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The Psy Effect: According to BBC 'South Korea's New Economic Force'

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The Psy Effect: According to BBC 'South Korea's New Economic Force'

Psy Gangnam StyleYesterday, BBC featured Psy and his song "Gangnam Style" as a "new economic force" that is significantly increasing the cultural export of South Korea.

According to a BBC report yesterday (October 4), the Korean culture including pop music, dramas and even food are estimated to be worth almost $5 billion USD annually.

The BBC reporter introduces Psy as "Unpolished, unpredictable and he doesn't look like your typical Korean idol," then adds that he is the most powerful star in Korea who is currently ranked no.1 in UK Music Chart as no.2 in US Billboard Hot 100.

The reporter continues by mentioning the government's use of K-Pop stars and the marketing campaigns of their entertainment agencies to promote Korea's culture overseas.

South Korea's marketing strategy seems to have worked since the report reveals that the number of tourists visiting Korea rose by 20% compared to the previous year. The reporter also added, "A 10 year study shows, every $100 USD of K-Pop exports leads to $400 USD rise in general consumer exports like cosmetics, electronics, or mobile phones" because of the rise in the recognition and familiarity level of South Korean culture and its products.

The BBC report on Psy and K-Pop is available at BBC: S. Korea's New Cultural Exports.

Hunk alert! Take a glance at Gong Yoo behind-the-scenes of his 'Magazine M' shoot

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Hunk alert! Take a glance at Gong Yoo behind-the-scenes of his 'Magazine M' shoot

So take a glance at this new behind-the-scenes photos generously dropped by way of his agency, Soop Entertainment, which presentations the famous personat the back of the scenes of his fresh shoot for film publication, 'Magazine M'!

Looking cheery in-between takes with a grin that may just melt glaciers, Gong Yoo professionally poses for every shoot.  Each cut shouldhad been a masterpiece! 

Seohyun Says She Breaks Thru Her Expected Symbol on Musical Stages

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Seohyun Says She Breaks Thru Her Expected Symbol on Musical Stages

Seohyun Says She Breaks Thru Her Expected Symbol on Musical Stagesck525 February 8, 2016 0 Seohyun said that the public had positiveexpectancies for her.

“There are barriers to how the public sees me,” Seohyun said. “On the musical stage, I wish todisplay them Seohyun as a true human. When I cross to the train room, I go in informal clothes. It’s more at ease that way.”

“As an idol neighborhood member, I believe we all blend in as sisters. Even if I’m the youngest, we’re all over the same age, so every so often we get along and every now and then we don’t. On the alternative hand, I believe like our musical team is changing into more like a comfy family. Regardless that we’re no longer there yet, I feelwe could bein a position to soon turn intoa genuine family,” she said.

12 Pictures That Divulge IU’s True Internal Beauty

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12 Pictures That Divulge IU’s True Internal Beauty

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterIU, the multi-talented role-model and national treasure of Korea, is like everyones woman side by side door. Heres some fresh photo shoots of IU just being herself; the photoshoots spotlight her candypersona and her inside beauty. The authentic feeling in the back of IUs shoots give enthusiastsa privateglance into her type and delicate soul. After seeing those 12 footage youll without a doubt exist wishing she used to be your next-door neighbour. 

IU, the multi-talented role-model and national treasure of Korea, is like everyones girl next door. Heres some recent photo shoots that highlight her sweet character. 3

12 Pictures That’ll Expose IU’s True Inside Beauty

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12 Pictures That’ll Expose IU’s True Inside Beauty

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterIU, the multi-talented role-model and national treasure of Korea, is like everyones woman side by side door. Heres some contemporary photo shoots of IU just being herself; the photoshoots spotlight her candypersonality and her inside beauty. The authentic feeling in the back of IUs shoots give loversa non-publicglance into her type and mild soul. After seeing those 12 pictures youll no doubt exist wishing she used to be your next-door neighbour. 

IU, the multi-talented role-model and national treasure of Korea, is like everyones girl next door. Heres some recent photo shoots that highlight her sweet character. 3

What Were the Highest-Rated Song Triplets Moments on “The Go back of Superman”?

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What Were the Highest-Rated Song Triplets Moments on “The Go back of Superman”?

