Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap Big Bang during their Japanese 6 Dome Tour. 2013 was the year that each member of Big Bang was given their own opportunity to enjoy the spotlight through solo projects.Some audiences speculated that YG Entertainment's push for solo endeavors was attributed to the looming mandatory military service of the oldest members.Individually, Big Bang was able to accomplish great strides in 2013 and were able to capture the attention of worldwide audiences and other celebrities.While 2012 saw the great comeback of the five member group, 2013 was much more about how each member could evolve into becoming international celebrities.

While G-Dragon proved that he is a style icon and brilliant with musical composition, Seungri was able to fight against maknae syndrome to become one of the most successful Korean artists in Japan.Daesung established that he will most likely have the most sustainable career after Big Bang with his vocal talent and Taeyang captured the hearts of fans and Rihanna with Ringa Linga.2013 was also the year where beloved member T.O.P was able to prove that he may follow in Rain's foot steps to become an international action film star who happens to also make great Korean music.

On January 27th, Big Bang concluded their critically acclaimed Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour at the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul.The tour encompassed forty-eight performances including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the United States, Peru, and England.The Alive Galaxy Tour helped to establish Big Bang as true Hallyu stars, having sold out shows outside of Asia.While 2012 became the year in which Big Bang reached out to the world, 2013 was much more about Big Bang establishing themselves as marketable solo artists.

Attendants of the June 1stthrough June 2nd performances of the G-Dragon 1st World Tour in Nagoya were treated to one of the first performances of Big Bang in its entirety for 2013.G-Dragon concluded his tour with the August 31 st through September 1st performances in Seoul in which Big Bang also reunited.Fans would not have the opportunity to see Big Bang together again until the start of their Japan 6 Dome Tour on November 16th.International fans would then have the opportunity to see the group reunited at 2013 MAMA. 2013 was a year where Big Bang was able to prove that they are one of the most best groups in K-Pop, individually and as a whole.

Daesung And Seungri Conquered The Japanese Market

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap Daesung sings his heart out during his tour. In February 2013, Daesung released D'scover,his first solo album. D'scover was a Japanese album which contained both remakes of established Japanese songs and originals.The standout single of the album was Singer's Ballad or Utautai no Ballad, which showcased Daesung's vocal capabilities.Daesung would make numerous appearances on Japanese variety shows establishing his appeal as a solo artist.In support of D'scover, Daesung performed a total of four tour dates in Japan during the month of March.With D'scover Daesung establishedthat he will be able to sustain longevity beyond being a member of a male group, with his solid abilities as a balladeer.

During Daesung's Japanese promotions, Seungri also spent time in the Japan further establishing his career as a solo artist.In August 2013, Seungri released his second solo mini album entitled Let's Talk About Love.Gotta Talk To You was the first track to be released from the mini album and was main song he performed during his solo promotions in Korea. On September 27th, it was announced that Seungri would be the co-host of Fuji TV's Popular Women 100, becoming the first foreign celebrity to host a Japanese variety show.

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap Seungri looks handsome at T.O.P's premier of 'Commitment'. Seungri continued solo promotions in Korea through September 2013, then released the Japanese version of the mini album Let's Talk About Love in October.The Japanese release of Let's Talk About Love featured the single The Feelings Painted In The Sky, Seungri's first original Japanese composition.The Feelings Painted InThe Sky was then adopted as the theme song for the Japanese drama which also stars Seungri entitled Yubikoi Kimini Okuru Message.

T.O.P Established He Is Not Only An Action Hero But Also The Best Rapper In K-Pop

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap T.O.P has movie star charisma! 2013 marked a turning point for Big Bang's T.O.P. Although, the artist had appeared in the highly successful 2009 action series Iris and in the 2010 film 71:Into The Fire, T.O.P had yet to star in a film that would receive widespread distribution outside of Korea.As the first member of Big Bang to pursue acting, it was obvious that T.O.P wanted to establish that he was a viable action star.When news was released that his film Commitment would receive widespread distribution, including screenings in the United States, it became apparent that T.O.P was on his way to achieving international stardom.On October 5th, T.O.P won the Rookie Award at the Asian Star Awards, which was part of the Busan International Film Festival.Commitment was released on November 6th to an audience of one million viewers within two weeks of the film's release.

