SISTAR have hung onto the No. 1 spot for a second week with their latest single, "Touch Your Body." The song is still sitting comfortably at No. 1 on the Melon digital music chart, too, so we could potentially see the quartet spend a third week at the top of the Gaon chart. If that happens, then "Touch My Body" will become the longest-running No. 1 in almost two years.

Overall, "Touch My Body" is SISTAR's fifth No. 1 as a full group, and their 11th if you include their subunit, solos, and collaborations. It's this kind of success that's helped them become Korea's second biggest girl group -- after Girls' Generation, of course.

In second place is Block B's "Her," which climbs one spot to No. 2 this week. It's the highest-charting song of Block B's career, and its success is pretty impressive by boy band standards. Male artists generally tend to fare better with physical album sales, while the digital market is dominated by girl groups and OST ballads.

HyunA's racy "Red" debuts at a solid No. 3, matching the position of her signature hit, "Bubble Pop!," but failing to reach the No. 1 and No. 2 peak of both "Ice Cream" and "Change."

INFINITE's flawless "Back" slips two spots to No. 4, followed by Girl's Day's "Darling" at No. 5.

JYJ's new single "Back Seat" debuts at No. 6, while all the songs from their latest album, Just Us, are scattered throughout the rest of the top 100.

Further down, Wonder Girls' Yenny, who now goes by the bizarre and confusing name of HA:TFELT, enters at a respectable No. 16 with her first solo single, "Ain't Nobody." The position pales in comparison to her ex-bandmate Sunmi, but is relatively decent by solo female standards, putting her on par with T-ara's Jiyeon and Hyomin.

The new HIGH4 single with Lim Kim, "A Little Close," enters at No. 29, while Sunny Hill's "Once In Summer" arrives at No. 47 to become their lowest-charting single ever.

Speaking of flops, BESTie's "Hot Baby" debuts at a disappointing No. 53. Although this matches "Thank U Very Much" as their highest-charting single, it's still a let down for the group, who should be doing much better at this point.

Check out this week's key K-pop hits, below.

No. 1. SISTAR - Touch My Body

No. 3. HyunA - Red

No. 4. INFINITE - Back

No. 6. JYJ - Back Seat

No. 16. HA:TFELT - Ain't Nobody

No. 53. BESTie - Hot Baby

K-pop is known for it's signature dance moves (just look at PSY), but lately those moves have been getting a whole lot sexier. With girl groups like Girl's Day, AOA, and STELLAR hitting it big thanks to their erotic music videos and provocative performances, female K-pop stars are now constantly trying to one-up one another in the sexy stakes.

The latest lady to give it a shot is Sunmi, former member of the squeaky clean Wonder Girls. The music video for her new single, "Full Moon," doesn't push the envelope quite as far as STELLAR's "Marionette" recently did, but it's far more titillating overall thanks to some seriously sensual choreography.

On the song's addictive a post-chorus (a hypnotic repetition of "eh eh ehs"), Sunmi drops down into a squat and grinds seductively to one side, before flinging her legs open and sliding over to the other side do it again. She then climbs onto an antique sofa, points and crosses her lean legs just to show off how pretty they are, and then flings her legs open again -- dropping her hands to her crotch to preserve some modesty.

Yes, I know it sounds trashy and stripper-ish, but Sunmi actually manages to make it look surprisingly classy thanks to a seductive vampire theme and a tasteful wardrobe. It definitely comes off a lot more elegant than something like Rihanna and Shakira's "Can't Remember To Forget You," which was all plotless wall humping and faux-lesbo action.

Check out your new favourite dance move, below!

The K-pop end-of-year awards season is about to start, beginning with the Melon Music Awards on November 14, and the Mnet Asian Music Awards (also known as the MAMAs) on November 22. The majority of the Korean awards shows are usually rigged (allegedly!) and tend to favour whoever bothers to show up on the night, but they're still fun to check out if you don't take them too seriously.

The MAMAs unveiled their official 2013 nominees this week, and we've already got our favourites from the key categories picked out. Please note that these picks aren't who Popdust thinks WILL win, but for who we think SHOULD win. We also want to hear your picks, too, so leave us comment with who you want to see take home a MAMA this year.

