As we all know, allkpop covers everything related to Korean pop culture, especially K-Pop. Then what of the so-called "under[ground]" music scene in South Korea? When do non-K-Pop artists get to see the light of day? Unfortunately, pop music dominates charts and radio time over in Korea much like it does here in the States. Artists without a major label backbone frequently go unnoticed and get silently buried underneath the plethora of boy bands and girl groups. However, thanks to our ever-so reliable pal, the internet, these underground artists can also share their lovely music sans big promotional budgets and lengthy contracts. If the web hasn"t been too helpful a tool in discovering the backwaters of the Korean music industry, don"t lose hope just yet! I will get you started on familiarizing yourself with some non-K-Pop/under sounds with five songs, each belonging to a different genre
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Most major idol groups have spun off units, but these days, the members aren’t always of the same breed.In fact, idols are mixing and matching with one another across groups, and we want to know which cross-group unit is your favorite!
From the most notable Trouble Maker to the latest ToHeart and even a few throwback unit groups, read on to see a few of our favorites and, of course, vote!
SHINee’s Key and Infinite’s Woohyun took their friendship to the next level, forming K-Pop’s latest cross-group unit, ToHeart.
If stalking the BFFs on Instagram just isn’t enough for you, watch the boys bring the funk in Delicious.
Two Song Place
Two Song Place might be the most random of unit groups, comprised of FT Island’s Song Seung Hyun and gag woman Song Eun I
Putting a smile on the faces of fans, Infinite’s Woo Hyun and SHINee’s Key finally teamed up as ToHeart to reveal their Delicious music video!
Full of colors and fun moments, the Delicious music video proved to be one giant present for that fans, who ship these two best friends. As proven through the flipbook in the attic room, these boys go way back and share everything from bunk beds to bathrooms, even a table at the Milky Way café.
E: This is a dusty room
G: Yeah... I think it′s like an attic or something
E: Key looks so avant garde....and Woo Hyun looks so normal
E: I know they′re bffs but this is still kind of an odd pairing
E: What are they looking for?
G: Old treasure chest!
E: Aww what a cute animation sequence
G: flip books!
E: hehe Woo Hyun was tubby
Even though it cannot repeat the perfect score of last week, the duet “Some” between Soyu and Junggigo is No. 1 for the third straight week. This song just keeps piling up music show wins. Even before very strong competitions, this week “Some” still wins on KBS Music Bank. Odds don’t favor this song to be No. 1 again next week since we have a trio of major artists coming back and eyeing the top spot (more on that below). But “Some” has been incredibly durable in popularity and may surprise again next week.
We have five new songs in the top 10 this week. Just below “Some” is our highest new song. Moving up 17 spots to No. 2 is Sunmi’s new hit “Full Moon.” Last year, Sunmi successfully came back as a solo artist with the chart topping hit “24 Hours
EPISODE 15 RECAP by Dramabeans
Even after Shinichi receives one of Baek-san’s finishing moves, he continues to fight until a group of Kaya’s henchmen come to fetch him on her orders. Shinichi refuses at first, wanting to finish the fight, but acquiesces immediately when the henchmen show him a mysterious black bag.
Baek-san acts all friendly to Jung-tae after the fight, though Jung-tae’s not too keen on returning the kindness. He promises to repay the debt he owes Baek-san (for saving him from Shinichi), but there’s something darker in that promise—he’s talking revenge.
But Baek-san, none the wiser, tells him that he owes him nothing: “Hwangbang will always protect you.” Oh, you mean when Hwangbang isn’t trying to kill him?
Kaya gets another chance to ask Leader Seol who killed her mother, but instead of answering her directly he tells her about her mother; the way she lived and the way she was loved at Club Shanghai, even though she was the highest female on the yakuza food chain
Kdrama Three Days: Episode 2 RECAP by Drama Beans
In the woods, a SWAT team sweeps the area with dogs as a man flees for cover.
Inside the presidential villa, Security Team Leader Ham sits with his shirt off after bandaging a wound in his arm. He growls that the suspect in the assassination attempt against the president has been spotted: “It’s Secret Service agent Han Tae-kyung.”
And back in the woods, we see that it’s Tae-kyung who’s being chased by the army of agents. Crud.
90 minutes earlier. March 5. 8:00 PM.
We go back to the moment of the blackout, this time from the Secret Service agents’ perspective from inside the villa. They scramble to get communications back up to check on the president’s status when the shots ring out: one, two, three
The nation’s girl group Girls’ Generation has returned.