If further establishing his acting career were insufficient, T.O.P also released the single DOOM DADA in November 2013.The music video for DOOM DADA has become one of the most acclaimed K-Pop videos for 2013 with the accompanying stage performance for the single, which debuted at 2013 MAMA receiving equal praise.With DOOM DADA, T.O.P was able to establish that while he may not be the most solid dancer in Big Bang, he is most definitely one of the best rappers in Korean pop.

Taeyang Proved That Electronic Dance Music Still Rules The World

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap Taeyang at the MTV Music Experiment performance in San Francisco. For Big Bang's Taeyang, 2013 provided an opportunity to not only break out from the group with his release Ringa Linga but to also attract the attention of audiences outside of the Korean entertainment arena.His November 9th solo release Ringa Linga received widespread attention and drew the interest of numerous celebrities including RB's Rihanna.Since the release of Ringa Linga Taeyang performed in San Francisco as part of MTV's Music Experiment 2.0 and has received offers for work beyond Korea.Although, his friend and group mate G-Dragon is featured on the video and responsible for the single's production, Ringa Linga definitely has been responsible for catapulting Taeyang into international stardom.

Big Bang Proves They Are Just As Strong Individually As Together:2013 Year End Recap Big Bang at 2013 MAMA's Red Carpet.Photo courtesy of The Au Review. Big Bang has had a remarkable year in 2013.They have concluded the year with their Japanese Dome Tour and audiences are anticipating their next projects.Big Bang's Taeyang and G-Dragon have been confirmed for SBS' year endGayo Daejun celebration, however, YG has announced that Big Bang will not be appearing at MBC Gayo Daejun. G-Dragon achieved so many accomplishments in 2013, he will receive his own year end wrap up.With a year as phenomenal as 2013, one can only imagine what Big Bang will deliver in the future.

Photo Credits:YG Entertainment, The Au Review, Kpopstarz

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Big Bang to Release 'Japanese Dome Tour 2013-2014' on DVD March 19

Big Bang to Release 'Japanese Dome Tour 2013-2014' on DVD March 19

Big Bang to Release Japanese Dome Tour 2013-2014 on DVD March 19 (Photo : YG Life)Big Bang plans to release a DVD of their current Japanese Dome Tour in March for their fans to relive and enjoy the performances again and again.

The Japanese Dome Tour 2013-1014DVD will be released for sale in Japan on March 19 and will come in four different versions.

Deluxe Edition A will include a two-disc Blue Ray compilation of the Dome Tour performances as well as a two-disc live concert CD and a photobook.Deluxe Edition B includes three DVDs in place of the Blue Ray discs and will also contain the live CD and photobook.

Regular editions C and D will comprise of two Blue Ray discs or two DVDs respectively and the four versions will range in price from 6,000 to 10,000 yen.

Big Bang's Japanese Dome Tour kicked off on November 16, 2013 and will end next weekend on January 12, 2014.

During the course of the concert tour, the popular five-member K-Pop group planned fifteen shows in six cities across Japan playing in some of the biggest venues in the country.Collectively, the concerts held at the Seibu, Osaka Kyocera, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Sapporo Domes were expected to draw a crowd totaling over 720,000 people - the largest audience a foreign artist has ever received for a Japan tour.

Those of you not lucky to have attended any of the dynamic performances in the past couple months will have the opportunity to see the shows from the convenience of your own homes in just about two months.And for the lucky bunch who managed to score tickets to see Big Bang live during their Japanese Dome Tour, get ready to relive the experience on March 19!

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Goodbye 2013: "MBC Gayo Daejun" Ends the Year with a Bang

Goodbye 2013: "MBC Gayo Daejun" Ends the Year with a Bang

Goodbye 2013: MBC Gayo Daejun Ends the Year with a Bang

While we were sleeping here in the United States, South Korea was partying it up by ending the year with a bang. Last night was the "MBC Gayo Daejun" and it featured performances from your K-Pop stars. This article will feature the major stars that performed last night.

So with this being said and all, here is the recap from last night. You guys can party it up tonight with your stars even though it is 2014 there in Asia. Me as well as the staff of KpopStarz wish you a Happy New Year 2014!!! Lots of great things are coming this upcoming year.

Performance Recaps

Key, Amber, Kris, and Chanyeol partied it up by singing "Like a G6" which got the audience dancing as well as putting their hands up!

T-ara came out clubbing by performing different versions to their songs "Number 9" and "What Should I Do." The audience were definitely entertained and screaming.

