Monday, June 4, 2012

"[INFO] The 21 Greatest K-Pop Songs of All Time”!" plus 24 more

"[INFO] The 21 Greatest K-Pop Songs of All Time”!" plus 24 more


[INFO] The 21 Greatest K-Pop Songs of All Time”!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT



From lapsed '90s metalheads to the glossiest girls of today's generation, the best of the sublimely shiny sound that's sweeping the world

Twenty years after its birth, Korean pop music has made its way from Seoul to Singapore to San Antonio to São Paulo and back again, "outbubbling" — as SPIN's Chuck Eddy phrased it last year — its Western counterpart by tweaking and perfecting the formula on which both have long been based. It's music that demands to be mainlined (hooks come sharper, choruses larger, visuals brighter), its gloss equaled only by the aggressiveness with which it's been delivered to the international marketplace in recent years. By now, K-pop's catalog of classics is deep enough to warrant a best-of list of its own, one we've assembled with our ears pointed to both past and present: The 21 Greatest K-Pop Songs of All Time, a singles wrecking crew whose final, odd-numbered tally is a loving tribute to one of the current moment's most beloved girl groups, 2NE1.

21. SoolJ feat. Suh Ga Young – "Waiting 4 U" (2011)
20. Shinee – "Lucifer" (2010)
19. TVXQ – "Doshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandaro" (2008)
18. Wonder Girls – "Be My Baby" (2011)
17. IU – "Boo" (2009)
16. T-Ara – "Roly Poly" (2011)
15. Super Junior – "Sorry Sorry" (2009)
14. Kara – "Step" (2011)
13. Big Bang – "Bad Boy" (2012)
12. f(x) – "Nu Abo" (2010)
11. Girls Generation – "Run Devil Run" (2010)
10. E.via – "Pick Up! U!" (2010)
9. 2NE1 – "Ugly" (2011)
8. Norazo – "Curry" (2010)
7. GD&TOP – "High High" (2010)
6. BoA – "Eat You Up" (2008)
5. SNSD – "Gee" (2009)
4. Seo Taiji & Boys – "Nan Arayo (I Know)" (1992)
3. 2NE1 – "I Am the Best" (2011)
2. HyunA – "Bubble Pop!" (2011)
1. H.O.T. – "Candy" (1996)


Source: spin.com

[NEWS] Park Jisung watches IU's concert... Attends after meeting through Running Man, creates an uproar in the halls!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 08:45 AM PDT


Captain' Park Jisung is gaining a lot of attention after it was revealed that he had attended IU's concert.

Park Jisung had appeared at IU's first solo concert 'Real Fantasy', that took place in Seoul Kyunghee University Peace Hall on the 3rd.

On that day, right when part 2 of the concert had begun, IU had stated that "A very special guest is here today".

Then, the audience cheered as they saw Park Jisung on the big screen.

As the room became noiser, IU then stated, "Who are you looking at? If you keep on looking I'll make you leave" and also added "I invited him after meeting him on the recent episode of Running Man, thank you for coming" thus expressing her thanks.


Translation: -Hope @ weheartiu
Source: Herald News 

[NEWS] IU's solo concert, rather than showing how much she improved, making everyone anticipate about her future!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 08:30 AM PDT


"Out of all the 20 year old solo female singer's concerts in Korea, how many of them will be able to hold a concert this successful?"

On the 3rd at the Peace Hall in Kyunghee Unviserity, IU held her first nation-wide solo concert.

From IU's amazing vocals and a fairytale-like stage to the large orchestra and band and their splendid performance. Although it seemed like the echos from the music were fighting with IU's singing, it did not negatively affect the overall performance.

'Cruel Fairytale', 'You and I', 'Peach', 'Nagging', 'Every End of the Day', 'Marshmallow' and other various hit songs got a lot of cheers from the male fans and all the fans were on the edge of their seats when watching IU dance to Black Eyed Pea's 'Boom Boom Pow', Rain's 'Rainism' and Hyuna and Jang Hyunseung's 'Trouble Maker'.

Even though it was IU's first solo concert, she was able to control her audience well. Through her witty comments and variety of expressions, she was able to give off the impression of a older sister, little sister, and a daughter all at once. Although on stage there was only 1 IU, the emotions that each audience member felt were all different.

