Listen to any SPICA record and one can instantly tell their pipes were inspired by the big divas who came before them. With singles that range from funk-pop to EDM to straight-up R&B, we decided to pick Jiwon, Boa, Narae, Bohyung and Juhyun's brains to discover the singers they deem most inspirational in Billboard's 'Gimme Five' series.
Korea's most-followed person on Twitter, Siwon Choi of Super Junior, has done his part to help raise awareness about Lou Gehrig's disease. Watch the K-pop star take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominate fellow Super Junior members Lee Donghae and Eunhyuk.
Backstage at KCON 2014, K-pop boy band VIXX played a rousing game of Billboard's "How Well Do You Know Your Band Mates?," in which Leo, N, Ken, Ravi, Hong Bin and Hyuk were quizzed on each other's reading habits, go-to dance moves and favorite songs.
Backstage at KCON 2014, the K-pop boy band B1A4 played a rousing game of "How Well Do You Know Your Band Mates?," in which Jinyoung, Baro, Sandeul, CNU and Gongchan were quizzed on each other's cooking habits, least-favorite foods and top Chris Brown songs.
SPICA explain differences between recording in America and Korea, their global aspirations, hopes for their "I Did It" single and filming their "You Don't Love Me" video with inflated butts in a video interview at KCON 2014.
America's premiere K-pop festival KCON in downtown Los Angeles more than doubled its attendance this year with 42,000 fans, up from 20,000 in 2013. About 40 percent of the turnout came from outside California.