July Girl Group Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute revealed this month’s brand reputation rankings for girl groups! The rankings were determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, interaction, and community indexes of various girl groups using big data collected from June 12 to July 13. The top three are BLACKPINK, TWICE, and Apink. BLACKPINK shot to first […]

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Keep Cool In Style: 10 Trends You Can Adapt From Your Favorite Summer K-Pop MVs

The sun is high, the humidity is becoming unbearable, and you can hear new energetic K-pop bops that make everything brighter. Make no mistake — summer is here and there’s no escaping it. The season gives us inviting images of the beach and fun under the sun, but it also comes with the inevitable task of trying to […]

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ELRIS On Their Unique Stage Outfits And Working With VIXX’s Ravi

ELRIS spoke about the concept and the preparation behind their latest comeback! On June 28, the girl group held a showcase for their third mini album “Summer Dream” at the Textile Center Building in Seoul. The five members wore bright, yellow outfits with shiny plastic-coated fabric on top. ELRIS’s Sohee explained, “Our concept this time is […]

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ELRIS Announces Sweet Fan Club Name They Picked From Fans’ Own Ideas

Girl group ELRIS has announced their fan club name ahead of their comeback! On June 20, the group shared via their fan cafe that they’ve personally chosen a fan club name from ideas sent in by 175 fans! After thanking fans for all their ideas, they announced that ELRIS personally selected the name “BLRIS” for […]

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K-Pop Idols Share Their Chuseok Greetings

Happy Chuseok! Chuseok is a major harvest festival and holiday celebrated in Korea. October 4 is the official day of Chuseok for 2017. While K-pop stars are either busy working or spending time with their families, many took the time to relay their Chuseok greetings to fans. Most dressed up in traditional hanboks to share their well wishes.

Check them out below!

100%

A.C.E


Andy

Apink

Apple.B

B1A4

Banana Culture (Lee Jung Hyun, Shin Ji Soo, Ha Seung Ri, EXID)

B.I.G

BLACKPINK

Boys Republic

Brave Entertainment (Brave Girls, BIGSTAR, Park Soo Jin, Samuel)

BTOB

BTS

CLC

Dal Shabet

DreamCatcher

ELRIS

Golden Child

gugudan

HALO

Highlight

HyunA

IMFACT

IZ

Jang Hyunseung

Jeong Sewoon

Jinyoung (GOT7)

Junho

Kim Chungha

MASC

MONSTA X

MXM

NC.A

NCT

Nick & Sammy

NU’EST W

Park Jimin

PENTAGON

PRISTIN

RAINZ

SEVENTEEN

SF9

SNUPER

Taecyeon

Teen Top

The Boyz

UP10TION

VAV

VICTON

VIXX

Wanna One

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Yoo Seon Ho

ELRIS’s Bella Apologizes For Imitating Wanna One’s Lai Guan Lin

ELRIS’s Bella has come under fire for imitating Wanna One’s Lai Guan Lin.

During the July 16 broadcast of “Lee Hong Ki‘s Kiss The Radio,” the idol tried to mimic Lai Guan Lin’s accent.

In response to the storm of criticism, Bella uploaded a handwritten letter on the group’s official Twitter account, saying, “I apologize to everyone who got hurt by my imitation of Wanna One’s Lai Guan Lin.

“I am deeply reflecting on my immature behavior that I have absolutely no excuses for. I truly regret the way I hurt so many people. I was not trying to make fun of foreigners by imitating Lai Guan Lin. I apologize once again to Lai Guan Lin and Wanna One’s fans.

“From now on, I will be responsible during broadcasts to prevent something like this from happening again. Your reprimanding words will be engraved in my heart, and I will try my best to show a better image of myself.

“Thank you for reading until the end.”

Her agency Hunus Entertainment also posted a formal apology, saying that Bella was not trying to belittle foreigners.

Below is an audio clip of Bella imitating Lai Guan Lin.