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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 3

By in News posted Oct April 20th, 2014 No comments

A Pink’s “Mr. Chu” comes from outside of the top 10 and moves up 16 spots to become our new No. 1 song this week!

This song swept all the music shows last week and easily won over Lee Sun Hee’s “Meet Him Among Them.” Orange Caramel’s “Catallena” rounds out the all female top three this week.

“Mr. Chu” is the title track of A Pink’s 4th mini album, “Pink Blossom.” It is a cute pop dance song about the thrill of sharing the first kiss with one’s significant other. The various synth effects and the upbeat rhythm highlight the sweet and lovable qualities of A Pink. This is A Pink’s second No. 1 song on our chart as they did it last year with “NoNoNo.” Congratulations to A Pink.

Besides “Mr

Mad Clown Has Never Met Anyone Like SISTAR’s Hyolyn

By in News posted Oct April 19th, 2014 No comments

Mad Clown expressed his affection towards SISTAR’s Hyolyn.

Mad Clown released his second mini album Fierce on April 4 with the title track Without You featuring SISTAR’s Hyolyn, ranking high on various music charts.

In a recent interview with Newsen, Mad Clown expressed his thoughts on making another hit with Without You, following his last hit with Stupid In Love featuring Soyou in 2013

When asked if he feels his current popularity, Mad Clown hesitated for a moment and said, “I don’t really know. It still feels awkward. I feel good but embarrassed at the same time. I usually walk around without having shaved or washed my hair, but I’m embarrassed when there are people who recognize me.”

About making another hit with Without You, Mad Clown said, “I feel relieved

Choi Jin Hyuk Constantly Told Himself Song Ji Hyo is Pretty

By in News posted Oct April 19th, 2014 No comments

Would it be possible for a divorced couple to fall in love with each other again?

In the recently ended tvN drama Emergency Couple, Choi Jin Hyuk acted as ‘Oh Chang Min’ who falls in love with his ex-wife ‘Oh Jin Hee,’ played by Song Ji Hyo.

In a recent interview with Newsen, however, Choi Jin Hyuk waved off as he said, “It’s not an easy thing for a divorced couple to fall in love with each other again.”

He continued, “Of course, it’s possible and it probably happens somewhere. But among the cast members, we said that it’s possible because it’s a drama, especially because Chang Min and Jin Hee hated each other when they split up.”

As personal thoughts are separate from the drama role, what did Choi Jin Hyuk do to play Oh Chang Min, who falls for his ex-wife?

He said, “I constantly thought to myself, ‘Song Ji Hyo is pretty, she is pretty

Kim Myung Min, Park Min Young and More Introduce Drama and Characters of ‘Reformation’

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

With only days left until Reformation will air the first episode, the main cast introduced the characters and things to watch out for in the drama.

Lead actor Kim Myung Min will be acting as ace lawyer ‘Kim Sung Joo’ in a large law firm, who prides himself in having 100% winning rate with every case. This will be his return to the small screen after two years since he starred in The King of Dramas.

In the interview clip uploaded on the drama’s homepage, Kim Myung Min said, “It’s a drama about a man, who lived his life for money and victory by taking any measures, losing his memories and slowly changing himself.”

He also said, “In a situation where a man’s life completely changes, it will be interesting to watch how ‘Suk Joo’ will choose to live his ‘second life

Interview with Uprising YouTube Star Megan Lee!

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

Some might already be familiar with Megan Lee through her participation on MBC’s audition program “Birth of a Great Star,” or have come across one of her many videos on YouTube. Already active as a YouTube artist, she continually tries to stretch her boundaries as an artist. Currently preparing for her official debut, which is just around the corner, Megan Lee was gracious enough to set aside time from her VERY busy schedule (read the interview to find out) to share with us just her pretty awesome journey.

Here’s a quick bio, and scroll down for the interview. ^^

PROFILE
Name: Megan Lee
D.O.B: September 18,1995 in California, United States
Agency Label: Soulshop Entertainment
Appearances: “Birth of a Great Star” season 1 & 2

OFFICIAL SNS (hover over the links to go to the respective page)
YouTube Channel
Facebook
Twitter

ALBUM
* March 2011 – Love, Laugh & Live [Single]
* July 2011 – Destiny [Single]
* October 2011 – Destiny [Single]

FILM CAREER
* 2008 – Tranquility [Role: Sun Kim] – Short Film
* 2009 – Crush [Role: Jeremy's Sister]- Short Film
* 2010 – The Legend of Beaver Dam [Role: JuJu] – Short Film
* 2010 – The Case Against Jill [Role: Jill] – Short Film

AWARDS
* 2008 – Award of Merit (U

Pianist Yiruma Receives Standing Ovation During Sold-Out Concert in Singapore

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!

The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.

“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”

“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be

Haru Feels the YG Love, JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong Asks What’s Your Name and More

By in News posted Oct April 14th, 2014 No comments

From YG Family took over our SNS feeds to top stars kicking back with a few drinks, flip through to see today’s Twitter Roundup.

