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."
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.
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
After posting cryptic messages on her Instagram story, it's clear that many of Azealia Banks's behaviors were a cry for help.
Content warning: This article contains depictions of suicidal ideation.
Eight years ago, Azealia Banks was positioned to be the next big thing in hip-hop.
The Harlem rapper's debut single, "212," had spread through the Internet like wildfire. Banks was only 20 years old at the time and had just left her record label, XL Recordings, due to creative conflicts. Despite being strapped for cash and admittedly depressed, Banks released "212" as a free download from her website. The unforgettable hip-house track would reinvigorate her tumultuous music career.
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!