Sunday, April 22, 2012

"allkpop forum launch Block B Giveaway event!" plus 19 more

"allkpop forum launch Block B Giveaway event!" plus 19 more


allkpop forum launch Block B Giveaway event!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 08:56 AM PDT

 

We’ve just relaunched the new allkpop forums and it is currently in beta, so please join us and the community to discuss KPOP!

As you guys should already know, we are currently running a Block B giveaway here, but here’s another chance to win the signed Block B fan package, by joining and participating in the forums.

For more details, click here. Good luck and we look forward to seeing you around our community boards!

YoonA’s sullen expression on ‘Love Rain’ sparks buzz among fans

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 08:56 AM PDT

On April 21st, behind still cuts of YoonA from KBSLove Rain‘ was revealed to the public.

YoonA, who plays as Jung Hana,has been receiving much love from viewers for her fresh and cute image in the series.  The still cuts above showcase various emotions, displayed by the actress in her scenes.  What caught the most interest of fans, however, was her sullen expressions when being irritated by Seo Joon (played by Jang Geun Suk).  After seeing the still cuts, fans have created a nickname for YoonA called, “Pouting Hana“.

One representative from the series shared, “Hana, who shows a lively and fresh image, is actually similar to the real YoonA, who brightens the mood on the set with her cheerful attitude.  It must be difficult for her to film these never-ending shootings, but she’s still able to show a bright smile.  There are a lot of compliments about her from the staff.”

In related news, the last preview promised a kiss scene between YoonA and Jang Geun Suk which has many fans anticipating the next episode.

The PDs also recently released behind-the-scenes clips of the show for fans enjoyment, check it out below!

Source + Photos: Osen

 

 

IU, Goo Hara & Nicole transform into a paparazzi on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 08:18 AM PDT

IU, Goo Hara, and Nicole transformed into a paparazzi for this week’s ‘Inkigayo‘ under the theme of paparazzi taking photos of k-pop star’s private lives.

During the April 22nd broadcast of ‘Inkigayo’, the three hosts shared several candid photos they had captured.

Nicole began by stating, “We will expose girl group’s true diet!” and revealed SISTAR at a snack bar with a table full of instant food. Viewers were given a good laugh by the photo as girl groups are known to go on strict diets to perfect their bodies.

Goo Hara then shared the photo she had captured saying, “We have spotted a k-pop star dating in public!” and shared a photo of CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa‘s backview together with a mysterious woman. The way Yonghwa had his hands over the girl’s shoulder made it seem as if the two were dating. However, the mysterious woman turned out to be none other than fellow member Jungshin.

Lastly, IU simply stated, “True photo,” and revealed Big Bang‘s Taeyang showing off his abs in a waiting room. Goo Hara and Nicole immediately tried to stop IU and scolded the singer, “You should secretly not, not take photos like these!

Meanwhile, this week’s ‘Inkigayo’ consisted of performances by Big Bang, CNBLUE, Sunny Hill, Nell, SISTAR, 4minute, EXO-K, B1A4, Girl’s Day, Supernova, Yangpa, Noel, SPICA, 5tion, BtoB, NU’EST, and Baechigi. Check out their performances HERE.

Source & Image: Newsen via Nate

DSP Boyz reveals final teaser introducing Seung Jin

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 07:45 AM PDT

After releasing a slew of teasers introducing the members of the seven-man group DSP Boyz, the final member Seung Jin has finally been revealed!

The teasers have been broadcast in anticipation of MBC‘s music reality program, 'Making The Star-DSP Boyz', which will mark DSP Boyz’ first public introduction as a group. As earlier reported, “DSP Boyz” is reported to be a temporary name for the group, which will be making their official debut in May.

As with the other teasers, Seung Jin’s preview is clean-cut and dramatic, teasing us with a glimpse of his dance skills. Check it out below!

Ivy shows off her perfect skin in a new selca

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 07:08 AM PDT

Making a comeback after a hiatus of two and a half years, singer Ivy revealed a selca she took before the recording of SBS ‘Strong Heart’.

Ivy uploaded the picture onto her blog on April 21st and commented, “Here to record ‘Strong Heart’. I’m a weak heart though…

Taken before the April 19th recording of the show, Ivy shows off her clear skin and sharp V-line face. The singer also dressed in a sheer chiffon black button-up with large jewels.

