Thursday, May 17, 2012

"SS501′s Heo Young Saeng releases a teaser video for “Crying”" plus 19 more

"SS501′s Heo Young Saeng releases a teaser video for “Crying”" plus 19 more

SS501′s Heo Young Saeng releases a teaser video for “Crying”

Posted: 17 May 2012 08:22 AM PDT

After releasing a few teaser images for his solo comeback, SS501's Heo Young Saeng has unveiled a teaser clip for “Crying“!

The countdown for the May 22nd release of his second mini-album, 'SOLO' has officially begun, and fans all over the world are already sharing their excitement and anticipation for his return through social network services.

'SOLO' has been revealed to be the complete production of Heo Young Saeng himself, having participated in the overall planning process and even its production. He's looking to step up from an idol to an artist by having his name credited as the co-producer.

His title track, "Crying", is described to be a medium pop R&B track about a man's wish for his ex-lover to return.

Check out the teaser below, and stay tuned to allkpop for updates!

Tip: jnn

JJ Project reveals teaser for “Bounce”

Posted: 17 May 2012 08:07 AM PDT

As the official release of JJ Project‘s first mini album, ‘Bounce‘ quickly approaches, JYP Entertainment has revealed a new video teaser!

This video teaser is a bit different from the rest as you can see both JB and Jr. bouncing and dancing, in addition to giving you a hint at how the track will sound.

Sporting a punk, hip hop style, the anticipation is increasing for the two boys on their debut.  After debuting as actors first on KBS‘s ‘Dream High 2‘, the boys have been attracting much attention.

Check out their teaser below as we wait for their debut on May 20th!

2NE1 models ADIDAS ORIGINAL’s new summer line of clothing

Posted: 17 May 2012 07:51 AM PDT

Fashion icons 2NE1 showcased the newest summer fashion must-haves.

ADIDAS Original recently revealed a few photos of 2NE1 modeling new pieces from their 2012 Spring/Summer Women’s & Summer Collection. The girls are rocking the ‘Big Trefoil Package‘ as well as the ‘Summer Graphic Tee‘ collection.

With their ‘Big Trefoil Package’, ADIDAS created a feminine yet fierce look using tank tops, track pants, one piece skirts, leggings, and more to commemorate the 1972 birth of their official trefoil logo. Their Summer Graphic Tee collection on the other hand encapsulates their unique ‘ADIDAS Original’ style, and 2NE1 was able to display their own sense of individuality.

The ladies of 2NE1 are fashion icons in Asia, and many women want to emulate their style because of the way they confidently sport their unique fashion style,” an insider from ADIDAS remarked. “We hope that many women will see the 2NE1 pictorials and fall in love with the new ‘Originals Women’s & Summer’ collection“.

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A Pink dishes on their comeback, drinking, and dating

Posted: 17 May 2012 07:26 AM PDT

A Pink showed just how much they’ve matured since their debut a year ago with the release of their comeback album ‘Une Annee‘.

The girls sat down for an interview with Ilgan Sports. They dished on their progress, the disadvantages of their age, and dating. Check it out below!

Q. “You swept up all of the rookie awards.”

Eunji: “We actually didn’t anticipate the wins because so many talented girl groups had debuted at the same time as us. As it’s an award we had always wanted to earn, it gave us a deeper sense of responsibility and an opportunity to work even harder.”

Naeun: “I forgot all of the speeches we had prepared because we were so nervous when we won the MAMA award. When I broke out of my daze, I was going to thank my parents, but was cut off right as I was about to say ‘pa-’. I was sorry about that.”

Q. “Which member matured the most?”

Bomi: “Namjoo. Her talents didn’t shine as brightly in our debut album, but now she’s in full bloom. She has a way of singing deliciously, and she also got a lot of parts in our new album. She’s always rehearsing, and I think her efforts are finally seeing the light now.”

Q. “Eunji still has her Busan accent.”

Eunji: “I thought it’d fix itself on its own naturally, but I see that it doesn’t have any intentions to. I think it’s become my charm now as the other members think it’s fun and are also trying to learn it.”

Q. “Your average age is a year older now.”

Yookyung: “Our average age is now 19. The unnis are 20 years of age now, and they’ve all become so pretty as they’re losing their baby fat. I don’t want to become an adult yet though. Since I’m not able to enjoy my school days, I want time to go slowly. I’m more comfortable being cute and sweet on stage.”

Q. “What kind of track is ‘Hush‘?”

Namjoo: “It’s about shyly confessing to your crush. A Pink’s cute style translated well into the song. Genre wise, I guess you could call it disco with a retro feel. The T-ara seniors are mostly known for retro, but I think ‘Hush’ has a color unique to A Pink. There’s a nice combination of cuteness and sexiness.”

