The moment BLACKPINK dropped "How You Like That," it instantly soared to charts domestically and overseas and became an international sensation like a flash. This is even evident as their choreography video has just surpassed 100 million views on YouTube!
It wouldn't come as a surprise if K-pop idols' throwback photos become a hot topic among fans. And while there are idols who have gone under the knife to enhance their physical appearances, these female stars' graduation pictures prove they have been adorable even way back.
As K-pop is ubiquitous locally and in the international scene, it's not surprising that a lot of young girls and boys dream of becoming an idol. If you're one of those who would like to pursue an idol career, you should be aware of the emotionally, physically, and mentally draining routines that have been testified by the many stars prior to stardom.
YouTuber tehcie_ray recently uploaded a video in which he uses an app he made to determine how synchronized these 3rd and 4th generation female K-pop groups are. Check out which girl group came out on top!
Recently, a Korean journalist evaluated K-pop groups throughout the years and deemed these artists to be the top groups during their eras. Find out who they are!
K-pop arrangements can be very unfair as many artists have brought charges towards their companies over the years because of their abusive contractual arrangements. Way, a former Crayon Pop member, has made the decision to have a casual conversation with certain lawyers about K-pop contractual agreements.
Ever wondered which K-pop fanlights last longer? K-pop fanlights, commonly known as lightsticks, symbolize belongingness within the fandom. A vlogger on YouTube under the name 달플 dalflora uploaded a video to showcase the different lightsticks every K-pop group represents.
As K-pop in itself started in Korea, with idols usually being from this country, and music is made for the Korean public, you can expect the leader of K-pop groups to be Korean. But then, the genre broke into the global scene and the number of foreign K-pop idols continues to rise, so it's not unusual to see foreign members and leaders in groups.
Becoming a K-pop idol is going to be difficult, but fraudulent agencies make it much harder to accomplish that goal. YouTuber Evangeline Pang, known as Ploopy678, deliberately auditioned for dubious "companies" and found out what separates a scam firm from a legitimate one.
K-pop idols are known for their colorful entertainment. Thus, some of them have embraced the LGBTQ+ through forms of manifestations. But despite the colorful K-pop scene, South Korea is not totally on a stronghold when it comes to its type of songs and music videos.
Although there are plenty of positive features concerning K-pop, there are also a bunch of negative sides. Such negative factors can be extracted from issues like firms, people on social media, or immature fans. Here are five things that need to stop (like, really, STOP) happening in K-pop.
The Dallas Police Department asked the public on Sunday to submit "evidence of any wrongdoing" from the city's #BlackLivesMattter rallies through the iWatch Dallas application, where citizens can submit an image, evidence, or message information on suspected offenses. Instead, it ended up getting a massive influx of K-pop artists' photographs and videos.
K-pop is indeed the portal to loving Korean culture! In an online Korean community site, a question posted by a netizen drew several K-pop enthusiasts' attention after asking, "Are there any Korean habits you adapted after listening to K-pop (being a K-pop fan)?"
If you have never been to K-pop live shows and/or performances, don't think that it will be like the average Western celebrity performance. Several significant differences are essential to learn in advance, and that will ready you for, perhaps, the best experience imaginable.
Previous bullying controversies are one of the worst incidents that could happen to an artist as they can significantly damage the reputation of an entertainer. Two idols suspected of past bullying are former SISTAR's Hyolyn and Yoo Young Hyun of Jannabi.
It's sad that dating and romance within the K-pop industry are always something that could spin entirely out of hand and endanger the career and reputation of an artist.
Are you ready for the fourth generation of the K-pop wave? If yes, make sure to keep an eye and remember these following idol-ready female trainees who are set to debut in the following years. Netizens are debating on who are potentially the next talented visuals of the new era.
"Idols are the reflection of their fans." This might be true in some aspects, but not always. In a few cases, some fans crossed their limits, offending or disrespecting others due to their love for their fandom and their favorite idols.