"Jonghyun and Taemin to appear in SM Special episode of Strong Heart in commemoration of Leeteuk" plus 24 more
- Jonghyun and Taemin to appear in SM Special episode of Strong Heart in commemoration of Leeteuk
- EXO to Make a Comeback in November
- Kim Junsu Will Finish World Tour in Germany
- Shinhwa to release DVD for 14th anniversary
- A-PRINCE appears on Japan’s NHK as K-Pop representative
- HyunA’s “Ice Cream” MV receives 10 million views
- Brown Eyed Girls to hold solo concert in December
- Key East Entertainment charged with rape
- GaIn learns Chinese from FIESTAR's Cao Lu
- CNBLUE’s song gets played on American news broadcast
- Kim Hyun Joong's effect in advertisement industry
- ZE:A’s Kwanghee covers Jewelry’s “Rhythm HA!!!”
- Woollim Entertainment reveals mysterious photos featuring INFINITE
- Epik High reveals performances from ‘99 CLUB LIVE’ concert
- LUNAFLY performs on the street of Hongdae
- SM Entertainment’s dance unit releases MV teaser for “MAXSTEP”
- Epik High reveals BTS clip from ‘99’ cover shoot
- 121026 Psy wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances
- 4minute’s HyunA makes hot comeback on ‘Music Bank’
- Kim Jang Hoon makes a comeback on ‘Music Bank’ with “Nothing”
- B.A.P is back with “Stop It” on ‘Music Bank’
- Crayon Pop becomes the “Dancing Queen” on ‘Music Bank’
- Girl’s Day returns with “Don’t Forget Me” on ‘Music Bank’
- Kim Jaejoong explained “Eunsoo-saem, I paid 100% for the smartphone”
- Kim Jaejoong gives 5,000 roses in Thailand Fanmeeting
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 08:55 AM PDT
SHINee's Jonghyun and Taemin will be appearing on a special episode of Strong Heart.
This SM Special is being held in commemoration of Leeteuk's last Strong Heart recording before leaving for the army. The episode will also include Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Yesung, and TVXQ.
Recording was held on October 25th. The date it will be aired is yet to be announced.
Translated by: kimchi hana @ shineee.net
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 08:30 AM PDT
As the one of the largest entertainment companies in Asia, SM Entertainment has continued to increase their market share and influence in almost all regions, particularly Japan and China.
Kim Chang Won, a market study researcher for Daewoo securities, has noted that SM continues to plan even more musical releases this year with a full-studio album from their newest idol group EXO-K and EXO-M in November.
With the growing list of A-list celebrities such as Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ha Neul in SM's new entertainment venture C&C, expectations are on the rise for new video and audio content even though it is nearing the end of the year
Please stay tuned for more details about EXO's full studio album!
Source: News Tomato via Nate
Translated by: shcizmo @ CODE:EXO
Edited by: 1Karina902 @ CODE:EXO
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT
JYJ group member Kim Junsu will finish his world tour in Germany.
C-JeS entertainment, on the 23rd, announced "Kim Junsu will have a show in Oberhausen, Germany on Nov 30 as finale to his world tour. As the first male solo singer who had concerts in Asia, North and South America, and now in Europe, this tour sets a new record in Korea's music industry."
Junsu's Germany concert on Nov 30 will be held in Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen. He will be the first Asian to have a concert in the venue.
Kim Junsu whose solo album was released in May, started his world tour beginning in Seoul, followed by Asia tour in Shanghai, HK, Thailand, Taiwan, and Indonesia, then moved on to 5 cities in North and South America.
Translated By: rubypurple_fan of JYJ3
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 07:40 AM PDT
Legendary idol group, Shinhwa, will be releasing a special DVD celebrating their 14th debut anniversary.
Shinhwa will release 'Shinhwa 14th Anniversary' on October 30th. The special DVD which has already scored 20,000 pre-ordered copies, will include two discs and a special photo book. It will also feature footage of their comeback preparations for 10th album 'The Return' as well as '2012 Shinhwa Grand Tour: The Return' concert tour.