Best New Male Artist

Roy Kim


Bangtan Boys

Yoo Seung Woo

Jung Joon Young

We almost picked none of the above because all these reality TV show contestants are starting to look and sound the same to us, while Bangtan Boys is just another hip-hop boy band in the same vein as B.A.P and Block B. Bumkey seems to rely too heavily on guest features and he doesn't bring anything new to the Korean R&B genre he's in, but he's definitely the best out of this bunch of nominees.

Best New Female Artist

Lim Kim


Yoo Sung Eun

Lee Hi

Crayon Pop

Ladies' Code is the most successful new girl group of the year (and with good reason) and the excellent Lim Kim had a huge hit with "All Right," but Crayon Pop is the only act that truly brought something new and different to the K-pop industry this year. They went from total nobodies to utter superstars after creating the biggest K-pop craze of 2013 with "Bar Bar Bar."

Best Male Artist



Lee Seung Gi

Lee Seung Chul

Cho Yong Pil

PSY has done so much for K-pop, but 2012 was his year. Cho Yong Pil is 63-years-old and was still able to beat out young rookie acts on music programs with his hit singles, "Bounce" and "Hello," not to mention that his new album is one of the year's biggest sellers.

Best Female Artist

Baek Ji Young

Sun Mi



Lee Hyori

This category is full of strong contenders who all deserve to win, but none more so than Lee Hyori. After a scandal and a three year absence from the Korean music scene, Hyori topped the charts with TWO hit singles --"Miss Korea" and "Bad Girls"-- and snatched back her crown as K-pop's Queen Bee.

Best Male Group






Shinhwa showed that it's possible for idol groups to have a long career with the success of their single, "This Love,"  beating out their younger contemporaries on multiple music programs and performing to 25,000 fans at their Seoul concert.

Best Female Group


Girls’ Generation




It's a tie between SISTAR and Girls' Generation for this one. Girls' Generation pushed musical boundaries with "I Got a Boy" and kept their title as the single biggest act in K-pop, but SISTAR's cemented their position in K-pop's big leagues with four triple crown wins and two No. 1 hits, "Gone Not Around Any Longer" and "Give It To Me."

Best Dance Performance – Male Solo

G-DRAGON – “Crooked”

Jay Park – “JOAH”

Seungri – “Gotta Talk to U”


B2ST's Yoseob – “Caffeine”

PSY's "Gentleman" was a blast, but the choreography wasn't exactly original like "Gangnam Style." On the other hand, B2ST's Yoseob brought a unique and artistic style to the stage with his gorgeous "Caffeine" choreography.

Best Dance Performance – Female Solo

G.NA – “Oops!”

Seo In Young – “Please Love Me”

Sunmi / 24 Hours

CL / The Baddest Female

Lee Hyo Ri / Bad Girls

Could this go to anyone else but Sunmi? She went from a Wonder Girl to a Wonder Woman with the racy tango-inspired routine for the year's sexiest dance-pop single, "24 Hours."

Best Dance Performance – Male Group

B1A4 – “What’s Going On”

EXO – “Growl”

Beast – “Shadow”

SHINee – “Dream Girl”

INFINITE – “Man In Love”

Any group that can film a music video of non-stop choreography in one-take deserves our vote.

Best Dance Performance – Female Group

Girl’s Day – “Expectation”

Girls’ Generation – “I GOT A BOY”

SISTAR – “Give It to Me”

Crayon Pop – “Bar Bar Bar”

4Minute – “What’s Your Name?”

All worthy contenders, but Crayon Pop's "Bar Bar Bar" started a dance craze that's going to go down in history alongside Brown Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra," Wonder Girls' "Tell Me," and KARA's "Mister."

Check out the rest of the nominations over at Soompi!

Former Wonder Girls' star, Sunmi, can now proudly call herself a successful solo artist following the high debut of her first solo single, "24 Hours." The sexy electro-pop track enters the Gaon chart at No. 2 this week, which is the same position that the last Wonder Girls single, "Like This," peaked at.

"24 Hours" was narrowly blocked from the spot by Yoon Mi Rae's "Touch Love," which is taken from one of the most popular TV dramas in Korea right now, Master's Sun. Yoon Mi Rae is widely recognized as the best female rapper in Korea, so it's odd to see her having so much success with an OST ballad instead of one of her stellar hip-hop tracks.

