Peyton Conner, Indiana University
As if the country’s music industry wasn’t competitive enough, members of popular music groups must eventually face the additional challenge of serving in the military.
Lauren Sung, University of Georgia
Korean bands like H.O.T. and BTS have done a lot to normalize ‘soft masculinity,’ but South Korean culture as a whole remains patriarchal and heteronormative.
Karen Lu, Yale University
Before his military enlistment, the South Korean star released a sultry, sophisticated EP that signals the start of a new chapter in his career.
Nanda Illahi, Okayama University
With British, Spanish and Korean members, the UK band has people everywhere divided on what it means to be a K-pop group.
Michele Mendez, Temple University
K-Pop fans from around the world are excited to witness Exo and CL perform live at the close of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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