May 10th, 2021

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It’s time female fans of K-pop girl groups got the credit they deserve

From Blackpink to Girls’ Generation to Brave Girls, K-pop girl groups have a lot to thank their female fans for

  • A Korean music and culture expert believes female fans are integral to the success of K-pop girl groups, and that this fact is being generally overlooked

  • The female audience is involved more actively in a variety of fan activities than their male counterparts, and at a much deeper level

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sources: South China Morning Post, SBS Radio 에라오, 설화 Seolhwa

i read this article earlier and thought it was pretty interesting. (sorry mods, wasn't 100% sure how to tag this?)

NCT Dream steps into adulthood with 1st full album "Hot Sauce"

NCT Dream, a subunit of SM Entertainment's boy band brand NCT, said its first studio album "Hot Sauce" marks its transition into adulthood as well as a bookmark of its yearslong bond.

The 10-track album also titled "Mat," which translates to taste or flavor in Korean, is the unit's first full album since their debut single "Chewing Gum" dropped in August 2016. It is also NCT Dream's first release since all seven members became adults.

The multinational act -- consisting of members Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Hae-chan, Jae-min, Chenle and Ji-sung -- spoke about their new album in an online news conference ahead of its release at 6 p.m.

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source: Yonhap News

TvN's female-centric series "Mine" off to strong start

TvN's new series "Mine" took off to a positive start, Saturday, scoring the network's sixth-highest viewership rating for a series premiere.

The series' first episode saw a 6.6 percent rating nationwide and a 7.9 percent in the Seoul metropolitan area.

Directed by Lee Na-jeong, whose works include KBS's "Fight for My Way" and Netflix's "Love Alarm," the drama revolves around two daughters-in-law ― Seo-hyun (Kim Seo-hyung) and Hee-soo (Lee Bo-young) ― of a high-profile conglomerate owner family. Amid the lying and cheating behind the family's front of an affluent lifestyle, the two battle against prejudice to find their own identities.

The series is penned by writer Baek Mi-kyung, who is known for the TV series "Strong Girl Bong-soon" and "The Lady in Dignity."

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source: The Swoon & The Korea Times

MBC's favorite CHANs in K-Pop

[timestamps][00:00​​​] NCT U '성찬(SUNG CHAN) - 90's Love'
[03:35​​] Stray Kids '방찬(BANGCHAN) - Double Knot'
[06:46​​​] 골든차일드 '주찬(JOO CHAN) - 안아줄게(Burn It)'
[10:12​​] 빅톤 '허찬(Heo Chan) - What I Said'
[13:44​​​] B1A4 '공찬(GONGCHAN) - 거짓말이야'

Omona, who is your favorite Chan?

source: MBCkpop