K-Pop Before H.O.T. – Personal Favorites of 90s K-Pop Singers

Ever since reaching the age of “over the hill,” I often find myself reminiscing and longing for days when life was more innocent and carefree. This happens more often the older I get and especially when this time of year comes along. Music has been a prominent part of my whole life; I grew up eating and breathing K-Pop ever since I could talk. I remember sitting in front of the television set watc...

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EXO Inches From Selling One Million Copies of “XOXO”

Twelve member boy group EXO is inches away from setting a record of selling one million copies of their first album “XOXO (Kiss & Hug).” The album was first released on June 3, and the record on October 11 states that 441,332 copies have been sold. The repackaged version was released on August 5 and it sold 910,973 copies, setting a record of over 900,000 copies sold thus far this year for the...

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EXO Earns “Music King” Title By Selling 740,000 Copies of “XOXO”

Boy group EXO sold an impressive 740,000 albums of their first album in the first three months and joined prestigious artists by earning the “Music King” title. EXO released their first full album “XOXO” on June 3, and then released a repackage on August 5. As of September 3, the first album had sold 424,260 albums and the repackaged sold 312,899 for a total of 737,159 albu...

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[Genie K-POP] Food-Themed K-Pop Songs

In 2001, Yoon Jong Shin started a craze when he released his hit song “Pat Bing Soo (aka Red Bean Sorbet).” It was unprecedented; creating a song that is basically a recipe to creating Korea’s favorite summertime dessert. While there are a number of foreign songs that are humorously written like a recipe, “Pat Bing Soo” was probably the first kpop song to start the craze in Korea. Food and Pleasur...

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Interview with Stephanie of CSJH The Grace

Stephanie from SM Entertainment’s girl group “The Grace” has been away from the spotlight for five years. Now, she is back and opened up about her injury, her love for dancing, and The Grace in an interview for Star News. Her voice has improved and she has sharpened her choreography. She’s so glad to come back to the stage that she could cry. To her, passion is more important than ambitious dreams...

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JYP Picks the Singers who use the Perfect 50% Air and 50% Sound Style

Park Jin Young, who is a newly transformed movie actor with his role in the film “5 Million Dollar Man,” revealed the artists  he feels uses the perfect combination of “half air and half sound” technique. Recently, JYP made an appearance on the July 17 radio broadcast of SBS Power FM’s “Choi Hwa Jung’s Power Time.” During the show JYP gave a sincere interview as well as a wonderful live performanc...

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[Exclusive] Legendary Composer Yoon Il Sang’s Interview

Not a lot of people are aware of producer Yoon Il Sang and his legendary work of art. He’s the mastermind behind some of the greatest K-Pop classics, including Kim Bum Soo’s “I’m Missing You” and Lee Eun Mi’s “I Have a Lover,” and has worked with countless musicians over his illustrious 21 year career. As the founder of NEGANETWORK and producer of the Brown Eyed Girls, Yoon Il Sang has built his o...

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