Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"[NEWS] Park Yoochun, Who Has Completed “Rooftop Prince”… Sheds Tears For Leaving His Love And Returning To The Past!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Park Yoochun, Who Has Completed “Rooftop Prince”… Sheds Tears For Leaving His Love And Returning To The Past!" plus 24 more


[NEWS] Park Yoochun, Who Has Completed “Rooftop Prince”… Sheds Tears For Leaving His Love And Returning To The Past!

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT


Park Yoochun (26) came to the Joongang Ilbo Building in Sunhwa-dong, Seoul for a photoshoot. The female staff, who are usually unmoved by most celebrities gathered together and started cheering.

That's right, because Park Yoochun is an "idol"! He is a seasoned singer of 9 years since debut, and even if he appears in a red tracksuit and playing a comedic role in a drama, he is still an item of envy, a person who continues to draw the attention of the masses, a "natural-born idol."

On 29 May, this reporter met the awe-inspiring Park Yoochun who transcended the modern and olden times in the SBS drama "Rooftop Prince" which ended on 24 May as the top rated drama for its Wednesday-Thursday timeslot.

# The Time-Travelling Crown Prince

Park Yoochun plays a double role in "Rooftop Prince," as the Joseon crown prince Lee Gak and Second generation Chaebol Yong Tae Yong. Lee Gak, who comes to the future due to a time slip, has to reply in olden terms, even if all other actors speak to him in modern terms.

It was largely due to Park Yoochun's natural acting, that allowed the audiences to accept the ludicrous story scenario without much burden. When asked if it was difficult to act in a time-slip drama, he said, "After reading the script, I could really feel writer Lee Hui Myung's desire to see his wife again (This writer stopped writing for 6 years after the passing of his wife, and made his comeback with 'Rooftop Prince'), so it was easy to get into character."

He said, "As I was acting, I suddenly felt very heartbroken. To have to leave Park Ha (played by Han Jimin) whom I love so dearly and return to Joseon, I felt helpless. This is because a love that has transcended 300 years is deeper and purer than that of modern things.

To the free-spirited Park Yoochun, "Rooftop Prince" is also a very meaningful project. This is because during its shoot in March, his father had passed away. When asked when he would go to if he could travel through time, he said, "to the times that I spent with my father in America."

Due to family troubles when he was in middle school he had migrated to America and worked with his father in a construction company. "It was a really difficult period, but thinking back now, I actually miss those times. I wanted to have better memories (of him)… but that period will probably stay in my heart forever."

# From Singer Micky Yoochun To Actor Park Yoochun
Park Yoochun, who made his debut with TVXQ and broke away as a JYJ member, made his acting debut in 2010 with "Sungkyunkwan Scandal." He worked on both period and modern dramas, and has earned the accolade of being "The idol-turned-actor with the best acting skills." He said, "'Rooftop Prince' was the first drama in which I threw away the burden of thinking 'I have to do better' while acting."

"Even without forcing the emotions, even if I don't feel like crying, I can still act in a natural manner. I have a scar on the left side of my face, and I had thought about covering it up with make-up, but now I want to be an actor that can show that scar naturally."

He also said that if he has the chance, he will want to practice his enunciation while acting, or try acting in plays. This is because he has not had formal acting training aside from going to acting school for 3 months before shooting "Sungkyunkwan Scandal." Park Yoochun, who is already a hallyu star also intends to continue singing.

"After watching (JYJ member) Junsu's solo concert, I feel that I could never that well (Laughs). I want to write songs and lyrics, as well as produce my own album."


Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Joongang Ilbo]
Translated by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] Jaejoong, Popular Among His Co-Stars At The Filming Site Of “Timeslip Dr. Jin”!

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 08:43 AM PDT


"Timeslip Dr. Jin's" Jaejoong is monopolising the interest of his senior co-actors at the filming site.

