[AUDIO] Mino – 어떻게 (Feat. Zico) [DOWNLOAD]
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This Sunday, December 18, at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST, Mnet US will be streaming a three hour long presentation of “Best of 2011 MAMA” on their Facebook page.
This show will feature exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews. Mnet’s “Hello Pop!” VJ Chrissa Villanueva, who attended the event in Singapore, will host this program.
The 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards originally took place on November 29 in Singapore.
K-Pop stars that appeared at the awards were SNSD, Kim Hyun Joong, Super Junior, HyunA, miss A, 2NE1, BEAST, A Pink, Huh Gak, Seo In Young, Bae Ji Young, Dynamic Duo and YB. Also performing were US artists Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and the Black Eyed Peas’ Wil.i.am and apl.de.ap.
Source : Soompi
Bang Yong Guk‘s boy group, one of the most anticipated rookie group debuts of 2012, has officially unveiled their name!
On December 19th, TS Entertainment announced that their boy group will be named ‘B.A.P.‘ (Best, Absolute, Perfect). They stated, “The group will be made up of six members. As you can see by Bang Yong Guk, Zelo, and Himchan, the rest of the members are just as talented.”
Bang Yong Guk is currently promoting with Zelo as a unit group while Himchan is hosting SBS MTV‘s ‘The Show‘.
Representatives continued, “B.A.P. is the most ambitious project to be out by TS Entertainment. We still have many more surprising projects left in store to unveil to the public.”
On December 18th, the third episode of SBS ‘K-POP Star‘ aired and viewers were able to watch French contestant, Julie Chabrol perform “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green.
After finishing her live performance, the three judges of the show gave varying opinions from praises to disapproval. For those who have seen the previous episodes, you should have noticed the striking difference between J. Y. Park and Yang Hyun Suk‘s criteria for qualifying contestants. This episode was another example of that dissimilarity between the two producers.
First, judge BoA commented, “You have f(x) Amber‘s vibe. You seem like a tomboy. You have a good voice as a foreigner, but skill wise..I don’t know. I’ll be honest, you would be good as a visual. I want to see you sing in Korean in the next round and I’ll make a final decision then. So for now, I’ll pass you to the next round.”
However, producer J.Y. Park disqualified the foreign contestant revealing, “I like it when an artist is comfortable on stage, but I don’t like it when they are comfortable without any skills. You have the attitude of a star, but don’t have the skills like one. That is very frustrating to me.” Regarding this statement, the contestant showed her determination as she stated, “I want to go further in the contest. I haven’t shown my fullest potential yet.”
MBLAQ‘s maknae Mir revealed to his fans that he hangs out with INFINITE‘s Woohyun through a special photo.
On December 17th, Mir updated his Twitter with a selca and a caption that read, “This is the first time, I’m taking a photo with Woo Hyun…”
With both idols born in 1991 and in related fields, it seems like they managed to forge a friendly relationship.
Fangirls ogled over the photo as they commented, “Wah, so cute!“, “You two are so adorable, especially Mir’s friend“, and “Please take a photo with Shinee Taemin next *O*”
Source + Photos: MBLAQ Mir’s Twitter
by MrTuxedo @ allkpop
Many fashionistas may know of ‘Refinery29.com‘, a popular one-stop website for fashion, style, and shopping.
The site posted an article today called ‘Kpop Cheat Sheet: The Bands To Know Before They Blow Up’, and introduced Big Bang, 2NE1, SNSD, and SHINee to their readers. The passage read:
“Okay, we’re calling it, right here, right now. Kpop is going to be 2012′s hottest trend. Straight out of Seoul, these acts are already bringing their edgy, high-end style and infectious tunes all over the world. Asia knows what we’re talking about. Europe is already obsessed. South America goes gaga for these multi-talented superstars. And North America? The craze has already started with the hottest Korean acts selling out Madison Square Garden in NYC, the Staples Center in LA, and the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas — just to name a few places. For those of you who haven’t yet become ingrained, we’re here to present to you a little primer to get in on the action. We’re giving you the rundown on four of the hottest Kpop artists that are headed for world domination, the songs you need to hear, and, of course, the styles you’re going to want to copy. Big Bang, 2NE1, Shinee, Girl’s Generation. Memorize these names, people. Let the obsession begin.”
In addition to giving some background information on each group and introducing some of their popular songs, the site also analyzed and broke down the style of each group.