• What percentage of 2012's total album sales were by your favorite idols?

    March 6, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    Super Junior have been the kings of physical album sales since 2010, but it's hard to visualize that with just the numbers. To help visualize the breakdown, a Korean netizen put together pie charts to see how each group did in sales. The pie charts were released in five categories with the first three charts breaking down the sales within the Big 3 companies: SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment. The last two charts br

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  • Co-ed School's Chanmi reveals that she has left Core Contents Media

    February 17, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Singer Chanmi from Co-ed School and its subunit, 5dolls, has announced that she has left her agency, Core Contents Media. Speaking through her Twitter earlier today, Chanmi revealed that she was no longer with her company. "Hello, this is Chanmi. Firstly, thank you to all the fans who didn't forget and took interest in me," she began. "So many people have been asking, it was hard to respond to all of them so I'll leave this message here."

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  • T-ara's Hyomin shares a set of photos with a Lunar New Year greeting for fans

    February 8, 2013 @ 5:23 am

    T-ara's Hyomin recently shared some unseen photos that emphasize her beautiful features through her agency Core Contents Media on February 8th. It seems with the freezing weather, Hyomin wanted to help lift the spirits of fans with the Lunar New Year just around the corner, as she commented, "I hope people take out their spring clothes after seeing my pictures. Happy new year!" In related news, Hyomin has been cast in Japanese film 'Jin

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  • Core Contents Media releases official statement regarding KakaoStory conversation + Yoon Ee Na's agency and Sua comment

    January 22, 2013 @ 6:50 am

    Core Contents Media has released an official statement regarding the KakaoTalk Story (KakaoStory for short) conversation that took place between T-ara's Soyeon, Sua, and Yoon Ee Na. The agency commented through a press release sent out to the media, "Soyeon and Soyeon's acquaintances were not speaking in regards to a specific celebrity. We are sorry that this kind of incident has occurred and we will take more precaution and be more carefu

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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Music Videos of 2012: 25-1

    January 16, 2013 @ 11:35 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 the top twenty five. 25. HyunA "Ice Cream" Label: Cube Entertainment Release Date: October 21, 2012 HyunA's solo comeback with "Ice Cream" was certainly one of the most ta

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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2012: 1-10

    January 2, 2013 @ 11:02 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. We'd like to thank you for sticking with us these past several weeks

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  • Hwayoung in discussion to sign with MS Team Entertainment to pursue an acting career

    December 21, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    Hwayoung, former T-ara member, is said to be in the midst of finalizing her contract with a new agency! Apparently, according to entertainment industry insiders, Hwayoung is currently getting ready to sign with MS Team Entertainment, the home to actresses Son Ye Jin, Lee Min Jung, and Moon Chae Won. It seems rather than continuing her path of a musician, Hwayoung has decided to pursue an acting career. Insiders speculated that this m

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  • T-ara criticized for Japanese Pachinko advertisement

    December 20, 2012 @ 4:21 am

    An advertisement for Japanese game machines, or Pachinko, has recently been circulating the Korean web, featuring girl group T-ara as the endorsement model, which has caused a bit of a stir online, especially with Core Contents Media's latest statement on turning down alcohol endorsement deals to serve as good role models for teenagers. On December 19th, a post called "T-ara's Pachinko Ad" surfaced, attracting many comments and much attent

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  • T-ara turns down coveted alcohol commercial deal

    December 18, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    Girl group T-ara is said to have turned down an endorsement deal with an alcohol brand, a coveted commercial deal in the entertainment industry. Aside from Ahreum, T-ara's youngest member (with the exception of Dani, who will join the group later), all of the members of T-ara are legally adults in Korea. However, as a big girl group in Korea, T-ara has apparently turned down this offer. Their agency Core Contents Media stated, "We belie

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  • THE SEEYA to release a mini album on December 6th + collaborate with Davichi's Haeri

    November 29, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    Rookie group THE SEEYA will be releasing a mini album, putting their debut promotions into full swing. According to Core Contents Media on the 29th, THE SEEYA will be releasing their debut mini album 'LOVE U' on December 6th. This is following the previous announcement in which it was stated that the album would be available on December 3rd; it seems the album has been postponed since the original said date. The mini album will hold a t

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