What Were the Highest-Rated Song Triplets Moments on “The Go back of Superman”?ilmare42 February 8, 2016 0 After the loved Song triplets and their father Song Il Gook’s ultimate episode on “The Return of Superman” aired on February 7, it has now been printed which mins starring the triplets completed the highest ratings.

Each fan of the triplets has their own favourite scenes that theyve watched over and over. However, the minute that used to be the maximum viewed live to inform the taletvchanged into from last October, when the triplets played football amongst Lee Dong Gook and his children.

This highest-rated minute comprisesthe instant in which Minguk is gambling soccer and kicks a objective into the onlinebeyond goalkeeper Daebak. In step with Nielsen Korea’s national ratings, the display reached a score of 31.2 %all over that minute.

'Happy Home' actress Kim So-yeon sends out Seollal greeting for her Korean and Chinese fans

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On February 8th, Kim So-yeon has posted her new year's greeting throughout thereliable Facebook of her firm Namoo Actors and her Weibo SNS account. In the printed photos, Kim So-yeon appearingone of these bright smile is retainingan indication saying, "Happy New Year" in Korean and Chinese. Her beautiful handwriting at the card has stuck our attention.

Kim So-yeon is returning to the small screen thru MBC's new weekend drama, "Happy Home". As the primary episode is setto head on air, she worked challenging filming the drama on February 7th, an afternoonprior to Seollal. Whilst she is operating hard without a holiday, she took a briefruin to send out her heartwarming trustworthy messages for her fans.

"Happy Home" is a circle of relatives drama handing overthe actualwhich means of household and happiness by way of the small and massiveoccasions in Bong Sam-bong's family, who is an owner of a a success Chinese eating place that he built nearly from nothing. Kim So-yeon in the drama plays Bong Hae-ryeong, Bong Sam-bong's eldest daughter.

12 Footage That’ll Make You would like IU Used to be Your Next-Door Neighbour

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12 Footage That’ll Make You would like IU Used to be Your Next-Door Neighbour

11kstocksShare on FacebookShare on Twitter IU, the multi-talented role-model and national treasure of Korea, is like everyones lady adjacent door. Heres some fresh photo shoots that spotlight her candy character. After seeing those 12 pictures youll undoubtedly exist wishing she used to be your next-door neighbour. 

IU, the multi-talented role-model and national treasure of Korea, is like everyones girl next door. Heres some recent photo shoots that highlight her sweet character. 3

Fans Select 14 Feminine Idols With The maximum productive Lips

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Fans Select 14 Feminine Idols With The maximum productive Lips

28kstocksShare on FacebookShare on Twitter Those K-Pop idols are frequently featured in photo shoots with plain makeup and bright lipstick to intensify their beautiful lips. It’s no wonder fanatics regard them has having the maximum productive lips in the industry! Fans put in combination this number offeminine K-Pop idols with the simplestformed lips, take a glance at this list titled, TOP 14 Female Idols With The suitable Lips

K-Pop idols are normally featured in photoshoots with bright lipstick. We preparean inventoryof other idols and othersunglasses of lipstick, where their lips are featured prominently. 

14 Luscious Sunglasses Of Lipstick K-Pop Idols Wear

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14 Luscious Sunglasses Of Lipstick K-Pop Idols Wear

28kstocksShare on FacebookShare on Twitter K-Pop idols are frequently featured in photo shoots with plain makeup and bright lipstick. It’s no wonder they glance so stunning amongst shoots like this, it’s fully stunning! We put in combinationan inventoryof other idols and othersun shades of lipstick, where their lips are featured prominently. Take a glance at our feature titled, 14 Luscious Shades of Lipstick K-Pop Idols Wear

K-Pop idols are usually featured in photoshoots with bright lipstick. We preparea catalogue of various idols and the several shades of lipstick, where their lips are featured prominently. 

Dal Shabet expose how long they wish to be a group

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Dal Shabet expose how long they wish to be a group

Subin elaborated, "Seriously.  Now we are beginning to get wedding invitations, so when I listencommunicate of a marriage and consider the participants getting married, I call to mind Dal Shabet going to sing the congratulatory song.  When the members get married, we can bein a position to sing all of our songs," and laughed, adding that they shaggy dog story a lot.

Serri added, "It is in realitygreatto peer other senior ladyteamsassembly up to free up albums whether they had disbanded or not.  I would actually like for there to at all times exista possibility for us to likewise be with our fanatics and go backthe affection that we had received."