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Kpop Bands Coming To America 2013

'Veteran' Is Coming To North America On September 18

News via kdramastars.com

(Photo : CJ Entertainment America ) The Korean summer blockbuster, "Veteran," will hit North American theaters on September 18. Since its domestic premiere on August 5, "Veteran" has grossed more than $74 million USD to date. Through hard-hitting social commentary that examines conglomerate heirs or chaebols, "Veteran" continues to fend off "Assassination" and "Beauty Inside," to maintain the number one spot in the Korean box office.

"Veteran" stars Hwang Jung Min as detective Seo Do Cheol, a tough-as-nails investigator known for his hardline on crime. The role serves as a follow-up to the meteoric success of his 2014 hit film, "Ode to My Father," which remains the second-highest-grossing film in the history of Korean cinema.

Do Cheol is renown for his ability to solve major crimes. After he brings down an international auto theft ring, he is introduced to JoTae Oh, the third-generation heir of the conglomerate, Sunjin Group.

BTOB represent Kpop with their appearance on "America"s Next Top Model"

News via allkpop.com

The contestants were whisked off to Seoul, where they met up with BTOB who performed "Beep Beep". The show introduced K-pop as a "trend-setting fusion of music, dance, and fashion," showing that the contestants can learn a thing or two from the boys. Peniel also helped the contestants get the moves down with his fluent English.

KBS America Announces Mega Kpop Event in L.A.

News via en.korea.com

The concert will be held in celebration of the 111th Anniversary of Korean immigration to North America and will be host to a wide variety of major Kpop stars and idols like SHINee, 2PM, Sistar, CNBLUE, Dynamic Duo, and Girl’s Day. More artists will be announced soon for a total of 14 Kpop singers or groups to attend the event. Some fans are holding out hope for guests like BTS and B.A.P.

The concert will be held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena- a huge events center which can hold up to 100,000 people. Best of all? This amazing concert will be held free of charge!

5 Pleasant Surprises in Kpop from 2013

News via allkpop.com

But struggling to get time on themajor music television shows in South Korea, the group remainedalmost unheard of in their home country and foreign fans wondered ifthey"d ever be able to generate enough revenue to keep them andChrome Entertainment from having to disband. And then Crayon Popreleased their music video for "Bar Bar Bar," which paired theirsignature simple and catchy songs with attention-drawing outfits andchoreography. The group"s recognition and popularity exploded andforeign fans no longer had to worry about Crayon Pop dying outwithout every achieving any success or recognition in their nativecountry of South Korea.

Girls' Generation Yuri and Oh Sang Jin to host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards
Girls' Generation Yuri And Oh Sang Jin To Host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

Girls' Generation Yuri and Oh Sang Jin to host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

News via dkpopnews.net

Gaon Chart Kpop Awards is an awards show which focus on the sales of songs and album. For this year many stars are nominated such as Cho Yong Pil, PSY, Girls' Generation, EXO, Sistar, San-E, IU, Davichi, Dynamic Duo, 4Minute, Miss A, SoyuMad Clown, Seo In Guk, Jia and etc.

[Video] Mnet America's Year On #AllThingsHallyu 2013
[Video] Mnet America's Year On #allthingshallyu 2013

[Video] Mnet America's Year On #AllThingsHallyu 2013

News via hancinema.net

If 2012 was the year that K-Pop crossed over with Psy's international smash 'Gangnam Style', 2013 was the year that K-Pop and the All Things Hallyu movement proved that it was here to stay. From Girls' Generation beating out Beliebers and Directioners and winning Video of the Year at the YouTube Music Awards to singer-rapper G-Dragon landing on the U.S. Billboard 200 again, with his follow-up album Coup D'Etat, Pt. 1, the Korean pop scene thrived in 2013.

