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Park Shin Hye graces Japan during her '2014 Story of Angel in Japan' tour

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Park Shin Hye stopped by Japan for her solo fan meeting!


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According to her agency S.A.L.T. Entertainment on July 22, Park Shin Hye met with fans on her "2014 Story of Angel in Japan" tour at Osaka and Yamano Hall, Tokyo on July 19-20. Park Shin Hye showcased her singing ability, performing six songs including her remake of Standing Egg"s "Breakup For You, Not Yet For Me", "Arm Pillow", "Pitch Black", and "My Dear". Park Shin Hye"s older brother and the composer behind "My Dear", Park Shin Won, also made a surprise guest appearance and played the guitar for Park Shin Hye"s performances.


During the talk session in the latter-half of the concert, Park Shin Hye chatted about "Heirs", played a "Cha Eun Sang impersonation" game with fans, and made mango juice

Seo In Guk and VIXX Chosen as Ambassadors for Korea Expo 2014 in Brazil

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Solo artist Seo In Guk and boy group VIXX will be the representatives of Korea’s entertainment industry for 2014 Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in August.

The two popular Hallyu artists were chosen to be the faces of the annual large-scale event for buyers and sellers of Korea’s rising IT and entertainment industry. The expo is organized by Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).

This marks the fifth year that KBBE is being held. The previous ambassadors being Super Junior, miss A, JYJ, and 2NE1, the event targets also the fans of Hallyu.

Kim Byung Kwon, the Marketing Director of KOTRA, revealed, “With Seo In Guk and VIXX as the ambassadors, KBEE will offer the visitors the chance to experience Hallyu firsthand through various events

Lee Min Ho to Launch 2014 Global Tour in September

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Lee Min Ho will be hitting the global track!

Lee Min Ho′s agency Starhaus Entertainment announced on July 21 that "Lee Min Ho will be meeting with fans around the world through his tour in September. The tour has been planned to repay fans for their love from overseas."

The actor′s 2014 global tour will take place under the title Re:minho.

The title is meant to stand for ′Reboot Lee Min Ho′, representing how he will aim to embark on a new start with the tour.

The tour will start in Seoul, and land on Beijing, Tokyo and other main cities in Asia.

Future schedules will be announced through his agency′s official website.

Lee Min Ho has held global tours since 2009. His most recent global tour held last year in 2013 drew over 52,000 fans across eight cities

EXO look smart in suits for 'Samsung Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Campaign Launch'

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The eleven members of EXO dressed smartly in matching black suits and Samsung Galaxy gear watches for the "Samsung Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Campaign Launch" press conference that took place on July 18.


EXO were named the brand ambassadors for the event and will be taking part in a concert series with many Chinese stars to promote the enjoyment of sports among the youth. You can check out some pictures taken at the event below!


SEE ALSO: Tang Wei compliments EXO on their professionalism on "Entertainment Relay"














Find the KCON 2014 PUZZLE PIECES and Win Awesome Prizes

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Have you noticed the little puzzle pieces all around Mwave yet?

Hopefully you′ve been collecting them - because if you can find all the puzzle pieces, you could win some awesome prizes!

With KCON 2014 coming up in August, Mwave is celebrating the annual convention with a special Puzzle Event!

All you need to do is look around Mwave and find the Puzzle Pieces featuring the KCON 2014 artists! Once you find all the puzzle pieces and finish one puzzle, you′ll be able to submit an entry on the KCON 2014 Puzzle Event Page.

You must be logged in, but once you log in to Mwave, you′ll be able to CLICK on the puzzle piece, which will automatically fill up the missing piece in the puzzle. Once you complete one puzzle, you can submit an entry to the event - if you finish finding the pieces, no worries - the puzzle will reset and you′ll be able to participate again!

30 random participation prizes will receive a random K-Pop artist′s signed CD, but the TOP 3 Participants, who finish the most puzzles, will win a Logitech UE BOOM Bluetooth speaker!

Head over to the page now to get starting on your puzzles!The event is open NOW and will end on August 5!

EXO Goes Minimalist at ′Fashion KODE 2014′

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EXO took over the runway for Fashion KODE 2014, held at the aT Center in Seoul on July 16.

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Chan Yeol rocks a bowl cut

EXO took over the runway for Fashion KODE 2014, held at the aT Center in Seoul on July 16.

