Kpop Group f(x) Member Victoria Participates in New Balance Running Festival 2013

Kpop Group f(x) Member Victoria Participates in New Balance Running Festival 2013

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Kpop Group f(x) Member Victoria Participates in New Balance Running Festival 2013

On the 26th of May, Victoria, leader of the five member group f(x), was present during the New Balance Running Festival of 2013. The event was hosted in the Olympic Stadium where runners began to stretch as Victoria cheered them on.

The leader was sent many compliments online for her wonderful physique and cheerful disposition during the entire event. Victoria stated that her main goal for the race is to finish!

Victoria was the favorite of many photographers during the New Balance Running Festival. Victoria poses for many of the pictures with great enthusiasm. She even participated in having fun with the mascots and encouraging the runners to make sure that they finish the race no matter what!

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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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New female KPop girl group Taurine uploads MV of debut song

New female KPop girl group Taurine uploads MV of debut song "Wish List"

A new KPop girl group Taurine released their debut song "Wish List."

"Wish List" is a song that has jazz sound and tackles about the food that the three girls of Taurine want to eat, but they can"t because they are preparing for their debut performance. The music video will surely make you feel hungry. The song is composed by Yoo Junsang and written by Taurine.

Watch below:

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Kpop Boy Group ZE:A Made A Pledge To Support Korean World Cup Team

Kpop Boy Group ZE:A Made A Pledge To Support Korean World Cup Team

 

ZE:A showed their way to support the Korean World Cup team by giving a major pledge.

The group performed on KBS 2TV "Music Bank" their latest track "Breathe" on June 13th.

On the show, ZE:A showed interest in the World Cup since the show broadcast about "2014 Brazil World Cup Special" and it looks like ZE:A is an avid fan of the sport"s biggest tournament.

ZE:A members shared, "We watched Brazil and Croatia"s match this morning. All of us will start getting more and more tired from now on."

Tae Heon shared, "Korean World Cup team"s first match will take place on my birthday. We will have a huge party if Korean team wins the game, but we will just pass it quietly if they lose."

The MCs asked ZE:A members on how they plan to pledge their support for Korean siccer team and they"ve said "If Korean team makes it to the top 16, we will release a song that was not included in our new album."

They continued saying, "If Korean team makes it to the top 4, then, we will head to Brazil to cheer for them. We will also hold a performance in Brazil."

In other news, ZE:A fans can also grab a copy of the groups mini album titled "First Homme" that was released on June 2nd.

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Make wave for the debuting KPop boy group BIGFLO

Make wave for the debuting KPop boy group BIGFLO

Make wave for the debuting KPop boy group BIGFLO

Another newcomer in the KPop music scene will be soon debuting this mid-June.

Upcoming five member boy group of Ho Company, BIGFLO, is ready to give a fresh offering to the KPop music fanatics. As what their name suggests, they want to lead a huge flow in the music industry.

The group is headed by Jungkyun. He's also the main producer of the group and he can compose songs. Z-UK was a former member of B-Boy Crew. He makes the dance choreography. Yuseong is a model in China. Ron is also part of the group. Hightop is the maknae who is a well-known underground rapper.

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Kpop Girl Group A Pink Shared Why They Didn't Consider Having A Sexy Concept

Kpop Girl Group A Pink Shared Why They Didn't Consider Having A Sexy Concept

(Photo : KBS) In the recent appearance of A Pink on "Yoo Hee Yeol"s Sketchbook", the group shared why they keep an innocent concept and not trying anything sexy like the rest of the girl groups.

Chorong shared "It"s been three years." While MC Yoo Hee Yeol gets the reason why the girls won"t do any sexy concept like any fan boys would like to see, the girls shared, "Usually, if you"ve promoted for this long, other girl groups start doing sexy concepts, but A Pink have consistently done the innocent concept though I am a bit sad about it. But since you"re a girl group, have you ever thought of doing a sexy concept?"

Chorong shared her opinion saying, "As a woman, it"s very good to hear that you"re sexy. But we have a member who is still not of age yet. Our maknae is still 19 years old. Our figures are not really suited for the sexy concept. As we age, we want to show a natural sexiness that comes as we get older. So we haven"t really thought about doing a sexy [concept]."

Its a good thing that the girls also considerate of each other specially they have a younger member, they"ve also wanted to stay sweet and not being pressured by other kpop girl groups concept. They want their fans to support them as they are.

What do you think about A Pink"s concept? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top Media outlet Sports Chosun recently released its “2014 Girl Group Ranking” on February 4. This follows after their ranking lists in 2012 and 2013, and is a reflection of industry representatives’ views of where girl groups stand in the competitive music industry.