News outlet Star News met up with the nine girls backstage at MNet’s “M!Countdown” on March 6, and when asked to describe their feelings about making a comeback, they revealed, “We were really sorry for our fans because after revealing teasers and the comeback date, it [the comeback] was postponed. We felt anxious as we wanted to release our new song fast.”
The girl group’s original plan was to first reveal their fourth mini album “Mr.Mr.” on February 19, and then perform their comeback stage on “M!Countdown” the day after. However, due to issues with corrupted music video data, their album was released a few days later on February 24.
Despite the small setbacks, their title track “Mr
Shockwaves were sent around the nation as news of a woman committing suicide during the recording of a popular dating show “Jjak” (or “Match/Couple”) hit the media.
The woman was a contestant on the show and was discovered dead in the female contestants’ lodging room. The police has been investigating the other contestants as well as the staff members.
On March 5, the Seogwipo Police revealed that the woman (Ms. Jeon, age 29) was found dead in the bathroom. She was discovered by another female contestant and a producer.
The other contestants were having dinner at around 8PM on this day on the first floor. After dinner was over, they realized that Ms. Jeon was not present. So a female contestant went up to the second floor to look for Ms. Jeon, when she found Ms. Jeon with a hair dryer cord around her neck
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Seung-nyang continued to have nightmares and showed the new bruise she got on her neck to Taltal (Why am I getting a couple vibe from these two?!). Taltal had ordered for his men to find the shaman in the capital and told Seung-nyang about the tag for the Grim Reaper with her name on it, which would be hidden somewhere around her quarters. The maids conducted a search around her quarters and started digging the compound; however, nothing was found yet. Ta-hwan got to know about the curse after witnessing Seung-nyang having the nightmare and choking him in the process. He also thought that Tanashiri was the only person who would do such thing and he couldn’t stand still, watching her in that kind of suffering
MR.MR’s agency, Winning Insight M, released its official statement on the recent controversy surrounding MR.MR’s new song titled MR.MR, dissing Girls’ Generation (SNSD).
The agency reported on March 5, “It’s true the song was made to diss. But it was geared towards SM Entertainment. We have nothing against SNSD.”
Below is the official statement released by Lee Sung Ho, the CEO of Winning Insight M.
“Hello, this is CEO Lee Sung Ho from MR.MR’s agency, Winning Insight M. I am writing to explain the controversy surrounding dissing SNSD. It’s true we dissed, but it was geared towards SM Entertainment, and we have nothing against SNSD.”
“I’d like to let you know that this is really about the relationship between grand sized agencies and the small sized ones
Winning Insight releases official position on MR.MR’s ‘diss’ song towards Girls’ Generation’s title track name
As mentioned before, when fans took a closer look at the lyrics for the boy group"s song, many interpreted the lyrics to be directed towards Girls" Generation and wondered if this was supposed to be a "diss" song. The boys" agency responded to say that it was indeed aimed towards Girls" Generation"s latest release.
With many directing negative comments toward MR.MR, the agency"s CEO has spoken up to explain their position and why they felt the need to release the group"s recent song through a post on the agency homepage
While under the sleepy effects of pain medicine, Jin-hee is dreaming of past happy (and sexy) times with Chang-min. In the real world, Chang-min kisses her, then notes the small smile on her face.
Later, Chun-soo comes to check on Jin-hee just as she’s waking up. She tries to get out of bed but he grabs her wrist and tells her to stay and rest. The wrist-grab seems to affect Jin-hee, and she weakly insists that she needs to get back to work, but Chun-soo gruffly tells her that doctors can’t get sick or hurt, because patients sometimes come from very far away to see a doctor, and it’s not right if the doctor is sick or hurt themselves. Jin-hee promises it won’t happen again, and obediently lays back down to rest.
Chang-min tells Yong-gyu about the accident, saying that he’s the best driver ever, so that call “from someone” must have gotten him upset enough to be careless
KARA member Han Seung Yeon and actor Kim Ji Hoon are going to be starring in a new MBC drama called, “Jang Bori Is Here!”
On March 3, MBC representatives told My Daily, “Han Seung Yeon and Kim Ji Hoon will be appearing in ‘Jang Bori’s Here.’”
