Dance Diary: Taemin’s ‘Move’

By Nadine Kam I I wanted to dance to Taemin’s “Move” for a long time and tried to learn the choreography on my own at home. This is where memory fails me, coz I actually made it through the entire …

EXO’s second Hawaii photo book on the way

By Nadine Kam I I thought the EXO in Hawaii chapter was over when the group’s photobook “PRESENT; gift” was released in April. Now a second 204-page Hawaii photobook, “PRESENT; the moment” is set to be released on Sept. 10. …

Fall will be the battle ground for K-pop’s new supergroups

By Nadine Kam I Because people know I listen to K-pop they often ask if I also watch K-dramas. I don’t because I’m afraid of getting hooked like I did with the music, because I really didn’t think that would …

Super M: Avengers of K-pop coming to America

By Nadine Kam I Everybody say “Yeah!” On Aug. 7, SM Entertainment formally announced the formation of Super M, a supergroup the company has dubbed “The Avengers of K-pop,” comprising a stellar lineup of SM stars from its established boy …

Happy 11th anniversary SHINee!

By Nadine Kam I The 11th anniversary of SHINee should be a joyous time, but being new to the K-pop and Shawol community, the two anniversaries since I came on board last year have been bittersweet occasions. Last year, it …

EXO military exodus starts with Xiumin

It’s been a hard year saying goodbye to some of the idols who introduced me to the world of K-pop. Between December and March, SHINee members Onew, Key and Minho, entered the South Korean military. It was comforting at least …

… and then there was one, SHINee off to serve its country

By Nadine Kam I April 15 is a miserable day anyway, the day in the United States when our income tax returns are due, and I ended up sending $8,500 away, just like that, blip, gone. It almost didn’t hurt …

A K-pop takeover of Billboard Music Awards social artist category

By Nadine Kam I Once again, BTS has been nominated for the Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist award, which they’ve already won the past two years. But what’s new this year has fans elated. For the first time, the …

April brings new releases from Chen and BTS

By Nadine Kam I I’ve been waiting for April to get here. It’s an exciting month for Kpop, if you happen to stan BTS, set for another record-breaking year with the debut of a new concept following the group’s phenomenally …

Dance diary: 8 secs of SHINee’s ‘Lucifer’

By Nadine Kam I On a previous dance post I talked about SHINee’s “Everybody” and the robotic, mechanical movements of dubstep. On Jan. 13, we revisited SHINee, but this time going back to the year 2010 and “Lucifer” choreography incorporating …

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