Sandara Park, Steven Yeun’s Video Gets Million Hits
A video series featuring Sandara Park, a member of the K-pop girl group 2NE1, and actor Steven Yeun has received a total of more than 1 million views just four days since its release.
Released last week under the title “What’s Eating Steven Yeun?” by BeFUNNY Studios, the video series gained immediate attention from viewers.
The series, composed of three parody videos and a highlight episode, tells the comical yet serious story of Yeun trying to become a star in Korea.
Undergoing harsh eating training from his management agency, the Korean-American actor rises and falls as a celebrity who continuously eats while on the air — as a meokbang host. “Meokbang” is a recently coined Korean word for “TV eating shows.”
Park plays the part of Yeun’s girlfriend, who also dreams of becoming a meokbang host.
She received favorable comments from viewers for her role as the lovely but comical character.
BeFUNNY Studios is Asia’s first celebrity studio jointly created by CAA, an American agency that represents Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, and Funny or Die.
Source: Korea Herald
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Clio Celebrates “Salon De Cara” 300,000 Sales with Fansigning Event, “Fan Meet and Greet with Sandara Park”
Make-up brand Clio will be having a fan signing event with exclusive brand model, 2NE1 member Sandara Park. This is to celebrate the successful, breakthrough sales of their latest mascara product, “Salon De Cara,” which sold more than 300,000 units since its release. “Salon De Cara,” which had a unique concept of adding volume to the lashes through “hair salon” designed mascara brushes, was able to achieve the good sales only 3 weeks after its launching, selling out their initial stock of 130,000 units.
The fan meeting and signing event will be held at “Club Clio” in Myeongdong, Jungang-ro, at 2:00 PM, and it will only bring in 50 people. For a customer to be eligible to join the fansigning event, they must have purchased 50,000 won of Clio products from November 11 to 13, at Club Clio’s Myeongdong, Jungang-ro branch. 50 people will be allowed to join the event on a first-come-first-serve basis. Sequentially numbered tickets for the fan meeting and signing event will be given at 12:30 PM on the 14th.
On the other hand, Sandara Park’s “Salon De Cara” products are still available in Club Clio outlets, online shopping malls, and H&B (Health and Beauty) stores.
Source: Money Week via Naver
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2NE1′s Sandara Is Steven Yeun’s Love Interest in “What’s Eating Steven Yeun?”
Here is a collaboration you didn’t know you wanted to see until now: 2NE1‘s Sandara Park and “The Walking Dead‘s” Steven Yeun. The idol and the actor stars in Be Funny Studio‘s debut mini series, “What’s Eating Steven Yeun?”
In an alternate universe, Sandara Park is the loyal girlfriend to the ambitious Steven Yeun who wants to break into the Korean industry by becoming a popular Mokbang star. With actor Park Hyuk Kwon as his no-nonsense manager and comedian Park Young Kwang as the clumsy sidekick, Steven Yeun will rise to Mokbang fame, but at what cost? You can watch the trailer and all three episodes of Steven and Sandara’s journey can be found on the Be Funny Studios website.
The videos celebrate the launch of Be Funny Studios, a new digital content platform that was created as a collaboration between major American agency CAA (Creative Artists Agency) and Funny or Die. Previously, Be Funny Studios had Rita Ora and HyunA compete in a walk off and had Anna Kendrick join f(x). The studio will focus on content that’s entertaining on a global scale, inviting entertainers from a variety of fields to create content for viewers on online, mobile, and television platforms.
There are 2 press Videos and 1 good Fan Cam of YG family arriving in Taiwan
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2NE1 Declines Invitations to Year-End Awards Ceremonies, Only CL to Attend SIA for Collab Stage
It has been revealed that 2NE1 will not be attending any of the music awards ceremonies that will be held at the end of the year.
On October 24, a representative of YG Entertainment told TV Report and Star News, “After releasing and promoting their second full-length album, [2NE1] has been receiving many invitations to attend awards ceremonies. However, we have respectfully turned them down. It is a great honor for a singer to be invited to an awards ceremony and be congratulated, but we have decided after much consideration that [taking time for] reflection, and refraining from activities is the right thing to do at this time.”
However, it has been confirmed that CL will be the only member in attendance at this year’s Style Icon Awards (SIA), opening up on October 28, in order to take part in a collaboration stage.
CL will be collaborating with American DJ Diplo, who has also produced for world-famous artists such as Usher, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown,and Bruno Mars, to put on a very special performance.
In terms of 2NE1’s upcoming activities, the YGE rep shared, “We are focusing on CL’s U.S. debut around the beginning of next year. With American reps visiting Korea these days, CL has been busy with recording. She will be going back and forth between her American promotions and 2NE1’s comeback.”
YG States that 2NE1 Will Not Be Attending Any Music Award Ceremonies This Year
2NE1 will not be attending music award ceremonies this year.
YG Entertainment told Newsen on October 24, “2NE1 decided not to attend any of the music award ceremonies at the end of this year.“
2NE1 carried out promotions for its second album Crush in February. The group topped the music charts with its title song Come Back Home and also received awards on music programs.
2NE1′s leader CL was recently scouted by Justin Beiber′s producer′s Scooter Braun and is preparing to make a US debut in the spring. Park Bom halted activities in Korea after her controversy in June.
2NE1 attended the YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Beijing on October 19 at the Worker′s Stadium in Beijing.
The YG Family concert will continue in Taiwan on October 25.
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2NE1′s K-Pop Hit ‘I Am the Best’ Gains Spins at U.S. Radio Stations
New York and Boston stations have adopted the Korean banger into their playlists.
2NE1‘s “I Am the Best” continues making impressions in America as it begins picking up spins on stateside radio.
In the week ending Oct. 19, the electronic/hip-hop hybrid single was played 24 times on WBMP New York and 14 times on WODS Boston. Both stations published accompanying articles on their respective websites about the band and “I Am the Best,” with WODS Boston telling readers to listen for the song on air.
The airplay comes just two weeks after “I Am the Best” earned its best sales week yet in America (6,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan) and topping Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart — a first for a Korean act other than PSY. “Best” is currently at No. 2 on the chart after selling 3,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 12. The single pushed another 3,000 the prior week.
“Best” originally began its upward climb after being used in a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet laptop ad, doing what any good sync should do and helping its accompanying music grow past its ad-watching audience.
The radio play of a non-English song, other than PSY, is particularly exciting for K-pop fans not to mention general world music fans. It’s also a major win for 2NE1 given the quartet’s strong appeal in the United States: The group featured on will.i.am’s #willpower album, was Korea’s first female act to hold stadium shows in America and just last week member CL announced plans to push a solo career stateside with Scooter Braun.
Stay tuned to Billboard’s K-Town column for more 2NE1 chart moves.
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Sources: As tagged + hk.on.cc
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