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13 breakthrough stars of 2013

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 13 breakthrough stars of 2013

The entertainment world sees a bunch of rookies every single year. But it”s not just rookie artists that get to see the light of day – sometimes, entertainers who have been in the game for years suddenly get their big break.

And 2013 sure had a lot of breakthrough stars, ranging from just-debuted rookies to veterans who debuted-15-years-ago. Check out the biggest breakthrough stars of 2013, in no particular order!

SEE ALSO: [OP-ED] 13 breakthrough stars of 2013

allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

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allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the best and most important K-Pop songs of 2013. Now, with the new year, we”re pleased to present the best K-Pop music videos of 2013! 

Read on to find out where your favorites rank in our list. On today”s list, we bring you the second half – numbers 25 through 1.

SEE ALSO: allkpop”s Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 26-50


25. SHINee “Dream Girl”
Label:
SM Entertainment
Release Date: February 19th, 2013

SHINee“s been a busy, busy group this year, knocking out comeback after comeback with very little time for breaks in between- so much so that it seems like “Dream Girl“, their first video of 2013, came out much earlier than it actually did. The video features all five guys navigating a strange, topsy-turvy dream world while chasing a faceless girl in a painting through rooms where time and gravity have no meaning.

Lee Min Ho – From Nameless Actor to the “$9 Million Man”

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Lee Min Ho – From Nameless Actor to the “$9 Million Man”

Recently, actor Lee Min Ho has risen to Hallyu star status, with explosive popularity not only in Korea and China, but all over Asia. However, Lee Min Ho’s success was not a straight candle-lit path to the top, but the result of years and years of hard work.

The actor debuted in 2006 in the EBS drama “Schoolyard Secrets,” with which he was slowly making himself known to the masses. However, after a serious car accident, Lee Min Ho had to suspend his activities for about a year, giving up following roles in “High Kick” and “9 End 2 Outs.”

MAMA 2014: EXO Wins Best Asian Style Award, BTS, Block B & AOA Perform On The Red Carpet [VIDEO]

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MAMA 2014: EXO Wins Best Asian Style Award, BTS, Block B & AOA Perform On The Red Carpet [VIDEO]

 

(Photo : Mnet) EXO were the recipients of the Asian Style award prior to the start of MAMA 2014.

 

The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) were held on December 3 at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong. Th

e MAMA 2014 Red Carpet consisted of two thrilling hours of performances and award-show fashion.

Some of the stand outs in terms of fashion included IU, SISTAR, Block B, G-Dragon, Taeyang, WINNER, and EXO.

EXO were the recipients of the first award of the night, the Asian Style award. The Asian Style award recognized the style influence of idols through a SNS driven fan vote.

The Third DramaFever Awards Will Be Held In New York City On February 5

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The Third DramaFever Awards Will Be Held In New York City On February 5

(Photo : Kdramastars ) K-Drama fans can vote for Best Actor and other key categories in the third DramaFever Awards.

DramaFever will present the 3rd DramaFever Awards on Thursday, February 5. The awards will be held at the Hudson Theater which is located in the Times Square Millennium Broadway Hotel.

Recipients of the DramaFever Awards are determined through online voting by fans of K-Drama, Korean entertainment including variety shows, and other Asian television programming.

Bi ( Rain)

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Bi ( Rain)

Name: 비 / Bi (Rain)
Real name: 정지훈 / Jung Ji Hoon (Jeong Ji Hun)
Also known as: Rain (West) / Pi (Japan)
Nickname: Dog (Collie)
Profession: Actor, singer, model and dancer
Birthdate: 1982-Jun-25
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 184cm
Weight: 75kg
Star sign: Cancer
Blood type: O+
Family: Father and younger sister Hanna
Talent agency: J. Tune Entertainment, William Morris (U.S.)
Education: Kyung Hee University (Post Modern Music Department)
Languages: Korean, Mandarin, and English
Skill: Dance
Debut: In May 13, 2002 as a singer with his first album Bad Guy / 나쁜 남자
Bi created his own company under the name J. Tune Entertainment in 2007.

