- Thunder to walk the runway!
- BOYFRIEND set to have an electrical Korean comeback in November
- ‘Birth of A Great Star’ Noh JiHoon, Already a Celebrity, Fashion Photoshoot Revealed
- ‘Approaching Debut’ Noh JiHoon, ‘Anticipation UP’ through Mockumentary Video
- Girl's Day's Minah is a pretty flower girl
- After being cast in "School", Hyoyoung says "24 hours a day is not enough"
- Perspectives ~ K-pop in Japan (And a Bit About the World)
- Yuri and Sooyoung Attend ‘Burberry Pacific Flagship Store Opening Event’ in Hong Kong
- MBLAQ’s chic, charisma and attractive stage moved audience to tears…
- Sneak peek at SHINee's new Japanese single "1000 Years, Always By Your Side"
- CheonDong discovered to be a genius in acting as a psychopath
- T-ara's Qri poses sweetly with "Brownie"
- MBLAQ’s Mir “Competed with Kim Soo Hyun for a role in Jungle Fish 1. I was dropped”
- NS Yoon-G & Jay Park say "If You Love Me" on Music Bank
- Psy wins 11th Music Bank 1st place with Gangnam Style + other performances
- SNSD's Jessica releases BTS video for Hyundai
- Davichi's Kang Min Kyung flaunts her slender legs in Chile
- JYJ's Jae Joong kisses actress Kim Ji Won in new MV
- Yoona & Hyoyeon pose gracefully in wedding dress
- SNSD transforms into beautiful flight attendants
- Enjoy Halloween with Korean stars !
- Yoo Jae Suk's NeNe chicken CF revealed
- Gaon Chart releases rankings for October 21st – October 27th
- Jung Il Woo reveals poster for first fan meeting in Taiwan
- Brown Eyed Girls to be first girl group to hold 19+ rated concert
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 09:30 AM PDT
MBLAQ's Thunder to walk the runway.
Thunder will be runway model for Korean designer Park Jong-Cheol's fashion show - Part 2 of 'Bling Bling Party' on Nov. 5th from 7:30pm for 2 hours.
Who's excited for this?
Source: http://t.co/WngsVbhJ via @onlyMBLAQ1
Translated/Reuploaded: julieeeee @ mblaqattack.net
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 08:55 AM PDT
Starship Entertainment revealed this on their official Twitter account during noon on the 31st, attaching a pictorial of BOYFRIEND.
In the pictorial, Boyfriend no longer had their "flower boy image" that they always used to have, but instead had a vintage manly feel, showing off their charismatic sides.
This time Boyfriend's outfits concept daringly used strikingly different colors like red and black, as well as having golden accessories, making them very eye-catching.
Starship Entertainment said, "Boyfriend will be different from before. Not only will they show their manly side, they will show a different kind of charisma on stage," showing their strong confidence in this comeback.
In related news, Boyfriend is set to comeback on the 8th of next month.
: honeyrinayu | weloveBoyfriend.wordpress.com
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 08:20 AM PDT
Noh JiHoon has revealed his muscles, and had shown a beastly Homme Fatale photoshoot.
Prior to the release of his title song, 'Being Punished', teaser images have already been revealed and it was known that he will be transforming into a solo dance singer. His debut news have gathered much attention, and was even the top search on portal sites.
In CeCi November issue which was released on October 31st, Noh JiHoon has put on a 'Bad Guy' concept just like in his teaser images for 'Being Punished'. He has grabbed attention with his solid muscles and masculinity side of him through this photoshoot.
With a height of 186cm, Noh JiHoon proudly showed off his body of balanced proportion. It was known that Noh JiHoon was well-trained during his school days due to football. With his muscular body, he has managed to capture females' hearts.
His gentle look, captivating smile, solid body, and a Homme Fatale concept showed a beastly image.
Through an interview, Noh JiHoon has expressed his recent activities. He expressed his thoughts of wanting to show his fresh new charms as a male dance singer.
Fans who took a glimpse of his sexy looks, has nicknamed him as 'The Magnet Man' (A man with amazing charms that capture females' heart like a magnet), seeing an escalating amount of responses.
Noh JiHoon received good comments for having star quality as well as putting on a stable stage in MBC 'Birth Of A Great Star' season 1. As such, his debut is highly anticipated since he might be the next successful male solo singer.
Meanwhile, Noh JiHoon is currently preparing for his debut as a solo dance singer on November 7th.
