Saturday, July 21, 2012

"B2ST releases “Beautiful Night” MV" plus 19 more

"B2ST releases “Beautiful Night” MV" plus 19 more

B2ST releases “Beautiful Night” MV

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 09:16 AM PDT

It’s a beautiful day for B2uties as B2ST has released the music video for “Beautiful Night“!

“Beautiful Night” is the title track of the group’s new, fifth mini-album, ‘Midnight Sun‘. Another song from the album, "Midnight", was pre-released a week before the album officially came out today, July 22nd KST.

The music video was shot in New York, and the new single is described as a dramatic dance track from the electro-synth pop genre.

Check out the track list details for ‘Midnight Sun’ here, and the full “Beautiful Night” MV below.

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B2ST releases 5th mini album ‘Midnight Sun’

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 08:37 AM PDT

It’s a beautiful day for B2UTIES as B2ST have released their fifth mini-album ‘Midnight Sun‘!

It’s been a long year and two months since B2ST has been active, and fans are excited for their comeback and mini-album, which holds six tracks in all.

As you patiently wait for the music video of “Beautiful Night” check out the samples from the tracks below.

01. Midnight (Composed by Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu Sung; Lyrics by Shinsadong Tiger, Junhyung; Arranged by Shinsadong Tiger)
02. Beautiful Night (Title Track; Composed by goodnight, sleep well; Lyrics by 4realz; Arranged by goodnight, sleep well)
03. It’s Not Me (Composed by Rado; Lyrics by Rado, Junhyung; Arranged by Rado)
04. When I Miss You (Composed by Choi Kyu Sung; Lyrics by Choi Kyu Sung, Junhyung; Arranged by Choi Kyu Sung)
05. The Day You Rest (Composed, Arranged, Lyrics Written by Junhyung, Kim Tae Joo)
06. Dream Girl (Composed, Arranged, Lyrics Written by Junhyung, Kim Tae Joo)

Brown Eyed Girls discuss marriage in latest interview

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 07:29 AM PDT

The Brown Eyed Girls have returned with their new digital single ‘The Original‘, marking the group’s comeback after eight months since their last release, ‘Cleansing Cream‘.

The ladies recently sat down for an interview with OSEN, and discussed dating, future marriage plans, and the promise they made to not get married until they reach 34 years of age.

They revealed, “It doesn’t seem like the right time for us to think about marriage yet. Dating is difficult for us as well.”

Narsha began by saying, “Since my late twenties, I’ve been frequently told to go on blind dates for a prospective marriage partner by my family, but I feel like dating is a must. There’s nothing wrong with what the grown ups are saying, but I’m just not too fond of arranged dates set by the families.

However, dating isn’t easy either. Maybe it’s because I’ve been thinking a lot lately, but I have become more picky regarding what’s right for me and what’s not. Though we interact with a lot of people during our promotional activities, [dating] is not easy.”

Leader JeA, who co-composed their latest title track “One Summer Night’s Dream“, commented, “I’m vicariously living through SBS‘ ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘. I even wrote a song while watching the drama. However, even when I start having feelings for somebody, it ends up not working out. Dating has become difficult as my standards for men gradually keep getting higher and higher.”

In order to compose good music, you need a lot of experience. Throughout the years, I think I’ve been living too [upright]. When I try to have fun a little, it just doesn’t suit me. Even my family still views me as a baby, so they haven’t discussed marriage with me yet.”

JeA then laughed as she added, “I told the other members that we shouldn’t get married until we turn 34 years old, but Miryo strongly opposed it.”

Lastly, Narsha shared, “When I look at my future now, I contemplate a lot about when I would get married and what I should do about our promotional activities. There is a difference between singing and acting. There are many actresses who have returned with a better image after getting married, but it’s not the same for singers. Because we are a girl group, I worry about how the public will view us if we were to get married.”

Source & Image: OSEN via Nate

TEEN TOP to make a comeback in early August

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 06:58 AM PDT

We have exciting news for TEEN TOP fans!

Fans were sad to see TEEN TOP wrap up their promotions for “To You“. However, TOP Media announced today that the boys will be returning in early August with a new album!

The message posted on the group’s official fan cafe stated: “Early this August, TEEN TOP will start promotions again with a new album! [The boys] prepared this new album while promoting ‘To You’, and we ask that fans give it a lot of interest and support.”

