INFINITEs The Chaser to be named as the Best K-Pop Song of 2012 by Billboard

INFINITEs The Chaser to be named as the Best K-Pop Song of 2012 by Billboard

INFINITE’s “The Chaser” to be named as the Best K-Pop Song of 2012 by Billboard

On December 21st, the American top music authority Billboard has issued an article with the title, “20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012: BIGBANG, PSY, 2NE1More.”.

The article summarized the year 2012 of K-Pop and made a list of 20 best songs, the writer stated, “These 20 K-Pop songs represent a fantastic array of veteran artists, popular idols, ballad crooners and talented rookies.”

INFINITEs hit “The Chaser” was named as the best song of 2012 for its catchy tune as well as the musical composition. Regarding the song, the article said,“The group’s masterpiece single takes listeners on a ride that starts the second the track starts. With an introduction packed with forceful singing, dynamic guitar licks, and dramatic violins, it almost sounds like the song will never find a true direction. But at just 50 seconds, it quickly evolves into a waterfall of 80s synthesizers (courtesy of super producer Sweetune), vocal energy and an explosive, trumpet-driven chorus. The track puts INFINITE and Sweetune at the forefront of the genre’s best in 2012, proving risk and innovation in K-Pop can trump all.”

Also in the Top 3, the second place belonged to Sistar’s “Alone” , and in third was “Memory of the Wind” by Brown Eyed Soul’s Naul.

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Idol Super Band for 2012 KBS Music Festival is made up of members of INFINITE, B2ST, SHINee, 2AM, CNBLUE, B1A4

Idol Super Band for 2012 KBS Music Festival is made up of members of INFINITE, B2ST, SHINee, 2AM, CNBLUE, B1A4

‘Idol Super Band’ for ’2012 KBS Music Festival’ is made up of members of INFINITE, B2ST, SHINee, 2AM, CNBLUE, B1A4

According to an insider with KBS on December 26th, “INFINITE‘s L will be forming a rock band with some of the members from other boy groups for the ‘2012 KBS Music Festival‘. They will be performing hits from the 90′s.

The band will be named ‘Idol Super Band‘ and is made up of L, B2ST‘s Yoseob, 2AM‘s Changmin and Jinwoon, SHINee‘s Jonghyun and Taemin, CNBLUE‘s Minhyuk, and B1A4‘s Jinyoung.

The ’2012 KBS Music Festival’ will be broadcast on December 28th.

Stay tuned to see performances of this super band!

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Billboard Names Infinites

Billboard Names Infinites "The Chaser" as its Best K-Pop Song of 2012

A number of well-received K-Pop songs were released in 2012 but Billboard has revealed its pick of the best 20 K-Pop songs of 2012.

Jeff Benjamin and Jessica Oak of Billboard posted its “20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012: Big Bang, Psy, 2NE1More” on December 21 (local time), in which the music site unveiled its pick of the best of the best K-Pop tracks that were released this year.

Beginning with Catch Me by DBSK at number 20, the list wound through a diverse range of the biggest K-Pop tracks of the year sung by the likes of G-Dragon, Urban Zakapa, FT Island, B2ST, Busker Busker and more.

Coming in at number three on Billboard’s list was Memory of the Wind by RB king, Naul while SISTAR’s sultry Alone took the number two spot.

As for the number one K-Pop track of 2012, Billboard gave that honor to Infinite for The Chaser. Billboard described the track as “a waterfall of 80s synthesizers, vocal energy and an explosive, trumpet-driven chorus”, and praised both Infinite and The Chaser’s producer, Sweetune as being at “the forefront of the genre’s best in 2012”.

Read the full top 20 selections here!

Photo Credit: W

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B2ST, Kara, SISTAR, Infinite and More Idol Groups to Mix at the

B2ST, Kara, SISTAR, Infinite and More Idol Groups to Mix at the "2012 SBS Music Awards"

B2ST, Kara, SISTAR, 4minute and more idol groups that heat up 2012 will be mixing together in special project groups for the end of the year.

The groups will debut at the 2012 SBS Music Awards, to be held on December 29.

The four final teams, joined under the theme ′The Color of K-Pop′, will even be releasing new singles with the help of renowned hit-making composers.