Fans who saw the picture commented saying, “I am really look forwards to your comeback“, “I will make sure to watch ‘Strong Heart’“, and “You’re beauty hasn’t changed at all!

This episode of ‘Strong Heart’ is scheduled on April 24th, and the singer’s mini-album ‘Interview‘ is set to be released on April 27th.

Source & Image: Ivy’s Personal Blog

B2ST successfully wraps up their 2nd official fan meeting

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 06:35 AM PDT

 

B2ST successfully held their 2nd official fan meeting, "B2ST Fan Club B2UTY 2nd Fan Meeting", on April 22nd at Seoul Jamsil Indoor Stadium.

The group previously held their 1st official fan meeting a year ago on April 2nd with 5,000 lucky fans at Koryeo University. This year, the boys had returned with much to show to fans through a talk show format fan meeting.

With comedian Kim Shin Young as MC, the members interacted with fans through various events, special stage performances, and a surprise event where the members handed presents to several lucky fans.

Check out some of the photos from the fan meet below!

 

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Source: Newsen via Nate

‘Dream Team 2′ members suspect Rania’s T-ae of getting an eyeliner tattoo

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 05:25 AM PDT

 

On the April 22nd episode of KBS‘s ‘Dream Team 2‘, Rania‘s T-ae was suspected of having gotten an eyeliner tattoo.

Despite finishing a tough swimming competition, T-ae’s unchanged features brought the attention of the hosts. ZE:A‘s Dongjun raised the question by asking the singer, “Why hasn’t your eyeliner erased?

MC Lee Chang Myung then thoughtlessly remarked, “It’s because it’s an eyeliner tattoo,” causing the set to burst into laughter. T-ae quickly defended herself by strongly denying his statement.

However, the MC did not back down easily as he immediately shot back, “I can already predict ‘T-ae’s eyeliner’ becoming the #1 most searched on portal sites,” giving the set another round of laughter.

Meanwhile, this week’s episode featured a couple swimming competition for the London Olympic D-100. Guests that appeared on this episode were Jo Sung Mo, Choi Sung Jo, Shorry, Kim Ji Woon, Lee Sang Ho, Lee Mi Jin, Rainbow‘s Go Woori, NS Yoon-G, and Nine MusesMinha.

Staff Picks: 10 Collaborations We’d Like To See

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 04:02 AM PDT

 

Get a glimpse of what we're talking about and listening to at the 6Theory office with this new feature! We'll be offering you guys a personal selection of our favorite things from K-Pop. Last time, we took the time to think of K-Pop songs with crossover appeal. We wanted to take things further, so we came up with a list of what K-pop and non K-pop acts would sound awesome together on a track, or look awesome together on stage. We’re not saying all of these are likely, but it’s always fun to toy with the idea. Check to see if you agree and leave your own suggestions in the comments section below.

01. 2NE1 & Black Eyed Peas

Let’s start of with an obvious one. Based on chart success, will.i.am, as a solo artist, just doesn’t have the effect on people like his band, The Black Eyed Peas. Though it’s great that he’s producing most (if not all) of their US tracks, a collaborative track coinciding a Black Eyed Peas comeback with a 2NE1 debut would be something spectacular. Unfortunately, it looks like the best-selling band is on another hiatus and won’t be releasing anything in the near future.

 

Check out:
2NE1 – Scream (Listen)
The Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Stop The Party (Listen)

 

02. Ailee & B.o.B.

Last staff picks, we thought Ailee’s “Heaven” had great crossover appeal. This time, We think she’s capable of a Top 40 smash with the help of B.o.B. Could you imagine one of Korea’s fresh new talents on an Alex da Kid melodramatic hip hop, sort-of-ballad smash? She’s known for her hip-hop/rap roots and her r&b vocal styling too, so there could be a lot of surprises on this make-believe track!

 

Check out:

Ailee – Heaven (Listen)
B.o.B. – Airplanes (Listen)

 

03. Jay Park & Chris Brown

The public doesn’t always have a positive opinion on Chris Brown, but no one can deny his talent. Jay Park also had his share of scandals, but talent led him through his darkest times as well. The two r&b/pop artists have voices that could blend well together, but more importantly, they have awesome dance moves that would make a killer music video.

