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This BTS Shit is For Real?

Never thought I’d see Americans going crazy over music sang in a foreign language.

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by Anonymousreply 468Last Tuesday at 7:27 AM

Wasn't Richie Valens' Spanish "La Bamba" a hit years ago?

by Anonymousreply 112/01/2020

Coeey OP!

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by Anonymousreply 212/01/2020

They look so stupidly manufactured.

by Anonymousreply 312/01/2020

OP, that's nothing compared to how crazy I go over sloppy verb conjugation.

by Anonymousreply 412/01/2020

[quote]music sang in a foreign language

The irony!

by Anonymousreply 512/01/2020

I just watched the video. It sounds like a standard-issue boy-band song from any time in the last 20 years, sung by 11-year-olds at a sleepover. It occurs to me that there's no problem with this going to #1 in the US because the fans don't listen to the lyrics of pop songs like this anyway; once you get the title you can just kind of assume you know what they're saying.

by Anonymousreply 612/01/2020

But don’t people want songs they can sing along to, R6? How do you sing along to this shit?

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by Anonymousreply 712/01/2020

....

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by Anonymousreply 812/01/2020

[quote]going crazy over music sang

Hmph. It's no "brang."

by Anonymousreply 912/01/2020

Kpop was inspired by New Kids on the Block.

by Anonymousreply 1012/01/2020

I really like it. And they're very polite, well-mannered, and set a good example.

by Anonymousreply 1112/01/2020
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by Anonymousreply 1212/01/2020

John Cena's a fan.

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by Anonymousreply 1312/01/2020

We love them long time.

by Anonymousreply 1412/01/2020

McMusic for the stupids and the youngins.

by Anonymousreply 1512/01/2020

Feliz Navidad

by Anonymousreply 1612/01/2020

Gay from space.

by Anonymousreply 1712/01/2020

They are trans, no?

by Anonymousreply 1812/01/2020

Name an American group who can do this...or ever could?

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by Anonymousreply 1912/01/2020

Mic drop

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by Anonymousreply 2012/01/2020

I'm so glad I'm in my 40s and so have no idea what this is, who this is or why I am meant to care.

by Anonymousreply 2112/01/2020

R19 What exactly is it that you think is so peerlessly unique in that video?

by Anonymousreply 2212/01/2020

For the xenophobes.

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by Anonymousreply 2312/01/2020

i like them but I'm a bit skeptical of this song debuting at #1 though. It basically relied on a diehard group of fans bulk buying/donwloading their song. Their other song Dynamite is a legit #1 imho.

by Anonymousreply 2412/01/2020

I count 7 people in OP's picture, if one of them left would anyone notice there were only six of them?

by Anonymousreply 2512/01/2020

They are beautiful...I can definitely see why the teenyboppers love them. It’s Duran Duran all over again.

by Anonymousreply 2612/01/2020

I like it. Its high energy and great background music, which is really all pop music is anyway. They have a huge following on youtube.

by Anonymousreply 2712/01/2020

er *it's*

by Anonymousreply 2812/01/2020

[quote]It’s Duran Duran all over again

Bite your tongue. Duran Duran wrote their own shit and could actually play musical instruments. They were pretty, but they were also talented in things other than fashion and posing.

by Anonymousreply 2912/01/2020

The next big Kpop group will be able to speak English, mark my words. I'm sure they'll be adding English lessons to the military-like training the future Kpop stars already get. One thing that has kept Kpop something of a niche genre in the US is that the songs aren't in English and the singers can't speak English.

by Anonymousreply 3012/01/2020

Does this band have like a heartthrob and a bad boy and an intellectual and stuff? Who’s who? I’m assuming the blonde in the middle is the lead singer?

by Anonymousreply 3112/01/2020

R30, they're adding native English speakers to newer groups. The Boyz has two Canadians and another who grew up for a time in Irvine after leaving Korea as a elementary school-aged kid.

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by Anonymousreply 3212/01/2020

Which one is the sporty one and which is posh?

by Anonymousreply 3312/01/2020

Hetero Marys reacting to Jimin.

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by Anonymousreply 3412/01/2020

"What exactly is it that you think is so peerlessly unique in that video?"

What American boy group dances as well and as precisely as they do in the video?

by Anonymousreply 3512/01/2020

Can't say I'm a fan of the music, but I'm not their target audience/age group anymore, and these boy bands rarely do anything more than peddle manufactured music for hordes of screaming teen girls. It's not like N'Sync or the Backstreet Boys targeted at my generation were much better.

by Anonymousreply 3612/01/2020

I'm not a fan, but I get they're so popular -- they present a non-threatening, juvenile version of masculinity as opposed hypermasculine version offered by popular American performers. That said, anyone who genuinely believes the Korean/Asian entertainment industry is saner and cleaner than the American one is snowed by the 'pure' image their performers are putting out. They're just as bad.

by Anonymousreply 3712/01/2020

Correction: I'm not a fan, but I get why they're so popular -- they present a non-threatening, juvenile version of masculinity as opposed to the sexualized and hypermasculine version offered by popular American performers.

by Anonymousreply 3812/01/2020

They play instruments, and write some of their music.

Re The Boyz, the yellow-black striped Canadian member, Kevin, is in the glass closet. He twerks and is obsessed with Beyonce.

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by Anonymousreply 3912/01/2020

Eeengreesh? Ching Chong Ching. Wtf is this shit?

by Anonymousreply 4012/01/2020

Well, a true asshole has been heard from. Sorry your deplorable god lost the election

by Anonymousreply 4112/01/2020

I can’t tell who’s who. They may as well be a group of penguins.

by Anonymousreply 4212/01/2020

Are you Gen Z, OP? Ever hear of Menudo? Girls went crazy over them.

by Anonymousreply 4312/01/2020

Awful. Low-IQ music.

by Anonymousreply 4412/01/2020

Sung OP.

by Anonymousreply 4512/01/2020

Sung what, R45?

by Anonymousreply 4612/02/2020

Jimin at R34 looks like Areola Grande in a Joey Heatherton wig.

by Anonymousreply 4712/02/2020

[quote] But don’t people want songs they can sing along to, [R6]? How do you sing along to this shit?

R7 - The result looks something like this:

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by Anonymousreply 4812/02/2020

[quote]Crazy over music sang. . .

God Damn, I run out of “oh, dears” on this stupid site!

by Anonymousreply 4912/02/2020

"But don’t people want songs they can sing along to, [[R6]]? How do you sing along to this shit?"

So, anything that is not in English is shit, Mr. Trump?

by Anonymousreply 5012/02/2020

Ahem.

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by Anonymousreply 5112/02/2020

I might have to have bi bim bop for lunch.

by Anonymousreply 5212/02/2020

[quote]Never thought I’d see Americans going crazy over music sang in a foreign language.

Oh, dear.

With appreciation for earlier posters' cleverness, but it still had to be said.

by Anonymousreply 5312/02/2020

Of course, their fans are largely responsible for the implosion of the Trump rally in Tulsa, which brought him humiliation and a great deal of satisfaction for Dems.

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by Anonymousreply 5412/02/2020

Meh it's typical boy band music. Don't hate on it, but don't see the special unique magic others must see -- though it's hardly a shock that teen tastes would heavily influence music industry trends. Adults do not buy music, go to pop concerts, or buy merchandise with the same vigor that demographic does.

by Anonymousreply 5512/02/2020

Kpop makes me envy the hearing impaired.

Shitty shitty shitty music sung by five bandebers you can’t tell apart from each other. It should be banned under the Geneva Convention.

by Anonymousreply 5612/02/2020

I just threw up in my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 5712/02/2020

I'd much rather hear this than all the " Bitches," "Ho's," "fag" shit from all of the L'il this and L'il thats.

by Anonymousreply 5812/02/2020

It is a time honored tradition in any culture that the old people hate the music of the young. Rock and Roll was horrible because it led to sin; Mick Jagger was the anti-Christ; The Beatles long hair was going to get boys to want to become women......... This criticism is merely oldsters falling in line with their parents who complained about the cacophony of Pink Floyd or Elvis.

by Anonymousreply 5912/02/2020

That should read members not bande whatever autocorrect did.

R56

by Anonymousreply 6012/02/2020

[quote]That said, anyone who genuinely believes the Korean/Asian entertainment industry is saner and cleaner than the American one is snowed by the 'pure' image their performers are putting out. They're just as bad.

They're worse. The k-pop/idol type contracts are basically harkening back to the worst elements of the studio system.

by Anonymousreply 6112/02/2020

The Yellow Menace is coming for our pure white daughters!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6212/02/2020

They’re bringing in more English-speaking members to make you happy, OP. NTC’s Mark is from Canada and Johnny is from a Chicago suburb.

by Anonymousreply 6312/02/2020

R61, the contracts are much better now. Legislation was passed several years ago.

by Anonymousreply 6412/02/2020

R64 No, they're still shit and beyond anything a company would get away with in the west. You're deluding yourself to believe otherwise.

Also, the legislation you talk about which you claim made them "much better" only dealt with what happens when contracts are ended. Didn't tackle what goes on during the term of the contract - unless you have a source you forgot to post?

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by Anonymousreply 6512/02/2020

R65, what's your problem? All you do is rant about the supposed abuses. It's no different from kids training for athletics (e.g., gymnastics), or training to be champion violin soloists.

Haven't you ever endured some hardship to achieve something very meaningful? Or are you just a whinging mediocrity?

by Anonymousreply 6612/02/2020

Supposed abuses? So you're claiming it's all made up? That they're just free to live their lives however they want? That's what you're saying, is it? By the way, your over-reaction to literally two posts about the contracts tells a lot about how much of a sore spot it is for you.