Girls' Generation except YoonA did an introduction and performed "I Got A Boy." Audience screamed and truly enjoyed their performance. Such energy from all of the ladies! Happy New Year!!

SHINee came out to first sing "Dream Girl" which was a ballad style music. Henry was doing a fantastic job by playing the piano. Then the guys moved on to sing "Everybody" by firing up the audience. Great performance and awesome year to end!

Remember we told you that Girls' Generations's Tiffany and SHINee's Key will perform together on-stage. Well, here is their performance by singing "Bang Bang." Audience loved it!

EXO came out to bring out the pack by performing "Wolf" and "Growl." Energy as well charisma is always what the guys bring on-stage. Fabulous year EXO!!!

The queen of K-Pop Ailee came out full of energy to perform "UI" which the crowd screamed all through her performance. Great job Ailee!!

INFINITE are saying you are my "Destiny" before the upcoming year by bringing energy as well as mixing it up. The guys did a remix of the song and crowd loved it!

f(x) came out to sing "Rum Pum Pum Pum" by ending the New Year with energy. The ladies always know how to bring lots of energy on-stage. Audience loved their performance! Perfect ladies!

The ladies of After School turned up the heat by performing "First Love" the sexy ballad style. Guys, is it hot in here? Please splash me some cold water. These ladies absolutely entertained the guys last night. Great job ladies!

SISTAR said "Give it To Me" last night by performing the remix version. Style of lighting up the dress was awesome and gave it that club style ambience. Crowd truly enjoyed it. Perfect ladies!!

BEAST came out to perform three songs in different parts of the venue. The songs were "Caffeine", "Flower", and "Shadow." Audience were entertained!!! Great job guys!

ZE:A came out to perform "Ghost of the Wind" which the audience screamed through their performance. Truly fantastic version than the original one.

A Pink performed "No No No" which was of course a different version than the original one. Fan chants were amazing! Happy New Year ladies and keep smiling!

Miss A brought dance to the stage by singing "Hush." The ladies did a different version which entertained the crowd. Awesome stage setting ladies! They really do know how to end the year!

The ladies of KARA did a special by performing various songs which were "Pretty Girl", "Lupin", "Mister", "Step", and "Damaged Lady." Audience cheered and loved their performance. I wonder if the ladies will end up going solo or stay together. Great job ladies!!

2PM came out to perform "A.D.T.O.Y" and "Game Over." Crowd screamed when the guys showed they abs as well enjoyed they performance!! Great job guys of 2PM!

Photo Credit: Allkpop

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Big Bang's G-Dragon Continues To Rack Up Billboard 2013 Year-End Honors

Big Bang's G-Dragon Continues To Rack Up Billboard 2013 Year-End Honors

Big Bangs G-Dragon Continues To Rack Up Billboard 2013 Year-End Honors (Photo : G-Dragon Official Facebook, )

Big Bang rapper and frontman G-Dragon continues to rack up the awards for his solo efforts this year, as he was selected as number nine on Billboard's list of the Top World Artists of 2013.

The K-pop RB boy band SHINee was selected as number 10.

The title track off of G-Dragon's double album "Coup D'Etat," released in September, was also selected as number 22 on the Billboard Top 50 Game-Changing Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Tracks of 2013.

The song features hip-hop mogul Diplo and Baauer, the Brooklyn DJ behind the Internet viral craze "The Harlem Shake."

Daft Punk's disco-funk juggernaut "Get Lucky" was rated number one.

G-Dragon is currently in Japan to perform with Big Bang as part of their six-dome tour, performing at the county's six largest outdoor venues.

The rapper was his usual playful self when the opening act for the Big Bang tour, WINNER, recently formed by the group's record label YG Entertainment from the reality TV musical competition "WIN: Who Is Next?" came to visit him and his bandmates.

The moment was captured on film for the band formerly known as Team A, as part of their new follow-up reality show, "WINNER TV."

"Are you acting all modest and grateful because these cameras are filming you?" G-Dragon asked the members of WINNER.

The group had been playing down their excitement after nailing their debut performance in front of thousands of fans in the Dec. 20 premiere of "WINNER TV."

Yet G-Dragon made it clear he was just kidding, adding that the two groups should go to dinner together.

At which point his Big Bang bandmate T.O.P made it clear that the friendly ribbing hadn't stopped.

"You'll you need to pay for your own meals," T.O.P said. ""One meal is 900 yen ($8.50) two meals are 1800 yen ($17). You have to calculate these things very carefully."

