Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"[INTERVIEW] In commemoration of the release of #B1A4's Japanese debut single, 'Beautiful Target'! A special interview! for Tower Records!" plus 24 more

"[INTERVIEW] In commemoration of the release of #B1A4's Japanese debut single, 'Beautiful Target'! A special interview! for Tower Records!" plus 24 more

[INTERVIEW] In commemoration of the release of #B1A4's Japanese debut single, 'Beautiful Target'! A special interview! for Tower Records!

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:56 AM PDT

The rookie boys group that became a topic, colouring the K-POP scene of 2011 vividly, B1A4, is debuting in Japan at last!

Last spring, boys group B1A4 debuted in Korea with their catchy and colourful pop music that became a hot topic! Their unique name comes from how they have one member of blood type B, and four members of blood type A. It also has the meaning of 'Be the one, All for one', where the members would do their best in order to realise their dreams. In terms of their music, performance and fashion, they who showed a different type of personality as compared to other groups, won the 'Rookie Of The Year' award during Tower Records' 'K-POP LOVERS! AWARDS 2011', and are a five member group that have gotten both number 1 in terms of sales and fan voting.

That B1A4 will be having their Japanese debut on the 27th of June with their single 'Beautiful Target'. First off, in spite of their earnestness before their Japanese debut, with a state of both surprise and happiness, B1A4 told us about topics that Tower Records' users are paying high attention to.

Jinyoung: We've received a lot of support from everyone in Japan, thank you very much. From now on, us members will work hard, and show everyone a cooler figure!
Baro: With a great amount of support from our fans comes great responsibility on our part. We will work hard in order to live up to everyone's feelings!
Sandeul: Before, when we came to Japan, it wasn't like that, but recently it seems that our Japanese fans have been noticing us, and I think it's a wonder.
Gongchan: Even though our official Japanese debut isn't until later, we've gotten a lot of support from Japan, and I feel the same as Sandeul about how it's all a wonder to me. I'm really happy. From now on, we'd work hard in order to meet everyone's expectations.
Baro: When you talk about it, during our 'BANA JAPAN FORMED FORMULA' in April, there were fans who wore exactly the same clothes as we did. Also, a five year old boy gave us a letter as a fan. To have a fan of such a young age is just…
Jinyoung: Come to think of it, we were pleasantly surprised to see men in suits amongst the audience.

Even while doing promotions in Korea, their attitude towards music is really stoical, and they move the hearts of many people regardless of generation and gender in Japan. B1A4 participates actively in the composition, production, and writing of lyrics for their songs, and they continue to pursue a 'B1A4 identity' that other groups do not possess. This spring, the lead song 'Baby I'm Sorry' from their album 'Ignition' released in Korea was produced by Jinyoung. While making use of the members' personality, and a song that is easy to get into, charming you with its dramatic development, B1A4 shows their improvement in terms of song writing. Such of course is Jinyoung, and with the five members who are devoted to their strong passion towards music, their singing ability, performance, up to their expressions they have on stage, they have extraordinary faith in being artistes that embody the world view that is 'B1A4'. For that reason alone, 'Beautiful Target', which is the Japanese debut song for B1A4, the Japanese version of 'Chu Chu Chu' and 'Bling Girl' that are the coupling songs, all the more brings out the strong feelings of the members.

Sandeul: There's a slight difference in the lyrics between the original Korean and Japanese version of the song. That's why we worked hard so as to be able to get the meaning of the Japanese version across properly.
Baro: For 'Chu Chu Chu', the title of the song's 'Chu' comes from a saying in Korea, 'Woochuchu', that a boy says to a girl when he is trying to cheer her up. However, the meaning of 'Chu' in Japanese is different [t/n: it means a kiss in japanese] and we were worried about expressing the nuance of the word well. I was in charge of rap making for the song, and because of that, it was a tough job for me to make sure that the rhyme fits and Japanese people would understand the meaning of the rap when they hear it. However, it was worth the trouble, and because the part was matched correctly, we'd like you to listen to it.
Jinyoung: As for Bling Girl, it was difficult trying to match the lyrics and the syllables.
Baro: 'Bling Girl' is a song that Jinyoung hyung composed, and while keeping the atmosphere of the original version alive, there were a lot of ad libs by the members, and it became a really enjoyable recording.

