The online voting for Mnet’s 2011 MAMA Awards

It’s that time of the year again, folks. ‘Mnet‘s Annual Music Awards’ (or ‘MAMA’) is gearing up to deliver a spectacular event at the end of November, but before they do, they’re concentrating on narrowing down this year’s most popular artists and songs.

The ’2011 MAMA’ kicked off its voting system online on November 1st, inviting K-Pop fans from all over the world to name their choices on who should belong to the top tier of 2011.

Check out the nomination lists below, and be sure to drop your vote through the official ’2011 MAMA’ website!

Best New Male Artist:
Kim Ji Su
Boyfriend
N-Train
Huh Gak
B1A4

Best New Female Artist:
Dal Shabet
Brave Girls
A Pink
Jang Jae In
Han Groo

Best Male Group:
TVXQ
2PM
Super Junior
Big Bang
B2ST

Best Female Group: 
Brown Eyed Girls
2NE1
f(x)
SNSD
KARA

Best Male Artist: 
Kim Bum Soo
Kim Tae Woo
Kim Hyun Joong
Sung Si Kyung
Wheesung

Best Female Artist: 
Kim Wan Sun
Baek Ji Young
Seo In Young
IU
G.NA

Best Solo Dance Performance (Solo): 
Kim Hyun Joong
G.NA
HyunA
Jang Woo Hyuk
Jay Park

Best Dance Performance (Male Group):
TVXQ
B2ST
Big Bang
Super Junior
MBLAQ
INFINITE

Best Dance Performance (Female Group): 
SNSD
SECRET
T-ara
4minute
2NE1
miss A

Best Band Performance:
CNBLUE
F.T. Island
Jang Kiha and the Faces
YB
Jaurim

Best Rap Performance:
Leessang
Mighty Mouth
Clover
Tablo
Simon D

Best Vocal Performance (Solo):
IU
Lee Hyun
Huh Gak
K. Will
Kim Gun Mo

Best Vocal Performance (Group):
Davichi
SISTAR19
2AM
2NE1
4Men

Best OST:
Baek Ji Young (“That Woman” – ‘Secret Garden’ OST)
IU (“Someday” – ‘Dream High’ OST)
Lim Jae Bum (“Love” – ‘City Hunter’ OST)
Taeyeon (“Love You” – ‘Athena’ OST)
Huh Gak (“Please Don’t Forget Me” – ‘The Greatest Love’ OST)

Best Music Video: 
Brown Eyed Girls (“Sixth Sense”)
Big Bang (“Love Song”)
Sunny Hill (“Midnight Circus”)
Jang Kiha and the Faces (“Just Know Each Other”)
UV (“Itaewon Freedom”)

Song of the Year: 
Kim Gun Mo – “Sadder Than Yesterday”
Kim Hyun Joong – “Break Down”
Davichi – “Don’t Say Goodbye”
TVXQ – “Keep Your Head Down”
Leessang – “Turned Off The TV”
Mighty Mouth – “Tok Tok”
Jay Park – “Abandoned”
Baek Ji Young – “That Woman” (Secret Garden OST)
B2ST – “Fiction”
Big Bang – “Tonight”
SNSD – “The Boys”
Super Junior – “Mr Simple”
SECRET – “Shy Boy”
SISTAR19 – “Ma Boy”
IU – “Good Day”
MBLAQ – “Mona Lisa”
Lee Hyun – “You Are The Best of My Life”
Lim Jae Bum – “Love” (City Hunter OST)
Jaurim – “Idol”
INFINITE – “Be Mine”
Jang Kiha and the Faces (“Just Know Each Other”)
Jang Woo Hyuk – “Time is (L)over”
Clover – “La Vida Loca”
Tablo – “Bad”
Taeyeon (“Love You” – ‘Athena’ OST)
T-ara – “Roly Poly”
4minute – “Mirror Mirror”
Huh Gak – “Hello”
HyunA – “Bubble Pop”
2AM – “You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls”
2NE1 – “I Am The Best”
4Men – “Once While Living”
CNBLUE – “Intuition”
F.T. Island – “Hello Hello”
G.NA – “Black & White”
K.Will – “My Heart is Beating”
miss A – “Goodbye Baby”
Simon D – “Cheerz”
YB – “Find the Dream Breaker”

Artist of the Year: 
Kim Bum Soo
Kim Wan Sun
Kim Ji Su
Kim Tae Woo
Kim Hyun Joong
Dal Shabet
TVXQ
Baek Ji Young
Boyfriend
Brown Eyed Girls
Brave Girls
B2ST
Big Bang
Seo In Young
Sung Si Kyung
SNSD
Super Junior
IU
A Pink
N-Train
Jang Jae In
KARA
Han Groo
Huh Gak
Wheesung
2NE1
2PM
B1A4
f(x)
G.NA

 

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B2st is in Spain for MBC’s 2011 Dance Cover Festival

Idol group B2ST will serve as judges for an upcoming episode of MBC‘s2011 Cover Dance Festival ‘K-Pop Road Show 40120′. The boys teamed up with Spain’s professional chorus ‘Millenium‘ to hold a mini K-pop concert, singing traditional Korean folk songs.

