Saturday, December 1, 2012

"LEDApple performs “Hello” on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

"LEDApple performs “Hello” on ‘Immortal Song 2′" plus 19 more

LEDApple performs “Hello” on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 09:35 AM PST

LEDApple performed a passionate cover of the 1968 hit “Hello“ on the December 1st episode of KBS‘ ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

This episode was part 2 of the ‘Bae Ho special‘ of ‘Immortal Song 2′. Bae Ho is a legendary Korean singer who released numerous hits in the 60s before passing away at the young age of 29 in 1972.

The group sang “Hello” by the late singer reinterpreted in their own style. LEDApple’s own powerful performance that is special to their ‘dancing band’ style which matched well with the rock-ballad style of “Hello”. Hanbyul kicked things off with his emotional voice, and then they moved gradually into an energetic stage.

Despite the wonderful performance, LEDApple failed to win as Lee Ki Chan ultimately won the competition.

Check out their performance below!

B1A4 performs “Rain Falling in Myeongdong” on ‘Immortal Song 2′

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 08:43 AM PST

B1A4 performed a passionate cover of the 1960′s hit “Rain Falling in Myeongdong“ on the December 1st episode of KBS‘ ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

This episode was part 2 of the ‘Bae Ho special‘ of ‘Immortal Song 2′. Bae Ho is a legendary Korean singer who released numerous hits in the 60s before passing away at the young age of 29 in 1972.

The group proved that they are more than just an idol group as they showed off their musical and vocal talent. Before singing, Sandeul commented, “We’re really happy and honored that we can sing a song from Bae Ho, someone who my mother truly adores. We hope that you can look favorably towards our performance, Thank You.” Sandeul and Jiyoung displayed their wonderful vocal talents while Baro displayed his rapping skills.

Despite the wonderful performance, B1A4 failed to win as Lee Ki Chan ultimately won the competition.

Check out their performance below!

JYJ’s Jaejoong creates new Twitter account

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 07:57 AM PST

Last month, JYJ‘s Jaejoong deleted his @mjjeje Twitter account.

Fans were quite saddened as this was a way that they could keep up with the singer. However, it seems Jaejoong has returned to the world of Twitter with a new account.

On December 1st, JYJ’s Junsu began following the @bornfreeonekiss Twitter account, he also wrote:

Jaejoong added a few photos and he’s quickly gaining a lot of followers as word spreads that he has a new account.

Source: @bornfreeonekiss

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

Saturday Morning K-tube: Game Edition

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 07:23 AM PST

After slaving away all week and then TGIF-ing yourself silly, you wake up to a sleepy Saturday. Maybe, as a little kid, you used to roll off your bed in the giddy anticipation of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons. Maybe you’re one of the rare early birds that still do that now. But if you’re a lazy student, like myself, whose biological clock says that your morning only starts in the afternoon, all the TV will have to greet us with are boring infomercials about kitchenware and old grandpas talking about their antiques. Yawn.

Luckily for our generation, when there’s nothing on the tube to watch, there’s YouTube. And in this new feature, ‘Saturday Morning K-Tube‘, allkpop makes your channel-surfing across YouTube a bit easier by compiling a list of Kpop-related videos to start off your Saturday morning–no matter when that “morning” of yours actually starts!

In this particular edition, we’ll start off with clips featuring some of our favorite Kpop celebrities playing the strangest and silliest of games. Watch and laugh as these TV icons get cute, silly, and just plain ridiculous for our entertainment as well as their own.


Channel 1: SHINee's cute Tunnel Game from Hello Baby season 2

Note: ‘Hello Baby’ is a show in which idols take on the role of babysitters and substitute-parents for a child, hence why the SHINee members refer to themselves as “appa” or “Daddy” to their assigned kid, Yoo Geun.

