All posts tagged in kpop

  • July 1, 2021By Federico Bongiorno

    In the music industry, nobody’s doing it like LOONA — and that statement is not a hyperbole, but a plain reality. The group, albeit not yet as popular in their home country as some of their counterparts, has excelled at showcasing uniqueness in every single artistic angle: a mix of ethereal and elevating sounds with … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/loona-continues-to-take-over-the-world-in-electrifying-mini-album-a-track-by-track-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 30, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    “Lookup in the sky it’s a bird it’s a plane” or just BLACKPINK casually topping both Korean charts and international charts while also breaking sales and streaming records! If you don’t know who BLACKPINK are, they are a K-pop 4-member girl group based in South Korea. Recently, they released their newest single, titled “How You … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/blackpink-continue-to-break-records-with-their-latest-single/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 8, 2020By Zoe

    For the past two weeks, fans of global Korean boyband, BTS, came together to raise awareness and donate to various organisations in support of the Black Lives Matter. Although the group wasn’t planning on publicizing their donation, it was reported by Variety on June 6 after they reached out for clarification. BTS and their label, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bts-army-match-groups-1-million-donation-for-black-lives-matter/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 26, 2020By Zoe

    If you couldn’t tell by my pun that I think so greatly of, the album is titled, ‘Delight.’   After almost one year of his solo debut EP, City Lights, which sold over half-a-million copies in 2019, EXO’s Baekhyun has returned to the music scene to delight fans with a new mini-album. The mini-album titled, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/exos-baekhyun-delights-fans-with-new-mini-album/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 23, 2020By Zoe

    BTS member Suga also known as Yoongi, has returned to the music scene as Agust D with his second mixtape titled, ‘D-2.’ This mixtape comes almost four years after the release of his self-titled solo mixtape, ‘Agust D.’ The new mixtape features ten songs, including collaborations with musicians like Kim Jong Wan of the group NELL, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-analysis-bts-suga-makes-his-return-as-agust-d-with-new-mixtape-d-2/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 2, 2020By Zoe

    International Korean boy band, BTS recently returned to the music scene with their fourth studio album, Map Of The Soul: 7. The album follows Map Of The Soul: Persona which was the first instalment of the Map Of The Soul series. The album is a heartfelt story of BTS and their search for their “real … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bts-makes-history-once-again-with-album-map-of-the-soul-7/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 24, 2019By Irène Schrader

    Korean star Sulli, formerly known for being part of the K-pop group f(x) and her longtime acting career, was found dead by her manager in her home last week. Standing out in an industry that puts much importance on moulding the image of their young stars to be wholesome and uncontroversial, Sulli was very outspoken … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-sullis-death-sparked-a-counteract-against-south-koreas-cyberbullies/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 27, 2019By Zoe

    MTV announced the nominees for the 2019 VMAs a few days ago, with Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Billie Eilish landing among the most-nominated artists. A few months ago, there was rumored talk of MTV making a K-Pop category for their award show. K-Pop stan twitter immediately showed their disdain for this ruling, claiming it … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/lets-talk-about-the-western-music-scene-k-pop-2/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 26, 2019By Shermarie Hyppolite

    K-pop as a genre and industry have evolved significantly since 1992 when the first K-pop group Seo Taiji and The Boys debuted and became the pioneers of K-pop. K-pop’s global outreach also known as the Hallyu Wave in the 90s and mid-2000s have increased the accessibility of Korean music, introducing an exciting new music genre and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/op-ed-white-people-should-not-be-allowed-to-debut-in-the-k-pop-industry/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 13, 2019By Zoe

    International Korean boy band BTS officially debuted on June 13, 2013, with the lead single “No More Dream” from the album,  2 Cool 4 Skool, the first installment in their “school trilogy” series. BTS has been around for six years now and they are achieving things that no one ever thought they could and things … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-bts-has-helped-their-fans-a-gift-to-bts-from-armys/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 7, 2019By Zoe

    International Korean boy band, BTS returned to the music scene in April with their new funky-fresh EP, Map Of The Soul: Persona. The band made their comeback almost eight months after the release of their repackaged album, Love Yourself 結 Answer, which marked the end of their Love Yourself series. The group stepped into the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bts-continue-to-excel-in-their-map-of-the-soul-era/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 30, 2019By Zoe

    Korean-American artist, SANG recently made his debut with enticing track and music video, “Fantasy”. SANG grew up in South Korea before moving to the United States to study at Brown University. Along the way, he also modeled in Los Angeles and now he’s currently studying at the University of Southern California and pursuing his musical … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/korean-american-artist-sang-talks-passion-for-music-and-debut-single-fantasy/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read