Artist Spotlight ⋆ THE BOYZ (& Why You Should Love Them)

Hello and welcome to SSK’s very first artist spotlight! The featured artists are the talented members of THE BOYZ, who made an impactful debut with the catchy dance track, “Boy,” in December 2017.

THE BOYZ is a twelve-member boy group from Cre.ker Entertainment. The members consist of: Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Haknyeon, Hwall, Sunwoo, and Eric.

I only recently got into them, but I already have an agenda to convert more people into their fans. Hopefully, you’ll leave this article with at least .01% more of the need to stan them. And if you do end up stanning them (or already do), we’d probably be good friends with each other.

Without further ado, I bring you the members of THE BOYZ! Drumroll please!


Here are the adorable and handsome members of THE BOYZ in all of their “Giddy Up” cuteness! My bias is Jacob, but I also like Kevin and New. Who’s your bias (or who are your biases)?


The First (2017)

“Intro” – 0:39
“Boy (소년)” – 3:10
“Walkin’ In Time (시간이 안 지나가)” – 4:59
“Got It (있어)” – 3:43
“I’m Your Boy” – 3:32
“Boy (소년) (Inst.)” – 3:10

The Start (2018)

“The Start” – 0:40
“Giddy Up” – 3:36
“Text Me Back” – 3:11
“Just U” – 3:21
“Back 2 U” – 3:33
“Get It” – 3:30

Song Recommendations

The First (2017)

First of all… everything in this album? Literally, all of the songs in this album are great, with a good variety while also retaining a “sound” that is inherently the group’s music style.

“Boy” is definitely title track material, with a catchy chorus, a variety in line distribution, and an overall feel-good vibe. Meanwhile, “Walkin’ In Time” and “I’m Your Boy” are the softer, ballad and R&B tracks, while “Got It” is a more intense twist from the lighthearted album.

The Start (2018)

“Giddy Up,” “Giddy Up,” and “Giddy Up.” This was the song that did it for me and made me stan THE BOYZ. It’s catchy, fun, and has an energetic and unique MV that caught my eye immediately. “Text Me Back” is a great song too!

Music Videos


I still don’t really understand the storyline of the video, but who cares? The song is great, and so is the choreography!

I’m Your Boy

This song is so good! I love the vocal range, especially in the chorus.

Walkin’ In Time

This video is actually really sad and sentimental.

Giddy Up

As soon as I saw the pinball game concept, I was sold. I love the camera swipe elements and how colorful and fun the MV is. Plus, I adore their outfits. It suits the theme perfectly!

Get To Know Them!

If you want to get to know the members, these are some perfect places to start!

“Come On! THE BOYZ” Episode 1 – Eating Fairy

[MISSION THE BOYZ] In Macau Episode 1

“Giddy Up” Jackpot Live

Relay Dance of “Boy”

You can see some of their playful sides in this relay dance!

…and that concludes our first artist spotlight article! Who would you like to see featured next time?


APink Drops First Set of Teaser Pictures

After being pretty quiet for a while, finally Apink has made an announcment of a special single dedicated to their fans titled A Miracle Story.

The first set of Teaser pictures features Chorong as the protagonist, looking beautiful and elegant in vintage clothes with a cozy atmosphere around her.

Mark the date on your calendars to support this talented group during this special present they’re preparing for loyal fans.

POWERHOUSE LIVE Releases U.S. Cities and Dates for Wanna One’s Tour,”ONE:THE WORLD”

As many fans of Wanna One may know, Wanna One will be kicking off their first world tour, “ONE:THE WORLD” this year! The tour will consists of many different countries, including the U.S.

Earlier this morning, POWERHOUSE LIVE officially announced which cities Wanna One will be visiting during their U.S. stop. The cities that Wanna One will be at are: San Jose, Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta!

Wanna One Tour Dates

Venue locations are also listed down below:

San Jose: Thursday, June 21st, 2018 @ Event Center

Dallas: Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 @ FT. Worth CC Arena

Chicago: Friday, June 29th, 2018 @ Allstate Arena

Atlanta: Monday, July 2nd, 2018 @ Infinite Energy Arena

No other official announcement has been made, but stay tuned for more information on their tour, ticketing and more!

A.C.E, Amber, JunCurryAhn & More Are Coming to Canada

Fellow kpop fans of Canada!

Looks like this year, PopGoestheWorld will be hosting Toronto Kpop Con AND a Vancouver Kpop Con in May this year!


The dates set for both cons to take place are from May 18th-20th. TKC 2018 will be taking place at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) and the John Bassett Theatre. Meanwhile, VKC 2018 will be held at The Hard Rock Casino and the Molson Canadian Theatre. 

This is an awesome event to be join in on since there will be events, panels, games, gifts, prizes and more! In addition to all the exciting events that will be happening, A.C.E, Amber and popular YouTube content creator, JunCurryAhn will be performing on stage! As of now, no other performers have been added to the line up, but both respective cities will also have their talented cover dance groups and vocal teams join in on the fun and perform on the Canada Dream Stage!


Tickets for Vancouver will be available here:

Toronto tickets will be here:

Are you guys excited?! Because we sure are! Stay tuned for more updates and information on both #VKC2018 and #TKC2018

Eric Nam Releases Tour Dates for North American Tour

Fans of handsome and widely talented Eric Nam, fantastic news as of yesterday, Eric Nam has officially announced on his official SNS pages that he will be touring all over North America this summer!

Eric Nam will be kicking off his “Honestly 2018 North American Tour” starting THIS June, and be hitting up 15 cities all over North America!

Tour Dates

Ticket pre-sales have begun today, but don’t fret! Ticket sales to the general public will be available this Friday, April 6th @10am!

There are two ticket tiers: G.A (General Admission) and the V.I.P Packge (which includes early entry, Meet & Greet/ Photo op w/5 ppl) 

Price Range for G.A tickets will be $25-40 and VIP will be $125! Make sure to check out for more info and to get your tickets!

Meanwhile Eric Nam is set to release his 3rd mini-album on April 11th @6pm! So stay tuned everyone!!!

[UPDATE]: Red Velvet’s Joy Unable to Attend Chicago Fanmeet Due to Drama Schedule

To the lovely fans of Red Velvet,

SubKulture Entertainment has released an official announcement in regards to Joy’s participation for Red Velvet’s official fanmeet that is set to take place on April 29th @ the Rosemont Theatre. 

The statement goes:

RV Joy Notice

Despite the upcoming absence of Joy, Red Velvet will sure still be working hard to provide a fun and amazing stage for everyone! So please don’t be sad ReVelvus!

Red Velvet to Hold Chicago Fanmeet in April

Fans of Red Velvet, get ready to yell “HAPPINESS” as it’s officially announced that Red Velvet will be having their very first fanmeeting in Chicago in April!

Lucky fans that are planning on attending, SubKulture Entertainment has announced on all of their official social media sites that their ticketing information is up! Tickets will be going on sale Saturday, April 7th 2018, @ 10AM CDT! So be sure to mark it down in your calendars and in your phone to get tickets!

Ticket tier pricings will be listed down below:

RV Ticket Tier pricing

The fanmeeting is to be held @ the Rosemont Theatre on Sunday, April 29th @ 7pm! 

Visit SubKulture Entertainment’s official SNS sites down below for more info!