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Best Space-Theme K-Pop MVs That Are Out Of This World

K-Pop has a lot of unique concepts and themes but a real favorite is the eccentric outer space theme. Whether they come from Mars are taking over our world from their rocket ship, these otherworldly concepts will blow your mind and have you seeing stars! Check out the best space-themed MVs of K-Pop down below! 2NE1 beg you to “Come Back Home” in their futuristic MV. The theme bounces back between earth and a rebellious future. Big Bang drove us wild with their sexy and fun MV for “BAE BAE.” The boys dance on the moon and chant to the rhythm majestically. Stellar give us a glimpse of the future as their robot boyfriend comes down to our earth to become their perfect savior! Dal Shabet will have you living in a dreamland as they are cutesy space cadets in “Pink Rocket.” The song is futuristic and charming as the girls sing about love soaring like a space ship. GLAM are the girls who came from Mars and are uniting with all the other ETs of the earth. The girls come with a message from that stars that being different is A-OKAY! The Wonder Girls wow us as spies in

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Is Obama a SHINee Fan? This is What He Had to Say About Them

Is Obama a SHINee Fan? This is What He Had to Say About Them

On July 3, the former US President Barack Obama  attended the 8 th  Asian Leadership Conference hosted by Chosun Ilbo at the Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul. During the conference Obama  lectured about his eight-year experience at the presidency and the topic of “Leadership to Change the World.” During the lecture, Obama talked how delighted he was to be back in Seoul for the first time since finishing his presidency. He mentioned the strength of the alliance between South Korea and the United States and how soldiers from both nations fought to protect the freedom of the Korean peninsula. He talked about the progress that South Korea has made over time the decades, thanks to the Korean people’s dedication to innovation and work ethic. He said that South Korea’s trade and commerce with the rest of the world has made the future get better with every generation. Speaking of exports and exchange, the lecture turned to South Korea’s pop culture reaching the rest of the world. Obama  commented on the popularity of the boy group SHINee  with the American youth. “Some of our young people in America have even learned to speak some Korean so they can keep up with the

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The Perfect K-Pop Songs To Celebrate The 4th of July

The 4th of July is finally here! In America, it is the day we celebrate our independence because on July  4th, 1776, our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Today, American celebrate with parties, feasts, and fireworks! Check out some K-Pop songs that fit the theme and can help you celebrate this year’s 4th of July and the next, too! B1A4’s “Beautiful Target” is fun, fast and filled with energy! The song’s MV is also filled with lots of colors as the sky glows like a carnival with the rainbow and neon flashing lights. SISTAR make our summers fun and sweet as they are loving life in “I Swear!” The song is perfect because the MV showcases the girls frolicking with classic sparklers that can be seen at every 4th of July party! How is this song NOT perfect for the 4th of July? “BANG BANG BANG” is the perfect description of the way we will be ending our night – with fireworks of course! Whether you’re at the grill or talking about the fireworks in the sky, “Fire” is the perfect anthem to get everyone riled up and celebrate! Sporting the perfect summer attire and living large by

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5 Times Korea Went Too Far With ‘Black Face’

5 Times Korea Went Too Far With 'Black Face'

Sadly, K-Pop has its dark sides (no pun intended) and it has recently been coming a hot topic among netizens and international fans due to the amounts of racial acts that have been appearing left and right on the Korean media these days. This time, we are referring to the act of ‘Black Face’ which can be found in MVs, comedy shows and more! Check out 5 times Korea went overboard with this racist act. MAMAMOO were in some hot water when they released a premier cover of Bruno Mar’s “Uptown Funk You Up” at one of their concerts. In the video, they are seen doing black face as they are layered in dark makeup for this performance.   Recently, A Pink’s Bomi is under fire, alongside SNL Korea, for imitating a black character named Michol from the popular ‘Dooly’ kids show, a hit Korean TV Program.      While some fans were quick to defend him, others were in a rage over the fact that Taeyang used a filter on Snapchat to put famous American rapper Kanye West’s face over his own and discuss the year of the monkey. Racist or not?   SBS started the biggest controversy in

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Hyolyn Is Sexier Than Ever With Her ‘Fruity’ Comeback

Hyolyn Is Sexier Than Ever With Her 'Fruity' Comeback

Hyolyn, the previous member of SISTAR , has wasted no time in making a comeback as a solo artist. Hyolyn recently became dazzling and refreshing in her colorful, summer-themed MV for ‘Fruity.’ Recently, Hyolyn announced her departure from SISTAR and caused the separation of the ever-so-popular girl group. She spoke it over with the girls but her desire to become a soloist grew even stronger after she had her first tour in the United States a few months back. Now she has taken over the K-Pop scene as a successful soloist after her previous songs such as “One Step” and “Paradise.” This time her latest track “Fruity” features singer Kisum and was produced by the most current popular producers in Korea GroovyRoom. The song is smooth and sassy with a nice mid-tempo. The instrumental isn’t distracting and the melody carries the beat alongside her flirty and fun vocals. She also gets creative with her use of English and small snippets of rapping. Kisum’s additional vocals also help the track stand out quite nicely. Like the title suggests, “Fruity” is fun and filled with flavor. It has it’s own unique sound and is definitely refreshing for any K-Pop fan’s ears! Check

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GOT7 Becomes First-Ever K-pop Group To Hold Concerts In 4 Cities Of Thailand

