Critics’ Picks by Billboard Staff July 10, , For as long as the Billboard Hot has existed, there have been all-female vocal groups gracing its ranks, from the early days of The Chantels and The Bobbettes in the late ’50s all the way up to Fifth Harmony and Little Mix in Over that six-decade span of iconic mainstream success, girl groups have often been dismissed, jeered at or all but written out of rock history. But as the years march on, the groups have endured — through their fashion, their cool, and most importantly, their songs. To honor that legacy, Billboard will be doing a week’s worth of girl group coverage, starting with our list of the greatest girl group songs of all-time — or at least of the rock era, with a quick shout-out to absent predecessors like the Andrews Sisters and The Chordettes — as decided by Billboard’s editorial staff. For a list of the biggest girl group hits of all-time as determined by their Billboard Hot chart success, click here. Before we get counting down, though, a word about how we defined the term “girl group. In other words, no groups that present mostly as bands, with the emphasis just as much on their instruments as their singing. Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to get together with your best friends, put on your finest matching outfits, and check out our favorite girl group songs: Find a Spotify playlist of the whole list at the very bottom.
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Jisoo of K-Pop band Tahiti Image: Getty Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Korean pop singers are allegedly being offered thousands of pounds for dates and sex with businessmen. Two record company employees in South Korea have now been arrested following claims they are running a ‘sponsored dating business’.
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At a press conference held Thursday at a CGV movie theater in Apgujeong, Jang made the remark while explaining why she chose to cast Gong Yoo for the role of Han Ki-jun, a timid and clean-cut guy who after getting fired from his job as a travel agent, sets up an office that helps people find their first love. While on a search for Kim, Han and Seo slowly develop emotions for each other and eventually fall in love.
In regards to working opposite Lim, also a close friend, Gong Yoo said he enjoyed the experience but felt uncomfortable when it came to shooting kissing scenes with her. Director Jang chided in, explaining that both were professional actors and would usually shoot all their scenes in two takes except for the romantic ones.
While the movie adaptation is set to open in theaters on December 9, Gong Yoo, Lim and Jang will attend a showcase for the film tonight. Asian pop star Rain will hold a solo concert in Korea at the end of next month. A press release from his agency J. He will be performing his hit songs from the past eight years of his singing career as well as hold several different events for his fans. Tickets for his concert will go on sale tonight on online reservation site Interpark www. Born Jung Ji-hoon, Rain rose to stardom in Korea and throughout Asia with his solo singing career which kicked off in Park JungMin went to Japan for 2 days 1 night on 9-Nov.
Netizens wonder which celebrity couple will be revealed by Dispatch on the first day of 2018
Who are some of the famous Korean-Chinese celebrity couples in the entertainment industry? Song Seung-heon, Liu Yifei Song, 38, and Liu, 27, confirmed they are together following a Chinese media report that two are dating and revealed photos of the couple visiting the actress’ vacation home in Beijing. They first met on the sets of the romantic film “The Third Way of Love” in , in which they starred as a couple.
The film is scheduled for theatre release in China in September. Hallyu star Song began his entertainment career in as a model.
Posting on his personal page on Weibo, a popular networking portal in China, he said, “Hello, His girlfriend replied accordingly, shocking many fans. Fans are often affected when their idols enter a relationship, but in East Asian countries like China, Japan and South Korea, this effect is doubled or even tripled. One fan commented on the post, “I’m heartbroken,” while another said, “This is too sudden.
I can’t accept it. The two shared the stage at the Golden Rooster film awards, China’s version of the Oscars. The pair were tasked to present the Best Music Score, but that happened after they walked the grand staircase together, with Han Geng holding her hand. At that time, the two only exchanged few good words on stage, before proceeding with the awarding. After that, Jade posted a snap of their short hosting gig on Instagram and captioned it with “Presenting an award last night at GoldenRooster ChineseOscars with fellow actor HanGeng Was a cool experience.
Jade is best known in the U. But harsh laws regarding foreigners working in South Korea at that time prevented him from maximizing his skills. In , he filed a lawsuit to free him from his contract with SM Entertainment then moved to China to pursue a solo acting career.
