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5 K-Pop MV themes that seem to have become quite banal!

Music videos are a vital component to K-Pop. Many times an MV is released before the album or single and without an entertaining MV, the album often falls flat. You can tell the amount of interest in a band by the amount of views an MV gets on YouTube, and for many K-pop fans how the band looks is just as important as how well they perform. Despite this importance in MVs, there seems to be little variety at times as they put into effect relatively overused concepts, so here are some themes I”ve noticed over the years that seem to have become quite banal:


SEXY CONCEPT This isn”t the first time I”ve ranted about this and it probably won”t be the last. When I got into K-Pop, I was struck by how gorgeous the performers were. Alluring, mysterious, bold, demure, you name it — the girls were all kinds of attractive

MBLAQ Rolls In, SISTAR′s Hyolyn and Mad Clown Clown Around and More En Route to ′Music Bank′

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Idols were spotted outside KBS Hall in Seoul′s Yeouido on April 11, making their way in for KBS′s Music Bank.

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Orange Caramel′s Lizzy gets laced

Idols were spotted outside KBS Hall in Seoul′s Yeouido on April 11, making their way in for KBS′s Music Bank.

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Nana flows in in a floral coat

Idols were spotted outside KBS Hall in Seoul′s Yeouido on April 11, making their way in for KBS′s Music Bank.

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4minute′s Hyuna keeps it short

Idols were spotted outside KBS Hall in Seoul′s Yeouido on April 11, making their way in for KBS′s Music Bank

Autographed Mad Clown “Fierce” Special Package + Shoutout!


Hi Soompiers!

Soompi Shop is happy to have for the first time a special package with rapper Mad Clown! The solo artist will be signing copies of his latest single album, “Fierce,” for all his international fans! The special package will also include a postcard with a printed message written by Mad Clown for Soompiers!

200 copies will be available for this limited edition deal. Support Mad Clown and get your signed copy now on Soompi Shop! Packages will be shipped from Seoul promptly upon reception from the agency, likely within two weeks after the end of the sales period.

Mad Clown prepared a shoutout for Soompiers! Check it out below!

Now check out Mad Clown’s music video for the title track “Without You” featuring SISTAR‘s Hyorin!

Special Package Details:

Mad Clown second mini album “Fierce” autographed Postcard with printed message (English)

Order Details:

Availability: 200 sets Price: $16

Park Hyo Shin’s ‘Wildflowers’ Jumps To Number 1 On The Billboard K-Pop Hot 100

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The extraterrestrial romantic drama "My Love From The Star" continued to lose its grip on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 this week, as "Some," Junggigo & Soyou"s contribution to the blockbuster soundtrack, dropped another spot this week, to number four.

"Some" has spent nine weeks in the Billboard K-pop chart, six of them at number one. The six-week streak ties singer Lee Seung Gi"s record for the longest amount of time a single has remained at number one in the nearly three years the chart has existed.

The new song to top the chart is "Wildflowers" by singer Park Hyo Shin. The single is the revered singer"s first release in four years.

Park also wrote "Wildflowers," which jumped into the number one spot, after debuting last week at number four.

Earning the award this week for the chart"s biggest mover, is girl group A Pink"s new single "Mr

This Week’s “M Countdown”: Akdong Musician-Eddy Kim-A-PINK Returns


"M Countdown" meets music fans with a Spring breeze. Akdong Musician, Eddy Kim, and A-PINK returns with their comeback stages.

Akdong Musician, who has killed all music charts with their new debut album, performs first with their pure, childlike songs "200%" and "Melted". "200%" is a rhythmical love song wittily describing the anxiety related to confessing love. Akdong Musician"s cute and bubbly charm will be fully expressed on stage. "Melted", Akdong Musician"s second title song, is a deep song provoking thought.

Following Akdong Musician, Eddy Kim, who captured women"s hearts with his sweet voice in "Superstar K4", returns with his new title song "Push and Pull", revealed on "M Countdown" for the first time before album release. Eddy Kim"s soft voice will create a romantic performance suitable for Spring

First Quarter Analysis Of The K-Pop Scene

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The first quarter of K-Pop has already passed, and it"s time to see what the trends were in K-Pop for the first three months of 2014.

