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KBS Music Bank 01.07.11


IU takes the win on today’s Music Bank, with her song “Good Day” closely beating out G-Dragon & TOP’s “Oh Yeah”.

DBSK makes their long awaited comeback performing as a duo. Infinite, Secret and Joo also make their comeback performances. Having their debut Music Bank stages were Dal Shabet and Piggy Dolls. Check out the show!

Comeback Stage
Dong Bang Shin Ki  – How Can I + Why
Secret – Shy Boy
Joo – Bad Guy
Infinite – Hysterie + B.T.D

HOT DEBUT Stage
Dal Shabet – Supa Dupa Diva
Piggy Dolls – Trend

Today’s Music Bank
OP.ONE (Feat. Addsp2ch) – Up Down
F1RST – You Like Me I Like You
Gil Hak Mi (Feat. 원택) – Winter Story
Gimmm – That’s Very Hot
Sunny Side (Feat. Gavy NJ 희영) – Crazy Love
Tim – Unnecessary Words
F.Cuz – Wanna Be Your Love
Orange Caramel – A-ing
Sistar – How Dare You
Yurisangja – Break Up
T-ara – Ya Ya Ya
JunHyung & Yoseob (BEAST) – Thanks To
IU – Good Day

–ngshineeworld7, monmonsnow

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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..:(((

Best Girl Group Poll results from iPoll


Korea’s largest online polling site ipoll.kr conducted a poll for “Best Girl Group” from August 23rd to October 3rd. Various girl groups were paired up in brackets with the winner advancing to the next round. The poll was very popular with more than 100,000,000 votes tallied for the entirety of the poll.

The first round match up was as follows:

Brown Eyed Girls (397,970) vs T-ara (332,464)
SNSD (8,322,980) vs 4minute (5,184,301)
After School (5,657,572) vs f(x) (3,483,645)
Sistar (92,580) vs 2NE1 (220,857)
Miss A (666,657) vs KARA (340,025)
Wonder Girls (5,560,302) vs Secret (150,246)

Second Round:
Brown Eyed Girls (232,740) vs SNSD (6,573,904)
After School (3,582,021) vs 2NE1 (889,429)
Miss A (250,933) vs Wonder Girls (7,544,260)

A Double Elimination poll was held and 4minute won that poll

Semi Finals:
SNSD (8,363,274) vs After School (1,460,794)
4minute – Double Elimination winner (437,867) vs Wonder Girls (5,545,042)

Finals:
SNSD (28,558,344) vs Wonder Girls (40,637,960)

Despite being gone for quite some time it was surprising to see the Wonder Girls win the poll, Congratulations to them. Which girl group would’ve gotten your vote?

Source + Photo: Newsen

 

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – October Week 1


well well this is a late posting October is near its end n m posting week 1 chart..XD…actually i was bzy with my high school exams and was not able to update the chart…so here it is:

1. (+2) 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands) *** 1 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 950
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: e.knock
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: As expected, 2NE1’s “Clap Your Hands” rises to the top spot in just its second week on the chart.  This song is from their first full studio album “To Anyone”. The girls did well last year with their powerful charisma on stage and their showy fashion sense. 2NE1 will have three title tracks – “Can’t Nobody,” “Go Away,” and “Clap Your Hands” – that will be performed simultaneously for promotions, probably a first in Korean music that an album have three different title songs. Top producers, Teddy, e.knock, choice37, and PK among others have participated in the album to bring out strong hip-hop beats, R&B, as well as reggae.

2. (-1) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love)
Score: 884
Genre: Pop Rock
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho, Mario
Album: FT Island mini-album “Beautiful Journey” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After spending two weeks on top, FT Island falls back to No. 2 this week with “Love Love Love”.  This is the title song from their second mini album “Beautiful Journey.” The band had been quite busy the past months with their Japanese activities. The new album includes five new tracks, with “Love Love Love” being the title track. The album follows the concept of going on vacation as shown through the album jacket and 24-page photo booklet.  “Love Love Love” is a mid-tempo pop rock song that fans will fall in love with immediately.

3. (-1) Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought Of Marriage)
Score: 831
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Multi-talented artist Wheesung, who’s capable of working with all sorts of genres – ballad, R&B, dance, rock, and so forth, returns after ten months with a new single album, “Real Slow is Back.” It includes title track “Even Thought of Marriage” and newly arranged versions of “Rose” and “Love, That Bad Disease” – songs that were included in his sixth album. “Even Thought of Marriage” is a powerful R&B dance number composed by renowned composed Kim Do Hoon and penned by Wheesung himself. It has strong sounds backed up with the artist’s solid vocals. The song is about a man who feels sad and pathetic when a lover he even decide to marry, leaves him.  This week it drops one spot to No. 3.

