3 Reasons To Stan Post Malone

3 Reasons To Stan Post Malone

Today, let’s talk about why you should start stanning Post Malone (if you haven’t already).

He may look fierce but trust us, we’re pretty convinced he’s a Golden Retriever puppy in human form. Once you fall for him, you won’t be able to unstan.

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Here are 3 reasons to start stanning the Posty:

 

1. He’s LIke a giant teddy bear

The sweetest. His personality is what made us commit to this #Posty fandom (unofficial fandom name).

He’s relatable; a gamer who really just wants to play COD all day. Born Austin Richard Post, Post Malone chose his stage name by— get this— using an online rap name generator. We know you may wondering what your rap name would be so for your convenience: https://www.name-generator.org.uk/rapper/.

If that’s not relatable af, then we don’t know what is.

2. Already a legendary meme-er.

Move over Ryan Gosling’s “Hey Girl…” It’s the Post Malone-era and he’s one of the Internet’s favorites:

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and he had the perfect response to becoming an overnight meme-sensation…

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3. he’s hella talented and has produced some pretty sick beats

Talk about duality. Post knows when to turn it on and get lit. We know you’re probably already familiar with his Top 40s/mainstream hits like “Sunflower,” “Better Now” and “Congratulations” so here are some of the songs you may have missed.

Rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)

In addition to being a pretty bomb rapper, Post Malone is a talented singer as well. Though he has stated in past interviews that he uses autotune because he “sucks at singing,” thanks to his performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the 2019 Grammys, we now know that this is a major lie. Way to be humble, Post.

Deja Vu (Feat. Justin Bieber)

Justin Bieber and Post Malone— a combination we didn’t know we needed until it was dropped on us.

Post and Bieber contemplate whether their girls are indeed the ones for them in “Deja Vu.” Post shared of their collaboration: “We wrote everything before, and then Justin came in did the hook and then we just sat down and really figured out the words. He said “deja vu,” and then we kind of filled in the concept of deja vu and it all came together.”

No Option

For the sake of brevity, we weren’t sure if we should add another song rec but after taking a listen, we were left with “No Option.” 🙃

TBH, we’re pretty bummed this song didn’t get the airplay or promotion it deserved so we had to show “No Option” some love at least in this blog post.

For your listening pleasure, we strongly recommend checking out the bass boosted version as well 👇


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Are you ready to stan Posty oppa? Ready to enter the #Posty fandom?

Bring Post Malone to your city! 👇

The Quintessential EXID Party Mix

The Quintessential EXID Party Mix

Our hearts shattered earlier this year when we heard that not all five EXID members will collectively be working under the same label anymore. However, we trust in the bond these ladies have forged over these past seven years so we know this is far from the end.

What better way to celebrate the Duality Queens and all the sexy, confident bops they’ve given us than to have one unforgettable night filled with the essential EXID dance anthems and party the night away.

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Without further ado, here are classic EXID bangers that’ll get you out of your seat, away from the walls and shaking on the dance floor like there’s no tomorrow.


DDD (덜덜덜)

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If you thought we’d be starting the “Quintessential EXID Party Mix” with some of their more upbeat dance anthems…….. you thought right!

“DDD” is iconic in its own right and we couldn’t think of a better song to play in the background while you’re getting ready for the (long) epic night out!

UP&DOWN (위아래)

Okay, is any EXID party list complete without the iconic “UP&DOWN”? Though countless hits from various artists have been released in the time since, “UP&DOWN” will forever be the 2014/15 SOTY in our hearts.

HOT PINK (핫핑크)

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Dress code for the night? You know it… “HOT PINK” lipstick, HOT PINK dress, HOT PINK everything.

I LOVE YOU (알러뷰)

“OH BABY, I—LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU”

Whether you’ve been eyeing that cutie all night, or you just want to profess your undying love for your friends, “I LOVE YOU” is the perfect bop to send some flying kisses or Solji-style fancy hearts to (see the Solji-style fancy hearts 👇).

