Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Super Junior releases 6th album ‘Sexy, Free & Single’" plus 19 more

"Super Junior releases 6th album ‘Sexy, Free & Single’" plus 19 more

Super Junior releases 6th album ‘Sexy, Free & Single’

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 08:32 AM PDT

The wait is finally over, Super Junior has released their long awaited sixth album, ‘Sexy, Free & Single‘!

The album was released online on July 1st (KST), and contains 10 total tracks of various genres including R&B, dance, and ballad, allowing us to get a taste of the variety of talents the group has to offer.

The title track “Sexy, Free & Single” is said to be a song that incorporates R&B along with soulful House music that is easy and addicting to listen to. The fun lyrics tell the success stories of sexy and free single men.

As revealed previously, the group has also included a special track entitled, ‘From U‘, which is a medium tempo R&B track dedicated to their fan club ELF, which they’ll be performing on stage in addition to the title song.

Gulliver‘, a song composed by Eunhyuk, is another track off the album and is said to contain the raps of Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, and Donghae, and the charismatic vocals of Ryeowook. The song wittily compares the countless charms of the Super Junior members to that of ‘Gulliver’s Travels‘.

Someday” is a remake of Lee Sang Eun‘s original, showcasing the vocal abilities of the group.

The group welcomes in the summer with “Now“, which incorporates its refreshing sound and melody with lyrics that talk about leaving on a summer trip to the beach, while “Rockstar“, an electronic, hip hop club track will show off the group’s lively image and rocker charisma.

Other songs that made it onto the album include “Bittersweet“, which will touch the listeners with the emotional vocals of Yesung, Sungmin, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun with its sad lyrics; “Papillon“, an electronic dance track that cheers on those who have become worn out by their lives; “Lingering“, a touching ballad; and “Breakup Day“.

Check out a preview of the tracks below and remember to support by purchasing the music.

Girls’ Generation’s Sunny gets called out for a ‘scandal’ on ‘Invincible Youth 2′

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 07:30 AM PDT

On the June 30th broadcast of KBS2TV‘s ‘Invincible Youth 2‘, the G6 members reported on Girls’ Generation Sunny‘s “scandal” during their ‘Invincible Youth Relay’ corner.

Photos of Sunny and a mysterious person together caused MC Boom to question, “Isn’t this person wrapping his arm around your waist too tightly?” MC Kim Shin Young added, “100% dating,” while Yewon responded, “The rumors were true,” Bora: “That person’s back is familiar,” and Hyoyeon: “Wow, daebak.”

Kim Shin Young continued the accusations saying, “I’m sure that they’ve kissed.” Sunny finally explained that it was all just a misunderstanding as she revealed, “We’re family. It’s Amber of f(x).”

Suzy then remarked, “I was completely fooled,” making everyone laugh.

Source: Osen

After School’s Lizzy looks like a chat emoticon?

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 06:55 AM PDT

After School‘s Lizzy has fans talking about her resemblance to an emoticon from the smartphone application KakaoTalk.

Lizzy posted to Twitter on the 30th, “The [upset emoticon] from KakaoTalk and I look exactly alike, oohaha.”

Fans commented, “I think Lizzy’s a little prettier,” “When I look at it like this, they really do look alike,” and “Whenever I see this emoticon, I’m going to think of Lizzy now.”

On another note, After School completed their first comeback performance of “Flashback” on June 21 KST.

What do you think? Does she bear a resemblance to the emoticon?

Source: Lizzy’s Twitter

Wonder Girls’ Sun wins MVP title on ’100 Million Quiz Show’

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 06:19 AM PDT

Wonder Girls‘ leader Sun emerged as the MVP on June 29th’s broadcast of SBS‘ ‘100 Million Quiz Show‘.

Sun is reported to be the second “elite idol” to achieve a perfect score after Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun.

The Wonder Girls member was calm and cool throughout the quiz program as she gave a reason behind each of her answers. She also impressed the audience with her renditions of songs by the ’70s and ’80s groups Pearl Sisters and Lily Sisters.

On another note, the winning pool of 130 million Won ($113,880 USD) was carried over to next week’s show.

Congratulations to Sun on winning MVP!

Source: Star News; Photo: ’100 Million Quiz Show’ Twitter
Tip: Amara Luna

Leeteuk posts unreleased ‘Sexy, Free & Single’ teaser photo

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s leader Leeteuk shared an unreleased teaser photo for the group’s upcoming album ‘Sexy, Free & Single‘.

He tweeted on the 30th, “In celebration of Leeteuk’s birthday on July 1st, Super Junior’s 6th album ‘Sexy, Free & Single’ release! Before that, unreleased photo reveal!”