4. (+9) Gavy NJ – 그만하자 (Let’s End It)
Score: 695
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Min Myung Ki, Do Hee Sun
Album: Gavy NJ digital single “Let’s End It” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Gavy NJ, who debuted in 2005, releases a digital single titled, “Let’s End It,” composed and penned by Min Myung Ki who wrote all of the group’s top hits. The song initially starts off with sad violin arrangements followed by guitar and piano playing. The electronic sounds soon come forth along with the girls’ unique vocals. The song holds sad lyrics about reminiscing one’s past love life, only to realize that all that’s left is breakup.  This week it rises nine more spots into the top 5 at No. 4.

5. (+13) Miss $ (feat. Jung Sul Ki) – 이 나이 먹고 뭐했길래 (What Did You Do At This Age)
Score: 617
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Rhymer, Masterkey / Lyrics: Rhymer
Album: Miss $ digital single “Miss Independent” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Miss $ returns more mature both music and artist-wise with a new digital single titled, “Miss Independent.” Korea’s hip-hop “big daddy, Rhymer produced the entire album, helping bring out Miss $’s colors. The title track is “What Did You Do At This Age,” a medium tempo hip-hop number with lyrics about not knowing love even at an older age. Jung Seul Gi’s vocal featuring helps bring out the sad mood of the song.  This week it moves up 13 spots and becomes the group’s first top 5 hit.

6. (-2) Secret – Madonna
Score: 565
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Secret’s 2nd mini album with the same title, ‘Madonna.’ It is a song with a message for girls to become an icon like Madonna and live confidently and proudly. Although it is an electronic pop dance song, the synth sounds are minimal. The participation of TST, a brass band, as a session musicians perfected the song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

7. (-2) Sistar – 가식걸 (Shady Girl)
Score: 554
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar mini-album “Shady” Girl Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rookie group, Sistar, makes its comeback with its second single album. The title track is “Shady Girl,” a dance number with strong hip-hop beats and lyrics. It was composed by the Brave Brothers and produced by world renowned producer Eliot Kennedy, upgrading the song a notch. The song holds lyrics about how a girl may seem a bit “shady” in front of a lover, but it’s because they want to look nice for him. Despite not getting as much attention as other rookie artists, Sistar has been doing very well on the chart and both of their songs made the top 5.

8. (-2) Rainbow – A
Score: 537
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Rainbow’s digital single album.  The powerful modern dance pop song is a combination of hip hop and rock. The lyrics are about rejecting superficial love. The Rainbow members show off their upgraded vocals and talented rap skills. (credits to Ariarng TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (-1) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)
Score: 536
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of DJ D.O.C’s 7th studio album, ‘Satire.’ It is a fun and upbeat song with Psy and Lee Ha-neul’s straightforward and rebellious yet funny lyrics with electronic beats. The chorus, where they shout ‘that’s just me’ like the rebellious group they are famous as, is highly addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

10. (-3) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 476
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Chang-min & Lee Hyun’s digital single album ‘Homme By “Hitman” Bang.’ A hybrid summer rock song with a refreshing guitar sound and drum accompaniment that will make you want to forget everything and leave. 2AM’s Chang-min and 8eight’s Lee Hyun create powerful harmony. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

11. (-2) Narsha – 맘마미아 (Mamma Mia)
Score: 470
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha digital single “Mamma Mia” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Narsha, who spent the past month promoting her solo activities with “Bbi Ri Bba Bba”,  has returned with a digital repackaged version of her mini album. Her follow-up track, “Mama Mia” is a dance number produced by Cho Young Chul, composed by Lee Min Soo, and penned by Kim Ina. They were also responsible for the Brown Eyed Girls’ songs“Abracadabra,” “LOVE,” and “My Style,” making this new single a hot issue. The song uses strong drum beats and lively synthesizer sounds which seem to flow well with Narsha’s vocals. Junior group, Sunny Hill is also makes a feature in this number. This week “Mamma Mia” drops two spots to No. 11.

12. (-2) ERU – 하얀 눈물 (White Tears)
Score: 397
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Eru’s studio album, “Got To Be.”  The song follows Eru’s famous “Black Glasses.” The ballad tells the story of how white tears keep falling after taking off the black glasses. Eru shows off a chic new image that goes perfectly with his rich and appealing voice. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (+1) Supreme Team & Young Joon – (Why)
Score: 388
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
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Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Fast rising hip-hop group Supreme Team collaborates with Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Joon to release a project mini-album “Ames Room”.  The first single “Why” moves up one spot to No. 13 this week.  Supreme Team’s rap plus Young Joon’s soulful vocal makes this a wonderful song to listen to.  It is already ranked very high on various internet charts in Korea.

14. (New) Jung Yup – Love You *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 284
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Jung Yup digital single “Love You” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Our highest debut this week is by Brwon Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup with his beautiful song “Love You”.  Featuring the piano of Eco Bridge, Jung Yup presents a very soft melody with piano background and a jazz feel.  This soulful voice suits well for this quiet love ballad.

