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Performances from May 25th 'KCON Japan' special of 'M! Countdown'!
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Performances from May 25th 'KCON Japan' special of 'M! Countdown'!

Mnet's 'M! Countdown' is back for its weekly show featuring performances by your favorite artists, and this week, performances from 'KCON Japan' were aired! The 'KCON Japan' concert was held from May 19-21 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba City.

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The performers were: Apeace, ASTRO, BTOB, DAY6, 2PM's Junho, PRISTIN, SF9, VICTON, A Pink, Babylon, CLC, CNBLUE, GOT7, Heize, Lovelyz, MONSTA X, Block B, CODE-V, G-Friend, K.Will, Pentagon, Seventeen, BOYS24's Unit Black, and Cosmic Girls. 

Watch: TWICE Takes 2nd Win For Signal On M!Countdown, Performances From KCON Japan By SEVENTEEN, Block B, GOT7, And More
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Watch: TWICE Takes 2nd Win For Signal On M!Countdown, Performances From KCON Japan By SEVENTEEN, Block B, GOT7, And More

TWICE has taken home their second trophy for their latest comeback, Signal!

TWICE beat out PSYs I LUV IT on the May 25 episode of M!Countdown. Instead of live performances, the show aired performances from KCON Japan this week, so the girls gave their thank-you speeches through a recorded video. TWICE thanked Park Jin Young, who made their title track, as well as their fans, known as ONCE.

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Over 30,000 people attended KCON Japan this year, which took place over three days from May 19-21. 27 artists (groups, solo artists and special units) performed at the concerts, including Block B, 2PMs Junho, GOT7, SEVENTEEN, Apink, PRISTIN, ASTRO, Heize, DAY6, Cosmic Girls (WJSN), DAY6, CNBLUE, MONSTA X, BTOB, and many, many more.

5 Casting Behind Stories You Need to Know
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5 Casting Behind Stories You Need to Know

Ever wonder what happens on the process of selecting a cast for your favorite dramas? It's not always at one go, where the producers, screenwriters, directors and the stars being casted will all agree simultaneously. Many a times, the actor/ actresses will turn down the drama because of their personal reasons including schedule conflict, and many a times, it's the producers and directors who have to go through a long list of potential stars and go through numerous auditions.

Specializing in a Cinderella type of character, actress Shin Da-eun shared her story with all the casting she was able to achieve. Being on the showbiz industry for 14 years, she have gone through more than 100 auditions. She said, "I always have to go through a rough road to be casted. To be rejected by the directors cause similar affect to my self-esteem like being rejected by a love interest. Being casted is not just by my look or my acting skills but something entirely different".

Meghan Trainor and The Kings Face: A Tale of Two Plagiarism Stories
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Meghan Trainor and The Kings Face: A Tale of Two Plagiarism Stories

Plagiarism in the Korean media industry has reared its head again in two different cases recently. One involves music and is an international allegation while the other deals with a movie versus a television show that is utilizing the same subject matter.

In the first situation, Meghan Trainor’s song “All About That Bass” has come under fire for its similarities to Koyote’s 2006 track “Happy Mode.” In the second matter, Jupiter Films has started legal action against KBS claiming the TV series The King’s Face, which has yet to be released, is infringing on their 2013 movie The Face Reader.

SF9 And Girls Day Are First In Lineup For KCON 2017 LA
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SF9 And Girls Day Are First In Lineup For KCON 2017 LA

KCON USA presented by Toyota has just announced its first group of artists in their LA edition of their music festival. SF9 and Girls Day lead the lineup.

This will be SF9s first time at KCON, with the group heading to both NY and LA. With the nine-member boy group, fans can look forward to seeing FNC Entertainment’s – the agency that brought you bands FTISLAND and CNBLUE – first dance boy group.

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Girls Day is a four-member girl group formed by Dream Tea Entertainment in 2010, debuting with the EP Girls Day Party #1. They most recently released the EP Girls Day Everyday #5 in March 2017.