Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WGM Nichkhun & Victoria's 1 Year Anniversary Present From Chinese Fans

We Got Married’s” Nichkhun and Victoria, nicknamed the Khuntoria couple, received a surprise anniversary gift from its fans from China. For a month, a bus ad congratulating the happy couple will roam the streets of Seoul and Kyeonggido.
Representatives of the Khuntoria’s Chinese fan club stated, “Last June, Nichkhun rode on a bus with Victoria’s ad to meet his bride-to-be for the first time, and that’s where we got the idea for their anniversary present.” They added, “With this ad, we hope even more people take interest in this lovely couple.”
The ad had a photo of both 2PM’s Nichkhun and f(x)’s Victoria as well as a congratulatory messages written in Chinese, Thai, and Korean. The message also thanked both celebrities’ management agencies, JYP and SM, and MBC for creating such a perfect couple. Nichkhun and Victoria appear on MBC’s “We Got Married” as a make-believe married couple.

Source: soompi

Big Bang Daesung’s May 31st Car Accident Not His First

Around 1:30AM of May 31st, Big Bang’s Daesung was involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. The popular singer crashed into a taxi cab, whose driver stopped the car to help an already passed-out motorcyclist, at Yanghwa Bridge. It’s been said that the motorcyclist was already involved in an accident. As a result, the police stated that Daesung’s punishment will differ depending on the motorcyclist’s time of death.
The Seoul Yeongdeungpo Police stated, “We are not yet certain of the motorcyclist’s time of death. However, Daesung’s sentence will depend on whether the motorcyclist was dead before Daesung’s invovement or not." The police and the National Institute of Scientific Investigation are investigating further details of the accident.
Unfortunately, this incident is not Daesung’s first car accident. On August 11, 2009, Daesung's car lost control, swerved, and crashed into another car as he and his manager were driving back from filming SBS’s “Family Outing.” He suffered multiple fractures on his nose and nose and damaged his left eye cornea.
While he was not under the influence during the accident, the Seoul Yeongduengpo Police explained that Daesung violated his duty to drive safely by going 80km/hr when the speed limit was set at 60km/hr.
The police have requested an autopsy on the victim, and its results reveal whether the victim died before or after Daesung’s involvement. Autopsy results will take 7 to 10 days to come out.
Photos from his 2009 accident.

Photos from his recent accident

Source: soompi

Daesung Car Accident Being Investigated by National Forensic Service

Following his car accident earlier this morning,  Daesung was questioned by police for 5 hours, and was released around 7AM, local media reported. According to police, Daesung was not driving under the influence but he exceeded the speed limit, driving at 80km per hour on a driveway with a speed limit of 60km per hour. The motorcyclist he crashed into has been pronounced dead shortly after the accident and police is investigating whether his death was caused by Daesung’s crash or not.
“The motorcyclist has been confirmed to be dead but we’ll have to do more investigation to find out if he was killed by Daesung’s car or by a prior accident,” the police said. “Daesung will have to prove the motorcyclist’s death was not caused by his crash in order to avoid any liability issues.” 
According to police reports, around 1:30AM on May 31st, Daesung hit a motorcyclist lying on the ground from a previous accident at Yanghwa Bridge. After the accident, Daesung changed lanes and crashed into a taxi from behind. The taxi driver however did not suffer any injuries.
For a more accurate investigation, the police are currently reviewing the CCTV screens while the damaged motorcycle and some footage of the accident have been sent to the National Forensic Service for closer examination. The police is currently investigating whether a hit-and-run accident was involved prior to Daesung and the taxi hit the motorcyclist, and they are waiting for autopsy results of the victim as well.
In the meantime, YG Entertainment said in an official statement that “Daesung is currently in a heavy state of shock and grief over the accident he could’t avoid. He broke down in tears in concern over the victim… He will follow any police investigation but he is in great pain over this issue.”
Following today’s accident, it will be inevitable for Big Bang and Daesung to make changes to their promotional activities. Big Bang recently finished their Japanese Tour Concerts and is currently in a resting period. But a lot of their individual activities and new album production plans will have to be altered due to today’s accident. Daesung currently is a regular on SBS “Night After Night."

Source: soompi

Official Police and YG Statement regarding Daesung's Accident

News like this always seems far too surreal to be true. Whenever you think of Big Bang's Daesung no one would connect him to a story like this.

