K-LIFESTYLE K-TRENDS 

What is The Perilla Leaf Debate

The Perilla Leaf Debate is a trending topic in South Korea, igniting discussions about trust, care, and the unwritten rules that govern relationships. This hypothetical scenario revolves around a simple dining situation: you, your partner, and a close friend are at a restaurant, and on the table sits a dish of perilla leaves, notorious for being tricky to pick up with chopsticks. Your friend is struggling to separate a leaf from the pile, and your partner takes notice. Herein lies the debate: should your partner step in to help, or…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT 

Psycho: Red Velvet’s Unforgettable Comeback

Red Velvet‘s “Psycho” is more than just a song; it’s a cultural phenomenon that has left a lasting impact on the K-pop industry. Here’s why it could be considered one of the best comebacks in their history. The Anticipation Red Velvet, one of the leaders of 3rd generation K-pop, had been on a hiatus since their previous comeback in 2019. The anticipation for their return was palpable among fans. The group’s comeback was confirmed in June 2021, after more than a year of inactivity. This announcement came at a crucial…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 

SM Entertainment VS. Its Artists

SM Entertainment, one of the most prominent entertainment companies in South Korea, has played a significant role in shaping the K-pop industry and launching numerous successful careers. However, behind the glitz and glamour, there have been instances of disputes and tensions between the artists and their management. Let’s take a look at some of the notable conflicts between SM Entertainment and its artists over the years.   1. EXO’s lawsuit: In 2014, three members of the popular boy group EXO—Kris (Wu Yifan), Luhan (Lu Han), and Tao (Huang Zitao)—filed lawsuits…

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Cancel Culture in K-Pop: A Look at Its Impact K-ENTERTAINMENT NEWS 

Cancel Culture in K-Pop: A Look at Its Impact

Cancel culture has been a prevalent phenomenon in the K-Pop industry, particularly in recent years. It involves fans and netizens expressing their dissatisfaction with a celebrity’s behavior or actions and calling for their removal or boycotting from the industry. The severity of cancel culture can vary depending on the situation, but it can have a significant impact on a celebrity’s reputation, career, and mental health. Here are four examples of cancel culture in the K-Pop industry: Hyunjin from Stray Kids: In February 2021, a former classmate accused Hyunjin of bullying…

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6 K-Pop Memes That Went Viral Outside The Community

 The K-Pop community isn’t just about stanning and idolizing these stars! The amount of witty fan accounts on Twitter has sure given birth to many memes that truly made us laugh! Below are some of the best meme in K-Pop that has reached outside the community!  The Iconic Legs of BLACKPINK’s Lisa Thanks to Twitter’s layout, it worked! Screencapped from a dance performance video where Lisa flaunts her long legs in incredible thigh-high boots. Twitter users cropped BLACKPINK‘s member torso leaving the legs to make them “work.” Huge personalities joined…

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K-LIFESTYLE K-TRENDS 

5 Best Girl Group Concepts in K-Pop

K-Pop groups’ frequent releases provide us with a plethora of concepts and themes that resonate with their music, fashion, and image. K-Pop girl groups, in particular, are known for having quirky or dark concepts that aim to amuse the general public. Concepts and themes for each album are carefully considered by the creative and art directors, producers, and artists. This is one of the main reasons why fans fell in love with Korean Pop groups; it’s more than just a music album; it’s an art form. f(x) – Red Light…

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K-LIFESTYLE NEWS 

K-Pop Idols Who Spent The Longest Years in Training

We all know how the K-Pop industry works. An idol only gets to the stage once he/she passes through the bloody training program of entertainment companies. Others have it easy by going through just a few months of training while others have it longer than the group’s existence. Here are some of the K-Pop idols we look up to today who spent years to debut and reach the status they have right now. RED VELVET SEULGI The group’s lead dancer trained since 2007, even before SHINee, f(x), and EXO debuted.…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT 

Korean Artists With Prestigious Awards From Government

Thanks to the several award-giving bodies in Korea, their artists are always recognized for their talents and achievements. Almost every day, a K-Pop artist is awarded at the daily music shows. But there are a handful of artists whose achievements are top-notch and are recognized not only by the show business industry but also by the government. Here are some of the Korean artists who received prestigious awards from the government. Youn Yuh Jung South Korea’s first Oscar winner, Youn Yuh Jung received the Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit, the…

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K-ENTERTAINMENT 

Iconic Collaborations on Year-End Shows

Year-end shows are probably the best way to end the year with your favorite K-Pop groups! Year-end shows such as MBC Gayo Daejejeon, SBS Gayo Daejeon, and KBS Gayo Daechukje are some of the most awaited shows that present stages that we don’t often see. Group collaborations that we never knew we needed! Here are some of the most iconic collaborations in K-Pop history! GOT7 X SEVENTEEN X TWICE X GFRIEND Today’s biggest names in K-Pop once collaborated for a JYP tribute on 2016 SBS’ Gayo Daejeon.  GOT7 Jinyoung X…

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Unforgettable Moments on Korean Music Shows

Music shows in Korea such as The Show, MCountdown, Inkigayo, Music Bank, Show Champion, Show Music Core, and more are platforms for our favorite artists to promote their new music. Throughout its run, it has produced moments that the industry will never forget. Here are some of the famous and infamous performances that happened in music shows.  Red Velvet Seulgi’s Professionalism In 2017, during their performance of “Rookie” at Music Bank, Seulgi’s voice couldn’t be heard as the mic is not working. A staff of the show brought a mic…

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