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K-Pop Music Goes Global!

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K-Pop Music Goes Global!

K-Pop Music Goes Global!A 20 year old student named Marcia Tianadi began listening to K-Pop since her friend introduced her to the genre of "K-Pop."

Marcia now listens to K-Pop more than any other genre, including what used to be her favorite, Western Pop.

Marcia prefers to listen to the original lyrics rather than the english versions, even though she does not understand the words.

Marcia is one of the millions of K-Pop fans around the world. Fans from all over the world do not let the language barrier stand in their way of enjoying K-Pop.

K-Pop has been gaining much interest with their bubbly, catchy songs and flashy outfits. Groups such as Big Bang, 2NE1 and Girls' Generation are all groups that have been well trained for the industry.

These almost "manufactured" idol groups are winning the hearts of fans from all over the world. They have been taking over international music charts and being featured on postage stamps in Korea.

According to the Korea Creative Content Agency, Korea's music industry hit around $3.4 billion in 2011. K-Pop exports also increased to about $180 million, which is 112% more than 2010.

A researcher at National University of Singapore comments that it is due to social media that has made K-Pop more accessible.

Researcher Sun Jung commented, "People can share, distribute and consume foreign pop cultures much more easily these days. Internet and social media is what allows something like K-Pop to be so popular in South America."

Online media is the biggest way for fans to connect with K-Pop such as YouTube, blog sites and other types of media. K-Pop videos have been viewed almost 2.3 billion times in 2011.

A CEO of a music provider commented, "In the past 6 months, K-Pop has tripled in sales on iTunes."

K-Pop agencies are now aware of their popularity and releasing albums in various versions to release in those countries.

General director of KOCCA commented, "K-Pop is becoming the iconic representation of Korea, along with phones and IT."

Dae-bak seems like Song Joong-ki when he was once young

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Lee Dong-gook's wife Lee Soo-jin posted an image on Instagram saying, "They glance alike. Here is my expectation two decades later. The happiness of waiting".

One facet of the image is of Song Joong-ki when he used to be young. Dae-bak and Song Joong-ki appearance alike from the eyes to mouth.

Sam Kim Unearths If He Regrets Now not Opting for YG Or JYP, And Why He Took Up The Guitar

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Sam Kim Unearths If He Regrets Now not  Opting for YG Or JYP, And Why He Took Up The Guitar

Sam Kim Unearths If He Regrets No longerOpting for YG Or JYP, And Why He Took Up The Guitaroppahogger April 28, 2016 0 Sam Kim makes his first appearance on his firm director’s tune program, KBS 2TV’s “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook.”

After coming 2d on “K-Pop Megastar Season 3, Sam Kim has signed an exclusive contract with Antenna Music, Yoo Hee Yeol’s agency. The MC asks if he has ever regretted his resolution on not choosing YG or JYP, he firmly answers: “Never.”

Yoo Hee Yeol also questions the explanation why he failed tosettle for songs written by skill of composers in the similar agency, like Jung Jae Hyung or Lucid Falls, and Sam Kim just trails off hilariously, “Because of the generation gap…” He later embarrasses Yoo Hee Yeol by exposing his director’s number of lyrics, “Mr. Yoo turns out to write the note ‘bed’ a lot.”

Video Added Korean drama 'Entertainers' episode 4

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"Entertainers" (2016) Directed by capacity of Hong Seong-chang, Lee Gwang-yeong Written by Yoo Yeong-ah Network : SBS With Ji Seong, Hyeri, Kang Min-hyuk, Chae Jeong-an, Jeon No-min, Jeong Man-sik,... 20 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00 Synopsis "Entertainers" depicts the tale of the those thatcollectedin combination to shape a track band. Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/04/20

GOT7′s JB To Get preserve of Extra Scientific Examination, In some other country Concert Excursion Is also Affected

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GOT7′s JB To Get preserve of  Extra  Scientific Examination, In some other country Concert Excursion  Is also Affected

GOT7s JB To AcquireExtraScientific Examination, In a foreign country Concert ExcursionCould also be Affectedcrystalcove April 28, 2016 0 GOT7s leader, member JB, who is not ableto take part in his teams first concerts Fly In Seoul arising on April 29 and 30 because of a spinal disc injury, will also be unable to wait the abroad tour, dependent on his fitness diagnosis.

JB went to the sanatorium afterwards experiencing back pain throughout a concert practice session on April 27, and after it was once diagnosed that there has beena subject alongside his spinal disc, it becomemade up our minds that he would sit down out GOT7s M!Countdown functionality on April 28 and the Fly In Seoul concerts taking place April 29 and 30. He also wouldnt be attending the press convention for the concert going on April 30.

It is expected that JB will head back to the health center today, April 29 KST, or the following day for further examination., in keeping with local news outlet XSports news. Looking on what the doctors say, he plans to go throughotherremedies or a minor surgical procedure. It isnt most probably that JB will wantmain surgery.

GOT7′s Junior And TWICE’s Dahyun To Be Special MCs For This Week’s “Inkigayo”

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GOT7′s Junior And TWICE’s Dahyun To Be Special MCs For This Week’s “Inkigayo”

GOT7s Junior And TWICEs Dahyun To Be Special MCs For This Weeks Inkigayokminjungee April 28, 2016 0 On Might 1, fanaticscould bein a positionto peer GOT7s Junior and TWICEs Dahyun sing their own praises their talents equally special MCs for SBSs Inkigayo.

