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  • WBW: Idols Still in the Game

    March 6, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    I've sometimes used this column as a forum to lament the fact that I'm getting older and writing about past K-poppers might be "way back" to some of you, but for me, all of this seems like it was only yesterday. Just the other day I had an epiphany; instead of being sad that I'm getting fatter and wrinklier, I should be excited about the future as I get wiser and more distinguished and have the chance to take that next step in life. In that s

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  • WBW: Korean-American Style

    February 20, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    One of the big stories on allkpop last week was the news that 'Birth of a Great Star' contestant Megan Lee was signing with Kim Tae Woo's label Soul Shop Entertainment. For those who may not know, Megan is a bright YouTube star who hails from, in her own words, "happy and sunny California". She follows a long list of contestants on K-pop audition shows who are either from or have spent time in the United States, including Roy Kim, John Park,

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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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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2012: 11-20

    December 26, 2012 @ 11:31 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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  • allkpop's Top 50 K-Pop Songs of 2012: 31-40

    December 12, 2012 @ 11:43 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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  • Teddy Riley praises BTOB's "WOW" for attempting the New Jack Swing genre

    September 26, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    BTOB has earned the praise of producer Teddy Riley, who is widely known for working with the late Michael Jackson, for their bold attempt at incorporating the New Jack Swing genre into their comeback track, "WOW". On September 21st, he tweeted out a link to the official "WOW" music video along with the message, "SEE THIS IS WHAT NEW JACK SWING DO TO KPOP ...WHOEVER PRODUCED THIS, I HAVE BITE MARKS." In reply to two fans, he added, "They to

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  • More details about the participation of YG staff listed on RaNia's 'Style' album jacket

    September 26, 2012 @ 4:57 am

    Although fans already know that Yang Hyun Suk was the producer behind RaNia's recent "Style" comeback, it seems YG Entertainment didn't stop there! A look at their comeback staff list sheet shows that YG has pulled out all the stops to ensure the girls' success. As expected, Yang Hyun Suk's name tops the list as the head producer of the entire work, followed by Choi Pil Kang and Tablo as co-producers, as mentioned previously. Choi Pil Kang

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  • Meaning behind G-Dragon's mini-album title track 'CRAYON' revealed

    September 3, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    It was recently reported that G-Dragon's newest mini-album tracklist was revealed through YG Entertainment's official blog, 'YG LIFE'. According to YG's reports to allkpop, the album, 'ONE OF A KIND', which is scheduled for release on the 15th of September contains seven tracks, of which the second track, 'CRAYON' will be the title song. Co-produced and co-written by YG Entertainment's representative producer Teddy and G-Dragon himself,

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  • G-Dragon rumored to be the main producer for YG's new girl group

    August 31, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    Big Bang's G-Dragon is rumored to be the main producer for YG Entertainment's highly anticipated new girl group! According to industry insiders, G-Dragon is said to be producing for the new group, who plans to make a debut this October with a song produced by G-Dragon himself. G-Dragon is already well-known for the many songs he has written and composed for Big Bang's albums as well as his own solo albums. However, it is the first time

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  • YG Entertainment producer Teddy Park loses trial with Samyang Foods

    July 30, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    On July 29th, the Seoul Central District Court put an end to the fight between YG Entertainment producer Teddy Park and Samyang Foods with the court ruling in favor of Samyang. The problem began last March, when Samyang developed a new slogan to better advertise their 'Nagasaki Champon' noodle product. Their slogan read, "Nae Ga Jae-il Jal Nagasaki Champon", which is similar to the lyrics and title from 2NE1's "I Am The Best". Seeing

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