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Kpop Mama 2013

5 Pleasant Surprises in Kpop from 2013

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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

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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.

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

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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"

K-Pop Crossover: Photo Of 2NE1 Meeting Stevie Wonder Uploaded By 2013 MAMA!
K-Pop Crossover: Photo Of 2Ne1 Meeting Stevie Wonder Uploaded By 2013 Mama!

K-Pop Crossover: Photo Of 2NE1 Meeting Stevie Wonder Uploaded By 2013 MAMA!

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(Photo : Instagram)2NE1 recently got a chance to meet Stevie Wonder at the 2013 Mama Awards, and now fans can check out the moment in a new photo!

In the backstage photo, Minzy of 2NE1 and Taeyang of Big Bang can be seen meeting and greeting Stevie Wonder, who is shaking hands with someone else.

"I met Stevie Wonder at MAMA 2013 and had a [great talk] with him," said 2NE1 leader CL."He gave me many words of good advice. Listening to him, I thought that we have been using the power of music for other purposes rather than for sharing love. I reflected on myself and on that [subject], a lot."

Stevie Wonder Takes Photos with Hyorin and Big Bang at 2013 MAMA
Stevie Wonder Takes Photos With Hyorin And Big Bang At 2013 Mama

Stevie Wonder Takes Photos with Hyorin and Big Bang at 2013 MAMA

News via soompi.com

Musical legend Stevie Wonder not only performed at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards, but also took the time to take two friendly photos with some of K-Pops hottest celebrities.

The day after the award show, Sistars Hyorin tweeted a photo she took with Stevie Wonder and wrote, I still feel like Im dreaming after this performing on a dream-like stage. I will mature to show a more impressive self. I love you Stevie Wonder.

Hyorin had shared a special stage with Stevie Wonder at 2013 MAMA, and it looks like the two took a photo together backstage after their performance.

EXO’s D.O Injured During 2013 MAMA Performance
Exo’S D.o Injured During 2013 Mama Performance

EXO’s D.O Injured During 2013 MAMA Performance

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EXO performed hit songs “Growl” and “Wolf” and received a warm response for their top-notch performance. The performance, titled “A Sweet Dream,” began with the EXO members tied to their desks, with the members breaking free from their bonds and launching into an energetic performance of “Growl.” This was followed by a martial arts-dance battle between Kai and Luhan. Their next song, “Wolf,” moved to the center stage and made good use of the floor lighting to amplify their performance. Despite injuring his ankle while performing, D.O displayed his fighting spirit, finishing off the performance without even a hint of injury.

Singer-songwriter Yoon Jong Shin left a positive comment on his Twitter account, saying, “Ah cool. That’s why EXO is EXO.”

EXO released their first studio album, “XOXO,” this year and are approaching the 1 million mark in album sales. They won the Album of the Year at the 2013 MAMA, and in their acceptance speeches, one comment that struck a note was to “just enjoy the moment.” I’m sure they’ll be doing just that!

Big Bang's G-Dragon & 2NE1's CL Start Off 2013 MAMA On A Winning Note
Big Bang's G-Dragon & 2Ne1's Cl Start Off 2013 Mama On A Winning Note

Big Bang's G-Dragon & 2NE1's CL Start Off 2013 MAMA On A Winning Note

News via kpopstarz.com

G-Dragon wins the Best Music Video Award. Within the first hour of the four hour 2013 MAMA ceremony Big Bang's leader G-Dragon received the Nissan Juke Best Music Video Award and 2NE1's CL was the winner of the Best Dance Performance-Female Solo Award.During the Red Carpet, many artists expressed excitement for the comeback stages of Big Bang, TOP's solo stage, as well as 2NE1.G-Dragon also received the award for Best Male Artist, which was given to him by America's very own living Barbie, Paris Hilton.G-Dragon thanked YG Family and his fans, VIP for the win. Audiences were treated to humorous expressions and plenty of aegyo from G-Dragon, as well as his group mate Seungri.

MAMA 2013 opened with performances by Jaurim, Jay Park, and Lee Ha Neul with the Enter the Dragon stage.It was a fusion of rock and hip hop that was very well received by the audience.

Other performance highlights included a very sexy stage by Trouble Maker of Now.Audiences went wild for HyunA's sensual dance and a very passionate kiss at the end of the stage.Big Bang's G-Dragon and Seungri were particularly funny throughout this performance showing approval for the artists.

Open Thread: MAMA 2013 in Hong Kong
Open Thread: Mama 2013 In Hong Kong

Open Thread: MAMA 2013 in Hong Kong

News via seoulbeats.com

Open Thread: MAMA 2013 in Hong Kong Its MAMA weekendthe first awards show of the seasonwhich means its the beginning of the end of yet another year in K-pop. Is it just me, or did 2013 fly by?

Paris Hilton Spotted Rehearsing for "2013 MAMA"
Paris Hilton Spotted Rehearsing For "2013 Mama"

Paris Hilton Spotted Rehearsing for "2013 MAMA"

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The photo reveals Paris Hilton on stage, posing in front of a DJ mixer, hinting at her upcoming stage. Although an unlikely guest, Paris Hilton’s involvement in MAMA exemplifies the award show’s ability to cross cultural boundaries through music. Besides Paris Hilton, Stevie Wonder is also expected to appear on the music award show, performing a duet with Sistar’s Hyorin.

  The 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards is set to have appearances by artists such as BIG BANG, 2NE1, EXO, Lee Hyori, and more. 2013 MAMA will broadcast live on November 22 at 8PM KST.

K-Pop Rewind: Lee Seung Hwan 'A Request' [Special 2013 MAMA Edition]

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Lee Seung Hwan - A Request With the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards ready to air on Friday, November 22, K-Pop's biggest stars are in Hong Kong ready to celebrate the K-Pop achievements of the past year.

At the onset, the awards ceremony had two top prizes, Music Video of the Year and Best Popular Music Video.In 2006 the top categories were changed to Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

However, for the first time around, it was Lee Seung Hwan who took home the coveted distinction of Music Video of the Year for his single "A Request."