Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun' (Part 2)" plus 21 more

"Performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun' (Part 2)" plus 21 more

Performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun' (Part 2)

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 08:30 AM PST

SBS held their annual year end-special 'SBS Gayo Daejun' on December 29. This year's event was filled with fantastic performances from your favorite kpop idols. Collaboration stages were highly anticipated for this year's concept 'Colors of Kpop' wherein new teams have been created from different kpop groups such as Dynamic Black, Dramatic Blue, Dazzling Red, and Mystic White.

Special performances and collaboration stages were brought by Secret, B.A.P., Super Junior, TVXQ, 2NE1, BIGBANG, 2AM, MBLAQ, Sung Si Kyung, KARA, 4MINUTE, After School, SHINee, Miss A, CNBlue, FT Island, Infinite, Teen Top, EXO, BEAST, Sistar and many more.

Watch the awesome performances below: (PART 1 here)

Simon D Dynamic Duo Epik High

Gangnam Clique Simon D Dynamic Duo Epik High

MISS A - Touch


HUSH - A-Pink


INFINITE - The Chaser (Orchestra version)

Intro + Spectrum - SM the Performance
Yunho - TVXQ
Eunhyuk Donghae - Super Junior
Minho Taemin - SHINee
Lay Kai - EXO

4-MINUTE - Volume Up

FT Island - I Wish

After School - Flashback

Boyfriend - Janus

Dynamic Black Clip

Dynamic Black Stage
Jin Woon - 2AM
Lee Jun - MBLAQ
Hoya - Infinite
L.Joe - Teen Top
Ki Kwang - BEAST

CNBlue - Hey You

B.A.P. - Warrior

Son Dambi - Dripping Tear

Kim Wan Sun Goo Hara Kim Wan Jun Lee Tae Min

BEAST - Beautiful Night

KARA - Pandora

BIG BANG feat. Sandara

Dazzling Red Clip

Dazzling Red Stage
Hyorin - SISTAR
HyunA - 4minute
Nana -After School
Nicole - KARA
Hyosung - Secret

Super Junior - Sexy, Free and Single

TVXQ - Catch Me

JYP special stage

All Artists - Ending

Uploaded by simhy6 @ Youtube

Lee JongHyun visited MangoSix Cafe for A Gentleman’s Dignity Promotion

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 04:30 AM PST


@Mangosix_kr: Wow~~ CNBLUE Jonghyun-goon was at MangoSix Dosan yesterday. There was A Gentleman's Dignity promotion for Japan so Collin also came to support. Indeed he looks cool, friendly look. Really great to see you. Those long fingers too ^^

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Performances from '2012 SBS Gayo Daejun' (Part 1)

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 06:13 AM PST

SBS held their annual year end-special 'SBS Gayo Daejun' on December 29.This year's event was filled with fantastic performances from your favorite kpop idols. Collaboration stages were highly anticipated for this year's concept 'Colors of Kpop' wherein new teams have been created from different kpop groups such as Dynamic Black, Dramatic Blue, Dazzling Red, and Mystic White.

Special performances and collaboration stages were brought by Secret, B.A.P., Super Junior, TVXQ, 2NE1, BIGBANG, 2AM, MBLAQ, Sung Si Kyung, KARA, 4MINUTE, After School, SHINee, Miss A, CNBlue, FT Island, Infinite, Teen Top, EXO, BEAST, Sistar and many more.

Watch the awesome performances below: (PART 2 here)

SBS Gayo Daejun Opening - MC

Sherlock - SHINEe

Sung SiKyung and CL collaboration stage

Alone - SISTAR

 Talk That - Secret

I Like That - GLAM

CNBLUE and FT Island

Super Junior Interview

Sexy Love - T-ARA

Crazy + To You - Teen Top

Mystic White clip

Mystic White Stage
Bora - SISTAR,Gayoon - 4minute,SunHwa - Secret,Lizzy - After School, JiYoung - KARA


Park Ji Min Baek A Young Lee Hi
I dream - Park Ji Min
Sad Song - Baek A Young

Mercy - Park Ji Min Baek A Young Lee Hi feat JYP

Electric Shock - F(X)

GAIN - Bloom

I Love You - 2NE1

Dramatic Blue clip

Dramatic Blue
WooHyun - Infinite
Niel - Teen Top
JoKwon - 2AM
Yo Seop - BEAST

YGE's Announcement: Alive Tour in Seoul Live CD Release!

