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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.

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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.

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Hallyu has inspired many young scholars to learn more about Korea beyond what is shown on their screens.

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Hallyu has inspired many young scholars to learn more about Korea beyond what is shown on their screens.

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While the South Korean boy band has made a name for themselves within the genre, they also paved the way for other bands to do the same.

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While the South Korean boy band has made a name for themselves within the genre, they also paved the way for other bands to do the same.

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Korean pop groups are everywhere, but they wouldn’t dominate as much as they do without the hard work of the people who design their dance moves.

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Korean pop groups are everywhere, but they wouldn’t dominate as much as they do without the hard work of the people who design their dance moves.

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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.

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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.

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The Korean indie music genre truly has something for all music enthusiasts, from R&B and hip-hop to rock and alternative.

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The Korean indie music genre truly has something for all music enthusiasts, from R&B and hip-hop to rock and alternative.

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Although the J-pop group is the biggest idol group in the world, does it have what it takes to be the next big thing?

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Although the J-pop group is the biggest idol group in the world, does it have what it takes to be the next big thing?

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While this collab was by no means expected, ARMY fans everywhere were pleasantly surprised and couldn’t be more proud of their idols.

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While this collab was by no means expected, ARMY fans everywhere were pleasantly surprised and couldn’t be more proud of their idols.

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With stunning visuals and catchy lyrics, the Hong Kong rapper, singer and dancer uses his music videos and songs as a way to share his culture with the world.

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With stunning visuals and catchy lyrics, the Hong Kong rapper, singer and dancer uses his music videos and songs as a way to share his culture with the world.

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You can always count on the iconic boy group to produce hit after hit, and they don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon with the release of their newest album.

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You can always count on the iconic boy group to produce hit after hit, and they don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon with the release of their newest album.

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In the second Japanese single from the renowned boy band, they tell the story of how hard it can be to let go of the past and look toward the future.

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In the second Japanese single from the renowned boy band, they tell the story of how hard it can be to let go of the past and look toward the future.

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The Blackpink singer has conquered the world alongside her fellow girl-group members. Now she is ready to shine on her own and pay homage to her past.

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The Blackpink singer has conquered the world alongside her fellow girl-group members. Now she is ready to shine on her own and pay homage to her past.

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Taking a step back from the high energy, girl crush music of Blackpink, the group’s main vocalist reflects on life and love with her debut single album, ‘R.’

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Taking a step back from the high energy, girl crush music of Blackpink, the group’s main vocalist reflects on life and love with her debut single album, ‘R.’

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The K-pop group presents an image that breaks away from traditional gender norms and propels us into a new era of self-love and acceptance.

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The K-pop group presents an image that breaks away from traditional gender norms and propels us into a new era of self-love and acceptance.

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From Latin pop to house to rock ballads, the singer and her first full-length album refuse to be put in a box.

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From Latin pop to house to rock ballads, the singer and her first full-length album refuse to be put in a box.

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GOT7’s Mark Tuan and Sanjoy team up for the song ‘One In a Million,’ a smooth R&B love song perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend.

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GOT7’s Mark Tuan and Sanjoy team up for the song ‘One In a Million,’ a smooth R&B love song perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend.

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With plenty of highly anticipated releases and online concerts slated for this year, here are the female artists to keep an ear out for.

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With plenty of highly anticipated releases and online concerts slated for this year, here are the female artists to keep an ear out for.

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Overlooked and neglected by their record label, the seven members of the K-pop boy group are now striking out on their own — as a team.

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Overlooked and neglected by their record label, the seven members of the K-pop boy group are now striking out on their own — as a team.

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The K-pop boy band illustrates life in the time of COVID-19 with their newest track.

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The K-pop boy band illustrates life in the time of COVID-19 with their newest track.

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What makes this Korean pop supergroup such a success? It may be the multi-generational cast of experienced singers.

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What makes this Korean pop supergroup such a success? It may be the multi-generational cast of experienced singers.

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These musicians sound a little different from their K-pop counterparts, but the music is just as good.

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These musicians sound a little different from their K-pop counterparts, but the music is just as good.

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K-pop’s venture into virtual reality may have severe repercussions on the safety and well-being of the performers, as well as foster unhealthy, parasocial relationships with their fanbase.

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K-pop’s venture into virtual reality may have severe repercussions on the safety and well-being of the performers, as well as foster unhealthy, parasocial relationships with their fanbase.

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One half of the brother-sister duo AKMU, the musician is spreading a message of positivity with her debut single.

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One half of the brother-sister duo AKMU, the musician is spreading a message of positivity with her debut single.

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In her video ‘Which Celebrity Makes the Best Ramen,’ the Buzzfeed chef tries out a few recipes from famous people who put their own spin on the classic dish.

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In her video ‘Which Celebrity Makes the Best Ramen,’ the Buzzfeed chef tries out a few recipes from famous people who put their own spin on the classic dish.

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While K-pop remains Korea’s most popular musical export, this indie rock band is forging the way for a few other styles of music to emerge from the country.

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While K-pop remains Korea’s most popular musical export, this indie rock band is forging the way for a few other styles of music to emerge from the country.

