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  • Netizens reminisce on K-pop history through an idol group timeline

    January 11, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

    [caption id="attachment_635634" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cleaned Up Image"][/caption] With the heavy influx of idol groups in today's K-pop scene, netizens took the time to reminisce on K-pop history through an idol group timeline. A photo of the timeline was uploaded recently onto an online community site under the title, "idol debut timeline". The timeline highlights some of the debuts of the first and second generation id

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  • Girls' Generation tops Billboard's World Album and K-Pop Hot 100 Charts

    January 10, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    Girls' Generation has topped Billboard's World Album and K-Pop Hot 100 charts with 'I Got A Boy'! 'I Got A Boy' managed to rank #1 on the World Album Chart and they are also #2 on the Heatseekers Albums, and #23 on Independent Albums. Lee Seung Gi had topped the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart for 6 consecutive weeks but this week he got pushed down to 3rd place after Girls' Generation and Baek Ji Young. Lee Seung Gi set a record la

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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Music Videos of 2012: 50-26

    January 9, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

    Throughout the month of December, we brought you our list of the best and most important K-Pop songs of 2012. Now, we're pleased to present the best K-Pop music videos of 2012! Read on to find out where your favorites rank in our list- today, we bring you numbers fifty through twenty five. 50. SHINee "Sherlock" Label: SM Entertainment Release date: March 22, 2012 Let's face it- SM Entertainment videos are not really known

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  • Girls' Generation, Jang Dong Gun, BoA, and more sue cosmetic clinic

    January 8, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    Top celebrities, including actors Kim Nam Gil, Jang Dong Gun, and Song Hye Kyo as well as BoA and Girls' Generation's Tiffany and Jessica, are suing a cosmetic clinic for 120 million won (~112,946 USD). According to the Seoul Central District Court, the celebrities filed the suit against the Gangnam clinic for using their images and names without permission. The stars stated, "People can access their site just by looking up our names on th

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  • Lee Seung Gi's "Looking Back" tops Billboard's 'K-Pop Hot 100' for sixth consecutive week

    January 4, 2013 @ 1:30 am

    Lee Seung Gi's "Looking Back" is still going strong by topping Billboard's 'K-Pop Hot 100' chart for the sixth consecutive week, setting a record! According to Billboard on the 4th, "Looking Back" has consistently ranked #1 on the 'K-Pop Hot 100' since its release back on November 22nd. The single has even surpassed Psy's "Gangnam Style" and IU's "You And I"'s outstanding record of maintaining the #1 spot for five consecutive weeks. Tra

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  • Winners from the '2012 SBS MTV Best of the Best' Awards

    December 28, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    The Winners from the 'SBS MTV Best of the Best' Awards have been announced. A special online voting system allowed fans to log into the SBS MTV Korea / Daum websites and pick the 'best' entertainers of the year in various categories. Winners included Super Junior, SHINee, B.A.P, f(x), Wooyoung, and BoA. Fan votes from the SBS MTV Korea and Daum websites counted for 40% each, for 80% of the total. Judges determined the rest of the 20%, a

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  • BoA adds an extra date to her solo concert

    December 25, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    BoA has added an extra date to her solo concert. Her first solo concert titled 'BoA Special Live 2012 ~Here I Am~' will be held on January 26th. Because all her tickets were sold out immediately upon going on sale, she will be adding an extra date on the 27th for fans who could not buy the initial tickets. The concert will be held at the Seoul Olympic Hall, and the tickets will go on re-sale on December 27th at 8PM.

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  • Who are the contestants that surprised the judges the most on 'K-Pop Star 2'?

    December 24, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    The December 23rd broadcast of SBS' 'K-Pop Star 2' showed various contestants that didn't gain much attention during their first auditions, but surprised the judges in their subsequent ranking auditions. Contestant Lee Mi Rim who took the first place in the performance group had to prepare choreography and a song in just two days after suddenly getting placed in the performance group. Despite having little time to prepare, she got a praise

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  • INFINITE's "The Chaser" tops Billboard's '20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012'

    December 22, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    INFINITE's "The Chaser" topped Billboard.com and Billboard Korea staff's list of '20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2012'. "The Chaser" beat out tough competition by claiming 1st on the international music magazine's list of the best K-Pop songs of this year. According to Billboard, The group's masterpiece single takes listeners on a ride that starts the second the track starts. With an introduction packed with forceful singing, dynamic guitar li

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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2012: 21-30

    December 19, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    From an over-abundance of debuts to a handful of career-defining comebacks, 2012 has been a big year for K-Pop. But what were the best, most important songs of 2012? Here at allkpop, we're trying to answer that question with our 'Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2012'! We combed through this year's many, many releases to bring you a list of fifty of the year's most noteworthy songs. Check in every Wednesday between now and January 2nd for the next gr

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