- [VIDEO] Big Bang performed Monster on Happy Music!
- [PICTURE] “My Husband Got a Family” Kim Wonjun, Kang Minhyuk and Kwak Dongyoun
- [NEWS] 'A Gentleman's Dignity' Colin Reveals His Identity And Seeks His Father
- [NEWS] Month July, The Battle of ”Comebacks”
- [NEWS] Stylenoir Magazine: "The Power of 2NE1":
- [INFO] "Alive 2012 Making Collection" Release Information
- [NEWS] IU to go to London along with Lee Seunggi, Kim Soohyun 'The only female'
- [PICTURE] Secret's Ji Eun shows off her charm in latest selca!
- [PICTURE] Jokwon's fanboys?
- [PICTURE] Miss A's Jia and Fei went outing!
- [PICTURE] 4Minute's Nam Ji Hyun tweets gorgeous selca!
- [PICTURE] Chae Yeon tweets adorable selcas!
- [PICTURE] f(x) pose with their 2nd Music Bank trophy!
- [VIDEO] CHI CHI made their comeback with Love Is Energy on Inkigayo!
- 120701 f(x) won first place on Inkigayo + other performances!
- [VIDEO] Jokwon made his debut with Animal and I'm Da One on Inkigayo!
- [VIDEO] SISTAR is Loving U on Inkigayo!
- [INTERVIEW] INFINITE Q&A Season 2: Sungjong
- [INTERVIEW] MBLAQ is Proud to be a K-Pop Group
- [NEWS] MBLAQ embark on 1st Asian tour
- [NEWS] 4minute's Hyunah to make a cameo in PSY's new MV with Yoo Jaesuk, Noh Hongchul
- [NEWS] Korean idol group EXO-M appeared in Nanjing
- [PICTURE] SISTAR's Dasom unveiled close-up selca!
- [PICTURE] DARA : “A quiz to guess the genre of the song!!!”
- [NEWS] Fans Celebrate Seohyun’s Birthday with a Newspaper Advertisement
Posted: 01 Jul 2012 08:30 AM PDT
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An old photo showing Kim Wonjun holding a signed Ear Fun. Overwhelming support right?
【My Husband Got a Family】Kim Won Jun snaps a photo with CNBLUE Kang Min Hyuk and Kwak Dongyoun!
Source: KBS 한국방송
Posted: 01 Jul 2012 07:30 AM PDT
In episode 11 of 'A Gentleman's Dignity' aired on the 30th, Colin (played by Lee Jong Hyun) revealed his identity to the four men.
Colin went to visit lawyer Choi Yoon first. Colin knew Choi Yoon would not delight in his visit for he had been seen with Im Me-Ah-Ri (played by Yoon Jin Yi) and given him a bad impression, yet he went to seek legal advice.
Colin said to Choi Yoon, "I have two fathers. My real father doesn't know who I am. I only recently found out who he was. If I reveal my identity to him, will I receive his inheritance, or does he have to pass away first?"
This evening, Colin visited Kim Do Jin's (Jang Dong Gun) residence. Ironically, all four men were present at the time. Lee Jung Rok (Lee Jong Hyuk) had dropped by to discuss his divorce, and Choi Yoon and Im Tae San (Kim Soo Ro) had joined.
Source: Korea Portal
Posted: 01 Jul 2012 07:00 AM PDT
The month July, is defenitly a blast as alot of popular artists are making a comeback, shaking up the whole music industry.
A few weeks ago, Super Junior announced that their member Kangin would return from military service, along with the news of him making a comeback with the rest of the Super Junior members this July! Since last week, Super Junior has been constantly releasing teasers for their comeback "Sexy, Free & Single" making all fans and non fans anticipate their return. but that's not all.
Powerhouse/vocals girlgroup 2NE1 also recently released news of their comeback! On the 25th of June, YG Entertainment suddenly dropped a bomb on the official "YG-Life" blog where he released a teaser picture of CL with the caption "Are You Ready?". On the 26th. YG dropped another bomb releasing Park Bom's sexy elegant teaser followed by Dara with a dramatic hairstyle change and lastly Minzy! With these sexy, shocking teasers many expect 2NE1 to dominate the mainstream music industry with their fierce and catchy songs, like every comeback they make!
If you thought it was just these two, then you're very wrong. Popular girlgroup T-ara is also said to be making a comeback in July! Dropping a very large eye-catching music video teaser, many anticipated the returs of the girls. Especially since they added two more members who appeared in the teaser for their music video "Day By Day". Many think they might even dominate the charts since they sure dominated with "Roly Poly".
