BTS’ Jimin Unable To Perform Choreography Due To Muscle Pain

K-pop star Jimin is not able to perform choreography with BTS during the Macau stop of their “Wings” tour. On November 3, Big Hit Entertainment released an official statement about Jimin’s inability to dance with the group, according to AllKpop. The company notified fans and said that due to muscle pains, BTS member Jimin will […]

Jay Park: Kpop Star Signs With Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, ‘This Is A Win For Asian Americans’

After several years of building a loyal fan base and delivering successful tracks, Park Jaebeom, Korean pop artist who is also known as Jay Park, has officially been signed to Jay-Z’s management company, Roc Nation. Roc Nation is home to a diverse roster of recording artists, musicians, and record producers including Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Demi […]

K-Pop Controversy: Big Bang’s T.O.P. Charged for Smoking Marijuana

Choi Seung Hyun, also known as T.O.P., from one of South Korea’s iconic boy groups, Big Bang, has finally admitted to the charges of smoking marijuana in his home on October of last year. Earlier reports revealed that a female acquaintance was with him during the incident. Initially, the Big Bang rapper denied allegations that […]

President Moon Jae-In On THAAD And Hallyu: Efforts Are On To Lift China’s Ban On K-pop, K-drama  

Newly elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in has vowed to champion the cause of Hallyu stars and reinstate K-pop in China, where it has been banned for almost a year. The Korean president has promised to discuss the situation with the Chinese government, and if all goes well, the blanket ban on Hallyu will be […]

Gong Yoo’s Revelations On His Great Ancestor Confucius, And His Closeness To Gong Hyo Jin

Gong Yoo may have shed his role of the great and lonely god in Goblin, but he is actually holding a real-life role that is not fictitious at all. It turns out that our favorite Hallyu actor is a descendant of the great Chinese thinker, Confucius. During his fan meeting in Taiwan, Gong Yoo was […]

EXID Explains Why They Are So Amazed By International K-Pop Fans Singing Korean Lyrics To ‘Up & Down’

Exceed in Dreaming, better known in the K-pop community as EXID, just recently made their K-pop comeback for 2017 with their third EP, or mini-album, titled Eclipse, featuring the hit song “Night Rather Than Day.” It officially released on April 10 at midnight KST. Since then, its been making its rounds online. The music video […]

GFRIEND Announced To Perform At KCON 2017 NY, Joining Already Announced K-Pop Acts CNBLUE And TWICE

Right now, KCON.TV is busy setting up and building hype for their upcoming U.S. venue, KCON 2017 NY. Though it is labeled as New York, the venue is technically located in the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, which is right on the New Jersey and New York border, or at least close enough to […]

KCON 2017 NY Announces CNBLUE And TWICE As First Acts To Perform At Popular K-Pop Event

For many years now, KCON has been the No. 1 entity in spreading and increasing the interest of Korean culture through Hallyu internationally. Just recently, they teamed up with Fantagio to record the entertainment label and agency’s I.O.I. members, Choi Yoo Jung and Kim Do Yeon, as they prepare for their K-pop debut by partaking […]

I.O.I. Members Choi Yoo Jung And Kim Do Yeon Went To Los Angeles To Train For K-Pop Debut In ‘Dodaeng’s Diary’

If there is one K-pop girl group that has benefited its members the most, it is easily going to be Ideal of Idol better known as I.O.I. Formed back in 2016 and consisting of the top 11 contestants off of the competition show Produce 101, they have continued onward for one year releasing hits that […]

DramaFever Co-Producing OCN’s 1st Romcom ‘My Secret Romance’ — K-Drama To Simultaneously Air In US And Korea Last year, Korean cable networks made leaps and bounds in their overall relevance not just with K-dramas but in Korean television in general. True the Total Variety Network (tvN) probably had the most success in 2016, but the Orion Cinema Network (OCN) is easily the one network which has seen monumental jumps in popularity. […]

K-Dramas To Watch In April 2017 — What Korean Dramas Should You Check Out This Month?

Last month, the first season of K-dramas that strictly debuted in 2017 concluded. Some of theme ended on a high note, while others ended on a low. Nevertheless, said first season of 2017 initiated shaping the landscape of what K-dramas to expect this year: suspenseful melodramas. The most successful K-dramas of 2017 so far have […]

Bae Suzy’s JYP Entertainment Contract Ends, Idol-Actress Undecided On Renewing

When it comes to girl groups in the K-pop industry today, JYP Entertainment is sitting on top of the world with Twice. The nine-member girl group consisting of Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu have dominated the K-pop scene since their debut back in 2015 with their debut title track song […]

WINNER To Make K-Pop Comeback With New Album, ‘Fate Number For’

