Friday, February 3, 2012

"[News] 2NE1's 2nd Single Postponed for Simultaneous Release with Japanese Full Album!" plus 24 more

"[News] 2NE1's 2nd Single Postponed for Simultaneous Release with Japanese Full Album!" plus 24 more

[News] 2NE1's 2nd Single Postponed for Simultaneous Release with Japanese Full Album!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 08:00 AM PST

It was announced that the South Korean girl group 2NE1 will be releasing their new album in Japan (TITLE TBA) on March 28. Leader CLsaid with great ambition for their work, "We will be releasing our first album in Japan. We've really put a lot of hard work into it. We hope that everyone will receive it with delight and surprise."

On the same day as well, their seniors in YG Ent BIGBANG will be releasing a new album and will start their {BIGSHOW 2012 IN JAPAN} tour at Aichi Prefecture on May 17.

2NE1 and BIGBANG are also scheduled to perform at {SPRINGROOVE 2012}, the biggest R&B and HIPHOP fest in Japan.

More explicit details of the tracklist and album version listed below. According to 2NE1's Japanese website they will be releasing both the full album and second single on March 28th.

[Video] Big Bang 2012 GMarket + Big Show TV CF!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 07:50 AM PST

BIGBANG - 2012 BIGSHOW Tour in Japan!
  • May 17 & 18 - Aichi Prefecture (Nippon Gaishi Hall)
  • May 26 & 27 - Yokohama (Yokohama Arena)
  • June 1 & 2 - Osaka (Osaka-jo Hall)
  • June 16 & 17 - Saitama (Saitama Arena)
  • June 23 & 34 - Fukuoka (Marine Messe)

Official Fanclub Ticket Sale: February 24 - March 5. More info will be announced in the fanclub page soon.

You can get the 2012 BIGSHOW concert ticket ONLY in GMARKET!!
Ticketing Open: 31st January 2012~

Ticket: exclusive at G Market ( Inquiry line: 1566-5702.

Source: GmarketZone//BIGBANG's Official Japanese Website

[Video] BTS video of Block B's Nanlina MV!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 07:46 AM PST

Check out the making of Nanlina MV below!

[News] U-KISS to release 2nd single & 1st full-length album simultaneously in Japan!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 07:20 AM PST

On February 2nd, the group updated its official Japanese website and revealed to release the single alongside first full-length Japanese album simultaneously.
According to the website, U-KISS' new single "Forbidden Love" and the album "A Shared Dream" will both released in Japan on February 29th.

U-KISS has been receiving an overwhelming response since their debut with first Japanese single "TICK TACK", placing within the top ten of Oricon's music chart in December. The group was also chosen as the most anticipated Hallyu star of 2012 by a popular Japanese portal site.

Meanwhile, the group will also hold an event with selected fans to commemorate the release of their albums though its date and venue have yet to be announced.

Credits: 10asia + KAvenyou + ROCKETBOXX.NET

[News] TVXQ’s Max will Make an Acting Debut in Japan!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 07:08 AM PST

February 2, 2012
TVXQ!'s Max will Make an Acting Debut in Japan!

TVXQ's Max will be making an acting debut in Japan. 

He has been cast as one of the leading roles in the Japanese movie '黄金を抱いて翔べ' and will be playing a North Korean spy, Momo, who acts as an international student of engineering. 

The movie '黄金を抱いて翔べ' is based on the novel by best-selling writer Takamura Kaoru, which won the grand prize at the 3rd Japanese Mystery Book Awards. The film tells the story of six men battling over gold set in the street of Osaka. 

The movie directed by Izutsu Kazuyuki will also feature Japanese stars including Tsumabuki Satoshi, tadanobu asano, Nishida Toshiyuki, etc. 

The filming has already begun since January and the movie is scheduled to be released in fall. 

Moreover, since Max had received great reviews for his acting through Korean drama 'Paradise Ranch,' how he will act in this move is highly anticipated. . 