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Fans of Korean idols and idol groups are organizing around the world to crash alt-right Twitter hashtags and boost black activism on YouTube.

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Fans of Korean idols and idol groups are organizing around the world to crash alt-right Twitter hashtags and boost black activism on YouTube.

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The K-pop group’s loyal fan base, known as the BTS ARMY, has run into some pushback in their quest to pump up views on platforms like YouTube.

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The K-pop group’s loyal fan base, known as the BTS ARMY, has run into some pushback in their quest to pump up views on platforms like YouTube.

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With British, Spanish and Korean members, the UK band has people everywhere divided on what it means to be a K-pop group.

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With British, Spanish and Korean members, the UK band has people everywhere divided on what it means to be a K-pop group.

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These two powerhouses have challenged what it means to be a girl group in South Korea.

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These two powerhouses have challenged what it means to be a girl group in South Korea.

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K-pop and K-dramas might be expanding America’s cultural horizons, but does it come at a price?

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K-pop and K-dramas might be expanding America’s cultural horizons, but does it come at a price?

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The rich diversity of Korean music isn’t limited to the country’s most popular musical export.

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The rich diversity of Korean music isn’t limited to the country’s most popular musical export.

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The K-pop star is facing some extreme backlash from a very rabid fanbase.

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The K-pop star is facing some extreme backlash from a very rabid fanbase.

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Social media bullying and the grueling standards of the South Korean pop music industry could have played a part in the star’s untimely passing.

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Social media bullying and the grueling standards of the South Korean pop music industry could have played a part in the star’s untimely passing.

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Following K-pop can be overwhelming, so here’s a breakdown of where and how to get the best content.

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Following K-pop can be overwhelming, so here’s a breakdown of where and how to get the best content.

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It’s time to look behind the scenes of this multibillion-dollar industry.

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It’s time to look behind the scenes of this multibillion-dollar industry.

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K-pop’s biggest stars sit down with each other to remind everyone that they’re still normal people.

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K-pop’s biggest stars sit down with each other to remind everyone that they’re still normal people.

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The song is a perfect introduction to the band’s mobile game and its focus on following your dreams.

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The song is a perfect introduction to the band’s mobile game and its focus on following your dreams.

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K-pop is great, but some variety certainly wouldn’t hurt.

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K-pop is great, but some variety certainly wouldn’t hurt.

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A fierce, multilingual, female rapper? Yes, please.

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A fierce, multilingual, female rapper? Yes, please.

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The k-pop times they are a changin’.

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The k-pop times they are a changin’.

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Just what you need to revive that carefree energy one last time.

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Just what you need to revive that carefree energy one last time.

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Move over machismo, there’s a new type of man in town.

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Move over machismo, there’s a new type of man in town.

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In the group’s newest release, K-pop meets Latin flair meets fiery vocals.

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In the group’s newest release, K-pop meets Latin flair meets fiery vocals.

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If she can’t make it big, K-pop might be in trouble.

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If she can’t make it big, K-pop might be in trouble.

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The release lives up to its name, offering listeners a side of the South Korean singer they’ve never seen before.

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The release lives up to its name, offering listeners a side of the South Korean singer they’ve never seen before.

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K-pop is on a level that American pop doesn’t even know about.

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Fans point to the song’s parallels to the Greek myth of Narcissus, in which a self-obsessed protagonist commits suicide.

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Fans point to the song’s parallels to the Greek myth of Narcissus, in which a self-obsessed protagonist commits suicide.

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BTS’s unique use of social media has fostered the growth of a multi-language fan base like nothing that has been seen before.

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BTS’s unique use of social media has fostered the growth of a multi-language fan base like nothing that has been seen before.

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‘Despacito,’ aka the prime of 2017 pop culture, has inspired a revolution of bilingual collaborations.

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‘Despacito,’ aka the prime of 2017 pop culture, has inspired a revolution of bilingual collaborations.

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‘Burn the Stage’ shows the good, the bad and the ugly of the K-pop industry.

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‘Burn the Stage’ shows the good, the bad and the ugly of the K-pop industry.

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In his ‘Hope World’ mixtape, J-Hope tells a compelling story of his rise to fame and success, which came with responsibilities he did not foresee.

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In his ‘Hope World’ mixtape, J-Hope tells a compelling story of his rise to fame and success, which came with responsibilities he did not foresee.

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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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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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By coming out to the public as a gay artist, Holland head-butts the restrictive social conventions of Korea regarding homosexuality to send a message of hope and acceptance.

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By coming out to the public as a gay artist, Holland head-butts the restrictive social conventions of Korea regarding homosexuality to send a message of hope and acceptance.

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The death of SHINee’s lead singer, Kim Jong-hyun, reveals where society can improve in terms of addressing depression and mental illness.

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The death of SHINee’s lead singer, Kim Jong-hyun, reveals where society can improve in terms of addressing depression and mental illness.

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The seven-member, K-pop boy band recently shocked the world with their upset win at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

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The seven-member, K-pop boy band recently shocked the world with their upset win at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.