For YG Entertainment, 2017 will be a year that will test the entertainment label and company after the situation they are currently in. With Big Bang on hiatus, due to its members now fulfilling mandatory military service duties, and 2NE1 officially disbanded, “Papa YG” Yang Hyun Suk and company will have to work hard to […]

Lee Joon Gi Reveals He Wants To Do Romcom K-Dramas But Never Gets Offers

One of the more popular period K-dramas that aired back in 2016 that was unique from the others was Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. What made it unique was the fact that it did not do well domestically in South Korea but was a breakout hit internationally. It is one of the most watched K-dramas […]

‘Chief Kim’ Finale: KBS K-Drama Ends On High Note, Can’t Break 20 Percent

As of now for 2017, the most popular K-drama to air on Korean public networks is Defendant. Also known as Innocent Defender, the suspenseful melodramatic crime thriller starring Ji Sung (Kill Me, Heal Me and Entertainer) and Yuri (Neighborhood Hero and Gogh, The Starry Night) kept viewers on the edge of their seats. They watched […]

Lee Min Ho Eyeing Last Project Before Military Enlistment

It has been a couple of months since Lee Min Ho appeared on TV. His last Korean drama was The Legend of the Blue Sea in SBS. Starring opposite Korean superstar Jun Ji Hyun, Lee broke the charts with the drama’s top ratings, which reached the 20-percent mark on numerous episodes. Since then, news of […]

Ku Hye Sun Leaves ‘You Are Too Much,’ Jang Hee Jin Takes Her Role In MBC K-Drama

The Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is doing all they can to air a hit during their most popular day and time slot, Wednesdays and Thursdays near 10 p.m. KST. The last two seasons of K-dramas during those days and times, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo and Missing 9, have technically been flops in accordance to […]

Hyoyeon And Yoona Next Girls’ Generation Members To Release Albums This Year

Ever since 2015, SM Entertainment has been featuring individual members of their most popular K-pop girl group So Nyeo Shi Dae (SNSD), better known as Girls’ Generation, as soloists. It all started with Taeyeon with her debut solo mini-album I. After its debut, she exploded in popularity as a soloist and followed up with numerous […]

IU’s 4th Album’s Pre-Release Track ‘Through The Night’ Gets Perfect All-Kill

In the Korean music industry, most look forward to the comebacks of boy bands and girl groups, yet Lee Ji Eun — better known by her stage name, IU — is one of the few exceptions. Since 2008, IU has made a name for herself as a successful soloist. Her popularity was further extended when […]

Kim Go Eun’s Agency Clears Rumors ‘Goblin’ Star Left Shin Ha Kyun For Gong Yoo

If there is one K-drama that any fan would consider the best in today’s Korean television industry, most will bring up Goblin. Also known as Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, the popular Total Variety Network (tvN) K-drama starring Gong Yoo (Coffee Prince), Kim Go Eun (Cheese in the Trap), Lee Dong Wook (Hotel King), […]

‘Produce 101’ Contestant Lee Hae In Leaves Agency, Won’t Debut With Lee Soo Hyun

During its airing, Produce 101 was one of the more popular music competition shows on Korean television. A lot of its popularity had to do with who participated and what was at stake: female talent from numerous agencies hoping to be a part of a girl group backed by a huge corporation. Participants who became […]

Amber, K-Pop Idol Of f(x), Says SM Entertainment Thinks She’s ‘Not Good Enough’

On December 30 last year just before the new year rang in, many K-pop fans who identify themselves as E.L.F. or Super Junior fans were heavily concerned when Henry Lau, better known simply as Henry, started to express his frustration towards SM Entertainment. He uploaded a post, which was eventually taken down, in which he […]

‘Cheese In The Trap’ Movie: Sandara Park And Kim Hyun Jin Finalize Main Cast

The first K-drama the Total Variety Network (tvN) aired last year was Cheese in the Trap. Starring Park Hae Jin (My Love From Another Star, Doctor Stranger) and Kim Go Eun (Goblin) was highly-anticipated as it was based off a very popular web comic. As a matter of fact, it was so popular prior to […]

‘Defendant’ Finale: SBS K-Drama Earns 30 Percent Viewership With Final Episode

Out of all the K-dramas that debuted in 2017, the one that dominated was Defendant. It had double-digit viewership for its debut, thus continuing the wave of success the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) experienced with Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim, and The Legend of the Blue Sea. Viewership increased steadily during its run, resulting in the […]

‘The Liar And His Lover’ Continues tvN’s Struggles With Poor Debut Viewership

Back in 2016, the Total Variety Network (tvN) dominated Korean cable networks with almost back-to-back K-dramas that earned record-breaking viewership. With few exceptions, almost all of their K-dramas earned very high viewership, especially Reply 1988 and Goblin. Unfortunately, tvN cannot say they have the same success in 2017. To be frank, every tvN K-drama so […]

Seventeen In Trouble With K-Pop Fans For Referring Them As ‘Bread And Butter’

