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
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
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 .

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
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

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

'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

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

There’s a New Wave of Korean Musicians Thriving Outside the K-Pop Machine

A crop of producers are breaking free from your stereotypes.
MJ Chalant
New music

Gallant Teams Up with South Korean Superstars Tablo and Eric Nam in the Video for 'Cave Me In'

The Grammy nominee and Noisey Next artist roams Hong Kong's neon metropolis in the video for this throwback seduction jam.
Andrea Domanick