1. K-Pop Star Earnings Swell in Recent Years

    January 19, 2015 4:57 PM EST The Korean wave is helping singers like Girls' Generation and BIGBANG make big bank. Your favorite K-pop stars are making bank and largely have their international fans to thank for it. According to  a recent report by South Korea's National Tax Service, the average annual…

  2. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: December 2014

    January 09, 2015 9:57 PM EST G-Dragon, Taeyang, EXID, GOT7, Masta Wu and more captivated YouTube viewers last month. K-pop fans know the holiday season is slower for new music releases. But the end of the year also marks awards season in the scene that includes performances from the year's most memorable releases.…

  3. YG & Eric Bellinger Link Up With K-Pop Hitmaker Brave Brothers in the Studio

    December 15, 2014 10:00 PM EST Sources tell Billboard the producer behind 2013's biggest K-pop hit may meet with DJ Mustard and Nelly too. After establishing himself as one of the top producers in K-pop, Brave Brothers is expanding Stateside. Brave Brothers (just one person, real name Kang Dongchul) has already…

  4. Watch CL & G-Dragon Get Crazy in Skrillex's 'Dirty Vibe' Video

    December 15, 2014 8:47 PM EST The K-pop superstars wile out in the visual to their Electronic/Dance Songs chart hit. As any fan will tell you that, at their wildest, K-pop videos remain rather tame. But in Skrillex 's "Dirty Vibe" video, two of K-pop's biggest stars, CL and G-Dragon , get wild and…

  5. VIXX Talk NYC Debut, K-Pop Acts Created on Reality TV & How Their Parents Respond to Their Dark Videos

    December 12, 2014 8:57 PM EST The K-pop boy band chat about 2015 plans, rivalries and deep love for their fans: "It's more about them than topping the charts." Late last month, VIXX took over New York's Terminal 5 venue to bring their brand of dark-pop bangers. Despite some technical difficulties,…

  6. The 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:30 PM EST Even diehard fans will admit that it's tough to find an entire K-pop album worthy of being labelled brilliant from start to finish. But there were a select group of artists who proved the notion wrong with cohesive bodies of work in 2014. (And see our list of the 20 best K-pop songs…

  7. The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:30 PM EST K-pop fans may remember 2014 as a dramatic, and at times heartbreaking, year. Members left groups fans envisioned them in for years, tragedy struck the live scene and the dark sides of the industry were brought to light in the wake of mourning one of the scene's most promising acts…

  8. 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…

  9. 7 Reasons to Tune Into MAMA 2014 Wednesday & How You Can Watch

    December 02, 2014 8:47 PM EST One of Asia's biggest music ceremonies promises John Legend, G-Dragon, EXO, K-pop kisses, sexy performances and more. One of K-pop's biggest nights will soon be upon us with the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (aka MAMA). Likened to be the Asian equivalent of the MTV Video Music…

  10. G-Dragon & Taeyang's 'Good Boy' Debuts at No. 1 on World Digital Songs

    December 01, 2014 8:22 PM EST Also making chart waves: GOT7, Beast, TVXQ! and INFINITE F. Not only has the one-two punch of G-Dragon and Taeyang  on "Good Boy" proven to be a delight to BIGBANG fans, but a major chart success too. The boy band members' collaborative single "Good Boy" debuted at…

  11. G-Dragon & Taeyang Combine Powers for Big, Booming Banger 'Good Boy'

    November 20, 2014 9:46 PM EST The BIGBANG members prove they're at the top of the vocal, rap and dance game in one of the year's most epic club tracks. G-Dragon   and Taeyang are K-pop's only male soloists with Billboard 200 chart entries and now the superstars come together for a new single. Written and…

  12. g.o.d to Bring Reunion Tour to East & West Coast Arenas

    September 29, 2014 7:53 PM EDT The classic K-pop band will play the Los Angeles and New Jersey areas. g.o.d  is making their reunion an international affair. One of K-pop's most famous boy bands of all time has announced two huge U.S. concerts as part of their 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert tour. The quintet will…

  13. How Has K-Pop Performed on Billboard's Twitter Charts So Far?

    September 03, 2014 10:44 PM EDT Despite K-Pop's dominance on social media, Girls' Generation is the only act to send a "traditional" K-pop release to Billboard's weekly Twitter chart, Billboard Twitter Top Tracks. Why? On May 27  Billboard  and Twitter announced their  first ever real-time charts…

  14. Meet WINNER: K-Pop's Exciting New Boy Band

    August 29, 2014 12:32 AM EDT The quintet's first single was revealed less than three weeks ago and now they have a No. 1 on Billboard's World Albums chart and a Top 10 entry on Heatseekers Albums. It's an intrinsic property of the K-pop scene that its stars go through years of training before their public…

  15. Fan Army Face-Off: And the Winner Is ...

    August 18, 2014 4:30 PM EDT The ultimate winner has finally been declared. With 91% percent of the vote in the final face-off, BIGBANG's VIPs beat Thirty Seconds to Mars' Echelon to be declared the winner of  Billboard' s Fan Army Face-Off. Over 20 million votes were cast since the contest…

  16. KCON 2014 Day 1: G-Dragon, IU, B1A4 & More Rock Los Angeles

    August 10, 2014 7:45 PM EDT K-pop stars like Teen Top, VIXX, Lee Seung Gi and more all made showings at a convention's deafening concert Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and its surrounding area was turned into a K-pop heaven with panels, workshops and a marketplace dedicated to all things…

  17. Fan Army Face-Off: The Championship (Update)

    August 07, 2014 1:15 PM EDT UPDATE: The Fan-Army Face-Off Championship round is now closed! During the championship round of voting of the Billboard Fan Army Face-Off , it has come to our attention that the poll has been compromised. For the sake of fairness, we are closing the current poll, and creating a…

  18. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: July 2014

    August 07, 2014 9:48 AM EDT f(x) and SISTAR own the Top 2 as America shows extra love to HyunA, INFINITE and an English cover of a K-pop hit on YouTube It's the dog days of summer, but fans are still spending a healthy amount of time watching their favorite K-pop artists. Multiple internationally-recognized artists…

  19. Fan Army Face-Off: The Championship

    August 04, 2014 4:00 PM EDT UPDATE: VOTING IN THIS POLL HAS BEEN CLOSED. Voting in the championship will begin again at 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 7. It's time for the Billboard Fan Army Face-Off championship! The last two fan armies remaining -- Thirty Seconds to Mars ' Echelon and BIGBANG 's VIPs -…

  20. Fan Armies in Their Own Words: Aliens, Echelon, VIPs & More Sound Off

    July 29, 2014 3:40 PM EDT As Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off continues its fourth round -- Tokio Hotel's Aliens are battling it out with Thirty Seconds to Mars' Echelon, and Skillet's Panheads are taking on BIGBANG's VIP --  we've asked prominent members of several fan armies to tell us why…

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