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 04:00 AM PST

January 10, 2012 ALIVE TOUR IN SEOUL LIVE CD Release Announcement!

Hi, this is YG Entertainment.

2012 BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR IN SEOUL, which let the world know the start of the world tour in March!

BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR now presents Seoul Concert LIVE CD, which will be released on this coming January 10. 

Having various staff members with spectacle experiences involved such as the worldwide prominent concert production company LIVE NATION, director of Lady Gaga's world tour `Laurieann Gibson`, music director who has worked with various popular pop stars `Gill Smith`, and visual contents production team `Possible Production`, BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012 has so far presented dynamic stages to their audiences.

Through LIVE CD, now you can listen the edited version in live session of BIGBANG's hits, such as `거짓말` (Lies), `마지막 인사` (Last Farewell), `하루하루 (Haru Haru)`, `TONIGHT`, `BLUE`, `FANTASTIC BABY` and so on. 

Please refer to the below for more details.


▶ Pre-Order : 2012/12/28 (FRI) ~ 2013/1/9 (WED)
▶ Pre-order Location : YG e-shop YG e-shop, On & Offline Music Stores
▶ Release Date : 2013/1/10 (THU)
▶ YG e-shop Price : 11,000 Won (Price may vary by location.)

▶ Details
① LIVE CD (1 CD)
③ YG FAMILY CARD : depending on initial manufacture quantity
④ Poster : depending on initial manufacture quantity (1 per album)

* Part of product details and release date can be changed in the process of production.


  5. CAFE
  6. BLUE
  7. BAD BOY
  8. 재미없어 (Aint No Fun)
  10. 하루하루 (Haru Haru)
  11. 마지막 인사 (Last Farewell)
  12. 거짓말 (Lies)

Japan Osaka Dome and Korea Encore Concerts are the only events left until the finale of BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012! 

Prior to the last moment of the tour, we wish you could enjoy the feeling and atmosphere of the Seoul Concert, the first event of BIGBANG ALIVE TOUR 2012. 

Thank you,


  • Scheduled for Release on January 25, 2013! 
  • Seoul Concert LIVE DVD is scheduled to be released on January 25, 2013
  • Release date may change due to the process of production, and details will be announced when the pre-order opens. 
– KOREA EDITION – Scheduled for Release on February 13, 2013!
'BIGBANG BEST MUSIC VIDEO COLLECTION', through which you can watch the music videos of BIGBANG from the moment of their debut, will be released on February 13, 2013. 

* Release date may change due to the process of production, and details will be announced when the pre-order opens. Stay with us for more updates!!~^o^

Source: BIGBANG@FB//@ygent_official

2012 SBS Gayo Daejun Red Carpet videos

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 03:08 AM PST

Check out the red carpet videos of SBS Gayo Daejun below

2012 SBS Gayo Daejun Red Carpet photos

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 04:35 AM PST


Check out the red carpet photos of the 2012 SBS Gayo Daejun. Refresh for new photos, will update from time to time.






Dynamic Duo and Simon D


Kang Sora

Park Eunji


Lee Hi

Baek Ah Yeon

After School





Son Dambi


 FT Island


CN Blue

Photos Source: Newsen

TOP looks great in school uniform

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 01:45 AM PST

Big Bang's charismatic rapper TOP garners much attention with his latest photos.

His photos were shared on various online community with the title "TOP's photos from the filming set".

He is seen wearing school uniform with neat hairstyle in these photos.

Fans commented,"totally anticipating the movie","so cool","he looks hot in short hair" and etc.

