This week we're taking a look at some of K-pop's biggest moments in 2016, starting with the most noteworthy stories from January, February, & March!
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6 Dec 2016 - 2:00 PM  UPDATED 6 Dec 2016 - 2:00 PM

From big debuts, groups disbanding, groups returning, new music, controversies, and various scandals, a lot has happened in the world of K-pop in 2016. As the year winds down, let's take a look back at some of the biggest K-pop moments that have happened throughout 2016.

Let's start off by taking a look at some of the biggest moments in January, February, and March, shall we?

January

While we all know that their relationship has since sadly ended, the K-pop world was surprised - and supportive - when news broke that Junsu and Hani were dating!

This song was notable for being a collaboration between two of K-pop's biggest stars, miss A's Suzy and EXO's Baekhyun - both of whom are from rival agencies no less. Not only was the song massively successful on the charts, but it won a five music show awards - not bad for a song that was only performed live by Suzy and Baekhyun once! 

As part of the marketing blitz for one of 2016's biggest blockbusters "Deadpool", Ryan Reynolds and HyunA teamed up for a hilarious Deadpool-themed photoshoot for High Cut - and it was glorious!

While TWICE have had a massively successful year, it started on a low note when Tzuyu unintentionally caused a massive wave of controversy among Chinese fans for waving a Taiwanese flag in a video. This ultimately culminated the release of a video of Tzuyu apologising for what had occurred. 

February

February saw the JJCC and Boyfriend hit up Carriageworks in Sydney for a night of fun and shenanigans - and it was awesome!

Ever since the video of G-Friend dancing around in the rain went viral in 2015, the group's popularity absolutely skyrocketed. When the girls released "Rough" at the end of January 2016, the song went on to win virtually every music show award out there. By the end of their promotional cycle, "Rough" had won 15 awards, managing to overtake BIGBANG's record of 12 wins!

"Infinite Challenge" has had its share of big-name celebrities over the years, but the excitement went through the roof when it was announced that Hollywood star Jack Black would appear on the show. When he finally made his appearance, it was every bit as awesome - and hilarious - as we expected!

It was a tragic day when Ladies' Code were involved in their fatal car accident in 2014, and rumors regarding the group's future soon started coming up. But rather than disband, the girls bravely soldiered on as a trio and made their long-awaited - and triumphant - comeback this February with their album "Myst3ry".

March

  • Chloë Grace Moretz appears on "SNL Korea"

During her visit in South Korea, Chloë Grace Moretz got the full Korean sketch show experience by appearing on "SNL Korea". Not only was she awesome in all her skits, she also became the first American on "SNL Korea" to speak Korean! Go, Chloë!

With BIGBANG's 10th anniversary underway and 2NE1's CL's career as a solo artist and fashion ico taking off, making Time Magazine's 100 Influential People list was a massive achievement, especially considering that the list is generally dominated by world leaders. 

Did we miss any big moments from January, February, or March? Let us know! 


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