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 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
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
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 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
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
SM Entertainment has recently revealed that it will reveal a ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour‘ photobook on November 3rd.
The photobook will include photos from their performances in Seoul, LA, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Fans are already responding hotly to the photobook.
In addition, the 288 page photobook will not only contain photos from the performances of Kangta, BoA, Read the rest of this entry
SNSD‘s Seo Hyun and Super Junior‘s Kyu Hyun recently held a duet performance at SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR in NEW YORK which took place in Madison Square Garden on the 23rd.
SM Entertainment‘s stable of artists such as KangTa, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, SNSD, SHINee and f(x) were in attendance, and performed live in front of 15,000 audience members. Recently, SMTOWN uploaded the photos uploaded onto their official Facebook and the photos have been garnering much attention, especially the one of Seo Hyun and Kyu Hyun performing a duet together. Read the rest of this entry
With the SM Entertainment family taking over Madison Square Garden for SMTOWN Live NYC last night, SNSD / Girls’ Generation was looking sharper than ever for four hours of performance! Before the show kicked off, we at allkpop had the honor of sitting down with the nine ladies for an exclusive interview regarding their recent activities. Read the rest of this entry
Director Kim Ho Sang of ‘Invincible Youth 2‘ recently tweeted a photo from the show’s first shoot.
Excitement for the broadcast spiked when fans saw Hyoyeon, Sunny, Suzy, Amber, Bora, Go Woori, Ye Won, and Kang Ji Young smiling brightly near the ocean. Read the rest of this entry