People from various European countries performed at the festival including Spain, England, France, Lithuania, and many other countries. A young Egyptian girl sang traditional Korean trot songs, while a mother and daughter team from England emulated T-ARA‘s “Bo Peep Bo Peep“, making it a lively show full of talent which reportedly left the B2ST boys at a loss for words.

B2ST also had a chance to spend some time with Russian Red, a popular artist from Spain. Russian Red praised B2ST on their unique music, and the two groups sang each other’ songs, showcasing their new found friendship.

 

Source & Image: OSEN via Naver

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Super Junior reached their 6th Anniversary

On November 6th, Super Junior member, Ryeowook uploaded 2 photos in light of their 6th anniversary via Twitter.

Along with the photos, the idol wrote, “It’s been 6 years since our debut.  Through the love of so many people, I think we were able to create 6 years of memories~Thank you so much~I’m really thankful to each and every one of our members >< I really really love you guys~ ❤ Ryeowook“.

Fans congratulated the members for their hard work and rejoiced over the affectionate pictures uploaded by the idol.  The white and black photo contains ten members posing together like true friends, while the bottom image shows 13 members from their early times.

Tweeters commented, “Happy 6th Anniversary!“, “This is making me cry T_T“, and “I wish all 13 were back together again“.

Source + Photos: Ryeowook’s twitter

Tip: bonchan

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Big Bang won “Best Worldwide Act” at MTV’s 2011 EMA

Let us congratulate our boys of Big Bang for this awesome achievement.

The 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards aired today live from Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.  Aside from mega-superstars Katy PerryLady GagaLMFAO,  and Coldplay,  five member band, Big Bang, attended as they were nominated in the Worldwide Act category.

Big Bang stunned audiences by winning the award just moments ago. The Worldwide Act category celebrates diversity and the breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by nominating incredible artists from all corners of the world.

There were two rounds of voting.  First, each region had an opportunity to vote among MTVs choices for the seven artists that best represent the region.  In the Asia Pacific category, in addition to Big Bang,Exile (Japan), Jay Chou (Republic of China/Taiwan), Gotye (Australia), Sia (Australia), Jane Zhang(China), and Agnes Monica (Indonesia) were nominated.

After weeks of voting  Big Bang won for the Asia Pacific region and advanced to the finals along with Abdelfattah Grini (Africa/India/Middle East), Lena (Europe), Restart (Latin America), and Britney Spears (North America).

Due an impressive amount of voting by VIPs and fans all over the world, Big Bang won the coveted award.  They will have the honor of being the first ‘Worldwide Act’ award recipients.

Isn’t it amazing that Big Bang managed to win over Britney Spears?

Source: MTV EMA 2011

Video Tip:  xmaiyer

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Wondergirls make an “all-kill” on various music charts

It’s only been a few hours since they dropped their full album ‘Wonder World‘, but the Wonder Girlsare already sweeping the music charts with an all-kill!

 

Around 8AM KST on November 7th, the explosive reaction to Be My Baby was obvious as the track placed first on MelonMNetCyworldSoribadaNaver MusicDaum MusicMonkey3Bugs Music, and other online charts. Not only is the Wonder Girls’ newest title song achieving high rankings on the music charts, but all of the album tracks are climbing to the top, once again showing the full-fledged danger of Wonder Girls.

 

The Wonder Girls, who released their second album, ‘Wonder World’ today, show a confidence and hot charisma that no other group can imitate. Immediately after listening to their addictive songs, listeners will succumb to the 100% prepared Wonder Girls’ world, ‘Wonder World’.

Their new album, ‘Wonder World’, is a fresh album from their retro days as it features a duet song sung by Sunye and Ye Eun, “Leave Leave“, Sohee‘s and Yubin‘s “SuperB“, Lim‘s “Act Cool“, and Ye Eun’s composed song, “G.N.O” and “Me, in“, in addition to Yubin’s swagtastic raps in, “Girls Girls“, “Me, in“, “Sweet Dreams“, and Lim’s solo rap track, “Act Cool“. In addition, “Be My Baby” will be used for the OST of their American TV drama, ‘Wonder Girls at the Apollo‘.

Wonder Girls relayed, “Even though it is emotional for us to reach first on the charts, we can’t believe that our songs compose of the top 10 on the charts. We are very thankful of the large amount of love… We will try our best to show our much cooler image in the anticipated comeback stage. We thank you again.

Wonder Girls will be making their long-awaited Korean comeback stage on KBS‘s ‘Music Bank‘ on November 11th.