So, details seem to change a lot but the general idea is that Daesung, driving a car, hit a motorcyclist who was already passed out from another accident. Crazy right?

The police have recently released this statement.

"On the morning of May 31st at Yanghwa Bridge, Daesung crashed into an already-passed-out motorcyclist with his car. It was identified that he crashed into a motorcyclist who was passed out from a previous accident. We will be able to give a clear confirmation after the investigation is over.”

Regarding the state of the motorcyclist and Daesung, they said,

“He has been admitted to the hospital and his death has not yet been confirmed. Currently, we are investigating whether alcohol was involved.”

YG have also now release a statement after it has been revealed that the man is indeed dead, and depending on if Daesung crashing into the taxi caused this, his sentence will change. YG released the statement saying,

"Daesung was driving his car at 1:40 am in the morning at the southern extremity of the Seoul Yanghwa Bridge and while going downhill, at the end he crashed directly into a taxi from behind. Fortunately the taxi driver did not suffer any major injuries.
Daesung was behind the taxi and as it moved to avoid hitting the motorcyclist, Daesung hit the taxi. Daesung had approached the taxi driver to make sure he was ok and then the driver told Daesung, who hadn't been aware, about the motorcyclist.
Daesung was driving on the first lane while the taxi was driving in front of him. The taxi drvier then changed to the second lane suddenly and back to the first lane and suddenly stopped causing the collision.
The taxi driver said,
“Right now I’m not the problem, there is a motorcycle driver already collapsed on the floor bleeding so I switched to the second lane to avoid hitting him but then I moved back to call for emergency.”
SBS News have now covered this accident with a report, it is not subbed however. If you can understand it, here is the video. The police is currently further investigating the accident and we will continue to update you on the whole situation.

We send our condolenses out to the family of the motorcyclist and also hope Daesung is ok. Horrible situations like this are almost too hard to write about.
Lee Hyori, friend of Daesung, wrote the following on her twitter.
"Knowing that Daesung’s character is one that will always turn things around to make it his own fault, it makes me more sad and worried…” (credit: john teshyeahbigbangstuff.tumblr.com)
Picture source: YG Source; iBigBang via Star News, translated by Alee @ ibigbang

Source: soompi

SNSD’s Yoona Texts Thank You Message to Her Fans

SNSD’s Yoona texted a lengthy, sincere ‘thank you’ message to her Korean fans in celebration of her birthday. Yesterday, the birthday girl thanked her fans through her UFO town, stating “To all of you who always encourage me and give my strength, thank you so much for celebrating my birthday and sending me much love this year, too.”
She added, “I’ve been busy these days preparing for the upcoming Japanese arena tour. The tour starts tomorrow and my heart is pounding. I can’t wait to show everyone in Korea, too! Please look forward to us. Even in Japan, I’m always monitoring congratulatory messages and love from all my fans. You guys are the best!
She ended her message by saying “There’s so much I want to say but I’ll text again later. Take care of your health and I hope you spend a wonderful day with a joyful heart in this great weather. Thank you so much and I love you.
Meanwhile, SNSD is scheduled to perform 14 concerts in six major Japanese cities—Osaka, Tokyo, Saitama, Hiroshima, Nagoya, and Fukuoka—as part of their Japanese arena tour which starts on May 31st.
Source: soompi

Monday, May 30, 2011

ZE:A’s Kwanghee Makes World Record of Wearing the Most Clothes

 According to Star Empire (ZE:A’s Agency) on May 28th at Seoul Chung Gae Cheon Kwang Tong Kyo, Kwanghee joined an event for “2011 Environment Day” and took the challenge of wearing as many clothes as possible.

Star Empire stated, “Kwanghee broke Korea’s record of 70 clothes, Japan’s record of 150 clothes, and of course the record of 247 clothes by wearing 252 t-shirts, he is now on the Guinness Book of World Records.

They also stated, “Under the name of loving the earth’s environment, even though many citizens were watching on he calmly wore each t-shirt one by one until he couldn’t even move his body.

They ended by stating, “Despite the fact that it was 30 degrees Celsius, during the competition he still waved hello to citizens passing by and maintained his unique warmth and delightful composure.

Source: soompi

SNSD Tiffany's Drastic Change?