The first tier is called the “Insurmountable Wall,” and consists of Girls’ Generation, SISTAR and 2NE1. Girls’ Generation has been in the top tier for three years running, enjoying large popularity in Korea as well as overseas, and is expected to make their comeback soon. Recent news that some of the group’s members are dating does not seem to have made a dent in their popularity.

Surmounting the insurmountable barrier is girl group SISTAR, which has risen quickly through the ranks with consecutive hits such as “Alone,” “Loving U” and “Gone, Not Around Any Longer.” It was “Give It to Me,” off their second album in 2013, which propelled them to the top tier. Music representatives deemed that their popularity put them shoulder to shoulder with Girls’ Generation, at least within Korea.

2NE1 released three new singles last year, “Falling in Love,” “Do You Love Me” and “Missing You,” and will embark on their second world tour in March, starting with their concert in Seoul. Industry insiders felt that 2NE1 should have promoted more actively last year to overcome Girls’ Generations’ popularity.

2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

The second tier consists of girl groups with nationwide influence. Girl’s Day released “Expectation” last year, making a successful transformation into a sexy girl group. They solidified their new image with “Female President” and “Something,” which earned them number one on music programs and online music portals. They moved up two tiers on the ranking list, putting them in the same tier as f(x).

f(x) cemented their position in the second tier, after the release of “Rum Pum Pum Pum” in July 2013, which found more mainstream appeal than slightly more experimental tracks such as “NU ABO,” “Pinocchio” and “Electric Shock.”

2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

The third and fourth tiers are the Socialite and Mania Level tiers respectively. Of notable mention is A Pink, a group which rose two tiers with their hit song “No No No.” While other girl groups have been quick to catch on to the sexy trend, A Pink has stuck to their innocent concept, and it has paid off for them. Other groups in the Socialite tier are miss A, 4Minute and Secret.

2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

The Mania Level tier consists of Brown Eyed Girls, After School, Dal Shabet, Crayon Pop, Nine Muses and Kara. Nine Muses have been gaining popularity with tracks like “News,” and “Ticket” and their four releases in 2013, “Dolls,” “Wild,” “Gun” and “Glue” made sure they stayed in the public eye.

Crayon Pop, which was not even on the radar in 2013, made a splash last year with “Bar Bar Bar,” while Kara has taken a tumble on the rankings with the loss of Nicole and Kang Ji Young.

2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

This is followed by popular groups in the “Popular Maginot Line” tier. T-ara and Wonder Girls have dropped two tiers, for various reasons. Wonder Girls’ leader Sunye gave birth to a baby girl in October 2013, while Sohee is no longer under JYP and will be pursuing her acting career.

T-ara had their own share of issues with the departure of Hwayoung and Ahreum, but found their way back with “No.9.” The other groups in this tier are Rainbow, AOA, Hello Venus and Ladies’ Code.

Finally, in the last tier is rookie girl group BESTie, which has been called “the second Sistar.” They debuted in 2013 with “Pitapat” and followed up quickly with “Love Options.”

What do you guys think of their rankings? What would you change?

2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top

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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

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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.

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EXO's Suho Appears with Korean President Park Geun Hye at the Seoul Arts Center in Honor of the Group's Success in 2013

EXO's Suho Appears with Korean President Park Geun Hye at the Seoul Arts Center in Honor of the Group's Success in 2013

EXOs Suho Appears with Korean President Park Geun Hye at the Seoul Arts Center in Honor of the Groups Success in 2013 (Photo : KBS news)EXOs Suho Appears with Korean President Park Geun Hye at the Seoul Arts Center in Honor of the Groups Success in 2013 (Photo : KBS News)On January 3, EXOleader Suhoappeared beside South Korean President Park Geun Hye at the Seoul Arts Center.

During a New Year's greeting and short speech about the advancement of the arts in 2013 and South Korea's investment in the future of cultural artistry in the coming year and beyond, Suho stood alongside the President as she addressed the media and attendees at the annual event.

The Seoul Arts Center's 2014 kick-off soiree was attended by influential media and entertainment professionals as well as some of the nation's greatest cultural icons and artistic minds.

Suho was given the honor of participating in the event and appearing with President Park to honor the immense success of his group EXO in 2013.

With a couple number one hits, and the release of their first full-length album, the young idols became the first group in a dozen or so years to sell over a million copies of their album, a particularly large feat considering the high rates of pirating and music streaming services.

EXO is a 12-member Chinese-Korean boy band that debuted in April 2012 under Korea's biggest record label SM Entertainment.

The group released their first studio album, XOXO, in June and a repackaged version two months later in August.EXO took home the Mnet Asian Music Award this year for Album of the Year and won the MelOn Music Award for Song of the Year with the single "Growl."

SBSnews program 'Morning Wide' also did a feature on the EXO and their banner year in 2013, which you can watch below.

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