And as for "very meaningful" - it's pop music.

by Anonymousreply 6712/02/2020

I know the industry very well, R67. There are a few abusive companies, but ultimately they're exposed. The big and medium-sized companies are decent.

Also, who's free to live their lives however they want anywhere - school, work, etc.? If you want to achieve something, you put a lot of effort into it, stick to schedules, and endure criticism from and the directives of teachers and employers.

It's "very meaningful" to those sacrificing their teens and 20s for a chance to become famous, moron.

You reek of mediocrity. I take it you're one of the "smoke copious amounts" losers. Either you're a very lazy European or a truly downtrodden American. Zero gaman.

by Anonymousreply 6812/02/2020

So they're "sacrificing their teens and 20s" but it's totally not abusive. Right. I like how you chose the word "decent" too. Even the self-appointed defender of them can't quite bring him/herself to call them good. The string of suicides and exploitation says otherwise.

By the way, resorting to ad hominem attacks is basically just admitting you have no counter-argument. You should think on that.

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by Anonymousreply 6912/02/2020

"No, they're still shit and beyond anything a company would get away with in the west"

They're fucking amateurs. Ask Timberlake how well he put out for me. Ask little Aaron Carter what it felt like when I sucked his hairless dick. BTW, what ever happened to Aaron?

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by Anonymousreply 7012/02/2020

I’m convinced that all these K-POP groups are just one Asian teenage girl that has been repeatedly duplicated with Photoshop.

by Anonymousreply 7112/02/2020

yes, R71, we all know that every Asian looks the same.

by Anonymousreply 7212/02/2020

Once again a DL thread flushes out the xenophobes, the racists, the homophobes and the parochial.

by Anonymousreply 7312/02/2020

And the grammar nazis. I’ve got a nice big verb conjugation right here you can suck.

by Anonymousreply 7412/02/2020

I think they're very lifelike.

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by Anonymousreply 7512/02/2020

Charlie Puth and Jungkook sing a love song. Ironically, Jungkook is the straight one of the two.

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by Anonymousreply 7612/06/2020

They all look like 12-year old lesbians.

by Anonymousreply 7712/06/2020

They're just kind of endearing. No diva attitudes, despite being the number one act in the world.

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by Anonymousreply 7812/06/2020

Why are all those girls in OP's image wearing pants?

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by Anonymousreply 7912/06/2020

3:06 they meet Madonna. She looks terrible.

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by Anonymousreply 8012/06/2020

An award show performance like you'd never see in the states. Go to 28:00. Talk about mammoth.

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by Anonymousreply 8112/06/2020

They wear more makeup than circus clowns.

by Anonymousreply 8212/06/2020

r82, the 70's called:

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by Anonymousreply 8312/06/2020

No, I meant the 80's called:

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by Anonymousreply 8412/06/2020

Maybe the 90's?

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by Anonymousreply 8512/06/2020

K-Pop doesn't only appeal to little girls. .

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by Anonymousreply 8612/06/2020

No it doesn't.

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by Anonymousreply 8712/06/2020

Dancer reacts

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by Anonymousreply 8812/06/2020

Yeah, these YouTubers definitely really respect these guys. They totally aren't just saying this stuff to please the obsessive fans and get views and likes on their video, definitely not.

by Anonymousreply 8912/06/2020

Well, look who is a fan.

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by Anonymousreply 9012/06/2020

Others

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by Anonymousreply 9112/06/2020

Aren't Koreans the hillbillies of Asia?

by Anonymousreply 9212/06/2020

These so called male k-pop idols do nothing for me. They all look like bottoms thirsting for the biggest white dicks.

by Anonymousreply 9312/06/2020

At Katz's Deli

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by Anonymousreply 9412/06/2020

It's all part of Korea's soft power strategy to reduce reliance on China and compete globally. Kpop especially targeted the West after China kicked them out and blockaded Korean exports over the building of a defensive missile shield there with US funds. Up to that point, they were perfectly happy to tour and perform only in Asia where the longest flight between markets was a few hours.

by Anonymousreply 9512/06/2020

Sap is sap in any language.

by Anonymousreply 9612/06/2020

Americans are slow. Kpop has been popular for many years everywhere else.

by Anonymousreply 9712/06/2020

If most of the world can go bananas over English spoken music even though most can't even speak English, why wouldn't the reverse be true?

by Anonymousreply 9812/06/2020

[quote] They're just kind of endearing. No diva attitudes, despite being the number one act in the world.

Its the Asian repression, they're also killing themselves and literally dying live on stage due to overwork. Anyone supporting this bullshit is contributing to that.

by Anonymousreply 9912/06/2020

the girls from this band Blackpink admitted that they did not know the name of their group until the day they were to perform.

Talk about manufactured.

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by Anonymousreply 10012/06/2020

Is there a boys/girls mix kpop group ?

by Anonymousreply 10112/06/2020

Let's talk manufactured.

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by Anonymousreply 10212/06/2020

OK R19, that's...compelling. That's got me on the verge of falling down a Youtube BTS khole at 3 in the morning. shit.

by Anonymousreply 10312/06/2020

What’s so compelling about it ?

by Anonymousreply 10412/06/2020

Dynamite is in English, but they're so terrible with the language you can't tell. The song is also annoying as hell and the overexposure will kill this group, or they'll kill themselves or die on stage, whichever comes first.

by Anonymousreply 10512/06/2020

BTS is a byproduct of social media, a massive artificial inflation of one's popularity, there's a new social media 3.0 coming in 2020, this group won't survive the shift that it's about to come.

by Anonymousreply 10612/06/2020

2021

by Anonymousreply 10712/06/2020

R104 how polished to a high, glossy shine it is. I like the beat, too, I admit it. Great direction, choreography, dancing, energy etc. No it's not making any deep statements and it's probably not art in any serious sense but it's a basically perfect version of what it is: a pop music video.

by Anonymousreply 10812/06/2020

I don't mind silly pop songs, but these over-produced ditties pound all the soul out of the vocals until they're as lifeless as their cosmetic-surgeried faces. And the big group aerobics videos in the middle of nowhere... who doesn't do that?!

It's all camp.

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by Anonymousreply 10912/07/2020

Different strokes different folks

by Anonymousreply 11012/07/2020

Americans love camp. How else would you explain Liza?

by Anonymousreply 11112/07/2020

This is the opposite of camp lol

by Anonymousreply 11212/07/2020

Stop trying to make these no talents happen.

by Anonymousreply 11312/07/2020

It already happened, my dear

by Anonymousreply 11412/07/2020

I'll gladly admit that I love watching their videos because their dance routines are incredible. The first time I saw them was when they were on SNL and I was hooked.

by Anonymousreply 11512/07/2020

BTS oldest member was supposed to soon report for military service but the South Korean government has given him a temporary reprieve on the mandatory military service by changing the law. Due to how much money BTS generates for the South Korean economy.

by Anonymousreply 11612/08/2020

Not the first or only foreign language song to do well on the charts. This one was even less accessible than La Bamba.

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by Anonymousreply 11712/08/2020

They really are delightful.

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by Anonymousreply 11812/08/2020

Fuck, that was *not* the showcase for them (Carpool Karaoke). Can't even say it was awkward just boring af. Corden is a cunt (obvs.) but I've seen certain people come off OK on his CK and it's def getting tired.

Adele came off badly in hers as well, imo, but weirdly Bieber seemed charming and personable.

This has been my random thoughts on Carpool KAraoke.

by Anonymousreply 11912/08/2020

They are the Korean Spice Girls.

by Anonymousreply 12012/08/2020

Just named Time’s “Entertainer of the Year.”

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by Anonymousreply 12112/10/2020

Sanitized Tiger Beat music for this generation. What's the big deal? This happens literally every 5 years, the same cycle, the same fandemonium. This is nothing new. Next topic.

by Anonymousreply 12212/10/2020

Americans do not like their music it’s just a bunch of loser girls/gay stans , and a bunch of koreans who stream and buy their music using US ip addresses. Their shit usually falls hard the following week.

by Anonymousreply 12312/10/2020

The Asians are coming

by Anonymousreply 12412/10/2020

There's much better Korean music especially in folk, rock, jazz and singer-songwriter category. K-pop is just manufactured teen pop. It's for kids and teens and also for a global audience (hence they try to make them look more anime-ish racially ambiguous).

by Anonymousreply 12512/10/2020

The one area of music where I never see race/ethnicity etc, is this brand of manufactured boy band crap. It's the exact same formula in every language and is as old as time. Cheesy music and feminine-looking guys. White, black, Asian, Hispanic. It's all the same. Black, not so much these days, but it used to be the Jackson 5 and when I was a kid, it was New Edition.

by Anonymousreply 12612/10/2020

[quote] Never thought I’d see Americans going crazy over music sang in a foreign language.

I can understand you would have blocked out this nightmare

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by Anonymousreply 12712/10/2020

They seem harmless and I say let the kids enjoy their music. I am excited to see a larger international mix of music. Still odd seeing Asians take on American RnB beats but black music has always been the bread and butter of pop. These guys put on a great presentation and seem to be drama free. I welcome them to the stage, even though they've already been dominating for a minute.

by Anonymousreply 12812/10/2020

For me, while I think it's crap music, I do agree with R128. I do love that these kids from all over the world are exposed to each other and have very little tolerance for the Fascist clown Trump view of the world.

by Anonymousreply 12912/10/2020

They're just The Osmonds/New Edition/Menudo/New Kids on the Block/NSYNC/Backstreet Boys/Westlife/One Direction for the 2020s. Nothing much to see here.

