All the Single Idols: Solos We Loved Written by Cjontai On January 24, 2015
In a market saturated with groups, going solo in K-pop is a risky venture. An idol’s ability to captivate an audience as a singular entity is tested as their members step back from the spotlight for this moment. Solos offer us another side of a particular member who may have been pigeonholed into his/her respective role in the group. It is through solos that fans get to hear these members tell their personal stories in a fashion more suitable to their own musical tastes. . ... Read more
The National Tax Service has recently revealed that the average annual income among K-Pop idols has increased significantly since 2010.
According to the data, the average K-Pop idol income has increased 72.2 percent in three years between 2010 and 2013. While in 2010 the average salary was 22.64 million won (approximately $20,000 USD), K-Pop idols” average salary more than doubled to 46.74 million won (approximately $43,000 USD) by 2013. . ... Read more
It”s “National Hug Day” in the U.S.! Hugs are a cozy way to spread love and good cheer to friends, family, and hey, even to strangers.
We at allkpop want to commemorate the special gesture by selecting the idols we”d like hugs from on “National Hug Day”! These idols really know how to give some snuggly fanservice. Whether in the form of a loving embrace or a casual arm on the shoulder, idols know how to treat their fans to some affection. . ... Read more
Do Idols Deserve their Title? Written by Morgan On January 17, 2015
You’ve heard stories of idols saying negative things, committing sajaegi and drunk driving. Yet, some of these people are still famous and boast large popularity. Certain people just have the ability to captivate audiences, giving them unprecedented access to the minds of others. When everything they do is scrutinized, do these performaers have the responsibility to be role models to the people that look up to them? Some are given the title of ‘idol’, but do they deserve it and are they living up to the title? . ... Read more
Netizens on Instiz have released their take on girl group popularities at the current time by making a map in which the country size represents how popular each girl group is!
Especially in comparison to the one made in 2013, there are definitely some notable differences, such as the expanding territory of girl groups like A Pink, Girl’s Day, and AOA and the sizable shrinking of Girls’ Generation’s land.. ... Read more
It was recently reported that an enraged INSPIRIT sent an angry email to a reporter accusing the producers of the “Golden Disk Awards” of mistreating their idol group.. ... Read more
“29th Golden Disk Awards” ceremony has left fans of GOT7 and BEAST feeling empty!
On January 14th, JYP Entertainment announced that GOT7’s BamBam and Yugyeom would be unable to participate in the 29th Golden Disk Awards because they were not issued visas to China. Despite the fact that GOT7 was to receive the Rookie Award, only five members attended the event, which was kicked off in Beijing on January 14. The second part of the awards show will be held on January 15th.. ... Read more
8 Non-Idols who Shined on Immortal Songs 2 Written by Thuy On January 14, 2015
There is no doubt that Immortal Songs 2 has really brought back the legends to life. The program is even more significant to international fans like us in the sense that we get to know more about other breath-taking Korean artists beyond the realm of idols. Today on Seoulbeats, we present to you what we think are the best performances by non-idol singers in the program. The only criteria for judging is that the performer must be able to make the audience go “woah” after watching them on the stage. . ... Read more