Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Big Bang takes over Billboard charts" plus 19 more

"Big Bang takes over Billboard charts" plus 19 more


Big Bang takes over Billboard charts

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 08:55 AM PST

After achieving a Perfect All-Kill in Korea, Big Bang almost repeated this same feat on this week’s Billboard 'K-Pop Hot 100' chart.

Of the top 10, Big Bang took a whopping 5 spots! “Blue” came in at #1 followed by “Love Dust” at #2, “Bad Boy” at #3, “Fantastic Baby” at #5, and “Ain’t No Fun” at #8. Other notables on the list include miss A‘s “Touch” at #4, Ailee with “Heaven” at #6, Lyn‘s “To Turn Back Hands of Time” at #7, and K.Will‘s “I Need You” at #9.

That wasn’t all as Big Bang’s “Alive” album also made it on the normal Billboard chart coming in at 150, right above Justin Bieber‘s “My World 2.0“, they also charted #4 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, #22 on Independent Albums chart, and #4 on the World Albums chart.

Congratulations to Big Bang on this achievement!

Source(s): Billboard, 2
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

B1A4 releases new teaser image for member Jinyoung

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 08:29 AM PST

The boys of B1A4 are set to return with their first formal full album 'IGNITION' on March 14th.

Ahead of their new release, the group′s official website first gave us teaser photos of members Baro and Gongchan, and they have just released the image for Jinyoung!

Jinyoung is rocking a new fire-red hairstyle, holding a lightbulb to his eye.

Any guesses as to what their new concept could be? Let us know below!

Source & Image : B1A4′s website
Tip : CY

Fat Cat releases “Like a Dream” MV

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 07:49 AM PST

After dropping the teaser hours ago, Fat Cat has released the music video to her new single, ‘Like a Dream‘.

Fat Cat has began a love story thats as sweet as her dreams, check out her adorable MV below!

Infinite releases their comeback teaser!

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 07:12 AM PST

 

Boy group Infinite who rose to fame with their hit song “Paradise” last year has just released their comeback teaser!

From the looks of it, the boys have tossed aside their boyish charms and will return with more edge and attitude this time around.

Check it out below, and let us know what you think!

 

MV for EXO’s second prologue single “History” revealed

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 07:00 AM PST

SM‘s most anticipated boy group EXO-K and EXO-M have finally revealed the MV for their second prologue single, “History.”

The single will be released on March 9th in both Korean and Chinese by EXO-K and EXO-M, respectively, much like their first prologue single “What is Love.”

Although their debut date hasn’t been officially announced, fans are speculating that they won’t have much longer, especially with the release of the MV for “History.”

Check out both versions below!

EXO-K's Korean version:

EXO-M's Chinese version:

Do you prefer “What is Love” or “History”?

Clara C to tour 10 US Cities

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 04:51 AM PST

 

CLARA C is pleased to announce her upcoming tour ‘At: Guitar Center Live Vocal Effects Tour ft. CLARA C Presented by TC Helicon’.  Clara will be touring throughout 10 cities within the United States and Canada in the promotion of her debut album, ‘The Art In My Heart‘.  Clara will also be revealing unreleased songs off her 2nd album, slated for a release date in fall of 2012.

TC Helicon will be giving away a TC Helicon VoiceLive Play at each tour stop.

Here are the official tour dates:

At: Guitar Center Live Vocal Effects Tour ft. CLARA C

April 11 ~~ Austin, TX ~ Guitar Center ~~ 7pm ~~ Facebook Event

April 12~~ Nashville, TN ~ Guitar Center ~~ 7pm ~~ Facebook Event

April 13 ~~ Atlanta, GA ~ Guitar Center ~~ 7pm ~~Facebook Event

April 21 ~~ Los Angeles, CA ~ Guitar Center~~ 2pm ~~ Facebook Event

May 3 ~~ Seattle, WA ~ Guitar Center ~~ 7pm ~~ Facebook Event

May 4~~ San Jose, CA ~ Guitar Center ~~ 7pm ~~ Facebook Event

May 5 ~~ San Francisco, CA ~ Guitar Center ~~ 2pm ~~Facebook Event

May 18 ~~ Boston, MA ~ Guitar Center ~~ 7pm ~~ Facebook Event

May 19~~ New York City, NY ~ Guitar Center ~~ 4pm ~~ Facebook Event

May 26 ~~ Orang County, CA ~ Guitar Center ~~ 2pm ~~Facebook Event

Eugene uploads a selca with S.E.S members

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 04:38 AM PST

 

First generation girl group S.E.S has gathered together once again.