Rising girlgroup SISTAR also recently released teaser's for their July "summer" comeback! Hyorin's teaser was released around the 22nd of June, followed by Dasom, Soyu and Bora, and finally group teasers we're released for their "Loving You" comeback! Many also anticipated this since SISTAR has been bringing catchy and fun songs, and there's no suprise that this summer comeback would defenitly be their summer jam of 2012!
We thought these we're just the comebacks, but don't be mistaken. Hot boygroup Z:EA is also set for a comeback this summer! They're set to begin regular two house activities with their album release which is set for a release in the first week of July. Along with Z:EA, rumours are that Cube Entertainments B2ST might also join the train of comebacks! Isn't it just a fun summer?
It's not just a comeback for groups though, solo artists will also join the battle! Younha is set to join the train of comebacks too! Plus members of popular groups are also set to make their debut like 2AM's JoKwon and 2PM's Wooyoung! To top it all of, "Superstar K2" member(s) are also set to release some songs which makes this the most anticipated summer ever!
Just recently, the music industry got all shaken up with the Wonder Girls making their comeback with "Like This" and anticipated girlgroup F(x) with "Electric Shock" along with After School with their "Flashback" comeback. Ofcourse, we must not forget the group that dominated the first half of 2012, Big Bang! Both "Alive" and "Still Alive" we're a huge succes as they kept dominating charts for quite a while. Many commented that this summer will defenitly be a hot fierce summer. With all these comebacks, many wonder who could top it all since all the groups have been very well loved by the audience.
Translated By: Yasmine@WeLoveBom
Posted: 01 Jul 2012 06:00 AM PDT
There is no doubt it has been an insane week since our last 2NE1 article. Our It Girls of the 21st Century article created so much interest 2NE1 nearly crashed Stylenoir's servers, increased our South Korean readership by 81% and even became one of our top twenty read about features in the history of the magazine.
If anything is testament to 2NE1′s unstoppable power it's that. We're overwhelmed by the support of the Blackjacks, yes, SeoulBeats may have written "Stylenoir x 2NE1 a match made in heaven" but maybe it should be "Blackjacks and Stylenoir" after all we do share the same unbeatable, unfaltering colour.
We have been making some big claims, we have been rolling deep, but to be honest as one commenter stated "When have 2NE1 ever not stood up to the hype". Such a correct and true statement, hype gets these girls heard, then they back it up with jaw dropping, mind blowing substance.
For that reason Stylenoir Magazine and I personally will continue to give unprecedented support to the 2NE1 girls, rain or shine for a very long time to come.
We expect a fair few of you will remember the campaign that 2NE1 created for Intel in all black. As a testament to the continuing relationship between Blackjacks and Stylenoir we thought we'd publish them. The noir aesthetic is something we strive to push and here the girls completely nailed it. Although our favourite has to be both CL's and Dara's looks, those black leather gloves just make the outfit.
The 2NE1 girls released new imagery today which you can see here or of course visit the girls Facebook Page.
Posted: 01 Jul 2012 05:30 AM PDT
BIGBANG'S ALIVE 2012 MAKING DVD COLLECTION (Korean Version)
Release Date: August 8, 2012
Big Bang's Alive Stage: YG On Air
(Includes band version, dance version and making film)
Big Bang's Alive Music Video
(Includes music videos and making films)
Big Bang's Alive Behind-the-Scenes
BIGBANG'S ALIVE 2012 MAKING DVD COLLECTION (Japanese Version)
Release Date: August 8, 2012
Big Bang's Alive Stage: YG On Air
(Includes band version, dance version and making film)
Big Bang's Alive PV Making
(Making Film / YG On Air Re-edit Version)
Big Bang's Alive Behind-the-Scenes
(Behind the story / With Naver)
SBS Inkigayo Performances
(Comeback Show, You & I, Night of TV Entertainment, K-Pop Collection)
Other details will be posted when available.
Sources: ygfamily.com, http://ygex.jp/bigbang/discography/
Posted: 01 Jul 2012 05:00 AM PDT
During the Olympics, IU will be going to London along with Lee Seunggi and Kim Soohyun.
IU will be going to the Olympics as a representative of sponsor Samsung Electronics and will be cheering on the Taeguk Warriors. Samsung Electronics has officially invited the 3 top stars, Lee Seunggi, Kim Soohyun and IU, to the London Olympics.