HyunA is a really famous kpop solo artist. She was in some girl groups in the past, and is basically a queen. Their sub unit Triple H recently had a comeback and were promoting their single Retro Future when rumors started swirling that HyunA and EDawn were dating. First their company Cube Entertainment denied the news, but the next day HyunA and E’Dawn confirmed they were in fact dating, and had been for two years which means they were dating back when E’Dawn was just a trainee, before Pentagon had even debuted.
HyunA also took to Instagram to explain her thoughts and thank fans for understanding. For the fans who always support me and watch over me, I want to work hard on stage with a happy heart, with nothing to hide, as I always have.
Nov 13, · I know dating life is hard, but from what I read, a lot of idols date a lot from what I see as dating for a couple of days, break up, and find another celebrity to fling around. I am just expressing my curiosity and concern at the same time.
Perfect Team Muhtesem Ikili: Here is all the information related to this Turkish drama: Best wishes on our new companionship. His book are on the book shelves right now. The popularity of Silence Sessizlik reached to overseas. This tv series will start to be broadcasted in Show Tv channel in November. This content belongs to www. His new style is a lot different than his previous roles. Approximately guests participated to the wedding and the media was not allowed to attend.
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Jonghyun Suicide Note Points to Brutal Pressure of Korean Spotlight
Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A heart-wrenching ‘final letter’ left by Jonghyun lays bare the K-Pop star’s inner turmoil shortly before he took his own life aged The talented musician, who sang and performed as part of the chart-topping band SHINee, was found by police inside a rented apartment on Monday after his sister called officers with concerns that Kim was threatening to take his own life. A medical team arrived on the scene and performed CPR, but the artist was pronounced dead upon arriving at a Seoul hospital.
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Given the stage name of T. The two were paired with four others: Taeyang , Daesung , Seungri and Jang Hyun-seung and a documentary leading up to their debut was aired to promote them. The group achieved mainstream success with the release of the song ” Lies ” Korean: Geojitmal from the extended play Always , which topped several charts upon its release. The singles, ” Last Farewell ” Korean: Haru Haru from Stand Up , became chart-toppers as well.
P posing for an LG Phone commercial in Following the release of the band’s albums and singles, T. Later that summer, he appeared as an actor in Red Roc’s “Hello” music video. Despite wanting to use his stage name when acting, believing it reflects his professional side more, he is often billed with his real name, with his stage name included in parenthesis. While promoting his group’s materials in , T. P appeared on other artists’ records, including Gummy for the song “I’m Sorry” for her album Comfort, veteran singer Uhm Jung-hwa for her single “D.
The same year, he was admitted to Dankook University in the theatre department. P performing with G-Dragon in T.
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Her, which is probably breaking enough records across three continents to qualify as a “crossover success. Her recently held the top spot on the iTunes sales charts in a total of 73 countries, stretched across three continents. These worldwide number 1s are joined by the shocking success of the lead single “DNA. In retrospect, that seems like an omen for the band’s unprecedented success on tour in the US — within hours of tickets going on sale, multiple arenas in the US were sold out, and the band had to add new shows in New Jersey and California.
Her is BTS’ fifth studio album, and there’s no objective way to determine what’s responsible for the group’s breakout success. But one theory from Tamar Herman, a K-pop correspondent for Billboard, points to a likely suspect:
Andrei Lankov. Andrei Lankov is a Director at NK News and writes exclusively for the site as one of the world’s leading authorities on North Korea.A graduate of Leningrad State University, he attended Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University from – an experience you can read about addition to his writing, he is also a Professor at Kookmin University.
Oct 21 Did you feel the vibe of my verbiage as you were reading my comments? I’m glad you were able to interpret Eli’s comments to a simpler form to which even a 10 year old can understand. I was really bummed when you said no one is perfect, not even me: As far as constructive criticism,woooh big word, in an online forum I can see how my comments can be construed as hateful or even judgmental, but I can honestly say that I don’t avoid unpleasant circumstances just because there are weak individuals out there who can’t take my aggressive or blunt style.
Now, I’ll say something nice about Krystal. Your hair is pretty! Oct 20 Dude, you are making this into something bigger than what it is. Should people always say things like, “oh, Krystal you’re so pretty and talented, no one compares to you Eli was saying that Krystal is pretty damn awesome, but not perfect, because no one is perfect especially not people like you.
Try leaving some constructive criticism about here, because you give off the vibe of an angry 10 year old.