“Gangnam Style” Choreographer to Formally Debut as a Singer

“Gangnam Style” Choreographer to Formally Debut as a Singer

Lee Joo Seon, the man behind the famous horse trot dance of Psy’s Internet-breaking hit “Gangnam Style,” is making the move from backstage to front stage.

On May 27, the choreographer will make his official debut as a singer with single “DRUWA.” “DRUWA” is a stylized spelling of “deu ru wa,” which is roughly the Korean slang equivalent of “come at me” in English.

“DRUWA” is an EDM track written by rapper G-MASTA and features the vocals of Joo Hee from musical trio 8Eight.

Fine Tree Communications comments, “The super addictive lyrics and exciting beat will delight music fans, and the song will securely establish ‘Choreographer Lee Joo Seon’ as ‘Singer Lee Joo Seon.’” Moreover, “You can anticipate the music and performances in store for ‘DRUWA’ project.”

Lee Joo Seon is not only known for choreographing “Gangnam Style” but also unforgettable dance performances by g.o.d, Cha Tae Hyun, Goofy, and more.

Following the release of “DRUWA” on May 27, Lee Joo Seon is slated to promote the song on various music shows.

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Miss A"s Suzy shows off her shorter locks in her latest ad campaign for clothing brand MLB. And in typical MLB fashion, Suzy gets to rock trendy, sporty pieces which has framed Suzy"s "cool girl" status.

Deviating from the usual feminine or sexy looks, Suzy goes for a more sport aura in these photos-and we"re loving every outfit!

And now to our favorite OOTD-worthy mixes.

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In this photo, Suzy keeps it clean and minimal with a monotone, black and white number, with additional hints of blue, green, and yellow. The outfit looks very comfortable and trendy, and we see some staple pieces which you should have in your close by now: white pullover, chunky gold bangles, and jogger pants.

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This is another favorite mostly because it looks so put-together and we can change some pieces to make it look more formal than casual. The striped bandage looks great on Suzy, and will look great on petite girls as well since vertical stripes can give the illusion of height. Yankees fans will also love this baseball top on Suzy. Now, how do put a more feminine touch to this amazing look? Trade those white sneakers for black and gold high heels. Nevertheless, this look is great as it is.

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Joggers are very in and trendy this year, and Suzy knows how to pull it off! This pinstripe jogger pants work well to accentuate Suzy"s long toned legs, and the orange pullover adds a pop of color to the mostly neutral pallet in this collection.

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This look is actually more girly than the rest, but it still has that "sporty girl" feel. A pleated skirt is a great addition to your wardrobe for spring. Also, a bomber jacket is also a must for this colder spring nights.

Watch out for more of Suzy"s MLB looks!

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Singer G-Sen copied G-Dragons concept and style

Singer G-Sen copied G-Dragons concept and style

Singer G-Sen who became famous due to The Voice of China, recently released his new song WalaWalaV. Sharp eyed Kpop fans pointed out that his style and concept seemed to have copied that of Big Bangs G-Dragon.

Singer G-Sen copied G-Dragons concept and style? G-Dragon vs G-Sen

As netizens pointed out, G-Sens makeup style in the above photo looks very much alike with G-Dragon. Even his shirt looks identical to one of the outfit worn by G-Dragon during a magazine photoshoot. Yet in another photo, G-Sens black leather jacket was pointed out to be similar to that of Big Bangs TOPs concert outfit. While some netizens commented that by having similar look and outfit do not necessarily mean that the concept is copied, some thinks that the singer is intentionally copying BigBang members concept. Regarding this, G-Sen has not issued any official response yet.

Singer G-Sen copied G-Dragons concept and style? G-Sen vs T.O.P

Source : RenRen Entertainment

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Singer Rain Wins 'Asia Entertainer Award' at China '2013 BAZAAR Men's Style of the Year Ceremony

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Singer Rain Wins 'Asia Entertainer Award' at China '2013 BAZAAR Men's Style of the Year Ceremony Singer Rain Wins Asia Entertainer Award at China 2013 BAZAAR Mens Style of the Year Ceremony Singer Rain was awarded the 'Asian Entertainer Award' at the 2013 BAZAAR Men's Style of the Year Award Ceremony in Beijing.

This ceremony, which took place during International fashion week, was held on November 2. This ceremony was also broadcasted live throughout China as well. Rain was seen on the red carpet with other famous celebrities in a variety of fields.

He received much attention from fans and media alike, showing his global popularity.

He commented in both Korean and English after winning the award as well.

He also took the stage to perform "Hip Song" and "I Do" to thank his fans.

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Singer Lyn to Release New Song at the End of this Month, 'Natural Style'

Singer Lyn to Release New Song at the End of this Month, 'Natural Style'

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Singer Lyn to Release New Song at the End of this Month, 'Natural Style' Singer Lyn to Release New Song at the End of this Month, Natural Style Singer Lyn recently released a teaser photo for her upcoming comeback.