Billboard picks 'Growl' as Top Kpop Song of 2013
Billboard Picks 'growl' As Top Kpop Song Of 2013

Billboard picks 'Growl' as Top Kpop Song of 2013

News via dkpopnews.net

According to Billboard, "Growl" was the crown jewel in boy band EXO's fantastic 2013. While past singles like "Mama" and "Wolf" were based around complex concepts and busy production, "Growl" used a sparse, Southern hip-hop beat that let the 12 boys' talents shine through. A blend of rap, R and B melody and pop hooks, the breakout single had something for all listeners. Its accompanying video focused on a straight-forward, one-take video, again allowing for EXO's talents -- in this case, choreography -- to shine, not detracting from over-the-top high fashion. Along with high interest from the United States -- the boy band is the newest act to land among the top-selling K-pop tracks in America -- "Growl" solidifies EXO as the act to watch in K-pop's continuing international advancement."

EXO is steadily rising as one of the next top global stars. They have achieved many awards this year from Korea and China, such as 2 Daesang Awards from MelOn Music Award and MAMA, "Most Popular Group Award" from "Baidu The Hottest Awards","Best Group Award" at "Top Chinese Music Billboard Newcomer Awards"

Billboard unleashes 2013's Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs in America!
Billboard Unleashes 2013's Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs In America!

Billboard unleashes 2013's Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs in America!

News via dkpopnews.net

1. "Gangnam Style" PSY2. "Gentleman" PSY3. "Fantastic Baby" BIGBANG4. "I Got a Boy" Girls' Generation5. "Growl" EXO6. "I Am the Best" 2NE17. "The Baddest Female" CL8. "Right Now" PSY9. "Wolf" EXO10. "Falling in Love" 2NE1

YG Entertainment Artists Dominate Billboard’s Chart for 2013’s Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs in America
Yg Entertainment Artists Dominate Billboard’S Chart For 2013’S Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs In America

YG Entertainment Artists Dominate Billboard’s Chart for 2013’s Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs in America

News via soompi.com

PSY landed three spots on Billboard’s chart for 2013’s Biggest-Selling K-Pop Songs in America. On December 19, Billboard’s Year-End World Digital Song Chart revealed the most popular K-Pop songs sold in America were PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” and “Gentleman,” respectively ranking in first and second on the chart.

‘Gangnam Style,” which was released last July and made PSY into a world star, remained the most downloaded song in 2013. “Right Now,” a track included in PSY’s fifth album which was released in 2010 also confirmed the singer’s popularity in America by landing the eighth spot on the chart.

In the No. 3 spot was Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby,” and in forth was Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy.” The No. 5 spot was filled by EXO’s “Growl.” The group also took No. 9 with “Wolf.”  

Robin Thicke Nabbed Two Songs From Marvin Gaye, Says Suit;  Song That Got Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs 2013 Performance Generates More Controversy; Kpop Artist IU Also in Copyright Scandal
Robin Thicke Nabbed Two Songs From Marvin Gaye, Says Suit; Song That Got Miley Cyrus Twerking At The Vmas 2013 Performance Generates More Controversy; Kpop Artist Iu Also In Copyright Scandal

Robin Thicke Nabbed Two Songs From Marvin Gaye, Says Suit; Song That Got Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs 2013 Performance Generates More Controversy; Kpop Artist IU Also in Copyright Scandal

News via kpopstarz.com

EMI said the Gaye family guilty of "ruining an incredible song," "killing the goose that laid the golden egg" and being responsible for "Blurred Lines" not receiving an MTV Video Music Award.

Marvin Gaye's family accused EMI and Williams and Thicke reps of "the planting of a knowingly false story in the press that the Gaye Family supposedly turned down a "six figure settlement" (no such offer was made) in order to make them appear unreasonable."

Thicke's Lawyer, Howard King, told The Hollywood Reporter,"Plaintiffs anticipated a baseless counterclaim for copyright infringement when they filed their original complaint for declaratory relief, so no surprise there. What is surprising in their press-release-disguised-as-a-complaint (much of which will eventually be stricken by the court) is their acknowledgment that the Gaye family has no standing to bring a copyright claim. For this, they blame EMI, the administrator and registered copyright owner of the Marvin Gaye songs. Obviously, EMI, which is in the business of collecting substantial sums for actual infringements, regardless of the publishing affiliations of the infringers, consulted their own expert musicologists who gave the same opinion our 3 musicologists gave: The genres of the songs are the same, the notes are different. So whether or not plaintiffs are fans of Marvin Gaye is irrelevant; no infringement occurred here."