'beauty&thebeat': LOOΠΔ's yyxy Team Up With Grimes, Yes Grimes, for Their Debut

LOOΠΔ, the most exciting South Korean girl group still yet to debut in their 12-member form, have formally introduced their third sub-unit to the world following LOOΠΔ 1/3 and LOOΠΔ ODD EYE CIRCLE: LOOΠΔ yyxy. To do the honors, they've slid into the DMs of none other than Elon Musk's favorite…


LOOΠΔ Announce God-Defying, Garden of Eden-Denying Third Sub-Unit: yyxy

The third sub-unit of LOOΠΔ - the most exciting South Korean girl group that still hasn't even debuted yet - has finally arrived...and they're already undoing everything we thought we knew about biology, and reconfiguring the very genetic makeup of humanity itself. Wig! The God-defying Yves, Chuu,…


'Bibidi Babidi Boo': Japanese Porn Stars Honey Popcorn Make Their Super Cute Pop Star Debut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAOT6JscCVU Honey Popcorn, the girl group consisting of three Japanese adult video porn stars, have just made their K-pop star debut — and, oh honey. Honey. HONAYYYYYY! It's adorable! Sure, Yua Mikami, Miko Matsuda and Sakura Moko might have previously starred in…


'Mianhae': Sorry, But Heize Is Not Your Robot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mRicqcxQro Sometimes I feel bad about the amount of Korean music I write about lately, because it can be kind of alienating to readers who are not super enthused about the idea exploring music outside of their own language. But then I watch something like Heize's…


LOOΠΔ Is Coming: All Twelve Members Appear in a New Teaser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBsqx76a8bI&t=0s LOOΠΔ is nearing its final form. South Korea's most exciting girl group set to debut sometime in 2018 - although Honey Popcorn is now giving them a run for their money - has finally unveiled every member of the group. Or, well, the eleven members we…


Oh Honey: Three Japanese Porn Stars Are Forming a K-Pop Group Called Honey Popcorn

Oh, honey: there's a new threesome in town - and they're already on the way becoming my new favorite girl group of 2018. Japanese adult video actress Yua Mikami, formerly known as Kito Momona of the Japanese idol group SKE48, announced on Monday (February 26) that she'll be making her Korean pop…


'Black Dress': CLC Snip & Strip Their Way to Greatness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF6Wds75rjg CLC just did what they did, and showed the girls what they should have did. Almost exactly one year after busting out their bats with the bratty, HyunA co-penned electro-trap slammer "Hobgoblin," and at least a comeback or two later, the seven member…


'One Shot, Two Shot': BoA Still Hits the Mark, Nearly Twenty Years Into Her Career

The cold, hard truth is that the music industry in South Korea isn't what it once was when BoA first debuted in 2000. Despite being hailed as the Queen of K-Pop™ for nearly two decades, the now 31-year-old superstar is vying for attention in a crowded arena that consists primarily of girl groups…


BoA's Releasing a Japanese Album About Society's Pressure on Women in Their Thirties

BoA, Queen of K-Pop™, is back in a big way in 2018. From her first-ever reality show in South Korea (Keyword #BoA) to an already promising-sounding single on the way later today (January 31) called "Nega Dola," to a long overdue full-length comeback, she's got more than enough planned for yet…


'One & Only': Go Won, the Eleventh Member of LOOΠΔ, Makes Her Escape From Eden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5qwcYL8a0o The LOOΠΔverse is expanding yet again, this time with the eleventh member of the twelve lovely ladies of LOOΠΔ. (No idea what I'm talking about? Consult this first.) And this time around, it's getting stereognostic. Go Won is the latest girl to be…


'Always Find You': Girls' Generation's Yuri Goes EDM With Raiden (in English!)

Girls' Generation might be on hold indefinitely, but that isn't stopping the girls from killing it on their own. 28-year-old singer and award winning-actress Yuri — one-half of "Secret," one of the fiercest, most hair flip-filled songs ever released as part of SM Entertainment's weekly SM Station…


'Poet | Artist': Jonghyun's Final Album, the Premature Death of an Idol & the Stigma of Mental Illness in South Korea

"Always be with you." I'll be the first to admit, as I find it tacky to feign fandom after a famous person's death: I'm not a Shawol, or even a SHINee fan for that matter. Not because I don't like their music, but because I'd never invested my time in the group properly to begin with, beyond having…