Saturday, April 7, 2012

"EXO-K and EXO-M release “MAMA” Music Video!" plus 19 more

"EXO-K and EXO-M release “MAMA” Music Video!" plus 19 more

EXO-K and EXO-M release “MAMA” Music Video!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:48 AM PDT

SM Entertainment‘s new groups EXO-K and EXO-M have officially released “MAMA“, the title track off of their first mini-album, ‘MAMA’.

The Korean and Chinese versions of “MAMA”, recorded by EXO-K and EXO-M respectively, were officially released through popular Korean music sites, Chinese music sites such as Sina Music, and iTunes.

Now, the music videos have been released! Check them out below!



How do you like the English narration and storytelling in the beginning of the videos?

Remember to support by purchasing the music:

EXO-K (Korean)
MAMA - Single - EXO-K

EXO-M (Chinese)
MAMA - Single - EXO-M

EXO-K and EXO-M release “MAMA”!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:28 AM PDT

SM Entertainment‘s new groups EXO-K and EXO-M have officially released “MAMA“, the title track off of their first mini-album, ‘MAMA’.

The Korean and Chinese versions of “MAMA”, recorded by EXO-K and EXO-M respectively, were officially released through popular Korean music sites, Chinese music sites such as Sina Music, and iTunes.

The track was composed by Yoo Young Jin, and utilizes the grand sounds of Gregorian chants and a full orchestra to add to EXO-K and EXO-M’s aura of mystery. The dance break, which features the sharp sound of synths, a guitar riff, and powerful shouting, is especially impressive.

The lyrics of the song are said to express the conflict people feel nowadays between living in reality and in the digital world, sadness at the absence of communication, and a desire to rediscover pure love.

EXO-K and EXO-M’s mini-album, also titled ‘MAMA‘ and which consists of 6 tracks (including “MAMA”), will be released tomorrow on April 9th (KST).

Remember to support by purchasing the music:

EXO-K (Korean)
MAMA - Single - EXO-K

EXO-M (Chinese)
MAMA - Single - EXO-M

SISTAR releases “Alone” video teaser featuring Soyu!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:11 AM PDT

SISTAR has just released their third video teaser featuring member Soyu for their upcoming first mini album “Alone” scheduled to be released on April 12th!

Much like the first two teasers featuring Bora and Hyorin , the teaser video features various shots of Las Vegas and Soyu looking very seductive and attractive while inside a club / bar.

Brave Brothers, who previously produced hit tracks like “So Cool” and “Ma Boy” for the group, worked with SISTAR for their upcoming new album as well.

Check out the teaser for Soyu below!

Singer Jay Park claims victory on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Jay Park triumphed over ballad singer LYn and claimed his first victory on ‘Immortal Song 2‘ with the new lineup (second overall).

Singers Lim Tae Kyung, Sung Hoon, LYn, ALi, Jay Park, SHINee‘s Taemin, Jay Park, and Ailee performed the best hits by legendary singer Lee Eun Ha on the April 7th episode of KBS2‘s ‘Immortal Song 2.

Jay Park put on a lavish performance with his back dancers, singing a hip hop & electronic version of Lee Eun Ha’s “Ambiguous“. With his fierce dance moves, Jay displayed his masculine charisma that earned the explosive applause of the ladies in the audience.

In the end, Jay triumphed singer LYn who sang “Winter Rose” and claimed his victory. “I am determined to keep working hard, and continually work to win,” he said.

Check out clips from the April 7th episode below!

Jay Park





Sung Hoon

Lim Tae Kyung

Source & Image : TVDaily via Nate

2PM’s Junho cheers up Uhm Jung Hwa on Twitter

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 07:15 AM PDT

2PM‘s Junho and singer/actress Uhm Jung Hwa exchanged some friendly tweets with each other.

Uhm Jung Hwa posted, “Good night! That’s life. Feel better! Today was a day well spent.” Seeing her tweet, Junho tried to encourage Uhm Jung Hwa by responding, “Noona, feel better. I miss you!

The star thanked him for his kind words replying, “Good morning! Noona feels better. You’re doing well, right? I miss you! Fighting!

Fans commented, “It’s nice to see their good friendship,” “I thought [the only idol] she was friends with was T.O.P.,” and “Is there an end to Uhm Jung Hwa’s network of friends?

Source: Junho’s Twitter

IU and Suzy meet up at an airport in Thailand?

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 06:45 AM PDT

The friendship between IU and Suzy of miss A has been drawing attention lately after the two appeared at the airport together.