IU was very considerate of everyone who was there. She considered how the male fans would feel, she frequently gave little speeches that were aimed towards the female fans, and she paid close attention to the people who were sitting on the 2nd and 3rd floor since they would have a hard time looking at her. Although there were a lot of young fans, she sang couple of old songs in order to please the older fans who were also present. Going a step further, she even thought about the fans that weren't able to attend her concert by creating a phone call event.

In most concerts, time to time singers use different facial expression to take over the concert arena, however instead of using this technique, IU created a comfortable and emotional atmosphere in the concert arena.

Most of all, instead of showing the difference between the past and the present IU through her songs and dance, IU showed how much more she could improve in the future. Although 2AM and Lee Seunggi did perform as guests, IU was able to make people throw away their worries of how a 20 year old singer could lead a concert by herself.

Starting in Seoul, after her 6 city tour ends, we wonder how mature she would become when she gets back on stage.


Translation: -Hope @ weheartiu
Source: http://news.kukinews...338768497&cp=nv 

[NEWS] EXO-M made an appearance on ifeng Channel's 'Crazy Love Musician'!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 08:16 AM PDT


Popular rooky group EXO-M came to 'Crazy Love Musician' and showed great charisma. The camerawoman could barely get a hold of herself, the presenter couldn't suppress her laughter and lost her ability to speak. Tao threw a kiss, Lu Han talked about his history as the school hunk, and even Kris couldn't hold himself together.

These six members were very kind to each other and love one another just like a family. They worked with team spirit as battle companions. All the staff couldn't stop laughing at Kris' gag reel.


article souce: yueifeng channel @ weibo & yue.ifeng.com
picture source: yue.ifeng.com
translated by: luhanlu @ tumblr

[NEWS] Teen Top, appears on real variety ‘the birth of variety-idols’!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 07:48 AM PDT


After making a comeback with their 3rd mini album title track 'To You', Teen Top is gaining popularity and will make a name for themselves as variety idols through the reality variety programme.
Beginning 16 June, just like Teen Top, the artistes under Teen Top's company, Andy and a new 7 member boy group will all appear on 'Teen Top 100% Popularity' that is expected to air for 10 episodes on SBS MTV.
'Teen Top 100% Popularity' is a project that aims to create hot issues where Teen Top, the idol group with high popularity domestically and overseas, will challenge and break the records made by the best stars on popularity variety shows such as 'Infinity Challenge' and 'Idols Sports Competitions' If they fail to do so, the chance will be passed on to new group '100%', making it an intense real fight for survival.
The first teaser that was revealed on SBS MTV on the 2nd hinted at the storm ahead with the serious music and Andy appeared as the manager. The black and white contrast between Teen Top and the new idol group; and with the intense expression, they comically passed on jajangmyeon (black bean noodles), has been attracting attention.
On the other hand, gagman Kim Taehyun will be appearing as emcee on 'Teen Top 100% Popularity' which will air for one hour every Saturday at 9PM KST. 



Eng trans: @oursupaluv

[VIDEO] Do you want to eat Taecyeon Pizza?!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 07:28 AM PDT




2PM's Taecyeon films a new CF for Mr. Pizza,check out his CF here!

[NEWS] Big Bang and U-Kiss to perform at A-nation Stadium fes. Charge!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 07:16 AM PDT


Various singers and groups will perform at A-nation Stadium fes. including KPOP male groups BIG BANG and U-KISS.

Check out more information about the event below.

Sun, August 26, 3:30pm, Ajinomoto Stadium (Ajisuta), Chofu, Tokyo
■OPEN/START: 13:30/15:30 JST
■Ticket:9,800 JPY Available at 
http://a-nation.net/ticket_sf.html

【Official HP】
http://a-nation.net/
【Ticket】 
http://a-nation.net/ticket.html
【Twitter】 
https://twitter.com/anation_navi
【Facebook】 
https://www.facebook.com/anation.official


Don't miss this event to see BIG BANG and U-KISS in person!


Source: @a-nation
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

[NEWS] Park Yoochun, Began his acting career slightly unawares of how to act…now he has finally grasped “the taste” of acting!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 06:43 AM PDT


SBS Drama 'Rooftop Prince' Park Yoochun
• At present has acted (sweated) over two other roles
• Through his character interpretations he has shown remarkable improvement in his performances
• He wishes to challenge himself by acting as a psychopath (in his next piece)
There is a lot to be said about the drama "Rooftop Prince." It was a properly performed drama with just the right amount of feeling…it can be called a comforting drama during tough times.
Before the drama began, there was increasingly much talk over the unexpected death of Park Yoochun's father. However Yoochun overcame such trials from episode 1 up to episode 20 and was able to "successfully complete" the drama without fail. Viewers who saw his performance were left with a deep impression.