TWICEs Dahyun will be taking where of Kim Yoo Jung, who has officially departed from the show. Two times volition also have their Inkigayo comeback degree for their new song, Cheer Up, on this day.

Dahyun has already shown off her qualifications in this box when she was once a temporary, one-day MC for 3 Kings, in preference to EXIDs Hani, who became taking a hiatus at the time. She was commended for actively taking part and appearingjust right reactions right through the episode.

Song Joong-ki's issues of appeal

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Though it shouldappearinappropriate to acting, it played a section to make Song Joong-ki who he's today. He beganperforming at a later age but he was capable of finding his position so briefly because he is a fashion student like he has at all times been. He worked challenging and he consistently made the properselectionseach fourth dimensionthere has been a chance. He rose to stardom in the drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" then endured in "Deep-rooted Tree" as the more youthfuledition of Han Seok-Kyu's role.

Those around him attemptedto prevent him as a result of the small element but he was recognized for his performance. When he was in the motion picture "Penny Pinchers", an interviewer asked him, 'Isn't it standard for a celeb to play cool roles first sooner than degrading himself?' and he answered, 'That's one typical way of expanding one's spectrum. Or not it'sfoolish to observe the trend.' Song Joong-ki needs to be good-looking and talented at the similar time.

Song Joong-ki was noted for his nice looks at school but he did not get the key function at first. He did part-time jobs after college and strains of him from back in the day still remain today. He believed that 'not having skillmay also begrew to become into an opportunity.' He acquiredthe assistance of actor Lee Joon-hyeok throughout "A Werewolf Boy" and studied the movements of a wolf. Whilst in "Deep-rooted Tree", he tried to appreciate the King Lee Do by reading back in history.

All You want To grasp About Wallace Chung, Lee Min Ho’s “Bounty Hunters” Co-Star

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All You want  To grasp About Wallace Chung, Lee Min Ho’s “Bounty Hunters” Co-Star

Recognition as a major Actor“The Stand In” was the prime profile drama that brought recognition to Wallace Chung’s acting. He was widely praised for his convincing performances as the short-lived political activist Lee Chong Guan and the deficient rickshaw driving force lookalike Wang Ah Si that becomes Lee’s replacement. When observing the drama I was very wellinspired that either roles were played by him because they were so different. Even as Wang Ah Si transforms and becomes like Lee Chong Guan, Chung is ready to distinguish the 2by way of his acting. This drama built upon his symbol equally the charming romantic lead and gave him recognition as a serious actor.

Forming Connections with Korea

Most currently he was awarded the Asia Megastar Grand Award at the Seoul Global Film Awards. Idea that was his only connection with Korea before his casting in “Bounty Hunters”? Nope! He in the past headlined the Chinese motion picture adaptation of the Hallyu drama “Secret Garden” with H.O.T’s Kang Ta. This may also be a low budget remake, but it's far refreshing to see Chung in a red nightie and acting like a ladyfinally his other serious roles. Watch the hilarious scene at the 40 2nd mark below!

Photos Video Added new posters and 2d teaser video with English subtitles for the Korean drama 'Mirror of the Witch'

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"Mirror of the Witch" (2016)Directed by capability of Jo Hyeon-takWritten by Yang Hyeok-moonNetwork : jTBCWith Yoon Si-yoon, Kim Sae-ron, Yeom Jeong-ah, Jang Hee-jin, Kwak Si-yang, Choi Seong-won,...16 episodes - Fri, Sat 20:30Formerly referred to as "Witch Exemplar" on HanCinemaSynopsisThis ancient fantasy-romance drama is set an unlucky princess Seori who is desertedonce she is born because she is born with a curse and becomes a witch till she meets Heo Joon.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/05/13

Video Teaser videos released for the Korean drama 'The Wonderful thing about the Beast'

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"The Good looks of the Beast" (2016)Directed by way of Baek Soo-chanWritten by Lee Hee-myeongNetwork : SBSWith Namgoong Min, Minah, On Joo-wan, Seo Hyo-rim, Oh Hyun-kyeong, Woo Hyeon,...Sat, Sun 22:00SynopsisHere we have gota sexy and talented older sister and her more youthful sister, who is less hornyyet still has were givena wonderful mind. And two men seem in front of the siblings: a steadily more gorgeous man, who moved into a humble condo room on rooftop in their building, any otherguy who is good-looking and rich from a plutocrat family. The romance-comedy drama depicts an eventful and unpredictable love tale by the 4folks from any such warmhearted point of view.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/05/14

Video Song video released for the Korean film 'The 3rd Way of Love'

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"The 1/3 means of Love" (2014)Directed via Lee Jae-hanWith Song Seung-heon, Liu Yifei, Jia,..."The Third Way of Love" is a Korea-China co-production.SynopsisOne come uponreplacedexistenceas though it was once destiny...two accounts of fate got here by like miracles and love began...Im Gye-jeong (Song Seung-heon), the inheritor to Chirim Group, coincidentally sits next to Chu-woo (Liu Yifei) who is crying at the plane. He sees her back at the airport and this time he can notstay his eyes off her. Here's their destined encounter. Im Gye-jeong (Song Seung-heon) is the kind ofguy who believed there has been no such thing as love despite the truth that he has the entire lot from looks, wealth, repute and power. His coincidental come across with Chu-woo has him falling for her. A guy who believed there changed into no such thing as love and a girl who did notwant love get started opening up to every other slowly...Release date in Korea : 2016/05/19