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SECRET Jun Hyosung, Prayer For Sunken Ferry “Hope They Safely Return”

Girl group SECRET"s member Jun Hyosung prayed for the victims of the Jindo ferry. (Photo : osen)

Girl group SECRET"s member Jun Hyosung prayed for the victims of the Jindo ferry.

Today, Jun Hyosung posted on her Twitter, "I hope they safely return. There"s nothing we can do but pray."

Yesterday, the Jindo Ferry that was on its way to Jeju Island in South Korea sank. It had 475 people on board including high school students and teachers. 179 have been rescued so far and 9 were found dead. 287 are still missing.

‘Secret Love Affair” And “Yoona’s Street” The Second Han Suk Kyu, Choi Min Shik,Chae Shi Rah

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The new JTBC Monday/Tuesday drama "Yoona" Street" to follow "Secret Love Affair" is known as the modern day "Seoul"s Moon" and people are interested to see who the next Han Suk Kyu, Choi Min Shik and Chae Shi Ra will be.

"Yoona"s Street" that is scheduled to be first broadcast in May features veteran middle-aged actors that give faith to the piece with experienced acting that is flawless and actors Lee Hee Joon, Kim Ok Bin, Shin So Yul, and Kang Shin Hyo that have been recognized for their acting skills through various pieces and have been loved have confirmed to be in the drama.

In addition, the drama "Seoul"s Moon" that was broadcast in 1994 brought Han Suk Kyu, Choi Min Shik and Chae Shi Ra to stardom and these stars are still loved to the present day. Viewers are also in big support for the actors that will take on the Baton from these actors

Akdong Musician’s ’200%’ ranks #1 on the Genie real-time chart for 150 hours and counting

Akdong Musician"s "200%" has been ranking #1 on Genie"s real-time music chart for 150 hours and counting!


SEE ALSO: Akdong Musician charts at #2 on Billboard"s World Album Chart


According to KT Music"s Genie on April 18, Akdong Musician"s "200%" ranked #1 on the real-time chart for a cumulative total of 149 hours (six days) and counting. Their debut song also topped the weekly chart for the second week of April (4/11-4/17).


On the real-time charts, Akdong Musician"s "200%" is facing competition from HIGH4 and IU"s ""Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms" and 15&"s "Can"t Hide It".


A Genie rep stated, "For the third week of April, sweet spring songs are gaining the most popularity among netizens

Akdong Musician charts at #2 on Billboard’s World Album Chart

Akdong Musician"s debut album "PLAY" charted at #2 on Billboard"s latest weekly World Albums Chart!


SEE ALSO: Akdong Musician"s "Galaxy" deemed unsuitable for broadcast by KBS


Akdong Musician made their successful debut with "PLAY" which achieved an all-kill on its day of release on April 7 and their "200%" MV surpassed one million views on YouTube within just three days. All the tracks of the "K-Pop Star 2" winners" album also continue to rank in the Top 20 on major music charts.


Congrats, Akdong Musician!

 



Akdong Musician Stays at No.1 for 149 Hours and No.2 on Billboard World Album Charts

Only just getting started, Akdong Musician is seeing much success with its first album, Play,/strong>.

As of April 18, Akdong Musician’s title song 200% has stayed in the number one position on the real time charts of the online music site, Genie, for a total of six days. The real-time chart takes downloads and streaming into consideration and is updated regularly.

Not only that, Akdong Musician’s debut album, Play ranked number two on Billboard’s World Album Chart on April 18, behind Celtic Woman’s Emerald: Musical Gems.



Photo Credit: KT Music, Billboard, YG Entertainment

Woman claiming to be a volunteer diver at the ferry tragedy scene revealed to be the imposter who posed as Hwayoung’s relative

Rescue efforts continue on to recover the missing passengers who were on board the sinking ferry, but as the progress seems to be slow, some have been pointing fingers at the government for not doing enough and even preventing rescue efforts. Various broadcast stations have been airing interviews from those on scene, and earlier today, MBN aired theirs with a woman who claimed to be a citizen volunteer diver there. Her testimony especially stirred quite a bit of criticism towards the government and the maritime police, but her identity has now left many questioning the interview she gave.



A woman going by the name Hong Ga Hye told MBN news that she was with the volunteer divers aiding in the rescue. She then went on to say that although the volunteer divers were ready to do their best to help, they were actually told by the maritime police to just kill time and were even blocked from trying to help

Review: Postmodern Jukebox Vocalist Robyn Adele Anderson Reexamines ‘Come Back Home’ By 2NE1

(Photo : Official 2NE1 Facebook Page)(Photo : courtesy of Robyn Adele Anderson)

It may come to a surprise to some people that as a musician who sings jazz reimaginings of modern pop hits with Postmodern Jukebox, I actually enjoy most of the original versions of the songs that we cover.

But I have a simple rule of thumb for good music: if a song is good to sing and dance along with, it is a song that I enjoy.

As it turns out, many K-pop songs meet this criteria, which is perhaps because so many of them resemble iconic American pop tunes.

While considering which song to review for my KpopStarz column this week, I came across a few current hits on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 that immediately upon hearing them, I could instantly pinpoint their American doppelgangers

Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for April 6 – April 12

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the week of April 6 to April 12 below!



1. Akdong Musician - "200%"

2. HIGH4 ft. IU - "Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms"

3. Yoon Min Soo - "Relationship"

4. Akdong Musician - "Give Love"

5. Akdong Musician - "Melted"

6. Mad Clown ft. Hyorin - "Without You"

7. A Pink - "Mr

EXO’s Comeback – An Introduction To Their Growth

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Mainstream group EXO has come back more intense than ever. Their performance is more lively, and they"ve shed their boy image for a more powerful masculine image. It just proves as evidence that EXO has grown once again.

On April 15th EXO held their "EXO Comeback Show" at the Jamsil Gymnasium in Seoul. At the comeback show they unveiled their first performance of their 2nd mini album"s "Overdose". It was powerful, and showcased choreography that was even more advanced than that of "Growl."

At this comeback show, EXO not only unveiled their performance for "Overdose" for the first time, but they also showed the music video. "Overdose" is a hip hop and R&B based dance song with an urban feel. It was produced by world renowned producing team The Underdogs, who previously worked with top pop stars such as Beyonce, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, and others

Idol Stars Turned Actors Are Leading The Hallyu Wave

Korean drama contents are gradually gaining international popularity. Hallyu drama stars dominate the Asian market, and Korean dramas are quickly becoming a major export. In the midst of this drama fad are former idol stars who have successfully converted themselves into big-market actors. Former K-Pop Hallyu stars are quickly becoming K-Drama Hallyu stars.

One of the main reasons former idol superstars are popular among casting directors is the fact that they bring with themselves the international market that they dominated as K-Pop stars. JYJ"s Yoochun and FT Island"s Lee Hongki are the prime examples of this. Since they already have a massive international fanbase, their drama appearances also pique the interest of the same fanbase.

Take this for example: SBS Drama "Three Days" was exported at the highest cost ever for a K-Drama to China prior to its release