15. (New) Lim Jung Hee (feat. 2AM Jo Kwon) – 헤어지러 가는 길 (Road To Breakup)
Score: 283
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Lim Jung Hee mini-album “It Can’t Be Real” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Perf
Comment: Diva Lim Jeong Hee and Jo Kwon meet for duet number, “Road to Breakup” in midst of the singer’s comeback mini album, “It Can’t be Real” due on September 30th. The song holds a special meaning because it’s a collaboration between former vocal teacher (Lim) and student (Jo) and also because Jo Kwon had always wanted to sing a duet with her. The song was composed by top producer, Bang Shi Hyuk (hitman bang), making it all the more anticipated.  This week it debuts at No. 15.

16. (-5) Tae Yang – I’ll Be There
Score: 280
Genre: R&B / Dance
External from soompi image Music +Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 International Edition Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from the newly released International Edition of Big Bang member Tae Yang’s first full studio album.  Tae Yang’s previous hit “I Need A Girl” reached No. 2 on our chart.  This song is written and produced by YG’s main producer Teddy.  It combines R&B, dance, and electronica elements.  This week it drops five spots to No. 16.

17. (+28) V.O.S – Full Story *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 276
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: V.O.S Special mini-album “The Blue Bird” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: V.O.S returns after a year with part one of their special mini album titled, “The Blue Bird.” The group took part in producing the album, taking one step further as musicians. The title track is “Full Story,” an emotional ballad composed by hit maker, Han Sang Won. The two members of V.O.S also took part in creating this number. V.O.S’s soft yet strong vocals are apparent in this Korean style emotional ballad.   This week it is our biggest mover, up 28 spots to No. 17.

18. (-6) 4Men – U
Score: 251
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: 4Men + E-Tribe mini-album “You” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: R&B group 4Men has teamed up with E-Tribe – the formidable composer-producer duo behind hits like Girls’ Generation’s “Gee”, Lee Hyo Ri’s “U-Go-Girl”, and Super Junior’s “It’s You” – for the special mini-album You. This project album came about because of E-Tribe’s admiration for 4Men lead vocal Shin Young Jae’s voice.  4Men had a breakthrough hit earlier this year with “Can’t Do”.  “U” is another pure R&B song that we don’t see often in K-Pop these days.  “U” drops six spots to No. 18 this week.

19. (–) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person)
Score: 250
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Hong Jin Young / Lyrics: Kim Sang Ik
Album: KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” OST Part 3 digital single
Watch: MV
Comment: Popular KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” ended on a high note with nearly 50% rating.  This prompts its theme song Lee Seung Chul’s “That Person” to stay strong at the top 20 this week again at No. 19.  The OST Part 1 and 2 features V.O.S and KCM, but the most popular song in this drama is this tender ballad.

20. (New) Chae Dong Ha – 하루가 미치고 (Day Is Crazy)
Score: 248
Genre: Pop Ballad
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Album: Chae Dong Ha mini-album “D Day” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Almost a year after his solo debut album, former SG Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha is releasing the mini-album D day. Chae traveled all the way to India and Nepal to find inspiration for the album, for which he composed and produced. Going against the current K-pop trend, D-day eschews digital and electronic sounds for strings and acoustic. The album comes with four new songs including the main track Haruga Michigo, whose music video co-stars Chuno’s Yoon Joo Hee.  This week it debuts at 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!

 

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – October Week 2


first of all i am sorry to u all as i was not able to post the previous music  chart n for not updating the kpop mixpod…i was extremely busy…m posting the chart..mixpod will be updated soon…please be little patient..;)

1. (–) 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands) *** 2 WEEK NO. 1 ***
Score: 953
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: e.knock
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: 2NE1’s “Clap Your Hands” remains No. 1 for the second week.  This song is from their first full studio album “To Anyone”. The girls did well last year with their powerful charisma on stage and their showy fashion sense. 2NE1 will have three title tracks – “Can’t Nobody,” “Go Away,” and “Clap Your Hands” – that will be performed simultaneously for promotions, probably a first in Korean music that an album have three different title songs. Top producers, Teddy, e.knock, choice37, and PK among others have participated in the album to bring out strong hip-hop beats, R&B, as well as reggae.

2. (+1) Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought Of Marriage)
Score: 816
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Multi-talented artist Wheesung, who’s capable of working with all sorts of genres – ballad, R&B, dance, rock, and so forth, returns after ten months with a new single album, “Real Slow is Back.” It includes title track “Even Thought of Marriage” and newly arranged versions of “Rose” and “Love, That Bad Disease” – songs that were included in his sixth album. “Even Thought of Marriage” is a powerful R&B dance number composed by renowned composed Kim Do Hoon and penned by Wheesung himself. It has strong sounds backed up with the artist’s solid vocals. The song is about a man who feels sad and pathetic when a lover he even decide to marry, leaves him.  This week it rises to No. 2 again.

