1. Play 'Where's Waldo?' With Orange Caramel in 'My Copycat' Video

    August 19, 2014 9:55 PM EDT The saxobeat single's visual boasts spot the differences and 'I Spy'-like games. Orange Caramel wowed earlier this year when the trio played mermaids and human sushi in their "Catallena" video . Now, the After School splinter group return less than six months later as…

  2. 20 Awesome 'America' Songs

    July 01, 2014 12:53 PM EDT It's impossible to live in the 50 states and not know about schoolhouse classics like "The Star Spangled Banner" and "This Land Is Your Land," but those famous patriotic odes aren't the only way to give a musical shout-out to America. To celebrate the 4th of…

  3. 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…

  4. Orange Caramel Become Mermaids & Sushi in Adorably Bizarre 'Catallena' Video: Watch

    March 12, 2014 9:45 PM EDT The quirky K-pop trio combine Indian disco and Pakistani folk music for a scrumptious single It's a twisted tale of three little mermaids in Orange Caramel's "Catallena" video. The quirky female trio -- a sub-unit of sexy girl group After School -- returns with a new disco…

  5. On 'Hava Nagila'

    December 01, 2013 10:05 AM EST The power of music can last a lifetime I don't think music was a major part of most of her life, but in her later years, it revealed its power to connect her to those she loved, and, in turn, us to her. And, throughout, music still weaved its way into meaningful moments. Not that life…

  6. After School Go to Disco 'Heaven' in New Japanese Single

    October 01, 2013 8:15 PM EDT The girl group take a cue from Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" in their latest Japanese release. K-pop girl group After School releases its new single for the Japanese market, "Heaven," on Wednesday (Oct. 2). After snagging a Top 10 K-Pop Hot 100 hit with the R&B-pop…

  7. After School on Breaking Stereotypes, New Albums: Exclusive Video + Photos

    July 02, 2013 6:00 PM EDT If you want to find the hardest working singers in K-pop, look no further than the eight members of girl group After School. They learned a drum line in 2010 to perform "Let’s Do It!" , a  tap dance for "Let's Step Up"  in 2011, and a  cane dance for "Rip…

  8. SISTAR Land Ten New Songs on K-Pop Hot 100, Fourth No. 1

    June 23, 2013 11:37 PM EDT Seemingly-unbeatable girl group SISTAR have done it again as their latest single rules the K-Pop Hot 100 this week. The burlesque-pop hybrid title track to their "Give It to Me" album rocketed up to No. 1 giving the group their fourth chart topper since its August 2011 creation.  …

  9. After School Pushes Boundaries With 'First Love' Single Concept

    June 07, 2013 4:45 PM EDT K-pop girl group After School is turning a lot of heads with the concept for their new single "First Love." Teaser photos featuring the eight-member outfit have been released by label Pledis Entertainment featuring everything from fierce, bad girl looks to fresh-faced, clean…

  10. SZA Talks Quitting Her Day Job, Working With Holy Other & Emile Haynie

    May 23, 2013 12:03 PM EDT SZA, a gifted St. Louis bred R&B/pop singer, can hold a tune a lot better than she can a job. Since graduating a year ago, the 23-year old has been let go from one customer service gig after another— the cost of pursuing a full-time career in music. So far, the investment seems to…

  11. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Seung Gi Makes Chart History

    January 04, 2013 8:00 PM EST Lee Seung Gi makes K-Pop Hot 100 history this week as he becomes the first artist to earn six weeks at No. 1, a first for the chart since its creation 17 months ago. The likeable singer's "Return" ballad surpasses efforts from super-popular acts like PSY and IU who both held…

  12. The Color of K-Pop: HyunA, Yo Seob and K-Pop All-Stars Unite for Charity Singles

    December 28, 2012 9:40 AM EST The holiday season in the K-pop world signifies the coming of the SBS Gayo Daejun -- the end-of-year broadcast special in South Korea where celebrities come together for special performances and collaborations.   2012 marks a particularly special year as members from some of K-pop's…

  13. K-Pop Hot 100: Naul and PSY Dominate + This Week's Must-See Videos

    October 05, 2012 8:30 PM EDT If PSY galloped his way into everyone's heart with "Gangnam Style," Naul is moving listeners with his soulful ballad "Memory Of The Wind." Naul is a member of Brown Eyed Soul, a group that celebrates a decade in the business next year, whose latest skyrocketed to the…

  14. 'Na Na Hey Hey' Co-Writer Paul Leka Dies

    October 25, 2011 1:30 PM EDT A Repetitive Chorus Helped the Song Reach No. 1 in 1969. Then a White Sox Organist Tried It Out Music industry veteran Paul Leka, best known for co-writing a No. 1 song with a repetitive chant of "na na na na… na na na na… hey hey, goodbye," died on Oct. 12 of lung cancer at a…

  15. Chaka Khan, Debbie Gibson Make Cameos at Billboard Japan Awards

    February 07, 2011 12:21 PM EST Billboard Japan held its second annual Music Awards at the Tokyo Midtown complex in Roppongi, in central Tokyo, with live performances taking place both at the ceremony and at the Billboard Live venue, which were broadcast on a large screen at the awards show. Organizers estimate 1,000…

  16. Illfonics Hope Kid Cudi Production Sends Them Over The 'Moon'

    October 07, 2009 5:13 PM EDT Last month, producer Matt Friedman got his first taste of the upper tier of the Billboard 200 when Kid Cudi 's debut album, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," for which he produced a track titled "Enter Galactic," entered at No. 4. Now, Friedman and partner Jedd…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Nana Mouskouri, Hot Country Songs chart, Joe Dowell's "Muss I Denn" and more! WAS NANA A VISITOR TO THE BILLBOARD 200? Hi Fred! I came across an online article from the Oiko Times that said Greek singer Nana Mouskouri will receive a platinum…

  18. Universal Breathes Digital Life Into Rare Recordings

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive multi-year program. Universal Music Group International is resuscitating its deleted European repertoire exclusively for digital downloading in an extensive…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  20. 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Below are the winners of the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, held Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. Record of the year: "No Es Lo Mismo," Alejandro Sanz; Lulo Perez & Alejandro Sanz, producers; Mick Guzauski &…

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