Last week, SM Entertainment released a new concept photo of popular girl group Girls’ Generation (SNSD) along with the announcement of their “2011 GIRLS’ GENERATION TOUR” concerts. In the photo, the girls stood in a V formation with Jessica in the center and displayed their long lean legs. Their new punkish hairstyles, along with the chic and sexy clothes, gave the girls a new sense of femininity and maturity.

Netizens could not avoid bringing up the drastic change in Tiffany in the released photo. Fans reacted both positively and negatively to her change. Some comments included, “Is this Tiffany’s doppelganger?” “She ruined her already pretty face. I hope this is just photoshop's doing,” and “Please, no more plastic surgery."  Fans defended Tiffany citing weight loss as the reason for her slimmer chin.

Currently, the nine girls of Girls’ Generation are busy preparing for their Japanese arena tour, which begins tomorrow May 31st, as well as their two Seoul concerts on July 23rd and 24th.

Source: soompi

BoA Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary of Japanese Debut

It has been exactly 10 years since BoA made her debut in Japan today as she celebrated the special occasion with her fans worldwide. “Thanks for all of your greeting messages about my 10th anniversary in Japan. Wish I could be there with you, but we will see each other soon ;)” BoA wrote on her twitter page (@boa_1105) today with the hashtag #BoA10thyearJP. Countless messages have been flowing in through this hashtag and she seemed particularly touched by a surprise cake and wine event put together by her staff members (see photo below).

BoA made her official debut in Japan on May 30th, 2001. Since her debut single “ID: Peace B,” which ranked #20 on the Weekly Oricon Singles Chart, BoA has released a total of 31 singles and 12 albums in Japan including numerous hit tracks such as “Listen to My Heart,” “No.1,” “Valenti,” “My Name,” and “Do the Motion.” BoA is largely credited for paving the way for Korean artists to make strides into the Japanese music industry, as DBSK once stated, “DBSK’s success in Japan was mainly based on the success of BoA in Japan.”

The star singer is currently working on her Hollywood debut film, “Cobu 3D.” Starring with former “Dancing with the Stars” champion Derek Hough, BoA will portray a dancer working to make it big in New York’s underground dance scenes.

It’s hard to believe it’s already been 10 years since BoA’s Japanese debut. Congratulations on reaching the milestone and hope you have a long, successful career!

Source: soompi

SNSD's YoonA Birthday

SNSD's  YoonA recently celebrated her 22nd birthday, and fans across the globe have found unique ways to celebrated their favorite idol's special day.
On May 30th, SNSD's YoonA celebrated her 22nd birthday, and fans across the globe are wishing the idol a very happy birthday!
In Korea, SNSD fancafés "CISTUS" and "Smile Yoona" took out an ad in a local newspaper, which fans do to celebrate their favorite idol's birthdays quite often.

Translation :
Because you have similar eyes,
a thin and long neck,
because you are very serene,
very beautiful,
because you give joy and happiness to people who look at you
that is why we call you 'doe'.
Those wonderful eyes,
those eyes that are sometimes playful,
and laughter that has no affectation.
Today is your birthday,
We wonder if you're having a good time.
As long as you're happy,
as long as you laugh,
the fans that love you
will always be able to happily laugh too.
May 30th.
Hoping you are having the happiest day,
fans wish SNSD's Yoona a very happy 22nd birthday."

In addition to the ad and lovely poem, fanclub members also participated in community service in YoonA's name, and dedicated a star to to their favorite idol. 

Source : GoKpop

Korean male celebrities prettier than girls

Korean male celebrities are know for being handsome, but some of them are envied because they are even more beautiful than girls. This list includes just 7 of the male idols that can take the hearts of girls and boys at the same time.
If they wear wig, add some makeup and smile pretty, then this male idols can be confused with girls if you do not who they really are. This list includes just 7 of them, but we all know that the k-pop world is full of more pretty male celebrities. Let's start and see if you can find your favorite idol on the list made by a Korean reporter.

1. Super Junior's Kim Heechul - The Natural Beauty
The guy who was born prettier than a girl, and who has been confused for one in more than one occasion. His white skin and delicate features make him one of the prettiest boys in the k-pop scene. With him words are useless since he is just too perfect to describe.

