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6 preview nextview With more and more artistsmaking their anticipated comebacks, the K-pop charts have been getting filled with songs that we must listen to.
And some of the artists making their returns have been those who got their names out more than a decade ago.
So play through the playlist featuring some of the old and new K-pops in celebration of these amazing artists who never seem to quit dreaming their dreams! 1. Mad Clown- - Without You (Feat. Hyolyn)
Following Madly in Love
featuring SISTAR’s Soyou in his single album last year, which topped the music charts for weeks, Mad Clown is back with a new title featuring yet another SISTAR member, Hyolyn.
He didn’t let the fans down in this heart-wrenching song about a couple suffering from a break-up, in this perfect harmony between Mad Clown’s straightforward rapping full of emotions and Hyolyn’s sentimental vocals
With so many still trapped underwater with rescue missions continuing, starts sent their condolences and prayers for those who were affected by the sinking of the ferry on April 16.
There were more than 400 onboard, the majority of them high school students who were on a class field trip. As of April 17, there have been six casualties with an estimate of 290 people still missing.
Unable to do anything about the situations, stars expressed their sorrow through SNS, praying that everyone be rescued on the ship.
Song Seung Hun – I’m watching with a praying heart but this is just heartbreaking. I want to send my deepest sympathy to the sunken Jindo passenger ship and pray that all missing people be safe.
Super Junior Ryeowook – As soon as I came back to Korea, I heard the bad news
A Pink‘s Jung Eunji is quite busy as she prepares for her first show for the musical “Full House” amid promoting A Pink’s song “Mr. Chu.” On April 15, the singer posted on A Pink’s official Twitter, “Practicing for ‘Full House’ right now. Tomorrow is the first performance, and I’m nervous!” Along with the comment, the singer uploaded a picture of herself holding the script for the musical.
Although known as A Pink’s main vocal, the singer has established herself in the acting field, having acted as the lead role in the hit tvN drama “Reply 1997,” as well as joining Song Hye Kyo and Jo In Sung in the SBS drama “That Winter, The Wind Blows.” Furthermore, back in 2012, the singer had acted in the “Legally Blonde” musical, exemplifying her talents as both a singer and an actress
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
Diets seem to be required for all group members.
Many girl groups have shared their diet tips and revealed their meal plans on their SNS accounts. The A Pink members were no exception, who also had to go on diets before making a comeback, while A Pink’s Cho Rong’s diet plan once gathered a lot of public attention as well.
In a recent interview with Newsen, Cho Rong said, “I think that was two days before filming our music video. I packed my meals then, but I don’t eat like that anymore.” Then A Pink went on to explain why dieting is a must.
When asked if keeping up their bodies is hard, A Pink said, “We got used to it. The diet became a lot less harsh now but since we have to keep in shape, we feel nervous on the days we eat a lot. The company used to pressure us but now we self-manage our body
Lyn has been fairly busy in recent times. She has appeared on various variety shows such as “Radio Star” and “Immortal Song 2.” Now she is expanding her activities overseas, appearing on a Chinese variety show for the first time.
On April 10, Lyn appeared at a recording at the Chinese channel “Zhejiang TV” for their show “I Love to Remember the Lyrics” as a Korean representative. The show first started airing 2007 and since that time, it has been a popular music show featuring various famous guests. Korean guests have also frequented the show in past years, with actor Jang Geun Seuk and Miss A appearing on the show during the last couple years.
Lyn has seen her popularity surge in recent months thanks to the success of the SBS drama “Man from the Stars,” for which she provided the popular OST song “My Destiny
The Gaon Chart
is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon
in the United States
Check out the chart rankings for the month of March 2014 (March 1 - March 31) below!
Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking
Rank Artist & Title GAON Count Agency & Distributor
1 2NE1 - Come Back Home
55,739,833 YG / Kt music 2 Soyu & JungGiGo ft. Lil Boi - Some
51,413,256 Starship-X / Loen 3 Girls" Generation - Mr.Mr
45,751,147 SM / Kt music 4 CNBLUE - Can"t Stop
37,134,798 F&C Music / CJ E&M 5 2NE1 - Gotta Be You
37,111,946 YG / Kt music 6 Lyn - Miss You
KBS recently ruled some of rapper Mad Clown and singer Eddy Kim’s songs unfit for broadcast.
Mad Clown’s “Gum,” “Kkeng Cost,” and “Stalker,” and Eddy Kim’s “Slow Dance” were banned.
