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A Look Back At A First Timer's KCON 2017 New York [DAY 2]
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A Look Back At A First Timer's KCON 2017 New York [DAY 2]

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Although the day started off rough with heavy rains, clearly Mother Nature got the memo that the second day of KCON 2017 NY Presented by Toyota was beginning. By the time former Coco Avenue's Jenny Lyric took the Convention Stage for a surprise morning performance, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and there were already people lining up for the concert's general admission. These fans were not about to miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see their faves up close-one Once, the name for Twice's loving fans, even braved the rain and camped out in line overnight. That's some serious dedication.

A Look Back At A First Timer's KCON 2017 New York [DAY 1]
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A Look Back At A First Timer's KCON 2017 New York [DAY 1]

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For American fans of Korean culture-everything spanning from K-Pop to Korean skincare to even Korea's avid gaming scene-KCON USA is the highlight of the year. With so many opportunities to win great prizes and meet and interact with your favorite idols, it might even be the highlight of a lifetime to fans of the growing Hallyu movement!

KCON 2017 NY Presented by Toyota kicked off its third consecutive year on Friday, Jun. 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The day started off strong with a special appearance by SF9 at the convention stage, where members of the FNC rookie group greeted the early-bird fans.

G-Dragon Hits Back At Gaon Chart For 'Kwon Ji Yong' USB Issue, Says Company Is Missing The Point Of Making Music
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G-Dragon Hits Back At Gaon Chart For 'Kwon Ji Yong' USB Issue, Says Company Is Missing The Point Of Making Music

Amid the debate on whether G-Dragon's massively successful "Kwon Ji Yong" should be counted an an album even though it was released in USB form, the BIGBANG leader used his Instagram to speak up about the issue in a very personal message. He also took a dig at Gaon Chart for refusing to accept his album as a legitimate release and questioned the basis on which the company made its judgement.

In his post, G-Dragon questioned how people whom he doesn't even know were able to easily judge what counts as an album. While he did not directly name Gaon Chart on his post, he said that the company was missing the essence of creating and releasing music. He said that the packaging and form is a moot point that people need to get over.

NUESTs Hello Makes Impressive Climb Back Up To Top Of Music Charts
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NUESTs Hello Makes Impressive Climb Back Up To Top Of Music Charts

Songs by group NUEST are climbing back up to the charts!

Although many fans of NUEST were disappointed with the top 11 results of Produce 101 Season 2, it seems like there is still a silver lining. At 7 a.m. KST on June 17, NUESTs Hello took the top spot on the realtime Genie music charts, 2nd on Bugs, and 3rd on Melon. This is significant since this song was released in February 13, 2013.

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Not only that, but their other songs including Love Paint, Daybreak, Thank you, and Look are also gaining attention once more.

NU'EST songs shoot back up on music charts following the end of 'Produce 101'
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NU'EST songs shoot back up on music charts following the end of 'Produce 101'

NU'EST songs have shot back up on charts after the end of 'Produce 101'.

AT 4AM on the 17th, (the hour right after 'Produce 101' ended), song such as "Thank You", "Look", "Overcome", "Love Paint", "Daybreak", "Hello", and "FACE" took up 1-6 places on 'suddenly rising'. "Hello", their most-loved song, ranked #3 on MelOn for the majority of the.

SEE ALSO: NU'EST's fan cafe membership doubles after appearing on 'Produce 101'!

The boys also charted at #1 for 8 straight hours on Genie's real-time chart on the 17th: