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Catherine Streng

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BTS Flys With WINGS Comeback

The arguably most popular current boy group in South Korea, BTS, has released a new music video and dropped their second full length album — WINGS. Before the album released, BTS produced a series of seven short films — the…

Music News

GOT7 Lifts Off With “Turbulence.”

After releasing their first Flight Log mini album, “Departure,” in March, completing a North America and Asia tour, and winning several awards for the album, the Korean boy band GOT7 returns with the sequel, “Turbulence.” The “Departure” album, with leading…

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Death and Pastel

Players play Russian Roulette by inserting one bullet into the chamber of a revolver, spinning it and pulling the trigger while aiming it and their own heads. At first glance, Red Velvet’s new music video “Russian Roulette” seems to follow…

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CD9 And Crayon Pop Break Boundaries

The extremely popular Mexican boyband, CD9, and Korean pop girl group, Crayon Pop, broke cultural and language barriers by becoming the first Spanish and Korean collaboration. Although many Korean and Western artists, usually Americans, have collaborated in the past —…

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NCT’s Newest Subunit “Dream” Debuts

To most, a 14 member boyband sounds a bit extreme. But by splitting the 14 boys into three subunits, SM, the powerful and successful Korean entertainment company, managed to make it work. NCT U became the first subunit to debut when…

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Hyuna Releases New Music Video

Three weeks ago the Korean pop singer Hyuna Kim released her new album and music video “How’s This?” Just yesterday she released a second music video, “Morning Glory,” as a follow up. “Morning Glory” remains one of the fewer…

Album Review

EXO Returns With Repackaged “Lotto” Album

One month following their Ex’Act comeback, the Korean pop band EXO released a repackaged version of the album titled “Lotto” on August 18th. Although the Lotto album only contains three new songs and one remix, EXO once again sky…

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Kim Jonghyun Releases New Music Video and Album

Kim Jonghyun, member of the band SHINee, released his first solo album just yesterday. The music video reached over 600,000 views in a day. “After finishing the tracks, I finally released my full-length album,” said Jonghyun during a press conference…

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‘The Universality of Music’

Photo via Kitty Edlin I stand in the center of a party, preparing to mingle with a red solo cup in my right hand and attempting to not grab my phone as a safety net with my left. I…