Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"Big Bang dressed up as ‘Angry Birds’ for the ’2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards’?" plus 19 more

"Big Bang dressed up as ‘Angry Birds’ for the ’2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards’?" plus 19 more


Big Bang dressed up as ‘Angry Birds’ for the ’2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards’?

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 08:39 AM PST

Did Big Bang dress up at the ‘Angry Birds‘ characters at the ‘2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards‘?

A fan recently shared the above photo on an online community board. The fan noted that the Big Bang members were dressed in certain colors, and then noticed that they looked very similar to the birds from the popular mobile game, ‘Angry Birds’.  

Seungri was dressed in white, T.O.P was dressed in pink, G-Dragon in red, Taeyang in yellow and black, and Daesung in all black. They were then matched up to the white, pink, red, yellow, and black birds from the game.

Upon seeing the photo, netizens commented, “They look more like the Power Rangers to me“, “It’s Angry Bang!“, and “They sort of do look like the birds…“.

Which outfit was your favorite?

Source: bnt News

Which songs released in 2012 lasted the longest on the Melon Top 50 charts?

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 08:08 AM PST

Music site Melon reviewed 290 hit songs that were released from January 2012 to November 2012 and took a look at how long each song had stayed on their Top 50 list.

Because K-pop moves so quickly, multiple songs are released on a daily basis. As a result, many songs often rank first, but for the most part it’s only for a very short amount of time – sometimes only up to a few hours, and in some cases even less. Because of this, Melon decided to look at which songs had kept their longevity in terms of popularity.

The top songs lasted a total of 5 months on the top 50 list and these songs were Psy‘s “Gangnam Style“, SISTAR‘s “Alone“, and Busker Busker‘s “Cherry Blossom Ending“. Busker Busker’s “Cherry Blossom Ending” ranked within the Top 50 from April to August for a total of five months. Not only so, but five of their other songs ranked within the Top 50 for 3 straight months, proving the rookie team’s intense popularity. SISTAR’s “Alone” ranked within the Top 50 for a total of five months during the same period. When “Alone” fell off the Top 50 chart, “Loving U” took over and is still ranking within the Top 50 as of November. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has been ranking in the Top 50 since July, and is on pace to be the only song to break the 5-month barrier once December is included.

The next set of songs ranked in the Top 50 for 4 months. Big Bang ranked with both “Blue” and “Fantastic Baby“, and Psy showed up on the list again with “Hot Goodbye” and “How Would It Have Been“. Ailee ranked with “Heaven“, Verbal Jint ranked with “Good Morning“, and CNBLUE‘s Jonghyun ranked with his OST for “Gentlemen’s Class“, “My Love“. Baek Ji Young was included with “Voice“, Lyn ranked with the “Moon that Embraces the Sun” OST “Back in Time“, and IU ranked with “Every End of the Day“. 2NE1 also ranked with “I Love You“, Huh Gak and Zia ranked with their duet, “I Need You“, T-ara ranked with “Lovey Dovey“, 10cm ranked with “Sorrow“, and SISTAR ranked with “Loving U” as mentioned before.

Did your favorite song make it onto the top lists?

Tip: LGM

f(x)’s Victoria is flying away?

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 07:31 AM PST

f(x) leader Victoria shared a spine-tingling photo with fans on her me2day account.

Victoria posted on the 5th, “I think I’m going to fly away~,” along with the photo above. The idol can be seen standing on a dividing structure located on the outside of a very tall building.

Fans commented, “Victoria’s so skinny”, “Her legs are pretty”, “I feel scared just by looking at the picture, but it seems like she has no fear”, “Victoria has a strong heart”, and more.

In related news, Victoria will be releasing a travel essay book that documents her adventures in Hong Kong and Macau. Could this be a possible preview of what she has in store for her fans in the essay?

SECRET members release video messages to each other

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 07:05 AM PST

The girls of SECRET have sent video messages to one another.

The group, who recently returned with “Talk That“, have come a long way since their debut in 2009 with “Want You Back“, and it seems they wanted to express their gratitude and thanks to their fellow members.

Check out the “Talk That” MV and making-of if you missed them and the heartwarming messages below.

Big Bang’s Daesung to release debut Japanese solo album next year

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 06:40 AM PST

Big Bang‘s Daesung will be making his solo Japanese debut next year.

YG Entertainment revealed that the idol’s solo Japanese debut album will be released on February 27 KST. Daesung’s Japanese album will be composed of 12 songs in all, including rearrangements of J-Pop music as well as his original solo songs, “Baby Don’t Cry” and “Wings“.

He’ll also be holding his first solo concerts at Kobe’s World Memorial Hall from March 23 to the 24th and the Tokyo Nippon Budokan from March 30 to the 31st.

