Even diehard fans will admit that it’s tough to find an entire K-pop album worthy of being labelled brilliant from start to finish. But there were a select group of artists who proved the notion wrong with cohesive bodies of work in 2014. (And see our list of the 20 best K-pop songs here.)
Billboard’s Year End Charts ranks 2NE1 at #9 for World Albums Artists Chart and ‘CRUSH‘ album ranks at #11 for World Albums Chart.
K-Pop is filled with talented vocalists, all with their distinct strengths but these 11 Idols show mastery in vocals more so than others!
It has been announced that the ceremony for the 29th annual Golden Disk Awards (GDA), also known as the ‘Korean Grammy Awards,’ will be opening up in China this year.
When 2NE1′s “I Am the Best” hit American radio waves last month, it fit perfectly with other top 40 songs with similar electronic hip-hop sounds popular today. This came right after the song reached number one on Billboard’s US World Digital Songs chart and was featured in a Microsoft commercial.
Let’s be real; the house that Yang Hyun Suk built wins every year. But 2014 felt like a monumental year for the K-pop powerhouse. YG stans unite; haters step back. Let’s take a look at ways YG Entertainment won in 2014.
On December 2nd, artists under YG Entertainment attended a press conference held in Hong Kong to officially announce the collaboration between YG Entertainment and Tencent’s QQ Music.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, popular music site MelOn revealed a number of lists comparing how the most-listened-to artists and songs have changed over the past 10 years (2004 to 2014) for both male and female listeners.
Alexander Wang and H&M didn’t only create the most-anticipated collaboration of the year, the designer and high street brand also threw the best parties of 2014. It’s hard to beat 2NE1, Chris Lee, a T-shirt gun and a dancing Alexander Wang
2NE1 performing at the Alexander Wang x H&M launch party in Shanghai. Credit: H&M
The top 10 artists of “2014 Melon Music Award (MMA)” were unveiled. Out of the 10 teams, 4 were from YG Entertainment. Certainly a successful year for the agency.