Mad Clown’s “Gum” was banned because the lyrics include the brand name ‘Mercedes,’ and “Kkeng Cost” because the title and lyrics include the word ‘kkeng cost,’ a slang expression referring to someone overplaying an injury for money. His song “Stalker” was banned for its slew of heavy profanity, both in Korean and English.
The ruling for Mad Clown’s “The Scent of Skin” was temporarily postponed due to the absence of one of the judges. That leaves one song from Mad Clown’s new mini album that is currently allowed on KBS: his title track “Without You” featuring Hyorin
This week’s episode of “Let’s Dance” features cute girl group A Pink and their latest comeback track “Mr. Chu.“
Like the previous “Let’s Dance” featuring Orange Caramel, A Pink explains the choreography through three small skits.
The first dance point, is currently nameless, is taught by Na Eun and Eunji and is done by showing your “couple ring” and then hugging. Hayoung and Bomi show the “Make him worry with ‘Flirting’ Dance” from the chorus of the song. Lastly, Namjoo and Chorong teach the “Playing hard to get” dance.
Watch the full lesson and learn the dance! English subtitles are available on the video
In a recent interview with “Star Today,” Kim Hyun Joong opened up about the possibility of a SS501 reunion.
He began by saying, “I think it’s a good thing I left (SS501) while we were still receiving a lot of love from the public.”
Kim Hyun Joong continued, “I don’t consider us disbanded. But, in this state (regarding his other members belonging to other agencies now), where we can’t even use our own group name, the situation is hardly ideal.”
He added, “Of course, there’s also the aspect of reuniting and being able to tour together and give concerts, as well as other rewards related to coming together again. To be honest, in my case, I don’t want to utilize cherished memories from the past for commercial gain. It would make more sense to do whatever we want as a group when we’re all ready and we all want it
There is a major upset on top of the chart this week. Veteran male soloist Lim Chang Jung’s “Ordinary Song” is anything but ordinary as it moves up 20 big spots and leaps over many top idol artists to No. 1 this week. “Ordinary Song” just edged out last week’s No. 1 2NE1’s “Come Back Home” by four points. Congratulations to him.
Lim started his singing career in 1995, and reached a peak in the early 2000′s. Nearly all his album title songs reached No. 1 on the chart back then. He abruptly quit singing after releasing his 10th album in 2003 to focus on his acting career. In 2009 Lim came back to the music scene and released his 11th album. He regained a lot of popularity last year with the song “About Me.”
“Ordinary Song” is the title track of Lim Chang Jung’s 12th album, his first full length album in nearly five years
2NE1’s “Come Back Home” becomes our new No. 1 song this week, swapping positions with Girls’ Generation’s “Mr. Mr.”
“Come Back Home” won on M!Countdown and also ranked higher than “Mr. Mr.” on GAON, Billboard Korea, and most internet charts, enabling 2NE1 to claim the top spot over Girls’ Generation. Congratulations to 2NE1. Next week we expect these two songs to battle again for the top spot.
There are two new songs in the top 10 this week, both are from sub-units. Moving up 20 spots to No. 3 is Orange Caramel’s “Catallena.” The After School sub-unit returns to the top 10 for the first time in one and a half year. “Catallena” is an Indian style dance track inspired by a Punjabi folk song “Jutti Meri
Yang Hyun Suk revealed his plans for Psy and Big Bang to make their comebacks soon and more!
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The March 29th broadcast of KBS 2TV"s "Entertainment Relay" featured a continuation of Yang Hyun Suk"s interview from last week, Yang Hyun Suk commented on his growing list of actors, "Cha Seung Won sshi recently joined YG Entertainment but I have not seen him face-to-face yet. The actors who I directly picked up were Park Han Byul, Goo Hye Sun, and Yoo In Na."
Yoo In Na shared her gratitude and respect towards her CEO Yang Hyun Suk, "The person who first gave me the opportunity was CEO [Yang Hyun Suk]." Yoo In Na also acknowledged that Yang Hyun Suk is the most handsome man in her eyes, explaining, "In terms of work and love, and in all aspects, he seems to be the most manly style
Old school girl group S.E.S member Shoo (Yoo Soo Young) is venturing into the acting world. She recently signed on with Run Entertainment, which also houses actresses Shin Eun Kyung and Kim Hye Sun.
Run Entertainment CEO Go Song Ah said on March 27, “Yoo Soo Young, who received a lot of love as a member of the girl group S.E.S, will be coming back as an actress with depth and maturity.”
