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Join music industry specialists and pop music fans Chris and Chantel Nicole as they deep-dive and reveal all of their unfiltered thoughts on the best pop acts, songs, albums and concerts from around the world, from legends to current K-Pop groups. Viewer discretion is advised, your fave will be criticized… Join us on Patreon and follow us on socials: https://linktr.ee/cctvpops https://cctvpops.com/

CCTV: The Nonstop Pop Show CCTV: The Nonstop Pop Show

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Join music industry specialists and pop music fans Chris and Chantel Nicole as they deep-dive and reveal all of their unfiltered thoughts on the best pop acts, songs, albums and concerts from around the world, from legends to current K-Pop groups. Viewer discretion is advised, your fave will be criticized… Join us on Patreon and follow us on socials: https://linktr.ee/cctvpops https://cctvpops.com/

    SCANDALS!... FIFTY FIFTY Label Drama, RIIZE's Seunghan, and Lisa at Crazy Horse

    SCANDALS!... FIFTY FIFTY Label Drama, RIIZE's Seunghan, and Lisa at Crazy Horse

    In this episode, we delve into three of the biggest scandals that shook the K-pop industry in 2023, featuring FIFTY FIFTY's label, management and producer conflict, RIIZE's Seunghan's past coming back to haunt him, and Lisa's performance at Crazy Horse Paris that sparked debate over its sensuality. Tune in for an insightful journey through the stories that have challenged norms and sparked discussions across the K-pop community and beyond.

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    References:

    https://www.soompi.com/article/1575622wpp/fifty-fifty-makes-billboard-hot-100-debut-with-cupid-becomes-fastest-k-pop-group-to-do-sohttps://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/fifty-fifty-cupid-tiktok-top-song-2023-1235544791/https://www.soompi.com/article/1610235wpp/court-denies-fifty-fiftys-request-to-suspend-exclusive-contracts-with-their-agencyhttps://www.koreaboo.com/news/korean-lawmaker-introduces-fifty-fifty-act-protect-small-medium-sized-agencies/https://www.soompi.com/article/1620196wpp/fifty-fiftys-keena-cancels-appeal-to-suspend-exclusive-contract-and-returns-to-attrakthttps://www.soompi.com/article/1632559wpp/attrakt-files-civil-suits-against-former-fifty-fifty-members-saena-sio-and-aran-the-givershttps://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/315723/20231029/fifty-fifty-introduce-new-members-addition-keena.htmhttps://www.tatlerasia.com/lifestyle/arts/cabaret-culture-explainerhttps://www.thaipbsworld.com/blackpinks-lisa-dazzles-at-crazy-horse-in-paris/https://me.mashable.com/entertainment/33284/blackpinks-lisa-faces-backlash-after-sharing-pictures-from-crazy-horse-show-netizen-says-its-disgusthttps://www.koreaboo.com/news/blackpink-lisa-crazy-horse-renewed-backlash/https://www.timesnownews.com/entertainment-news/korean/blackpinks-lisa-has-rejected-yg-entertainments-contract-renewal-offer-worth-40-million-article-103662009https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/2023-08-31/entertainment/kpop/Riizes-Seunghan-apologizes-after-photo-leak-showing-him-with-woman-on-bed/1859342https://www.kpoppost.com/riize-seunghan-controversy-apologize/https://www.koreaboo.com/news/riize-seunghan-le-sserafim-eunchae-disrespect-txt-soobin-livestream/https://www.allkpop.com/article/2023/12/netizen-claiming-to-be-riize-seunghans-former-classmate-uploads-lengthy-message-then-quickly-deletes-posthttps://www.kpoppost.com/riize-seunghan-personality-smoking-photo-scandal/https://www.soompi.com/article/1610393wpp/riizes-seunghan-apologizes-for-past-actions-sm-to-take-legal-action-for-circulated-photos

    • 49 min
    POP 101: A Guide to S Club (Part 2) - "Sunshine", "Seeing Double" and the Split

    POP 101: A Guide to S Club (Part 2) - "Sunshine", "Seeing Double" and the Split

    In Part 2 of our retrospective on S Club (fka S Club 7), we discuss their albums "Sunshine" and "Seeing Double", as well as the unfortunate business circumstances that led to Paul's departure and their eventual split.

    Join us on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/CCTVPOPS
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    References:
    “Don’t Stop Movin’” MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm262cXxRrU&pp=ygUXcyBjbHViIGRvbid0IHN0b3AgbW92aW4%3D
    “Have You Ever” MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNnHLMdx0ko&pp=ygUUcyBjbHViIGhhdmUgeW91IGV2ZXI%3D
    “You” MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWYOtrvWv6I&pp=ygUKcyBjbHViIHlvdQ%3D%3D
    “Don’t Stop Movin’” Carnival Tour 2002 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV5nD2zroHc&pp=ygUPcyBjbHViIGNhcm5pdmFs
    “Don’t Stop Movin’” Party at the Palace 2002 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9MnReeSDuI&pp=ygUacyBjbHViIHBhcnR5IGF0IHRoZSBwYWxhY2U%3D
    “Alive” MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHdNMZRPduY&pp=ygUMcyBjbHViIGFsaXZl
    “Dance” on CD:UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H1IhJA6YuY&pp=ygUMcyBjbHViIGRhbmNl
    “Seeing Double” film trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JTdAUv9Uik&pp=ygUUcyBjbHViIHNlZWluZyBkb3VibGU%3D
    “Say Goodbye” MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeeOMqYgIUQ&pp=ygUScyBjbHViIHNheSBnb29kYnll
    “Love Ain’t Gonna Wait For You” MV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6L-Dg8o-xA&pp=ygUccyBjbHViIGxvdmUgYWluJ3QgZ29ubmEgd2l0IA%3D%3D

    • 36 min
    Pop Off: (G)I-DLE vs B1A4 vs SF9 (January 2024 Comebacks)

    Pop Off: (G)I-DLE vs B1A4 vs SF9 (January 2024 Comebacks)

    Welcome to the January 2024 K-Pop edition of 'Pop Off'! In this episode, we bring you an epic showdown between three K-Pop acts: (G)I-DLE, B1A4 and SF9. We're here to compare and contrast their latest songs, music videos, and choreography.

