Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"[News] Jaejoong’s invitation letter from Turkey..Oh! There is also the ‘President’!" plus 24 more

"[News] Jaejoong’s invitation letter from Turkey..Oh! There is also the ‘President’!" plus 24 more

[News] Jaejoong’s invitation letter from Turkey..Oh! There is also the ‘President’!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 07:56 AM PST

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong received state reception in Turkey.
He attended the banquet dinner at Turkey's Presidential Palace on Feb. 6 as a delegate after receiving on invitation. A day before the dinner, he held a solo fan meeting at Ankara Univerisity. He also participated in a discussion called 'Dialogue with the Young Generation' with some undergraduates and President Lee Myung Bak, who was on a visit to four Middle East countries.

Officials confirmed Turkey's invitation to the fan meeting and the banquet dinner at Turkey's Presidential Palace. A spokesperson for Turkey's Korean Cultural Center said, "There is a greater symbolic meaning to it since Kim Jaejoong is a Hallyu Star representative who is popular among young Turkishs", revealing background information about the invitation.

Many chief figures attended the banquet dinner held in the Presidential Palace. "I wanted to take photographs with many people using my cell phone camera, but actually I could not do so during the dinner," Kim Jaejoong said, feeling unsatisfied.
A Turkish who wore the Hanbok and sang Shim Soo Bong's "All I Know is Love" and "Arirang" surprised him. He said that South Korea and Turkey were called 'Sibling Countries" but he did not know that they had such a connection with each other. He also expressed that he enjoyed the food that had been prepared.

Kim Jaejoong revealed that the JYJ members wanted to visit Turkey due to his detailed description of his visit there. A spokesperson from JYJ's management, C-JeS said, "Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu are eagerily looking forward to their visit to Turkey after hearing news about Kim Jaejoong's visit there. They want to perform in Turkey."
Meanwhile, Kim Jaejoong's group JYJ will be holding their first solo concerts in Chile and Peru this March.
Source: Ohmynews
Translation by: Shermin of JYJ3 | 

[News] Nichkhun Ranks number 2 for Idol star that wants to recruit as a new employee!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 07:45 AM PST

Idol star that wants to recruit for a new employee -
Which Idol star that employees would recommend ?
6日 commence work site 'www.incruit.com' enforced poll about 'Idol star who wants to recommend for a new employee'. They conducted a questionnaire survey of men and women in their employment and 258 voted for the questionnaire. As a result, a new employee for women is 'I-U', for men they recommended 'Lee-Seung-Gi'.

They first asked, which idol star of girls they would recommend, then about 31.0% of employee recommended 'I-U'. I-U's cute face, free and easy personality is welcome to all ages of employees.
'Taeyeon'(7.0%) remained second, followed by SNSD 'Seohyun'(6.2%), Secret 'Hyosung'(5.4%), T-ara 'Ji-yeon'(5.0%).

They also asked the reason why they recommended them to be a new employee, the top answer is 'They would play a role for team's mood makers'(29.1%)

They recommend a new-employee for a star who would play a role for mood maker who could give a lot of energy for a team.
Subsequently, 'want to see Idol star that I like in next'(17.0%) remained second, followed by 'Seems to have great personality'(15.2%) 'looks like they have a energy and an ambitious spirit'(13.5%) 'Think that they can complete a work greatly'(7.8%) 'etc'(3.0%).
Recommend a new employee for a men 'lee-sung-gi'(12.8%) took first place.
2pm's Nichkhun (8.5%) remained second, followed by Beast 'Lee-gi-gwang'(8.1%), 'kim-su-hyeon'(5.0%), 'sin-dong'(4.7%), Beast 'yoon-du-jun'(4.3%), Big Bang 'dae-sung'(4.3%), 2am 'Jo-gwan'(3.1%).

credit: DBN113@gangkhun.com l 
Source : Nate

[News] Jaejoong was invited to the banquet at the Presidential Palace of Turkey, solidifying his position as Hallyu Star!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 07:30 AM PST

On the 6th, Kim Jaejoong has spent a special time at the Presidential Palace of Turkey.
In adjustment to the visit of the President, at the request of the Turkish government, Kim Jaejoong held a fanmeeting in Turkey and attended a meeting. He also assisted at the state banquet.