2012 SBS Gayo Daejun Performers list + live stream link

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 02:05 AM PST

2012 SBS GAYO DAEJUN Performers  :
Super Junior
Lee Hi
Epik High
Sung Si Kyung
Teen Top
After School
Son GaIn
miss A
Kim Wan Sun
Kim Won Jun

Source: @FKShi on Twitter

You can stream SBS Gayo Daejun 2012 live here:  LINK

Girls' Generation releases preview for MBC comeback show "Romantic Fantasy"

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 12:48 AM PST

We have reported that Girls' Generation will make their comeback through MBC's show on 1st January.

The preview of the show was revealed a while ago, check out the trailer and performers list below

The performance list of the show:

 ● SNSD will perform 16 song and Solo performance for this special comeback
● Yoona, Sunny and Sooyoung cover Bruno Mars's - Marry You with EXO's members,Sehun, Suho and Chanyeol.
● Krystal played piano for Jessica's solo performance.
● Seohyun solo stage :: Taylor Swift - Speak Now.
● Hyoyeon, Yuri and Super Junior-M's Henry collaboration had a lot of rapping .
● Tiffany performed Call Me Maybe.
● Taeyeon singing Maroon 5 "Sunday Morning" as her solo performance .

KARA's Jiyoung,"Yes i made a mistake"

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 12:16 AM PST

KARA's maknae updated her Twitter on 29th December with a new selca.

She wrote,"Yes i made a mistake T ^ T keke." She shows an unsatisfied expression in her latest photo.

Fans commented,"prettier","mature now","stage mistake?" and etc.

Meanwhile, KARA performed at the 2012 KBS Gayo Daejun on 28th December.

Hoya and Lee Yoobi's BTS for SK Telecom CF

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 11:30 PM PST

Here's the BTS [Behind the scenes] clip for Infinite Hoya and Lee Yoobi's CF for SK Telecom.


Seungri snaps selca with Dara!

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 11:00 PM PST

From Seungri's Diary::

 In korea now, there're lots of special stages since it's the end of year now! After a long time, Big Bang finally got together to do some practice! In the room which beside ours, 2NE1 was practicing now as well!

A selca with Dara-chan that I haven't seen for ages! Looks like she's in a poor health today!! Dara-chan made me so worried because of her weakness!T_T Fighting! Dara-chan!!

 Source: pinky@BaiduSandaraBar//@riri-y

Lee Seung Gi, JYJ…Whose Fans Are The Strongest?

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 10:30 PM PST

Beginning with the "KBS Entertainment Awards" on 22 Dec, the anticipation towards the year-end award ceremonies of the 3 broadcasting agencies in Korea is high. As with any awards ceremony, much attention is on who will walk away with the award. Although it is also an honour to receive the big awards from the broadcasting agencies, who take into consideration your contributions and popularity, the best way to affirm your popularity with the viewers is through the popularity award.

Among those, the popularity award of the drama awards is one that actors and actresses take pride in, and that fans participate enthusiastically in. In particular, as there are many male actors with deep-rooted popularity involved in the MBC Drama Awards this year, it has attracted an exceptional number of female viewers to vote. It seems that the competition is even stiffer than for the Daesang.

During an interview with OSEN, MBC representatives explained, "The number of nominees for the popularity award is usually set at 10. However, as the performance of the male actors in MBC drams this year has been outstanding, the number of nominees has been increased." With the number of nominees increased to 15, it seems difficult to predict who will win.

Voting began on 21 Dec via the MBC official website. The 15 nominees for the popularity award are: Kim Soo Hyun with "The Moon That Embraces The Sun", Kim Jae Won with "May Queen", JYJ's Jaejoong with "Dr. Jin", JYJ's Yoochun with "I Miss You", Song Seung Hun with "Dr. Jin", Ahn Jae Wook with "Light And Shadow", Yeo Jin Goo with "The Moon That Embraces The Sun", Yoo Seung Ho with "I Miss You", Lee Seon Gyun with "Golden Time", Lee Seung Gi with "King 2 Hearts", Lee Jang Woo with "I do, I do", Lee Jun Gi with "Arang And The Magistrate", ZE:A's Siwan with "The Moon That Embraces The Sun", Jung Il Woo with "The Moon That Embraces The Sun" and Jo Seung Woo with "The King's Doctor".