2NE1’s Sandara Park and Tablo’s daughter Haru made an adorable pair, as Sandara Park tweeted on April 13, Harudara (Haru + Sandara Park)! Our pretty Haru~ With Dara auntie.”

Haru was the center of attention all day as Big Bang’s Taeyang posted a photo with her as well, writing “My superstar #Haru.”

Sandara Park also tweeted a photo with Tablo, writing “Epik High’s Love Love Love~!!! I love that song~ I loved being able to collab with the Epik High oppas at this year’s family concert~!!!”

Over on Instagram, she postedthe above photo pm April 14 with the caption, “Same beanie, different feel

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 2

By in News posted Oct April 13th, 2014 No comments

Lim Chang Jung repeats as No. 1 for the second week in a row with “Ordinary Song.” In another wide open week last week in which different songs were winning on various music shows, “Ordinary Song” was clearly the most consistent song amongst music charts and was able to win again. Congratulations to Lim Chang Jung.

Moving up three spots to No. 2 is Orange Caramel’s “Catallena.” This song dropped to No. 5 last week and was able to rebound three spots up to second this week, just ten points below “Ordinary Song.” Historically, Orange Caramel’s songs have done well and also fared better than After School’s songs on our chart. This time is no exception. Let see if “Catallena” can move up to the top spot next week.

There are four new songs in the top 10, all by non-idol artists

Kim Hyun Joong Talks About Facing Drama Competition with Kim Soo Hyun

By in News posted Oct April 12th, 2014 No comments

Kim Hyun Joong revealed his thoughts on having competed with Kim Soo Hyun through the dramas airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

In an interview that took place in a café near Samcheong-dong, Kim Hyun Joong confessed how he felt when he compared the viewership ratings of KBS 2TV’s The Age of Feeling and SBS’s You Who Came From the Stars.

About acting as ‘Shin Jung Tae’ in The Age of Feeling, he said, “I did everything that I could. I poured my everything in to the point that I wouldn’t have made it to 25th episode.”

Despite Kim Hyun Joong’s enthusiastic performance, The Age of Feeling recorded a relatively low viewership rating, because it faced You Who Came From the Stars, which reached 30% ratings

POP QUIZ: Which Running Man Member Are You?

By in News posted Oct April 10th, 2014 No comments

Which Running Man Member Are You? 


SEE ALSO: 2NE1, 2PM, and Mystic89 artists spotted filming for "Running Man"

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IU’s Composition for HIGH4 Tops Online Music Charts

By in News posted Oct April 10th, 2014 No comments

4-member boy group HIGH4 officially made its debut just a few days ago and is already garnering attention for topping a total of seven online music charts with single “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms.

Singer IU wrote the lyrics to HIGH4′s debut track, and while IU has written the lyrics for her own songs before, this is her first time as the writer for another artist’s song. Due to her long-time friendship with member Kim Sung Gu, IU has also participated in the music video. In a previous interview, it was released that MBLAQ’s Thunder, Fiestar’s Hye Mi, IU, and HIGH4’s Kim Sung Gu used to hang out in their trainee days, calling themselves the “Jjuguri” group

Eric Nam Breaks Out of the Mold with ′Ooh Ooh′

By in News posted Oct April 10th, 2014 No comments

After 15 months since his last single, Eric Nam is finally back - not that it ever seemed like he was really away.

Appearing on television every week, interviewing top international stars, and greeting overseas fans through various programs, Eric Nam has been working hard, and working a lot - but not quite in the capacity that he wanted.

“I think last year was a very difficult and trying year for me personally and professionally, on many levels,” said Eric Nam, in an interview with Mwave’s enewsWorld. “And part of that came from the fact that I came and signed as a singer and .. I wasn’t singing. To be releasing one song a year, and this song 15 months after that song - as a singer, it’s very depressing in a way. It’s disheartening.”

But thankfully, Eric Nam’s latest single, Ooh Oohhas already been garnering a positive response, despite, or perhaps, because of, the different direction he’s gone since releasing his soft ballad, Heaven’s Door

IU Interviews Rookie Group HIGH4 for “I’M” Series

By in News posted Oct April 9th, 2014 No comments

Singer IU recently interviewed rookie group HIGH4, who released their music video for “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms” on April 7. In the interview, the boys explain the meaning behind their group name, “HIGH4,” which stands for reaching the top as a four-member group in various fields such as singing, acting, dancing, and also in musicals. IU also sang a duet with the group to highlight their vocal talent.

Another fun fact revealed in the interview was that MBLAQ’s Thunder, Fiestar’s Hye Mi, IU, and HIGH4’s Kim Sung Gu used to hang out in their trainee days, calling themselves the “Jjuguri” group.

For their individual interviews, HIGH4 leader Kim Sung Gu attempted to list nine charismatic points about himself

Kim Hyun Joong Plans on Enlisting in the Army Next Year

By in News posted Oct April 9th, 2014 No comments

Recently having starred in a drama as the lead actor, Kim Hyun Joong shared his plans to enlist in the army.