That day, President Lee Myung-bak mentioned Kim Jaejoong in his meeting with Turkish students at the University of Ankara, which attracted much attention. Being introduced by the President, Kim Jaejoong appeared and talked with Turkish students who have many interests in Korea about Korea's culture and sentiment. He has also learned some simple Turkish words.

After the meeting, receiving the banquet invitation, Kim Jaejoong shared a special time exchanging greetings with Turkish important figures including the President of Turkey.
Kim Jaejoong expressed his feelings, "When I came into the banquet hall and greeted the President of Turkey, President Lee Myung-bak who was next to me welcomed me, "You've come." I was nervous being at that very difficult position but many people heartily called me JJ and greeted me, I was really happy. During these 3 days, many people told me that JYJ had many fans and gained amazing popularity in Arab and Middle East, so I want to come back here soon with JYJ's members and hold a concert."
C-JeS Entertainment stated, "The local officials said that the popularity of JYJ and Kim Jaejoong was higher than expected and that they played a major role in introducing Korean music and drama. In addition, at the state banquet, Kim Jaejoong has exchanged simple greetings with many important figures and took commemorative photos, completing his role of cultural ambassador."
On the other hand, JYJ will hold solo concerts in Chile and Peru this March.
Source: TV Report

Translation by: The_little_pear for JYJ3

[Interview] 2PM and 2AM Hanchu Interview!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 07:19 AM PST

-2AM interview-
Q. Did 2PM give you any piece of advice about Japanese debut?
Seulong: Yes, they gave us a lot of advice because they have already gone through the way we are now going. It's been very helpful because they advised us on what to do and how to do in Japan. It also gives us power and we can work harder.
Changmin: I think the schedule is really hectic.
Kwon: Today, Wooyoung told me "Gambatte- kudasai (=Good luck)"
-2PM interview-
Q. Do you have any piece of advice for 2AM?
Taecyeon: Since we are likely to have a very tight schedule in Japan, I just told them "Good luck, you can do it", it's not really a piece of advice though.
Junho: We, 2PM are also a new group in Japan, so I told them that each of us has to work hard.
Q. What do you think is 2AM's good point?
Chansung: The harmony they make is just fabulous.
Junho: They have good personality.
Junsu: And they are funny and unique, right?
Junho: Above all. 2AM is very close with 2PM. We are like brothers.
Q. So you all have good relationship with 2AM members?
2PM: Of course.
Taecyeon: We always stay in touch. Although we are very busy and cannot see each other often, we talk a lot and joke around when we have time together.
Chansung: We all like working out, so we often bump into each other at gym.
Junho: Sometimes I call and ask them to get together.
Q. What is 2PM for you?
Kwon: It's the best performance group, and 2AM's brothers.
Seulong: They are so free-spirited.
Kwon: 2PM's stage performance is the coolest one in Korea.
Q. How is the relationship with 2PM members?
Seulong: We often go out for dinner, movies and shopping. They are good friends to spend time with.
Q. What do you think about "Hot Blood" now?
Kwon: The shooting was terribly hard.
Seulong: He lost consciousness once.
Kwon: We had army training, as we had to wake up early for running. There was a competition too. The rules were so strict and only the winners could get their meals. There was this training to hold a huge boat above our heads and run. Only I was on the boat because I fainted on that day. I was so sorry about that.
Jinwoon: We had to pick the one who got hurt and let him be on the boat, so we let Kwon be on the boat. 

Kwon: We are finally coming to Japan to make our debut. We are working so hard for the Japanese debut, so please give us your warm support.
Seulong: We worked hard and got prepared for those who waited for us to come. We will show you better stages. Thank you very much.
Jinwoon: I love you!

