2015 MAMA Award Nominees

It’s that time of year again, say it with me everyone…awards season!! The nominees for the upcoming Mnet Asian Music Awards aka the MAMA’s have finally been announced and there’s some fierce competition this year (although I do question the inclusion of the rookie groups that have debuted for less than six months in the ‘Artist of the Year’ category). The Big Bang guys lead the pack this year with five nominations which consists of ‘Best Male Group‘, ‘Best Music Video‘ for their song “Bae Bae” off their M mini album, ‘Best Dance Performance‘ for “Bang Bang Bang” which is off their A mini album the song is also up for ‘Song of the Year‘ and they’re also up for ‘Artist of the Year‘ as well. SM Entertainment super group EXO are nominated for four awards this year including ‘Best Male Group‘, ‘Best Dance Performance‘ for their song “Call Me Baby“, which is also nominated for ‘Song of the Year‘ and the boys are also nominated for ‘Artist of the Year‘. Currently only CNBLUE, BTS, GOT7 and Zion.T are confirmed to perform at the awards which will take place on the 2nd of December in Hong Kong.  Continue reading

Grand K-POP Festival 2015 Promotes Hallyu with CNBLUE, EXO’s Chen, SNSD and More

The Grand K-POP Festival 2015 was held on September 4th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium with the goal of promoting Korean culture by attracting fans of Korean pop music from around the world to the festival – and attract it did, since it boasted an impressive line-up of top stars: SNSD/Girl’s Generation, CNBLUE, Chen of EXO, Taemin of SHINee, BEAST, Block B, EXID and BTOB. The festival was organized by the Korean Tourism Organization and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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CNBLUE Rumoured to Make September Comeback

FNC rock band CNBLUE are rumoured to make their much awaited Korean comeback this September. The boys were last seen together as a group in February 2014 with their mini album “Can’t Stop” and since then have participated in various solo activities. The new song is reported to be composed by leader Jung Yonghwa ,who also written and composed various other songs for the band across their Korean and Japanese albums, the comeback song is described as a rock song with a disco flavour.  Continue reading

Korean Male Idol / Vocal Groups and Rock Bands

What had originally begun as a simple list updated for fun in order to organize the insane numbers of 2nd Gen-and-onwards Korean boybands and other male vocal/rock groups turned into… this.

Disclaimer: This list dates back to 2008-2010, so inevitably some of the information/pictures/music will be outdated – suggestions and tips from fans are very welcome. Also, not every group is listed because it’s simply impossible! Some well-known male vocal groups and rock bands were also included in this list’s original version; we’ve left them in, despite the list morphing into something more idol group-oriented.

Listed in alphabetical order.

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2015 Golden Disk Awards Winners List

Authors Note –  For those of you looking for the Golden Disk Awards which were held on the 20th and 21st of January 2016 please see here and here

Another week another awards night, on the 14th and 15th of January the 2015 Golden Disk Awards, this year held in Beijing, brought together kpop idols and various celebrities for two nights of awards and performances. The show was separated in to “Digital Awards” which was held on the 14th and hosted by Kim Sung Joo, Kim Jong Kook and Miss A’s Fei and “Album Awards” which was held the day after on the 15th and was hosted by Jun Hyun Moo, Super Junior’s Leeteuk and SNSD’s Tiffany. Rookie group GOT7 took home two awards on Day 1 winning “China Goodwill Star” and “Rookie of the Year” the latter which they shared with YG’s Winner, CUBE Entertainments B2ST also won two awards taking “Best Male Group Performance” and “Most Popular Star“,Taeyang once again took home an award for his song “Eyes, Nose, Lips” which one “Digital Single of the Year” (“Eyes, Nose, Lips” has won “Song of the Year” at last years MAMA’s, Melon Music Awards, SBS PopAsia, Bugs Awards and Naver’s Yearly Ranking) . Super group EXO took home the biggest award of the night on Day 2, the “Album of the Year” for their third mini album “Overdose” whilst FNC’s CNBlue went home with four awards, a “Bonsang” award for their album “Can’t Stop“, “CeCi Asia Icon“, “China Goodwill Star” and “iQIYi Popularity” making them the biggest winners of the event. Continue reading

Winners and Performers at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards

The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards finished on a high note, especially for SM Entertainment’s popular group EXO, whom nabbed the “Album of the Year” award for the second year in a row with their album “Overdose“. The night was filled with performances by various artists, international guest John Legend performed his hit singles “All of Me” and “Green Light” with the latter featuring special guests Chen (EXO) and Tiffany (Girls Generation), Big Bang’s Taeyang performed his popular single “Eyes, Nose, Lips” which also won “Song of the Year” before joining fellow member G-Dragon to perform their single “Good Boy” and a remix of Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby“.  Continue reading

CNBLUE is coming back with ‘Can’t Stop’

After impressing with their latest ventures into acting (Jung Yong Hwa in Mi Rae’s Choice and Kang Min Hyuk in Heirs) and simultaneously conquering the world, one concert at a time, for their Blue Moon World Tour in 2013, the CNBLUE boys will finally be back to the music scene with their 5th mini album, Can’t Stop.

Yesssss. Colour me excited.

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