Tag Archive | kpop fans

Can’t Stop Loving You: Fans Find Happiness, Solace in K-pop

By Crystal S. Anderson, PhD Elon University (U.S.) Whether it’s excited yelling by fans or crying by K-pop artists, emotions run deep in K-pop.  While some focus on obsessive emotional attachments and behaviors by fans, research shows that fans themselves describe a range of emotional responses to K-pop.  100 responses by 18- to 30-year-olds show […]

The ‘K’ in K-pop: Research Finds Korean Language, Culture Appeals to Global Fans

By Crystal S. Anderson, PhD Elon University (U.S.) Most people identify K-pop by its use of Korean language and culture. Some see these as obstacles to the spread of K-pop worldwide.  However, 142 responses by 18-to 30-year-olds show that Korean culture, and especially Korean language, appeals to global fans.  These responses are part of a […]