In an online community board, a post titled “IU and Suzy, BFFs at a Thai airport” surfaced with these photos. The pictures show IU and Suzy arriving at an airport in casual clothing and light makeup.

The two are known to be close friends, and it seems they met up at the airport for the ‘MBC 2012 Thailand Hallyu Concert“, in which both of them are scheduled to perform. However, it’s not certain whether IU and Suzy planned their meeting or if they simply happened to run into each other.

Netizens posted comments like, “It’s great to see the two of them together,” “It almost looks like Suzy’s closer to IU than with the other miss A members,” and “Judging by height, Suzy can pass as IU’s unni. They’re both so cute!

In related news, the ‘MBC 2012 Thailand Hallyu Concert’, hosted by Nichkhun, Taeyeon, and Tiffany, will feature top Hallyu acts like TVXQ, SHINee, 2PM, 2AM, MBLAQ, B2ST, T-ara, FT Island, 4minute, SISTAR, and Secret, among others.

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Source & Image: Naver

NU’EST’s Ren & Minhyun walk the runway for ‘Big Park’

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 06:10 AM PDT

allkpop previously reported that NU’EST‘s Ren and Minhyun would be working the runway for ‘F/W 2012-2013 Seoul Fashion Walk‘, and photos from the event are now here.

Only a month into their debut, the two were selected as the first ever idol models for designer Park Yoon Soo. They wore his designs for his fashion show, ‘Big Park‘, held on April 7th at the Olympic Park in Seoul.

Check out photos of Ren and Minhyun on the runway (as well as one of their fellow NU’EST members supporting them at the show) below!

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Source: Nate
Photos: Images credited as tagged.

World renowned author Paulo Coelho wishes Super Junior’s Siwon a happy birthday

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:42 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Siwon revealed his extensive network of friends, including world renowned Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho.

Paulo Coelho wished Siwon a happy birthday by tweeting, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Be always a warrior of light!

Siwon responded with, “Thank you so much. Actually, I’m a huge fan :).” Paulo Coelho replied, “When in Europe, pls let me know. BTW your fans are also warriors, they really want to see you happy! Congrats.” The Super Junior member then expressed his desire to meet up with the author, “im in paris now. leave tomorrow to shenzhen in china :) they are all family and everything. I really want to meet you next time.”

Siwon thanked him one last time and politely tweeted, “I wish you continued health&happiness. If we meet later I hope you will sign my book. Thank you again for the birthday wishes :).”

The exchange between the two are spreading across the internet, and netizens are surprised at the connection between one of Korea’s most famous idols and the world class author.

Fans commented, “Paulo Coelho and Siwon know each other… Daebak!” “Super Junior’s personal connections are on a superb level,” “Just like a super idol,” and “I want to have a Twitter conversation with a world star like him.

Source: Siwon’s Twitter

T-ara’s Soyeon passes the time with some aegyo for fans

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:42 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Soyeon showed some mild aegyo for fans in a recent selca.

Soyeon tweeted, “Waiting… Waiting time… Oooooh, it’ll pass, right?” revealing the fact that she might’ve grown a bit bored while waiting. The star seems to have decided to pass the time by showing some aegyo for fans by puffing up her cheeks and winking for the camera.

Fans replied on Twitter, “Anywhere you go, waiting is boring,” “Taking a selca while waiting.. She’s just like us,” and “Cutie selca.

Source+Picture: Soyeon’s Twitter

Lee Hyori recommends a “Temple Stay” visit to fans

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 05:10 AM PDT

Lee Hyori recently took to her Twitter to recommend an extended visit at a temple to fans.

On April 6th, Lee Hyori tweeted, “I just visited a Temple Stay.  After doing Balwoo Gongyang, (A ceremony, which involves cleaning your rice bowl and side dishes with water, and then drinking the dissolved liquid.) I thought to myself that if everyone eats in this clean and sustainable manner, the world would become a more beautiful place.  It was a very good experience, everyone should try it out.”

She continued, “If you don’t have a Temple Stay near you, try and experience it indirectly by watching ‘Golden 12‘.  It was a lot more rewarding, fun, and meaningful than I expected it would be.”

Fans were pleasantly surprised by her experience because of the fact that not many celebrities would commit to the rural journey and spiritual process. She later added,“Even if you’re not Buddhist, Temple Stays are good for experiencing our culture.”

Fans commented, “Wow she went to a Temple Stay, doesn’t really go along with her image,”Your caring attitude towards the environment is so beautiful,” and “Ok, you got me interested. I’ll try it out.