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Todak Todak (토닥토닥)

We decided to throw a curveball your way and end the night with a more dalkom, cozy song.

An oldie but a goodie, here’s “Todak Todak” for your Uber/Lyft ride home.

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Can you see how much we love EXID?

Make EXID to bring them to your city!

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You thought it was over, huh? We most definitely cannot leave out these classics 💃💃💃💃💃

AH YEAH (아예) 🔺

L.I.E (엘라이) 🔺

June Comebacks to Blaze Up Your Summer 🔥

June Comebacks to Blaze Up Your Summer 🔥

Happy June, TasteMakers!

Well…we’re finally here. It feels like we’ve been hyping up and yearning for those warm summer nights since last year. But we’ve already reached the halfway point of 2019! Isn’t it crazy when we say it like that?

Time really seems to fly when you have some pretty sick music to accompany you and though we had some incredible releases and bops in the first half of 2019, here are the JUNE COMEBACKS to start off the 2nd half of 2019 with a bang!

JUNE 3

B1A4 Sandeul (solo)

B1A4’s Sandeul made his solo comeback today with “A Fine Day”!

Be sure to check out his single, composed and written by the legendary Yoon Jong Shin.

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PLT JUNE (solo)

Today at 6pm, PLT’s June released his solo, “Tonight” giving us some major ‘90s, groovy vibes to get us up and dancing.

Show this talented singer-songwriter some love by streaming “Tonight” and don’t forget to make June now!


JUNE 4

Teen Top

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Almost a year later, Teen Top will be returning tomorrow with their “DEAR N9NE” album. Check out the tracklist below:

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BoA

SM Entertainment dropped a surprise on us last week when they announced a BoA comeback. The OG KPOP Queen will be making her “Feedback” return on June 4th, 6pm KST to help us stay cool this summer.

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WJSN

One of the reasons we love KPOP summer comebacks is because of the beachy, Cali-girl music video aesthetics and we know that WJSN is ready to simultaneously serve major looks and give us some ear candy!

Be sure to check out “Boogie Up” when it drops at 6PM KST tomorrow (June 4th).

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Girl groups rule summer bops and we have a strong feeling that fromis_9 is in the running for the Summer Queens title. Check out the “Fun Factory” teaser below 👇

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JUNE 5

Ha Sung Woon

Just a few months after his “Bird” solo debut in February, Ha Sung Woon will be returning on June 5th (not that we’re complaining)! More details will be released in the upcoming days.

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JUNE 7

Jay Park

We are beyond excited for a #SummerJayPark comeback!

Jay Park will be releasing his full-album, “The Road Less Traveled,” on June 7th. This is an album he’s been teasing on social media since December of last year, so we have full faith that the final product will be well-worth the hype.

Can’t wait a few more days for some twerkable Jay Park songs? Check out his newest release “K-TOWN” 👇

And be sure to grab your tickets for his SEXY 4EVA Moscow and Helsinki shows (details coming soon) with MyMusicTaste!

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Heo Young Saeng

Heo Young Saeng will be releasing “Moment,” his fourth mini-album on June 7th.

Don’t forget to make him at MyMusicTaste to hear all his recent releases (plus some throwbacks ;)) in your city.

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JUNE 10

ATEEZ

ATEEZ! PRESENT!

That’s right, ATINY! ATEEZ will be keeping us well-fed with some unbelievable * cough, cough Song of the Year * music and content this summer.

You can’t blame us for being just a liiiiittle biased, right? As many of you may know, we’re living for #WAVEATEEZ and #ILLUSIONATEEZ these days. Tune into MNET on June 10th to find out if ATEEZ will be promoting with the song you voted for!

And if you haven’t already, be sure to pre-order your copy of “Treasure Ep. 3: One to All”!

