Big Bang’s Taeyang and Daesung Receives a Flower Basket from Cho Yong Pil

Members of Big Bang, Taeyang and Daesung expressed their gratitude to singer Cho Yong Pil after receiving a fancy basket filled with flowers from their sunbae. On December 21, Taeyang posted a photo on his Instagram account along with the caption, “Cho Yong Pil teacher, thank you!” In the photo, Taeyang and Daesung are posing for the camera with the flower basket from Cho Yong Pil displayed behind...

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Big Bang’s Daesung Styles His Hair After Kim Woo Bin?

On the December 21 episode of the MBC variety show “Infinity Challenge,” Big Bang member Daesung was invited as a guest on the special “Lonely Friends” episode. Along with other guests Ji Sang Ryul, Kim Young Chul, Kim Na Young, Park Hwee Soon, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny, Brown Eyed Girls‘ Narsha, Jin Goo, Ryu Seung Soo, Ahn Young Mi, Shin Sung Woo, and Kim Jae Dong, Daesung...

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“Infinity Challenge’s” Lonely Friends Episode Ranks 1st in Ratings with Guests Daesung, Su...

MBC’s “Infinity Challenge” once again proved its dominance during the Saturday evening time-slot through the show’s recent star studded episode. According to Nielsen Korea, the December 21 episode of “Infinity Challenge” brought in a viewership of 15.8%. The recent ratings show a 1.1% increase compared to the December 14 episode, in which the show brought in 14.7% in ratings. Although “Infinity C...

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SM, YG, and JYP All Plan to Debut Groups in 2014

The big three are at it again. 2014 will be a year full of fresh, new faces as SM, YG, and JYP plan to debut new groups next year. It is the first time that the big three entertainment companies will be releasing a new rookie group in the same year. YG Entertainment: Winner Out of all three companies, YG Entertainment seemed to be the most prepared and open about their new group. Known by many as...

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YG Entertainment Artists Dominate Billboard’s Chart for 2013’s Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs...

PSY landed three spots on Billboard’s chart for 2013’s Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs in America. On December 19, Billboard’s Year-End World Digital Song Chart revealed the most popular K-Pop songs sold in America were PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” and “Gentleman,” respectively ranking in first and second on the chart. ‘Gangnam Style,” which was released last July and made PSY into a world star, remained th...

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G-Dragon Takes a Cute Selca to Thank Fans for Showing Love

Big Bang leader G-Dragon flashed a big smile for the camera and thanked fans personally through his Instagram account. On December 16, G-Dragon shared a photo to Instagram with the caption, “Thank you for coming through and showin luv #tokyo_fan_event.”  In the photo, G-Dragon flashes his trademark adorable smile and holds up a V-sign. He is also seen wearing an interesting-looking suit, character...

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How Does EXO Stack Up Against Seniors TVXQ and Super Junior?

Two years after their debut, idol group EXO is on a steady advance. On December 9, with the release of their mini album “Miracles in December” and their title track “Christmas Day,” EXO has taken over all of the major music charts. Even before the official release of the album, the pre-orders numbered around 400,000. With their steep upward climb, EXO, from the label “second year rookie group,” ha...

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CNN Talks About “How K-Pop Cashes in on Image”

CNN recently wrote about “how K-Pop cashes in on image.” Reports say that K-Pop has grown by almost 50 percent from 2011 to 2012, earning an estimate of $ 290 million just last year. Concerts can sell out in minutes and fans quickly buy merchandise such as albums, DVDs and photobooks to name a few. Idols go through many years of vocal and dance training before they make their debut. Often, they al...

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