In SBS "Rooftop Prince," Park Yoochun played the "double role" of Joseon era's Crown Prince Lee Gak as well as present day's Yong TaeYong. Up to the drama's conclusion, the drama was able to tell a light-hearted story.
"From the early stages of filming up to the extremely tight rap up of episode 20, I am glad we finished without any accidents. Personally, I have a bit more affection for this drama compared to the others. I was already moved when I received the drama proposal and so I felt even better when the drama finished well."


Debuting in the drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," Yoochun started off not really aware of how to perform/act. However, since 'Rooftop Prince,' he has discovered the fun of properly acting. Though it was a miracle that each episode was broadcasted on time despite a tight schedule, the actors' teamwork/sportsmanship was better than ever. They naturally received adlibs from one another and responded in kind without breaking a sweat (getting out of character). […]


For this drama, Yoochun was able to make the character his own. Using inarticulate modern day language, Yoochun's character Lee Gak's English was even more unspeakable. Naturally because he came from Joseon era he was not used to the language. Thus, instead of pronouncing "Omurice" and "Ice Bar" correctly, they came out slightly wrong-"Omurice-su" and "Ice-su Bar." […]
Also, Lee Gak and Yong TaeYong's character was distinguished by glasses. When Yoochun wore glasses he was acting the part of Taeyong and when he took them off he was acting the part of Lee Gak. However, because Yong Taeyong wanted to reach out to Bak Ha whom he personally liked so much (though she loved Lee Gak) Yong Taeyong chose not to wear glasses.



The person whom Bak Ha met at the end…exactly who was he? There were diverse responses- however Yoochun said that it was "100% Yong Taeyong." In the original script Bak Ha was not supposed to recognize Lee Gak's presence- however rather than cutting out one of the two characters, in the end, the script was written so that Bak Ha would be able to feel a sense of Lee Gak in Taeyong.

The tears that came during the kiss scene and confession with Bak Ha weren't really formed out of a feeling of love. In the end, the confession and tears came as a result of the sad reality that "the Rooftop Prince and his trio" had to return back to the Joseon period. Park Yoochun explained that such painful reality naturally brought on his tears.


"When I look back at how I acted and see that viewers somehow have reacted with similar response, I am most proud. It was then that I felt the most joy."

Now, with an understanding of the "fun of acting," Yoochun wishes to play more roles— a psycho, murderer, etc. (especially criminal roles) Whether it is due to makeup, lighting, angle or simply acting alone, Yoochun wishes to become an actor with such impressive acting ability that people will be able to dominate the acting scene and be considered for important roles.


"From now on I'd like to try a variety of roles. However, amongst those roles if there is a medical drama, I'd like to participate in it. As Yong Taeyong I did have a scene in the hospital where it actually took around 6 hours to film…I sensed that filming medical dramas would be pretty tough. If there is an opportunity I'd like to have a role in a medical drama. Ha Ha"


Kim SeoHyun is a child actress who starred alongside Park Yoochun in "Rooftop Prince". Yoochun said of her, "If I had such a younger sister that would have been great. If I also had a daughter just like her that would also be great."
Though his words of "wanting a younger sister" may have just been a wish, in reality Yoochun's mother had once considered adoption.



"It seemed that because I was really busy my mom was getting a little depressed. In reality, two years ago my mother confessed that she was considering adopting a girl. I was in favor of the adoption however in the end it did not seem to work out due to an irresponsible person (the other party's side. […]


Source: Focus
Translated by: Buniu of JYJ3

[NEWS] KT & SM Group releases the 'AR Video Show' with EXO-K!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 06:17 AM PDT

EXO-K members on the stage, performing their title track 'MAMA'.

On the 2nd of June, the company KT (President Lee Suk Chae) chose 200 users of their smartphone music service, Genie, to head to the Seoul Dongdaemun Doota Plaza. There, they showed off the "EXO-K with Genie, Augmented Reality (AR) Video Show."

