Youtube reports the 10 highest viewed K-pop Music Videos in Korea for 2011

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The K-pop craze that’s taking the world by storm was also manifest on the largest video portal site in the world, Youtube.

On December 21st, Youtube reported the top 10 most-watched music videos by domestic citizens in Korea (not including overseas views) since January 1st, 2011.

According to the report, the #1 most-watched K-pop music video in Korea for 2011 was Wonder Girls‘ and their hit track, “Be My Baby“.

HyunA‘s solo single “Bubble Pop” came in at #2, while SNSD‘s “The Boys” came in at #3, holding a record for immediately receiving 400,000 views upon release. Read the rest of this entry

Super Junior’s Yesung and Donghae look sleek in suits

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Super Junior‘s Yesung and Donghae made fans melt with their latest photo.

On November 11th, Yesung tweeted, “Leaving good memories with little buddy. Everyone, good night?

Yesung and Donghae are seen wearing suits, but their personal styles resulted in two very different looks. Donghae dressed down in a modern blazer with a white trim, while Yesung opted for a more traditional cut. Read the rest of this entry

Taiwanese girl group ‘Super 7′ accuse SNSD of being plastic

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Super 7, the girl group unofficially labeled the Taiwanese version of SNSD have bluntly accused the SNSD ladies of being ‘plastic’.

The Taiwanese media conducted an interview with Super 7 that was released through a recent issue of a weekly magazine.

The ladies who were previously criticized for poorly imitating SNSD in their MV remarked, “At first we were so Read the rest of this entry

2011 MAMA: 2NE1, SNSD, TVXQ and Super Junior battle it out

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All eyes and ears are focused on the ‘2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)’ that is scheduled to take place at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore on the 29th.

More than 2,240,000 votes came in this year through MAMA’s official homepage (http://www.2011mama.com), which is more than 10 times the number of votes that came in last year.

19% of the votes were from Korean fans, 11.2% of voters were Thai, 10.8% were Chinese, 8.6% were Japanese, and 2.4% of the votes came from Singapore. In total, more than 80% of all the votes were from oversea fans, which is 13% more compared to last year. Read the rest of this entry

SNSD charms with their aegyo and casual fashion

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On November 2nd, SNSD guested on MBC Radio‘s ‘Stop the Boring Time‘. Fans who tuned in also got treated to visuals recently, as a collection of selcas and snapshots from the studio made its way online.

Since it’s been a little chilly lately, the girls wore warm outfits with statement pieces Read the rest of this entry

SNSD’s Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Jessica to guest on ‘Radio Star’

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SNSD‘s Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Jessica will be guesting on an upcoming episode of ‘Radio Star’.

This episode is a ‘musical stars’ special, and so Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Jessica were invited due to their experience with musicals. They’ll be joined by Park Hye Mi and Lim Tae Kyung. Read the rest of this entry

Orange Caramel’s Lizzy celebrates Halloween as a pumpkin

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Possessed by the spirit of Halloween, Orange Caramel‘s Lizzy tweeted an adorably festive selca today.

Oh yeah, today is Halloween day. This is a pumpkin. How many pumpkins are in this photo? What? Three?”, she wrote.

Lizzy donned a pumpkin headband and held up a tiny jack-o-lantern to her smiling face. Although pumpkins in Korea are usually referred to as a metaphor for ‘unattractiveness’, Lizzy looks anything but in her festive costume. Read the rest of this entry

Wonder Girls unleash first video teaser for comeback!

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The Wonder Girls‘ return to the Korean music scene has been nothing short of explosive: after releasing two batches of photo teasers that blew everyone away with the ladies’ mature transformations, the Wonder Girls have delivered an incredibly fierce video teaser for their comeback album!

With equal levels of sophistication and elegance exhibited in the previous releases, this video has got everything that fans have been anticipating: a gorgeous set, and a rocker-chic transformation that exceeds expectations. The teaser opens with a powerful vocal note, followed by flashes of each member amid a room of hanging lightbulbs and music equipment, with visuals full of hairflips, studs and leather. Read the rest of this entry

SNSD’s Sooyoung to play leading role in new drama, “Speed”

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Taking a page from SNSD‘s YoonA, fellow member Sooyoung was revealed to have accepted a leading role in an upcoming drama.

Sooyoung was cast in TV Chosun‘s new drama, “Speed“, which delves into the world of competitive race car driving. Sooyoung will play the role of ‘Seo Ji Won‘, an orthopedist and team doctor of racing team ‘CKins’. With her tall height and lovely face, her character is much beloved and respected. Though she’s a cheerful person, her character also carries deep scars from losing her parents in a car accident when she was younger. Read the rest of this entry

2NE1 unveils Japanese MV for “Go Away”

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A few days ago female group 2NE1 released a preview of their first Japanese single, “Go Away” with the covers and tracklist.

With less than a month away, 2NE1 has unveiled the full music video to “Go Away”. Unlike the original version, the Japanese video is full of color, cuteness, and takes place in a club like setting. Read the rest of this entry