In MBC's "Timeslip Dr. Jin", Jaejoong plays the role of an official at the constable office, and the illegitimate son of the vice-premier Kim Byung Hee (played by Kim Eung Soo). Although he is skilled in martial arts and is talented, he receives verbal abuse from his father and the other nobles due to his low social status. In the third episode, there was a scene where he was kicked by his half-brother, Kim Dae Gyun (played by Kim Myung Soo).

However, the scene at the filming site is opposite from what is seen in the drama, as Jaejoong receives much love. Kim Eung Soo, who plays the role of his father addresses Jaejoong as "my son" or "youngest child". On the other hand, Kim Myung Soo, who playes his brother,  was seen rushing up and hugging Jaejoong after the kick scene ended saying, "Jaejoong is in pain. What should we do?", showing much affection.

Program officials revealed, "Jaejoong always arrives the earliest at the filming site to prepare. It is impressive how he always gives his best, and the other actors all feel very affectionate towards Jaejoong. Unlike what is seen in the drama, at the filming site, they (affectionatey) call him "our Jaejoong"."

Representatives from Jaejoong's management agency also showed their anticipation, "It seems that cohesiveness has already formed among the cast. The valley scene which appeared in episode 3 was filmed at a location which required them to go down 250 to 300 steps. As no one was keen to come back again, the cast became close as they waited together while filming throughout the entire day. The atmosphere at the filming site is very good, (we can look forward to) them coming together to show the audience good acting as well this time."


Source : [K Star News]
Translated by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] Kim Junsu, Holds A Closed-Door Fansign Event With 250 Fans!

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 08:29 AM PDT


Group JYJ's member Kim Junsu held a commemorative fansign event for his solo album "XIA-Tarantallegra".

Kim Junsu held a fansign for 250 fans who had purchased his first official album at Nonhyun-dong, Seoul, on the afternoon of 1 June. Although the event was a closed-door one, and only those picked in a random draw were allowed in, the venue was still crowded with fans who wanted to catch a glimpse of him from afar. In order to repay everyone for their passionate support, Kim Junsu responded to the fans' requests and sung "Lullaby" and "Reason" at the venue without accompaniment, earning the cheers of the fans.

C-Jes Entertainment also expressed, "The fansign event this time was organised to repay everyone's love for the solo album, and it has been awhile since (Junsu) has been able to spend such meaningful time with the fans. It is also planned for him to go and meet the fans this weekend. The sales for the album has ranked highly in the 20 or so days since its release, and was ranked 10th on the Billboard World Album Charts (2 June) as well as 1st in the Japan Itunes charts."


Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Sports Hankooki]
Translated by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] 2NE1 to hold 2nd Japan tour in September!

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 08:15 AM PDT



2NE1 successfully concluded their debut tour in Japan last year. 2NE1 held six concerts during their '2NE1 First Japan Tour – NOLZA' which attracted 70,000 fans and now the girls are back to do it all over again with their 2nd Japan tour.
2NE1′s 2nd Japan Tour will kick off in September. Check below for dates and locations.
[Dates & Venue]
September 1st (Sat): Osaka-jo (Osaka Castle) Hall – Doors open 5pm / Show starts 6pm
September 2nd (Sun): Osaka-jo (Osaka Castle) Hall – Doors open 3pm / Show starts 4pm
For more information: Kyodo Information 06-7732-8888
September 7th (Fri): Nippon Gaishi Hall (Nagoya) – Doors open 6pm / Show starts 7pm
September 8th (Sat): Nippon Gaishi Hall (Nagoya) – Doors open 3pm / Show starts 4pm
For more information: Kyodo Tokai 052-972-7466
September 11th (Tues): Yokohama Arena – Doors open 6pm / Show starts 7pm
September 12th (Wed): Yokohama Arena – Doors open 6pm / Show starts 7pm
For more information: DISK GARAGE 050-5533-0888
[Ticket Price]
All reserved seats: 8800 yen (tax included)
Those older than 3y.o require tickets; those under 3 cannot be admitted.
- 2NE1 Official Fanclub [BLACKJACK NOLZA] Pre-bookings
Application period: 5th June (Tues) 3pm ~ 11th June (Mon) 11:59pm
* For those who joined (and paid) to be in the fanclub before 28th May 2012
Those who join (and pay) before 11:59 on 13th June 2012 will be given information about the pre-bookings for the 2nd set of fanclub members at a later date.
For more information, please go here http://fc.avex.jp/2ne1/
- YGEX Pre-bookings
Application period: 12th June (Wed) 1pm ~ 18th June (Mon) 11:59
Acceptance URL: http://www.avexlive.jp/2ne1-12ygex
[Contacts for fanclub information]
2NE1 BLACKJACK NOLZA Administrative Office
03-5413-8657
Weekdays 11am – 6pm (excluding weekends, holidays and special dates)

