Sunday, April 22, 2012

"[VIDEO] Miss A and 2PM unveiled Touch Korea Tour CF!" plus 24 more

"[VIDEO] Miss A and 2PM unveiled Touch Korea Tour CF!" plus 24 more


[VIDEO] Miss A and 2PM unveiled Touch Korea Tour CF!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 09:21 AM PDT


Miss A and 2PM team up to promote Korea tourism,check out the CF below!

[NEWS] Girls’ Generation’s Status Has Been Solidified Once Again

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 08:30 AM PDT


In an online community board, a few pictures were uploaded with a title of "How Sunbae Idols Talk about Girls' Generation."

It is a compilation of quotes from the first generation idols such as S.E.S., Fin.K.L, and BoA talking about Girls' Generation.

S.E.S.' Yoojin showed extraordinary love for the girls by saying, "When I look at Girls' Generation, it feels like I'm looking at us during our first years. I think the cuteness adds on to that." Both of these two girl groups have captured all male fans' hearts with their concept of "fairy".

Fin.K.L's Ock Joohyun also showed her unusual love for the girls by saying, "Girls' Generation is a very pretty painting that makes me reminisce about my old days." Sung Yuri also highly praised the girls' beauty and said, "I have a personal friendship with Girls' Generation, but that is not the only reason that I say they are beautiful even in the eyes of a woman."

Fin.K.L's Lee Hyori made a cool comment at a fan signing event by saying, "You still like Fin. K.L? Switch over to Girls' Generation," and took Girls' Generation's side.

BoA, who has been very active in "K-pop Star" recently, revealed her desire to be part of Girls' Generation when she was asked, "If you had a time machine and you went back to when you were 13 years old, would you choose to become a singer again?" by replying, "I would choose to sing, but I won't choose to be BoA. I had a hard time overseas alone. I want to become the oldest member in Girls' Generation. You may think that we have a large age difference, but we're only three years apart."

With these comments made by the sunbae idols, netizens commented, "The sunbaes like Girls' Generation because they are very polite", "Whatever the reason is, it has been confirmed that Girls' Generation is at the top of the female idol list in Korea", "As expected, Girls' Generation are even more recognized by their sunbaes!"

Source: Review Star

Written by: Litney@soshified
Edited by: NeonCyro@soshified
Translated by: minigiglo@soshified

[NEWS] Loving Leeteuk cooks pasta for his members

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 08:00 AM PDT


Super Junior's leader Leeteuk shows off his cooking skills and love for his members.
On April 22, he tweeted photos of the pasta he cooked for his members.

He tweeted, "1st pasta I made for the members!!!!^^" and "2nd pasta I made for the members!!!! It's so delicious!!!^^ Anyone wants to eat??!!!!^^.


Leeteuk cooked two kinds of pasta that show how much he loves his members. Fans who read his tweets commented, "Oh really looks delicious!!","Leader is very loving! Can you made pasta for ELFs too?","Yes I want to taste Leeteuk's pasta!" and so on.

Who doesn't want to have a bite of Leeteuk's pasta with love?

Source: Leeteuk's twitter (special1004)
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

[News] SHINee Onew’s thoughts regarding their Sherlock Promotions

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 07:52 AM PDT

Once SHINee's Well-known popularity has been justified, they will end their local activities "To see you again in next half of the year!"


Walking in to their last performance for (Sherlock included in) their new album, Onew stood out as a representative to relate their thoughts.

SHINee performed "Sherlock" on KBS 2TV "Music Bank" on April 20. That performance was their last music (performance) broadcast locally.

On that day, SHINee stood in front of the official stage to meet, and conveyed their feelings to the reporters. As SHINee's representative, Leader Onew spoke "As our local activities has been really short, we will work hard to present (to everyone) more sides and styles of us. During our very long absence, though we only had a short promotion period, we were still really happy and grateful that there were many fans who continued to give us love and support, hence we are really thankful (for that)."

During "Music Bank" live stage, it is really evident to see the weariness on Onew's face. According to some insider's info, Onew had practiced till 5AM in the morning that day. He did not even have the chance to catch a wink before he rush to Yeouido island to complete his schedules - it goes the same for other SHINee members. "Actually (I) look really tired, but (I am) not tired at all.. in fact, I'm so tired that I feel like dying!" He spoke in a jokingly manner with a smile on his face.

Their skinny figures have aroused many concern from the public. "We have been working extremely hard to eat!" Onew expressed "Are you curious about what I have eaten yesterday? At 3.30AM, I "nom nom" finished a handburger set and 6 chicken McNuggets!" He said it with much satisfaction and he looked adorable.

On that day. Onew kept showing an embarrassed expression due to my repeated praises for him. When faced with reporter's praises regarding album sales, singing abilities, variety sense etc, Onew showcased his unique Gag Sense and exude a sense of humbleness.

Furthermore, we have talked about the highlight of the "Sherlock" dance. The main point of the Sherlock dance comes from the cooperation of the 5 members. Even if there were a hint of mistake, the entire performance would have "collapsed". If the 5 members teamwork had not been precised enough, such perfect dance could not have been achieved. A nickname for the dance is "Amputated statues dance" (S/N : Greek Statues).

Regarding this, Onew commented "(The) relationship (between our members) have always been really good, if we were faced with any problems, we were able to solve it well. Now everyone has been working really hard, that's good!" According to an insider's info, the reason why SHINee is able to showcase such good image, to get such good results is all because of a good leader who is able to control/manage the group and also also the trust between the members, being able to do well each individual roles in the group.

Everyone please anticipate, for their upcoming Japan activities around the corner and their full album (to be released) in the next half of the year. Onew has revealed his desires "After our Japan tour promotions have ended, we will immediately meet up with our Korean fans. I personally wish that I am able to do take up the challenge for another Musical at the last half of the year!" Also, feeling such a great pity that they were unable to showcase many of their personal activities, Onew commented "On another hand, we feel that it is a great relieve. I am able to do really well for Musical performances and related characters, so I really hope I am able to have such opportunities again and able to showcase a better image!"

In addition,SHINee's mini album "Sherlock" have clinched a triple crown award in music shows - a great result. Upon completing their local activities, they will start their performance on the 25th at Fukuoka and the surroundings for their arena tour. It is predicted that they will present a wholy different and unique appearance for their new album in the next half of the year. (Reporter : Won Won)



Source : NEWSEN // Kor-Chi : @Ring花椰菜 // Chi-Eng : soundtracklove@soompi

[NEWS] U-KISS's Guerilla Concert Raid! "Ranging From Auction to Cooking Events"

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 07:42 AM PDT


The guest list for NaYoon Kwon's concert has been unveiled.