The teaser photo he shared is slightly different than the official one previously released in that his gaze is shifted downward.

Fans commented, “It looks like you came out of a fairy tale,” “You just look beautiful,” and “I wish you could reveal more pictures.”

Check out Super Junior’s ‘Sexy, Free & Single’ music video teaser here, album highlight medley here, and look out for updates on allkpop!

Source: Leeteuk’s Twitter

KARA’s Jiyoung shares an adorable heart photo collage

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 05:11 AM PDT

KARA‘s Jiyoung shared an adorable photo collage of 16 selcas.

She tweeted on the 30th KST, “It’s raining~ I wanted to make a heart too >.~”, and attached the clever heart collage image above.

Fans commented, “Infinite variety of facial expressions,” “It’s really hard to make a heart photo collage like that…,” and “How can all the faces you make be so cute?”

KARA’s maknae seems to have a talent for arts and crafts. What do you think of her heart collage?

Source: Jiyoung’s Twitter

LEDApple to make a comeback with new mini-album ‘Run to You’

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 04:34 AM PDT

Six-member rock band LEDApple is making a comeback with a new mini-album!

LEDApple announced on their official Facebook that the band would be releasing their new comeback song “Run to You“ and an accompanying music video on July 5, 12:00AM KST. It appears as if they’ll be returning with a marine concept as seen in the album cover above.

Look out for more LEDApple updates on allkpop, and check out the track list as well as some eye candy below!

Run To You‘ mini-album
Release date: July 10, 2012
< Track List >
1. Run To You (Swing)
2. Young Hee-ya
3. Yeah
4. Something Wrong (Keon U solo, Feat. Kyumin)
5. Run To You (Inst.)

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Source: LEDApple Facebook
Tip: Wade

‘First generation’ idol Kim E-Z of Baby V.O.X. reveals how idols dated back in the day

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 04:02 AM PDT

“First generation” idol Kim E-Z of Baby V.O.X. will be opening up about anti-fans and secret relationships between idols on the upcoming July 1st broadcast of Story On‘s ‘Lee Seung Yeon and 100 Women‘.

Other first generation idols including S.E.SShoo and Chakra‘s Lee Eun are also sharing their stories from their groups’ active days.

E-Z, who’s currently a married mother of one, revealed, “[Back in the day, idols would] date by hiding notes in flower pots at television stations or behind clothes hangers that stylists would pull around [on racks].”

She also discussed Baby V.O.X.’s run-ins with anti-fans: “When news of [fellow] member Kan Mi Yeon dating H.O.T‘s Moon Hee Jun spread, anti-fans started to continuously scream ‘[Go away]‘ when we were on stage and a lot of mail would arrive at our dorm with knives in them.”

Also during filming, Shoo revealed that she’s currently cultivating a garden to spend time with her kid, while Lee Eun shared that she’s currently acting as the office head for her father-in-law’s company on top of raising three children.

It’s interesting to find out what idols do after leaving the music industry. What do you expect your favorite stars to be doing ten years from now?

Source: Osen

G.NA meets up with the Trouble Maker duo backstage at ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 03:20 AM PDT

2HOT” singer G.NA shared some adorable selcas taken with the Trouble Maker duo, Hyunseung of B2ST and HyunA of 4minute.

She posted to Twitter on the 30th KST, “At yesterday’s ‘Music Bank‘, it’s been a while since I’ve gotten together with sexy Hyun-bak and awesome Hyunseung! It’s my last performance [on the show] so seeing them gave me strength~ Hyun-bak & Hyungseung = 2HOT TROUBLE MAKER baby.”

The three idols definitely look like they’re having fun in the photos G.NA shared.

Fans commented, “I guess G.NA’s close with Trouble Maker,” “Beauty competition between HyunA and G.NA?” and “How can you guys be this adorable~.”

Check out G.NA and Trouble Maker’s ‘Music Bank’ performances here if you missed them!

Source + Photo: G.NA’s Twitter

Park Han Byul attends ‘horror queens’ event for ‘Two Moons’

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 02:41 AM PDT

Actress Park Han Byul was spotted at the event ceremony for the mystery-horror film ‘Two Moons‘ held on June 29th.

She and actors Kim Ji Suk, Park Jin Ju as well as others attended the special “horror queens” themed conference, where those who attended were presented with some chilling fun during the summer heat wave.

For the first part of the event, the audience was given the chance to cosplay the movie characters as well as walk on the runway with the actors. During the second part, viewers were able to watch a preview of the film as well as clips of each character, and at the end, the actors themselves were quizzed on the movie itself.

