As world leaders debated how to punish North Korea's claim of a fourth nuclear test, South Korea retaliated by broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda, along with K-pop music, across the rivals' tense border Friday.
Back in April 2013, supermanager Scooter Braun was in South Korea to see Psy, the viral K-pop artist he reps in North America, and caught opening act 2NE1, one of K-pop's most obsessed-over girl groups. After the show, he wound up drinking soju and trading advice on romance with CL (nee Lee Chae-rin), 2NE1's magnetic rapper-singer.
Before Dynamic Duo wrapped promotions for "Jam," the lead track off their 8th LP Grand Carnival, the hip-hop heavyweights released a surprise gift for its loyal fans on Monday (Dec. 7th): a performance clip of the album's most lyrically dense track "From the Rooftop."
With the release of "I Need U" and The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 1, BTS broke onto the charts with a creative breakthrough. Now the hip-hop-inspired boy band's new winning formula gets further perfected on the release's second act.
For the first time since achieving worldwide fame with "Gangnam Style," PSY has released a new album. Simply named Psy 7th Album (when you translate its Korean title), the nine-track LP is promoted by two new singles and features a star-studded cast of Ed Sheeran, will.i.am, CL, Zion.T, Gaeko and more.
South Korean rapper PSY, who is set to release his first album since becoming an international sensation more than three years ago with the smash hit "Gangnam Style," says the pressure to live up to that success caused him to take his time with his latest project.