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....
Epik High – “Shoebox”
Korea”s favorite hip-hop group, Epik High, is finally back with “Shoebox.” There”s been a lot of hype surrounding this new album, so let”s take a look and see if it exceeded expectations (ahh!):
“Encore” opens “Shoebox” with a soothing stringorchestra intro. The track drops into avibe out hip-hop beat with “I didn”trealize that the show was over” lyrics on loops. Thisopening track is pretty dope. Epik Highnot only writes their own raps but also capitalizes on their ability toexecute their lyrics. “[They] came through” with this track. ...
Fans may best know An Sohee as singer in the group Wonder Girl, but she has always wanted to act. And now she will have another chance to demonstrate what she has learned in an upcoming tvN drama titled “Heart to Heart.
According to a representative from her agency, BH Entertainment. “It appears that Sohee will appear in “Heart to Heart.” We are discussing the final details now.”
Sohee will play the role of Go Sae, the sister of the drama”s leading male character. “Heart to Heart” is a romantic comedy that deals with mental health issues and it is set inside a psychiatric hospital. Actress Choi Kang Hee was originally considering the role....
Congratulations to one of the biggest, most popular, and most renowned hip hop groups in South Korea!
Epik High has built up their legendary career over the last decade, and they can now celebrate their 11th anniversary with a lot of happiness and fanfare, as their eighth album, “Shoebox,” is also doing incredibly well.
As a matter of fact, Epik High even uploaded a video to express how happy they were when they saw the success of their album via online music charts. YG Entertainment also uploaded a poster and congratulatory message for the group”s 11th anniversary. Wish them a happy anniversary!...
Stage name: ICONReal name:
No Min Woo (노민우) Birthday: May 29, 1986 Birth place: Japan Height: 185cm Weight: 63kg Label: MJ Dreamsys Occupation: Actor, singer dancer Instruments: Piano, guitar, drums Education: Inha University Debut year: 2004
- He made his debut as the drummer (with the stage name Rose) in the rock band TRAX in 2004. - In 2006, he left the band and briefly became a guitarist for The Romantist before it disbanded. - In 2009 he returned to the music scene as the leader of the project group 24/7, with Lee Jang Woo and Hyun Woo. They released the single 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. - He became actor with many famous dramas like Pasta, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Full House Take 2 - He used to be in SM entertainment and Core Contents Media
His latest track:
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.” ...