On March 8th, Eugene uploaded a picture of the trio onto her personal twitter and along with it wrote, “Bada unni shows that she is a true Twitterian and Soo Young [Shoo] doing her odd poses as always.

In the picture, the three girls are once again gathered with Eugene smiling at the camera while Bada is on her phone and Shoo is drinking her beverage in an odd manner. It is nice to see that the originial girl group SES are still close and this picture shows their undying friendship.

Netizens responded to the picture saying, “SES still looks beautiful despite all the time that has flown by“, “It’s so nice to see how they are still close“, and “Two members from the original girl group SES are already married. Bada when are you going to get married?

 

Source & Image: Eugene’s Twiter

Dal Shabet member Subin’s graduation photo draws attention

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 04:29 AM PST

 

Dal Shabet maknae Subin‘s flawless graduation photo has been gaining attention.

On March 8th, her picture was uploaded onto an online community forum with the title, ‘Subin’s Junior High School Graduation Photo.’

Subin’s photo has been gaining attention for being different from typical 16 year olds. Girls in junior high school are going through puberty so they usually put on weight or get pimples, so this age is dubbed ‘Horrid 16′. But, Subin’s picture looked like it was meant to be a celebrity’s profile picture. Her slim face and clear skin makes her stand out and netizens have began to call her the best visual of girl groups.

Netizens commented on the picture saying, “She passed by the Horrid 16 well“, “Time seems to be going in reverse for her“, and “I bet a lot of male students had crushes on her.

On another note, Dal Shabet are currently promoting their song “Hit U.”

 

Source & Image: Daily Sports via Nate

What’s going on between actor Seo Jun Young and SISTAR’s Bora?

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 04:23 AM PST

 

As many of you may know, the two of them have guest starred together on SBS‘s ‘Strong Heart‘ a couple weeks ago. There, Seo Jun Young confessed that he was a big fan of SISTAR‘s Bora and seemed like a giddy, nervous fan throughout the entire episode.

Well today’s airing of SBS’s ‘One Night of Entertainment TV‘ featured Seo Jun Young‘s interview. When questioned about Bora, he replied, “I’m just a genuine fan. And as a fan I asked for her number. I texted her a couple of times but she didn’t reply,” letting the fans know that they’re definitely not on a talking basis.

He ended the interview with a short message for Bora, “I texted you three times but I won’t try to contact you anymore. But good luck on all your work!“, and proved himself to still be a fan of SISTAR.

 

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

Ha Ji Won expresses her feelings on working with Lee Seung Gi

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 03:52 AM PST

 

Actress Ha Ji Won felt burdened for acting as a couple with Lee Seung Gi, who is much younger than her.

A press conference was held on March 8th for their upcoming drama, ‘The King 2 Hearts’ and there Ha Ji Won said, “This time, I felt slightly burdened for having to work with someone younger than me.”

Ha Ji Won was born in 1978 and Lee Seung Gi was born in 1987 which is a nine year age difference. Depite being an older woman, younger man couple, Ha Ji Won said, “I can’t even feel the age difference.

She continued, “There is quite an age gap between me and Seung Gi, but he wasn’t as young as I thought he would be. Sometimes I felt like he’s older than me. I couldn’t even feel the age gap between us and we had a fun time filming together.

She also explained how she was worried about their age gap saying, “If I work while thinking about our age difference, I noticed that I don’t work as well. I’ve never had an obsession with working with a man younger than me, but this time the gap is pretty large so I felt more burdened than I did in other productions. I hope that we will be a good match together.

Their new drama ‘The King 2 Hearts’ will be aired after the conclusion of ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun.’

 

Source & Image: Star Today via Nate

Korean celebrities show their support for KONY 2012

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 03:48 AM PST

 

It seems like the KONY 2012 project has finally received attention in Korea. Many Korean celebrities have stepped in and joined support for the capture of Joseph Kony, a leader of a violent Ugandan group who abducts young children from their parents and forces them into war.