It is confirmed that Kim Hyung Seok, U-KISS, Tei and Byul to attend NaYoon Kwon's concert 'Memory On the Street' which will be held at Seoul Yonsei University Centennial Memorial Concert Hall as the guest performers on the 21st to 22nd of April.

U-KISS member AJ will perform 'Beautiful' with NaYoon Kwon on the concert day.

U-KISS is set to release their 6th mini-album on the 25th day of April but though they have hectic schedules they will attend the concert to perform. 

they have agreed to make an appearance at the concert for NaYoonKwon.U-KISS's member, AJ, will perform together with NaYoonKwon for the track 'Beautiful (아름다워)'.


Credits: TV Daily
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Yonghwa hints about their next album

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 07:30 AM PDT

After ending their promotion for their title song "Hey You" at Inkigayo on April 22, Yonghwa already gives fans hint about their next album.

Yonghwa thanks fans through their twitter account and posted a selca along with the message,



"Won 1st place today at Inkigayo ㅜㅠ thanks to everyone… I was caught off guard and speechless at the moment ㅜㅠㅠㅠ Alright!!! Starting from now I will work! The next album will be the best (quality) among all CNBlu'es album so far!!!"

CNBlue won Inkigayo mutizen on their goodbye stage.

Source: CNBLUE_4
Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Taemin delivers a powerful performance on his final episode of 'Immortal Song 2'!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 07:09 AM PDT



Yesterday afternoon, SHINee's Taemin amazed the 'Immortal Song 2' audience with another powerful performance.

On the April 21st episode of KBS 2TV's 'Immortal Song 2′, Taemin, Im Taekyung, LYn, Ailee, ALi, No Brain, and Sung Hoon performed past hits of legendary vocalist Yoon Soo Il.

Taemin performed Yoon Soo Il's "Wonderful Confession", and came through with a fierce dance performance while coolly sporting a Yoon-Soo-Il-reminiscent studded leather jacket. Taemin took the stage by storm, showing off a charismatic and masculine side of himself. He broke into a complicated dance number in the middle of his set, delighting viewers.

"Your dance was impressive," Yoon Soo Il remarked after watching him perform. "It was superb," Singers backstage were also blown away by Taemin's performance, and commented that they had goosebumps while watching his stage. "It was a stage that showcased everything that Taemin is good at," they complimented while applauding.

MC Shin Dong Yup then asked Taemin to sing a little bit of trot for everyone, and Taemin willfully agreed. Taemin blazed through three rounds in a winning streak with a core of 375, but lost to Im Taekyung in the fourth round.

This will, regretfully, be Taemin's last episode of Immortal Song 2. SHINee arrived in Japan yesterday to prepare for their Japan Arena tour, which is set to begin on April 25th.


Source: TV Report

[NEWS] JongHyun thanks everyone for the fun times

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 07:00 AM PDT

CNBlue's Jonghyun thanks fans through their twitter account.
On April 22, Jonghyun posted a selca with a message,



"You know right? It's me, guitar freak JongHyun. Despite the short promotion, it was thanks to everyone that we had fun till the end. Thank you, and I love you^^"
Translated by: chiffonlau@cnbluestorm

CNBlue just finished promoting their song "Hey You!" and recently won Inkigayo Mutizen in their goodbye stage.

Written by KYUriShana@dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Big Bang on Junon Magazine

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 06:54 AM PDT


Translation of the members' Q&A session

D-LITE


Q: When do you feel the bond among the members?
D-LITE: When we're doing music. If we're not doing music together, I don't think all of 5 will gather with each other.

Q: When do you feel 'ALIVE'?
D-LITE: Every morning when I'm awake from sleep. The grateful feeling fills me up and today also I want to try my best.

Q: Recently, is there anything you have started to do?
D-LITE: Cooking. But I only can make fried egg for now. (laugh) After a year, I want to be like the main character of the Chuka Ichiban (Cooking Master Boy) the manga . In it, the boy is a very great cook! Actually, I have a dream to cook for my future girlfriend. During the first time of our date, she'll come to my house, I want to prepare shabu shabu (Japanese hot pot) for her. It seems to be so simple, but the soup is important. I'll prepare the soup by myself, and I want to treat her with a special shabu shabu which is made by me.

Q: Last year, do you have some interaction with the members?
D-LITE: Yes, just like every day. We have created a chatroom in our phone which enables us to exchange messages among members so it's easier to communicate. "Where are you now?" "You're nearby. Then, let's eat together". We have this kind of communication.

Q: What's your opinion on your drastically changed blonde hair?
D-LITE: The staff suggested, "Why don't you changed to blonde hair?". Before I dyed my hair I had been so worried whether it suits me or not. But, after I tried it, I don't think it's that bad (laugh). At first, I was uncomfortable with the change but now I'm getting used to it as if I am blonde since a long time ago. I would think like "Am I an American?" (laugh). But, it seems that the hairstyle is quite heavy and my hair would fall quite often so I need to do treatment properly to take care of my hair.

Q: What do you cherish now?
D-LITE: The word 'always thankful'. And lately, I have been spending most of my time alone. When I'm alone, I often think a lot and from there I realize that I have to face the reality no matter what. Also I'm a Christian so I go to church on every Sunday.



G-Dragon

Q: When do you feel 'ALIVE'?
G-Dragon: Now!! NOW

Q: Recently, are there any changes on how you perceive love?
G-Dragon: In the past, I used to give all my heart when I was in love. But now, in order to prevent myself from doing so, I think I should open up little by little instead. For so many times I've given them so much hope by being over excited about it for so many times but I only disappointed them in the end. I want to be in love at a slow pace.

Q: From the perspective of a leader to all the members, is there anything that you would want them to fix?
G-Dragon : All of them should not be off-guard (careless) on stage. I think we have come to a point that we don't show our nervousness on stage. Of course, I won't let any mistake occur on the stage but sometimes I would want them to feel the tense when they're there.

Q: In this one year, what have you been thinking about BIGBANG?
G-Dragon : So many things happened to BIGBANG last year. That's why I had been thinking on what the right kind of feeling the come-back should be every day. The answer is upgraded while still being magnificent, I want to show "BIGBANG is still in an excellent condition". I think, this is another new start, which is also a turning point for BIGBANG.

Q: Is it true that your dog, Gaho has gotten married, and has given birth to a puppy now?
G-Dragon : The truth is, he's not married yet, nor does he have a child.

