'Punk Right Now': Girls' Generation's Hyo Gets Reckless, Eats Gluten in Club Banger With 3LAU

"You know who I am. Name's on my necklace." HYO, The Artist Formerly Known as Kim Hyo-yeon of Girls' Generation, is hungry for more. Following her debut as DJ HYO with "Sober" earlier in April (which I spoke to her about for Paper), as well as providing a lil' touch in Girls' Generation sub-unit…


'Solo': The Emancipation of BLACKPINK's Jennie

So let it be written, so let it be done: BLACKPINK is the revolution. Unlike the West, where girl groups rise to fame before someone decides they're Alice_Deejay_-_Better_Off_Alone.mp3 before crawling back for a reunion tour years later to recreate the nostalgia for some coin (see you at the Fifth…


From Girl on Top to 'Woman' Upside Down: BoA Reaffirms Her Reign as the Queen of K-Pop

BoA's not a girl, not yet - err, actually, very much now a woman. The 31-year-old industry vet has also been leading the pack since the release of her debut album ID; Peace B in 2000. While her popularity has wavered in recent years, as it inevitably does in the world of pop, the quality of her…


Wonder 'Woman': BoA Is Coming Back, Yet Again, in 2018

Why stage one comeback, or even two, when you can pull off three in the same year? After releasing her first-ever Korean mini-album, One Shot, Two Shot in February, followed by her fantastic return to Japan with the underrated 私このままでいいのかな - plus her special Unchained mini-album for good measure! -…


Sunmi Siren

'Siren': Sunmi Delivers a Fierce Warning

Sunmi remains one of K-Pop's biggest weirdos, and for that, I am grateful. The 26-year-old Wonder Girls superstar has proven herself to be a very unique kind of soloist in just a short amount of time, from her re-debut with the biting "Gashina" to the slightly Cheryl Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini…


'Hi High': LOOΠΔ Finally Make Their Real, Actual, Official Debut

This is it. Really. The ladies of LOOΠΔ have officially departed the LOOΠΔverse, burst through the LOOΠΔsphere, and crash-landed onto Earth to save K-Pop, and the world at large, once and for all. Two years after the introduction of HeeJin, eleven more solo efforts, three sub-units, one Grimes…


'favOriTe': LOOΠΔ Make Their First Move

LOOΠΔtics across the LOOΠΔverse: the LOOΠΔlution begins now. Or, well, almost. If you've no clue what all this LOOΠ-y business means, catch up on the backstory behind one of the most exciting girl groups to come out of South Korea in a while. Nearly two years after the debut of HeeJin and the…


'Blue Moon': Gyeong Ree of 9MUSES Comes Through With a Great, Gay Ol' Solo Debut

Gyeong Ree - or Kyungri as it's also spelled in English, but not on iTunes! - is one-fifth of 9MUSES. In their current formation, anyway. (There are five members of Nine Muses. One is on hiatus pursuing her DJ dreams. There haven't been Nine Actual Muses in years. K-Pop!) Anyway. After patiently…


'Square Up' Is Proof: It's Time to Join the BLACKPINK Revolution

Look, they said it themselves: BLACKPINK is the revolution. It's been approximately 84 years, give or take, but the fabulous foursome known as BLACKPINK - that's Jennie, Rosé, Jisoo and Lisa - are not only in our area again, they've gone and razed our homes, set fire to our crops and let our…


'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…