Trans: MrsDooB2uty @ Loveindacube.wordpress.com
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 07:50 AM PDT
Prior to singer Noh JiHoon's debut, through his mockumentary video, anticipation is on the rise.
On the 1st, Noh JiHoon has revealed the mockumentary video (a video format which fuses both reality and imagination) for title track 'Being Punished' through Cube Entertainment's official SNS.
In the revealed mockumentary video, Noh JiHoon has shown both a 'bad boy' concept which suits his title song, as well as his diligent look while practicing.
Furthermore, artists from the same company, Hyuna, G.NA, BTOB and more have revealed their honest thoughts of a 'bad guy' and Noh JiHoon's real personality. Their appearance has lead to higher curiosity.
In the other half of the video, singer Ailee appeared with Noh JiHoon as sweet lovers. They started the story with blissful smiles and ending it with a tearing scene. The story of the video further captures attention.
Meanwhile, Noh JiHoon will be releasing his debut song 'Being Punished' on the 7th.
Trans: MrsDooB2uty @Loveindacube.wordpress.com
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 07:38 AM PDT
Girl's Day's adorable member Minah updated her Twitter with a new selca.
She mentioned,"Starting today it's November!Time really flies,i am not quite sure how it passed!Pose with flowers i received not too long ago,hehe
She is seen posing with a bunch of flowers in the photo above.
Fans commented,"Prettier flower girl","so cute" and etc
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 07:20 AM PDT
Girl group 5dolls (Hyewon, Hyoyoung, Chanmi, Eungyo, Han Nayeon) member Hyoyoung, who is the twin sister of former T-ara member Hwayoung, has revealed an update.
Through her agency, Hyoyoung said in regards to her recent drama casting that, "I'm restlessly excited and am practicing for it as well as rapping, singing and dancing. Just 24 hours in a day are not enough."
Hyoyoung debuted in the mixed idol group Coed School in September 2010, but is currently part of the girl group 5dolls.
Actress Jang Nara and Choi Daniel will join Hyoyoung in KBS 2TV's new drama "2013 School".
Translated by: Nathaniel @ Core Clique
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 06:45 AM PDT
While there is much to commend about K-pop in general — from the amazingly supportive fans, to the fact that so much can be done out of passion, and also to the seemingly strong beliefs that one is rewarded for hard work — there is in fact something to go on about in terms of the camaraderie among total strangers, for common goals and dreams. This common aim in question is K-pop celebrities standing together on stage for fans through the good and bad.
In some ways though, the aforementioned view can be seen as subjective, which would then mar a more objective observation of K-pop. Instances of objectivity could come in the form of brushing off mainstream news as hype, and coming to the realization that occasionally, too much has been asked of K-pop. After all, for something at times driven by love and passion, these two do get in the way.
Worth tackling objectively would have to be K-pop's ascendancy to the world stage. While it was great to finally see a song sit atop an internationally recognized chart, all due to viral appeal, one must really wonder how much of the "Gangnam Style" success boils down to it being good pop music from Korea, and/or how much can be attributed to K-pop's potential to go toe-to-toe with Western genres, in terms of commercial appeal.
The eternal optimist and K-pop believer in me would lean towards the latter, that Psy indeed possesses the talent to be more than just about "Gangnam Style", but there's also that inkling that the song has all the makings of a fad.
A catchy tune, done by everybody at the moment, with seemingly unstoppable hype (as evidenced by the endless stream of parodies), seems to ironically throw a spotlight on how non-K-pop listeners actually perceive the craze. The Tiger JKcontroversy reflects this mentality in some ways. While there is undoubtedly more to K-pop than a well done, unintentional viral hit, it is sad that there are those who would tar most Korean songs with the same brush of "stereotypical parody".
Closer to Asia would have to be the Japan charge of recent years. Like all international efforts, praise and success for well-developed, properly-targeted and well marketed acts (step forward, SNSD) are deserved, but just as well, there has been a myriad of other acts happily coasting about on goodwill and "being part of the party".
In some ways, this also ties in with how hyped Japanese debuts are, and how over-reported news and overseas successes tend to be. A good example would be what constitutes a successful K-act in Japan — selling the magical "more than half a million albums". In light of outselling Japanese albums, these are good numbers, but to use a handful of statistics to infer that K-pop has completely dominated Japan, would have to be pushing it. Looking through the charts, Japanese acts are still the industry's goldmines, with only a fraction of Korean acts leading the surge.
