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K-Pop:Year 2011, Month:January


Hello everyone.I hope everyone is doing fine.The year 2012 is already a month old and this is my first post of the year.Here is a short review of the year 2011…:)

The year started with a bang.DBSK made a comeback with keep your head down(although it was only Yunho and Changmin but it was great for a kpop lover like me to see them return to the stage).The song is one of my favorite songs(I didn’t like the rap…it sounded little creepy but otherwise it was fine).This was the return of the KINGS.

I was not a huge fan of MBLAQ before the song CRY was released.It was one of the best pop ballads of the year 2011.Take a look at the MV!!

People always complaint that only good looking sexy girls make it into entertainment industry(and yeah thats the truth) but one Girl Group is an exception here and they are PIGGY DOLLS.I enjoyed watching them perform on music shows and the girls are really talented.

Another song which made into my favorites list is BTD.Infinite, which was highly underrated at that time couldn’t leave a big impact on music shows but their sincerity and hard work was clearly visible and that’s what paid off later in the year.

Err i also tried to do a cover this song but unfortunately it turned out something like this

Secret Garden is one of the few dramas i watched this year(i watched only two 😛 err two and a half to be precise one was City Hunter and other was Athena)Will always remember this drama for the OSTs.It featured some of  the best ballads of the year and was one of the most viewed drama of the year.If you haven’t watched this drama..go and watch now…below is the one of the OST of the Drama.

Teen Top..is one of the bands i dont like..but their song Super Love made into my playlist and that too because of JD Relic.For those who dont know JD, he is a producer and a singer.He teamed up with ukiss later in the year(will come to this later)So I’m linking the cover version here not the original one..well all credit goes to Teen Top…

I personally find solo singers better than a group.G.na the queen of Kpop(some of you might not agree with me on that)released the song Black and White.Its better than Top girl..

Mighty Mouth Tok Tok was released on jan 18(Music Video).I was just googling some new k songs and heard this one.This song is the most played in my playlist.Dont know why but i found the MV interesting too.The original ver. featured Kim Bum Soo and this one featured Soya.The original ver is good to hear too but Soya’s vocals suited the song and i will go with this version.

The saddest moment of 2010 was the expiration of SS501’s contract.Every member of the group chose to pursue solo careers and Park Jung Min released the debut single Not Alone.He didnt win any music show but his comeback was the most appreciated one.

Seungri’s What Can I Do is the next song i’m going to list here.Typical K-pop no. which makes you dance to the beats.The song was also featured in Engadget not because of Kpop but because of the use of LG Slate which was highly anticipated at that time.

Other than all this,KARA DSP controversy was also a main highlight of the month.

Thank you for reading!!!!

 

 

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MBLAQ on their comeback album, independence from Rain, and Japanese debut


After coming back with a strong, addictive new track to conquer the charts this new year, the members of MBLAQ recently took part in an interview with Star News to express some of their thoughts they harbored during the preparations for their comeback.

The first point that they revealed was that they had returned to their ‘rookie mindsets,’ with Seunghoconcentrating on his piano lessons and G.O. focusing on writing and composing songs.  Every track featured in their comeback album features the members’ individual voices and opinions behind the production.

Lee Joon revealed, “We always thought that we weren’t properly prepared, so we worked on everything right from the start this time around.  As opposed to performing something made to show ourselves off, we’re planning to express clean music and choreography.  Our first official album is extremely precious to us in that it’s filled with just our voices alone.”

MBLAQ has also declared a sort of separation from their mentor and creator, Rain.  Their first official album prioritized the participation of all the members, de-emphasizing Rain and leaving him to work on an extra side track instead of the main title track.

The album also features the work of E-TRIBEWontag, Rado, and other indie hip hop and R&B musicians to give it an extra charismatic touch.

Personally declaring it their ’second debut,’ the boys were asked how Rain felt as they underwent the preparations.  Seungho replied, “Jihoon-hyung (Rain) always emphasized confidence and also asked us to leave the comfort of his arms.  As a form of independence, we personally chose all of the songs and participated in the production.  It was an opportunity for us to balance freedom and restriction.”

The boys also reflected on their past year, with G.O. stating, “We looked back on a lot of things such as the painful preparation we all underwent before our debut.  We spent a lot of time on improving ourselves with writing music, studying, and exercising.  It’s helped us get a lot stronger.

MBLAQ also revealed that they’re panning for a Japanese debut this April.  Lee Joon replied, “Before we even began a clear promotion cycle, fans from different Asian countries recognized and greeted us.  We’re going to be lending our strength to the Hallyu wave soon.

Seungho concluded, “We just want to enjoy the stage.  We have to run as fast and hard as rabbits.”

Source + Photos: Star News via Daum

 

2011 welcomes a battle of the boy groups


An early forecast reveals that the beginning of 2011 will be marked with an influx of girl group debuts, but with the return of various male groups looming near, fans will get their full doses of testosterone in the near future as well.

