May 18 - Fanboy & Fangirl Pick Best Kpop Songs for America
With so many artists tackling the Japanese market this year, other artists have tried or plan to make the bold step by breaking into the seemingly impenetrable American music industry. American mainstream music currently consists of upbeat, catchy pop and dance songs with a sprinkling of memorable slower-tempo songs.
What K-pop songs do you think would make it big if they were released in America?
June 12 - Fanboy & Fangirl's Rookie Roundup 2011: Halftime Report
The first half of 2011 saw so many new K-pop debuts that one could truly wonder where the entertainment companies found them all. (Raiding orphanages?)
This season's crop yielded a wide variety of ambitious concepts, styles and talents to varying levels of success. We've had everything from cutting-edge hip hop to classic pop, from raunchy leather costumes to chaste white dresses, from cringe-inducing screeches to soaring vocals. It's dog eat dog world out there in K-pop these days, and these rookies mean to survive.
June 19 - Fanboy & Fangirl review f(x)'s "Hot Summer" & BEAST's "Fiction" MVs
As we make our way into the hot summer tracks (pun may or may not be intended), we say goodbye to one of the biggest songs this year from BEAST, and we move onto what will become another huge success for f(x) with their newest release "Hot Summer" straight from their repackaged album.
On one hand, "Fiction" shows a more melodic side of BEAST, who seem to have matured musically; on the other, we have f(x)'s "Hot Summer", which brings a fresh, flavorful side to the girls and nicely transitions to the new season of music.