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  • Average annual incomes for K-pop idols rise significantly thanks to the Hallyu Wave

    January 22, 2015 @ 4:43 pm

    The National Tax Service has recently revealed that the average annual income among K-Pop idols has increased significantly since 2010.According to the data, the average K-Pop idol income has increased 72.2 percent in three years between 2010 and 2013. While in 2010 the average salary was 22.64 million won (approximately $20,000 USD), K-Pop idols' average salary more than doubled to 46.74 million won (approximately $43,000 USD) by 2013.Although t

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  • 2NE1's Dara and Kim Young Kwang cast as leads in upcoming drama 'Dr. Mo Clinic'

    January 21, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    2NE1's Dara and Kim Young Kwang have been cast as the leads of the upcoming Chinese-Korean web drama 'Dr. Mo Clinic'. This is the first time Dara has been cast as a lead character in a series, and she'll be playing the love interest of the 'Pinocchio' actor. 'Dr. Mo Clinic' tells the story of a psychiatrist, played by Kim Young Kwang, who specializes in hypnosis treatment and the men and women who go on their own journeys through counseling. Dar

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  • 2NE1's Dara pretends to be a 'Misaeng' intern?

    January 21, 2015 @ 7:18 am

    2NE1's Dara transformed into an intern from the hit drama 'Misaeng'!On January 20, Dara, who's known to love to make fans laugh, posted the picture above on Twitter as well as the message, "After my sweet yet short break finished. Back to the office to work hard. I've returned to reality. Intern Ssan-Geu Rae who doesn't know how to make copies, and Director Son who's watching me." The funny photo she posted reveals Dara channeling ZE:A&

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  • Netizens spark interest with maps of varying country sizes to show current girl group popularity

    January 15, 2015 @ 1:11 pm

    Netizens on Instiz have released their take on girl group popularities at the current time by making a map in which the country size represents how popular each girl group is!Especially in comparison to the one made in 2013, there are definitely some notable differences, such as the expanding territory of girl groups like A Pink, Girl's Day, and AOA and the sizable shrinking of Girls' Generation's land. One netizen posted the first picture below

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  • Gaon Chart releases Yearly Album, Digital Ranking, Download, and Streaming Charts for 2014

    January 13, 2015 @ 3:19 pm

    Gaon has gone through the data and released their Yearly Album, Digital Ranking, Download, and Streaming Ranking Charts for 2014!The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.Check out the digital rankings for 2014 below and check back later for the physical album rankings!Gaon Chart Yearly Physical Album Chart For 2014RankArtist / TitleAlbum Sales1EX

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  • will.i.am & Taboo plan to collaborate with CL on Black Eyed Peas' 20th anniversary album?

    January 12, 2015 @ 3:22 am

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Black Eyed Peas for which it seems they are preparing a special album  they are hoping 2NE1's CL will feature on.A series of tweets by will.i.am and Taboo showed they were both eager to start working on a track with CL for their upcoming anniversary album. CL is expected to travel to the States soon to put the finishing touches on her US debut. Hopefully, she can squeeze in a few recording sessions with

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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop MVs of 2014: 10-1

    January 9, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

    Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the best and most important K-Pop songs of 2014. Now, we're pleased to present the best K-Pop music videos of 2014! The MVs will be rated based on its creativity, choreography, aesthetics, and overall quality. Read on to find out where your favorites rank in our list--today, we bring you the final top ten K-Pop MVs of 2014. 10. Orange Caramel "Catallena"Agency: Pledis EntertainmentRele

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  • 2NE1's Dara lends her credit card to fans who volunteered at a charity event

    January 9, 2015 @ 11:08 am

    It was recently reported that 2NE1's Dara gave out her credit card to her fans who helped delivered coal briquettes in the cold weather. Fans recently spotted a friendly exchange between Dara and the fans who helped at a charity event on Twitter.Fans jokingly tweeted to Dara saying, "Unnie...can we exceed the limit on your card?..." However, Dara answered back generously, "How do you know my limit...!? Eat everything you want, don't be shy~

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  • Idols say 'Happy New Year' to their fans

    January 1, 2015 @ 10:25 am

    It is now the end of the year and the beginning of a new year. As we prepare to meet the new year with high hopes and expectations, here are some of the tweets and insta-posts that various idols uploaded, wishing everyone a happy new year.YG Entertainment 새해 복 많이 받으세요 ^.^— Sandara Park (@krungy21) December 31, 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 새해 복 많이 받으시와요❤️ #2015년 #새해 #첫트윗— G-DRAGON (@IBGDRGN) December 31, 2014 #HappyNewYear2015 #Goodbye2014 Tha

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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2014: 10-1

    December 30, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

    From romance scandals to contract disputes between agency and artist, 2014 has been a real roller coaster ride for the K-Pop industry. But even with all the distractions and downfalls, our favorite idols released some of the most eargasmic songs, soothing our wounded hearts.  For this year, our allkpop staff members combed through numerous releases to bring you a list of fifty of the year's most noteworthy songs. (Note: To be on this rankin

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