11 Times East Meets West Collaborations Brought Together Our Favorite Artists

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11 Times East Meets West Collaborations Brought Together Our Favorite Artists
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11 Times East Meets West Collaborations Brought Together Our Favorite Artists

With the globalization of Korean pop music reaching all four corners of the Earth at an alarming rate, an influx of incredible and innovative tracks curated by none other than our favorite idols from both Asia and other parts of the world is all around us. By bringing together a meshing of cultures, musical styles, and general aesthetic to each collaboration, artists have been able to bridge musical gaps and create unique soundscapes for the general public to enjoy.

Now, this is by no means a new phenomenon, as famous Korean idols have been reaching out to the rest of the world for inspiration. Remember when JYJ featured rapper Kanye West and poet Malik Yusef on "Ayyy Girl" or when Wonder Girls paired up with Akon to create the hit, "Like Money"? How about in 2013 when will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas released "Gettin' Dumb" with 2NE1? Or better yet, what about 2009 when SE7EN brought in some help from the legendary Lil' Kim for their collaboration, "Girls"?

10 Flawless Collaborations By SM Artists
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10 Flawless Collaborations By SM Artists

If you are part of a big entertainment company like SM Entertainment, its easy to find the perfect partners for a song; sometimes the artists of the greatest collaborations come from the same agency. SM Entertainment gave many collab ideas a chance, and we are lucky enough to enjoy these amazing songs.

1. Taemin and Kai Pretty Boy

Starting off the list with our resident BFFs! Taemin asked for Kais help on his first album and Pretty Boy became many fans favorite. No wonder, as the two handsome guys even showed off their perfect dance skills on stage.

10 Times RB Artists Touched Our Souls With Their Vocals
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10 Times RB Artists Touched Our Souls With Their Vocals

Its been a solid year for RB artists in the Korean music industry. With the likes of Crush and Dean and their amazing vocals, its hard not to have our souls touched by their soulful voices. There are seriously just so many artists out there who have the ability to take our breathes away with just a simple riff.

Heres a look at just 10 of the many performances from RB artists (in no particular order) that have left us in a puddle of our emotions. Make sure you watch all the clips. I promise you, itll be worth it.

Ravi Publicly Denounces The Artists Who Plagiarized VIXX This Year
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Ravi Publicly Denounces The Artists Who Plagiarized VIXX This Year

VIXXs Ravi has finally spoken up about the multiple times they were plagiarized by different artists from around the world.

Over the course of just a few months, VIXX has suffered from a rash of plagiarism of several of their songs. Turkish rapper Kursun and Egyptian singer Reda Mandor plagiarized VIXXs Dynamite, Chinese group TVBOYS plagiarized VIXXs entire performance of Heroes of the Remix, and Produce 101 contestant Jung Wonchul plagiarized Ns solo performance from their concert.

[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Four times Park Hae-jin in
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[Hot Takes from the Noonas] Four times Park Hae-jin in "Four Men"

Park Hae-jin may still be starring in "Man to Man" but he's already confirmed to play four different characters for his next drama project, "Four Men".

Mountain Movement Story, the production company behind "Man to Man" has announced that Park Hae-jin will be taking on the leading role in their next production, "Four Men". In fact, Park Hae-jin will be taking on four roles in the mystery romance, which will tell the story of a detective who becomes entangled with twins after losing the man she loves. Park Hae-jin The drama will be directing by Oh Jin-seok, who just wrapped up working on the entirely pre-produced "My Sassy Girl - Drama" and who last worked on "Yong Pal".