Monday, December 31, 2012

"Performances from the ‘2012 MBC Music Festival’ (Part 3)" plus 24 more

"Performances from the ‘2012 MBC Music Festival’ (Part 3)" plus 24 more


Performances from the ‘2012 MBC Music Festival’ (Part 3)

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 09:05 AM PST


On December 31st, MBC held its major annual end-of-the-year 'MBC Music Festival' at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan. Hosted by Girls' Generation's Seohyun, Lee Hwi Jae, Boom and MBLAQ's Lee Joon, the music festival featured explosive performances and special joint stages from many of this year's top artists.


Artists were divided into two teams, Blue Team & White Tean, and throughout the show, viewers cast their votes through text messages for their favorite team. It was White Team who was revealed to be the winner at the end!

White Team consists of EXO-K, INFINITE, Big Bang, TVXQ, B2ST, B.A.P, SECRET, MBLAQ, Girl's Day, Son Dambi, f(x), Jo Kwon and Kwanghee. While Blue Team is made up of BTOB, B1A4, 2NE1, Super Junior, SHINee, Teen Top, T-ara, After School, Sunhwa, Epik High, A Pink, Lee Hi and Ga In.

Other performers included SISTAR, FT Island, CNBLUE, 2AM, Park Jin Young, K.Will, miss A, Epik High, 4minute, ZE:A, Koyote, Roh Ji Hoon, Ailee, Dal Shabet, Dynamic Duo, A-JAX, 100%, Big Star, Lee Hi and Juniel.

Watch Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Watch the performances below:

Park Myung Soo + B1A4/Ailee/CRAZYON


Countdown (All Artists)


2NE1 + Lee Hi


B.A.P


Big Bang


Teen Top + 100%


K.Will


2AM


miss A


Park Jin Young


4minute


SISTAR


KARA


B2ST


SHINee


Super Junior


TVXQ


Ending

Details on Girls’ Generation’s 4th Korean Album ‘I Got A Boy’ Revealed

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST



Girls' Generation's fourth official album "I Got A Boy" will be released online as well as in stores on January 1st.

On January 1st at 5PM KST, the album being released on various music sites will carry a total of ten songs, including the title song "I Got A Boy", previously released "Dancing Queen", and songs of various genres from dance, ballads, retro pop, and swing jazz. Girls' Generation's new music and performance is expected to have a hot reaction from fans all around the world who have been waiting.

Along with the well-known European production team Dsign Music, singer/songwriter Pixie Lott, Joe Belmaati, Yoo Youngjin, Kenzie, Park Changhyun, and other local (Korean) hit makers have taken part in the album, increasing the perfection of the album. There are also songs that members Sooyoung, Yuri and Seohyun also participated in writing the lyrics for, so it's more than enough to see Girls' Generation's various music colors.

The title song, "I Got A Boy", is an electronic dance song that has a mix of pop, retro and urban genres. The hook's addictive melody leaves an impression, and the main theme of the lyrics is "girl talk". It carries small talk about everyday life between girlfriends, increasing the fun.

Also, the song that singer/songwriter Pixie Lott participated in composing, "Baby Maybe", has lyrics written by members Sooyoung, Yuri, and Seohyun, and is about the nervous feelings of a girl in love, along with a cheerful melody. "XYZ", which has an impressionable synth pattern, was also written by Yuri and Seohyun, so there is high anticipation for it.

Taeyeon and Tiffany's duet song, "Glass Child", is a song that carries the sad feelings of a break-up. Taeyeon's deep, moderated vocals and Tiffany's colorful, impressive voice display a fantastic harmony. Girls' Generation's previously released "Dancing Queen" is a remake of Duffy's "Mercy", and "Boomerang", from Girls' Generation's second official Japanese album, will be presented with new Korean lyrics as "Tell Me".

Aside from those songs, "Promise" is a mid-tempo ballad, and "Express 999″ is a retro pop song. "Look at Me" will be a song with an organic beat and playful melody, and the hook will have lyrics that are easy to sing along to. "Romantic Road" will be a swing, jazz style song that will remind you of a warm winter. A total of ten songs will be included in the album, and it is expected to charm music fans completely.
Also, on December 31st, a highlight medley for the album will be released through Girls' Generation's official homepage, SM TOWN's official YouTube channel, Twitter, Facebook, Weibo, and Naver. The highlight medley will contain songs from their fourth album, along with various images of the members, expecting to amplify interest in the album.