2.Jang Geun Suk - The Charming Prince
Geun Suk is the prettiest rock star in the Korean world. He is an amazing actor and great singer, and it seems like his talent is unmeasurable and everlasting. It does not matter if he has really short hair or if it is way too long, he looks handsome no matter what. His smile is so charming that even stars feel ashamed when he laughs. Jang Geun Suk looks like a beautiful prince taken from a fairytale, or the best manga character ever.

3. Song Joong Ki - The Baby Faced Beauty
He called the attention of everyone with his role in 'Will it Snow at Christmas?' and then took part of the popular drama 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' which turned him into a a star in no time. His sweet and lovely face are undeniable, and he is type of boy that make you melt with just one smile. But dress him as a girl and even boys will fall for him in to time due to his perfect features.

4. SS501's Kim Hyun Joong - The Leader
He is a singer, actor and cutie. Kim Hyun Joong has been pretty popular since the debut of SS501, but after becoming the charming prince in Boys Over Flowers, the cold blooded yet sweet boy from 'Playful Kiss' and then make a cameo as himself on 'Dream High', the number of his fans has increased in amazing way. Now he is ready for his solo debut that will surely be a success.

5. SHINee's Taemin - The Noonas Love
Such a cute face adorned by pretty eyes and charming smile are irresistible no matter what. Taemin's personality and appearance are a perfect match that leave noonas unarmed to his charms.

6. Lee Jun Ki - The Talented Star
Jun Ki fame comes from his numerous dramas and movies that made him popular not only in Korea, but also around Asia. He can become a feminine clown (The King and The Clown - movie), a rich boy (My Girl - Drama) or a modern hero (Hero - Drama). He is a singer, actor, model and more. For the time being fans can not see his pretty face since he is fulfilling his military service, but we are sure he will introduce a new Jun Ki by the time he comes back.

7. Jung Il Woo - The Pretty Scheduler
Il Woo has been highly praised for his recent work on 49 days as the scheduler who led the female lead during her journey. However despite his manly looks, he is actually cuter than you can imagine and with a slight make-over he looks like a totally different person.

Source : GoKpop

The Official Lightsticks of 4Minute & BEAST

CUBE Entertainment finally released the official light sticks of BEAST and 4 Minute. CUBE Entertainment artists have risen up to the K-pop scene. And like many other artists, they have now an official light stick to which their fans may use during promotions, concerts, etc.

The new official lightsticks of BEAST and 4 Minute are different when it comes to design and style. This is a breakthrough for lightsticks to be brought anywhere you go since it comes with a "capsule design"

The said light sticks were first distributed and given to the fans during the Dream Concert last May 28, 2011.

Source : GoKpop

After School Revamps Their Official Balloon Color

It looks like besides After School's latest 9th member, fans will now have to get used to the group's official new balloon color, that was changed after clashing with other groups.
With each group in the industry comes their own fan club, and no fan club can be complete without an official balloon color so they can represent their favorite group and stand out among the rest.

Despite originally picking "Metal Periwinkle" as After School's official balloon color, after much complaints from Super Junior and f(x) fans alike, who claimed the color resembled their's too closely, Pledis Entertainment has now selected "Yellow" as the new balloon color.

The new balloon color, made its debut at the Dream Concert 2011, and was confirmed by the member's themselves. 

Source : GoKpop

SHINee's Key Learns Japanese By Watching Dramas

SHINee's Key nowadays surprised people with his good Japanese skills. He revealed that he learned a lot by watching Japanese dramas.

During the interview for the June issue of the magazine, ELLE Girl, Key surprised the interviewer with his good Japanese skills, although it's only been about a month since he seriously started learning the language for SHINee's Japanese debut.

"I've watched lots of Japanese dramas for a long while", he explained and added that he'd cried a lot watching Fuji TV's drama of 2005, '1リットルの涙 (1 Litre of Tears)'. 

Moreover, Key's also known for being a fan of Studio Ghibli productions. 

Source : GoKpop

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Secret - Starlight,Moonlight!

With their newest single "Starlight, Moonlight" days away from its June 1st release, Secret has just unveiled their fantasy inspired concept for their comeback. 
After showing their country inspired concept in their MV teaser, SECRET's newest concept shows off a whole new look for the girls, in a fantasy and somewhat exotic inspired environment. 
With two very different concepts, which will one will win fans over in Secret's anticipated comeback? 
Stay tune for the release of Secret's newest MV and their new single Starlight, Moonlight set to hit music stores June 1st.  

