We K-Pop

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We K-Pop
We K-POP logo.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreVariety show
Written by
  • Park So-hyung
  • Park Yeon-sun
  • Kim Na-yun
  • Kim Eun-sol
Directed byYoon Koun
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
Production
Executive producer(s)Park, Cheon-gi
Producer(s)Geum Dong-seol
Running time60 minutes
DistributorKorean Broadcasting System
Release
Original networkKBS World
Original releaseJuly 12, 2019 (2019-07-12)
External links
Website

We K-Pop is a South Korean variety program on KBS World which first aired on July 12, 2019. The show's four hosts, Kim Shin-young, 2PM's Nichkhun, SF9's Inseong and Stray Kids' Seungmin introduce K-pop artists each week, who perform and greet their global fans. The hosts are joined by Billboard K-Town's Jeff Benjamin for music talks. The show can be viewed on the TV station and on the KBS website.[1]

Background[edit]

Music show host Kim Shin-young is joined by three active Korean idols who introduce two of their own groups in the first two episodes, Stray Kids and SF9. The show also includes English language talks with Billboard columnist Jeff Benjamin, known for his "deep affection" for K-pop, and whose articles have included BTS and their contributions to the North American and international music markets.[2]

The show's format includes online fan participation and reaches out to global fans from about 120 countries. Fan responses and requests help decide which artists appear on the show, such as X1's selection. The show's Twitter account solicits fan questions for the guests, which are used in the show's production.[3][4] The show hosts on-site events for its recordings, and for example, on September 6, 2019, a few fans were selected to chat with X1 members on KakaoTalk.[5] Along with fan interest for X1, Benjamin recommended the new group and participated in promoting them on his SNS, a part of his stated goal of helping spread K-pop internationally.[6] The episode for X1 was featured as a "fan meeting" concept and included communication with fans through SNS.[4]

2019 episode guest list (1–present)[edit]

Ep.# Date Guest(s)[7] Ref.
1 July 12 Stray Kids [1]
2 July 19 SF9 [1]
3 July 26 GFriend [1]
4 August 2 GFriend [1]
5 August 9 NCT Dream [8]
6 August 16 NCT Dream [7]
7 August 23 Day6 [7]
8 August 30 Day6 [7]
9 September 6 Kim Kook-heon, Song Yuvin [7]
10 September 13 Celeb Five, Weki Meki [7]
11 September 20 X1, Rocket Punch [9]
12 September 27 X1, Rocket Punch [7]
13 October 4 X1 [7]
14 October 11 Momoland [7]
15 October 18 Ateez [10]
16 October 25 Jeong Se-woon, The Boyz' Young-hoon,
Kang Chan-hee, CIX's Hyun-suk
[7]
17 November 1 TXT [7]
18 November 8 TXT [7]
19 November 15 N.Flying [7]
20 November 22 CIX [7]
21 November 29 Winner [7]
22 December 6 Winner [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "KBS월드, 글로벌 팬 겨냥 'WE K-POP' 방송…닉쿤·김신영 MC". Yonhap (in Korean). July 5, 2019. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Park, Jung-sun (July 5, 2019). "김신영X닉쿤, 글로벌 K팝 팬 위한 '위 케이팝' MC 낙점". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Shin, Yeon-kyung (September 4, 2019). "X1 to interact with global fans on "We K-Pop" (KBS World)". V Live/MK Sports. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "엑스원, 6일 '위케이팝' 녹화..팬들 요청에 성사". The Korea Times. September 3, 2019. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Lee, Chang-kyu (September 6, 2019). "엑스원(X1), 6일 KBS 월드 '위케이팝'(We K-Pop) 사전녹화 진행...팬들과 오픈카톡 채팅까지?". Top Star News. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  6. ^ Lee, Sodam (September 4, 2019). "[단독] 엑스원 '위케이팝' 출연=美빌보드 칼럼리스트 제프 벤자민 PICK "적극 추천"". The Korea Daily/Osen (in Korean). Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "We K-Pop". KBS World. July 11, 2019. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Choi, Ju-ri (August 9, 2019). "'WE K-POP' 120개국이 기다려온 NCT DREAM, 노잼시티는 가라". Seoul Economy (in Korean). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "We K-Pop Episode 11 Preview". KBS World. September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "We K-Pop Episode 15 Preview". KBS World. October 17, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.

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