 

Check out:

Jay Park – Abandoned (Listen)
Chris Brown – Sweet Love (Listen)

 

04 . HyunA & Flo Rida

HyunA probably doesn’t need Flo Rida when she’s got the members of B2ST in her arsenal, but let’s just say Cube decided to make HyunA’s next solo (if she get’s another one) a global smash; Flo Rida’s pop friendly rapping would easily get the job done.

 

Check out:

HyunA – Change (Listen)
Flo Rida – In The Ayer (Listen)

 

05. GD&TOP & LMFAO

Well this one is a no-brainer. The guys of LMFAO thought this mashup of their hit, “Party Rock Anthem”, sounded great with Korea’s own party duo, GD&TOP. The two partner groups need to record a fresh new track together ASAP.

 

Check Out:

GD&TOP – High High (Listen)
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem (Listen)

 

06. Nell & Lykke Li

Lykke Li might be a little left-field for Nell’s tastes, but the Swedish songstress carries sad, heartbroken themes a lot similar to those of Nell. The fact that Nell is fully capable of delivering English tracks, makes this wishful collaboration a little more believable.

 

Check out:

Nell – Tokyo (Listen)
Lykke Li & Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Listen)

 

07. Big Bang & Justin Bieber

A lot of people hate on teen idol, Justin Bieber, but really, the kid’s pretty talented with some of the best pop musicians crafting hits for him. In fact, with Usher, he’s got r&b leanings to his pop songs that could fair nicely with Big Bang’s electro-hop music. The two acts would mesh well visually and sonically, despite the tastes of Bieber-isbelievers. I’m sure if the opportunity ever arises, Big Bang surely wouldn’t turn this one down.

 

Check out:

Big Bang – Last Farewell (Listen)
Justin Bieber ft. Usher – Somebody to Love (Listen)

 

08. IU & Taylor Swift

IU is to Korea as Taylor Swift is to the U.S.
The sweethearts of the East and the West on one stage would make an unforgettable event. I admit, this probably would be nothing more than a novelty performance, but even if the two were to collaborate on even just a CF, it would probably rake in millions of hits, many of the hits by me.

 

Check out:

IU – The Story I Didn’t Know (Listen)
Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars – Safe & Sound (Listen)

 

09. Simon D & Lana Del Rey

An experimental coupling that probably wouldn’t happen seeing how selective the two are with featured tracks (and the unlikely hood of the two crossing paths), but I could definitely hear Simon D on a Lana-sampled beat. Her music is already pretty much Hip Hop friendly, so just by ear, the idea doesn’t seem so far-fetched.

 

Check it out:

Simon D – (Listen)
Lana Del Rey – Diet Mtn Dew (Listen)

 

10. Yoon Mi Rae & Alicia Keys

With this collaboration, we’re not looking for a chart topping hit (though I could see it happening), but a song that would captivate its listeners. The two divas are both great, influential soul artists of our time, so seeing them on a track together would surely be anticipated by many.

 

Check out:

Yoon Mi Rae – Black Diamond (Listen)
Alicia Keys – Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart (Listen)


What collaborations would you like to see?

Who did the best parody of G-Dragon’s ‘seaweed’ hairstyle?

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 03:29 AM PDT

 

On April 20th, Big Bang made an appearance as a guest on SBS’s ‘Go Show‘ and leader G-Dragon talked about his exotic hairstyle, which fans have called the ‘seaweed’ hairstyle.

As ‘Go Show”s MC Go Hyun Jung asked G-Dragon how he felt about his new hairstyle becoming a hot issue, the trendmaker answered, “My hairstyle has both pros and cons. It looks really fancy and cool on stage, but all the hair kept on getting inside my mouth during concerts.

He continued, “But I found a solution to this problem. Now when I rap, I lean my head slightly to the right so that my hair doesn’t get in the way. Also, sometimes when I hit my hair, it returns back to its original position!

G-Dragon’s hairstyle has been nicknamed the ‘seaweed’ hairstyle and has been parodied by various comedians in different comedy and variety programs.