TEEN TOP performed their goodbye stage on the July 21st broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Show! Music Core‘ with an orchestral accompaniment to thank their fans for all the love and support.

More details on TEEN TOP’s comeback are coming soon, so keep your eyes open for updates!

Tip: badvolkan

VIXX to perform at Otakon

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 06:30 AM PDT

VIXX is going to Baltimore, Maryland for Otakon!

VIXX has been confirmed as guests for this year’s Otakon, and will be performing on Friday, Jul 27th, 7:30PM at the convention. Mikako Joho, a Japanese artist, is the opening act.

For those who aren’t familiar with the group, VIXX is a six-member idol group from Mnet‘s reality show ‘Mydol‘. The current members were the top six finalists on the show voted by viewers. They joined together to form VIXX, which stands for “Voice, Visual, Value In Excelsis”. They recently debuted with the song “Super Hero” and are quickly gaining a large gathering of fans.

Though Otakon can seem an odd venue for a Korean idol group, this may be a great opportunity for VIXX to show their talents overseas. It will also be a wonderful chance for VIXX fans in the United States to come and support them.

Following the concert, VIXX is scheduled to hold an autograph session at the convention.

Source: Otakon‘s VIXX page, concert info
Thanks to Lillian for the tip! 

T-ara’s Hyomin tweets on the way to ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 06:00 AM PDT

T-ara‘s Hyomin posted photos as she headed to filming for ‘Music Bank‘.

On the 20th, Hyomin posted three photos to Twitter along the message: “Going to Music Bank’~ Today, ‘Day by Day‘ has been nominated for #1, so excited~~.”

The T-ara member wore a red blouse and jean shorts while posing for the camera. She especially caught the eyes of netizens with her portable fan in hand as she swung her legs back and forth, showing a bright, playful side of herself.

Fans commented, “Hyomin’s legs are amazing,” “Hyomin is so pretty,” ” My entire focus is on Hyomin’s legs~,” and “Fighting ‘Day by Day’.”

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Source + Images: Hyomin’s Twitter

What gift from fans does Super Junior’s Ryeowook find most memorable?

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 05:30 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Ryeowook revealed what he feels is the most memorable gift he’s received from fans.

On the July 21st broadcast of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘, Ryeowook was asked to pick a gift from fans that left an impression. He drew attention for his unconventional reply as he answered: “A giraffe.”

He explained, “I received a giraffe from Thai fans as a birthday present. I [said previously] that I like giraffes so they gifted me one.”

Source: Osen

4minute’s Gayoon poses with a snake for ‘Dazed & Confused’

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 04:56 AM PDT

4minute Gayoon‘s fashion pictorial with Dazed & Confused magazine was recently revealed, and her transformation is leaving fans in awe.

The concept of the shoot was about a woman who loves snakes, and Gayoon had to pose with a 2 meter (6.6 feet) long snake wrapped around her body, creating a shocking image.

It’s reported that Gayoon, who’s known for being a bit of a fashionista, pulled off the outfits like a model and earned praise from the staff.

During the interview, Gayoon shared, “I usually enjoy fashion magazines so I really wanted to have a powerful photo shoot with a unique concept. I suggested shooting with a snake myself.” She then admitted, “Though it’s nice being called ’Gangnam Girl’ and etc., because of my interest in fashion, I feel pressured to focus more on how I dress.”

Fans can find Gayoon’s full photo shoot and interview in the August edition of Dazed & Confused.

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Source+Picture: Star News via Nate

miss A’s Min and Jia watch 2AM Changmin’s musical, ‘La Cage Aux Folles’

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 04:20 AM PDT

miss A‘s Min and Jia tweeted on their way to watching Changmin of 2AM perform in the musical ‘La Cage Aux Folles‘.

Jia tweeted on the 20th, “On our way to watch Changmin oppa’s musical! Go go go.” She later added, “Today, Changmin oppa’s musical ‘La Cage’ was so much fun! Everyone must go see it! It’s so funny! Daebak daebak!”

Fans commented, “You two girls enjoy! Love you,” and “Fei isn’t going with you?”

‘La Cage Aux Folles’ opened on July 4 KST at the LG Arts Center and will continue until September 4th.