Dynamic Black, Dramatic Blue, Dazzling Red and Mystic White, the four new teams, are comprised of a mix-and-match combination of B2ST′s Lee Gi Kwang and Yang Yo Seop, 2AM′s Jo Kwon and Jung Jin Woon, MBLAQ′s G.O. and Lee Joon, Kara′s Kang Ji Young and Nicole, SISTAR′s Hyolyn and Bora, Secret′s Han Sunhwa and Jeon Hyosung, 4minute′s Hyuna and Ga Yoon and more.

The members of the four teams were set in their groups through a viewer vote held from November 4-13 at the SBS Inkigayo webpage and its mobile app.

Dynamic Black, the manly and powerful male group, holds Lee Gi Kwang, Jung Jin Woon, Lee Joon, Infinite′s Hoya and Teen Top′s L.Joe, the stylish and emotional male group Dramatic Blue holds Yang Yo Seop, Jo Kwon, G.O, Infinite′s Woohyun and Teen Top′s Niel, the seductive girl group Dazzling Red holds Nicole, Hyolyn, Jeon Hyosung, Hyuna and After School′s Nana, while the mysterious and romantic girl group Mystic White holds Kang Ji Young, Bora, Ga Yoon and After School′s Lizzy.

Brave Brothers, Kim Do Hoon and Sweetune will be writing new songs for the four groups. Blue and White will release their new songs on December 26, while the remaining Red and Black songs will be released on December 27.

The performances for the new singles will take place at the 2012 SBS Music Awards.

Photo credit: SBS

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INFINITE's 'The Chaser' Comes First on Billboard's '20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012'

INFINITE's 'The Chaser' Comes First on Billboard's '20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012'

INFINITE, The Chaser, Billboard

INFINITE's 'The Chaser' Comes First on Billboard's '20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012'

Popular boy group INFINTE ranked first for 2012's 20 Best K-Pop Songs.

Yesterday Billboard revealed the best 20 K-Pop songs of 2012 and "The Chaser" beat out a tough competition such as 2NE1, SISTAR, BoA, Psy and more.

INFINITE's 'The Chaser' Comes First on Billboard's '20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012'

Billboard stated, "The group's masterpiece single takes listeners on a ride that starts the second the track starts. The track puts INFINITE and Sweetune at the forefront of the genre's best in 2012, proving risk and innovation in K-Pop can trump all."

Click herefor the full list.

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INFINITEs The Chaser took the top spot of Billboards 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012

INFINITEs The Chaser took the top spot of Billboards 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012

INFINITE’s “The Chaser” took the top spot of Billboard’s ’20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012′

INFINITE‘s “The Chaser” has defeated its tough opponents to took the 1st spot on Billboard‘s list of ‘20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012‘.

About The Chaser, Billboard stated,

The group’s masterpiece single takes listeners on a ride that starts the second the track starts. With an introduction packed with forceful singing, dynamic guitar licks, and dramatic violins, it almost sounds like the song will never find a true direction. But at just 50 seconds, it quickly evolves into a waterfall of 80s synthesizers (courtesy of super producer Sweetune), vocal energy and an explosive, trumpet-driven chorus. The track puts INFINITE and Sweetune at the forefront of the genre’s best in 2012, proving risk and innovation in K-Pop can trump all.

Take a look at the list below!

01. INFINITE – “The Chaser”

02. SISTAR – “Alone

03. Naul – “Memory of the Wind

04. 2NE1 – “I Love You

05. Big Bang – “Bad Boy

06. After School – “Flashback

07. BoA – “Only One

08. Psy – “Gangnam Style

09. Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending

10. B2ST – “Beautiful Night

11. EXID – “Every Night

12. F.T. Island – “I Wish

13. Verbal Jint feat. Kwon Jung Yeol – “Good Morning

14. Urban Zakapa – “Same Love, Same Farewell

15. SPICA – “Painkiller

16. Dynamic Duo – “Without You

17. G-Dragon – “One of a Kind

18. miss A – “Touch

19. The Koxx – “Love Dance

20. TVXQ – “Catch Me

INFINITE’s “The Chaser” took the top spot of Billboard’s ’20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012′

Tip: Jhaira

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[2012 K-Pop Highlights] Infinite Chases to the Top of 2012

[2012 K-Pop Highlights] Infinite Chases to the Top of 2012

Infinite sent fans off on a wild chase this year with hit single The Chaser, and we’re looking back on some of the idol group’s best performances.