As for singles, which is probably how most music is sold these days, the gap between what really sells in Japan and how it is reported in Korea is, to put it mildly, significant. Though sales of a 100k are notable, it is also essential to note that they are worthy as import albums, and that local acts, especially heavyweights such as AKB48, tend to push copies in the region of hundreds of thousands, and at times, millions. As shown by the Oricon chart (left), when year end sales are tallied, the local acts are still what matter. Even with consideration for singles (and single charting positions) from popular K-acts, it's obvious that album sales are still held in high regard.
And as for acts that do not get mentioned much in the news, it would be safe to presume that their singles did not make any significant marks on the charts. Think of how Rainbow, After School or Secret were simply non-existent in news reporting after their releases.
To sum up, it is commendable in some ways that K-pop is making a dent on the world stage (and Japan), but it is also necessary to put its success into context. Contrary to popular spin, the music is not yet the widespread success that some people think of it to be, but rather an "imported, alternative niche", that thrives along with local prevailing tastes.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 06:21 AM PDT
On November 1st, Yuri and Sooyoung attended the "Burberry Pacific Flagship Store Opening Event" in Hong Kong. Both members left from Incheon International Airport in the early afternoon, after Yoona returned from the "Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 2012-13 Fashion Show" in Hong Kong. Yuri and Sooyoung both left Korea in stunning fall fashions made up of Burberry items.
When Yuri and Sooyoung arrived at Hong Kong International Airport, they were immediately greeted by a crowd of fans already waiting there to give the members a warm welcome. Later, both members attended the "Burberry Pacific Flagship Store Opening Event" together. Dressed in elegant Burberry outfits, Yuri and Sooyoung stunned the crowd with their beauty. Fans were also present at the store opening to show their support for the girls. During the event, the official Twitter for Burberry tweeted a photo of Yuri and Sooyoung with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, shown below.
Source: Burberry@Twitter.com, SportsSeoul, TV Daily
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 05:50 AM PDT
MBLAQ's "It's war" stage was overflowed with charismatic.
On November 1st, SBS broadcast "K-POP Collection in Okinawa". MBLAQ's rigid suits, sword choreography and charismatic eyes have shook the hearts of Okinawa women.
MBLAQ's appearance caused the increased cheering of female fans. The magnificent beat to "It's War" performance resulted in the distinctive sexy, chic and charm of every MBLAQ members. During the performance, Japanese audiences were caught weeping in the auditorium.
Today, SBS aired the K-POP Collection in Okinawa, which was held live at Okinawa, Japan Cellular Stadium on October 18th. As K-POP Collection in Seoul was held on March, Okinawa marked their second K-POP Collection. K-POP Collection Concert is a new concept that combines fashion and entertainment fashion collection.
Meanwhile, After School, TEEN TOP, T-ara, LED Apple, Secret, Supernova, ZE:A, IU, MBLAQ, SISTAR, Boyfriend, Lee Seung Gi, 2NE1, KARA were representatives of Korea who participated with performances and runway fashion shows, in which the stage was made.
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 05:32 AM PDT
SHINee to release a new Japanese single tittled "1000 Years, Always By Your Side" on December 12th.
The teaser of their new single was revealed at their Dazzling Girl showcase's 1st day which was held on November 1st at Zepp Fukuoka, Japan. SHINee is dressed in old style London gentlemen clothes, the old train station adds more mystery to the teaser photo
In addition, it was also revealed at the showcase that their 1st Japan Arena Tour DVD will be released on the same day as the new single.
Check out the teaser below
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 05:20 AM PDT
MBLAQ CheonDong demonstrated his acting ability as a psychopath
MBLAQ CheonDong's talent as a psychopath was verified by musical actress Jeon Su Kyeong in the latest episode of MBC Every1′s Idol Manager.
During the recording on that day, in order to prepare MBLAQ to be successful all-round entertainers, special training were done. With that in mind, acting training from acting major school as well as musical actress Jeon Su Kyeong prepared to teach 3 classes. They were divided into improvisational acting, reenactment of drama scenes as well as catching the in-depth acting in musicals.
For the sake of improvisation and to test the members' concentration, everyone was expected to use one word to express their feelings. CheonDong stated "living together". MBLAQ fake-manager, Park Kyung Lim, demonstrated her agile acting by saying "No". Towards that, G.O replied "Why not? Why?" causing the set to break in laughter.