All the nominees are very popular actors. From Lee Seung Gi who has a wide fanbase that spans across age groups, to Kim Soo Hyun who has had a great year, to idol group JYJ's members Jaejoong and Yoochun, all these actors are strong contenders for the popularity award.

MBC limits the number of votes to one vote per ID, and a maximum of 3 votes per IP address per day. Hence the fans, who love their idols, make use of the IDs of their family members as well. MBC will announce the results of the voting during the live broadcast of the awards ceremony, which will be held on 30 Dec.

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Source: kstyle news
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Jaejoong Earns Rock Props with Upcoming Album

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 10:00 PM PST

C-Jes Entertainment stoked the excitement of JYJ fans yesterday with a teaser for Jaejoong's upcoming solo album. And the fans aren't the only ones impressed. Band frontman Kim Bada, one of the album's producers, went from not even knowing who Jaejoong was to praising the idol's rock potential.

The video, titled #KOR.STU-2012-1226 . DSLR MOV and styled like top-secret leaked footage, previews this new 'rocker Jaejoong' we were told about at the album's announcement not too long ago. Now two songs are teased, showcasing some serious belting on Jaejoong's part. Not bad, not bad.

Kim Bada, former vocalist of metal band Sinawe and currently Art of Party's main vocalist, was a little skeptical when Jaejoong first asked him to produce a song for him, but was understandably won over after attending the first recording. Though he's never given anyone a song of his before this, he actually ended up producing two tracks for Jaejoong, the second one more hard rock than the first.

"He was exceptional… He has the ability to be a rocker. After recording of first song, I gave him a hard-rock song that was a little bit stronger, but he didn't reject it. He came through with the compositional intention." (NEWis via Naver)

Jaejoong's first solo album will drop on January 17,  with a special concert to follow on January 26 and 27th.

What do you think of this new style for Jaejoong? Does it suit his voice well?

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TVXQ-Super Junior-ZE:A To Meet With Fans On Valentine’s Day

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 09:30 PM PST

K-POP stars such as TVXQ, Super Junior (K.R.Y) and ZE:A plan to meet with fans on Valentine's Day.

On the 14th of February next year, the 'K-POP Concert with Poseidon' (organized by KBS Media Annex Telecom, sponsored by StarDoa) event will be held at the Ilsan KINTEX at 7pm. The event will be attended by TVXQ, Super Junior K.R.Y and ZE:A, who will perform their respective OSTs of the KBS 2TV drama 'Poseidon', which ended last November. Not only this, but 'Poseidon"s leading roles Super Junior's Choi Siwon and TVXQ's U-Know Yunho will be donating personal items for the event and hold a fanmeet to create an unforgettable Valentine's Day memory with fans.

A representative of the concert stated, "We will have a free shuttle bus service running from 5pm to 11pm on that day from Daehwa station to the event venue for the convenience of the fans," and "We are preparing many special events to increase the fans' satisfaction."

Tickets will begin selling on the 28th on Interpark.

Source: ilgan sports
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Infinite’s Sunggyu “wishing to buy a house for his parents more than getting a girlfriend”

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 09:00 PM PST

Sunggyu, the leader of 'Trend-dols' Infinite starts his intensive work at dawn. Even on the day of the interview, he had to change is schedule several times. In the end, the interview was set at 3PM and could start only after sundown. Sunggyu looked obviously exhausted but he kept on saying "I'm ok" while smiling. He joked saying that when they first debuted "It was our wish to be tired because we have a lot of schedules" remembering for a moment about Infinite's old image.

This year, Sunggyu had great results personally. He got to debut not as Infinite's leader but as a solo singer. Through the title track '60 Seconds' with modern rock beats, he could show his rocker spirit as much as he wanted. Sunggyu said "It feels like I'm showing myself only now". Aside from '60 Seconds' in this album, there are a lot of various songs. Including '41 Days', the song he personally wrote, there's the acoustic version of 'Only Tears' that garnered interest during Infinite's concert, 'Shine' that is a gift from Nell's Kim Jongwan, etc, by showing music with various colors, he tried to transform. As if he was leaving on a trip to find his other self, the name of the album is also 'Another Me'.

