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Gangnam Style breaks Guinness World Record on YouTube

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Gangnam Style breaks Guinness World Record on YouTube

The South Korean phenom has surpassed LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem” with his “Gangnam Style“, securing the Guinness World Record for most liked video on YouTube. As of press time, “Gangnam Style“ had a whopping 2,282,049 likes on the site merely three months after its July 15th release.

Psy also surpasses Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” for the honor, though “Baby” still holds the record for most watched video of all time.

The Fairy and the Woodcutter: tragic love, Korean-syle

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The Fairy and the Woodcutter: tragic love, Korean-syle

The Fairy and the Woodcutter is one of the most popular of all Korean folktales. Almost all children in Korea grow up reading a version of this love story. The story has three well-known versions that differ mainly in plot length. The following is a synopsis of the full version of the folktale. There once was a poor woodcutter who lived with his mother. One day, he helped a wounded deer escape from hunters. As a show of gratitude, the deer informed the woodcutter of a nearby pond where fairies came down from the heavens to bathe every month. The deer pointed out that the woodcutter would be able to marry one of the fairies by hiding the fairy”s winged clothing-her only means of flight. He could then come to the rescue of the stranded fairy. The only proviso: everything was to be kept secret from his wife until they had at least three children. With these instructions, the woodcutter was successful in taking a fairy as his wife, and they had two children together. Content and happy, the woodcutter now felt comfortable enough to prematurely come clean. He showed his wife the winged clothing. Upon seeing her wings again, the wife could not help but feel a pang of yearning for home. She decides to return to the heavens, taking the children with her. With this unexpected turn of events, the woodcutter was highly distraught and once again turned to the help of the deer. This time, the resourceful deer presented the woodcutter with magic beans that would allow him to reach the heavens by way of a very long beanstalk. The overjoyed woodcutter reunited with his wife and triumphantly passed a series of tests that were required of all mortals who wished to live in the heavens. As time went, the woodcutter began to worry about his mother, whom he had left behind on earth. The wife, who understood the woodcutter”s feelings, provided him with a winged horse that would safely take him down to earth and back. The wife also warned the woodcutter never to get off the horse at any point. During the trip, however, the woodcutter spilled his mother”s hot porridge on the horse”s back, and as the startled horse rears up on its legs, he was knocked off its back. The winged horse flew back to the heavens, leaving the hapless woodcutter behind. The woodcutter was never to return to the heavens again. Sad and alone, he later turned into a rooster that crows its grief to the skies.

Watch China’s viral music video that mimics PSY’s Gangnam Style

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Watch China’s viral music video that mimics PSY’s Gangnam Style

The song Little Apple from a music video made by the Chopsticks Brothers has taken China by storm ever since its release. This is also the song used in the hilarious parody video starring Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un that North Korea wants erased from the internet. But the adventures of grass root talent and music duo Chopsticks Brothers didn’t start with, or will it end with this unique music video.

This MV is actually a promotional short for a new movie called Old Boy: The Way Of The Dragon.Without any marquee stars or a big budget, the movie with a unique mix of comedy, action and music became a blockbuster within 4 days of its release despite strong competition from such big name movies as Transformers: Age of Extinction.

K-pop and Biases: When You Lose One

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K-pop and Biases: When You Lose One

K-pop and Biases: When You Lose One Written by Alolika On July 25, 2014

I went through a bad breakup recently. It involved a lot of crying, whining and pleading at the other end but I had made my decision. His questionable past, poor articulation skills, invisibility on variety shows and undivided attention to his owl-eyed friend compelled me to take the final step. I am sorry Kai but things had gone too far. You are just too boring.

And having no new bias take his place, I have officially lost all purpose in life. So here is an attempt at mapping stages of mental degradation while consuming K-pop having lost a bias, and hopefully, at least some of it will strike a chord. (Please don’t tell me I am the only dysfunctional one).

Trends that stood out in 2013

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Trends that stood out in 2013

2014 may have begun more than a week ago now, but people are undoubtedly still writing 2013 on applications, papers, and such, aren”t they? The transition is never as easy, plus it is always nice to look back at the past year and sum it up so you can move onto the next with a fully refreshed mindset.

This is why allkpop writers alim17 and jennywill collaborated to put together some of the biggest trends of 2013. Check them out below!

SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori to recruit non-celebrity “Miss Korea”s for her stage at the “2013 SBS Gayo Daejun”

allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

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allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 1-25

Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the best and most important K-Pop songs of 2013. Now, with the new year, we”re pleased to present the best K-Pop music videos of 2013! 

Read on to find out where your favorites rank in our list. On today”s list, we bring you the second half – numbers 25 through 1.

SEE ALSO: allkpop”s Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2013: 26-50


25. SHINee “Dream Girl”
Label:
SM Entertainment
Release Date: February 19th, 2013

SHINee“s been a busy, busy group this year, knocking out comeback after comeback with very little time for breaks in between- so much so that it seems like “Dream Girl“, their first video of 2013, came out much earlier than it actually did. The video features all five guys navigating a strange, topsy-turvy dream world while chasing a faceless girl in a painting through rooms where time and gravity have no meaning.

