1. B.A.P to Return Stateside for Four 'Live on Earth 2014' Tour Dates

    March 13, 2014 8:47 PM EDT Less than a year after its last U.S. concerts, the K-pop boy band will hit the NYC, L.A., Chicago and Dallas areas After a selling out all four dates on its first U.S. trek last May , K-pop boy band B.A.P. is coming to America for four more concerts. The sextet will visit both the East and…

  2. B.A.P Goes 3-for-3 With 'Coffee Shop,' 'Hurricane' & 'Badman' Singles

    August 06, 2013 8:25 PM EDT After wrapping their U.S. tour, the six-member boy band prepared three singles and music videos ahead of their just-released "Badman" EP. B.A.P continue to prove themselves as one of the hardest-working K-pop acts with their latest EP, "Badman," out today. "B.A.P is…

  3. The Root of K-Pop: The Influences of Today's Biggest Acts

    August 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT It might seem that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon, but at its core are the "idol" acts who hit the scene in the '90s. It might seem to many that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon that has swept the globe. With "Gangnam Style," his…

  4. B.A.P Shares 2013 Plans at U.S. Tour Wrap

    May 22, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Billboard sat down with the six-member boy band as they toured America with a rare four-date trek. A lot was atypical about B.A.P’s U.S. tour.  As a K-pop idol group, the six-member boy band would thrive in an environment similar to performing in their native Korea: technologically…

  5. K-Pop Hot 100: SISTAR's Three-Week No. 1; Davichi and Boy Bands Return

    February 25, 2013 4:30 PM EST SISTAR19, the super sub-unit of SISTAR, enjoys yet another week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with sexy single "Gone Not Around Any Longer." The girls have proven their supremacy since they are the first unit group to take the No. 1 spot in K-Pop Hot 100 history. The video has earned…

  6. KCON 2012: 15 Things Seen & Overheard

    October 17, 2012 8:02 PM EDT For the first time ever on this continent, a convention dedicated to all things Hallyu (the "Korean Wave") took over the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif., on Oct. 16. An entire day filled with panels, workshops, and artist signings topped off with a concert filled with K-pop…

  7. Girls' Generation Splinter Group Enters Billboard 200

    May 04, 2012 5:30 PM EDT A common move with popular K-Pop groups on hiatus is to split themselves into other projects. In particular, the sub-unit concept has proven popular with members able to experiment to bring something fresh for fans. Girls' Generation created the sub-unit Girls' Generation - TTS …