After marrying basketball player Im Hyo Sung in 2010, Shoo focused mainly on married life. While she occasionally appeared on variety shows, she didn’t have continuous broadcast activities, focusing on motherhood and raising three children. However, after much support from her husband, she decided to take a stab at acting
Boy band JACE member Jo Seung Hyun recently took a candid photo with fellow “Man from The Stars” co-star Kim Soo Hyun.
On March 26, Jo Seung Hyun updated his Weibo with a photo he had taken with Kim Soo Hyun. Both actors gained massive popularity for their respective roles in the drama, “Man from The Stars.”
Netizens who saw the photo commented, “And here I thought ‘Man from The Stars’ had already ended,” “It’s Do Min Joon,” “Young Hwi Kyung and Professor Do,” and “They’re both so adorable.”
Both shot scenes where Do Min Joon had interacted with young Hwi Kyung, Chun Song Yi’s former classmate who has unrequited feelings for her. The older Hwi Kyung was played by Park Hae Jin.”Man from The Stars” is about an alien who landed on earth 400 years ago during the Joseon dynasty and ends up falling in love with a top actress from the modern era
On the second episode of Mnet variety show “Dirty Talk” aired on March 27, the panelists discussed the subject of whether BIGBANG’s G-Dragon or Block B’s Zico is the better rapper.
In order to properly compare the two, the show had prepared a chart of idol rapper rankings currently making its rounds on an online community forum. According to the chart, Zico ranks at number one, with G-Dragon in second place, and B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk and Block B’s Kyung tied for third. They are followed by BIGBANG’s T.O.P and Brown Eyed Girls‘ Miryo, while BEAST‘s Yong Jun Hyung and 2NE1‘s CL are notable mentions
Widely recognized for her “Let It Go” cover, Son Seung Yeon a.k.a. Sonnet Son released a teaser for upcoming music video for “I’m Okay, Now” on March 27 KST.
Her agency stated, “About 500 participants from the general public contributed to Sonnet Son’s newest music video, which we will be revealing very soon.”
Sonnet Son’s music video will be released on April 1 and is about moving past a breakup and the feelings associated with it.
The producers and staff of the music video collected responses from 500 seoul citizens who were asked to share about how they knew they were finally over their previous ex.
Staff representatives also added, “We were able to gather many stories, since everyone has gone through it
With a random Hollywood movie(?) playing in the background, Winner’s Kang Seung Yoon and Song Min Ho sang the new song Wild Boy for the Monthly Yoon Jong Shin project.
The music video was released on March 26, revealing the voices of Kang Seung Yoon and Song Min Ho who participated in the project due to Kang Seung Yoon’s close relationship with Yoon Jong Shin through Mnet’s Superstar K2.
The Monthly Yoon Jong Shin project showcases a new song written by Yoon Jong Shin and sung by a new singer every month. Previously participants include Kim Yeon Woo, Lee Sang Soon, Lee Jung, Jung Joon Il, Postino, Swings, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, Clazziquai’s Horan, Park Jung Hyun, Jung In, and more.
Photo Credit: Junoscene Film Corporation
On a new episode of Mnet"s variety show "Dirty Talk" which dish on the hot topics of the music industry, the MCs discussed the question of whether Big Bang"s leader G-Dragon or Block B"s leader Zico was the better rapper.
The MCs began with both of the boys" history and background. Lee Sang Min, former member of Roo"ra, said, "G-Dragon"s history begins as a part of Little Roo"ra. Starting from the age of six, he had a strong sense of pride. At the time, he even did the Roo"ra rap in his style. He was of the opinion, "I won"t follow the Roo"ra rap exactly" and did it in his own way at such a young age."
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Jewelry"s Yewon, who has a one-day MC on the show, revealed that she is good friends with Zico, but has personally never come face to face with G-Dragon
Yay – The Target, the remake of French movie Point Blank, is hitting theaters soon. One fateful night, Ryu Seung-ryong (j’adore!) is falsely accused of murder, and a manhunt ensues by those on either side of the law. Lee Jin-wook, a doctor, somehow gets mixed up with Ryu Seung-ryong, and as a consequence, his wife is taken hostage. In desperation, the doctor teams up with the fugitive to find his beloved. And all of this happens in 36 hours. Whew.
The trailer is fast-paced and intense, with flying bullets, chase scenes, explosions, and hottie Ryu Seung-ryong (Gift of Room 7, Personal Taste) whupping asses. Lee Jin-wook (Nine), in his first leading big screen role, looks appropriately devastated in the preview and ready to do anything to get his wife back