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Why This Former K-Pop Singer Left Fame Behind To Become a Monk
The K-Pop industry has a dark side, one that Lee Kyung-Mi – now Monk Bohyun – knows all too well. From performing pop songs on stage to singing Buddhist prayer songs on YouTube.
The Noisey Questionnaire of Life
BTS on Having No Friends, Drake, and Pokemon
After Cardi B, Ed Sheeran and Donald Glover, the time has come for K-Pop sensations BTS to take on the notorious Noisey Questionnaire of Life. They give their opinions on everything from Eminem and being able to fly to anime and pets.
The World's Most Controversial K-Pop Group
We met up with the members of EXP Edition, the world’s first non-Korean K-pop group, to find out why they’re trying to become the genre’s next breakout stars—and explore the backlash they're facing from people accusing them of cultural appropriation.
VICE News Tonight on HBO
China’s Hottest Boy Band is Made up of All Girls
With Asian pop acts suddenly dominating charts around the world, a new band called FFC-Acrush hopes to be China’s answer to K-Pop.
The Demented Pop Music of Kero Kero Bonito
On this episode of 'Daily VICE,' we meet up with the London-based band Kero Kero Bonito to talk about its debut album 'Bonito Generation.'
How Jay Park is Changing Attitudes to Korean Beauty
Grace Neutral meets a Korean gang member and a K-Pop superstar, to paint a more detailed picture of what influences the country's youth and their vision of modern beauty.