Also The Beatles, Jackson 5 and Boyz II Men are real artists which I will not put in the same sentence as the previous. But I do enjoy New Edition's music a lot because most of them can sing especially Ralph and Johnny. NKOTB, BSB and NSYNC are ok.

by Anonymousreply 13012/10/2020

The second one from the left is hot but that hair is awful

by Anonymousreply 13112/10/2020

BTS and BLM

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by Anonymousreply 13212/10/2020

BTS and UNICEF

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by Anonymousreply 13312/10/2020

It's interesting how people expect celebrities from other countries especially non-Western countries to be concerned with US politics and social issues. I know Kpop stans who get annoyed when their favorite idols don't mention BLM or stand up for LGBT rights. But to me I don't think it's right to criticize somebody from another culture who probably doesn't understand the nuances of The US social climate and probably doesn't feel comfortable or educated enough to talk about it.

by Anonymousreply 13412/10/2020

So BTS did not only donate $1M to BLM, but they also donated $2M to Yemen and saved 340,000 kids AND they donated another $1M to the concert crews who are unemployed due to corona, plus other individual donations of each member ALL JUST THIS YEAR.

by Anonymousreply 13512/10/2020

R134, Trump being a complete clown is a universal language. It was BTS "stans" who fucked his Tulsa rally and that white trash campaign mgr Brad Parscale was bragging about " a million requests" for tickets when it was those fantastic kids who were making the requests for tickets.

by Anonymousreply 13612/10/2020

LOL at the stan in this thread trying to convert people to being fans of this shit

by Anonymousreply 13712/10/2020

Do they get to keep the money they make?

by Anonymousreply 13812/10/2020

Rice queens love BTS

by Anonymousreply 13912/10/2020

They landed at #47 among the world's highest-paid celebrities of 2020 with earnings of $50 million.

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by Anonymousreply 14012/10/2020

[quote] But I do enjoy New Edition's music a lot because most of them can sing especially Ralph and Johnny. NKOTB, BSB and NSYNC are ok.

Excuse me?

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by Anonymousreply 14112/12/2020

These guys are so not hot. Zero sex appeal, wow. I only like hot singers. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 14212/12/2020

BTS is Time's 2020 Entertainer of the Year.

so FU, bitches.

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by Anonymousreply 14312/13/2020

[quote] Duran Duran wrote their own shit and could actually play musical instruments

Actually, they have been writing and producing most of their songs especially the two rappers in BTS- RM and Suga.. RM, who is the leader of the group, writes 99% of the songs with other producers.

by Anonymousreply 14412/13/2020

Asians with blonde hair. How edgy.

by Anonymousreply 14512/13/2020

[quote] The next big Kpop group will be able to speak English, mark my words. I'm sure they'll be adding English lessons to the military-like training the future Kpop stars already get

They already teach English in training school and each Kpop group has at least 2 fluent English speakers. BigHit already has a newer boyband, TXT, considered the younger brothers of BTS and they all speak English.

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by Anonymousreply 14612/13/2020

They all look like the same person in different wigs and makeup.

by Anonymousreply 14712/13/2020

R147 It’s like an Asian saying all westerners look the same.

by Anonymousreply 14812/13/2020

South Korea is making a killing with these Kpop bands especially with BTS who has brought in trillions to the economy. BTS is just one of hundreds or even thousands of Kpop bands South Korea produces, it's like a boyband/girlband factory over there.

Did anyone see their recent awards shows-- the MAMA awards for example is a 6 hour extravaganza. Their production and set design makes the Grammys look like a puny high school production. BTS had a huge production and set last year but it seems like the other boybands were trying to outmatch them this year.

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by Anonymousreply 14912/13/2020

No one in the world is doing things like this as an introduction to a song.

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by Anonymousreply 15012/13/2020

Nor this live performance.

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by Anonymousreply 15112/13/2020

R151, see R149

by Anonymousreply 15212/13/2020

Are they singles ?

by Anonymousreply 15312/13/2020

Nowhere near the polish or skill, R 152.

by Anonymousreply 15412/13/2020

In a way, despite the on stage maturity, they are still kids who rely on their parents for support.

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by Anonymousreply 15512/13/2020

It just seems so exploitative to me. If they were Chinese and used the same way, people would be up in arms about how they were being used and abused by the government for profit.

R148, no it's not. They were picked because of their specific look. They all look like real life anime characters. Of course they look extremely similar to each other. They're supposed to look that way. Non-threatening, pretty, asexual cartoon characters of indistinct gender.

by Anonymousreply 15612/13/2020

I wonder how many of the boys hook up with each other during the awards show...

by Anonymousreply 15712/13/2020

This is my favorite BTS awards performance, at the MMA where they celebrated their Korean culture.

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by Anonymousreply 15812/13/2020

In the beginning, BTS begging people in LA to come their free concert.

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by Anonymousreply 15912/13/2020

And now they sell out the Rose Bowl.

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by Anonymousreply 16012/13/2020

It really is like mass hysteria. Or a cult.

by Anonymousreply 16112/13/2020

"BTS who has brought in trillions to the economy"

Why, are they slaves?

by Anonymousreply 16212/14/2020

"It really is like mass hysteria. Or a cult."

Like this?

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by Anonymousreply 16312/14/2020

No, THIS is a cult.

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by Anonymousreply 16412/14/2020

It’s been done

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by Anonymousreply 16512/14/2020

R142 I originally read your post as Eric Cartman. But that's not bad either.

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by Anonymousreply 16612/15/2020

The simple fact is that ALL of these Asians groups, just like ALL of those white boy groups, are simply imitating the style, dance moves, musical sound, culture and attitude of African American musical artists. Everybody wants to insult, demean and hate on Black people and then profit HUGELY from stealing from them. It has been that way since Elvis and before.

by Anonymousreply 16712/16/2020

You're right R167. 100%.

by Anonymousreply 16812/16/2020

R167

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by Anonymousreply 16912/16/2020

EXO is way better then BTS. GtFo

by Anonymousreply 17012/16/2020

Not one bulge in sight in OP’s pic.

by Anonymousreply 17112/16/2020

So much plastic surgery they could join the cast of Real Housewives or Kardashians

by Anonymousreply 17212/16/2020

[quote] EXO is way better then BTS. GtFo

I agree and so is NCT. But people are drawn to BTS message in their songs. Instead of singing the same old stuff about love and romance, they sing about alienation, mental health, self-love and friendship. Also,, despite their astounding success,, they're known to be funny, polite and humble.

by Anonymousreply 17312/16/2020

Little girls love this kind of crap because the guys in the group all look sexually non threatening. Like cartoon characters. My sister used to have pictures of Axl Rose and the Chili Peppers all over her room. My mother and father were scared. They would have loved it if this was the kind of pop poop she listened to.

by Anonymousreply 17412/16/2020

The Korean educational system is incredibly competitive and stress-inducing, so they aren't any worse off than any other Korean kid. On the contrary, they have opportunities that might not have been available in what is still a very class-based society where socio-economic mobility isn't what it should be.

by Anonymousreply 17512/17/2020

Why won't you love me DL?

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by Anonymousreply 17612/17/2020

What amazing plastic surgery! Korea is the place to go for excellent plastic surgery. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 17712/17/2020

Nearly all the K-Pop artist get some kind of plastic surgery even though a number of them deny it.

by Anonymousreply 17812/17/2020

So do all of the Real Housewives and most celebrities in the US, R178. Except me.

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by Anonymousreply 17912/17/2020

I think RM is the hottest of the BTS members.

by Anonymousreply 18012/17/2020

I don’t think they’ll have longevity careerwise

by Anonymousreply 18112/18/2020

This is fun. An Olympic-style competition featuring K-Pop groups. Love the announcers - could you imagine Al Michaels doing something like this with American groups?

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by Anonymousreply 18212/18/2020

Archery.

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by Anonymousreply 18312/18/2020

My favorite from ISAC, R183.

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by Anonymousreply 18412/18/2020

BTS is too big to participate in Korean tv shows anymore like the one above. They appear occasionally when they want to promote their new album and on major award shows but not the weekly music shows.

by Anonymousreply 18512/18/2020

Korean wrestling with the K-pop groups

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by Anonymousreply 18612/18/2020

Any leaked nudes ?

by Anonymousreply 18712/18/2020

Auditioning for a Super Bowl?

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by Anonymousreply 18812/18/2020

KPop is huge. Americans have always loved Asian culture.

by Anonymousreply 18912/18/2020

[quote] Little girls love this kind of crap because the guys in the group all look sexually non threatening.

Uh, guys love the KPop girl groups. It’s not just little girls. Adults love this stuff.

by Anonymousreply 19012/18/2020

The biggest Kpop groups are the female groups - Twice, BlackPink and Red Velvet. I really don't care for them because they all look and sound the same to me except I find BlackPink unique, probably because they seem more Westernized and three of the girls are English-speaking. BTS is the only male Kpop group that is more popular than the female groups. I prefer to watch the male Kpop groups because of the eye-candy but the dances more more complicated.

by Anonymousreply 19112/18/2020

[quote] BTS is the only male Kpop group that is more popular than the female groups.

No. It’s BTS, Blackpink, NCT, Twice, Exo. It’s balanced. Male groups are very popular, especially since most fans are girls and younger women.

by Anonymousreply 19212/18/2020

R188, do you really think the Super Bowl would hire BTS to play halftime? I think that would be an Earth-shattering event, however, I doubt it, since we have rampant racism here.

by Anonymousreply 19312/18/2020

R180

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by Anonymousreply 19412/18/2020

V - Taehyung is always at the top of the list as most handsome in the world. IMO, his looks are okay, a little overrated.

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by Anonymousreply 19512/18/2020

For all the crap Western pop music gets, Kpop manages to be even more shallow and superficial. Kpop is completely about looks and marketing. It's not real music at all. Everyone I know who loves Kpop loves it because of the physical attractiveness of the idols, the visuals and performances.

Not the actual the music or quality of the music.

by Anonymousreply 19612/18/2020

R196, it’s the music, visuals, performances/dances, idol personas, immersive media ecosphere, and fan service.

by Anonymousreply 19712/18/2020

Check it out. From an awards show last week.

