Monday, November 5, 2012

"Super Junior celebrate their 7th anniversary" plus 19 more

"Super Junior celebrate their 7th anniversary" plus 19 more

Super Junior celebrate their 7th anniversary

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 08:36 AM PST

Super Junior and ELF are celebrating their 7th anniversary.

The members had celebrated beforehand to share the event with leader Leeteuk before he went to the army. However, since November 6th is their official debut date, the members and fans celebrated the event through SNS.

A few days ago, Siwon tweeted,

Attaching a video that ELF made for their 7th anniversary.

On the official anniversary date, Donghae was the first to tweet, “Super Junior 7th!! 7 years that Super Junior and ELF has been together!! We’re going to be together from now on, too!! I love you!!” and uploaded an older photo of Super Junior that included Leeteuk as well as Super Junior-M members Henry and Zhoumi and staff members.

ELF also took to arms, setting two trends on Twitter, #슈퍼주니어7주년 and #HappySJ7thAnniversary. The first hashtag currently ranks at #1 on the trending list, right below the promoted trend, and the second hashtag was near the top spot as well.

Congratulations to Super Junior!

INFINITE’s website reveals Sunggyu’s solo debut date & audio teaser

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 07:51 AM PST

INFINITE‘s official website has been updated with more information pertaining to Sunggyu‘s solo debut.

The boy group’s official website, after releasing several hints, has finally revealed the date and track name for the leader’s solo debut.

The track is titled “Shine” and will be released on November 7th at 12:00PM. The lyrics and composition is by Kim Jong Wan and the song is by Sunggyu himself.

The website also added a brief audio preview of the track which can be heard below or on INFINITE’s website.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more information about Sunggyu’s exciting debut!

Source: INFINITE Official Website

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Boyfriend releases video teaser for “Janus”

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 07:41 AM PST

After releasing sets of teaser photos over the course of the week along with concept photos, Boyfriend has now released the video teaser for “Janus“!

The track is produced by Sweetune and is scheduled for release on November 8th. For this comeback, Starship Entertainment revealed that fans will be able to "meet a Boyfriend you've never seen before. Boyfriend will show you a charisma that is different from other ordinary manly concepts through their stage."

As we patiently wait for their comeback, check out the teaser below!

Tip: Karmen

Girls’ Generation will not be having a Korean comeback this year?

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 07:32 AM PST

Girls’ Generation will not be making a Korean comeback this year.

According to insiders in the music industry, Girls’ Generation had originally targeted for a Korean comeback at the end of October or in the beginning of November. However, it’s rumored that they have decided not to comeback this year.

One insider stated, “Girls’ Generation has expressed their desire to comeback at the end of October or in the beginning of November. However, they have decided not to have any activities this year. There is the fact that they’re already late for their target comeback, and they if were to have a comeback they wanted to make sure their music was perfect. They won’t be rushing to make a comeback this year.

However, the girls will be continuing their Japanese activities. Their 6th single “Flower Power” will be released on the 21st, and their 2nd album, ‘Girls & Peace‘, will be released on the 28th.

Source: Sports Seoul
Tip: Maria

Suzy confirms her close friendship with IU

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 05:44 AM PST

miss A‘s Suzy confirmed her sister-like relationship to fellow singer IU on the latest episode of ‘Entertainment Relay‘.

During the interview, she was shown a picture that had been taken recently, showing Suzy and IU secretly meeting up at a restaurant and having a meal together. Suzy confirmed that the picture indeed showed the two of them getting together.

When asked about their conversation during their meal, Suzy coyly replied, “we talk about guys, and other problems we’re facing”. However, she refused to go into detail any further, leaving the viewers to figure out for themselves what secrets the two idols shared.

SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment respond to rumors of Psy and YoonA’s secret affair

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 03:47 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA and Psy were just recently swept up in absurd rumors regarding the two’s secret affair.

One Chinese media outlet falsely reported, “Korean singer Psy had an affair with YoonA six months before the release of ‘Gangnam Style.

The media outlet stated, “Psy attended a party held in celebration of preparation for another singer’s album. YoonA was sitting in the corner but as soon as Psy livened up the mood, she developed a favorable impression [of him].

The article continued, “Psy’s wife knew of the affair but kept quiet because she did not want to destroy their family. When YoonA was asked about Psy during the Vivian Westwood fashion show held on the 2nd, she did not give an answer.

On the 5th, in response to the news SM Entertainment stated, “These are nonsensical reports to which it is not worth responding to. We think it is quite regretful to hear.YG Entertainment responded similarly saying, “The information is absurd. We are astonished.

Currently, the article is quickly spreading through other media outlets and social network sites. However, local Chinese residents who have come across the article are just as shocked at the unreliable information, and are criticizing the original media outlet responsible for reporting the false rumor.


Source + Image(s): SportsSeoul, Newsen, TVDaily

Urban Zakapa releases “Same Love Same Farewell” MV

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 01:33 AM PST

Urban Zakapa has revealed their 2nd full length album '02'.

