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GOT7 Becomes First-Ever K-pop Group To Hold Concerts In 4 Cities Of Thailand

GOT7 Becomes First-Ever K-pop Group To Hold Concerts In 4 Cities Of Thailand

After winning the hearts of Australians with their “Global Fan Meeting” in three cities of Australia in April, GOT7 has now cemented its status as one of the most popular K-pop idols in Thailand. The K-pop idol recently concluded its four-city  tour of the country making it the first K-pop to make the rounds in all of the key cities. GOT7 performed to sold out crowds in Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and Phuket. “GOT7 Thailand Tour-Nestival 2017” performed in a total of five shows in four cities and managed to get iGOT7, the group’s official fandom members more excited. According to Kpop Behind , GOT7 performed hits like “Fly”, “Hard Carry”, “Paradise”, “If you do”, and “Never Ever”. As a result, JYP Entertainment reps have said that the agency has been receiving inquiries and calls about endorsement deals for the GOT7 members for local Thai brands. It can be recalled that after releasing their comeback “Flight Log: Arrival,” GOT7’s popularity has been on a constant uptrend. They are planning to take over Japan with their “GOT7 Arena Special 2017 My Swagger” event at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. The event will happen this weekend for from June 24-25.

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Who Is The Best K-pop Idol? BTS, TWICE, G-Dragon & IU Ranked No. 1!

Who Is The Best K-pop Idol? BTS

Entertainment agencies recently weighed in on who they thought among K-pop players and artists are the most influential in the market. Thirty-two  agency reps participated in the survey entitled “The Power People of K-pop.” Among the CEOs who joined the survey are entertainment CEOs including YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk, JYP Entertainment CEO Jung Wook and Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak. YMC Entertainment CEO Cho Yoo Myung, TS Entertainment CEO Kim Tae Song also joined the survey, All Kpop  reported. Among the categories surveyed in The Power People of K-pop” are the hotly contested Best Boy Group, Best Girl Group, Best Producer and Best Solo Artist. Each of the participants were asked to write down their top three choices in which they gave three, two and one point for the top 3 choices. For the Best Male Solo Artist, it came as no surprise that BIGBANG leader G-Dragon, who recently released his megahit solo comeback “Kwon Ji Yong” emerged as the top and unanimous choice. The Best Female Solo Artist was IU whose comeback album “Palette” also met huge success and easily achieved perfect all kill in the Korean charts. It came as no surprise that BTS was

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BTS To Star In Individual Dramas For Upcoming Album?

BTS To Star In Individual Dramas For Upcoming Album?

Will  BTS members be appearing in individual dramas? Fans of Rap Monster, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga  and V sincerely hope so. It was recently reported by news outfit Naver  that BTS’ latest album “Love Yourself” will feature an individual concept that will feature the boys in individual dramas. The source from Big Hint Entertainment was cited as saying that the label was currently on the lookout for writers who will develop stories centered on the BTS members. The source further cited that along with writers, Big Hit Entertainment is also casting for actors who will be featured in the dramas along with of Rap Monster, Jimin, Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Suga and V. However, a recent report by Soompi  indicated that Big Hit Entertainment has denied the claims about “Love Yourself” as well as the drama concept for the project. The source said that it is still too early to announce anything concrete about the BTS project. “‘Love Yourself’ is one of our projects for this year and next year. We’re still at the beginning planning stages,” the Big Hit Entertainment insider said about the BTS project. “We put up a notice looking for story writers, but we haven’t yet

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Nam Tae Hyun Drops Cover Of G-Dragon’s ‘Untitled 2014’

Nam Tae Hyun Drops Cover Of G-Dragon's 'Untitled 2014'