On March 24th, comedian Ahn Young Mi copied the hairstyle on tvN’s ‘Comedy Big League‘. Also, comedian Yang Se Hyung dressed up as G-Dragon with the seaweed hair on the April 3rd episode of SBS’s ‘Strong Heart‘. On the same show, comedian Boom brought in actual seaweed to show a hilarious parody of the singer as well!

Also, even though not shown on the ‘Go Show’, national MC Yoo Jae Suk seems to have wanted the same hairstyle as G-Dragon, as he transformed into ‘G-Drasuk’ on SBS’s ‘Running Man‘!

 

So who do you think did the best parody of G-Dragon’s ‘seaweed’ hair? Let us know in the comments below!
Source + Photos: Star News via Nate

Six-fingered pianist Kim Tae Hoo amazes everyone on Star King

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 03:24 AM PDT

 

On the April 21st broadcast of SBS’s Star King, six-fingered pianist Kim Tae Hoo moved everyone with his amazing performance.

Ever since he was born, he was bothered by his left hand, however he stated, “I have confidence in playing piano.” Kim Tae Hoo has been playing the piano for 6 years now.

On the show, he played “Suite Espanola” flawlessly, which is a very hard and fast paced song. The guests on the show responded in awe saying, “How is this possible” and “Oh my goodness“.

Following up, Kim Tae Hoo played Yiruma‘s famous “River Flows In You“, with such beauty that it moved Kim Na Yoon and Yoo Hyun Sang to tears.

Also Kim Tae Hoo and elbow pianist Choi Hye Yeon performed “You Were Born To Be Loved” together, again moving everyone with their beautiful performance.

We will post the video when available.

 

Source and Picture: OSEN via Nate

BoA says “thank you” to Netizens’ criticism

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 02:05 AM PDT

BoA, who is currently a judge on SBS‘ ‘K-Pop Star‘, thanked Netizens even for their criticism.

On April 20th, a Netizen commented on BoA’s Twitter, saying “If you decide to come back as a judge on season 2, I would appreciate it if you showed the basic skills of a competent judge, instead of just caring about clothes and make-up. Your judging full of gibberish and the same exact comments every week… it was a bit too much.”

In response, BoA simply responded with “Oh… Okay… Thank you.” At the extremely subjective criticism, BoA did not express any anger and took in the comments very humbly, earning the respect of her fans.

On the episode of ‘K-Pop Star’, which will air on April 22nd, the Top 3 contestants, Baek Ah Yeon, Park Ji Min, and Lee Ha Yi, will sing their hearts out in a fierce battle with the end of the show just ahead.
Source: BoA’s Twitter
Image: Osen

CNBLUE wins ‘Inkigayo’ mutizen + performances from April 22nd!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 12:55 AM PDT

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the lovely IU, and KARA's Goo Hara and Nicole.

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, NELL and Noel returned to the stage with their title tracks "The Day Before" and "Leaving", respectively.

5tion and Sunny Hill also took the stage to perform "Papillon" and "Is the White Horse Coming?".

Lastly, girl group Girl's Day performed their upbeat track titled "Oh! My God" while Supernova also performed "Stupid Love".

CNBLUE bid farewell with their final performance of their catchy tune “Hey You“.

Artists from this week's 'Take 7′ include: Yangpa, B1A4, EXO-K, 4minute, SISTAR, CNBLUE, and Big Bang!

As for today's mutizen winner, it was CNBLUE for "Hey You". Congratulations CNBLUE!

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This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured 2AM, who helped promote awareness on the importance of traffic safety, while 4minute also helped to promoted awareness on occupational safety while working!

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Other performances from tonight included: Baechigi, SPICA, BtoB, and NU’EST.

Check them out below!

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Sunny Hill asks “Is the White Horse Coming?” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 12:38 AM PDT

Sunny Hill has returned after reorganizing themselves as a four-member group with Jang Hyun leaving for mandatory military service.

"Is the White Horse Coming?" is a song composed by Lee Min Soo and Kim Ee Na, and is a fast-paced track that should have fans moving on the dance floor.

Check out the girls as they perform their funky comeback stage on today's 'Inkigayo' below, and be sure to view the rest of the performances here (coming soon)!