This video was used as an experiment for Korea's first Augmented Reality show, showing off SM Entertainment's new boy group, EXO-K's charismatic images and performance on a 300-inch LED screen. With this technology, it was just like the experimenters were in the same space as EXO-K.

On this day, the guests of the Genie AR Video Show event were given the opportunity to take pictures with the Augmented Reality EXO-K members. Also, the members themselves made a surprise appearance, holding a fanmeet and a special performance, garnering the gratitude of the guests.

The new smartphone music service, Genie offers 3 playback services, 40 free downloads per month from their sponsors, and unlimited streaming services in their LTE WARP package, available for 4000 won per month. Because it not only offers contents from national music agencies such as SM, YG, and JYP, but also the enjoyment of worldwide music contents, Genie is receiving much praise.

On the other hand, you can enjoy the fresh scene of the AR video show through Internet service Ustream, which has the Genie channel within it. (www.ustream.tv/channel/geniemusic) If you sign up in the Genie application, found in the Google Play under Olleh Market, you can enjoy many unique kinds of videos.



Source: Asiae News
Translated by: youreebbong@CODE:EXO
Edited by: NovemberSnow@CODE:EXO 

[VIDEO] G.Na made her 2HOT comeback on MTV The Show!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Check out G.Na's performance on MTV The Show,she performed her new song 2Hot on the show,enjoy!

[NEWS] Park Yoochun: “Kim Jaejoong’s eyes shine…I’m impressed and envious”!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 05:12 AM PDT


With the successful conclusion of Park Yoochun's drama and a "goodbye" to viewers, Kim Jaejoong's character as a flower boy" police officer in "Dr. Jin" takes the place of Yoochun's Lee Gak ("Rooftop Prince") on the TV screen. On the other hand, Kim Junsu recently released his first solo album and is currently taking advantage of a great opportunity as well. It is safe to that even during these times the members of JYJ are in no way inferior to anyone.
Last month Park Yoochun's Wed-Thurs drama "Rooftop Prince" ended. Park Yoochun acted as the character Lee Gak. […]
Whether it is a historical, contemporary, comedy or traditional drama…Park Yoochun took on such a diverse mix of genres. For now he has decided to take a break and is considering his next role. On the other hand, fellow member Kim Jaejoong is acting as Kim Kyung Tak in the MBC drama "Dr. Jin."
When asked of fellow member Jaejoong's acting, Yoochun responded:
"When I went to South America I saw the Japanese version of "Dr. Jin". Originally I watched it because I heard that Jaejoong Hyung was going to act in the drama but it turned out to be really interesting. Thus I was in anticipation for Jaejoongie-Hyung's performance. However (upon watching his performance) because it was such a new character I was flustered and taken aback. (Laugh)."
During the time of the interview, Park Yoochun (who at the time had only been able to see the homepage highlight of "Dr. Jin") said truthfully of Jaejoong, "When Hyung was starring in SBS's "Protect the Boss" he also acted as a Director. Because Hyung was able to project a different feeling of a "Director" at that time I was a little envious."
Furthermore "In terms of acting, I was not able to give any unique tips. It wasn't in my position to say what would be the proper way to act out or interpret a certain role. However, of course I give suggestions like "What about this?" I think it's best to let my younger brother Yoohwan and Jaejoongie-Hyung express a character with their own feeling. Thus, because of this I feel it's not necessary for me to give any tips."
Yet despite this, Yoochun continued "Through video clips, I saw (Jaejoong) Hyung's sharp image. In "Protect the Boss," as a Director he was able to give off an intense/strong image as a Director. When I saw that I thought to myself 'So this is what's called eyes that shine.' The extent of just how impressive Jaejoongie-Hyung is can be seen in the fact that though Jaejoongie Hyung is acting in his first historical drama, compared to my first time (acting), it seems "ten-times" better. It is clear that by the end of his drama it will live up to people's expectations."
Finally, Park Yoochun responded to a question over the possibility of Jaejoong's drama being similar to his own by saying "I have not yet been able to see his (Jaejoong's) drama yet so I'm actually not quite sure if it is similar to mine. Hyung did not talk to me about it to such an extent. Before I filmed Sungkyunkwan Scandal I received practice for three weeks. During that time Hyung also was preparing for a drama as well. Thus, it's unavoidable that there are similarities. For whatever reason I wanted to use such feeling to surprise people but it seems that our appearances are quite different."
With such a response one can see Yoochun's infinite confidence/faith in Kim Jaejoong. I wonder if when he watches Jaejoong's performance he'd be wearing a big smile.
Source: TVdaily via Nate
Translated by: Buniu of JYJ3

[VIDEO] Wonder Girls' Interview with Bugs!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT


Wonder Girls made their comeback recently with their new song Like This,the girls had a short interview with Bugs,check out the video below!

