Thursday, May 31, 2012

"The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness praises 2NE1 via Twitter" plus 19 more

"The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness praises 2NE1 via Twitter" plus 19 more


The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness praises 2NE1 via Twitter

Posted: 31 May 2012 09:36 AM PDT

We recently reported that Jay McGuiness from British-Irish boy band The Wanted sang along to 2NE1‘s ”I Am The Best“, and earlier today, he further praised the girls via his Twitter page.

When one of 2NE1′s international fansites ‘LP2NE1‘ posted the Wanted Wednesday clip of Jay singing, the singer responded with enthusiasm:

Fellow Blackjacks were thrilled to hear he was a fan of the girls, and thanked him for showing his support.

Tip : erica

A-JAX releases their debut MV “ONE 4 U”

Posted: 31 May 2012 09:04 AM PDT

Rookie boy group A-JAX has released their debut MV “ONE 4 U“!

They drew interest before the official release as representatives from DSP Media stated that they spent nearly $42,500 USD on CG production effects alone, which is usually the cost of a full music video for most productions. The music video utilizes a lot of fantasy elements as well as detailed shots in scenes where it doesn’t look like it was touched with CG at all to the untrained eye.

The members transcend time and space in their MV, and their fierce concept display an impressive level of masculinity.

Check out the MV below!

U-KISS releases new dance track, “Te Amo”

Posted: 31 May 2012 08:41 AM PDT

Nassun & ZENDA FAKTERI of producing team BEATAMIN have created the new track “Te Amo” for idol group U-KISS‘ and their ‘The Special to KISSME‘ album.

The track is a fierce and fresh new track that echoes the sounds of the saxophone. The song will allow listeners to feel as though they’ve escaped to an exciting, upbeat South American club, and it is the ideal song to dance to this summer season. “Te Amo” is “I Love You” in Spanish.

Check it out below!

MYNAME releases comeback music video “Hello & Goodbye”

Posted: 31 May 2012 08:11 AM PDT

Rookie boy group MYNAME have made their return to the music scene.

The boys debuted with “Message” eight months ago, but are now ready to kick things up a notch with their comeback. After releasing video teasers of their newest track, “Hello & Goodbye” they have now released the official music video. MYNAME has revealed that they’re as determined as ever to put out music that they’re confident in for their comeback.

Check out the MV below! Do you prefer it over “Messag-e“?

Wonder Girls reveal teaser for “Like This”

Posted: 31 May 2012 08:04 AM PDT

The lovely Wonder Girls are set to make a comeback on June 3rd with their mini album ‘Wonder Party‘.

After releasing a series of teaser images, the Wonder Girls have now revealed a teaser video for their upcoming title track “Like This“.

In the teaser video, you can get a glimpse of the dancing and the funky beat.

Check it out Below!

Big Bang Taeyang’s video teaser for “Monster” revealed

Posted: 31 May 2012 08:00 AM PDT

After releasing image teasers for the group’s upcoming title song “Monster“, Big Bang is now releasing the video teasers. First up was for member T.O.P, G-Dragon, and Seungri. Now the teaser for member Taeyang has been revealed.

Both the album and "Monster" music video are due out on June 3 KST.

Stay tuned for more teasers to come!

Go Hyun Jung to treat staff and cast of ‘Miss Go’ to a trip to Hawaii?

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Actress and host of the ‘Go Show‘ Go Hyun Jung made a huge promise on the May 30th broadcast of SBS’sOne Night of Entertainment TV‘.

The episode covered news regarding MC Mong’s trial, the Cannes Film Festival, and all the entertainment happenings in South Korea during the week.

During the broadcast, the cast of the movie ‘Miss Go,’ Go Hyun Jung, Sung Dong Il, Yoo Hae Jin and others, told stories about their filming experience. Even with all the movies and television shows she’s filmed throughout her career, this will be the first blockbuster that the actress will appear in.

Go Hyun Jung stated, “This will be my first blockbuter movie, and the staff and cast really gelled well together, so I hope that many people will come watch the movie. If 5 million people come out to watch the movie, I will treat you with a trip to Hawaii.

