KPOP NOW – Netizens talk about Billie Eilish winning five Grammy awards


Netizens talk about Billie Eilish winning five Grammy awards – K-POP, K-FANS

Netizens talk about Billie Eilish winning five Grammy awards



Article: Billie Eilish comments on winning ‘5 Grammy awards’… “Are you kidding?”


Source: Money S via Nate


1. [+537, -17] She did great but Grammy definitely prefers white artists. Artists of other races have it so much harder to win a Grammy.


2. [+373, -46] Everything aside, she shouldn’t have won for the “singer” category~ Her singing talent is so-so.


3. [+327, -13] Grammy is racist. Billboard is much more public-friendly.


4. [+59, -1] When Beyonce released her legendary album, Adele swept all the Grammy awards. Since then they were called racist. How can Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift not win anything for this year?


5. [+57, -3] Honestly, it feels like they gave her too much.


6. [+45, -7] Only losers like Billie and she swept the Grammys this year ㅋㅋㅋㅋ It shows how there was no one that deserved to win ㅋㅋ


7. [+41, -5] Speechless… Grammy = Award show of ultimate Hongdae disease. If a pretty/handsome artist sings a public-friendly song, they don’t approve it because “it’s only about the singer’s face.” If an ugly artist sings a unique-sounding song, it’s “great quality music!” “The best music from our standards that the public is too ignorant to understand!” Such a classy-wannabe award show ㅋㅋㅋ


8. [+39, -5] I don’t think she’s that great, I guess they can’t help but support a fellow American.





Pann: Grammy’s Billie bias is too much


1. [+58, -0] Ver.2 of Bruno. So glad Taylor and Beyonce didn’t attend.


2. [+54, -1] She’s the first female to sweep 4 awards including a rookie award and the second artist including male/female artists. She’s the first in 39 years ㅋㅋㅋㅋ She’s still 18 internationally and she broke Taylor’s record to be the youngest to win the album of the year. It’s insane ㅋㅋㅋ


3. [+38, -1] Grammy is infamous for giving one artists all. The current American music industry is topped by black artists, it feels like they’re pushing Billie on purpose. She’s a teenage white singer-songwriter, of course Grammy would be all over her ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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KPOP NOW – 116 idols (24 groups) surveyed on best visuals & best bodies


116 idols (24 groups) surveyed on best visuals & best bodies – K-POP, K-FANS

116 idols (24 groups) surveyed on best visuals & best bodies



Article: [Idol Survey] Cha Eunwoo & Yoona, #1 visuals chosen by idols… Kai & Seolhyun are #1 hot bodies


Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate


Best visual male
1) Astro Cha Eunwoo +28
2) BTS V +18
3) Seventeen Seungkwan +11
4) GOT7 Jinyoung, NCT Jaehyun +5
5) Golden Child Bomin, TXT Sobin +3


Best visual female
1) SNSD Yoona +7
2) Twice Tzuyu, Red Velvet Irene +6
3) G-IDLE Miyeon +5
4) Suzy, “Twice”, Itzy Yeji +4
5) SNSD Taeyeon, IZONE Minjoo, etc. +2


Hot body male
1) EXO Kai +35
2) Monsta X Shownu +19
3) Seventeen Woozi +11
4) Astro Moonbin +9
5) BTS Jungkook +7
6) NU’EST Baekho +6


Hot body female
1) AOA Seolhyun +14
2) G-IDLE Soojin +12
3) Hyuna +8
4) Sunmi, Weki Meki Doyeon +5
5) Itzy Yuna +4
6) Red Velvet Seulgi, “Twice”, Twice Momo +3





1. [+872, -125] #3 is Seungkwan? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Who are the 11 trolls?


2. [+259, -80] Agree that Kai has a hot body. Not anybody can pull of a crop shirt… Kai can.


3. [+245, -32] Look at these comments acting jealous because their favorite idol isn’t there ㅋㅋ Those #1 idols can get approved anywhere.


4. [+206, -201] It’s meaningless.


5. [+167, -102] Wow, Kai’s number of votes are outstanding. 35 out of 116 idols picked Kai. His body is amazing indeed.


6. [+156, -120] Yoona is never excluded in these surveys for 13 years. She’s amazing.


7. [+141, -187] Seungkwan being #3 shows how meaningless this survey is.