The two groups both erupted with laughter.

"WINNER TV" will air every Friday on the South Korean network Mnet, for the next nine weeks.

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Big Bang G-Dragon Ranked in U.S. Billboard's 'Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013'

Big Bang G-Dragon Ranked in U.S. Billboard's 'Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013'

Big Bang G-Dragon Ranked in U.S. Billboards Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013 Big Bang G-Dragon has gained much attention as his name was seen on the U.S. Billboard 'Top 50 Game-Changing EDM Tracks of 2013' list.

This chart showed the top 50 most popular EDM songs of the year and G-Dragon's "Coup D'etat" was seen at number 22. He was the only Korean artist to rank in the top 50 as well, making this even more special.

Although G-Dragon has never officially released an album in the U.S., he has ranked on the Billboard 200 chart back in September at number 182.

Also on December 13, he was also ranked number 9 on the Billboard '2013 Year End Chart' as well and showed off his global power.

G-Dragon released his 2nd solo album this year and showed off his album and music power as a male solo artist.

This year has proven to be a great year for G-Dragon as he was featured in numerous U.S. magazines and articles showcasing him as one of K-Pop's leading stars.

On the other hand, he is currently on a Japan 6 dome tour with Big Bang.

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[Introduction] 2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

[Introduction] 2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A BangThe live blog team is currently running on dangerous amounts of caffeine, and Im pretty sure I just saw a purple elephant fly by the window but the show must go on. So far weve covered the all three Entertainment Awards from KBS, SBS, and MBC, the SBS Gayo Daejun, and the MBC Drama Awards. Now, we will be ending the year with a bang by proving live blog coverage of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards AND the 2013 KBS Drama Awards,  which are airing later today at the same time.

First, Im going to shake my fists at these broadcasters for not separating their awards out. After thats done, were happy to announce that we will be covering both awards at the same time here at Soompi. This is going to be an interesting way of finishing the year, thats for sure.

I, Lordbordem will be covering the 2013 KBS Drama Awards while our team of sleepless editors (halves in unison and crystalcove) will guide you through the 2013 SBS Drama Awards. Stayed tuned for updates announcing the start of the live coverage of the SBS and KBS Drama Awards, starting in about 4 hours!

 But first, familiarize yourself with the candidates and the K-Drama  landscape in SBS and KBS with our review below.

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

2013 SBS Drama Awards Looking back at 2013, its kind of scary to see how many great dramas SBS had produced over the span of 12 months. Its a list that comprises dramas such as Queen Of Ambition, Incarnation of Money, Jang Ok Jeong, The Heirs, That Winter, the Wind blows, I Can Hear Your Voice, The Masters Sun and a whole bunch of other long running dramas. 

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

In 2012, actor Son Hyun Joo won the Grand Award for his fantastic performance on the drama The Chaser. While he faced some stiff competition, it was still relatively safe to presume that the veteran actor would walk away with that award. This year, however, is almost impossible to call. Lee Bo Young or Lee Jong Suk have a great chance to win the Grand Award with the amazing success of I Can Hear Your Voice.

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

The same however could also be said for Gong Hyo Jin/So Ji Sub from The Masters Sun along with Jo In Sung/Song Hye Gyo from That Winter, the Wind blows.  If there is one issue with having so many great dramas over the years, it is that it becomes almost impossible to predict how the awards going to get distributed. 

Its going to be really interesting to see how this award pans out.

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

2013 KBS Drama Awards The KBS drama department tend to operate rather differently compared to the two other main terrestrial broadcasters.  While SBS and MBC tend to focus on the 18~25 episode mini series style of dramas, KBS has always been the king of the long running drama series, the type of dramas that will probably see around 50 episodes from start to finish. While these dramas dont tend to be extremely popular in the international scene, these long runners, rating wise, tend to eclipse every other show on TV. These are the dramas that still pull in 30%~40% ratings on a weekly basis and have absolutely no peers in the extremely lucrative 40~50s viewer age group.

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

This, however, doesnt mean that KBS doesnt have few shorter hits as well. In previous years weve seen shorter dramas such as The Slave Hunters, Brain and Iris propelled their respective leads to the grand award. This year though, KBSs line up of mini series seems rather lackluster save for one particular mention. The list is populated by dramas such as Ad Genius Lee Taek Baek, Marry Him If You Dare, Beautiful Man, Queen Of The Office, Prime Minister and I, Iris 2, Shark and the Petal and the Blade.  Unfortunately, most of these performed rather poorly and dont really seem to have a great chance of taking any major awards.

