Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 3

There is another log jam on top of our chart this week, but SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” managed to stay on top for the second straight week.  This song scored another three music show wins on KBS Music Bank, M!Countdown, and SBS Inkigayo this past week. Despite not scoring as high as last week, it is still good enough to be our No. 1 song again. Congratulations to SISTAR. Only one point separates the...

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Red Velvet Nominated for No.1 on SBS’ “Inkigayo” Just Two Weeks After Debut

SM Entertainment’s rookie girl group Red Velvet has been nominated as a candidate for first place on a music program after only two weeks since making their debut into the music industry! Red Velvet will be battling it out on the August 17 broadcast of SBS’ “Inkigayo,” with their debut track “Happiness,” against senior groups SISTAR and Block B with “Touch My Body” and “HER,” respectively. This is...

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MBC Music Core 08.16.14 – Secret Comeback Stage

♬ Comeback Stage – SECRET 『I’m In Love』 ♬ Hot Stage – SISTAR 『TOUCH MY BODY』 – Block B 『H.E.R』 – HyunA 『Red』 – Wheesung 『Night and Day』 – Girl’s Day 『Darling』 – K-Will 『Day 1』 – AOA 『Short Hair』 – HyoMin 『Nice Body』 – Henry 『Fantastic』 – NU’EST 『Good bye bye』 – LADIE’S CODE 『KISS KISS』 – Red Velve...

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SISTAR Takes #1 on Music Bank + Performances by Taemin, Secret, HyunA and More!

On this week’s episode of KBS’ Music Bank, SISTAR beats Block B, taking home the win for “Touch My Body”! Congratulations! Taemin made his solo debut with “Danger,” while SECRET and TASTY made their comebacks with “I’m in Love,” and “Addiction,” respectively. Other performers of the night includes Red Velvet, B1A4, Block B, C-CLOWN, HyunA, BESTie, Ladies&#...

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Happy International Left-Handers’ Day! Say Hello to These K-Pop and K-Drama Lefties!

August 13 is International Left-Handers’ Day! Today we celebrate the approximate 10 percent of the population who do things “the opposite way.” In the olden days, left-handedness was considered a sort-of abnormality and an indication of aberrant behavior. This explains why there are few South Koreans, particularly within the older generation, who are proudly left-handed, as many ...

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Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle: Round 1

Hip-hop has played a major role in influencing the sound of K-Pop, ranging from artists who incorporate a slight hip-hop influence in certain songs (2NE1 or Girls’ Generation) to groups that have a much heavier emphasis on hip-hop (Block B or B.A.P). Even within each idol group, there’s almost always a rapper — with so many groups these days, that’s a lot of rappers. (We...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – August Week 2

We had a four way battle for the top spot this week: Last week’s champion Girl’s Day’s “Darling” took on a trio of brand new songs: SISTAR’s “Touch My Body,” INFINITE’s “Back,” and Block B’s “HER.”  It was SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” taking the top spot this week. This song is the title track of SISTAR’s second mini-album, “Touch & Move.” It has an additive melody and lyrics that are easy to sing...

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SISTAR Wins 2 Weeks in a Row on Inkigayo, Performances from Block B, Ladies’ Code, P...

This week on SBS’ “Inkigayo,” it was SISTAR vs Block B vs JYJ for first place. Block B’s “HER,” JYJ’s “Back Seat” and SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” competed against each other for no.1, with SISTAR winning. Congrats, SISTAR! This is their second week winning with “Touch My Body” on “Inkigayo.” “Inkigayo” also provided a comeback stage for Ladies’ Code (“Kiss KissR...

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