8. [+133, -114] Yoona was also #1 visual picked by plastic surgeons.


9. [+129, -84] Kai’s body is outstanding and so is the number of his votes… He’s tall, slim, and has muscles. He has long legs.


10. [+38, -39] Seventeen and G-IDLE voted for their own members ㅋㅋㅋ

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KPOP NOW – Average amount of cash Koreans carry in their wallet


Conversion: $1 for 1000 won

Source: Bank of Korea, surveyed 2511 people in 2017

Average amount of cash Koreans carry in their wallet

All – $80

20’s – $46

30’s – $78

40’s – $98

50’s – $101

60’s – $81

+60’s – $63





Pann: Cash in Koreans’ wallets


1. [+92, -3] I don’t carry my wallet around thanks to Samsung Pay.


2. [+81, -3] None for me.


3. [+40, -0] Because of street food, I have about 10 bills of $1. If I carry a lot of cash, it only makes me nervous.


4. [+15, -1] I’d withdraw a $50 bill and carry it for months. It’s only for emergency.


5. [+11, -2] I stopped taking my wallet so I only have coins and a few dollars. I use LG Pay and have a credit card, so I never have to use cash.


6. [+10, -0] Just $10… I barely use cash.


7. [+8, -1] Since I always use Samsung Pay, I don’t usually take my wallet. But I do have $10 bill, $5 bill, and $1 bill. $1 bills are actually useful.


8. [+8, -0] You should first ask if I have a wallet.



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KPOP NOW – Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins ensemble award at Screen Actors Guild Awards


Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins ensemble award at Screen Actors Guild Awards – K-POP, K-FANS

Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins ensemble award at Screen Actors Guild Awards



Article: ‘Parasite!’ Fists curled as the name called… Round of applause


Source: SBS via Naver


1. [+1424, -57] It means it’s at least as recognized as Life is Beautiful.


2. [+553, -10] I didn’t know there were so many film awards until now! The movie is sweeping all awards! I don’t know what this award is but since they call it the most honourable award, I’m just proud!!


3. [+540, -14] So proud~~


4. [+243, -24] They deserve a big applause. I’m proud to be Korean thanks to them.


5. [+167, -6] I saw a poster of Parasite at Hungary Budapest. Proud of them.


6. [+58, -2] What’s shocking is that I thought their basement life was the makjang but there was a bigger makjang of underground life…





Source: Nate


1. [+1856, -24] It’s true that they’re elevating the nation’s reputation. Congratulations!


2. [+1565, -32] Bong Joon Ho director, Song Kang Ho, and other actors… Amazing.


3. [+1435, -16] Wow~ Congratulations. I hope they also win the academy award, film award, and director award.


4. [+42, -0] Finally Choi Woo Sik wins an award.


5. [+40, -0] Choi Woo Sik is invited this time!


6. [+39, -2] It means they won the award in front of big Hollywood actors, directors, and staffs! Wow, it gives me goosebumps! Look how relaxed and confident they look! I’m so proud of them!


7. [+37, -0] Honestly, they didn’t have any acting flaw… I praise all of their acting. Congratulations.

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KPOP NOW – SF9 Rowoon before getting plastic surgery?


Pann: Hul, is this really SF9 Rowoon?

1. [+211, -33] Rowoon’s plastic surgery turned out really well. I’m not trying to be sarcastic, I’m just envious. He turned his life around by getting his eyes and nose done… His before face is fine but he wasn’t that handsome.

2. [+158, -11] If the aftermath is like this, plastic surgery is so worth it.

3. [+155, -25] It’s a little turn-off. I thought he was originally handsome but I can’t even recognize him. I don’t like it when someone gets plastic surgery to the point of being unrecognizable.

4. [+96, -34] Who the heck is Rowoon?

5. [+83, -7] Do you really think he only got his eyes done? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+75, -90] He only got his eyes done. I think his braces did wonders. After wearing braces, his jaw got into a better shape and his short chin grew a bit, so he became more manly-looking. Besides, the second photo is a terrible screenshot ㅋㅋㅋㅋ He’s blinking in the photo. He was a teenager in the photos so he still had baby fat. That’s why he looks more different.

7. [+65, -15] Wow, it’s almost a rebirth.

8. [+57 -15] Who is this nugu?

9. [+56, -5] Men should learn from him.

