The only thing better than seeing your favorite K-pop stars in all their sexy glory is seeing some of the parodies that follow their iconic hits. Different from simple covers, these parodies are meant to bring out a laugh, usually by having completely random comedians and other funny people performing them (granted, some are pretty good). As with all things involving comedy, you ought not to take any of the following videos seriously. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all, no?
Take a look at some of our favorite K-pop parodies:
Psy X Sunmi "24 Hours" Lee Gook Ju X HyunA "Red" Yoo Jae Suk X Rain "LA SONG" Jung Hyung Don & Defconn X Kim Soo Hyun & Suzy
Disclaimer: This is Suzy and Kim Soo Hyun"s cinematic commercial for Bean Pole rather than a K-Pop performance
NH Media has partnered with Nega Network to debut a new girl group by the name of LABOUM, with the single “Petit Macaron.”
LABOUM, which means “the party” in French, is set to debut with a sexy concept and recently released individual photo teasers of the 6 members. The members are Haein, Solbin, Yulhee, Soyeon, ZN, and Yujeong.
LABOUM’s album is going to include tracks by Song Jieum who wrote EXO’s “Growl” and composer Jung Jae Yeop who composed TaeTiSeo’s “Twinkle.”
On their official Youtube page they have released a teaser video for their single “Petit Macaron” which is set to be released on August 28. The teaser shows closeups of the members’ youthful and pretty faces. The girls are seen applying makeup, eating bubble gum, smearing flour on their face, eating a macaron and applying lipstick
If you’re among those who like dancing along to Orange Caramel‘s catchy and cute songs, then you’re in for a treat!
On August 20, Orange Caramel’s agency, Pledis Entertainment, has released the dance version of the music video for the group’s latest single, “My Copycat.”
In the dance version of the music video for “My Copycat,” the three ladies of Orange Caramel–Raina, Lizzy, and Nana–were adorable as they pranced and danced in their cute “show girl outfits” and hot pink feather hats in long video cuts that can otherwise be seen interlaced with other scenes in the official music video.
As the chorus of the song goes “Try to do as I do,” this dance version of Orange Caramel’s music video will really make it easier for everyone to dance like they do as it shows all of the dance steps and formations that the ladies do throughout the song
According to an article in the Korean publication "The Fact," Jang Geun Suk is not a very considerate camper.
This week the singer and actor went on a camping trip with a group of friends in Gyeonggi Province. The group managed to annoy some other campers by partying noisily late into the night. JGS and his friends played music well after 11 p.m. and had the headlights of their cars on. It was not the peaceful environment that the other campers sought and this led to some complaints.
Jang Geun Suk and his friends barbecued, drank and listened to music. But they were still making noise after the other campers asked them to be quiet so they could sleep. The car headlights also shone into the other campers" tents. Several campers complained when the party continued past 11 p
The "Nation"s First Love," Suzy, showed off her charms once again by transforming into a classy lady getting ready for the cooler autumn in her 2014 fall and winter photo shoot with "Beanpole Accessories."
In these pictures, she showed off the trendy "it bags" of the coming season as she wears toned down but no less flattering outfits that accentuate her strong features and bright smile. In particular, she showcases a maturity through "Beanpole Accessories" new "Lucky Bag," which comes in tan, black, blue, and wine.
Jungle Entertainment is raising a lot of interest in their upcoming girl group, 4TEN, which will be sister group to M.I.B and may be pursuing a similar hip hop style.
The girls carry skateboards and dress in matching graphic outfits for a funky look that strongly hints at the type of music fans have to look forward to. It appears one of the photos was taken at the Los Angeles concrete flood control channel made famous by a bike chase scene in Terminator 2. They will be releasing their debut single, "Tornado," on August 26.
