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[K-POP news with Soompi] : Girls’ Generation Sets a New Record on Oricon Chart with “Love&Peace” Album



Girls’ Generation released its third Japanese studio length album “Love&Peace” on December 11, which scored the top spot on Oricon Daily Album Chart on the same day. The group sold a total of 129,255 units for the first week and clinched the top spot on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart.


This marks the second time Girls’ Generation earned the top spot on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart, earning them the record of being the first Korean girl group to make this remarkable achievement. They previously sold the most units in one week through first Japanese studio length album “Girls’ Generation” in June 2011.


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[K-POP news with Soompi] : Son Dam Bi Releases Teaser Image for Digital Single “Red Candle”



Sexy diva Son Dam Bi will be making her long-awaited comeback with the release of her third digital single, “Red Candle” on December 23! 


The singer will be trying out a different genre of music for “Red Candle,” which has been revealed to carry a bossa nova rhythm and likely to enrapture listeners with Son Dam Bi’s sultry vocals to go with it. “Bossa nova” is actually a style of music that incorporates elements of samba and jazz.The lyrics are about falling in love and being consumed by the elation and anxiety of losing control when you give your heart to someone.


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[K-POP news with Soompi] : G-Dragon and SHINee Rank in Top Ten Among “World Album Artists” for Billboard’s 2013 Year-End Charts


G-Dragon and SHINee shows how their music passes cultural boundaries with their ninth and tenth place ranking, respectively, on Billboard’s 2013 Year-End Charts  in the category of world album artists.


In regards to the Billboard rankings, YG Entertainment commented, “It is the first time Korean artists has ranked on Billboard’s annual charts,” defining the accomplishment of their artist.


Back in September, G-Dragon released his solo album, “Coup d’Etat,” presenting to the world a variety of genres from soft ballad to hip hop. The release of the album resulted in complete dominance of the K-Pop charts, as well as great popularity overseas. Among other awards throughout the year, G-Dragon won the Best Male Artist award at the 2013 MAMA. 


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[K-POP Album] : Son Dambi 'Red Candle'



'Red Candle'

Artist : Son Dambi

Genre : Dance / Pop

Release Date : December 23, 2013

Released by NeoWiz Internet


Changes with reason by dancing queen, Son Dambi, conquering the stage

New possibility of Son Dambi, the third digital single, [Red Candle]


Son Dambi, making an issue with every album being released, is now coming back as a singer also with new breeze of genre of music after about one year of career break. 


After the fourth mini album [Tears Pouring Down] released in November, 2012, she is coming back as a singer after a year. Considering how it has been so long since she released her last album, she especially prepared for this third digital single album to show how she’s grown a step further. 


The third digital single ‘Red Candle’ was a new challenge for Son Dambi to show upgraded music. She has been one of the top dancing queens in the music industry and much loved with her outstanding performance on the stage. However, ‘Red Candle’ was specifically selected as a song to show new possibility of Son Dambi as a vocalist that has been hidden by an image of dancing queen before. 


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[K-POP Album] : Park Saebyeol 'Let me sing'



'Let me sing'

Artist : Park Saebyeol

Genre : Indie / Pop

Release Date : December 23, 2013

Released by CJ E&M


Two young musicians lost in track are heading off on the journey to seek hope

Female singer songwriter with soft and deep voice and also warm and lyrical melody, Park Saebyeol, and half-Korean and half-German violinist representing the beautiful sound from inner side, Christian Kim, are two young musicians taking their journey to find an answer for inquiries that they have been had in their mind for a long time. 


'What is the power of music?',

'What makes us humans?'

This project is about a story regarding changes and power of ‘music,’ what is needed for children in the reality of education in Korea that is currently in crisis, and also ‘what is ultimately really needed for us to live.’ Two musicians are visiting around the orchestra at school seeking for an answer as to how our children are grown and changed by music, and how music serves for them in their lives. 


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