Secret - Starlight,Moonlight! MV (Teaser)

Source : GoKpop

Se7en is Getting Ready for his Comeback

After releasing his album 'Digital Bounce' and promoting around Asia, Se7en is finally starting to work on his new project. YG has informed fans that Se7en is working on a new album, although no official release date has been set. Now we just need to wait and count the seconds until his comeback and the surprises it might bring. Last time he featured T.O.P in a song, so tell us who you would like to see working with him this time. 

Source: GoKpop

SHINee sends out a video message to fans as they celebrate their third anniversary

25th of May marks SHINee’s third anniversary since debut and as they celebrated three years of numerous hits and dance trends, all five members of the group sends out a video message of thanks for their fans. Uploaded on SM Entertainment’s official Youtube channel, Shinee greets their fans and thanks them for their support since debut. More on, they have also updated their official homepage with words of gratitude for their fans.

Hello everyone~ We are SHINING SHINee! today is SHINee’s debut for 3 years anniversary ! Because of all SHAWOLS loving us, we have enjoy the 3 years together, sincerely thanks everyone. ^^

Friday, May 20, 2011

BOYFRIEND to Debut on May 26th + MV Teaser

Earlier today, Starship Entertainment released debut date information about K-pop's newest rookie boy group 'BOYFRIEND!' Their official fan forum 'STARSHIP BOYS' also revealed their MV teaser 'Water Floor' to anticipate their debut on May 26th!

This boy group is also under the same agency of Sistar giving them the nickname of Sistar's 'hoobae.' The members include Kim Donhyun, No Minwoo and twins Jo Youngmin and Jo Kwangmin. These boys will be the new maknae group in the industry hence their ages range from 1990~1995. Here are their member profiles below!
  • Name: Kim Donghyun
    Age: 21
    Birthday: TBA
    Speciality: Knows Japanese
    "I can't see myself doing anything else. I want to become a singer with a huge influence on teenagers." Donghyun, being the eldest in the trainee bunch has been a trainee at Starship Entertainment for around 6 years now.
    He Appeared in SISTAR's PUSH PUSH and as backup dancer for KWILL.
  • Name: No Minwoo (노민우)
    Age: 15
    Birthday: July 31st, 1995
    Position: Rapper
    Specialities: Acting, Hapikdo & Swimming
    - KBS1's "My Sweetheart, My Darling" (2005) *He was a minor character
    - SBS's "Ghost Pang Pang" (2007) *Appeared as Kim Chul Doo (김철두)
    - KBS2's "Wife and Woman" [AKA Windy City] (2008) *Appeared as Kwon Seung Il (권승일)
    - SBS's "Amnok River Flows / Yalu River Flows" (2008) *Appeared as the adolescent stage of Mirok Li
    - Eleventh Mom (2007) (Movie)
    - Mother (2007) (Movie)
  • Name: Jo Youngmin (조영민)
    Age: 15
    Birthday: April 24th, 1995
    The youngest twin, and along with his
    brother both share experiences in acting and performing. He starred
    as a student on ALL MY LOVE with his brother and Minwoo.
  • Name: Jo Kwangmin (조광민)
    Age: 15
    Birthday: April 24th, 1995
    The eldest twin. He appeared in SISTAR's PUSH PUSH music video along with Donghyun and his brother, Youngmin. Apart from that he's also been seen as a back-up dancer for K.Will.

BOYFRIEND also gained much attention from featuring in Ceci and Elle Girl magazine, exposing their member profiles and showing the members on their first exhibition to the public.
Minwoo, Kwangmin & Jungmin
Sunho, Youngmin & Donghyun
Sunho, Donghyun, Youngmin & Minwoo
Other members Sunho and Jungmin have yet to be revealed. From their MV teaser of 'Water Floor', BOYFRIEND shows off their water dance skills and their initial concept stepping into the music scene. Check out the MV teaser below!

Source: GoKpop

FT Island Releases "RETURN" Video Teaser

Earlier today, FT Island released a video teaser for their 3rd mini album.
We previously confirmed the release of FT Island's 3rd mini album. The short video teaser was uploaded onto the group's official Youtube channel earlier today, and has left netizens buzzing about when the music video will be released.
FT Island's third mini album 'Return', is set for release on the 24th May.