Meanwhile, TVXQ! has been holding their live tour '동방신기 LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~' in Japan for a total of 450,000 audiences. 

Source: SMTOWN's FB

[Picture] Super Junior KRY snapped some selcas!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 06:26 AM PST

Super Junior's Yesung shared 2 new photos on Twitter.

Yesung said that it has been a while since he last took a photo with his dongsaengs.

He snapped 2 photos with Ryeo Wook and Kyuhyun.

Like their new selcas?

[Picture] Super Junior's Sungmin shared a flawless selca on Twitter!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 05:46 AM PST

Super Junior's Sungmin shared a new selca on Twitter.

The boys are currently having their concert in Taiwan,it is already the 2nd show today,Sungmin said that he is a bit tired but is happy at the same time to be able to perform for Taiwanese ELF.

For those who are attending the boys' concert,have fun!!

[Picture] Heechul wished Jia and Kyuhyun Happy Birthday on Weibo!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 05:06 AM PST

Super Junior's Heechul shared a new selca on his Weibo account.

He wished Miss A's Jia and Super Junior's Kyuhyun Happy Birthday and sent his wishing to other friends who are celebrating birthday today.

He poses confidently to the camera in his latest selca.

[NEWS] Even after being scolded by his other members, Mir acts "unabashedly"

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 05:05 AM PST

Source: Nate

In the pre-recording for KBS Joy's "MBLAQ's Hello Baby," the members went to the babies' house and enjoyed a breathtaking dinner with the children.

On this day, G.O revealed his hidden cooking talents and caught everyone's eyes with his special dinner. But during the meal, Dayoung rejected the food and Mir momentarily scolded her and eventually made Dayoung shed a few tears, even though she is normally a girl who has difficulty expressing her feelings.

Although the other members criticized Mir because of this, Mir acted rather unabashedly, frustrating his hyungs.

The episode of Hello Baby where the members go over the babies' home will be broadcasted on February 2nd at 12AM.

[NEWS] Big Show 2012 in Japan Tour Dates & "ALIVE" Album Japanese Release Details announced

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 05:05 AM PST

BIGSHOW 2012 IN JAPAN (Tentative Title)

・May 17 & 18 - Aichi Prefecture (Nippon Gaishi Hall)
・May 26 & 27 - Yokohama (Yokohama Arena)
・June 1 & 2 - Osaka (Osaka-jo Hall)
・June 16 & 17 - Saitama (Saitama Arena)
・June 23 & 34 - Fukuoka (Marine Messe)

Official Fanclub Ticket Sale: February 24 - March 5
More info will be announced in the fanclub page soon.


On Sale: March 28, 2012

・Type A: Limited Edition【CD + 2DVD PHOTO BOOK】 7,140 Yen
・Type B:【CD + DVD①】3,990 Yen
・Type C:【CD + DVD②】3,780 Yen
・Type D:【CD】2,940 Yen
・Type E: HMV Lawson Limited Edition Pack【CD 2DVD PHOTO BOOK, Original BIGBANG face towel, Original logo take-out bag】 9,800 Yen

For Type A to D:

- CD (with total of 9 songs, subject to change)
- DVD①: Documentary Footage (Approximately 60 minutes / Subject to change)
- DVD②: Title TBA 1 (Music Video), Title TBA 2 (Music Video), Making-of Footage (Approximately 30 minutes / Subject to change)

For Type E:
- CD (with total of 9 songs, subject to change)
- DVD①: Documentary Footage (Approximately 45 minutes / Subject to change)
- DVD②: Title TBA MUSIC VIDEO (Total of 3 songs / Subject to change, Approximately 15 minutes)

Source: YGBIGBANG Japan, HMV

NOTE: Regarding the 2NE1 take-out bag that was included in the Type E package, they already removed it.


[NEWS] Unseen Picture of YG Family with staff at YG Family Concert In Saitama

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 05:05 AM PST

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[NEWS] Big Bang & 2NE1 to release Japanese albums on same day

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 04:57 AM PST

Big Bang and 2NE1 will be releasing their albums in Japan on the same day. Will the move turn out to be a win-win strategy, or will this pitch the two groups against each other in an epic battle?