Han Seung Yeon will be playing the role of Joo Ga Eul, the youngest child of a rich family, who has a spirited personality. Kim Ji Hoon will be playing the role of Joo Ga Eul’s older brother, Joo Chan Woo, a prosecutor.
Another actor beside Han Seung Yeon and Kim Ji Hoon confirmed to appear in “Jang Bori Is Here!” is actor Oh Chang Suk.
The first episode of MBC drama, “Jang Bori is Here!” is scheduled to air on the weekends sometime in April, following the end of drama, “Give Love Away
CN Blue’s Lee Jong Hyun took away Kim Woo Bin’s heart by singing in the rain.
During CN Blue’s comeback show titled Can’t Stop aired on March 2, Kim Woo Bin said, “CN Blue shines when it’s on stage, and I get sucked into their performance.”
Then he shared, “On the last day of filming A Gentleman’s Dignity, it started raining. Then when we were taking a break, Jong Hyun played the guitar and stared into my eyes, and I fell in love.”
Park Shin Hye, who acted alongside Jung Yong Hwa said, “His [Jung Yong Hwa′s] eyes shine when he acts and I can tell he wants to do well, but when he does music, his eyes change completely. I was surprised when I saw his performance in person.”
Another actor Park Hae Jin also praised CN Blue by commenting, “When I watch Lee Jung Shin perform on stage, I wonder if it’s the same Jung Shin that I know
Soyu and Jungigo’s “Some” not only repeated as No. 1 on our chart this week, but it becomes the first song in more than five and a half years to achieve a perfect score of 1000 points. The last song did it was Lee Hyori’s “U-Go-Girl” back in August Week 3 of 2008.
“Some” swept all the music shows last week and was also topped both GAON and Billboard Korea. It is still winning on music shows this week, and will be the favorite to be our No. 1 song for the third consecutive weeks next week. The question is whether “Some” can have another perfect score. We’ll find out next week.
Coming in a distant second to “Some” is our highest top 10 entry this week. Moving up 19 spots to No. 2 is a very special collaboration between Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and SHINee’s Jonghyun
The Girls’ Generation members prove that they’re not just a group of girls who sing and dance on stage, but they also have the ability to move the heart by singing in dramas.
While it may not be all nine of them belting it out for these dramas, here are the members who made their names known in the drama world.
Now flaunting her vocals through her musical, Seohyun has previously shined as a drama OST artist as well. .
She’s sung for the history drama, Kim Soo Ro as well as Fashion King, which we’re guessing she took part in to support her fellow member Yuri, who was starring in the drama
BTS is back with a new album and title track Boys in Luv, but don’t go taking the boys for softies now.
In fact, these lovesick boys are still rough around the edges, as BTS maintains its signature swag on the track and throughout the album.
BTS recently answered a few questions for enewsWorld, so read on if you’re prepared to be schooled – excuse us – skooled on love. Teenage love.
Could you talk a little bit about the new album ‘Skool Luv Affair?’
It’s our third record since we made our debut. It hasn’t even been a year yet, so it’s hard to believe that it’s our third. We’re really proud of ourselves. If the previous albums covered slightly serious topics, we picked ‘Love’ as the keyword this time around. Teenage love
With Episodes 20 and 21 “Man from the Stars” has officially come to an end. The final two episodes aired amongst great speculation about possible endings and the delivery was filled with largely satisfying emotions. That being said, saying goodbye is never easy, no matter if you are an alien, an actress, or an invested viewer.
Key Plot Developments:
Min Joon Explains His View on Death
During his 400 years on Earth, Min Joon has seen death countless times, but it is only now that he has experienced love that he understands the point of trying. It’s the moments in life that are the most important. Even with the certainty of death, we can still live happy lives.
Min Joon’s First Family Dinner
Not only is this meal Min Joon’s first dinner with his in-laws, it’s also his first meal with a family
And boy, was it grand.
You Who Came From the Stars left us with warm fuzzy feelings to know that Do Min Joon and Chun Song Yi′s relationship somehow worked out, at the same time, putting an emphasis on how precious time spent with a loved one is.
It was great while it lasted, and here are our final top 10 moments of You Who Came From the Stars.
Do Min Joon: Chun Song Yi. My beloved, Chun Song Yi.
Don′t wear such revealing outfits while it′s cold.
You′re prettier when you′re covered up.
Like I said before, kiss scenes and back hugs scenes are a no.
Passionate romance, no.
Don′t get sick and don′t look at negative comments