K-Pop

Music

Meet Chanmina, the Japanese-Korean artist taking East Asia by storm

From high school rapper to self-assured pop icon with attitude, Chanmina reflects on her 'Angel' EP and how 2020 changed her.
Sota Nagashima
12.7.20
Music

The new BTS album confirms they’re K-Pop’s most emotional group

'BE' is the intimate, introspective lockdown project released as a balm for 2020.
Katie Goh
11.20.20
News

Your first proper look at the new BLACKPINK documentary on Netflix

The trailer for 'BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky' has arrived *in your area*.
Jenna Mahale
10.6.20
News

Watch the trailer for the new BTS video game

Subway Surfer is SHAKING right now.
Roisin Lanigan
9.16.20
Music

(G)I-DLE are a major K-pop girl group writing their own music

The group calling their own creative shots discuss their differing songwriting styles, the deep sisterly bond they share and how they've come to see themselves as role models.
Taylor Glasby
9.1.20
Music

Lay Zhang's euphoric Mandopop songs celebrate his Chinese roots

Fresh off the release of ‘LIT’, the M-pop star discusses his beloved Changsha and the evolution of his solo career.
LSB
8.13.20
Music

TREASURE are about to take over K-Pop

Nobody's heard their debut single yet, but it’s already been pre-ordered over 100,000 times.
Douglas Greenwood
8.4.20
Culture

This book splits open the world of K-beauty in contemporary Seoul

We speak to author Frances Cha about her debut novel, 'If I Had Your Face', a story which follows four women as they navigate wealth, desire and the practical realities of plastic surgery.
Jenna Mahale
7.22.20
Opinion

K-pop activism makes headlines but Black fans' experience is more complex

They’ve been pushing the movement from within, but the complicated reality for Black fans is continually ignored in fandoms littered with racism and problematic faves.
Stitch
6.30.20
News

BLACKPINK are back, baby

Their new single ‘How You Like That’? We aren’t worthy :’((((
Douglas Greenwood
6.26.20
Music

Crush reflects on lockdown and his isolation album 'homemade'

When COVID-19 cancelled the Korean R&B singer's tour he turned his attention to creating an album under isolation.
Elaine YJ Lee
5.25.20
Music

K-pop group SEVENTEEN reflect on their 5 most important singles

As they celebrate five years since debuting, the group dissect their key musical moments over FaceTime.
Taylor Glasby
5.5.20
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