Girls' Generation's "Romantic Fantasy" comeback show will be airing on January 1st, at 11:15PM KST on MBC.


Source: asiae via Daum
Cr: soshified

Happy New Year 2013 from DKPOPNEWS Family

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 07:29 AM PST



Happy New Year to all DKPOPNEWS' readers, i would like to thank everyone for supporting DKPOPNEWS for another wonderful year, our staff were busier than ever in 2012 with school and DKPOPNEWS at the same time, thanks to your love and support, we were able to contribute from time to time to deliver the latest KPop News.

Below are some messages from the DKPOPNEWS' team:

Angel
Annyeonghaseyo DKP readers! How are you guys? I'd like to greet everyone a prosperous New Year. Here we are, celebrating another new year together, thank you for the support you gave us in 2012. Please keep supporting DKP and KPOP in 2013 and we promise to show a better performance. You guys are our inspiration. Treasure the memories we had in 2012 and let's welcome 2013 with a big smile. Have a blissful day yeorobun! Saranghaeyo!

Jez

Wassup 'Daily K Pop News' readers!
I just want to wish you a (belated) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It has been great working for you and catering you with latest K-Entertainment news all this while. As you guys are our inspirations, I am looking forward to hearing more positive feedbacks and comments from you.
Let's say goodbye to 2012 with a big smile, and wish you all the best this coming 2013. Thank you and we promise to work even harder for our loyal readers. Happy New Year again K-pop lovers! Fighting~!


Clover
Hello DKP readers. 2013 will come and greet us in less than 24 hours, are you guys feeling excited? I wish that all the good things will come to all of you in this new year. Thank you for always staying and supporting us until now, we will continue working harder in the future. Let's have more memories together in this 2013!^^

Shayne
Hello to all Daily Kpop News readers! I am Shayne (KYUriShana)! It's been a whirlwind turn of events for this year, isn't? In behalf of our team, I would like to greet everyone a happy happy new year! Thank you for being with us. Reading your comments and feedbacks in our every posts becomes my source of passion. Hope you continue supporting us in the coming years! Let's spread Kpop love! Thank you do much!

Alex
To all Daily K-pop News loyal readers, I wish you enjoy the each day of the new year to come and wish you love, prosperity and happiness in the coming life. May this new year fulfill your life with light. May your new self-being be as beautiful as the firecrackers that adorn the night sky. Happy New Year!!

Jenny
Hello everyone, especially DKP royal readers. 2013 is coming soon! Are you ready to say goodbye to 2012? Let's welcome a better year with much love, luck and happiness. Wish you all the best in 2013. I and DKP staffs are happy to receive your love and support. Hope you keep loving us more and more. We will try to bring you a more successful year. Once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR (


Last but not least, my new year message:

KC Ooi
Hi everyone, DKPOPNEWS might not be the best KPop site around but i believe that all of us have done our very best. 2013 might be an even tougher year.

So we sincerely hope that you will continue to support us and one request from the team, please comment more often after reading our posts, your support is highly appreciated, cheers and Happy New Year


Happy New Year

Super Junior M releases "Break Down" MV teaser

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 07:06 AM PST


Super Junior M releases the MV teaser of their new hit song titled "Break Down",check out the teaser below!

SHINee to appear on the January 20th episode of NHK Music Japan

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST


Korean boy group SHINEE will be appearing on Japanese TV show Music Japan.

It has been confirmed that SHINee will appear on Japanese music show "NHK Music Japan" on the 20th of Januar 2013 (Sunday). The broadcast will be from 6:10 to 6:40 PM JST.

Are you excited to see them on Japanese TV?


Source: shinetter
Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Leeteuk makes surprise appearance at ‘SBS Entertainment Awards’

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 06:42 AM PST


Super Junior's Leeteuk, who currently serving the army, made a surprise appearance at the recent 2012 SBS Entertainment Awards.

On December 30th, 2012 SBS Entertainment Awards took place at the SBS Prism Tower in Seoul, and Super Junior's Leeteuk made a surprise appearance to receive an award.

Leeteuk and Boom were both awarded the Best Entertainment Award. Unable to attend the ceremony due to his military duties, Leeteuk gave his congratulatory speech through a special video clip.

