When 2NE1’s highly-anticipated first album hit shelves back in September of last year, no one predicted that it would achieve the explosive results that it did.
With a staggering amount of pre-orders, over a million YouTube views for each of their triple title-track MVs, and a triple-crown win, the ladies of 2NE1 can add yet another accomplishment to their ever-expanding resume.
According to data compiled by the Philippines’ music retailers, Astrochart/Astrovision, 2NE1’s album “To Anyone“, became a #1 best-seller! Not only that, but their “First Mini-Album Re-package (CD+DVD)” also claimed the #2 spot on the chart.
The girls wanted to personally thank their Filipino Blackjacks for making this achievement possible, so they uploaded a video expressing their thanks in Tagalog.
Check it out below!
2NE1: Mabuhay Philippines! Wassup, we 2NE1!
Dara: Thank you to all of our Filipino Blackjacks for supporting us. We hope that you will continue to support our new album, “To Anyone.” Mahal namin kayo! (We love you all!)
Bom: Mahal (ko) kayo! (I love you all!)
credit to allkpop
2NE1’s youngest member Minzy recently updated her me2day with Holiday wishes for everyone.
She posted this photo:
Bubble translation: “Merry Christmas!!! Thank you for being kind to me. I’m very thankful. ~ ^_^”
In addition, she posted “여러분 모두 즐거운 성탄되세요 / Hey Everyone, have a Merry Christmas.”
It’s good to see everyone getting in the festive Holiday spirit, Happy Holidays everyone.
Source: Minzy’s me2day
The first annual allkpop Awards launched 10 days ago and the voting has been fierce! With the results 100% decided by you, the allkpop readers, and millions of votes already (2.35 million to be exact) – the allkpop Awards is the only true voice for international readers to have a say at who the best of the best are!
With that, below is an update on the standings thus far, but we won’t reveal too much, as we want the final results to be a surprise!
For now, here are the top 5 contenders in each category (random order – because suspense is awesome!):
Best Male Solo Artist
Taeyang (Big Bang)
Best Female Solo Artist
Best Male Group
Best Female Group
Best Rookie Artist
Most Improved Artist
Song Of The Year
“Oh!” – Girls’ Generation
“Bonamana” – Super Junior
“Can’t Nobody” – 2NE1
“Lucifer” – SHINee
“Soom” – B2ST
Story Of The Year
f(x)’s Amber Goes Missing
Shin Se Kyung And Jonghyun Dating
Sun Mi Leaves Wonder Girls
Jay Park Leaves 2PM
Rain Gambling Allegations
“Go Away” – 2NE1
“Lucifer” – SHINee
“Soom” – B2ST
“Bonamana” – Super Junior
“HOOT” – Girls’ Generation
Best Social Network Personality
Heechul (Super Junior)
If you haven’t been voting, no worries, there are still 15 days left and you can vote once per day per category – So get your vote on and have a say on who’s crowned at the first annual 2010 allkpop Awards!
Credit to Allkpop
The 2010 Melon Music Awards was held on December 15th at the Hall of Peace in Kyunghee University, and many top K-pop artists were in attendance.
The awards show begun in 2009 and took its place as one of the big four music award ceremonies in South Korea, alongside Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and Seoul Music Awards.
The awards ceremony is famed for calculating ONLY digital sales (80%) and online votes (20%) onMelon.com, and the final tally of those two factors will give the winners in the various categories.
Below is the list of winners from this year’s show!
▲ 2010 Artist (Daesang)
– SNSD (Oh!)
▲ 2010 Album (Daesang)
– 2NE1 (To Anyone)
▲ 2010 T-World Best Song (Daesang)
– 2AM (Can’t Send You Away Even If I Die)
▲ 2010 Top 10
2NE1 | CNBLUE | DJ Doc | 4MEN | SNSD | IU | 2AM | Lee Seung Gi | T-ara | 2PM
▲ 2010 Newcomer
– CNBLUE (I’m A Loner)
▲ 2010 Netizen Popularity Battle
– Super Junior (Bonamana)
▲ 2010 Hot Trend
– SNSD (Hoot)
▲ 2010 MBC Radio Award
– Jung Yeob (Love You/Without You)
▲ 2010 MBC+ Star Award
– miss A (Bad Girl Good Girl)
Only Jia and Fei took to the stage to receive the award, as Min was away for a scheduled variety show recording, while Suzy was filming her drama, ‘Dream High.’
▲ 2010 OST
– Lee Seung Gi (Losing My Mind)
▲ 2010 Rap/Hip Hop
– Supreme Team (Dang Dang Dang)
▲ 2010 R&B
– Gummy (Because You’re A Man)
▲ 2010 Trot
– Jang Yoon Jung (Ole)
▲ 2010 Alternative
– Hot Potato (Confession)
▲ 2010 Music Video
– PD Hwang Soo Ah for Ga-In’s “Irreversible”
▲ 2010 Song Writer
– Composer Lee Min Soo, Lyricist Kim Lee Na for IU’s “Nagging”
▲ 2010 Concert Culture
– PSY (Right Now)
▲ 2010 Best Dressed Award
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Earlier, we revealed photos from the 12th Korea-China Song Festival held on December 2nd, and now the broadcast of the special concert has finally been aired on TV!
