This Week In K-pop: K-pop Game Changers, New Releases, Choreo Versions (6/16-6/22)

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K-pop Game Changers

Bang Shi Hyuk, CEO of Big Hit Entertainment, and Lee Soo Man, founder of SM Entertainment make Variety’s “International Music Leaders of 2018” list. The article credits Bang with BTS’s recent global success and charting in the United States in 2018 yet describes Lee’s long-term impact on the industry. (See Variety: International Music Leaders of 2018)

New Videos

Taeyeon, “Something New,” Something New

BTOB, “Only One For Me (너 없인 안 된다),” This Is Us 

Yang Yoseob, “On the Road,” Re: playlist, Vol.1

Like a Movie, “Twilight”

Kim Dong Han, “Sunset,” D-Day

Minseo, _Is Who

Park Kyung (Block B), “Instant (ft Sumin)

Choreography

BlackPink, “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” Square Up

BlackPink, “Forever Young,” Square Up

AOA, “빙글뱅글 Bingle Bangle,” Dance Practice

Kahn, “I’m Your Girl?” Dance Practice

Sources

SMTOWN. “TAEYEON 태연 ‘Something New’ MV” YouTube. 18 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/im1UUY8dQIk (19 Jun 2018).

1theK. “[MV] BTOB(비투비) _ Only one for me(너 없인 안 된다).” YouTube. 18 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/fHQkdIGue3k (18 Jun 2018).

BLACKPINK. “BLACKPINK – ‘뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU)’ DANCE PRACTICE VIDEO (MOVING VER.).” YouTube. 17 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/jOJbXvjZ-cQ (18 Jun 2018).

1theK. “[MV] YANG YOSEOP(양요섭) _ On the road(길에서) (RE:PLAYLIST(리플리) Vol.1).” YouTube. 17 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/haRMtIy8fns (18 Jun 2018).

Stone Music Entertainment. “영화처럼 (Like a Movie) – Twillight MV.” YouTube. 16 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/MuiOTIaCCKs (18 Jun 2018).

FNCEnt. “AOA – 빙글뱅글 (Bingle Bangle) 안무영상 (Dance Practice) Full Ver.” YouTube. 19 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/b3mMeYS2wzE (19 Jun 2018).

1theK. “[MV] Kim Dong Han(김동한) _ SUNSET.” YouTube. 19 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/CQNvMyQTIHw (26 Jun 2018).

BLACKPINK. “BLACKPINK – ‘Forever Young’ DANCE PRACTICE VIDEO (MOVING VER.).” YouTube. 20 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/89kTb73csYg (26 Jun 2018).

1theK. “[MV] MINSEO(민서) _ Is Who.” YouTube. 20 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/IT7e8OtHzKM (26 Jun 2018).

KHAN. “KHAN I’m Your Girl ? dance practice.” YouTube. 20 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/Em3Ko7g22ao (26 Jun 2018).

seven seasons. “박경 (PARK KYUNG) – INSTANT (Feat. SUMIN) Official Music Video.” YouTube. https://youtu.be/ZIgwMb4cf_w (26 Jun 2018).

This Week in K-pop: TVXQ in Japan, New Releases, Choreo Versions (6/10 – 6/15)

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The Return of the Kings

TVXQ broke attendance records by attracting one million to their “Begin Again” Tour in Japan that began in November 2017. This also sets a new record for most concertgoers in a single tour for a foreign artist in Japan. This is significant, as the tour is the first following their mandatory military service. As a veteran K-pop group that has been together over 15 years, the concert attendance shows that TVXQ remains popular in the competitive Japanese market. (See Soompi: “TVXQ Sets New Record in Japan for Foreign Artists With Most Concertgoers At A Single Tour“)

New Video

New videos this week from Longguo (aka Kim Yong Guk, formerly of JBJ) and Nano (formerly of History), OSTs for Are You Human? and About Time, newcomers DPR Live and BlackPink and veteran K-pop group SHINee.

Longguo, “Clover” Ft. Yoon Mirae

Lyn, Hanhae, “Love,” Are You Human? OST Part 2

DPR Live, “Playlist”

Hui, “Maybe,” About Time OST Part 3

Nano, “Walkin’ (ft. Pry)”

SHINee, “I Want You,” The Story of Light EP. 2

BlackPink, “뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU),” Square Up

Choreography

Choreography videos from fromis_9, A.C.E and Viction.

fromis_9, “두근두근(DKDK)” Choreography Ver.

A.C.E, “Take Me Higher” Relay Dance

Viction, “Time of Sorrow (오월애)”

Sources

Choon Entertainment. “[MV] 용국(LONGGUO) – CLOVER(Feat.윤미래).” YouTube. 13 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/-Ot30Tlslfs (13 Jun 2018).

SUPER SOUND Bugs! “[M/V] LYn, HANHAE(린, 한해) – LOVE.” YouTube. 12 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/py4nem_e-nA (18 Jun 2018).

Dream Perfect Regime. “DPR LIVE – Playlist (OFFICIAL M/V).” YouTube. 12 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/n0LYGzYt6DU . (18 Jun 2018).

Stone Music Entertainment. “[멈추고 싶은 순간 : 어바웃타임 OST Part 3] 후이 (Hui) – Maybe MV.” YouTube. 12 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/-VsOrKThs3Y (18 Jun 2018).

SUPER SOUND Bugs! “[M/V] NANO(나노) – Walkin’ (feat. Pry) (Prod. HSND).” YouTube. 11 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/rIERlXEQVKI  (11 Jun 2018).

SMTOWN. “SHINee 샤이니 ‘I Want You’ MV.” YouTube. 11 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/IDpWeURKkbI (13 Jun 2018).

BLACKPINK. “BLACKPINK – ‘뚜두뚜두 (DDU-DU DDU-DU)’ M/V.” YouTube. 15 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/IHNzOHi8sJs (15 Jun 2018).

Official fromis_9. “프로미스나인 (fromis_9) – 두근두근(DKDK) Choreography ver.” YouTube. 12 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/NFJMwZQ5_zc  (18 Jun 2018).

M2. “[릴레이댄스] 에이스(A.C.E) – Take Me Higher.” YouTube. 11 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/AsY8WqAC3OI (13 Jun 2018).

VICTON 빅톤. “VICTON 오월애 안무영상 (Choreography) 가쿠란 Ver.” YouTube. 10 Jun 2018. https://youtu.be/-oauPoQ8pRQ (13 Jun 2018).