1. Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2015

    January 28, 2015 8:00 PM EST In the ultra-competitive K-pop world, it's extremely tough for a new act to place themselves among the top stars. While these five artists have not yet broken into the market's mainstream consciousness, based on fan anticipations, past chart performance, YouTube views and industry…

  2. Epik High, Crayon Pop Headline SXSW 2015's K-Pop Night Out

    January 14, 2015 6:22 PM EST After a Lady Gaga appearance at last year's show, the Korean music night returns with Hitchhiker, The Barberettes, Eastern Sidekick & more. K-Pop Night Out returns to SXSW for what looks to be its bigger year after gaining big attention since its inaugural showcase in 2013 . Acts…

  3. Bleachers, Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds & More Announced For SXSW 2015

    January 13, 2015 11:50 AM EST Another day, another massive round of acts announced for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2015. Today (Jan. 13), the Austin festival announced dozens of new acts that will hit the town between March 17 and March 22. Highlights include a few pop-friendly acts that have enjoyed chart success (…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

  6. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: November 2014

    December 10, 2014 12:17 PM EST G-Dragon, Taeyang, Hi Suhyun, AOA, Kyuhyun, GOT7, Apink and more captivated YouTube viewers this month. As K-pop only male solo acts with Billboard 200 chart entries, it should come as no surprise that a collaboration between  G-Dragon and Taeyang   (aka GD x Taeyang) was the video fans…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Lee Hi & Akdong Musician's Suhyun Say 'I'm Different' on Brassy Collaboration

    November 19, 2014 10:30 PM EST The 21 Under 21 honorees prove they're special to Bobby of upcoming boy band iKON. Two of K-pop most promising, young musicians have teamed up for a special collaboration single. The 18-year-old soul-pop star Lee Hi and  Akdong Musician 's 15-year-old member Suhyun  joined forces…

  10. Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: October 2014

    November 18, 2014 8:59 PM EST Epik High and Super Junior prove their global popularity while VIXX racks up big views in America. Epik High   and Super Junior 's comebacks both continue to get warm welcomes, as their music videos racked up millions of YouTube views in October. With the video streaming site playing…

  11. Epik High Notches First No. 1 on World Albums With 'Shoebox'

    November 03, 2014 9:20 PM EST Also making chart waves: 2NE1, VIXX, Seo Taiji, GOT7 & Apink. Epik High   earns its first No. 1 on  Billboard 's World Albums chart with  Shoebox . The hip-hop trio's first record in two years beats out competition from other Korean acts also making moves on the rankings this…

  12. Epik High Explores Dark, Personal Struggles & Tells Off Haters on 'Shoebox' Album

    October 28, 2014 7:49 PM EDT The set includes a slew of standout guests including Beenzino, Gaeko, WINNER's Mino and iKON's BI and Bobby. After an extended hiatus since the release of 99 in 2012 that landed them the K-Pop Hot 100 chart-topper "It's Cold," Epik High returned with recharged…

  13. 4Minute's Label Releases Statement Following at Least 16 Deaths at K-Pop Concert

    October 17, 2014 6:41 PM EDT Following a tragic accident at in South Korea where at least 16 concert attendants were killed after a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed during a performance by girl group 4Minute , the band’s label has released a statement.  Many Fall to Their Deaths at K-Pop Concert in…

  14. Louis Vuitton to Invest $80 Million in K-Pop Culture Factory YG Entertainment

    August 20, 2014 8:47 PM EDT Louis Vuitton is getting into the K-Pop business. The world's largest luxury brand's private equity arm, LVMH, announced Wednesday it will invest up to $80 million in South Korea's YG Entertainment Inc., the record label and talent agency behind some of the genre's…

  15. 'Fuse News' Announces Week-Long K-Pop Special Featuring BIGBANG, 2NE1, Drunken Tiger & More

    January 09, 2014 9:45 PM EST K-Pop Hot 100 chart toppers like Epik High, Lee Hi, T-ara, Yoon Mi Rae and more also appear on the U.S. channel. American K-pop fans will finally getting their wish of seeing their favorite Korean idols on TV alongside top Western stars -- for a week, at least. "Fuse News," the…

  16. 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…

  17. Lee Hyori Declares Everyone 'Miss Korea' in First Single in 3 Years

    May 08, 2013 1:45 AM EDT This year marks a decade in the K-pop industry for Lee Hyori. Despite spending the last three years on hiatus, the K-diva is back with the lovely new single "Miss Korea," a pre-release before unveiling her fifth album on May 21. "Miss Korea" is an understated, jazzy…

  18. Cho Yong Pil Knocks PSY From No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100

    April 28, 2013 11:32 PM EDT The king is back and he’s doing it big. As speculated last week , Cho Yong Pil (sometimes referred to as the Michael Jackson of Korea) shoots to the No. 1 spot, from No. 47 last week, with "Bounce" off his highly-anticipated 19th album, "Hello" (released April 27). Cho…

  19. G-Dragon Opens Up at World Tour Kickoff: Exclusive Video Interview

    April 04, 2013 6:05 PM EDT On March 31, eager K-pop fans fill the 13,000 seats in Seoul’s Olympic Gymanastic Hall venue; patiently waiting for G-Dragon--the charismatic, forward-thinking bad boy leader of mammoth K-pop boy band BIGBANG--to hit the stage for the second sold-out night of his  world tour.…

  20. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Hi, 16, Scores First No. 1 + This Week's Must-See Videos

    November 11, 2012 1:30 PM EST Young, talented and snazzy, Lee Hi, 16, clinched the No. 1 spot this week with her new boppy, retro-soul track, "1,2,3,4," making her the first female debut act to capture Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 top spot this year. The perky performer was runner-up on the popular audition…

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