Q: When do you feel the bond among members?
G-Dragon : Now, I can understand their feeling only by looking at their eyes. Also, our ways of thinking have become the same, thus I always feel a sense of bond with them.

Q: Is there anything new that you want to start?
G-Dragon: Designing clothes. I want to make a new clothing brand.

Q: What is inside your head right now?
G-Dragon: Maybe, BIGBANG 50%, Solo Album 30%, Sleeping 10%, Girls 10%....




VI(Seungri)

Q: When do you feel the bond among members?
VI: Because everyone likes delicious foods, while saying 'Yummy!' or 'Have a try!', I feel the bond when we're eating. Recently, I have found a nice BBQ shop. Surprisingly, everyone ate a lot when we went there.

Q: What's your favorite Japanese's gag recently?
VI: (Dancing)A Poi Poi gag.

Q: How did you know Miura Shouhei and Narimiya?
VI: Last time, Narimiya Hiroki and I did a JUNON's interview together. And last year, he came to our concert in Osaka. I even told him, "You've become more handsome!". But we hadn't gone to the sushi shop that we promised to go yet. Meanwhile, Miura Shouhei introduced us to each other during 'Iitomo'. when we came to Japan this time, we went there to eat together. This is the first time I saw such a good-looking man when I have come to Japan.

Q: Now, what shows are you watching in order to learn Japanese?
VI: Lately, I like to watch 'Ame-talk'(TV Asashi's variety show). The tempo is fast so I have to concentrate while watching. If there's a chance, I would like to appear on the show! Yeah~ I want to show up in the section 'Recently Popular Celebrity'. But now I have not been popular yet, but if I became one I would want to be the guest. (laugh) For comedians, I like the duo group of Downtown.

Q: Do you still want to date a Japanese girl?
VI: Of course! If we're really dating, I want a girl who can understand me wholeheartedly. I'm busy with my works so I can't pick up phone, and we can't see each other frequently. I want someone who can understand me well. But for now I don't have the confidence to treat my girlfriend nicely. I can't have a normal relationship like going out for dinner or go to watch movie. Even if the girl is okay with it, I still feel bad because I can't do anything for her.

Q: Recently, is there anything you started to do?
VI: I'm into candles lately. After turning off the lamp of my room and then I will light up the candles with flowers' or fruits' fragrance. It creates a nice atmosphere. When I bought lighter to light up the candles, my mom asked me, "Are you smoking?!" and I was shocked. Then I answered , "No! No! This is for candles" and she believes me.(laugh)



SOL

Q: How long do you take to memorize choreograph?
SOL: About 30 minutes. It takes time to perfect the steps but if only to memorize it, it only takes me around 30 minutes. We're practicing while having fun, so if we have come up with new ideas, we'll adopt them in the choreograph right away. For ALIVE album, the dance that I like the most is the street element that has a lot in the song 'BAD BOY'.

Q: When do you feel 'ALIVE'?
SOL: When I'm on stage. That is my happiest moment. While concentrating on my dance, I can't see fan's faces and their cheering boards properly but during the talking part (MC) and encore, I can see them better. During performance, I always think of the positive energy in myself. It's important that you can accept anything in that state.

Q: How do you maintain your body shape?
SOL: In Korea, if possible, I'll go for work out every day but in Japan, I don't have much time so I haven't done it at all. I like to dance very much. Maybe because of that I have trained up the muscles on my body. For my eating habits, I don't really hate anything in particular; I just try not to have dinner. I only have my most favorite gyudon (beef rice bowl) in the morning.

Q: Your favorite brand is?
SOL: Chrome Hearts has been my favorite brand since I was a kid! I saw a rock artist that I respect so much wore the Chrome Hearts clothes, so I thought,. "I want to buy those when I become a singer." but, even though I've become a singer, the price is still expensive for me.. (laugh)

Q: Is your pet dog, Boss in a good health?
SOL: Yes. He's getting stronger and I'm becoming busier. My parents take him out for a walk every day. I don't talk to Boss, but I feel that he really understands my feelings. He's like my real younger brother to me.



TOP


Q : When do you feel the bond among members?
TOP: When I can read their mind just by looking at their eyes.

Q: What is your plan in the future as an actor?
TOP: I'm still considering participating in both movie and drama as my next project. I have to look at it from every aspects and think about it carefully. I have to think about "Does the project really have a meaning, how far can I feel the meaning of my next role, what's my role in the project.." and others. About the possibility to be in the genre of love comedy? If there's a chance, and the fans want it, the possibility is not zero. In future, I will carry out both music activities and acting at the same time, and I will always want to try showing a new side as an actor.

Q: As the oldest member, when do you find other younger members as adorable?
TOP: During live shows and on the stage when the 4 members enjoying their performance deep down their heart, I think they're adorable. We have some skinship but sometimes we're not expressing the love towards each other straightforwardly but I do think they're cute.

Q: What happens when you get drunk?
TOP: I'm the type who will get sleepy then fall asleep. Lately, I like to drink 'Almavival', a wine made from chili. The quality is good so I like it. In the past, I liked to drink a lot but nowadays I refrain myself from doing so, I only drink when I have time.

Q: Is it true that you had a party with the members at your house?
TOP: Yeah, I've invited them a few times already to come over to my house for a party. When the five of us get together, of course we'll talk about music. We discussed about "How the concept of the new album should be done" and "in what ways we have to proceed with the work" and so on.

Q: Your favorite fashion item recently?
TOP: A New York clothing brand called THOM BROWNE which I wore when I modeled for the front page of Korean's 'COSMOPOLITAN' Magazine. The suit was 'chic' and I bought them. I really like to shop around Aoyama in Japan, but I couldn't go since we're really busy these days.

Scanned by: Rice @ bigbangupdates.com
Translated by: @RealNadiah and @marthapido at twitter

[NEWS] SHINee and Dara to star in Etude's ‘COOOL Skin World Championships’!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 06:37 AM PDT



After starring in a series of Kiss Note CFs, SHINee and Dara are back once again with another Etude House special event. On April 19th, Etude revealed a colorful poster image of their models.

Alongside the picture, the Etude House staff posted,

"[Triple Crown Precious Mineral SUN BB] The official poster for the "COOOL Skin World Championships" have arrived +.+ This summer, who will be the king of COOOL skin that fights off the sun and sweat?! …

May 7th! Dara and SHINee's COOOL Skin World Championships 'SNS Variety Sports Broadcast' is scheduled to air on Etude's YouTube! Check♪ 1st for softness, 2nd for coolness, and 3rd for lightness~♥ NEW! Triple Crown Precious Mineral SUN BB will be released on May 1st~♥"


Though the details of the broadcast are yet to be revealed, the poster photo shows Dara and SHINee in pink sportscaster uniforms with large medals around their necks.