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R197

Yep it's about selling a full package. However it's not about putting the quality of the music first and it's purely driven by profits. That's why it's not taken seriously.

Kpop fans don't seem to realize that's what turns a lot of people off from Kpop. It's not about being close-minded or racist. Many people genuinely do not like overproduced music that places more important on celebrity and physical appearances than actually making good music.

by Anonymousreply 19912/18/2020

R199, that’s fine. Then K-pop isn’t for those people.

From last week.

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R189

I like video games, anime and martial arts films. But can't get into Kpop. It sounds way too Western for the most part, like they copied every Western pop cliche to a T. I have tried listening to it and I don't see what it has to offer than US/UK pop has not done already.

by Anonymousreply 20112/18/2020

Also from last week.

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by Anonymousreply 20212/18/2020

It’s nice to see Asian men being lusted over by white people in Western countries now, especially America. About damn time!

by Anonymousreply 20312/18/2020

Bruce Lee had a lot of female admirers.

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by Anonymousreply 20412/18/2020

I like the older guys in Kpop but can’t stand Kdramas, even if they have pop stars in them. That’s some real cornball shit!

by Anonymousreply 20512/18/2020

[quote] It’s nice to see Asian men being lusted over by white people in Western countries now, especially America. About damn time!

I think Kpop is a good thing because Asians were always taking a backseat when it came to entertainment in the West and there was constant white-washing. No longer should an Asian character be played by a white actress/actor--looking at you Scarlett Johansson or Tilda Swinton.

And yes, I have never noticed so many fine-looking Asian men before and they're even tall.

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by Anonymousreply 20612/18/2020

Asian women on the other hand are a weird obsession for white men. They are fetishized and sexualized like crazy. Lucy Liu made a career out of playing sexy Asian vixens.

by Anonymousreply 20712/18/2020

"do you really think the Super Bowl would hire BTS to play halftime? I think that would be an Earth-shattering event, however, I doubt it, since we have rampant racism here."

And THIS is better?

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by Anonymousreply 20812/18/2020

The world thinks asian women are little girls and that asian men are women. Any lusting after them is based on this.

And, you can't get much whiter than Kpop stars. They are chalk-colored.

by Anonymousreply 20912/18/2020

I don't think the Super Bowl's demographic is comfortable with dancing Asian twinks yet. But besides that point. Asian Americans are still seen as "perpetual foreigners" despite being a large population that has lived in California, New York, Hawaii and Washington state for decades. Hawaii is in fact predominately Asian and Pacific Islander and most of the politicians there are Asian.

by Anonymousreply 21012/18/2020

what R210 said.

by Anonymousreply 21112/18/2020

I would love for an Asian American star to have a chance.

Conan Gray is half-Japanese and has a big following.

Hoku, a half-Hawaiian pop star was a one-hit wonder in the early 2000s.

Vanessa Hudgens is half-Filipino and tried to sing but flopped.

Even though she's British, Rina Sayayama is a good pop artist.

by Anonymousreply 21212/18/2020

There's Bruno Mars - Filipino/Puerto Rican

by Anonymousreply 21312/18/2020

I prefer Psy. Fully grown ass man, who can dance, and has charisma and a big sense of humor. And I prefer the beats. This shit makes me feel good. It's true ear candy. The BTS stuff, which all sounds generic to me, is fine, I just don't get shook from it. They seem sweet. I worry about those boys getting pushed to the brink though.

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by Anonymousreply 21412/18/2020

BTS and Psy are friends. BTS is a national treasure now, they won't be pushed, they're wealthy beyond their wildest dreams and live in mansions. I do worry about the other Kpop bands who are literally owned by their companies and work like slaves. Now that the West is more aware of Kpop, they should consider doing an expose of those companies so they can treat their Idols better and give them the money they deserve and work hard for.

by Anonymousreply 21512/18/2020

R215 Yes because when I hear of a beautiful, talented young KPop star killing themselves it feels very senseless and cruel. And I am glad to hear that BTS is past that vulnerable stage of their careers. But how many other young hopefuls are being worked almost to death, and sworn to abide by strict rules and codes? It seems quite lonely and isolating for them. Just cogs in the capitalistic wheel, and so young.

by Anonymousreply 21612/18/2020

Psy's music is so much easier on the ears.

by Anonymousreply 21712/18/2020

I like their variety show. It’s fun.

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They would bring record viewership to the Super Bowl halftime.

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by Anonymousreply 21912/18/2020

Re r192 it left out Seventeen. They’re huge and now from the same company as BTS.

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by Anonymousreply 22012/18/2020

Please explain to me why this group is not just a fad like Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and New Kids On The Block were?

by Anonymousreply 22112/18/2020

Seventeen

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by Anonymousreply 22212/18/2020

This is very good. From BBC.

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by Anonymousreply 22312/18/2020

Biggest viewership in Super Bowl history. Here is the reason:

No band can have success without its fans and BTS has some of the most loyal, dedicated fans that the world has EVER seen with 23.6 million followers on Twitter and 30 million on Instagram.

People are scared to mess with them because the fans recently cast an unbelievable 300 million online votes to ensure that the group won their Billboard award.

And in Autumn 2017, they watched the video for ‘DNA’ 50 million times on YouTube in just one month!

by Anonymousreply 22412/18/2020

TXT is cute and from BTS’s company.

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Soobin from TXT. So cute and he does aegyo!

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by Anonymousreply 22612/18/2020

Cutest “couple”.

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by Anonymousreply 22712/18/2020

[quote] Please explain to me why this group is not just a fad like Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and New Kids On The Block were?

Because they're like a family in that they met in their teens and have lived together since their teens. They also have more input into their music. The guy that was the head of their company had a different philosophy from other Kpop CEOs, he wanted a group of people who got along well with each other and then he also encouraged their creativity as a group. A lot to their songs are co-written and produced by them, mostly by RM and Sugar. They also have input into their choreography.

There are far better vocalists and dancers in other Kpop groups but BTS succeeds because they work better as a unit, they're more cohesive and they train long hours together. Plus their choreography is more inventive and their music videos much better than other Kpop groups.

by Anonymousreply 22812/18/2020

Happy holidays from BTS and Disney!

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by Anonymousreply 22912/18/2020

I think if there is a Kpop group that could beat BTS in popularity, it would be NCT. However, that company made a mess of NCT by making it a group of 23 members divided in sub-units. They have some of the most talented singers and dancers in their group but the sub-unit crap is very confusing to fans.

There are now so many Kpop boybands who want in on the BTS success, that BTS has to work harder to stay on top.

by Anonymousreply 23012/18/2020

Thank you R194

by Anonymousreply 23112/18/2020

R230, Doyoung is my favorite. Sweetest voice.

I just found this. NCT at Mickey’s 90th celebration. Kind of embarrassing but cute.

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by Anonymousreply 23212/18/2020

Kpop is a fad, but like all fads before them its presence in popular culture isn't by accident. Western music has largely abandoned the boy band concept-- over here, popular music has been atomized into an idealized auteur-like individual because it's what is assumed will sell (and frankly, it does). One might be cynical and surmise that they're trying to perfect the commoditization of authenticity.

A group like BTS can claim global dominance because there's no competition in their skill-set anymore, aside from the gargantuan number of groups that these Korean production companies have waiting in the wings. It's got to be a miserable life: the horror of knowing you're replacable ala All About Eva via the competitive-ness ala Lord of the Flies via choreography that Busby Berkeley and Leni Reifenstahl would be jealous of.

Obviously, there has still been a market for androgynous, erotically appealing but sexually non-threatening men who make mediocre but fun music. The West has just seceded that particular genre for whatever reason. Furthermore it's important to reiterate as a poster upthread mentioned: popular music is an extention of power, as soft of a power as it may be. Members of BTS postpone being drafted into the military because of their worth in protecting Korean cultural power across the globe (poor Elvis).

by Anonymousreply 23312/18/2020

I think a performance like this would be well received at the Super Bowl. Starts at 1:10.

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by Anonymousreply 23412/18/2020

This thread is also infested with a BTS stan who thinks DL is akin to Twitter, and also thinks that BTS will "sing" at the Super Bowl. We have enough deranged trolls already. Begone!!

by Anonymousreply 23512/18/2020

Why are you even on this thread, R 235?

by Anonymousreply 23612/18/2020

It’s so vanilla. People want that?

by Anonymousreply 23712/18/2020

[quote] Kpop is a fad

yeah and they said that about rap.

by Anonymousreply 23812/18/2020

Don't compare corporate Kpop to rap.

Rap music was an underground movement from the inner city that was born from the struggles of Black Americans. It took funk and disco beats and with combined with spoken word. Rap ended up becoming taken over by corporations and turned into a soulless copy of its former self. What was an expression of angry youth turned into shallow pop music.

by Anonymousreply 23912/19/2020

Rap like punk rock became corporatized and watered down and bogged with cliches to sell. The production lazier, the lack of real lyricism and pushing of stereotypes to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

This always happens with underground cultures that become mainstream. Once the music industry gets it's claws into it they turn the alternative into a shallow product. A mimicry of its former self

by Anonymousreply 24012/19/2020

R239, please get off your pissy high chair. Kpop will stay. It's a different genre, deal with it. And it appeals to the masses of the young as well as adults who like to watch people sing and dance, kind of like the old days when there were musicals in the 1930's. It's kind of like escapism for a troubled time and the hard work these people put in their dance routines are appreciated. Even professional dancers are awed by their dance moves. The current crop of Western singers we have now like Shawn Mendes (who gets bashed here repeatedly) are boring. The Kpop performance is literally exciting to watch.

