October Artist of the Month: will.i.am

Its no surprise the multi-talented will.i.am made it to our “Wall of Fame” this month. will.i.am is one of the most talented artists of our time and a personal favorite. The founding member of the Black Eyed Peas is not only a singer-songwriter, but he’s the real deal as a DJ, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

He’s the maestro of music collaborations. His multitude of associations with some of today’s best and most popular artists include Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, David Guetta, Britney Spears, U2 and 2NE1, just to name a few. Here are two tracks taken from his latest album, 

“Scream & Shout” — A dance pop song depicting a wild child letting loose in a club. We like how the track mixes will.i.am’s electro beats with Britney Spears’ signature “gimme more” and “It’s Britney, B****!”

“#thatPOWER” — Gotta love the uptempo beat to “thatPOWER.” Justin Bieber’s vocals added an interesting calming effect, building up to the chorus.

And check out the following videos that help you look back at some of the Black Eyed Peas’ best.

Are you hooked yet? With more than 30 of his works making the Top 40 charts, will.i.am is at the top of his game. Check out his channel and the Black Eyed Peas for more videos!

Catch the Premiere of "The SPY" Starring Daniel Henney

This Friday, you can catch the United States premiere of new Korean action movie, "The SPY" starring Daniel Henney, Sol Kyung-Gu, and Moon So-Ri, in select theaters.

We're sending six lucky Qualified Contributors to watch "The SPY" next week! Qualified Contributors are the dedicated volunteer subtitlers and segmenters who bring you the best translations for your dramas, movies, and music every day on Viki. We're always looking for cool new ways to show our appreciation to our QC's: click here to get started with subtitling and you can become a QC, too!

Congratulations to our American QC winners: maricor102, Lazarini, aikokimchi, kfkttr, nycstrawberri21, and julievilla!

If you want to watch "The SPY," click here to find showtimes in your area.

"The SPY" follows a married couple of secret agents.
This movie ticket giveaway was sponsored by Korean production company, CJ Entertainment. To hear about more cool movie showings and events, visit their Facebook page here.

K-Pop Videos Pay Tribute to Past Iconic Scenes

We all have our favorite moments from music videos and movies. And dont you get super excited when you see those favorite moments reenacted in other videos? We do, too! Weve found some fun K-pop videos that pay homage to other great and iconic moments. Check it out!

Brown Eyed Girls: “Kill Bill”

The lovely ladies of Brown Eyed Girls werent subtle with their homage to the 2003/2004 Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill. From the iconic whistling, to the integration of the films music, to the costumes and use of color, not to mention the title of their music video, the members of Brown Eyed Girls put together a fun and sexy music video that we cant help but to watch over and over again. Wed like to think that Mr. Tarantino would be proud and flattered by this great tribute!

We love T-ara (who doesnt!?), but we especially love this song because we just cant sit still when its playing the fierce choreography, and bouncing cameras and bodies make us wanna jump right in. The girls are sexy and radiate confidence. But doesnt the intro of this video remind you of something? Need a hint? Check out the cartoon hand that reaches out. The 1986 song Take on Me by Norwegian pop group A-ha has a very similar hand reaching out, bringing a woman into a new world. We love T-aras modern take on the cartoon-inspired video.

Girl’s Day: Oh! My God

We love the confidence, sexiness and determination in this song. The five members light up the room with their energetic dance, beautiful legs and hot outfits. We also think that this video references 
a bit of Pink’s music video Get the Party Started they go to a super cool club in colorful 90s-inspired clothes and show off some fun dance moves. Dont you just love the colors and hot moves?

These K-pop girls sure know how to show power and personality. But did you notice the round chair they all sit in? It has a map of the world on the back of it with the text “The world is mine.” Combine the chair with group leader CL sitting in it with a kitten, and we cant help but think about James Bond villain Blofeld and the character Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers” series of films. The sexy members of 2NE1 might not be fooling us (their cat is way too cute to belong to a super villain), but they do a great job showing off their inner super powers.

Do you know of a music video that we missed? Let us know in the comments!