Tag Archive | music

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 […]

Noona, Unnie, Oppa, Hyung: Research Shows Adults Like K-pop For The Music

Noona, Unnie, Oppa, Hyung: Research Shows Adults Like K-pop For The Music

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD Elon University Academic research suggests adults like K-pop for a variety of reasons, the chief of which is music.  These findings complicate assumptions about the identity of international K-pop fans and their preferences.  According to 638 responses among 18- to 30-year-olds from around the world, other top reasons include choreography and […]