3. (-1) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love)
Score: 721
Genre: Pop Rock
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho, Mario
Album: FT Island mini-album “Beautiful Journey” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of FT Island’s 2nd mini album, ‘Beautiful Journey.’ The perfect combination of powerful vocals and sentimental piano melody helps to create this heartbreaking rock ballad song that highlights FT Island’s sophisticated and sensual appeal. The group members are back with even more stable and developed vocal and performance skills. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

4. (–) Gavy NJ – 그만하자 (Let’s End It)
Score: 672
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Min Myung Ki, Do Hee Sun
Album: Gavy NJ digital single “Let’s End It” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Gavy NJ, who debuted in 2005, releases a digital single titled, “Let’s End It,” composed and penned by Min Myung Ki who wrote all of the group’s top hits. The song initially starts off with sad violin arrangements followed by guitar and piano playing. The electronic sounds soon come forth along with the girls’ unique vocals. The song holds sad lyrics about reminiscing one’s past love life, only to realize that all that’s left is breakup.  This week it remains at No. 4.

5. (–) Miss $ (feat. Jung Sul Ki) – 이 나이 먹고 뭐했길래 (What Did You Do At This Age)

Score: 578
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Rhymer, Masterkey / Lyrics: Rhymer
Album: Miss $ digital single “Miss Independent” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Miss $ returns more mature both music and artist-wise with a new digital single titled, “Miss Independent.” Korea’s hip-hop “big daddy, Rhymer produced the entire album, helping bring out Miss $’s colors. The title track is “What Did You Do At This Age,” a medium tempo hip-hop number with lyrics about not knowing love even at an older age. Jung Seul Gi’s vocal featuring helps bring out the sad mood of the song.  This week it is still at No. 5.

6. (–) Secret – Madonna
Score: 486
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Secret’s 2nd mini album with the same title, ‘Madonna.’ It is a song with a message for girls to become an icon like Madonna and live confidently and proudly. Although it is an electronic pop dance song, the synth sounds are minimal. The participation of TST, a brass band, as a session musicians perfected the song. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

7. (+10) V.O.S – Full Story
Score: 483
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: Han Sang Won
Album: V.O.S Special mini-album “The Blue Bird” Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: V.O.S returns after a year with part one of their special mini album titled, “The Blue Bird.” The group took part in producing the album, taking one step further as musicians. The title track is “Full Story,” an emotional ballad composed by hit maker, Han Sang Won. The two members of V.O.S also took part in creating this number. V.O.S’s soft yet strong vocals are apparent in this Korean style emotional ballad.  This week “Full Story” becomes their latest top 10 hit, up ten spots to No. 7.

8. (+16) Yoo Chun, Jae Joong, Junsu (JYJ) – 찾았다 (Found It)
Score: 440
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Choi Yong Chan
Album: KBS Drama “Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal” OST Track 2 Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: TVXQ’s Micky Yoo Chun makes his Korean drama debut in the highly anticipated KBS period drama Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal.  Based on a novel by Jung Eun Gwol, Yoo Chun plays a stubborn, stickler student from a powerful and influential family who goes against his privileged background to seek education and equality, but he still has much to learn about how the world really runs.  With Yoo Chun as the leading man, TVXQ bandmates Jun Su and Jae Joong have also joined the soundtrack. The JYJ trio return to K-pop with the drama song “Found It”, a lovely ballad that is very different from previous TVXQ songs.  This week it moves up 16 spots to No. 8.

9. (+5) Jung Yup – Love You
Score: 434
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Jung Yup digital single “Love You” Track 1
Watch: MV
Comment: Brown Eyed Soul’s Jung Yup moves up into the top 10 this week with his beautiful song “Love You”.  Featuring the piano of Eco Bridge, Jung Yup presents a very soft melody with piano background and a jazz feel.  This soulful voice suits well for this quiet love ballad.

10. (+20) Oh Jong Hyuk – 가슴이 뛰잖아 (Heart Is Racing) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 430
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Bo Min, The Name / Lyrics: The Name
Album: Oh Jong Hyuk digital single OJ Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Ex Click B member Oh Jong Hyuk (OJ) is back after one year with a new digital single album.  The title song “Heart Is Racing” is a powerful ballad and this week it is our biggest mover, up 20 spots into the top 10.  This song is receiving good airplays in Korea, which contributes a large part to its score.

11. (-3) Rainbow – A
Score: 425
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Rainbow’s digital single album. The powerful modern dance pop song is a combination of hip hop and rock. The lyrics are about rejecting superficial love. The Rainbow members show off their upgraded vocals and talented rap skills. (credits to Ariarng TV – Pops In Seoul)

12. (-5) Sistar – 가식걸 (Shady Girl)
Score: 423
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar mini-album “Shady” Girl Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of Sistar’s 2nd single album, ‘Shady Girl.’ It is a pop dance song with intense hip hop beats. It’s about how a girl wants to look pretty in the eyes of a guy she loves even if she has to act a little pretentious. You can enjoy the upbeat melody and Sistar’s transformation into sophisticated and feminine ladies with the 50’s minimal look. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

13. (+7) Chae Dong Ha – 하루가 미치고 (Day Is Crazy)
Score: 376
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image
Album: Chae Dong Ha mini-album “D Day” Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Almost a year after his solo debut album, former SG Wannabe member Chae Dong Ha is releasing the mini-album D day. Chae traveled all the way to India and Nepal to find inspiration for the album, for which he composed and produced. Going against the current K-pop trend, D-day eschews digital and electronic sounds for strings and acoustic. The album comes with four new songs including the main track Haruga Michigo, whose music video co-stars Chuno’s Yoon Joo Hee.  This week it moves up seven spots to No. 13.