Source + Image: Jia’s Twitter

Verbal Jint makes third love call to SISTAR’s Hyorin

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 03:46 AM PDT

Hip-hop musician Verbal Jint has made another love call to SISTAR‘s Hyorin. On July 20th, Verbal Jint competed against Garion, Double K, 45RPM, MC Sniper, Joo Suk, and Brown Eyed Girls’ Miryo on the fifth episode of Mnet‘s ‘Show Me The Money‘.

On this episode, Verbal Jint collaborated with miss A‘s Min to perform the girl groups “Breathe“. Although the rapper placed last, he nonetheless showed his creativity and rap skills in his performance.

After he performed, the rapper told MC Eun Ji Won that, “This is my first time performing on stage with a girl group member. I think I should collaborate with female idols more often.” He added, “Next time, I would like to perform with SISTAR’s Hyorin.

Verbal Jint previously guested on MBC Music‘s ‘Real Modern Concert‘, where he mentioned he would like to work with Hyorin among others. The rapper also guest-featured on SBS E!‘s ’Cult Two Show‘ along with SISTAR. During the program, Bora claimed, “Verbal Jint oppa really likes Hyorin.” Verbal Jint responded, “Hyorin is my favorite vocalist, and I truly love her voice tone.

Would you like to see Verbal Jint do a collaboration with Hyorin? Check out Verbal Jint’s amazing performance on ‘Show Me the Money’ below.

Source: News via Nate

Lee Hyori and boyfriend Lee Sang Soon take off on a romantic getaway

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 03:10 AM PDT


It’s been reported that singer Lee Hyori and boyfriend Lee Sang Soon have taken off on a romantic getaway to the Island of Palau.

The couple took a five-day four-night trip to the island with acquaintances, from June 28th to July 2nd.

Palau, an island located just south of the Philippines, is often referred to as "The garden of the gods" for the beauty of its natural environment. The two enjoyed their stay at the Pacific Resort and were reported not to be recognized by many other Korean vacationers due to their modest attire.

A local vacationer remarked, "The Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon couple enjoyed their dates, unaffected by other peoples' gazes. They sparked a lot of talk between Korean visitors. The two decided to travel before the peak vacation season in order to avoid interference from others."

The two celebrities met on a radio program and have been a couple since last August.

Source + Image: Seoul Newspaper via Nate

B2ST and Psy discuss going head-to-head on music charts

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 02:30 AM PDT

At the press conference for their fifth mini-album ‘Midnight Sun‘ on the 20th, B2ST revealed that they have been enjoying Psy‘s newest tracks from ‘Gangnam Style‘.

Kikwang expressed, “We’ve been enjoying listening to Psy hyung’s songs. They’re really great. However, we are confident in our music as well.”

B2ST went up against Psy on July 15th, the release of Psy’s album and the group’s pre-release track, “Midnight“. ‘Gangnam Style’ came out on top on digital charts while “Midnight” followed closely behind.

Psy commented, “I was surprised myself because I hadn’t expected it. Since it is just a pre-release track, I don’t think it’s fair to call it a full-on battle.”

B2ST’s title track is scheduled for release on the morning of July 22nd, when they’ll be stepping away from their clean image for a more rebellious feel with “Beautiful Night”.

Yoseob stated, “I wanted to put what we learned from our world tour into the album. I learned how to have fun on stage. I feel that there haven’t been many opportunities for us to truly communicate with our fans on stage so far, as our performances have focused more on getting our choreography synchronized or shouting energetically on our own. We lacked communication with the audience, so that’s what [we] wanted to focus on this time. [We] want to show that we, too, are free-spirited men who know what being cool is.”

As of the 21st KST, Psy is leading on major digital charts like Melon and Mnet.

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

BoA reveals the men of ‘SM’s Class’

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 01:55 AM PDT

BoA revealed SM Entertainment‘s version of SBS‘ ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘.

On the 20th, BoA tweeted to Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk, “Eunhyuk! This is the real SM’s Class!” along with the above photo.

The revealed picture showed BoA with SM Entertainment actors, Yoon Da Hoon, Kim Min Jong, Hong Rok Gi, and Lee Jae Ryong.

After seeing the tweet, Eunhyuk replied, “More like the uncle fans of Jumping BoA (BoA’s fan club) than class.” BoA humorously responded, “My uncle fans totally have class okay.”

