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Month: November 2021

A cappella group Narin make their mark with K-pop covers & medleys

A cappella group Narin make their mark with K-pop covers & medleys IATFB 11/29/2021 K-Entertainment
Narin are an a cappella group that I stumbled upon awhile ago, and since then they’ve shot up in popularity thanks primarily to their K-pop content. For those who weren’t already aware of their existence, well, I thought you might like to be made aware.
Below are some of my favorite covers and medleys they’ve done — they do cover men, and I swear it’s just a coincidence that these are all by women, lol — and they’ve also started to put out their own songs as well.
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TWICE – “I Can’t Stop Me”
AKMU – “NAKKA”
A Pink – “Dumhdurum”
Red Velvet – “Psycho”
(G)I-DLE – “Hwaa”
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BLACKPINK Medley – Jennie’s “SOLO” + “As If It’s Your Last” + “Kiss And Make Up” + “Forever Young” + “DDU-DU DDU-DU” + “Playing With Fire”
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Narin – “Chilly Night”
As alluded to previously, they’ve recently started dropping their own songs, and this is defin..

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IU performs a 2021 version of “My Dream Patissiere”, her 2010 anime OST that became a TikTok challenge

IU performs a 2021 version of “My Dream Patissiere”, her 2010 anime OST that became a TikTok challenge IATFB 11/27/2021 K-Entertainment
The anime Yumeiro Patissiere was popular in many places back around 2009-11 and Korea was no exception. Back then in 2010 IU was chosen to sing the Korean version of the theme song, called “My Dream Patissiere”.
So why bring this up now, right?
Well, in the middle of this year, the song became a dance challenge on Korean TikTok, and it led to a bit of a revival for the song.
So, of course IU recognized that, and to celebrate her YouTube channel reaching seven million subscribers, IU made a 2021 rendition of the song.
While one can believe that IU just did another cool thing in seeing a cute trend and participating, it’s funnier imagining her just wanting to one-up everybody like “let me show you bitches how it’s done” and not only did the challenge but sprung for the band and sung the song as well..

My Sassy Girl (Korean Drama)

Profile Drama: My Sassy Girl Revised romanization: Yeopgijeogin Geunyeo Hangul: 엽기적인 그녀 Director: Oh Jin-Seok Writer: Yoon Hyo-Je Network: SBS Episodes: 40 Release Date: May 29 – July 18, 2017 Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day) Language: Korean Country: South Korea Plot Synopsis by…

Gong Yoo’s agency SOOP officially denies he went on a date with Taylor Swift, lmao

Gong Yoo’s agency SOOP officially denies he went on a date with Taylor Swift, lmao IATFB 11/26/2021 K-Entertainment
Getty Images While Korean entertainment headlines have recently treaded towards ‘stuff that feels like a pitch bot’ territory, not much has beat actor Gong Yoo having his company SOOP issue an official statement denying that he was dating Taylor Swift.
A couple days ago rumors emerged that Gong Yoo was spotted having lunch with Taylor Swift.
Nothing that really implies dating and she apparently is in a relationship anyway. However, rumors were rumors, I guess, and things got to the point where his company was addressing it.
Gong Yoo’s agency released a statement regarding a rumor of the artist going on a date with pop singer Taylor Swift in New York. Through MK Sports on Friday, Nov 26 they claim, ‘Gong Yoo has never been to New York recently’.
I wasn’t certain anybody ever took it seriously, but just having an offi..

Not just K-pop: Korean TV shows gaining US popularity

T-ara’s “ALL KILL” gets the Dingo Music love it deserves with a live clip IATFB 11/25/2021 K-Entertainment
Following the release of the music video for “TIKI TAKA”, I was satisfied that T-ara had returned with something fun, but I lamented that it was chosen over “ALL KILL”.
Well folks, I’ll take credit for bullying Dingo Music into giving it a “live” clip, which basically doubles as a music video. And indeed, it did standout more conceptually.
Musically, it’s hard to go wrong with basically “Day By Day”, except Western and without a 15-minute music video for money laundering lore or whatever.
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[Review] DreamNote switch up their concept and deliver one of the year’s best in “GHOST”