10. [+55, -19] Power of Korean plastic surgery.

11. [+50, -5] Honestly, his nose still looks fake.



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KPOP NOW – Fans on Pann comment on EXO Chen’s pregnancy & marriage news


Pann: EXO Chen is getting married because of premarital pregnancy

1. [+954, -36] Premarital pregnancy when he didn’t even enlist yet ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Even if he wasn’t an idol, it’s such an irresponsible action.

2. [+881, -9] So funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

“He debuted with Mama and is retiring as Papa”

3. [+737, -80] What about EXO’s image? Chen, you should leave the group if you have any shame. Are you going to turn EXO into a married group like SuJu?

4. [+727, -4] Honestly, this is 1000 times more shocking than Momo & Heechul.

5. [+602, -5]

EXO Chen on ‘Return of the Superman’

Caption: From a national singer ‘EXO’ to a father of a child! (Growl plays)

Narration: Today, EXO uncles will be visiting Jjongjjong! Chen daddy is busy preparing since the morning!

Chen: Jjongjjong-ah, the uncles will be coming today~ You know the uncles?

Jjongjjong: Yes! Let’s buy snacks for the uncles!

Chen: Jjongjjong will buy snacks for the uncles?

Chanyeol: Jjongjjong!!

Jjongjjong: Yeolmae uncle!!!

(They have a happy chat and then a sad bgm starts playing)

Caption: True words that can be spoken finally…

Chen: When I first announced to get married, I was sorry… to the fans and the members…

Suho: But Jongdae-ya, we all cheered for you and…

Caption: Chen papa gets teary

Chen: It reminds me of our Growl days…

Jjongjjong: Dad, are you crying?

Chanyeol: No, Jjongjjong! Why would a cool person like your dad cry? Should we dance to Growl together?

(The show ends with them dancing to Growl)

6. [+599, -4] He’ll stay quiet for a while and then appear on the Return of the Superman in 2~3 years.

7. [+552, -4] So pathetic how people say he’s cool for being responsible. It’s something you must be responsible for, how does it make him cool? Way to stab the fans in the back.

8. [+478, -26] Even Hyuna and Dawn didn’t announce their marriage, how could he do that?




Pann: Chen is selfish, does he not think about other EXO members?


1. [+660, -19] It’s disgusting how EXO is going to get a shotgun marriage image… Please leave the group.


2. [+601, -13] If it was an ordinary marriage, I could congratulate him but the fact that he’s marrying because of premarital pregnancy makes me more mad. There are a lot of plans that the members and the agency discussed together. I’m so pissed that he’s marrying like this over a stupid mistake, makes me upset.


3. [+508, -35] People mention that a 29-year-old can do anything but if he was earning money off of us, he should’ve been more careful. Does he live alone in the world? What about the other members? He should’ve been careful considering how his income was from our fandom.


4. [+222, -6] After leeching everything off of the year-end concerts, he’s announcing his marriage at 8 months of pregnancy ㅋㅋ


5. [+216, -8] I’m not an EXO-L but I don’t understand why he didn’t use a condom when he’s a 1st tier idol. It was thoughtless of him. But think about how concerned Chen must’ve been when he was writing that letter, ugh…





Pann: Can you stan a father?


1. [+397, -2] If they’re aged like Shinhwa and become fathers, I’d go to their concerts, watch their variety shows, and listen to their music. But being in his 20’s, not enlisted yet, and promoting actively ㅋㅋㅋㅋ This is a no.


2. [+342, -2] It would be funny how we would be saying “our Jongdae” to a father.

3. [+292, -3] Are you crazy? I wouldn’t spend money on someone’s man.


4. [+155, -0] What would you even say at a fansign? “How is your kid growing up? Does he/she have front teeth yet?” I can’t do that ㅠㅠ


5. [+92, -0] I’m an EXO-L and I have no intent to pay for someone’s child’s food ㅋㅋ I bet he’ll leave the group.





Pann: EXO Chen’s ex-girlfriend


(There were accounts of him going to LA with his then-girlfriend (Mihee) for 10 days in 2017. Also, the girlfriend and Chen interacted frequently on social media.)


1. [+495, -4] I still remember this ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ “We told Chen to do anything he wants and he decided to become a father?” ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ


2. [+315, -17] I don’t think the woman he’s marrying is Mihee. They did date but broke up after. Besides, Mihee herself has a husband now. They dated for a long time but are marrying different people. Mihee would’ve been better because we know that it was true love. But since it’s a different woman, it’s a little…


3. [+249, -5] People are looking for this photo.

