Archive for ‘K-TRENDS’

December 6, 2010

[K-POP/J-POP] SNSD : Gets Featured On Billboard’s Site

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

The Japanese music market may be increasingly resistant to international repertoire, but that isn’t stopping Girls’ Generation. The Korean girl group is hoping to turn huge YouTube buzz into sales in Japan and other international markets.

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November 30, 2010

[K-POP/K-TREND] Korean Musicians Leading A New Wave (ARTICLE)

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

With the downturn of the domestic music market, Korean groups are seeking success overseas.

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November 12, 2010

[K-POP] 2NE1 : The Next Generation POP Icon (ARTICLE)

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

If you are a fan of the music like Lady Gaga and Rihanna’s power then here it comes the next generation’s Pop Icon!

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November 11, 2010

[K-POP] SM, JYP, and YG Dominate The K-POP Music Industry (ARTICLE)

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

After analyzing the songs that placed first this year, it became clear that SM, YG, and JYP are still the big three kings of the musical industry. The three companies’ veteran artists swept first place everywhere, and at the same time, they also produced incredible rookies.

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November 11, 2010

[K-POP] South Korea To Ban Teenage Stars From Wearing Skimpy Clothes (ARTICLE)

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

SEOUL—The South Korean government plans to ban young stars from wearing overly-revealing outfits on television and performing on late-night programmes, an official said Wednesday.

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November 3, 2010

[K-POP/K-TREND] Young Celebs Get Early Admissions To College For 2011

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

4minute’s HyunA, Kara’s Gu Hara, actresses Ku Hye-sun, Seo Woo, Ko Ah-seong and Lee Se-yeong have been accepted on early admission to college for the spring semester of 2011.

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October 12, 2010

[K-POP] Super Junior : Heechul Tops Twitter Trending Charts, Dubbed As “Korean Bieber”

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

Kim Hee-chul, a member of the boy band Super Junior, stole the Twitter limelight all of a sudden, sparking curiosity from foreign users who do not recognize him at all.

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October 12, 2010

[K-POP/K-TREND] In With The Red Heads, Out With The Blondes

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

It seems like red heads are the new trend in the entertainment business.

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October 7, 2010

[K-POP/K-TREND] Korean Stars : First Comes Baby, Then Marriage?

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

Hallyu star Ryu Shi-won caught everyone off guard on October 6th, by announcing his upcoming wedding plans and the news of a baby on the way.

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October 1, 2010

[K-POP/K-TREND] How Much Do Actors Get Paid for Reruns?

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

It turns out that many actors, including Lee Byung Hun and Lee Minho, get a hefty salary for their reruns.On the 30th, SBS Midnight TV Entertainment did a special coverage on various stars’ incomes.

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September 24, 2010

[K-POP/J-POP/K-TREND] Why Japanese Girls Go Mad for Korean Girl Bands

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

Korean girl groups are attracting more fervent admirers among their own sex in Japan than from the young men they are ostensibly manufactured to appeal to.

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September 22, 2010

[K-POP/K-Trend] Find Out Which Idol Handles The Most “Visual” In Girl Groups

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

Korean girl groups have jumped over the Korean market to take over Japan, China, Taiwan, and other foreign countires around the world.

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September 17, 2010

[K-POP/K-Drama] SungKyunKwan Scandal : OST Tops Charts

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

KBS2TV television series ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’s OST was released on the 16th, earning Micky Yoochun, Youngwoong Jaejoong and Xiah Junsu top spots on the Hanteo Real Time Chart.

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September 17, 2010

[K-POP] Supreme Team : Tops Gaon Charts With Brown Eyed Soul’s

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

Korean rapping duo Supreme Team and Brown Eyed Soul’s Young-jun scored their first win on Gaon’s singles chart during the week of September 5 to 11.

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September 16, 2010

[K-POP/K-Drama] Dong Yi : Maintains #1 Ranking On Its 3rd Week

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

MBC’s historical drama “Dong Yi – Jewel in the Crown” saw a decline in ratings this week but maintained its lead as the No. 1 TV series on Monday and Tuesday nights for the third consecutive week.

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September 15, 2010

[K-POP/K-Trend] Stars Who Know The Value Of Nothing

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

The singer and comedian Shin Jung-hwan at the heart of a recent scandal makes W25 million a week (US$1=W1,160).

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September 15, 2010

[K-POP] SHINee : Minho Tops List Of Korea’s Most Handsome Artists Ranking For 2010

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

SHINee’s Rapper Minho leads the pack of Korea’s Most Handsome Artists Ranking For 2010.

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September 14, 2010

[K-POP] Kim Hyun Joong : #1 Celebrity Fans Would Want To Start Relationship With

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

Kim Hyunjoong is the Number 1 artist whom people want to start a new relationship with.

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September 11, 2010

[K-POP/K-Trends] Girl Groups : In Big Trouble For Taking In Minor Members

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

With more and more celebrities debuting at young ages, it has recently been revealed that any company employing a child under the age of 15 must now be issued a document authorizing the employment to make it legal.

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September 11, 2010

[K-POP/K-Trend] K-POP Goes Beyond ASIA By Internet

by HOTSPICYKIMCHI

“YouTube plays an important role in attracting fans from all around the world.” -A representative of SM Entertainment

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