1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 …

  12. 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).…

  13. 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…

  14. The 10 'Baddest Females' in K-Pop

    June 17, 2013 6:00 PM EDT "This is for my bad girls all over the world. Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good, you know?" -CL Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce, Christina, Shakira... the top divas of the West all ooze sex appeal and confidence. The same is not true in South Korea as most top acts have an…

  15. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Media building and allowed thousands of fans…

  16. Cho Yong Pil: Meet the K-Pop Legend

    June 12, 2013 5:45 PM EDT A rare sit-down interview with the Korean pop legend, aka, the man who knocked PSY's "Gentleman" off the No. 1 spot Cho Yong Pil’s Seoul office in the affluent Seocho-dong neighborhood is surprisingly neat and tidy given all that's inside. The room is packed with music…

  17. 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…

  18. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Return To Childhood in 'Everything Has Changed' Video: Watch

    June 06, 2013 10:49 AM EDT Leave it to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to fully return us cynical adults to the wonders of childhood in a little over four minutes. In the impossibly adorable music video for "Everything Has Changed," the singer-songwriters showcase miniature doppelgängers building an everlasting…

  19. Taylor Swift To Present At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 06, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift will present an award at the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The country star will make the appearance during her 'Red' tour. And added to the performers lineup at the MMVAs on Wednesday was Aussie singer Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and punk rockers Billy…

  20. Lee Hyori Rules With 'Bad Girls' on K-Pop Chart

    June 01, 2013 2:00 PM EDT This week's biggest K-pop chart and industry news. With a decade in the industry under her belt, Lee Hyori nabs her first K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 with “Bad Girls,” the lead single off fifth album “Monochrome.” The K-diva hasn’t released a single in three years since her 2010 “H-Logic”…

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