14. (New) BoA – Copy & Paste *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 361
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Gad, Kafi, Lewander / Lyrics: Kenzie, Kang Ji Won, Kim Boo Min
Album: BoA Vol. 6 Repackaged Version Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: BoA returns this fall with a repackaged version of her sixth album, “Copy & Paste.” The new album includes eleven songs from “Hurricane Venus” along with two new tracks that show an upgraded BoA in both music style and charms. The title track is dance number, “Copy & Paste”, a dance hit with strong rhythm.  This week it is our highest debut at No. 14.

15. (-6) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)
Score: 351
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of DJ D.O.C’s 7th studio album, ‘Satire.’ It is a fun and upbeat song with Psy and Lee Ha-neul’s straightforward and rebellious yet funny lyrics with electronic beats. The chorus, where they shout ‘that’s just me’ like the rebellious group they are famous as, is highly addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

16. (-4) ERU – 하얀 눈물 (White Tears)
Score: 312
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Eru’s studio album, “Got To Be.”  The song follows Eru’s famous “Black Glasses.” The ballad tells the story of how white tears keep falling after taking off the black glasses. Eru shows off a chic new image that goes perfectly with his rich and appealing voice. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

17. (New) Winterplay – 투셰모나모 (Touche Mon Amour)
Score: 308
Genre: Vocal Jazz
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Joo Han / Lyrics: Lee Joo Han, Choi Woo Joon
Album: Winterplay Vol. 2 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV
Comment: A surprise debut into the top 20 this week is vocal jazz band Winterplay’s “Touche Mon Amour”.  Last year, Winterplay had a hit song “Gypsy Girl” that received excellent reviews and was ranked in the top 10 at our “staff recommended hit songs of 2009”.  Now the group returns with a new album and the title song “Touche Mon Amour” is ranked high on airplay and sales chart which enables the song to break into our top 20 despite lack of promotions and performances.

18. (-8) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 304
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Chang-min & Lee Hyun’s digital single album ‘Homme By “Hitman” Bang.’ A hybrid summer rock song with a refreshing guitar sound and drum accompaniment that will make you want to forget everything and leave. 2AM’s Chang-min and 8eight’s Lee Hyun create powerful harmony. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

19. (+4) Beast – 주먹을 꽉 쥐고 (Clenching Fists Tightly)
Score: 295
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Ahn Young Min 
Album: Beast mini-album “Mastermind” Track 5 Purchase this album
Watch: Live Performance
Comment: BEAST returns after much success earlier this year with a R&B ballad number, “Clenching Fists Tightly” in midst of their upcoming third mini album, “Mastermind.” This song was composed by hit maker Ahn Young Min and the midi accompaniment blends well with the members’ vocals.

20. (-7) Supreme Team & Young Joon – (Why)
Score: 292
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image
Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Fast rising hip-hop group Supreme Team collaborates with Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Joon to release a project mini-album “Ames Room”.  The first single “Why” drops to No. 20 this week.  Supreme Team’s rap plus Young Joon’s soulful vocal makes this a wonderful song to listen to.  It is already ranked very high on various internet charts in Korea.  The next single from this album “Then Then Then” is expected to enter the chart soon.

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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

The heights and weights of girl groups


Girl groups have undergone many changes since they first appeared in the music industry. Formerly known for their fantasy-like and unapproachable image, girl groups these days seem unafraid to bare all, as many are the driving forces behind variety programs. Their witty commentary and honest confessions have earned them countless headlines.

In those cases where they confess, what is the thing that is most often confessed by girl groups?  Well, girl groups almost always confess their height and weight on variety shows, adding and subtracting from reality to fit the situation. Newsen and Sports Seoul recently surveyed the heights and weights of ten girl groups to get a closer look behind the screen.

SNSD, KARA, and f(x) were excluded from the survey, as their information was not listed in portals.

#1. What are the stats of the first generation idols?

S.E.S hold an average height of 161.3 cm, but Fin.K.L is taller by 7 cm, standing at an average of 168.5 cm. S.E.S also weighs an average of 49.5 kg, while Fin.K.L weighs 3 kg more at 49.5 kg.

The members weighing the least are S.E.S’s Shoo at 44 kg, and Fin.K.L’s Sung Yuri at 45 kg.

#2. Who is the tallest amongst the second generation idols?

First goes to none other than After School, standing at an average of 168.375 cm with their long, slender bodies. Rainbow comes in at second with an average of 165 cm, and 4minute in third with 164.6 cm.

UEE and Nana are the two tallest members of After School, standing at 171 cm. The rest of the members have similar heights, while Raina is the shortest at 166 cm.

The shortest group are the Brown Eyed Girls, standing at an average of 160.75 cm and weighing in at 45.5 kg. Secret came in second at 161.5 cm and weighing in at 45.2 kg.