Lee Seunggi already took part in the Olympic torch relay and it was announced that Kim Soohyun will be going to the Olympics to cheer on Park Taehwan.
Meanwhile, after becoming the nation's little sister by releasing 'Good Day', 'You and I', and 'Every End of the Day', IU is now in the midst of her national tour 'Real Fantasy'.
Translation: -Hope @ weheartiu
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Name: Lee Sungjong
Show what you think is your charm's point and draw your good looking face (Refer to the example picture):
(T/N: He drew his smile)
We hope your will reply to all the questions thoughtfully. If not, it'd be a shame, a sha~me ´▽ `
Which album's concept did you think suited you the most until now and why?
The Chaser because I really like the hairstyle
Food you like/Food you don't like:
Korean food / Beans
A 2012 June update for your ideal type's standards (In details):
My ideal type is someone who is kind, faithful, honest, and can understand me
What's the first thing you did after turning 20 years old? Also… What do you want to do in the future as well ㅎㅎ?
I want to do things that I couldn't do when I was underaged ^^
For the choreography of 'The Chaser', you were able to stand in the center often, so how do you feel?
I need to work harder~ I will show you a more improved side
Is there a moment in oppa's life that you wanted to erase the most?
What words make you feel the happiest lately?
It makes me happy to hear that I improved ㅎ
You said that you were hurt because of the nickname 'Yah Lee Sungjong', then what would you like to be called?
I was never hurt by it, but I would be happy if you could just call me Sungjong ㅋㅋ
How are the member hyungs' names saved on oppa's cellphone?
Leader Gyu / Woohyun hyung / Dongwoo hyung / Hoya hyung / Sungyeolie hyung / Myungsoo hyung / ㅋ
What's your favorite song?
Beyonce's 'Listen', Shin Seunghoon's 'I Believe'
Lately, you often hear that you've fully become a man, but how do you feel about it???
I like it~ I will show you a cooler side to myself ㅋ
In the song, 'With', you sang a sweet song, but is there something you want to share to just Inspirits?
I'm always thankful and I love you ♥ Let's go together till the end ㅎ
Is there a quality you want to receive from the member hyungs or is there a member that you're envious of, if so, who is it? Tell us the reason as well!
Sunggyu hyung - Leadership, Woohyunnie hyung - Singing abilities, Dongwoo hyung - Expressions, laughter, Hoya hyung - Dance, Sungyeollie hyung - Height, Myungsoo hyung - Face
If you were able to make just 1 wish come true, what would the wish be?
For Infinite and Inspirits to be together forever!
If oppa is given a solo stage in the next solo concert, do you want to emphasize on your singing abilities more? Or would you want to do another shocking performance like 'Coming-of-Age Ceremony' or 'Trouble Maker'?
I would like to do a stage that emphasizes my singing abilities more ^^
What would be good for fans to call oppa by?? Like a nickname….. A name that you want!!
I like when they call me 'oppa' >_<
When you take a break from promotions or have a free day, what do you normally do at the dorms? Do you still read books often lately?
I read books, take hikes, and practice singing/dancing ㅎ
When you don't have schedules or when you're at Japan… When your body and mind feels tired occasionally… Or when you miss your family, what do you do?? Since you're a celebrity, it's probably hard to walk around and you probably have to watch carefully for anything you do.. This is because I'm worried and curious about how you go through this and what you think!
I walk around~ I fall deep into my own thoughts
Is there something you always carry around with you?
A picture of my parents / MP3 / Book
If you're given a week of free time, what are three things that you want to do the most?
Go on a family trip~ Woosh~
A solo song in the next album! Is what I really want to listen to, so if you were able to do a solo song, which type of genre would you like to do…??? ex) Ballads…?? or a lovely dance song??
A ballad, a song that's really sad, where I can express my feelings, and that can be agreed with.
You received 1st place numerous times on music broadcasts, but is there something you couldn't say because pushed out (?) by your hyungs?? If there is, please say it now!
Thank you, God and to my parents, I love you~.
I want to become like this person in the future! Is there a role model like this??
You always suffer from your leader hyung (hwaiting!!), but is there a touching episode with leader hyung?
He took care of me when I was sick ㅠ^ㅠ
Things you feel sad about because you weren't able to do them before reaching your 20's?
A solo song,
If oppa happens to get a girlfriend, what would you call her?
In the hidden track, oppa said that he wanted to do a solo song! What kind of solo song would you want to do? A quiet one like 'Time'? Or a slightly exciting one like 'Because'?