Q. “You seem to have matured musically as well.”

Naeun: “We’ve become more daring with more individuality. Namjoo and Chorong unni even rap.”

Chorong: “It’s not rapping as much as it is talking fast. Our dongsengs are really good at looking chic and confident in their gaze or gestures. They must’ve practiced alone in the bathroom.”

Q. “Will your fans like a sexy image?”

Yookyung: “Our fans are very traditional and don’t want sexy concepts. Before the release of our album, we released a Twitter selca of ourselves wearing red heels. Some fans commented that they wouldn’t be our fans anymore if we kept looking sexy, haha. I think we’ll never be able to date at this point.”

Q. “So your goal is to win on a music program?”

Eunji: “We luckily won first place last time. Our goal is to become a trend like Busker Busker. No matter what street you turn on, you can hear ‘Yeosu’s Night Ocean‘ or ‘Cherry Blossom Ending‘ being played. I hope that ‘Hush’ can be played in the streets nationwide too.”

Q. “You’re now of the age where you can drink.”

Chorong: “I want to have a drink with the members sometimes, but I can’t because we have minors. I’m 21 now and haven’t been to a club yet. Our director said he’d take me on my birthday, but they were all just words. Whenever I want to go to a club, I just turn on the music really loud and dance with the lights off in my room. The maknaes will flicker the lights to add to the atmosphere.”

Namjoo: “The unnis can’t drink because of us. I think it’d be fun just watching them drink, but they just say cheers with fresh fruit juice.”

Q. “Are there any members who are dating?”

A Pink: “Our ‘dating cells’ have not generated yet. We actually don’t even talk about guys amongst ourselves. Our main topics are related to our promotions because we don’t have any interest in things outside of music as of now.”

Source + Photos: Joongang via Naver

B1A4 releases teasers for Sandeul and CNU for repackaged ‘IGNITION’ album

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:54 AM PDT

The ‘IGNITION‘ repackaged album teasers for B1A4‘s Sandeul and CNU have been released.

B1A4′s homepage was updated with a photo of a smartphone with links to video call teasers and images of each of the group’s members. The current images of the B1A4 boys laying comfortably in bed has fans anticipating the teasers for the final member, Gongchan, as well.

Check out Jinyoung and Baro‘s teasers here, and the new round of teaser updates below.



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T-ara’s Hyomin shows off a $34 jacket she bought in Italy

Posted: 17 May 2012 06:23 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Hyomin was quite happy with her amazingly thrifty purchase yesterday.

On May 16th, Hyomin tweeted, “Leather jacket I bought in Italy for $34. I must be a god of shopping. Hohoho,” and shared the above picture.

The picture showed Hyomin in a loose-fitting leather jacket and jeans. Her jacket is receiving attention for its good quality despite its affordable price, especially when considering it came from the streets of Italy where expensive brand names thrive.

The T-ara member’s followers commented, “No matter what [piece of] clothing, if noona wears it then it’s an expensive brand,” “The size seems too big,” and “She pulls off anything because her frame is good.

Source+Picture: Hyomin‘s Twitter

Hello Venus members impress with snapshots

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:52 AM PDT

Rookie girl group Hello Venus has been impressing netizens with snapshots that look like they were taken during a photo shoot.

The pictures of the Hello Venus members stretching near the window in their waiting room were revealed. The photos are reported to have been taken before they went on stage on a music program. Their poses make the girls of Hello Venus look as flexible and graceful as ballerinas.

In related news, Hello Venus successfully completed their debut stages with the title song “Venus“ after releasing their debut album of the same name.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

Seo Taiji releases ‘Taiji Bricks’ for 20th anniversary

Posted: 17 May 2012 05:21 AM PDT

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of his debut, Seo Taiji has released the third edition of his special miniature toy set, ‘Taiji Brick the Third Story: Rebirth‘.

The brick set, mini character versions of Seo Taiji, is the third version to be released since the series’ launch in 2004. This is the first release in nearly seven years after the second version’s release in 2005.

The ‘Taiji Bricks’ feature iconic outfits worn by Seo Taiji throughout the span of his eight albums, and took a total of three years to produce.

The set will be limited to a release of 1,000, and will go on sale starting May 18th.

Source + Photos: Kyunghyang via Naver

KARA’s Hara on the set of A-JAX’s music video

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:45 AM PDT

A photo of KARA‘s Hara sporting a bob during the filming of a music video was posted by DSP Media via SNS.

Hara captured attention for her shocking short hair cut on the music video set of new idol group A-JAX. Her already young features looked even younger thanks to the new hair style. Her outfit was also daring as she wore a white top inside a black see-through shirt.

Netizens commented, “A doll is touching a doll,” “She looks good with anything,” and “Her outfit is more shocking than her hair style.”

Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

Big Bang adds Thailand and Singapore to ‘Alive Tour 2012′ list

Posted: 17 May 2012 04:15 AM PDT

Big Bang has confirmed Thailand and Singapore as tour locations for their concert 'Alive Tour 2012', which will have stops in a total of 25 cities and 16 countries in Asia, North America, South America, and Europe.

An updated list was posted on Big Bang's official Facebook. The Philippines and Malaysia have already been confirmed, and Indonesia and Taiwan were announced yesterday. Only one more country in Asia has yet to be revealed, while 'Alive Tour 2012′ locations in North America, South America, and Europe have not been confirmed.

Check out the tour list for Japan here, and take a look at some of the new arrival and rehearsal photos posted from their Nagoya, Japan tour stop below.

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TaeTiSeo wins #1 + performances from May 17th’s ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 17 May 2012 03:46 AM PDT

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

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, boy groups INFINITE and Dalmatian returned with their unique sounds with “The Chaser” and “E.R“, respectively.

The queen of ballads, Baek Ji Young, also made her return with a fresh new track titled “Good Boy” with today’s performance featuring B2ST‘s Junhyung.

J.Y.Park finally held his comeback stage, performing both “You’re the One” and “Someone Else“, which features Brown Eyed Girls member Ga In!

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between Ulala Session, SISTAR, and TaeTiSeo, but in the end, it was TaeTiSeo who clinched the win tonight with "Twinkle“!

Congratulations to TaeTiSeo for their 'M! Countdown' trophy!


Performers tonight included Mighty Mouth, Ulala Session, 4minute, Aurora, SISTAR, Electroboyz, A Pink, B.A.P, TaeTiSeo, She’z, Rhythm Power and Hello Venus!

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J.Y.Park returns with “Someone Else” & “You’re the One” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 17 May 2012 03:38 AM PDT

Popular producer and singer J.Y. Park is back with his very own mini-album titled 'Spring – 5 Songs for a New Love'!

Overall, “You’re the One” is more of an upbeat song which showcases J.Y.Park’s slick moves, while “Someone Else” showcases the duo’s powerful vocal power.

The singer took the stage today on ‘M! Countdown‘ to give a powerful performance of “You’re the One”, along with “Someone Else” featuring Brown Eyed Girls‘ member Ga In!

Check out the performances below, and the rest of today’s clips here.


INFINITE is back with “The Chaser” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 17 May 2012 02:58 AM PDT

After unveiling their mini album 'INFINITIZE' earlier and embarking on a showcase tour around five cities, INFINITE has finally taken the stage to perform their title track "The Chaser".

The music video showcased the flawless, synchronized choreography that has become the trademark style of the group, interspersed by action-packed scenes. Now, INSPIRITS are met with an incredible comeback stage that further reveals the boys’ talents.

Check out “The Chaser” and “Tears” below, and be sure to view the rest of today’s performances here!



Dalmatian declares a state of emergency with “E.R” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 17 May 2012 02:39 AM PDT

Boy group Dalmatian has returned to their fans for the first time in over a year as a 5-member group, adding new multi-talented member Simon. With their new mini-album 'STATE OF EMERGENCY', the boys are more determined than ever to wreak havoc on the music scene.

Their title song "E.R" is an analogous dance track that has an acoustic feel, and the siren noises in the intro as well as the desperate lyrics will help listeners sense the emergency situation of having to let go of the person they love. Fans will also get to see the boys' dramatic transformation into fierce masculine men, as well as some new never-before-seen dance moves.

The track was produced by none other than One Way‘s Chance, and his hardworking production team duble kick music, who diligently worked with the boys for approximately a year.

Check it out below, and be sure to view the rest of today’s performances here!


CNBLUE’s Yonghwa chosen as the top singer-songwriter among idols

Posted: 17 May 2012 02:20 AM PDT

Yonghwa of CNBLUE has been chosen as the #1 singer-songwriter among idol groups.

On the May 16th edition of SBS‘ entertainment program ‘K-Star News‘, Yonghwa was recognized as the “Idol who is most likely to succeed in solo activities”. The honor was given in part due to the CNBLUE member’s excellence in singing, composing, and producing, which are all talents that add to his singer-songwriter status.

In addition to his musical talents, Jung Yonghwa also boasts success as an actor on the small screen. The star played a major role in the hit drama ‘You’re Beautiful‘, and is also appearing in the overseas market with the Japanese drama ‘You’ve Fallen for Me‘.

‘K-STAR NEWS’ commented on the results, “Jung Yonghwa’s greatest asset is his musical ability… The combination of looks that can melt any woman’s heart with his charismatic leadership make him an easy pick for the number one spot.

In related news, ‘You’ve Fallen for Me’ is scheduled for broadcast on FujiTV in July.

