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GOT7 and Heyne Show Off Their Cute Charms Backstage at “Music Bank”

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GOT7 and Heyne Show Off Their Cute Charms Backstage at “Music Bank”

Solo artist Heyne and boy group GOT7 got together for an adorable picture while hanging out backstage at KBS‘ “Music Bank.”

Heyne’s agency Crescendo Music wrote on their official SNS, “Heyne reunited with GOT7 members, with whom she has gotten closer through previous broadcasts. They had a fun time dancing the bull dance of ‘Red Lie‘ and the point dance of ‘A.’ We hope both artists succeed!”

'Music Bank' Highlights: B1A4 Wins # 1 On The July 25, 2014 Episode + Performance Recap

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'Music Bank' Highlights: B1A4 Wins # 1 On The July 25, 2014 Episode + Performance Recap

Another week is here and KBS” “Music Bank” featured some of your favorite K-pop idols last night. Great stage settings and screams were all seen and heard.

Several stars made comebacks this week. SISTAR sang “Ok Go” and “Naughty Hands” while 4Minute”s HyunA made her solo comeback with “Red.”  Block B performed their new single “H.E.R,” and Homme sang “It Girl.”  Gorgeous female group BESTie are back with “Hot Baby,” and young rising star HEYNE returned with “Red Lie.”  Boys Republic sang “Dress Up” and Cross Gene performed “Shooting Star.”

GOT7 reveal profiles and statements for Youngjae, BamBam, and Jr.

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GOT7 reveal profiles and statements for Youngjae, BamBam, and Jr.

After unveiling their photos, GOT7″s Youngjae, BamBam, and Jr. are back to themselves through their profiles and statements!

SEE ALSO: GOT7 release teaser images for Youngjae, BamBam, and Jr.

GOT7″s debut MV and “Garage Showcase” are scheduled for January 15, first performance for January 16, and mini-album for January 20. So get to know each member before then!

Name: Jr. (Park Jin Young)

Soompi Weekly High Five – January Week 3

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 Soompi Weekly High Five – January Week 3

Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion.

This is your Weekly High Five (Beta Version)!

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1. Disturbing Facts Uncovered About EXO’s Anti Cafe.

2. Hyeri’s Condition Has Improved Since Fainting on “M! Countdown” Stage

3. Song Seung Hun Wins Legal Battle on Publicity Rights; Other Celebrities’ Cases Still Ongoing

Got7 Talks About Its Competition with EXO and Winner

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 Got7 Talks About Its Competition with EXO and Winner

JYP’s highly anticipated new boy group finally made its debut.

The seven members of Got7 performed Girls Girls Girls on Mnet’s M Countdown on January 15, and finally unveiled itself with head-turning performance.

With JYP being one of the three major agencies in the industry, along with SM and YG Entertainment, all eyes have been on its new idol group, which is inevitably being compared with SM’s EXO and YG’s Winner.

During a recent interview with Newsen, which took place before its debut, Got7 was asked about constantly being mentioned alongside EXO and Winner.

Got7’s BamBam Says His Role Model is Big Bang’s G-Dragon

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Got7’s BamBam Says His Role Model is Big Bang’s G-Dragon

Got7’s BamBam named Big Bang’s G-Dragon as his role model.

When Got7 members guested on SBS Power FM’s Kim Chang Ryul’s Old School, which aired on January 27, they were asked who their role models were.

“G-Dragon,” said BamBam. “His music is good, and he also dresses very well.”

“Doesn’t Park Jin Young say anything about this? Since he’s from another agency?” asked DJ Kim Chang Ryul.

“His music is the style of music I like,” answered BamBam with a smile. “He also has a nice voice.”

'M! Countdown Highlights': B1A4 Wins #1 On The 10th Anniversary Episode + Performance Recaps

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'M! Countdown Highlights': B1A4 Wins #1 On The 10th Anniversary Episode + Performance Recaps

(Photo : KpopStarz)

“M! Countdown” is back and this week the music program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The venue was at the Goyang Gymnasium; which many of your favorite K-pop idols entertained the audience.

