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
On the 18th, CNBLUE held their official second concert, ‘Feel The Blue‘ in Seoul.
Being their second concert since the summer, the group showcased both their Korean and Japanese songs, proving to their fans that they have made a great improvement since their debut. As the holiday season is also near, the members performed several Christmas songs, warming up the sold-out crowd in the chilly weather.
In return for such a wonderful concert, fans of member Jung Yonghwa provided a dinner truck for all of the concert staff and the members, ending everything off on a happy note.
CNBLUE will also be holding a Christmas concert in Busan on the 24th.
Last year, the ladies of SNSD / Girls’ Generation kicked off their 1st Asia Concert Tour titled “Into The New World” in Seoul. The girls have visited various countries in Asia over the past year on their tour and recently SM Entertainment revealed that SNSD would release their first live album titled The 1st Asia Tour “Into The New World” on December 23rd.
The live album will have 2 CD’s and contain a total of 38 tracks with various songs the girls performed on the tour. Recently, a preview revealing some audio samples for the upcoming album was released.
The price of the album is 20,000 won (around $17.32 USD) and 16,000 won (around $13.85 USD) online.
1-01. Nine Angels
1-02. 소원을 말해봐(Genie) – Rock Tronic Remix ver.
1-03. Show! Show! Show!
1-04. 소녀시대(Girls’ Generation)
1-06. It’s Fantastic
1-08. Ooh La-La!
1-09. Kissing You
1-10. 1년 後 (One Year Later) / 제시카&온유
1-11. 좋은 사람 있으면 소개시켜줘 / 윤아(Yoona)
1-12. Sunny / 써니(Sunny)
1-13. Umbrella / 티파니(Tiffany)
1-14. Hush Hush / 태연(Taeyeon)
1-15. Chocolate Love
1-16. Honey (소원)
1-17. Dear. Mom
1-18. 영원히 너와 꿈꾸고 싶다 (Forever)
2-01. 사랑은 선율을 타고(Day By Day)
2-02. 동화 (My Child)
2-03. Barbie Girl / 제시카(Jessica)
2-04. Santa Baby / 수영(Sooyoung)
2-05. 라벨：모음곡「거울」제4곡「어릿광대의 아침노래」/ 서현(Seohyun)
2-06. Sixteen Going On Seventeen / 서현(Seohyun)
2-07. Over The Rainbow
2-08. 1,2 Step / 유리(Yuri)
2-09. 다시 만난 세계 (Into The New World)
2-10. 웃자 (Be Happy)
2-11. 힘 내! (Way To Go)
2-13. Touch The Sky
2-14. 냉면 (차가운 니 얼굴)
2-17. Baby Baby
2-19. (Bonus Track) Beautiful Girls (feat.유영진)
2-20. (Bonus Track) Singin’ In The Rain (Studio ver.)
출처:소녀시대 :: The 1st Asia Tour “Into The New World” 라이브 앨범 발매정보
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
SNSD’s music video for “Oh!” has been chosen as the most watched video of 2010 for YouTube Korea.
The “Top 10 Most Watched Videos of 2010″ list was revealed through the channel “YouTube Rewind 2010“, which featured charts from every country. SNSD dominated the Korean chart, ranking in at first with “Oh!”, while “Run Devil Run” came in second, “Hoot” in ninth, and “Oh! (Dance Version)” in tenth.
“Oh!” also managed to rank on Hong Kong’s and Taiwan’s 2010 chart, coming in at sixth and first place respectively. Meanwhile, “Run Devil Run” grabbed third in Taiwan and ninth in Japan.
The girls are currently preparing special stages for the year-end episode on KBS 2TV’s “Music Bank“, airing December 17th. They took first last year on the show, and many are wondering if they will continue their winning streak this year.
Source: Sports Chosun via Nate
The ‘2010 Korea Lifestyle Awards’ was recently held at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel Grand Ball Room in Kangnam-Gu, Seoul on November 13th.
Stars who attended include SG Wannabe, So Ji Sub, f(x), Lee Min Jung, and many more.
The purpose of the awards show was to recognize leaders who have made an influence on Korea’s lifestyle in a total of 20 categories, such as fashion, weddings, social philanthropy, online shopping malls, medical institutions, cosmetic brands, hair brands, and others.
The awards ceremony will be shown on December 15th through Donga TV.
List of Winners (Selected)
▲ Daesang – Samsung Electronics
▲ Best Dressed Male of the Year – So Ji Sub
▲ Best Dressed Female of the Year – Lee Min Jung
▲ Style Icon of the Year – f(x)
▲ Fashion Design Achievement Award – Andre Kim
Check out some of the event pictures below.
We know that some of our readers hail from the Philippines, so here’s an awesome announcement for the Pinoy K-pop fans!
The Phillippine KPOP Community Inc. has organized the second “Phillippine KPOP Convention” for December 11th at the PICC Forum. Local fan clubs of over 40 KPOP groups and artists have been invited to celebrate their love of K-pop music for one spectacular day only! Thousands of screaming fans attended the first event last year, so we’re sure that this year will draw in many more.
Enthusiasts can look forward to purchasing fan goods from the fan clubs of their favorite artists, view the K-street fashion show (courtesy of YesStyle.com), and participate in the many contests held over the course of the day (such as the ‘2nd Philippine KPOP Dance Battle’, ‘KPOP Kosplay Year II’, and the ‘KPOP Idol Look-a-like’ contests). There will also be exclusive album launches from SNSD and JYJ, so be sure not to miss out!
While there are no actual tickets being sold for the event, the organizers have established an entry fee of PHP150, as all proceeds from the event will go towards GAWAD KALINGA, a charitable organization that seeks to end poverty by building homes and communities for the less-fortunate. PHP150 is the minimum fee, so attendants are encouraged to donate more if they should so choose.
Doors open at 10AM. Be sure to check out this awesome event!
Additional info about the event (including which fanclubs will be in attendance) can be found through their official website here, or through their Facebook page here.
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!
4minute held their second live concert in Japan, “4minute LIVE Energy Vol. 2 DIAMOND,” on December 4th amidst the cheering of 4,000 fans.
Fans and Japanese reporters gathered in the concert hall five hours before the official start date, demonstrating the hot interest the Japanese have taken to the Korean girl group.
4minute kicked off their concert by performing their hit tracks, “Muzik,” “HUH,” and “I My Me Mine.”
Gayoon showed off her powerful vocals through her solo performance with “Dejavu” while Jihyunearned the cheers of male fans with her sweet reinvention of “Like A Virgin.”
Maknae Sohyun performed “London Bridge” with a rebellious image, and Hyuna performed her own solo track, “Change.” Jiyoon transformed into a rocker with her smooth, boyish charms for her solo.
4minute wrapped up their concert by stating, “We believe this was the most passionate concert. It’s our second concert, but everyone acted as if we’ve been together for a long time and synchronized so well. Thank you so much for responding so passionately. Please anticipate our future.”
Source + Photos: Star News via Nate
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