The two main things that happened were the comeback of the veteran singers and the changing of guards in the ranks of female girl groups.

Let"s talk about the change that took within the dynamics of female girl groups.

The "new guard" of female girl groups are Girl"s Day, Dal Shabet, Rainbow BLAXX, AOA, SPICA, and A Pink. The old guards are obviously 2NE1 and Girls" Generation. The continual and repeated comebacks of the girl groups has a synergistic effect that played to all the girl group"s favor.

However, one thing that was noticeable was that the previously unchallenged popularity of 2NE1 and Girls" Generation was now being challenged by Girls" Day

Tickets for the upcoming K-Pop festival in LA are now available!

Back in February, it was revealed that there would be a free (yes, free!) K-Pop concert in Los Angeles hosted by KBS and the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles on April 12! As March is quickly ending, the tickets will be available to the general public starting tomorrow.

You can get the tickets on a first come, first serve basis here at ticketmaster (2 ticket limit per person) starting on March 29 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EST. Also, physical ticket distribution will be held at the HwaGae Traditional Market (940 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006) on Saturday March 29 at 10:00am PST. Tickets here will also be distributed via first come, first serve and a limit of 2 per person (5,000 total tickets). As the event is taking place in the LA Memorial Coliseum, there will be 93,000 seats available as well as additional space for a total exceeding 100,000 spectators! However, there will undoubtedly be a high demand for tickets as who doesn”t want to go to a free, K-Pop concert? So make sure you get your hands on one for yourself!


SEE ALSO: KBS & LA Korea Society to hold free K-Pop concert at 93,000 seat LA Memorial Coliseum in April



Artists who will perform include top names like 2PM, SHINee, SISTAR, CNBLUE, Dynamic Duo, Girl”s Day, Kim Tae Woo, and Song So Hee

All of Mad Clown’s Songs Disqualified by KBS Except ‘Without You’

Most of Mad Clown’s songs will be not broadcast on KBS.

According to KBS on April 10, out of the 208 songs that applied for review for the second week of April, 202 songs have been qualified and 5 have been disqualified with one song pending.

According to KBS, 202 songs, including A Pink’s Mr. Chu have been qualified and Crayon Pop’s Uh Ee, which was previously disqualified, has passed the review after changing the lyrics.

Mad Clown’s entire second mini album, except one song, has been disqualified to broadcast on KBS. Gum didn’t pass the review for its mention of a specific brand while some of the other tracks have been denied for their use of vulgar language. Skin Scent has been postponed for review.

Meanwhile, Mad Clown’s title song Without You featuring SISTAR’s Hyolyn, is the only track that is qualified to broadcast on KBS

SISTAR’s Hyorin features in Mad Clown’s comeback track

SISTAR”s Hyorin showed her support for labelmate Mad Clown by participating in the featuring for his upcoming mini-album!

Starship Entertainment tweeted on the 28th, “SISTAR”s Hyorin! Why is she at the studio this time? She is working hard to record her featuring for Mad Clown”s mini-album title track which is set for release on April 4. Please love both Hyorin and Mad Clown a lot!^^”

Hyorin is the next SISTAR member following Soyu to collaborate with the talented rapper, and with the success of his previous track “Stupid In Love“, this next collaboration with SISTAR is sure to be another hit! Stay tuned for more details to come about Mad Clown”s comeback on April 4!

Jiyeon Releases Teaser For First T-Ara Solo, Joining Other Girl Group Idols Who Have Gone Solo

T-Ara"s Jiyeon is set to release her first solo song, joining the ranks of girl group members making their solo debut.

Core Contents Media released the first teaser video for "1MIN 1SEC" on April 8, and by the end of the day it had been viewed nearly 50,000 times.

The short video teaser shows Jiyeon looking very sexy, showing her black and white silhouette flashing in and out of a solid black image. She sings the English words "Never Ever" and the title of the song in Korean. There is a short instrumental hint in the short video, teasing the electronic pop sound of the song.

Idols will often find other pursuits in between promotional cycles, and it appears that there is a trend of girl group members going solo. Jiyeon joins 4Minute"s HyunA, SECRET"s Jieun SISTAR"s Hyorin as a girl group member who has tried her hand at being a solo artist