Rookies including MBLAQTeen Top and Infinite have been generating lots of chatter and interest with their ongoing comebacks this month.

MBLAQ’s title track “Cry” was released just two days ago and has already secured high rankings on various charts including those of Mnet and Bugs. Their full album “BLAQ Style” will be released on the 10th with a live comeback on the 13th.

Teen Top, whose members got kpop fans doing double takes with their silver hair concept, released aMV teaser today for their comeback track ”Transform.” Due to member Niel’s injury, the group has pushed back their live comeback to the 13th.

Finally, Infinite will be returning with their second six-track mini-album “Evolution,” with concept photosand preview videos attracting much attention. Their comeback showcase is schedule to take place in just a few hours today at Seouls’ CGV.

On the other end, news of the impending returns of TVXQ and Big Bang, arguably the two largest male groups of the Korean music scene in recent years, has already been dominating headlines in regards to their comeback albums. TVXQ and Big Bang’s last albums, “Mirotic” and “Remember”, were released in September and November 2008 respectively, so these returns mark the end of two year hiatuses for both groups.

The special edition of TVXQ’s “Why (Keep Your Head Down)” album has been released today with the HoMin duo gearing up for a comeback on Music Bank on January 7, followed by appearances on Music Core, Inkigayo and possibly M! Countdown due to reconciliations between SME and Mnet. Choreographed by Rino Nakasone of the Beat Freaks, “Why (Keep Your Head Down)” also caught the attention of American gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

Big Bang’s sub-unit duo GD&TOP made waves with the release of “High High,” “Oh Yeah” and “Knock Out” last month, complete with the most expensive comeback stage in Mnet M. Countdown’s history. After Japanese promotion plans were delayed, it was also announced that GD&TOP will have a second round of promotions for “Don’t Go Home.” Furthermore, Big Bang’s maknae Seungri will be releasing a mini-album on January 13, and the entire group will be making a full comeback soon thereafter.

Unsurprisingly, TVXQ & Big Bang’s returns are being met with overwhelming receptions — “Keep Your Head Down” recorded massive sales immediately after release, and GD&TOP enjoyed 200,000 pre-orders for their album.

Like the 2009 domination of countless new girl groups including 2NE14minutef(x) and After School, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of female debuts this year, but will 2011 mark the return of a boy group craze as well?

Source: Naver

 

Watch MBLAQ “Cry” For You….


CREDITS:POPSEOUL.COM

in their newest music video.

J-tune’s hit boy band, MBLAQ, are back with their latest single “Cry“. When we last saw them, the boys seemed like they were ready to join the ballet. This time around, the suits have returned!They released their Master of Disguise MV on January 2nd.

Watch “Cry” here and decide if you like MBLAQ in suits, or in their fantasy ballet ensembles:

 

2010 Soompi Gayo Awards Results


Happy New Year! The results of the 6th annual Soompi Gayo Awards are finally here. Our apologies that this year’s results are lacking the usual notes and commentary, but our resident king-of-the charts Edward had a family emergency, and we had to make do without his unique insights into what happened this year in Korean pop music. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts.

To see the list of nominees, click here: http://www.soompi.com/news/2010-soompi-gayo-award-nominees

Top 20 Songs of 2010:

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1. CN Blue – Love (6683 points) *** 2010 SONG OF THE YEAR ***
2. DJ Doc – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person) (6506 points)
3. Miss A – Bad Girl, Good Girl (6230 points)
4. Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (You Seem To Be Eating Fine) (5793 points)
5. SNSD – 훗 (Hoot) (5757 points)
6. Kara – 루팡 (Lupin) (5739 points)
7. Hot Potato – 고백 (Confession) (5706 points)
8. 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands) (5624 points)
9. Psy – Right Now (5611 points)
10. FT Island – Love Love Love (5480 points)
11. Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (I Even Thought Of Marriage) (5375 points)
12. 2AM – 전활 받지 않는 너에게 (To You Who’s Ignoring My Calls) (5165 points)
13. Secret – Madonna (4889 points)
14. T-ara – 너 때문에 미쳐 (You Make Me Crazy) (4798 points)
15. 2PM – I’ll Be Back (4733 points)
16. MC Mong – 죽을 만큼 아파서 (Hurt to the Point of Death) (4581 points)
17. Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (4517 points)
18. Rain – 널 붙잡을 노래 (A Song to Keep You) (4513 points)
19. MBLAQ – Y (4442 points)
20. Davichi – 시간아 멈춰라 (Time, Please Stop) (4421 points)

Top Digital Single of 2010:

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Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (You Seem To Be Eating Fine) (5793 points)

Top Male-Female Duet or Collaboration:

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IU & Seulong (2AM) – 잔소리 (Nagging) (4349 points)

Top Drama/Movie OST Song of 2010:

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Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die: SBS Drama “Dae Mool” OST) (1410 points)