He said, "I'd like to express my thanks to those who gave me such an honor, and also to army officials." He also expressed thanks to staffs of 'Star King' and 'Strong Heart'.

SHINee's Minho & SNSD's Yuri performed hot dance on SBS Drama Awards

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 06:19 AM PST

SHINee's Minho and SNSD's Yuri had a special collaboration on SBS Drama Awards.

The amazing duo performed classic dance on the award ceremony, check out their flawless performance below.

“Gangnam Style” threatens U.S. cultural supremacy?

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 06:17 AM PST


The year's global smash hit "Gangnam Style" by Psy has debunked the myth that U.S. pop culture dominates the world, according to an editorial in the Financial Times by Christopher Caldwell. Caldwell claims America could be in for a shock if it continues to see itself as a nation of creative geniuses.

He noted that "Gangnam Style", though its lyrics are not in English, garnered more than 1 billion views on YouTube, a first for any artist. Until now, the U.S. benefited from the power of English as the global language and "dumbed down" cultural content so that it struck a common chord with as many people around the world as possible, he added.

Another allure has been the glamor of U.S. celebrities. But Caldwell warned that producers and venture capitalists may now turn their focus elsewhere, due in part to the success of "Gangnam Style."

What are your thoughts about this?


Source: ChosunIlbo

f(x)'s Victoria won the Best Newcomer Actress on National Drama Festival

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 06:13 AM PST

f(x)'s leader Victoria made her drama debut earlier this year in China.

She won the best newcomer actress award on National Drama Festival,check out her winning speech below

Performances from the ‘2012 MBC Music Festival’ (Part 2)

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 07:43 AM PST


On December 31st, MBC held its major annual end-of-the-year 'MBC Music Festival' at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan. Hosted by Girls' Generation's Seohyun, Lee Hwi Jae, Boom and MBLAQ's Lee Joon, the music festival featured explosive performances and special joint stages from many of this year's top artists.


Artists were divided into two teams, Blue Team & White Tean, and throughout the show, viewers cast their votes through text messages for their favorite team.

White Team consists of EXO-K, INFINITE, Big Bang, TVXQ, B2ST, B.A.P, SECRET, MBLAQ, Girl's Day, Son Dambi, f(x), Jo Kwon and Kwanghee. While Blue Team is made up of BTOB, B1A4, 2NE1, Super Junior, SHINee, Teen Top, T-ara, After School, Sunhwa, Epik High, A Pink, Lee Hi and Ga In.

Other performers included SISTAR, FT Island, CNBLUE, 2AM, Park Jin Young, K.Will, miss A, Epik High, 4minute, ZE:A, Koyote, Roh Ji Hoon, Ailee, Dal Shabet, Dynamic Duo, A-JAX, 100%, Big Star, Lee Hi and Juniel.

Watch Part 1 here and Part 3 here.

Watch the performances below:

Epik High


MBLAQ


SECRET


T-ara


B1A4


INFINITE


Jo Kwon & Ga-In


Kwanghee & Sunhwa


f(x)


After School


Primary + Dynamic Duo


CNBLUE + FT Island + Juniel

Lee Kwang Soo’s official photos for ‘Maritime Police Marco’ revealed

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 05:52 AM PST


Official photos of Lee Kwang Soo's dubbing session for the upcoming animated film 'Maritime Police Marco' have been unveiled.

On December 28th, Lee Kwang Soo's agency, King Kong Entertainment, revealed photos taken from the actor's dubbing session for animation 'Maritime Police Marco'. In the photo, Lee Kwang Soo is participating in the dubbing with a bright smile on his face, wearing a light green t-shirt that has Marco's face printed on.

'Maritime Police Marco' is a comic fantasy animation about maritime police Marco saving an island. The movie's main character, Marco, will be voiced by Lee Kwang Soo while Song Ji Hyo will voice Marco's first love, the musical actress aspiring Lulu.

JYJ’s Junsu holds successful solo concert

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 05:27 AM PST


JYJ's Kim Junsu wrapped up his year-end solo concert with a great success!

On December 29, Kim Junsu held his '2012 Xia Ballad & Music Concert with Orchestra' at the COEX D Hall, a solo concert of 120 minutes together with an all-live orchestra. After proving his skill with the success of his world tour and his first solo album 'Tarantallegra', Junsu again showed off his charms in front 7,000 fans.

