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K-Wave Stateside: K-Pop Stories In American News (Week Of August 11 - 17, 2014)

By James B | September 12, 2014 12:39 AM EDT

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KCON 2014 Doubled Its Attendance of K-Pop Fans

News media Billboard published an article regarding how KCON 2014 brought in more fans compared to last year. According to Billboard, the total number of K-Pop fans who attended KCON was over 42,000. During those two days, there were many fun activities and performances for attendees to enjoy.

Microsoft Uses 2NE1's Single Titled, "I Am the Best"

News media Billboard featured an article regarding international tech giant Microsoft using 2NE1's single titled, "I Am The Best" in a recent commercial. According to Billboard, Microsoft is using the catchy song to enforce the notion that they are "the best" tech company.

2NE1's music video has received more than 96 million views on YouTube.

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Fans Worry About IU's Health Condition After Seeing Photos On Instagram

Recently, the songstress uploaded a picture of her standing next to a tarp of herself, which is beside a food truck that was sent to her filming set. Uaena, IU's official fan club name, remarked that her collarbone is somewhat more pronounced than before and her face looked smaller. Also, in the latest photo of her together with Sulli that the latter uploaded through her official Instagram account, the fans noticed that she looked much skinnier than usual and so they expressed their concern over her condition.

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X1, ‘Produce X 101’ Project Group, Hits Billboard’s Social 50 and Emerging Artist Charts

Even before their official debut arrives, 11-member K-pop group X1 is already making ripples in the scene! According to Billboard’s weekly charts dated August 13, the project boy band -- with members coming from the Mnet survival show-cum-talent search Produce X 101 -- has taken the No. 6 spot on the music magazine’s Social 50 chart.

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