A song that you can gain strength from after listening to it
If you were able to give a present to each of the members, what would you want to give? And the reason being?
trans. cr; hyejin @ infinite updates | source cr; infinite's fancafe ; take out with full credits
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 11:30 PM PDT
How do you feel about your upcoming concert?
Seung Ho: "I'm so nervous because it's our first exclusive overseas concert. It's happening thanks to the love sent us by so many people."
K-Pop singers have been acting as civilian diplomats. You must be feeling some responsibility.
G.O: "We try to especially be careful of our actions overseas. Interest in us leads to interest in Korea. Mir and I once visited Peru for volunteer work, and we even found fans there. We didn't mean to meet our fans there, but a little child fan played our music on a cell phone and talked about Taekwondo."
You've been so busy all this time. What do you want to do if you get time off?
Seung Ho: "I want to go on a trip with the MBLAQ members. We always went overseas to work and never to rest. I wish we could all take a break together. I want to drink, too."
Source: By Oh, MiJung | CJ E&M enewsWorld
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 11:00 PM PDT
SEOUL, South Korea – Watching MBLAQ, it is difficult to believe that they have only been performing together for a little over two years.
They do not miss a single step or note and are excellent dancers and singers.
They have the power and the charisma that drive audiences wild. Everything about the five men — Cheon Dung, G.O., Joon, Mir and Seungho — belies the brevity of the group's history.
Maybe it is thanks to their relative maturity — three of them are now aged 24 and the other two a year or two younger — and the long years spent training as hard as any other K-pop stars in the making, but their natural talent is undeniable. They have what it takes to be a star.
And that X factor first manifested itself overseas. Pitted against many other boy band competitors since their debut, they initially found success, but they were nowhere near the most popular in the domestic market.
Though handpicked and trained by one of Korea's pop superstars Rain (stage name of singer-actor Jung Ji-hoon), that association could not propel them to the top of the charts right away.
Meanwhile, thanks to social networks and YouTube, fans started popping up all over the world, from East Asia to Europe and Latin America.
Google the band's name: the Italian fan site shows up near the top. When they visited Brazil as part of a cover dance festival, over 3,000 fans showed up to the airport and 5,000 more at the hotel. They made the national TV news.
When G.O. and Mir participated in a social service project in Peru last year, they came across a little girl who sang to them the words to their hit "Mona Lisa."
As a response to such a high level of popularity, they are embarking on their first overseas tour this weekend, starting with Indonesia Saturday and continuing to Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.
"It is our first overseas tour although we have done more gigs than we can count, here or abroad," said vocalist Seungho. "Nowadays it feels like we're flying to foreign cities more than Busan … Maybe this tour will be our stepping stone to other places too, hopefully America."
They were candid with their worries about overexposure — "We've shown ourselves so frequently and so much that we should take a step back some time," said Seungho — but such concerns only motivate them further to dig deeper and bring something new to the plate.
The set list has been kept under wraps, but it was apparent that the band were dying to talk about their solo segments with some new and revamped material.
"We'll only show them to the fans who come to the show," said G.O., vocalist, whose duet with rapper bandmate Mir will be released right before the tour. "It's going to be special."
"My solo track will be unveiled (during the performance) as well," said Cheon Dung, rapper and vocalist. "There's both emotional lyrics and earsplitting beats. It'll sound great and look great, too."
Jun, vocalist and formally-trained dancer, was rather reticent during the interview but chose to share that his solo number will showcase his best asset, his jaw-dropping moves.
With every member so talented — and each of them openly acknowledging it — do they feel, even at two-and-a-half years into their career, that they have already outgrown the group? Certainly not, they said.
"People talk about the downsides of being an idol (rather than a musician), but we feel it's a blessing," said G.O. "People know that our songs are difficult to perform. They can see that even as idols we can sing well."
"I tend to look from a fan's, an ordinary listener's eyes," said Seungho, who also blends this perspective with an open admiration for heavy metal. "We should also try to make songs that are easy to sing along to, I feel."
"Whatever opportunity comes my way, I want to try it," said Cheon Dung. "I did my first solo photo shoot this time, which was a little awkward, but it felt new. I wrote my first song this time, and that's really meaningful to me. I want to do this until the day I die."
Source: By Korea Times, KF and CJ E&M
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 10:30 PM PDT
Yoo Jaesuk, Noh Hongchul, and 4minute's Hyunah will be making cameos in PSY's new MV. On the afternoon of June 30th, Yoo Jaesuk and Noh Hongchul surprisingly made an appearance in an underground parking lot in Songdo, Incheon, where PSY was filming the MV for his new song. On the 29th, 4minute's Hyunah also completed filming her cameo appearance. PSY's 6th album is estimated to release around the middle of July, and his new MV will be simultaneously released as well.