Are you looking forward to what he’ll come up with?

Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, and Big Bang nominated for ‘World’s Best Group’ at ’2012 World Music Awards’

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 06:15 AM PST

Girls’ Generation, the Wonder Girls, and Big Bang have been nominated for the ‘World’s Best Group‘ category at the ‘2012 World Music Awards‘.

The ’2012 World Music Awards’, known as the largest yearly live music awards show, will be held on December 20 at the Marlins Park Stadium in Miami, Florida. The three K-Pop groups are competing in a pool of 41 artists.

The international award show honors recording artists based on global sales numbers provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Make sure to cast your vote here!

LUNAFLY reveal practice video for “Seeing You or Missing You”

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 05:50 AM PST

LUNAFLY have revealed a practice video for “Seeing You or Missing You“.

The trio recently returned with their second digital single, ‘Clear Day, Cloudy Day‘. ”Seeing You or Missing You” is reported to be the Korean version of “You’ve Got Something I Need“.

Check out the MV for “Clear Day, Cloudy Day” here and the practice session below!

C-CLOWN reveals acoustic version of “Because You Might Grow Distant” MV

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 05:27 AM PST

C-CLOWN have revealed the acoustic version of their music video for "Because You Might Grow Distant".

"Because You Might Grow Distant" is the title track of their second mini-album, which also includes "Cold" and "Goodnight" as well as instrumentals for the tracks.

Members Rome and T.K. wrote the raps for all three songs, and B2ST's Junhyung as well as EXID's Haniare are reported to have participated in "Cold".

Check out the first three versions of the MV if you missed them, and the acoustic version below.

December 14th broadcast of ‘Music Bank’ canceled

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 05:00 AM PST

KBS’ Music Bank‘ has been canceled for the 14th, and it looks like it may be canceled on the 21st as well.

According to a representative, the December 14th episode of the music show was canceled due to year-end programming specials. The last regular airing of “Music Bank’ of this year will be on December 7 KST.

The cancellations may prove to be inconvenient for artists who are debuting or making a comeback. Those who rely on performances will have less chances for exposure and promotions.

The ‘Music Bank’ representative stated, “We believe the music programs on other stations will  follow suit. Truthfully, we anticipate that promotions on television will no longer be as easy to access,” explaining that with all the competition it will be more difficult for upcoming artists to get a slot on music programs.

Rookie group Jackpot releases debut single, “Shake It Me”

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 04:28 AM PST

TSF Entertainment‘s brand new idol group Jackpot have released their debut single, “Shake It Me“!

Composed of Roci, Seen, Suhan, Donggon, Jaeho, Jaewoo, and Vow, the new group has debuted with an upbeat dance track.

Take a listen below!

Brand New Music releases “Happy Brand New Year” MV

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 03:59 AM PST

Brand New Music has released its project single album ‘Brand New Year‘ as well as the accompanying music video for “Happy Brand New Year“.

Agency artists Verbal Jint, Phantom, As One, Miss $, Swings, Shijin, and Bumkey of Troy participated in the collaborative single, which marks Brand New Music’s first family project.

Check out the special year-end song and MV below!

Who Wore it Best: Suzy vs. Youngjae vs. Sandeul

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 03:30 AM PST

It’s a vocal line showdown for this edition of WWIB!  On November 10, miss A‘s Suzy wore this South Park shirt while hosting ‘Music Core‘.

On the November 4, Youngjae wore a shirt from the same line during B.A.P‘s video for the ‘Inkigayo Egg Song‘.

On November 25, B1A4‘s Sandeul wore a jacket from that line in an ‘Inkigayo Recycle Song‘ video.

All of these items are from some of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac‘s past collections and are no longer available for purchase.

Which shirt is your favorite? And, of course, who wore it best? Cast your vote in the poll, and be sure to tell us why you voted that way in the comments!

Epitone Project comments on working on Lee Seung Gi’s latest album, ‘Forest’

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 03:19 AM PST

Indie musician Epitone Project shared his feelings on working on Lee Seung Gi‘s latest album, ‘Forest‘.

Epitone Project stated, “I was surprised when I received the offer to work on Lee Seung Gi’s album at first. As it hadn’t been long since I released my own album, I wondered if the [process would be difficult], but the project was fun.”

He went on, “There’s lots of music that irritates the ear these days, and I was compatible with Lee Seung Gi in that we both wanted to create comfortable relaxing music that everyone could enjoy. In terms of this new album, I feel as if I was Lee Seung Gi’s assistant. I’m grateful that Lee Seung Gi likes my music, and because Lee Sun Hee sunbae directed the album, I feel like I learned a lot.”

In related news, ‘Forest’ has topped music charts for the past 14 days.

