Thursday, February 2, 2012

"INFINITE reveals second teaser for their first concert" plus 19 more

"INFINITE reveals second teaser for their first concert" plus 19 more

INFINITE reveals second teaser for their first concert

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 09:16 AM PST

INFINITE will be holding their first solo concert titled ‘Second Invasion‘ on February 11th and 12th at the Seoul Olympic Stadium. To help hype up their upcoming event, their second teaser was revealed earlier today through YouTube.

Regarding their first concert, the INFINITE members expressed, "We will start off the year 2012 positively with our first concert. We will think of it as a gift of gratitude to our fans and will do our best to make the concert great."

Check out the teaser below! In case you missed it, you can view the first teaser here.

Episode 2 of ‘Wonder Girls Movie, Behind the Scenes’ released on Youtube

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 08:54 AM PST

With only a few hours left until the Wonder Girls roll out their debut film, 'THE WONDER GIRLS' on Teen Nick, the ladies have just revealed the second episode of a new Youtube series on their official channel, titled, '"Wonder Girls Movie" Behind The Scenes'.

The documentary-style episode expands upon the first episode with more behind the scenes footage from the movie. Additionally, you can see Yenny teaching a staff member the Korean word for “Hurry!

The movie is scheduled to air 8PM ET/5PM PST tonight. While you patiently wait, go behind the scenes with the ladies in the video below!

LEDApple releases new single “Time Is Up”

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 08:38 AM PST

LEDApple has finally released their brand new track “Time Is Up“, produced by hit maker ShinSaDong TigerG-Fla's guitarist/producer Jee In.

The boys give a fresh twist to the new track with their bass chords and energetic drum beats, while still keeping the ‘rock’ essence alive.

The song expresses the thoughts of a man who's disheartened by the fact that the woman he loves needs more time to accept his feelings, and the catchy melody is sure to cause some serious head boppin’.

Check out the full audio below and remember to support by purchasing the music!

What do you think of the track “Time is Up”?

Korean-American rapper Goni releases MV for “To Me”

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 08:25 AM PST

Rising Korean-American rapper Goni has just unveiled his very first music video!

Though Goni is known for brighter tracks like “Don’t Trust Me“, his new release “To Me“ is heavy with lyrics that speak from his heart. Using a track produced by Jin N Juice Music, Goni tells a personal story of a man who’s besieged by the pains of indifference, high expectations, and his own insecurities.

Goni explains, “I wrote this song with the idea of writing a letter to myself, trying to vent out all the things that were bothering me at the time.” Like his lyrics, Goni’s video (shot by Jin Steve) is stark and raw, effectively carrying the message that sometimes we find ourselves wandering alone in the dark without any direction.

Check it out below:

If you’re interested to hear more from this up-and-coming rapper, check in with his Twitter and Facebook page.

B2ST’s Junhyung releases full audio for “Living Without You”

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 08:02 AM PST

After releasing a teaser for his first solo track “Living Without You“, B2ST member Junhyung has now released the full single!

The rapper has demonstrated that he possesses great lyrical talent on multiple occassions, helping write songs such as B2ST‘s “Shock“, “Fiction“, as well as 4minute‘s “Huh“, and now fans will get to see his composition skills at work as well.

This hip hop track in particular was co-produced by Junhyung and composer Kim Tae Joo, and it sings of a man who must overcome the pain of being betrayed by a woman he loves.

Check out the full audio below and remember to support by purchasing the music.

New photos of Big Bang’s T.O.P for FUBU

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 07:50 AM PST

Big Bang‘s charismatic rapper T.O.P was recently selected as the newest model of casual clothing brand, FUBU.

Recently, more photos from T.O.P’s endorsement with FUBU were released. Additionally, on T.O.P’s endorsement with FUBU, a representative explained, “Big Bang’s T.O.P has his own unique trends of style, and is a leading fashion icon of all the idols out there today. And as a musician, he is also one of the pioneers of ‘post hip hop’, which fits with our brand’s concept.”

The handsome rapper made the latest line of FUBU wear look modern and hip.

