During her appearance on "Happy Together 3", IU admitted to being scammed before she debut, a story similar to her character in "You're The Best, Lee Soon Shin".
The talented singer revealed to the hosts and fellow guests that, "Before debuting, I was actually scammed on multiple accounts. Usually when a company asks you for money, they're definitely trying to scam you out of your money. However, I was swindled by three companies before I realized what was happening. These companies can demand up to 3 million Won. If you do succumb to their high price, all they do is give you a few stints as an extra. I actually lost a great deal of money to these guys".
What many netizens found somewhat about the situation was that IU plays an actress who is scammed by a man who claims to be the CEO of a big entertainment company. Many say that it is a big coincidence that IU would play a character who has a story similar to her own.
Loen Entertainment producer Jo Young Chul revealed that popular singer IU is likely going to be releasing her new album sometime in April.
The producer tweeted on January 24th about IU and the progress of her latest musical endeavor.
"We're planning to release a full-length album full of more mature songs from IU. She's put her heart and soul into the album, even changing the concept a few times already. She has started recording and will likely greet her fans with a wonderful new album in April," he tweeted.
It was first revealed that IU had returned to the studio to record new music at the beginning of the month. Shortly afterward, it was revealed that she would likely be starring in an upcoming drama series, complicating plans to make her musical comeback.
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On the upcoming episode of MBC Music's "The Big Ranking" there will be a list with the most stubborn idols who are obsessed with a particular style.
From haircuts to clothes, some idols can be identified by a specific trend. Some of them love purple, others never show their bodies and some keep the same hair style.
Check the top 3 idols on this list and also stay tuned to know who else joined the list after the complete episode airs.
- Sistar's Hyorin: She was picked as the 1st one on the list because she has always kept her bangs since her debut. According to the singer she keeps this style because she has a broad forehead but one day she will show a new style.
- Big Bang's T.O.P: This bad boy was included on the 2nd spot of the list because he always wear long sleeves and never shows his body.
- IU: Cute singer IU was the third on the list because she usually makes a V-sing or winks while taking a selca.
Some other idols like ZE:A’s Kwang Hee who is obsessed with make-up and Girls' Generation's Jessica who never shows the right side of her face on pictures were also included.
Who do you think should be included on this list?
The MAMA Mnet Asia Music Awards are finally over!
During the past few weeks k-pop fans all over have been voting in order to help their favorite artists be at the top of the lists on the MAMA Awards and the final results are finally out.
The MAMA Awards were presented on Hong Kong with the presence of some of the hottest idols at the moment.
Check our full article to discover the winners and let us know if your favorite starts got the prize you wanted! Also take a look at the amazing photos of the event!
You can also rewatch the whole show on the following links
MAMA Part 3...
With the accidental tweeting of her picture together with Super Junior's Eunhyuk, an online survey has shown that Korean netizens no longer consider IU to be the "nation's little sister".
The survey was conducted from November 13th to the 15th. With 822 people voting, IU only managed to come in 4th out of 5 people. A week earlier, IU was ranked 1st with a total of 27.7% of the vote.
According to the survey, the nation's new "little sister" is Moon Geun Young, receiving 221 votes. Gymnast Son Yeon Jae came in 2nd, miss A's Suzy came in 3rd and figure skater Kim Yuna came in 5th.
While Loen Entertainment has released a statement regarding the scandalous photo IU had accidentally uploaded, many netizens are hesitant to believe the company's explanation. Even people who belief in the statement still wonder about the nature of the two idols' relationship, causing IU's innocent image to become questioned.
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IU will be continuing with her scheduled appearances despite a wave of controversy caused by a leaked photo of her and Super Junior's Eunhyuk.
Earlier today, IU accidentally tweeted a photo of herself with a shirtless Eunhyuk, causing netizens to believe they were in bed together and possibly dating. Loen Entertainment, IU's agency, released a statement refuting these claims, trying to put a stop to the rumors the photo had caused.
With fans worried about how the photo scandal would affect IU's career, Loen Entertainment has assured fans that nothing would be changing for the time being. The singer will still be the MC for the "2012 Love Sharing Concert" on November 11th.
Despite Loen Entertainment's attempts to control public opinion on the matter, many netizens simply refuse to believe the company's statements, claiming they are trying to cover up the true nature of the photo.
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After the controversy regarding the IU and Super Junior's Eunhyuk's close relationship, Loen has finally released an official statement.
The scandal started when IU accidentally shared a picture on her Twitter which was erased after a few minutes. On the image she was seen really close to Eunhyuk while she was wearing what people said where her PJs, since she showed a picture of them before, while Eunhyuk seemed shirtless.
After a few hours Loen has finally talked about the issue. According to them the picture was accidentally shared by the singer while she was posting a message before going to sleep. Regarding the origin of the photo they mentioned that it was taken during the summer, when she was ill at home and Eunhyuk visited her. They continued saying they took the picture while sitting on the couch together.
The photo was shared due to ...
A photo of IU in her pajamas and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk (seemingly without a shirt on) was accidentally posted on IU's twitter at 3.21 am Korean time and deleted in two minutes.
The photo shows the two lying on a bed or sitting on a couch. Some fans noticed that IU's pajamas are the ones she got from her fans. A few months ago she burnt them badly after trying to make noodles, so it's not clear how recent the photo is.
There had been rumors before that IU (19) and Eunhyuk (26) are dating, with much "proof" saying the two have couple items. Some of the proof is that ...
October is almost over, but this means it is time to celebrate Halloween so let's have a scary k-pop party.
Once again the GoKpop team has decided to prepare a unique playlist for our users so you can enjoy the best k-pop videos on this special occasion.
