Which Kpop stars made Forbes' 30 below 30 Asia list

Which Kpop stars made Forbes' 30 below 30 Asia list

Forbes has printed its '30 below 30' lists for regions round the world, adding '30 under 30 Asia'!

SEE ALSO: American listmanufacturer Baauer showcases preview of 'Temple', featuring M.I.A and G-Dragon

So which kpop stars made the Entertainment & Sports segment of the prestigious list? Our favourite kpop idols - Tremendous Junior's Siwon, Big Bang's G-Dragon, and Girls' Generation's YoonA! Actor Kim Soo Hyun also graces the list as one of Korea's most sensible earners in the entertainment industry, whilst figure skating queen Yuna Kim and Pop-Opera singer Lim Hyung Joo sign up for the Korean big name line-up as well!

Check out the entire list here, and congratulations to these whose names made the list!

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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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SOURCE: OSEN, kt music

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2NE1 & SNSD, the only KPop groups that land on MYX's Weekly Hit Chart + complete list & MVs

2NE1 & SNSD, the only KPop groups that land on MYX's Weekly Hit Chart + complete list & MVs

2NE1SNSD, the only KPop groups that land on MYX's Weekly Hit Chart + complete listMVs

On this week's MYX Hit Chart, the two rival KPop girl groups were able to maintain on top ten.

2NE1 and Girls' Generation are the only KPop groups who are able to be part of the chart for this week (from April 27th to May 3rd).

2NE1's 'Come Back Home' landed on the 2nd spot after being on top last week. It's on the chart countdown for seven weeks already. On the other hand, Girl's Generation's 'Mr.Mr' managed to be on 4th spot, after landing its peak at number one and being part of the chart for six weeks.

MYX is a Filipino cable television network that features both local (called as OPM songs) and international songs and music videos. It started in 2000.

See the complete list with their music videos:

1. Takipsilim by Gloc 9 feat. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid

2. Come Back Home by 2NE1

3. No Erase by James Reid and Nadine Lustre

4. Mr.Mr by Girls' Generation

5. Last Night by The Vamps

6. She Looks So Perfect by 5 Seconds of Summer

7. Singapore Sling by Sponge Cola

8. YouI by One Direction

9. G.U.Y. by Lady Gaga

10. Do The Moves by Sarah Geronimo, Apl.De.Ap., Enrique GilElmo Magalona

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SOURCE: MYX Philippines

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Orange Caramels Nana lands 2nd on TC Candler's 100 list of Most Beautiful Faces of 2013!

Orange Caramels Nana lands 2nd on TC Candler's 100 list of Most Beautiful Faces of 2013!

Orange Caramel’s Nana lands 2nd on TC Candler's 100 list of Most Beautiful Faces of 2013!

Many Koreans made it on TC Candler's 100 list of Most Beautiful Faces of 2013.

Orange Caramel’s Nana landed on the highest spot for the Koreans. She ranked second to the winner, Marion Cotillard.

The others who made on the list were:

9. Taeyeon

14. Suzy Bae

20. Jessica Jung

24. Song Hye-kyo

34. Go Ara

39. IU

43. Gianna Jun

63. Lizzy

66. Sooyoung

71. Yoona

75. Jaekyung

82. E-Young

94. Woori

Watch below:

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Orange Caramels Nana ranked 2nd in TC Candlers list of Top 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013

Orange Caramels Nana ranked 2nd in TC Candlers list of Top 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013

Orange Caramel’s Nana ranked 2nd in TC Candler’s list of “Top 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013” Orange Caramel’s Nana ranked 2nd in TC Candler’s list of “Top 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013”

Orange Caramel’s Nana has been listed as the second most beautiful woman in the world.

On TC Candler’s list of “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013”, Nana ranked 2nd, making her the first ever Korean celebrity to be ranked 2nd most beautiful on the list.

Following Nana, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Jessica ranked 9th and 20th respectively, and Miss A’s Suzy ranked 14th.

Congratulations to Nana, Taeyeon, Jessica and Suzy!

Watch the video for the full list here.

Source: Sports DongA

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List of Winners from the 3rd GAON Chart Kpop Awards

List of Winners from the 3rd GAON Chart Kpop Awards

List of Winners from the ’3rd GAON Chart Kpop Awards’ On February 12, the ‘3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards‘ took place at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul’s Olympic Park.

Organized by South Korea’s national music record chart, Gaon Chart, ’Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’ is an annual event to give awards to artists with the best data of the previous year’s Gaon year-end chart of sales.

Take a look at the list of the winners from 2014′s ‘Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’ below!

