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Music

K-Pop and More: Pop’s Embrace of Non-English Languages Feels Here to Stay

How acts from Rosalía, who sings her modern flamenco in Spanish, to K-pop groups show that English may not be pop's lingua franca forever.
Douglas Greenwood
11.7.18
South Korea

A Look At the Influence of Gangs and K-Pop on Korean Beauty Ideals

​In the final episode of Beyond Beauty, Grace Neutral meets a Korean gang member and a K-Pop superstar, to paint a more detailed picture of what influences the country's youth and their vision of modern beauty.
i-D Staff
11.5.18
K-POP

Why Hallyu Is India’s Next Big Fashion Obsession

Harping on inherent gender-fluidity and an unwavering vibrancy, K-pop fashion is forging a feverish new movement in the country.
Tanya Mehta
Styling Pasham Alwani
Photographs Arsh Sayed
10.27.18
Playlist

Presenting Week on Week: The VICE India Mixtape

A song for each day of the week, throwing in a mix of new releases and some #throwbacks. Everything from homegrown hip-hop to Bollywood (uh-no?) to K-pop—we gotchu.
Naman Saraiya
10.19.18
Music

BTS, PSY, and the Future of K-Pop Crossovers

K-Pop boy band BTS just broke Taylor Swift's record for the most-viewed music video in 24 hours. What does streaming history suggest happens next?
Jeff Benjamin
9.3.18
Internet Exploring

How a Beat Made in a Bedroom in Canada Accidentally Sparked a K-Pop Smash

Evan Berard of Montreal scored millions of YouTube views when a production he made on a whim became the basis of EXO's single "Electric Kiss."
Phil Witmer
8.7.18
the k-pop effect

Confessions of a Korean Skincare Addict

Double cleansing, serums, lip masks, moisturizers. No product or routine is too much in my mission to look like a K-pop star.
Haemotion .
4.19.18
Culture

How This K-Pop Idol Became Netflix's Breakout Reality Star

'Hyori's Bed and Breakfast' makes us want to move to an island and rescue a pack of dogs.
Jack Sunnucks
4.16.18
New music

Meet Stray Kids, Your New Favorite K-Pop Group

The boy band's debut album is already one of the most-anticipated releases of 2018.
Alia Marsha
1.18.18
Music

Dean, the K-Pop Star Selling Out Shows Worldwide In Under 3 Minutes

We meet K-Pop icon Dean, who has collaborated with everyone from Syd to Anderson .Paak, to discuss new music, fame, and feelings.
Douglas Greenwood
11.29.17
K-Pop

'Korean Style Is About Moving Fast': G-Dragon Discusses the Sound of Korea's Future

i-D met the millennial Michael Jackson right after his private Chanel concert to celebrate the opening of the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition in Séoul.
Tess Lochanski
6.28.17
K-Pop

BTS Embody K-Pop's Present and Future Crossover

K-pop lyrics tend to play it safe but BTS’ songs tackle themes of online harassment, suicide, alongside critiques of police brutality.
Diyana Noory
6.7.17