Top Newcomer of 2010:

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Gold: CN Blue (12167 points)
Silver: Miss A (11265 points)
Bronze: Sistar (6219 points)

Top Mixed Group of 2010:

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Gold : 8Eight (1728 points)
Silver : Koyote (1314 points)
Bronze: Co-Ed School (600 points)

Top Female Singer of 2010:

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Gold : IU (4786 points)
Silver : Narsha (4749 points)
Bronze: Gummy (4717 points)

Top Male Singer of 2010:

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Gold : MC Mong (6561 points)
Silver : Tae Yang (5728 points)
Bronze: Psy (5611 points)

Top Female Group of 2010:

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Gold: SNSD (14131 points)
Silver: Kara (9740 points)
Bronze: 2NE1 (9167 points)

Top Male Group of 2010:

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Gold: 2AM (14633 points)
Silver: Beast (12400 points)
Bronze: 2PM (10707 points)

Mini-Album of the Year:

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2AM – 잘못했어 (I Did Wrong) (Repackage) (9138 points)

Album of the Year:

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2NE1 – Vol. 1 To Anyone (2117 points)

Chart Champion:

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2AM (14633 points)

The Top 10 Singers of 2010:
(60% from chart scores, 40% from fan vote):

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1. SNSD (915 points out of 1000 max)
2. Beast (707 points)
3. 2AM (699 points)
4. Super Junior (593 points)
5. 2NE1 (548 points)
6. 2PM (548 points)
7. SHINee (516 points)
8. Kara (493 points)
9. T-Ara (424 points)
10. Secret (389 points)

Though 2AM had the highest score according to their chart standings, the fan vote took SNSD and Beast to the top!

The complete results, out of a possible total of 1000 points:

Chart Vote Total
1. SNSD 579 336 915
2. Beast 508 199 707
3. 2AM 600 99 699
4. Super Junior 193 400 593
5. 2NE1 376 172 548
6. 2PM 439 109 548
7. SHINee 228 288 516
8. Kara 399 94 493
9. T-Ara 367 57 424
10. Secret 370 19 389
11. Tae Yang 235 99 334
12. After School 292 36 328
13. FT Island 226 67 293
14. MC Mong 269 12 281
15. DJ DOC 267 11 278
16. Davichi 257 20 277
17. IU 196 67 263
18. 4minute 216 45 261
19. BoA 173 86 259
20. Psy 230 21 251
21. Hot Potato 234 11 245
22. MBLAQ 202 38 240
23. Seo In Kook 229 11 240
24. Wheesung 221 11 232
25. Bi (Rain) 187 27 214
26. Gummy 193 20 213
27. Gavy NJ 201 11 212
28. Ga In 169 41 210
29. Lee Hyori 185 25 210
30. Narsha 195 15 210

NO se7en…:(( i missed him in the list n no ss501..:(((

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – November Week 1


 

1. (+1) Ga In – 돌이킬 수 없는 (Irreversible)   ***1 WEEK NO. 1 ***

Score: 896

Genre: Pop / Dance

External from soompi imageMusic: Yoon Sang, Lee Min Soo /Lyrics: Kim Ina

Album: Ga In mini-album “Step 2/4” Track 2 Purchase this album

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: Ga In’s “Irreversible” moves up to No. 1 this week.  Having scored many chart topping songs with Brown Eyed Girls, this is Ga In’s first No. 1 solo hit. Narsha came close earlier this year with “Bbi Ri Bba Ra” at No. 2, but Ga In was able to break through this week against some pretty strong competitions. “Irreversible” is co-composed by hit makers Yoon Sang and Lee Min Soo. The polished chord work, great melody, and rhythm making mesh well with the synth sounds, producing an electronica fused tango number.

 

 

2. (+2) 2PM – I’ll Be Back

Score: 835

Genre: Pop / Dance

External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Park Jin Young

Album: 2PM mini-album “Still 02:00pm” Track 2 Purchase this album

Watch: MV Live Performance

Comment: 2PM’s new mini album titled, “Still 2PM” is expected to show an even more mature and refined image of them through seven tracks. The title song is “I’ll Be Back,” an R&B number with hip-hop and house rhythms. The song showcases 2PM’s very own style in music. One of the dance moves involved in the song is the “shuffle dance” popular in the 90’s. The boys will relive this “rabbit dance.”  This week it moves up two more spots to No. 2 and is looking to become the new No. 1 song next week.

 

 

 

3. (-2) Beast – 숨 (Breath)
Score: 800
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Choi Gyu Sung, Rado, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
Album: Beast mini-album “Mastermind” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After two weeks on top, Beast drops back to No. 3 with “Breath”.  Beast has already excited fans with “Clenching Fists Tightly” released prior to its upcoming third mini album, “Mastermind.” They need to wait no longer as the boy group returns this month. The title track is “Breath” a new song that is expected to upgrade Beast one notch higher. The song was composed by Sinsadong Tiger and Choi Gyu Sung and Beast member, Yong Jun Hyung took part in penning it. The strong synth riffs and drums flow well with the group’s vocals and adlibs.  Beast is also our Soompi artist of the month for November.  Check them out.