With that, it seems that B1A4 had some difficulties when it came to recording in Japanese…
Jinyoung: In my part, there's a line that goes '~ no you na', and at first I had difficulties trying to match the syllables to the music. However, it was a new experience for me, and that was enjoyable. In Japanese, even if only one character is different, the meaning changes entirely. For example, 'kiite kudasai' (please listen) and 'kite kudasai' (please come), without the 'i', the meaning changes entirely. The first time I learnt of this difference was during this round's recording. I sang, paying attention to this point.

There is worth in the trouble that the members went through, and of course, the Japanese versions of 'Beautiful Target', 'Chu Chu Chu', and 'Bling Girl' that were reborn anew, and including the Japanese original song 'Ready to go' that is only included in the Regular Edition of the single, the numbers in which you can meet B1A4's charms are complete. Finally, this question was posed to the members - 'If you produced your Japan original piece of music newly, what kind of musical piece would you want to release?'
CNU: I'd like to do a song that is firmly filled with B1A4's colours. In Korea, the song 'Baby I'm Sorry' that we released in March was like that, but in terms of the group, of course, it's a song that showcases each member's (special) colours. That's why I think that we'd like to do a song like that, and give a shining performance.
Baro: It's a given fact that it'd be a song with B1A4's colours in it, but we'd like to make a song that lives up to everyone's hopes. We'd like to have a stage that we would be able to enjoy with all our Japanese fans, and we'd like to release such a song.
Jinyoung: If I create a song, adding on to what CNU and Baro said, because I think that I have to make a song that Japan will think is good, I'm researching the types of music that Japanese people like. I listen to J-Pop often, and when new songs are released, I will check it out whenever it is possible for me to. I've got the impression that many Japanese songs have lyrics that express the theme of 'hope'. Because I like songs in that vein, if I were to write lyrics, I think I'd add in 'hope'.

B1A4 talk about the image that they have towards J-Pop, that is, 'hope'. The world of music that B1A4 creates is overflowing with 'hope towards the future', and there may be many fans who feel that when they listen to it, it gives the listener spirit and courage. Korea and Japan, who take in the good parts of one another's music scene, as they build up on their generous effort, B1A4, who goes in the pursuit of their group 'identity', is a group that we must keep our eye on in the future.

jp-eng trans cr: tables @ AVIATEB1A4
source: tower records

[VIDEO] f(x) won first place on Show Champion!

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:52 AM PDT

f(x) made their comeback on Show Champion earlier today and won first place on the show,check out their performance here and congratulations to the girls for their victory!

[NEWS] 2NE1′s World Tour Poster Revealed – Members Show Off Unique Fashion!

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:41 AM PDT

Group 2NE1′s world tour poster has been revealed, showing the members' unique costumes.

In the morning of the 26th, YG Entertainment uploaded the official poster of2NE1's world tour, on its blog (yg-life.com). The unique personality and charm of each member that was shown in their costumes, caught the attention of netizens.

Leader CL had an unusual unicorn design splayed over her chest, giving off a different feel, while Gong Minzy wore a long dress which clung to her body, emphasizing the S-line. Park Bom wore an outfit with a lively print, giving off a cheerful appeal.

In particular, Sandara Park drew a lot of attention, with her hair extensions, which reminded netizens of the long bangs that Big Bang leader G-Dragon sported during the promotions for their 5th mini album. White hair extensions were attached to the side of her head, while she posed with a haughty expression on her face. Although she wore a colorful long dress that reached her ankle, she still showed off a subtle, sensual, and sexy beauty.

Meanwhile, the group and their production staff, would kick off the New Evolution world tour in the local scene with 2NE1 having a two-day concert from July 28 and 29 at the Olympic Park Gymnastic Stadium, before heading off for their concerts in 10 cities in 7 different countries, including Asia, America, and Europe, as they plan to meet their fans from different pats of the world.

Source: Osen
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

[INFO] 2NE1 is ‘Picture Perfect’ for Nikon Legend Event!

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:28 AM PDT

2NE1 brings fun and professionalism to the Nikon Legend Event coming out with digital cameras in hand that amazingly complimented their outfits. With their own individual styles, CLDaraBom, and Minzy proved that girl groups don't have to be a'mirror image', but an 'image of their own'.

Dara impresses us in a sweet and girly white open lacy dress by Simone Roche. It perfectly matches her in snow white Nikon camera. Her outfit is something we don't often see her in, it's refreshing to see her so feminine and ladylike. She may have been able to do it without the white tights but what do you think? Did she pulled off the head-to-toe-all-white-outfit?

