Malaysia, brace your shores for an extravagant K-pop fiesta that is going to happen in the form of the ultimate convergence of K-pop’s biggest names and stars- K-pop Dream Concert! The 2-day back-to-back event is scheduled to take place on the 23rd and 24th of May, at Genting Highlands’ Arena of Stars at 8.30pm.
The featured star-studded acts on the concert’s lineup include popular girl groups such as SISTAR, 4Minute, and Brown Eyed Girls, while BtoB and G.Na, being the only boy group and soloist respectively, round off the lineup.
Ticket prices are as below (includes RM3 processing fee):
PS4: RM103 PS3: RM293 PS2: RM403 PS1: RM653 (All numbered seating)
ROCK ZONE: RM 691 (not numbered)
VIP: RM 803 (numbered)
There is a 5% discount for Early Bird ticket purchasers!
Don’t miss this chance to catch your favorite groups’ and artists live!
Stay tuned to hellokpop for more concert updates and details!
As INFINITE continued their appearance on Mnet’s The Beatles Code, a recent remix of some of their past singles have gained attention.
Broadcast on the April 15 episode, INFINITE were presented with their very own bibigok (비비곡), which means mix song. Creatively titled When a Man Loves, he shouts ‘Be Mine’ while doing Nothing’s Over like a Chaser, the members were able to listen to their songs mixed together skilfully with smooth transitions.
As Inspirits and regular Kpop fans alike can see, the title of the bibigok cleverly arranges the tracks used in the song to create a new title which still somewhat makes sense.
Check out the bibigok below:
Are you ready, Thai Kpop fans? Make sure you are, because 22 Korean idol groups are headed your way!
The performance setlist for the MBC Korean Music Wave in Bangkok 2013 has been released! Big groups such as 2NE1, SHINee, KARA, 2AM, SISTAR, BEAST, MBLAQ, FTISLAND, Teen Top, EXO-K, B.A.P and more, are scheduled to perform at the Rajamangala National Stadium on March 16.
As released by Korean Music Wave BKK Overseas through their Facebook account, the artists’ song list are as follows:
■ One Spring Day
■ I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me
■ Never Let You Go
■ Sherlock (Clue+Note)
■ Dream Girl
■ Beautiful Night
■ Miss Right
■ To You
■ Mona Lisa
■ This is War
■ Oh Yeah
■ Be Mine
■ I Only Know Love
■ ONE SHOT
■ NO MERCY
■ Like Birds
■ I Wish
■ So Pretty
■ This Moment
■ Beautiful Target
■ Tried to Walk
■ Baby Good Night
■ HOT GAME
■ Hot Issue
■ Volume Up
■ Heart To Heart
■ Ma Boy
■ Loving You
■ Talk That
■ Love is Move
■ Sexy Love
5. miss A
■ Good bye Baby
■ I don’t Need A Man
■ Bad Girl Good Girl
■ I Love You
■ I AM THE BEST
7. A Pink
■ My My
According to Thai Ticket Major, ticket prices are as follows:
- 6,000 Baht
- 4,500 Baht
- 3,000 Baht
- 2,000 Baht
- 1,500 Baht
- 900 Baht
Gates open at 3PM and the show starts at 5PM. Hurry and buy your tickets now via Thai Ticket Major.
As the name of the event suggests, it was indescribably a dream and a fantasy to have 6 Kpop groups gathered for one big event in the Philippines. A first of its kind, the Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert (DKFC) held on January 19, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Grounds was a success. Attended by thousands of Kpop fans from all over the country and even from abroad and participated by Kpop groups namely Girls’ Generation, U-KISS, Infinite, EXO, Tasty and Tahiti, the event became the talk of the town.
Before the event, dance contests were held for Kpop fans. After many rounds of eliminations, 20 fans emerged and came about to be the opening act for the concert. The group danced to a mash-up of songs including those from the DKFC artists and other famous tracks from SHINee, 2PM, Super Junior and so much more.
Infinite starts “the chase”
After a short while, Infinite started the main show with a high level of energy as they performed The Chaser, as if giving the fans a hint on how they will be running after them throughout the concert. They also sang their songs Paradise, Before the Dawn and In the Summer. Although their performance was cut during their performance of Be Mine due to technical difficulties, the group continued on to perform lively. Dongwoo and Hoya who are currently promoting as a sub-unit, Infinite H, sang and danced to some lines of their song Special Girl.
As Myungsoo, Woohyun, Sunggyu, Sungjong, Sungyeol, Hoya and Dongwoo scattered on different areas of the stage, fans started to indeed chase after them with the hopes of interacting with their idols. Their efforts did not come to waste as some were able to hand their gifts to the boys, take pictures, shook hands with them and so much more. Ironic as it may seem toward the end of their stage with Nothing’s Over, Inspirits (Infinite’s fans) were satisfied with the over the top performance of the idol group.
“Together, we are Tasty!”
Earlier in August 2012, Woolim Entertainment introduced a new duo, the twins Daeryong and Seryong. Debuting with an unusual genre gearing to the dubstep and electronic, the duo has managed to gain huge number of fans, reaching to more than 80,000 followers on Twitter in just about 6 months since their debut.
Before their arrival in the Philippines, they tweeted, “to Philippine twingz : sorry y’all we couldn’t make it ..basically we didn’t get on the plane soplease don’t asked me why .canuguysdothat ?”. Fans were worried on whether they will be able to see them because of the missed flight. Seeing them arrive in the Philippines on the day of the concert brought relief to the fans.