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Kai keeps it chic

EXO took over the runway for Fashion KODE 2014, held at the aT Center in Seoul on July 16.

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Se Hun would rather stare at Chan Yeol

EXO took over the runway for Fashion KODE 2014, held at the aT Center in Seoul on July 16

Shinhwa Rushing to Catch Up to Infinite in Semi-Finals for the 2014 Mwave K-Pop Star World Championship

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With the World Cup coming up, we here at Mwave decided that there′s been so many great acts lately in the K-Pop scene - so we′re holding our very own 2014 Mwave K-Pop Star World Championship!

We′ve only got one day left in the Mwave′s 2014 K-Pop Star World Championship Semi-Finals - and one team is racing to catch up!

Shinhwa, Infinite, T-ara and FT Island are the only four teams left in the Semi-Finals, with Shinhwa and Infinite in Bracket 4-A and T-ara and FT Island in Bracket 4-B.

Voting for semi-finals is currently open,from 7/7 to 7/17 , and in Bracket 4-A, Shinhwa is making a valiant effort to catch up to Infinite, though in Bracket 4-B, FT Island is still trailing behind T-ara.

Only one will move on from each bracket so get your votes in every single day!

The artists who reach 1st, 2nd and 3rd K-POP STAR WORLD CHAMPION will be awarded a special Gold, Silver and Bronze prize and we′ll also be awarding special gifts to 50 random participants!

Head over to the World Championship voting page now toparticipate!

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Vote for Your Favorite K-Dramas and Celebs for “Seoul International Drama 2014”

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Hey Soompiers!

Soompi is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting the voting for the Outstanding Korean Drama category for “Seoul International Drama 2014” [henceforth, written as SDA 2014] for the second year in a row! That’s right! If you were around for the voting last year, you’ll remember just how fierce and close the competition was.

Read: [Exclusive] “Seoul International Drama Awards 2013″ Winners and Performances from Kara, 4minute, B.A.P and More!

There are three sub-categories within Outstanding Korean Drama: Drama, Actor, Actress.

Your vote will decide who will take home the crown in the respective categories and the competition again looks pretty fierce with big names on the nomination list!

Vote here: http://www

Huh Gak & Eunji, Taeyang, and San E & Raina top Instiz chart for second week of July 2014

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The Instiz chart combines the overwhelming variety of charts that South Korea uses to rank music sales, and it"s also what fans use to determine whether their favorite artist has achieved an "All-Kill".

Check out the chart rankings for the second week of July (July 7 to July 13) below!


Instiz Chart Singles Ranking

1. Huh Gak & Eunji - "Break Up To Make Up" - 31,923 Points


2. Taeyang - "Eyes, Nose, Lips" - 22,728 Points


3. San E & Raina - "A Midsummer Night"s Sweetness" - 21,986 Points


4. Younha - "Umbrella" - 19,699 Points


5. f(x) - "Red Light" - 18,659 Points


6. g.o.d ft. Megan Lee - "The Story Of Our Lives" - 17,353 Points


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Shinhwa's Hyesung, Minwoo, and Junjin represent Korea in China's '2014 The Young The Future'

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Shinhwa"s Hyesung, Minwoo, and Junjin represented Korea in China!


The trio were in China on the 12th to represent Korea at the "2014 The Young The Future". The concert was held in Chongqing to give hope and dreams to the youth. Many fans gathered to see the Shinhwa members once they heard they"d be in the concert.


SEE ALSO: [Album and MV Review] f(x) - "Red Light"


Junjin MCed for the concert, and Junjin won over the audience with his usual amazing tact and wit. He also performed his songs "Love Isn"t Coming", "Painful Love", "WA", and "Hey ya". Hyesung was up next performing his songs "I Love You", "It Would Be Nice if It Was You", "Tic Toc Tic Toc", and "EX-MIND"

Shin Jung Hwan makes rare appearance at the '2014 Summer Night Party' to support his colleagues

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Shin Jung Hwan (39) reportedly made a rare appearance at the concert "2014 Summer Night Party" to support his colleagues, who he"s known since the "90s.