Channel 2:Invincible Youth season 1′s sexy version of “The Hibiscus Flowers Have Bloomed” Game (similar to “Red Light Green Light”)

Channel 3: 2PM‘s (with Jay Park) and 2AM‘s cringe-inducing (?) Paper Kissing Game from Idol Armyseason 3

Channel 4: MBLAQ acting like ahjummas in their Apartment Game from ‘MBLAQ’s Sesame Player

Channel 5: Super Junior‘s awesome pillow fight from ‘Star King

allkpop’s Top 10 stories of November 2012

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 04:50 AM PST

It's hard to believe that it's already December. Time sure does fly with allkpop!

With everything that was going on in November, you might have missed out on some exciting stories during the month. Don't worry because allkpop has got you covered with this handy digest of the 10 most popular stories on our site for the month of October!

In November 2012, we published 1,586 stories. Phew! The general trend for this month shows that readers are drawn to  INFINITE and SHINee

Without further ado, check out the top 10 stories of November 2012 below!

10. INFINITE's Sunggyu releases song previews for 'Another Me'

INFINITE's Sunggyu has released song previews for his upcoming debut solo album, 'Another Me'! Sunggyu has already revealed the track list information for 'Another Me' as well as the pre-release song "Shine". The full release of 'Another Me' is coming up soon on November 19 KST, and Sunggyu will be making his debut performance on next week's 'Music Bank'.

09. [Breaking] Block B's Zico and Hwayoung dating!

A recent hot rumor in the K-Pop idol scene is that Block B's Zico and ex-T-ara member Hwayoung, have been dating for a few months now. We wish the best for the new idol couple!

08. SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment respond to rumors of Psy and YoonA's secret affair

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'.

07. INFINITE's Sunggyu unveils his solo debut single "Shine"

In addition to being the leader of INFINITE, Sunggyu now stands before his fans as a solo artist as he has just released his first solo single!

06. INFINITE's L's unusual sleeping habit revealed on 'One Night of TV Entertainment'

INFINITE's L's unusual sleeping habit has been revealed on SBS's 'One Night of TV Entertainment', bringing laughs to viewers. During an interview segment on the November 28th broadcast, the members of INFINITE played the 'image game' and when asked which member has the strangest sleeping habit, everyone pointed at L.

05. SHINee releases PV for "1000 Years Always by Your Side…"

SHINee has released their PV for "1000 Years Always by Your Side…"! The PV was previewed on Mezameshi TV on the November22nd, and had released a special teaser the week before that. They have finally released the PV for the entire song, featuring the boys at an old-fashioned bus stop.

04. INFINITE's leader Sunggyu releases 'Another Me' debut mini-album + "60 sec" MV

INFINITE's Sunggyu has released his debut solo album, 'Another Me'! The album includes six different tracks, each sure to bring out a new sound from the INFINITE leader.

03. INFINITE's Sunggyu makes his solo debut with "60 Seconds" on 'Music Bank'!

INFINITE's Sunggyu has released his debut solo album, 'Another Me'! The talented leader has built a ton of anticipation towards his solo debut with the previous release of various teasers and his pre-release song, "Shine".

Sunggyu finally took to the stage to debut with his title track, "60 Seconds".

02. Loen Entertainment releases official statement about the photo of IU and Eunhyuk

With the recent surfacing of a photo showing IU and Eunhyuk together that was accidentally revealed through IU's Twitter, fans and netizens alike had been awaiting an official statement from the artists' respective agencies. It seems Loen Entertainment is the first to break their silence as they have just released an official statement on the issue.

01. IU and Super Junior's Eunhyuk, dating?

A photo of Super Junior's Eunhyuk shirtless and IU in her pajama's is currently going around. The photo was posted onto her (IU) Twitter, (most likely accidentally) and then taken down within 2 minutes. The most shocking part is that the two seem to be lying on a bed, and that Eunhyuk has no shirt on.

And that wraps up this edition of allkpop’s Top 10 Stories of November 2012. Stay tuned for the next digest at the end of November!


*Note: Top 10 stories are generated by reader view counts.

Lee Seung Gi reveals he experienced withdrawals after leaving ’1 Night 2 Days’

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 04:40 AM PST

Lee Seung Gi opened up about how he felt after leaving ‘1 Night 2 Days‘.