Source: fc.avex.jp/2ne1 // 2NE1′s official Japanese site
Translated by: Caz@CLtheBaddestFemale.com

[VIDEO] Dal Shabet released Bang Bang MV!

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 08:49 AM PDT

Dal Shabet's Bang Bang MV has been uploaded on CJEN Music's channel,check out the full MV here

We will update with the video from HappyFaceent Youtube channel after its official release

[NEWS] 2PM’s Wooyoung reveals more details on his solo debut

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 07:40 AM PDT


2PM member Wooyoung will release his first solo album in July.

It will be the first member out of 2PM to have a solo debut. 2PM's main vocal Junsu released a solo song named "Alive" last year during 2PM's Asia Tour as the first solo single album in October, but Wooyoung is the first to release a solo album and officially do solo activities.

Wooyoung's first solo album is predicted to be a mini album that will have 5-6 songs, one of which is written by fellow 2PM member Junho.

Wooyoung said, "Jinyoungie hyung (Park Jin Young) said that I will release a solo album because compared to the other members I am lacking a certain something. I am thankful for him to think about me and give me the opportunity first."

Meanwhile, 2AM member Jo Kwon is expected to release his solo album in June, causing anticipation for a solo battle between 2PM and 2AM. Jo Kwon released "A Day of Confession" in July 2010, making it 2 years since he released a solo song. Jo Kwon is the only 2AM member to have released a solo album.


Source: Herald News
Translated: khy127 @ W2D

[NEWS] 4minute’s HyunA responds to Chinese copycat controversy

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 07:20 AM PDT


4minute's HyunA revealed that she's actually happy about the plagiarized Chinese version of her hit song, "Bubble Pop".

When asked about the plagiarized music video, HyunA replied, "I haven't seen it, but I've heard about it. The fact that they liked my video enough to copy it makes me really happy though. It feels good."

HyunA continued, "There was an incident a few months ago when 4minute's 'Muzik' was also plagiarized in Germany." She added, "It's so fascinating that things like this happen. Our CEO, Hong Seung Sung, always tells us that the world is getting smaller, and being an Asian star means becoming a world star nowadays."

"Incidents like this make me realize that more and more people are looking at our music, videos, and performances. We need to put more effort and care into our promotions in order to show everyone our best side. I'll do my best to put all I have into every performance."

Recently, Beach Baby Yang Jin, a Chinese singer, released a music video for her song "No No No", which obviously took inspiration from HyunA's "Bubble Pop", stirring controversy all over the internet.

Other than apparent similarities in the song, the music video was also copied. Both had images of red lips in the beginning. Beach Baby and her dancers also wore white tank tops and blue short shorts while dancing. Both videos even had a vehicle as a backdrop, although a helicopter was used in "No No No", while HyunA danced in front of a car in "Bubble Pop".