 

 

4. (-1) Miss A – Breathe
Score: 765
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Park Jin Young
Album: Miss A 2nd single Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Dropping one spot to No. 4 this week is top rookie female group Miss A’s second single title song “Breathe”. The girls who debuted this past July with much confidence and skill returns with a funkier and cuter image fans are expected to enjoy. Their debut song “Bad Girl Good Girl” already topped the chart and now they have their second big hit.  Miss A will likely battle top male group CN Blue for this year’s top new artist honor.

 

 

5. (+1) Supreme Team & Young Joon – 그땐 그땐 그땐 (Then Then Then)
Score: 722
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
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Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the official title song “Then Then Then” from Supreme Team & Young Joon’s (Brown Eyed Soul) “Ames Room” project album.  This song is mainstream enough yet doesn’t lose the uniqueness from both artists.  This week it moves up one more spot to No. 5.

 

 

6. (New) 2NE1 – Go Away *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 670
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Teddy
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of 2NE1’s first studio album, ‘To Anyone.’ It is about telling a cheating boyfriend that they should break up. It is an upbeat, pop style song with rock sounds and a melody that’s easy to listen to. In the music video, the members’ revenge on the ‘bad guy’ is quite something. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

 

 

7. (+33) Psy – Right Now *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 649
Genre: Hip-hop
External from soompi imageMusic: Psy, Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy
Album: Psy Vol. 5 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Hip-hop artist PSY returns with his first album in four years. Known for his unique rap and dance songs, PSY has brought together an impressive team for his comeback album Psyfive. Cool’s Lee Jae Hoon features in the advance track “In My Eye”, while Seo In Young pitches in on Thank You. Brown Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup and YDG also participated in the album.  The title track is “Right Now”.  This song combines electronic arrangement along with Psy’s singing and rapping.  This week it is our biggest mover, up 33 spots all the way to No. 7.

 

 

8. (New) SG Wannabe – 해바라기 (Sunflower)
Score: 578
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Cho Young Soo / Lyrics: Ahn Young Min
Album: SG Wannabe Vol. 7 Part 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Korea’s top male vocal group, SG Wannabe makes their comeback after 1.5 years with part one of their seventh album.  Teaming up once again with Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min on their title song “Sunflower”, the group presents us an easy listening ballad with smooth flow.  This week it is our second highest debut at No. 8.

 

 

9. (-2) Lim Jung Hee – 진짜일 리 없어 (It Can’t Be Real)
Score: 570
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Lim Jung Hee mini-album “It Can’t Be Real” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Lim Jung Hee’s “It can’t Be Real” drops two spots to No. 9 this week.  “It Can’t be Real” was composed and penned by Hitman Bang. The producer came up with the title and lyrics of the song after watching the film, “Inception.” The song is about can’t believing breakup actually happened. The song has neo-soul sounds and uses trendy electronic synths.

 

 

10. (-2) Lee Juck – 그대랑 (With You)
Score: 529
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Lee Juck Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Lee Juck’s “With You” from his 4th album “Love” jumps dropped two spots to No. 10 this week.  One of the most well respected artists in Korean Music, lee Juck’s new album immediately becomes top seller upon its release.  ‘With You” also ranked very high in both airplay and internet charts.  It is a rock ballad with lively lyrics, a light band sound, and free-wheeling energy to spare.

 

 

11. (-2) SHINee – Hello
Score: 465
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Cates, McEwen, Jensen / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: SHINee Vol. 2 repackaged version Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: SHInee has done exceptionally well this year with “Lucifer” and is back with its repackaged second album titled, “Hello.” The title track is of the same title and in contrast with their past song which showed off the boys’ powerful charms, the new song will show a sweeter side. This trendy R&B pop number is expected to be refreshing in vocals and rhythms.  This week “Hello” drops two spots to No. 11.

 

 

12. (New) Zi-A & 4men – 울고 불고 (Crying)
Score: 380
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Han Sang Won / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: Zi-A & 4men digital single “Crying”
Watch: MV
Comment: There are many collaborations between artists this year, and the latest one we have two very talented artists, Zi-A and 4men, dueting on this powerful ballad “Crying”.  Thoughout the song, we hear great vocals from both artists.  It is the kind of songs only artists with their talents can pull it off.  This week it debuts at No. 12.

 

 

13. (-2) U-Kiss – 시끄러!! (Shut Up!!!)
Score: 352
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music + Lyrics: Kim Tae Hyun
Album: U-Kiss mini-album Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: U-Kiss did quite well with its past mini album, “At I That Easy” causing the entire country to follow the “strong man dance.” The boys are back with their fourth mini album, “Break Time” with includes seven new tracks of new style. The title track is “Shut Up!!” composed by Kim Tae Hyun who also wrote Ivy’s “Sonata of Temptation,” After School’s “Bang,” and T-ara’s “Crazy Because of You.” The song is arranged with hardcore electronic techniques, focusing even more on the group’s vocals and tough styles.  This week it drops three spots to No. 13.