SHINee Accuses Toheart of Copying “Dream Girl” in “Delicious”? + Toheart Showcase

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SHINee Accuses Toheart of Copying “Dream Girl” in “Delicious”? + Toheart Showcase

Do you think SHINee‘s “Dream Girl” and Toheart‘s “Delicious” sound similar? It seems the four members of SHINee (Jonghyun, Minho, Taemin, and Onew) think so as they mercilessly tease fellow member and one-half of Toheart, Key, in the support message video uploaded to SMTOWN‘s Youtube channel.

The adorable and funny video is filmed hidden-camera style, showing the members of SHINee gathered around a table backstage discussing the collaborative project duo Toheart. Member Jonghyun starts off the conversation asking what the team name of Key and Woohyun’s duo is. Minho jokingly gives the name Park Ji Sung, the soccer player who is often described as having two hearts due to his incredible stamina and endurance. Jonghyun seems to cautiously believe this at first before Taemin and Minho say in Korean what translates to English as “two hearts.”

Lee Michelle Addresses Heartbreak and Prejudice in Music Video for “Without You”

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Lee Michelle Addresses Heartbreak and Prejudice in Music Video for “Without You”

Lee Michelle, former contestant on the first season of “K-Pop Star,” released the music video for her first digital single, “Without You” through the official 1theK YouTube channel.

Lee Michelle had wowed the judges and impressed the Korean audience with her powerful singing voice on the “K-Pop Star” when it aired its first season in 2011. She made it to the top 5 and left the show after becoming a household name. Since then, she has focused on training and appeared as featured voice in other artist singles. Now, she makes her solo debut with “Without You.”

Interview with Mark Russell, Author of “K-Pop Now: The Korean Music Revolution” + Giveaway!

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 Interview with Mark Russell, Author of “K-Pop Now: The Korean Music Revolution” + Giveaway!

If you ever wished you had a handy guide to K-Pop, a textbook for a “K-Pop 101″ if you will, then you’ll want to grab a copy of the new book, “K-Pop Now: The Korean Music Revolution.” Whether you’re new to K-Pop and could use an easy yet thorough guidebook or you’re a K-Pop veteran who needs help explaining to friends and family what K-Pop is and how awesome it is, “K-Pop Now” would be your go-to book.

“K-Pop Now” was written by Mark James Russell, a writer and K-Pop specialist who has written about the subject for Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, among other publications. With his extensive connections and experience in the Korean music scene, Mark Russell is a reliable authority on what was, is, and will become K-Pop.

5 Non-Idol Rappers with Memorable Rapping Styles

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5 Non-Idol Rappers with Memorable Rapping Styles

As hip hop becomes more of an “accepted” and a noticeably popular genre in the Korean music industry, up and coming rappers have beensprouting up here and there for their shot at the “hip-hop king” title (Tiger JK still holds that venerableposition). Some are successful—those are the ones with talent—while others createbuzz but die out like a flame that is untended to (what happened to you, TakeOne?). It is still extremelydifficult to make it as a rapper in the Korean hip hop scene mostly due to lackof resources (proper recording equipment, hip hop labels that are few and farbetween) and the Korean population”s general disregard and indifference towardsrappers. Bluntly put, many people are going to think you are delusional and have no future if youtell them you aspire to make it as a rapper.

Interview with Swedish YouTube Singer Impaofsweden

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 Interview with Swedish YouTube Singer Impaofsweden

YouTube singer Impaofsweden, like her name reveals, hails from Sweden. She first discovered BIGBANG’s G-Dragon in 2010, which was a great intro to the world of K-Pop. She discovered her love for singing later than the usual child who dreams of becoming a singer as a teen. Despite her “slow” start, it quickly became her biggest interest. Impaofsweden started uploading her first cover on YouTube in December 2011, which was labelmate 2NE1’s “Hate You.”

PSY Is Now in Britannica Encyclopedia

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PSY Is Now in Britannica Encyclopedia

World star PSY has recently been honored when his name was included in the oldest English-language encyclopedia Britannica.

On May 1, according to the online version of Britannica encyclopedia, PSY is introduced as a “South Korean singer and rapper.”

The introduction continues,

“Although he was originally known in his country as a controversial and satirical hip-hop artist, he achieved international fame in 2012 with the music video to his humorous pop song ‘Gangnam Style,’ which ultimately received a record-setting one billion views on the video-sharing Web site YouTube.”

Watch China’s viral music video that beats Gangnam Style at its own game

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Watch China’s viral music video that beats Gangnam Style at its own game

The song Little Apple from a music video made by the Chopsticks Brothers has taken China by storm ever since its release. This is also the song used in the hilarious parody video starring Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un that North Korea wants erased from the internet. But the adventures of grass root talent and music duo Chopsticks Brothers didn’t start with, or will it end with this unique music video.