With its unique set-up and unpredictable plot, ‘Two Moons’ is anticipated to be one of the best horror films of the summer. The movie is set to release this coming July 12th.

Watch the trailer below!

Source & Photo: Newsen via Nate

There’s a mirror behind Yoo Jae Suk on ‘Happy Together’?

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 02:02 AM PDT

Netizens have been talking about a “Mirror behind Yoo Jae Suk“. A post with the image above was uploaded on an online community board, and it’s been getting attention ever since.

The screen captures taken are of a regular guest introduction segment on KBS2‘s ‘Happy Together 3‘. The “G4 members”, comedians Jung Bum Kyun, Heo Kyung Hwan, Kim Won Hyo, and Kim Joon Ho, can be seen through square cut-outs in the wall.

Jung Bum Kyun, who is apparently known for looking like Yoo Jae Suk, happens to be in the spot right behind the “nation’s MC” himself. Netizens are saying that they look like a mirror image of each other.

They commented, “They are doppelgangers,” “I was surprised for a moment,” and “Seeing them like this, they really do look alike.

Source: City Daily

Performances from June 30th’s ‘Show! Music Core’

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 01:25 AM PDT

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Today's show was guided by none other than Girls’ Generation's Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Seohyun who displayed their fun and dorky aegyo as always.

Jo Kwon made his solo debut with "I'm Da One", and SISTAR returned with their new summer single, "Loving U".

Girl group CHI CHI also held their comeback stage with “Love is Energy“.

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!



Performances from today's show include: M.I.B, Wonder Girls, G.NA, INFINITE, f(x), After School, TEEN TOP, Dal Shabet, Boyfriend, Dalmatian, JJ Project, A-JAX, Guckkasten, Juniel, MYNAME, CROSS GENE, Gang Kiz, and F.I.X!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the song names above!


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< Gang Kiz >


< A-JAX >


< Juniel >




< Dalmatian >


< Boyfriend >


< Guckkasten >


< Dal Shabet >


< M.I.B >


< JJ Project >


< G.NA >




< After School >




< f(x) >


< Wonder Girls >


SISTAR returns with new summer single “Loving U” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 01:17 AM PDT

4-member girl group SISTAR has returned with their new summer single "Loving U"!

SISTAR's "Loving U" music video headlined for costing $172,000 USD, and the track achieved an all-kill on charts soon after its release. Talented production duo ‘Duble Sidekick‘ were the geniuses behind the track itself, which further sparked interest from fans.

Watch SISTAR's summer-themed comeback stage with "Loving U" which includes a special summer remix, and the rest of today's ‘Music Core’ performances here.


Jo Kwon makes his solo debut with “I’m Da One” + “Animal” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 01:09 AM PDT

Jo Kwon of 2AM has made his much-anticipated solo debut performance of “I'm Da One“!

"I'm Da One", released on June 25th, is the title track of Jo Kwon's first solo album. It's been attracting a ton of attention for its unique pop-art concept.

Watch Jo Kwon's debut performance of "I'm Da One" along with his shocking performance of “Animal” (including his heels!) below, and the rest of the performances from today’s 'Music Core' here.


CHI CHI says “Love is Energy” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:28 AM PDT

CHI CHI has finally returned with their third and newest digital single titled "Love is Energy"!

The 5-member group, including new member Shine, recently wrapped up promotions in Japan. They'll be continuing with promotions for "Love is Energy", which was released on June 29th KST.

The girls have been receiving a wide array of positive feedback this time around, and they’ve been garnering much attention for their catchy ‘hand blender’ move in the choreography for “Love is Energy”.

Check out the girls’ comeback stage below, and be sure to catch the rest of today’s performances here.


Heo Young Saeng discusses his ‘Solo’ comeback and SS501′s future

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 12:10 AM PDT

Having made his return with his ‘Solo‘ mini-album, SS501‘s Heo Young Saeng recently sat down with Ilgan Sports for an interview discussing his latest activities and plans in terms of SS501′s future.

Check it out below!

Q. “Why did you choose your album’s title as ‘Solo’?”

“There are various meanings to it. The lyrics to the title track are about what happened to a man after a break up, and I felt that fit with my situation as I tried to stand on my own, away from SS501. I participated in the production of the album and spent a lot of time on it. It’s an album that I truly worked hard on, on my own.”

Q. “What is your title track ‘Crying‘ like?”

“I loved it the moment I first received it. The ladies especially had a good reaction to it. I think I love the song more because I penned the lyrics myself. It reminds me of my own story of when I broke up three years ago. I went through a lot of heartache then, and every song I listened to at the time felt like my own story. The song reminded me of when I felt so miserable about not being able to hold her back.”

