1. IU Exudes Maturity on New LP 'Modern Times'

    October 09, 2013 7:40 PM EDT South Korea's "little sister" triumphs over growing pains with a throwback-inspired album. A young female talent, IU (given name Lee Jieun) shot to super stardom in 2011 with a pristine set of pipes and angelic charm. She proved herself on the charts with slew of K-Pop Hot…

  2. 20. Lee Hi: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 10:48 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: September 23, 1996 (Age 17) Why She's Hot: During the past 12 months, K-pop newcomer Lee Hi racked up chart successes rivaling established Korean idols. The soulful vocalist first appeared on the K-Pop Hot 100 in October via a collabo with hip-hop…

  3. 16. Tori Kelly: 21 Under 21 (2013)

    September 25, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Last Year's Rank: N/A Birthdate: December 14, 1992 (age 20) Why She's Hot: Victoria Kelly's ascent began with a slew of popular YouTube clips featuring her covering both current and classic cuts. (Her takes on Bruno Mars' "Grenade" and Michael Jackson's …

  4. Q&A: 2AM Chat Korean Ballads & 'Passionate' American Fans (Exclusive)

    September 12, 2013 10:35 PM EDT Billboard chats with 2AM about their return to America and their take on the ballad genre at KCON 2013. Those who keep up with the K-Pop Hot 100 know how a great Korean ballad can obliterate the chart competition. The longest-running No. 1 is Lee Seung Gi's melancholic "Return…

  5. Ylvis' Viral Hit 'The Fox' Debuts On Hot 100

    September 11, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis' viral sensation "The Fox," which has taken the Internet by storm in recent days, debuts at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, fueled almost exclusively by its online traction. It's the highest-bowing song on the tally this week. During the Hot…

  6. Lady Gaga's 'Applause' Hits No. 1 on Dance Chart

    August 23, 2013 10:52 AM EDT The lead single from Gaga's "ARTPOP" lands at the top spot. Lady Gaga zooms from No. 16-1 on Dance/Electronic Songs with “Applause,” riding enormous gains all around. Her 15-spot leap is the most in the eight month history of the Dance/Electronic Songs chart, beating the 12-1…

  7. Sander van Doorn’s “Tsunami” Mystery Almost Revealed

    August 16, 2013 1:43 PM EDT The artists behind one of the biggest festival tracks of the year have been unknown, until (almost) now. Anyone at a festival in the last six months has likely heard the post-psy trance monster tune from Sander van Doorn’s label known as “Tsunami.”  It’s been played by everyone from…

  8. Huh Gak Drops Breezy Summer Single 'That You're Mine': Listen

    August 14, 2013 8:05 PM EDT The "Superstar K" balladeer taps rapper Swings for his latest single. Male soloist and winner of popular South Korean singing competition "Superstar K" Huh Gak released his new track, "That You're Mine," on Tuesday. The song immediately began dominating…

  9. Crayon Pop's 'Bar Bar Bar': Watch K-Pop's Viral Hit for 2013

    August 13, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Based around a ridiculous dance -- currently sweeping South Korea -- the K-pop girl group may have crafted their very own "Gangnam Style"-like smash Nearly 12 months after PSY's "Gangnam Style" began going viral, K-pop has a new craze on its hands from another…

  10. The Root of K-Pop: The Influences of Today's Biggest Acts

    August 06, 2013 9:00 AM EDT It might seem that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon, but at its core are the "idol" acts who hit the scene in the '90s. It might seem to many that PSY single-handedly started the K-pop phenomenon that has swept the globe. With "Gangnam Style," his…

  11. Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs

    August 02, 2013 10:07 AM EDT In celebration of the chart's 55th Anniversary, we're counting down the 100 biggest Hot 100 hits ever. When Billboard introduced weekly music charts in 1940, there were sales charts and there were airplay charts. These separate charts measuring the popularity of singles…

  12. Hot 100 55th Anniversary By The Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More

    August 02, 2013 9:54 AM EDT In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 -- which now celebrates its 55th anniversary -- has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs…

  13. Brown Eyed Girls' 'Black Box' Album Makes Appeal to Global Mainstream

    July 31, 2013 10:29 PM EDT After co-sign from PSY, the K-pop quartet regroups for dance-heavy set influenced by Daft Punk, Dr. Luke and "Blurred Lines." Worldwide, quartet Brown Eyed Girls' profile is higher than ever after PSY shined the global spotlight upon the group. For the main dance move of…

  14. K-Pop's Global Popularity Grows, Year After PSY's 'Gangnam Style'

    July 16, 2013 9:10 AM EDT It's been a year already? As of this morning, July 15, PSY's viral phenom "Gangnam Style" is officially one year old. The video is already the most-viewed video ever on YouTube and was the first clip ever to surpass 1 billion views, currently standing at 1.74 billion,…

  15. PSY Reaches 3 Billion YouTube Views

    July 11, 2013 7:00 PM EDT PSY jumps up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, flying 29-6 on the tally, as his YouTube channel hits a major milestone. During the charting week ending July 14, PSY's channel broke the 3 billion views mark and became the fifth channel ever to cross that threshold.  The Social…

  16. Brown Eyed Girls Release 'Recipe' Single: Listen

    July 09, 2013 10:30 PM EDT Anticipation for the girl group's return is high after member Ga In co-starred in PSY's "Gentleman" video. In less than five days' time, long-running K-pop girl group Brown Eyed Girls announced their return to the K-pop scene and dropped a new track, "Recipe…

  17. Daft Punk, Will.i.am & Britney Spears Lead 2013 Mid-Year SoundScan Dance/Electronic Charts

    July 03, 2013 6:08 PM EDT At the mid-way point of 2013, Daft Punk's recently released album "Random Access Memories" is by far the year's top selling dance/electronic album. With 614,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the set has sold more than 500,000 copies more than…

  18. Tom Odell, Icona Pop Debut Atop U.K. Charts; Glastonbury Festival Sparks Sales Lifts

    July 01, 2013 4:57 AM EDT Tom Odell, the British singer-songwriter who won the Critics’ Choice title at the 2013 BRIT Awards, opened at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (June 30) with his debut set “Long Way Down” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Meanwhile, Swedish duo Icona Pop’s international hit …

  19. 2NE1's CL Defines 'Baddest Female,' Women Empowerment & Ideal Type: Exclusive Video

    June 25, 2013 6:00 PM EDT "I want people all around the globe to know that there are girls in Asia, like me, who like hip-hop and dress uniquely." Her fans are fanatical. CL is the snazzy leader of K-pop's famous girl group 2NE1 (under YG Entertainment, home to PSY, BIGBANG, Se7en and more).…

  20. Rihanna Passes Justin Bieber as Most Viewed Artist on YouTube

    June 18, 2013 12:45 PM EDT Some time early Tuesday morning (June 18), Rihanna passed Justin Bieber as the most-viewed artist on YouTube. The 77 videos on Rihanna's official VEVO channel now have a combined 3.784 billion views in total, surpassing the total view counts of the 79 videos on Bieber's official…

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