Soompi is happy to announce a new series of guest content from our friends over at Green Tea Graffiti (GTG). GTG is fairly new but have already been to over 100 concerts in Asia as certified media in the K-pop industry. If you want to learn more about east Asian pop culture, you should definitely check them out. For the first GTG article, we have GTG founder Jason’s take on K-pop concerts in Seoul.
Have you ever been surrounded by EXO fans and witnessed their screaming so loudly that you needed to go to the doctor’s office the next day? How about seeing Korean students who loathe learning English, yet when a group starts singing English lyrics, these same pupils bust out perfect English? Or witnessing passionate fans chase their idol’s cars moments after a concert ends?
Welcome to a normal K-Pop concert in Seoul
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.”
When Lee Min Ho returned, he starred in “Mackerel Run,” which yielded poor results, ending early, as a result of problems with the production company and low viewer ratings
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
How could we possibly talk about 2013 and leave EXO out? (On a side note: I keep using this picture for my EXO articles because I really like it for some reason.) When EXO debuted in 2012 with "MAMA", they had a lot of fangirls crying at their awesomeness
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"
SM EntertainmentRelease 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