Who is the Winner of “K-Pop Star 3” and Which Agency Did He Choose?

The final competition of SBS’ “K-Pop Star 3,” which aired on April 13 consisted of two rounds: the first round was a mission round assigned by the judges and the second mission was a free selection round. 60% of the judges’ scores and 40% of the viewers’ votes were compiled in order to determine the final score. The first contestant to take the stage was Sam Kim. He reinterpreted BIGBANG’s “Lies.”...

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Yang Hyun Suk Jokingly Threatens Seungri

The April 7 episode of SBS’s “Good Morning Entertainment Special” met with the cast of the new drama “Angel Eyes,” where Big Bang‘s Seungri talked about YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk‘s friendly piece of advice. In the drama, Seungri plays the role of Teddy Seo, a student from Texas who has a Chungcheong-do accent. Imitating Yang Hyun Suk’s famously nasal voice, he said, “‘You’re d...

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Akdong Musician Makes Official Debut Performance on “K-Pop Star 3”

On the April 6 broadcast of SBS’ “K-Pop Star 3,” Akdong Musician, sibling duo and the winners of “K-Pop Star 2,” held its debut performance. One year after winning “K-Pop Star 2,” the group returned to the “K-Pop Star” stage and performed “Melted” and “200%” for the first time. Akdong Musician performed “Melted,” dressed in a white-colored wardrobe sitting on a set built in the shape of a house. “...

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2NE1 Thinks Yang Hyun Suk Likes BIGBANG and WINNER Better

On April 3, the members of 2NE1 were guests on MBC FM4U’s “Kim Shin Young’s Hope Song at Noon.” DJ Kim Shin Young asked the members of 2NE1, “Is 2NE1 Yang Hyun Suk CEO’s favorite group?” 2NE1 answered, “No.” Park Bom said, “He seems to care a lot about WINNER these days. He also cares a lot about BIGBANG too.” Kim Shin Young commented, “I like WINNER. They’re doing well,” expressing her fond towar...

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“K-Pop Star 3,” Who Are the Top 4?

It’s down to the final four as Han Hee Jun and Almeng were eliminated on this week’s SBS “K-Pop Star Season 3.” The top four contestants are Sam Kim, Kwon Jin Ah, Jjarimongddang and Bernard Park. The Top 4 finalists were decided by a combination of judges’ scores and text message voting by the viewers. Sam Kim received top marks from the three judges for his performance of ...

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“K-Pop Star 3” Top 6 Confirmed

SBS’ “K-Pop Star Seaon 3” Top 6 contestants have been confirmed: Jjarimongttang, Almeng, Kwon Jin Ah, Bernard Park, Sam Kim, and Han Hee Jun. Jang Han Na and Bae Min Ah have been eliminated.   On the March 16 broadcast of SBS’ “K-Pop Star Season 3,” the Top 8 contestants performed on the live stage for the first time. All of the contestants displayed their talents and captured the hearts of the ju...

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2NE1: “We’re Running Behind When It Comes to Dating”

The members of girl group 2NE1 evoked laughter when they stated, “We’re running behind when it comes to dating.” On March 14, 2NE1 held an interview session at a hotel in Yeouido, Seoul in celebration for the release of their second full album, “Crush.” When posed with a question relating to dating, they answered, “We acknowledge. We’re running behind.”  CL remarked, “There are many oppas in our c...

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Why Did Yang Hyun Suk Sell 5.8% of His YG Shares?

YG Entertainment’s biggest shareholder Yang Hyun Suk recently sold 45,000 shares (5.8%) through after hours trading. He now holds 29.99% of shares, down from his previous 35.79%. Yang Min Suk, Yang Hyun Suk’s brother and YG’s CEO, also reduced his percentage ownership to 5.42%, disposing of 16,000 shares. The duo put a combined total of 61,000 shares up for sale after markets closed on February 28...

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Yang Hyun Suk Explains the Concept for 2NE1′s “Come Back Home” Music Vid...

2NE1 recently returned with music videos for the songs “Come Back Home” and “Happy” from their newly-released second album, and YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun Suk, who also edited the videos, personally explained the concept of the “Come Back Home” video. “Come Back Home” required a production cost of 500,000,000 won (approx. $467,000), and has a sci-fi movie vibe. In a futuristic background crea...

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