Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – April Week 4

Sibling duo Akdong Musician (AKMU) is the big story on our chart this week as their song “200%” jumped all the way from No. 17 to No. 1. In addition to that, their other title tracks are at #8 and #17 this week, giving them three songs in the top 20.  Winner of K-Pop Star Season 2, AKMU was subsequently signed by YG Entertainment.  Last year, the duo had songs “I Love You” and “Bean Bing Soo” in t...

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Akdong Musician Takes Two Consecutive Wins on SBS’ “Inkigayo”

Sibling duo Akdong Musician (AKMU) has taken No. 1 on SBS’ “Inkigayo” for two consecutive weeks with “200%.” On April 27, SBS revealed the rankings for the fourth week of April on its official homepage. AKMU, which took No. 1 last week with “200%” maintained their reign on the chart defeating High4 and IU’s “Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms,” which came in No. 2, and A Pink’s “Mr. Chu,” which c...

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Music Charts Stagnate with Akdong Musician, HIGH4, and Park Hyo Shin Among Top Five

Following the general pause in the music industry following the Sewol ferry accident, the top 10 on the music charts at the time of the accident on April 16 have been maintaining their spots for a week, due to groups postponing their comebacks and holding back from promotions for the time being. Akdong Musician’s “200%,” HIGH4 and IU’s “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms,” A Pink’s “Mr. Ch...

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IU Says She Confessed Her Feelings for Someone Last Year

Singer IU recently revealed that she confessed her feelings for someone just last year!  On April 14, IU was the DJ for a day on MBC FM4U radio program’s “FM Music City.”   On the topic of one-sided love, IU admitted, “There was a time (when I experienced one-sided love). I really liked that person. It felt really great experiencing a one-sided love. I was happy to be able to have such feelings fo...

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IU’s Composition for HIGH4 Tops Online Music Charts

4-member boy group HIGH4 officially made its debut just a few days ago and is already garnering attention for topping a total of seven online music charts with single “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms.” Singer IU wrote the lyrics to HIGH4′s debut track, and while IU has written the lyrics for her own songs before, this is her first time as the writer for another artist’s song. Due to her long-...

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IU to Make a Comeback with Remake Album and Solo Concerts

Singer IU will soon be making a comeback! On April 10, Loen Tree announced that this May, IU will be releasing a remake album of great hits from the past and holding small solo concerts. The first solo concert will be on May 22 at Sogang University’s Mary Hall, called “Just One Step Closer,” from the lyrics for her song, “Every End of the Day.” The concert will be held a total of eight times, from...

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IU Interviews Rookie Group HIGH4 for “I’M” Series

Singer IU recently interviewed rookie group HIGH4, who released their music video for “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms” on April 7. In the interview, the boys explain the meaning behind their group name, “HIGH4,” which stands for reaching the top as a four-member group in various fields such as singing, acting, dancing, and also in musicals. IU also sang a duet with the group to highlight the...

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HIGH4 Debuts with “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms” Single and MV Featuring IU

Four-member boy group HIGH4 has officially debuted! The group has just released its first single, “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms,”  as well as the full music video for their debut track.   HIGH4 is composed of vocalists Kim Sung Gu and Baek Myung Han, and rappers Yim Young Jun and Alex, all four members of which are also songwriters. Singer IU wrote the lyrics to HIGH4′s debut t...

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IU Brightens Up Recording Studio with Rookie Group HIGH4 for “Not Spring, Love, or C...

Young music veteran IU brightens up the studio with rookie group HIGH4 during their recording session for their upcoming single “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms“. The ‘making story’ video of HIGH4′s debut single shows IU’s musical talent and easygoing personality as she works with HIGH4. IU and HIGH4 member Kim Sung Gu have been good friends since their tra...

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