Source: NATE
Reporting + Editing + Translating: applemango @ 4-minute.com

[NEWS] CNBLUE’s Jung YongHwa turned into beastly idol

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 07:05 AM PDT


On June 5, Jung Yong Hwa updated on the official CNBLUE Twitter saying, "Everyone, after the fan meeting I've been exercising hard! It's been a long time since I shared my photo.. See you this week! I'm so excited..Everyone, please give a lot of love and support for Juniel. Hwaiting! See you soon!"

In the posted photo, Jung Yong Hwa showed off his new charm of beastly idol which was hidden. He flaunted off his well-defined and veiny arm and shoulder muscles while he emitted his charm of pretty and flower boy look.

The netizen wowed and were amazed as a response of his photo, "Jung Yonghwa turned into beastly idol?", "In 2011 he was tirelessly on diet and now he will become the best of firm and built body?", "His bulky body which doesn't match to his smooth looks and soft voice", "look at his veiny arm muscle", "He is awesome".

Meanwhile CNBLUE's Lee Jong Hyun and Kang Min Hyuk star in 'A Gentleman's Dignity' on SBS and in 'My Husband Got a Family' on KBS and gain a lot of love from viewers. Three members of CNBLUE including Jung Yong Hwa have acting experience and sweep the popularity in Asia including Japan.


Source: Newsen
Translated by: CebuNuna @cnbluestorm
Edit & Posted by: Camille @cnbluestorm

[NEWS] J.Y. Park to launch personally-designed headphones in Korea

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 06:49 AM PDT


Singer and producer Park Jin Young (J.Y. Park) is a man of many talents. He will be launching a domestic brand of headphones that he designed personally himself.

According to JYP Entertainment on June 4th, "JYP joined hands with the US headphone company Monster to soon launch 'Diamond Tears headphones' in Korea."

These diamond tears headphones are the same ones that Park was wearing himself while he served as a judge on the popular show "K-Pop Star".

The new headphones by Monster get the same audio engineering that made its Beats line popular, but with a jewelry-like design to appeal to younger consumers.

A launching party was held to celebrate, where 2PM, 2AM, miss A, Wonder Girls, Ga-in, Min Hyorin, and JYP himself were in attendance.


Credit: KBS World

[NEWS] Kim Tae Hee reveals her marriage views

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 06:36 AM PDT


Actress Kim Tae Hee revealed her views on marriage.

On June 4th, a special event "Picnic With Kim Tae Hee and Elastine" was held in Seoul. During the event, the new Elastine model Kim Tae Hee spent some time with her fans.

On this day, the actress remarked, "Relationships, marriage and pregnancies don't happen according to plan. I just don't want to get married when I'm too old."

"I think getting married before forty would be good. I still have some time."

"Picnic With Kim Tae Hee and Elastine" was arranged for Kim Tae Hee to get closer to her fans in modeling for shampoo brand Elastine after 11 years of modeling done by Jeon Ji Hyun.

A hair class was also held to show those who participated how to take care of their hair and scalp as well as styling hair.


Source: hancinema

[PICTURE] Suzy and Lee Min Jung’s Lovely Photos

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 06:23 AM PDT


On June 4th, 2012, miss A's Suzy uploaded a photo on her Twitter account and tweeted, "Tonight 'Big' debuts. Do stay tuned at 9:55pm."

In the photo, Suzy and Lee Min Jung put up the lovely hungry posture. Suzy was dressing in pink clothes to show the invincible sense of innocent, while Lee Min Jung tied up her hair, showing cute expression to the camera.

Netizens said, "Look forward to the premiere," "Suzy and Lee Min Jung are cute," "Suzy is too beautiful," Lee Min Jung is my goddess" and so on.


Source: dramahaven

[NEWS] Oh Ji Ho wants to be in TVXQ

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 06:10 AM PDT


Actor Oh Ji Ho held a fan meet in Tokyo on June 2 titled "Beginning of a New Journey" and took to the stage by singing the song "I Am a Man" which he sang for the OST of the drama "Stranger 6."
"This is the first time that I've sung in front of so many people, so excuse me if I was a little bit nervous," explained Oh.

