All eyes on ‘Produce X 101’ for next K-pop sensation

By Nadine Kam I For every K-pop success story like BTS there are dozens of groups that never make it. Even BTS had a rocky start, struggling for years in South Korea, as a hybrid rap-idol group that drew criticism …

School of K-pop & J-pop at University of Hawaii-Manoa

By Nadine Kam I Never in my life did I dream that K-pop would be a subject worthy of college level study, but why not for the politics, history, psychology or sociology student who wants to know how popular culture …

Dance diary: A walk through Black Pink’s ‘As if it’s Your Last’ and BTS Home Party

By Nadine Kam I Through this dance class, dated Jan. 12, 2019, I wanted to share the process of learning and creating a formation to show that it’s not a scary endeavor at all and to encourage any closet dancer …

Seungri scandal is not a K-pop scandal but systemic in Korea

By Nadine Kam I You can’t call yourself a K-pop fan without having heard about the Seungri (Lee Seung-hyun) and spycam sex scandals. To make a long story short, the youngest member of Big Bang is being investigated for charges …

BlackPink on the rise

By Nadine Kam I When watching BTS as presenters tonight on the Grammy Awards show, let’s not forget that there are dozens of K-pop artists equal to the task of conquering America. BTS has worked hard to get to its …

‘Treasure’ saga dragged on but saved fan-favorite Mashiho

By Nadine Kam I The YG Treasure Box saga finally came to an end four days ago, when the entertainment company finally revealed the last six of it’s new boy group lineup. We thought it was the end in late …

Love’s outlaws Hyuna and E’Dawn find haven with PSY

By Nadine Kam I Even if you’re not into Kpop chances are you may have heard about the saga of Hyuna and Kim Hyo-jong (introduced by his stage name E’Dawn at the time). Their story made headlines around the world, …

YG’s Treasure 7 revealed

By Nadine Kam I When I started watching “YG Treasure Box I had no intention of getting completely sucked in by it. I assumed it would be like any other American talent competition in which I never formed any kind …

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