JUNGLE ENT / New Artist "4TEN" 2014.08.26 [#4TEN] Debut Single "Tornado" Release ! pic.twitter.com/3IaKk82hd4
— 4TEN (@4TEN_Official) August 20, 2014
Added episode 1 captures for the Korean drama "My Secret Hotel" (2014)Directed by Hong Jong-chanWritten by Kim Do-hyeon, Kim Ye-ri-IINetwork : tvNWith Yoo In-na, Jin I-han, Nam Goong-min, Lee Young-eun, Ha Yeon-joo, Choi Jung-won,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 23:00SynopsisA killer romance about an unprecedented killing that occurs when Sang-hyo and Hae-yeong reunite as bride and wedding manager in the best hotel there is in Korea.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/08/18
Block B has taken the top spot of the August 20 episode of “Show Champion” with their track, “HER!”
It was a glorious moment for the group but the seven-member group, who has made a comeback with the fast tempo track “HER,” wasn’t able to make the show due to prior commitment in Japan so instead of receiving the award in person, the guys sent a video thanking all their fans and everyone who have supported them in their comeback.
Super Junior’s Kangin, who hosts Show Champion, took the award in behalf of the group and said that he will give it to Block B instead because they go to the same salon.
Meanwhile, SHINee’s Taemin has made his debut performance in Show Champion and performed the tracks “Ace,” “Pretty Boy,” and his title track, “Danger
On the August 20 installment of KBS radio program, "Lee So Ra"s Music Plaza," Taemin talked about hypothetically having an older sister.
He was asked, "If you had an older sister, is there a member in SHINee you would like to introduce to her?" Taemin replied, "No. If I had an older sister, I don"t think I would introduce her to the SHINee members."
He went on like a cutely protective and possessive younger brother, "I think I would get jealous if my older sister met somebody. She"s my older sister, so I don"t think I would like if it she showed interest in someone else."
Celebrity sisters Jessica and Krystal appeared to have gone on a sister date in Disneyland together recently!
Jessica updated her Weibo on August 20 with, "Mini Jessica + Mini Krystal," and posted two pictures. In one, the two of them indeed transformed into Mini Mouses as they don the trademark bow on their head. In another, Jessica munches cutely on a corn dog!
The photos were most likely taken during their recent trip to Los Angeles. Even with the conclusion of the girls" reality program, "Jessica & Krystal," the fans should still be able to see a lot of these loving sisters.
With its sometimes confusing but often fascinating blend of magic, ghostly visitors and fusion historical drama, "The Night Watchmen" held first place and even rose in the ratings.
This week the drama, starring Jung Il Woo, Ko Sung Hee, Seo Ye Ji, and U-Know Yunho, climbed from 12.1 to 12.7 percent in the ratings. Jung Il Woo plays a prince in this drama. He is the true heir to the throne but has happily hidden away from court intrigue, thinking it is the only sure way to stay alive. However, his crazy brother, the reigning king, called him to serve and recently discovered that he can see ghosts, something that Jung Il Woo"s character swore he could not. The ghost-seeing prince is not alone as there is a team"s worth of ghost-watchers assembling in the palace.
In second place was "Temptation," starring Kwon Sang Woo, Choi Ji Woo, Park Ha Sun and Lee Jung Jin
Wheesung and Bumkey released a teaser for their collaboration single titled “The Price of Love” featuring Lucky J’s Jessi!
The teaser gives listeners a taste of the R&B duet that blends together the smooth and emotional vocals of Wheesung and Bumkey. The teaser also features Lucky J’s Jessi, who shows off her feminine charm in the classy video.
“The Price of Love” will be the first single under Wheesung’s new duet project called “WS Duet”. The highly anticipated project will consist of 5 songs of various genres with talented artists from each genre participating in the endeavor.
Stay tuned for the release of the full length song on August 25th!
Inactive Super Junior member, Kim Ki Bum, proved to still be as popular as ever as many fans rushed onto Twitter today to wish him happy birthday!
Born on August 21, 1987, Kim Ki Bum is now 27 years old (International age). Fans are hosting a birthday party on Twitter as they keep wishing him happy birthday to the point the hashtag, "#HappyKibumDay," is trending worldwide!
Join in on the festivities by relaying your own congratulations on Twitter.
KARA, who has returned in eight months with a new member and a new album, has recently appeared in 1theK’s YouTube show, “Ask in a Box” uploaded on August 19.