Usually in the K-pop industry, musical acts, whether they be co-ed groups, boy bands, girl groups, duos, or soloists, often depend on their fans for their love and support, spreading the word about them to others. As a result, they often bend over backward for fans, often suffering situations that may be hazardous to their […]

T-ara Disbandment Details: Boram, Soyeon End Contracts, Rest Ends In December

Last year, K-pop fans suffered one of the worst years in K-pop history when it comes to boy bands and girl groups either losing members or disbanding. Kara was the first to disband when all the members except for Youngji left DSP Media. 2NE1 first lost Minzy than eventually disbanded. 4minute disbanded after their latest […]

‘Tunnel’ Just ‘Signal’ With Time-Traveling Tunnel? PD Weighs In On Similarities

Out of all the K-dramas airing on Korean cable channels, Voice by the Orion Cinema Network (OCN) got everyone’s attention as it pushed boundaries on what could be seen on a K-drama even on a pay channel. Starring Jang Hyuk and Lee Ha Na, Voice caused a bit of controversy among viewers for its brutally […]

‘Radiant Office’ Debut: ‘Rude, Sexy Superior’ Ha Seok Jin To Bring Ratings

When it comes to acting in general, actors and actresses try to diversify their repertoire and range in hopes of not getting pigeon-holed. However, there are certain actors and actresses who thrive and succeed in their pigeon-hole. Case in point: Ha Seok Jin. Since the latter half of 2016, Ha Seok Jin has thrived playing […]

EXID: K-Pop Girl Group Promises New Concept For 2017 Comeback

Back in 2012, Banana Culture Entertainment debuted their newest K-pop girl group known as Exceed In Dreaming, better known among fans as EXID. Originally consisting of eight members, the current lineup now has five members: Solji, LE, Hani, Hyelin, and Jeonghwa. For two years, EXID did their best to break into the K-pop scene, trying […]

Korean Entertainment Agencies Say BTS And TWICE Top Male And Female K-Pop Groups

If members of the K-pop fandom who are unbiased were to be asked who the top male and female K-pop idol groups are in the industry today, without a shadow of a doubt, they’ll state both BTS and Twice. If anyone wants proof on just how popular these two K-pop acts are, all anyone has […]

‘Drinking Solo’ Secures New PD And Reveals Plans For Season 2 Of tvN K-Drama

2016 was a phenomenal year for the Total Variety Network (tvN) in which they dominated Korean television with two K-dramas that broke records for the Korean cable network, Reply 1988 and Goblin. Needless to say, the reason why tvN dominated is not because of the two aforementioned K-dramas alone, but that multiple K-dramas they aired […]

‘One Step’ K-Movie To Debut In April Starring Sandara Park Of 2NE1 In First Lead The last year has been very hectic for Sandara Park. Known among K-pop fans — especially those who are Blackjacks (official fan club of 2NE1) — as Dara, the former member of 2NE1 first suffered losing one of her members during contract negotiations when Minzy decided to leave both the groundbreaking girl group and […]

Dreamcatcher Releases ‘Light’ And ‘Dark’ Concepts For K-Pop Comeback

Back in January, numerous K-pop acts made their first comeback for 2017. However, there was one who not only made a comeback, but an impactful re-debut with a new concept and direction and they are Dreamcatcher. Formerly consisting of Minx and adding in two new members, the seven-member girl group — JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, […]

GOT7 Enters The Billboard World Albums Chart At No. 1 With ‘Flight Log: Arrival’

In 2014, Got7 made their debut under JYP Entertainment. Besides working hard on releasing three long plays (LPs) or full-length studio albums, six extended plays (EPs) or mini-albums, two box sets, and 13 singles albums, they participated in numerous Korean variety shows, with Jackson’s inclusion in the second season of Roommate being the most popular. […]

Taeyeon X Minzy: SNSD Leader Wants To Collaborate With Former Maknae Of 2NE1

In Hallyu today, specifically in K-pop, Taeyeon is recognized as the most-popular female celebrity. Known for being the leader of Girls’ Generation, she is loved by many and one of the most highly sought out Hallyu stars in its implementation’s history. As an individual, Taeyeon probably got more recognition for her solo guest appearances on […]

Suzy Of Miss A Gives 100 Million Won To Life Sharing Practice Movement HQ

In Hallyu, there are a select few K-pop idols and K-drama stars who are well-known for their philanthropy as well as their careers. Park Shin Hye, the popular Hallyu superstar and K-drama actress of Heirs opposite Lee Min Ho, Pinocchio opposite Lee Jong Suk, and Doctors opposite Kim Rae Won, is a prime example of […]

Song-Song And ‘Descendants Of The Sun’ Crew Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

