While the rest of the world is getting ready for the Olympics, Soompi is getting ready for their awards show.
As a fan of K-Pop, EXO is my favorite, I think that you should vote. This is an awards event that is being backed by FUSE, a U.S. based media company. So, if you want K-Pop to continue to make a dent in the United States, than take a moment to vote for your favorite singers, groups, actors, and actresses.
ps – If you are watching the Olympics and their opening ceremonies, keep an eye out for EXO‘s Baekhyun and VIXX. They will both be preforming.
The ISACS are happening right now.
If you do not know what the ISACs are, the Idol Star Athletics Championships (ISACs) is a South Korean event that airs on MBC (nearly impossible to get any footage as they are very strict about their property). The event features popular celebrities, especially Kpop stars. They compete in sporting events like archery, bowling and relay races.
EXO’s Power premiered as the first Kpop song to be played in the Dubai Fountain show. It was a very special moment for the group as it was an honor. It was said that the group hinted at coming back to the region to perform a concert.
Congratulations to the gentlemen of EXO and to SM.
Images courtesy of EXO and SM via Instagram.
What is happening?
I was gone for a week and all of the sudden…BTS has landed in LA and will be on Ellen and the James Cordon show. As well as performing on the AMAs. Dios mio.
Now, I am not a huge fan of BTS. But, I have to admit this is huge for Kpop as a whole.
It will be interesting to see how much of the Army will swarm LA.
It will also be interesting to see who else will follow in the footsteps of BTS…
Also, I feel like Lay is not coming back to EXO anytime soon.
Also, congrats to MonstaX for their first music show win. Every time these boy groups breakdown over a win, I just feel for them because of all of their sacrifices.
My younger sister-in-law sent me a link to a talk show from Korea that is hosted by Kpop Music Mogul/Artist JYP and on it was a Kpop band I like, EXO. My husband even took me their concert this year…poor man. He was the only guy in our section. Thank God that we were right by the bar and food section.
Anywho, I watched the show that was sent to me and I felt so bad for these guys. Because, even if you become famous and rich, you can potentially end up losing so much that we take for granted.
Once you become popular and your fandom grows, the ability to live a relatively normal life dwindles and the fans become a bit more intense, as if they own them. And it does not matter what age the fan is. Their fans are so demanding. They will not let them date or even talk about getting married and having kids.
It is so sad. I thought one the guys was going to cry as he spoke about difficulty of being who he is. Almost to the point of walking away from being a part of this world.
At least, here, in the States…it is expected for popular artists to date, marry, divorce, remarry, divorce…it is a vicious circle. But, this is not the case in Korea.
I look at the guys and think of my own kid, who is their age. I would only want my kid to be happy.
Anywho, if you do not know who EXO is…check them out. They are quite talented, very charismatic, and give a great concert…as both my husband and I can attest to.