[Review] DreamNote switch up their concept and deliver one of the year’s best in “GHOST” IATFB 11/23/2021 Editorials, K-Entertainment, Reviews
The downside of me liking a release is I’ll review it on my own time, even if it’s a month later. The upside is that … well, you get a positive review on Asian Junkie Dot Com. Quite frankly, I’m not sure the wait is worth that, but hey, it’s something.
That all applies to DreamNote‘s “GHOST” especially, as a new group probably would benefit from any eyeballs much more than any blog’s review a month later, but I definitely wanted to write about this effort because it’ll likely be among 2021’s best.
DreamNote debuted late in 2018, and honestly they had not been on my radar at all since. Hell, even if I did like them, it’s been almost two years since we’ve heard from them at all. Well they used that pandemic time to switch things up, as they had previously gone with fresh and sporty girl group t..

f(x)’s Luna reportedly set to debut on Broadway in ‘KPOP, The Musical’

f(x)’s Luna reportedly set to debut on Broadway in ‘KPOP, The Musical’ IATFB 11/23/2021 K-Entertainment
f(x) member (technically, I guess) Luna will be making her debut on Broadway as a part of the ‘KPOP, The Musical’ cast, presumably to play the lead, according to a report by People.
Sources tell PEOPLE that Luna, a South Korean singer who recently released the popular single “Madonna,” will be making her Broadway debut in KPOP, The Musical, which will premiere sometime next year. KPOP, The Musical is about the meteoric rise of a K-pop star (presumably played by Luna) in the challenging world of the art form. The show was conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim. It features a book by Kim, with music, lyrics and music production by Helen Park, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon.
While I had never heard of this play before, apparently it had found success Off-Broadway.
The musical played an Off-Broadway run through Ars Nova, ..

A Pink’s Chorong’s bullying accuser guilty of ‘making threats on false information’ after fabricating evidence

A Pink’s Chorong’s bullying accuser guilty of ‘making threats on false information’ after fabricating evidence IATFB 11/23/2021 K-Entertainment
Back in April, bullying allegations emerged against A Pink’s Chorong and her company announced they would be taking legal action against the accuser. Since then not much has emerged, but recently it was revealed that her accuser has been found guilty on charges of making threats on false information and will be forwarded to the prosecution.
As a result of the the investigation, the informant was found guilty on charges of making threats on false information will be forwarded to the prosecution. Around early March 2021 along with the influx of of accusations regarding school violence that occurred around that time, the informant in question sent emails regarding the client’s personal life including false claims to several entertainment and social issue reporters. The informant then told the cl..

B-Side Spotlight: September 2021 (STAYC, PURPLE KISS, HyunA & DAWN, Baek Yerin, NCT 127, ITZY)

B-Side Spotlight: September 2021 (STAYC, PURPLE KISS, HyunA & DAWN, Baek Yerin, NCT 127, ITZY) Hels 11/22/2021 K-Entertainment
September was a good, good month for b-sides. A couple of my choices for this playlist have become some of my favourite songs ever from the groups mentioned — even though I’m always excited for groups to release new music, it takes a lot to dethrone a favourite song for me once I’ve found it.
Anyway, let’s go!
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Purple Kiss – “Cast Pearls Before Swine”
They’re just … the best. I like them so much. A bop and a half, which I’ve had on repeat.
Editor’s Note: Look what you fucking did! This is your fault, Hels!
Lee Eun Sang Feat. Yodayoung – “Undo”
What do I always say about Brand New Boys? They never disappoint me.
Young K Feat. Dvwn – “Microphone”
Absolutely gorgeous, a sweet melancholy helped along by Dvwn’s golden vocals.
StayC – “Complex”
I have a StayC sticker on my phone, so I think that means I..

DR Music says dispute between BLACKSWAN’s Fatou & Leia was ‘constructive dispute’, deny bullying rumors

DR Music says dispute between BLACKSWAN’s Fatou & Leia was ‘constructive dispute’, deny bullying rumors IATFB 11/20/2021 K-Entertainment
Recently a rather bizarre story emerged involving BLACKSWAN, Leia’s fansite, Leia, and Fatou, which made sense in a way since it involved DR Music. Well, now the company has chimed in with a statement of their own, and surprisingly they did about as good of damage control as can be expected, basically saying the show will go on and framing the dispute as ‘constructive dispute’.
I mean, I think it was their only option to try and basically say they’re working through issues and then handing off the cause of the mess to fans and rumormongering considering one member actively subtweeting/subliking as if to confirm the fansite’s tweets and one member directly airing out another member on Instagram Stories.
Note: I’ve seen some mention that maybe it was fake drama for publicity, but while that might wor..