The growing overseas popularity of male group BTS can be currently felt in Japan, where the group has ranked high on music charts with their latest release “No More Dream.”
On June 4, BTS released their first Japanese single “No More Dream” and debuted at number six on the Daily Chart. The group sold 32,356 copies of their single during the first week, and managed to rank eighth on the competitive Oricon Weekly Single Chart.
The single received a lot of love domestically, and the song was thus chosen for BTS’ first Japanese remake. It has also been revealed that Japanese rapper KM Markit participated in writing the Japanese lyrics for the song. ...
IU”s agency Loen Entertainment revealed that her “Dream High” co-star, Kim Soo Hyun, attended one of her concerts recently, proving that the two have remained good friends!
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The rep told Newsen on June 3, “On May 29, Kim Soo Hyun attended IU”s little theater concert “Just One Step.. That Much More” and watched from the audience. After both IU and Kim Soo Hyun appeared in drama “Dream High” together, they have consistently been in contact with each other. IU maintains her relationships with her friends from “Dream High” and they all get along well.” ...
K-Pop Crossover: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones Lead Our List Of Bands WIth High Profile Member Departures
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Last week, it was reported that EXO-M band member Kris Wu Yifan, known to fans as simply Kris, was terminating his contract with SM Entertainment.
Though the news shocked K-poppers from around the world, Kris is not the first star to leave a group at the height of their fame. Some bands, like the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, survive the defection of key members. Other bands obviously do not.
Here”s our list of the five most infamous band members that bailed....
You know those P.E. classes where the gym teacher appoints team leaders who take turns choosing who gets to be on their team? Yeah, that always being picked last life, Not fun.
But what if you were able to pick your own K-Pop group? Introducing the allkpop Fantasy League, a new feature where you get to create your perfect K-Pop idol group and then see how popular your combination is!
Here”s how it works: each allkpop user has 15 imaginary dollars to spend on the draft. Each idol comes with a price; the more desirable an idol, the pricier he/she will be. You must use this budget to construct your team, and your team must consist of five different kinds of members: leader, rapper, visual, dancer, and vocal. Listed below are your selection of possible team members. ...
Trailer released for the upcoming Korean documentary “A Dream of Iron”
“A Dream of Iron” (2013)
Directed by Kelvin Kyung Kun Park
“A Dream of Iron” looks back on South Korea”s history of modernization in the 1960s, when the nation underwent drastic economic changes under President PARK Jung-hee”s rule in attempts to recover from the devastation left by the upcoming Korean War. Artist Kelvin Kyung Kun Park paints a portrait of what now remains of this time, when its people shared collective hopes and dreams for the nation”s new beginning....
The Epik High members revealed their thoughts on their comeback after two years on the October 20 broadcast of MBC FM4U”s “Tablo”s Dreaming Radio.” Tablo revealed that Epik High put a lot of effort into their 8th album and that he is overly nervous to see what kind of response they will receive.
Tablo said, “To make this album, for about two years we probably created around 100 tracks in all. I”m not kidding, if we combined all the tracks that Tukutz and I made, it would total over 100.” ...
Epik High members DJ Tukutz and Mithra Jin joined Tablo during a recent broadcast of MBC FM4U”s “Tablo”s Dreaming Radio”. On Tablo”s radio program, the group revealed their love for the fans who have stuck with them even through the hard times.
Tablo said, “When I was listening to all the Epik High albums from the very first one, I thought to myself, “How hard would it be to be a fan of Epik High?” From being unknown, to being popular, to the marriage announcement, and having fingers pointed at us by everyone. We had a rollercoaster-like career and I started thinking about how hard it was for our fans who have gone through it with us. I apologize and thank you.”...
Akdong Musician”s Lee Soo Hyun will join in the comeback stages of Epik High on music shows.
According to YG Entertainment on October 21st, Epik High will perform their doublt title tracks “Spoiler” and “Happy Ending” on music programs Mnet”s “M Countdown”, SBS”s “Inkigayo” and KBS”s “Yoo Hee Yeol”s Sketchbook”.
In particular, Akdong Musician”s Lee Soo Hyun will make her appearance in “Happy Ending” stages together with Epik High....
Epik High thanked fans for their successful comeback with their 8th full-length album “Shoebox“, which topped music charts immediately upon its release!
Tablo tweeted on October 21, “I hope you like it. We worked hard to make it. Epik High”s 8th album “Shoebox”,” “Thank you. We sincerely thank you. We love you. We love you all,” “Thank you for letting us be able to do music again. We love you,” and added the hashtag, “#11yearswithEpikHigh.” ...
Group name: UNIQ (유니크)Name meaning
: Unique + Unicorn Label: Yuehua Entertainment & YG Entertainment Debut date: Oct 20, 2014 Debut song: Falling In Love
Stage Name: Yi Bo (이보) Chinese name: Wang Yibo (王一博) Positions: Rap, Lead Dancer, Visual, and Maknae Nationality: Chinese Place of birth: Luoyang Date of birth: August 5, 1997 Horoscope: Leo Height: 179cm Weight: 59kg
Stage Name: Kim Sung Joo (김성주) Chinese name: 金圣柱 Positions: Vocals Nationality: South Korea Place of birth: Incheon Date of birth: Feb 16, 1994 Horoscope: Aquarius Blood Type: A Height: 180cm Weight: 68kg
Stage Name: Cho Seung Youn (조승연) Chinese name: 曹承衍 Positions: Rap, Vocals Nationality: South Korea Birthplace: Gyeonggi Date of birth: August 5, 1996 Horoscope: Leo Blood Type: O Height: 180cm Weight: 65kg
Facts: Fluent in Korean, Chinese, Tagalog, and even Portuguese, he is said to be a known prankster.
Stage Name: Wen Han (문한) Chinese name: Li Wen Han (李汶翰) Positions: Vocals Nationality: Chinese Place of birth: Hangzhou Date of birth: 1994.07.22 Horoscope: Cancer Blood Type: A Height: 180cm Weight: 64kg
Facts: Trading studying abroad in the United States to become a member of UNIQ, Li Wenhan has a background in classical guitar.
Korean Name: Zhou Yi Xuan (조이쉔) Chinese name: Zhou Yixuan (周艺轩) Position: Rap, Leader Nationality: Chinese Place of birth: Zhejiang Shengzhou Date of birth: Dec 11, 1990 Horoscope: Sagittarius Height: 183cm Weight: 65kg
Facts: He is the oldest member of the group. He was scouted by Yuehua Entertainment after his appearance at KOD, a large street dance competition in China.
Their debut song:
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