1. Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups You Need to Know

    April 30, 2014 12:10 PM EDT Whether you're a longtime fan looking for a nostalgic music trip or a curious listener kickstarting your K-pop education, these are the must-know girl groups. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos …

  2. 15 K-Pop Songs to Add to Your Valentine's Day Makeout Playlist: 2NE1, SISTAR, 2PM & More

    February 13, 2014 9:40 PM EST Does language really matter here? Just in time for Valentine's Day, K-Town brings you 15 tracks sure to set the mood this holiday. It makes no difference if you speak Korean or even if you're a K-pop fan, the truth of the matter is: It's hard to resist sweet crooning or a…

  3. Ga In's Violent, Explicit 'Fxxk U' Video Pushes K-Pop Boundaries: Watch

    January 28, 2014 10:00 PM EST PSY's "Gentleman" co-star gets shouts expletives in one of K-pop's most brilliantly brazen singles. Despite relatively squeaky-clean track records, it's not totally uncommon to see K-pop stars stir controversy -- K-Town declared 2013 as K-pop's sexiest year yet .…

  4. TVXQ!, 'Tense': Track-By-Track Review

    January 06, 2014 9:55 PM EST TVXQ! Tense Producers: Lee Soo-man, Yoo Young-jin, Kenzie, Hitchhiker, Hwang Hyun Label: S.M. Entertainment Release Date: Jan. 6 At a showcase in Seoul for a Britney Spears and BoA show a little more than ten years ago -- on December 26, 2003, to be exact -- K-pop outfit TVXQ! made…

  5. K-Pop Hot 100: IU Hits No. 1 With 'Friday,' Ties Chart Record

    December 30, 2013 6:30 PM EST Chart highlights from the K-Pop Hot 100 and beyond featuring TVXQ!, Brown Eyed Soul, Super Junior, SISTAR, Busker Busker The lead single from the repackage version of IU's impressive "Modern Times" album , the bouncy "Friday," debuts at No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 --…

  6. Yoon Mi Rae Holds Off 12 G-Dragon Tracks for Second Week Atop K-Pop Hot 100

    September 14, 2013 12:48 PM EDT Chart notes on this week's K-Pop Hot 100 featuring Drunken Tiger, JYP, G-Dragon, Zia and more. Yoon Mi Rae (aka T) continues a second week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with soundtrack ballad "Touch Love," recorded for the Korean drama "Master's Sun." The SBS TV…

  7. K-Pop Hot 100: Ailee Rules Second Week at No. 1

    August 01, 2013 9:42 PM EDT Ailee's 2013 keeps getting better as she meets iconic producer Quincy Jones while ruling the K-Pop charts. Ailee rules the K-Pop 100 for a second week with throwback-inspired jam "U&I" this week, topping a chart with few shake-ups.  The accomplishment comes on the heels…

  8. Brit Cops Recover Stolen $1.84 million Stradivarius Violin

    July 30, 2013 11:38 PM EDT British police say they have recovered a £1.2 million ($1.84 million) antique violin that was stolen from an acclaimed musician in 2010 when she stopped for a snack in London. South Korean violinist Min-Jin Kym was eating inside a sandwich shop in November 2010 when she noticed that her…

  9. Meet Ga In: PSY's 'Gentleman' Music Video Co-Star

    April 17, 2013 10:00 PM EDT It wasn't just PSY who gained major global recognition with "Gangnam Style." His female-co star, K-pop singer HyunA of girl group 4minute, also received an untold amount of exposure. It's led to millions viewing her music videos ( summer single "Ice Cream"…

  10. K-Pop Hot 100: SISTAR's Three-Week No. 1; Davichi and Boy Bands Return

    February 25, 2013 4:30 PM EST SISTAR19, the super sub-unit of SISTAR, enjoys yet another week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with sexy single "Gone Not Around Any Longer." The girls have proven their supremacy since they are the first unit group to take the No. 1 spot in K-Pop Hot 100 history. The video has earned…

  11. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Hi 3-Peats at No. 1, Son Dam Bi Channels Lady Gaga

    November 25, 2012 9:35 PM EST Lee Hi lives up to her new epithet, "monster rookie," spending a third straight week atop the chart with her debut single "1,2,3,4." This marks yet another week Lee Hi has kept fellow young singer Ailee from the top with her disco-inspired "I Will Show You"…

  12. K-Pop Hot 100: Lee Hi Holds at No. 1 + This Week's Must-See Videos

    November 19, 2012 1:00 PM EST Sprightly new rookie act Lee Hi has snatched up the No. 1 spot for a second consecutive week (the first female debut act to do so) and continues to shine with her power hit "1,2,3,4," holding down Ailee's efforts to snag her first topper. Lee Hi has captivated fans with her…

  13. K-Pop's Next Wave: 10 Artists To Watch

    August 25, 2012 2:09 PM EDT K-pop's recent international success has been in large part due to its ability to consistently cultivate and export the "new": new signature dance moves, new addictive hooks and beats, tnew hairstyles and outfits. Thus it is no surprise that every year new promising K-pop'…

  14. K-Pop Hot 100: Sistar Clocks In Another Week On Top

    May 01, 2012 8:00 PM EDT South Korea appears to be in love with Sistar's latest album and its concept if the newest K-Pop Hot 100 Chart if anything to go by . The femme fatale theme exudes perilous sexiness and confidence. Sistar's latest groovy single "Alone" holds on at No. 1 for a second…

  15. K-Pop Hot 100: Indie Band Busker Busker Bows at No. 1

    April 11, 2012 12:20 AM EDT Busker Busker, the final contestant on the popular audition program "Superstar K3," is bringing something new to the Korean music industry. The band - comprised of Beom-June Jang (lead vocals/guitar), Hyung-Tae Kim (bass), and Brad Moore (drums) - made their official debut on March…

  16. K-Pop Hot 100: Lyn Remains at No. 1

    February 14, 2012 12:25 AM EST The Super Bowl is the ultimate indication of how important television can be to a song's longevity. This week's No. 1 on the K-Pop Hot 100 knows this better than anyone as female solo phenom Lyn spends another week at the top spot with "Turn Back Hands of Time." Her chart…

  17. K-Pop Star Rain Joins South Korean Army

    October 11, 2011 12:03 PM EDT South Korean pop star Rain bid farewell to tearful fans Tuesday as he put one of Asia's most successful entertainment careers on hold to enter boot camp and begin nearly two years of military service. The 29-year-old singer and actor, his hair neatly cropped, gave a military salute to…

  18. Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 Launches; Sistar Is No. 1 on New Korea Chart

    August 25, 2011 9:30 AM EDT Billboard goes K-Pop today (Aug. 25) with the launch of a new chart, the 2NE1, "Ugly" 2NE1 2NE1's "Ugly" is an electronic dance track, a genre that the group has come to represent in Korea. Infused with electronic-infused rock guitar, The song's upbeat rhythm is…

  19. Uncharted Territory: Billboard Debuts New Chart of Emerging Artists

    January 20, 2011 4:21 PM EST Billboard is proud and excited to introduce Uncharted , a weekly ranking of emerging artists who have yet to appear on a major Billboard chart but are mapping new territory in online fan engagement. These are artists who are making their mark in ways other than mainstream sales and airplay-…

  20. Breaking & Entering: The Wonder Girls

    November 20, 2009 2:57 PM EST Complete with a dance studio, rehearsal stage and a recording space, the JYP Entertainment office in midtown Manhattan -- the only Asian record label currently open in the U.S., according to founder JY Park -- feels more like an artist's training camp than a corporate space. But for…

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