• wickfan

    I am grateful for artists having a great year in K-pop. I was happy for Busker Busker, 10cm  and Naul. They had a fantastic year and I am thankful they got the recognition they deserve. I can not forget about PSY after  years of people debating on who will make it in America it was someone no one ever said PSY. I mean his sells in the US alone is astounding.

  • http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    Great roundtable discussion on K-pop Thanksgiving 2012 
    What i’m thankful in  k-pop in 2012 is:
    – k-variety especially Running Man and Shinhwa Broadcast, 
    – more good musics/concepts/music videos/comebacks (especially SM Entertainment), 
    – rookies – EXO, B.A.P. Spica, 15&, Lee Hi, Baek Ah Yeon, Tasty
    – still the same music and music video lover i am
    – discovering Seoulbeats this year (earlier January for me) and enjoyed reading most of the articles with articles I agree, with articles gave me new perspectives/thoughts and with articles I disagree on
    – sociocultural (society & culture) are my favourite of them all especially in Seoulbeats
    – listening/liking to indie/non-mainstream music/artists in Korean music and in general while still loving mainstream/pop/ k-pop/mainstream k-pop music/artists at the same time
    – soloists coming back 
    – PSY and Gangnam Style

  • black_rose45000

    I am thankful for Immortal Song for showing me what great artists and music S.K. has.

  • http://twitter.com/AnnaDowns2 Anna Downs

    I’m thankful for seungri and jonghyunt trolling on twitter

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      They put YG Ent to shame. ;)

  • b55555b

    Junsu’s voice and face
    Yunho and Changmin’s comeback
    more Jaejoong and Yoochun dramas
    Hyoyeon finally getting some light (they could have done better. but i’ll take what i can get :P)
    Henry getting some attention too
    BAP.. oh BAP.. lol.. they were definitely the rookie group to follow this year
    Eunhyuk. cause he’s Eunhyuk. hahaha

  • VLF218

    I agree with pretty much everything that was said

  • myloveisDRC

    I am thankful for Shinhwa’s comeback. I am thankful for promises kept. =’)

  • Sam Longtine

    Johnelle mentioned infinity challenge and I am wonder where people watch it. I can’t seem to find it anywhere!!!

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    “Kyuhyun releasing an OST that was NOT a ballad; the fact that it was a duet only makes it better. To the person who succeeded where Changmin failed, I salute you.”
    Lmao, Gaya. XD 

    What I’m thankful for:

     – Secret returning to their sexy/mature concept with “Poison”. Loved that.
     – B.A.P. in general, but also for really pushing the limits of being a rookie in K-pop. Sure, we may have all wondered why there were so many comebacks, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’ve definitely worked extremely hard to establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with. So I’m thankful for their determination and perseverance.

  • http://twitter.com/smileyushi Yushi Wang

    I’m thankful for the existence of SHINee, EXO and Infinite. Also really thankful that epik high is back, and that junsu came out with a solo album! As well, this year’s dramas are pretty good (we’re having a good drama year). Finally, I’m thankful for all the great music that all artists have put sweat and tears into! 

  • Kelinci Biru

    Things i’m thankful for :

    K dramas producing Answer Me, A Wife Credentials. revisiting Ruler of Your Own World and Sandglass, golden!!

    Immortal songs 2 and my newfound love and appreciation for K-will, Ailee, Ryeowook, Kim Tae Woo and Teen Top.

    Big bang concert.. the boys of my dream

  • Streby

    “SHINee’s Back” is what I’m grateful for. And Miss A’s ‘Touch’, and the amount of dating scandals that came out this year, its mean for me to get such joy out of others private affairs but the heart wants what the heart wants. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

    >Big Bang for coming here and rocking my world(Seeing TOP in the flesh made my year)
    >Kangin back in the dorm.
    >For Joo Won
    >For Gaksital,Answer me 1997,Nice Guy and King of Dramas.
    >For Running Man and 1N2D.
    >For discovering B1A4 and Dalmatian’s music.
    >Suju in variety specially in Shinhwa Broadcast.
    >Yunho and Changmin for being DBSK
    >For finding out JYJ and Suju are still friends
    >For Hangeng still being friends with Heechul

    • Streby

      “For Joo Won” 

  • http://thankgyuu.tumblr.com/ Mrs_KimSungGyu

    First, though this isn’t directly k-pop related, I am thankful for all of the hard work the Seoulbeats writers have put forth in order to bring us all of these informative articles. I am especially grateful to those of you who gave me their words of encouragement and support when I found myself in a little predicament here a couple of months back. When I felt that no one had my back, not even my annoyingly reasonable friends ( damn you and your fairness, you could have just taken my side *sobs*), you guys personally reached out to me and brightened my mood infinitely. It’s thanks to you that I can come back here every time and feel like I’m actually contributing something and that my opinions are valuable.
    My comments have been featured on the best comments of the week post several times now, and though it’s a bit embarrassing, I am always flattered that you guys like what I have written.

    Alright, onto K-pop. Things I am thankful for (those who know me won’t be surprised):

    Infinite for brightening my life with just simply their existence

    Immortal Song for finally adding Sunggyu to the show. Finally.