The 12th Korea-China Song Festival was held at the KBS Hall this year and seeks to promote friendship between the two nations, whereby top artists from Korea and China perform under one roof.
The organizers invited SNSD, 2NE1, KARA, SHINee, CNBLUE, U-Kiss, Alex, Chae Yeon, Lena Park, Supreme Team, and Shin Seung Hoon along with Chinese artists like Sun Nam, Hit-5, and more.
Due to time constraints, not everything from the festival was shown on TV.
SNSD – “Hoot”
U-KISS – “Shut Up”
CNBLUE – “Love”
All – End Song
The end of the year is near, and the Korean music industry is abuzz with news of upcoming awards shows that seek to recognize the most outstanding artists in a multitude of categories.
As a nod to these important events in the K-pop realm, allkpop has decided to initiate our first ever “allkpop Awards” this year, and we’re inviting fans from all over the world to determine the results!
That’s right – the votes will be 100% determined by international K-pop fans.
In order to ensure that the results are achieved in a fair manner, we’ve established a system in which votes can be submitted once a day per category via Twitter or Facebook.
Fans can vote as many times as they like over the course of the awards voting period, but again, only one vote per category per day will be counted.
We are aiming to make this an award that accurately represents the opinions of the international K-pop community, so check out the nominees below, and help decide K-pop’s best of 2010!
As the ceremony date for the “2010 Melon Music Awards” draws near, music fans will be delighted to hear that artists from all three companies – SME, YGE and JYPE – will be standing on one stage.
Representatives of Melon Music revealed that viewers can anticipate a meaningful ceremony because of the variety of confirms from different agencies. “We believe that artists confirmed their attendances because they trust the fairness of our awards show. It will be a highly meaningful ceremony, as artists will be giving back the love they’ve received from their fans all year long together.”
Many collaboration stages are under preparation, along with a cute surprise by ceremony host Song Joong Ki.
SNSD, 2AM, 2PM, 2NE1, T-ara, CNBLUE, IU, Lee Seung Ki, DJ DOC and 4Men have been chosen as the top 10 nominees for the “2010 Artist Award”, the winner of which will be revealed during the ceremony.
Source + Photos: TV Report via Nate
The 2010 YG Family Concert takes place this weekend, from December 4th – 5th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium, and 2NE1 member Park Bom has teased fans further with an update on her me2day.
Park Bom wrote on her me2day on December 4th, “This is actually Youngbae’s ‘Only Look At Me’ performance that I rehearsed to show at our concert. I worked really hard to make all of you laugh kekeke but due to the time limit, I won’t be able to show you. Instead, I rehearsed something from our Swi.T seniors…Eunju unni, anticipate it~~~*^^*”.
The above entry was accompanied by a short clip of Bom doing Taeyang’s ‘Only Look At Me‘.
Source: Park Bom’s me2day
A controversy has recently been surrounding the ‘2010 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards’, as many fans are doubting the legitimacy of its online voting system.
Between November 8th and the 30th, Yahoo has been conducting an online poll for three categories:‘Korean Male Buzz Star’, ‘Korean Female Buzz Star’ and ‘Asia’s Buzz Star‘.
The problem that had caught the attention of sharp fans is that the poll results for some nominees had either taken a sharp rise or drop in a spontaneous fashion. For instance, in the ‘Male Buzz Star’ category, Jang Geun Suk’s poll results saw sharp rises and falls at a continuous rate, while a considerable number of votes for Kim Hyun Joong dropped unexepectedly.
Consequently, many netizens are suspecting the poll results to have a substantial error in voting calculations.
Fans have become even more angered by Yahoo’s lack of investigation on this matter, who merely called it a simple ’server error’. Netizens commented, “The globally acknowledged Yahoo doesn’t want to be humiliated in public, which is why they are ignoring the hard work of the fans”, “I want to rebuke Yahoo for their lack of action regarding this issue.”
Responding to such criticism, a representative of Yahoo Korea explained on December 2nd, “There was a problem with the server overloading, however, we have not been able to confirm a manipulation of the poll results. We are still inspecting the reasons behind these errors.”
They carefully continued, “We cannot reveal a correct set of poll results without fully completing our investigation. We cannot confirm anything for now.”
Meanwhile, according to the online poll results on the site, Jang Geun Suk ranked 1st place for the ‘Male Buzz Star’ category for this year’s ‘Buzz Awards’.
The Mnet Asian Music Awards came to an end. Check out the winners below!
Daesang Award (Grand Prize)
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Female Artist Award
Best Vocal Performance – Group
Best Dance Performance – Male Group
Best Dance Performance – Female Group
Best Digital Single
Female Group Award
Male Singer Award
Female Singer Award
Male Group Award
Best Music Video
Best Dance Performance – Solo
Best Vocal Performance – Solo
Best Band Performance
The Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award
Best Asia Artist
Best Asia New Artist
Best Asia Pop Artist
Best Asia R&B Group