Source: GoKpop

2PM To Return With A New Album Later This Year

Taking a break to focus on their Japanese activities since late last year, 2PM is back in Korea, ready for the release of a new album expected for release sometime later this year.
A JYP Entertainment representative broke the news stating "2PM will begin working on their new album after returning from Japan May 21st, and are expect to release it sometime by the end of the year."
When asked about their album's concept in their recent CeCi magazine interview, Wooyoung hinted "we will become even more cool adults", while Junsu commented "You will be able to see our honest sides which has become closer to our original appearances."

Source: GoKpop

Trailer Released for SNSD's First Japanese Album

Through their official Youtube channel, SM Entertainment has released a trailer for SNSD's first Japanese album, to be released on June 1st.
Earlier, it was reported that SNSD will be releasing their first Japanese album. Today, through their official Youtube channel, SM Entertainment released a trailer for SNSD, known in Japan as Shoujo Jidai's first full-length Japanese album, as seen below:

SNSD's first Japanese album will be released on June 1st, and consists of both new tracks, and familiar hits such as "GEE", "GENIE", and the group's latest Japanese single, "MR. TAXI". 

Source: GoKpop

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fans compile radio clips to create full version of Super Junior's "Bijin"

Koreaboo previously reported that Super Junior would be releasing the Japanese version of their hit song, "Bonamana," as their first step into the Japanese market. The Japanese version has been given the name of "Bijin."

The group never made their official debut in Japan, and SM Entertainment has also stated that the release of "Bijin" is in reality, not the group's official Japanese debut. "Bijin" will be used on major TV channels in Japan as the promotional song for the Japanese convenience store chain, Circle K Sunkus. 

Fans have managed to gather clips of "Bijin" and compiled them to create the full song. Check out the audio below!

Source: Koreaboo

B2ST’s Yoseob laments the cancellation of KBS 2TV’s “100 Points out of 100″

After news broke that KBS 2TV would be revamping their Saturday program line-up, B2ST’s Yoseob shared his thoughts after recording the final episode of KBS 2TV’s “100 Points out of 100“.
On May 18th, Yoseob shared his memories of being on the show. He tweeted, “I was often caught off guard when I heard ‘100 points’ and ‘Hyangsuk-ah!’ while recording. Ki Kwang also came out on the show and kept me in check. The monkey makeup punishment was embarrassing too. I’m proud to have been nicknamed ‘the dance copier’ and I’ll remember the classroom being warm… I’m beginning to miss the last recording of ‘100 Points’ and the show itself. Thank you to everyone who had faith in me during my time on the show.”
In response to his sad tweet, fans replied, “That’s too bad”, “Thank you for all your hard work”, and “I miss you already, now that I won’t be seeing you [on the show].”
Meanwhile, “100 Points out of 100″ will be replaced by “Immortal Song 2“.
Source: allkpop

EDITORIAL: Fanboy & Fangirl Pick Best Kpop Songs for America

Fanboy (DareDB):

With so many artists tackling the Japanese market this year, other artists have tried or plan to make the bold step by breaking into the seemingly impenetrable American music industry. American mainstream music currently consists of upbeat, catchy pop and dance songs with a sprinkling of memorable slower-tempo songs.

BoA, Wonder Girls, JYJ, and Se7en have each released music here in America with the aspiration of being one of the first Asian artists to become a household name. On the other hand, Rain took a different approach by starring in the Hollywood movie "Ninja Assassin". 2NE1 is expected to make the leap this year under the wing of Black Eyed Peas producer and rapper will.i.am. This brings to me to today's topic of discussion: what songs do you think would make it big if they were released in America? Here's my list.