After pre-releasing one of the tracks, "River", the group has has unveiled the rest of the tracks including the music video for the title track “Same Love Same Farewell“.

The talented group is known for composing and producing their own songs, proving themselves as versatile musicians, and once again hopes to demonstrate their musical quality through their new release.

Check out the music video for "Same Love Same Farewell” below as well as few of the other tracks!

Cha Tae Hyun gifts overcoats to entire ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ staff

Posted: 05 Nov 2012 12:06 AM PST

The actor Cha Tae Hyun displayed his big heart to the staff of his current drama, KBS‘s ‘Jeon Woo Chi’, by gifting the entire staff and crew a selection of overcoats and parkas.

As the winter is quickly approaching, the gift showcases the actor’s thoughtful side for the staff members, who will have to work outside.

“This is Cha Tae Hyun’s first drama in 3 years,” his agency said. “For the staff members who’ll be working through the cold, he purchased the presents through his own money.”

Brown Eyed Soul to embark on their nationwide tour in December

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 11:38 PM PST

Talented vocal group Brown Eyed Soul is getting ready to hold their first nationwide tour in Korea since 2010.

Titled ‘2012 Soul Play‘, the tour will begin in Gwangju on December 25th and will move onto cities like Ilsan, Daegu, Daejun, Suwon, and Busan. The tour will then come to an end on February 15 and 16th with the quartet performing at Seoul’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium.

The members of Brown Eyed Soul have been focusing on their individual and solo activities, with Jung Yeop appearing on MBC‘s ‘I Am a Singer‘, Naul releasing his solo album, Young Jun featuring in Lionel Richie‘s album, and Sunghoon appearing on KBS‘s ‘Immortal Song‘. Therefore, fans are highly anticipating seeing the group perform on stage together for the first time in months.

Tickets for the concert in Ilsan, Gwangju, Busan, and Daejun have already begun going on sale. Fans will be able to purchase tickets for their finale concert in Seoul beginning on November 5th at 2PM KST.

B.A.P’s Daehyun and Zelo snap a selca backstage

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 10:59 PM PST

B.A.P‘s main vocalist Daehyun recently shared a selca taken with maknae Zelo via Twitter.

On November 4th, Daehyun updated his Twitter with an aegyo-filled post, writing, “Thank you so much for coming today! Dda-ha,” and attached the photo above.

The photo seems to have been taken shortly after their pre-recording session on the November 4th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Inkigayo‘. Both members can be seen putting on a playful expression that reflect their true personalities.

In addition to Daehyun, member Himchan also presented fans with a new selca (below) in return for their support. He wrote, “Thank you for coming even though it was raining. Here’s a selca present in return. Bbyong.”

B.A.P concluded a successful fanclub inauguration ceremony back on October 27th at Korea University's Hwajeong Gymnasium in Seoul. The group is now actively promoting their 3rd single album, ‘Stop It‘.

BoA uploads a proof shot of her birthday banner from fans

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 10:27 PM PST

Soloist BoA has uploaded a photo of herself standing across a street that had a birthday banner specially made by her fans.

The singer, who’s celebrating her 27th birthday (Korean age) in Korea today, uploaded the photo above and wrote on her Twitter, “I really went through a lot in order to take this photo as a proof shot… Kki-ah-oh~~~ I’m sincerely thankful… I’m happy and deeply moved after receiving such a gift from my fans ^^ Please understand how difficult it was for me to take this picture ㅜㅜ I love you~~!

Fans tweeted to the singer, “Happy birthday BoA“, “Hope you spend a wonderful day today!“, “You look beautiful“, and more.

Meanwhile, BoA is currently busy filming season two of SBS‘s ‘K-Pop Star‘.

Happy birthday, BoA!

B1A4 releases intro teaser for third mini-album, ‘Tried to Walk’

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 09:46 PM PST

Boy group B1A4 is gearing up to make a comeback with a third mini-album. Though little has been revealed, except the release date, November 12th, and title, ‘Tried to Walk‘.

In the audio-free teaser, the camera pans low to the ground of what looks like a large meadow/field. Though it may be lacking in substance, B1A4 has created the desired effect of getting fans excited and hyped for their fast-approaching comeback.

From B1A4′s website it looks like they are planning to release a teaser for each member leading up to the final album release on the 12th.

Watch the MV teaser below and let us know how you feel about this lack of audio or images of the members.

Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip.

Park Jung Min releases music video teaser for “Beautiful”

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 09:07 PM PST

Park Jung Min, who has recently denied being in a relationship with designer Song Hye Myung, is moving forward with his plans of making a comeback later this month.  After first unveiling the album cover for the new album, now he has released a music video teaser!

His agency revealed, “Park Jung Min’s new album ‘Beautiful’ is the singer’s first self-produced album as he has directed the entire process from the whole concept to the production.”

Park Jung Min’s single album ‘Beautiful‘ will be released on November 14th. While you wait for its release, watch the music video teaser below showcasing Park Jung Min’s more mature and charismatic charms.

In related news, the singer is currently in Japan as ROMEO for the promotion of his second Japanese single ‘Tonight’s the Night‘.