Changmin: Give us big support please, thank you~


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[Video] Se7en unveiled Somebody Else MV!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 07:18 AM PST

Check out the official MV of Se7en's new song Somebody Else,like this song?

[Video] SPICA unveiled Russian Roulette MV!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 07:11 AM PST

Check out the full MV of SPICA's debut hit song Russian Roulette!

[News] 2PM to release Korean Best Album in Japan!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 07:02 AM PST

2PM, to release Korean Best Album in Japan
2PM releasing Korean Album, and the Budokan 6 Days in May
-      The best Korean singer with 2nd rank on Orikon Rookie, and the 1st rank as a Korean artist on Orikon Album Sales chart!
-      Korean Best album to be released on March 14th, with the bonus track
-      Taecyeon, Chansung, Nichkhun charmed Japanese women as they appeared on Japanese drama and movie.
-      Budokan 6 Days are confirmed as May 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 as the very first Korean artists to execute!
The best Asian performance boy band 2PM is releasing the Korean Best Album this coming March 14thin Japan while they are in action in Japan. 

In 2011, 2PM has proved their phenomenal popularity with winning 2nd place as a rookie, and winning 1st place as a Korean artist on Orikon Artist Total Sales chart. Furthermore, 2PM has won 2 awards including the "New Artist of the Year Asia' award, which is a rookie award in the 26th Golden Disk. 2PM is beloved as the most capable rookie in Japan.

Additionally, Taecyeon, Chansung, and Nichkhun have been appearing on Japanese local drama and TV, bringing up the sensational issue every time; they are also the living guarantee for the viewing rate, and are beloved as an actor as well.

The Korean best album, to be released on March 14th, contains the most beloved Korean released songs as well as hidden best songs and the most beloved songs by their fans. Also as a benefit, the album will be released in 3 versions; the one with last August JYP NATION in Japan Concert DVD, the one with ALIVE composed by Junsu which was shown in Asia Tour, and Move On composed by Junho.

As the first Korean Artist to perform the concept 'Budokan 6 Days' at Budokan, the days that 2PM performs has been confirmed. 2PM will perform for 6 days on May 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31. The tickets will be for sale from March 31st at http://www.sogotokyo.com

As 2PM has performed brilliantly with much love in Japan as 'the best Rookie 2011' last year, it is expected that 2PM will have the rapid improvement for the year 2012.

Alongside the Budokan performance, the movie which Nichkhun has appeared as a cameo, The Ouran Highschool Host Club is soon to be released on March 17th.

Meanwhile, 2PM is continuing the HANDS UP ASIA TOUR in February.

Source: JYPE FB

[News] Lee Junki to be discharged from the military

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 07:00 AM PST

February 16th is a significant date for Lee Jun-ki and his fans as it is the day that the Hallyu star will be released from the Army following the successful completion of his national military service. The day has extra significance for Lee's legion of fans as it is also the day he will be reunited with his fans.

Lee will host the meeting in the afternoon of the day of his release. The one-hour fan meet will take place at Sangmyung Art Center in Seoul. Around 655 domestic fans, as well as international fans from Japan and China, will attend the event. The meeting will allow fans to see their idol and watch him perform some of his songs.

"Lee was so touched by the loyalty of his fans and can't wait to meet them all to express his thanks. He plans to repay back the love and support through being involved in great work as he resumes his activities," said a representative from his entertainment agency.

Source: Koreajoongangdaily

[Video] Teen Top greets Taiwanese fans!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 06:57 AM PST

Teen Top recorded a video message for Taiwanese Angels.

The boys will have a fanmeet there and asked fans to show them a lot of love,Taiwanese readers,are you ready for Teen Top??

[Video] Block B made a Nanrina comeback on KPop Con!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 06:55 AM PST

Check out Block B's comeback performance on KPop Con!

[Video] B.A.P debuted on K-POP Con!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 06:54 AM PST

Check out B.A.P's debut performance on K-Pop CON!