Upon hearing this, the other actors asked, “Who will you give the trip to?” and Go Hyun Jung answered, “I will treat the movie staff.” The actors responded, “I really want to go to Hawaii.” Sung Dong Il then joked, “Do you mean Bugok Hawaii?” referring to a water park in South Korea.

Source: TV Daily via Naver

2PM’s Nichkhun and Chansung praise Junsu for his touching performance

Posted: 31 May 2012 07:10 AM PDT

2PM‘s Nichkhun and Chansung praised their fellow member Junsu for his touching performance of his solo song honoring his father at their concert ‘SIX BEAUTIFUL DAYS‘ held in Budokan, Japan on May 30.

Nichkhun tweeted:

Chansung also had a few words of praise for Junsu. He tweeted, “Today was Junsu hyung’s day..! A song Junsu hyung wrote thinking about his father! I didn’t get to listen to it even at rehearsal so I heard it for the first time behind the stage and couldn’t control my emotions since then…

He continued, “Junsu hyung went through a lot, and I’m thankful and glad that he expressed his feelings through music… Also, it was a chance for me to think about my father, mother, and hyung! I love you Junsu hyung!

Many fans and stars comforted Junsu when his father passed away in January.

Source+Picture: Nichkhun /Chansung‘s Twitter

Busker Busker’s 1st album breaks 13 million downloads

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:40 AM PDT

Indie band Busker Busker achieved a new milestone as online downloads for their first album surpassed the 13 million mark.

According to figures released on the 31st by Gaon Chart, Busker Busker’s first album has accrued a grand total of 13,055,149 downloads. The number is a compilation of all downloads for the eleven tracks included in their album.

The song with the highest number of downloads was “Cherry Blossom Ending” with 2,184,650 downloads. Including this track, six songs broke 1 million for digital downloads.

A representative for the Gaon Chart praised the rookies, saying, “Breaking the 10 million mark for a full album is a tough feat even for top artists. Also, Busker Busker had several popular songs instead of one specific song. In album sales, Busker Busker has sold more than 70,000 albums to date, so it is also possible they will break 100,000 purchases for their album sales as well.

Source: TV Daily via Nate

f(x) to make a comeback this summer

Posted: 31 May 2012 06:12 AM PDT

Five-member girl group f(x) has stoked fans’ excitement with news that they will be returning to the K-Pop scene this summer after almost a one-year hiatus.

A representative for SM Entertainment confirmed the news: “f(x)’s album release is not that far in the future. The new album is almost finished, and is reported to be slated for a June or July release. The representative also added, “Currently, the f(x) members are speeding up preparations for their album and will be bringing some good news soon.

However, the concept and track list are under wraps for the time being. Stay tuned to allkpop as we keep up with their comeback!

Source: Star News

Yoon Mi Rae celebrates her 31st birthday

Posted: 31 May 2012 05:42 AM PDT

Singer-rapper Yoon Mi Rae (Tasha) celebrated her 31st birthday!

Fans flooded her Twitter with birthday wishes, and in response, Yoon Mi Rae tweeted, “Wow!!! Overwhelmed with gratitude!! Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! I don’t know how to express this in words.. I’m so touched!! Thank you so much ❤❤ much love!!

However, it seems as though her husband, Tiger JK, forgot about the special day as he responded, “Happy birthday mommy, forgot all about it. Ma bad. I forgot it’s your birthday, sorry! I’ll upload a pretty, photoshopped photo. Happy birthday, Yoon Future!” and attached the photo above.

Yoon Mi Rae tweeted back:

Meanwhile, Yoon Mi Rae is preparing to make her debut in the U.S. She has also been confirmed to judge on the new season of Mnet’s ‘Superstar K4′ for the second year in a row.

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Source: Yoon Mi Rae’s Twitter, Tiger JK’s Twitter

CROSS GENE releases “La-Di Da-Di” MV teaser

Posted: 31 May 2012 05:11 AM PDT

Upcoming idol group CROSS GENE has released the music video teaser for their debut song “La-Di Da-Di“.

