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Can EXO Top The Success Of ‘XOXO’ To Win The April Comeback Wars?

Can EXO beat the success of "XOXO"?

April has kicked off with one of the biggest comeback announcements for 2014, which is the return of SM Entertainment"s EXO. Although, it has only been two years since their debut, EXO has emerged as one of the most talented and soon to be replicated groups in K-Pop. As the follow up to their 2012 debut EP Mama, XOXO was one of the most commerically successful K-Pop albums of 2013.

By year end, XOXO had sold over one million copies including 300,000 pre-orders.Many within the industry had started to question whether K-Pop would continue to be a successful musical genre, however, these doubts were quelled when XOXO went on to become the best-selling album in Korea since 2001.

EXO has demonstrated the ability to impress some of the toughest critics of Korean pop music and released the top performing Christmas album of 2013, Miracles in December

BoA and Derek Wear Bright Smiles at Premiere Of “Make Your Move”

Singer BoA recently shared a photo of herself with Derek Hough to promote their newest movie!

On April 1, BoA shared the photo on her Instagram account with the caption, “At the premiere with Derek! ‘Make Your Move‘ in theaters on April 18th!”

In the photo, Derek Hough and BoA look cheerful while posing for the photo together. “Make Your Move” is BoA’s first Hollywood movie, where she acts as the love interest of Derek Hough’s character. They play the role of two dancers, Donny and Aya, who fall in love despite being from competing dance clubs.

In other news, Girls’ Generation also contributed the song “Cheap Creeper” to the soundtrack for “Make Your Move.”

Check out the trailer below!

BoA to show her acting and dancing skills in Hollywood movie “Make Your Move”


Hollywood movie “Make Your Move,” starring BoA and Derek Hough of “Dancing With The Stars,” will premiere later this April.

The movie is about two dancers from different worlds see their romance threatened by the dangerous rivalry between their brothers’ competing dance clubs in New York City’s underground.

BoA has been known as the Queen of K-Pop. This upcoming movie is a chance for her to show off her acting and dancing skills.

This movie is a work of director Duane Adler, the man behind the hit film “Save the Last Dance” and the “Step Up” series. Robert Cort of “Jumanji” and “Runaway Bride” is the producer.

“Make Your Move” will premiere in Korea on April 17 and in America on April 18

SM Entertainment plans to take legal action on whoever spread about Hyoyeon’s being bullied in Girls’ Generation

Hyoyeon's issue of accidentally hitting her friend while joking around was previously resolved, however everything is not as simple as that.

On April 1st, the incident was reported to happened at 0:30am on March 30st, but netizen found a post on an online community board which was published on March 31st at around 5pm and it wrote about Hyoyeon's incident like this,"My friend's sister's friend's father is a police officer. Yesterday (March 30th) a member of Girls' Generation tried to commit suicide because she was bullied in Girls' Generation. The guy tried to stop her but she hit him, then they ended up at the police and caused a huge fuss there".

Upon this issue, SM Entertainment released a statement on April 2nd,"We are currently disserminating all the necessary procedures and planning to take legal action against the ones who spread about Hyoyeon' absurd rumours"

K-Pop Mixtape: The 10 Best Songs Of 2014

Only a quarter of the way through the year and fans have already had a major overload of great songs from their favorite K-Pop artists.

With a shocking number of comebacks, debuts, and new concepts, Korean idols have been releasing amazing new music seemingly non-stop since the beginning of the year.

With many more surprises and releases yet to come, as well as dozens of world tours planned throughout the spring and summer, 2014 is on track to become K-Pop"s most globally influential year to date.

What have been the best tracks so far this year?Check out our ranking below!

#10 "LA Song"
Artist: Rain
Album: Rain Effect
Release Date: January 2
Why: Rain"s first album release in four years shows a very different side to the singer

The Salaries of SM Entertainment’s Executive Board Members

They’ve created your favorite idols such as TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(X), and EXO, but weren’t you curious about how much the executive board members earn each year? Well, recent data showed that the top leaders of SM Entertainment earn quite a lot. In the March 31 business report submitted by the agency to the Financial Supervisory Service, the annual salaries of SM Entertainment’s CEO Kim Young Min, SM C&C‘s CEOs Han Seh Min and Jung Chang Hwan, and SM Japan‘s CEO Nam So Young.

According to the report, SM Entertainment’s CEO Kim Young Min was paid 1.312 billion won (~ 1,239,197 USD) last year

2NE1 Tops Both Melon Album And Artist ‘Top 20′ Chart 5 Weeks In A Row

Group 2NE1 has topped both Melon"s album and artist "Top 20" chart for 5 weeks in a row.

On February 26, 2NE1 released their 2nd album, CRUSH, and topped Melon"s "Album TOP20" chart for 5 weeks in a row.

They also topped the "Artist TOP20" chart as well and revealed their popularity.

With the release of their album, they instantly topped many charts and sites. Their title song, "Come Back Home" also topped 10 music sites.

They also ranked number 61 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and made a new record for a Korean artist.

On the other hand, they will be traveling to Shanghai on April 11 for their world tour concert.

CNBlue release BTS from ‘Can’t Stop’ recording

CNBlue release a clip of them recording their instruments for latest single 'Can't Stop'.

The band members are seen monitoring each other while holding their respective instruments showing their ear and eye for music. The members seem having fun checking each other while giving opinion boasting their team work.

Watch it below:

The Reason Why YG’s Yang Hyun Suk Chose Akdong Musician 2nd

(Photo : YG Entertainment)

The 2nd runner of YG Family in 2014 has been revealed. It"s none other than the rookie brother and sister duo Akdong Musician. These SBS audition program "K-Pop Star 2" winners have already released self-composed songs that swept music charts, even before their debut. The pair is truly a musically talented duo.

Producer Yang Hyun Suk posted on YG"s official blog on the 31st, "Last year SBS" "K-Pop Star 2" began on April 7th. In exactly 1 year since then, last year"s winners Akdong Musician will release their first debut album."

On the 21st YG revealed a graphic poster with the words, "Who"s Next? 0407" and hinted at YG"s 2nd singer to be released this year. Many people thought it would Psy, since he had previously released a music video spoiler. However, according to Yang Hyun Suk the "0407" main event is Akdong Musician

Download A Pink Customized Mobile Theme + Win Autographed Albums!

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We’re back with another giveaway when you download a K-Pop artist mobile theme from Dodol Launcher! We previously worked with CNBlue, 2NE1, and FTISLAND, and now we’re proud to announce A Pink as the next artist!

The 6-member girl group A Pink is back with sweet title track “Mr. Chu” off of fourth mini album “Pink Blossom.” There will be two different versions this time around: Pink and Blue.

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