[NEWS] Kim Hyun Joong’s “City Conquest” pre-sold for 11.8 billion won

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 03:50 AM PDT


There have been many international interests in the drama "City Conquest" by actor and singer Kim Hyun Joong.

His management Key East revealed on the 4th, "We have signed contracts with Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan for an estimated 11.8 billion won" (~US$11 million).

This is an achievement made just with the news of Kim Hyun Joong's appearance in the drama without any filming.

Previously Kim Hyun-joon's 2010 MBC drama "Naughty Kiss" sold in over 11 countries all over Asia including Thailand, the Philippines and others, setting a record of highest bid Korean drama yet.

"City Conquest" is about Baek Mir who resented his father for abandoning his mother and himself, taking revenge on society that caused his family to be destroyed.

Kim Hyun Joong takes on the role of Baek Mir who led a rough life going through everything but is a pure hearted human being in front of love. The first filming starts in July once the locations have been set.

Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong is currently carrying out his fan meeting tour in 4 different Chinese cities.


Source: hancinema

[NEWS] SM Entertainment to open digital exhibition

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 03:37 AM PDT


SM Entertainment will be opening the first interactive entertainment exhibition this summer.

SM and global businesses have collaborated together to present the world's first interactive entertainment exhibition, 'S.M.ART EXHIBITION'. The S.M.ART EXHIBITION is set to kick off for ten days at COEX in Seoul starting August 10.

Jam-packed with some up-to-date technologies, the upcoming exhibition will showcase a 3D stereoscopic theater where visitors will be able to meet SM artists in front of them. In addition, there will be life-size holograms that displays the artists' performance and a center where people can experience the 360 degree camera that was used in 'The Matrix'.

Aiming to become a cultural platform, the exhibition will be held in other countries afterwards under the title S.M.ART EXHIBITION WORLD TOUR, though the schedule has yet to be announced.

[PICTURE] IU looks fresh and sexy for ‘Le Coq Sportif’

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 03:24 AM PDT


Singer IU transform into adorable but mature young lady in her recent pictorial for clothing brand 'Le Coq Sportif'.

IU pulled off a fresh and sexy look Le Coq Sportif's summer collection. The singer participated in both indoors and outdoors photo shoot, perfectly portraying the two concept.

Despite her busy schedule, IU went through the long photo shoot like a professional. She also gave various different ideas about the pictorials and was praised by the crew.

The pictorials of IU can be seen on the official Facebook page or offline stores of Le Coq Sportif.


Source: TV Report

[NEWS] Wonder Girls’ Yenny reveals the male voice behind “Girlfriend”

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 03:11 AM PDT


Wonder Girls member Yenny revealed the secret voice behind the song "Girlfriend" from their latest album "Wonder Party".

On June 3, Yenny tweeted, "Right, the male voice you hear in the chorus of 'Girlfriend' is 2PM's Junho! keke Thank you to Junho who accepted a sudden request~ ^^ Truthfully we were going to cast Taecyeon as a give and take... But because of the surgery he couldn't keke."

Netizens commented, "I can't believe that voice was Junho's!" "There was a give and take on surprise voice appearance, that's funny" and more.

Meanwhile, Wonder Girls released their new album "Wonder Party" on June 3rd and will have their first comeback stage on Music Bank on June 8th.

[NEWS] PD of Happy Camp announced the release date of EXO-M's Episode!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 02:58 AM PDT


Happy Camp's PD finally announced the release date of EXO-M's Episode.

On June 16th, Happy Camp episode featuring EXO-M will be aired. Read the announcement of the PD below.

"Originally, we would've liked to invite EXO-M again in order to record a complete program for everybody to watch. But it was extremely difficult to coordinate their schedule and our recording schedule, and in addition, fans can not wait any longer. Therefore, we decided to broadcast EXO-M's first variety show appearance on the 16th. Of course, we will continue to work with SM Entertainment, and we hope that the complete 12 member group EXO will have a surprising pleasant reunion on Happy Camp in the future, so please look forward to it! Tonight's "Star Boss" is very funny!


