9 K-POP Super Concerts In North America of All Time

9 K-POP Super Concerts In North America of All Time

Hallyu wave is marking its mark throughout the world, not just staying within the bounds of Korea or even Asia. Here are the 7 largest K-Pop concerts ever held!

You may not know it yet, but a city near you could be a hot spot for K-pop! There are some surprising destinations that K-pop groups are brought to to perform. If you’ve never seen your idols live before, and have always dreamed of it, check out our compilation of locations giant K-Pop concerts were held and are likely to return to! Your idols just might be closer than you think!

1. SM TOWN (New York, Los Angeles)



2. KCON (Los Angeles)



3. SBS LA K-Pop Festival BIGBANG (Los Angeles)


4. MBC Google Open Concert (Mountain View California)



5. 2NE1 New Evolution Global Tour (Newark, Los Angeles)


6. BAP Live On Earth (New York, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles)


9. KBS’ “Open Concert” (LA K-POP Festival)


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November Is A Busy Month For K-Pop Concerts In America

November Is A Busy Month For K-Pop Concerts In America

November is a busy K-Pop month in America with g.o.d, Kim Tae Woo, 2PM, VIXX, and others performing concerts. (Photo : Kim Tae Woo, JYP Entertainment, Jellyfish Entertainment, Gummy/Fly to the Sky) November is a busy K-Pop month in America with g.o.d, Kim Tae Woo, 2PM, VIXX, and others performing concerts. November has proven to be one of the most K-Pop filled months of 2014 for fans in the United States.

Legendary group g.o.d kicked off the parade of shows with their concert on November 7 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. g.o.d then traveled to Newark, New Jersey to perform at the Prudential Center. Their performance at the Prudential Center was one of the first major K-Pop concerts to be held at the venue since Big Bangs 2012 Alive Tour.

Kim Tae Woo of g.o.d will perform an intimate jazz concert for fans at Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, November 13 at 9 PM. A limited audience will have the opportunity to hear Kim Tae Woo perform with the backing of a live band. The band is comprised of local New York musicians under the musical direction of Hyunwook Yang. Audiences must be 21 and over. Tickets are priced at $50.

The golden days of JYP Entertainments music was represented by the appearance of the labels former artists g.o.d. However, present-day JYP will be celebrated through U.S. stops of 2PMs Go Crazy Tour.

2PM will take over the Prudential Center in Newark on Friday, November 14. 2PM will then travel to the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois on November 16. Fans of 2PM in Texas will have the opportunity to see the group at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas on November 18. 2PM will cap off their U.S. tour on November 21 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tickets for all engagements are available through Powerhouse.

Jellyfish Entertainments VIXX will kick off their two-engagement appearance at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana on November 22. VIXX then perform at New York Citys Terminal 5 on November 23. There are added perks for VIP ticket holders and the first 300 non-VIP ticket holders for NYC will receive high-touch passes.Tickets are available through Music Enkor.

Gummy and Fly to the Sky will bring their collaboration concert to Pasadena, California on Saturday, November 29. The vocal powerhouses will perform at the Pasadena Civic Center at 7PM. Tickets range from $61.95 through $225.00 after fees and are available through Ticketmaster.

November is a busy month for K-Pop shows in the U.S.

Are you attending a K-Pop concert this month in America or in your home country? If so, who are you going to see and what will you be bringing?


Which kpop group draws most Japanese fans to their concerts in 2014

Which kpop group draws most Japanese fans to their concerts in 2014

According to the recent survey of Nikkei, a Japanese monthly magazine, on TOP 50 artists with the most concert fans, Big Bang took the second spot with about 920,000 fans for 29 concerts in 2014, standing behind Japanese rock band EXILE TRIBE with 1.05 million fans and even beat Arashi at number 3.

Statistics showed that there were bout 32,000 fans came to each Big Bang concert. Member Daesung, who promoted in Japan under the name of D-Lite attracted about 170,000 fans to 15 concerts. If combining both Big Bang and Daesung"s promotions and concerts in Japan, Big Bang has drawn about 1.1 million fans, which is a really impressive figure.

Other Kpop artists made into the lists are TVXQ, EXO, Girls Generation and SHINee.

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BTOB represent Kpop with their appearance on

BTOB represent Kpop with their appearance on "America"s Next Top Model"

BTOB represent Kpop with their appearance on

Many international fans got to watch BTOB appear on their TV screens thanks to the November 7th episode "America"s Next Top Model"!

The contestants were whisked off to Seoul, where they met up with BTOB who performed "Beep Beep". The show introduced K-pop as a "trend-setting fusion of music, dance, and fashion," showing that the contestants can learn a thing or two from the boys. Peniel also helped the contestants get the moves down with his fluent English.

Check out the clips from the episode above and below!