Rap music dominates the Billboard charts and this is considered mainstream now. I was surprised that a folk song that was considered mainstream in the 1970s is considered alternative. Most of rap is about drugs, sex and materialism. This is why BTS appeals to the masses and offers an alternative message to the West which is positivity and self-love.

by Anonymousreply 24112/19/2020

Kpop is popular because sex sells and they are color coded with marketable personalities like Backstreet and Spice Girls. The music is repetitive and catchy as most popular music. Most Westerners don't speak Korean, so the idea that it's the message doesn't really make sense.

The amount of celebrity worship that Kpop idols exhibit is a sign of low self esteem and most cannot take any criticism at all.

The criticism that BTS faces is no different than what NKOTB, 1D and NSYNC got. Many people genuinely do not like that music

by Anonymousreply 24212/19/2020

[quote] Most Westerners don't speak Korean, so the idea that it's the message doesn't really make sense.

And yet, people are getting the message. Most of their songs have sporadic English phrases in them. Dynamite is the only song released in English and it is a exponential success, topping Billboard and music charts worldwide. Even though it's in English, it's the top hit in Korea so they get the message. IMO, it's an average song. I don't understand why BTS has risen and maintained it's popularity. I feel there are better vocalists and dancers in the Kpop industry. BTS even replaced Justin Beiber as the most popular artist. Besides the music and performances, they are very pretty and charismatic--and so are other groups- but they're just a little more likeable. I feel they will dominate the charts until they reach 30.

by Anonymousreply 24312/19/2020

R243 All boy bands have a shelf-life. All of them. Once their audience grows up and lose interest. They will be replaced by another one. We have seen this happen before and before. What makes this any different? I'm sure they will still tour and have fans like NKOTB, New Edition and Backstreet Boys but I really don't they will stay on top of the charts forever. Bieber is really lucky to have lasted as long as he did.

by Anonymousreply 24412/19/2020

I'm really surprised some of you haven't unintentionally summoned the BTS Army to our little board here. lol

by Anonymousreply 24512/19/2020

[quote]Kpop is popular because sex sells...

I've never seen a more sexless group than male Kpop stars. I think they all look like a Ken Doll underneath.

by Anonymousreply 24612/19/2020

R244, what novel insight.

by Anonymousreply 24712/19/2020

If you don’t know what VLIVE and WeVerse are, then you don’t get it and won’t. The music just isn’t for you, and your judgments and seeming insights are uninformed of key factors of which you’re unaware.

by Anonymousreply 24812/19/2020

"Most Westerners don't speak Korean, so the idea that it's the message doesn't really make sense."

Do you understand THIS?

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by Anonymousreply 24912/19/2020

R248, do you realize how much you sound like a cult member?

by Anonymousreply 25012/19/2020

For those of you railing about Kpop, would you prefer this?- -2 women singing and rapping about their wet pussies...

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by Anonymousreply 25112/19/2020

Oh yeah, R250, awareness of apps is *such* sacred spiritual knowledge.

by Anonymousreply 25212/19/2020

Listening to this now.

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by Anonymousreply 25312/19/2020

Older Americans want “authenticity”—lyrics written through inspiration in low-rent hovels and cafes. They want drug abuse and sexusl escapades. They want struggle you can make a biopic about.

Everything else is “so manufactured”.

Except Motown, for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 25412/19/2020

Love it. Like being on vacation.

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by Anonymousreply 25512/19/2020

My favorite is Mikrokosmos at 13:15.

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by Anonymousreply 25612/19/2020

I'd rather watch this than an MV about WAP

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by Anonymousreply 25712/19/2020

This thread belongs over at Frau Central ONTD. ONTD fraus salivates daily over these plasic eunuchs.

by Anonymousreply 25812/19/2020

BYS rap line Cypher Medley 2017 by J-hope, Suga, RM BTS [ENG SUB]

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by Anonymousreply 25912/21/2020

My new favorite.

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by Anonymousreply 26012/26/2020

It’s strange that with all the hot guys in Kpop past and present these guys are the ones to become so popular in the us. I just don’t think any of them are that attractive and they look so feminine.

by Anonymousreply 26112/26/2020

R261, it’s not really about their looks at the core. It’s about their music, personalities, and story as a group.

by Anonymousreply 26212/26/2020

Well, R261,I guess most people judge performers on things other than looks.

by Anonymousreply 26312/26/2020

Hate them if you want, but I guarantee no American pop or rap group would open a live performance with something as artistic as this:

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by Anonymousreply 26412/26/2020

From The Atlantic today.

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by Anonymousreply 26512/26/2020

The world domination is complete.

by Anonymousreply 26612/26/2020

I don’t find their music good but I don’t like any modern pop music so it’s just more of the same crap to me.

by Anonymousreply 26712/26/2020

Graphic data of the best-selling musical artists for the past 10 years. As of July 2020, BTS in 2nd place to Drake but I'm sure they've overtaken him this year. This was before Dynamite was released.

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by Anonymousreply 26812/26/2020

Korean-written and composed K-pop songs sound quite different sometimes. It can be quite lovely.

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by Anonymousreply 26912/27/2020

bump

by Anonymousreply 27001/09/2021

No boys allowed

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by Anonymousreply 27101/09/2021

You missed the YAZiMA Beauty Salon craze?

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by Anonymousreply 27201/09/2021

It's weird how boy bands used to be considered a joke by the mainstream media and now they're being embraced. Most people thought New Kids, NSYNC, Backstreet, Hanson, Jonas and One Direction were lame and corny. But BTS is getting so many accolades and praise.

by Anonymousreply 27301/09/2021

I like how they’re so affectionate with each other. It’s not a big deal there.

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by Anonymousreply 27401/09/2021

Which is the top?

by Anonymousreply 27501/09/2021

"Most people thought New Kids, NSYNC, Backstreet, Hanson, Jonas and One Direction were lame and corny. But BTS is getting so many accolades and praise."

One thing BTS has over the other groups is the excellent precision of their dances. None of the American or British groups can come close.

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by Anonymousreply 27601/10/2021

Sehun from Exo

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More (apparently gay) Sehun.

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by Anonymousreply 27801/10/2021

BTS .... sh-sh-sh ... SHIT?

by Anonymousreply 27901/10/2021

R276, there are other Kpop groups who actually dance better and have better vocals---I can't stand Jin or Jimin's vocals---but never got as popular. BTS used Social Media better. EXO is a better group vocally but BTS is just more lovable.

by Anonymousreply 28001/10/2021

R280, I think this group is more appealing than BTS in every way.

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by Anonymousreply 28101/10/2021

They are junior varsity, R 281. Imprecise dancing takes away from the effectiveness of the group. BTS has really perfected the uniformity of their choreography.

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by Anonymousreply 28201/10/2021

Exo makes my loins ache.

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by Anonymousreply 28301/10/2021

If you notice, they always keep the ones who don't dance well in the back and focused on Jungkook and the other 3.

by Anonymousreply 28401/10/2021

The only reason BTS is where they're at is because they had a competent company that pushed them into the American market. Groups like them are a dime a dozen in S. KOREA.

Groups like GOT7 (who in my opinion) are more pleasing to eye and vocally talented, had success in S. KOREA and other Asian countries but alluded the west. This despite members being global with one American, Chinese and Thai and more than half of the group speaking fluent English. They also sold out concerts around the world. They finally left their company this month to pursue solo endeavors.

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by Anonymousreply 28501/11/2021

Ya got me, R282. It's not so much about their performance as their lead vocalist.

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by Anonymousreply 28601/16/2021

Five boys: seven inches total among them

by Anonymousreply 28701/16/2021

BTS has been around for 7 years and only RM speaks English. They've been in the Western media for years so It kind of bothers me that they don't try to speak English or even try when they are interviewed by English-speaking media. At least this guy (Taeyong) tries even though it's broken English.

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by Anonymousreply 28801/16/2021

Who are those lovely young ladies?

by Anonymousreply 28901/16/2021

"BTS has been around for 7 years and only RM speaks English. They've been in the Western media for years so It kind of bothers me that they don't try to speak English or even try when they are interviewed by English-speaking media. At least this guy (Taeyong) tries even though it's broken English."

Fake news.

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by Anonymousreply 29001/17/2021

well, they are good at memorizing their lines, R290. At least Taeyong at R288 tries to speak English whenever NCT has an interview with English-speaking media. He's makes an effort. The outstanding success of BTS is due to the Western market, you'd think they'd have English tutors by now.

by Anonymousreply 29101/17/2021

Behind the scenes of the Grand Central Station performance for the Tonight Show.

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by Anonymousreply 29201/21/2021

Philippines

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by Anonymousreply 29301/23/2021

Thailand. So cute. Happy kids.

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by Anonymousreply 29401/23/2021

There really is something cultish. It happens so quickly. Like some people have someone go "check this out" and a week later they are fully engulfed in the cult of BTS to an obsessive level. It's kind of scary to watch. I wonder if there is some type of subliminal brainwashing or something. As crazy as that sounds, it's that quick and thorough an obsession that I've wondered it.

by Anonymousreply 29501/23/2021

The children are nuts for it.

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by Anonymousreply 29601/23/2021

R295, that's all K-pop fandoms. Exo, NCT, etc.

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by Anonymousreply 29701/23/2021

Fans can do good things.

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by Anonymousreply 29801/23/2021

The choreography is the best I’ve ever seen.

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by Anonymousreply 29901/23/2021

R298, it's all fun and games until they turn that power on us...and they will. Biden will do something they consider not woke enough and they'll turn on us.

by Anonymousreply 30001/24/2021

Thank you, Senator Hawley.

by Anonymousreply 30101/24/2021

KPop has had a lot of American fans for a while.

by Anonymousreply 30201/24/2021

Live performance at an award show that you would never see an American group do.

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Another live performance. You can see why they are so appealing.