On the November 30th broadcast of KBS2′sYoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘ the host said to Lee Seung Gi, “There is something I want to ask you.  I appeared on ’1 Night 2 Days’ last week.  Did you watch it?

Lee Seung Gi answered, “I was not able to watch the live airing.  I was busy running around some where else,” and pretended that he was ripping off a name tag, bringing laughter from the audience who quickly caught on that Lee Seung Gi was referring to his appearance on SBS‘s ‘Running Man.’

Lee Seung Gi shared, “I was on ’1 Night 2 Days’ for five years.  After I left the program I started filming a drama so there was no real down time. But once my drama ended, there was a lot of free time and so there was an empty feeling.  At least once I week I would go to the broadcast studio and talk a lot and leave, but because that was gone now, I find myself talking a lot now in my everyday life.”

Yoo Hee Yeol asked, “Don’t those around you feel that you have become brighter?” to which Lee Seung Gi replied, “I have become a bit more care free.”

Kim Jong Kook reveals the embarrassment he’s faced due to his small eyes

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 03:00 AM PST

Singer Kim Jong Kook shared a story about a time he was humiliated because of his small eyes.

On SBS E!TV Cultwo Show‘ a woman caller called in and said, “I have a son in elementary school and whenever he watches SBS’sRunning Man‘ he thinks Kim Jong Kook is running around with his eyes closed,” embarrassing the mosquito voiced singer.

But Kim Jong Kook was not flustered and revealed an instance that he had faced a bit of humiliation due to his eyes. “One time I was on an airplane and got in a comfortable position and was watching the screen.  But because of my eyes, the flight attendant must have thought that I was asleep because she walked by and turned off my screen.  I was a little surprised but I thought she might feel embarrassed about it [if she knew] so I just pretended to be sleeping,” he revealed.

1000 Japanese fans revealed to have visited the set of ‘I Miss You’ to see JYJ’s Yoochun

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 02:15 AM PST

JYJ‘s Yoochun was recently revealed to have been greeted by over 1,000 Japanese fans on the set of his MBC drama, ‘I Miss You‘.

It has been revealed that over 1,000 Japanese fans visited the drama set to see Yoochun in action on the 1st, and Yoochun will hold a fan meeting with them on December 2nd.

C-JeS Entertainment commented, “We thank the overseas fans who always give their love and support.”

Catch Yoochun and co-star Yoon Eun Hye in 'I Miss You' every Wednesday & Thursday at 9:55PM KST!

Music Releases of November 2012

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 01:30 AM PST

As a way for us all to keep track of the constant influx of new K-Pop records, we'll be compiling a list of notable singles and albums released in Korea every month for you guys. Take a look to see if you missed out on any music last month! [Note: all release dates are in KST]


TAHITI – Hasta Luego (Single) [Listen]

NS Yoon-G – If You Love Me (ft. Jay Park) (Single) [Listen]

Kim Jong Kook – Journey Home (LP) [Listen]

Geeks & Soyu (SISTAR) – Officially Missing You (Single) [Listen]

Lee Ki Chan - Convince Myself (Single) [Listen]


Baek Seung Heon – Baek Seung Heon (Single) [Listen]

Brick -The 1st Album (EP) [Listen]

Jang Hye Jin & Kim Jae Hee – Return to Memories (Single) [Listen]

Taru – Spark Spark – ‘Rascal Sons’ (OST) [Listen]

Position – How Painful It Could Be – ‘Five Fingers’ (OST) [Listen]



Ailee – Love Note – ‘Full House Take 2′ (OST) [Listen]


A-PRINCE – Hello (EP) [Listen]

FIESTAR – Sweet Love (ft. Kim Yeon Woo) (Single) [Listen]

Noel – Time For Love (LP) [Listen]


D-Unit – Luv Me (Single) [Listen]

Roh Ji Hoon – The Next Big Thing (EP) [Listen]

Kim Jung Eun – Sad Meeting – ‘Oohlala Couple’ (OST) [Listen]

