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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GFRIEND’s Umji And ASTRO’s Sanha To Become MCs For New Show Aimed At Teens

SBS MTV’s “Yogobara,” a new show aimed at teens, have selected GFRIEND’s Umji and ASTRO’s Sanha to be the MCs! “Yogobara” stands for “the outside lives of high school students nowadays,” and the show will peek into the lives of teens today while working with them to address their concerns. As the first MCs of this new program, GFRIEND’s youngest member […]

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GFRIEND Member Sowon’s Father Passes Away

GFRIEND member Sowon’s father passed away on June 22, and she will be taking a break from the group’s activities. Source Music has released the following statement: “Hello. This is Source Music. GFRIEND member Sowon’s father passed away today due to chronic illness. “Sowon is currently with her family and close friends, and they are […]

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Industry Insiders Rank Most Influential People In Korean Music Industry

Who are the most influential people in Korea’s music industry? In honor of their 33rd anniversary, news outlet Sports Seoul surveyed people 35 individuals from different agencies to figure out who are power people in various fields. The industry insiders were asked to rank the top three in each category. Getting voted as No. 1 […]

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Girl Power Galore: 20 Diverse Concepts That Female K-Pop Artists Have Blessed Us With In 2018

Let’s face it: 2018 has been a great year for female artists in K-pop. From fresh, new faces to the ever-familiar veterans of the industry, these ladies have all been killing it in their own, unique ways. And although some people like to say all girl groups sound the same, I’m going to prove to […]

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June Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Girl Group Members Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has published this month’s list of brand reputation rankings for individual girl group members! The rankings were determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, communication, and community awareness indexes of 380 girl group members using big data collected from May 15 to June 16. MAMAMOO’s Hwasa shot […]

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10 K-Pop Idols Who Could Easily Be Mistaken For Being Maknaes Of Their Group

K-pop groups often have large age gaps between the eldest and youngest members, but that has never stopped them from getting along. In fact, sometimes an older member of the group can easily pass for the maknae in various situations, mainly due to their adorable, childlike behavior. Because age is just a number, here are 10 K-pop […]

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