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DATES TBA:

yunho (tvxq), JEON SOMI, Stray Kids, Red Velvet, GFRIEND, ChungHa, iKON, Ailee, Yesung, TRCNG,

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Kim Dong Han on music, performances and himself

Kim Dong Han on music, performances and himself

Artist you should FOCUS on: Kim Dong Han.

Read to know what cheers him up, made him sing and more!

And of course, make Kim Dong Han to bring this extraordinary talent to your city!

H.E.R Soulful Message

H.E.R Soulful Message

Our #ArtistoftheWeek is a woman of pure, raw talent. She’s only 21 years old, but she has been described as a musical prodigy you need to keep your eyes and ears on.

First things first,

What does H.E.R stand for?

H.E.R = Having Everything Revealed

We can say with confidence, that H.E.R is on her way to becoming one of R&B’s legends. She’ll one day join the ranks of other greats such as Aaliyah and Lauryn Hill. So let’s get to know this Grammy award-winning musician a little better.

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“I just have to have a good time, and whatever I

create is gonna be magic, because it came from me.

And it came from what I was feeling.”

-H.E.R for Billboard (September, 2018)


#essentials

Hard Place

If we’re being completely honest, H.E.R “Hard Place” Grammy performance earlier this year is actually what turned us into a H.E.R stan and opened our ears to new levels of heaven. So much power, so much soul and so much grace simultaenously in one short performance… wow.. please excuse us as we go and break that replay button.

Could’ve Been (Feat. Bryson Tiller)

There’s so much chemistry in this one video that we’re still reeling from it. Best to listen to “Could’ve Been” in the car, during rainy weather, or to soundtrack those late, late night/early morning feels.

This Way

Khalid and H.E.R… need we say more?

Honestly, these two prodigies are the future of the American music industry and we were beyond stoked to see them collaborate for the “Superfly” original motion picture soundtrack. Their voices melt together like smooth honey and soothe our soul.

Best Part (Daniel Caesar & H.E.R)

A H.E.R classic. Press play, close your eyes and relax for the next four minutes and three seconds. “Best Part” may end up becoming the best part of your night.

Focus

H.E.R asks us to focus on her and believe us, you’re not going to want to focus on anything or anyone else other than H.E.R.

Or maybe you’re ready to stan this vocal powerhouse and want to see her live. If you’re ready to experience new levels of musical bliss and hear H.E.R in your city, be sure to…

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H.E.R singing R&B legends 🔺

Performing live at NPR 🔺

D-HOURS: Focus on Kim Dong Han

D-HOURS: Focus on Kim Dong Han

Today’s #ArtistoftheWeek is Kim Dong Han, a solo singer who has been captivating us with his spellbinding and charismatic performances.

Some of you may be familiar with Kim Dong Han because of his appearance on Produce 101 Season 2. Following Produce 101, he debuted as 1/6 the member of project boy group, JBJ. Now, he is promoting as a solo singer.

Here’s your quick intro to Kim Dong Han…

TLDR: THE FACTS

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  1. He’s a 98-liner who was born in Daegu, South Korea.

  2. He’s tall (182 cm to be exact)!

  3. His special talents are hapkido and akido.

  4. He’s loved by fans for his duality: his powerful performances onstage and his 4-dimensional and quirky character offstage.

  5. Kim Dong Han is an exceptional dancer who always impresses with his sharp moves and gracefulness.

    Don’t believe us? Check out some of his covers 👇

“Wild Eyes”(Shinhwa)

“IDOL” (BTS)

“Mirotic” (TVXQ)


TOP 3 PLAYLIST

Our three picks you should keep an eye (and ear) on…

FOCUS (2019)

TBH, we thought our wifi was lagging when Kim Dong Han did his “FOCUS buffering dance. This is a catchy song that shows off his fancy footwork. “FOCUS” gets stuck in your head the more you listen to it.

Also, can we add that we’re loving the visual slayage in this music video (especially that starry backdrop).

매일매일 (Everyday )

Our personal favorite from his mini-album— Kim Dong Han’s sweet vocals in “Everyday” is exactly what we’d like to listen to every day and every night.

