A New Year means major comebacks from some of K-Pop’s hottest acts, and we want to know which artist you’re looking forward to seeing rock the stage in 2013.
Girls’ Generation (SNSD)
Girls’ Generation (SNSD) got a head start this year, launching into its comeback activities on January 1 with the release of its fourth album I Got a Boy.
We’re only two days into the New Year, but it looks like 2012 is already shaping up to be SNSD’s year as its album has claimed the number one spot on the iTunes charts in Korea and Japan, while the music video for I Got a Boy has racked up over three million views on YouTube since it was released.
Male idol group 2PM, who was noticeably absent from the K-Pop scene for most of 2012 due to its activities abroad, started off the New Year in a grand way, announcing on New Year’s Day that it would be meeting Japanese fans at the Tokyo Dome in April
Although we’re looking forward to what 2013 has in store, we can’t close out 2012 without looking back on the stars, dramas, movies and more that shined this year, so we’re launching a new series here at enewsWorld, called 12 Days of 2012, to round up and reflect on one exciting year in Korean entertainment.
The social networking sphere has made it easier for us to stalk, er, follow our favorite celebrities, and today, we’re spotlighting the stars that welcomed us into their private lives this year, one tweet or photo at a time.
Korea’s favorite ‘socialtainer’ Lee Hyori was an open book this year, not only using Twitter to give fans a glimpse into her private life but to raise awareness for issues close to her heart as well.
From entertaining exchanges with her boyfriend and celebrity friend Se7en, Lee Hyori was quite the chatterbox on the social networking website, and her enthusiastic activity even landed her an appearance on Mnet’s Show Me the Money
He has eyes that make you feel like you′ll fall into a trance, a warm tone and good looks, all things that make him popular among the ladies. Perhaps because of this, there are few stars who have suffered from stalker fans as much as he did.
Despite his pains, however, Kim Jae Joong recently took on his first big screen piece with the film The Jackal is Coming, which can be said to be about incidents that he may have experienced before.
The film is actually supposed to be about a legendary killer and her kidnapping of a giant top star, but what actually draws attention are the things that happen to Kim Jae Joong in the movie that may have happened to him in real life.
How did he feel while filming this movie?
"Stalker fans? I′m an expert on them. (Laugh) I′ve had stalkers and experienced painful love relationships, just like my character in the movie