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by Anonymousreply 30401/24/2021

Man's amusing reaction to J-Hope's remake of " Chicken Noodle Soup." He says the Asians are outdancing the blacks and is not happy.

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by Anonymousreply 30501/24/2021

You can really tell that the stans have arrived on this thread. Those live performances are all production value. BTS didn't even need to be there. If you focus only on them, they do nothing that boy bands haven't been doing for 30 years. Their corporate owners just added more flashing lights and background performers. They are basically a traveling circus act. It's a cult and that so many are falling into thrall is disturbing.

by Anonymousreply 30601/24/2021

R295, I also wonder if there is subliminal brainwashing in their videos as well.

by Anonymousreply 30701/24/2021

"Those live performances are all production value. BTS didn't even need to be there. If you focus only on them, they do nothing that boy bands haven't been doing for 30 years. Their corporate owners just added more flashing lights and background performers. They are basically a traveling circus act. It's a cult and that so many are falling into thrall is disturbing."

Bullshit.

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by Anonymousreply 30801/25/2021

Good cover of Fire

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by Anonymousreply 30901/25/2021

They'll be over by this year 2021. They are in year 3. No boy band like this has lasted more 3 years in mainstream popularity.

by Anonymousreply 31001/26/2021

They're in year 8, R310.

Exo debuted in 2011.

NCT in 2016.

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R311

I'm talking mainstream general public popularity. Like regular people not fans. Backstreet Boys were around since 1993 but were only huge from 1997 to 2000 for example. Fandoms are delusional and think regular people think like they do.

by Anonymousreply 31201/26/2021

Oh you mean popular in America. Got it. Because Exo's been extremely popular in Asia since around 2013, and BTS since around 2016.

by Anonymousreply 31301/26/2021

TXT is #1 on Oricon!

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Sehun

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by Anonymousreply 31501/27/2021

R314 TXT put out a fantastic EP Dream Chapter:Eternity that's last year. However they are following in their labelmates (BTS) footsteps and puting out generic crap recently. I guess it's working because they are getting more popular now.

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by Anonymousreply 31601/28/2021

I have friends in their mid to late 20s who are getting obsessed with this stuff. They should be beyond the teenage obsession phase. WTH is going on? There has to be some subliminal hypnotic shit that people with a certain brain type are more easily affected by or something. I checked them out after some of my friends started down some weird path where all they could talk about anymore was BTS and what a bunch of shit. They live and die by the next episode of some show they have or some new meme and are practically building shrines to them. It's crazy.

And, the excuses and explanations put forth by the stans and people on this thread are the exact same excuses people use at the start of their drug or drinking addiction. "Oh, it's just fun." "It's harmless." "It's not hurting anyone." "I could stop whenever I want but I don't see any reason to." "I'm fine. Don't worry about me."

by Anonymousreply 31701/28/2021

[quote] I have friends in their mid to late 20s who are getting obsessed with this stuff. They should be beyond the teenage obsession phase. WTH is going on?

Meanwhile the elder gays on here are obsessed with Britney and Taylor and Katy and other pop shit made for tweens girls. Don't pretend it's about the music, motherfucker. You only hate BTS because they're Asian.

by Anonymousreply 31801/28/2021

Exhibit #1 at R318. Addicts get very defensive very quickly and then just start random attacks on those pointing out their addictions. Classic addict behavior, R318.

And, no one on here is wallpapering their walls with Britney, Taylor, or Katy posters and spending themselves into the poor house buying their merch and unable to have conversations about anything other than Britney, Taylor, or Katy, or whomever else you try to use to deflect. Unless someone has watched the quick growth of this obsession in someone they know, they don't know how insane it is.

by Anonymousreply 31901/28/2021

Calling someone an addict doesn't make them an addict, R319. Even if you say it three times like Candyman or Beetlejuice.

There is so much anti-Asian racism on this site. If one tenth of the amount was said about blacks or Jews, the threads would be deleted in five minutes. Instead, the anti-Asian shit on here lives forever.

There are obsessives in every fandom. Why only single out Asians?

Speaking of addicts, you've posted 10 times in this thread compared to my 2. And you sound deranged like one of those pizzagate loons.

[quote] They all look like real life anime characters. Of course they look extremely similar to each other. They're supposed to look that way. Non-threatening, pretty, asexual cartoon characters of indistinct gender.

[quote] It really is like mass hysteria. Or a cult.

[quote] The world thinks asian women are little girls and that asian men are women. Any lusting after them is based on this. And, you can't get much whiter than Kpop stars. They are chalk-colored.

[quote] I've never seen a more sexless group than male Kpop stars. I think they all look like a Ken Doll underneath.

[quote] do you realize how much you sound like a cult member?

[quote] There really is something cultish. It happens so quickly. Like some people have someone go "check this out" and a week later they are fully engulfed in the cult of BTS to an obsessive level. It's kind of scary to watch. I wonder if there is some type of subliminal brainwashing or something. As crazy as that sounds, it's that quick and thorough an obsession that I've wondered it.

[quote] it's all fun and games until they turn that power on us...and they will. Biden will do something they consider not woke enough and they'll turn on us.

[quote] They are basically a traveling circus act. It's a cult and that so many are falling into thrall is disturbing.

[quote] WTH is going on? There has to be some subliminal hypnotic shit that people with a certain brain type are more easily affected by or something.

[quote] Exhibit #1 at R318. Addicts get very defensive very quickly and then just start random attacks on those pointing out their addictions. Classic addict behavior, R318.

by Anonymousreply 32001/28/2021

Regarding TXT, I like that BigHit has its first international member, American-born Huening Kai. The boy is a mixture of East/West and he's growing into a beautiful man. He is musically talented and plays beautiful piano, if he was in the US, he'd be able to showcase and explore those talents instead of focusing on dancing and singing other people's songs. .

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by Anonymousreply 32101/28/2021

Spazzy fangirls of Harry, Yawn Mendes and Bieber who have been devastated by their relationships with women have defected to BTS, who aren't allowed to date anyone.

by Anonymousreply 32201/28/2021

I don't think it's subliminal brainwashing or a cult, unless the other top groups have the same methods - NCT, Exo, TWICE, etc. are like BTS, with millions of extremely passionate fans.

I'm telling you, it's because of the immersive media ecosystem: you form an emotional attachment to them, learning everything about them and seeing them nonstop through YouTube, V LIVE, IG, variety shows on Korean TV, fan service including meetups, conventions, merchandise, etc.

You have no idea how immersive and engaging it is. Read about it, and maybe you'll see.

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by Anonymousreply 32301/28/2021

They perfected a formula that American/UK boy bands set. Japan hopped on first and then Korea did after and perfected it to a tee. Because many of us are guys here, we don't get the allure or appeal of it. But for teen girls this media overexposure and interactive fan culture is a dream come true.

by Anonymousreply 32401/28/2021

R312, Heuning Kai can barely speak English. He was born in Hawaii but moved overseas almost immediately. He's cute from most angles, but has his bad hair days.

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by Anonymousreply 32501/28/2021

One thing that non-Korean groups lack is the level of familial affection, often interpreted as "gay", between the members. They're extremely physically affectionate with each other because Korea's "homosocial" (no physical affection between the sexes unless in a serious relationship), and girls go nuts for it, shipping each combination of members.

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by Anonymousreply 32601/28/2021

"Cuddly babies", as stans would say.

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by Anonymousreply 32701/28/2021

because Korea's "homosocial" (no physical affection between the sexes unless in a serious relationship *and plenty of physical affection, "skinship", among those of the same sex)

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by Anonymousreply 32801/28/2021

Korea is very homophobic to the point that they can't even fathom the idea of someone being gay. So men can show affection to each other and dress flamboyant without arousing suspicion.

But being gay in South Korea and Japan is not easy

by Anonymousreply 32901/28/2021

R329, one of the top stars is essentially "out", and the girls still love him. It's not completely impossible.

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by Anonymousreply 33001/28/2021

[quote] Korea is very homophobic to the point that they can't even fathom the idea of someone being gay.

Bullshit.

[quote] But being gay in South Korea and Japan is not easy

At least in Asia we don't string our dead gays up to fence posts.

by Anonymousreply 33101/28/2021

R331

Asian cultures are very conservative and traditional. I hate to burst your bubble. All people are expected to get married to the opposite sex and have children. They are Confucian cultures where the group comes first. Many gay Koreans and Japanese who are out are still pressured to get married to the opposite sex and gay marriage is not recognized. Many people have been fired for their sexuality in fact

Celebrities are not normal people. So they are not an example to use.

by Anonymousreply 33201/28/2021

Ginger is my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 33301/28/2021

Korea and Japan aren't going "boys should be girls if they want" anytime soon.

The West is all-in.

by Anonymousreply 33401/28/2021

When the fuck did Datalounge get infested by Koreaboos?

I bet none of these people know actual Asian culture and history. Judging Korea by Kpop is like judging The US by Hollywood, The UK by the Royals and Japan by anime

by Anonymousreply 33501/28/2021

[quote] Asian cultures are very conservative and traditional. I hate to burst your bubble.

I think I know a little more about Asians and Asian culture than you do you condescending prick.

by Anonymousreply 33601/28/2021

[quote] I bet none of these people know actual Asian culture and history. Judging Korea by Kpop is like judging The US by Hollywood

Who said anyone's into "actual" culture and history, dummy? And who said anyone's judging Korea by K-pop?

by Anonymousreply 33701/28/2021

You all are so defensive and quick to call people names. You all know very well most Kpop fans view Korea based on the media image they consume from Kpop and it provides an idealized and distorted view of the culture.

by Anonymousreply 33801/28/2021

[quote] most Kpop fans view Korea based on the media image they consume from Kpop and it provides an idealized and distorted view of the culture.