4. [+217, -3] Fans were silencing this rumor. There’s even a recording of it.

5. [+215, -7] Interesting how he maintained as a 1st tier idol after all that… I guess his core fandom is big.

Pann: Idols whose core fandoms are the biggest in their groups

EXO – Baekhyun, Kai

BTS – Jungkook, V, Jimin

Twice – Nayeon, Sana

NCT – Jaehyun, Taeyong, Mark

Seventeen – Mingyu

1. [+171, -8] Short-term relationship news are ok but not marriage…

2. [+132, -37] Taeyong has the strongest core fandom. I don’t think his fans will leave the fandom even if he gets into dating news.

3. [+128, -3] Really true about Twice Sanayeon…

4. [+118, -5] If Jaehyun gets into dating news, NCT 127 will be on the verge of disbanding. Jaehyun is indeed the top member. And Jaemin for Dream.

5. [+79, -1] At this rate, dating news from Dispatch won’t surprise us… I can cheer for them only except for marriage ㅋㅋㅋㅋ



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KPOP NOW – ‘Unanswered Questions’ digs into sajaegi + artists speak up




Pann: ‘Unanswered Questions’ exposed the singers


1. [+419, -0] So embarrassing of Vibe to be included in that.


2. [+380, -0] I can’t tell who they are by their faces.


3. [+233, -0] Song Ha Ye gives me goosebumps. She kept denying it until the end, did she have any shame? Did she really expect to not be caught? How can someone be so shameless like that?


4. [+212, -2] Ugh, the gif looks depressing. I can hear their whiny songs, I’m so sick of it.


5. [+209, -2] ‘Unanswered Questions’ is straight-forward.


6. [+189, -1] They’re wailing hard. Even at a funeral, people wouldn’t cry like that.


7. [+152, -0] 1 Song Ha Ye 2 Nilo 3 Lim Jae Hyun 4 Vibe 5 Hwang In Wook 6 Jun Sang Geun ㅋㅋㅋ


8. [+132, -4] Park Kyung is so cool. It’s a big ball dropped by Park Kyung.






Article: IU mentions sajaegi after ‘Unanswered Questions’ airs, “Can we still not do it, please”


Source: Xports News via Nate


1. [+2871, -252] “World that is manipulated” was the sub-title of the episode. It’s not just digital charts, everything online can be manipulated. Do you not see top comments on articles that are manipulated? It needs to be severely punished.


2. [+2716, -45] Finally it gets revealed. Thanks to those who spoke up on the episode. Let’s investigate properly and get rid of the roots.


3. [+2423, -33] Manipulations everywhere. I can’t trust anything…





Article: ‘Unanswered Questions’ Tiger JK, “I already got sajaegi offers before… Shocking how they push other songs off of the chart”


Source: Xports News via Nate


1. [+1337, -7] That’s cool of Tiger JK… I respect the singers who speak up! The sajaegi artists must know how embarrassing their actions are. Dirty ones will be rotten at the end. Their music smells disgusting.


2. [+1052, -6] There are a lot of shameless artists.


3. [+989, -9] World of manipulation. The truth unveils.





Article: Nilo -> Vibe ‘digital sajaegi’ accusations… IU criticizes, “Let’s not do it.”


Source: Star News via Naver


1. [+5966, -65] There’s a similarity between the accused artists. Their songs are about drinking, breakups, love, and tears which can easily be related by the public ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I heard that that’s what the sajaegi companies want? The last summer had a lot of drunken songs on the chart. Goosebumps.


2. [+5944, -59] The digital sajaegi is serious enough but the whole point of ‘Unanswered Questions’ was even more serious with top searches and national petitions being able to be manipulated. It’s a scary world where anything can be manipulated.


3. [+4400, -47] Melon needs to be done first. But since they’ve done a lot of dirty things, they don’t even reveal their data and turn a blind eye to earn money. Disgusting.





Article: ‘Unanswered Questions’ Experts accuse Nilo climbing back on the chart, “His concert was full of empty seats despite his big popularity?”


Source: Herald Pop via Naver


1. [+11174, -114] Finally it gets revealed ㅋㅋㅋ Hope Park Kyung wins. It was weird since there was a no-name artist that was beating BTS.


