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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

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

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

2NE1 releases Japanese previews of “Go Away” + “It Hurts”

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A few days ago, we reported that2NE1 was working on their first Japanese single called “Go Away“. As the title suggests, the single will hold a Japanese version of “Go Away”, with “It Hurts” acting as its B-side.

Some short audio clips have made their way onto the net, and it’s amping up anticipation for the single’s November release. Read the rest of this entry

2NE1 reveals PV preview of “Go Away” + tracklist details

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2NE1 is preparing to rock Japan with their first Japanese single, “Go Away“, and we’ve got the preview for their PV!
(Instead of using the term ‘music video’, or ‘MV’, the Japanese music industry uses ‘promotional video’ or ‘PV’).

Scheduled to hit shelves on November 16th, “Go Away” will come in three versions: two CD+DVDS (‘Type A’ and ‘Type B’) as well as ‘CD-Only’. ‘Type A’ will hold the music video for “Go Away” as well as its making-of clip, while ‘Type B’ will include an episode of ’2NE1 TV’ as well as highlights from the YGEX press conference. Read the rest of this entry

SNSD’s YoonA chosen as best natural beauty

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SNSD‘s YoonA was chosen as the most beautiful natural beauty in the Korean entertainment industry.

On an episode of a popular Y-STAR entertainment program scheduled to air on the 22nd, random people on the street were asked to choose a female celebrity whom they thought to be a ‘natural beauty’, a beauty without the use of cosmetic surgery.

Among the selected actresses were Go Hyun Jung, Kim Jung Eun, Kim Sarang, Son Yejin, Im Soo Jung, Park Ha Sun. SNSD’s YoonA as well as KARA‘s Goo Hara, 2NE1‘s Park Bom, Davichi‘s Kang Min Kyung & G.NA were picked amongst female singers. Read the rest of this entry

KARA is asked why they’re more popular than SNSD & 2NE1 in Japan on ‘Radio Star’

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On the October 19th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, the MCs treaded some daring waters by asking KARA what they thought was the reasons behind their success in Japan.

The MCs bluntly asked, “We heard that KARA is more popular than both SNSD and 2NE1 in Japan, why do you think that is?”

Leader Gyuri carefully replied, “There’s probably a variety of reasons. SNSD and a lot of other girl groups are also receiving a lot of love in Japan, but they say that our popularity is higher. We’re actually not sure of the reasons ourselves.” Read the rest of this entry

2ne1′s Park Bom announces “I am starting my tweets”

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Although she created her Twitter account back in June of last year, it wasn’t until today that 2ne1‘s Park Bom showed her intent to actively use the popular social media platform.  Bom changed her twitter profile to state, “Hi~~~^^ I’m starting my tweets~~*^^*2NE1 BoM☻

Late last night, Bom tweeted greetings to Viva‘s Han Young, one of 2ne1′s former stylist.  However, she immediately deleted the tweet.  Fans who had been excited about her tweet were instantly crestfallen, assuming that the leggy idol would go back into Twitter hibernation. Read the rest of this entry

‘Vampire Diaries’ actresses Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev praise K-Pop & 2NE1

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Recently, an exchange of tweets between Kat Graham and Nina Dobrev, actresses from the popular American TV show ‘Vampire Diaries’, praised K-Pop and one of its outstanding groups, 2NE1.

On October 6th, Kat Graham tweeted a link to 2NE1′s “I Am The Best” music video to a friend, stating, “I’m going to need you to tweet that amazing Korean pop music video lol! Watch this one too.” Read the rest of this entry