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Hybrid Hallyu: The American Soul Tradition In K-pop

2013 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

Washington, DC • March 27-30, 2012

Crystal S. Anderson, Ph.D. • Elon University

Hallyu (Korean wave), a Korean cultural movement directed towards global audiences, represents hybrid and transnational sensibilities.  Ever since the debut of Seo Taiji and the Boys in 1992, Korean popular music (K-pop) has been influenced by American soul and R&B.  This paper examines the soul tradition in contemporary K-pop by interrogating the adoption and adaptation of the genre by several K-pop groups.

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BASICS

FANFACTS

VIDEOS

DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES


BASICS

L-R: Baek Chan, Joo Hee and Lee Hyun. (Source: http://www.dramacafe.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/8Eight+82.png)

 Name   8Eight
 Meaning of Name   If turned sideways, 8 is “infinity”
 Members
  • Lee Hyun – Leader
  • Baek Chan
  • Joo Hee
 Debut   August  25, 2007
 Status  Active
 Label   Big Hit Entertainment; United Asia Management
 Fan Name
 Origin of Fan Name
 Fan Club Website(s)
 Related Websites

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FAN FACTS

Couple Names

Official Fan Color

Nick Names

Individual Fan Names

Individual Projects

Awards

Television Appearances

  • Winning competitors on the first season of MBC’s Show Survival, 2007.

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VIDEOS

Close That Lip


The End is Coming


Availability Period


Goodbye My Love


Infinity


I Love You


Music is My Life (Part 2)


Forget About Love and Sing

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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

   8Eight – Mini- Album (June 21, 2011) (Source Music)

  1. 그 입술을 막아본다그
  2. 대는 정말 대단해요
  3. 노래도 슬픔은 못 고치네
  4. U Make Me Feel Brand New
  5. Dilemma
  The Bridge – 1st Mini-Album (May 12, 2010) (Loen Entertainment)

  1. Intro : 사랑이 간다T
  2. The End is Coming (이별이 온다)
  3. 얼굴이 바껴도
  4. Star (feat. Changmin & Jinwoon of 2AM)
  5. Availability Period (유효기간)
  6. Outro : The Bridge
  Golden Age (March 3, 2009) (Loen Entertainment)

  1. The Light of My Life (Nae Salmui Bit, 내 삶의 빛) (Intro)
  2. Poor Sunflower (Bulssanghan Haebaragi, 불쌍한 해바라기)
  3. Chamjima (참지마)
  4. Without a Heart (Shimjangi Eopseo, 심장이 없어)
  5. Now Painful Enough (이제 슬픈건 충분해)
  6. Numbers
  7. Can’t Stop
  8. You Said You Love (Saranghandamyeonseo, 사랑한다면서)
  9. Pick (마중)
  10. Freedom (Jayu, 자유)
  Infinity (March 3, 2008) (Sony & BMG, SBMG Korea)

  1. Let Me Go (feat. Cho PD)
  2. I Love You (feat. Jessica of Girls’ Generation)
  3. Sometin’ Sometin’
  4. One Love
  5. Going to Ask (Mureo Bopnida, 물어 봅니다)
  6. In the Morning
  7. She’s Here (Wasseo Geunyeo, 왔어 그녀)
  8. Me Joo Hee (Me Joo Hee, Me 주희)(feat. Pdogg)
  9. Another Footstep (Tto Hangeoreum, 또 한걸음)
  10. Holding Onto the Collar (Otkiseul Japgoseo, 옷깃을 잡고서)(feat. Park Min Hye of Big Mama)
  The First (September 6, 2007) (EMI Music)

  1. Forget About Love and Sing (Sarangeul Ilhgo Nan Noraehane, 사랑을 잃고 난 노래하네)
  2. Can I Love (Saranghal Su Isseulkka, 사랑할 수 있을까)
  3. Going Crazy (Michida, 미치다)
  4. We Can’t Love (Urin Saranghaeseon Andwepnida, 우린 사랑해선 안됩니다)
  5. If I Only Had One Day (Na-ege Harubakke Eoptdamyeon, 나에게 하루밖에 없다면)(feat.V.O.S.)
  6. Come Back (Dorawajwo, 돌아와줘)
  7. I Can Hear the Memories (Chu-eogi Deullinda, 추억이 들린다)
  8. Listen to Me (Deureoyo, 들어요)(feat. Lim Jeong Hee & K.will )
  9. Between (Sa-i, 사이)(feat. Sun Ye, Ye Eun of Wonder Girls & Pdogg)
  10. World Full of Love (Sesang Gadeuk Sarangeul, 세상 가득 사랑을)

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