This past April, she released her song, "Glass Heart." This time she is releasing the second part of her 8th album.

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Psy’s “Gangnam Style” becomes the United Kingdom’s 1st million seller by an Asian singer

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” becomes the United Kingdom’s 1st million seller by an Asian singer

Psys Gangnam Style becomes the United Kingdoms 1st million seller by an Asian singer

Psy can add another milestone to his growing list of accolades, as he has become a million seller in the United Kingdom!

According to Official Charts Company sales data, Gangnam Style has become not only the 129th track to sell over a million copies in the history of the UK’s Official Singles Chart, but also the first million seller by an Asian music star. Although there have been other successful singers to break one million copies with Asian heritage, he is the first Asian star born, raised, and debuting from Asia to reach this milestone.

Martin Talbot, the managing director of the Official Charts Company commented, This is an amazing achievement by Psy,” saying, “It is further confirmation of Gangnam Style as a true phenomenon – it is the first UK million-seller by an Asian music star, and a sign that K-Pop has truly arrived in the UK!

In total, Gangnam Style has reached Number 1 in 27 countries.Although Gangnam Style only remained at Number 1 for a week in the UK, it spent another 17 weeks in the Top 10 and was the UK’s sixth biggest selling single of 2012. To date, Gangnam Style has spent 21 weeks on the Official Singles Chart Top 40.

Gangnam Style joins four other songs from 2012 to join the million seller list, the others being Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know, Carly Rae Jepsens Call Me Maybe, James Arthur’s Impossible, and Fun.s We Are Young.

Click here for a full list of UK million sellers.

Source: Official Charts.com

Thanks to Peter for the tip!

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Taiwanese Singer Jay Chou Calls for an End to Gangnam Style and Growth of Hallyu in China

Taiwanese Singer Jay Chou Calls for an End to Gangnam Style and Growth of Hallyu in China

While K-Pop fever continues to catch on in the world, Taiwanese singer Jay Chou has urged China to resist succumbing to both Gangnam Style and the “Korean wave”.

On December 2, Jay Chou attended Baidou’s 10th anniversary awards ceremony in Beijing where the artist won a number of awards including Best Male Artist, a leader award and popularity award.

According to reports from Taiwanese media afterwards, Jay Chou spoke at the awards ceremony saying, “Gangnam Style is funny but Chinese music is much more tremendous.”

He then urged his fellow musicians to stop “chasing after Hallyu” and for all celebrities to refrain from doing Gangnam Style.

Taiwanese Singer Jay Chou Calls for an End to ‘Gangnam Style’ and Growth of Hallyu in China

Needless to say, his comments brought about a flurry of divided opinions with some agreeing that more attention and focus should be put on the music of Mandarin speaking artists while others criticized his comments as putting nationalistic labels on the universal language of music.

Jay Chou himself received some criticism for his new appearance at the awards ceremony with his blonde-dyed hair and his new, fitter physique, with many pointing out his looks seemed to be copying the current popular looks and trends of other K-Pop idol stars.

Jay Chou, for his part, dismissed those allegations.

Photo Credit: Sony Music Taiwan

Taiwanese Singer Jay Chou Calls for an End to ‘Gangnam Style’ and Growth of Hallyu in China

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Singer PSY: “I want to teach President Obama the Gangnam Style dance in person.”

Singer PSY: “I want to teach President Obama the Gangnam Style dance in person.”

Singer PSY: I want to teach President Obama the “Gangnam Style” dance in person.

The US President Barak Obama revealed in a recent interview with WZID-FM that he could perform the dance moves from “Gangnam Style.”

In response, on the November 8th broadcast of British radio show Capital FM, singer PSY stated that he would like to teach the President his famous dance in person at the White House.

PSY expressed, “I gotta teach him face to face, not like this [video]. This is really hard by video you know. I gotta teach him step by step, and it’s too complicated with the video. So please invite me once, so that I can teach you.”

Meanwhile, PSY recently gave a lecture at Oxford University, drawing a lot of attention.

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Singer PSY and 20,000 fans gather in Paris for Gangnam Style flash mob

Singer PSY and 20,000 fans gather in Paris for Gangnam Style flash mob

Singer PSY and 20,000 fans gather in Paris for “Gangnam Style” flash mob

French radio channel NRJ set up a “Gangnam Style” flash mob on November 5th.

Singer Psy and over 20,000 fans gathered at the Trocardo Square, Paris to participate in this special event.

Upon seeing Psy on stage, the crowd immediately went crazy.

Psy at first greeted his fans by asking, Do you know my name?” to which the crowd shouted, Psy!. The world star then asked, “Are you ready?” and began performing his trademark “Gangnam Style” dance.

A huge number of fans in attendance used their mobile phones to record the special event while singing and dancing together with Psy.

Have a look at a fan-cam of the flash mob below!

