Katherine’s K-Pop Recap: January 21-27, 2019

A summary of the news, current and upcoming comebacks, charts and music show wins, and more!

Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Two: #41-50

It’s hard doing rankings when you’re multifandom. Your favorites change like clockwork, and you literally like everything. I’ve been stubbornly pretending I don’t have a new ultimate bias for a month now, because I’ve switched four times this year alone. The only thing that’s ever certain is that you want all your bias groups toContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Two: #41-50”

Favorites of 2017: October

October is one of my favorite months.  It’s definitely fall, but it’s still the warm and sunny part (there was a week in Paris when the temperature was up to the mid-70’s ).  The leaves are still on the trees and there’s lots of nice colors, and it’s just a very pleasant time of theContinue reading “Favorites of 2017: October”

Rapid(ish) Reviews, October 2017: BTOB, GOT7, TWICE, SF9, and More

Fall is one of the best times for K-pop because pretty much everyone makes a comeback. Like September, October saw the rise of some of the most talked about boy groups – who all delivered quality music. And though there was little to no activity on the girl group front, TWICE swooped in at theContinue reading “Rapid(ish) Reviews, October 2017: BTOB, GOT7, TWICE, SF9, and More”

MAMA 2017: Predicting the Winners

The MNET Asian Music Awards are finally upon us!  The week-long awards started in Vietnam this past weekend, with another show in Japan and the main event in Hong Kong.  After over a month of online voting, fans all over the world are waiting to find out which K-Pop acts will come out on top.Continue reading “MAMA 2017: Predicting the Winners”

[POLL] MAMA 2017 Nominees: Who Will Come Out On Top?

Awards season is coming, and the MNET Asian Music Awards (hereafter referred to as MAMA) is kicking things off with a bang! It’s only been two days, and my social media feeds are already filled with people discussing the nominations. As I write this, fans all over the world are diligently trying to get onContinue reading “[POLL] MAMA 2017 Nominees: Who Will Come Out On Top?”

Favorites of 2017: May

Oh my gosh, May feels like forever ago. K-pop moves so darn fast.  There wasn’t a whole lot going on in the beginning (because of elections?), but the last week brought a whole rush of comebacks that threw me off schedule.  I considered skipping this post altogether because it’s been so long, but ultimately my perfectionism needContinue reading “Favorites of 2017: May”

Favorites of 2017: March

(Oops, we’re already over halfway through April….) As I predicted, March was all about the boy groups for me. Though of course several girl groups had solid comebacks, most of my attention was consumed by favorites like Got7 and Monsta X.  But no matter your preferences, there was something for everyone this month.

Highlight Review: “Plz Don’t Be Sad”

The group formerly known as Beast has definitely had some trying times. Original member Hyunseung left just about a year ago, and the remaining members departed from Cube to create their own agency at the end of 2016.  Though the contract renewal negotiations were over, name negotiations weren’t.  Cube had apparently just trademarked it and holds the rights to itContinue reading “Highlight Review: “Plz Don’t Be Sad””