Those in the 163 cm average category include T-ara (163.6 cm), the Wonder Girls (163.8 cm), andmiss A (163.7 cm).

#3. Which girl group is the lightest?

The members of 2NE1 are the lightest with a group average of 43.5 kg. They stand at 162.5 cm tall.Dara is the lightest member among all the girl groups, weighing in at 40 kg.

After School averaged 48 kg, with Secret following at 45.2 kg, the Wonder Girls at 45.2 kg, Davichi at 45.5 kg, and miss A at 45.7 kg.

#4. All of the girl groups are underweight!

Celebrities are often seen making statements such as, “I look heavier on screen than I do in real life.”

When put through the BMI calculations though, results revealed that all of the girl groups were underweight. Using 18.5~23 as the healthy range, the Brown Eyed Girls came closest to being “healthy” with a BMI of 17.61.

Secret followed with 17.35, 4minute with 17.13, miss A with 17.06, After School with 17.06, the Wonder Girls with 16.85, Davichi with 16.71, 2NE1 with 16.47, and T-ara with 16.36.

The most underweight of all was Rainbow with a BMI of 16.11.

Source + Photos: Newsen, Sports Seoul

Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2010 – September Week 4


1. (+5) FT Island – 사랑 사랑 사랑 (Love Love Love) *** 2 WEEKS NO. 1 ***
Score: 916
Genre: Pop Rock
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho / Lyrics: Kim Do Hoon, Lee Seung Ho, Mario
Album: FT Island mini-album “Beautiful Journey” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: FT Island remains No. 1 for the second week in a row with “Love Love Love”.  This is the title song from their second mini album “Beautiful Journey.” The band had been quite busy the past months with their Japanese activities. The new album includes five new tracks, with “Love Love Love” being the title track. The album follows the concept of going on vacation as shown through the album jacket and 24-page photo booklet.  “Love Love Love” is a mid-tempo pop rock song that fans will fall in love with immediately.  The song already tops many charts and scored wins on music shows.  It is not surprising that “Love Love Love” captures the top spot on our chart again.

2. (–) Wheesung – 결혼까지 생각했어 (Even Thought Of Marriage)
Score: 820
Genre: R&B/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Kim Do Hoon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Wheesung mini-album “Realslow Is Back” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Multi-talented artist Wheesung, who’s capable of working with all sorts of genres – ballad, R&B, dance, rock, and so forth, returns after ten months with a new single album, “Real Slow is Back.” It includes title track “Even Thought of Marriage” and newly arranged versions of “Rose” and “Love, That Bad Disease” – songs that were included in his sixth album. “Even Thought of Marriage” is a powerful R&B dance number composed by renowned composed Kim Do Hoon and penned by Wheesung himself. It has strong sounds backed up with the artist’s solid vocals. The song is about a man who feels sad and pathetic when a lover he even decide to marry, leaves him.  This week it remains at No. 2.

3. (New) 2NE1 – 박수쳐 (Clap Your Hands) *** HOT SHOT DEBUT ***
Score: 755
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
External from soompi image Music+Lyrics: e.knock
Album: 2NE1 Vol. 1 Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Last year’s top rookie 2NE1 is finally back with their first full studio album “To Anyone”. The girls did well last year with their powerful charisma on stage and their showy fashion sense. 2NE1 will have three title tracks – “Can’t Nobody,” “Go Away,” and “Clap Your Hands” – that will be performed simultaneously for promotions, probably a first in Korean music that an album have three different title songs. Top producers, Teddy, e.knock, choice37, and PK among others have participated in the album to bring out strong hip-hop beats, R&B, as well as reggae.  “Clap Your Hands” is the song that enters our chart and it makes an impressive debut at No. 3.  Look for this song to become No. 1 very soon.

4. (-1) Secret – Madonna
Score: 704
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Kang Ji Won, Kim Ki Bum
Album: Secret mini-album Vol. 2 Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: After scoring their first No. 1 song “Madonna” two weeks ago, Secret drops to No. 4 this week.  This song is from Secret’s second mini album titled “Madonna.”  The title track of the same album was composed by hit maker Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum. The song is about living strongly and with much confidence in the current time period like Madonna did. Unlike the popular electronic pop dance songs popular in the Korean music scene at the moment, this song is livened with the feeling of a performance. Korea’s top brass band TST took part in the song to complete it.

5. (+1) Sistar – 가식걸 (Shady Girl)
Score: 696
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic+Lyrics: Brave Brothers
Album: Sistar mini-album “Shady” Girl Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rookie group, Sistar, makes its comeback with its second single album. The title track is “Shady Girl,” a dance number with strong hip-hop beats and lyrics. It was composed by the Brave Brothers and produced by world renowned producer Eliot Kennedy, upgrading the song a notch. The song holds lyrics about how a girl may seem a bit “shady” in front of a lover, but it’s because they want to look nice for him. This week it moves up ten more spots to No. 6.  Despite not getting as much attention as other rookie artists, Sistar has been doing very well on the chart and both of their songs made the top 5.

