We bring you a new segment: the Kurrent. We know we can’t possibly cover all there is to cover in Kpop, but everyday we’ll be giving you a round-up of some happenings in the Kpop world that we might have missed.

  • KARA‘s debut J-pop single “Mister” has been certified gold for shipping over 100,000 copies. Looks like Kara are bringing in big bucks for DSP, and they’re the only ones doing so in the company right now. (aramatheydidnt)



  • While we’re at it, here’s Kara’s “Jumping” MV preview (aramatheydidnt)





  • IU excites fans with a message about recording her new album (omonatheydidnt)
  • Park Han Byul is looking good in her new spread with Singles, featuring clothing from Rumeur Rouge. (newsen)


  • Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) Attendees List Released. As usual, it won’t be an end-of-year gathering if there were no drama involved. MBC and SBS are currently in hissy fits right now, annoyed with MAMA for forcing a good 98% of current active Kpop groups/stars to have to pick between attending the MAMAs and recording MBC’s Music Core or SBS’s Inkigayo. Ruh-roh. (omonatheydidnt)
  • Jo Seung-woo secretly completes his military service (dramabeans)
  • Look! It’s Rain looking ever so dramatic at the 2010 Asia Song Festival. (asiae.co.kr)
  • AKB48‘s Maeda Atsuko envies SNSD‘s thin figures/photoshop (aramatheydidnt)