Check out some of his pictorials below!

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Source & Image(s) : Sportsworld via Naver, BigBang Updates
Tip: ppp

Luna and Kim Kyu Jong enjoy their first date on ‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Shil’

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 07:02 AM PST

On the January 29th episode of ‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Shil‘, the love line between f(x)‘s Luna and SS501‘s Kim Kyu Jong was finally actualized through a hamburger date the two went on.

Viewers were excited to see their love line develop, and the excitement was further fueled by two adorable couple shots released right after. The positive atmosphere of the set can be felt right through the photos, especially with Luna’s extra bright smile.

Luna stated, “Recently, more of my scenes have been involving Kyu Jong oppa, so I’m having a lot of fun on set. We hope that our viewers will have fun watching our ‘InKi’ couple (Inyoung + Niki). Please look forward to us!”

Kim Kyu Jong added, “Luna is such a hard worker despite her young age, which makes me work just as har, too. Please give much love to our ‘InKi’ couple.”

Source + Photos: Chosun via Naver

Super Junior K.R.Y takes backstage photos at ‘Super Show 4′

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 05:22 AM PST

Super Junior‘s Yesung delighted fans with a rare update from Super Junior K.R.Y!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Super Junior K.R.Y, they’re a ballad sub-unit comprised of members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung. Super Junior K.R.Y. often perform together for major concerts such as their ‘Super Show‘ world tour series.

On February 2nd, Yesung shared two backstage photos from Super Junior’s ‘Super Show 4′ concert in Taiwan. “Let’s go towards the world of childlike innocence with Super Junior K.R.Y. today,” he wrote.

In his two photos, Yesung poses separate with Ryeowook and Kyuhyun. All three members look dashing in black, though they retained a youthful charm with their carefree smiles.

Fans commented, “SUPER JUNIOR K.R.Y.!!!! It’s been too long!” and “When are you guys going to release new music? I miss you!

Source + Image: Yesung’s Twitter

Daniel Radcliffe chooses Tiffany as the prettiest Girls’ Generation member

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 04:47 AM PST

British actor Daniel Radcliffe, known to the world as the boy who played ‘Harry Potter’, recently sat down for an interview to promote his new movie, ‘The Woman in Black‘.

Radcliffe was given a Girls’ Generation CD by a staff member, and he expressed, “Thanks so much. I don’t know much about K-Pop but now that I look at this album, I should pay more attention to it.”

He went on to choose Tiffany as the member who he thought was the prettiest, though he couldn’t pass up complementing Taeyeon for her beauty as well.

Radcliffe also stated that he wanted to do more fan service for his Korean fans. “If my situation and schedule works out, I want to meet my Korean fans so when the conditions are right, I will go meet them.

Until then, Radcliffe gave fans a spontaneous aegyo gesture by saying “Bboing Bboing~“, the cute catchphrase that’s currently taking the Korean entertainment industry by storm.

Check out his ‘Bboing Bboing’ attempt below!

Source & Image: Nocutnews via Daum

Lee Na Young displays her ageless beauty for ’1st Look’

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 04:14 AM PST

Although she’s turned 34 years old this year, actress Lee Na Young looks like a young teenager in her pictorial for ’1st Look‘ magazine.

Lee Na Young’s style has always been chic and androgynous, so the pictorial may come as a surprise to longtime fans.

In her interview, she expressed, “During my modeling days, I’d be so shy when going into the studio that I’d stay close to the wall. Now I’m 13 years into my career so it’s comfortable for me to be in front of other people. I don’t have many close friends but I make sure to send out handwritten cards saying I’m living happily whenever I can.”

On her upcoming movie, ‘Howling‘, she stated, “I wanted to go somewhere new and get reprimanded as I try new things as I really hone on my acting skills. I don’t know what my character or my acting will look like on screen, so I want to try and see for myself.”

Her full interview and pictorial can be seen in the edition released on February 2nd.

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Brave Girls celebrate their 300th day since debut

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 03:42 AM PST

Time seems to be flying by, as the Brave Girls are already celebrating their 300th day since their debut.