 

 

14. (+4) Mighty Mouth (feat. Kim Hee Sun) – 사랑이란 (Love Is)
Score: 338
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Ki Won, Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Rhymer
Album: Mighty Mouth digital single “Love Is”
Watch: MV
Comment: Mighty Mouth releases a new single titled, “Love Is.” The group is known for collaborating with singers and actors alike, always surprising music listeners with catchy and easy-going music. The duo’s new song, “Love Is” features Korea’s top actresses, Kim Hee Sun who has actually taken a hiatus for a bit. This will be her first work since the break. The actress has some singing experience from her 2005 drama series, “Sad Sonata” in which she sang Natalie Cole’s “Love.” “Love Is” is a song with a simple, yet smooth melody line that flows well with the piano arrangements and medium-tempo hip-hop beats. This love song is expected to receive much love and attention.  This week it moves up four spots to No. 14.

 

 

15. (-2) Gummy – 죽어도 사랑해 (Love You Even If I Die)
Score: 312
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung / Lyrics: Choi Kap Won
Album: SBS Drama “Dae Mool” OST Part 1
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is coming from SBS Drama “Dae Mool” featuring top stars Cha In Pyo, Kwon Sang Woo, and Go Hyun Jung. The sad ballad by Gummy written by hitmakers Kim Do Hoon, Lee Hyun Seung, and Choi Kap Won captures the emotions of the drama as well.  This week it drops two spots to No. 15.

 

 

16. (+16) HAM – So Sexy
Score: 310
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Jun Ho Jin / Lyrics: HAM
Album: HAM digital single “So Sexy”
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Female trio HAM (Heart And Mind) scores their first top 20 hit this week with “So Sexy”. This song surprisingly has a very high airplay and that moves it into the top 20.  HAM debuted with “TT Dance” last year.  Like Secret, they do not get a lot of attentions last year, but now they have their first top 20 hit and gaining popularity.

 

 

17. (+28) Rainbow – 마하 (Mach)
Score: 296
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single “Mach”
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow scores another top 20 hit with their latest digital single “Mach”. Just not long ago their song “A” was also in our top 20.  DSP Entertainment has high hope on this group which have a different image and different music style than Kara.  But just like Kara, they keep improving and rank higher with each song.  “Mach” is our third biggest mover, up 28 spots to No. 17.

 

 

18. (+31) Outsider (feat. LMNOP) – 주인공 (Hero)
Score: 293
Genre: Hip-hop
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Album: Outsider Vol. 3 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Outsider returns this year with his third album titled, “Hero.” The rapper gained much interest in 2009 for having the skill to spit out words with great speed, reaching number one on various music charts. This third album is about the hero in everyone as each and every single person dreams and goes through many obstacles to reach his or her goal.  This week “Hero” is our second biggest mover, up 31 spots to No. 18.

 

 

19. (+15) Transfixion – Never Say Goodbye
Score: 278
Genre: Rock Ballad
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Album: Transfixion Vol. 3.5 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: Best known for the World Cup support songs “For Victory” and The Shouts of Reds, Transfixion is celebrating their tenth anniversary soon. Their new mini-album Never Say Goodbye exemplifies the great talent and appeal that has kept the band going for so long. The title song Never Say Goodbye is a powerful, wistful rock ballad that leaves a deep impression, particularly with its Hammond organ intro.  This song has been released for more than 2 months but only in recent weeks did it pick up a lot of airplay points.

 

 

20. (+9) MBLAQ – Running Running
Score: 265
Genre: Pop/Dance
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Album: KBS Drama “The Fugitive Plan B” OST Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: This song is coming from Asian Superstar Rain’s latest drama “The Fugitive Plan B”, his first TV series in five years.  Even though Rain himself did not participate in the soundtrack for Fugitive Plan B, but his proteges MBLAQ did. The popular boy band’s energetic theme song “RUNNING RUNNING” matches the drama’s action-packed pace.  This week it moves up nine spots to No. 20.

 

Compilation of celebrity Twitter accounts


Recently, K-pop tweeters were frustrated and saddened over the various SM Entertainment Twitter fraud incidents and the suspension of Jessica’s (SNSD) account (due to anti-fans). Even SHINee’sKey warned tweeters of fake accounts floating around.

And while these misfortunes may upset you readers, we hope our latest updated celebrity Twitter list–which Cassies are sure to be ecstatic over–makes up for all the confusion at hand in the meantime. Check out our list below!

