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
The 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was held overseas for the first time in it’s history, at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Hotel in Macau where a host of stars from Korea and around the world attended, with millions watching it live (or delayed) through tv broadcasts and online streaming sources.
Check out selected photos from the red carpet ceremony ahead of the awards ceremony below!
Recently, 2NE1’s Minzy showed off her photography skills to her me2DAY friends.
Minzy uploaded pictures of her fellow 2NE1 members with this note: ‘Everyone knows that I love taking pictures, right? I secretly took pictures of the other members… !! I’ll take this chance to show you some of these photos.‘
Minzy’s me2DAY friends commented on these sneaky pictures, saying, ‘It’s not easy to take good pictures indoors. You did really well!! You’re amazing~’ and ‘You’re a photographer!! You can do this when you finish your career as a singer.. They came out great.”
2NE1 will be ending their promotions on the November 20th broadcast of MBC’s ’Music Core‘.
2NE1 made their comeback on September 12th via ‘Inkigayo‘, through which they kicked off their promotional activities for ‘To Anyone’. Over the past 2 months, the ladies have broken many records and nabbed numerous awards for their songs, “Go Away“, “Clap Your Hands“, and “Can’t Nobody“.
Although their last performance will be on ‘Music Core’, 2NE1 will still perform these beloved songs at the ‘2010 MAMA‘, held on November 28th at the Venetian Resort in Macau. The girls will also participate in the ‘2010 YG Family Concert‘ for December 4th and 5th.
We’re sad to see these promotions end, but at the same time, we can’t wait to see what they’ve got up their sleeves for us next!
2NE1’s Sandara Park celebrated her birthday yesterday, and she’s just revealed the presents she’s received from her fellow members.
On November 13th, this cute idol expressed her gratitude through the official 2NE1 me2day, “Yesterday I received presents from the members. As expected, the members know best about the things I like most”. Dara posted pictures of some of her presents, including a hat, sneakers, training clothes and a t-shirt.
Dara also thanked the members as she wrote, “I will use these very well. Thanks guys.” For reference, Sandara was born on November 12, 1984.
It looks like she had a great birthday this year. Best of luck, Dara!
Source + Photo Credits: Nate News
2NE1 members threw Sandara Park her very own surprise 26th birthday party on November 12th.
Dara uploaded a picture of the festive event on her me2DAY, and it certainly looks like all four members had a lot of fun celebrating her birthday.
She wrote, “Ah~ I’m so happy! Today, I will be able to film all night with a smile. I got cake on my face. I have to film stuff, so what do I do about the makeup? Anyways, thanks guys for making me laugh”
Happy birthday, Dara!
Source: Sports Today
The sleeping images of 2NE1’s Sandara Park and Park Bom have been drawing attention lately.
On November 9th, fellow member Park Bom uploaded the photo seen above and wrote on her me2day,“A sleeping rabbit, she is currently taking a journey to dream land.”
In the photo, Sandara can be seen lying on the sofa, tightly holding onto a bright red cushion. The way she has her lips zipped closed has earned her the nickname, “The Sleeping Beauty”.
Netizens responded with a variety of comments, such as, “Are you sleeping without even taking off your makeup? That will harm your skin~”, “She’s an angel even when she’s sleeping”, “If a prince saw this, he’d run up to her and kiss her~ Even her sleeping image is a photo shoot”, “What are you dreaming?”
Meanwhile, on the same day, in contrast to Dara’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ image, Dara uploaded a picture of Park Bom sleeping much like ‘The Homeless’.
Dara commented on her me2day, “You don’t see us much in broadcasts, but we’re very busy all the same. The members have been taking turns in falling into deep sleeps. This picture of Park Bom sleeping was taken a few days ago in the Inkigayo waiting room.”
In response to the picture, netizens replied, “You’ll get sick if you sleep in cold places”, “I guess just because you’re not seen on broadcasts doesn’t mean you’re resting either. It’s been cold lately, so stay on top of your health, fighting”, “She looks like a doll when she sleeps”, “You can’t sleep anywhere like a homeless.”
Source + Photos: TV Daily, My Star News
If you’re wondering what on earth we’re showing here, don’t worry – it’s not Sesame Street’s Snuffleupagus, nor is it Cousin It. 2NE1’s very own Dara donned an outrageous wig for the music video of their follow-up track, “It Hurts“, and Park Bom snapped a shot of the wig from behind.
Bom uploaded this photo onto her me2day with the caption, “What could this be? kekeke”
Avid fans of the group recognized that it was Dara right away, but some still ventured hilarious guesses: “A broom? kekeke“, “Looks like a hamster“, and “A ghost? It’s scary...”. The majority of responders bombarded the response box with impatient pleas for the music-video release: “When is the “It Hurts” MV coming out?” and “Ithurtsithurtsithurts~~”
We’re really looking forward to the music video, which is supposedly being released sometime tonight. Stay tuned to allkpop for updates!