About one year ago, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) aired a K-drama that would go on to make a huge international impact, similar to what My Love From Another Star did three years before it. It was called Descendants of the Sun. Starring Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, known collectively as Song-Song, the […]

‘Defendant’ Almost Breaks 30 Percent Ratings Closing In On SBS K-Drama Finale

Since it started airing back in January earlier this year, the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) K-drama Defendant has dominated Korean television ratings. Also known as Innocent Defender, the melodramatic thriller starring Ji Sung (Kill Me, Heal Me and Entertainer) and Yuri of So Nyeo Shi Dae (SNSD) better known as Girls’ Generation (Neighborhood Hero and […]

KNK: K-Pop Boy Band Sets Record With 12-Hour Long Live Broadcast On Naver

About one year ago from now, YNB Entertainment — the Korean entertainment label and agency best known for K-pop girl groups Bestie and EXID — debuted their very first K-pop boy band K-Pop kNocK, better known as KNK. Also known as Keunakeun, the five-member boy band consisting of Youjin, Seungjun, Inseong, Jihuri, and Heejun did […]

SIXBOMB: K-Pop Girl Group Uses Plastic Surgery For ‘Becoming Prettier’ M/Vs

The Korean music industry is recognized internationally as one of the hardest music industries to succeed in, especially for those who want to be K-pop idols. For starters, K-pop acts are often manufactured and not home grown. This means up-and-coming hopefuls go through many years of training in singing, dancing, rapping, and presentation before they […]

‘Age Of Youth’ Season 2: Hwayoung Not Returning As Original Cast Member

Total Variety Network (tvN) dominated Korean cable television in 2016, but other major Korean network channels, especially the Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (JTBC), had their moments to shine. Their K-drama, Fantastic, utilized the same concept that the Korean Broadcasting System used for Uncontrollably Fond, and they got it right. Let’s not forget the phenomenal success […]

‘Introverted Boss’ Finale: Despite Revisions, K-Drama Fails To tvN 2016 Ratings

Introverted Boss, also known as Sensitive Boss and My Shy Boss, is the first Korean drama or K-drama to air for 2017 by the Total Variety Network (tvN). The popular Korean cable network hoped it would continue the immense success they earned the previous year with an array of phenomenal K-dramas that delivered on viewership […]

Congratulations GFRIEND! ‘The Awakening’ Is First Top 5 Entry On World Albums

Back in 2015, Source Music debuted their new K-pop act, a girl group consisting of six members — Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji — called GFriend. They made an impact with their debut extended play (EP) or mini-album, Season of Glass, which featured their debut title track, “Glass Bead.” However, it is believed […]

Dreamcatcher Covers Of ‘Lucky Strike’ And ‘Into The New World’ Wow K-Pop Fans

Back in January, the one new K-pop act to make the biggest impact with their debut was Dreamcatcher. Formerly known as Minx, the renovated K-pop girl group shocked and awed everyone with their debut hit track “Chase Me.” It was like nothing anyone had heard before, as it had a creepy vibe that utilized rock […]

Iron, K-Rapper, Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend, Stabbing Himself

There are many popular K-rappers in Hallyu today, most of them from prominent K-pop acts. However, the one that seems to always be in a state of controversy is Jung Heon Chul, better known by his moniker Iron. The runner-up on Show Me The Money 3 had his most controversial year in 2016 starting with […]

Girls’s Day Will Make K-Pop Comeback After 2-Year Long Hiatus, DAI5Y Ecstatic

Back in 2010, Dream Tea Entertainment debuted their newest K-pop girl group, Girl’s day. Though they were formed under a smaller or less popular entertainment label and agency, the girl group now consisting of four members — Minah, Sojin, Hyeri, and Yura — made an impact with their debut which resulted with exponential increases in […]

Park Hyung Sik And Ji Soo: ‘Strong Woman Do Bong Soon’ Male Leads Give Free Hugs

The K-drama currently airing on the Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (JTBC), Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, is taking Korean cable television by storm which is most likely much to the surprise of the network itself. With the Total Variety Network (tvN) delivering flops compared to their K-dramas in 2016, their competition is stepping up. In […]

‘Voice’ PD Compares OCN K-Drama’s Mature Rating To Violence In Real Life

For the latter half of 2016, light-hearted romantic comedies dominated Korean television. To truly understand just how big said light-hearted romcoms were during that span of time, all one has to do is list the majority of K-dramas that were considered romcoms. Fantastic, Uncontrollably Fond, My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week, Shopping King Louis, […]

K-Netizens Claim Photo Of TWICE’s Mina And GOT7’s BamBam ‘Proof’ They’re Dating

When it comes to Hallyu relationship news, 2017 is a year in which K-netizens are the ones calling the shots for who is with who. Unfortunately, a lot of what they think is mere speculation over the most ridiculous notions. For some reason, both BTS and Red Velvet have been targeted for said relationship rumors […]