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

However, there are two shorter dramas that has a good chance of beating extended drama favorites such as Youre the Best Lee Soon Shin and Kings Family. Both Secret and Good Doctor present themselves extremely strongly, having performed brilliantly in both ratings and in the eyes of critics.

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

They were two of the most popular dramas in the 2nd half of 2013, and it does appear likely that leads from both dramas such as Joo Won, Moon Chae Won, Hwang Jung Eun and Ji Sung will have a great chance of sweeping up a lot of awards amongst each other.

[Introduction] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

There are also daily dramas such as Sincerity Moves Heaven that could also have a chance of gathering up a few awards thanks to strong ratings over the year, but doesnt seem likely to take any of the top awards given that it runs on KBSs secondary channel, KBS 1. 

We will be ending the year with a bang, the live blog for 2013 KBS Drama Awards and the 2013 SBS Drama Awards will kick off  on December 31 starting at 8:00PM and 8:30PM KST, respectively. The actual shows start at 8:30 and 8:55, respectively. You can see what time that is in your respective time zones by going to this page. Or you can just look at the countdown below. I hope to see you all there!

  Live Blog Starts Show Starts KBS Drama Awards 8:00PM KST 8:30PM KST SBS Drama Awards 8:30PM KST 8:55PM KST

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[Live Blog] 2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

[Live Blog] 2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A BangThe live blog team is currently running on dangerous amounts of caffeine, and Im pretty sure I just saw a purple elephant fly by the window but the show must go on. So far weve covered the all three Entertainment Awards from KBS, SBS, and MBC, the SBS Gayo Daejun, and the MBC Drama Awards. Now, we will be ending the year with a bang by proving live blog coverage of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards AND the 2013 KBS Drama Awards,  which are airing later today at the same time.

First, Im going to shake my fists at these broadcasters for not separating their awards out. After thats done, were happy to announce that we will be covering both awards at the same time here at Soompi. This is going to be an interesting way of finishing the year, thats for sure.

I, Lordbordem will be covering the 2013 KBS Drama Awards while our team of sleepless editors (halves in unison and crystalcove) will guide you through the 2013 SBS Drama Awards. Stayed tuned for updates announcing the start of the live coverage of the SBS and KBS Drama Awards, starting in about 4 hours!

 But first, familiarize yourself with the candidates and the K-Drama  landscape in SBS and KBS with our review below.

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

2013 SBS Drama Awards Looking back at 2013, its kind of scary to see how many great dramas SBS had produced over the span of 12 months. Its a list that comprises dramas such as Queen Of Ambition, Incarnation of Money, Jang Ok Jeong, The Heirs, That Winter, the Wind blows, I Can Hear Your Voice, The Masters Sun and a whole bunch of other long running dramas. 

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

In 2012, actor Son Hyun Joo won the Grand Award for his fantastic performance on the drama The Chaser. While he faced some stiff competition, it was still relatively safe to presume that the veteran actor would walk away with that award. This year, however, is almost impossible to call. Lee Bo Young or Lee Jong Suk have a great chance to win the Grand Award with the amazing success of I Can Hear Your Voice.

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

The same however could also be said for Gong Hyo Jin/So Ji Sub from The Masters Sun along with Jo In Sung/Song Hye Gyo from That Winter, the Wind blows.  If there is one issue with having so many great dramas over the years, it is that it becomes almost impossible to predict how the awards going to get distributed. 

Its going to be really interesting to see how this award pans out.

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

2013 KBS Drama Awards The KBS drama department tend to operate rather differently compared to the two other main terrestrial broadcasters.  While SBS and MBC tend to focus on the 18~25 episode mini series style of dramas, KBS has always been the king of the long running drama series, the type of dramas that will probably see around 50 episodes from start to finish. While these dramas dont tend to be extremely popular in the international scene, these long runners, rating wise, tend to eclipse every other show on TV. These are the dramas that still pull in 30%~40% ratings on a weekly basis and have absolutely no peers in the extremely lucrative 40~50s viewer age group.

