Sunmi Oh Sorry Ya MuuMuse Interview

The Resilience & Reign of SUNMI (Interview)

"I wanted to show people that I can overcome anything, even if it takes some time." SUNMI debuted as a member of the Wonder Girls in 2007, a girl group that - aside from amassing a string of hits over the years - became the first Korean act ever to appear on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with…


Girls On Top GOT the Beat Step Back

Girls On Top (GOT) Make Their Live Debut With 'Step Back'

"Girls, bring it on..." Good morning, good afternoon, good evening...or whenever you're rolling out of bed right now. Welcome to 2022. Maybe you didn't stay at home alone last night eating Halo Top, doing a digital DJ stream (more coming soon!) and watching the legitimately great metaversal…


'SMTOWN LIVE 2022' SMCU EXPRESS @KWANGYA

'SMTOWN LIVE 2022': SM Artists Unite for a Free New Year's Eve Concert Online

SM Entertainment is, quite frankly, killing the pandemic-era game. From launching their already massive successful half-virtual girl group aespa to preparing to launch their own metaverse / culture universe (the SMCU), the South Korean entertainment company is evolving with These Unprecedented…


Girls on Top SM Entertainment

BoA & Members of Girls' Generation, aespa & Red Velvet Form a Supergroup

It's nearly the end of another long, hard, mostly horrible year. (Meri Kuri to all, by the way.) And while it feels mostly foolish to hold onto hopes and dreams at this point, there is now at least one reason to live in 2022: Girls On Top. In a crossover event infinitely more ambitious than…


Aespa Metaverse

aespa Is Leading Us Into the Metaverse

The world is becoming Ready Player One (and/or The Matrix, and/or Black Mirror...), and there's one K-pop girl group leading us towards our digital destiny: aespa. (To be fair, they already warned us they're on the Next Level.) While they're hardly the first (half) virtual act on the music scene,…


Aespa Next Level

aespa Takes It to the "Next Level"

aespa's back, and they're bringing their battle against the Black M-m-m-mamba to the "Next Level." The SM Entertainment rookie girl group haven't been 'round very long - they only debuted back in November of last year - but they've certainly been generating a lot of buzz. That's partially because…


Apoki Get It Out

Meet Your New Favorite Virtual K-Pop Star, Apoki

She's got millions of followers, and dozens of YouTube covers and dance videos. She is also...a rabbit. (Specifically, she identifies as "🌐🐰👩.") Meet Apoki, your newest virtual long-eared K-pop obsession. From Gorillaz to Hatsune Miku to K/DA to Seraphine to aespa, there is no shortage of virtual…


BoA Gets the Queen of K-Pop Treatment at 2020 MAMA

"The Queen of K-Pop...BoA." It's BoA's 20th anniversary, and she, along with the rest of the South Korean pop music industry, is seizing this opportunity to remind everyone of exactly who she is. After a loving tribute from her agency SM Entertainment earlier in the year, followed by the release…


BoA Better

BoA's Only Getting 'Better' With Time

2020 marks BoA's 20th anniversary in the music industry, which she and her agency SM Entertainment celebrated in the form of cover tributes, retrospective Instagram accounts, magazine spreads, classic music video remakes and documentary specials. But she isn't just using this year to celebrate…


Chung Ha Dream of You

Chung Ha Is Going Global With R3HAB on "Dream of You"

Chung Ha hasn't missed a step yet. After setting social media ablaze earlier this year with her voguing triumph “Stay Tonight" and feeling her Midsommar matador fantasy with "Play," the 24-year-old Dallas-raised I.O.I. girl group member-turned-solo star is back with yet another offering of fierce…


CL Hwa 5 Star Alpha

CL Announces Her Long-Awaited Debut & Performs on 'The Late Late Show'

CL is well and truly back once and for all, and she's such a damn (5) star. After providing a small taste of what was to come with "Post Up" in September, the 29-year-old 2NE1 superstar and forever The Baddest Female™ is really, truly, honestly making a comeback - this time with not one, but two…


K/DA More

K/DA Are Back & They Just Want 'MORE'

"You look like you could use some more..." Generally speaking, the Art of Wanting More always plays out well in pop - "gimme, gimme more," "more, more, more," "gimme just a little bit more..." - and K/DA are here to further illustrate this Pop Truth on Wednesday (October 28) in the form of…