Bom's outfit reeks fierceness wit a Mape Suede Biker Jacket by Acne and lacy tights. Her jacket adds some color vibrancy and edge to an otherwise simple biker goddess look. Don't mess with her Louboutin stilettos. Those spikes could poke holes in you!So did fiery Bom give you the chills or a thrill?

Minzy shows up in a chic, but definitely not boring covered-up outfit. Our eclectic maknae pulls off the black-on-black and makes it work by utilizing eye-catching details. Her cooler than cool Jeffery Campbell tie-dye snake booties and Givenchy silk orchid print top add another dimension to her entire ensemble. Minzy knows how to inject prints into her outfits to balance out her usually monochromatic base clothes. Do you think our maknae should always be so covered-up?

CL arrives in a dress from her new favorite designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac matching it with a gorgeous Mad Martha Black and Pony Loubotin heels. By now, Blackjacks should not be surprised that our leader has been constantly wearing more feminine cuts and viably trying new styles. Her dark-themed outfit is an example of a demure, but fierce leader. Did CL's outfit give you a new style inspiration?

Cr: centric@YGLadies.com & pandoriax08@YGLadies.com

[NEWS] 2NE1 Collaborates with Michael Jackson & Beyonce’s Choreographers for Their World Tour Opening Act!

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 08:14 AM PDT

2NE1 will hold their first world tour with globally renowned stage directors.

YG Entertainment announced on the 25th that "Travis Payne, who was the choreographer for Michael Jackson's 'THIS IS IT' concert, and Divinity Roxx, who was the leader of Beyonce's tour band, will participate in 2NE1′s first world tour 'NEW EVOLUTION'." They have worked with Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Janet Jackson and play an enormous role in the current entertainment industry.

They will begin collaborating with 2NE1 starting on July 28th and 29th for their concert in Seoul's Olympic Park Gymnastic Stadium.

Travis Payne, who will be directing 2NE1′s overall performance, is an influential person who has won the MTV Music Video Awards Best Choreography Award four times (including Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson's 'SCREAM' M/V) and has choreographed for Usher, Beyonce, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez.

Divinity Roxx is to lead the session band, which will be the heart of the concert. She was the music director and the bassist for Beyonce's World Tour and has made herself known in South Korea with her powerful stage presence.

2NE1, with these worldwide famous personnels, will begin their world tour starting with their concert in South Korea at the end of July, then moving onto Asia, America, Europe to meet their international fans. 2NE1 will be the first amongst girl groups to hold a world tour in 7 countries and 10 cities.

Furthermore, YG Ent. has released an official statement regarding 2NE1′s upcoming comeback. On the YG official blog (www.yg-life.com), they announced that 2NE1 will have a comeback soon with a new 2NE1 logo and the caption '2NE1 COMING SOON' on the 25th.

Source: http://news.nate.com.../20120625n23525
Translated by: Emz@YGLadies.com

[NEWS] Yoon Eun Hye lends hands for community service in Madagascar

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 07:56 AM PDT

In the morning of June 25, actress Yoon Eun Hye updated her Twitter, saying, "I made it back safely, finishing the project in success. For the beautiful nature of Madagascar, the lovely children who are facing the reality of starvation, I pray and hope that they soon will be blessed and helped by many."

The update was accompanied by a picture of herself smiling with two Malagasy children in her arms.

In response to the picture, netizens praised Yoon's efforts, saying it was nice to see Yoon taking part in such charitable deeds in the island country in the Indian Ocean.

Meanwhile, Yoon has started her post-graduate studies at Chung-Ang University this year March.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Jang Dong Gun’s handwriting is as handsome as his face

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 07:41 AM PDT

Actor Jang Dong Gun's neat handwriting caught everyone's attention.

On June 24th, Jang Dong Gun's handwriting was revealed on an episode of SBS drama "A Gentleman's Dignity". The actor's character Kim Do Jin wrote on a piece of tissue paper for Seo Ee Soo (Kim Ha Neul) saying, "You are my appointment today."

Seo Ee Soo stepped closer to where he was standing and kissed him on the other side of the glass, which became the well-known 'window kiss'.

Jang Dong Gun's handwriting was noticed before this drama in messages he wrote alongside autographs for his fans as well.

Netizens commented, "He's got beautiful handwriting", "He is known to have good handwriting", "His handwriting is as handsome as his face" and more.

Meanwhile, "A Gentleman's Dignity" on this day broke through 20%.