2AM
Changmin
Jinwoon
Jo Kwon
Seulong

2PM
Official 2PM Twitter
Chansung
Nichkhun
Junho
Junsu
Taecyeon
Wooyoung

8Eight
*NEW*Joo Hee

Actors/Actresses
Kim Bum
Kim Ki Bang
*NEW*Lee Da Hae
Lee Junki
Lee Min Ho
Park Ji Bin
*NEW*Park Joong Hoon
Park Shin Hye
Phillip Choi
Ryu Deok Hwan
*NEW*Yoo Ah In

After School
Bekah
Kahi
Lizzy
Raina
Jooyeon
UEE

As One
Official As One Twitter

BEAST
Doojoon
Junhyung

Big Bang
Taeyang

Black Pearl
Oh Na Mi

Brown Eyed Girls
Official BEG
Jea
Miryo
Narsha

Brown Eyed Soul
Ahn Jung Yup
Naul

CNBLUE
Official CNBLUE Twitter

Code-V
Na-law
Seo Jae Won
Sol
Uhm Tae Min

Comedians
Han Min Kwan
Heo Kyung Hwan
Kim Ki Wook
Noh Hong Chul
Park Hwi Soon
Shin Bong Sun
Yoon Hyung Bin (Wang Biho)

CSJH the Grace
Dana

Dalmatian
*NEW*Daniel Chae/Drama
*NEW*David Kim/Day Day
*NEW*Jang In Tae/Inati
*NEW*Lee Dari
*NEW*Lee Dong Lim/Yeong Won
*NEW*Park Jisu

Davichi
Kang Min Kyung
Lee Hae Ri

DJ DOC
Lee Ha Neul

Epik High
Mithra
Tablo

F.Cuz
*NEW*Jinon
Kan
LeeU
Ye Jun
Official Twitter

FT Island
Jonghun
Lee Hong Ki
Lee Jae Jin

Girl’s Day
Official Girl’s Day Twitter
*NEW*Hye Ri
Ji Hae
Ji In [former member]
Ji Sun [former member]
Min Ah
So Jin
*NEW*Yura

Infinite
Dong Woo
Ho Won
Myungsoo/L
*NEW* Sung Gyu
*NEW* Sung Jong
Sung Yeol
Woo Hyun

Jewelry
*NEW*Ha Joo Yeon/Baby J
Park Sae Mi

JinuSean
Sean

KARA
Goo Hara
Gyuri
*NEW* Han Seung Yeon
Ji Young
Nicole

Leessang
Gil

MBLAQ
G.O.
Mir
Seungho
*NEW* Thunder

MC’s
Kim Jedong
Nam Hee Seok

Mighty Mouth
*NEW* Shorry J
Sangchu

missA
Fei
Jia
Min
Suzy

Monday Kiz
*NEW*Han Seung Hui
*NEW* Lee Jin Sung
*NEW* Lim Han Byul

M To M
Jung Hwan

Nine Muses
*NEW* Bini/Lee Hye Bin
*NEW* Lee Sam/Lee Hyun Joo
*NEW* Ryu Sera
*NEW* Violet/Lee Eun Ji

Norazo
Jo Bin

One Two
Song Ho Bum

One Way
Official One Way Twitter
Chance
Peter
Young Sky

Other Entertainers
Choi Hyun Woo (Magician [made appearances on Star King])
Daniel Henney (actor/model)
Danny Ahn (former g.o.d. member/singer/TV personality)
Goo Hye Sun (actress/director/writer/artist)
Goo Jun Yup (former Clon member/singer/DJ)
Haha (singer/TV personality)
Hwang Jung Eum (former Sugar member/actress)
Hyun Young (singer/model/actress/tv personality)
Isak (singer/VJ/DJ)
Jay Park (former 2PM leader/singer/currently dances with Art of Movement/actor)
Jeon Hye Bin (singer/actress)
Jung Ryeo Won (former Chakra member/actress/model)
Kim Dong Ryul (singer/songwriter)
Kim Jung Eun (actress/TV show host)
Kim Bum Soo (singer/radio DJ)
Kim C (TV personality/Hot Potato/singer)
Kim Yuna (Olympic gold-medalist ice skater)
Lee Kyun (former UP member/actor/Kangta’s cousin)
Marco (actor/model)
MC Mong (singer/TV personality)
No Min Woo (former TRAX member/actor)
Ok Ju Hyun (former Fin.K.L. member/singer/actress)
Park Jin Young (singer/producer/songwriter/JYP Entertainment founder)
Park Ji Yoon (singer/actress/model)
Park Jung Ah (former Jewelry member/singer/actress)
Park Kyung Lim (MC/comedian/radio DJ)
Rain (singer/dancer/actor)
Son Ho Young (former g.o.d. member/singer/actor)
*NEW* Song Baek Kyoung (former 1TYM member/actor)
Uhm Jung Hwa (singer/actress)
Yiruma (composer/pianist/radio DJ)
Yoon Eun Hye (former Baby V.O.X. member/singer/actress/model)