Attending an interview for KBS 2TV’s The Age of Feeling in a café near Samcheong-dong, Kim Hyun Joong revealed, “I’m planning to enlist in the army when I turn 30.”

“I should be enlisting soon since I’ll be in level 1. Some people might not be so fond of the fact that I’m enlisting so late. It’s because of my career as an entertainer, but I still want to apologize. I was waiting for the right time and I will surely be enlisting now. I will be leaving early next year,” said Kim Hyun Joong.

He also shared his thoughts on turning 30. He said, “I think I will feel heaviness. I thought I’d get married when I’m 30. When I was 20 years old, 30 year olds seemed like real adults

“Witch’s Love” Reveals Picture and Video Teasers with Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon

By in News posted Oct April 4th, 2014 No comments

Cable network tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Witch’s Love” has started filming, and the network has been steadily releasing picture and video teasers of the main couple via the drama’s official homepage and SNS posts.

One of the picture teasers shows the duo at the drama’s first filming, with Park Seo Joon has his arm around Uhm Jung Hwa’s shoulder while they pose holding up their scripts, while in another picture, both have bright smiles on their faces. Other teasers for the drama reveal a comfortable, playful nature. Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon also share the ideal height difference of approximately 20 cm (7.87 inches), creating a warm visual appearance.



The network also put out a making teaser video for the drama which displayed Park Seo Joon and Uhm Jung Hwa’s chemistry with one another

JJCC Reaches for the Top with Jackie Chan

By in News posted Oct March 31st, 2014 No comments

JJCC - written J-J-C-C and pronounced Double JC - has got world star written all over it - literally.

“JJCC stands for Jackie Chan Joint Culture, so it means, with Jackie Chan, let’s spread K-Pop. And Double JC stands for Double Joy Creative, which means, let’s create double the joy,” explained the group’s leader, Simba, in an interview with enewsWorld.

Borne out of Jackie Chan Group Korea, JJCC is the first K-Pop idol group to benefit from being reared by a true international icon - Jackie Chan himself.

Composed of four Koreans (Simba, E.co, Eddy and San Cheong) and one Chinese Australian (Prince Mak), JJCC was created with the intent to spread K-pop and Korean culture internationally. And though the goals might be lofty, it seems Jackie Chan and his Korea Group have taken pains to rear a group that may manage to reach that longevity that eludes many idol groups

5 K-Pop Music Video conventions we’ve seen enough of

By in News posted Oct March 30th, 2014 No comments
Music videos are a vital component to K-Pop. Many times an MV is released before the album or single and without an entertaining MV, the album often falls flat. You can tell the amount of interest in a band by the amount of views an MV gets on YouTube, and for many K-pop fans how the band looks is just as important as how well they perform. Despite this importance in MVs, there seems to be little variety at times as they put into effect relatively overused concepts, so here are some themes I"ve noticed over the years that seem to have become quite banal:


SEXY CONCEPT This isn"t the first time I"ve ranted about this and it probably won"t be the last. When I got into K-Pop, I was struck by how gorgeous the performers were. Alluring, mysterious, bold, demure, you name it -- the girls were all kinds of attractive

Teen Top Goes “Crazy” During “High Kick” Tour in NYC

By in News posted Oct March 28th, 2014 No comments

Last Sunday night was a roller-coaster ride of emotions as fans (“Angels”) laughed, cries and obsessed over their favorite K-Pop celebs at the first stop of the U.S. leg of Teen Top’s “2014 HIGH KICK World Tour” in NYC. The tour, crowdfunded by fans via Krowdpop, is part of Mnet America’s Headliner series, which also brought U-KISS and CNBlue’s U.S. tours this year. The tour will spawn documentary series “Go! Teen Top,” which will give fans an insider look into the boys’ lives behind-the-scenes.

Even before the show began, the Best Buy Theater in Times Square was abuzz with fans’ excitement as a wave of fan chants could be heard echoing around the venue. At 7:30, the white curtain covering the stage dramatically gave way to the six shadows in a picture-perfect formation

SISTAR, Girl′s Day and More Attend ′Kwak Hyun Joo′ Show at Seoul Fashion Week

By in News posted Oct March 26th, 2014 No comments
preview nextview 1/20 preview nextview SISTAR′s Bora covers up in an airy suit

Korea′s stylish stars were spotted in the audience of designer Kwak Hyun Joo′s show for 2014 F/W Seoul Fashion Week, held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza on March 26.

Photo credit: Newsen/Lee Ji Suk

Dasom follows behind in a similar wide leg pant suit

Korea′s stylish stars were spotted in the audience of designer Kwak Hyun Joo′s show for 2014 F/W Seoul Fashion Week, held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza on March 26.

Photo credit: Newsen/Lee Ji Suk

SISTAR pulls off the look confidently

Korea′s stylish stars were spotted in the audience of designer Kwak Hyun Joo′s show for 2014 F/W Seoul Fashion Week, held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza on March 26

Pop Quiz: Which member of 2NE1 or Girls’ Generation are you?

By in News posted Oct March 25th, 2014 No comments

SEE ALSO: Pop Quiz: Which Entertainment label is for me?

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