“Together, we are Tasty!”, the duo said as they were asked by the host to introduce themselves. During the interview segment, a lucky fan who handed the boys flowers, was able to receive a hug from the twins. Indeed, the duo lives up to its name when they gave a tasteful and lively performance of You Know Me, Solo and Spectrum.
KISSMes cheer in the name of U-KISS
It was not the first but the fourth time that U-KISS performed to the Filipino crowd but the response never gets old or cold. From the debut song Man Man Ha Ni to Bingeul Bingeul, Shut Up, Someday, Believe and to their latest track Stop Girl, fans did not stop from jamming along to show their love for U-KISS.
The crowd also sang in unison to sing Kiseop a happy birthday for his 23rd birthday. The members of the group showed how close they were when they did a group hug.
Fans were also delighted when Kevin shared that Philippines holds a special place in their hearts as they held their first concert in the country before.
Tahiti owned the dance floor
Like the fresh vibe of Tahiti island to which they derived their group name from, the girl group Tahiti showed a lively performance at the DKFC. Although they are a relatively new group, the girls showed confidence in performing their songs Tonight, Hasta Luego and Pretty Face. Some fans also took notice of their introduction music, JYJ‘s Mission.
The 27th Golden Disk Awards opened with day one emcees CNBlue‘s Yonghwa, performing a cover of Payphone by Maroon 5 and Nicole from KARA showing off her infectious dance to R&B’s Ne-Yo‘s Sexy Love.
INFINITE then took centre stage to perform Chaser and Be Mine with their energetic and powerful dance moves. For the song Paradise, the idol group took off their sparkly silver jackets and capitivated the crowd with their black outfits.
The four day monstrous event started with recognition in successful artists who achieved greatest physical sales in 2012. Awards were presented in between performances as the idols expressed their gratitude for achieving the prestigious award.
Rising solo star Juniel performed her mesmerising mellow song Bad Man before sharing the stage with CNBLUE’s Jong Hyeon for Illa Illa and My Love. Both artists played the guitar so well, I hoped that they would collaborate on a track.
And then the fans screamed. Troublemaker Hyuna and Hyun Seung of BEAST lifted the temperature of the venue with their steamy song before rookies BTOB performed a number of their songs (Secret, Wow and Candle).
KARA’s performance was met with a technical glitch when the lights blacked out. Fans lead a chant for the idol group while Yonghwa distracted fans from the glitch with multiple crowd waves. After the glitch was attended, KARA returned to the stage to perform Pandora, Jumping and Step. 4minute performed Volume Up, Mirror Mirror and Hot Issue.
Pop rock idols FT Island changed the pace a little with their new songs from their 4th album. The band performed Life, Severely and I Wish. Following their senior’s performance, CNBLUE performed Hey You, First Step and their smash hit I’m a Loner.
BEAST performed Special, Beautiful Night and Fiction while B1A4 performed Good Night, Tried to Walk and Sechskies. Screams, cheers and then more screams,was all you could hear from fans screaming at the top of their lungs.
Dubbed as rookies of the year, EXO performed their powerful and charismatic debut song MAMA, History and Hot. The GDA winners of album of the year, Super Junior performed Bonamana, From You, Oppa Oppa before performing the lead song from their winning album, Sexy Free & Single. SHINee performed Lucifer, Stranger and Sherlock.
List of Winners for Day 1 Samsung Galaxy The 27th GDA in Kuala Lumpur
Album of the Year / Disk Daesang
Super Junior (Sexy, Free & Single)
Golden Disk Award Album Division / Disk Bonsang
INFINITE (Infinitize) / B1A4 (The B1A4) / FT Island (Grown-up) / CNBLUE (3rd Mini Album Ear Fun) / 4Minute (Volume Up) / BEAST (Midnight Sun) / KARA (Pandora) / Super Junior (Sexy, Free & Single) / SHINee (Sherlock)
New Rising K-POP Star / Rookie Award
EXO / Juniel
Best Dance Performance Award
Hyuna & Hyun Seung (Trouble Maker)
Best Group Performance Award
Next Generation Star Award
MSN Southeast Asia Award
Malaysia’s Most Favorite Star Award
CNBLUE / KARA
JTBC Best Artist Award
Golden Disk Producer Award
Han Sung Ho (FNC Entertainment)
**Not in particular order
Congratulation to all the winners for Day 1 of Golden Disk Awards!
About the Golden Disk Awards
Dubbed as “The Korean Grammy Awards”, GDA was founded in 1986 and it is South Korea’s most prestigious K-POP music awards show and is presented annually for outstanding achievement in the music industry. Award categories are based on the most popular K-POP music from the past year based on the digital downloads industry whilst bolstering the creativity of pop music and finding talented artists.
Candidates of the Golden Disk Awards 2013
Artistes who released their albums after December 2011, as well as albums and songs that are released or sold between January 2012 and December 2012 will be qualified for the awards. The awards are given based on the total combined sales volume of the albums, songs and judges’ votes.
Don’t forget to check our coverage of the Red Carpet & Short Interview for Day 1.
Stay tuned for our continued coverage for Day 2!
Special thanks to the organizers Joongang Culture Media, Mediartncomm Co. Ltd, RougePR known as Rouge Creative Boutique (M) Sdn Bhd.
Event covered & Photos credits : kenny@hellokpop