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...

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IU Might Be Female Lead in Korean Version of “Nodame Cantabile”

Singer and actress IU might be Korea’s Ueno Juri in the Korean version of “Nodame Cantabile.” She exchanged opinions recently with production company Group 8 about taking on the lead role in the Korean version of “Nodame Cantabile.” IU recently played the female lead role another Group 8 production, KBS 2TV’s “Beautiful Man,” so she is a natural choice for “Nodame Cantabile.” How...

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EXO, Girls’ Generation, missA, BAP, + More Take the Trophies at Gaon Chart K-Pop Awa...

On February 12, some of K-Pop’s top artists came under the same roof to accept awards and give powerful performances for the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul. Before the ceremony, the stars dazzled at the red carpet (see the gallery here) with their fashion forward outfits.   The Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards recognized K-Pop artists’ achievements in not only popul...

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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....

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IU on Gain: “She Is Obsessed with Sexy Things”

On February 4 at midnight, Gain released a teaser clip for her upcoming title track “Truth or Dare” for her third mini-album. The teaser featured many of Gain’s friends and colleagues from the music industry including IU, Yoon Jong Shin, Jokwon, producer Lee Min Soo and the other members of Brown Eyed Girls. They all spoke about Gain’s true personality, rumors that surround...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – February Week 1

After spending the last two weeks at No. 2, Girl’s Day finally scores their first ever No. 1 song on our chart with “Something.” Girl’s Day has been getting close to the top as their past few hits are all top five songs. This time they finally win, moving past last week’s No. 1 Ailee’s “Singing Got Better.” With the heated competition in K-Pop these days, spending three weeks in the top two is no ...

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Lunar New Year Special: Do You Know Your Hanbok?

The Lunar New Year (Seollal) is one of the major holidays in Korea, and as such, it’s one of the few occasions when people might wear the traditional national garment known as hanbok. For women, the hanbok consists of a jeogori (a jacket, usually cropped below the bustline and held together with a tie), and a chima (a long skirt that ties around the bust and billows out in a full shape). For...

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Hyorin, Ga In, Ailee and Other Female Solo Artists Rule January Charts Over Girl Groups

The Korean music world in January was run by the girls, the solo artists in particular. While the sexy girl group comebacks made for a hot topic, the music charts were ruled by powerful female vocalists like SISTAR’s Hyorin, Ailee, and Brown Eyed Girls‘ Ga In. According to Melon’s real-time music chart on January 29, new songs from female artists were in 7 of the top 10 spots. Excluding Girl...

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