Catch the 'COOOL Skin World Championships' on May 7th!


Source: Etude House's Facebook

[NEWS] Baek AhYeon, Taeyeon and Tiffany sizzles ‘Kpop Star’ with ‘Lady Marmalade’

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT


Baek AhYeon performed 'Lady Marmalade' alongside Taeyeon and Tiffany on SBS 'Good Sunday – Survival Kpop Star (commonly known as just Kpop Star)' on April 22nd.

The competition which features a panel of 3 judges from top entertainment companies in Korea – BoA representing SM Entertainment, Park JinYoung for JYP Entertainment and Yang HyunSuk for YG Entertainment, has entered its semi final stage where the top 3 contestants, Baek AhYeon, Park JiMin and Lee HaI showcased their talents alongside the top stars in the industry.

Baek AhYeon hit the stage along with Taeyeon and Tiffany, entertaining viewers and the audience with their own rendition of Christina Aguilera's Moulin Rouge's OST 'Lady Marmalade'. Previously, Taeyeon and Tiffany had also performed 'Lady Marmalade' at Girls' Generation's '1st Japan Arena Tour' and also the '2011/2012 Girls' Generation Tour'. During today's performance, Baek AhYeon, Taeyeon and Tiffany's explosive high notes and great harmony has captivated the viewers.

Meanwhile, besides Baek AhYeon, Park JiMin performed alongside GD & TOP while Lee HaI had a joint stage with miss A.

For those who missed Taeyeon, Tiffany and Baek AhYeon's 'Lady Marmalade' performance, enjoy the clip below!

Credit: tvdaily.mk.co.kr/TheSoneSource03@YouTube.com

Translated by fanwonder.com

[NEWS] EXO-M to appear on HAPPY CAMP!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 06:16 AM PDT



Group EXO-M is confirmed to appear on a popular variety show in China, Happy Camp. The airing of the episode featuring the group is not yet confirmed but they will be filming for the said show on the 25th of April.


Happy Camp updated their Weibo account about the news and they wrote "April 25th…Happy Camp Flower Boys, @EXO-M, before there were some people who said happy camp has new dance…"honeycomb capsule" made especially for EXO-M…ok…this cool stage, on the 25th will be theirs, 6 pretty boy aliens from outer space, welcome, also zhang yi xing don't forget your fans' "



Chinese fans will be happy to see EXO-M on a variety show. 


This will be updated once the airing date is confirmed so stay tuned.




Source: Happy Camp's weibo
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Collection of Yoona’s Lovely Expressions in Love Rain Read more: Collection of Yoona’s Lovely Expressions in Love Rain

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 06:00 AM PDT


The stills from KBS2′s drama Love Rain is getting attention.

Girls' Generation member Yoona is playing two roles of Yoon Hee in 1970s and Ha Na in 2012 in the drama series "Love Rain", exuding a distinct charm. Comparing to the quiet and elegant Yoon Hee of the 1970s, the lovely bright girl Ha Na of 2012 is more attractive to the audience. Especially whenever she is bullied by "vicious tongue" Seo Joon, the look of Ha Na pouts is winning the tender affection from audience.

While these photos present Ha Na, the cheerful charm of Yoona is also included in theme. On the filming set, Yoona is also well loved by all staff crews due to her lively and lovely personality, and is known as the atmosphere maker.

Official related to "Love Rain" said, "Ha Na and Yoona have many similarities, although continuing shooting is very hard, but Yoona who is smiling all the same is been complimented by the staffs."

Episode 9 of "Love Rain" broadcast on April 23rd, 2012 is getting attention because of hinting on kiss scene of Jang Geun Suk and Yoona after drunk.

Source: asian-drama.org

[NEWS] Rooftop Prince Sold 100% of Advertising Slots!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 05:49 AM PDT



The advertising sales for Rooftop Prince is enjoying the celebration of sold out.
On April 19th, 2012, according to SBS, the advertising slots for episode 7 of Rooftop Prince aired on April 12th was 100% sold out, proofing the popularity of the drama.
Rooftop Prince managed to achieve double happiness by surging to the top on ratings chart on the broadcast of 6th episode, and followed by the sold-out of advertisement slots. Then, the advertising slots for episode 8 broadcast on April 18th, 2012, and episode 9 and episode 10 on April 19th, 2012 which are aired back to back also sold out.
A person related to CF said, "The viewers of Rooftop Prince are mostly between 20 to 49 years old, where the ratings of the drama will rise significantly. The purchasing power of the viewers of that group is considerably higher, thus the advertisers prefer Rooftop Prince."

Source: Sports Chosun
Credit: asian-drama


[NEWS] EXO-M's Mini Album "MAMA": Male Idol Groups' New Model!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 05:42 AM PDT



NetEast Exclusive Music Coverage
As the number of styles of music keep increasing, fans also are starting to listen to more and more different types of music. The music industry is no longer singularly dominated by mainstream music, but controlled by superior marketing strategies. However it seems, that only large, influential companies have the capital to unleash effective marketing, which isn't as bad as it sounds. Ears need music and the shallow* need something to look at. SM Entertainment specializes in the sort of explosive marketing that feeds the ear and the eyes, from the early days of H.O.T. and BoA to Shinhwa, DBSK, SNSD, Super Junior etc. All of them have first captured peoples' attention with their outer image -- physical appearance, clothing style, stage presence -- and then only secondly, with their music. Presently SM Entertainment has unleashed their new boy band EXO upon Asia' music market. EXO-K is oriented towards the Japan-Korea Market and EXO-M is oriented towards the Chinese market. Both have swept across the music scene with lightning speed to become top sellers. How did EXO-M come about? Moreso than their music, perhaps the story behind their production is worth discussing.

Creative Thinking Process:
Perhaps EXO-M's present fame cannot begin to compare with that of their seniors SHINee and Super Junior, but then again they are a newly debuted band only 100 days old. It's safe to say that of SM's thoroughly prepared debut plan is overly ripened, and even a bit pointless.
One cannot help but admire the maturity of Korea's idol-making business. Not only has SM arranged for EXO-M's televised appearances and self-promoted on magazines and many other media source, it has also effectively used social media platforms on the internet to disperse information about each member of EXO-M, such as their personalities, hobbies, movements etc; fans are told things that usually only people close to the idols' would know. In the fans' hearts, on one hand, idols are brightly shining stars on the stage, yet on the other, they are normal people with emotions. They have what it takes to be stars, but not so much as to feel too distant. Instead, they are approachable. Then add 100 days of these sorts of promotions, and it's easy to see that EXO-M's popularity is nothing to be surprised about. In fact, the idol-marking business in China has already lost in preliminary terms of financing and promotion intensity.