The now four-member group sang the chorus part of their title single, “Mamma Mia” to open the show and excitedly talked about various topics and fulfilled requests by fans such as showing the key choreography for their title track.
Before they got to answer the questions sent in by their fans, the ladies first fulfilled the request left for them by B1A4 who were the guests in the previous episode of the show.
“Please put the B1A4 members in the order of best looking–from best to worst,” requested B1A4′s Gongchan
And the "Ice Bucket Challenge" continues in South Korea as Ailee, Eru, Jaekyung, NS Yoon-G, Kwanghee, Jaejoong, and Eddy Kim drench themselves in cold water to spread awareness of ALS.
Ailee revealed that she had been unable to complete the challenge within 24 hours, so she both donated and did the challenge anyway. She then nominated JYJ"s Jaejoong, Jay Park, and her label mate Eru, who took his turn right after her to complete his challenge then and there. He nominated Fly to the Sky"s Hwanhee, Kim Gu Ra, and Baechigi. Jaejoong likewise responded by posting pictures of his "Ice Bucket Challenge."
Jaekyung challenged designer Lee Sang Bong, Ryu Duk Hwan, and her younger brother, N.Flying"s Jae Hyun, while NS Yoon-G challenged g
The Kcon 2014 Concert Experience Written by Lindsay On August 20, 2014
The fragrant smoke from grilling meat fills your nose, the sound of pop music melodies fill the air, and a crowd of hot, sweaty, sunburned but smiling people surround you. Kcon is a world of its own. The largest K-pop related event in North America, it brings fans of K-drama, K-pop music, Korean fashion, and Korean food from all over the world to Los Angeles for the weekend.
There are a million things to talk about when it comes to Kcon but what really sets it apart from any other K-pop fan-organized convention or event is the concert. This year it was a two night extravaganza of some of the biggest names in K-pop and some of the most up-and-coming rookies as well.
Kcon made a lot of big changes this year. That’s to be expected as the convention organizers learn and the convention grows and some of the biggest changes were directly related to the concert itself
Block B took home the trophy on the August 20 edition of "Show Champion" with their catchy track, "Her"!
The boys relayed their thanks in a video, hyper and funny as usual as they thanked fans and viewers for all the support. You can check this out above and congratulations to the boys on their success!
In addition, SECRET and KARA had their comeback stages while Taemin made his solo debut. Watch those performances below!
Despite his busy schedule, Shinhwa"s Dongwan has stepped up to donate 30 million won (~$29,332 USD) to the "House of Sharing
On August 20, entertainment insiders revealed that Dongwan donated the large sum to the "House of Sharing", which houses many of the remaining comfort women of South Korea. The donation will be set aside for a memorial hall for the surviving women who suffered. Shinhwa Company
stated, "Dongwan hopes this painful history will be remembered and not forgotten."
In other news, Dongwan will be reprising his role in the musical "Hedwig
The number of malicious rumors, negative Internet comments and copycat cover dance groups a K-pop act spawns are often used as a measure of popularity in the world of contemporary Korean music.But while scandalous rumors and hurtful comments are not always welcome, Yu Hye-na, a spokesperson for WM Entertainment"s B1A4, says being emulated by cover dance groups suggests the band is doing a good job."We kind of feel flattered and grateful", said Yu."Cover dance" is a term that describes the act of mimicking a K-pop group"s moves while "cover dance group" refers to a tribute ensemble that imitates a K-pop act as closely as possible.Cover dance groups have been around for years, ever since K-pop began to diversify into different channels, but some walk a fine line between homage and plagiarism, giving the nation"s entertainment industry a headache
Shortly after releasing the Korean version of his song “FEEL”, 2PM’s Junho has treated fans to a live version of the song!
The video is indeed a live performance, where Junho shows off his clean, powerful dance moves. His smooth vocals are perfectly in tempo with the strong synth beats, despite the intense choreography.
Junho recently released his 2nd Japanese solo mini album “FEEL” in July, as well as the Korean version of “FEEL” in early August.
Check out his live performance version of “FEEL” below!