Junsu performed a great number of his previous ballad hits and songs from the musicals that he casted in, and he impressed his fans with his explosive vocal skills and sophisticated expression.

The singer expressed, "How audience looked from the stage was absolutely exquisite. I was so happy to perform songs that are meaningful to me with a full orchestra, and it was great to have talk and share memories with my fans."

An orchestra personnel said, "To perform in an all-live concert together with an orchestra is relatively difficult, but Junsu has done an admirable job. His exceptional vocal ability which worked well to lead the band and orchestra, and he can really be considered as the best vocalist."

Psy to reunite with MC Hammer at ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 05:02 AM PST


Following their epic performance at the American Music Awards (AMA), Psy and American rapper MC Hammer will reunite for another performance at the upcoming 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'.

Psy and MC Hammer are set to hold another special stage on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' which will air on December 31 beginning at 8pm EST on ABC. Other performers will inlcude Taylor Swift, Flo Rida, Carly Rae Jepsen and more.

Back in November, Psy and MC Hammer held a joint stage at the AMA's main ceremony. The two performed a remix of "Gangnam Style" and "Too Legit To Quit" that had nearly the entire audience dance along.

Song Hye Gyo’s teaser still from upcoming drama ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 04:37 AM PST


On December 29, an official of SBS drama 'That Winter, The Wind Blows' uploaded a teaser still of lead actress Song Hye Gyo in the middle of outdoor drama shooting.

In the photo, Song Hye Gyo is having a monitoring with director Kim Kyu Tae. She is looking at the monitor with a serious look, and her professional look is drawing many people's attention.

In the show, Song Hye Gyo plays Oh Young, the sole heiress to a giant conglomerate who has a visual impairment. Starring alongside the actress is Jo In Sung who plays a high-class gambler and playboy who pretends to be Oh Young's long-lost brother in order to get her riches.

'That Winter, The Wind Blows' will premiere on February 13th.

Performances from the ‘2012 MBC Music Festival’ (Part 1)

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 07:44 AM PST


On December 31st, MBC held its major annual end-of-the-year 'MBC Music Festival' at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan. Hosted by Girls' Generation's Seohyun, Lee Hwi Jae, Boom and MBLAQ's Lee Joon, the music festival featured explosive performances and special joint stages from many of this year's top artists.

Artists were divided into two teams, Blue Team & White Tean, and throughout the show, viewers cast their votes through text messages for their favorite team.

White Team consists of EXO-K, INFINITE, Big Bang, TVXQ, B2ST, B.A.P, SECRET, MBLAQ, Girl's Day, Son Dambi, f(x), Jo Kwon and Kwanghee. While Blue Team is made up of BTOB, B1A4, 2NE1, Super Junior, SHINee, Teen Top, T-ara, After School, Sunhwa, Epik High, A Pink, Lee Hi and Ga In.

Other performers included SISTAR, FT Island, CNBLUE, 2AM, Park Jin YOung, K.Will, miss A, Epik High, 4minute, ZE:A, Koyote, Roh Ji Hoon, Ailee, Dal Shabet, Dynamic Duo, A-JAX, 100%, Big Star, Lee Hi and Juniel.

Watch the performances below:

Opening (Seohyun + Lee Joon)


SHINee + f(x)


B.A.P + SECRET


Ailee


Noh Ji Hoon


A Pink


Girl's Day


100%


Special Stage(DJ Boom, Teen Top, KARA, K-will, miss A)


Dal Shabet


A-JAX


Ga-in


Son Dambi


EXO-K


BTOB


Watch Part 2 here and Part 3 here.

Se7en to hold final concerts before enlistment

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 04:16 AM PST


Se7en will be saying goodbye to his fans before his enlistment with a series of concerts.

On December 28, Japanese media outlets reported that the singer will hold his 'Se7en 2013 Concert in Japan' in Tokyo on February 7 to February 8 and in Kobe on February 16 and February 17.

The Japanese media stated, "Since it will be the last chance to see Se7en's face before his enlistment, the competition over tickets will be fierce."

On the other hand, the schedules for Se7en's Korean concerts will soon be announced.

Girls' Generation's Yuri graces the red carpet of SBS Drama Awards

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 04:05 AM PST

Girls' Generation's Yuri graces the red carpet of SBS Drama Awards!

She is seen wearing elegant white dress at the red carpet, fans commented,"She is so pretty","Yuri's smile ^ ^" and etc.