“Temple Stays”, which are quite common in South Korea, are Buddhist temples usually located deep in mountains. This provides the perfect chance for visitors to fully experience the beauty of nature and relieve the stress they have accumulated in their city environment by meditating and relaxing in a state of tranquility, all while learning more about Buddhism.

Source + Photos: Lee Hyori’s Twitter

BtoB’s Sungjae and Peniel enjoy a hot bubbling pot of ‘gamjatang’

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 04:41 AM PDT

While many idol groups make headlines for their strict diet regiments, it seems members of BtoB may have a bit more freedom planning their own meals.

Cube Entertainment‘s rookie group recently updated their Twitter with members Sungjae and Peniel posing in glee over a steaming pot of potato and meat stew. Their short message read, “Wow! It’s ‘gamjatang’!”

It’s nice to see that at least some of our idols are eating filling meals. Let’s hope that the others can dig in, like these two members probably did, after a hard day of training and work as well!

Fans commented, “They look as if they would only eat carbonara spaghetti,” expressing surprise that the two young idols enjoy traditional Korean food so much, and “It’s so cute to see them happy like this.”

Source + Photos: BtoB’s Official Twitter

Wonder Girls’ Yenny and Sohee wish fans a great weekend

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 04:19 AM PDT

Sohee and Yenny of the Wonder Girls recently shared a selca of themselves in the beautiful dresses they wore to the ‘2012 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards‘.

On April 7th, the above photo was uploaded onto the Wonder Girls’ official Twitter with a caption that read, “Have a great weekend, everyone<3<3 -Yenny&Sohee“.

Yenny impressed with a sexy look accented by her long wavy hair and red lipstick while Sohee emphasized a more girly style by combining pink lipstick with a classy updo.

Fans commented, “The red lipstick works well with the look,” and “Looking great in the shoulder revealing dress!

In related news, the Wonder Girls was a top nominee for the ‘Favorite Asian Act‘ at the ‘Kids Choice Awards’ held on March 31st.

Source & Image: Wonder Girls’ Twitter

IU uploads first selca on Twitter

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 04:01 AM PDT

Popular singer IU has uploaded her first selca on the Twitter account she opened last month.

On April 6th, IU uploaded the above photo with a caption that read, “I am uploading my first picture on Twitter. What kind of performance do you want to see at my concert?

The singer can be seen wearing a beautiful white lace-detailed dress. Her clear skin and wide eyes are just a part of the reason that’s making fans anticipate the photos she’ll post in the future. Fans who saw the post commented, “Like a princess in a fairytale,” and “She is cute no matter what she is doing. IU Hwaiting!

In related news, IU will be holding her first solo concert in Seoul on June 2nd.

Source & Image: IU’s Twitter

Jo In Sung reveals he made ~$4.5 million USD in CF profits last year

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 03:32 AM PDT

Actor Jo In Sung guested on the April 6th episode of Go Hyun Jung‘s ‘Go Show‘ and revealed that he’s made $4,417,935 USD in profits just from CFs alone over the past year!

Co-host Yoon Jong Shin brought up the topic by mentioning, “After you were discharged from the army, you made around $4.5 million USD from just your CFs. Did you need money at that time?”

Jo In Sung replied, “It is true that I filmed a lot of CFs. There’s actually a lot of pressure that follows with making so much money, especially since I have to do that much better. That’s why I’m taking a lot more into consideration when I’m choosing my next projects and hoping for the best.”

When asked what he spends most of his money on, he divulged, “I want to meet a woman that makes me want to spend money. I would give her everything.”

As if most girls wouldn’t pay out of their own pockets to stand in line just for a chance with Jo In Sung, right?!

Source + Photos: TV Daily via Nate

MBLAQ’s G.O. takes a sexy selca in bed

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 03:00 AM PDT

MBLAQ‘s G.O. proudly posted his newest “sexy” selca photo.

On April 6th, G.O. shared the photo above and wrote jokingly, “I took a selca from bed too. So sexy. Seriously.”

The way G.O. posed on his bed gazing alluringly towards the camera apparently made fans smile. “He knows he’s sexy,” they wrote, along with the comments, “Everyone is taking selcas from bed these days,” and “What’s that all over his shirt?”

In related news, G.O., along with the rest of his MBLAQ members, recently traveled to Vietnam for ‘Vietnam-Korea Festival‘.

Source & Image : G.O.’s Twitter

KARA Goo Hara’s “egg face” amuses netizens

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 02:59 AM PDT

A recent photo of KARA member Goo Hara‘s “egg face” has become a hot topic among netizens.

On a certain online community board, one user uploaded photos of Goo Hara’s egg face and posted, “Egg-dol Goo Hara’s surprised expression is so cute.”

