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X.Q | Artist of the Week

Every now and then I’ll stumble across a new artist on YouTube. Sometimes, these artists aren’t necessarily new but they’re new to me and probably will be to a lot of you as well.

Enter in the new Artist of the Week… X.Q!

I can’t really find much on him except that he is signed to Prima Music Group and has been active since 2010. (Guess I can’t really call him new…)

If you haven’t heard about him before, check out his music below!

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Wednesday Kpop Update | CL “Lifted” #17 Billboard‘s Social 50 Chart, Mixed Reviews + BLACKPINK Gets Reality Show + Tiffany Sitting Out SMTOWN’s 20th Anniversary Hawaii Vacation + New Music Videos

Alright so I normally would take this opportunity to post about other stories along with the headlines but this time, I’m going to plug twentythirdstation.tumblr.com for more kpop news and photos!

Haha, shameless plug.

CL just recently made her official solo American debut with the song “Lifted” and not only did it do extremely well on US Billboard Charts, but it has garnered a lot of buzz and views! “Lifted”#17 on Billboard‘s Social 50 Chart and I’ll tell you, that’s not an easy feat. It has to be pretty good to make it that high on the charts for a new-comer. Congrats CL!

But even with all the good surrounding it, a lot of fans are divided over it. While she’s gaining new fans in America, she’s also gaining haters in the kpop world?

The comments range from “boring” to “this is amazing” to “she’s selling herself”?

**Names have been removed and exchanged for numbers instead.

“#2 IDGAF WHAT YALL HATERS SAY YALL NEED TO GO GET LIFTED LIVE A LITTLE THIS IS DOPE AF”

“#18 it gets more catchy the more you listen to it”

“#4: “This is so crap. The reason why 2ne1 became popular because they were different. CL is just following American mainstream garbage. She should’ve have done something different, like bring 2ne1’s style in to America. She is going to make it nowhere with a song like this. Her solo Korean songs are much better than this. Everything seems too forced and she is trying to hard to fit in. Don’t even start your music stuff on me because I do audio engineering.”

So as you can see, the comments are pretty divided. It kind of shocked me a bit. Whereas I knew there would be a bit of pushback, I didn’t expect to run across as many negative comments as I did.

If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out below!


BLACKPINK, another member of the YG family, is about to jump into a new arena themselves. They will be getting a reality show! That’s right folks, they are joining the ranks of other kpop idols who have their own shows so fans can get to know them better on a more personal level.

“According to their company’s statements on August 24, the group’s new reality show “BLACKPINK TV” will premiere on August 25 through Naver… Through “BLACKPINK TV,” fans will be able to get a sneak peek of the members’ daily lives and get to know the members in a more intimate fashion.”

(source: soompi)

I think this is a great idea! It’ll be a good chance for the fans to get to know the ladies better.

Show airs August 24th-25th.


And this brings us to Tiffany.

I know by now the news has spread and everyone knows what happened. Well, apparently, she’s now sitting out longer. Instead of making an appearance during SMTOWN’s 20th Anniversary Hawaii Vacation, she will be sitting out due to “self-reflection”.

If you don’t know what this day is for, it’s for SM Entertainment’s 350 artists and staff member to go on what is being called a “unity” trip for four days. This vacation is also going to be for celebrating the 20th anniversary of SM.

So why wouldn’t Tiffany be there?

“The spokesperson stated, “In order to continue with her deep self-reflection regarding the recent Korean National Independence Day SNS incident, it has been decided that Tiffany will not be participating in the SM Entertainment 20th anniversary Hawaii unity trip.”

(source: koreaboo)

I guess the hurt feelings ran deep and close to home. I do hope this goes away soon for Tiffany.


Wednesday Kpop Update | MBN Reporter Mocks Tiffany Amidst Controversy + Zico Anti-Smoking Campaign + CL Comeback! + New Music Videos

There’s a lot that’s happened this week but I’m gonna get straight to it… starting with Tiffany.

So there’s this thing that happened with Tiffany on instagram where she posted a picture after the tour and she used the Japanese flag emoji. Under any other circumstances it would’ve been okay, but she just so happened to have posted this on The National Liberation Day of Korea, which is August 15th.

That didn’t sit too well with anybody… It bothered so many people that it sparked many debates on television and radio over whether or not it was okay or if she knew better considering that she’s from America.

Well now it’s spread all the way to the news. Apparently, an MBN reporter made a pretty “interesting” comment live on the air after announcing Korea’s loss to Japan in badminton at the 2016 Olympics. He mocks her saying, “Congratulations Tiffany” and he’s not apologizing. Many people are divided over this but I don’t think, regardless of the backlash, I don’t think it’s going to make him apologize.


In a bit of lighter news, Block B’s Zico is collaborating with The Ministry Of Health & Welfare for an anti-smoking campaign! This is basically open to the public and there will be a competition and a cash prize.

“An audition will take place… for a chance to perform a smoke-free campaign song with Zico. Those who audition can submit their self-composed songs, raps, and or lyrics to fingerband.kr until September 30th, 2016. Offline auditions will also be held in Seoul, as well as in two rural cities… The total cash prize of 1,000,000 (about $914.79) will be shared among six people.”

(source: kpopstarz)

And of course, the overall winner will take home the bulk of the prize.



So with 2NE1 down to three and hearing that Minzy is doing just fine, everyone still wants to know what’s going on with CL! She put out a song or two but we didn’t hear much else.

Well, it’s because she’s been busy and she’s ready to show us what she’s been working on.

+LIFTED+

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Are you ready to be “LIFTED”?