This Week in K-Pop: Mamamoo and Taemin Win Top Prizes, Chloe Grace Moretz Does ‘SNL Korea’
Curious about K-pop but don’t know where to start? Longtime veteran of the most exciting genre in music? Just an all-around happy-go-lucky music lover in general? Well, you’ve come to the right place because it’s an exciting time in the world of K-pop.
Since we at Celebuzz! love any and all music, every week we’ll be taking a look back at the best things that happened in K-Pop. This week’s highlights include: Taemin, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mamamoo, SoljiHani, and more.
The crazy talented Taemin (of SHINee) took home four first place trophy for “Press Your Number,” the Bruno Mars-written lead single off his first solo album Press It: SBS MTV The Show, MBC MUSIC Show Champion, Mnet MCountdown, and KBS Music Bank.
He broke GFriend’s four-week #1 streak on Music Bank for their song “Rough.” In addition, for the second week in a row, Press It has topped the album sales charts. Here he is driving everyone wild with his performance of “Press Your Number” on Inkigayo:
We’re SUPER excited to report this one: Mamamoo took home the #1 prize for “You’re the Best” (from their first album Melting) on Inkigayo, their first ever win on a music program (!).
Watch their performance (and check out their on point outfits) from Show! Music Core below:
Chloë Grace Moretz
Okay, CGM isn’t a K-Pop star, but she is making a splash in Korea right now for her several TV appearances. First, she became the first American to speak in only Korean during her SNL Korea appearance.
In addition, The Little Mermaid actress also appeared on Entertainment Relay as well as a V app with Eric Nam, and is reported to have filmed Problematic Men. Lastly, she also took the best photos with Mamamoo and Taemin while backstage:
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Fiestar released a teaser for their hot new music video “Mirror.” It’s all kinds of sexy:
12-member group Cosmic Girls released a dance rehearsal music video for their new song “MO MO MO.” They’re pretty overwhelming due to the size of their group (who’s who…?) but in any case, dance rehearsal videos are always a fun watch:
Brave Girls released their sexy, dance-heavy music video for “Deepened” three weeks ago. Everything from their ab-baring outfits to that deep House sound is perfection (plus, see their most recent live performance on Inkigayo here):
Ladies’ Code performed their sultry and low-tempo song “Galaxy” on Inkigayo, matching in all-red satin ensembles. We were into it:
BEAST (aka B2st) are really keeping us on our feet with an excellent short video teaser for “Guess Who?,” their newest Japanese release.
Also feeling this new song by Winner, “Sentimental.” See their adorable dance below:
Can someone explain the fascination and popularity behind GFriend? Anyways, in mid-February they became the first artist in 2016 to win Music Bank’s triple crown with their song “Rough.” Watch the schoolgirl uniform-clad group of six perform on Inkigayo below: