. 1 was highly anticipated due to the long gap between its drop and their previous release Feel Special, which came out in Sep. of last year. More & More, and the […]
NCT 127 has progressed a lot since their early days, but have made “noise pop” their own.
On Episode 48 of Kultscene’s K-pop Unmuted, Joe, Scott, Stephen, and Tamar continue their review of the last decade of Kpop. In this second of two episodes, we each select a Wildcard category, choose our Songs of the Decade, and pick our Albums of the Decade. You can also listen to this episode, and previous […]