6. (-1) Rainbow – A
Score: 675
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Seung Soo, Han Jae Ho / Lyrics: Song Soo Yoon
Album: Rainbow digital single A Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Rainbow debuted last November with their mini album “Gossip Girl”, and has received a lot of love from fans for their fresh and bubbly image. After eight months, they are back with their first digital single album “A”. The title track “A” was co-produced by Han Jae Ho and Kim Seung Soo, which is a pop dance track with hip hop beats and a touch of rock. The song showcases the members’ individuality and refreshing voices, as well as their great rapping skills. Unlike their fresh and bubbly concept from their first mini album “Gossip Girl”, their digital single album photo concept reveals more of a mature and sophisticated style. Through their music stage appearances, we’ll be expecting to see a different side of Rainbow that we haven’t seen in the past.  This week “A” drops one spot to No. 6.

7. (–) Homme – 밥만 잘 먹더라 (Eat Well)
Score: 639
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic + Lyrics: Bang Shi Hyuk
Album: Homme digital single “Homme By Hitman Bang” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song of Chang-min & Lee Hyun’s digital single album ‘Homme By “Hitman” Bang.’ A hybrid summer rock song with a refreshing guitar sound and drum accompaniment that will make you want to forget everything and leave. 2AM’s Chang-min and 8eight’s Lee Hyun create powerful harmony. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

8. (-4) DJ DOC – 나 이런 사람이야 (I’m This Kind Of Person)
Score: 614
Genre: Pop/Hip-hop/Dance
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Gun Hyung / Lyrics: Psy, Lee Ha Neul
Album: DJ DOC Vol. 7 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: This is the title track of DJ D.O.C’s 7th studio album, ‘Satire.’ It is a fun and upbeat song with Psy and Lee Ha-neul’s straightforward and rebellious yet funny lyrics with electronic beats. The chorus, where they shout ‘that’s just me’ like the rebellious group they are famous as, is highly addictive. (credits to Arirang TV – Pops In Seoul)

9. (+1) Narsha – 맘마미아 (Mamma Mia)
Score: 480
Genre: Pop/Dance
External from soompi imageMusic: Lee Min Soo / Lyrics: Kim Ina
Album: Narsha digital single “Mamma Mia” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Narsha, who spent the past month promoting her solo activities with “Bbi Ri Bba Bba”,  has returned with a digital repackaged version of her mini album. Her follow-up track, “Mama Mia” is a dance number produced by Cho Young Chul, composed by Lee Min Soo, and penned by Kim Ina. They were also responsible for the Brown Eyed Girls’ songs“Abracadabra,” “LOVE,” and “My Style,” making this new single a hot issue. The song uses strong drum beats and lively synthesizer sounds which seem to flow well with Narsha’s vocals. Junior group, Sunny Hill is also makes a feature in this number. This week “Mamma Mia” moves up another spot to No. 9.

10. (-1) ERU – 하얀 눈물 (White Tears)
Score: 464
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music: Yoon Myung Sun / Lyrics: ERU, Yoon Myung Sun
Album: ERU Vol. 4 Track 2 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Eru, who is loved by the Korean public for his captivating and distinct voice, has returned with a new album after serving two years in the military. During those two years, he worked on the concept of his album and has expressed his strong attachment and confidence for his album to the public even after being discharged from the military. The title song of this album is “White Tears”, which is a sequel to his previous hit song “Black Glasses”. It is yet another breakup story about someone shedding white tears after taking off the black glasses. It is a traditional ballad song that only Eru can sing. This song was again composed by Yoon Myung Sun, who wrote “Black Glasses”.  This week it drops one spot to No. 10.

11. (-3) Tae Yang – I’ll Be There
Score: 457
Genre: R&B / Dance
External from soompi image Music +Lyrics: Teddy
Album: Tae Yang Vol. 1 International Edition Track 3 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Title song from the newly released International Edition of Big Bang member Tae Yang’s first full studio album.  Tae Yang’s previous hit “I Need A Girl” reached No. 2 on our chart.  This song is written and produced by YG’s main producer Teddy.  It combines R&B, dance, and electronica elements.  This week it drops three spots to No. 11.

12. (-1) 4Men – U
Score: 454
Genre: R&B Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic +Lyrics: E-Tribe
Album: 4Men + E-Tribe mini-album “You” Track 1 Purchase this album
Watch: MV Teaser Live Performance
Comment: R&B group 4Men has teamed up with E-Tribe – the formidable composer-producer duo behind hits like Girls’ Generation’s “Gee”, Lee Hyo Ri’s “U-Go-Girl”, and Super Junior’s “It’s You” – for the special mini-album You. This project album came about because of E-Tribe’s admiration for 4Men lead vocal Shin Young Jae’s voice.  4Men had a breakthrough hit earlier this year with “Can’t Do”.  “U” is another pure R&B song that we don’t see often in K-Pop these days.  “U” drops one spot to No. 12 this week.

