K-Pop

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Pop’s Embrace of Languages Besides English Feels Here to Stay

How acts from Rosalía, who sings her modern flamenco in Spanish, to K-pop groups show that English may not be pop's lingua franca forever.
Douglas Greenwood
11.5.18
Interviews

Tiffany Young's "Over My Skin" Is a Rebirth, So We Asked Her About Everything

Tiffany captivated the world with K-pop supergroup Girls' Generation, and now it's time for her to take the throne back home in the USA with her new solo single.
Diyana Noory
6.28.18
New music

K-Pop Group yyxy Just Released a New Single with Grimes... Apparently

The four-piece K-pop group, who are part of a 12-piece K-pop group, appear without Grimes in the video for the song, and nobody's quite sure what the pop wunderkind's role is here. Still, it's a fun, sugary bit of pop.
Alex Robert Ross
5.30.18
Noisey News

BTS Will Probably Have the Number One Album in America This Week

The K-pop band's latest album 'Love Yourself: Tear' is apparently challenging Post Malone's 'Beerbongs and Bentleys' for the top position on the Billboard 200.
Phil Witmer
5.22.18
Internet Exploring

How a Beat Made in a Bedroom in Canada Accidentally Sparked a K-Pop Smash

Evan Berard of Montreal scored millions of YouTube views when a production he made on a whim became the basis of EXO's single "Electric Kiss."
Phil Witmer
2.28.18
Essays

Take a Seat North America, It's Global Pop's Time to Shine

As BTS, the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack, Bad Bunny, Charli XCX, and more show, we should be optimistic about a future where everything popular isn't in English.
Phil Witmer
2.20.18
New music

BTS Get Desiigner, of All People, to Run Riot on Their "MIC Drop" Remix

More "git-git-git" for your "grrrrrrrr-AH!"
Phil Witmer
11.24.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

BTS Had an Extremely Good Night at the AMAs

The K-pop sensations made their US TV debut, performing "DNA."
Lauren O'Neill
11.20.17
Essays

Seo Taiji & Boys Pioneered Socially Conscious K-Pop for Groups Like BTS

BTS’s trajectory leads fans to seek deeper meaning in their music, just as Seo Taiji did 25 years ago.
Blanca Méndez
8.1.17
Premieres

Justin Trash Gets Comfortably Buck in The “NORAEBANG”

“My mans look like Goku."
Andrea Gambardella
7.11.17
Interviews

BTS Embody K-Pop's Present and Future Crossover

K-pop lyrics tend to play it safe but BTS’ songs tackle themes of online harassment, suicide, alongside critiques of police brutality.
Diyana Noory
6.6.17
Noisey News

Jaden Smith’s Ambition Is Boundless

He, his sister Willow and his girlfriend Odessa Adlon are … forming a rock band now.
Lauren O'Neill
4.21.17