BEBE

Kim Dong Han is a versatile artist who flawlessly moonwalks between all musical genres; he’s one of those rare unicorn male idols whose voice really matches every sort of song.

Listen to Kim Dong Han slowing things down in “BEBE.”


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Are you ready to experience D-HOURS magic live? Do you want to see Kim Dong Han in your city?

Then you know what to do… 👇😉


Check out the most recent episode of [DONGHAN TV] 🔺

Relive his greatest Produce 101 performances 🔺

comethru with Jeremy Zucker

comethru with Jeremy Zucker

Happy Sunday, TasteMakers!

We’re always excited to write about our #ArtistsoftheWeek, but today, we’re especially hyped to introduce Jeremy Zucker— an emerging pop/indie artist who is defying all genre boundaries to create his own musical color.

We can say that we’re officially zuckers for the megatalented Jeremy Zucker…🙃

Since,

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Let’s Get straight to our Top 5 Jeremy Zucker Essentials you can chill out to this week.

(See what I did there? 😉)

(See what I did there? 😉)


1. Bout It (ft. Daniel James & Benjamin O)

Is it possible to love a song at first listen? Cause if so, “Bout It” had us hooked the first 20 seconds and married to it by the minute mark. With its catchy beats and overall chill vibes, we’re definitely bout it. Are you?


2. comethru

“comethru” is probably the song that mainstream/Top 40s listeners best know Zucker by but it’s also that song you’ve heard at that really cool hipster cafe down the street that serves really good peach-flavored americanos (we may be projecting just a little…) but you catch our drift.

Either way, this song will definitely make any Monday morning or Wednesday night feel like a lazy Saturday afternoon.


3. all the kids are depressed

The “all the kids are depressed” lyrics are pretty hard-hitting, but it’s the music video that really drives Zucker’s message home. The music video features 6 teenagers and their stories of how depression has personally affected them. These teenagers were all casted by Zucker himself when they responded to his tweet asking followers to share their stories of dealing with depression:

Every time I read one, I felt like I was taking on the emotional labor of that person. It was important to me that those people were heard and validated in that music video.

-Jeremy Zucker for Billboard, June 2018

4. Stay With Me (FEAT. jEREMY zUCKER)

“Stay with me” starts off slow like a Sunday morning and picks up the tempo by the first 20 seconds to end with a bam (not unlike our Saturday nights).

We’re also loving the dreamy, sunset pier aesthetic in this video— a 12/10.


5. Melody

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find an official music video or lyric video for “Melody” but that just shows us how much of an underrated gem it is.

Jeremy Zucker is a self-aware musician; he knows the styles and colors that best accentuate his strengths as an artist. He also tells his story genuinely and organically through his songs. These may be just some of the reasons he is such a powerhouse artist to look forward to.


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Have we convinced you to stan Jeremy Zucker yet? Have you officially been zuckered? 😉

If you want to bring this emerging artist to your city… You know what to do!

Show that button some love!🔺🔺🔺

Golden Child: One in a 100

Golden Child: One in a 100

First off, what does “Golden Child” stand for?

In traditional Asian folklore, “Golden Child” is the perfect person born once every 100 years. According to Woollim Entertainment (Golden Child’s label), these 10 boys were named in the hopes that Golden Child would become that perfect group and lead the Korean music industry for the next 100 years.

THEIR A.K.As…

Also endearingly called, GNCD or Golcha by fans, Golden Child is an artist that should definitely be on your radar.

If you’re new to the Goldenness (골드니스) fandom or looking for a new group to stan, look no further!

Here are three Golcha songs to welcome you into the GOLDENNESS world!

In no particular order…

1. DamDaDi (담다디)

Okay, so if you’re getting ready to stan any group for the first time, the logical place to start would be their debut song. For all the potential-Goldenness reading this, Golden Child’s debut song was the exceptionally catchy “DamDaDi.”