A representative stated, "We made the DVD for Shinhwa fans who always wait and support the group with patience. The DVD will be meaningful since it carries Shinhwa members' personal lives backstage."
Check out the preview below.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 07:20 AM PDT
Rookie group A-PRINCE will be representing Korea in a Japanese TV show by NHK.
On October 25th, the five-member group (Sung Won, Min Hyuk, Seung Jun, Si Yoon, Woo Bin), appeared on NHK channel's 'Ji Goo Ichiban' K-POP special as the representative idol group of Korea. It is very rare for an "idol" group that debuted only three months ago to accomplish such an achievement.
According to their agency, the show was completed over two months, and it is said that A-PRINCE members did their best throughout the shootings despite the summer heat. Rock band Megadeth's legendary guitarist, Marty Friedman, who participated as a MC, also showed much affection to the group and even presented them with one of his own songs as a gift.
A rep from the agency stated, The rookie group A-PRINCE was given a great opportunity to deliver their passion and talent to Japanese people. We will do our best to contribute the spread of K-POP even further, so please show a lot of warm support for A-PRINCE."
Source: TV Report
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 07:06 AM PDT
HyunA's music video for "Ice Cream" continues to enjoy high popularity in Korea and overseas.
"Ice Cream" music video has reached 10 million views on Youtube in just four days since its release on October 22nd, becoming one of the fastest K-Pop videos to surpass the 10 million view mark in such a short amount of time.
In fact, HyunA has tied the score set by Girls' Generation's "The Boys" and became the second Korean artist to gather such a large number of crowd in the shortest time ever.
Meanwhile, HyunA held her first comeback stage on 'Music Bank', where she performed for the first time her latest tracks "Ice Cream" as well as "Straight Up" and "Green Apple", showcasing an upgraded side of herself.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 06:41 AM PDT
Brown Eyed Girls will be holding their first solo concert in two years!
Nega Network has launched an official Twitter for Brown Eyed Girls' upcoming concert. Titled 'Tonight 37.2 C', the highly-anticipated concert will take place on the Christmas holiday, December 24 and 25. However, informations regarding the venue and tickets sales have yet to be released.
'Tonight 37.2 C' will mark Brown Eyed Girls' first concert since their solo concert at AX-Korea in Seoul back in 2010, where they performed a number of their hit songs including "L.O.V.E", "How Come" and "Abracadabra" as well as solo performances.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 06:21 AM PDT
A manager at Key East Entertainment, which manages famous actors such as Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Hyun Joong, is being investigated in six cases of rape.
Seoul's Gangnam Police Agency revealed on October 25 it had arrested the 24-year old manager, Mr. Lee, on charges of sexual assault. Mr. Lee sexually assaulted six women in Busan and Seoul from November 2011 to last month.
The investigation by the police revealed up to six women so far, in their 20s through 30s, have been victims with many of them being assaulted and raped in their own homes after being followed by Mr. Lee. He was also arrested on September 16 for raping a woman after following her into her home in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul.
A Key East representative expressed, "We are in the process of confirming the facts behind this. But we are unable to get in touch with the manager in question now and can't say anything more."
They stressed, "This matter is totally unrelated to Kim Soo Hyun. We were quite surprised because Kim Soo Hyun has been mentioned. The manager in question isn't Kim Soo Hyun's main manager since our celebrities are managed by many managers."
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 06:07 AM PDT
FIESTAR's Chinese member Cao Lu is teaching GaIn to make an introduction in Chinese,she keeps on repeating "My name is Jia Ren (GaIn)",GaIn has some hard time learning it but she is able to speak it out clearly in the end.
Check out the cute conversation between the girls below
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 06:00 AM PDT
CNBLUE is overjoyed with the surprising appearance of their song on an American morning news show.
