1. Taeyang Gives Track-By-Track Review of Record-Breaking 'Rise' Album (Exclusive Video)

    July 09, 2014 8:45 PM EDT In Billboard's first-ever track-by-track review for a K-pop album, the singer/rapper gets deep and reflects on his new tracks While fans around the world knew and loved Taeyang through his group BIGBANG, it wasn't until the release of his second solo album, "Rise," that…

  2. Taeyang Talks 'Rise' Reception, Michael Jackson's Influence & English Album Possibility: Exclusive Q&A

    July 02, 2014 7:35 PM EDT The K-pop superstar gets candid: "I had no idea I was going to be shooting a bed scene. I was shocked and felt awkward" As lead vocalist in mammoth K-pop boy band BIGBANG, Taeyang managed to enrapture K-pop fans from all around the globe all over again with the release of second…

  3. 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,…

  4. K-Pop Star Taeyang Hits Billboard 200

    June 12, 2014 10:10 AM EDT The BIGBANG member also goes No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums and Heatseekers Albums charts. The album title from K-pop star Taeyang adequately describes his latest activity on a slew of Billboard charts. The singer/rapper's "Rise" LP soars into the Billboard 200 ,…

  5. Beyond PSY & Snoop: 5 More K-Pop/Hip-Hop Collaborations ft. Kanye West, Missy Elliot & More

    June 11, 2014 9:13 PM EDT "Hangover" is the latest pairing after years of successful collabs between the two scenes. With nearly 40 million YouTube views in less than 72 hours, it's pretty safe to say that PSY and Snoop Dogg's collective "Hangover" is a success.  POLL: Fave PSY Song? But…

  6. Taeyang's '1AM' Video: Watch the K-Pop Visual With a Rare 'Bed Scene'

    June 09, 2014 9:47 PM EDT The BIGBANG member also reuntied with bandmember G-Dragon for a performance of their new collaboration "Stay With Me" Any fan will tell you that K-pop videos typically skew more entertaining and wholesome rather than titillating and provocative. Even last year's sexiest K-pop…

  7. BIGBANG's Taeyang Brings Adult-R&B Sound for New Solo Single 'Eyes, Nose, Lips': Watch

    June 02, 2014 10:59 PM EDT The K-pop star also incorporates dance, hip-hop, gospel and more on his second full-length album 'Rise' At the 2014 GRAMMYs earlier this year, John Legend earned one of the night's standout moments thanks to a stripped-down rendition of his heartfelt piano ballad "All of…

  8. CODE Guest Playlist: Yogi

    May 21, 2014 1:45 PM EDT CODE caught up with Yogi last week to discuss the outfit’s new production deal with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, as well as provide a glimpse into the music they’re currently listening to. Here’s the hybrid hip-hop-dance playlist they delivered. Hit Boy ft. Nipsey Hussie, "Alert…

  9. KCON 2014 Grows to 2 Days of Concerts, More Artists to Perform at the U.S. K-Pop Convention

    May 16, 2014 9:00 PM EDT The Los Angeles festival lineup will begin its reveal next week To supplement the swelling interest of K-pop in America, KCON is growing. The U.S.-based convention devoted to all things K-pop culture will boast two separate nights of concerts. KCON says more artists will perform at…

  10. EXO-K's 'Overdose' EP Enters Billboard 200

    May 15, 2014 6:45 PM EDT The boy band earns the highest-charting release for male Korean acts and is third K-pop act to hit the albums chart this year American fans were ready to "Overdose" on the two new EPs from K-pop boy band EXO. "The 2nd Mini Album 'Overdose'" was released in both a…

  11. IU Earns Fifth K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1, Becomes All-Time Chart Leader

    May 05, 2014 7:58 PM EDT After her new collaboration with High4 lifts 2-1, IU becomes Billboard's official K-Pop chart queen. Plus, K-pop highlights on other charts. With the K-pop industry still in mourning over the Sewol Ferry Disaster, the slight movement on the K-Pop Hot 100 ends up making chart history:…

  12. Little Movement on K-Pop Hot 100 As Industry Grieves Sewol Ferry Disaster

    April 28, 2014 6:39 PM EDT Billboard chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond South Korea's entertainment industry has been on a complete hold with artists halting promotions, as well as canceling forthcoming concerts and events in respect to the recent Sewol ferry disaster that took place in Korea on…

  13. How K-Pop Got on the UK's BBC Radio 1 (Something Other Than Psy, That Is)

    April 22, 2014 9:10 PM EDT Korean superstars G-Dragon and Shinwa were broadcasted on mainstream British radio thanks to a 22-year-old K-pop fan from the countryside A few weeks back, British radio listeners very well may have double checked their radio dials when they heard Korean music playing on their airwaves. The…

  14. PSY, EXO, BIGBANG: Who Can Break the Chart Record for K-Pop Albums?

    April 09, 2014 11:03 PM EDT NE1's 'Crush' LP broke records on the Billboard 200, but a slew of upcoming K-pop releases have a potential to also sell big Last month, 2NE1 set the new record for highest-charting and best-selling K-pop album with their sophomore full-length "Crush." Landing at…

  15. K-Pop Legend Lee Sun Hee Breaks 5-Year Hiatus & Tops K-Pop Hot 100

    April 04, 2014 8:35 PM EDT Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring MBLAQ, 2NE1, Boyfriend, BIGBANG, Bro, Busker Busker and more. The queen of K-pop, Lee Sun Hee, broke her five-year hiatus from the scene with her massively-anticipated 15th album "Serendipity" on March 25. The excitement…

  16. CL, G-Dragon Bow on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart Thanks to Skrillex's 'Dirty Vibe'

    April 04, 2014 7:05 PM EDT The K-pop stars spend a second week on Billboard's EDM chart this week Skrillex enlisting K-pop superstars CL and G-Dragon for new track "Dirty Vibe" made for one of the most pleasant suprises off the dubstep maestro's "Recess" album. Now, the song is proving to…

  17. K-Pop Convention KCON Returns to Los Angeles in August

    April 03, 2014 9:23 PM EDT Last year's festival brought out Missy Elliot, G-Dragon, EXO, Crayon Pop and other Korean stars America's annual K-pop convention KCON announced it will return to Los Angeles for another two-day festival. The announcement came today via the convention's official trailer: As…

  18. Skrillex Discusses 'Recess,' Learning From Kanye West & 'Vibing Out'

    March 20, 2014 3:23 AM EDT Skrillex is taking his inspiration from Kanye West these days. The electronic music DJ and producer spent a little time with West, sharing a plane flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas where each was to perform two years ago, and came away with an invitation to collaborate and an even deeper…

  19. Skrillex, Diplo, G-Dragon & CL's 'Dirty Vibe': Listen to the EDM/K-Pop Collaboration

    March 11, 2014 7:00 PM EDT The English banger isn't the first time the K-pop stars have teamed up with Western super producers As previously reported , Skrillex dropped 11 new tracks via his Alien Ride app leading to announcing a surprise album "Reccess." What might be the most surprising -- and…

  20. Skrillex Surprises With 'Recess' Album Release

    March 11, 2014 6:06 AM EDT Skrillex now has more in common with Beyoncé than a pile of Grammys. They both like to release surprise albums. Starting on the evening of March 10, the dubstep prince unlocked access to one song after another until all 11 tracks of his forthcoming debut album, “Recess.” had been…

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