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[2012 K-Pop Highlights] miss A Reps Independent Women
[2012 K-Pop Highlights] Miss A Reps Independent Women

[2012 K-Pop Highlights] miss A Reps Independent Women

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The girls kicked off 2012 with mini album Touch in February, promoting the sexy single of the same name, before returning with the light and carefree I Don’t Need a Man, off of miss A’s Independent Women Pt. III album, in October.

Known for its catchy songs, miss A has pumped out a string of hits from Bad Girl Good Girl, Breathe and Goodbye Baby, within its short two-year life span.

Hottest Girl Group Photos from “Hallyu Dream Festival 2012”
Hottest Girl Group Photos From “Hallyu Dream Festival 2012”

Hottest Girl Group Photos from “Hallyu Dream Festival 2012”

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On September 23, the “Hallyu Dream Festival 2012” was held in the southern city of Gyeongju. Hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, “Hallyu Dream Festival 2012” featured some of the hottest idol groups including BEAST, Infinite, 4minute, MBLAQ, SISTAR, Secret, Kara, After School, Gangkiz, Rainbow, and APink, among many others!

But despite its star-studded cast, “Hallyu Dream Festival 2012” didn’t garner much attention from the press, especially compared to other K-Pop concerts of its level. We didn’t want this one to slip so here we put together some of the best photos from the concert.

Unfortunately, due to the heavy load of photos, we had to narrow it down to only girl group photos in this article. We’ll follow up with the boy group photos in the near future. For now, enjoy the hottest girl group photos from “Hallyu Dream Festival 2012”!

K-Pop sweetheart IU lands on Billboard’s ’21 Under 21: Music’s Hottest Minors 2012′
K-Pop Sweetheart Iu Lands On Billboard’S ’21 Under 21: Music’S Hottest Minors 2012′

K-Pop sweetheart IU lands on Billboard’s ’21 Under 21: Music’s Hottest Minors 2012′

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Why She’s Hot: Most South Koreans would be hesitant to label IU as “hot” — after all, she’s affectionately known as the nation’s “little sister.” But this past year, IU’s unique charm and undeniable hits have made her into a bona fide superstar. Her reign began with the release of her comeback single “You and I,” the No. 1 song of Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100 chart of the past year. While IU hasn’t hit the same level of global viral awareness as Psy, her popularity has led to success in Japan, where she celebrated Hot 100 hits with Japanese versions of “You and I” and her single “Good Day.” Meanwhile, the singer remains a formidable K-Pop force in with chart toppers like “Every End of the Day” (which held a four-week run at no. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100), “Peach,” and a collaboration with her labelmates FIESTAR on “Sea of Moonlight.”

So although she may not yet have a name like her oppa Psy, at only 19 years old (Westernized age, shes 20 in South Korea) theres still more than enough time for IU to start making a cross-over in the United States.  Shes got a bubbling personality on top of her sugary sweet vocals.

IU Ranks on U.S. Billboard 'Music's Hottest Minors 2012'' along with Justin Bieber
Iu Ranks On U.s. Billboard 'music's Hottest Minors 2012'' Along With Justin Bieber

IU Ranks on U.S. Billboard 'Music's Hottest Minors 2012'' along with Justin Bieber

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She is the only Korean artist on the chart this year. Last year, 4minute HyunA was chosen for the list. The list includes artists such as Justin Biber, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas and One Direction.

Singer Psy and Olympic gold medalist Yang Hak Seon, among 5 brands, will be awarded special prizes at ’2012 Brand of the Year Awards’
Singer Psy And Olympic Gold Medalist Yang Hak Seon, Among 5 Brands, Will Be Awarded Special Prizes At ’2012 Brand Of The Year Awards’

Singer Psy and Olympic gold medalist Yang Hak Seon, among 5 brands, will be awarded special prizes at ’2012 Brand of the Year Awards’

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Furthermore, there will be special awards which will be given to the 5 most popular brands selected in a survey held by the Consumer Assessment Panel in 2012 including Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style‘, KBS2TV‘s ‘Gag Concert”s Brave Guys, SBS‘s ‘Healing Camp‘, Samsung ElectronicsGalaxy Note, and God of Vault Yang Hak Seok.

In related news, the ’2012 Brand of the Year Awards’ will take place at the Hyatt Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on September 20th.

