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
KARA has announced that they’ll be releasing their second official Japanese album next month!
Representatives of DSP Media confirmed, “On November 23rd, KARA will be releasing their second studio album in Japan.”
The album, titled “Super Girl“, will include their chart-topping “Jet Coaster Love” as well as “Winter Magic“. All in all, there will be a total of 10 tracks. 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
According to a survey conducted by a clinic located in Seoul Gangnam’s Seochowon, SNSD‘s YoonA was chosen as the most intelligent girl group member.
273 people were asked to choose one girl group member that seemed to have an intelligence above the rest, and 148 (54.2%) of the vote went to YoonA. Runner up was KARA‘s Goo Hara with 23.4% of all votes, followed by After School‘s Kahi who earned 18.3% of the overall vote. Read the rest of this entry
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
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
Japanese girl group Perfume recently attended a press conference on the 14th for the 2011 Asia Song Festival (ASF) held at the Inter-Burgo Hotel in Daegu.
The girls who were at the event representing Japanese artists revealed, “We met SNSD at a music program we both participated in and we became close. We e-mail each other from time to time.” Read the rest of this entry
Girl group KARA is back in Japan with their newest single, “Winter Magic“! True to the title and the previously released teasers, “Winter Magic” captures the innocent joys of the snowy season. Read the rest of this entry
KARA‘s Nicole whose birthday is October 7th, 1991 has just turned 20!
Her fellow members updated their Twitter pages in celebration of her birthday.
Leader Park Gyuri tweeted, “You guys know it’s Nicole’s birthday today, right? Let’s wish her a happy birthday!” Read the rest of this entry
On October 3rd, KARA‘s Gyuri officially wrapped up her DJ-ing activities on MBC FM‘s ‘Shimshimtapa‘.
Her overseas schedules with KARA led to a lot of absences, leading Gyuri to personally make the decision to depart from the show. Although it was her decision, she couldn’t hold back her tears as she wrapped up her final episode after a year and five months.
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