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SM, YG, JYP and Star Empire request investigations into music chart manipulation

Top agencies SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and Star Empire Entertainment have filed an official complaint to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office against digital music chart manipulation issues.

The four agencies requested a thorough investigation on acts of manipulation regarding digital music streaming usage figures. They pointed out that several agencies have been hiring companies to manipulate the data a song has been played or downloaded, and put a certain song in the upper ranks of music charts.

Songs that have landed higher on the charts easily gain more attention and royalties. Especially, as data from online music charts are frequently used for main channel music shows, these songs have high chances to rise to the top 10 on the programs.

A representative stated, “These manipulating acts in the digital music market should be stopped

K-Pop Mixtape: Bad Rep, Good Music

Se7en, Mighty Mouth, Ivy, MC Mong, T-Ara, B2ST, Block B, Jay Park, Seungri, Roy Kim

Despite Ivy's bad rep, she is still very successful

A lot of K-Pop fans are so devoted that even when scandals arise, they continue with undying loved for their beloved idols.

Whether an artist gets a bad reputation from a scandal or their personality, it seems to do little in keeping them back from making more great music.And sometimes the bad rep even helps them become more popular and famous!

Here is a collection of songs from artists who have not always been seen in the best light, but who continued on regardless - and we are happy they did!


Se7en - "Better Together" (2010) Digital Bounce
Bad Rep: Recent massage parlor scandal resulted in the abolishment of the military PR unit

Mighty Mouth (feat

Today’s Photo: August 5, 2013 [1]

An outdoor pool in the Han River Park in Seoul is packed with people on Sunday.

Vacationers have fun during a water carnival at Haeundae Beach in Busan on Sunday.

Lee Jong Suk And Kim Woo Bin Fan Meeting Cancelled

Lee Jong Suk, Kim Wo Bin

Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk


Fans who showed up to see Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin at a recentfan event in Busan were disappointed when the event was cancelled.

So many fans showed up for the fan meeting sponsored by OB beer brand Cass that it was difficult to provide adequate security.

The popular young actors both apologized to their disappointed fans.Lee Jong Suk posted a picture of them and a message on his me2todaypage.

"It's cancelled," wrote Lee Jong Suk. "Everyone must have waited along time so we're sorry that we had to leave without seeing you. I hopeyou understand that our leaving was for safety reasons. As soon as Ican I will come back holding hands with Woo Bin. Still it was good that Iwas able to see Woo Bin for the first time in a long time

Actor apologizes for son

Cha Seung-won has apologized to the public after his son was accused of sexual assault against a teenager.

Prosecutors said on Thursday that they received an accusation that Cha No-ah, the son of the actor and a well-known professional online gamer, locked up a high school student in a residential building and raped her on several occasions since April.

"As a father rather than an actor, I give you my heartfelt apologies for being not a good father", wrote the 43-year-old model-turned-actor on his Me2Day microblog on Saturday. "Regardless of the truth of the matter, I feel a moral responsibility as the father of a person who is at the center of a controversy. I deplore what happened and feel sad. Once again, I bow down my head deeply and apologize".

The victim is known to be a high school student, who, according to the local media outlets, is claiming that Cha No-ah, 24, physical attacked her

Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie “Tin Can”

Added new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Tin Can" (2013)

Directed by Ahn Kwon-tae

With Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hae-sook, Jeong Yu-mi, Kim Seong-oh, Kim Jeong-tae, Sin Jeong-geun,...

Filming dates 2012/12/04~2013/03/19
Based in Busan, Kang-cheol lives a struggling life without a job but gets involved with the gang to gather his mother's medical fees.

Release date in Korea : 2013/10

What’s Up This Week… with JYJ! (Week of 7/28-8/4)

JYJ, Junsu, Jaejoong, Yoochun, weekly round-up


The guys of JYJ are busy as usual and are in the middle of their jam-packed summer schedule.

Junsu has a hit summer song, "Incredible," out right now and he recently released the dance practice video online.

On August 5, the group's official LINE account was updated with a kind message Junsu for his fans that said, "You wishes are all over the place these days!!! kekeke."

A short while later another message was added, "Thank you so much everyone ^_^ I'm coming for you Busan~~~~~!!!

On Saturday famous table tennis Olympic gold medalist, Hyun Jung Hwa, admitted on an episode of KBS 2TV's Generation Agreement Saturday that she is a fan of JYJ.

"I especially like JYJ," she responded when asked if there were any idols she likes

What’s Up This Week… with B.A.P! (Week of 7/28 – 8/4)


B.A.P will release "BADMAN" on August 6!

We are only two days away from the next release from B.A.P!The guys will roll out "Badman" on August 6 to the delight of Babyz around the world.

B.A.P leader Bang Yongguk tweeted his excitement for the next stage of the group's promotional activities writing, "#BAP will release official #BADMAN M/V & 3RD mini-album 'BADMAN' on August 6 #BAPBADMAN," along with a promo poster for the album.

Himchan is also excited for the release of the new single which will be his first official time promoting with the group since breaking his fingers in an accident this past February.

In an interview with OSEN, Himchan revealed, "this promotion [of BADMAN] is my first of the year, so I'm really nervous and excited."

He also added, "Since performing during the Pacific Tour, I want to show our Korean fans everything that I worked on during that tour and I want to impress them

JYJ singer heads to Australia

Singer Junsu of boy trio JYJ will have a solo concert in Australia on Sept. 28, his agency CJeS Entertainment said yesterday.

But before he heads down under, Junsu is touring Korea, with two concerts at the Coex in southern Seoul, today and tomorrow, then two in Busan, on Aug. 10 and 11.

By Lee Sun-min

After School Nana, Fully Recovered And Ready For The Runway

After School, Nana, Pledis Entertainment

After School's Nana

After School's Nana is about to make a triumphant return to the runway next Sunday after recovering from a pelvis injury she sustained back in June.

Nana was absent from promotional activities with her group, After School, for nearly two months as she recovered from a rather nasty pelvic injury.

Now the 21-year-old model-turned-idol has announced through her agency, Pledis Entertainment, that she will officially resume activities from next week when she will appear on the runway at the A-Nation festival in Japan.

A-Nation is one of the biggest cultural events in Japan boasting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year since in began in 2002.The festival includes some of the biggest name performers from around Asia and Japan