Psy, Exo take top prizes at 28th Golden Disks 2014/01/19, Source,
Boy band Exo, who won the grand prize at the 2014 Golden Disk Awards on Thursday, performs on stage at the event. [JoongAng Ilbo]
Boy band Exo and YouTube sensation Psy were the big winners Thursday night at the 28th Golden Disk Awards. Held at Kyung Hee University, the event handed out prizes to 31 winners in 13 categories. But the top awards of the night were best album by physical sales and best online sales and streaming. Psy took the online prize home, while Exo won for their first full-length and huge-selling album,...More
Exo tipped as 'artist to watch' in 2014 2014/01/19, Source,
Billboard magazine from the United States named Korean boy band EXO as one of the "14 Artists to Watch in 2014". Exo was the only Asian musician included on the annual list that shines a spotlight on rising stars across the world,...More
Drama has some pining for youth 2014/01/12, Source,
"Answer Me 1994", tvN's recently finished drama series, is prompting retro-nostalgia by rehashing all sorts of social and cultural issues from 1994. The show is set in Sinchon, a university district in western Seoul, with main characters who were born in the 1970s and attended universities in the 1990s. The eldest among them, Trash (Jung Woo) was born in 1971 and is a junior in medical school. The rest of the pack are freshmen, born in 1975. In 1994, the pop music pioneers Seo Taiji and Boys danced and sang defiantly. Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder, died. Seongsu Bridge collapsed. Singer Kim Gun-mo sold 1.83 million copies of his second album. Those in their 30s and 40s were the last generation to enjoy college life and the benefits of Korea's rapid growth, before the 1997 Asian financial crisis hit. Korean society named them the "X generation" because they were new, different and difficult to understand,...More
Exo reaches a sales record 2013/12/28, Source,
Popular K-pop group Exo has hit a milestone not seen in more than a decade - it has sold more than one million copies of its album "XOXO (Kiss & Hug)". However, the group did need a bit of help to make the magic mark. It actually released that album twice: first in June and then in August in a slightly repackaged format. The original release sold 470,000 copies and the repackaged edition sold 530,000, according to the group's agency, SM Entertainment,...More
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