    Block B proving that they are as strong as ever


    Nell comeback


    Sunggyu’s solo

    News of Infinite H debut

    My new Korean Sunggyu biased friend for introducing me to a lot of new K-indie groups and giving me the inside scoop on the industry of which she used to be a part. ..briefly

    Primary and Zion T

    All the good music I discovered by chance while digging deeper into Woollim’s history of connections

    Even though they still need to impress me, I am thankful for exo who have ruined my bias list countless times already ( still can’t touch my top 10 though)


    Epik High’s return even though I didn’t enjoy the album as I had hoped to

    Mnet, Weekly Idol, the competitors on Immortal Song, and everyone else who showed their support for my babies


    The fact that the Korean music industry is finally beginning to move in the right direction

  • http://twitter.com/nikkicomehere Nicole Ahn

    I am thankful for B.A.P. and BtoB debuting and breathing life back into my barren KPOP heart.

    I am thankful that my favourite rookies from the previous year, Block B and B1A4, are still kicking ass and taking names.

    Thank you Big Bang for dropping Alive and showing us why you are number one because I was seriously about to check out after the lackluster Tonight.

    Thank you JYP for keeping 2PM out of Korea this year.

    I am thankful that I discovered Infinite.

    I am thankful for the return of sexy Secret and for 4Minute dropping Volume Up and SPICA and EVoL for debuting. I needed to stan other girl groups besides 2NE1. 

    Things I Didn’t Appreciate

    SHINee only having one Korean comeback this year.

    TS, Pledis, SM and Cube unleashing all these damn noona killers onto the general population. The amount of times I’ve said WTF when I learned what year a few of these guys were born . . .

  • AcadiasFire

    Thank ful for GD’s solo album, Sung-gyu’s solo album. B.a.p and their hard work. Nu’est, exo, btob, chaos, 2bic, c-clown, ailee, juniel. Primary album which featured al

  • http://chocopiesss.tumblr.com/ chocopies:)

    I’m thankful for B1A4, Block B, FTISLAND, MBLAQ, Btob, CNBLUE U-Kiss, Infinite’s comebacks that made my fangirl heart happy. Sunggyu’s amazing solo album, news of Infinite H, I’m happy that I fell in love with all the groups I have. I’ve watched soooo many k-dramas that I don’t even remember all of them. It’s been a really good year in k-pop so, I’m suuuper thankful. :)

  • MEalways

    Thankful for K-entertainment in 2012 (still left a month, and still wish the last month of 2012 give  more better entertain song/drama/variety, etc…) for:
    PS: thanks for all the producers, composers, choreographers, managers, stylist (except those behind TVXQ, why don’t you dress them better? They have the whole package: beautiful face, rocking body, height, persona… why you have to dress them down?), managers, and all those behind the camera that make it happens).

    2D1N, RM – I always get a good laugh through their suffering.
    The Chaser, Ghost (So Ji Sub & Daniel Choi, you rock!), Equator Man (now, you’re really not a lonely man, Uhm-Force), Gaksital, Okjagyo Brothers, Ohlala Couple (yes, I love it, despite the hurt and sore it gives), Salaryman, Vampire Prosecutor 2, Wild Romance (oh, it’s still funny…), and yet to see Jeon Woo Chi.
    TVXQ/Catch Me album, Miss A/Don’t Need a Man, MBLAQ/It’s War, JJ Project (hey, please comeback soon…), Shinwha/Venus, Heo Young Saeng/Crying+Intimidated

    Sorry, rookies, but most of you I haven’t recognised yet and only several of your song that I really, really like. Well, in Kpop it’s not all about song and quality, but half of it because of your ‘variety/reality shows’ personality. But thanks anyway… you make the K-ent world richer.

    Wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and success. 

  • feignedreality

    I am thankful that:
    ~ I was able to saved enough money to watch Big Bang’s concert
    ~ Oh Yeon Seo & Lee Joon is getting sweeter & funnier every week on WGM
    ~ my local cable provider has tVN so I can watch a lot of good stuff :D

  • Onew Luhan

    I am thankful for Sunggyu’s solo debut, for EXO’s debut, and for SHINee, INFINITE, and B1A4’s comebacks.

  • http://twitter.com/tpuspita StrongWillTies

    Firstly, thank you SB team, who have been writing interesting and eye-opening articles on K-pop. Enjoy every piece of it. Well done!

    Now time for my k-idols’s turn. Thankful for:
    – getting to know JYJ deeper in the mid of 2012, becoming their fan and getting the chance to go to Junsu’s concert and Jaejoong fanmeeting. I guess I’m a lucky newbie fan because it only took several months for me to see two members in flesh right in front of my eyes while my Cassie friends have been waiting for years to get that opportunity. Oh, and of course, thankful for being able to hi5 with Jaejoong ^^

    While speaking of JYJ, I can’t help saying thankful for the settlement of their dispute with SME recently. It’s a hell of long battle and now it’s been put to rest. One major burden has been lifted from their shoulders and all I want now is that they can continue their career more happily. 

    – Junsu’s solo album and the killer Tarantallegra MV
    – falling for Tim Hwang’s music since I watched his concert
    – listening to Busker Busker, who gives a fresh air to my ears
    – the ever hilarious and entertaining variety show that is Shinhwa Broadcast. 
    – Super Junior’s comeback. I’m thrilled to listen to some of their upbeat songs. Different and unpredictable. 
    – seeing my two biases, Siwon & Ryeowook, graduated from their university.
    – GD’s new album. Really, is there any limit to his songwriting ability? 
    – k-drama Rooftop Prince, where I got my drive to seek more info on JYJ from. Yuchun, it’s your fault…..LOL.