K-pop star G-Dragon and boy band SHINee both landed on Billboard's year-end World Albums Artists ranking -- a first for Korean acts. Since the chart began in 1995, no Korean act had landed on the year-end chart that ranks artists Billboard has classified in the "world" genre.
K-pop acts like PSY, BIGBANG, Girls' Generation, 2NE1, CL, EXO and more may have felt sales spurts from TV placements, high-profile award wins and, of course, general fanfare in 2013's Top 10 biggest-selling K-pop songs in America.
While "Yoo Hoo" was one of K-pop girl group Secret's biggest hits on the K-Pop Hot 100, the girls appear to be circling back to the formula on latest single "I Do I Do" -- while throwing in a bit of holiday spirit.
Stevie Wonder and K-pop Star Hyorin of SISTAR will reportedly duet on "I Just Called to Say I Love You" at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Paris Hilton, BIGBANG, Lee Seung Gi, INFINITE, 2NE1, EXO, Rain and more will all attend Korea's biggest music award show, the MAMAs.