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  • Who Wore it Better: BoA vs. Yubin

    December 17, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    It's a flashback to summer this time on WWIB! In June, BoA appeared in 'Nylon' modelling Adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony. She paired her pink, bandana-inspired dress with tousled hair and red lipstick. While she wasn't actually wearing them, these are the shoes in the photo, currently on sale for $70 USD. In July, Wonder Girls' Yubin wore the same dress to 'Music Bank in Hong Kong'. She left the top just slightly unzipped, to give

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  • Netizens spot BoA's flawless back muscles

    December 16, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    BoA's flawless back was revealed. Recently, on an online community board, a post titled, "BoA, muscles that outdo a guy" uploaded several pictures that were taken last month during BoA's performance of "Only One" with EXO-K's Sehun at 'SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III in Singapore.' BoA captured the viewers' eyes with her perfect body. The pictures showed BoA flaunting her flawless back muscles in a cropped top. After seeing the pictures,

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  • Lee Seung Gi tops 'Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100' for the third week

    December 14, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    Lee Seung Gi has topped the weekly 'Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100' chart for the third time! The title song of his 5.5 album ranked at #1 in its debut week and is keeping a steady record by staying on top for the 3rd week. "Looking Back" mixed Lee Seung Gi's soft vocals and poetic lyrics and is being called 'healing music'. It is also popular because it has a warm melody that suits the winter. It is also keeping its high rank on charts

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  • 12 allkpop staff's top 3 songs of 2012

    December 12, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Today is December 12th, 2012 or 12/12/12! Unless you're going to be around for another 90 years or so, today is the last repeating-number date of the century. To celebrate the day, we've decided to ask 12 staff members to pick their 3 favorite songs from 2012. Check them out below! Johnny's Top 3 FIESTAR - Vista Although FIESTAR is just a rookie group, they have so much polish and finesse in their live performances. To top that off, I l

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  • BoA promises to go listen to J.Y. Park's 'half-breath half-sound' technique at his concert

    December 12, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    BoA promised to go listen to J.Y. Park's infamous "half-air, half-sound" singing technique. On the 11th, J.Y. Park retweeted BoA's tweet about her first solo concert, which said, "January 26, 2013. I'm having my first solo concert since my debut! Keke. I feel a little embarassed. I'll prepare well... See you at the concert venue ^^." J.Y. Park responded, "Wow, I'm looking forward to it! But why aren't you responding to my text about inviti

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  • Lee Hyori chosen as the female celebrity with the most wanted abs

    December 11, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    Lee Hyori was chosen as the female celebrity with the most wanted abs. 'Research Panel Korea', an online research site, ran a survey titled "Which female celebrity's abs are you the most jealous of?" for its 26,239 members. Lee Hyori ranked 1st with 24% of the votes (6,433 votes). Following her was f(x)'s Krystal with 17% (4,393 votes), then Kahi with 16% (4,199 votes). 4minute's HyunA ranked at 4th with 11% (2,995 votes), BoA at 5th wi

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  • BoA to hold first solo concert in Korea since debut

    December 11, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    It has been announced that BoA will be holding her first ever solo concert in Korea since her debut almost 13 years ago! The singer has held numerous concerts and tours in Japan, but she had yet to hold one in Korea on her own until now. SM Entertainment confirmed on the 11th that the concert entitled, 'BoA Special Live 2013~ Here I Am~', will be held at Seoul's Olympic Hall on January 26th. BoA is expected to showcase her superb singin

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  • BoA to release her first Japanese single in two and a half years

    December 10, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Via tokyohive: BoA has announced that she will be releasing a new Japanese single next year! This will be her first Japanese single in about two and a half years. BoA's anticipated single will be titled "Only One" and is slated for release on February 20th. It will include the Japanese version of "Only One" and "The Shadow", which were included in her latest Korean album, "Only One". Both songs are written and composed by BoA herself.

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  • Psy talks about being unable to top Billboard's 'Hot 100' chart

    November 30, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    Psy talked about how he felt on failing to top Billboard's 'Hot 100' chart. Psy attended the press conference after performing at the '2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards', where he received the 'Song of the Year Award'. At the press conference, he said, "I wasn't able to get #1 on the Billboard chart. It's unrealistic to be unhappy about not being first. Recently, I dropped in the ranking and then moved up back to #5. I think 'Gangnam Style'

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  • Experts project SM Entertainment will post $40.3 million USD in revenue for Q4 2012

    November 28, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    Asset management and Brokerage firm Korea Investment & Securities (KI&S) has predicted that SM Entertainment will bring in 43.7 billion KRW (approximately $40.3 million USD) in revenue, and 13.7 billion KRW (approximately $12.6 million USD) in profit for the fourth quarter of 2012. The sales are expected to increase by 11% compared to last year, and a profit increase of 51.3% over Q4 2011. Even though the company's third quarter results fe

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