Category Archives: Article

MTV Iggy: “Rebel Rebel: 5 K-pop Acts that Won’t Conform: 2NE1″

2ne1_new_artist_profile

It’s not every day that a guy dancing around on a fake horse makes headlines, but that’s precisely what Psy did with the video for his über-viral 2012 hit “Gangnam Style.” Most of the 2 billion people that watched the music video didn’t pick up on the deeper social commentary and critique of Korea’s middle class, but it’s plain to pretty much anyone who knows where Gangnam is and how to pronounce it. What’s more, it was not an isolated incident. Hiding amid the sequins and leather tap pants, some other popular K-pop groups are coming out with incisive messages of their own.

Continue reading

Billboard: “2NE1’s K-Pop Hit ‘I Am the Best’ Gains Spins at U.S. Radio Stations”

2ne1_live_kpop2014b_650-430

New York and Boston stations have adopted the Korean banger into their playlists.

In the week ending Oct. 19, the electronic/hip-hop hybrid single was played 24 times on WBMP New York and 14 times on WODS Boston. Both stations published accompanying articles on their respective websites about the band and “I Am the Best,” with WODS Boston telling readers to listen for the song on air.

Continue reading

Xinmsn: “Which Korean Idol resembles Barbie doll the most?”

BB8D7eS

Barbie is one of the most popular dolls for girls all around the world. Its pretty face and sexy figure has become a standard of beauty for some, if not most, women.

Can you imagine how it is like living a life with an exquisite appearance like Barbie? Well, just ask these Korean idols below as they possess a near-flawless figure of a Barbie.

At 30, Park Bom may be the oldest amongst the idols here, but she earned a spot on this list thanks to her ageless beauty. Her big round eyes, pointy nose, full lips and small face give her an unreal yet beautiful doll-like look.

Being a witty person, when Bom was asked her secret to a doll-like face, the idol jokingly answered “You should eat a lot of corn”, she said promoting her favourite food.

*irrelevant part has been omitted*

Source: xin-msn

YG Family Concert Heats Up 35,000 Shanghai Fans

0693c1e5abbb1f2c94d2d604455ebb00

YG Family heated up the night of Shanghai.

In the evening of August 30, the Shanghai Stadium was filled with 35,000 excited fans who gathered to see YG Family’s first China concert: “YG FAMILY 2014 GALAXY TOUR: POWER IN SHANGHAI.”

Continue reading

YG Family, Hot & Dynamic! The Best Gift Package of All Time

2317b6ce639fa3bba9be3f908b0328a2

From world star PSY to BIGBANG, 2NE1, EPIK HIGH and the freshly born WINNER. It was certainly enough to show YG’s power. The performances they delivered as each group or as a whole were a perfect source of entertainment for the audience. With the entire YG Family in once place, the audience was more than awe-struck to see various and dynamic performances.

Continue reading

K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Rangoon

 

10410506_814733788570775_4686873652144763208_n

Burmese K-Pop fans will get their first-ever chance to see South Korea’s 2NE1 on Saturday, as the girl group is set to perform at Rangoon’s Myanmar Event Park.

The four-member all-girl group arrived at Rangoon International Airport on Thursday night and held a press conference on Friday.

“We are very excited to meet you guys. We wouldn’t be here without you guys,” said CL, who sings in the group alongside bandmates Dara, Minzy and Bom. “So, I thank all from the bottom of our heart and we love you all.”

The concert will start at 7pm. Tickets start at 25, 000 kyat ($25), but the best seats in the house will go for 900, 000 kyat ($900), with a chance to have dinner with 2NE1’s members included for those willing to pay the hefty price. The event, titled “2NE1 in Myanmar Galaxy Stage,” is organized by Samsung Myanmar in collaboration with Living Sound Entertainment and YG Entertainment from Korea.

“Burmese fans welcomed us warmly at the airport last night. I expect during tomorrow’s concert fans will welcome us warmly too,” Dara told reporters.

Tickets to see the group are available at City Mart supermarkets, Ocean supermarkets, and Taw Win Center in Rangoon, Diamond Plaza in Mandalay, or by calling 1876.

Source: The Irrawaddy