SEE ALSO: Shin Jung Hwan revealed to be in a one-year relationship


According to an exclusive by Sports DongA, Shin Jung Hwan showed up to the "2014 Summer Night Party" held at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel"s Walkerhill Theatre (WTR) in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul on July 11. During this concert, DJ DOC, Cool, Koyote, Kim Hyun Jung, DJ Koo, and more performed their hit songs. Right before Koyote was set to perform at around 8:20 PM KST, Shin Jung Hwan took a seat at a table in the VIP section along with his acquaintances.

He greeted several of those in attendance and stood out of his seat during the artists" performances to show his enthusiastic support

Shinhwa and FTISLAND Fall Behind in Semi-Finals for the 2014 Mwave K-Pop Star World Championship

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With the World Cup coming up, we here at Mwave decided that there′s been so many great acts lately in the K-Pop scene - so we′re holding our very own 2014 Mwave K-Pop Star World Championship!

We′re currently in the midst of Mwave′s 2014 K-Pop Star World Championship Semi-Finals, and two teams have already taken the lead!

Shinhwa, Infinite, T-ara and FT Island leapt to the Semi-Finals, with Shinhwa and Infinite in Bracket 4-A and T-ara and FT Island in Bracket 4-B.

Voting for semi-finals is currently open,from 7/7 to 7/17 , but in Bracket 4-A, Shinhwa is falling behind, while in Bracket 4-B, FT Island is also on the verge of dropping out.


There′s only two brackets left in the Semi-Finals, with SHINHWA going against INFINITE and T-ARA going against FT ISLAND

Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the month of June 2014

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The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.


SEE ALSO: Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the month of May 2014


Check out the chart rankings for the month of June 2014 (June 1 - June 30) below!


Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking

Rank Artist & Title Agency & Distributor 1 Taeyang - Eyes, Nose, Lips YG / Kt music 2 Gary ft. Jung In - Your Scent Leessang Company / Loen 3 San E & Raina - A Midsummer Night"s Sweetness Pledis / Brand New Music / Loen 4 Davichi - Again Core Contents Media / Universal Music 5 San E - What"s Wrong With Me Riwei Music & Media / Loen 6 Fly To The Sky - You You You
A&G Modes / Loen 7 Maroon 5 - Maps Interscope / Universal Music 8 B2ST - Good Luck Cube / Universal Music 9 B2ST - No More Cube / Universal Music 10 IU - Meaning Of You Loen Tree / Loen



Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking

Rank Artist & Album Album Sales Distributor 1 B2ST - Good Luck 88,800 Universal Music 2 Taeyang - RISE 52,859 Kt music 3 GOT7 - GOT♡ 38,505 Kt music 4 VIXX - Eternity 30,053 (Total Sales: 72,385) CJ E&M 5 B

SNSD′s Sooyoung and Oh Sang Jin to Host ′2014 Miss Korea Pageant′

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Oh Sang Jin and Girls′ Generation (SNSD)′s Sooyoung will be hosting the 2014 Miss Korea Pageant.

The pageant will be held on July 15.

Performing stars include DJ Koo, Fly to the Sky, DickPunks, pop-classic singer Jin Jung Hoon, pianist Shin Ji Ho and K-Girls, a group of Miss Korea finalists.

The two hosts previously hosted MBC′s Fantastic Duo together in 2009. The pageant will thus be their first feat together in five years.

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Shinhwa, Infinite, T-ara and FT Island Make the Semi-Finals for the 2014 Mwave K-Pop Star World Championship

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With the World Cup coming up, we here at Mwave decided that there′s been so many great acts lately in the K-Pop scene - so we′re holding our very own 2014 Mwave K-Pop Star World Championship!

Mwave′sK-Pop Star World Championship Quarter-Finals has wrapped and four teams have emerged victorious to make the Semi-Finals!

Though the Quarter-Finals were tough, eventually, Shinhwa, Infinite, T-ara and FT Island have leapt to the Semi-Finals!

Voting for semi-finals is currently open,from 7/7 to 7/17 , so make sure to get your votes in now!

There′s only two brackets left in the Semi-Finals, with SHINHWA going against INFINITE and T-ARA going against FT ISLAND. Only one will move on from each bracket so get your votes in every single day!

The artists who reach 1st, 2nd and 3rd K-POP STAR WORLD CHAMPION will be awarded a special Gold, Silver and Bronze prize and we′ll also be awarding special gifts to 50 random participants!

Head over to the World Championship voting page now toparticipate!

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