Posts tagged with "SNSD"

K-pop Recap: January 2016

K-pop Recap: January 2016
K-pop Recap is a new set of articles aimed at looking back at the Korean music releases of each month. These recaps will include, indie, rock, pop, hip-hop and every other genre that is thrown our way. For many years there have been posts about each individual songs, but sometimes real life sets in and you realise that multiple people have released new songs and you’ve missed a whole week of updates. Now is your chance to look back and catch... 

Kpop: Same Title, Different Sound

Kpop: Same Title, Different Sound
A reoccurring theme in the Kpop world are the same titled releases, but completely different songs. In recent days this problem seems to be happening more and more, thus causing confusion when Kpop fans try explaining to non Kpop fans about songs. Having a song title exactly the same doesn’t mean the songs are going to be the same, it all revolves around the theme and feeling the artist puts over. Being different is what draws people... 

America Welcomes ‘Girls’ Generation’ With Open Arms!

America Welcomes ‘Girls’ Generation’ With Open Arms!
Kpop is spreading to the ears of the Rich & Famous it seems, as SNSD (aka Girls’ Generation) made their American debut on the Late Night Show with David Letterman and LIVE! with Kelly.  Performing their latest English hit “The Boys” it seems the love for these girls have spread far beyond Asia. Shocking Kelly Ripa with the amount of support from the audience she exclaimed, “That was amazing. You have so many fans, I’ve... 

A Very SMENT Christmas

A Very SMENT Christmas
Its that time of year where music charts are filled with festive joy and tunes that get you jumping around happily realising Christmas is now upon us. Korea and their entertainment companies are not ones to miss out on all this happiness, and compete head to head releasing Christmas singles and Christmas family albums. This is a perfect time for all the imagery we have grown accustomed to over the year to disappear, as a new fluffy, cute and... 

SNSD (Girls’ Generation) & Universal Music Group ready for U.S. Debut

SNSD (Girls’ Generation) & Universal Music Group ready for U.S. Debut
Lots of people will probably have no idea who SNSD (Girls’ Generation) are, but I know for certain a lot of people got into the Kpop scene because of them. Their song “Gee” was used for one of the “Dead Fantasy” videos, which shows Final Fantasy, Dead Or Alive, and Kingdom Hearts characters, dancing to the now world famous “Gee” (with the videos below, would you rather see game characters or SNSD themselves?).... 

SMTOWN Paris: Un Grand Succès!

SMTOWN Paris: Un Grand Succès!
Europe’s first collaborative K-pop concert has been a phenomenal success!SMTOWN LIVE’s World Tour saw over 12,000 fans from all across the world flock to the Le Zénith De Paris venue to see their favourite bands. For many, it was an opportunity they thought they’d never have: witnessing their idols sing and dance live to the songs they’d only been able to previously watch on YouTube. Hip girl-band f(x) opened the concert... 

K-pop Comes To Europe!

K-pop Comes To Europe!
The Hallyu (South Korean culture) wave has been gaining popularity over the past decade, and is continuing to spread rapidly via online sources such as YouTube. K-drama (Korean drama) and K-pop (Korean pop) in particular have become something of a global trend, and their impact on the Western world is finally coming to light. The active French fan base has gained recognition through a club called ‘Korean Connection,’ visiting places associated... 
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