Direction of the Market:
When the music business has been split up by many different type of fans, even the most mainstream pop music seems to have less than the ideal share of the market, yet SM Entertainment has targeted exactly this point. They have cast their marketing net with more stability, more accuracy, and more intensity. Band member's physical appearances must please the eyes, even if they don't have much talent they must at least excel at one point (at least, they must dance), they must know how to be cool but even more importantly have "aegyo", exhibit good breeding in the public eye, know how to endure hardships and work diligently, and more or less have some music sense. When a six-member group of this caliber unite, they can make up for each other's more lacking areas.

EXO's China-oriented subunit EXO-M has gained considerable support based on familiarity, since Chinese members take up four of the six places (from Beijing, Guangzhou, Changsha, Qingdao respectively). Thinking back, an only 1/13 "Made in China" Super Junior took over the a considerable amount of Chinese fans' hearts. It's only a matter of time before EXO-M dominates the young idol music industry in China. Target several areas at once and appealing emotionally to fans is a vastly superior marketing strategy than promotion of "perfect" stars.

Music Configuration: 
After saying so much about the outward qualities of EXO-M, it's only appropriate to look at their music as well. Even though music is only a part of SM Entertainment's multifaceted marketing strategy (one could even say it's only a secondary product), the company has invested quite a bit of effort into this facet. The songs' lineup and final editing of the first mini-album "MAMA" can only be described as generous.

With the help of artists such as 刘荣镇 (composer of H.O.T.'s songs), Teddy Riley, Thomas Traulsen, 申赫, six songs have six distinct styles; classical, ballad, electronica, jazz, R&B are all present, making it easy for people to like this boy band with talented vocals and dancing ability. SM Entertainment has outdone itself by releasing the mini album separately, EXO-K with a Korean version and EXO-M with a Chinese version.

*the exact translation is: "people who think outer appearance is the most important", which is a neutral term in Chinese slang

Critic Reviews:
Censta: S.M entertainment's careful consideration created great ambitions
"S.M entertainment's strategy and ambitions gradually extended and increased as idols and artistes kept on upgrading themselves as time passes. Traces of S.M's efforts could be seen around the world in recent years because of their ambition, "being top of the world". In 2012, S.M introduced this group of idols born in the 90s who is known as EXO to specialize in two major music entertainment markets, South Korea and China. They are separated into 2 groups, using the same songs but different language to promote themselves, thus it is not difficult to see the main point which is "localization" in the name of this new attempt."

(Article/Censta) S.M Entertainment, known to everyone as the "Star Producing Factory" is also known as is the top of entertainment companies in South Korea. S.M entertainment's strategy and ambitions gradually extended and increased as idols and artistes kept on upgrading themselves as time passes. Traces of S.M's efforts could be seen around the world in recent years because of their ambition, "being top of the world". In 2012, S.M introduced this group of idols born in the 90s who are known as EXO to specialize in two major music entertainment industries, naming South Korea and China. They are separated into 2 groups, using the same songs but different language to promote themselves, thus it is not difficult to see the main point of this new attempt, which is "localization".

Major South Korean entertainment companies have been diligently adding Chinese members into their idol groups, or arranging members of idol groups to learn Chinese in the recent years so as to make conversations and communication more convenient when advancing further into China's entertainment industry. However, S.M Entertainment seemingly thinks that this (adding of Chinese members and arranging Chinese lessons for idols) is not thorough enough to completely advance into China's entertainment industry as the idol groups are not completely "localized". Because of the birth of these new ideas, EXO, which is made up of capable members born in the 90s, debuted earlier this year. Mainly promoting in China, EXO-M brings their debut album <MAMA> to make publicity appearances, and also, they attracted a huge amount of fans in a short span of time. Out of the 6 members in the group, 4 of the members are actually people from different parts of China. In the first place, their own distinctive appearance is already gaining a lot of attention from people.

The production team behind their debut album <MAMA> is even more impeccable if we discuss it. The team includes composer Yoo Young Jin who S.M always hired, top producer Teddy Riley, Thomas Traulsen and etc. Although the album only consists of six songs, different distinctive styles and genre of songs could be heard easily if one listens carefully, thus the layout of the album is perfectly done. Firstly, after all they (EXO) are an idol group formed by a South Korean company, EXO-M's main title song <MAMA> will of course be the typical Korean pop song with a very strong sense of momentum and catchy lyrics. This type of song is of course, the ideal and perfect song for typical Korean pop fans to become "poisoned" and "fascinated" over. However, to people who are not familiar with Korean pop songs' culture, they might not be accustomed to this kind of style and genre and might even find the Chinese lyrics awkwardly written because the style and genre are different.

With this in mind, the other songs thus showcase different characteristics and style from the title song. Like the song <Machine> which almost as seemingly has a sense of dynamic level is mainly leaned towards the genre electronic dance music, the climax of the song also has a melody which will let one easily remember when they listen to it. But because it is a dance song, singing speed is also faster, making it a little tad bit harder for the 2 Korean members to follow therefore it is very obvious that the pronunciation for the Chinese words are different from the others. When compared the song <Two Moons> featuring SHINee's member, Key, which is also followed by the same strong sense of rhythm and melody like <MAMA> and <Machine>, <MAMA> and <Machine> are likely more preferred by people because <Two Moons> showcase an alternative style and not everyone likes this kind of music. Songs which are more relaxed will be <history>; this song has a good mixture of styles and genre of music which audiences from both South Korea and China likes and are more likely to feel accustomed to.

Of course, the album certainly does not lack soothing songs that people loved. Like the song <Into Your orld> which is being recommended by the members is a very simple song, the members not only depicted the tone of the song perfectly, but also showcased a totally different sense of style like the song <Machine>; <Into Your World> is a more comfortable sounding song when compared to <Machine>. Another song which can be counted as a soothing ballad will be <What Is Love>. <What Is Love> mainly showcased each member's style of singing, the style of the song is also much Europeanized, similar to the songs of SHINee who are their seniors from the same company.