▲Song/Artist of the Year

January - Girls’ Generation - “I Got a Boy

February – SISTAR19 - “Gone Not Around Any Longer

March – Davichi - “Turtle

April – Psy - “Gentleman

May – 4minute - “What’s Your Name?

June – SISTAR - “Give it to Me

July – Dynamic Duo - “BAAAM

August – San E - “Story of Someone I Know

September – Soyu  Mad Clown - “Stupid in Love

October – IU - “The Red Shoes

November – miss A - “Hush

December – Seo In Guk  Zia - “Breaking Up Man and Woman” (“Loved You

Album of the Year

1st quarter – Girls’ Generation - ‘I Got a Boy

2nd quarter – Cho Yong Pil - ‘Hello

3rd quarter – EXO - ‘XOXO

4th quarter – EXO - ‘XOXO

New Artist of the Year

Male Group – BTS

Female Group – Ladies’ Code

Male Solo – Jung Joon Young

Female Solo – Kim Hye Rim (Lim Kim)

▲Discovery of the Year

Rose Motel

B.A.P

▲Hot Trend Award

Crayon Pop

▲Long-run Song of the Year

Girl’s Day - “Expectation

▲International Song of the Year

DJ Gollum - “The Bad Touch

▲ World Hallyu Star Special Award

2NE1

▲Mobile Vote Award / Popularity Award

EXO

▲Hot Performance of the Year

A Pink

▲Composer/Lyricist of the Year

Duble Sidekick / Kim Eana

▲Performers of the Year

Backup Vocal – Gil Eunkyung

Instrumental – Tommy Kim

▲Style of the Year

Choreographer – Yama and hotchicks

▲Sound Engineer of the Year

Jo Joon Sung

▲Producer of the Year

Yang Hyun Suk

▲New Media Platform

Bugs

▲Music Distribution

CJ EM

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Complete list of winners from the 3rd Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

Complete list of winners from the 3rd Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

Complete list of winners from the 3rd Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

Your favorite Kpop groups and artists have come together for the 3rd Gaon Chart Kpop Awards, acknowledging the successful contribution of Kpop groups and singers in Hallyu last year.

Hosted by SNSD's Yuri and announcer-actor Oh Sang Jin, the '3rd Gaon Chart KPop Awards' is held at Olympic Gymnastic Arena in Seoul and attended by various KPop acts like SNSD, 2Ne1, 4Minute, EXO, IU, B.A.P, SISTA19, Crayon Pop, Apink, Girl's Day, Miss A, Rose Inn and more.

Check out the complete list of winners:

SNSD- Arist of the Year/ Song of the Year (I Got A Boy) - January; Album of the Year (1st quarter 'I Got A Boy') SISTAR 19 - Gone Not Around Any Longer - February Davichi - Turtle - March PSY - Gentleman - April 4-minute - What's Your Name - May SISTAR- Give It To Me - June Dynamic Duo - BAAAM - July San E - Story of Someone I Know - August Soyu MadClown - Fool In Love - September IU - The Red Shoes - October Miss A - Hush - November SeoInGukZia - Breaking Up Man and Woman - December Cho Yong Pil - Album of the Year (2nd quarter 'Hello') EXO - Album of the Year (3rd and 4th quarter 'XOXO'); MObile Vote Award and Popularity Award BTS - New Artist of the Year (Male Group) Ladies' Code - New Artist of the Year (Female Group) Jung Joon Young - New Artist of the Year (Male Solo) Lim Kim - New Artist of the Year (Female Solo) Rose Inn - Discovery of the Year B.A.P - Discovery of the Year Crayon Pop - Hot Trend Award Girl's Day - Long-run Song of the Year "Expectation" DJ Gollum - International Song of the Year "The Bad Touch" 2NE1 - World Hallyu Star Special Award APink - Hot Performance of the Year Duble Sidekick / Kim Eana - Composer of the Year Award Gil Eunkyung - Backup Vocal Award Tommy Kim - Instrumental Award Yama and hotchicks - Choreographer Award Jo Joon Sung - Sound Engineer Award Yang Hyun Suk - Producer of the Year Award Bugs - Media Portal Award CJ EM - Music Distribution Award

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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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After Schools Nana shares her thought on appearing on the list of 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013

After Schools Nana shares her thought on appearing on the list of 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013

After School’s Nana shares her thought on appearing on the list of “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013″

Nana of After School made a guest appearance on the January 19th broadcast of MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment News”.

During the show, she shared her thought on appearing on the list of “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013”, put together by The Independent Critics.

Nana expressed, “It is honestly very amazing. My parents and friends congratulated me a lot and really liked the news.

She smiled and revealed her group member’s reaction upon hearing the news, saying, “The members think the same as me. They think it’s ridiculous.