B2ST - "Thanks To" - This duet is great. The best one out of the 3 pairs. Yoseob and Junhyung are smooth (Junhyung says, "I'm fly like a G6!" It's almost like he has his mind set on it). The song reminds me of something a famous rapper would collaborate with Justin Timberlake on.
Taeyang - "Wedding Dress" and "I'll Be There" - Taeyang has a very marketable quality about him, and so many people I know think he's the hottest thing to walk the face of the earth. I guess when the Beliebers grow up, I assume they would graduate to him.
Seungri - "What Can I Do" - This song has a Taio Cruz sort of feel to me.
G.NA - "I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better" - This was one of the standout songs to me in 2010, and I thought this had a very western sound to it. Makes sense, since G.NA is from Canada after all.
4Minute - "HUH" and "Muzik" - I pick up a Pussycat Dolls vibe from these girls.
SHINee - "Forever or Never" - This was originally an English song by Cinema Bizarre. This song of SHINee's is seriously underrated and most definitely gives a much more mature sound that could appeal to people in America.
BoA - "Adrenaline" and "Dangerous" ("Dangerous" was done by the same guy who did "Eat You Up"). I actually thought BoA's last album was slightly ahead of its time. Now that club dance music featured on the album is more relevant today. Maybe she can become a household name if she were to release another English album to coincide with her upcoming Hollywood movie.
2NE1 - "Can't Nobody", "Clap Your Hands", and "Go Away" - At first, I was skeptical that 2NE1 could even have a chance here, but these three songs all give a nice glimpse into the girls' fierce artistry. Packed with bold language and a strong sound, Americans could fall in love with them.
Se7en - "Drips" - If I'm not mistaken, this song was featured in a Lexus commercial not too long ago. Songs from CFs have a tendency to become popular when they go to the radio. But sadly, people would most likely remember it as that "Lexus song," not a Se7en song. 
Super Junior-M - "Off My Mind" (Henry's Solo) - I guess it helps that Henry is from North America, because he knows how to create the correct sound that would suit well in his own market. Could SM plan to use him as a solo artist in America?
GD&TOP - "High High" - The English lyrics need to be slightly changed, but it has the potential to become successful.

Speaking of SHINee, the producer of "Lucifer" released an English demo of the song. It's not bad, and I can totally see why he eliminated "Lucifer" from the lyrics. That's just suicide in America. The bible thumpers would think they're the spawn of Satan (only judging by the title).

Notice how all the male artists I chose are solos or a duet? It's all about what is current. Boy band songs have no shot making it here in America right now. That's why I'm iffy choosing SHINee's "Forever or Never", but the song could work. But songs I selected have a special quality about them. Specific girl groups could potentially make it. SNSD's image and material is in no way relevant here in America. If SM did a fierce and/or provocative SNSD subgroup, then we'll talk. 2NE1, 4Minute, and maybe f(x) has got it right for the American feel.

Who knows, maybe after all these artists have done their Japanese promotions, they will want to break into the Western world. With that, they will not only have become legendary pioneers, but the bigger market could most definitely lead to an even greater success. It's a race now to see who will rise to the top. America is long overdue for a successful Asian artist.

Fangirl (MrCKDexter):

I would love to see my favorite K-pop artists achieve their dreams of success in America too, but I'd like to point out that America HAS seen the success of an Asian artist. Far East Movement anyone? Given however that Far East Movement is in fact an Asian American group. Isn't it high time an Asian Asian artist hit it big is the USA?

I've actually heard people speculate that Girls' Generation might make it in America because they are simply soAsian. I don't necessarily agree, but it's an interesting thought. There's nobody like them in America. They personify the "cute little Asian girl" stereotype perfectly.

In addition to the artists listed above, I'd like to add the following:

Jay Park - "Abandoned" - It's unsurprising that a song penned by this Korean American would sound so distinctly American. Check out the English version Jay Park wrote and shared with his fans on YouTube.
Miss A - "Love Alone" - Some people have criticized this song for soundingtoo American and not having enough Miss A flare. But when I find a catchy tune I love, I don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Love this song!
One Way - "Magic" and "Rainy Days" - One Way have an elegant R&B sound comparable Ne-Yo or Usher. The fact that they speak English and write their own music is also hugely marketable.
Rania - "Dr. Feel Good (English version)" - Seeing how this song has already been featured on American televisions shows on MTV and Spike, I'd say this song fits right with mainstream American music.

Interestingly, Rania will not be revealing the ethnicity of their members during their promotions in the US. Apparently these rookies are going to focus on doing radio appearances, without mentioning their background as they advance into the US market. I'm very curious to see how this impacts the success of their promotions.

Fanboy has Taeyang pretty well covered, but I'd like to add another Taeyang song to the list just for kicks: "Connection", an English language song that was included on the international version of Solar. I think Taeyang is probably one of the most marketable Korean artists in America.

Source: Koreaboo