On February 1st, the girls wrote on their official Twitter, “Celebratory aegyo for Brave Girls’ 300th day since debut~♥ Let’s be together always!!!”

Fellow Brave Sound labelmate and Electroboyz member Maboos also joined the celebration by tweeting, “Today is the 300th day since debut of our family group, Brave Girls~~^^ Do You Know? Whether or not they know, the girls are currently upstairs working on their upcoming album!! They are so cute, I could die!! They go and practice all the time keke. Please congratulate them and give them your interest for their upcoming third mini-album!! Brave Girls fighting!!”

Maboos even went as far as to personally deliver celebratory cake for the girls.

Fans commented, “Congratulations on your 300th day!” “You’re all so cute,” “Eye candy!!!” “I want to see you on stage soon,” and “Eyes as big as deer^^”.

B2ST reveals teaser for Junhyung’s new song, “Living Without You”

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 03:04 AM PST

Ahead of its official release, Cube Entertainment has shared a teaser for Junhyung‘s first solo track, “Living Without You“.

The rapper from B2ST has demonstrated time and again that he possesses great lyrical talent, and now fans will get to see his composition skills at work as well. Junhyung co-produced this song with Kim Tae Joo, who isn’t seen in this short clip from the studio.

The video shows Junhyung hard at work as he refines and works on his new track. Check it out below, and stay tuned to allkpop for the release of “Living Without You” on February 3rd!

Look Optical enjoys strong sales increase thanks to 2PM

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 02:47 AM PST

We reported early last year that 2PM became the endorsement models for Look Optical‘.

The boys have been releasing numerous CFs for the franchise, and it seems that their presence has paid off for the company!

Reportedly, Look Optical experienced a 26% jump in daily sales for all 65 stores; some stores are even stating they’ve received a 68% increase. The stores around college campuses experienced the most dramatic boost, with their average increase leveling out to be approximately 48%.

Look Optical stated, “Our ‘Glasses are the face’ campaign last year aimed to increase consumers’ awareness of glasses as a fashion item. This year’s market strategy was to emphasize the differences between Look Optical and other optical stores, and define a new market to lead on.”

They continued, “We plan to implement this advertisement in the first half of 2012 through various means, and continue with a variety of promotions and events.”

If you haven’t seen 2PM’s latest ‘Look Optical’ CF yet, check it out below!

Source + Photo: Hankyung

Tip: May31

MBLAQ wins #1 two weeks in a row! + Performances from February 2nd’s ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 02:28 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another episode of spectacular performances with all the artists you love! Tonights episode special MCs were F.T. Island Hongki and MBLAQ Lee Joon.

Aside from the usual stages tonight, Brown Eyed Girls member Miryo made her solo debut with “Dirty“, while F.T. Island made a heart-felt comeback with “Severely“, and Block B back with a hot track titled “Nanrina

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between MBLAQ, T-ara, and Teen Top, but in the end, it was MBLAQ who clinched the win tonight with "It’s War"!

Congratulations to MBLAQ for their second 'M! Countdown' trophy today!


Performers tonight included MBLAQ, Lyn, TEEN TOP, Lee Hyun (8eight), Bufa Kingz, Brian Joo, Sunny Hill, Boyfriend, Nine Muses, Rainbow Pixie, Dal Shabet, and LEDApple!

Check out the performances below:




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F.T. Island makes a hot comeback with “Severely” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 02:18 AM PST

F.T. Island has returned to the music scene once again with a brand new mini-album titled ‘Grown Up‘!

The boys made their way to the stage of Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘ where they held their first comeback stage for their title track “Severely“, impressing fans as they always have been doing.

Be sure to check out F.T. Island’s heart-felt performance below!



Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo makes a “Dirty” solo debut on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 01:35 AM PST

Brown Eyed Girls' member Miryo is stepping out on her own as a solo singer!

On the February 2nd episode of Mnet‘s ‘M! Countdown‘, Miryo finally held her first debut stage with her title track, “Dirty“, revealing a completely different side to the idol than as previously seen in the Brown Eyed Girls.