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

This, however, doesnt mean that KBS doesnt have few shorter hits as well. In previous years weve seen shorter dramas such as The Slave Hunters, Brain and Iris propelled their respective leads to the grand award. This year though, KBSs line up of mini series seems rather lackluster save for one particular mention. The list is populated by dramas such as Ad Genius Lee Taek Baek, Marry Him If You Dare, Beautiful Man, Queen Of The Office, Prime Minister and I, Iris 2, Shark and the Petal and the Blade.  Unfortunately, most of these performed rather poorly and dont really seem to have a great chance of taking any major awards.

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

However, there are two shorter dramas that has a good chance of beating extended drama favorites such as Youre the Best Lee Soon Shin and Kings Family. Both Secret and Good Doctor present themselves extremely strongly, having performed brilliantly in both ratings and in the eyes of critics.

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

They were two of the most popular dramas in the 2nd half of 2013, and it does appear likely that leads from both dramas such as Joo Won, Moon Chae Won, Hwang Jung Eun and Ji Sung will have a great chance of sweeping up a lot of awards amongst each other.

[Live Blog] 2013 KBSSBS Drama Awards - Ending The Year With A Bang

There are also daily dramas such as Sincerity Moves Heaven that could also have a chance of gathering up a few awards thanks to strong ratings over the year, but doesnt seem likely to take any of the top awards given that it runs on KBSs secondary channel, KBS 1. 

We will be ending the year with a bang, the live blog for 2013 KBS Drama Awards and the 2013 SBS Drama Awards will kick off  on December 31 starting at 8:00PM and 8:30PM KST, respectively. The actual shows start at 8:30 and 8:55, respectively. You can see what time that is in your respective time zones by going to this page. Or you can just look at the countdown below. I hope to see you all there!

  Live Blog Starts Show Starts KBS Drama Awards 8:00PM KST 8:30PM KST SBS Drama Awards 8:30PM KST 8:55PM KST

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Girls' Generation Ends 2013 with a Bang at SMTown Week Concert

Girls' Generation Ends 2013 with a Bang at SMTown Week Concert

Girls Generation Ends 2013 with a Bang at SMTown Week ConcertGirls’ Generation recently celebrated the approach of Christmas and the end of another year with fans at their “Märchen Fantasy” as part of the SMTown Week Concert series on December 22. 

The girls performed a variety of their hits, some of which topped Oricon charts such as “The Boys”, “Hoot”, “Express 999”, “Galaxy Supernova”, “LoveGirls”, “Gee”, “I Got A Boy”, “Honey”, “Romantic St.” and “Snowy Wish.” 

Girls Generation Ends 2013 with a Bang at SMTown Week Concert

In keeping with the holiday and Christmas spirit, they also performed “Love Melody”, “Diamond”, “Santa Baby” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You. In addition, they rearranged certain tracks just for the holidays like “Kissing You”, “Over The Rainbow”, “When You Wish Upon A Star”, “Magic Castle” and “Märchen Fantasy.” 

Girls Generation Ends 2013 with a Bang at SMTown Week Concert

The girls also prepared special performances to show fans something new and different. For example, Tiffany sang a duet with SHINee’s Onew for the Disney classic, “A Whole New World.” Taeyeon stunned concertgoers in a mesmerizing red dress while singing “My Grown Up Christmas List.” Seohyun played and sang the acoustic version of “Kiss Me.” Other members took on popular K-Pop hits as a special treat for fans. Tiffany and Yuri covered SISTAR19’s “Ma Boy”, Sunny took on Ga In’s “Bloom”, Sooyoung performed Sunmi’s “24 Hours” and Jessica covered Lee Hyori’s “Miss Korea.” 

Girls Generation Ends 2013 with a Bang at SMTown Week Concert

The girls wrapped it up by saying a few words to thank the fans who had attended the event. “Today was such a gift to us all. While performing these songs for you all, it’s been a source of strength for us. We feel like it’s been such a heartwarming way to end the year. We’re so grateful,” they said.

“Here is our real gift to everyone who came here today” they announced as they revealed a special teaser for their 2014 comeback, causing fans to go wild with anticipation and excitement. The fans also prepared a meaningful gift in return by wearing pink santa hats while the girls were all performing “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and raised up banners that read “Thank you, We Love You”, “We’ll Only Give You Happiness” during the girls’ “Snowy Wish” performance. 

SMTown Week is a special all-week event where SM Artists perform each day for fans. After SHINee and Girls’ Generation, f(x) and EXO are scheduled to perform on December 2425, DBSK on December 2627 and Super Junior on December 2829. 

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