Jang Geun Suk (Jang Keun Suk)

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Jang Geun Suk (Jang Keun Suk)

Name: 장근석 / Jang Geun Suk (Jang Keun Suk)
Profession: Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: 1987-Aug-04
Height: 182cm
Weight: 63 kg
Star sign: Leo
Blood Type: A
Education: Bangsan High
Hobby: Listening to music, cooking, target shooting

TV Series

Love Rain (KBS2, 2012)
Mary Stayed Out All Night (KBS2, 2010)
You’re Beautiful (SBS, 2009)
Beethoven Virus (MBC, 2008)
Hong Gil Dong (KBS2, 2008)
Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006)
Alien Sam (2006)
Lovers in Prague (SBS, 2005)
Nonstop 4 (MBC, 2003)
Daemang (SBS, 2002)
Orange(SBS, 2002)

Lee Da Hae

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Lee Da Hae

Name: 이다해 / Lee Da Hae (Yi Da Hae)
Real name: 변다혜 / Byun Da Hye (Byeon Da Hye)
Profession: Actress and model
Birthdate: 1984-Apr-19
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 170cm
Weight: 47kg
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: O
Family: Older brother
Talent agency: J. Tune Entertainment
Education: Burwood Girls High School (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), Dongguk University (Theater and Film degree)
Hobbies: Watching movies
Languages: Korean and English
Has released a digital single called “If You are Willing To” (당신이 원하신다면) from the drama My Girl that she sang in episode 4
Lee and her family lived in Sydney, New South Wales for 5 years

Lee Yo Won

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Lee Yo Won

Name: 이요원 / Lee Yo-won
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1980-Apr-09
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 170cm
Weight: 48kg
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: B
Family: Husband/professional golfer Park Jin Woo and one daughter, cousin/actor Lee Joong Moon
Talent agency: J&H Film

TV Shows

49 Days (SBS, 2011)
Queen Seon Duk (MBC, 2009)
Bad Love (KBS2, 2007)
Surgeon Bong Dal Hee (SBS, 2007)
Fashion 70′s (SBS, 2005)
Daemang (SBS, 2002)
Pure Heart (KBS2, 2001)
Blue Mist (KBS2, 2001)
Tough Guy’s Love (KBS2, 2000)

Lee Young Ah

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Lee Young Ah

Name: 이영아 / Lee Young Ah
Birthdate: 1984-Oct-23
Profession: Actress
Height: 165cm
Weight: 45kg
Star sign: Scorpio
Blood type: B
Education: Hanyang University (Physical Education degree)
Talent agency: K&Entertainment

TV Series

King’s Dream (KBS1, 2012)
Vampire Prosecutor 2 (OCN, 2012)
Natural Burials (MBN, 2012)
Vampire Prosecutor (OCN, 2011)
King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Iljimae (SBS, 2008)
Golden Bride (SBS, 2007)
Love Can’t Wait (MBC, 2006)
Golden Apple (KBS2, 2005)
Wedding (KBS2, 2005)
The Youth in Bare Foot (MBC, 2005)
I Love You, My Enemy (SBS, 2005)

Lee Byung Hun

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Lee Byung Hun

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Name: 이병헌 / Lee Byung Hun (Lee Byeong Heon)
Profession: Actor and singer
Birthdate: 1970-Jul-12
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 178cm
Weight: 68kg
Star sign: Cancer
Blood type: O
Family: Mother and a younger sister
Talent agency: Tube Entertainment, Creative Artist Agency (U.S.)
Education: Daewang Elementary School, Youngdong Middle School, ChungdongHigh School, Hanyang University (French Literature major), and GraduateSchool of Chung Ang University (Theater and Cinematography major)
Languages: English, Korean, French, and Mandarin
Religion: Buddhism

Lee Joon Ki

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Lee Joon Ki

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Name: 이준기 / Lee Jun Ki (Gi) / Lee Joon Ki (Gi)
Profession: Actor, model and singer
Birthdate: 1982-Apr-17
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Height: 178cm
Weight: 66kg
Star sign: Aries
Blood type: B
Family: Younger sister
Talent agency: Mentor Entertainment
Education: Seoul Arts University (Acting major)
Hobbies: Martial arts (Tae Kwon Do 3rd degree, Hapkido 1st degree and Taekkyeon 1st degree) and watching movies
Languages: Korean, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and English
Debut: Model for clothing brand “So Basic” (2001)

Moon Chae Won

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Moon Chae Won

Name: 문채원 / Moon Chae Won (Mun Chae Won)
Profession: Actress and model
Birthdate: 1986-Nov-13
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Height: 168cm
Weight: 46kg
Star sign: Scorpio
Blood type: B
Family: Older brother
Education: Chugye University for the Arts (Western Painting degree)
Talent agency: Barunson Entertainment

TV Series

Innocent Man (KBS2, 2012)
The Princess’ Man (KBS2, 2011)
It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl (SBS, 2010)
Road Number One (MBC, 2010, cameo)
Take Care of the Young Lady (KBS2, 2009)
Shining Inheritance (SBS, 2009)
The Painter of the Wind (SBS, 2008)
Mackerel Run (SBS, 2007)