[2012 K-Pop Highlights] Infinite Chases to the Top of 2012

The single took Infinite far this year, even earning the group a first place win for the song on Mnet’s M Countdown.

Check out a mash-up of Infinite’s performances on M Countdown as well as other highlights from the year below!

[2012 K-Pop Highlights] Infinite Chases to the Top of 2012

Global Mnet will be releasing highlight clips of the top stars of 2012 throughout the week, so be sure to check back often to relive some of the best moments in K-Pop this year.

Photo credit: W

[2012 K-Pop Highlights] Infinite Chases to the Top of 2012

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B2ST, INFINITE, and SISTAR to make collaborative performances at the 2012 Melon Music Awards

B2ST, INFINITE, and SISTAR to make collaborative performances at the 2012 Melon Music Awards

B2ST, INFINITE, and SISTAR to make collaborative performances at the ’2012 Melon Music Awards’

B2ST, INFINITE, and SISTAR will be present at the ‘2012 Melon Music Awards‘ along with a special stage!

The three groups will work together for a special stage on the upcoming music ceremony on December 14th. The concert directors state that the two-part ceremony will become a festival to calm the hearts of fans with the title ‘Music is Healing’. B2ST, INFINITE, and SISTAR have been selected as the stars of the concept, which will consist of three themes under the title ‘Girl is Healing’, ‘Dance is Healing’, and ‘Star is Healing’.

According to MMA representatives, “As this is the first and the last music festival made entirely for domestic fans, we’ve created a lot of stage concepts different from anything ever seen before. You’ll only be able to see them at the MMA so please look forward to their special stage.”

Dont forget to watch the ceremony on December 14th.

Source + Photo: bnt News

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SISTAR, B2ST, Infinite to Hold Special Stages at the 2012 Melon Music Awards

SISTAR, B2ST, Infinite to Hold Special Stages at the 2012 Melon Music Awards

SISTAR, B2ST, and Infinite will take to the stage at the upcoming Melon Music Awards for a few special performances.

The award ceremony’s producers confirmed on December 11 that the three idol groups would be attending the upcoming show and also be holding special stages.

SISTAR, B2ST, Infinite to Hold Special Stages at the 2012 Melon Music Awards

Under the theme of ‘Music is Healing’, the three groups will hold their own respective special performances in their own unique themes. SISTAR’s stage is titled, ‘Girl is Healing’, Infinite’s will be ‘Dance is Healing’ and B2ST’s ‘Star is Healing’.

SISTAR’s stage will revolve around the members infiltrating a high-security casino and showcase their sexiness with some 60 dancers. Infinite’s stage is being kept under wraps other than it being something that will exceed one’s imagination while B2ST will borrow concepts from the popular novel, The Little Prince.

SISTAR, B2ST, Infinite to Hold Special Stages at the 2012 Melon Music Awards

The special stages will be seen during the awards ceremony on December 14.

Photo Credit: Melon Music Awards

SISTAR, B2ST, Infinite to Hold Special Stages at the 2012 Melon Music Awards

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BEAST’s Ki Kwang, INFINITE’s Woohyun, Moon Hee Jun and Danny Ahn to host the “2012 Melon Music Awards”

BEAST’s Ki Kwang, INFINITE’s Woohyun, Moon Hee Jun and Danny Ahn to host the “2012 Melon Music Awards”

BEASTs Ki Kwang, INFINITEs Woohyun, Moon Hee Jun and Danny Ahn to host the 2012 Melon Music Awards

Moon Hee Jun, Danny Ahn, BEAST‘s Ki Kwang and Infinite‘s Woohyun have been selected to host the 2012 Melon Music Awards.

Moon Hee Jun is currently the MC for several different cable TV shows. Danny Ahn has his own show titled “Danny’s Music Show” while Ki Kwang used to be the MC for “Inkigayo”.

The four guys are expected to show their experience as well as their hosting skills during the upcoming Melon Music Awards which is set to take place on December 14th.

In related news, the first Melon Music Awards in 2009 was hosted by Jang Geun Suk. The second time was hosted by Song Joong Ki and the last years event was hosted by Leeteuk, Park Shin Hye and Yoon Doo Joon.

Are you looking forward to the 2012 Melon Music Awards? Stay tuned!

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