During the talking portion of the fan meet, Oh opened up about his latest productions.
"We are wrapping up production of 'Gone with the Wind' and it is set to hit cinemas in September," Oh said.
Oh also briefly mentioned the drama "The Third Drama" in which he will star alongside Sooyoung from Girls' Generation.

On the topic of idol groups, Oh was asked which boy band he'd most like to be in, if he was given the choice.

The 36-year old actor set the fans head a-spin by replying, "Super Junior seems like a cool group, but then I'd have to choose TVXQ as there are fewer members and I'd want the spotlight."


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Yoochun & Kim So Hyun congratulate each other on same birthday

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 05:57 AM PDT


On June 4th, 2012, Kim So Hyun uploaded a photo through her Twitter account, and tweeted to Park Yoochun, "Happy Birthday! Looking forward to even more handsome pictorials."

Then, Park Yoochun said, "Happy Birthday. May be we're born at the same time, the feeling is much better, congratulations congratulations."

Netizens said, "So Park Yoochun and Kim So Hyun are having the same birthday," "Happy Birthday," "Park Yoochun besides Kim So Hyun is like big brother," and so on.


Source: dramahaven

[NEWS] “Big” starts off with 7.9%

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 05:44 AM PDT


KBS 2TV drama "Big" started off last with strong competition around it but it's too early to be disappointed.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 5th, "Big" started off with 7.9% on the 4th which is 2% higher than the previous drama "Love Rain".

This is two steps behind MBC "Lights and Shadows" (20.3%) which is keeping firm in first place and a step behind SBS "THE CHASER" (9.2%). However, "Big" shows hopes of getting better with a more improved percentage than the previous one.

"Big" was positively reviewed for the Hong Sister's bubbly scripts and Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung's comic act, showing possibilities of overcoming being last.

Meanwhile, "Big" is a romantic comedy about a female teacher and her fiancé who is possessed by a teenage soul.


Source: hancinema

[NEWS] miss A’s Suzy joins 2PM as Caribbean Bay’s models

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 05:31 AM PDT


Idol group 2PM has been the face of Everland's popular water park 'Caribbean Bay'. For the past years, the group had worked with Girls' Generation and f(x)'s Victoria. This time, 2PM will be teaming up with the nation's "first love icon" and miss A member Suzy.

Last week, Caribbean Bay posted teaser photo with a cutout of a woman and wanted fans to guess who the next lucky female star would be to work with 2PM. Though the answer hasn't been officially revealed, Caribbean Bay's official website released new promotional pictures with Suzy in the center.


Source: Everland Caribbean Bay's official website

[NEWS] Sung Yuri named book ambassador

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 05:18 AM PDT


Actress Sung Yuri has been picked by the Korean Publishers Association as honorary ambassador for the Seoul International Book Fair June 20 to 24 at Coex.

Sung will begin promoting the international event in order to increase awareness and promote visits to the show in its 18th run.

"It's an honor to be the face of the biggest book fair in Korea. I will give it my best for the success of the event," said Sung, adding that she will take part in various activities to promote the event.

The actress who rose to fame from being in the '90s idol band FIN.K.L has captivated audience in the MBC weekend drama "Feast of the Gods."

The drama was based on Korean royal court cuisine and Sung played a hot-tempered yet compassionate chef named Go Joon-young.

The 31-year-old star is starring in the comedy movie "Detective Cha," which opened May 30. In the film, Sung plays the role of a clueless fashion designer named Heo Young-gi.


Source: JoongAng Daily
By Carla Sunwoo

[NEWS] TaeTiSeo impresses with excellent vocals in MR-removed video

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 05:05 AM PDT


On June 5th, an MR-removed video of Girls' Generation – TTS' 'Twinkle' performance has garnered much attention among netizens and was discussed in various portal sites.

