Kpop Success In The U.S.: At What Cost?

 

Everybody wants to know: can Kpop succeed in the United States? Well, that depends on your definition of success. In order to enter the mainstream American music scene, Kpop would have to change so much that it would become unrecognizable to current fans.  But, if Kpop remained an underground phenomenon in the United States, it could be successful without compromising its identity.

Read more at hellokpop.com (Originally published on August 16, 2011)

One Minute and Fifteen Seconds: JYJ’s Ayyy Girl

JYJ’s recent stop in the U.S. on their world tour has me thinking about them. Actually, it has me thinking about their only video from¬†The Beginning, “Ayyy Girl.” And when I think of the video for “Ayyy Girl,” it’s hard for me not to think of one thing: one minute and fifteen seconds.

Read more at kpopkollective.com. (Originally published on June 1, 2011)