Son Ho Young – I Only Wanted You – ‘Nice Guy’ (OST) [Listen]


SMASH – I Will Protect (EP) [Listen]

Boyfriend – Janus (LP) [Listen]

Byul – Nostalgia (EP) [Listen]

Monday Kiz – Healing Activity (EP) [Listen]

Jo Moon Geun – Just Walked (Single) [Listen]

Siaena – Winter Is Coming (EP) [Listen]


FIESTAR – We Don’t Stop (Single) [Listen]

Eru - One Person – ‘Rascal Sons’ (OST) [Listen]

G.NA – Stop Doing That – Shinsadong Tiger’s Supermarket (Single) [Listen]


B1A4 – In The Wind (EP) [Listen]

Son Dam Bi - Dripping Tears (EP) [Listen]

THE SEEYA – Be With You (Single) [Listen]

Park Bo Young - My Prince – ‘Wolf Boy’ (OST) [Listen]


D-Day – Miss You (Single) [Listen]

Dal Shabet – Have, Don’t Have (EP) [Listen]

Ahn Jae Wook – You, The Sky (Single) [Listen]

Lee Hyun (8eight) – Keep In Your Heart – ‘The Lord of Drama’ (OST) [Listen]

Kim Bum Soo – Get Alright Show-Chestra [Listen]

Lisa - Woman [Listen]


Park Jung Min - Beautiful [Listen]

Kyuhyun (Super Junior) – Just Once – ‘The Great Seer’ (OST) [Listen]


Natthew – She’s Bad (ft. B2ST‘s Junhyung) (Single) [Listen]

Lee Jae Hoon – I Should Have Hated (Single) [Listen]

C-CLOWN – Young Love (EP) [Listen]


A-JAX - 2MYX (EP) [Listen]


LEDApple – Let the Wind Blow (Single) [Listen]

Gayoon (4minute) – My Love By My Side (ft. BTOB‘s Ilhoon) (Single) [Listen]

Zia – Tears Fall (ft. Block B‘s Park Kyung) (Single) [Listen]

Suzy (miss A) - Moment (ft. Dukwon of Broccoli You Too)- CF Song [Listen]


Sunggyu (INFINITE) – Another Me (EP) [Listen]


Juniel – 1&1 (EP) [Listen]

2BiC – After 24 Hours (Single) [Listen]


Swings – Lonely (ft. Yoon Jong Shin) (Single) [Listen]


Brave Guys – I Think I Love You So – ‘Shut Up Family’ (OST) [Listen]

Jung Dong Ha (Boohwal) – Caterpillar (Single) [Listen]

SPICA – Lonely (EP) [Listen]


Lee Hi – Scarecrow (Single) [Listen]

Lee Seung Gi – Forest (EP) [Listen]


Gavy NJ – Pretty (LP) [Listen]

Goddess – Dirty Boy (Single) [Listen]

Hwayobi - I Am (EP) [Listen]


TVXQ – Humanoid (LP) [Listen]

Yesung (Super Junior) - Blind For Love – ‘The Lord of Drama’ (OST) [Listen]

Yoseob (B2ST) – The First Collage (EP) [Listen]


Crucial Star - Fall (EP) [Listen]

Boom - She Was Pretty (Single) [Listen]


Big Star – I Get A Feeling (Single) [Listen]

Jo Sung Mo - I Love You – ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ (OST) [Listen]


Shin Se Kyung – Sweet Christmas (ft. Epitone Project) (Single) [Listen]

K.Will, SISTAR‘s Soyu, Boyfriend‘s Jeongmin – White Love – Starship Planet 2012 (Single) [Listen]


Bobby Kim & Kim Tae Woo (Bob + Kim) – Girl (Single) [Listen]

Kim Bum Soo & Park Jung Hyun (Lena Park) – White Winter (Single) [Listen]

Ga In (Brown Eyed Girls) – Nostalgia (Single) [Listen]

f(x)’s Sulli reveals a fresh bare-face selca

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 12:56 AM PST

f(x)‘s Sulli shared a new selca with her fans the other day through her me2day account and brought smiles to fans faces as she showed herself goofing around in the plane.

