Entries by Shelley Foo

KCON 2016 NY’s M! Countdown Day 1 Concert Recap

It hasn’t even been a year yet but it’s already that time when all things Hallyu are celebrated in one convenient location here in the States. After its first installment last August, KCON returned back again to the East Coast, bringing its M! Countdown concerts to the famous Prudential Center in the NY’s metropolitan area. […]

Which Generation of K-Pop Do You Belong In? [QUIZ]

We are only a month into 2016, yet so far a lot has already happened: Legendary boy group H.O.T is reportedly preparing for their 20th anniversary reunion concert, SS501 sub-unit SS301 is making a comeback for the first time in seven years with their album “ETERNAL5,” and Teen Top recently returned with their seventh mini […]

11 Korean Idols Who Overcame Hardships

No one ever said being an Korean idol was easy. Starting from predebut, trainees endure endless hours of choreography and vocal training (and sometimes even language and personality training), and pressure from others to succeed. Dieting is almost inevitable, and while some companies grant their trainees the right to date, there is barely any time […]

Best December 2015 K-Pop Releases

It’s December – or at least it was – which means it’s time for the big labels to churn out their holiday ballads and festive company music videos. They’re usually cute and fun to watch, but unfortunately they’re also usually nothing sensational as well. Last year, one of our writers wrote about how scarce and […]

Artist Spotlight: DMTN

For a group who debuted five years ago and whose members each have an extensive track record, DMTN is one K-pop boy group who has yet to see any remarkable success in comparison to their juniors. It also doesn’t help that the group has been MIA for two and a half years now, which is […]

7 Uniquely Shot K-Pop Music Videos

Does the song make the K-pop music video or does the K-pop music video make the song? Of course, a good song should always be able to stand on its own, with the accompanying music video only serving as a mnemonic aid, so the answer might seem obvious to some. But consider the following uniquely […]