The big release is scheduled for March 28. Having two teams from the same agency release albums on the same day is, for obvious reasons, an unusual strategy.

A quote from a rep of YGEX, YG Entertainment's Japanese counterpart, shows that the agency expects the move to benefit both groups and their fans. "Because the fanbases of the two groups greatly overlap, we believe that having the two groups release albums on the same day will please them even more."

Big Bang plans to release its upcoming mini album Alive in Japan with a total of nine tracks, two more than the version to be released in Korea.

G-Dragon participated in the writing and composition for this album, and is expected to show off his musical capabilities once more. A DVD and photo book will be released at the same time as the album, to give fans a glimpse of what the members of Big Bang are usually up to outside of the stage.

Big Bang will also be touring five cities in Japan starting from May 17.

During the YG Family Concert held on January 8 in Japan, G-Dragon showed he was enthusiastic about again launching full-fledged promotions in the country, saying, "We'll work hard so that we don't cause our fans concern."

The album 2NE1 will be releasing is the girl group′s first Japan studio album. The title of the album hasn't been confirmed yet, but many of the group's previous hits will be making it into the album. Ten songs, including I Don't Care and the group's debut single Fire, will be re-recorded into Japanese versions for the album.



[NEWS] G-Dragon's Full Interview on High Cut Magazine

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 05:04 AM PST

After 4 months of no activities, GD conducted an interview with High Cut. Although it was an interview that lasted for about 20 minutes only, when asked skeptical questions, he still answered them positively. His describes this "blank" period as "having deep contemplation" and "having a good time". And during this period, GD is growing up fast.

Q1: It has been a while. What are you busy with these days?
GD: I've been busy preparing for the new album so I don't have time for other things. I spend most of my time in the studio and seldom go out.

Q2: I see that you have new tattoos on your fingers. Did you get them during your rest period?
GD: No, these are actually not real tattoos. I just got them yesterday to prepare for the cover of the new album. In fact, I'm not sure whether I'll get real tattoos again in the future. I want to, but people asked me not, so I just got these.

Q3: Because of everything that happened, you suddenly had a "blank" period. Did you use this time for self-reflection?
GD: I haven't had a rest ever since I debuted. Although it isn't my original intention, I was able to look back during this rest period. I know it doesn't sound nice that I was only able to reflect because something bad happened. However, if you look at it from another perspective, it was a really meaningful period for me since I had a lot of time to reflect on myself. It was just like having some good time with myself.

Q4: During the shoot, Taeyang and Daesung came to visit you. Did you become closer with them during your rest period?
GD: I have a schedule with them after this shoot so they might get bored waiting for me, but they decided to come here. (Laugh) Although I am close to each member, we seldom spend time together. Since every member has to divide their time for other activities, we've been focusing on our album. The five of us always work together in the studio and we've been frankly discussing a lot. We exchange ideas and console each other too. I think it (the rest period) is really valuable for all of us.

Q5: Your reputation in the field of fashion is still as good as before. What is your own fashion philosophy?
GD: (Very shy) Ah... I don't have any reputation, neither do I have any fashion philosophy. Because I like fashion, I am sensitive to it. What you wear affects how you feel that day, so it is very important to wear the right clothes. Therefore, Iput an effort on my clothes and people like it.

Q6: You are called the "clothes hanger" because of your good body shape. Do you pay attention to keeping fit too?
GD: In the past, I did not, but now that I am growing older, if I don't, then I will get more and more chubby. (Burst into laughter) It is just like what Youngbae said, "we're really not young anymore." Last year, no matter how much I ate, I could not get fat but this year, I just hope that I can slim down as soon as possible but it's the same case with Youngbae. (All bursting into laughters) I think it is because I changed form living in the dorm to now living with my family so I have been eating so well. It's probably why I find it hard to slim down now. I don't just exercise to be fit but I am also preparing for the proposed world tour for this year. That's why I want to start with keeping fit since I have already been resting for a long period of time.

