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miss A up #1 on Monkey3 weekly chart for the 4th consecutive week

Newcomer girlgroup miss A comes up strong on music charts.

The group’s debut song ‘Bad Girl Good Girl’ is up #1 on music site Monkey3 weekly chart for the 5th week of July. This is the song’s 4th consecutive week up #1 on the chart.

At #2 is SHINee with their comeback song ‘Lucifer’ and #3 ‘Eat Well’ by 2AM ChangMin and 8eight Lee Hyun.Monday Kiz and V.O.S collaboration ‘Going Crazy’ climbed up 16 rankings to be at #4 on the chart this week.

While 4Minute’s theme song for SuperStar K2 ‘Super Star’ and ChaeYeon’s new song ‘Look Look Look’ is up #6 and #9 on the chart respectively. And Son DamBi’s song ‘queen’ had fallen 5 rankings to be at #7 on the chart.

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Big Bang TOP solo song ‘Turn It Up’ up #1 on music chart for 2nd week even without promotions

Big Bang TOP’s latest solo song ‘Turn It Up’ is up #1 on music site Monkey3 weekly chart for the 2nd week, despite having no promotions for it.

The song is up #1 on the chart for the 4th week of June (21st~27th Jun). At #2 position is duet song ‘Nagging’ by 2AM SeulOng and IU. Since early this year, duet songs or featuring songs have mostly turned out to be hit songs on music charts. This applies for IU and SeulOng’s duet ‘Nagging’ and, KWill and Navi’s duet song ‘We Really Loved’ at #3.

Go under the cut for the rest of the chart results.

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Monday Kiz is back as 3 members with new single ‘New Sentimental’ released!

With member Kim MinSoo having passed away in a traffic accident, male vocal group Monday Kiz regroup as a 3-member group and releases a new single.

The new single ‘New Sentimental’ was released online on 20th April. The 2 songs included are ‘Scattered’ and ‘Why.. of all’ and the 2 songs were up #1 and #2 on Cyworld real time charts.

The song ‘Scattered’ is written by Han SangWon who also wrote the group’s previous hits like ‘Footstep’, ‘Destiny’ etc. And ‘Why.. of all’ is produced by Lee JinSeong.

The group’s agency commented, “The album is made with the capabilities added to the team by the new members. We are thankful for the interests and love shown by everyone.”

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Lee Seung Gi’s ‘Let’s Break Up’ claimed to have plagiarised Tim’s ‘Injured Ankle’

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Amidst all the plagiarism controversies lately in Kpop, it was said that the police has received a complaint claiming that singer Lee Seung Gi‘s new song ‘Let’s Break Up’ is plagiarised work.

Composer SeongHwan, who also composed singer Tim‘s ‘Injured Ankle’, said on 27th October, “Lee Seung Gi‘s song ‘Let’s Break Up’ has infringed on the copyrights of the song ‘Injured Ankle’ released in 2007″ submitting his complaint and also documents of evidence in Seoul.

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Kpop Reviews: August week #1

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Some great Kpop/K music album release this week, so I thought I do reviews on some of my favourite albums.

Artistes featured:

  • Bada, Hwayobi, Lee MinKi, Mighty Mouth, Astro, E.via, I The Tri Top’s, V.V.G (Vintage Vocal Group)

    Reviews here…

    K Bites – 26.05.2009

    Rain sign on a 2-year 1.5 billion KRW endorsement contract with Nature Republic

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    rain_260509_2Singer Rain has recently signed on a 2-year 1.5billion KRW worth of modelling contract with cosmetic brand Nature Republic as its exclusive model.

    And recently he has gone to Brisbane Australia for the shooting of the CF.

    Nature Republic revealed on the 26th that they are looking at series CF of Rain to be revealed in the future.


    New singer Chung Rim’s 1st MC attempt since debut

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    New singer Chung Rim has his first attempt at MC’ing last 20th May in OhSan Univeristy for ‘M Super Concert’. That day he was co-hosting with singer Solbi.

    Chung Rim was said to be have received praises from the staff for his natural hosting. He was said to have shown no nervousness and put on a constant smile while he hosted with Solbi in front of a 5000-strong audience crowd.

    Also for the concert, he performed his song and the choreography to ‘STEP’. He also make sure that his co-host seonbae singer Solbi do not fall from the steps, he was said to be a great host that night.

    Meanwhile, the artistes who appeared for M Super Concert were 2PM, 2AM, Jo Sung Mo, JunJin, ChaeYeon, U-KIss, AJ, UPT etc. And the concert is set to be aired on Mnet on 26th May.


    is #1 on Mnet music chart for the 2nd week consecutive

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    Newcomer female group 2NE1 is #1 on Mnet music chart for the 2nd week consecutive.

    Their debut song ‘Fire’ is up at #1 position on the chart for the 3rd week of May. The debut song of the group has gave good results to be up on the chart for 2 weeks consecutively. While the CM song ‘Lollipop’ they sang together with Big Bang has fell 3 positions to be at #11, staying on the chart for its 9th week.

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    K Bites – 19.02.2009

    Over 230K copies of Big Bang’s book sold in 3 weeks

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    Big Bang‘s book ‘Shouting to you in the world’ has sold over 230,000 copies in just 3 weeks.

    Publisher Sam and Parker said,”Big Bang‘s book was released only just last month on the 28th but they are already #1 bestseller. Until 17th February, they have sold over 230,000 copies. We are seeing that they will hit 250,000 copies in just the matter of a few days.”

    Meanwhile, Big Bang has returned from their promotions in Japan, and there are plans for SeungRi to continue on his solo activities with ‘Strong Baby’.

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    j_190209TRAX vocalist to sing ballad

    Band TRAX vocalist Jay Kim‘s ballad song ‘Evening Primrose’ will be revealed online on 23rd February.

    Jay will be singing the title song ‘Evening Primrose’ off group RoomMate‘s 3rd digital single.

    SM upcoming new singer Kyu Wan will also participate in the song with Jay.

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    Monday Kiz Lee Jin Seong to dedicate song for late member Lee Min Soo

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    Group Monday Kiz member Lee Jin Seong, who will be releasing his first solo album, has dedicated a song to late fellwo member Lee Min Soo.

    The title song to the album is ‘Sorry’, and this is the album 6 months in the making where Lee Jin Seong has directly do the producing, editing, lyrics and composing to the songs himself.

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    K Bites – 09.02.2009

    ShinJi and Solbi for project duo – ‘The ShinBi’

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    Singers ShinJi and SolBi will come together to form project group ‘The ShinBi‘.

    They will release their album on 17th February. The group name is derived from the combination of their names. The recording of the album was actually done in end-January.

    The genre of the album will be ballad. The 2 will move on to promote the album together after its release.

    ShinJi and SolBi also appeared on SBS ‘Close Note’ recently.

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    Hyori talks about her kiss performance with Big Bang TOP

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    Singer Lee Hyori talked about her kiss performance with Big Bang TOP during ‘2008 Mnet KM Music Festival (2008 MKMF)’ during the most recent episode of Family Outing.

    On the episode of FO aired on 8th, Lee Cheon Hee had asked Lee Hyori about it. And Hyori said, “I saw it from the waiting room. The kiss performance (with Big Bang TOP). It looked like the kind of kiss scene from dramas.”

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    ljs_090209Monday Kiz Lee Jin Seong to debut solo

    Monday Kiz Lee Jin Seong will release solo album after losing fellow member late Kim Min Soo in a car accident last April.

    Lee Jin Seong‘s solo album will be released on 19th February. He recently also did the filming to his new MV in GyungGiDo.

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