Former WINNER member Nam Tae Hyun has released a cover of G-Dragon’s “Untitled 2014” which he did with his new band South Club. It was arranged differently than the original and drew mixed reactions from netizens. According to  Soompi , Nam Tae Hyun’s track was originally released via Soundcloud, one of the first covers of G-Dragon’s emotional ballad. It comes as no surprise that the former WINNER main vocalist would quickly pay a homage to his hyung as he was one of the first to express excitement over the release of the BIGBANG leader’s solo album even before it was out in the market. Nam Tae Hyun’s amazing vocal control was evident in his version of “Untitled 2014.” South Club also used soft acoustic sounds to set the focus on the emotions of the song and the purity of the vocals. Netizens who listened to Nam Tae Hyun’s version seemed satisfied with his efforts and said that he did his hyung proud. Some fans recalled how much the former WINNER member looked up to G-Dragon while he was still with YG Entertainment. It can be recalled that Nam Tae Hyun and YG Entertainment agreed to part ways last year citing

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BTS Suprasses Taylor Swift’s 28-Week Record On Billboard Chart, Trails Justin Bieber

BTS Suprasses Taylor Swift's 28-Week Record On Billboard Chart

After breaking the record set by One Direction as the musical group with the most number of weeks on the Billboard Social 50 chart, BTS has broken yet another record on the American chart. This time, the K-pop group has surpassed Taylor Swift’s 28-week  record on top of the charts. BTS has maintained its foothold on the charts since it entered the Billboard Social 50 in October 2016. With 29 weeks on the chart, they managed to edge out the “Red” singer who stayed on it for 28 weeks. This achievement makes BTS as the artists with the second most number of weeks on the Billboard Social 50. They trail Justin Bieber who has set a remarkable record for his “Purpose” album with 161 weeks on the chart.     It can be recalled that before smashing Taylor Swift’s record, BTS also surpassed Rihanna and Miley Cyrus who both had a 21-week streak on Billboard Social 50. BTS also destroyed One Direction’s 8-week record on the chart long before. During the recent Billboard Music Awards, BTS won the Top Social Artist Award beating Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes. The boys charted a milestone as the first

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G-Dragon Scores Win On Music Core, Inkigayo Despite Lack Of Live Performance, Gaon Chart Decision

G-Dragon Scores Win On Music Core

Even with the recent decision of Gaon Chart to disqualify G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” from its sales tally due to a technicality, the BIGBANG leader is managing to overcome the odds by doing well on music shows. He charted wins in Inkigayo and Music Core despite not being able to perform live in the shows. According to Soompi , G-Dragon’s “Untitled 2014” won over PSY’s “New Face” and “I Luv It” on the long-running SBS music show. G-Dragon also took his first win on Music Core as his “Untitled 2014” went head-to-head against SISTAR’s “Lonely” and TWICE’s megahit “Signal.” The performance of G-Dragon’s album on music shows and music charts were expected to be affected by Gaon Chart’s decision since their stats are used by shows like Inkigayo and Music Core to determine their weekly winners. Music Bank and M! Countdown use stats provided by Hanteo, which accepted “Kwon Ji Yong” as a legitimate album. It can be recalled that Gaon Chart refused to accept G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” as an album because it was released in a USB format. In its decision, it cited that the USBs didn’t contain the songs itself but rather links in which users can

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G-Dragon & Sandara Park Dating: What Was Sandara’s Sweet Message To Rumored Boyfriend At His Concert?

G-Dragon & Sandara Park Dating: What Was Sandara's Sweet Message To Rumored Boyfriend At His Concert?

Shippers of G-Dragon and Sandara Park went mad after snaps have circulated on social media which spotted Sandara Park among the audience in G-Dragon’s “Act III:MOTTE” concert in Seoul. Fans who believe that the two YG artists have been secretly dating for years also found new hope with Sandara’s message to the BIGBANG leader. Fans who were at G-Dragon’s concert tweeted that in one of the segments  where G-Dragon was being described by the people close to him, Sandara was one of the people who were interviewed. When she was asked what she thought of the BIGBANG leader, Sandara had a very short and simple answer. “There are many idols out there,” Sandara said. “But for me, there is only G-Dragon.” Fans were also happy to see fancam clips of the “One Step” star who was seated alongside G-Dragon’s fellow BIGBANG members Daesung and Taeyang which showed how close she was with G-Dragon’s BIGBANG brothers. However, Sandara was no longer part of the selfie that CL uploaded where she was sitting beside Taeyang and Daesung. Some fans speculated that Sandara may have left the concert early to avoid attention. In January, rumors resurfaced about Sandara and G-Dragon dating when Sandara