ReTweet if You Think I Should Be The Newest @OFFICIALBTOB Member??? #ANTM #btob pic.twitter.com/Zd4RbsFyEo

— Miss J Alexander (@MissJAlexander) November 8, 2014

Tip(s): Aarin, Vanessa


TS Entertainment releases official statement of B.A.P

TS Entertainment releases official statement of B.A.P"s canceled concerts in South America

TS Entertainment releases official statement of B.A.P

TS Entertainment released an official statement regarding B.A.P"s changed schedule for their tour in South America due to the insufficient time for the artists to rest and recharge.

TS Entertainment also sent their sincere apologies to the BABYz in South America who have been waiting patiently for their artists. But as it was stated earlier, TS Entertainment placed B.A.P"s condition as top priority and came to the conclusion of canceling the tour.

They wrote on B.A.P"s official Facebook page, "Dear BABYz,Hello, this is TS Entertainment. 

First of all, we highly appreciate your kind support on B.A.P and would like to inform you of B.A.P"s schedule. 

B.A.P and TS have striven to fulfill our common goal so far; when viewing with a long-term perspective, we concluded that B.A.P deserves the sufficient time to get recharged in return for their relentless effort and endeavor and this is the time. So, we made the decision to suspend B.A.P"s official schedule after Music Bank In Mexico and for them to take a rest for a while, because the artist condition is the top priority for us. 

Therefore, we"re very sorry to inform you that we decided to cancel B.A.P Live On Earth 2014 South America Attack to be scheduled on November after talking with Hallyutrend in full faith who has been organized the tour. Even though we"re fully aware that lots of BABYs were waiting for B.A.P"s shows, we inevitably reached this conclusion so that B.A.P can show a better performance with a better condition in the near future; we look forward to your kind understanding. 

Again, please accept our sincere apologies on worrying you who really have been caring about B.A.P and we wish your continuous support and love until B.A.P is back. 

We promise that B.A.P will come back with the Best, Absolute, and Perfect stage/performance than ever within a short time. 

Thank you for your kind attention and see you soon.[sic]."


B.A.P confirms to hold 20 concerts across America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia

B.A.P confirms to hold 20 concerts across America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia

B.A.P is getting ready for their upcoming concert tour “B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH SEOUL 2014“!

The powerful boy group has recently confirmed to hold a total of 20 concerts across America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia!

B.A.P will start their tour at SK Olympic Handball Stadium on March 8 and 9. The twenty concerts are expected to attract about 100,000 BABYs in attendance.

B.A.P’s upcoming tour will follow the concept “EARTH NEEDS YOU“. There will have performances of 25 songs for each concert.

Are you excited? Stay tuned for more updates soon!


KBS America Announces Mega Kpop Event in L.A.

KBS America Announces Mega Kpop Event in L.A.

KBS America Announces Mega Kpop Event in L.A.

KBS America and the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles have announced that they will be holding a kpop concert of epic proportions in L.A. on April 12th, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

The concert will be held in celebration of the 111th Anniversary of Korean immigration to North America and will be host to a wide variety of major Kpop stars and idols like SHINee, 2PM, Sistar, CNBLUE, Dynamic Duo, and Girl’s Day. More artists will be announced soon for a total of 14 Kpop singers or groups to attend the event. Some fans are holding out hope for guests like BTS and B.A.P.

The concert will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena- a huge events center which can hold up to 100,000 people. Best of all? This amazing concert will be held free of charge!

The 3 hour concert will be broadcast by KBS in 88 different countries. if rumors are correct, it will be the largest Kpop concert ever.

Stay tuned for more information regarding tickets and artist lineup.

In the meantime, check out the video below to see one of the commercials for the concert.

KBS America Announces Mega Kpop Event in L.A.

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 5 Pleasant Surprises in Kpop from 2013

5 Pleasant Surprises in Kpop from 2013

Howdy, I"mNoodle, a new Op-Ed and Features writer for allkpop. I grew up inHouston, Texas and through my interest in Starcraft2, I"ve come to gain an interest in Korean music,television, and culture as a whole. My favorite solo artist is BoAand my favorite group is After School. I hope that I can neatly mergemy interest in kpop with my development as a writer to delivercontent that you can enjoy.

Life is full ofsurprises and every now and then you receive surprises within K-Pop that pleaseyou in an unexpected way. Here"s a list of my five pleasant surprises within thelast year of K-Pop that have left fans with a good aftertaste.

5dolls Gets Successfully Rebuilt asF-ve Dolls with "Can You Love Me"

5dolls was never very active,nor was their main group Co-ed School. After overa year without any releases and a scandal, the announcementof additional members and the re-branding as "F-ve Dolls" left thegroup with few lasting fans and a large mountain to climb in order toget back to the level of success that the group achieved with "LikeThis or That".

With their comeback single "Soulmate #1" lookingand sounding like a weak "Roly-Poly" rehash and the announcementthat Dani, the young and unproven member of T-ara N4, would befeatured on "Can You Love Me," expectations for the song werevery low.