According to CNBLUE's management FNC Entertainment, the song "Have a Good Night" was the background music for a report on morning coffee during the morning news show on WPSD Local 6, a regional channel aired in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas.
Thereafter, the hosts introduced the song as 'Have a Good Night' by CNBLUE. The part of the song that was played was, "espresso double, double shots, I, I will not sleep tonight". It was really suitable for the coffee theme of that day's news program which was probably the reason why the song was included in the report.
"Have a Good Night" was written by CNBLUE's main vocal Jung Yonghwa and was included in their first Japanese studio album 'Code Name Blue', which was released on August 29th. 'Code Name Blue' sold 44,000 copies in the first week of sales, ranking first on the Oricon Weekly Chart.
Source: Yonghap News
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 05:55 AM PDT
Debuted as the leader of SS5 1, then kicked off his solo album successfully, participated in some famous dramas like 'Boy over flowers', 'Playful kiss' and upcoming drama 'City Conquest', Kim Hyun Joong showed his talents in various fields. Recently, he continues showing his strong effect in advertisement industry.
As the honorary model for The face shop and Hangten, Kim Hyun Joong helps to raise the profits and popularity of the brands. Following the newest information, total TFS sales increased 27.8% from last year, with overseas sales hitting 210 billion won, an increase of 74%. In the meantime through Boys Over Flowers's Kim Hyun Joong endorsement activities for clothing brand Hangten, their sales achieved 1 billion won.
Recently he has also renewed contract with KEYEAST entertainment, a bright future awaits Kim Hyun Joong.
Written By: Jenny @ DKPOPNEWS.NET
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 05:40 AM PDT
Known for his weird behaviors and humor, ZE:A's Kwanghee performed a special cover of Star Empire labelmates, Jewelry's "Rhythm HA!!!".
Uploaded onto ZE:A's Youtube channel on October 26th, the clip showed Kwanghee in his prince outfit performing an over-energetic version of "Rhythm HA!!!". The song was originally included on Jewelry's latest album, 'Look At Me'.
Check out the clip below.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 05:20 AM PDT
In addition to the release of a mysterious video teaser earlier this week, Woollim Entertainment released several mysterious photos featuring INFINITE members, sparking curiosity to fans on whether there might be a connection between the new video teaser and the photos.
On October 22, Woollim Entertainment tweeted, "Spend a good afternoon through INFINITE L's photo! Please anticipate the member's pictures that are going to be revealed one by one each day for one week starting today ^-^."
The agency then posted a photo of Sungyeol and wrote, "Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 is Sungyeol's picture! After it rained yesterday, the weather became much chillier ^^ Be careful of catching a cold everyone, and please look forward to the picture being released tomorrow as well ^^".
Woollim Entertainment went on to release photos of other members; "Wednesday, October 24th, 2012, I'm coming with the picture you were all waiting for! The hero of today's picture is Sunggyu!! We hope your day will end well and look forward to tomorrow's picture as well!
"Thursday October 25th 2012 today that the weather is relatively warm! Dongwoo's picture release! End the rest of today well and please anticipate the picture being released tomorrow as well~!"
"Friday October 26, 2012 today that is ending the week before the weekend! The main character of today's photo is Woohyun! Please anticipate the photo being revealed tomorrow as well~".
Photos of Hoya and Sungjong are yet to be revealed and fans are excited to completing the phrase with all 7 members.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 05:00 AM PDT
After three years since its last album, hip-hop group Epik High made an impressionable comeback by hiring out a club and live streaming its online concert, '99 CLUB LIVE'.
On the launching of their 7th full album, '99', Epik High has invited selected fans, who applied through Naver Music, to a mini concert that took place at a club near Hongik University.
Earlier today, the group released their performance clips on their official Youtube channel. Check out the videos below.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 04:40 AM PDT
Rookie group LUNAFLY is back with more performance clips!