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Sentencing For Female Trainee Involved In BIGBANG T.O.P’s Case Draws Flak From Netizens

Sentencing For Female Trainee Involved In BIGBANG T.O.P's Case Draws Flak From Netizens

The female trainee involved in BIGBANG T.O.P’s drug case has just received her sentence and it is being met by mixed reactions from netizens. Some social media users feel like the sentence is too light while some of the rest are thinking that this will have an impact on T.O.P’s case as well. According to Soompi , the first trial for Han Seo Hee, the female trainee that was reportedly with T.O.P. when he smoked marijuana last year, was given a sentence of four years of probation. However, if she commits a repeat offense during the probation period, she will have to face a three-year prison sentence. The trainee in T.O.P’s drug charge was also ordered to attend 120 hours of drug rehabilitation and was fined a fee of 870,000 won. The Seoul Central District Court took into account the fact that Han Seo Hee purchased psychotropic drugs LSD and marijuana multiple times and used them. The trainee was also found to have purchased marijuana while she was being investigated by authorities. However, in giving the sentence, the court took account that Han Seo Hee did not have any prior criminal record. Netizens who are commenting on the thread section

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Sandara Park Teases Upcoming Youtube Channel ‘Dara TV’

Sandara Park Teases Upcoming Youtube Channel 'Dara TV'

Sandara Park is getting ready to roll out her own youtube channel soon. This comes a great news to fans who have been waiting for months for the former 2NE1 member to finally get started on the streaming platform. Sandara, in her recent Instagram  post, gave a short snippet of what fans can expect from her youtube channel which she entitled “Dara TV.” The youtube channel seemed to have a fashion concept as Sandara gave her fans a sneak peek into the contents of her bag. Among the items that Sandara showed were her beauty and hygiene essentials — – a lip tint, mouthwash, toothpicks, Q-tips, Vitamin C, charger with a cute smiley face, blush, iPod, inhaler, allerscreen, tissues, and perfume spray. Her improved confidence and flourish in unveiling the items seems to be a product of her recent hosting gig with InStyle’s “Get It Beauty.” While the clip from the Instagram showed no subtitles, Sandara assured in a tweet that she will be including English subtitles on Dara TV for the benefit of her international fans. It can be recalled that several months ago, Sandara teased that she will be releasing a youtube channel but her busy schedule in

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YG Announces New Tour Dates For G-Dragon’s ‘Act III:MOTTE’, Check Whether Your City Is Included Here!

YG Announces New Tour Dates For G-Dragon's 'Act III:MOTTE'

YG Entertainment has announced the addition of five more cities to G-Dragon’s “ACT III: MOTTE” World Tour. Due to insistent public demand, the show will now have additional stops in Manila, HongKong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Taiwan. According to Soompi , the addition of the five cities to the world tour will bring the total to 24 cities where the BIGBANG leader will be performing. Aside from the five new cities that have been announced, G-Dragon’s fans in Brazil are also campaigning online through the hashtag #MOTTEinBrasil to add their location to the World Tour. After kicking off his “Act III:MOTTE” tour in Seoul on June 10 where he featured guests like IU, whom he recently collaborated on for her comeback track “Palette,” and former 2NE1 leader CL, with whom he performed the song “The Leaders.” G-Dragon also wowed the crowd for a two night show in Macau, the second stop of his tour. G-Dragon’s next stop will be in Singapore on June 24 and 25 before he takes on Bangkok on July 7 and 8. The BIGBANG leader will not have a break as he flies to Seattle to kick off the North American leg of is tour on

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