Singer PSY and 20,000 fans gather in Paris for “Gangnam Style” flash mob

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Singer Psy performs ‘Gangnam Style’ in Toronto

Singer Psy performs ‘Gangnam Style’ in Toronto

Singer Psy performs Gangnam Style in Toronto

It is a rare quiet moment during Psy’s concert at the Samsung Galaxy Note II Launch Party. He seems almost frozen in time, scanning the venue behind his pitch-black sunglasses. With one gesture, he coolly takes them off to reveal the face that managed to capture the attention of the world. It is a rare moment like this, one absent of all the electro, horse-dance extravaganza where Psy is the most revealing. To him, the unexpected success still feels like nothing more than a fantasy. “This is my first time in Canada, in Toronto,” he says, “This is a really touching moment for me.

With one single, Korean pop star has Psy become one of the most recognized faces in celebrity culture around the world. The viral breakthrough of his self-composed smash “Gangnam Style” initially turned the heads of the internet population. Soon after, the song rose to become one of, if not, the summer dance-anthem of 2012. Millions of views on YouTube were only just the beginning of Gangnam Style’s success. The single skyrocketed the star into the much-coveted status of the ubiquitous pop icon, earning Psy the fans and support from an audience he would have never dreamed. From dancing with Britney Spears on the Ellen Degeneres Show to making a surprise cameo on Saturday Night Live, Gangnam Style has taken Psy on a life-changing trip.

And he isn’t stopping anytime soon.

The pop star’s performance at Toronto’s Kool Haus will mark Psy’s first-ever appearance in front of a Canadian audience. As expected, the international presence of Gangnam Style has galloped its way up north to Canada as well. The song has even reached the number one spot on the Canadian Billboard charts, beating out big-selling artists in US pop like Rihanna and Taylor Swift.

The atmosphere inside the venue is nothing short of your standard K-Pop concert. Various fans are seen lined up with neon signs scribbled with encouraging messages written in both Korean and English. The majority of them act like K-Pop fans too, shyly hiding their faces with glow sticks and smartphones as cameras come swaying their way. With Halloween, some fans even showed up dressed as Psy himself, donning the slick baby-blue-suit-and-bow-tie combo proud. As if already taken by an alcoholic haze, they laugh ecstatically, nonchalantly performing the infamous horse-riding dance to the beat of yesterday’s pop hits, diligently key-stroked by the venue’s DJ in hopes of keeping fans energized before the big show.

Singer Psy performs Gangnam Style in Toronto

As expected, elements of Psy’s stadium-selling concerts were absent from this concert. A quick YouTube search of the singer’s recent concerts would see his wildest on-stage fantasies come true. From flying around the venue on wire to performing aside what can only be described as a giant, inflatable caricature of the star himself, concert-goers expecting to see a spectacle on par with Psy’s shows in his home turf could only but be left disappointed. Still, the singer’s set list of merely three songs left fans amazed by Psy’s over-the-top dance moves, pitch-perfect singing and an unexplainable aura of both charisma and sheer hilarity.

The three-song concert opened up with a track titled “Champion“, an essential Psy-hit from 2002 that would arguably sit number one on the singer’s repertoire of hits. It is a pure, high-energy dance number, a song that embodies the kind of artist that is Psy. The singer than followed up with a more recent track, titled “Right Now“, that follows in-suit of the energized, electro-dance anthems that Psy is famous for. The song is the only other song from Psy that has garnered significant interest since the international widespread of Gangnam Style. The increasing interest in Right Now is almost reminiscent of the formula that made Gangnam Style the sensation it is today: a hilarious video layered with cheesy, but memorable dance moves, an infectious pop tune and most importantly, Psy’s wild personality. The last song of the night was, of course, the song that started it all: Gangnam Style. Screams and chants grew wilder as the singer pulled out his shades and took off his blue blazer, revealing a sleeveless dress shirt underneath; a party-animal attire with a hint of bourgeoisie-classy.

While the concert did not satisfy the pragmatic demands of the stadium-selling shows in Psy’s home turf, the pop star managed to prove his abilities as a performer to new and old fans alike. Yes, the majority of the singer’s records take mold of what pop music is; creatively safe, yet irresistible to the ears. However, it was neither an expensive set nor a squad of formidably fit dancers, both qualities that could bring any half-baked pop show to life, that made Psy’s performance a spectacle to watch. In fact, the lack of a set or an onslaught of dancers more or less became an advantage for the singer to showcase the extent of his abilities as a performer. The moments of jaw-dropping pop show moments were credible to nothing but the singer’s talents; the tightly choreographed records sounded perfect, and even the scripted concert shtick the singer so often frequents energized the crowd.

Those expecting to see a full-fledged show were obviously left disappointed, but tonight was but a mere taster, an hors d’oeuvre if you will, of what Psy has to offer to the world. It was perhaps the first time new fans of Psy freshly off the Gangnam Style-bandwagon saw the artist not as “Psy, the Internet sensation,” or “Psy, the guy on YouTube,” but as Psy, the incredible performer and entertainer who has so much in store for the world.

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