1. EXO & Taeyang Earn Top Honors at 2014 MAMA

    December 03, 2014 8:52 PM EST John Legend, INFINITE, IU, SISTAR and more dazzled at the epic Asian music festival. See the full list of winners. While topping the charts doesn't always mean recognition come award season,  EXO and Taeyang 's enviable record sales around the world undoubtedly helped them earn…

  2. Ladies' Code's Rise Dead at 23, Days After Girl Group's Fatal Car Accident

    September 07, 2014 1:01 AM EDT The singer was in critical condition from a van crash that took the life of fellow band mate EunB earlier this week. The fatal car accident on Sept. 3 involving Ladies' Code  has taken another life. After 21-year-old EunB passed away shortly after the incident , member Rise has died…

  3. Ladies' Code's 'I'm Fine Thank You' Tops Real-Time Charts in Korea, Rise's Condition Still Unknown

    September 03, 2014 10:20 PM EDT Korean music fans touchingly helped the girl group realize their dream of hitting No. 1 The K-pop community is mourning and praying for Ladies' Code   after the girl group was involved in a car accident yesterday that took the life of member EunB and left Rise in critical condition.…

  4. Ladies' Code Involved in Fatal Car Accident: EunB Dead, Two Members Severely Injured

    September 02, 2014 9:30 PM EDT Members Rise and SoJung retained major injuries, leaving 23-year-old Rise in critical condition Ladies' Code were involved in a fatal car accident the morning of Sept. 3 (local time) on their way to Seoul. According to a statement from the South Korean act's label Polaris…

  5. New Signings: DJ Mustard Joins AM Only, Eardruma/Interscope Signs Two-9

    August 15, 2014 11:40 AM EDT Here's a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, including record labels, artist management firms, publishing companies, booking agencies and more.   RECORD LABELS  -- Rap collective Two-9 joins producer Mike WiLL Made-It 's Eardruma Records/Interscope Records.…

  6. KCON 2014 Day 2: Girls' Generation, CNBLUE, SPICA & More Close L.A. Festival With Loud Bang

    August 12, 2014 2:03 AM EDT BTS, Jung Joon Young, Danny Im and more were on hand to close the K-pop festival KCON 2014 picked up right where it left off Saturday with another day of K-pop paradise featuring panels, workshops, artist meet-and-greets and a marketplace dedicated to all things "Hallyu" (aka Korean…

  7. G-Dragon Announced for KCON 2014, See Full Festival Lineup (Exclusive)

    June 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT The singer/rapper joins fellow headliner Girls' Generation along with SPICA, CNBLUE, IU and more in L.A. this summer Billboard can exclusively reveal that K-pop superstar G-Dragon is the latest act performing at KCON, America's premiere K-pop festival featuring concerts,…

  8. San E & After School's Raina Serve Addictive Melodies in 'A Midsummer Night's Sweetness'

    June 13, 2014 9:43 AM EDT The rapper follows up his first K-Pop No. 1 by recruiting the girl group songbird Six months after topping the K-Pop Hot 100 with "Break Up Dinner" featuring Sanchez, rapper/singer San E is back with another collabo that sounds primed for success. This time, he enlists the…

  9. 2NE1, Girls' Generation & f(x) Featured in NYLON Magazine's Music Issue

    June 10, 2014 8:42 PM EDT The K-pop stars snag glossy, U.S. press alongside Haim, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and more In a major move for K-pop's international invasion, NYLON magazine has devoted two features in their new music issue to spotlight three top Korean acts.  Record-breaking girl group  2NE1 are…

  10. Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups You Need to Know

    April 30, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Whether you're a longtime fan looking for a nostalgic music trip or a curious listener kickstarting your K-pop education, these are the must-know girl groups. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos …

  11. Girls' Generation, TVXQ! Drop New English Songs for 'Make Your Move' Film: Listen

    April 07, 2014 8:20 PM EDT The Korean superstars contribute new tracks for the film 'Make Your Move' starring Derek Hough and BoA After Billboard premiered the video for "Let Me In" -- the lead single off the soundtrack to the "Make Your Move" -- the full album is now available,…

  12. K-Pop Hot 100: Soyou & Junggigo's 'Some' Ties All-Time Chart Record

    March 31, 2014 8:41 AM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Lim Chang Jung, Orange Caramel, PSY, Lee Michelle and more. Soyou and Junggigo's monster hit "Some," featuring Lil Boi of Geeks, won't budge from the top as it spends its sixth week at No. 1 on the K-Pop…

  13. Soyu & Junggigo's 'Some' Fends Off Top Idols for K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1

    March 07, 2014 7:15 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring 2NE1, Girls' Generation, CNBLUE, Sunmi, TVXQ! and more. Even as the biggest idols return to the K-Pop chart -- and, for two, even the Billboard 200 -- Soyu Junggigo and Lil Boi's collaboration track refuses to budge from…

  14. Rain Returns With Movie Roles, Album Showcase

    March 07, 2014 2:56 AM EST After a two-year career break, South Korean pop star-actor Rain is gearing up for a global comeback. The 31-year-old talent spent 21 months from 2011 to 2013 away from the spotlight, serving compulsory military service in Korea, a requirement for all men in the country. But he'll soon be…

  15. K-Pop Star G-Dragon Wins Four at 2013 MAMAs

    November 25, 2013 6:13 AM EST South Korean pop star G-Dragon won four awards, including the artist of the year honor, at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Hong Kong. Honors mostly remained close to home at the local equivalent of the MTV Music Video Awards, which this year featured such international artists…

  16. Sex Sells: Trouble Maker's 'Now' Tops the K-Pop Hot 100

    November 12, 2013 7:35 PM EST The K-pop duo's steamy new single gives HyunA and Hyunseung their second No. 1s this year. Plus, chart highlights from Ailee, Sung Shi Kyung and more After more than 11 million views of the R-rated music to music video "Now," Trouble Maker snag the No. 1 position with their…

  17. IU's 'The Red Shoes' Spends Second Week Atop K-Pop Hot 100

    October 25, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The K-Pop chart queen continues her reign as K.Will, As One, Jaurim, T-ara and more rise. Last week, IU snagged her third K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 with "The Red Shoes" giving her a record-extending 10 weeks at the summit on the chart. This week, IU is again at the top, her 11th week…

  18. A$AP Rocky, G-Dragon Named Style Icons at Top Asian Awards

    October 25, 2013 12:37 AM EDT A$AP Rocky and G-Dragon accepted prizes at the 2013 Style Icon Awards held Thursday in the South Korean capital. The U.S. hip-hop artist visited the country for the first time for the internationally broadcast event, calling it a meaningful feat for street fashion. "I appreciate [the…

  19. K.Will Unveils 'You Don't Know Love' Video Starring EXO's Chanyeol: Watch

    October 21, 2013 7:20 PM EDT The K-pop idol and South Korean model Lee Ho Jung show off their acting chops in a visual for vocalist's bouncy R&B single. K-pop vocalist K.Will dropped the music video to his new single "You Don't Know Love," two days after dropping his fourth EP "Will in…

  20. K.Will Brings Signature Crooning, Unexpected Rap Skills on New EP

    October 18, 2013 6:59 PM EDT The chart-topping male vocalist brings humor and hip hop prowess for his "Will in Fall" EP. After opting for a comical comeback annoucement to stand out among top stars like IU and SHINee , male vocalist K.Will released his latest EP, "Will in Fall," on Oct. 18 via…

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