Rainbow
Hyun Young
Jaekyung
Ji Sook
No Eul
Woo Ri
Yoon Hye

Rania (Yet to debut)
*NEW* Official Rania Twitter

Secret
*NEW*Zinger

SG Wannabe
Kim Jin Ho
Kim Yong Jun
Lee Seok Hoon

Sistar
*NEW*Official Sistar Twitter

Solo Artists
*NEW* 1SaGain
Baek Ji Young
Brian Joo (former Fly to the Sky member)
BoA [American account]
BoA [Korean account]
Chae Yeon
Crown J
Dok2
Drunken Tiger
*NEW* G.NA
*NEW* G.Soul
Gil Me
Hwang Bo (former Chakra member)
Ivy
JOO
JQ
Kan Mi Yeon (former Baby V.O.X. member)
Kim Gun Mo
Lee Soo Young
Nassun
*NEW* Navi
*NEW* San E
Se7en
Seo In Kook
*NEW* Son Dambi
Sori
*NEW*Wheesung
Yoon Do Hyun
Yoon Mi Rae
Younha

Soulstar
Glenn Rhee

SS501
*NEW* Heo Young Saeng
Kim Hyung Joon
*NEW* Kim Kyu Jong
Park Jung Min [old account]
*NEW*Park Jung Min [new account]

Super Junior/Super Junior M
Donghae
Eunhyuk
Leeteuk
Heechul
Henry Lau
Kyuhyun
Ryeowook
Shindong
Siwon
Yesung

Supernova
Official Japanese Twitter
Jung Yunhak
Kim Kwangsu
Kim Sung Je
Park Geonil
Song Jihyuk
Yoon Sungmo

Supreme Team
E-Sens
Simon D

T-ara
Eunjung
Hyomin
Jiyeon
Qri
Soyeon

Teen Top
Official Teen Top Twitter

T-Max
Joo Chan Yang
Kim Joon
Minchul

The Boss
Official The Boss Twitter
Hyunmin
In Jun
Jay
Karam
Mika

The Jadu
Jadu

Tiramisu
Lady Jane

TV Shows
HahaMong Show
Hot Brothers
KBS Music Bank
Mnet
Mnet 20’s Choice
Mnet M! Countdown
Mnet Superstar K
Mnet Wide
The M-Wave

TVXQ
*NEW* Hero Jaejoong
*NEW* Micky Yoochun
*NEW* Xiah Junsu

U-Kiss
Alexander
Dongho
Eli
Kevin
Kibum
Soohyun

Untouchable
Sleepy

V.O.S.
Park Ji Heon

Wednesday
Chi Yeul
Han Gook

Winterplay
Official Winterplay Twitter

Wonder Girls
Official Wonder Girls Twitter
Hye Lim
Sunmi (former member)
Sunmi [unoffical WG account]
Sohee
Sunye
Ye Eun
Yubin

ZE:A
Official Japan Twitter

Is your favorite celebrity missing from the list below or is there a broken link? You know the drill! Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll be sure to make the changes in the following list!

 

20 idol singers unite to sing the G20 Seoul Summit theme song


Ahead of the prestigious 2010 G20 Seoul Summit this November, it was revealed that 20 idol singers from popular K-Pop groups of today have been recruited to sing the theme song for the event.

The theme song titled, ‘Let’s Go‘ had been made specially for the event which will take place from November 11 – 12th at Samsung-dong’s Coex, for the discussion about the world’s economy.

The idol group members who will lend their voices include Gyuri (KARA), Seohyun (SNSD), Junsu (2PM), Changmin (2AM), Jaekyung (Rainbow), Jonghyun (SHINee), Sungmin (Super Junior), Kahi (After School), Luna (f(x)), JiEun (SECRET), Junhyung (B2ST), Gayoon (4minute), Min (miss A), G.O (MBLAQ), Bumkey (2wins), G.NA, Son Dambi, Seo In Kook, IU and Anna.

Korea is hosting this event for the first time and hopes to transfer a message through this song to youths that they should take on the world with confidence. With the growing influence that K-pop idols now wield on the young generation, there were no better candidates than them to do so.

The solo recordings were done from the 24 – 25th and all 20 of them came under one roof on the 26th to record the chorus portions.

‘Let’s Go’ is scheduled to be released in early October and footage of the idol singers recording the song will be edited into a music video.

Source: IsPlus

MBC ‘2010 Idol Star Dance Battle’ performances


It’s an idol group explosion this week, as many idol groups came together for special episodes of various TV shows for the ongoing Chuseok festivities.

The ‘2010 Idol Star Dance Battle’ was recently broadcast, where many popular groups such as missA, SECRET, 4minute, After School, BEAST, MBLAQ, U-Kiss, INFINITE, 2AM, and IU, took to serious challenges.  On the other hand, the funniest of gag women, Jung Juri, Kim Shin Young, and Kim Jisun, battled it out with a vast range of parody performances.

