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YG Entertainment’s entrance into KOSDAQ & 3 new idol groups in the making?!~


Ummm. OH WOW. YG’s getting bigger and bigger~

Do any of you guys watch Terry He on Youtube? Well, 2 members of his old boy band thingy, Brian Kan and Don Lee, left in 2010 to become trainees at YG. I wonder if they’re debuting soon.

One of Korea’s top agencies, YG Entertainment, will finally be listed on the independent Korean stock market, KOSDAQ (the Korean counterpart to the American NASDAQ).

YG Entertainment’s application to enter KOSDAQ has been pending for a while now, and it was finally approved earlier this year. This new announcement states that their stocks will be listed on the market starting on November 23rd.

In light of such a big development, YG Entertainment held a press conference on November 8th and revealed their plans after entering KOSDAQ.

With top artists like Big Bang, 2NE1, Se7en, Gummy, Psy, Tablo, Yoo In Na, Jung Hye Young, and more under its label, YG Entertainment brought in approximately $40 million USD last year in sales, $9.2 million in operating profit, and $8.75 million in net profit. In the first half of 2011, they also recorded strong figures with $39.9 million in sales, $8.6 million in operating profit, and $6.4 million in net profit.

With YG Entertainment entering the stock exchange fray, all of the ‘Big 3′ companies (YG Entertainment, SM EntertainmentJYP Entertaiment) are now listed on KOSDAQ. (SM Entertainment was able to secure its entrance into KOSDAQ more than 10 years ago, while JYP Continue reading

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Wonder Girls on their US venture and new album~!


I’ve missed them, and so glad they’re going to be back~ (L)

In 2008, the Wonder Girls knocked on the door of the U.S. market and embarked on a long journey of self-discovery and growth. Though they were top stars in Korea, the girls were forced to start from the very bottom again with street performances.

Fast forward three years later, and we see the Wonder Girls return to Korea with some solid achievements under their belts. They’ve placed 76th on the Billboard Chart and became the first Korean artists to rank on the world-famous music barometer. They also completed a successful U.S. Tour, and filmed a movie with TV network, Teen Nick.

Prior to the official release of their 2nd album, Continue reading

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2NE1 unleashes their new single ‘I Am The Best’~


How 2NE1-like 8)

It’s been a long time coming, but Korea’s fearsome foursome is finally back in action: 2NE1 has just dropped its newest single, “I Am The Best“!

Despite the brevity of the four song teasers revealed earlier this week, it was clear from the get-go that “I Am The Best” would shape up to be one of the hottest dance tracks of the summer. Previously described by producer Teddy  Continue reading

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“You’ve Fallen For Me” releases a longer trailer~


AHHH! So many dramas, so little time~

Anticipation for Jung Yonghwa’s new drama, “You’ve Fallen For Me“, has just reached new levels thanks to this latest trailer!

The drama crew unveiled a longer preview clip that gave more depth to Yonghwa’s character. The CNBLUE member is looking handsome as always, but his cold expressions reveal that he’s a ladykiller on campus. Meanwhile, Continue reading

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Hyomin appointed as T-ara’s new leader~


Ahh, so many changes!

T-ara will be switching leaders from Boram to Hyomin for their “Roly-Poly” comeback next month.

Core Contents Media explained, “In order to instill a sense of responsibility in each of the members, we have decided to change the leader for each new album release. We will be passing the leader role onto members who have not been leader yet. The reason  Continue reading

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SMTOWN LIVE heading to South Africa this year~!


PARIS, FRANCE; and now South Africa… WHY NOT TORONTO, CANADA? T^T

Will SMTOWN be heading to South America this summer?

It has been revealed that a South American tour with SM Entertainment artists including BoATVXQ,Super JuniorSNSDSHINee, and f(x) is currently in the works. Continue reading

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Jay Park releases “Take a Deeper Look” mini-album & official mv~


OMGOMGOMG. HE’S BACKKK~

Get ready for the Jay Effect, as Jay Park has officially returned with his new mini-album, “Take A Deeper Look”!

This seven-track mini-album is packed with a diverse range of genres from R&B to hip hop and dance, along with an impressive line-up of guests like Davichi’s Kang Min KyungDok2, and The Quiett. Continue reading

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Rainbow introduced as new leaders of the Hallyu Wave~


Congratulations RAAAIIIINNBBOWWW

The ladies of Rainbow have been selected as the idol leaders of the new Hallyu wave! The group was recently featured as the first idol interview on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade’s official blog, “Diplomacy Wing“.

The interview introduced the girls as the first new generation of stars that will be leading the new Hallyu wave, and discussed topics on the the future of Hallyu itself. Continue reading

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Brave Brothers release teaser for new girl group “Brave Girls”~


Ooooh, more new faces for us to learn O:

On March 31st, producer Brave Brothers finally unveiled two full images of his highly-anticipated hip hop girl group, the Brave Girls. Now, a short 20 second video teaser of the group has been uploaded to YouTube. Continue reading

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Eunjung’s husband for ‘We Got Married’ revealed~!


New couple~

Ever since we announced that T-ara’s Ham Eunjung was picked up to be the new ‘wife’ for MBC’s “We Got Married“, the site has been buzzing over who her lucky husband would be. Unfortunately for all you “Dream High” fans, it’s not her former co-star, Kim Soo Hyun. Continue reading

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