 

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Wondergirls dropped comeback MV for “Be My Baby”

Calling all the Wonderfuls – grab your pearl burgundy lightstick as the divas have finally unleashed their MV for “Be My Baby“.

“Be My Baby” carries fierce visuals, but its sound is light and refreshing. It’s an entrancing combination that’s got us hitting the replay button again and again.

Replay the video, Wonderfuls!

 

source: wondergirls@youtube

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Finally, Wonder World by Wondergirls!

JYP Entertainment has finally dropped the Wonder Girls‘ full album today!

Produced by J.Y. ParkWonder World” is the Wonder Girls’ second-ever studio album, following 2007′s “The Wonder Years” and various singles over the past few years. “Wonder World” holds onto the peppy sound that the Wonder Girls are famous for, and there’s a clear sense of matured vocals and musical style in all 12 songs.

Tracklist:

01. G.N.O. / Girls’ Night Out (composed by Ye Eun)
02. Be My Baby
03. Girls Girls
04. Me, in
05. Sweet Dreams
06. Stop!
07. Dear. Boy
08.  두고두고
09. SuperB
10. Act Cool (ft. San E)
11. Be My Baby (Ra.D Mix)
12. Nu Shoes

Without further ado, sample “Wonder World” below (and don’t forget to support the girls by grabbing their album on iTunes)!

Wonder World - Wonder Girls

 

 

souce: JYP entertainment

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Wondergirls about their U.S activities and newest album

In 2008, the Wonder Girls knocked on the door of the U.S. market and embarked on a long journey of self-discovery and growth. Though they were top stars in Korea, the girls were forced to start from the very bottom again with street performances.

Fast forward three years later, and we see the Wonder Girls return to Korea with some solid achievements under their belts. They’ve placed 76th on the Billboard Chart and became the first Korean artists to rank on the world-famous music barometer. They also completed a successful U.S. Tour, and filmed a movie with TV network, Teen Nick.

Prior to the official release of their 2nd album, the Wonder Girls sat down for an interview with MBN News to talk about their U.S. venture and their latest work.

The girls were first asked to elaborate on their thoughts about their U.S. venture. Leader Sunye stated, “To be honest, going to the U.S. was a rushed decision… There are many people who say that we’ve failed. However, we think of the past two years and a half as a period of preparation for our [actual] U.S. venture.”

Ye Eun added, “There was never a day where something wasn’t new [to us]… We were able to continuously grow and learn through exchanges with world-famous musicians. The experience in the U.S. has led to a dramatic transformation of Wonder Girls.”

The members revealed that the title track of the new album, “Be My Baby”, is one that everyone can enjoy. The melody is easy on the ears (like with “Tell Me”, “So Hot”, and “Nobody”), while the tempo is upbeat and the lyrics are easy to sing along to.

When the album is listened to as a whole, it’s apparent that their experiences in the U.S. seeped into their new sound. The song that Ye Eun composed for their album, “G.N.O.”, is a song that’s reminiscent of music heard in clubs. “Super B”, a track sung by Yubin and Sohee, also allows us to get a feel for the new type of sound that the girls have brought.

Ye Eun commented, “When I went to a club, I heard songs from Rihanna and LMFAO… We thought it would be nice if we could make club music, done right, in Korean.”

When asked to talk about their growth, Sohee commented, “In the U.S., all the members lived together in one building… Due to the situation, we had more chances to converse with one another, and we became even closer.”

For the first time, the girls will be up against SNSD for their comeback. Although both groups debuted in 2007, their promotion periods somehow never overlapped.

Sunye revealed, “We don’t really think of ourselves as rivals with SNSD. There are things they can do, and we have things we can do… I hope each can become a group that can be a source of strength and consolation for many people.”

The Wonder Girls will be promoting more actively in the U.S. next year. Their first U.S. album will be released in sync with their feature movie, ‘Wonder Girls at the Apollo’, which will be aired through Teen Nick.

For their activities in South Korea, they have dropped another concept image teasers. What do you think about the photos? Check them out.
Source + Photo : mk MBN
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Take a look to Wondergirls’ concept image teaser

The Wonder Girls have finally unveiled their comeback concept!

On October 28th, their official website released individual teaser photos of the girls, which exuded a powerful aura of charisma.

The Wonder Girls stepped out with a confident, mature look that definitely wows, as it differs completely from their former style. Their outfits combine velvet and sheer fabrics which cling to their figures; also, the monotone filtering and vintage pistols help bring out a sexy ‘femme fatale’ look.

Representatives of JYP Entertainment stated, “The Wonder Girls will be promoting with a powerful charisma and transformation that’ll surely leave everyone surprised. We ask that you continue to look forward to the Wonder Girls’ comeback.”

Check them out below!

 

source: wondergirlsworld.com

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