Q7: There are so many songs these days which "...breaker" in their titles. As the original song writer of Heartbreaker, what do you feel about it?
GD: The songs are composed because of me? I don't really know them. That's really interesting. When I browse the internet these days, I feel that people are really talented since their lyrics are really well-written, but I don't think they are created those because of me.

Q8: Several days earlier, Jung Hyungdon said he doesn't know your contact number so he sent a love call to YG. The president even said he would be glad if Jung Hyungdon could enter YG.
GD: I read the news yesterday. I.... want to be his colleague for sure. (Laughing) He seems to have liked our company for a long time. We are too lucky. Haha

Q9: Do you watch "Kpop Star" in which your president is a part of?
GD: Of course.

Q10: Which participants do you think are good?
GD: I saw them practicing while walking in the company building the other day. There was this person who was dancing. His name is Lee Seung-joo and he lives a minute away from the YG building. There are many female participants who have outstanding performances too, but I think that friend is really brilliant.
Q11: It was announced that Big Bang will be active for the whole year?
GD: I think I should be really thankful for this year so I will work extra hard. In the past, to be frank, I felt a bit tired and fed up with my work rather than enjoying it. But now, after a period of adjusting I feel that it is really precious to have the chance to perform on the stage and I really long for it. I hope that I can keep such kind of passion forever.

Q12: You have expected that once you return, there will be criticism, right?
GD: I'm expecting that already. No matter what, I was at fault so I will accept them all. Ever since I was a kid, I am not a person who is timid. Those who blame me will fade out eventually but those who love me will know me more during the process.. Big Bang is not a short-lived group. If we can explore new things in music, we will just move forward and solve every problem that we face.

Q13: Do you have any plans of releasing solo album or participating in other fields of showbiz?
GD: (Shaking his head) Oh... Even if I don't have plans, the president always asks to take part in dramas. (Laughs) I am bad at acting and there are other people who are good at it. It is just like a world that I can never land my foot in. Now, I have enough things to keep me busy so I don't know about whether I will try it. If I really want to do it, I have to prepare myself well first. We decided that we will stat my solo activties in summer and it is the same with Taeyang. We have very tight schedule this year and if fans wait, we will certainly come to them quickyly.

Q14 How do you feel shooting the photos with the teddy bears?
GD: I think it gives me a different feeling and it is really good. (Pretends to be a teddy bear).

NOTE: This interview was translated from Korean to Chinese to English so some parts may contain slight inaccuracies. If you find anything wrong, please let us know so we can edit asap. You can leave a comment below or DM/mention @ricekwon or @bigbangupdates on Twitter. Thanks! :)

Source: Baidu
Korean to Chinese: 河碧, Siete GD 涅槃 @百度唯權志龍吧
Chinese to English: Rice @

[Video] Japanese celebrity Aizawa Rina is a huge fan of SHINee!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 04:31 AM PST

Japanese star Aizawa Rina confessed that she is a huge fan of SHINee.

Taemin is her biased as mentioned by her in this video,check out the video above!

[news] Minah of Girls Days graduates from high schools and plans to proceed to college

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 03:58 AM PST

Minah (19 years old) of Girls Day has finally graduated from high school. She attended the high school graduation ceremony along with her parents on the 3rd of February and despite her busy schedule, she still attended the ceremony and celebrated with her friends.

Last November, Minah took College SAT exams and right now she is considering to study in Dongduk Women's University and take a broadcasting major. Minah shared her thoughts about her graduation saying, "High School was a great experience and Im glad that I have graduated and will be going to college. I had a hard time coping up in school because of my schedule but im happy that I passed."

With Girls Day's new album release set for Japan this coming March and after in Korea, Minah will be busy with promotional activities and hopefully she can balance it with her studies as a freshman in college when the next term starts.