13. (+25) Gavy NJ – 그만하자 (Let’s End It) *** BIGGEST MOVER OF THE WEEK ***
Score: 429
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Min Myung Ki / Lyrics: Min Myung Ki, Do Hee Sun
Album: Gavy NJ digital single “Let’s End It” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Gavy NJ, who debuted in 2005, releases a digital single titled, “Let’s End It,” composed and penned by Min Myung Ki who wrote all of the group’s top hits. The song initially starts off with sad violin arrangements followed by guitar and piano playing. The electronic sounds soon come forth along with the girls’ unique vocals. The song holds sad lyrics about reminiscing one’s past love life, only to realize that all that’s left is breakup.

14. (New) Supreme Team & Young Joon – (Why)
Score: 425
Genre: R&B/Hip-hop
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Album: Supreme Team & Young Joon (Brown Eyed Soul) mini-album “Ames Room” Purchase this album
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Fast rising hip-hop group Supreme Team collaborates with Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Joon to release a project mini-album “Ames Room”.  The first single “Why” debuts this week at No. 14.  Supreme Team’s rap plus Young Joon’s soulful vocal makes this a wonderful song to listen to.  It is already ranked very high on various internet charts in Korea.

15. (-3) Seo In Kook – 애기야 (My Baby U)
Score: 391
Genre: Pop
External from soompi image Music: PJ, Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Wheesung
Album: Seo In Kook Special Album “MY Baby U” Track 3 Purchase this album
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Comment: Seo In Kook returns this summer with a special album and another love confession. The artist had received much popularity with “Love U” and has returned with a lovely version of the song along with a new song, “My Baby U.” The latter song was composed by Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Jung, and PJ and penned by Wheesung. Rhymer’s featured rap making further completes the song. The phrase “My Baby” came from the drama “Lovers in Paris” where actor Park Shin Yang used it to call his lover Kim Jung Eun.  Despite gaining in points, this week “My Baby U” drops three spots to No. 15.

16. (+3) KCM – 3년이 지났어 (3 Years Passed)
Score: 361
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi image Music + Lyrics: KCM
Album: KCM Digital Single “3 Years Passed” Track 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Ballad artist KCM, who has a distinctive husky voice, comes back with a digital single “3 Years Passed”.  This time KCM writes both the song and the lyrics.  It is a listener friendly ballad that fits the singer’s voice perfectly.  This week “3 Years Passed” moves up three spots to No. 16.

17. (-1) Park Hyo Shin – 널 사랑한다 (I Love You)
Score: 350
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Kim Do Hoon, Hwang Se Joon / Lyrics: Kan Eun Kyung
Album: SBS Drama “Athena” OST Part 1
Watch: MV Live Performance
Comment: Veteran artist, Park Hyo Shin releases “I Love You,” the first song for the long awaited drama series, “Athena.” Park has already participated in the soundtrack for hit dramas including “I’m Sorry I Love You” and “Iljimae,” gaining much love and recognition for them – thus it is no surprise that this song was also anticipated by many. The singer does a great job showcasing his vocals and is expected to capture listeners’ ears.  This song drops one spot to No. 17.

18. (+23) Miss $ (feat. Jung Sul Ki) – 이 나이 먹고 뭐했길래 (What Did You Do At This Age)
Score: 341
Genre: Hip-hop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Rhymer, Masterkey / Lyrics: Rhymer
Album: Miss $ digital single “Miss Independent” Track 1
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Comment: Miss $ returns more mature both music and artist-wise with a new digital single titled, “Miss Independent.” Korea’s hip-hop “big daddy, Rhymer produced the entire album, helping bring out Miss $’s colors. The title track is “What Did You Do At This Age,” a medium tempo hip-hop number with lyrics about not knowing love even at an older age. Jung Seul Gi’s vocal featuring helps bring out the sad mood of the song.  This week it moves up 23 big spots to No. 18.

19. (+2) Lee Seung Chul – 그 사람 (That Person)
Score: 290
Genre: Pop Ballad
External from soompi imageMusic: Hong Jin Young / Lyrics: Kim Sang Ik
Album: KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” OST Part 3 digital single
Watch: MV
Comment: Popular KBS Drama “Baker King Kim Tak Goo” just ended on a high note with nearly 50% rating.  This prompts its theme song Lee Seung Chul’s “That Person” to return to the top 20 this week at No. 19.  The OST Part 1 and 2 features V.O.S and KCM, but the most popular song in this drama is this tender ballad.

20. (New) Brown Eyed Soul – 그대 (You)
Score: 270
Genre: R&B Ballad
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Album: Brown Eyed Soul digital single “You”
Listen To: Full Song
Comment: Brown Eyed Soul has recently been receiving much love with their single project. The group now releases “You,” which will be included in their upcoming third album. The song takes upon the Doo Wop genres of the 50’s and 60’s, each of the four members pulling their weight to master the harmonization in the number. Actress Han Hyo Joo also takes part in the CF version of the song, garnering more interest for “You.”  This week “You” debuts at No. 20.

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