Check out more photos and video below







Baek Ji Young reveals photos from recording session with Yiruma

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 03:48 AM PST


Set to make a return early next year, singer Baek Ji Young revealed photos from her recording session with famed pianist, Yiruma.

On December 31st, Baek Ji Young's agency, WS Entertainment uploaded the photos on their official Twitter, and wrote "From the recording session of 'I Hate You'."

In the photo, both Baek Ji Young and Yiruma are seen in their comfortable outfits and seemed to be having a serious discussion about the album. The emotional ballad track "I Hate It" marks their first project together.

"I Hate It" will be released on January 3rd at 12:00 PM KST.


Source: StarN News

f(x)'s Sulli walks the red carpet of SBS Drama Awards

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 03:45 AM PST


f(x)'s Sulli walks the red carpet of SBS Drama Awards.

She is seen walking the red carpet confidently in white mini dress, showing off her elegant charm and long legs, check out the video and photos from the red carpet below









CNBLUE parodies own album jacket from 3 years ago

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 03:22 AM PST


Celebrating their upcoming comeback, CNBLUE revealed a picture parodying the jacket photo of their debut album, 'Bluetory' from three years ago.

On December 31, Yonghwa tweeted, "Since we are to hold our comeback on January 14 which is three years after our debut, we followed after our debut album jacket. Did we change a lot? There aren't many days before January 14, so please look forward to our comeback! Ps, it's Yonghwa ^^"

The photos showed the original jacket photo of CNBLUE's debut album, 'Bluetory' and the CNBLUE members now in a similar pose.

Park Jin Young is jealous of SE7EN and Park Han Byul couple?

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 02:57 AM PST


Singer-producer Park Jin Young recently snapped a friendly photo with SE7EN, Park Han Byul and Jung Gyeo Woon.

On December 30th, Park Jin Young tweeted the above photo and wrote, "If I envy them, it means I'm losing. I am not jealous of you two, not jealous, not jealous, jealous… I'm jealous. Thank you Gyeo Woon and all for coming to see the Bad Jazz Bar."

Netizens commented, "I'm jealous," "They look really good together," "The concert was fun" and more.

Park Jin Young's "R-rated" concert 'Bad Jazz Bar' kicked off on December 15 in Daejon and moved on to cities of Busan, Daegu and Incheon. He will wrapped the concert tour in Seoul on December 31.

f(x)'s Victoria transforms into a gorgeous catwoman

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 02:55 AM PST


f(x)'s leader Victoria updated her Me2day with a gorgeous photo.

She expressed,"Today is the last day of 2012~Will perform at MBC Gayo Daejun~ Have a great time everyone",she then added,"Happy 31st December, the last day of 2012~ Today you will see me everywhere"

Fans commented after seeing her photo,"Simply gorgeous","too pretty" and etc.

EXID greets fans a Happy New Year

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 02:32 AM PST


Girl group EXID dressed up in their elegant traditional Korean hanboks and sent out their New Year's greeting to the fans.

On December 31, EXID members expressed, "We are truly thankful to our fans sending us supports in 2012." They added, "We hope you have happy and pleasant memories in 2013. Please show EXID much love as well. Happy new year."

In related news, EXID is preparing to release new album early next year.

100% covers TVXQ’s “Hug”

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 02:07 AM PST


Celebrating their 100th day since debut, rookie group 100% revealed a special cover of TVXQ's "Hug" for their fans.

On December 29, the rookie group uploaded a video, where the members sang TVXQ's "Hug". The members personally played the guitar and the keyboard, creating a fresh sound for their fans.

Take a look at the cover below and congratulations to 100%!

2012 MBC Gayo Daejun performers list

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 01:43 AM PST


Performers:

TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, BEAST, Park Myung Soo, KARA, SHINee, 2NE1, SISTAR, Secret, FT Island, CN Blue, 2AM, JYP, Son Dambi, K.Will, miss A, Son Gain, Epik High, INFINITE, MBLAQ, Teen Top, T-ara, 4Minute, B1A4, f(x), Kwanghee, B.A.P, After School, KOYOTE, Cool, A pink, Noh Ji Hoon, Ailee, Girl's Day, Dal Shabet, Dynamic Duo, Primary, EXO-K, A-JAX, BTOB, 100%, Bigstar, Lee Hi, Juniel, Psy