On this episode, many of your favorite K-pop idols performed on stage. The stars who made their comeback were gorgeous ladies of SISTAR with “Touch My Body”, Block B performed their new single titled, “H.E.R”, and INFINITE made their come “Back” last night.

10 Predictions for 2014 in K-Pop

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 10 Predictions for 2014 in K-Pop

2014 is already off to an explosive start – from Girl”s Day overtaking TVXQ and Rain on the charts to members of Girls” Generation confirmed to be dating, it looks like we”re in for an eventful year! Today, jennywill and contagion are here with our guesses and open ended questions for what else 2014 might just have in store for us! Remember, this is all just speculation!

SEE ALSO: 10 Bold Predictions in K-pop for 2013

Park Jin Young Advised Got7 to Chase After Dreams Not Money

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Park Jin Young Advised Got7 to Chase After Dreams Not Money

The Got7 members shared a piece of advice they got from JYPE’s CEO Park Jin Young.

Attending a photoshoot with magazine Grazia, the Got7 members caught the eyes of the staff with their respectful attitude and stylish looks.

During an interview with Grazia, the members chose Jackson as the most confident one and Mark as ‘the most Korean’ member out of the foreign members.

Mark said, “I can adapt to a new environment quickly since I’ve lived in different countries since I was young. Jackson can’t eat spicy food, but BamBam and I like it.”

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 2

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 2

Happy Lunar New Year to all our readers.

Due to Korea’s Lunar New Year celebrations, not many singers released new songs. As a result, our music chart is quieter this week and the top three songs remain the same as last week. Girl’s Day’s “Something” becomes the first song to repeat as No. 1 this year. This week it further pulls away from Ailee’s “Singing Got Better,” which remains at No. 2. B1A4’s multiple music show winning song “Lonely” is still at No. 3.

Wonder Girl’s Yubin, Ye Eun, and Got7’s Jackson Featured in Sunmi’s New Album

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Wonder Girl’s Yubin, Ye Eun, and Got7’s Jackson Featured in Sunmi’s New Album

Working towards a comeback, Sunmi unveiled the track list of her new album, Full Moon.

The track list, which was released on February 11, revealed a total of seven songs that were produced by a variety of people. Her title song Full Moon was created by Brave Brothers, while other composers on the track list included Park Jin Young, Tommy Park, east4A, Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun, and more.

Ye Eun especially composed two songs for Sunmi, while Yubin and Got7’s Jackson featured in two different songs.

Got7’s JB Had to Record a Song 100 Times Because JYP Didn’t Feel the ‘Swagger’

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Got7’s JB Had to Record a Song 100 Times Because JYP Didn’t Feel the ‘Swagger’

Got7’s JB revealed an incident with Park Jin Young while he recorded a song.

When Got7 attended February 14’s broadcast of KBS Cool FM’s Gayo Plaza, JB revealed an interesting story regarding JYP’s CEO Park Jin Young.

“My part in a song had ‘swagger’ in the lyrics, but he made me record the part over 100 times, because he said he didn′t ‘feel’ the swagger,” revealed JB.

Then he made everyone laugh by saying, “It was a high pitched part too…”

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 3

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 3

Girl’s Day’s “Something” continues to dominate and remains No. 1 for a third week. It becomes the first song since EXO’s big hit “Growl” last year to record three straight weeks on top of our chart. Taking full advantage of the slower months of K-Pop at the beginning of the year, Girl’s Day establishes themselves as one of the rising girl groups (we have another two in this week’s top 10).

Ailee’s “Singing Got Better” continues to hold the No. 2 spot. After topping the chart a month ago, this song stays strong at No. 2 for the past three weeks.

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 4

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 4

We have a new No. 1 this week!