Nana added, “Still, Jung Ah said to me, ‘Nana, be proud about it and have some self-respect,’ and made me feel happy with her nice words.

Nana then revealed her favorite facial feature, proudly saying, “In the past, I was jealous of those with a smooth V-line. But now, I find a square jaw attractive”.

After School’s Nana shares her thought on appearing on the list of “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013″

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8 Korean Stars Appear in The List of 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2013

8 Korean Stars Appear in The List of 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2013

8 Korean Stars Appear in The List of “100 Most Handsome Faces of 2013″

Following the list of “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2013″ which was revealed on December 2013, The Independent Critics List has recently published the ”100 Most Handsome Faces of 2013” list.

The original “Most Beautiful” list is a yearly tradition for TC Chandler and their Independent Critics List to compile a list of the 100 most beautiful female faces in entertainment and sports. The list boasts of its diversity, with celebrities from many countries making up the list. For 2013, 14 female Korean celebrities made the list, which you can see here.

Now for the first time, the same company has made a list of the 100 “Most Handsome” faces. According to their Facebook page, this list was made at the request of many people who wanted to see a list of handsome men. Like its counterpart, the “Most Handsome” list consists of celebrities from different countries, with eight Koreans making out the list.

Actor Lee Byung Hun starts off the list at 91, in between American actor Armie Hammer and Argentine soccer player Gonzalo Higuaín. Dennis Oh makes a surprise appearance at 66. World star Rain makes number 46, and not too far ahead is actor Lee Jung Jae at 40. Of the Big Bang members, it was actually Taeyang who managed to get on the list at a high 33. Actor Daniel Henney gets to 24. 2PM‘s leader and rising idol-actor Taecyeon made it to the top twenty with being 13. Lastly, the highest ranking Korea celebrity is Super Junior‘s Choi Siwon, who was lucky number 7. Actor Michael Fassbender was voted the number one most handsome face.

You can watch the video for some visual, or scroll down for the entire list.

100. Robert Downey Jr

99. Raoul Bova

98. Benedict Cumberbatch

97. Morris Chestnut

96. Leehom Wang

95. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

94. Pierce Brosnan

93. Guy Pearce

92. Armie Hammer

91. Byung-hun Lee

90. Gonzalo Higuaín

89. Justin Timberlake

88. Jamie Foxx

87. Travis Fimmel

86. Matt Damon

85. Todd Lasance

84. Viggo Mortensen

83. Jin Akanishi

82. Iker Casillas

81. Takeshi Kaneshiro

80. Edward Burns

79. Tom Hardy

78. Denzel Washington

77. Rafael van der Vaart

76. Aljur Abrenica

75. Eric Dane

74. Zayn Malik

73. Colin Farrell

72. Jon Hamm

71. Kevin Hart

70. Daniel Craig

69. Hrithik Roshan

68. Gary Barlow

67. Rodrigo Santoro

66. Dennis Oh

65. Fabio Fognini

64. Johnny Depp

63. Enrique Iglesias

62. Manu Bennett

61. Giuseppe Rossi

60. Djimon Hounsou

59. Tom Cruise

58. Keisuke Honda

57. Mark Wahlberg

56. Sean Penn

55. Godfrey Gao

54. Aksel Hennie

53. Clive Owen

52. David Beckham

51. Ben Affleck

50. 50 Cent

49. Alex Pettyfer

48. Jude Law

47. Matthew McConaughey

46. Rain

45. Guillaume Canet

44. David Oyelowo

43. Tom Brady

42. Matthias Schoenaerts

41. Norman Reedus

40. Lee Jung-jae

39. Garrett Hedlund

38. Gael García Bernal

37. Joel Kinnaman

36. Ricky Whittle

35. Sam Worthington

34. Jean Dujardin

33. Taeyang

32. Jake Gyllenhaal

31. Daniele De Rossi

30. Ryan Reynolds

29. Chiwetel Ejiofor

28. Chris Hemsworth

27. Mario Gomez

26. Liam McIntyre

25. Jamie Dornan

24. Daniel Henney

23. Mads Mikkelsen

22. Javier Bardem

21. Yoann Gourcuff

20. Dwayne Johnson

19. Chris Pine

18. Paul Walker

17. Omar Sy

16. Leonardo DiCaprio

15. Hugh Jackman

14. Gerard Butler

13. Taecyeon

12. Channing Tatum

11. Bradley Cooper

10. George Clooney

9. Diego Boneta

8. Brad Pitt

7. Choi Siwon

6. Henry Cavill

5. Stephen Amell

4. Idris Elba

3. Ryan Gosling

2. Alexander Skarsgård

1. Michael Fassbender

What do you think of this list? Who do you think should be on this list?

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