Mnet’s 2022 MAMA Awards Faces Backlash From Korean Netizens And News Outlets For Having Its Host Speak Almost Exclusively In English

The award show’s host Jeon Somi hardly spoke any Korean. Mnet‘s 2022 MAMA Awards is receiving criticism from Korean netizens and Korean news outlets due to having its host, Jeon Somi (also known as Somi), speak almost exclusively in English. Jeon Somi at the 2022 MAMA Awards | On November 29, Mnet’s annual MAMA Awards took place. As one of K-Pop’s penultimate award...

TXT Nominated For The First Time For The MTV Europe Music Awards

Congrats to the boys! K-Pop idol group TXT has been nominated for the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA) for the first time since debut. According to the list of nominees announced on October 12, TXT is the only K-Pop group nominated for the Best Asia Act category. The 2022 MTV EMAs will be held on November 13 at the PSD Bank Dome in...

(G)I-DLE’s Fifth Mini Album “I LOVE” Surpasses 700,000 Copies In Pre-Orders

Congrats to the girls! K-Pop girl group (G)I-DLE has hit another career high with their upcoming album. Their fifth mini album, I LOVE, broke their own record with over 700,000 pre-orders as of October 11.  CUBE Entertainment stated, “They are receiving much attention from fans around the world with news of their new album. We are predicting another syndrome like ‘TOMBOY’...

‘We’re trying hard’: K-pop group Verivery back on the road after 2 years

Imagine being a year old with the whole world ahead of you, and then being told to freeze in place for two years. That’s what K-pop group Verivery experienced when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, after their first year together in 2019. Now with a full-blown identity and sense of self, they’re aiming to...

CRAVITY Officially Drops Fourth Mini Album “NEW WAVE”

They are ready to bring positive energy! K-Pop idol group CRAVITY will officially make a comeback with their fourth mini album, NEW WAVE. This will be their first comeback in six months and they hope to create a new wave of K-pop through this new album. The title track, “PARTY ROCK” is a pop and rock genre that combines...

Lapilllus Officially Drops First Mini Album “GIRL’s ROUND Part.1”

We’re excited to hear what concept they will be bringing next. K-Pop girl group Lapillus will release their new album, GIRL’s ROUND Part.1, and begin official comeback activities. This album contains the bold ambition and dreams of six girls and will include a total of five tracks including the title track, “GRATATA”. The title track, “GRATATA” is a dance...

K-pop’s Blackpink pushes global goals at UN meeting

South Korean pop band Blackpink and American poet Amanda Gorman took to the United Nations stage on Monday to urge action on climate change and other global goals that include achieving gender equality and ending hunger and poverty. Gorman read a new poem in the UN General Assembly chamber in New York, a day before...

Who is the K-pop CEO who outshone Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett in Venice?

A little known K-pop CEO stole the limelight at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Sept 2. South Korean Yulee Choi may not be a celebrity, but the dress she wore for her appearance at the glamorous event outshone the highly crafted looks of major stars such as festival jury president Julianne Moore and...

AB6IX Drops Special Single “CHANCE” As A Present To Fans

This will also be their first English single release! K-Pop idol group AB6IX will release a special single, CHANCE, as a surprise gift for fans after successfully completing their fan meeting tour held in six cities in the U.S. and two cities in Japan. This new single captures the emotions felt of not being able to meet fans...

5 K-pop anthems for those fighting for a cause, from BTS to Girls’ Generation

Part of the human experience is about what we fight for, whether it's our own happiness or communal betterment. Music often helps motivate us through these struggles, providing solace and inspiration. These impassioned and hopeful K-pop songs are certain to rouse you, stirring the soul with inspiration and energy. 1. Ateez – Guerrilla https://youtu.be/2HcVZm_4qAI The music of this popular boy...