Halloween is about having fun, dressing up as you favorite character and eat tons of candies. This time we picked 13 videos that feature vampires, monsters, pirates, dolls, spies, crazy scientists and more since our idols also love to dress up on crazy costumes. as well, our playlist includes some MVs that look like horror stories that would be perfect for a movie.
Check our full article to find the playlist and remember it is time to get your cray on and turn the volume up! Also do not forget to let us which other songs are perfect for Halloween.
On November 30th it's finally time for the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2012. K-pop artists PSY, Super Junior, EXO-K, Ailee, 2NE1, BoA, BEAST and many more are nominated in a total of 20 different categories.
Here's a summarized version of the category list...
Beside that, MAMA 2012 will take in H...
Pop Dust is currently holding a survey to discover "The Greatest K-Pop Song of All Time"!.
The competition includes some of the hottest k-pop idols who have been able to take their tracks to the top of the charts on the past years.
During the first round idols are divided in 4 categories, girl groups, boy bands, female solo and male solo, and they compete who passes to the next stage. So far they are still on the first round so it is the moment to vote for your favorite song of all times according to pop dust.
The list includes the following idols:
Go now and VOTE before the 1st round ends on October 24th.
Life can be great when you're a star. While many actors fight to be part of a show's cast, IU has been offered so many starring roles that she can take her pick for what show she wants to be in.
The Korean star is currently looking over several proposals to have her star in upcoming dramas. She has confirmed that she will be returning to television soon after deciding which project to become a part of.
IU gained much attention as an actress through her role in the KBS drama "Dream High", showing that her talents go beyond just her pitch-perfect voice.
In addition to her plans to star in a new drama, the singer also plans on releasing a new album in Korea and Japan next year, opting out of attending college to continue focusing on her music and acting career.
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An online community recently shared photos of IU's elementary school graduation, which show her smiling brightly in school uniforms.
Netizens really liked the photos and stressed that she was cute then as well. They commented, "IU was cute even during her school days" and "Cute from birth". Some also focused on her chubby cheeks on the photos saying, "IU was a bit rustic, but still pretty", "Look at IU's chubby checks" or "She's fine now, but I like how healthy she looks during her school days".
What do you think about IU's school photos?
Last year "Wonder Girls" and 4Minute's Hyuna were featured on the Billboard's list of 21 under 21.
Now cute singer IU has been listed on the "21 Under 21: Music's Hottest Minors 2012".
Despite the fact that IU has not made official promotions on America, she has been recognized due to her great talent and development as an artist. The list includes celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Victoria Justice and more.
Check the full list here and also check why Billboarddecided to include IU on the list.
MBLAQ members keep surprising fans with their unusual habits.
At the moment the band is art of the reality show "Idol Manager" and on the upcoming episode there will be a shocking revelation about Cheon Dung.
This time the members invited their closest friends to the show. Having previously been a trainee under Loen Entertainment, Cheon Dung invited Kim Sung Koo, who was close to him during those.
During the episode they ended up calling IU who is also a close friend with the MBLAQ member. She revealed that when she first saw him she was really surprised because of his good looks, however, she also experienced a disappointing moment when she was able to hear him while he was on the bathroom since he didn't close the door.
Stay tuned for more details regarding this incident and more revelations about the MBLAQ members.
Due to many variety shows making people cook, IU has picked up cooking as a new hobby.
The singer share her new interest on the latest episode of MBC's "Quiz To Change The World".
"I make really good peach flat rice cake ddukbokki," the singer said when asked what dish she cooked best.
According to IU, she usually adds apples and onions to the dish's spicy sauce. The singer's unique recipe of adding pears instead of apples was create when she had run out of apples and decided to try using pears instead. "As it cooked, the peach got sweeter and made the dish really delicious," she stated.
Later in the episode, the singer showed off her dancing skills, performing Park Ji Yoon's "Adult Ceremony".
During a behind the scenes look at IU's recent commercial shoot, it was revealed that the singer slipped and fell while shooting a scene on a wet floor.
The footage was shown on KBS' "Entertainment Relay" as part of a special interview with the artist regarding the commercial.
Part of her new commercial required the idol to jump, run and splash around barefoot on a floor with a puddle of water on it. During the scene, she accidentally slipped and fell. However, she wasn't hurt, quickly getting back up and putting on a charming smile.
Check out the behind the scenes footage from the CF below:
Check out the completed commercial below:
On the September 1st episode of KBS 2 "Entertainment Relay", IU held an interview on the set of their shoot for a makeup brand.
Replying to a question about her ideal type of man, she said, "My ideal type has always been the lead of every drama that comes out." She then picked Big Bang's Taeyang, who has already received her attention several times.
More than once, IU has revealed herself to be a fan of Taeyang and that he is her ideal type of guy.
IU was recently part of a photo collage of her and PSY which gained a lot of attention by netizens from an online community board.
The funny collage shows PSY face on IU's cover "Last Fantasy". The title became "Gangnam Fantasy" provoking the laughs of several users.
During the past months we have seen an overflowing amount of k-pop idols entering into the Japanese music market.
In the past only established k-pop artists in Korea tried this and had to start from zero just like BoA, TVXQ, Se7en, Big Bang and more. They all waited at least a couple of years, or even more, before trying to conquer the Japanese fans. However, nowadays rookies have started to make releases in Japan as soon as they debut presenting the same tracks in Japanese.
There are a few different styles k-pop idols use to debut in Japan and we will explain a few of them to you as well as some differences between the 2 markets that will help you understand why some names or videos are different.
Check our full article in order to learn about a few differences on both industries!
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