The KONY 2012 campaign was started by Invisible Children, a non-profilt organization seeking to spread the awareness and end the on-going silent war in Uganda.

Celebrities such as Super Junior‘s Siwon, Brian Joo, Phantom‘s Sanchez, miss A‘s Min, former After School‘s member Bekah, U-KISS‘s Kevin, and former U-KISS member Alexander have already shown their support through their personal Twitter accounts.

 

If you haven’t already, check out the 30-minute film by Invisible Children below and show your support for KONY 2012.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Even SNSD is now ‘old’, the Korean music industry taken over by idols born in mid-90s

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 03:15 AM PST

Idols born in mid-90s: miss A's Suzy, f(x)'s Sulli, Boyfriend's Kwang Min, B.A.P's Zelo

It is indeed impossible to stop time.

SNSD (Girls’ Generation), Wonder Girls, Kara, T-ara, B2ST, and MBLAQ‘s members that were born in the later half of the 1980s and the early 1990s have led the boy group/ girl group craze the past few years. However, the once young and fresh idols have now become mature sunbae stars, and the younger members have taken their places.

In the music industry, the new leading faces of the idols are the ones born between 1994 and 1996, and the ones born in the mid- 90s. It has now become the norm to meet the mid 90s idols on any music show.

At the forefront of the mid-90s idols are stars born in 1994, or high school seniors this year, such as f(x)‘s Sulli and Krystal, miss A‘s Suzy, 4Minute‘s Kwon So Hyun, and Dal Shabet‘s Subin.

After only 2-3 years since their debut, with their charming looks and innocence being a given, these stars have a prominent presence in not only the music industry, but also in dramas and variety shows. They have already become top star grade. Furthermore, showing constant improvement and endless possibilities, these 1994 stars are gaining fandom day by day.

Furthermore, there are plenty of idol singers even younger than the 1994 stars.

A Pink‘s Kim Namjoo, Boyfriend‘s twin brothers Kwangmin and Youngmin, as well as Minwoo, B.A.P‘s Jongup, and other stars that have been very active since their debut last year and this year are at the forefront of the 1995s.

Rookie group Nu’est will be debuting this month from Pledis Entertainment (company of After School and Son Dambi). Four of the five members, J.R, Len, Baekho, and Minhyun are 1995s, attracting much attention.

The youngest of the mid 90s idols are the 96 stars A Pink‘s Oh Hayoung, and B.A.P‘s Zelo.

However, while the mid 90s idols have an advantage of having started the idol lifestyle early, they also have disadvantages.

The lack of harmonious development of skills and character due to experience are one of them.

One expert in the music industry commented, “Even if they debuted at a young age, a pro ought to be a pro” and “especially if they pass the age of twenty, the industry and the fans both have higher standards, and if the stars do not constantly concentrate on improving their skills, they could die out, just like that.”

Furthermore, he advised, “After becoming a star at a young age, if even temporarily, they start losing popularity, there are instances where they will stray majorly. To prevent this, both the stars and the recording company must do their best to develop their emotional growth.”

 

Source: Star News via Naver

Actress Lee Na Young’s past photo proves her natural beauty

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 03:03 AM PST

 

Actress Lee Na Young‘s past photo has been receiving much attention after it was uploaded onto an online community board with the title, “Lee Na Young, she looks in her twenties but her style is of an elementary school student?”.

Her past photo on the left shows her hair tied up in pigtails with an outdated fashion compared to the photo of her on the right. Despite everything, her past photo gave netizens proof that Lee Na Young is indeed a natural beauty afterall.

Netizens complimented the actress, “She does look like an elementary school student in that photo, but she still looks the same“, “She’s still beautiful as ever“, and “She really is a natural beauty.”

Meanwhile, Lee Na Young has taken the role of Cha Eun Young, a female detective, in her newly released film ‘Howling‘.

 

Source & Image: Daily An via Nate

2NE1′s Dara thinks of CEO Yang Hyun Suk even while exercising?

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 02:59 AM PST

 

A recent photo of 2NE1‘s Sandara Park watching CEO Yang Hyun Suk while exercising has caused fans to burst into laughter.