<MAMA> is fairly impressive as the debut album of a newly debuted group, it targets mainly the younger generations which is the mainstream ages of the fans. For older or senior fans of music, they would more or less feel like they are listening to normal pop music. Nevertheless, debuting EXO-M using this new strategy definitely has helped S.M Entertainment really further advanced into China's entertainment industry.

Music Hero : Elaborate Packaging and Music Arrangement
Of course, we can't expect a Korean-made group to have any authentic and meaningful Chinese lyrics. It's even difficult for this whole mainland to produce any leading group, not even taking into account a global stage. From EXO-M, perhaps what we should learn is the inner workings of star-production and precise packaging. 

With the help of Girl's Generation, Super Junior etc. popular bands' strength, the Hallyu Wave's global reach cannot be ignored any longer. Not only has Kpop broken into the American scene and gained the best results on the Billboard charts ever seen from Asian-based artists, even on Youtube there has been a video titled "Kids React to Kpop", allowing Hallyu to become a global question. From the perspective of global communication, the Korean government uses Kpop as an important weapon in promoting Korean culture. For Korea's largest star-making "Dream Factory" SM Entertainment Company, it's natural to use a variety of different people's talents and resources to take charge of a new wave of opportunity.

EXO is the new weapon that has developed with this kind of background in mind. EXO is short for Exoplanet. Using the image "a planet from outside the solar system", SM has used this precise packaging to produce a different type of young idol. This kind of packaging is precise, taking the present into account, EXO deftly fills in for Super Junior, whose members are leaving for army duty and leaving holes. EXO is targeted towards to the post-90s new consumer generation. From the perspective of target areas, EXO is at the same time split between EXO-K (Korea) and EXO-M (China). Other than capturing Korean fans, they've also extended their influence towards China. Because it was seen that Super Junior having Chinese member Hangeng provoked a large positive response from Chinese fans, EXO-M's Chinese members were increased to four in order to extend Chinese fans' "patriotism" to include the Kpop movement. And because of the Chinese market's lack of leading idol groups, this kind of move only increases SM's chance of success.

But perhaps because of the intense promotion clips of an "new alien star", after the new mini album "MAMA" was finally released, we could not help but feel a tiny bit of disappointment. For all the hype of being "new alien stars", the songs in the album were too conventional and mainstream. Although it still keeps the popular Korean group style of elaborately and carefully tailored songs, it cannot avoid the patterns of strong electronic rhythms that have become so popular in the last two years. In every album released by SNSD, DBSK, Super Junior, Big Bang etc. there has been the same electronic feel. Of course, it's impossible to avoid finding an exceptionally powerful male vocalist as the person who breaks stereotypes and makes types of music possible, from rock to R&B side tracks, to contribute to an album's style. We haven't seen anything particularly unique from EXO, which is the main reason why we're disappointed.

However, this has almost no effect on EXO's attractiveness. In the mainland EXO-M has already gained a good reputation. "MAMA"'s results on every large online music ranking website has been exceptional. EXO-M's "MAMA" and EXO-K's album of the same name are both identical in terms of production and songs, except for the insertion of Chinese lyrics. This completely transforms the album to Chinese and is a testament to SM's determination to dominate the Chinese market. There's nothing to criticize about to song production of the whole mini album. SM's knowledge of popular music trends and precision of its production technique guarantees the easy listening of the whole album. For example, the title song "MAMA" not only brings a sophisticated apocalyptic feel, but also brings a heroic feel, allowing the post-90s generation to construct a hero-image. On the other hand, "What is Love" combines jazz and blues, and has already been featured in the background of teasers. From the start it has been extremely addictive, and has only increased in sophistication from its inclusion in the album. The R&B romance song "Your World", besides showcasing a quieter sound, after digital editing the entire space of the harmonies has increased, giving EXO-M a pure and elegant side. All six members contributed to the album according to their own special voices to produce an album with a variety of sounds and layers, as per expected of a Korean group.

But it's impossible to refute that the album's Chinese lyrics are lacking. If we use the common translating standards of "word, expression, elegance" to measure, then "MAMA"'s "words, expression" are odd and "elegance" is lacking. For example, the main lyrics in the title song "MAMA" "We want to be this way, Not looking at each other's eyes? Not talking to me? Not saying "I love you" anymore? Tell me MAMA MAMA" -- these sorts of lyrics paired with magnificent instrumentals only impedes the grandiosity of the music. And the line in "The Night of Two Moons" "Why is there one more one more moon/ so what if there is one more one more moon/ one more one more even more more more even more even more moons" mirrors the style of "Sorry Sorry", but it's unavoidable that in Chinese so many meaningless repetitions loses intelligence and doesn't reach the expected level of mechanical feeling. These sorts of directly translated lyrics most clearly delineates the difference between Korean and Chinese. There's a small, but clear difference between brainwashing and moving people.

Of course, we can't expect a Korean-made group to have any authentic and meaningful Chinese lyrics. It's even difficult for this whole mainland to produce any leading group, not even taking into account a global stage. From EXO-M, perhaps what we should learn is the inner workings of star-production and precise packaging. And from EXO-M themselves, these boys full of talent and star-power, with the help of the Hallyu Wave and Korean's SM's star-making resources, they will definitely acquire the same level of fame and bright results as that of Super Junior and other seniors to become a new generation idol group. We also hope that after seeing a talented model group like EXO-M, the Mainland's entertainment scene can heighten their idol group making level.


琳距离: Witness South Korean entertainment industry's 100 days miracle
As reported earlier, SM Entertainment has announced that in the past 3 years, SNSD brought in the highest revenue of $ 21.7 billion 37 million won for SM, clinching the first rank among other groups in SM. "The Boys" has an album sales record of 38 million, the average daily earning of 450,000 yuan. Also, in the past 3 years, Super Junior's revenue was in 13.8 billion 31 million won,earning them the second place. From these shocking numbers we saw from SNSD and Super Junior, we can tell that SM Entertainment is determined to create another hot Asia group, placing strong expectations on the newly formed group, EXO.

No doubt that this young boy band, EXO possessed a lot potential on top of the existing Korean groups - all born in 90s, standing about 180cm, looking young and fresh, energetic, playful or cool and handsome, all these met the demands of female fans. Based on experiences with Super Junior, EXO is split into two groups EXO-K and EXO-M, who will then promote in Korea and China respectively. K stands for Korea, M stands for Mandarin, and it serves as a packaging to enter Japan/Korea and China, the two major Asian markets with the aim of going "International". After deciding on this plan, they can now compete with the others on the starting line.
Within EXO, both K and M had undergone some formations, China group M members with LUHAN(鹿晗)、TAO(黄子韬)、CHEN(金钟大)、LAY(张艺兴)、XIU MIN(金珉硕)、KRIS (吴凡). Among the members, XIU MIN and CHEN are Koreans. This mixture is of "Korea-Chinese" grouping is to ensure smooth marketing and most importantly for the benefits of fans.

