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K-Pop Terminology: Fandom Names

  In K-pop, you might hear or read a lot of words or letters that don’t make sense if you aren’t familiar with them. There could be many reasons for this, but fandom is one of the biggest and most important. These names are often confusing, as they sometimes don’t seem to have relevance to...

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Top 10 Female Idols Who Grew Up Abroad

Top 10 Female Idols Who Grew Up Abroad

Top 10 Female Idols Who Grew Up Abroad Just like male k-pop stars, there are also many female k-pop stars who have also lived abroad.  Living abroad has really helped these singers with not only doing press, but have helped them reach a much wider global appeal.   To follow up of ranking of male idols...

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Top Ten Male K-Pop Idols Who Grew Up Abroad

Top 10 Korean Male Idols Who Grew Up Abroad It is well known that to be an idol in Korea, one usually has to be Korean, or at least Asian, though there are a few notable exceptions. Many K-pop idols, Korean and foreigner, have lived overseas. Here is a ranking of the top ten male...

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K-Pop Moves: Top 10 Iconic dances in K-Pop

Dance and choreography in K-Pop music. K-pop is known to have some of the best and most iconic choreography in the world. K-pop choreography is so popular that many artists release secondary music videos to show the dance or dance practice videos. Many dances are well known because of their difficulty and intensity, while others...

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YG Announces G-Dragon’s Military Enlistment Date

YG has made an official announcement of G-Dragon’s military enlistment day. The Bigbang member will enter his active duty military service on February 27. G-Dragon will not be holding an official farewell. He plans to enter the military quietly in order to prevent any chaos during his transition. Member Taeyang is also set to enter...

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K-Pop and the Games

The Winter Games and K-Pop The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea have begun. The 100 day Olympic Torch Relay was a star studded affair. The torch bearers included many K-Pop idols. Let’s take a look at some of the Hallyu musicians who had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch. 1. Suzy...

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Is Korea Ready?

Korea, in many ways, remains a very conservative country. Issues such as sex and homosexuality remain largely taboo. It has been slowly creeping into public view thanks to a small handful celebrities such as Hong Seok-cheon. On January 21, Korean singer Holland released a video for his debut song ‘Neverland’. The video has been met...

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K-Pop Terminology: Maknae

  In Korea, Confucian philosophy has imprinted itself into many aspects of society. One the most blatant ways is in the ‘age hierarchy’ of the country. The Korean lagrange uses suffixes and other types of language depending on the age of the the subject and the object in relation to the speaker and the person...

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