Source: hancinema

[PICTURE] SNSD's Seohyun and Hyoyeon attended the 96NY Event!

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 07:34 AM PDT

 SNSD's members Seohyun and Hyoyeon attended the 96NY's event earlier today.

The girls captured much attention with their appearance,check out the photos and video taken at the event!

[NEWS] Daniel Henney wins Best New Actor

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 07:26 AM PDT

"Shanghai Calling," featuring Hallyu actor Daniel Henney, won two awards at the 15th annual Shanghai International Film Festival.

The 32-year-old actor of Korean and American descent won Best New Actor for his role in the romantic comedy that centers on the theme of intercultural romance and the obstacles that arise when Sam, a top notch lawyer from New York, is relocated to Shanghai.

Eliza Coupe, Bill Paxton and Alan Ruck also star in the film. It was nominated for seven of the 12 categories at the Chinese film fest.

"Shanghai Calling" was credited with the most nominations and two wins: Best New Actor and Best Screenwriter.

Henney has been gaining more and more recognition in Hollywood and is set to appear in another American movie, "The Last Stand," to be released next year.

Henney was born to a Korean adoptee mother and an American father of Irish descent. He began modeling in the U.S. in 2001 and has modeled for Korean brands Amore Pacific, LG and Asiana Airlines.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] 2PM’s Junsu to return to ‘Immortal Song 2’

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 07:11 AM PDT

2PM's Junsu has become the latest idol group member to belt it out on the singing-survival show "Immortal Song 2" on KBS 2TV.

The boy band member will join Ryeowook from Super Junior and Sungkyu from Infinite on two episodes of the show set to begin airing on July 21 for two weeks.

The appearance will mark Junsu's first in more than a year since he last appeared on the singing contest where entertainers take on retro songs, hits from before their time.
The two-week special episodes featuring the three boys from the three token Hallyu boy bands will be dedicated to popular summer hits from 1981 until 1999.

In addition to the boy band vocalists, other singers to sing on the show will include Hong Kyung-min, Sonya, Ailee and Ulala Session among others.

Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] After School’s Raina shows shapely legs

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 06:56 AM PDT

After School's Raina has left netizens in awe with her flawless and shapely legs.

On June 26th, Raina wrote on her Google+, "A picture that one of the staff members took during the music video shooting~ I worked hard during the shoot, I had my back against Ga Eun. Our effort-filled music video! You all watched it, right?"

The picture shows Raina and Ga Eun from the filming set of the music video "Flashback." Wearing a black dress and killer heels, Raina received praises from the fans with her shapely and slender legs in an "untouched" photo.

Netizens commented, "Raina's legs were always pretty," "Raina seems to be getting prettier everyday!" and "Raina is perfect from head-to-toe."

Source: Sports DongA

[NEWS] 10cm vocalist in a relationship

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 06:41 AM PDT

Internet news Web site Star Today reported on June 25 that Kwon Jung Yeol, 29, of the acoustic duo 10cm is dating Kim Yoon Joo, 28, of the two-member band Oksang Dalbit.

According to the news media, Kwon and Kim's close friendship naturally developed into the two becoming lovers.

Some of the fans and acquaintances have already known about their relationship, as Kwon and Kim weren't afraid to demonstrate their affection on frequent dates near Hongik University.

10cm and Oksang Dalbit held many collaborative performances and featured on a radio program together.

Kwon began his musical career in a punk band, Ghost of Sea, and his popularity grew as he released "Americano" with his fellow 10cm member Yoon Cheol-jong.

Kim made her debut in 2010 with the band's EP, "Oktap Radio."

Source: JoongAng Daily

[VIDEO] CHI CHI releases MV teaser for “Love is Energy”

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 06:26 AM PDT

After revealing their album jacket photo earlier, girl group CHI CHI has just released the music video teaser for comeback third digital single, "Love is Energy".

Having revamped its lineup from seven to four members during the group's Japan advancement, CHI CHI, comprised of Sui, Semi, Azi and Boreum, has recruited a new addition to the group named, Shine.

Check out their MV teaser below!

[VIDEO] VIXX releases ‘VIXX TV’ Episode 2

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 06:11 AM PDT

Rookie idol group VIXX has launched their very own TV channel through YouTube. Titled 'VIXX TV', the new show aims to show their new fans some of members' hidden talents and charms.

On June 26th, VIXX released the Episode 2 of their new 'VIXX TV' broadcast. Check out the second episode below with English subs!

