Thursday, August 20, 2015

EXID Beat Out Top Idol Acts Big Bang, EXO And Girls' Generation As 'Most Searched Stars' In Korea

Girl group EXID continues to prove themselves as top trending idols!
(Photo : Twitter)
On the August 19 broadcast of One Night of TV Entertainment, the program revealed the results of their research on which stars were the most searched celebrities for the first half of 2015.EXID came in first place on their search, beating out EXO, Girls' Generation, and Big Bang who took second, third, and sixth place respectively.

Korean MC, comedian, and radio host Kim Gu Ra ranked in fourth place and variety show star and comedian Yoo Jae Suk came in fifth place. A report by AllKpop revealed the full rankings.

According to the report, the keyword search "issue maker" came up as a related search to EXID and the two could be viewed synonymously.

One Night of TV Entertainment also revealed which stars had the most articles written on them based on their related searches for the first half of 2015. EXID ranked highest on this chart as well, with television personality Baek Jong Won, Yoo Jae Suk, After School, and Big Bang following after.

EXID sored to popularity after a fan shot video of member Hani went viral. The video successfully put the group's song "Up & Down" back on the charts after the end of their promotional period and transformed them into one of the most well-known girl groups today. With a history like this, it comes as little surprise to see EXID continue to dominate in the online world.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Leessang Make A Comeback After 3 Year Hiatus With ‘Kaleidoscope’

Hip-hop duo Leessang made a comeback yesterday after a three year hiatus with their digital single, “Kaleidoscope.”

The duo worked with female vocalist MI-WOO for this single.

“Leessang has produced and written all the songs for MI-WOO’s upcoming debut,” read a statement from Leessang Company posted Tuesday on the Korean news website OSEN. “She is the duo’s first artist that they are training to debut on their own.”

Their digital single features a mysterious and dreamy melody that accentuates Gary’s personal rap style and MI-WOO’s charismatic vocals.

“With the start of this single as our first project, we will continue to release new music so please support us,” read a statement from Leessang Company on Tuesday as well.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rain, Kim Tae Hee Make 1st Public Appearance Together At Anniversary Event For Chinese Cosmetics Company JVJQ

For the first time since revealing to the public their romantic relationship, entertainer Rain and actress Kim Tae Hee both attended the same public event for a cosmetics company's anniversary celebration.
Rain, Kim Tae Hee

Chinese cosmetics brand JVJQ threw its 10-year anniversary party and Rain and Kim Tae Hee, both models for the brand, according to The Korea Herald, stepped out to the red carpet.

The two stars are notoriously private about their three-year relationship and are constantly hounded by wedding rumors, which makes their appearance in the same public event such a big deal.

The couple revealed they were dating back in January 2013.

Agencies for both stars said that while both Raid and Kim Tae Hee did appear in the JVJQ event to fulfill their duties as brand models, they did not go there together.
A separate report from the Korea Times said that Rain and Kim Tae Hee did not even appear on stage at the same time due to scheduling.

Rain is reported to be preparing for a new album while Kim Tae Hee has been cast in the SBS TV drama "Yong Pal" alongside Joo Won.

Rain's agency, CUBE Entertainment, has categorically denied rumors that the couple have finalized their wedding plans and said the actor-singer himself has admitted that "there hasn't been talk of marriage yet."