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  • Confessions of an Uncle Fan: The Series (Episode 7)

    May 14, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    Welcome friends to yet another enthralling episode of K-pop's most exciting and anticipated column (at least in my mind), Confessions of an Uncle Fan. Last week I went on a bit of a YG Entertainment tangent because of a bunch of interesting items coming out of the company but this week I'll try to even things out a bit more. We'll get into the comeback of another old school idol singer, what the deal with T-ara N4 and Chris Brown is, and the

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  • BoA anticipates the return of 'K-pop star' Lee Hyori

    May 10, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    BoA showed her support for the veteran 'K-pop star' Lee Hyori. BoA took to her Twitter and wrote to Hyori, "Unni, I will anticipate your new album~~!! Please take care of your health~~ Fighting^^ Miss Korea~~!!" Lee Hyori replied back, "Thanks~~", and fans were happy to see their friendship is still going strong. Lee Hyori made her debut back in 1998 while BoA made her debut soon after in 2000 and the two stars have been known to be goo

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  • Confessions of an Uncle Fan: The Series (Episode 6)

    May 7, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

    It's Tuesday which means it's time for more of my weekly spouting off about all things K-pop on Confessions of an Uncle Fan. Last week I was writing from lovely Santa Monica on a mini-vacation but I'm back in New York City and have been catching up on the latest K-pop news. It was actually a fairly quiet week following the surge of girl group comebacks but there are always things to talk about so let's get to it. Cool Things of the Week T

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  • 'Asia's Star' BoA to return to Japan

    May 3, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    Get ready, Japan, because BoA is headed your way! BoA will be returning to Japanese promotions with a new single that's set to release in June. She did release "Only One" in Japan in February, but this will be her first original Japanese song since December of 2011. Because she's been active in Korea, especially with 'K-Pop Star', she hasn't had time to promote in Japan. While she was absent, her hoobaes KARA and Girls' Generation made

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  • BoA praises 'Infinity Challenge' for their musical episode

    April 28, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    Artist BoA heaped praise on the latest episode of MBC's 'Infinity Challenge', which broke variety ground by attempting the first musical in a variety show for its 8th anniversary. "Ah...really...Muhan Company...amazing idea," she posted to her Twitter earlier today. "Must've been hard work singing.. thanks to you, everyone in South Korea can laugh and be happy. The 'Les Miserables' part was really touching!" Playing off a skit that invo

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  • Psy nominated in 6 categories at the '2013 Billboard Music Awards'

    April 23, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    Psy has been nominated in 6 different categories at the '2013 Billboard Music Awards'! Psy's "Gangnam Style" has been nominated in the categories for 'Top New Artist', 'Top Streaming Artist', 'Top Rap Artist', 'Top Streaming Song, Video', 'Top Rap Song', and 'Top Dance Song'. He's the first Korean artist to be nominated for 6 different categories. Psy has already won numerous international awards. He won 'Best Video' at the '2013 MTV EM

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  • BoA transforms into a 'Bond girl'?

    April 22, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    BoA has become more than a triple threat in the K-pop scene so fans were almost fooled into thinking that she was the next 'Bond girl'. BoA shared, Lol!!!!!!!! Love this fake!!!!! twitter.com/BoAkwon/status… — BoA (@BoAkwon) April 21, 2013 The fake poster shows BoA looking fierce while donning her sunglasses and red lipstick. The poster proves that she definitely has what it takes to be a 'Bond girl' for the next film in the '007'

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  • BoA reveals she sees 15&'s Park Ji Min and Lee Hi as celebrities now

    April 21, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    Veteran singer and 'K-Pop Star' judge BoA showed how proud she is of former 'K-Pop Star' finalists Park Ji Min and Lee Hi upon seeing them mature as rookie singers. "Wow! 15&'s Park Ji Min and Lee Hi came on 'Music Core'~~~~!!" she shared on her Twitter. "Now it feels like I'm watching celebrities.. Great job!!!!!! I will look forward to your activities^^ MC Minho is also good! hehe", showing her support for Park Ji Min and Lee Hi's la

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  • BoA looks chic in shades for 'W Korea'

    April 19, 2013 @ 1:40 pm

    BoA forgot about the unique ear accessory she wears as a judge on 'K-Pop Star' for shades instead in a chic pictorial for 'W Korea'. BoA looks undeniably chic as she rocks her 'Oakley' sunglasses. The singer also showed that she can be both hipster chic and elegant at the same time with her graphic tee, motorcycle jacket, and black ruched top. A staff member commented, "Fitting with her title as 'Asia's star', she consistently showed her u

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  • Psy's "Gentleman" debuts at #12 on Billboard's 'Hot 100' + ranks in iTunes' Top 10 in 77 countries

    April 18, 2013 @ 4:36 am

    Will Psy achieve the coveted #1 spot on Billboard's 'Hot 100' chart this time around? The instant success of his new single "Gentleman" gives hope for breaking his previous record of #2 on the chart. Within only six days since its release, Psy's "Gentleman" made a strong debut at #12 on Billboard's 'Hot 100' chart. "Gentleman" surpassed the previous debut of "Gangnam Style" on the 'Hot 100' which charted at #64 at 61 days after initial rel

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