[PICTURE] ZE:A reveals album jacket for ‘Spectacular’

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 05:56 AM PDT

After dropping quite a number of hints, teasers and first batch of concept photos, ZE:A has revealed the album jacket photo for their comeback album, 'Spectacular'.

Similar to last week's dark-themed images, ZE:A members show their overflowing charisma and confidence as they don smoky makeup, flashy accessories and own unique outfits.

ZE:A will make their comeback with second album 'Spectacular' on July 4th. Ahead of their return, the boys will be touring the nation for a showcase, "Fighting Project". It will tour over six cities which started on June 15th at Busan and will end in July 3 in Seoul.

[NEWS] Park Shin Hye cast to play ghost in upcoming KBS drama special

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 05:41 AM PDT

Actress Park Shin Hye has confirmed her role in KBS forthcoming drama special.

Park Shin Hye will be starring in the upcoming one-act drama special "Don't Worry, I'm a Ghost." This drama is about a man who wakes up in a hospital with no recollection and a lovely ghost appears next to him. Park Shin Hye takes on the role of the cheerful ghost Yeon Hwa and Bong Tae Gyu as Moon Gi.

Producer Lee Eun Jin stated, "We couldn't think of any other actress to take on the role of Yeon Hwa besides Park. Park herself is Yeon-hwa, who is a ghost in the story but has more lively energy than any other human beings."

4HIM Entertainment claimed, "Park Shin Hye decided to do this drama as she was attracted to it. The originality and literary value of the drama would be able to show sides of Park you've never seen in long-term dramas before."

"Don't Worry, I'm a Ghost" will be aired on the 15th of July at 11:45PM.

Source: OSEN

[NEWS] LEDApple to make a comeback in July

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 05:26 AM PDT

After successfully finished its solo concert in Japan, idol group LEDApple will be joining the rush of summer comebacks along with top K-pop groups!

According to LEDApple's agency Star Tory Entertainment, LEDapple is set to make their Korean comeback with new summer album to be released on July 5th. The group has already finished shooting the music video and is currently putting the final touches on their comeback album.

In addition, KeonU, who has been unable to take part of the group's concert tour and album due to health issues, will be rejoining the group for the upcoming promotions.

Source: Nate

[PICTURE] Suzy puts on wedding dress for ‘Big’

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 05:11 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy captures the hearts of fans once more with her goddess-like beauty.

On June 26th, KBS's Monday-Tuesday series 'Big' unveiled several still cuts of Suzy wearing an elegant wedding dress.

Suzy, who plays the role of a reckless girl on 'Big', shows her feminine and innocent charms as dons a simple white wedding dress coupled with a tiara. Fans are already curious to find out why the actress takes a 180-degree transformation from her bold character.

[News] Ryu Hyun Kyung Revealed: "Why does Minho keep sending me photos"

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 05:01 AM PDT

Korean Actress Ryu Han Kyung (29) revealed a misunderstanding she had about Minho

Korean Actress Ryu Han Kyung was the guest for SBS Power FM 'Park Soo Hyun Love Game" (107.7MHz). As a co-actress starring with SHINee's Minho for Salamander Guru, the audience asked Ryu Han Kyung "Are you close to Minho in real life too?". Ryu Han Kyung answered "Really close indeed. Minho's personality is really good, really good-mannered, and respectful to seniors. Recently he kept sending me photos he took during his overseas schedules.". She continued that she had misunderstandings (about that gesture) initially "I've suspected 'Why does he send those photos to me? Are the any special meanings behind this gesture?' I almost misunderstood Minho. Then I found out, he actually sends out the photo to his social networks", which caused the audience to laugh.

On another note, Han Kyung has also acted as a homosexual in the movie "Two Weddings and a Funeral" which was released on 21 (June).

Source : Segye.com | Kor-Chi : Yule.com | Chi-eng :

[NEWS] B2ST to make comeback next month

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:56 AM PDT

Six-member group, B2ST seems poised to make their return to the K-pop scene sometime next month!

According to the group's agency, Cube Entertainment, B2ST was originally set to make their return in May or June, but it has been postponed due to various factors. After being delayed several weeks, B2ST is finally eyeing to make a comeback in July.

The members are currently in the process of preparing. However, the format of their release has yet to be set, and additional information regarding their comeback will be announced on a later date.

Since the release of their first studio release "Fiction and Fact" in May 2011, B2ST members have been focusing on their individual activities such as starring in TV series and musicals and appearing on variety programs.

