The Grand K-POP Festival 2015 was held on September 4th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium with the goal of promoting Korean culture by attracting fans of Korean pop music from around the world to the festival – and attract it did, since it boasted an impressive line-up of top stars: SNSD/Girl’s Generation, CNBLUE, Chen of EXO, Taemin of SHINee, BEAST, Block B, EXID and BTOB. The festival was organized by the Korean Tourism Organization and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
What had originally begun as a simple list updated for fun in order to organize the insane numbers of 2nd Gen-and-onwards Korean boybands and other male vocal/rock groups turned into… this.
Disclaimer: This list dates back to 2008-2010, so inevitably some of the information/pictures/music will be outdated – suggestions and tips from fans are very welcome. Also, not every group is listed because it’s simply impossible! Some well-known male vocal groups and rock bands were also included in this list’s original version; we’ve left them in, despite the list morphing into something more idol group-oriented.
The Mnet Asian Music Awards or MAMA’s were held this past Wednesday the 3rd at the AsiaWorld Arena in Hong Kong and was broadcast live through Mnet’s website. Like all award ceremonies there was a red carpet and if I had to compare the fashion at the MAMA’s to a Western awards show, I would say it was on the same level as fashion at the MTV awards. The big winners of the night were EXO who went home with four awards and Taeyang who went home with three. Continue reading →