But "Can You Love Me" turned out tobe one of the most underrated songs of 2013. It carries a verypleasant harmony and allows the members to showcase their vocaltalent. The new additions to the group get their chance to show thattheir inclusion was not for naught and allow the group to begin building an identity as the re-branded "F-ve Dolls." The use of Daniproved most surprising: CCM may not have given her a token rapsolo (her notes are pitched), but the unproven 14-year-old managed todo a good job, anyway. With this single, 5Dolls showed thatthey should not be looked over the next time they announce acomeback.

Lim Chang Jung"s "Open the Door"

Announced as a cover of theunderwhelming Wonder Boyz track, nobody was really sure quite what toexpect out of actor and veteran singer Lim Chang Jung"s release.

The musicvideo turned out to be super entertaining with a very fun dance andfunny story line. The song itself manages to sound catchier than theoriginal version and the overall product stands out as a success. A very nice and pleasant surprise.

Nine Muses Gets Productive  5 Pleasant Surprises in Kpop from 2013

As a group ofmodels, Nine Muses" first few years had lineup changes and few produced songs. In 2010 they put out only two songs, in 2011 they became aseven member group and released only a single song, and in early 2012they added Kyung Li and put out their mini album Sweet Rendezvous.

But after adding SungA to the lineup in mid 2012, Nine Muses showeda surprisingly substantial increase in activities in 2013. Over theyear, the group released their second mini album as well as theirfirst full length album and two single albums. From January throughDecember, Nine Muses constantly placed themselves in the limelight,giving content to their starved existing supporters while gaining newfans.

Tiny-G"s "Miss You"

Tiny-G"sinitiation as a girl group full of short members standing 159cm (5"2") orshorter seemed like a weird concept at the start. Their debut hip-hopthemed music video featured a cringe-inducing part where they playbasketball and their second single"s aegyo concept didn"t reallystand out.

So it came as a surprise when their single "Miss You"ditched their previous showcasing of their height and hit the ballout of the park with one of the catchiest tunes of 2013. The song hasa guilt-free addictive chorus with good choreography to accompanyit, solid verses, and a nice high note in the bridge. Over a yearafter their debut, Tiny-G managed to strike gold with "Miss You".

Crayon Pop Makes it Big in SouthKorea  5 Pleasant Surprises in Kpop from 2013

Crayon Pop debutedas simple girl group from a new company. Without the advantages ofbigger label, they focused on creating catchy and fun songs andmanage to gain a fair amount of attention from foreign fans sincetheir debut song "Bing Bing."

But struggling to get time on themajor music television shows in South Korea, the group remainedalmost unheard of in their home country and foreign fans wondered ifthey"d ever be able to generate enough revenue to keep them andChrome Entertainment from having to disband. And then Crayon Popreleased their music video for "Bar Bar Bar," which paired theirsignature simple and catchy songs with attention-drawing outfits andchoreography. The group"s recognition and popularity exploded andforeign fans no longer had to worry about Crayon Pop dying outwithout every achieving any success or recognition in their nativecountry of South Korea.

SEE ALSO: [OP-ED] 5 Pleasant Surprises in Kpop from 2013


Girls' Generation Yuri and Oh Sang Jin to host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

Girls' Generation Yuri and Oh Sang Jin to host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

Girls' Generation Yuri and Oh Sang Jin to host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

It was revealed that Girls' Generation Yuri along with Oh Sang Jin will be the MCs for 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards which will be hold on February 12th at Seoul Olympic Park's Gymnastics Stadium.

Gaon Chart Kpop Awards is an awards show which focus on the sales of songs and album. For this year many stars are nominated such as Cho Yong Pil, PSY, Girls' Generation, EXO, Sistar, San-E, IU, Davichi, Dynamic Duo, 4Minute, Miss A, SoyuMad Clown, Seo In Guk, Jia and etc.

You can find more info about the nominees through its official site.


[Video] Mnet America's Year On #AllThingsHallyu 2013

[Video] Mnet America's Year On #AllThingsHallyu 2013

[Video] Mnet America's Year On #AllThingsHallyu 2013

A 2013 Year In Review Video of Major Moments, People and Stories of 'All Things Hallyu (Korean Wave)' as Selected by Mnet America

Mnet America (www.mnetamerica.com), a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, has released their year in review for 2013 with images, videos, and sound clips that defined the year of 'All Things Hallyu (a.k.a. Korean Wave)' including K-pop, K-drama, and K-film in the U.S.

If 2012 was the year that K-Pop crossed over with Psy's international smash 'Gangnam Style', 2013 was the year that K-Pop and the All Things Hallyu movement proved that it was here to stay. From Girls' Generation beating out Beliebers and Directioners and winning Video of the Year at the YouTube Music Awards to singer-rapper G-Dragon landing on the U.S. Billboard 200 again, with his follow-up album Coup D'Etat, Pt. 1, the Korean pop scene thrived in 2013.

Discover the moments, people and stories of #AllThingsHallyu with Mnet America's year in review video.