DamDaDi should come with its own disclaimer as it was stuck in our head for the next 13 hours after our first listen (only a slight exaggeration).

*Please be aware: if you’re currently studying for finals, listen to DamDaDi at your own discretion…

2. LET ME

We think “LET ME” best exemplifies Golcha’s bright, boyish and catchy sound. “LET ME” is a bubbly, feel-good song that’ll get you and anyone else in the room/car up and dancing in no time.

3. LADY

To show off Golden Child’s genre versatility, we wanted to include “LADY” in this crash course on Golcha. The first time we heard this song, we were instantly reminded of an INFINITE song. However, Golcha always adds their own unique, boyish charms and colors to their music which sets them apart from their labelmates.

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This was one of the toughest Top 3 lists for us to write because we had a difficult time deciding between all of Golcha’s title songs…

But, if you make to bring Golden Child to your city, you just may be able to hear all their title songs live!

wink wink, nudge nudge 😉🔻🔻

Check out Their newest single:

그러다 봄 (Spring Again)

Tiffany Young: From KPOP Princess to Pop Queen

Tiffany Young: From KPOP Princess to Pop Queen

Our Artist of the Week is a young lady who is redefining her image, her story and her identity through her music. As 1/9th member of one of the most established and iconic girl groups, Girls’ Generation rewrote history and ruled a historically male-dominated industry in Asia.

Now, Tiffany Young, previously known as SNSD’s (Pink-Brighter-Than-Mushrooms-Eye-Smile-Princess) Tiffany, is trailblazing her way through the global pop scene and rewriting history for a second time.

Let’s take a look at how Tiffany is transforming herself from KPOP Princess to Pop royalty.

Not Barbie

There’s a certain strength that comes from letting yourself be open and vulnerable with your internal insecurities and pain. Tiffany shows us this in “Not Barbie” by being candid about her struggles. In her own words:

Being positively true to yourself, body and soul, is the most beautiful thing. There’s nothing else. I wanted to be able to say that very, very boldly because of the K-pop background. Because of the Asian background. I think it’s a story that relates to everyone. Any woman or man, or girl or boy, of color, of shape or form or condition, you name it. I always wanted to write something that would be uplifting.”

-Tiffany Young for Billboard, April 2019

BORN AGAIN

Girls’ Generation started from the bottom; performing in front of black oceans and stadiums filled with more antis than fans. Eventually, through hard work and perseverance, they rose their way to the top. For Tiffany to leave behind the comfy and posh life as one of Korea’s top girl groups and start over— from the bottom— was a huge moment of courage.

“Born Again” was a fitting song to mark her rebirth. Not as SNSD’s Tiffany, but as Tiffany Young.

OVER MY SKIN

A major departure from the cutesy and bubblegum pop signature sound present in SNSD’s greatest hits, Tiffany croons a sultry “Because I’m owning what’s mine, confident I know I look good, babe” message of confidence in this bop.

Lips On Lips

THIS SONG IS SO ADDICTING!

The entire Lips On Lips EP is a bop after bop marathon and it played a vital role in redefining Tiffany as a Pop Queen who’s here to slay.

Keep in mind that this is her debut mini album, but with a tracklist where all the b-sides sound like title tracks, you know that it’s a solid one.

Lips On Lips Live Session 🔼

How Tiffany Young Created ‘Lips On Lips’ | Billboard 🔼

Behind the Scenes OF THE Lips On Lips Showcase tour

SONES and YOUNG ONEs, do you want to see this Pop Queen live?

Make Tiffany Young now to bring her to your city! 🔻🔻🔻

May The Comebacks Be With You

May The Comebacks Be With You

Happy May, TasteMakers!

Some of the K-pop jedis (soloists) will be starting us off this month by making their grand returns. Later, two of the biggest boy groups known for their solid international fanbases will be making their comebacks to finish off the month.

