Cheryl Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini Payne Is at the Center of a K-Pop Controversy

Not since Lee Hyori's "Get Ya!" was accused of ripping off Britney's "Do Somethin'" over a decade ago has a South Korean music scandal felt so specifically tailored to my personal interests. Sunmi, formerly of the Wonder Girls, is back with a follow-up to her incredible, fiery break-up bop…


'Lower': f(x)'s Amber & Luna Go Down on the Dance Floor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjp0mdMeIPU Amber and Luna are one-half (at one point, two-fifths) of f(x), one of South Korea's great girl groups of the late '00s and beyond, known for their eclectic and electric sound and style. Unfortunately, the group's gone quiet ever since the release of…


'Bboom Bboom': Momoland Deliver 2018's First 'Great!' Goofy Bop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQGRg8XBnB4 Meet Momoland, one of the newer rookie troupes on the South Korean girl group scene. And, evidently, a bunch of damn dorks. The girls were first slapped together as a seven member group through a reality TV survival program called Finding Momoland back…


'Heart Attack': Chuu, The Cute New Member of LOOΠΔ Arrives - And She's Got A Big Ol' Lesbian Crush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVVfMFS3mgc The LOOΠΔverse is expanding - and it's getting way gayer. As of Thursday (December 28), we now have Chuu - the adorable tenth member of LOOΠΔ, the still-yet-to-debut South Korean girl group that has unveiled each one of its twelve members individually…


Only Gang to Run the Game in High Heels: Blackpink Cover Wonder Girls' 'So Hot'

First of all, I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas. Unless you don't do that, in which case, I hope your December 25th was fantastic for no particular reason at all. Mine was predominately dedicated to chasing around a new puppy, which is probably why I hadn't gotten around to writing…


'Lip & Hip': HyunA Delivers the Horny, Porny & Polarizing Pop Anthem We Deserve

In a world full of cutesy schoolgirl concepts and aegyo-filled choreography, Queen HyunA is a breath of sleazy, sex-starved air. Barring a handful of exceptions, K-Pop exists within a fairly conservative bubble, rarely pushing the envelope in terms of sexuality. HyunA, however, flicks a middle…


LOOΠΔ Is Already One of K-Pop's Most Exciting New Girl Groups - And They Haven't Even Debuted Yet

We need to talk about LOOΠΔ. More and more girl groups and boy bands are being spat out from the South Korean pop idol conveyer belt each year. But what happens when a group arrives...one member at a time? The roll-out strategy behind LOOΠΔ, the still yet-to-debut 12-member (casual) South Korean…


'Full Moon': EXID Shines Their Light and Leaves 'Em Shaking (Review)

Earth might be canceled, oh...any day now, but EXID's already found their bliss out of this world. To be fair, it hasn't entirely been rainbows, sunshine and selcas for the five piece South Korean girl group: poor, sweet lead vocalist Solji was banned from promoting with the other four girls after…


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Making Taemin 'Move': An Interview With Songwriter Curtis Richa

Yes, there's a dude doing the Super Bowl next year who claims he's responsible, but in fact, Taemin is the one who's actually bringing sexy back. The 24-year-old member of SHINee, the five-member South Korean boy band still going strong since their 2008 debut, broke out for the second time on his…


Cosmic Girls (WJSN) Pay Tribute to Kylie Minogue at KCON Australia 2017

And now for something completely gay. Cosmic Girls, also known as WJSN — a relatively new Chinese-South Korean girl group consisting of a completely casual and chill 13 members, whomst are split between four different units — performed at KCON's first-ever convention in Australia last week.…


Follow the Leader: HyunA, Eternal "Babe," Ages in Reverse and Grows Her 'Following' (Album Review)

Screw a Tony Moly face mask: HyunA's comeback is all you need to reverse the effects of time and erase those fine lines. With "Babe," the title track from the K-pop queen's sixth solo mini-album Following out on Tuesday (Aug. 29), HyunA is officially back — and aging backwards every time she sees…


"Gashina": Wonder Girls Died So Sunmi Could Thrive

When the Wonder Girls — one of K-Pop's long-standing, history-making girl groups — formally called it quits after a decade earlier this year following their incredible '80s-themed comeback Reboot, their disbandment felt like a heavy loss for the community. But now that Sunmi, one of the troupe's…