• WBW: The Most Influential Music Videos

    February 27, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    Can anyone imagine K-pop without the music video? From Psy to Girls' Generation, the music video is becoming the defining characteristic behind our favorite K-pop groups. In a sense, it may actually be more important than the song itself because when a new song is released, instead of buying the CD (that's so 10 years ago) or downloading the MP3, fans are now looking straight for the music video. It sets the tone and concept, and in a lot of

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  • Way Back Wednesday: Fashion Flashback

    October 24, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    Old school K-pop had a number of elements that made it so darn fun. There was the catchy music, cool dances (which I covered at length here, here, and here), and the bubbly personalities of the groups and their members that everyone loved. But there was also one other very important element that helped K-pop gain legions of fans; the fashion. In all the writing I've done on the subject of Korean music, I always try to include fashion where I

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  • Lee Juno from legendary Seo Taiji and Boys to hold wedding next month

    August 27, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    Former Seo Taiji and Boys member Lee Juno (47) has announced that he will hold an official wedding with his wife Park Miri on September 8th. On August 27th, his agency released, "At 1 p.m. KST on September 8th, Lee Juno will be holding a wedding ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in the Central Wedding Millennium Hall." The couple was able to overcome their 23 year age difference and signed their legal papers last year. They were in the hea

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  • Hwang Hye Young talks about her boyfriend scandal from 10 years ago

    December 2, 2009 @ 4:30 am

    On this week's episode of Strong Heart, one of the topics up for discussion was "Scandals of people in their twenties"; and singer Hwang Hye Young stepped up to the plate as she shared the scandal that she had 10 years ago with another male celebrity. And when she was asked about the identity of the mystery man, she replied, "It was a member of R.ef, Solid, Seo Taiji and Boys, or Fire Truck (Sobangcha)," which were all popular groups at the time.

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