Check out some of the performances below.

Round 1: missA

Round 1: SECRET + Result

Round 3: 4minute

Round 3: After School

Round 3 Result

Round 4: IU

Round 4: Milk Caramel (ZE:A, U-Kiss, INFINITE) + Result

Round 5: BEAST vs. MBLAQ

Round 5 Result

Round 6: Kim Jisun vs. Jung Juri

Round 6 Result

Round 9: Miss AM (2AM)

Round 9: Kim Shin Young + Result

Source: Crazycarrot260

Photo: Crazycarrot260



Lovely A+ Family!!!



G.O

메리 추석입니다!!!
오늘부터 연휴가 시작되었는데 고향가시는 길 편하신지 모르겠네요..
분위기 좋게 비도 내리고 오늘은 여가생활보단 가족들과의 오붓한 시간이 딱이겠어요!!!
엠블랙은 세번 째 앨범 준비에 한창입니다^^
여러분들께 보다 좋은 노래를 들려드리기 위해 피와 땀으로 연습실이 가득 차서 넘쳤어요…
아무조록 여러분들의 사랑이 없었다면 세번 째 앨범이 준비될 수 없었을거에요~
항상 감사하고 사랑합니다!!!
즐거운 추석 보내세요^^

Translation:Merry Chuseok!!!

I wonder if a way toward the hometown is comfortable since Chuseok week has started today..

It’s raining and today is perfect for a time with family, rather than doing toe hobby!!!

MBLAQ is working on a preparation for the third aulbum^^

Practice room is full of blood and sweat to give you guys good songs…

Anyways, without you guy’s love, third album would not have been prepared~

I always thank and love you guys!!!

Have a Happy Chuseok^^

Source:MBLAQ Daum Cafe
Translated and uploaded by seunghoeyecandy@mblaqattack

Mir

여러분!!!안녕하세요!!!미르예요 ~ !!! 크하!!!

오늘부터 드디어 추석이 시작되었습니다!!!

저희는 2틀이나 휴가를 받았어요 ~ +_+!!!

꺄훌 ~ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

전 그래서 장성가요!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

만세!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

여러분들도 큰집가서 절하실꺼죠 ~ +_+!!! 크하하!!!!

모두들 송편많이드시구요!!!!!!

전 흥분되서 더이상 못쓰겠어요 ~ +_+!!!! 꺄훌 ~ !!!!!

모두들 즐거운 추석보내세요 ~ +_+!!!!!!

Translation: Hello!!! everyone!!! It’s Mir~ !!! keuha!!!

Chuseok has finally started from today!!!

We received a two days of vacation ~ +_+!!!

Kkyahool ~ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Because of this, I am going to Jangsung!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys will bow down after going to the elder’s house, right ~ +_+!!! keuhaha!!!!

Everyone, have a lot of songpyun (T/N:moon cake in Korean)!!!!!!

I can’t write anymore because i am so excited ~ +_+!!!! kkyahool ~ !!!!!

Everyone, have a fun Chuseok ~ +_+!!!!!!

Source:MBLAQ Daum Cafe
Translated and reupload by seunghoeyecandy@mblaqattack

Seung ho

안녕하세요~^^^^^^^ 이렇게 일본까지 무사 공연 마치고 이제 즐거운 추석 명절이 다가왔습니다!!!

300일 기념도 기념이지만 가족들과 함께 보내는 즐거운 추석되시구요~~

맛있는거 많이 드시고 그동안 쉬지 못했던거 푸욱 쉬세요 다들!!!!^^

휴일이라고 너무 또 무리해서 놀러다니시면 힘들어져요~~~~~ ㅎㅎ

블랙이들도 드디어 !!!! 휴가를 받았습니다!!!!! 물론 휴가가 길지는 않지만 가족들도 보고~ 즐거운 명절 보내고

올 계획입니다^0^ ㅎㅎ 그럼 다들 배탈도 조심하시고!!! 환절기니 감기도 조심하시고!!!

가족들도 찾아뵙고 즐거운 명절 보내시기 바랍니당!!!

이상 양 리 다 였습니다~ ㅎㅎ

Translation:Hello~^^^^^^^ We have completed a concert in Japan well and now, the fun
traditional holiday called Chuseok has come!!!

300 days celebration is a celebration, but have a fun Chuseok with a family~~

Eat a lot and rest as much as the time that you guys were not able to rest!!!!^^

It’s hard for you guys if you guys go out too much because it’s a holiday~~~~~ haha

Finally, even BLAQies!!!! received a vacation!!!!! Of course, the vacation is short, but
we will see our families~ and have a fun holiday ^0^ haha
Then, be careful of the stomache!!! Be careful of the cold since it’s a cold season!!!

Visit your families and have a fun holiday!!!

It’s the end with Yang lea dah~ haha

Source:MBLAQ Daum Cafe
Translated and reupload by seunghoeyecandy@mblaqattack

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