Who cares?

That said, any stans here? Everyone's downloading Universe now that it's launched.

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by Anonymousreply 33901/28/2021

I'm listening to this song right now. It's cute.

American singers (male and female) are all just a lot of grunting and thrusting and moaning like they're dogs getting fucked in the street.

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by Anonymousreply 34001/28/2021

IU is the best: she was desperately poor, made it, donates constantly to charity, and just seems professional and kind. INFP, too.

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by Anonymousreply 34101/28/2021

R341 I first became aware of her on the reality show Hyori's Bed and Breakfast when she helped out in season one. She was so sweet.

by Anonymousreply 34201/28/2021

R342, I love that show. Haven't finished all of seasons 1 or 2, but have watched plenty of it. IU was very kind and hardworking that first season. Did they go thrift shopping together, or was that in another video I saw?

I like that Hyori adopts dogs and promotes animal adoption: she met her husband at an animal rights charity event.

"美 IU bites on her own tongue ♡ Hyori's Bed and Breakfast"

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IU with the dogs.

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by Anonymousreply 34401/28/2021

[quote] Asian cultures are very conservative and traditional.

Yes, the Korean culture looks down on homosexuality but in the Kpop, the idols cannot even be seen with the opposite sex. If it's learned that a male idol is dating, all hell breaks loose and the company fires them. For example, when there was a pic of Jungkook from BTS with his arm around a girl -- his tattoo artist--- and people went crazy, there were death threats against her and the company had to deny everything, The Army (BTS fans) either wanted to kill her or commit suicide. These poor guys have to be very secretive about their dating life, especially concerning women. And yet, it's okay with the fans-- and the company--- if the idols in the same group and same sex show affection to each other, like two guys being gay with each other. Ironically, homosexuality is frowned down upon in Korea. Very confusing.

These idols work hard and really don't enjoy the perks of their popularity and hard work. It's nice that they are humble compared to their Western counterparts but I hope they are being treated better by their company. BigHit has a good reputation in that regard, I am not sure about the other companies. There are horror stories about how idols are treated. Hopefully, there will be an expose of the system.

by Anonymousreply 34501/28/2021

Fav ship.

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by Anonymousreply 34601/28/2021

The gayest MV. Lots of cruising.

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by Anonymousreply 34701/28/2021

didn't read through all the comments but did listen to it for the first time tonight. i was glad it didn't have all the bs choreography shit and actually conveyed that they were going through life changes growing from teens to adults but still maintaining close relationships. i thought the melodies were good and even though i couldn't sing to it (don't know the language) i would listen to it and enjoy it again. there have been many spanish language songs i've felt the same about, even older en francais as well. it hasn't stopped me from enjoying a melodious one.

by Anonymousreply 34801/28/2021

Taehyung solo is very non " k-pop" and quite good.

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by Anonymousreply 34901/29/2021

Ha! Kids.

Move aside and let the ladies with experience school you.

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by Anonymousreply 35001/29/2021

^^and we even make it a point to include legitimate explicitly-gay content alongside our camp.

Your move, Korea.

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by Anonymousreply 35101/29/2021

R351, no one cares about Takarazuka outside Japan.

by Anonymousreply 35201/29/2021

I love Produce 101 and its successive seasons. Shame it ended b/c of vote-rigging.

It's so futuristic - the way all those girls and boys are competing and dancing in uniform. Or something.

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by Anonymousreply 35301/29/2021

BTS will eventually break up. Everyone of them most likely will have a successful career post-BTS. Of all the individual members, I've liked Taehyung's songs the best. He also wrote Winter Bear.

It was rumored that Taehyung wanted to split from the group a couple of times because of the constant touring and he couldn't deal with the fame. It seems the Corona virus was a blessing in disguise because he looks a lot happier.

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by Anonymousreply 35401/29/2021

For charity. MusicCares

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by Anonymousreply 35501/31/2021

Totally asexual and so many tiny dicks in one place. But I do like the colors and their stage outfits. I'd trade them all for the pop star who played Mamet's almost boyfriend in Japan on "Girls" though. Now there was a very sexy Asian.

by Anonymousreply 35601/31/2021

I’m becoming an Exo fan. The dances are sexier.

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by Anonymousreply 35701/31/2021

Pretty sexy but also weirder than usual because it’s for the Japanese market.

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by Anonymousreply 35803/02/2021

For those who claim they can't sing. MTV Unplugged:

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by Anonymousreply 35903/03/2021

For the fashionable crowd:

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by Anonymousreply 36003/03/2021

FUGKOOK

by Anonymousreply 36103/03/2021

I hate Jungkook's tattoos. Just gross. I like his song "Euphoria" though.

by Anonymousreply 36203/03/2021

Yep, that's one fugly 23 yr old.

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by Anonymousreply 36303/03/2021

Hyunjae from The Boyz got me into K-pop. I hate how he's styled 1/2 the time, but he's cute.

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by Anonymousreply 36403/03/2021

Jungkook is handsome and one of those people who are good at everything. He has a black belt in martial arts and is artistically gifted.

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by Anonymousreply 36503/03/2021

I don't find any of them handsome. Eyes too deep set and too slight of build. Given me hunky Harry Styles any day of the week over these ladyboy types.

Is it true that Tae Tae and tiny Jimin are an item?

by Anonymousreply 36603/03/2021

George Clooney recites Dynamite.

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by Anonymousreply 36703/04/2021

EXO vocal supremacy over BTS

by Anonymousreply 36803/04/2021

Wonho’s supple ass would like a word with you.

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by Anonymousreply 36903/04/2021

"Given me hunky Harry Styles any day of the week over these ladyboy types."

Harry Styles? That scrawny pipsqueak? Get a load of " ladyboy" Jimin.

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by Anonymousreply 37003/04/2021

Is Harry up for a gun show?

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by Anonymousreply 37103/04/2021

Nope.

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by Anonymousreply 37203/04/2021

Jimin 5ft 8..

Harry 6 ft

jimin 120 lbs

Harry 170 lbs

I don't fancy little Jim's chances in a fight.

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by Anonymousreply 37303/04/2021

Harry's biceps are much bigger than Jim's and that's without flexing. Can Jimmi even grow facial hair? He looks like a 14 year old girl.

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by Anonymousreply 37403/04/2021

They seriously each look like Michael Jackson

by Anonymousreply 37503/04/2021

Not this American...

by Anonymousreply 37603/04/2021

baby dicks

by Anonymousreply 37703/05/2021

BTS are dancers so their bodies and abs are ripped. Harry, not so much.

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by Anonymousreply 37803/05/2021

Skinny, hairless, boring small brown eyes. No thanks.

by Anonymousreply 37903/05/2021

"I don't fancy little Jim's chances in a fight."

Jimin, Taekwando black belt, would destroy Styles. Go to 1:55 or 6:10 to see what would happen to Harry.

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by Anonymousreply 38003/05/2021

"Given me hunky Harry Styles any day of the week over these ladyboy types."

Okay, have it your way...............

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by Anonymousreply 38103/05/2021

Yum.

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by Anonymousreply 38203/05/2021

I like Euphoria, Mikrokosmos, Magic Shop, Epiphany, Boy with Luv, Moon, and Spring Day.

But Exo's "The Eve" is what I hump my pillow to lol.

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by Anonymousreply 38303/05/2021

Harry's trainer said that he can pull a 500lb weight. He could crush tiny spazzy Jimin with one hand. None of those bts boys would have any success if they left the band and went solo like Styles did with 1d.

by Anonymousreply 38403/05/2021

Any TXT fans?

Soobin is so cute! 🥰

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by Anonymousreply 38503/05/2021

I love this concept trailer.

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by Anonymousreply 38603/08/2021

Thought someone here might enjoy this.

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by Anonymousreply 38703/09/2021

R374 R377 R379 R380 R384 (etc) "My favorite teen girl idol is better than your favorite teen girl idol!"

Are any of you actually grown men? Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 38803/09/2021

Jesus was a grown man. He died for your sins.

by Anonymousreply 38903/09/2021

Any Sehun fans?

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by Anonymousreply 39003/09/2021

"[R374] [R377] [R379] [R380] [R384] (etc) "My favorite teen girl idol is better than your favorite teen girl idol!"

Are any of you actually grown men? Jesus."

For someone who holds such disdain for the discussion, you certainly have spent much time reading it. But, this is a country where we have freedom of expression, so you are certainly free to comment on it, and we are free to tell you to fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 39103/09/2021

BTS will be the first K-Pop group--and probably first All-Asian group--- to perform on the Grammys this Sunday.

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by Anonymousreply 39203/10/2021

I find them incredibly comforting - Magic Shop, Euphoria, etc.

IU's "Celebrity" is my favorite right now. Very consoling and calming.

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by Anonymousreply 39303/11/2021

The shipping can be really cute.

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by Anonymousreply 39403/11/2021

Better link

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by Anonymousreply 39503/11/2021

More Soobin

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by Anonymousreply 39603/11/2021

Shipping to where R394?

I usually use FedEx. They're pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 39703/11/2021

r369. Wonho needs to start his US music career. He would be a hit.

by Anonymousreply 39803/11/2021

It's wierd but the younger brothers of BTS, TXT is promoted as very wholesome but I think most of them are gay except for a two and that doesn't fit in with a conservative Korean culture.

BTS seem mostly straight except Jimin who may be bi.

by Anonymousreply 39903/11/2021

R399, who from TXT is gay?!

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by Anonymousreply 40003/11/2021

I love their cute Haikyu volleyball uniforms in this.

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by Anonymousreply 40103/11/2021

They were quite charming when they did Carpool Karaoke

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by Anonymousreply 40203/11/2021

Iconic Soobin.

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by Anonymousreply 40303/11/2021

I really like RM.

