Jason Yu

Jason Yu

Jason Yu worked in Seoul for the past seven and a half years as an esports, K-pop, and film journalist for Yonhap News, Korea Times, and IGN Asia. After Korea, he moved back to California to help spread Asian pop culture to the West. He now writes for SCMP and creates in-depth K-pop videos for his YouTube channel Popsori.

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Latest from Jason Yu

How Candace Sosa’s song Killing Time became K-pop boy band BTS’ hit single, Euphoria

Candace Sosa’s 3am email to renowned music producer DJ Swivel asking for help with a song has exposed the Michigan songwriter to the wonderful world of K-pop and led her to move to LA

27 Nov 2019 - 12:00PM

Candace Sosa’s 3am email to renowned music producer DJ Swivel asking for help with a song has exposed the Michigan songwriter to the wonderful world of K-pop and led her to move to LA

How Candace Sosa’s song Killing Time became K-pop boy band BTS’ hit single, Euphoria
Is J-pop girl band Perfume destined for US stardom?

Authentic fan engagement, infectious electropop, intricate dance moves, and dazzling sci-fi backdrops at their concerts makes Perfume a powerhouse group in Japan, writes Jason Yu

21 Jun 2019 - 3:07PM

Authentic fan engagement, infectious electropop, intricate dance moves, and dazzling sci-fi backdrops at their concerts makes Perfume a powerhouse group in Japan, writes Jason Yu

Is J-pop girl band Perfume destined for US stardom?
How K-pop bands like BTS and Blackpink cracked North America

K-pop stars rarely used to tour North America, but that’s changed with the success of bands like BTS, Red Velvet, Blackpink, NCT 127, and Sunmi

28 Apr 2019 - 2:00PM

K-pop stars rarely used to tour North America, but that’s changed with the success of bands like BTS, Red Velvet, Blackpink, NCT 127, and Sunmi

How K-pop bands like BTS and Blackpink cracked North America
K-pop girl band BLACKPINK’s US tour marks meteoric rise to global success

• BLACKPINK has been enjoying success since its 2016 debut, with gigs this year in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hamilton, Newark, Atlanta and Fort Worth, and a Coachella appearance

18 Apr 2019 - 2:00PM

• BLACKPINK has been enjoying success since its 2016 debut, with gigs this year in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hamilton, Newark, Atlanta and Fort Worth, and a Coachella appearance

K-pop girl band BLACKPINK’s US tour marks meteoric rise to global success