[news] f(x) Krystal is growing up and is getting prettier by the day

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 03:52 AM PST

Krystal of f(x) is growing up fast. Krystal has been recently spotted attending the luxurious brand Mulberry Spring/Summer 2012 opening. Krystal looks stunning as ever and she clearly has matured since her debut days with f(x).

Meanwhile,the members of f(x) are currently pursuing their own solo activities.

[news] Narsha shows her support to fellow BEG member Miryo on her solo debut

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 04:02 AM PST

On the 3rd of February episode of KBS "Music Bank" Miryo aka JoHoney made her solo debut, and for the show she performed "Leggo" which fellow Brown Eyed Girls member Narsha is featured in the song. Due to the lyrics of Miryo's title song "Dirty" being deemed inappropriate by KBS, Miryo's agency had no time to edit the song and apply for re-evaluation and decided to push through with Miryo's solo debut but perform "leggo" instead.

Narsha showed her support for her fellow Brown Eyed Girls member Miryo on her solo debut and celebrated it with a cake on the waiting room. Narsha can be seen holding the cake and the two looked beautiful and fashionable in their bold outfits and pretty make up.


[news] SNSD spotted at a club in New York!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 03:24 AM PST

Photo's of SNSD at a club in New York are spreading like wildfire on online communities and are a hot topic among fans. SNSD who went to New York to appear on american shows "Live with Kelly" and "The late night show with David Letterman" was spotted at a club called "Club Chrystie 141" at the lower east side in New York.

It seems that the popular american DJ Reg West invited SNSD to attend a private birthday party. The girls did not turn down the invitation and appeared at the club looking dashing in their outfit and was the instant center of attraction.

Netizens also shared their opinions about this, "The girls look stunning", "Their best dancer Hyoyeon looks excited", "The usual party scene in the United States".


[news] Teddy Riley's next project after SNSD and EXO is SHINee

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 03:20 AM PST

Teddy Riley has another project this year and that is producing for another SM Entertainment artist which is SHINee. Teddy Riley has produced "The Boys" for SNSD and "What is love" for EXO and it has been revealed via Teddy Riley's twitter response to fans that he is currently working on SHINee's new songs for their impending comeback.

Look's like Teddy Riley is becoming comfortable working with Korean artists especially to SM Entertainment artists. No official statement from SM Entertainment has been released yet but word has come out from Teddy Riley himself. This sure is exciting as to see how Teddy Riley's music will fit SHINee's contemporary image and music.


[news] Jung sister's Jessica and Krystal's past photo revealed!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 03:14 AM PST

Recently, a past photo of the famous Jung sisters Jessica and Krystal was revealed through an online community and has capture the interest of fans. The young siblings can be seen posing for the camera wearing casual clothes and bare make up. They also boasts their natural beauty and showed their innocent charms.

The two are not shy to show to the public their close relationship and the siblings sure has superior genes. Netizens commented, "The sisters share such a warm relationship", "Their parents must be really beautiful", "They look so cute".


[Pictures T-ara's Qri shared a pair of cute selcas on Twitter!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 03:11 AM PST

T-ara's Qri shared a pair of new selcas on her Twitter.

She carves an angelic smile in the photos above,making fans' hearts flutter.

Like her sweet smile?

[Video] 120203 Teen Top won first place on Music Bank with Crazy + Other performance clips!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 04:17 AM PST

Teen Top secured their first ever victory on Music Bank with their latest hit song Crazy,check out their performance and winning speech below,congratulations to the boys for winning!

[Video] FT Island made their comeback on Music Bank!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 02:38 AM PST

Check out FT Island's comeback stage on Music Bank!

[Video] Miryo debut with Leggo on Music Bank!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 02:29 AM PST

Brown Eyed Girls' Miryo made her debut  on Music Bank with Leggo.

Narsha joined her performance too,check out their performance below!

[Video] Block B made a Nanlina comeback on Music Bank!

Posted: 03 Feb 2012 02:14 AM PST

Check out Block B's comeback performance on Music Bank,enjoy their new song?