Keyword: Glam Korean Band
British weekly magazine the Economist published an article highlighting K-pop girl band Crayon Pop in its latest issue, which hit newsstands on Saturday.
As part of a 14-page special report on Korea, it wrote, "Crayon Pop are not a typical K-pop outfit. They look goofy rather than glamorous, like kid sisters not dream dates, and prefer plimsolls to stilettos".
The success story of Crayon Pop's song "Bar Bar Bar" was viewed as being different from that of other Korean girl groups. It "spread like a virus on YouTube", the magazine wrote. "Whereas most songs peak early in the charts, then disappear, this one climbed to number one in some rankings months after its release".
The magazine attributed the success of Crayon Pop to the different strategies the band took to promote their songs and get recognition, instead of following "the basic formula" where "performers train for three years and more before making their debut" while signing for big entertainment agencies like JYP, SM and YG Entertainment
Hankyung, Super Junior, Super Junior M, Han GengFive years ago, 29-year-old Chinese singer Han Geng appeared to be on top of the world.
Five years ago, 29-year-old Chinese singer Han Geng appeared to be on top of the world.
As one of the more prominent members of the K-pop boy band Super Junior, Han, then known as Hankyung, was a frequent guest on South Korean variety shows like "Love Letter and Star Golden Bell."
But beneath the glitz and glamour, the star suffered intense emotional distress that led him to even contemplate suicide.
In an interview Saturday for the Beijing Television program "Top Chinese Music," Han, who also fronted his band's subgroup Super Junior-M, said it was his floundering acting career that initially led to his depression.
"Back in 2008, I said that I really wanted to be an actor, but my wish wasn't fulfilled," Han recalled
Romantic Punch, Glam Slam"Glam Slam," the new turbo-charged single from South Korean hard rock band Romantic Punch will get you out of your seat and banging your head in no time.
Get ready to pump your fist in the air.
"Glam Slam," the new turbo-charged single from South Korean hard rock band Romantic Punch will get you out of your seat and banging your head in no time.
Channeling shades of 1980s Def Leppard and 1990s Soundgarden (particularly frontman Chris Cornell's vocals) Romantic Punch has produced a solid, heavy four-minute single.
And although the arrangement is a bit schizophrenic at times, when the hook appears in "Glam Slam" it seals the deal for the band's new single as a bone fide rocker.
Romantic Punch lead singer In Hyuk brings the song home with his soaring vocals that can also range from a Scott Weiland style moan to a Rob Halford high-pitched howl
It’s a problem that many big-chested girls will understand- running is not easy.
The members of Secret were guests on the KBS’ “Hello” for the May 6 episode. “Hello” is a talk show in which regular South Korean people come on to talk about their problems.
On this week’s episode, a mother revealed that her daughter acted and dressed like a male. She said, “My daughter cut her hair short like a male and wraps her chest up with bandages.”
Secret member Hyosung, who has drawn much attention throughout the years because of her glamorous body, confessed that she had a similar experience as the mother’s daughter. She said, “When I was in school, I hugged my chest while running because I could feel the boys looking
Welcome back, Soompiers, to "Songs Impossible to Listen to with a Straight Face Anymore Because of K-Pop." The fifth batch features Super Junior's Eunhyuk, SHINee's Onew, and Shinhwa's Eric and Kim Dong Wan.
1. "She's Gone" by Steelheart
Many of you may be unfamiliar with this song, as well as the band. Steelheart debuted in the the US in the early nineties, and something about their glam metal style really caught the attention of Koreans at the time. As noted in the video, this is a song just about every karaoke-goer has attempted at least once in Korea. It's one of those songs that would have been really good had it been left alone, but it's been pulled apart and butchered by many a wannabe singer over the years