2NE1 has released their last song as a whole~
On the 21st of January 2017 KST, YG Entertainment‘s first girl group, 2NE1, posted on their official YouTube channel what’s probably going to be their last video altogether, the farewell song “Goodbye“. Earlier in 2016, the youngest of the four members, Minzy, left the group and had fans still hoping for a 2NE1 comeback. Unfortunately, YG’s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk announced in November 2016 that the group would disband after 7 years of releasing amazing hit songs.
The song “Goodbye” is definitely not the comeback fans expected but it is surely a song that will stay in BLACKJACKs‘ hearts and will leave hope for a possible reunion of 2NE1 in the future. The black and white music video is quite nostalgic as we see the members walking through past memories back when they had just debuted and were still a four memeber group.
According to 2NE1′s former leader, CL, the song was originally written as a goodbye letter to Minzy. She readjusted the lyrics so that “Goodbye” be a farewell for both Minzy and the fans.
Make sure to check out the music video for “Goodbye” below:
This is a sad moment for BLAKCJACKs but hopefully we will get to see the girls again as solo singers or actresses. Keep supporting them and stay tuned for more updates about their future solo activities!
To all our Mexican K-pop followers, I hope you’re ready for the biggest news of the year!
A few days ago, KCON, the widely known Hallyu festival, announced that this year they’ll be hosting for the first time a KCON MEXICO. Yes! A KCON MEXICO! It will take place at the Mexico City Arena from March 17th to 18th 2017. You’ll have the opportunity to encounter your favorite Kpop stars, participate in interactive workshops and countless booths of fun!
In addition to this big news, they also announced the first artist to join the concert line-up, and to the delight of fans, it’s none other than MONSTA X! For the first time MONSTA X will go to Mexico to perform at the first KCON MEXICO. Isn’t that exciting??
Make sure to stay tuned for more information on KCON MEXICO and also KCON USA and the lineups!
If seeing Hyuna live is one of your dreams… well it’s about to come true!
On the 4th of January 2016, Kpop concert company, KPOPME, announced on their official SNS accounts, the long awaited artist to take part in the tour they mentioned a few weeks ago. The artist is none other then the sexy and beautiful Hyuna!
If you’ve been into Kpop for a while, you surely know Hyuna. She has quite the record. Previously a member of CUBE Entertainment‘s first girl group, 4Minute, who unfortunately disbanded in 2016, she’s also part of the duo Troublemaker alongside former BEAST member, Hyunseung. In 2011, she also appeared in the music video of the legendary and international hit song “Gangnam Style” from YG Entertainment‘s PSY.
So far, KPOPME has confirmed seven cities for Hyuna‘s first North American tour. They said that more will be added but right now we will have to wait. So far, the confirmed cities are:
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- New York
The specific tour dates and ticket prices will be posted early next week at the latest. So make sure to stay tuned and look out for more information on Hyuna’s first North American tour!
Are you excited?
2016 is over!
This past year was awesome with a lot of new Korean hip hop songs released. Artists, veterans as well as newbies, came back to release some of the best R&B and rap songs. I’m sure with such a wide range of genre you found at least one song you like~
Sweet Sweet Kpop has a lot of writers who love and listen to Korean hip hop. Since 2016 is coming to an end, we have decided to write an article about our favorite hip hop songs of this year. Make sure to check out our favorites and a special made Souncloud playlist with little bonuses below:
- Okasian – “Underwater Bank”
- Changmo – “Party”
- Changmo – “Maestro”
- Jay Park & Ugly Duck – “Put’Em Up”
- C Jamm – “Ha”
- BewhY – “Shalom”
- Chancellor – “Murda”
- Basick – “The Empty House”
- Jay Park – “I Got This”
- Crush – “Ooh Aah”
- Dean – “Bonnie & Clyde”
- Jessi – “Raise Your Heels”
- Dok2 – “Future Flamme”
- G. Soul – “Where Do We Go From Here”
- Hoody – “Like You”
- Zico, Dean & Crush – “Bermuda Triangle”
- Dream Perfect Regime – “Eung Freestyle”
- Sik-K – Alcohol
What are your favorite Korean hip hop songs of 2016? Let us know!
Happy new year IKONIC’s!
For the new year, YG Entertainment‘s rookie boy group, IKON, went all out for their fans by opening an Instagram account. In addition, their username means everything for fans as it is “@withikonic”… isn’t that sweet? 2017 is already starting great for IKONIC‘s.
So far, the boys have 131k followers and a total of 6 posts including groups pictures and individual pictures of our lovely maknae, Chanwoo. Make sure you become part of the “IG IKONIC family” by following IKON on Instagram here. You won’t miss anything from the boys~
Are you happy about IKON getting an Instagram account? Make sure to follow them and stay tuned for more information to come concerning their comeback~
Happy new year ARMY’s!!
On the 1st of January 2016, BTS‘ leader, Rap Monster, gifted fans with a sudden release on the group’s SoundCloud, a new song entitled “Always“! What a great way to start the new year and make all the ARMY‘s in the world happy!
Everyone loved the song so much, that after only a few hours the hashtag “#Always_love_you_남준(Namjoon)” was trending number 1 worldwide in Twitter.
The song is a self-produced track by RM and arranged by Pdogg. On the same day as the release, he posted on BTS‘ blog the lyrics,as well as information on the song and stated that he worked on it in early 2016. The song was written when Rap Monster was going through a hard time and instead of just waiting till it passed, he decided to write a song about it. Now that he is feeling better, he didn’t want to let the song go and wanted to share it with us~
Listen to “Always” below:
What do you think of “Always“? Do you like it?
Yuna Kim has finally been signed!
On the 28th of December 2016 KST, new label Maroo Entertainment, released a report announcing that rapper Yuna Kim has signed a contract with them and that she is currently preparing for her solo debut album that is set to drop in the first half of 2017.
If the name Yuna Kim sounds familiar to you it’s surely for a good reason. Even though she’s still really young, Yuna Kim has spent a lot of time training in a famous agency and has already debuted as an idol. She was first known for being a former YG Entertainment trainee before leaving and debuting in the girl group The Ark. Unfortunately, she left the group back in July 2016 before making an appearance in the female rap survival show “Unpretty Rapstar” season 3.
Looks like she’ll now be promoting as a solo artist! Good luck to her and make sure to stay tuned for more updates on her debut!