Source: Hapy Camp Weibo
Translated by: meki & taozi @CODE:EXO

[NEWS] Park Yoochun Makes our Hearts Flutter Today!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 02:43 AM PDT


At the beginning, there were more worries than anticipation, more doubts than curiousity. When he was casted to be the scholar Sunjoon in "Sungkyunkwan Scandal", people couldn't believe in his acting skills. But to the public, his interpretation of the cold outside, warm inside Joseon flower young master was not just another side to 'Micky Yoochun', it was instead a rookie actor filled with potential. In "Rooftop Price", Park Yoochun who was both dressed in a royal robe and travelled to the past, and modern, appeared to be more skilled and at ease. The brilliance and grace shown in the first drama was maintained.

POINT:
Suit the character of crown prince to a T
Edged broad shoulders

Profile:
Birth – Born in 1986, 180cm
Debut – In year 2004 with DBSK's Single "Hug", currently a member of group JYJ
Drama – "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" (2010), "Miss Ripley" (2011), "Rooftop Prince" (2012)


Translated by: maettugi

[NEWS] EXO-K, Believing and Watching the Supernatural Boys' Performance!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 02:27 AM PDT


EXO-K showed that they were a group where you could 'believe' in, watch, and listen to their performances.

EXO-K (Chanyeol, Baekhyun, Suho, D.O., Kai, Sehun) performed their debut song 'MAMA' in the afternoon of the 2nd of June at MBC 'Music Core', which is MC-ed by Girls' Generation.

On this day, EXO-K wore flashing clothes which expressed their extraterrestrial concept. Although 'MAMA' is a song with high notes, a powerful rap, and a strong dance performance, EXO-K delivered it perfectly, captivating the attention of those watching.

EXO-K's title track 'MAMA' is a product of composer Yoo Youngjin, which consists of Gregorian chants and a magnificent sounding orchestra which brings out EXO-K's mysterious feel, and also has the unique charms of a sharp synth, guitar riff, and shouting during the dance break.

source: TVDaily
Translations by: GuardianAngel@CXO
Edited by: NovemberSnow@CXO 

[NEWS] The Popularity of K-POP in Japan!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 02:11 AM PDT


In Japan, the popularity of K-POP artists and Hallyu stars is heating up. K-POP artists have recently met Japanese fans through live concerts in Japan and are thoroughly carrying out their role in spreading the Korean culture.

On the afternoon of the 31st, we have observed the current state of K-POP artists in Tokyo's Tower Record shop in Shinjuku.



The K-POP groups with the most popularity in Japan currently are Kara and TVXQ (Tohoshinki). Following in the footsteps of Kara and TVXQ are Girls' Generation, Super Junior, SHINee, 2PM, Big Bang, 2NE1, T-ara, and Secret. The secret to their popularity is their sexiness and power that contrasts with Japanese singers.

In addition to these, the K-POP stars that are currently receiving much interst in Japan are EXO-K and SISTAR. In the streets of Shinjuku, several stores were playing various songs by SISTAR.

Ogi Chiemi (female, 28) says, "Recently, out of the K-POP stars, EXO-K and SISTAR are receiving the most interest" and that "SISTAR is drawing many male fans with their sexiness."

In addition, in Japan, artists including Jang Geun-suk, 2PM, SHINee, T-ara, and After School have been sharing the Korean culture in Japan through their solo concerts recently.




Source: Starnews
Translated by: Grace Park @ CXO
Edited by: NovemberSnow @ CXO 

[NEWS] Choi Woo Shik’s Mention of Yoochun In His Interview‏!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 01:57 AM PDT


Choi Woo Shik: "The bias judgement against idols went away due to Park Yoochun."
Actor Park Yoochun tore down the high-mighty Hallyu stars mental barrier that Choi Woo Shik had.
"When I was living in Canada, DBSK already has its high popularity there. Therefore I was more familiar to Micky Yoochun than Park Yoochun. It just felt that he is someone who is living in another different world from me. I thought there would be some invisible wall (between us) but there was none. Though I worried if I would look funny but this is just my own thinking. Even though he has such popularity, he is not haughty. Park Yoochun hyung always think and worry for others. Respecting other's opinions irregardless of age factor. Now I am a fan of, not Micky Yoochun, but actor Park Yoochun. Looking at hyung and had a thought that I 'should become someone like him'. He is really something. Very professional."


