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i haven't posted here in ages... but this is like Paul B's Hollywood news... except its kpop.

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The Evolution Of Sexy: How Western Culture Has Influenced K-Pop's Girl Groups





By Erin K.
August 10, 2014 05:30 PM EDT

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In times past, girl groups would debut with fresh faces, clad in flowing white clothing, and sing songs of first loves and crushes. Some of the first few Korean girl groups, S.E.S. and Fin.K.L. were trailblazers for such concept, were later followed by innocent girl groups the Wonder Girls and Girls' Generation. For most of the Korean pop industry, leading girl groups' concepts included a pure, doll-like innocence (that may seem infantalized in some respects)-catering to uncle fans and their other demographics alike. However, a new trend has risen on the K-pop scene: the sexy.


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17 Times When K-pop Made You Feel Like a Sexy Diva




By corina
August 9, 2014

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Have you ever had one of those days where you just wake up and feel like a diva?

We compiled a playlist to help you power through the day, so come back and listen to these songs whenever you feel like you can run the world.

Tell us which K-pop songs you listen to when you feel like a diva!


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7 Ballads That Prove Girls’ Generation Are More Than Just Pretty Faces




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August 13, 2014

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August marks another achievement for South Korea’s national girl group, Girls’ Generation!

This month they are celebrating their 7th year in the entertainment industry despite many K-pop critics saying the average span of a K-pop group is five years.

You probably know them from their pop anthems such as Gee, Genie, Oh, Hoot , I Got A Boy and Mr. Mr. but the girls have a lot more to offer aside from their infectious that they are more than just beautiful faces.dance hooks.

They also have numerous slower songs that would pull a few heart strings and prove

Here are 7 ballads that you should listen to:


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SISTAR Conquers the Charts Once Again with “I Swear”




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SISTAR has done it once again! On August 26 as of 3 p.m. local time, just hours after its release, “I Swear” from SISTAR’s new special album “Sweet & Sour” hit the top of eight major real-time music charts in Korea, including Melon, Mnet, Genie, Olleh, Daum, Naver, etc.

This completes SISTAR’s summer one-two, the group having conquered the music charts already earlier this season with their summer anthem “Touch My Body.”


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SISTAR Heads Out on One Last Summer Adventure in 'I Swear' Video




By Jeff Benjamin
August 27, 2014 9:59 PM EDT

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The girl group drops a last-minute summer anthem on their new EP boasting four remixes of their past K-pop smashes.

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean the SISTAR girls are slowing down on the feel-good tunes. About a month after releasing their sexy, sax-y "Touch My Body" single the act dropped a last-minute summer anthem "I Swear."


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K-Pop Crossover: Trillium's Janet Krupin Examines Girls' Generation's 'Paparazzi' [EXCLUSIVE]




By Tony Sokol
August 22, 2014 05:45 PM EDT

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"Broadway Girl" Janet Krupin is all about movement.

Along with Alex Caraballo, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter is one half of the electronic dance music (EDM) duo Trillium.

The Trillium vocalist recently sat down with KpopStarz to discuss the dance moves of her favorite K-pop band, Girls' Generation, in an exclusive interview.


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Where Did You Get Those Moves? BuzzFeed Helps Americans Tackle K-Pop Dance Routines




By Annie
August 22, 2014 12:11 PM EDT

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Have you and your friends ever tried to learn any of the complicated dance routines featured in K-Pop music videos? Whether you've shaken your booty while mimicking KARA, showed your arrogance like the Brown Eyed Girls, or waved your hands around a la Big Bang, you know that mastering the moves takes a lot of work.

BuzzFeed, the internet news media company you've probably seen sprinkled throughout your Facebook news feed, has taken on the challenge of learning some of the more famous K-Pop dance numbers.

In a recent video uploaded to BuzzFeed's YouTube channel, various staff members try to perfect their K-Pop moves, and the results are hilarious.


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Ladies’ Code’s “I’m Fine Thank You” Reaches No.1 on Music Charts, EunB’s Lifelong Wish Belatedly Granted




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In the wake of the tragic passing of Ladies’ Code member EunB in a recent car accident that has shocked the entire industry, it has been made known that fans and non-fans alike have come together to make EunB’s lifetime wish come true.

On September 3, a message started by Ladies’ Code fans began to spread throughout online communities as well as various SNS. These fans wrote, “EunB’s lifelong wish was to reach first place on music charts. Please listen to ‘I’m Fine Thank You’ as we hope that it reaches the heavens.”

After hearing about this, fans of other idol groups also joined and shared, “Let’s stop streaming our singers and make it [‘I’m Fine Thank You’] reach first place.” As a result, “I’m Fine Thank You” was able to take charge of number one on Melon’s real-time chart.


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[UPDATE] Ladies' Code member EunB revealed to have passed away in a car accident + two members in critical condition


EunB Remembered: Korean Celebrities React To The Tragic Death Of Ladies' Code Member


Ladies’ Code’s EunB’s Funeral to Be Held on September 5, Updates on Other Members’ Conditions

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Mnet Airs Beautiful Tribute in Honor of Ladies’ Code Member EunB




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On the September 4 broadcast of Mnet’s “M!Countdown” and “M!Countdown Begins,” the broadcast station prepared a special memorial tribute in honor of Ladies’ Code member EunB, who unfortunately lost her life in a car accident on September 3.

During these two shows, Mnet aired two very heartfelt compilation messages to share in the grieving of the loss, as well as the celebration of the life of a beautiful young woman.


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Heartbreaking photos from Ladies’ Code EunB’s funeral




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September 5, 2014

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Photos from EunB’s funeral this morning have been released.

The funeral was attended by EunB’s friends and family, Ladies’ Code’s Ashley and Zuny, Polaris Entertainment staff and other celebrities.

The other two Ladies’ Code members RiSe and Sojung have not been told about EunB’s death yet.


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BREAKING: Ladies’ Code RiSe passes away




By Phillip
September 7, 2014

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Polaris Entertainment has confirmed that Ladies’ Code RiSe has passed away after fighting for her life for the last four days.

In the statement, they said: “RiSe received a critical injury to her head and was moved to the hospital. She received surgery for as long as possible, but ultimately passed away,”

“Her parents, who came from Japan, and Polaris staff stayed with her until the end. We are so sorry to give you the sad news, since EunB has also passed, we cannot hide our sorrows.”

She passed away on September 7 at 10:10AM KST. She was just 23 years old.



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