Anna Kendrick is the latest person to jump on the K-Pop bandwagon as she teams up with super girl group F(x) for this Funny or Die video!
“America’s Sweetheart” gets the full k-pop makeover, complete with recording sessions, dance rehearsals and the obligatory new look. “I look like I’m in Cloud Atlas,” she said. Don’t forget to look out for F(x)’s Victoria as channels every single Pitch Perfect fangirl (GPOY, amirite?).
Bill O’Reilly, aka no one’s favourite TV host, needed to bring in a psychologist to drop some truth bombs about the meaning behind Psy’s ”Gangnam Style.” After all, it’s the most watched music video on YouTube, even surpassing The Biebs, which apparently means it has to have some deep meaning.
I can’t figure out who I feel more sorry for, good ol’ Bill for sounding less relevant than ever by calling Psy a “Little Fat Guy from Yongyang” or Dr. Keith Ablow, the psychologist who starts off his analysis by saying “Gangnam Style” has no recognizable words. Maybe the awareness that languages besides English exist isn’t necessary for psychologists, but NEWSFLASH, “Gangnam Style” has lots of words, they’re just in this other language called Korean.
The best part is Ablow’s
brilliant conclusion that “Gangnam Style” is popular because “people don’t want any meaning.”
Watch it here
You sure get a lot of advantages if you work with Scooter Braun. Since Braun represents so many amazing talents, I imagine their company Christmas party to be all like: “You’re soo amazing Justin Bieber,” “No, you’re so so amazing The Wanted!!”
As we all know, Korean popstar Psy signed a record deal with Braun and he’s already getting to perform with Scooter’s other clients. At a recent concert at Los Angeles’ Avalon, Psy joined The Wanted on stage and performed his viral hit “Gangnam Style.” The result, was pure magic.
When will he perform with Justin Bieber?
Watch it here:
You’ve probably heard a lot about K-Pop lately, what with Psy’s “Gangnam Style” going viral, inspiring legions of fans to adopt the horse-riding move as their modern day Macarena.
K-Pop is an energetic mashup of dance, electronic, pop and hip hop, that originated in South Korea and is quickly spreading across THE WORLD with the help of social networking sites. K-Pop’s The Wonder Girls was one of the first girl groups to introduce us to the genre (thanks Wonder Girls!!) back in 2009. With their new single “Like Money,” featuring Akon, we’re falling in love all over again. We had a chance to ask band member Lim a couple questions.
Here’s what you need to know about The Wonder Girls:
They had a Korean meal with Akon: Bandmate Lim says the ladies were pretty eager to collaborate with Akon on “Like Money.” While some artists who work together hardly get a chance to meet, Akon made a trip to Korea and spent time with the ladies. ”We had a great experience working with Akon!” Lim says. “He actually came to Korea, we spent some time there too. We had Korean meal together and performed at a music festival. He is a fun person to be around!”
Watch “Like Money” featuring Akon here:
The Wonder Girls basically introduced us to K-Pop: The Wonder Girls became the first K-Pop artists to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 2009. They joined the Jonas Brothers on their tour and made the rounds on television programs, including an appearance on So You Think You Can Dance.
The band is like a family: The ladies became really tight, especially after they moved the US and spent more quality time together. Lim says one huge difference between touring the US and Korea is that they’re given more of an opportunity to meet fans in North America. In Korea they don’t often do one on one sessions with fans and it’s slightly more formal. “In Korea, we would bow when we meet our fans, but in the States we just say hi and they give us a hug!” she says.
We’re not done! Here are five other K-Pop artists you should know about Read more…
Today Psy released a slightly unnecessary but still highly entertaining female version of his viral hit
“Open Condom Style” “Gangnam Style,” just in case you were yearning for a higher pitched version to sing along to.
The second version, which is called ”Oppa You’re My Style,” features HyunA, a South Korean singer and dancer from K-Pop group 4Minute. The lyrics have been mended to come from a female’s point of view. HyunA claims Psy is “just her style” while dancing with him in a short white dress — though we’re missing the intensity of the horse riding move from the first music video.
While I want to say I won’t be addicted to this track, that would be a complete lie since it’s already stuck in my head.
Watch the video below:
In case you don’t know, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video went “viral” a couple weeks ago. The song is about an affluent part of the city of Seoul that is often compared to Beverly Hills. In the music video, Psy tries to win the affection of his ideal girl, who’s a classy chick during the day but parties hardy at night.
He recently did a live performance and we’d comment, but 1) we’re utterly confused and 2) we really can’t top these comments:
1) “This video had so much swag I became pregnant from watching it. And I’m a guy.” — DarbonTheSpartan
2) “OPEN CONDOM STYLE” — MrQZWarrior
3) “Still a better love story than twilight.” — ImyurZero
4) “…And with that the world’s most effective form of birth control advertisement was born. OPEN CONDOM STYLE.” — supersquirrel323
5) “KIM JONG UN APPROVES.” — smbndt
See the original music video here: Read more…