Other OST ballads conquering the charts this week are Baek Ji Young's "Crying" from KBS2's Good Doctor at No. 3, and another Master's Sun track called "Crazy of You," which is performed by SISTAR's Hyorin and drops to No. 4 after peaking at No. 2 last week. Rounding out the top five is Lim Kim's latest digital single, "Rain."

EXO's "Growl" slips one spot to No. 6, marking the first time that it's left the top five since its release in early August. The song has already won twelve music program awards, including two triple crowns, making it one of the top K-pop hits of 2013.

New entries in this week's top ten start with TEEN TOP's "Rocking" at No. 7, which ties "Going Crazy" to become their highest-charting single to date. Lyn's "I Like This Song" arrives one spot lower at No. 8, followed by SPICA's "Tonight" at No. 10. "Tonight" is SPICA's highest-charting single by far (their previous peak was "Russian Roulette" at No. 36). The girl group's new-found success can be credited towards K-pop legend, Lee Hyori, who is currently starring alongside the group in a new reality show in which her mission is to turn them into top stars.

In much sadder chart news, Seungri's "Gotta Talk 2 U" plunges 3-16 in its second week,  proving that he has little star power outside of BIGBANG.

Check out this week's key K-pop hits, below!

No. 2. Sunmi - 24 Hours

No. 5. Lim Kim - Rain

No. 7. TEEN TOP - Rocking

No. 10. SPICA - Tonight

No. 99. NU'EST - Sleep Talking

While K-pop super group, Wonder Girls, are on an extended hiatus from the music industry, one of their former members is preparing to launch a solo career. 21-year-old Sunmi is a founding member of the group who was with them during the height of their popularity with hits like "Tell Me" and "Nobody." She was still with the girls when they debuted in America, touring with the Jonas Brothers and performing on So You Think You Can Dance and The Wendy Williams Show, but she left the group shortly after to return to school and study. It's now been over three years since she did anything in the entertainment industry, but now she's back and preparing to debut as a solo artist with her first single, "24 Hours."

JYP Entertainment has teased the release with some pretty photos of a pink-haired Sunmi posing against a white backdrop. J.Y. Park himself reportedly handled the song's production (as he does with all his artists), on top of the choreography, music video, and overall concept.

Sunmi's solo debut is already making headlines in Korea, but the reaction seems largely negative so far, with most Korean netizens seemingly still holding a grudge against her for leaving Wonder Girls at their peak. JYP artists haven't had much luck on the charts this year compared to their past success, so the odds are definitely stacked against Sunmi, but her history as one fifth of one of the biggest groups in K-pop history will give her an extra advantage over JYP's other soloists. If "24 Hours" is as good as any of Wonder Girls' singles, she may even have a real hit on her hands.

The music video for "24 Hours" drops on August 20, Sunmi has her first performance on M! Countdown on the 22nd, and the song will be available for digital download on the 26th. Excited?

Approximately two months after Wonder Girls' Sunye got married and had her final performance with the group, the 23-year-old has now officially confirmed that she's pregnant.

In an official statement released through her Twitter (via allkpop), the Wonder Girls leader said: “I respect all the mothers in the world who have experienced the mysteries and marvels of life..^^ We have been granted a honeymoon baby. I think it’s a suitable time to deliver the news of our baby now that I’m into my 3rd month ^^ Please pray that our baby will be able to grow healthily in my belly!”

Sunye's pregnancy doesn't come as much of a surprise. The Wonder Girls' current hiatus was her doing, with the songstress wanting to take some time out of the group to focus on married life with her Christian missionary husband. However, having a baby on board obviously means that the Wonder Girls won't be getting back together any time soon, if ever. As we all know, a K-pop idol's schedule is relentless and unforgiving, and Sunye doesn't strike us as the type who's going to leave her kid at home with a nanny while she jets across the continent to perform in concerts and sign CDs.

Realistically, if we ever see Wonder Girls back together, it'll probably be like Shinhwa, who went on hiatus for several years before reuniting and making a huge comeback as grown adults.

Anyway, a big congratulations to domestic goddess Sunye and her new life as a wife, mother, and missionary!