Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2018: #11-20

Though I consume a lot of K-pop (clearly), I don’t actually spend a lot of time listening to the same songs. I tend to really get into a group’s new single for however long they promote it, and then I file it away and move on to the next track of the week. So althoughContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2018: #11-20”

Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2018: #21-30

I call this part of the list the “Favoritism” section. That might seem a little weird since we’re basically halfway through the series, but it’s because I changed things up this year. I decided to allow more than two songs by my favorites groups because it was a more accurate reflection of what I reallyContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2018: #21-30”

Katherine’s K-Pop Recap: January 1-6, 2019

A lot has happened this week in K-pop, and we’ve barely even started 2019! January is normally kind of a slow month, but it looks like things are shaping up to be quite busy.

A First-Timer at KCON New York (Part Two): Saturday’s Concert

In the years since I’ve discovered K-pop, I’ve been lucky to attend a fair amount of concerts.  They’re usually on the smaller side in terms of venues (the downside of being a Western fan), and I’ve always been impressed by how the fans’ excitement makes everything seem so much bigger. But there’s nothing quite likeContinue reading “A First-Timer at KCON New York (Part Two): Saturday’s Concert”

A First-Timer at KCON New York (Part One): The Convention

At this point, KCON New York happened a full month ago… yet I still find myself thinking about it every day. There’s so much to share that I’m making several posts, but I think covering the convention is a good place to start! This was the first time I’ve been to such a large scaleContinue reading “A First-Timer at KCON New York (Part One): The Convention”

Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Six: #1-10

It’s been a long and unexpected hiatus (5 months exactly – more on that in an upcoming post). K-pop is a fast moving industry, and most of the groups that I’ve chosen for this post have already made comebacks or are releasing new music imminently. Just waiting on you, EXO BUT, I’m the type ofContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Six: #1-10”

Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Four: #21-30

Okay, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way: there are a bunch of boy groups in this post. Apparently, this is the part where I decided to put all the comebacks that have attractive men with intense auras. (Fortunately, the rest of the Top 50 will be more diverse!) I tried to be asContinue reading “Katherine’s Top K-Pop Releases of 2017, Part Four: #21-30”

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?”

Soribada Awards 2017: Winners List

  On September 20, digital music platform Soribada hosted their first ever BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS. Eligible songs were from September 2016 to August 2017, with online voting starting in July. New Korean Wave Producer Award: Iggy Youngbae (I assume for a GFriend song) New Korean Wave Music Video Award: Zanybros (I’m not sure if theyContinue reading “Soribada Awards 2017: Winners List”