• The 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2020: Staff List

    24 days ago - By Billboard

    To be certain, capturing the whole of Korean pop music for any given year is an impossible task when limited to ten choices. Even then, there's something beautiful about our list of favorite K-pop albums you'll find below. For one, it showcases a variety of artists, from soloists to groups, idols to indie stars, newcomers to seasoned veterans. More importantly, these records serve as reminders that K-pop is always worth exploring further, that B-sides exist that match the strength of lead singles.
    At best, these records were complete products that effectively utilized the album format to...
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  • The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2020: Staff List

    24 days ago - By Billboard

    Look: we all know how this year went, so to be told once again of all the tragedies and horrors that plagued it is the last thing anyone needs. It was a brutal year for the K-pop industry as well, of course, but artists kept recording, performances were held online, and songs were released at an impressively steady pace. In other words, the show went on.
    While it's easy to think of K-pop stars as mere entertainers, there's something to be said for how vital their songs felt in a time when hope was stymied, when anhedonia was just around the corner. As such, find 20 songs below that we...
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