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NELL returns with “The Day Before” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 12:17 AM PDT

Modern rock band NELL has finally released their highly-anticipated new material. Their new album 'Slip Away' is their first release in four years after presenting the public with their fourth album, 'SEPARATION ANXIETY' back in 2008.

The members had much time to think over their long time away from the industry, and with this new album, NELL will captivate their listeners with their uniquely alluring style of music.

Check out their alluring performance below of "The Day Before," and be sure to check out the rest of today's performances here (coming soon)!

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Noel returns with “Leaving” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 12:11 AM PDT

Ballad group Noel has finally made their comeback with their newest single "Leaving"!

The group released "I Miss You" in October of 2011. They received a lot of love and ranked #1 on various digital music charts. From 2007 to 2011, they halted their activities because several members had to leave for the army.

The group is planning to make a triumphant comeback with "Leaving" as they're ready to show the power of ballads.

Check out their performance below, and the rest of today's 'Inkigayo' performances here (coming soon)!

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Supernova is tired of “Stupid Love” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 11:56 PM PDT

Supernova has returned to the music scene with their new track titled "Stupid Love"!

For their newest material, the members of Supernova tossed aside their previous styles of music and have put together something much more polished and unconventional. The dub-step incorporations and the addictive rhymes of their new powerful dance track "Stupid Love" are sure not to disappoint.

Check out Supernova's performance on today's episode of 'Inkigayo' below, and be sure to check out the rest of the performances here (coming soon)!

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Girl’s Day screams “Oh! My God” on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 11:52 PM PDT

After unveiling the album jacket cover and teaser for their 2nd mini album 'Everyday 2', 5-member girl group Girl's Day has finally returned at full force with their new title track "Oh! My God".

The girls are back and better than ever, showing off their cute and charismatic skills on today's episode of 'Inkigayo'.

Check out Girl's Day as they perform "Oh! My God" below, and view the rest of today's performances here (coming soon)!

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5tion performs “Papillon” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 11:49 PM PDT

After making a comeback from a six-year hiatus, vocal group 5tion is back with a new mini-album titled 'Rebirth'.

Staying true to the name of their mini-album, the new tracks focus on their stunning vocals as they make their long-awaited return.

Check it out below, and be sure to view the rest of today's 'Inkigayo' performances here (coming soon)!

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Jang Geun Suk says, “Han Ye Seul is a woman with deadly charms”

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 11:44 PM PDT

Actor Jang Geun Suk has recently praised actress Han Ye Seul for her deadly charms.

On the April 21st broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Entertainment Weekly‘, the show visited the filming location of Jang Geun Suk and Han Ye Seul’s latest commercial.  During the interview, Jang Geun Suk introduced Han Ye Seul as “A women who is deadly like an expresso“.  Han Ye Seul was delighted by the actor’s introduction and replied, “I like that“.

During the interview, Han Ye Seul opened up about her previous controversy that forced her to suspend activities with her ongoing drama, ‘Spy Myung Wol‘.  She revealed, “I’ve been staying quiet and doing well.  I had a lot of hardships last year and I’ve reflected on it a lot.  I’ve become stronger.  It was a chance for me to decide which path I should take as an actress.  From now on, I will work hard and repay the love I receive from fans.”

In related news, the Jang Geun Suk and Han Ye Seul met for the first time back in 2003 in a sitcom called ‘Non-Stop‘.

Source + Photos: Osen

Noel’s Kang Yoon Sung reveals the difficult past he had with JYP Entertainment

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 11:04 PM PDT

Male vocal group Noel‘s Kang Yoon Sung recently shared the difficult times he had gone through at the time of Noel’s 3rd album release.

The singer guested on the April 21st broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Quiz That Changes the World‘ and revealed his difficult past. “Back in 2006, I signed a solo contract with JYP Entertainment, but it quicky ended up as if it didn’t exist. Noel wasn’t doing well at the time, so the idea of me releasing a solo album was taken negatively from the public.”

He continued, “I was hurt knowing that the contract was handed over to a different company. However, I believe that Jinyoung hyung didn’t make a bad decision.” When asked whether he still keeps in touch with J.Y. Park, the singer sternly denied.

Others that guested on this week’s episode were Hwang Soo Kwan, Jo Kyung Hwan, Lee Gae In, Ko Young Wook, and more.

Source & Image: TV Report via Nate