[News] Ha Ji Won studies the North Korean language for "King 2 Hearts"

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 06:28 AM PST

Actress Ha Ji Won is currently deeply engrossed in studying the North Korean language. This is because she has currently landed herself the role of North Korean Special Forces Sergeant Kim Hang-ah in the upcoming MBC drama "King 2 Hearts" (formerly titled "The King"). Ha Ji Won has started learning the North Korean language along with further comprehending her character. Given that it is her specialty to learn something new every time she starts a role, this time it is very important that she learns the North Korean dialect.

A source stated, "She is learning the language from a former North Korean soldier who has defected. Her job is a sergeant in the drama and there are lots of episodes featuring the military so learning from a former solider helps her a lot". As Kim Hang-ah is the first female sergeant in the North Korean Special Forces, she is known as a legendary female who even men avoid getting in trouble with and therefore she should perform action and stunts in this drama as well.

He continued, "We think there will be action scenes in this drama but nothing they will include nothing special that she has to learn. She is just weight training like she usually does. Her action performance will just feature the basics. There are no wire action scenes and but she could do them if required".

Ha Ji Won had previously done wire-based action sequences in the MBC drama "Damo". This time she is reuniting with producer Lee Jae-gyoo in "King 2 Hearts".

"King 2 Hearts" is about an arranged marriage between a South Korean prince and a North Korean sergeant under a fictional constitutional monarchy and will be broadcast after the current drama "The Sun and the Moon".

Meanwhile, Ha Ji Won will be visiting Japan next month for "Secret Garden" promotional events. This drama will air beginning in April on cable channel NHK BS Premium and Ha Ji Won and Yoon Sang-hyeon will go around Japan promoting it.

Source: Hancinema

[Photo] Song Joong Ki's graduation photo revealed

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 06:12 AM PST

Actor Song Joong Ki's shining features were also shown in his university graduation picture.

On February 6th, Song Joong Ki's college graduation photo was unveiled on an online community site titled, "Song Joong-ki graduating from Sungkyungkwan University, at last".

In the photo, taken for Song's graduation from Sungkyunkwan University, he is wearing a graduation cap and smiling widely. His fair skin and pretty boy features draw attention.

Song Joong Ki entered Sungkyungkwan University's Department of Management in 2005 and visited the school to take a picture for his graduation.

Netizens exclaimed over the photo, remarking, "He's a man but he's really pretty", "Song Joong-ki's outstanding graduation picture", "I want it, the graduation album", "He shines in anything", "He's the true man" and more.

[News] “SungKyunKwan Scandal” nominated at the New York TV Festival

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 05:20 AM PST

Aired last year, the KBS2TV drama "SungKyunKwan Scandal" has been selected as a finalist at the "2012 New York TV Festival"

On February 6th, KBS reported that "SungKyunKwan Scandal" has been selected as a finalist in the mini-series category at the "2012 New York TV Festival". After the gold, silver, and bronze awards have been decided, the results will be published next month. The awards show is expected to be held on  April 17th in Las Vegas, America. With "SungKyunKwan Scandal" becoming a finalist in the mini-series category, this could be a chance to become the first international award to be won this year.

On top of the exciting storyline in "SungKyunKwan Scandal", this drama was also a hot topic due to the gathering of male actors such as JYJ's Park Yoochun and Yoo Ah In, which attracted the attention of the female viewers. It has been recognised as a lead drama in the hallyu boom, and was also won the award for the hallyu category at the 2011 Seoul Drama Awards.

Source : K Star News
Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

[Photo] JYJ’s Jaejoong reveals overflowing charm in 9-shot selca

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 05:07 AM PST

JYJ's Jaejoong revealed cute self-camera shots, which became a huge talking point.

On February 6th, Kim Jaejoong tweeted via his personal account, "Turkey's nice~~^^" and revealed a photo that was overflowing with charm. In the image uploaded, Jaejoong wears black sunglasses, and makes a variety of expressions in front of the camera. He showed cute charms, especially when he pursed his lips, attracting the attention of the fans.