2. [+5739, -27] Finally they’re revealing this.


3. [+5092, -75] The similarity between the accused songs are that they’re all about typical love and breakup ㅋㅋ They’re marketable songs which are boring and only about love.





Pann: Winner kept appearing on ‘Unanswered Questions’


(Pann talks about how Winner was the most competed group against sajaegi songs)


1. [+132, -2] Twice and Winner competed with sajaegis frequently. It’s because both groups are well-combined by fandom & public, so they were good targets for sajaegis.


2. [+109, -5] I kept seeing Winner. Since before, people kept saying that Winner’s comebacks were followed by machines. It must be true… There are more songs that were victims. Winner compose their own songs and compete by their hard-work, they must be so pissed off.


3. [+83, -0] The fans almost started a riot when they saw the graphs.





Pann: Top 3 artists who got the biggest damage by sajaegi


(EXO, Winner, Twice)


1. [+201, -12] It’s true. EXO, Twice, and Winner’s promotions were overlapped with sajaegis a lot. In the second half of 2018, Tempo, Yes or Yes, Fiancé, and Millions were overlapped and beaten by sajaegis.


2. [+137, -317] Winner and Twice were always strong digitally whereas people filter out EXO. Know when to butt in, EXO-L.


3. [+125, -283] Not EXO.



Article: NU’EST reps, “We regret to hear about our supposed involvement in digital sajaegi, we request an apology from ‘Unanswered Questions'” [official statement]

Source: Xports News via Nate

1. [+1912, -184] Why should Unanswered Questions apologize? The people who steal streaming accounts should be punished.



2. [+1615, -239] Then why don’t you get investigated first, you je*ks.


3. [+1377, -141] Statement from a sajaegi broker: “It’s easy to erase the traces”



Article: “It’s actually very sad” Hyuna agrees with the interviews in ‘Unanswered Questions’ sajaegi episode

Source: My Daily via Nate

1. [+788, -23] It doesn’t make sense that artists like Nilo, Hwang In Wook, Jang Duk Chul, Song Ha Ye, and Lim Jae Hyun are beating Twice, BTS, Taeyeon, and IU who have both fandoms and the public. I hope they get rid of the roots.

2. [+769, -20] Hyuna might be a typical product singer but she has every right to agree with the interviews.

3. [+634, -94] Yeah I know sajaegi is bad but I also really don’t like how the top 100 are all idol songs because of the fandoms. At some point, only idols started appearing on music shows. I want to hear a variety of genres ㅠㅠ




Article: SG Wannabe Kim Jinho speaks up, “How many people can be confident after watching ‘Unanswered Questions”?’

Source: My Daily via Nate

1. [+613, -3] He speaks well.

2. [+599, -7] Don’t hurt artists like him who truly love music and work hard. How can you cover their sweats and passion by with your dirty money? Kim Jinho’s statement was cool and I could feel his feelings.

3. [+437, -5] He could earn a lot of money if he releases any song because of his voice. I can see how carefully he does music.

Article: Nilo closes comments + blocks Instagram after ‘Unanswered Questions’ targets him for sajaegi

Source: The Celeb via Nate

1. [+1156, -11] 99% suspicious.

2. [+1126, -9] I’ve never seen him. Yeah, he could be a faceless singer but I don’t even know his song. Let’s not discourage others who work hard. Sweats are more valuable than cheating.

3. [+412, -4] Jang Duk Chul! How dare you try to cheat.

Article: ’15 years since debut, 3 minutes 13 seconds’ Vibe gets massive criticisms, aftermath of ‘Unanswered Questions’

Source: Sports World via Nate

1. [+843, -11] Vibe has a lot of hit songs and he earned a lot of money from ‘Dad Where Are We Going’ with Yoon Hoo. I don’t understand why he did this. He had reputation and money, why would he ruin all that?

2. [+603, -10] Forever going to filter him out!

3. [+561, -9] Disappointed.

Article: ‘Unanswered Questions’ Song Ha Ye reps get upset, “It’s because of some crazy a$$hole who posted fake news”

Source: Sports Korea via Nate

1. [+2625, -44] Feeling guilty?

2. [+2587, -45] Look at their character~

3. [+2373, -38] They seem shameless and not confident.



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