These photos turned out to be screen captures of the April 2nd broadcast of Japanese TV show ‘Nazotoki Battle Tore‘, which KARA attended as guests.  During this episode, Goo Hara played a quiz game that involved sticking her face into an egg-shaped cut-out.

Netizens seemed extremely amused by the unusual rules for the quiz game, especially because Goo Hara looks so cute and helpless in the screencaps. Fans commented, “You have a beautifully shaped head,” “You look beautiful no matter what you do“, and “Haha, what’re you doing?

Source + Photos: mtstarnews via Naver

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany looks stunning at Incheon airport

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 02:35 AM PDT

On April 5th, Girls’ Generation member Tiffany was spotted at Incheon International airport, getting ready to depart for Thailand.

The star along with other members of the mega girl group are attending MBC‘s ‘2012 Korea Music Wave in Bangkok‘, held at the Rachamankha stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on April 7th KST.  A long line of top K-Pop artists are scheduled to attend including 2PM, TVXQ, INFINITE, 4minute, Norazo, G.NA, miss A, SHINee, B2ST, MBLAQ, T-ara, FT Island, 2AM, Secret, IU, and more!

Tiffany stunned the press and waiting fans at the airport with her intelligent and chic outfit and overall fashion sense. She, Taeyeon, and 2PM’s Nichkhun are the main hosts of this year’s event in Bangkok.

Stay tuned to allkpop for updates on the ’2012 Korea Music Wave in Bangkok’!

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Source + Photos: Nate

[Update]Complete EXO showcase released!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 02:13 AM PDT

The full footage of SM Entertainment's new idol group EXO's showcase, previously reported on by allkpop, has now been officially released!

EXO, which includes sub-units EXO-K and EXO-M, are set to debut April 8th KST, but are meeting current and future fans through a special online video release of their debut showcase, which took place this past March 31st.

The group's debut mini-album 'MAMA' will be released on April 9th, and EXO-K will debut on SBS' 'Inkigayo' on the 8th while EXO-M will make their first official debut appearance on a music ceremony in China the same day.

Watch EXO's English-subbed showcase footage below, and stay tuned to allkpop for more updates on the new group!

Tip: Thanks, Karmina Francisco, Francis, and minamishinpark!

Lee Hyori gets her cat Samshik drunk?

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 01:54 AM PDT

Singer Lee Hyori had fans laughing at a recent comical photo she shared of herself and her cat. On April 6th, the singer wrote on Twitter, “Have a glass~ Aigo, I’m getting drunk,” and shared the photo above.

Lee Hyori is seen sipping her drink while her cat Samshik is calmly seated beside her with her own glass of alcohol. Fans were especially amused seeing Samshik absentmindedly sitting in her chair as if she was indeed intoxicated.

The singer later tweeted, “After Samshik’s excessive drinking,” along with a photo of the cat sprawled on the floor. A fan questioned the singer, “What did Samshik drink?” to which Lee Hyori replied, “Ended up like this after mixing drinks. Tsk tsk,” causing fans to burst into laughter.

They commented, “Wow, look at Samshik sitting still,” “The way he’s sprawled on the floor is daebak. He must have drank too much,” and “What an amazing cat.

Lee Hyori is currently hosting her new SBS program ‘You & I‘ along with Jung Jae Hyung and is also participating in her new reality program ‘Golden 12‘.

Source: Lee Hyori’s Twitter

Performances from April 7th’s ‘Music Core’ with 2 special MCs!

Posted: 07 Apr 2012 01:27 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's episode was hosted by regular MC Seohyun alongside special MC guests CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa (Yongseo Couple) and Hyoyeon!

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, B2ST’s Yoseob and A Pink’s Eunji held a special stage performing their duet titled “Love Day“.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!



[ Next Week's Teasers ]

< EXO-K >


< 4minute >


Performances from today's show includes Shinhwa, CNBLUE, SHINee, 2AM, B1A4, Taw & Haha, Lee Tae Kwon, BtoB, NU’EST, SPICA, Nine Muses, X-CROSS, C-REAL, Shayne, LEDApple, Tritops, F1RST, and Jang Hee Young

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!


< F1RST >


< Tritops >


< C-REAL >


< Lee Tae Kwon >




< Shayne >


< Jang Hee Young >


< Taw & Haha (with B1A4‘s Sandeul) >


< LEDApple >


< BtoB >




< NU’EST >


< Nine Muses >


< B1A4 >


< 2AM >


< Shinhwa >




< SHINee >


Photo Credit: @HannahCao9989