The group also kicked off their world tour 'Beautiful Show' which began in Seoul in February. Already having visited several countries such as China, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand, the tour will continue to visit more countries until the end of 2012.

[VIDEO] Jami Soul reveals saxophone cover of TaeTiSeo’s “Twinkle”

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:41 AM PDT

Saxophonist Jami Soul has rearranged Girls Generation sub unit TaeTiSeo's "Twinkle" into a smooth jazz!

Jami Soul and One-man project group recently shared a video featuring their jam session of TaeTiSeo's 'Twinkle' during our practice for MBC's 'I Am a Singer 2'. In the clip, Jami Soul shows his saxophone skills translating the cute, dance track "Twinkle" into a jazz piece.

Check out the cover below!

[NEWS] ZE:A gives out free hugs to 704 people

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:26 AM PDT

ZE:A members have given out free hugs to 704 lucky individuals.

On June 25th, ZE:A appeared in a shopping center in Ilsan and gave free hugs as a part of Mnet's 'Yoo Sae Yoon's Art Video'. The members received '704 Free Hug' mission in anticipation of the release date of their second album 'Spectacular' on July 4th.

In the '704 Free Hug' mission, ZE:A set out to hug 704 people while other members had to run on treadmills. The members split into two teams with "Free Hug Team" Kwanghee, Hyungshik and Kevin met with citizens, while "Running Machine Team" Siwan, Dongjun, Minwoo, and Taeheon ran on treadmills.

ZE:A successfully completed the mission in about 40 minutes.

Source: Nate

[NEWS] Big Bang adds second date to ‘Alive Tour 2012’ in Indonesia

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 04:11 AM PDT

Big Bang has delivered a great news to VIPs, as its highly anticipated first world tour 'Alive Tour 2012' announced to have added a second date to their Indonesia stop.

According to YG Entertainment on June 26th, Big Bang will be meeting their fans in Indonesia for two days on October 12th and 13th, 2012 at the Matang Elang International Stadium.

Big Bang's 'Alive Tour 2012' is set to take over Asia, North and South America and Europe with performances in 25 cities in a total of 16 countries.

[NEWS] SHINee ended their concert in Tokyo with great success

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 03:56 AM PDT

SHINee, who celebrated the first anniversary of their debut in Japan, ended their concert in Tokyo with great success.

Starting with the concert in Fukuoka on April 25th, SHINee has been holding 'THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR "SHINee WORLD 2012"' in 7 Japanese cities for 200,000 audiences and electrified a total of 24,000 audiences at First Gymnasium of Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on June 23rd and 24th.

At the concert, SHINee presented performances of their hits including 'Replay-君は僕の everything,' 'LUCIFER,' JULIETTE,' etc. as well as their new single title song 'Sherlock' and each members unit stages. In addition, there was a surprise party for SHINee to celebrate the first anniversary of their debut in Japan.

Also, the local media such as Sankei Sports and Nikkan Sports reported on the SHINee's concert under the title of "SHINee Received Loud Acclamations from 12,000 Audiences at Their First Arena Tour in Japan, The Official SHINee Fan Club was Formed." , "SHINeed you!! SHINee Announced the Establishment of the Fan Club at the Concert in Tokyo. 'Thank You Japan.'"

Meanwhile, SHINee will hold the last concert for this tour at the Hiroshima Green Arena on June 30th and July 1st.

Source: SMTOWN

[NEWS] T-ara’s Soyeon cast in upcoming drama ‘Haeundae Lovers’

Posted: 26 Jun 2012 03:41 AM PDT

T-ara's leader Soyeon has been confirmed in the upcoming drama, 'Haeundae Lovers'.

After having previously acted in the musical "Roly-Poly" as well as a cameo on SBS drama, "Giant", this will be Soyeon's first time acting in a permanent recurring role. Soyeon will portray the perky character named Lee Kwan Soon in 'Haeundae Lovers'.

Soyeon stated, "Eunjung has been steadily acting since she was a child and Hyomin and Jiyeon who also acted before were eager to give me a lot of advice. In order to not bring shame to the members, I will work hard during the filming."

'Haeundae Lovers' will air on on August 13th as a follow-up to SBS' Monday and Tuesday primetime TV series, 'Big.' It is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a prosecutor who loses his memory and falls in love with a gangster's daughter.

Other confirmed cast include, Jo Yeo Jeong, Kim Kang Woo, Jeong Suk Won and Nam Gyuri.

Source: Nate