2AM’s Jo Kwon to officiate Wonder Girls Sun’s wedding

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 02:30 AM PST

More details of Wonder Girls Sun‘s upcoming wedding have been revealed.

According to an insider, Sun will be holding her wedding at Seoul’s Lotte Hotel on January 26, 2013 at 12:30PM KST. The ceremony will be divided into two parts with the second part reserved for Sun’s JYP Entertainment family.

The most interesting news may be that the Wonder Girls member’s longtime friend Jo Kwon of 2AM will be officiating the event. The two idols have been friends since elementary school when they met as trainees.

Tip: aoren

Brown Eyed Girls to be the first girl group to appear on ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 02:01 AM PST

‘Adult-idols’ Brown Eyed Girls will become the first girl group to host an episode of tvN‘s ‘Saturday Night Live Korea‘ (‘SNL Korea‘).

According to a representative of Nega Network, all four members of the Brown Eyed Girls will be appearing on the December 15th live broadcast of the comedy program.

The representative explained, “It’s been a while since all the members have appeared on a variety program. The girls decided to appear on the 19+ rated ‘SNL Korea’ as they believe the show’s concept matches their upcoming 19+ rated solo concert scheduled to take place at the end of this year.”

Brown Eyed Girls will be holding their year-end solo concert, ‘Tonight 37.2°C‘, in Korea on December 24 and 25th at the Central City Millennium Hall located in Seoul. The group will also become the first girl group to hold a 19+ rating solo concert, prohibiting minors from seeing the show.

The episode of ‘SNL Korea’ featuring the Brown Eyed Girls will air on December 15 at 11PM KST.

Clazziquai Project releases making of “Can’t Go On My Own” MV

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 01:30 AM PST

Clazziquai Project have released the making of the MV for their latest single, "Can't Go On My Own".

Many fans were concerned after Alex announced that he was leaving FLUXUS MUSIC, but he quickly quelled concerns when he also stated that he would remain a member of Clazziquai.

Check out the MV if you missed it, and the making-of below!

Leessang’s Gil caught sleeping during television broadcast?

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 01:00 AM PST

An online community recently posted a hilarious photo titled “Gil sleeping behind Kim Bum Soo during a broadcast,” and many netizens found the perfectly-timed screenshot hilarious.

The picture, taken during a recent broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘, features Gil “sleeping” during the middle of the episode.

However, upon a closer look, it is clear that it’s only an image of Gil sleeping printed onto one of the guest’s t-shirts. Although Gil was not actually sleeping during the show, the timing of the photo makes it look like he is, giving netizens a good laugh.

YB to release new album in May of 2013

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 12:30 AM PST

YB has made plans to release a new album.

On December 4, YB and Leessang held a press showcase for their upcoming concert, ‘Shut Up Concert,’ at a club in Gangnam. At the showcase, they performed their new collaborative track, “Mad Man.”

Noh Hong Chul served as the MC, and during the press conference for the show, Leessang’s Gil revealed, “[YB] will release a new album next May.

Gil went on to say, “YB is currently working on creating 100 tracks. Out of the 100, they will narrow it down to 10 and release an album.”

He continued, “They already have a lot of songs recorded. Having heard some of them, I think next May, YB’s album will explode (in popularity),” speaking highly of YB’s upcoming album.

Leessang and YB’s joint concert ‘Shut Up Concert will be held from December 23-25.

Lee Hi takes over November music charts

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 11:59 PM PST

Lee Hi took over the monthly music charts in November with “1, 2, 3, 4“.

Lee Hi’s debut song ranked at #1 every week in November, and she swept the monthly charts as well. She placed first on charts such as MelonNaver, Daum, Doshirak, and Mnet, proving her place once again as the strongest rookie of the year.

She also triple-crowned on ‘M! Countdown‘ with her debut song and held the top position on Melon for 25 days, the longest out of the rookies who debuted this year. Her second single “Scarecrow” is ranking high on charts as well, and all of her released songs have ranked within the top 10.

Lee Hi is currently working on her first full-length album.

Boyfriend and F.T. Island rank #3 and #4 on Oricon Weekly Charts

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 11:32 PM PST

Boyfriend and F.T. Island ranked #3 and #4 on the Oricon Weekly Charts, respectively.

Boyfriend’s second Japanese single, “Kimi to Dance Dance Dance” ranked at #3, and F.T. Island’s ninth Japanese single, “Polar Star“, ranked right below at #4.

Both groups have proven their high popularity in Japan already. Boyfriend brought in 1000 fans for their Tokyo fan meeting and sold out 4 Budokan concerts in August. Their first Japanese single, “Be My Shine“, also ranked #1 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart.

F.T. Island’s “Polar Star” was used as an ending theme song for Nippon TV‘s ‘Music Dragon Gate‘ and ‘Bottonda‘ as well.