Sweetune songs are much harder to find these days, but the once mighty hitmakers haven't quite joined the unemployment line with E-Tribe just yet. They now produce tracks for a handful of Z-list boy bands, on top of former KARA member Nicole's Japanese career.
BTS' new album, Wings, just shattered 2NE1's record for the highest-charting K-pop album on the Billboard 200. The disc debuted at No. 23, selling 16,000 copies in the States alone while entering the charts in Canada, New Zealand, the UK and more.
I.O.I is a group that's easy to like even though their music is fairly meh. "Dream Girls" and the random Salt-N-Pepa cover "Whatta Man" were both passable pop singles, but hardly worthy of a group that has become of the most popular forces in K-pop this year.