Netizens said, "Jaejoong, please come back to Korea quickly! We really want to meet you!" "Jaejoong is a truly handsome guy! I love you" and other responses could be seen.

On another note Jaejoong held his fanmeeting in Turkey, on 5 February.

Source : K Star News
Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

[News] Kangta, concerned of BoA representing SM on 'K-Pop Star'

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 04:50 AM PST

Former H.O.T member Kangta shared his thoughts about labelmate BoA on representing SM Entertainment on SBS audition program "K-Pop Star".

During the press conference for Mnet's "Voice Korea" on February 7th, Kangta revealed, "To be honest with you, I was really concerned of BoA representing SM Entertainment".

He continued, "On 'K-Pop Star', you get to see SM, YG and JYP. But YG had YG and JYP had JYP, but SM sent BoA. I wasn't too sure if BoA would do a good job representing SM Entertainment."

"But now she's doing so well. She's doing as good as Chairman Lee Soo Man in picking the right people with a lot of upside", Kangta added.

Meanwhile, Mnet's "Voice Korea" is the Korean-version of the popular multinational show, "The Voice." Kangta, Shin Seung Hoon, Baek Ji Young, and Gil will be appearing on the show as coaches. The unique factor in this show is that the contestants perform in a blind audition format where the judges do not see the performer and only judge by hearing the singer's voice. The first episode will be aired on February 10th.

[Photo] Stars on their way to "Music Bank in Paris"

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 04:38 AM PST

On February 7th, Seoul's Incheon International Airport was filled with fans and paparazzi, as K-Pop idols including Girls' Generation, 2PM, B2ST, 4minute, SHINee, T-ara, U-Kiss and more have arrived to depart to Paris, France.

Paris will be hosting the KBS "Music Bank in Paris" which will be held at the Palais de Omnisports Paris-Bercy on February 8th and 9th. Check out their aiport fashion below!

[news] Teen Top's Chunji graduates from high school and performs at graduation ceremony!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 04:31 AM PST

Teen Top's Chunji has successfully graduated from High School and is on the road to adulthood. On the 7th of February, Ricky attended the graduation ceremony and even performed in front of his fellow schoolmates, teachers and audience.

It seems that his school made a personal request to him that he make a small performance of Teen Top's latest hit "Im Crazy". Teen Top's Chunji admitted that he was quite nervous performing in front of his family and friends, on an interview he said, "I was asked to perform in the graduation ceremony and I gladly accepted but I was very nervous about it. That was my first time to sing in front of my friends. After that I received my diploma and graduated officially. It's very weird that im not a high school student anymore. Im not a kid anymore and I should act responsible and act as a mature adult."

Chunji is planning to proceed to college this March as he has been accepted to Hanyang University and he will be taking up Music Major. Chunji is also excited to start his college life, as it will be a step to becoming a mature and responsible adult.

Meanwhile, Chunji is busy promoting with Teen Top and recently celebrated their first victory at claiming first place on music shows since their debut.


[News] Official title of Lee Seung Gi’s new drama changed

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 04:10 AM PST

The title of Lee Seung Gi's new MBC drama, with actress Ha Ji Won, has just been changed from "The King" to "King 2 Hearts".

According to the director of the drama Lee Jae Kyu, "2 Hearts", the song by Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, will serve as the drama's motif. "2 Hearts" gives a strong impression of sexy stickiness. Many wonder how Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won are going to carry out the rough breathing and dark atmosphere.

"King 2 Hearts" started shooting at the end of January and will be aired right after "The Sun and the Moon" whenever its final episode occurs, around the end of March or the start of April.

[Audio] Na Yoon Kwon releases "Because I’m Afraid" ft. Baek Jiyoung

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:58 AM PST

Singer soloist Na Yoon Kwon has released his new single "Because I'm Afraid" featuring the queen of OST Baek Jiyoung. Released on February 7th, the song, which will be a part of Na Yoon Kwon's third album, immediately hit the top spot of various real time online music charts.

