Psy's "Gangnam Style" took the world by storm two years ago. His song broke the Guinness World Record to become the first video to reach a billion views. Soon his song and dance style became a global phenomenon.
Western music comes with Western privilege and, like white privilege, this type of agency does not need to crossover to the margins because Western pop stars are already idolized the world over.
Arab culture, and certainly Emirati more specifically, is rich and encompasses music, dance, food and traditional crafts. However, we -- as Arabs -- have a long way to go before this can be developed and exported.
Earlier this week, international sensation Psy debuted his latest release, "Hangover," featuring rapper Snoop Dogg (er... Lion) on his oft-visited YouTube channel. Responses to the video have been mixed.
Christmas is one of the most successfully marketed holidays of the year and also the most lucrative for retailers and a great boost for the consumer economy. For Koreans, it is also the most fun.
As DeGeneres gets ready to kick off a new season of The Ellen Show and prepares to host the Oscars in February, the Hulu team asked her to share 10 of her favorite moments from the last season of The Ellen Show.
K-pop is much bigger than skinny jeans and plastic faces. In fact, K-pop is transforming Korea as the world knows it.
Afraid that many young people like me might not be aware, I am writing to invite them to salute America's 1.8 million-plus "Forgotten Heroes" as our nation commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Day on July 27.
My parents have never expressed much interest in my job, not least of all American pop culture, which I write about daily for a living. But one person has brought us together in way I previously thought unimaginable.
Sometimes I think I can hear the internet as it relentlessly changes everything. But the sound of the internet changing everything grows most audible in and around the music industry.
Last week, however, Colorado College made national headlines after a video shot by members of the school's ultimate Frisbee club triggered a Federal Aviation Administration investigation. And what was so controversial about the video that it drew the FAA's ire, you ask?
For your pre-Oscars 2013 enjoyment, What's Trending gathered YouTube's most popular parodies of the films nominated for Best Picture at this Year's Academy Awards.
Can novel insights into the pulse of a society and uncommon design opportunities be glimpsed from outliers like Gangnam Style?
No offense to any of these artists (besides Flo-Rida, I fully mean to offend you), but these songs definitely need to be punished and shown to the gates of Hades, where they will have ample time to think about what they've done.
You have shown that Asia, and above all Korea, is leading the way forward. Now seize the moment and set the direction. The Korean Wave should be the start of a new world for all of us.
Where's China, you ask? They'll be fine -- the big slowdown won't come -- and every month will bring a new Xinhua image that shows that Xi Jinping really is a "man of the people."