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by Anonymousreply 40403/11/2021

This is America, these Orientals need to learn some English!

by Anonymousreply 40503/11/2021

BTS needs to stay away from the US as there's a spike in anti-Asian violence.

by Anonymousreply 40603/11/2021

R230, NCT is so weird. They’re marketed like shiny new smartphones. Or new luxury cars.

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by Anonymousreply 40703/11/2021

"Never thought I’d see Americans going crazy over music sang in a foreign language."

Observe the Rose Bowl.

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by Anonymousreply 40803/11/2021

New York?

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by Anonymousreply 40903/11/2021

My favorites:

RM - BTS

Soobin and Yeonjun - TXT

Doyoung, Jaemin, Jeno, Jisung - NCT

Bomin and Jangjun - Golden Child

Eunwoo and Sanha - Astro

Sehun - Exo

DK and S.Coups - Seventeen

Yohan - WEi

Juyeon, Hyunjae, and Jacob - The Boyz

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by Anonymousreply 41003/11/2021

Kingdom: Legendary War starts early April.

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by Anonymousreply 41103/11/2021

I bought tickets for the Rose Bowl last May which, of course, was cancelled due to Covid. Their concert sold out in almost an hour and that included the 2 days. There was so much demand that they added a 3rd day. The Rose Bowl seats over 90,000 people. That's how crazy people are for them.

Yes, I was looking forward to see them in person because they give a great show. I would still like to see them but not as excited as I was because their fans are too CRAZY.

by Anonymousreply 41203/11/2021

Then stay away from Brazil, where they sing in Korean and English.

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by Anonymousreply 41303/12/2021

R410, Sungjoo from Uniq

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by Anonymousreply 41403/14/2021

Huening Kai of TXT - my overall bias who is half-American and half-Korean. He is musically talented and plays multiple instruments. IMO, his talent is wasted trying to be a K-Pop idol and focusing on dancing instead of his musical and songwriting skills.

He was born in Hawaii, hopefully, he will relocate to the US so he won't have to serve in the military.

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by Anonymousreply 41503/14/2021

The important question is, which of them are bottoms.

by Anonymousreply 41603/14/2021

R415, I love how he still loves his stuffed animals. Tobin is the huge rabbit. So cute.

He also plays the piano so well. Sweet kid.

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by Anonymousreply 41703/14/2021

Probably Soobin.

by Anonymousreply 41803/14/2021

Soobin helping Huening Kai with his math homework.

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by Anonymousreply 41903/14/2021

Best Grammy performance.

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by Anonymousreply 42003/15/2021

They should have won.

As usual, Taylor Swift wins album of the year for the third time in a row for her shitty music. The Weeknd was right.

by Anonymousreply 42103/15/2021

Soobin + Sehun please.

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by Anonymousreply 42203/15/2021

DYNAMITE is such a horrible song. They'll never live down the fact that the song made them popular.

by Anonymousreply 42303/16/2021

R423, they were popular before then.

And they know it’s a bad song.

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by Anonymousreply 42403/16/2021

And Rain on Me is also a horrible song so what's your point?

by Anonymousreply 42503/16/2021

Why " Dynamite"

"As I noted then, despite BTS garnering a staggering number of global achievements — including performing in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, on Saturday Night Live, and at the 2019 and 2020 Grammys — American radio DJs have expressed some very specific reasons for not giving the band more air time. Chief among them: The band’s refusal to sing in English.

BTS just landed an unprecedented spot on the Hot 100 — with virtually no radio play This explanation — blatant, petty American xenophobia — is the main reason that BTS’s previous big singles, from its harder stuff like “Mic Drop” to summery, chill bops like “DNA” and “Boy With Luv,” never managed to really get off the ground in the U.S., despite having essentially conquered the internet and streaming sales. Keep in mind that as I write this, BTS is just shy of spending 200 weeks straight at #1 on the Social 50 chart, Billboard’s metric for the musical artists with the highest social media engagement. That’s almost four years at the top of the chart.

That’s a lot of weeks to be, as one fan put it, “the biggest group in the world with the worst radio play.”

by Anonymousreply 42603/17/2021

R424 I meant their popularity in the western world. Despite their popularity now and how they made a breakthrough for Asian artists, the pandemic anti-Asian sentiment will prevent other Asian artists to breakthrough.. A shame.

by Anonymousreply 42703/17/2021

[quote] Chief among them: The band’s refusal to sing in English.

The Kpop group, SuperM made an album in English last year but none of their English songs were a hit in the West. So has Red Velvet and NCT 127 and none of their English songs became hits.

BTS has more impressive songs than Dynamite.

by Anonymousreply 42803/17/2021

This is a very cute series TXT made during their US showcase.

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by Anonymousreply 42903/17/2021

BTS appears twice. Episode 1 part 2 and episode 4 part 2.

by Anonymousreply 43003/17/2021

SuperM is ok, but I really don't like when they have their non-English speakers rap in English; it just sounds off. An English word or short phrase here and there is fine for them, but for entire verses it sounds wrong.

1:18

2:45

I cringe. I like the song though, overall.

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by Anonymousreply 43103/18/2021

Also, Baekhyun is very cute.

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by Anonymousreply 43203/18/2021

Kingdom: Legedary War is starting soon. Preview performances here.

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by Anonymousreply 43303/18/2021

Taylor Bitch won again?

Time to cancel the grammys.

by Anonymousreply 43403/18/2021

New comeback, from 25 mins ago.

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by Anonymousreply 43503/25/2021

"Confucian Boy Lee Juyeon"

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by Anonymousreply 43603/25/2021

Pretty boyband stuff. Yawn.

by Anonymousreply 43703/25/2021

Best pop song to come out from a KPOP or asian act in years.

Jackson Wang: Leave Me Loving You

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by Anonymousreply 43803/27/2021

Pretty awful, but at least it's not vulgar and trashy like Cardi B.

by Anonymousreply 43903/27/2021

This is not your typical Kpop song. Jessi is not the sweet unthreatening female pop-star most Koreans prefer, she's was actually born in the USA but she's become popular there. The USA doesn't have a female pop star of Asian descent and we badly need one.

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by Anonymousreply 44003/27/2021

“Jackson Wang” 😂

by Anonymousreply 44103/27/2021

Sweet boys.

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by Anonymousreply 44203/30/2021

These don't even look like twinks, or even little boys - they look like aliens.

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by Anonymousreply 44303/30/2021

R443, are you really old? That's a filter: it distorts the image in weird ways.

by Anonymousreply 44403/30/2021
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by Anonymousreply 44503/31/2021

J-pop.

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by Anonymousreply 44604/01/2021

Thanks, r446 - had a stressful day and that was nice.

by Anonymousreply 44704/01/2021

Just came out, R447!

by Anonymousreply 44804/01/2021

I mean the music video lol.

by Anonymousreply 44904/01/2021

Their company just acquired Scooter Braun’s company for $1 billion. That includes Bieber and Ariana Grande.

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by Anonymousreply 45004/02/2021

[quote] HYBE, the company formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, which is home to BTS, the South Korean pop group, has merged with Ithaca Holdings, the company led by SB Projects (SBP) founder Scooter Braun. In the deal, HYBE will acquire through HYBE America, its wholly owned subsidiary, a 100% stake in Ithaca Holdings and its properties, which includes SB Projects and management clients Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, among others, as well as Big Machine Label Group.

by Anonymousreply 45104/02/2021

BTS alone has made BigHit trillions of dollars and now it's become a conglomeration. The company has bought smaller Entertainment companies in SK like a shark eating the smaller fish. They've now partnered with Universal Music in the USA, one of the biggest music groups in the West. I hope BTS is compensated for this.

[quote] Firstly, Universal music group and Big hit Entertainment plans to produce a global Boy group It has been announced that a new boy group will debut. Mostly within the next two years. And the members will be chosen through a worldwide audition. Big hit Entertainment will find talented artists through Global auditions. Also, they will train them in Korea itself. Later Universal music group will promote them in the west. They will look after the music production as well. It is expected to be a multilingual boy group with members from all around the world. The group’s activities will be monitored from the headquarters in Los Angeles.

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by Anonymousreply 45204/02/2021

OP ... Weren't you alive in the 90s?

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by Anonymousreply 45304/02/2021

The planned manufacturing of boy bands is the most boring thing to happen to music since the last time they did it.

by Anonymousreply 45404/02/2021

Posted 4 mins ago. TXT are so cute.

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by Anonymousreply 45504/03/2021

Well now BTS label owns all of Taylor Swift's music from Big Machine Records.

by Anonymousreply 45604/04/2021

Their music is trash, honey, TRASH.

by Anonymousreply 45704/04/2021

NCT is kind of scary. The techiness.

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by Anonymousreply 45804/04/2021

It would be poetic justice if BTS owns Taylor Swift junk music.

by Anonymousreply 45904/05/2021

R459, I think they now own Taylor Swift's original masters, not the songs themselves. Is that right?

Their company started in 2007 with nothing. It has a market cap of $8 billion now.

This is their original dorm.

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by Anonymousreply 46004/05/2021

Their dorm now.

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by Anonymousreply 46104/05/2021

[quote] I hope BTS is compensated for this.

They were indeed. They own 68,385 shares each, given in August 2020 before the IPO. The stock price opened at $235 and it's even higher now.

With these plus previous earnings, they're easily worth over $20 million each now.

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by Anonymousreply 46204/05/2021

Listening to piano versions of their songs while I work and study.

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by Anonymousreply 46304/05/2021

Kingdom: Legendary War episode 1. Just out. With subtitles.

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by Anonymousreply 46404/05/2021

Any Stray Kids fans? They're so cute.

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by Anonymousreply 46504/08/2021

Kingdom episode 2 is out.

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by Anonymousreply 46704/08/2021

New TXT trailer.

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