LUNAFLY recently held a surprise live performance on the streets of Hongdae. Released via the group's official Youtube channel on October 26th, the clip showed their performances of "You Got That Something I Need" as well as "Sorrow" and "How Nice Would It Be".
In front of their fans, the three members displayed their impressive instrumental skills and live performance abilities.
Check out the clips below.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 05:27 AM PDT
SM Entertainment recently teamed up with Hyundai cars to create a collaboration album titled 'PYL Younique Album'. This album was specially produced for the promotions of Hyundai's "Premium Younique Lifestyle".
Following the releases of BoA's "Lookin" and Girls' Generation's Jessica's My Lifestyle", the single titled "MAXSTEP" was released on various online music websites on October 23. The song features SM Entertainment's dance unit which includes Super Junior's Eunhyuk, Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon, SHINee's Taemin, Super Junior-M's Henry, EXO-K's Kai and EXO-M's Luhan.
Today, SM Entertainment has just released a music video teaser for "MAXSTEP" featuring the SM's dance unit showcasing their powerful and charismatic moves.
Check out the teaser below.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 04:00 AM PDT
Epik High has finally made their highly-awaited comeback to the music scene. After holding their first comeback stage on SBS's 'Inkigayo' as well as introduced their new album, the members have now revealed the behind-the-scenes footage from their '99' album cover photo shoot.
Check out the clip below.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 03:42 AM PDT
KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!
The October 26th episode of the show features a handful of comebacks. 4minute's HyunA, Girl's Day, Kim Jang Hoon and Crayon Pop kicked off their comeback stages, while idol groups B.A.P and 100% returned with their follow-up tracks.
Other performers tonight included TVXQ, Brown Eyed Girls' Ga-In, K.Will, miss A, Ailee, Jewelry, Orange Caramel, Navi, Block B, Big Star, BTOB, Red Training, MR.MR, AOA, TOXIC, EXID and OFFROAD.
And for the highlight of the show, Psy snagged another win on this week's 'K-Chart' with his latest track "Gangnam Style".
Brown Eyed Girls' Ga-In
Watch today's comeback performances below!
4minute's HyunA - "Ice Cream" + "Straight Up" + "Green Apple"
Girl's Day - "Don't Forget Me"
Kim Jang Hoon - "Nothing"
Crayon Pop - "Dancing Queen"
B.A.P - "Stop It"
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 03:43 AM PDT
After making quite a buzz with the release of her new album 'Melting' and music video for "Ice Cream", 4minute's HyunA is officially kicking off her promotions tonight on 'Music Bank'.
For her first comeback stage, HyunA performed a total of three tracks including her title track "Ice Cream" as well as "Straight Up" and "Green Apple", showcasing an upgraded side of herself.
"Ice Cream" was produced by hit maker Brave Brothers, who is also having their very first collaboration with HyunA, hence, it has already garnering attention. The song is said to possess a strong Hip Hop vibe and will reveal HyunA's sexier charms.
Check out her performances below!
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 03:15 AM PDT
Veteran singer Kim Jang Hoon pre-released his song "Nothing", which comes off his 10th album with the same name. The music video for the song is gaining much attention as it features Hollywood star Paris Hilton, as the lead actress.
"Nothing" was created by producer Kim Gun Woo, who has also worked on songs for Brown Eyed Girls, K.Will, MC Mong and more. The music video for the song was filmed in both 2D and 3D versions and the best Hollywood movie staff members joined to help shooting 3-D and for special effects.
On October 26th episode of 'Music Bank', Kim Jang Hoon performed "Nothing" for the first time, showcasing his impressive vocal talent and charisma.
Watch his performance below.
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 03:04 AM PDT
After the successful promotions for "Crash", power rookies B.A.P is back with their third single "Stop It" featuring a nostalgic and fun sound straight from the '80s.
Returning as blonde warriors once more, B.A.P is showing an upgraded charisma with their fifth promotion cycle this year. "Stop It" was produced by Duble Sidekick and Kim Hee Won, who also participated in B.A.P's latest single, "Crash".
