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Super Junior-M tops YinYueTai’s charts with “SWING”

Super Junior-M is at the top of YinYueTai“s charts with “SWING“!

Not only are the boys #1, the boys scored a perfect 100 on Mainland China”s chart for the week of March 24th to March 30th.

“SWING” is Super Junior-M”s comeback after one year and three months since their second album “Break Down“. For this promotion the guys take on an upgraded version of the classic “swing” sound and dancing.

Even better, Donghae and Eunhyuk“s “Motorcycle” has reached #1 on the South Korean chart of the site as well.

Congratulations to Super Junior-M!



Tip: yuki

Crayon Pop Considered Wearing Tambourines On Their Heads, Juggling On Unicycles For ‘Bar Bar Bar’ Follow-Up

No one can say the members of Crayon Pop aren"t creative.

In an interview last Friday on the South Korean radio program "Cultwo Show," Crayon Pop singer Kim "Ellin" Min Young revealed some of the wild ideas the group had to follow up their now-famous helmets and track suits look in the music video "Bar Bar Bar," which went viral and earned the group international fame.

"It would be a lie if we said we didn"t feel any pressure," Ellin said.

The look the Crayon Pop members were searching for, was for their new music video "Uh-ee."

"We had many meetings to decide on our concept," Ellin added.

"So many ideas came out, and one of them was to wear tambourines on our heads. People obviously usually shake tambourines with their hands, but we thought of doing that with our heads

Teen Top Turns Up the Heat in Russia for “2014 HIGH KICK World Tour”

The members of Teen Top made sure they had their fill of Korean food before heading off to Russia for the European leg of their “2014 HIGH KICK World Tour.”

On April 10, Teen Top performed for many dedicated fans in Moscow, Russia. Despite the sub zero weather, fans patiently waited before they were let in the concert venue. Bystanders and pedestrians were able to witness the passion of many young fans as they sing Teen Top’s songs in Korean by memory while waving the South Korean flag during their wait outside the building. Industry insiders were surprised by the fans display of passion and affection since, despite the growing awareness of K-Pop in various countries, Russia didn’t have many K-Pop artists come to perform.

Teen Top members got to show different sides through different genres including dance, hip hop and ballad

Team B From ‘Who Is Next: WIN’ Added To YG’s ‘Family Tour’ Dates In Japan: Is This Their Big Break?

(Photo : courtesy of YG Entertainment)

Back in October, when Team A was selected as the team to become WINNER, YG Entertainment"s newest boy band, on the reality television show "Who Is Next: WIN," many fans of their challengers on the show, Team B, called for the label to give the losing team a second chance.

A petition on the website addressed to YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk entitled "Don"t Disband Team B! Both Teams Deserve To Debut!" received over 15,000 signatures.

But Yang stuck to his guns, repeatedly telling reporters both before and after Team A was selected as the group that would now be known as WINNER, that he would disband the losing team.

Yet, for fans that have still held out hope for Team B, there may finally be a break in the clouds.

On Friday, barely 24 hours before show time, YG Entertainment announced Team B would be included in Saturday and Sunday performances the "YG Family 2014 World Tour" in the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan

K-Pop Crossover: Edward Snowden And Quentin Tarantino Lead Our List Of The 5 Most High Level Leaks In The History Of The Internet

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On Thursday, executives at the South Korean record label SM Entertainment announced they would be pursuing legal action against the person or persons responsible for leaking the upcoming single "Overdose" by the K-pop boy band Exo, a group on the label"s roster.

But as long as file-sharing existed it has been a source of major headaches for movie studios and record labels alike. Here are our picks for the top five most major leaks in the history of the web.

5. Prince"s "The Black Album"

Before the internet made file-sharing leaks common, leaked music was called bootlegs. Prince was set to release his sexy hip hop rock hybrid album "The Black Album" in 1987. A week it"s official release, bootleggers got their hands on some promotional versions of the album

Akdong Musician Spotlighted By Wall Street Journal Blog For Being A Different Kind Of K-Pop

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Brother-sister folk pop duo Akdong Musician stole the hearts of many Koreans last year when they appeared on, and won, K-Pop Star season two.Now they have officially released their first album and are gaining attention from media outside of their native South Korea.

A recent Wall Street Journal blog post highlighted the pair and their journey to success, spotlighting their recently released debut album, rise to fame, and unique upbringing.

Akdong Musician (also referred to as AKMU) consists of 17-year-old composer, lyricist, and guitarist Lee Chan Hyuk and his younger sister, 14-year-old Lee Soo Hyun, who provides the main vocals for their songs.

Unlike many Korean teens, they have lived an extraordinary life

Lee Min Ho revealed to meet South Korean president Park Geun Hye

Actor Lee Min Ho was reported to have met South Korean president Park Geun Hye on April 4. He was invited to take part in the third meeting of the Committee of Flourishing Culture by the Korea Creative Content Agency. President Park Geun Hye likewise participated in the meeting to discuss the topic of Hallyu.

A rep from the Korea Creative Content Agency said, “President Park Geun Hye is set on making the prosperity of culture be this administration”s main task. As a part of this, Lee Min Ho and a couple of business world leaders went to the discussion to listen and talk about Hallyu contents.”

Park Geun Hye took part in this discussion with nine other people, including the chairman of the Committee of Flourishing Culture, Kim Dong Ho. The only celebrity invited to the meeting was Lee Min Ho, who has been experiencing immense popularity as a Hallyu actor

Lee Jong Suk – a passionate actor!

Lee Jong Suk is the latest k-drama actor to study medicine for long enough to play a convincing doctor. The actor will not just play any doctor in the upcoming drama “Doctor Stranger” but a genius doctor who is also a North Korean defector.

And that means he will have to memorize some complicated medical jargon and make it sound as if he understands every word.

In studying medical jargon and techniques he follows in the footpath of Joo Won and Moon Chae Won in “Good Doctor,” Kim Hee Sun in “Faith: The Great Doctor” and Choi Jin Hyuk and Song Ji Hyo in “Emergency Couple.”

Those actors all did a good job of looking the part and saying their lines, even if the jargon spoken in medical k-dramas often seems uninformed. Some medical k-dramas are so casual about their medical terminology that it seems as if the scriptwriters did not consult an actual doctor

Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin and more attend “Doctor Stranger”s first script reading

New SBS drama Doctor Stranger will soon take place the time slot of the drama God’s Gift – 14 Days. Doctor Stranger will premiere on April 28.

As the drama approaches, Doctor Stranger held its first script reading which were attended by its cast including Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin, Kang So Ra, Chun Ho Jin, Jun Kook Hwan, Park Hae Joon, Choi Jung Woo, Jung In Ki, Kim Ji Young, Goo Seung Hyun and more of the official cast of the drama. Writers Park Jin Woo and Kim Hoo and PD Jin Hyuk were also present at the script reading session.

PD Jin Hyuk started the reading session with greetings to the cast and crew. He also introduced all the members of the cast. Lee Jong Suk is one of the main characters in the drama and PD Jin Hyuk said, “Lee Jong Suk’s debut was with me so it this feels like an extraordinary reunion knowing he’ll work with me in a new project again

Happy birthday to A-prince’s Minhyuk

Stage name: Minhyuk (민혁) Real name: Kim Min Hyuk (김민혁) Nickname: Sexy Prince Company: New planet entertainment Group: A-prince Position: Sub vocal, Rapper Birthday: 11th April 1992 Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea Height: 178cm Weight: 60kg Blood Type: A Specialties: Writing lyrics