Her mini-album titled ‘Miryo aka Johoney‘ was produced by none other than One Way‘s Chance, producer for many other artists including B1A4, NS Yoon-G, MBLAQ, and more.

Without further ado, check out Miryo’s stunning debut below!


Block B returns to ‘M! Countdown’ with “Nanrina”!

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 01:15 AM PST

The seven boys of talented hip-hop group Block B are finally back with a new mini-album titled ‘Welcome to the Block‘.

When fans first heard that all the tracks were composed by Zico himself, attention grew instantaneously which ultimately led to the welcoming of new fans.

The boys returned to the stage on today’s episode of Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘ to perform their title track, “Nanrina“.

Check it out below!


‘High Cut’ calls 2012 ‘The Year of the G-Dragon’

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 01:13 AM PST

The star of this month’s ‘High Cut’ is the one and only G-Dragon!

With 2012 being the year of the dragon, the leader of Big Bang was chosen as the representative celebrity born in the year of the dragon for the shoot titled, ’2012 Year of the G-Dragon’.

Surrounded by life-sized dolls and female models, fashionista G-Dragon showcased a variety of facial expressions as well as various statement apparel pieces ranging from a bright red blazer to red knee-high socks.

To support their leader, members Taeyang and Daesung made a surprise appearance and light-heartedly pleaded, “Please take care of our Jiyong.”

Following the photoshoot, G-Dragon sat down for an interview, in which he answered questions about Big Bang’s plans for 2012, and his thoughts about some of the negative reaction he is bound to face once Big Bang’s promotion is underway.

He stated, “I think we will have to work even harder this year than other years with the feeling of paying back [for the support we've received].”

To the question about the negative reaction, he responded, “Whatever the case, it is my fault so I will accept it…I’m trying to broaden my heart and mind.”

The rest of the photos from the photoshoot can be found on the 70th issue of ‘High Cut’.

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Source + Photos: City Daily, High Cut

Tip: hellokaylie

Solo artists hold their ground on music charts

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 12:43 AM PST

In a music industry over flooded with idol groups, it’s nice to see that solo artists are still able to hold their own ground.

Solo artists who have made their comebacks recently, were seen making their mark on various music charts this month.

One of these artists is Se7en, who has made his Korean comeback after one year and six months with a new mini album. His title track, “When I Can’t Sing”, has been proving to be quite popular as it has ranked #1 on real time and daily charts.

Lyn is another talented solo artist who has been ranking in the top lately with her new song, “Back In Time”, from the ‘Moon That Embraces The Sun’ OST. She was seen ranked #2 on MelOn and Mnet, right behind Se7en.

Trailing right behind the two is powerful vocalist, K.Will, who has made his much anticipated comeback after a year with “I Hate Myself”, and has established himself as a force to be reckoned with.

Other solo artists making their mark on the music charts lately are SISTAR’s Hyorin with her remake “I Will Love You”, J.Y. Park with “Falling” (‘Dream High 2′ OST), IU with “You & I”, Wheesung with “Tearful Road”, and Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo with “Dirty”.

Source + Photo: Star News via Nate

Nell raises anticipation for their comeback

Posted: 02 Feb 2012 12:20 AM PST

Rock band Nell has sent a message out to fans about their upcoming comeback.

Nell's guitarist Lee Jae Kyung left a message titled ‘Start’, on Nell's official fan cafĂ© on January 30th.

Lee Jae Kyung revealed his thoughts on their comeback saying, "It's not starting again, this is the actual start. Us, starting for the first time, the beautiful sounds Nell brings. We hope for your anticipation. I am very anxious for us to meet again… Then, we will all be together."

The band had been on hiatus since 2008 due to the members’ mandatory military service, but they will be making a much awaited comeback after four years in March. Nell is composed of vocalist Kim Jong Wan, guitarist Lee Jae Kyung, bassist Lee Jung Hoon, and drummer Jung Jae Won. They made their debut in 2001 with their album 'Relflection' and have continued to receive much love since.

Source & Image: My Daily via Naver