Choi Woo Shik mentioned the reason that he likes the atmosphere of Rooftop Prince's filming, and that is Park Yoochun and Han Ji Min. As both of them led very well, he is able to act very happily.


"During the beginning of filming, Park Yoochun hyung faced the loss of his father. Upon seeing the return of hyung to the filming set, I thought hard on what to say to him. Just standing aside or saying anything meaningless will be unsuitable too, or maybe that's just me worrying. In the end, it's Yoochun hyung who smiled first in order not to worry others, displaying as though everything's fine. He is really a great person."


Source: tvdaily
Credit: freyazo
Trans by: rachui@sharingyoochun

[VIDEO] Teen Top unveiled dance version "To You" MV!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 01:53 AM PDT

Teen Top released the dance version MV of their latest hit song "To You",check out the video here!

[NEWS] Park JiWoo snapped a photo with Hyoyeon and Seohyun!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 01:37 AM PDT


Dance sports exponent Park JiWoo met up with Hyoyeon and Seohyun.

On June 2nd, Park JiWoo tweeted, "Another happy moment at 'Dancing With The Stars'..kkkk… I was really excited". Along with the tweet, Park JiWoo attached a photo of himself with Hyoyeon and Seohyun.

The photo was taken at the set of MBC 'Dancing With The Stars 2′ where both Hyoyeon and Park JiWoo are participants of the show. In the photo revealed, the shy-looking Park JiWoo was smiling as Hyoyeon and Seohyun put their hands on both of his arms.

On June 1st's broadcast, Hyoyeon and her partner Kim HyungSuk performed Jive. During their performance, Tiffany and Seohyun were at the set to show their support for Hyoyeon.


Credit: donga.com

[INFO] Japanese Jaejoong Fans’ fan party in Tokyo!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 01:25 AM PDT

On 27 May, Japanese Jaejoong Fans held a [Cheer Cheer Jae!! Fun Fan Party!] in Tokyo. Akio Iwama-san, a good friend of Jaejoong, attended the party as a staff.

In the first half of the year, Jaejoong had to go through a difficult time, and Jaejoong fans were deeply concerned. The main aim of this party is for Jaejoong fans to come together and enjoy a night of fun camaraderie while cheer for Jaejoong. The information for this post is gathered from Mayutanym's fanaccount. (Mayutanym is the organizer of this party)


















Source: herojjbar
Summarized and Translated by: Min @ PrinceJJ

[NEWS] Kim Jaejoong in “Dr. Jin”… Is it really his first historical drama? – From melodrama to action – “Perfect”!

Posted: 04 Jun 2012 01:13 AM PDT



In MBC Weekend Drama 'Dr. Jin,' Kim Jaejoong has caught the eyes of many viewers for his acting in his first historical drama.

On the June 2nd airing of "Dr. Jin," Kim Jaejoong demonstrated excellent acting skills with his martial arts ability as well as his strong self-esteem as the character Kim Kyungtak. […] While filming as Kyungtak, Kim Jaejoong wasted no effort to perform flawlessly.

For the purpose of perfection, Kim Jaejoong had equestrian (horse-riding) practice, sword practice and so forth to fit his character Kyungtak. To this, Jaejoong replied, "Since this is my first historical drama everything is unfamiliar and strange, however because of everyone's expectations/anticipation, I will repay everyone."

Because of Kim Jaejoong's efforts, he continues to bring a 'perfect' representation of Kim Kyungtak.

During the scene where Kyungtak put his father's life in JinHyuk's hands as well as the scene where Kyungtak suffered blows from his half-brother, Kim Jaejoong revealed a variety of facial expressions. […]

Viewers who watched the drama commented on Kim Jaejoong's acting: "Despite being his first historical drama, he has an exceptional/remarkable understanding of his character" as well as "If it weren't Kim Jaejoong acting as Kyungtak I'd have a hard time digesting (accepting) the character Kyungtak." Furthermore, "He has made this complex multi-faceted character his own."

Especially because the drama "Dr. Jin" is a medical-fusion drama, Kim Jaejoong's character as Kyungtak plays an important role in the plot. We have high expectations for his performance.


Source: Herald via Nate
Translation Credit: Buniu of JYJ3