On December 30, CNNGo published an article listing the top 12 reasons to visit Korea in 2012. Among the list, “Hallyu Madness” ranked third, listing Big Bang’s upcoming concert and the “21st Seoul Music Awards” as some of the reasons why 2012 will be a good year for K-Pop.
If you could, which Korean star would you go on a date with? Show Biz Korea (Arirang TV) overseas viewers voted. The Top 7 were either Super Junior members or Big Bang Members.
The Korean Music Festival, one of the largest and most successful K-Pop concerts in America, is returning for their 10th anniversary show!
The mega concert will take place on April 28, 2012 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The host and sponsor Korea Times announced earlier today that ticket sales will begin on January 21 at 10AM PST.
You can buy tickets online at koreanmusicfestival.com, or in person at the Korea Times Ticket Office located in the lobby of 4525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.
The artist lineup will be announced in the following months before the concert date. Fans can expect a spectacular show as 2012 marks the ten year anniversary. Korean Music Festival 2011 brought big names such as 4minute, G.NA, Jay Park, SISTAR, U-KISS, Secret, Baek Ji Young, DJ DOC, K.Will, Kim Jang Hoon, and more!
MBLAQ has been confirmed as the new stars of the fifth season of KBS Joy‘s ‘Hello Baby‘!
Girl group T-ara member Hyomin admitted to having a kiss scene with actor Lee Jang Woo in the ‘Roly Poly‘ musical.
During the ‘Roly Poly’ press conference that was held at the Seoul Press Center on January 4th, Hyomin remarked, “In the script, there is a scene where Lee Jang Woo and I confirm our mutual feelings for one another and share a kiss. He is currently married to fellow member Eunjung on MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘, but she doesn’t know about the kiss yet,” which caused everyone in attendance to explode in laughs.
“It’s a bit uncomfortable knowing that he is my ‘brother-in-law’,” she continued. “I don’t know if I should have received permission from Eunjung unni.”
When asked what the most difficult part of rehearsing was, she remarked, “The hardest thing was that we had T-ara promotions at the same time, so there was never enough time for practice. We would rehearse in our dressing room and in our van… It was easier because members Jiyeon and Soyeon are in it with me. We were able to practice our lines together and talk about the musical. It was fun“.
MTV Iggy has recently posted their list of ’10 International Collaborations That Blew Our Mind in 2011′. Although there were many amazing collaborations featured on the article, coming in at #1 were none other than 2NE1′s CL, will.i.am, Apl.de.ap with “Where is the Love” at the ’2011 MAMA’ (Mnet Asian Music Awards).
AA will be wrapping up their debut promotions this week and will go into a brief hiatus before they gear up for their next round!
The boys plan on making their comeback in February with an upgraded image. It’s been a long promotional cycle for AA, who debuted in October with “Because I’m Crazy” and went on to perform remix versions for year-end shows. The boys received much attention for their professional stage manners and activism with charities.
Until their next comeback, they plan on focusing on individual activities, as they have been receiving offers from variety shows and dramas.
A representative stated on January 3rd, “They’ll be doing individual activities after concluding promotions for their ‘Because I’m Crazy’ debut. They’ll also be preparing for their mini-album comeback in February.”
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by VITALSIGN @ allkpop