Let’s take a peak at the upcoming comebacks that’ll have you saying:

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MAY 1

KIM DONGHAN

If the first comeback of the month is any indicator, May is going to be a brilliantly luminescent one as Kim Donghan will be making his solo comeback on May 1st.

We have a few passionate Kim Donghan fans in our office so it’s safe to say, we’re pretty stoked for this comeback and counting down the hours to 6pm KST. Take a listen to his album highlight below and (if you aren’t already) get excited with us!

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Don’t forget to make Kim Donghan now to bring this fella to your city!

MAY 2

PARK BOM

One of our Artists of the Week from last month, Park Bom is coming back to grace us with some more eargasmic music. Her upcoming single will feature MAMAMOO’s Whee In.

A MAMAMOO X 2NE1 collab? Are we ready for this girl crush talent explosion?

…Honestly, we’re not quite sure we’ll survive, but we’ll do our best. As Yoda said: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

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Golden Child

A new Golden Child comeback means more GOLDEN puns for us to make… >:)

But all puns aside, from their recently released teaser, we can already feel the spring breeze wafting over and the whimsical, radiant, boyish charms that their title track, “그러다 봄,” will deliver. Spring may almost be over, but Golden Child is ready to blossom with this impending comeback.

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MAY 7

WOOHYUN (INFINITE)

WooHyun will be releasing his third mini album, “A New Journey” on May 7th, 6pm KST.

WooHyun has been staying busy balancing musical rehearsals for “Mefisto,” and his upcoming Asian tour. More details will be released as May 7th draws near.

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MAY 8

ERIC NAM

Seven months after his last comeback, Eric Nam will be returning to us on May 8th. We don’t know the details yet, but honestly Eric Nam is one of those artists we can trust 110% in to treat us to high-quality music and content.

If you haven’t already, treat yourself to some Eric Nam goodies and check out his K-Pop Daebak podcast (on Apple Podcasts) and/or his drunk live singing with his brothers below:

Listen to his podcast HERE:  K-Pop Daebak with Eric Nam

Listen to his podcast HERE: K-Pop Daebak with Eric Nam

OH MY GIRL

OH MY GIRL(s)!

The concept-slayers of the KPOP industry aka, Korea’s “Concept Fairies.” With every comeback, Oh My Girl wows us with their ingenious, airy, girlish charms and concepts. We have a very strong feeling this comeback will go above and beyond their already sky-high standards. Oh My Girl will be returning with their first full-length album, “The Fifth Season,” on May 8th.

If you haven’t checked out their Swan Lake-esque, primadonna individual teaser photos yet, be sure to do so!

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MAY 13

ONEWE

ONEUS’ brother group, ONEWE, is set to make their long-awaited (re)debut on May 13. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve had another new K-pop band to listen to so we’re really quite stoked.

Some fans may already know that this is not the members’ first debut— Yonghoon, Harin, Kanghyun, Dongmyeong and Cya— already have quite the stage experience under their belt. The members previously debuted under the name, MAS 0094, back in 2015 and collectively participated on idol survival shows such as “Produce 101” and “The Unit.”

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MAY 20

GOT7

GOT7’s long-awaited comeback is set to drop on May 20th. Along with their new album, GOT7 will visit their international iGOT7 on their world tour, set to kick off on June 15th and 16th.

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MAY 24

NCT 127

NCT has been in the headlines nonstop these days as they’ve been on various US talk shows making their way across the world for their tour. Fans were treated to a sneak preview of their comeback track, “Superhuman”, when they previewed it on “Good Morning America” earlier last month. Check it out 👇

As per usual, with the SM groups, we cannot overlook the b-sides in their albums, and we’ll be getting 5 of them this time around: “Highway to Heaven,” “Fool,” “Jet Lag,” “Paper Plane,” and “Outro: We are 127.”

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DATES TBA

A.c.e, winner, EXID, Jun Somi, Brown Eyed Girls, Weki Meiki, LADIES’ CODE

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