The group is comprised of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese members, including Shin Won Ho, who’s known for his appearances in dramas and CFs, model and actor Takuya, who starred in the Asia special of the variety show 'Dream Team', as well as Casper, Sangmin, J.G., and Yongsuk.

CROSS GENE stands for the group's ability to "cross the superior genes of each country to create one perfect group."

Their debut showcase will be held at AX Korea on June 7.

Tip: Bin

U-KISS reveals Soohyun’s teaser photo for ‘The Special to KissMe’ + album details

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:40 AM PDT

U-KISS has released Soohyun‘s teaser photo for the upcoming release of their special mini-album, 'The Special to KissMe'.

As the title of the album indicates, this is an album specially prepared as a gift for their fans, KissMe.

The track “Te Amo” will be released on June 1 at midnight KST, while their mini-album comes out June 5 KST. “Te Amo”, which means “I love you” in Spanish, was composed by Nassun and Zenda Faketeri, and produced by Beatamin. Their title track “Believe” was composed and written by member AJ.

Check out the teaser photos of members Hoon and AJ here, and take a look at Soohyun’s teaser photo as well as ‘The Special to KissMe’ track list below.

‘The Special To Kiss Me’ track list:

01. Believe (Title Track)
02. Te Amo
03. It Must Be Fate
04. Let’s Get
05. Believe (inst.)
06. Te Amo (inst.)

Source + Photo: U-KISS’ official Twitter
Tip: lunarlullaby

2PM’s Taecyeon wards off evil with a talisman

Posted: 31 May 2012 04:11 AM PDT

2PM member Taecyeon tweeted on May 30, “I received a talisman! Away from me evil spirits! I hope for only good things for this year now!  Hehe!

In the photo, Taecyeon bites down on a small talisman the size of a coin purse with his eyes opened wide. On his right shoulder, the sling he’s currently using for his injured arm is visible.

Fans commented, “I hope you recover quickly from your injury,” “I hope only good things [happen] from now on,” and “Your talisman is cute.

Taecyeon injured his humerus, the long bone in the arm or forelimb that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. A staff member at Taecyeon’s agency wrote on JYP’s homepage, “Taecyeon had an arm wrestling contest with his fellow 2PM members on May 15 while taking a break from promoting in Japan and hurt his arm.

Source + Photo: Taecyeon’s Twitter

Hyomin takes pictures with ‘Invincible Youth’ members

Posted: 31 May 2012 03:42 AM PDT

T-ara member Hyomin showed her cheerful nature on the set of KBS2‘s ‘Invincible Youth 2.’

On May 31, Hyomin posted to Twitter, “I came back from filming ‘Invincible Youth’. I don’t know how long it has been since I have laughed that much. I don’t think I need to worry about being edited out much. For real!“  She then tweeted a little later, “Ace!

The T-ara member took a photo with members from the first season of ‘Invincible Youth’, Girls’ Generation‘s SunnySECRET‘s Sunhwa, and comedian Kim Shin Young, posing like a power ranger.

Followers commented, “They are so beautiful even when they don’t dress up,” “Because Sunhwa and Hyomin are next to each other they seem like they are glowing,” and “Hyomin, happy belated birthday. Be strong today!

Source + Photo: Hyomin’s Twitter

Mnet broadcasts special recap episode for May 31st’s ‘M! Countdown’ + INFINITE wins #1!

Posted: 31 May 2012 03:11 AM PDT

Mnet is back with a special episode to replace today’s live show of ‘M! Countdown‘, allowing viewers to watch some of the epic moments that took place on the stage, ranging from months to years ago.

Today’s special episode featured a wide variety of artists including A Pink, T-ARA, MBLAQ, F.T. Island, Se7en, miss A, Big Bang, SHINee, CNBLUE, Busker Busker, Shinhwa, SISTAR, 4minute, TaeTiSeo, and INFINITE!