Source & Image: Naver

BoA and Shin Se Kyung make ‘Fashion King’ jokes on Twitter

Posted: 17 May 2012 01:50 AM PDT

Singer BoA displayed her close relationship with actress Shin Se Kyung.

On May 15th, BoA sent an encouraging message to Shin Se Kyung, who is currently starring in SBS drama, ‘Fashion King‘, through Twitter.

BoA proved she was closely following the drama by tweeting,”Lee Ga Young (Shin Se Kyung’s character), stop submitting your letter of resignation all the time, and make me some clothes too.

Put my monogram on it as well,” she added, grabbing the attention of fans and ‘Fashion King’ viewers.

Shin Se Kyung responded, “If you want me to make clothes for you unni, then you have to stay obsessed with me even if you have a boyfriend, and you have to feel anxious when I suddenly disappear after cussing you out. If you can do that, I will make you a shirt with a black star.”

BoA ran with the joke and replied, “I will send you back to school, get you a house, find you a job, find your parents a warehouse, and get rid of all the men who are always lingering around you. Lee Ga Young, don’t you think you need to stay with me until the end?.” She continued, “I am going overseas on business today. I will return soon so wait for me. It is not hard for me to make a brand for Lee Ga Young.

The singer added, “We will also have a soju party. Fighting on your final week!“, offering Shin Se Kyung some encouragement and support.

In related news, ‘Fashion King’, starring Shin Se Kyung and Yoo Ah In, will air its final broadcast on May 22nd.

Source + Photos: My Daily via Naver

Busker Busker reveal tattooed bodies for Nylon shoot

Posted: 17 May 2012 01:25 AM PDT

Busker Busker showed fans that even tattooed boys can look innocent and cute in a photo shoot for Nylon‘s June issue.

The members took off their shirts and got tattoos of messages thanking their fans for all the love the group has received. Usually, tattoos make people look a bit unapproachable and edgy, but instead, the Busker Busker members looked cute and lovely.

The editor who directed the shoot shared, “Although they must have been tired from getting the tattoos drawn for such a long time, I got a professional yet friendly vibe from the members who never lost their laughter, played guitar, and sang.

Source+Picture: Star News via Naver

KARA’s Jiyoung leaves fans with a goodnight selca before their concert

Posted: 17 May 2012 12:59 AM PDT

KARA‘s maknae Jiyoung shared a cute selca from bed.

On May 15th, Jiyoung tweeted in Japanese, “I’ll see you guys at Yoyogi tomorrow,” and posted the above picture.

Even though she had no makeup on, netizens were captivated by her big eyes and well-defined features.

Followers commented, “As expected, Jiyoung’s fresh face is pretty,” “I want to meet her at Yoyogi too,” “A handsome boy? Her features are well-defined,” “Her eyes are really big,” and “Jiyoung is so cute.

KARA is launching their super arena tour in Japan today, performing at places such as the Yoyogi Park, better known as the National Gymnasia for the Tokyo Olympics.

Source+Picture: Jiyoung‘s Twitter

B.A.P’s Zelo complains about his ever-growing height?

Posted: 17 May 2012 12:38 AM PDT

B.A.P‘s  maknae, who is also the youngest male among all the idol groups,  Zelo has complaints about his tall height.

Born in October of 1996, 15-year-old Zelo revealed in a recent interview with one of Japan’s biggest newspapers that he “would like to stop growing” when he was asked about a “personal hope.”

Zelo’s profile says his height is 5’11.5″ (182 cm), but he’s been growing even more since his debut and is now 6 feet (183 cm) tall.

He shared, “The hospital told me my growth plates are still open.” Despite his complaint, he wrapped up the interview sarying, “Actually, I think I can be able to express more with a taller height so I’m excited.”

Currently, B.A.P is promoting their second single album, ‘Power‘. The group successfully finished fan signings, which began last weekend, in Seoul, Daegu, and Busan. On the coming 19th, they are planning to hold a fan sign event in Incheon.

Baek Ji Young makes a hot comeback with “Good Boy” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 17 May 2012 12:21 AM PDT

The queen of ballads, Baek Ji Young, is back, returning with her newest hip title track “Good Boy“!

The title song, "Good Boy", has already been receiving a lot of attention for the singer’s collaboration with B2ST's skilled rapper, Junhyung. In "Good Boy", Junhyung plays a bad boy who thinks lightly of a woman's heart. Junhyung had a hand in making the rap, and participated in the music video as well.

It was none other than One Way‘s Chance who produced Baek Ji Young’s newest mini-album, which further had fans anticipating its release.

Junhyung also took to the stage to perform for Baek Ji Young’s appearance on today’s episode of ‘M! Countdown‘. Check out their performance below, and be sure to view the rest of today’s clips here.