• Another all-kill for Taeyeon!

    February 2, 2016 @ 8:32 pm

    It looks like Taeyeon's crushing the charts again!On February 3rd (KST) it was reported that Taeyeon's song "Rain" achieved an all-kill on the charts!Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Olleh, Soribada, Genie, Naver, and Monkey3 all reported that the song was at number 1 on their charts.The jazzy style of Taeyeon's new title track is sure to stay at the top for weeks to come.

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  • South Korea blasts K-Pop music towards North Korea

    August 24, 2015 @ 1:45 pm

    Hearing your favorite K-Pop songs blasted on loudspeakers sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, that is not the case for North Korea, who is resisting with all their might the South Korean propaganda that has been flowing into their side of the DMZ. The South Korean army is reportedly blasting K-Pop music towards the north, along with domestic and foreign news, in the hopes of receiving an apology for the landmines that crippled two of

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  • Taeyang to hold a guerilla concert in Busan tomorrow + more live performances for 1theK's 'Wonder Live'

    June 26, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    Taeyang will be holding a guerilla concert in Busan! A Genie rep stated on June 26, "Taeyang will meet fans through his guerilla concert ('SURPRISE MINI CONCERT with genie') in Busan on the 27th. We will sponsor Taeyang's concert and invite our customers, so that they can have fun through a touching concert... Taeyang will perform 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' and '1AM' and will send his thanks to fans for his solo activities."Taeyang's title track "Eyes,

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  • Akdong Musician's '200%' ranks #1 on Genie's real-time chart for 285 hours

    April 24, 2014 @ 11:10 pm

    Akdong Musician has been ranking #1 on Genie's real-time music chart for 285 hours and counting! KT Music's music site Genie announced its findings today, revealing through a press release that "200%" has been ranking #1 for 285 hours and counting ever since Akdong Musician's debut on the 7th. Akdong Musician's "200%" also ranked #1 on Genie's Weekly Chart (4/18-4/24) once again.The duo have also maintained their #1 position on se

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  • Akdong Musician's '200%' ranks #1 on the Genie real-time chart for 150 hours and counting

    April 18, 2014 @ 5:25 am

    Akdong Musician's "200%" has been ranking #1 on Genie's real-time music chart for 150 hours and counting! According to KT Music's Genie on April 18, Akdong Musician's "200%" ranked #1 on the real-time chart for a cumulative total of 149 hours (six days) and counting. Their debut song also topped the weekly chart for the second week of April (4/11-4/17).On the real-time charts, Akdong Musician's "200%" is facing competition from HIGH4 and IU's "'

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  • WBW: My Top 20 Old School K-pop Songs

    December 11, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    It's a sad day here in Way Back Wednesday land as today is my final column on a subject I hold very near and dear to my heart: old school K-pop. I've been writing this column for nearly two years and it's been an absolute pleasure because I never get tired talking about the subject. Unfortunately, the rest of my life doesn't agree with me and I won't be able to write on a regular basis anymore. So like all good things, my run with the column is c

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  • Hyorin tops Genie's weekly charts with 'Lonely'

    December 5, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Hyorin's "Lonely" has taken the #1 spot on Genie's weekly charts!Genie released their weekly chart for the 5th week of November, and Hyorin's title song for her first album 'Love & Hate' ranked at #1 for November 25th-December 1st. "Lonely" is a British retro pop song that adds a fresh melody to a tango beat, topped off with Hyorin's amazing vocals. Her double title song "One Way Love" also ranked at #4 for the week. She topped big names such as

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  • KT genie, Olleh, Bugs, Mnet eradicate automatic playing function of suggested songs to prevent 'digital sajaegi'

    September 2, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    Music service sites KT genie, Olleh Music, Bugs, and Mnet have eradicated the automatic streaming of their suggested songs in efforts to prevent 'digital sajaegi' [mass buying] which has been recently brought up by agencies to prevent the manipulation of digital music charts.In accordance with The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's measure to prevent digital sajaegi, kt Genie, Olleh Music, Bugs, and Mnet will remove the automatic playing f

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  • Jung Joon Young was actually supposed to be the lead in Girls' Generation's Japanese MV for 'Genie'?

    August 14, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    Jung Joon Young revealed that he was originally supposed to have the lead role in Girls' Generation's Japanese music video for "Genie".He was one of the guests for a recent recording of KBS 2TV's 'Happy Together 3', and he made the panel laugh by saying, "I agreed happily to a recruiter saying I'd be the lead of Girls' Generation's MV, and I went to the filming set. But when I got there, EXO's Chanyeol was the lead. I was fooled and I had to film

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  • 3,000 fans get their 'hands up' for 2PM's mini concert '2PM Is Back with Genie'

    May 18, 2013 @ 4:20 am

    2PM continued to thank fans for the long wait by treating them to their mini concert, '2PM Is Back with Genie', which many of you may have watched live through YouTube! 3,000 fans crowded around the M-Stage in Gangnam on Friday, the 17th at 9PM KST to watch the return of the 'beastly idols'. 2PM let fans know that they're back for good by opening the concert with "I'll Be Back", and then pumped up the mood by performing past fan-favorites,

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