Congratulations to INFINITE for winning first with “The Chaser“ on this week’s ‘M! Countdown’!

Check out the clips below!

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miss A >

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Big Bang >

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< SHINee >

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< Busker Busker >

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< Shinhwa >

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4minute >

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TaeTiSeo >

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INFINITE >

EXO >

Additional clips of ‘M! Countdown’ backstage:

INFINITE >

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G.NA >

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Shinhwa members gather for a samgyupsal party after Tokyo concert

Posted: 31 May 2012 02:42 AM PDT

Shinhwa held a samgyupsal (pork belly) party after their recent concert in Japan.

On May 30, Shinhwa Company‘s Twitter account posted, “After ending our concert in Tokyo! We dreamed of having this samgyupsal party.”

In the photo, the Shinhwa members sit around a table with the samgyupsal they dreamed of in the center. Leader Eric is smiling as he holds a spoon up, while Minwoo pinches Junjin‘s cheek.

Followers commented, “Thank you for the amazing concert. I hope that you can perform all over the world next year,” “Thank you for your hard work. I will be waiting for you,” and “Andy oppa is too cute. Oppa, you’re the best!

Source: Shinhwa Company’s Twitter

YG Entertainment to open Big Bang gate

Posted: 31 May 2012 02:12 AM PDT

YG Entertainment will open a Big Bang gate to promote the group’s upcoming album, ‘Still Alive – Special Edition‘, and title track, “Monster“.

The gate, located at the Shinboon Dangsun DX Line in Kangnam, Seoul, includes a 47 inch (119 cm) LCD screen that will play the “Monster” music video, the making-of video for Big Bang’s Extradinary 20′s photo shoot, and other clips. The Big Bang gate also displays accessories personally worn by the members during the shooting of the “Monster” MV. Fans will be able to listen to tracks from ‘Still Alive – Special Edition’ at the gate as well.

Those with NFC Leader enabled on their cellphones will be able to automatically load information about Big Bang through the official YG application when next to the gate.

“Monster” will be released at midnight on June 3 KST, while ‘Still Alive – Special Edition’ will hit stores on June 6 KST.

The Big Bang gate officially opens on Saturday, June 2 KST.

Source + Photo: YGfamily
Tip: nari17

Kang Min Kyung transforms into a chic flower boy for ‘Singles’ magazine

Posted: 31 May 2012 01:40 AM PDT

Kang Min Kyung transformed her usual cute, feminine image to a vintage, boyish look for Singles‘ magazine.

On May 30, the Davichi member tweeted, “Trying to be mister Min Kyung rather than miss Min Kyung, ‘Singles’ June issue,” along with a couple shots from the photo shoot.

Fans commented, “Kang Min Kyung is good looking even when she dresses like a guy,” and “This is the prettiest guy I’ve ever seen.

In related news, Kang Min Kyung recently took part in ‘Nike Women’s Race‘ where she showcased her healthy beauty.

Check out more photos from the ‘Singles’ pictorial below:

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Source & Photo: Kang Min Kyung’s Twitter
Tip: Bishou

KARA’s Nicole supports A-JAX with a surprise visit

Posted: 31 May 2012 01:10 AM PDT

KARA‘s Nicole supported DSP Media hoobae group A-JAX by making a surprise visit to their music video filming site.

On May 30, a photo of Nicole posing with A-JAX was posted on A-JAX’s official Facebook page.

To encourage her juniors, Nicole prepared homemade black tea muffins and beverages, brightening up the atmosphere as she passed the treats out to the A-JAX members and filming staff.

Most notably, Nicole paid a visit to the members immediately after returning from finishing her schedule in Japan. Fulfilling her role as a sunbae, Nicole gave tips on eye contact with cameras as well as choreography.

The A-JAX members relayed their appreciation: “Nicole sunbae’s encouragement gave us great strength. We will work hard, and become a group that receives a lot of love like KARA.

A-JAX is busy preparing for their debut title song, “ONE 4 U“, which will be officially released on June 2.

Source: Segye Daily via Nate