Although the MR was removed and their actual voices were revealed, TaeTiSeo's live singing was perfect. Even during parts where there were complicated dance steps, the girls managed to hit the high notes without any problem at all with their ever-impressive vocals.

After watching the video, the netizens commented, "No wonder they are the vocals of SNSD", "They have always being doing well. What's with all these now?", "I think Girls' Generation has been impressive at live performances", etc.

On the other hand, after wrapping up TaeTiSeo's promotion of 'Twinkle', Girls' Generation will be making a comeback with their new Japanese single, 'Paparazzi'.



Credit: reviewstar.hankooki.com
Translated by: Taengfan@fanwonder.com

[NEWS] JYJ’s Yoochun wants to adopt a girl

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 04:52 AM PDT


JYJ's Park Yoochun revealed that he used to wanting to adopt a girl.

In a recent media interview, JYJ Park Yoochun said, "Very busy after debuted, so mother feels very lonely, I feels very sorry in heart. So I want to adopt a girl together with mother, I feel that it's great to have a sister. Thinking about it for 2 years, the ultimately did not achieve."

Park Yoochun also confessed, "The biggest reason is I'm very busy, the job itself is not a position that can say want to give a lot of love to people," revealing the reason for the failed adoption.

Park Yoochun added, "If get married in future, hope the first child is a girl," showing his love for daughter.

On the day, about loving publicly, Park Yoochun also said that he wants to openly in romance relationship. In order not to let others think that he is an irresponsible person, so making public his romance is a very careful decision.

Source: dramahaven

[NEWS] Lee Seung Gi holds first solo concert at Budokan

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 04:39 AM PDT


Hallyu singer and actor Lee Seung Gi held his first solo concert at the Budokan in Tokyo on Friday.

The concert titled "2012 Lee Seung Gi Japan First Live - Hope" was a phenomenal feat for the singer who only made his debut in Japan in March. More than 8,000 fans turned up to catch a glimpse of the K-pop singer.

Lee opened the night with his trademark songs "You're My Friend" and "Alone in Love," which was his first official Japanese single. The song also topped the weekly Oricon chart when released in March.

Ever the friendly performer, Lee asked fans what songs they wanted to hear and complied when they chanted "Slave" and "Tonight."

Lee sang for 2 hours and 20 minutes before calling it a night.

Japanese actress Riisa Naka, who was featured in "Alone in Love," also made an appearance and praised Lee by saying, "You are an amazing performer at close range. I am now officially a fan."

The concert will be broadcast July 15 in Japan on the Wowow network.


Source: JoongAng Daily
By Carla Sunwoo

[NEWS] Kim Bum graces the cover of “Men’s Uno”

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 04:26 AM PDT


Actor Kim Bum made the cover of the June edition of the Chinese magazine "Men's Uno."

"Men's Uno" secured four pages of Kim Bum, displaying stylish 80's fashion and a macho look that contrasts with his cute image in the early days of debut.

HS Media CEO, Jason Chang stated, "Kim Bum is a rising star in the fashion and advertisement business here. He is an actor that has captivated audiences at the age of 23 because of his worth ethic and competitiveness."

"We decided to have his photoshoot in 'Men's Uno' because we know that he is an artist that could appeal to a wide range of people", the CEO added.

[NEWS] Girls Generation’s Sooyoung to appear on ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 04:13 AM PDT


Girls' Generation Sooyoung will be making a cameo appearance on "A Gentleman's Dignity." Actor Kim Soo Ro revealed another proof-shot of Sooyoung taken from the set of his drama.

On June 5, Kim Soo Ro tweeted, "A prologue to 'A Gentleman's Dignity' episode five! Spoiler! Shh! It's a secret!" and attached a group photo.

In the photo, Girls' Generation's Sooyoung is surrounded by the four handsome men of the drama, Jang Dong Gun, Lee Jong Hyuk, Kim Su Ro and Kim Min Jong.

