Idols and their idols

According to The Vancouver Observer, the stereotypical K-pop idol is “incredibly young, good-looking, and able to carry a melodramatic note.” (Wikipedia) Idols pass energy to teenagers and teenagers work hard to be more like idols. Idols nowadays actually have their own idols as well. They looked forward to their idols and they worked hard to … More Idols and their idols

Is 2016 a year for girl groups’ shift? (Part 1)

It has been 7 years since Girl’s Generation released Gee. The song opened the world of the booming of girl groups. In the past 7 years, there are cool style groups such as 2NE1 and 4Miniute; there are sexy style groups like Brown Eyed Girls and Sistar; there are changeable style groups like Girl’s Generation … More Is 2016 a year for girl groups’ shift? (Part 1)

What factors influence the future of K-POP group?

Every year there are more than 30 rookie groups debuting in Korea but only one third of them are lucky enough to survive. In those about 10 surviving groups, some of them are able to continue working but the rest of them face different problems, which lead to the disbandment. On 15th January 2016, female … More What factors influence the future of K-POP group?

SJ, a senior group sacrificing for Korean Wave culture (Part two)

I guess fans that are keen on K-POP must know Super Junior’s songs more or less. So, I decide to introduce some songs that are less known but are worthy to be known by more people. Miracle (2005) – This is the first SJ’s song I listened to.   Believe (2005) – The live is from their … More SJ, a senior group sacrificing for Korean Wave culture (Part two)

SJ, a senior group sacrificing for Korean Wave culture (Part one)

2015 is Korean senior boy group Super Junior’s 10th debut anniversary. Fans always self-deprecate that “our oppa are old boys now. We shouldn’t call them Super Junior any more.” For most people in 20’s or 30’s, TVXQ and Super Junior are the synonym for Hallyu culture or K-POP music. Though both groups have members that … More SJ, a senior group sacrificing for Korean Wave culture (Part one)