“Some,” a duet between SISTAR’s Soyu and R&B artist Junggigo, jumps from No. 26 all the way to the top spot this week, overtaking our three-week champion Girl’s Day and their “Something.” 

Soyu has become a favorite duet partner for male K-Pop artists as this is the third time she’s helping a relatively unknown male artist to get into the spotlight. In 2012, Soyu lent her vocal to Geeks’ “Officially Missing You, Too.” Last year, she had a No. 1 song “Stupid In Love” with Mad Clown. Now, four months later, she strikes again with this new No. 1 song “Some.” Geeks’ Lilboi returns the favor to be the featured rapper on this song.

JYP Entertainment is looking for new, young talents in 'Dream Teen Audition'

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JYP Entertainment is looking for new, young talents in 'Dream Teen Audition'

JYP Entertainment is looking for new talent as they recently revealed a poster for an audition entitled “2014 JYP Dream Teen Audition.”

On February 25, the agency said, “We will be opening the “2014 JYP Dream Teen Audition” on April 5 for only those in their teens.” The poster reveals that only people born from 1996 to 2003 could audition, so it appears they are looking for possible trainees from about 11 to 18 years of age! Do you qualify?

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 1

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 1

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.

M.I.B and GOT7 Join ‘No.1 Artist of Spring 2014’

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 M.I.B and GOT7 Join ‘No.1 Artist of Spring 2014’

Joining and already brilliant line of artists, M.I.B and rookie group GOT7 have been revealed as the third lineup for Mnet M COUNTDOWN – No.1 Artist of Spring 2014!

The hip-hop group M.I.B consists of 5zic, Young Cream, Sims, and Kangnam, who is currently the host of Mnet Japan’s Jjang! and K-Pop Zone.

GOT7 is JYP Entertainment’s first boy band in since six years ago when 2PM debuted. The rookie group has been gaining much attention after debuting in January of 2014 for its martial arts performances.

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 3

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – March Week 3

Despite strong competition from several new songs, Soyu and Junggigo’s duet “Some” refuses to give up the top spot and repeats as No. 1 for the fourth week in a row. “Some” recorded another win in KBS Music Bank last week and still tops Billboard Korea. It is the first song on our chart to stay at No. 1 for four or more weeks since PSY’s famous hit “Gangnam Style” one and a half year ago. Congratulations.

Crayon Pop Draws Attention with Recent Airport Fashion in Japan

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Crayon Pop Draws Attention with Recent Airport Fashion in Japan

5-member girl group Crayon Pop of “Bar Bar Bar” fame headed to Japan on April 1. They arrived at Haneda Airport and immediately caught the attention of the public with their airport fashion.

Fans are usually accustomed to seeing celebrities sport a stylish, but more of a comfortable look. The members of Crayon Pop decided to don on their “Uh-ee” stage outfits.

The girls headed to Japan to attend Mnet’s “Global M! Countdown,” which will air on April 3. Singer Jung Joon Young will be the MC for the event and other artists include Sunmi, Girl’s Day, MBLAQ, Block B, GOT7, and more.

2PM, Got7, 4minute, MBLAQ, and More Break It Down at ‘No.1 Artist of Spring 2014’ in Japan

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 2PM, Got7, 4minute, MBLAQ, and More Break It Down at ‘No.1 Artist of Spring 2014’ in Japan

Making fans go crazy, 2PM, Got7, 4minute, MBLAQ, Girl’s Day, Crayon Pop, and more captured the night at Mnet’s M COUNTDOWN – No.1 Artist of Spring 2014 in Japan!

On April 2, approximately 12,000 fans filled in the Yokohama arena in Japan at 7PM (KST) to cheer on their favorite stars at the M COUNTDOWN – No.1 Artist of Spring 2014.

The event include singers, 2PM, Got7, 4minute, MBLAQ, Girl’s Day, Sunmi, Crayon Pop, Supernova, LEDApple, Block B, MIB, and JunggiGo.