Many Korean groups and artists such as KARA, SISTAR, EXO-K, SHINee, INFINITE, and more perform at “KBS Olympic London 2012 Festival”
Many Korean Groups And Artists Such As Kara, Sistar, Exo-K, Shinee, Infinite, And More Perform At “Kbs Olympic London 2012 Festival”

Many Korean groups and artists such as KARA, SISTAR, EXO-K, SHINee, INFINITE, and more perform at “KBS Olympic London 2012 Festival”

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KBS held a special “Olympic London 2012 Festival” at Yeouido Park in Seoul to commemorate the South Korean athletes of the 2012 London Olympics Games. There were 150 athletes there in attendance and some of the medalists even performed on stage.

Korea’s top artists who performing at the event including B2ST, SHINee, G.NA, CNBLUE, Tiger JK and Tasha, KARA, SISTAR, CNBLUE, INFINITE, Ulala Session, 4minute, EXO-K, and more.

The goal of  South Korea is to win 10 gold medals and this nation proved to be an athletic powerhouse at the Olympics surpassing it’s goal by achieving 13 gold medals (fifth overall) and finishing in the top 10 with 28 medals overall.

BEAST's Choice of the Best Heroic 2012 Londom Olympic Athletes
Beast's Choice Of The Best Heroic 2012 Londom Olympic Athletes

BEAST's Choice of the Best Heroic 2012 Londom Olympic Athletes

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BEAST SBS RadioOn August 11th, group BEAST appeared in SBS radio program, namely Jung Sun Hee's "Night Like Today" in which they talked about their recent history and London Olympic.

BEAST claimed that "Even in the midst of digesting our busy schedules, we were reducing our sleeps in order to watch the events of the Olympic and cheer for the Korean players."

When a fan asked the question of "Who do you think is the best athlete of 2012 London Olympic?" to the members of BEAST, Dongwoon picked out gold medalist Korean archer Ki Bo Bae,; while Yosub and Hyunseung voted for soccer player Park Chu Young, Yoon Doojoon voted Ki Sung Yong, Kikwang voted Koo Ja Cheol, and lastly Yong Joonhyung mentioned swimmer Park Tae Hwan.

8 Hottest Korean Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics!
8 Hottest Korean Athletes At The 2012 London Olympics!

8 Hottest Korean Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics!

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Soompi_News_Leaderboard_ATFMobile_Soompi_Ldrbrd_ATF Soompi Search Main menuSkip to contentHome News Gallery Videos Forums NEED A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?Français Español 8 Hottest Korean Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics!by thunderstix August 13, 2012 1 of 9The 2012 Summer Olympics in London is over now, with South Korea finishing 5th overall in the medal standings. South Korea won a record-tying 13 gold medals (plus 8 silvers and 7 bronze medals), and produced countless glorious moments of unforgettable drama.

While most fans were focused on the medals and the drama, some of us here at Soompi were busy spotting the cutest and sexiest Olympians from the South Korean team. Take a look at 8 of the hottest athletes that represented South Korea at the 2012 Summer Olympics!

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2012 Olympic Ricky Berens Splits Swimsuit (Full photo)
2012 Olympic Ricky Berens Splits Swimsuit (Full Photo)

2012 Olympic Ricky Berens Splits Swimsuit (Full photo)

US Swimmer and Beijing relay gold medalist Ricky Berens tore the back of his swimsuit in a qualifying heat of the 4x100m relay freestyle on Sunday during the World Swimming Championships in Rome. Shortly before stepping up to the starting block, the University of Texas senior leaned down to stretch and his suit tore.

"I kind of freaked out for just a second," Berens said. "I felt like [the hole] was almost down to my knees. I felt like I was putting on a pretty good show."

Swimmer Park Tae Hwan’s post-Olympic London 2012 goal is to find a girlfriend?
Swimmer Park Tae Hwan’S Post-Olympic London 2012 Goal Is To Find A Girlfriend?

Swimmer Park Tae Hwan’s post-Olympic London 2012 goal is to find a girlfriend?

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Currently Park Tae Hwan is competing in the 2012 London Olympics and he won a gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle and a silver in the 200 meter freestyle events at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is the first Asian swimmer to win a gold medal in Mens 400 metre freestyle event, and the first Korean to win a medal in swimming.. Even after experiencing a huge mental blow with his initial disqualification from the 400m preliminaries, the marine boy came back to show that he would not go down without a fight.