Thunder's immerse acting on crying and laughing on the same time caught Jeon Su Kyeong's attention and praise. Jeon Su Kyeong commented that "Thunder seemed to excel much as a psychopath, this particular area. Although he failed to catch the feelings at first, he was able to grasp the feelings well when he was being a psychopath."
CHINESE TRANSLATION: MBLAQCN
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 05:02 AM PDT
She said,"Hello I'm Qri and i'm Qrownie.It has been a while and i am so nervous".
She is seen posing with Brownie in her latest photos,showing her adorable expressions.
Fans commented after seeing the photos,"Really envy Brownie","Gorgeous Qri" and etc.
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Davichi's Kang Min Kyung revealed selcas on Twitter on 2nd November.
She wrote,"Korea is very cold while Chile is very warm,32 hours after arriving,Music Bank in Chile,gracias!"
Garnering much attention with her milky skin and perfect figure.
Fans commented,"Amazing selcas","perfect figure',"pretty" and etc
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 02:30 AM PDT
JYJ's Kim Jae Joong suprised fans with his kiss for Korean actress Kim Ji Won in upcoming music video of Baek Seung Hun's new song - "Till the sun rises".
The song is mainly about a man's heart starting to feel the love and wants his woman to stay with him till the sun rises.
Check out the teaser which was released just now
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 02:00 AM PDT
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 12:57 AM PDT
is receiving so much love with their flight attendants image
SNSD revealed the photos above through official Japanese website on October 28. The photos above are the teaser photos for SNSD's new album "GIRLS' GENERATION II Girls & Peace", showing 9 beautiful attendants in orange and wine-red outfits.
The album is receiving much attention with 12 tracks including hits "Paparazzi" and "Oh"
Written By Jenny @ DKPOPNEWS.NET
Posted: 02 Nov 2012 12:00 AM PDT
Korean artists dressed up in their favorite costumes to celebrate Halloween.Check out their photos below and tell us who impressed you the most
2AM Jo Kwon
After school Lizzy
Miss A Min (middle)
Park Han Byul
SNSD and EXO
T-ara Ji Yeon
Compiled by Jenny @ DKPOPNEWS.NET
Posted: 01 Nov 2012 11:27 PM PDT
Posted: 01 Nov 2012 11:00 PM PDT
Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.
[Rankings for Week October 21 – October 27, 2012]
Weekly Singles Chart
1. 4minute's HyunA : "Ice Cream"
2. Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young : "Becoming Dust"
3. K. Will : "Please Don't…"
4. Ailee : "I'll Show You"
5. miss A : "I Don't Need A Man"
6. Epik High : "UP"
7. Epik High : "It's Cold"
8. Byul : "So Cute"
9. Ga In : "Bloom"
10. Roy Kim : "Whistle"
Weekly Album Chart
1. TVXQ : "Catch Me" [6th Album]
2. Epik High : "99" [7th Album]
3. B.A.P : "Stop It" [3rd Single]
4. Block B : "Blockbuster" [1st Album]
5. HyunA : "Melting" [2nd Mini Album]
6. Various Artists : "Innocent Man" [OST Part 1]
7. Various Artists : "Superstar K4"
8. Various Artists : "Arang And The Magistrate" [OST Special]
9. K.Will : "The Third Album Part 1" [3rd Album]
10. Ailee : "Invitation" [1st Mini Album]
Posted: 01 Nov 2012 10:30 PM PDT
Actor Jung Il Woo has just released the official posted for his first-ever fan meeting in Taiwan.
Under the title '2012 First Snow Promise', the posted features Jung Il Woo in a wintery background and giving a romantic gaze towards the camera. Especially, his emotional eyes and handsome appearance captured the public's attention.
Jung Il Woo revealed, "I know that it doesn't snow during the winter season in Taiwan. I want to give my fans the excitement like first snow. So I named the event '2012 First Snow Promise'."
'2012 First Snow Promise' will be held at the Taipei's Neo Studio in Taiwan on December 8.
Posted: 01 Nov 2012 10:00 PM PDT
Brown Eyed Girls will be holding their own headlining concert. Not just any concert. A 19+ rated concert! This makes them the first girl group to hold such a show.
The '2012 Brown Eyed Girls Tonight 37.2°C Concert' is scheduled for December 24-25th at the Central City Millennium Hall in Seoul. No minors will be admitted in.
A concert official explained the concert title, saying that the 37.2°C describes the passionate love between a couple. The entire show will revolve around a very hot and sexy theme, including appearances from some of the top DJs.
Tickets will go on sale November 6th.
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