GOT7 Becomes First-Ever K-pop Group To Hold Concerts In 4 Cities Of Thailand

After winning the hearts of Australians with their “Global Fan Meeting” in three cities of Australia in April, GOT7 has now cemented its status as one of the most popular K-pop idols in Thailand. The K-pop idol recently concluded its four-city  tour of the country making it the first K-pop to make the rounds in all of the key cities. GOT7 performed to sold out crowds in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Phuket. “GOT7 Thailand Tour-Nestival 2017” performed in a total of five shows in four cities and managed to get iGOT7, the group’s official fandom members more excited. According to Kpop Behind , GOT7 performed hits like “Fly”, “Hard Carry”, “Paradise”, “If you do”, and “Never Ever”. As a result, JYP Entertainment reps have said that the agency has been receiving inquiries and calls about endorsement deals for the GOT7 members for local Thai brands. It can be recalled that after releasing their comeback “Flight Log: Arrival,” GOT7’s popularity has been on a constant uptrend. They are planning to take over Japan with their “GOT7 Arena Special 2017 My Swagger” event at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. The event will happen this weekend for from June 24-25.

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Who Is The Best K-pop Idol? BTS, TWICE, G-Dragon & IU Ranked No. 1!

Who Is The Best K-pop Idol? BTS

Entertainment agencies recently weighed in on who they thought among K-pop players and artists are the most influential in the market. Thirty-two  agency reps participated in the survey entitled “The Power People of K-pop.” Among the CEOs who joined the survey are entertainment CEOs including YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk, JYP Entertainment CEO Jung Wook and Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak. YMC Entertainment CEO Cho Yoo Myung, TS Entertainment CEO Kim Tae Song also joined the survey, All Kpop  reported. Among the categories surveyed in The Power People of K-pop” are the hotly contested Best Boy Group, Best Girl Group, Best Producer and Best Solo Artist. Each of the participants were asked to write down their top three choices in which they gave three, two and one point for the top 3 choices. For the Best Male Solo Artist, it came as no surprise that BIGBANG leader G-Dragon, who recently released his megahit solo comeback “Kwon Ji Yong” emerged as the top and unanimous choice. The Best Female Solo Artist was IU whose comeback album “Palette” also met huge success and easily achieved perfect all kill in the Korean charts. It came as no surprise that BTS was

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BTS To Star In Individual Dramas For Upcoming Album?

BTS To Star In Individual Dramas For Upcoming Album?

Will  BTS members be appearing in individual dramas? Fans of Rap Monster, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga  and V sincerely hope so. It was recently reported by news outfit Naver  that BTS’ latest album “Love Yourself” will feature an individual concept that will feature the boys in individual dramas. The source from Big Hint Entertainment was cited as saying that the label was currently on the lookout for writers who will develop stories centered on the BTS members. The source further cited that along with writers, Big Hit Entertainment is also casting for actors who will be featured in the dramas along with of Rap Monster, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga and V. However, a recent report by Soompi  indicated that Big Hit Entertainment has denied the claims about “Love Yourself” as well as the drama concept for the project. The source said that it is still too early to announce anything concrete about the BTS project. “‘Love Yourself’ is one of our projects for this year and next year. We’re still at the beginning planning stages,” the Big Hit Entertainment insider said about the BTS project. “We put up a notice looking for story writers, but we haven’t yet

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Nam Tae Hyun Drops Cover Of G-Dragon’s ‘Untitled 2014’

Nam Tae Hyun Drops Cover Of G-Dragon's 'Untitled 2014'

Former WINNER member Nam Tae Hyun has released a cover of G-Dragon’s “Untitled 2014” which he did with his new band South Club. It was arranged differently than the original and drew mixed reactions from netizens. According to  Soompi , Nam Tae Hyun’s track was originally released via Soundcloud, one of the first covers of G-Dragon’s emotional ballad. It comes as no surprise that the former WINNER main vocalist would quickly pay a homage to his hyung as he was one of the first to express excitement over the release of the BIGBANG leader’s solo album even before it was out in the market. Nam Tae Hyun’s amazing vocal control was evident in his version of “Untitled 2014.” South Club also used soft acoustic sounds to set the focus on the emotions of the song and the purity of the vocals. Netizens who listened to Nam Tae Hyun’s version seemed satisfied with his efforts and said that he did his hyung proud. Some fans recalled how much the former WINNER member looked up to G-Dragon while he was still with YG Entertainment. It can be recalled that Nam Tae Hyun and YG Entertainment agreed to part ways last year citing

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BTS Suprasses Taylor Swift’s 28-Week Record On Billboard Chart, Trails Justin Bieber

BTS Suprasses Taylor Swift's 28-Week Record On Billboard Chart

After breaking the record set by One Direction as the musical group with the most number of weeks on the Billboard Social 50 chart, BTS has broken yet another record on the American chart. This time, the K-pop group has surpassed Taylor Swift’s 28-week  record on top of the charts. BTS has maintained its foothold on the charts since it entered the Billboard Social 50 in October 2016. With 29 weeks on the chart, they managed to edge out the “Red” singer who stayed on it for 28 weeks. This achievement makes BTS as the artists with the second most number of weeks on the Billboard Social 50. They trail Justin Bieber who has set a remarkable record for his “Purpose” album with 161 weeks on the chart.     It can be recalled that before smashing Taylor Swift’s record, BTS also surpassed Rihanna and Miley Cyrus who both had a 21-week streak on Billboard Social 50. BTS also destroyed One Direction’s 8-week record on the chart long before. During the recent Billboard Music Awards, BTS won the Top Social Artist Award beating Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes. The boys charted a milestone as the first

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