Check out their performance below!
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 03:01 AM PDT
Having debuted with "Bing Bing" earlier this year, five-member rookie group Crayon Pop is back with new digital single, "Dancing Queen" on 'Music Bank'.
The new single was produced and written by DUME&DUMBR who also the team behind the group's previous track, "Saturday Night". "Dancing Queen" features an exquisite blend of trends and retro dance song which showcase the members' charms and talents.
Check out their performance below!
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 02:59 AM PDT
After releasing their comeback fifth single "Don't Forget Me" earlier, Girl's Day, who is returning as a four-member girl group, is officially kickstarting their comeback promotions on this week's 'Music Bank'.
The adorable ladies of Girl's Day will be swapping their now-signature cute image for a more sleek and sexy style for "Don't Forget Me". The new track marks the group's first comeback six long months since their last activity with "Oh My God" and Jihae's departure.
Check out their performance below!
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 02:30 AM PDT
On the 23rd, Kim Jaejoong explained on his twitter, "Eunsoo-saem, I paid 100% for the smartphone". Kim Jaejoong made a clarification shortly after the broadcast of MBC's Come to Play on Oct 22.
Kim Eunsoo, who until recently has been using a 2G phone, has boasted in Come to Play that Kim Jaejoong has given him a smartphone. But at the end of one month, Kim Eunsoo was surprised that his phone bill amounted to 150,000 KRW. Eun Jiwon has stated "It seems the bill contains the price of the smartphone" which made Kim Eunsoo embarrassed. This prompted Kim Jaejoong to unravel a surprise on his twitter that he paid for the phone in full.
T/N: Eun Jiwon kept on insisting the phone's price is included in the monthly bill but Yoo Jaesuk was also insisting that Jaejoong paid for the phone in full and there might just be an error in Kim Eunsoo's phone rates.
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Translated By: rubypurple_fan of JYJ3
Posted: 26 Oct 2012 02:00 AM PDT
JYJ group member Kim Jaejoong had a great time with his Thai fans as part of the Asia Fanmeeting tour.
Several influential Thai media (like Daily News, MTV, Channel V) and more than 100 journalists attended the press conference on the 23rd, proving Kim Jaejoong's popularity in Thailand.
It's been awhile since Kim Jaejoong's visit in Thailand and the journalists have a lot of questions regarding his drama, movie, etc. "It's been awhile since I came here. I missed Thailand. Kim Junsu had his concert and Park Yoochun came for his fanmeeting. Even though I arrived very late, a lot of fans still welcomed me at the airport. Thank you very much.", he stated.
Following the press conference, he spent a great time with 5000 fans at the Royal Paragon Hall in Siam Paragon.
Kim Jaejoong opened the fanmeeting with a song from Dr Jin OST, Living Like a Dream then followed by a wide variety of programs such as talk and games. In answer to the MC's question, "I wanted to come to Thailand, I think I want to live in Thailand when I get old." He also said, "If you get married, please come to my concerts with your husband and children." His witty answers got hot reactions from fans.
Thai fans are also delighted with Kim Jaejoong's fan service. Wearing an apron, he gave out a detailed instruction on how to make kimbap and directly feed everyone on stage including the fans, MC, stage crew, and cameramen, displaying his kindness.
Kim Jaejoong's love for his fans did not end there. As a gift, he prepared 5,000 roses to be given out to each of the fans who participated in the fanmeeting which left a big impression among fans. He also took a photo with them. Many fans shed tears when the fanmeeting ended.
Kim Jaejoong said to this fans, "I am glad to have come to Thailand after such a long time. I'll love my fans forever."
Kim Jaejoong will have a fanmeeting next month in Indonesia (Nov 3) and Vietnam (Nov 10).
Source: TV Daily via Nate
Translated By: rubypurple_fan of JYJ3
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