Q. “It took you a year to release your second album since your first solo debut album.”

“I didn’t think it’d take this long either. I was pressured with the second album thinking that I had to make it better than the first. I wanted to show improvement most of all. From the album’s beginning, I participated in collecting the songs and producing it. It was difficult to the point where I almost suffered from depression, but I was able to overcome it.”

Q. “During that time, you also worked in a musical and sitcom.”

“I starred in the musical ‘The Three Musketeers‘. I was worried at first and was determined to clear my heart and learn from the beginning. The more I did it, the more I wanted to improve and get better. The last performance made me feel empty, so much so that I cried. On KBS 2TV‘s ‘I Need a Fairy‘, I play the role of a Hallyu star. Although I’m still lacking, I feel that there’s a lot of charm to acting.”

Q. “Are you dating?”

“When I like someone, I’m not able to focus on anything else. I know that so I try not to let myself fall into that trap. For now, work comes first. I believe in the saying that a man’s skills should come first because you’re always able to find someone nice to settle down with after you’ve found success.”

Q. “Is there any competition between the SS501 members?”

“There is friendly competition. Since Hyun Joong made a position for himself first and got a lot of public recognition, people think that we’d be jealous of him, but it’s not true. Recently, all of the members had a lot of free time so we met one another often. We’d grab a drink and discuss the future of SS501. Of course, Hyun Joong is the one who foots the bills.”

Q. “Will SS501 get back together?”

“We were stimulated by Shinhwa reuniting. I was watching them guest on a talk show after their comeback and suddenly received texts from all of the SS501 members asking, ‘Are you watching this?’ It made me realize that we were truly one. I think we’ve lost a chance to reunite once because it was so hard to balance our time schedules. I think the next perfect time would be when we all get discharged from the army.”

Source + Photos: Ilgan Sports via Nate

RELIVE IT: Exclusive M.I.B Live Stream on allkpop!

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 11:29 PM PDT

Earlier this week, M.I.B was here for our exclusive live video chat event with our wonderful allkpop readers. Fans worldwide tuned in to see M.I.B live and answer the questions that you asked!

For those of you who missed it, don’t worry, you can now RELIVE the entire experience all over again. From each member’s ideal woman, to 5zic‘s strip show [15:10], to their favorite girl group, M.I.B didn’t hesitate to share all their little secrets only for their allkpop fans!

All of the questions answered were submitted by our readers, so find out if any of your questions made the cut!

Without further ado, RELIVE the live stream only on allkpop!

Check out the documentary footage of Donica’s meeting with SHINee and Super Junior

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 10:59 PM PDT

The 15 year old Donica Streling, who found hope after listening to K-Pop, finally fulfilled her wish to meet her favorite K-Pop stars, SHINee and Super Junior, earlier this month.

While in Korea, Donica had an opportunity to receive gifts from the idol stars, and the young teen also confessed her love for them by speaking in Korean, something she has been practicing for the past year.

The official documentary of her trip was recently broadcast through MBC, and highlights her stay in Korea and features a close look at the interaction between the her and the SHINee and Super Junior members.


SHINee & Super Junior cut


Full Documentary

Tip: Heesupporter

M.I.B Live Stream Giveaway Winners!

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 10:09 PM PDT

Earlier this week, M.I.B and allkpop held a Live Stream Event for our awesome allkpop readers, and 5ZicSIMSCream, and KangNam personally wanted to thank the Busterz for their love and support by giving away five autographed copies of their new album ‘Illusion‘.

To get a chance at winning one of them, all you had to do was leave a question on the forum section for the event. With the contest and event having come to an end, it’s now time to announce the winners!

Hope each one of you had a great time with M.I.B and allkpop, and be on the look out for more exclusive live stream events in the near future (very soon) with some of the hottest K-Pop stars! Stay tuned for M.I.B live stream subbed coming soon!

With out further ado, here are the winners.






Congratulation on behalf of 6Theory. Winners will be contacted via allkpop forums.

Super Junior’s ‘Lotte Duty Free’ CF revealed

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 09:28 PM PDT

Following up from their Lotte Duty Free CF released last year, Lotte has sought the help of Super Junior for their latest commercial!

Although the CF had been released on TV earlier, it had not been released online until recently. With the high quality video unveiled, fans can take a closer look at the details of the CF that were hard to see through the low quality TV captures.

Check out the commercial below featuring the handsome members singing and dancing in sleek white suits!

Tip: itsme