J pop

Bubblegum pop: “commercialized, computerized and easy to sing”

Commercialized, computerized and easy to sing, bubblegum pop is a nostalgic and trendy collection of hits that have been the voice of mainstream teens around the world for nearly six decades. With over-simplified music, artificial lyrics, and fun music videos, bubblegum pop represents all of the best parts of being …

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K-Pop supergroup BTS cancels world tour due to COVID-19 pandemic

The mega-popular Korean boy band BTS canceled its “Map of the Soul” world tour in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The news comes after the seven-member group made the heartbreaking decision with their label, Big Hit Entertainment. “Our company has been working hard to resume preparations for the BTS …

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Meet your Unearthed High finalists for 2021! – Earthen

Oh, did you think an unprecedented global event was going to hold these high school kids back? Quite the contrary in fact. This year, Unearthed High has gathered more entries than ever from high school kids across the country, covering every genre you can think of. Faced with the (many!) …

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Several films to watch at the 2021 Fantasia Film Festival

It’s August 4th, which means we’re less than 24 hours away from the start of Fantasia Film Festival 2021. If you’re watching the festival schedule and deciding which films to watch, let us help you complete your list. Fighter South Korea is a country little known for boxing. Yet the …

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Top 5 kings of K-pop 2021: Taemin, J-Hope and more

Being crowned “King of K-pop” isn’t an easy task, considering the number of K-pop idols debuting, about to debut, or currently promoting. Rap, dance, vocal ability, charisma, performance; all of these factors are taken into account when a K-pop idol trains, with the goal of perfecting herself in any of …

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Behind The Music feels deeply inessential in 2021

Behind the musicPicture: MTV / Paramount + “I really hope I have changed a lot since the last time we made this documentary.” This is a fairly revealing comment from Ricky martin, arriving near the start of the first episode of Behind the music, the new reboot of the VH1 …

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