EXO-M's The 1st Mini Album has been released on 9th April, which is only 100 days apart from their first appearance. In these 100 days, SM Entertainment has achieved something that the entire Chinese Music Industry has long forgotten – They did not only just release their first album but also transformed a rookie group into a popular group. Remarkably, SM Entertainment's "Idol-making" strategy has successfully achieved such an effective marketing within such a short time.

Firstly, from end of December to January, EXO has been slowly revealed. EXO was initially a sheet of plain paper. Within this period, SM has rolled our their marketing strategy of "A Bullet A Day" method which slowly revealed EXO's names, character, appearances and talents to the public one by one. It is worth noticing that media and network plays an important role on "Idol-making". EXO was introduced on their official website, Youtube, Facebook, Naver and other websites, where their dance practices, daily videos, teasers and music videos are shared. This viral media marketing has successfully gained EXO many fans and attention. Every MV is filmed in two versions – Chinese and Korean. Their prologue single <What Is Love> has already gained 1000 million view counts, proving the effectiveness of their marketing strategy. On the day of official album release, EXO debuted via special appearances on television programmes. EXO-M made their first appearance as special guest on China's 《音乐风云榜》while EXO-K debuted on SBS INKIGAYO, one of the three largest Korea broadcasting company SBS with the highest influence, and this confirmed the status of Korea Music Industry.The strong targeting on fan bases by Korean music companies target is uncommon in the Chinese music industry. In additional compared to China, Korea's "Idol-making" is clearly in the forefront.

Back to the music discussion, this new album is relatively similar to all SM idol groups' music style. For example, dance-oriented, supported by R&B slow beat love songs,with the help of artists such as 刘荣镇, Teddy Riley, Thomas Traulsen, 申赫, and other Korean music producers to make their music temperament more international. EXO-M "Made in South-Korea China Boy group" concept has met with one of the biggest problems of boy bands controversy** in China. No offence, we really had enough of boy groups. However, EXO-M has left a good impression and reflects the professionalism of the Korean Entertainment companies. We can see that great efforts are put into voice selection of electronic music to even the smallest details such as the little sequins on their performance outfits. The whole album reflects a uniform fluidity on the assembly line of the Korean entertainment. The greatest significance of why EXO-M is formed is to allow people to be able to support Korean music within their own country.

As a dance group, the album has become Korean music's "Chinese Version" , which bid farewell to the local temperament. You can hear Usher in the title song, "MAMA", and also BigBeat with dynamic rock drums in "History". By using Asian-style mash-ups of the high-tech dance music, it has helped to bring out the smoothness of the music piece. As the popular starting point is very low, everyone can appreciate it. Also, for the track << Angel>>, although the tunes lack creativity, it is safe and secure. When it comes to album songs selection, EXO has adopted Chinese-Korean style, which also means that EXO-M is a replica Chinese Version of EXO-K . "One to One" promotion has lowered the production costs greatly, but the Chinese lyrics have become EXO-M biggest problem. The stiff and ambiguous pronunciation, superimposed on top of the South Korean tunes have given a sense of inconsistency which could become their biggest stumbling block in having a foothold in the Chinese music industry.

Of course, this is a "humanistic approach" concept album, where the album exists because of the members. Even if the there is no album, fans will still continue to increase. In conclusion, any flaws on the album itself would seem trivial.

**The controversy of Boy Groups in China was due to "Replica" groups who copy Korea boy groups, such as F4 China

Bringing Boy Bands a Unique and Revolutionary Model:
In comparison to the passed Golden Era, where Western boy groups have gradually declined, the Chinese music scene did not change. In comparison, South Korea's expertise in its industry of boy groups has been impregnable. In December last year, SM's impressively launched group EXO is also SM's innovative boy group, introducing new tricks to the game.

Boy groups have been on a significant ascent since the 1980s until today. Take That still has a strong influence, Westlife's farewell tour, too, was continuously spreading (its influence); from The Little Tigers (小虎队) to F4, to the new generation, Top Combine's efforts to reach the top; from Japan's Johnny's Entertainment to South Korea's SM, no matter whether it is old or new, surviving or disbanded, boy groups are still a far-reaching supply of entertainment.

First, EXO has a very strong direction, even though they have 12 members, they are divided into two groups, the K group has a focus on the domestic (Korean) market, while M focuses on the Mainland* (China). They can come together as well as work separately; their songs are also split into a Korean version and a Chinese version. In M, there are four Chinese members where you can see SM's ambition in the Mainland. After all, with the Mainland being such a large piece of cake, EXO-M's delivery, selection and training is better suited for local conditions. Secondly, from last year, in EXO's official debut, with step by step exposure and single releases, according to the time, Korean music can be seen as tight and accurate. On the subject of song releases, even Japan cannot escape the issue of leaked/pirated songs. Lastly, we observe the next song's quality.

Looking at EXO's newly released mini album, "MAMA" is a typical Kpop song, using a heavy rhythm to promote and further the song. In terms of a boy group, the appearance and temperament are always first, while singing skills can be poor, the same amount of consideration would go for dancing and the song, while this is simple in terms of a singer, an idol group is often more comprehensive. While high, the Korean singer, Chen's Chinese needs to be strengthened; out of the group, he has a very precious^ sound. Out of six songs, "Angel" was the only ballad and reflected the range of six people well. "Two Moons" was very witty, Kris was in charge of the rap in the middle which was remarkable, although there were some places which were rough and not neat, but as a rookie, the standard is superior. As stated earlier, a boy group's dancing is always important, so the song must match the promotional MV in order to obtain a stronger visual sense.

If you ignore the musical aspect, EXO's debut method and development is worth examining, after all, currently, having good music is not enough; music is a commodity, as a commodity, selling, packaging, location, publicity and so on must be considered as they are key steps. While Korean music's development these past years was still a step behind Japan's, the packaging and promotions are flashy with surprising promotional methods and there are a lot of fans in Korea and East Asia's markets; these are SM's new tasks.