"Because I'm Afraid" is ballad that expresses a man's acceptance of the end of a relationship and the woman's emotions. Check the audio below:

[News] EXID to hold debut showcase on Valentine's Day

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:39 AM PST

EXID, a new 6-member girl group formed by the famous producer Shinsadong Tiger, is gearing up to make their debut this month. According to the teaser poster, which features a silhouette of the six members with the tagline "Whoz that girl?", EXID will finally make their debut showcase on February 14th.

On the 7th, the group's agency AB Entertainment updated its official Twitter and announced that rookie girl group EXID will be holding its debut showcase on Valentine's Day. According to the tweet, on February 14 the group will be holding its free showcase at 6 PM in front of the Myeongdong Theater.

Meanwhile, EXID will release a digital single "Holla" along with "Whoz That Girl?" on February 16th.

[Photo] T-ara's Jiyeon invites fans to watch 'Dream High 2'

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:18 AM PST

T-ara's Jiyeon has shared a photo taken from the filming of her new drama KBS "Dream High 2".

Uploaded the photo above via her personal Twitter on the 7th, Jiyeon wrote, "Stay tuned for Dream High 2!! Please give it a lot of love~ Rian-♥".

In the photo, Jiyeon is seen wearing her yellow winter coat, fluffy leopard-print sandals and a cute strawberry hair clips, posing inocently in the filming setting.

In the drama, "Dream High 2", Jiyeon plays the role of 'Rian', an idol who aspires to be an actress and dreams of becoming a queen of Cannes Film Festival despite her bad acting skills.

[Video] Twi-light releases practice video for "Twilight"

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:05 AM PST

On February 7th, Yeil Entertainment, the company that houses Twi-light has released a dance practice video of the group's latest track "Twilight" via official Youtube channel.

After their debut on 2011, Twi-light has met difficulties, resulting to revamped their lineup. With their new line up comprised of Taesung, Jaeyoun, Siwan, Heecheon, Minyeong, TN and Black, the rookies finally made their comeback with new track "Twilight"!

Check the video below:

[Video] F.I.X reveals "Because It's You" MV for "Padam Padam" OST

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 02:49 AM PST

Rookie group F.I.X has participated in the OST for jTBC's drama "Padam Padam". The boys were given the opportunity to sing the track, "Because It's You" for the drama's final episodes.

On the 7th, F.I.X released the track, along its full music video featuring the main casts of the drama. Check out the video below:

"I Love My Idols" FACEBOOK SHARE event!

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:01 AM PST

EVENT LINK: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150663191290281.450609.175631335280&type=1

After having a discussion with DKPOPNEWS' teammates,we decided to host an interesting event on Facebook for fans to show their love for their favorite idols.

However,this event is different from other events you have participated before,instead of voting,you are asked to "SHARE" the love this time!!!

It has become a trend for users to SHARE their favorite posts on Facebook lately,have you ever thought of SHARING the KPop love with other friends of yours on Facebook???

You are asked to "SHARE" the artwork of your favorite idols on Facebook with your friends,i am pretty sure this meaningful "I Love My Idols" event will  help to promote your favorite KPop idols to your friends.

Check out the tutorials to participate in this event!

Step 1:
Go to this link http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150663191290281.450609.175631335280&type=1
Choose the artwork of your favorite idol group (You can SHARE as many groups as possible)
Click on the SHARE button of your favorite idol group

Step 2:
Tag @Daily K Pop News and @Yesasia.com together with 4 friends of yours

Step 3:
Hit the SHARE Photo button,the artwork will appear on your wall as shown below

It's pretty easy right?We will have some gifts for 5 lucky participants!

The event will end on 10th March and idol groups with the most "SHARE" will be announced as winners of this event!

This event is sponsored by Yesasia.com