After seeing ‘SM’s Class’, fans commented, “BoA must be Kim Ha Neul,” “Always full of class if Kim Min Jong is there,” “SM’s version,” “For some reason, I think Hong Rok Gi must be Jung Rok,” and “SM’s Class is friendly.”

Source+Picture: BoA‘s Twitter

Performances from July 21st’s ‘Show! Music Core’

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 01:22 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.

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, Gilme, C-CLOWN, B.A.P, GLAM, and NS Yoon-G had their comeback/debut performances!

Check out the adorable MC cuts below!



Performances from today's show include TEEN TOP, Super Junior, T-ara, SISTAR, After School, Boom, Boyfriend, M.I.B, Chi Chi, MYNAME, Gang Kiz, CROSS GENE, F.I.X, and N-Train!

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


< TEEN TOP > *Special Goodbye Stage*

< F.I.X >


< N-Train >



< Coming Soon >


< Gang Kiz >






< M.I.B >


< Boyfriend >


< Boom >


< After School >


< Wooyoung >




< T-ara >


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B.A.P tears up the stage with “No Mercy” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 12:50 AM PDT

B.A.P has been dominating with the recent release of "No Mercy"!

According to TS Entertainment, the concept for "No Mercy" focuses on a 'pop boy' theme to show that the members will lead in style and fashion among their peers.

Utilizing their popular whistles, the boys hype up fans with a powerful comeback song and concept that are more playful and colorful than their previous hits.

The boys once again took the stage on 'Music Core' to deliver an amazing performance of "No Mercy". Check it out below, and view the rest of today's performances here.


NS Yoon-G says “I Got You” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 12:46 AM PDT

After shocking fans with a suprise comeback, NS Yoon-G has officially begun live promotions for "I Got You".

The music video, which was recently released, showcases NS Yoon-G's chic 'femme fatale' style and her seductive dance moves. The sound featured on her new mini-album 'Skinship' is described as "rocking-tronic" which is a mix of electronic music and rock.

Check out the sexy diva's comeback stage below, and be sure to check out the rest of today's performances here.


Gilme makes a comeback on ‘Music Core’ with “Me First”

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 12:45 AM PDT

The trio group Clover was formed last year and left an impression with their song "An Oppa I Know", rocking the stage dressed like heroes out of a Western movie, all while delivering powerful vocals and sizzling raps.

Gilme's digital single is a totally different style with its R&B sound paired with Eun Ji Won's smooth rapping.

Check out Gilme's comeback stage below, and the rest of today's live performances here.


Girl group GLAM makes “Party (XXO)” debut on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 12:42 AM PDT

The highly anticipated girl group from Big Hit Entertainment, GLAM, has finally released their debut track, "Party (XXO)".

GLAM previously released a music video teaser and a making-of for their music video, and revealed the full music video for "Party (XXO)" this past week.

The girls pulled through and truly delivered with their debut performance on tonight's episode of 'Music Core'.

Check out their performance below, and be sure to view the rest of today's clips here.


C-CLOWN makes a hot debut with “SOLO” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 12:29 AM PDT

After teasing us all last week, rising rookie idol group C-CLOWN has finally released the music video for "SOLO".

Short for 'Crown Clown', the six members of C-Clown are ready to impress with their top-notch music and performances. Like their name suggests, the group is determined to become 'king' of the K-pop scene and achieve their 'crown'.

The group is under Yedang Entertainment and consists of members: leader Barom (Rome), Kim Taemin (Siwoo), Kim Hyunil (Ray), Kangjun (JunK), Lee Minwoo (TK), and Jaejun (Mau).

Their title track is "SOLO", the second track off their debut album.

Check out C-CLOWN's special debut stage on 'Music Core' below, and be sure to check out the rest of today's performances here.


10 Male Idols we’d like to be on a date with this weekend

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 12:27 AM PDT

It’s the weekend and unfortunately we’re hard at work, ugh! If we had our way though, these are the top 10 male idols we’d like to be on a date with right now!

Super Junior's Siwon


Super Junior's Donghae


CNBLUE - Jung Yonghwa


Big Bang's TOP


B.A.P's Bang Yong Guk


B2ST's Doojoon


2PM's Taecyeon


Infinite's L


TVXQ - All 5 of them! (we can dream.. can't we?)