The singer stated, “See you in Hong Kong” and uploaded a fresh bare-face selca. Her short hairstyle further emphasized her flawless skin and delicate features.

Upon seeing the new cut, netizens commented, “Her beauty glows on its own“, “Her face is shining“, “Victoria is cute too“, “We saw you at MAMA!“, and “Sulli looks good with any hairstyle.”

Performances from December 1st’s ‘Show! Music Core’!

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 12:28 AM PST

MBC's 'Music Core' is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Aside from the usual performances on tonight's episode, SPICA, BIG STAR, Urban Zakapa, and 24K held their comeback stages while Yoseob held his solo debut stage, and BBde Girl made their debut


Performances from today's show includes A-PRINCE, Son Dam Bi, Sunggyu, B1A4, Boyfriend, NS Yoon-G, Juniel, A-JAX, C-CLOWN, D-UNIT, INFINITE's Sunggyu and FIESTAR!

Check them out below, and be sure to check out the debut/comeback stages for today by clicking the artist/song name above!


INFINITE's Sunggyu >


< B1A4 >


< Boyfriend >


< A-JAX >




Girl group SPICA returns with “Lonely” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 12:09 AM PST

After revealing various teasers for their comeback, SPICA has finally revealed their new mini album 'Lonely'!

As previously mentioned, the group's new song has been produced by the hitmaker Sweetune, and the members have also included their own works as well in the upcoming album.

Their title track "Lonely" has been receiving positive attention for its catchy tune.

Check out SPICA's stunning comeback stage below.

B2ST’s Yoseob makes his solo debut with “Caffeine” on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 01 Dec 2012 12:02 AM PST

B2ST member Yoseob excited his fans worldwide with the release of his solo debut album, 'The First Collage'.

As mentioned earlier, his solo album contains five songs including: "Look At Me Now", "Caffeine" (title track), "Just Do As You Always Did", "Even Then, I", and "You Don't Know". The album was produced by fellow B2ST member Junhyung.

Check out Yoseob's special solo debut with performance "Caffeine" below!

TVXQ follows up with “Humanoids” on ‘Music Core’!

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:58 PM PST

TVXQ have just returned with "Humanoids", a follow-up track for "Catch Me"!

Changmin and Yunho have conquered the stage once more by performing their new follow-up track, with yet another set of catchy choreography.

If you missed the MV release for "Humanoids", definitely check it out here.

Watch TVXQ's follow-up performance below!

BTS cuts released for upcoming drama ‘School 2013′

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:57 PM PST

BTS cuts from the upcoming KBS 2TV drama, ‘School 2013‘, have been released showing many of the cast members in character.

Cast mates like Lee Jong Suk, Gwak Jung Wook, 5dollsHyoyoung, Park Sae Young, and more are seen dressed in school uniforms and showing their friendship during their down time.

A representative stated, “The young actors made the filming atmosphere lively and thus, we were able to produce a bigger synergy effect during filming. The drama will be reminiscent of a real school with its drama and delivery of reality.”

‘School 2013′ will premiere on December 3rd at 10 PM KST!

Younha reveals she dated a celebrity she chased after for 5 years

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:32 PM PST

On the November 30th broadcast of SBS‘s ‘Go Show‘, singer Younha confessed that she is the type to go after someone she wants until they relent.

The singer shared, “I once confessed to a celebrity in real-life. Most of the time, I’m the one to give my phone number first. The other’s opinion is not that important to me. If he doesn’t call, then I can just call him. When I call and he doesn’t pick up, I’m the type to say, ‘Really? Are you too lazy? I’ll call back later then.’”

Younha then revealed, “I chased my first love for five years. Every time we met, I said to him ‘Oppa, I like you’ and said it to the point that he would get annoyed and respond, ‘Are you saying that again?’. During that time, I left for Japan and returned after 1 year and 6 months. I met him again by chance at a salon and that oppa said, ‘You got prettier.’ We started dating for 2 years and naturally broke up. That friend is still actively promoting these days. We get along as friends,” raising viewer’s curiosity about just who this celebrity may be.