This MV is actually a promotional short for a new movie called Old Boy: The Way Of The Dragon.Without any marquee stars or a big budget, the movie with a unique mix of comedy, action and music became a blockbuster within 4 days of its release despite strong competition from such big name movies as Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Baek Jiyoung to hold solo concert tour + reveals promotional teaser video

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Baek Jiyoung to hold solo concert tour + reveals promotional teaser video

Baek Jiyoung will be holding her very own solo concert tour soon and and a short video clip was also released for her concert tour, titled “Baek Jiyoung Show: That Woman”!

Marking her 15th anniversary since debut, Baek Jiyoung will be having a solo concert to celebrate with her fans! Including OST songs, she has released around a whopping 160 songs since her first song in 1999 with “Choice”, rising to the top of Korean music charts as the top female heart-touching vocalist.

T.O.P Takes on Action in “Commitment”

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T.O.P Takes on Action in “Commitment”

T.O.P Takes on Action in “Commitment” Written by Lo On July 31, 2014

Commitment was arguably the most buzzed-about Korean film of 2013. Partially because of the high concept of a reluctant teenager forced into espionage, but mostly because said teenager was played the one and only T.O.P. However, buzz and quality are usually not connected. How did Commitment hold up to its promised weight?

Spoilers Ahead

Commitment is a violent, gory shoot-’em-up filled with injuries and murder and an alarmingly cavalier attitude towards death. It really only bothers with the modern politics of the North-South divide because it’s a convenient backdrop for the blood and gore. This is not said as a criticism but a clarification. Many were disappointed by the rather small part the politics played in the film. They were expecting The Hunt for Red October and got The Boondock Saints. By the standards of a typical political thriller, Commitment leaves a lot to be desired. By the standards of an action flick, it doesn’t simply succeed. Commitment actually excels.

Lyn and VIXX’s Leo reveal MV for collaboration song “Blossom Tears”

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Lyn and VIXX’s Leo reveal MV for collaboration song “Blossom Tears”

In the fourth collaboration project for Jellyfish Entertainment CEO and producer Hwang Sejoon’s “Y.BIRD From Jellyfish Island” project, VIXX’s soft and soothing vocalist Leo has teamed up with ballad song diva Lyn!

The teaser video and concept pictures had fans anticipating the sad love song, and now, the wait is no longer! The song was released an hour before the music video, revealing a emotional and endearing tune. With a soft guitar rift and a heavy beat, the vocals of Lyn and Leo go back and forth, almost conversation-like, as the two voices intertwine gracefully highlighting the strong vocals of both singers. The song lyrics tell a love story about a woman who waits for her love, a man with a cruel fate.

Sharks & Pirates! Kim Nam Gil and Son Ye Jin Reunite

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Sharks & Pirates! Kim Nam Gil and Son Ye Jin Reunite

The Korean summer movie “Pirates“ comes out this week, starring Kim Nam Gil and Son Ye Jin. Does this pairing sound familiar? “Shark,” one of the dramas nominated for the Seoul International Drama Awards, was the previous collaboration of these actors, which aired from May to July of last year. It was also part of a revenge trilogy directed by Park Chan Hong partnered with screenwriter Kim Ji Woo, the brilliant minds behind “Resurrection“ (2005) and ”The Devil” (2007).

Dissing Park Bom And the Whole Shebang

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Dissing Park Bom And the Whole Shebang

Dissing Park Bom And the Whole Shebang Written by Joyce On August 11, 2014

So, most of you probably already know what this article is going to be about. The summarized rundown of the situation — Park Bom got dissed by some rookie female idol, her fans subsequently exploded while her acquaintances lashed back online, Korean netizens imploded simultaneously. Suddenly, there’s news that the rookie supposedly apologized… but wait, it’s not actually her.

The Plot Makes the MV: Part 1, “Sadness”

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The Plot Makes the MV: Part 1, “Sadness”

The Plot Makes the MV: Part 1, “Sadness” Written by Warda On August 12, 2014

Korean pop music has predominantly been identified through brightly colored, diabolically sweet, and epilepsy-inducing music videos. From DB5K’s “Balloons” all the way to “Gangnam Style,” you cannot argue that K-pop isn’t fun.

In spite of that, you also can’t say that K-pop is all fun and games either. Korean music warrants diversity, and what better place to show differences in ideologies, opinions, and points of view than a music video? The music industry is thriving in South Korea, and the “MV” stands to be a crucial vessel in which ideas are shipped across the airwaves. The aim is to use visual artistic expression (via video) to portray a story, evoking specific emotions in the audience watching, to a background of music. The popularity of such a practice has resulted in many an evolution taking place within this creative bubble.

2PM’s Junho Releases MV for Korean Version of “Feel”

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2PM’s Junho Releases MV for Korean Version of “Feel”

Junho fans, are you ready to see more of 2PM’s Junho?

On July 8, Junho released a music video for his Japanese solo track, “Feel,” and on August 13, he released a Korean version of “Feel.” This upbeat, electronic based song is the perfect song to listen to during the summer.

The song, “Feel,” is a love story describing how one’s ordinary life transforms 180 degrees after meeting one person. It talks about how lively their life has become and how they can’t live without that person.