T-ara’s Qri’s grandfather passes away

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 08:50 PM PST

The grandfather of T-ara‘s Qri‘s has passed away.

On November 5th, a representative for Qri reported that, “Qri’s grandfather has passed away on the 5th. Qri is currently incredibly sad.” They also said, “She will have no problems attending her future schedules.

Qri’s grandfather’s wake is currently being held at the Gyeonggi Bucheon Funeral Hall. Qri will be heading over as soon as her schedules are over in the afternoon.

Our hearts go out to Qri and her family. May her grandfather rest in peace.

Source: Star News via Nate and Newsen via Nate

2PM’s Junho completes his first filming session for ‘Stakeout’

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 08:43 PM PST

JYP Entertainment has revealed to allkpop that 2PM‘s Junho has successfully concluded his first filming session for the upcoming movie, ‘Stakeout’.

His filming took place at an area located in Gangbuk district in Seoul and lasted from November 2nd to the early hours of November 3rd.

Although Junho previously made a cameo in the horror film ‘White: Cursed Melody‘ as well as the interactive movie ‘Annyeong‘, this will be his big screen debut as an actor.

Starring actors Sul Kyung Goo, Jung Woo Sung, and Han Hyo Joo, 'Stakeout' is an action film that revolves around a special section in the police department, which specializes in tracking and following a secret criminal organization. Junho will take on the role of an ace detective nicknamed ‘Squirrel’, an amiable character and the atmosphere maker who will be exhibiting perfect teamwork with his fellow team members.

After concluding his first filming, Junho expressed, “I was very worried before my first filming session began, but I was able to conclude a successful filming with the help of many staff members and seniors. With a resolution to learn more and to work hard, I’ll do my utmost best. Please anticipate the film.”

Meanwhile, 2PM is preparing to hold an Asia Tour as well as a Japanese Arena Tour, scheduled for early next year.

Ailee releases “Love Note” music video for the ‘Full House 2′ OST + latest ‘Ask in a Box’

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 08:27 PM PST

Ailee, who recently released her album ‘INVITATION‘, has revealed the even more new music. This time she is lending her amazing voice for new drama, ‘Full House 2‘ with a song called “Love Note“.

The music video features scenes from the drama, which is in the early stages of establishing the love lines for the main characters.  The song itself is sweet and hopeful, full of the tentative feelings of new love.  Ailee’s voice seems to match the atmosphere depicted in the scenes from the drama perfectly.

Check it out below!

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Plus, Ailee answers fan questions, with English subtitles, in her latest ‘Ask in a Box’ clip.

Tip: Clara

SM☆SH releases MV teaser for upcoming single, “I’ll Keep It”

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 08:05 PM PST

SM☆SH has revealed a music video teaser for their upcoming single, "I’ll Keep It".

The teaser is fairly simple, showing the boys come together one by one into one charismatic group pose. SM☆SH will release their EP on November 8th.

Meanwhile, check out the MV teaser below, are you excited for the group’s return?

Tip: BubbleFeetMusic

FIESTAR reveals full audio for “Sweet Love” featuring Kim Yeon Woo

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 07:45 PM PST

A few hours ago, FIESTAR revealed a preview of the recording for one of the singles from their upcoming release, “Sweet Love“.  Now, the girls have digitally released the full song.

The group collaborated with Sweet Sorrow‘s Kim Yeon Woo, to create light acoustic ballad that is refreshing change from the electronic-dance tracks popular with idol groups.

FIESTAR is expected to release their second single on November 9th.

Listen to the full audio below and tell us what you think

Tip: bubblefeetmusic

Boyfriend releases 1st album teaser for Kwangmin + 2nd concept teaser for Minwoo and album cover art

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 07:34 PM PST

Boyfriend has released Kwangmin's teaser photo for their upcoming first album!

The group posted the image withe the message, “The sixth teaser image! It’s MinWoo! 3 days left ’till comeback!

The group has been unveiling two sets of teaser photos over the course of the week, and this marks the first photo for Kwangmin.

In addition, the group released a second concept photo for member Minwoo his other photo has already been revealed here.

Starship Entertainment revealed that fans will be able to "meet a Boyfriend you've never seen before. Boyfriend will show you a charisma that is different from other ordinary manly concepts through their stage."

UPDATE — A short while ago, Boyfriend also revealed the album cover for their album.

Do you like the artwork?  How does it compare with their past album covers?

Stay tuned for Boyfriend's November 8th comeback with their new song "Janus"!

Thanks to Joan for the tip!

24K releases “Secret Love” music video

Posted: 04 Nov 2012 07:12 PM PST

Six member group 24K (‘Two Four K’) has revealed the music video teaser for their latest single “Secret Love“.

As mentioned previously, the group is made up of two units 2K and 4K with 2K being the hip hop unit composed of rappers and 4K made up of four vocalists. 24K intends to “set an example for ‘One source multiuse’ type” of group.

After releasing their debut album and music video for “Hurry Up last month, it seems the boys are gearing up for more excellent promotions.

Check out the full music video below!