Sooyoung appeared in the preview for the drama's fifth episode, airing on June 9.

[NEWS] IU keeps her promise she made a year ago with a taxi driver

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 04:00 AM PDT


Singer IU keeps the year old promise that she made with a taxi driver.

On the 3rd, Im Leetaek, who is better known as IU taxi driver, stated "I went to IU's concert yesterday. It was amazing. It was the first concert that I ever went to. I went with my kids" through his twitter.

He added, "I wanted to express my thanks to IU but the worker didn't know if he was allowed to let me in... So I just watched the concert and came home. Thank you so much.. Thank you.. When you were singing 'Nagging' I wanted to get up and sing but I didn't. I didn't want to look pitiful just singing by myself. Hope you keep on having fun concerts. I'll pray that your concerts will keep on being a big hit. Thank you thank you IU."

Through SBS Dalgona, Im Leetaek revealed on June last year that he asked her to sing IU and Im Seulong's 'Nagging' with him in his taxi without knowing that it was actually IU. Later, he finally realized it was her.

On that same day IU had stated, "When I have my first concert I'll give the taxi driver and his family front row seats."


Source: Economy Today and Im Leetaek's twitter
Credit: WeheartIU

[NEWS] Kahi to graduate from After School

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 03:47 AM PDT


Pledis Entertainment has revealed that After School's Kahi is "graduating" from the group.

A representative from Pledis stated, "Kahi is graduating from After School. She will be focusing on her solo career as a solo artist and actress." Following Bekah who left July 2011, Kahi is the second member to graduate from the group.

Since 2009, Kahi led After School into popularity, trying out different genres and venues, including venturing into singing, dancing and acting through KBS' "Dream High 2."

Kahi will participate in the group's June 17th encore concert in Tokyo, and finish up remaining promotional activities in Japan, which end this September, before preparing as an official solo artist.

On her graduation, Kahi said, "To all the After School fans who have given so much love and to my members who have cried, laughed, and suffered with me since we debuted, I thank you all so much."

While Kahi will be leaving the group, After School have already announced the addition of a new member, Gaeun.

[NEWS] Jang Geun Suk’s Just Crazy tops Oricon Weekly Chart

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 03:33 AM PDT


After debuting at #1 on Oricon Daily Chart, actor and singer Jang Geun Suk's first Japanese studio album 'Just Crazy' is unstoppable on the sales, hitting the top of Oricon Weekly Chart.

According to Jang Geun Suk's agency Tree J Company on the 5th, Jang Geun Suk's first full album in Japan 'Just Crazy' has ranked #1 on the Oricon Weekly Chart. In its first week alone, the album sold 88,000 copies, which has secured itself a spot at the top of the chart.

Since Moriyama Naotaro, Jang Geun Suk is the first male solo artist to top the chart with a debut album in eight years and the first foreign male solo artist to rank number one with a debut album ever.

Jang Geun Suk was placed #1 on the Oricon Daily Chart and as well as the Weekly Chart with his first single 'Let Me Cry' in April of 2011. This means that both his first single and studio albums ranked at the top of the daily and weekly charts. accomplished by Uchida Yuki in 1994 and 1995, making Jang Geun Suk the first in nearly 17 years and four months.


Source: Nate

[AUDIO] Block B releases “Burn Out” for “Ghost” OST

Posted: 05 Jun 2012 03:20 AM PDT


After giving fans a preview earlier, Block B finally release their new single titled "Burn Out" for the OST album of SBS drama "Ghost."

Music director Choi Sung Wook from KBS 2's "Sorry I Love You", SBS's "Bad Guy" and "Secret Garden" participated in producing songs for the sound track of "Ghost." Apparently, the first singer for the series is Block B.

"Burn Out" is written by Oh Seung Eun and Zeenan, and includes rap written by Block B's P.O. The song starts with P.O.'s explosive rap and features different styles of each Block B member throughout the song.