Translating + Editing + Reporting: applemango @ 4-minute.com
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 10:00 PM PDT
The first Chinese group EXO-M which a Korean company produced entered Chinese fans' vision since 2011 & rose to fame rapidly. Yesterday, EXO-M recorded for a prime time show "Fei Chang Bu Yi Ban" of Jiangsu variety channel. Many female fans waited for them at the recording venue. Many people even bought tickets which prices were skyrocketed to witness the idols. Their ideal girls were revealed for the first time at "beauties' group" session, making fans excited.
EXO-M consisting of Kim Minseok, Luhan, Wu Yi Fan, Zhang Yi Xing, Kim Jong Dae & Huang Zi Tao is a Chinese-Korean mixed group with mainly Chinese members. They officially entered the Chinese market in 2011, and attracted many Chinese fans since their first appearance. Their popularity is comparable to SJ.from the same company. During their first visit to Nanjing, the 6 handsome guys were chased by fans everywhere. Reporters from yangtse evening newspaper found out that the prices of standing tickets for the show were skyrocketed to 2000RMB on the internet.
This time, the producers of Fei Chang Bu Yi Ban prepared every session whole-heartedly. During the first session, the show invited 4 guests who claimed that they were related to idol groups. Among them, there were a choreographer for an idol group in Nanjing and a security personnel for an idol group. This was to test EXO-M's judgment. There was also a man-head horse group comprised of 6 people. Although the name of the group gave a cottage-like feel, every member had individual talents. They could sing & dance, hit high notes, and there was also a little monk who was good at martial arts. 6 members of EXO-M had to choose 1 person among them for a battle.
Wu Yi Fan who is good at rapping lived in Canada since young, his rapping skills are outstanding. He liked to take on challenges therefore he chose Nanjing "Drink Wanton".
Huang Zi Tao who is good at wushu challenged a cute little monk from Shaolin.
The love lives of these 6 guys are what everyone pays attention to. Everyone wants to know what type of girls they are attracted to. The show prepared a "beauties' group" session for the fans. Little beauties went on stage and showed their talents to capture the idols' hearts.
Trans by Nicole_0514 @ SMent_EXO
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Posted: 30 Jun 2012 09:50 PM PDT
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7월5일 투애니원 신곡 I love you 발매 기념! 신곡 장르 알아맞추기 자음퀴즈!!! 힌트 몇개 알려줄테니 맞춰보세요~ 정답은 내일밤에 공개!!!^^ 홧팅! 이곡은..모든 연령대가 좋아할만하다!흠..투애니원이 부를거같지않다..!반전이있다!퓨전이다!간지럽다!ㅎㅎㅎ
Celebration for the release of 2NE1′s new song on July 5th! A quiz to guess the genre of the song!!! I'll give you a couple hints so try to guess~ Revealing the answer tomorrow night!!!^^ Fighting! This song…will be liked by all audiences!It's a song that doesn't seem like its by 2NE1…! It has a reverse! A fusion! ㅎㅎㅎWhat feel will "I Love You" have, compared to "shut up right now," "go away," and "you're unfair"…?!?
Source : Dara's me2day
**You can see the paper has embedded words on it written backwards. It says : "40 BOM I love you Don't get away Take me away"
** The ㅇㄹㅌㄹㅍ written on the paper could be 엘렉트로팝 (electro pop)
Have you seen any other clues???
Credits : kristinekwak
Posted: 30 Jun 2012 09:00 PM PDT
In celebration of Seohyun's 21st birthday on June 28th, fans of Girls' Generation placed a beautiful poem in a newspaper advertisement. The poem reads:
"Whenever your heart is hungry, look at it. Look at the sky that is as bright as your smile, as pure as your heart, and as wide as your love. Our hearts will be with you to wherever your song reaches.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥SEOHYUN♥
Congratulations to Girls' Generation's Seohyun for her 22nd birthday. ^0^
Become a faint dream ♥
In a pure white cloud. ♥
We are happy SONEs who support Girls' Generation whenever/wherever.
[SONEs' Juggoo (translator's note: "Juggoo" is Seohyun's nickname)]: If you ever feel like deviating, blow it off with a cup of fansa (translator's note: a combination of "Fanta" and "Sprite")."
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