*Chinese people refer to mainland China simply as 'mainland' or '内地', thus 'Mainland' has a capitalised 'M' to prevent confusion
^金属 was used which could refer to something precious or expensive, '金' literally means 'gold'

Review Conclusion:
Whether it's the beautiful harmonies or repetitive brain-washing that has left a strong influence on the mind, it will always be a memory -- this "memory" persists for a long enough amount of time. When listening to EXO-M's album "MAMA", you'll naturally thinking of many past classic idol groups who were not top notch in terms of music quality, yet have captured the hearts of many people. The previously mentioned "Top Idol Group Training Regimen" can be matched step by step to what was just written. Four music critics have all discussed EXO-M's road to fame as well as the influence their quick rise to popularity will have on China's star-making industry. Of course, their future domination of the Asian music market also includes their music. Looking at SM Entertainment's present dedication to EXO-M, it's only a matter of time before their music fills up the city and streets, and becomes the next "divine melody". EXO-M's next goal, of course, is to become the "divine band" since the number one band's influence will be long lasting, as they become imprinted as indispensable memories to music fans.


Source: NetEase Entertainment (main part: here, expanded cuts: 1234)
Translated by: taozi@CODE:EXO (main part, 2), PearlynC@CODE:EXO (1), destinyx@CODE:EXO (3), meki@CODE:EXO (4) 

[NEWS] SNSD’s Yoona & Jang Geun Suk on First Date & Lock Lips Read more: SNSD’s Yoona & Jang Geun Suk on First Date & Lock Lips

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 05:30 AM PDT


KBS 2TV Monday and Tuesday drama series Love Rain starring Jang Geun Suk and SNSD member Yoona, and the love line between the quarrelsome lover is officially begun in episode 9 broadcast on April 23rd, 2012. The first dating of two persons attracted the attention of the general audience.

"Vicious tongue" Seo Joon finally put aside the arrogance and looks at Ha Na fondly, and Ha Na also opens her heart to accept him, accepting each other shyly. There were some people witnessed the shooting of dating scene of the two persons, and left messages on the Internet, raising the anticipation towards the broadcast of the drama for many people.

In addition, in the next episode preview aired at the end of episode 8 broadcast on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012, Ha Na is roaring drunk and confesses her real feelings, and stages a drunk kiss scene with Seo Joon.

via TVDaily
Translated by asian-drama.org

[NEWS] EXO-K, fearlessly challenge Kpop 'Handsome black warriors'!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 05:12 AM PDT



Group EXO-K overwhelmed the stage by black charisma.

At April 22nd's SBS 'Inkigayo''s broadcast, EXO-K sang their title song 'MAMA'


Today, EXO-K turned shiny black that gave off a tough man image. Especially EXO-K's handsome appearance and superior powerful choreography that made the fans excited.

EXO-K's song 'MAMA' is the work of Yoo youngJin and Gregory Chant. The majestic orchestra sounds and sharp synth and guitar riffs at the dance break. It became more intense because of the shouting that delivered a powerful feeling.

Source: Nate
Translation: Gaemaxce @codeexo 

[NEWS] Yoo Ah In Prefers Kiss Scene with Shin Se Kyung To Kwon Yuri Read more: Yoo Ah In Prefers Kiss Scene with Shin Se Kyung To Kwon Yuri

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 05:10 AM PDT


Actor Yoo Ah In said frankly, "Comparing with Kwon Yuri, I prefer kiss scene with Shin Se Kyung."

On afternoon 2pm on April 20th, 2012, Yoo Ah In participated in the press conference for SBS Monday and Tuesday drama series "Fashion King" held at Tanhyeon's SBS Production Center. During the event, when talked about the kiss scenes with Kwon Yuri and Shin Se Kyung in the drama, he expressed his thoughts candidly.

When asked, "Whose kiss scene you prefer?" Yoo Ah In smiled heartily and answered, "I prefer kiss scene with Shin Se Kyung." Then, he said embarrassingly, "The setting of the scenes where I kissed with them is different. I took initiative in the kiss scene with Kwon Yuri, while in the kiss scene with Shin Se Kyung, she took initiative. The feeling of been kissed is refreshing, very interesting."

hin Se Kyung who was sitting beside was asked, "How was the feeling when filming the kiss scene?" She smiled and said shyly, "Actually I was very nervous, heart was beating and bouncing." Looking the sweet couple, director Lee Myung Woo praised, "Shin Se Kyung fully portrayed the naivete emotion of the character in the drama, although both Yoo A In and Shin Se Kyung are still young, but the acting skills are great."

Director Lee also urged, "At the scene, the actors are trying all their best to present the excellent acting to audience. Hope that everybody can support the drama.

SBS's "Fashion King" depicts the love and success story of 4 lead characters and is broadcast every Monday and Tuesday at 9:55pm.

via Ilgan Sports
Translated by asian-drama.org

[VIDEO] SNSD's Tiffany and Taeyeon performed Lady Marmalade with Baek Ah Yeon!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 04:31 AM PDT

Check out Tiffany and Taeyeon's performance on KPop Star as they performed Lady Marmalade with KPop Star contestant Baek Ah Yeon.

Impressed with their performance?

[PICTURE] Soyeon unveiled an adorable selca on Twitter!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 04:01 AM PDT

T-ara's Soyeon revealed a new selca on her Twitter.

She mentioned that it's raining when the photo was taken.

Fans who saw the photo praised that she looks great in her new selca,her huge eyes and cute expression attract much attention from fans.

Like her new selca?

[PICTURE] Jisook and "Llama" Amber snap some cute photos!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 03:31 AM PDT

Amber got her new nickname Llama recently.

Rainbow's Jisook tweeted 2 new photos taken with Amber.

She added caption saying that Amber is a cute llama,like their new photos?

[VIDEO] U-Kiss' comeback teaser on Inkigayo!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 03:01 AM PDT

U-Kiss will make their comeback with Dora Dora on Inkigayo next week,check out the teaser of their comeback below!

[VIDEO] B.A.P's comeback teaser on Inkigayo!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 02:31 AM PDT


B.A.P will make their comeback on Inkigayo next week with their new song Power,anticipating their comeback?

[PICTURE] Ryeo Wook,Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun enjoy a meal together!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 02:01 AM PDT

Super Junior's Ryeo Wook unveiled selcas taken with Eun Hyuk and Kyuhyun.

The boys are enjoying some great time together,Ryeo Wook said,"The food is delicious,it has been a while since the last time we ate together".

Like their new photos?

[PICTURE] f(x) performed at Hanmaum Police Festival!

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 01:31 AM PDT

 It has been a slow news day,but it's great to see the photos of the f(x) girls performing on Hanmaum Police Festival,i guess the cameraman is Sulli biased,so many Sulli's photos taken.

Check out more photos below!









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