On March 7th, she wrote on her Me2day, “Secretly photographed while exercising! I was surprised when I saw that this photo was taken! I was just watching ‘K-Pop Star’ while running on the treadmill, but after seeing this photo, it looks like I was receiving a face-to-face evaluation from CEO Yang while exercising!” and attached the photo above.

The photo shows Dara wearing a white hoodie and being engrossed in her exercise on the treadmill while watching SBS‘s audition program ‘K-Pop Star‘.

Fans commented, “This is hilarious“, “How cute“, and “You must have been nervous, huh?

 

Source: Sandara Park’s Me2day

Big Bang wins #1! + Performances from March 8th’s ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 02:23 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, both Nine Muses and C-REAL held their comeback stages for “Ticket” and “JOMA JOMA“, respectively.

Bohemian, too, held their comeback stage with “Don’t Hurt“.

Furthermore, boy band Busker Busker held a special stage (also their debut stage) with “Makgulina” today.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between Big Bangmiss A, and John Park, but in the end, it was Big Bang who clinched the win tonight! Stay tune for Big Bang’s comeback stage next week!

Congratulations to Big Bang for their 'M! Countdown' trophy!

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Performers tonight included F.T. Island, miss A, Se7en, MBLAQ, Tony & SMASH, John Park, K.Will, B.A.P, Brian Joo, Dal Shabet, Bohemian, Brave Girls, SPICA, and WE!

Check out the performances below:

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Superstar K3′s Busker Busker make their debut with “Makgulina” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 02:04 AM PST

Runner-up on Mnet’s ‘Superstar K3‘ trio Busker Busker took the stage today on ‘M! Countdown‘ to put on their first live stage performance ever.

Although the group’s appearance today is classified as just a special stage in order to promote the upcoming ‘Superstar K4‘, the boys will be making their official debut near the end of March or early April.

Check out the boys as they rock the stage with their fierce moves and vocals in “Makgulina” below, and be sure to check out the rest of today’s ‘M! Countdown’ performances here!

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G.NA finds 5 duplicates of herself in the restroom

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 01:59 AM PST

 

G.NA was surprised to see 5 duplicates of herself in a public restroom.

The singer posted on her personal Twitter the photo above, where five life-sized posters of the star can be seen on the bathroom stall doors. G.NA wrote, “I was so surprised! I’ve never seen them personally but… an unni I knew sent the picture to me. At a movie theater~? So peculiar!”

Fans commented, “Wow, there are five unnis there!”, “Pretty! Even in the bathroom” and “It makes me want to diet.. Unni’s photo~.”


Source + Photo: G.NA’s Twitter

Nine Muses returns with “Ticket” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 01:41 AM PST

Nine Muses

Having just released their music video early yesterday, the beautiful ladies of Nine Muses are back with their latest track titled “Ticket“!

Although the girls just recently wrapped up promotions for “News“, they’re back and better than ever with their new catchy hit.

The ladies took the stage on ‘M! Countdown‘ once more to put on their comeback performance for “Ticket“. Check it out below, and be sure to catch the rest of today’s ‘M! Countdown’ performances here.

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Fat Cat releases new teaser for ‘Like a Dream’ feat. various artists + idols

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 01:32 AM PST

 

Fat Cat had released a 1:41 long teaser of her upcoming single ‘Like a Dream‘. In addition, Lee Hongki of FT Island promoted the single by singing the song.

Now another teaser called the ‘Relay Version’ has been released, where some of the hottest artists and idols sing along to ‘Like  a Dream’.

Fat Cat sure is receiving a lot of support from other artists! Why is this song so popular? Probably cause it’s a great song!

 

C-REAL makes a comeback with “JOMA JOMA” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 01:26 AM PST

The adorable girls of C-REAL are back with a brand new single titled “JOMA JOMA“!

In their recently released music video, Chemi, Re Dee, Effie, Ann J, and Lenny look as charming as ever, and with their new album, the young girls express their own ideas and dreams about falling in love.

The girls made their way to ‘M! Countdown‘ to put on a spectacular live performance of their title track, “JOMA JOMA”.

Check it out below, and be sure to catch the rest of today’s ‘M! Countdown’ performances here!

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