The success of K-Pop groups in Australia has motivated more and more South Korean groups to take interest in having Fan Meetings and concerts here. This year alone, we have had acts such as KARD, DAY6, and G-Dragon grace us with their beauty, grace, and presence. Even with only a few months to spare, iKon announced they're coming over to wow us! But which group is causing the most authentic K-Pop fever?
StubHub is the world’s top ticketing marketplace owned by eBay. After reviewing 2018 tickets sales in 13 different countries throughout the world in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, StubHub has chosen the final 16 nominees to partake in their international poll to find out who the most popular K-Pop act is. The voting period will be open until 31 October in 13 different countries and 8 languages for fans to participate.
Who are the Australian K-Pop fans?
StubHub has researched the typical Australian K-Pop fan and after studying data of those who have sought out K-Pop content and events on the website, they have found the following interesting trends:
The majority share common interests in music, movies, food, art & theatre, and social media.
Who is Australia's most preferred K-Pop act?
Australians in particular have shown a strong interest in certain K-Pop groups. The top three based on K-Pop genre sales in Australia itself are the following:
Wanna One (13%)
Black Pink (17%)
and finally, BTS (29% of all sales)!
Check out the 16 K-Pop groups as well as their top music videos! Vote for your favourite K-Pop group of 2018 on StubHub! http://www.stubhub.com.au/backstage/content/vote-best-kpop-group
Media release by: Danielle McConnell
Edited by: Jhube Veradio
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Sulawesi on Friday 28 September, triggering a powerful tsunami wave. More than 800 people are confirmed dead and the toll is rising. Thousands more need urgent help. Indonesian Red Cross teams have been on the scene since the first earthquake hit, with search-and-rescue teams, ambulances and first aid crews. Emergency medical, water and sanitation teams are on their way from other parts of the country.
The Asian Pop Radio team are saddened to see the death and destruction that the disaster has caused and we wish to do our bit for our northern neighbours and friends who have been affected. We feel the best way to do this is to simply encourage our followers to donate directly to The Red Cross to help them in their efforts. Our team are also going to donate to the cause and we hope you will think about doing the same, every little bit helps, but its always needed sooner rather than later. We encourage you to click on the link below that will take you directly to The Red Cross Appeal page or if you feel more comfortable type the following link into your search engine: https://www.redcross.org.au/earthquake - There are a number of trusted aid agencies out there, be sure to choose a legitimate and well estabished charity to ensure your money goes where it's intended.
Synthwave producer don.a.a.ron has just released his 4th single this year. Simply titled “Cherry”, he has collaborated once again with singer-songwriter Emi Wong who had previously sang and co-wrote his debut single “Over U” in January. “Cherry” was influenced by the new wave sound that dominated MTV in the early 80s with hints of Cyndi Lauper, The Buggles and The Cars thrown into the mix.
The song is the product of an idea that the musician/producer and Emi put together one afternoon while writing it. “Cherry” was borne out of the duo’s sentiment that there are alot of people singing about love or sex but most of them are about how a man feels towards a woman, or how a woman feels towards a man. As a celebration of other kinds of love, “Cherry” represents the freedom people have right now to be and express themselves in their own unique ways. Or as don.a.a.ron says, “no matter what turns you on.” This is the second collaboration between don.a.a.ron and Emi, who is currently living in New York.
“Emi has a magnificent voice. I also love writing with her because she is full of ideas and easily shares a common vision of the final product whenever I present her with some music or demo tracks. Expect more from us.”
don.a.a.ron is a synthwave producer/singer/artist from Singapore. He is inspired by 1980s synthpop, Prince, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and the underground vaporwave/synthwave movement. He has 4 singles released on all major digital platforms. He has also released remixes of Arctic Monkey’s ‘Do I Wanna Know’ and Childish Gambino’s ‘Redbone’. He has also collaborated with ABOBO, an Italian synthwave artist and will be featured on his album Pool Party 2.0 which will be released on Robot Hunter Records, an independent label based in the United States.
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