    Join us as we dissect (G)I-DLE "Super Lady", B1A4 "Rewind" and SF9 "BIBORA". We'll analyze each category and choose our winners, but we want to hear from you too! Which song made you groove the most? Which music video left you in awe? And who delivered the standout performance?

    Make sure to join in on the conversation! Share your thoughts on who wins in each round and who deserves the ultimate crown. Let the music showdown begin!

    • 46 min
    POP 101: A Guide to S Club (Part 1) - The First Two Albums

    POP 101: A Guide to S Club (Part 1) - The First Two Albums

    S Club, originally known as S Club 7, stands as an iconic symbol of late 90s and early 2000s pop culture. In Part 1 of our retrospective, we delve into their formation by Simon Fuller, the mastermind behind the Spice Girls, explore the success and appeal of their first two albums, and discuss their unique integration with a hit TV series that catapulted them to international fame.



    References:
    Miami 7 clips https://youtu.be/MSZN8k-Ji0s?si=J-FjTN8um_y1n3AZ
    “Bring It All Back” MV https://youtu.be/GLQ0biK-ZgA?si=Y9qb2_ARrHkPyR3H
    “S Club Party” MV https://youtu.be/MZkgtgr7LhE?si=mqtJU784ERg-0O6K
    “Two In A Million” MV https://youtu.be/5cQFtr_WwPs?si=kHfMOH8tRy4Nnanu
    “You’re My Number One” MV https://youtu.be/VmVNOiYdpSY?si=HBDO1G6lFrg-kQMx
    Brit Awards 2000 Acceptance https://youtu.be/ja6gfsSRjKY?si=31f3QOgKkion4nnf
    “Reach” MV https://youtu.be/50kP4S0peAs?si=CNVp2XwWla5wfCgw
    “Natural” MV https://youtu.be/A4Kba6v5fdg?si=pIm97wovfy9Ger2i
    “Never Had A Dream Come True” MV https://youtu.be/WB9_sf6oV1o?si=wYYdMvUuxh4xA4CT

    • 38 min
    Pop Off: NMIXX vs ATEEZ vs NCT 127 (December 2023 Comebacks)

    Pop Off: NMIXX vs ATEEZ vs NCT 127 (December 2023 Comebacks)

    Welcome to the December 2023 K-Pop edition of 'Pop Off'! In this episode, we bring you an epic showdown between three K-Pop acts: NMIXX, ATEEZ and NCT 127. We're here to compare and contrast their latest songs, music videos, and choreography.

    Join us as we dissect NMIXX "Soñar (Breaker)", ATEEZ "Crazy Form" and NCT 127 "Be There For Me". We'll analyze each category and choose our winners, but we want to hear from you too! Which song made you groove the most? Which music video left you in awe? And who delivered the standout performance?

    Make sure to join in on the conversation! Share your thoughts on who wins in each round and who deserves the ultimate crown. Let the music showdown begin!

    Join us on Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/CCTVPOPS
    Follow us on social media: https://linktr.ee/cctvpops
    References:
    ATEEZ - “Crazy Form” MV https://youtu.be/9t57C7NcjWo?si=qDDUJanf20GaZhQh
    ATEEZ - “Crazy Form” Live at Music Bank https://youtu.be/otNki5tT_7s?si=77Xwqlewk7vTuwWp
    NMIXX - “Soñar (Breaker)” MV https://youtu.be/MMtRxcy8PX0?si=zFv3cifpm9RK8bef
    NMIXX - “Soñar (Breaker)” Performance Video https://youtu.be/mcDLVzATOnY?si=7heOXOdAETNczgNG
    NCT 127 - “Be There For Me” MV https://youtu.be/tBOWEX2bz80?si=f7zbDSHZO_ZSOsZl
    NCT 127 - “Be There For Me” Special Stage Video https://youtu.be/iC9u75MD7Yc?si=AKc5S3H6Y0WGROML

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Discussion: Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour Experience & Film Review

    Discussion: Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour Experience & Film Review

    Chris and Chantel Nicole discuss their experiences attending Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour in 2023, the elements of the show like the setlist, costumes and production, and also their favorite moments from the film! Did you attend the tour? What did you think?

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Christina Firegirl ,

CCTV is a Rare Gem!

Finally! A pop podcast filled with insight and knowledge about the music industry. Chris and Chan are very informative and fun to listen to! They break down all things pop including K-pop, so rare! Entertaining, relevant, and keeps me waiting for the next episode. Five stars all the way!

goingdowndownsugar ,

Not bad

They definitely have a great thing going. Informed, fun and really interesting. I don’t listen to K-pop but they are making me a little interested in the machine . Recent episode audio is a little strange but still enjoy them so I won’t take the star away

GoodAsianDriver ,

Probably the most underrated podcast

Chan and Chris speak on kpop from a perspective which blends industry insider as well as technical musical/dancer expertise. I like that they avoid the usual fandom cliches in their music commentary thanks to this perspective. I like their concise and punchy format. And, do what it’s worth, this is the only kpop podcast I’ve given a review, and I write this as the person behind the Kpopcast giving this podcast my endorsement.

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