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” album -- before the Billboard Korea chart was created.
Lee Hyori marked her grand return to the music world with the understated jazz-inspired ditty “Miss Korea.” The pre-release single, which peaked at No. 3, falls to No. 7 this week as official lead single “Bad Girls” nabs the top slot. The track also has a throwback feel led by piano, drum and funky guitar licks.
The music video for "Bad Girls" (with more than 1.5 million views) is a must-see with its “Gangnam Style”-like sensibility of Lee Hyori playing an evil stepmother and flashing her crotch in the story of a little girl (with some hilariously, out-of-control eyebrows) who grows up to be a sexy criminal.