Song Il Gook

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Song Il Gook

Name: 송일국 Song Il Gook / Song Il Guk
Profession: Actor and model
Date of birth: 1971-Oct-1
Height: 185cm
Weight: 80kg
Talent agency: Barunson Entertainment
Family: Married on 15/March/2008, Mother actress Kim Eul Dong, sister Song Song Yi
Mari
Education: Cheongju University
Hobbies: Golf, swimming, skiing, mountain biking and swordsmanship

TV Series

Fermentation Family (jTBC, 2011)
Crime Squad (KBS2, 2011)
A Man Called God (MBC, 2010)
The Kingdom of The Winds (KBS2, 2008)
Lobbyist (SBS, 2007)
Jumong (MBC, 2006)
Sea God (KBS, 2004)
Terms of Endearment (KBS, 2004)
People of the Water Flower Village (MBC 2004)
Desert Spring (MBC, 2003)
Bodyguard (KBS, 2003)
Album of Life (KBS1, 2002)
Royal Story (KBS2 2002)
Hard Love (KBS2 2002)
All About Eve (MBC, 2001, cameo)
Into the Sunlight (MBC, 1999)

Son Yeh Jin

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 Son Yeh Jin

ame: 손예진 / Son Ye Jin (Son Yeh Jin)
Real name: 손연진 / Son Yeon Jin (Son Yun Jin)
Profession: Actress and model
Birthdate: 1982-Jan-11
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Height: 165cm
Weight: 45kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: RH+A
Family: Older sister
Talent agency: Barunson Entertainment
Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (Film Arts degree)
Hobbies: Listening to music and reading books
Religion: Christianity (Roman Catholic)

Yoon Eun Hye

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Yoon Eun Hye

Name: 윤은혜 / Yoon Eun Hye (Yun Eun Hye)
Nicknames: “JamGgoDae” (Stick) / “Pooh”
Profession: Actress, singer and model
Birthdate: 1984-Oct-03
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 168cm
Weight: 48kg
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: O
Family: Younger brother
Talent agency: Kraze Entertainment
Education: Joong Kyung High School, Kyung Hee Cyber University (Tourism Management degree)
Hobbies: Photography
Specialty: Drawing

Song Seung Hun

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Song Seung Hun

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Name: 송승헌 / Song Seung Hun (Song Seung Heon)
Real name: 송승복 / Song Seung Bok
Nickname: Tough guy
Profession: Actor, model and singer
Birthdate: 1976-Oct-05
Birthplace: Suyuri, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 179cm
Weight: 70kg
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: B
Family: A brother and a sister
Education: Kyunggi University (majored in Visual Media)
Religion: Christian
Hobbies: Watching & collecting videos and playing sports (basketball, swimming, and skiing)
Talent agency: Storm S Company

Han Ji Min Joins Lee Byung Hun and Han Ga In’s Agency

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Han Ji Min Joins Lee Byung Hun and Han Ga In’s Agency

After gaining attention as a free agent, Han Jin Min finally found her new nest.

On October 1, Han Ji Min’s new agency, BH Entertainment stated, “After receiving many love calls from entertainment companies, Han Ji Min has decided to call BH Entertainment her new home.”

BH Entertainment currently holds Lee Byung Hyun, Go Soo, Han Hyo Joo, Han Ga in, Jin Goo, Bae Soo Bin, Joony, Sean Richard, Ha Yeon Soo, Lee Won Geun, Kim Hyung Gyu, Lim Hwa Young, and many more.

Online Voting Open for ‘2013 Style Icon Awards’

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Online Voting Open for ‘2013 Style Icon Awards’

The 2013 Style Icon Awards are set to take place on October 24, and the polls have officially opened for voters to decide which stars will be named this year’s Style Icons.

Among the 50 most influential stars in Korean entertainment nominated for an award at the ceremony this year, only ten will be named a Style Icon, and you have the power to decide who takes the title.

This year’s nominees, which includes G-Dragon, SNSD, EXO, Lee Seung Gi, Kim Soo Hyun and more, represent the best of TV, movies and music, and your votes will count for 30 percent toward the selection of the ten Style Icons.

T.O.P Shows Off His Stunning Visuals and Reveals Why He Chose “The Alumni”

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T.O.P Shows Off His Stunning Visuals and Reveals Why He Chose “The Alumni”

Returning to the acting scene, T.O.P (Choi Seung Hyun) of BIGBANG shows off a breathtaking display of visuals with this new pictorial.

T.O.P’s agency, YG Entertainment, revealed that he had completed shooting for a magazine pictorial and released these accompanying teaser pictures. T.O.P’s intense eyes depict a certain sadness, and the pictures create a lonely atmosphere, all the better to capture the hearts of females.