She continued, “My dating style is going after [who I like], getting closer, and taking satisfaction at him becoming mine”, bringing laughter to viewers.

Jung Woo Sung reveals his close friendship with Go So Young on ‘Knee Drop Guru’

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 11:10 PM PST

Actor Jung Woo Sung revealed that his close friendship with actress Go So Young.

On the November 29th broadcast of MBC’sKnee Drop Guru‘ Jung Woo Sung appeared as the first guest and shared what he has been up to and his struggles.

During the show Jung Woo Sung shared, “I used to know Go So Young from before debut when we worked at a cafe together. When I first met her I really thought that she was beautiful beyond description.

He explained that his close friendship with the actress had prompted others to question why the actress was marrying Jang Dong Gun instead of him. He revealed, “My mother said, “Go So Young looks better with you, so why is she getting married to Jang Dong Gun?” It turns out his mother had been hearing others whisper such things and asking her, “So some other guy is whisking her away?

Hearing this, the MCs commented, “Do you think Jang Dong Gun might feel a bit uncomfortable [hearing this]?” Jung Woo Sung showed his sense of humor as he faced the camera stating, “So Young, if you get lonely, call me!… as a friend,” bringing about laughter.

Lee Bo Young confesses that she is saddened by the reaction of the public to the character she plays

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 10:46 PM PST

Actress Lee Bo Young shared that she felt a bit sad and upset about the reactions of the public to the character she plays in her drama.

On this week’s broadcast of KBS2′sHappy Together 3‘ the guests included the main characters of ‘My Daughter Seoyoung‘: Lee Bo Young, Lee Sang Yoon, Park Hye Jin, and Park Jung Ah.

During the broadcast, Lee Bo Young was asked if she has told a lie, and she answered by saying, “I have been sad and upset while filming ‘My Daughter Seoyoung’.”

In the show, Lee Bo Young plays a character who leaves her father behind to get married. She commented, “There were a lot of viewers that would say, ‘what did her father do that was so wrong to make her leave him,’” revealing her frustration that the viewers could not see things from her character’s point of view.

She continued, “I think a lot about how I should portray my character and I think that if my parents were not there for me during the important developmental ages of puberty like my character, then I think I would be hurt. That’s how I began to understand my character more.”

In related news, ‘Happy Together 3′ had been holding the number one viewer rating in its time slot, but the return of Kang Ho Dong and guest Jung Woo Sung on MBC’sKnee Drop Guru‘ has left ‘Happy Together 3′ to drop down to number 2.

Jun Hyun Moo snaps a friendly photo with Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young in Hong Kong

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 10:21 PM PST

TV personality Jun Hyun Moo recently shared a photo taken with ‘Superstar K4‘ winner Roy Kim and finalist Jung Joon Young.

On November 30th, he tweeted, “The three flower boys shine even more in Hong Kong. Keke,” and uploaded the photo above.

The three seem to have decided to meet up in Hong Kong for a quick meal as Jun Hyun Moo is seen together with the two singers at a restaurant.

Meanwhile, Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young are currently in Hong Kong to film an upcoming episode of tvN‘s ‘Taxi‘.

Actress Lee Yo Won turns down offer to guest on ‘Knee Drop Guru’

Posted: 30 Nov 2012 10:01 PM PST

Actress Lee Yo Won‘s agency has denied reports of the actress guesting on an upcoming episode of MBC‘s ‘Knee Drop Guru‘.

On December 1st, a representative of her agency revealed, “It’s true that Lee Yo Won received a proposal to appear on ‘Knee Drop Guru’, but the actress has already turned down the offer as she is busy filming her drama ‘The Horse Healer.”

If the actress had accepted the offer, Lee Yo Won would have become the second guest to appear on ‘Knee Drop Guru’ after Jung Woo Sung.

Image: Star News