When asked about the solo singer's title song, Sunggyu commented "It was a work where I could enjoy my freedom". "I felt more freedom than when I'm working as Infinite. When I was promoting in Infinite, I also tried to show a new image but this challenge was different than before. Should I say it was freedom through rock? It was a refreshing challenge."

As soon as we asked him to choose the best song of this album, he chose '41 Days'.Sunggyu said "It's the song where I tried writing lyrics for the first time and the melody matches me well. It's the best song to me".

Sunggyu is the first Infinite member to go solo. When we asked him which member was the most envious, he chose his roommate, Woohyun. "I think that Woohyun who's in chage of the vocals in the team is envious. Since he's my roommate we talk often but I'm coming home late because of the solo activities these days, so I think it's even more like that" and after saying that while laughing, he counted on his fingers "Since he's my roommate since before we debuted, he's also a friend-like dongsaeng (T/N: Friend as in friend with the same age). He's a roommate worth 100 points who supports me no matter what I do".

These days, collaborations are the trend in the K-Pop industry. We also asked to Sunggyu if there was a singer he wanted to sing with. "I always wanted to sing with Nell seniors but since they gave me a song as a gift I was really happy. Next time, if I get the opportunity, I want to collaborate with the band Pia."

Infinite has the nickname of 'Trend-dols'. But it's not a group that got popular as soon as they debuted. In 2010, they released their debut album 'First Invasion' but they didn't get significant results. They released another single but the reactions weren't really good. When promoting for their second mini-album 'Evolution' with the title song 'BTD', they set their color as 'Choreography-dols', their single 'Nothing's Over' exploded and they quickly rose as Idols we have to focus on. With the song 'Be Mine' they settled as top idols, and Infinite were very active. Their song 'The Chaser' even got 1st place in this year's K-Pop chart selected by the American Billboard. As the leader who must've been more frustrated than anyone else, it can only be a result to be proud of for Sunggyu.

"When we first debuted I was very frustrated. Then we had the song 'BTD' and I thought 'That's it'. I thought it would do really well. But it didn't get as known as I thought it would. The greed slowly disappeared and we released the single 'Nothing's Over' without any expectations and it did well so I got hope. Truthfully, a group like Infinite sings a lot of songs that are melody centered so it could look old. Luckily, there were a lot of good songs this year, the concert, the dance, the styling, etc everything matched us well."

They got popular but the rumors also grew. "Infinite lost their original goal" "After getting popular they have no manners" a lot of rumors like these spread around them. "It's true that we got busier than when we debuted. The feeling we had before, thinking 'We have to work hard', didn't disappear but after getting popular, there were a few rumors saying so. The 7 of us lived together for 3 years and we still talk to each other a lot. We do our best to be polite toward juniors, seniors, everyone. But when I hear that we lost our original goal, it makes me very upset. There's no way I can explain it to each one of them, right? I'm actually the type to be very shy so when I wait by myself in the waiting room with many groups, I get shy and I can't greet them well. But I think that people could misunderstand it as me being arrogant. I have to do my best to change more actively, of course (laughs)."

While we were at it, we asked. Does the leader of an idol group have a girlfried? "I'm an adult as well, I want to have a girlfriend (laughs). But rather than that, I want to give a house to my parents living in Jeonju. I said I was going to sing, I didn't go to the university at 20 and went to Seoul thoughtlessly, so it made them very upset. My wish is to buy a house where my parents can live comfortably."

Sunggyu said 2012 was an unforgettable year. He said it was because he released a solo album and held Infinite solo concerts in Korea and Japan. He said while smiling that he was happy he could improve as Infinite's leader and as the solo singer Kim Sunggyu. From now on, which singer will he want to develop?

"'As a singer, what do I have to become?' 'Where do I have to get 1st place?' I don't have special nor definite goals like these. I just want to become a singer who will be active steadily and for a long time. I want to let a lot of people listen to my voice through songs."

trans. cr; emilie @ infinite updates | source cr; billboard korea ; take out with full credits

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung poses with her sister Soojin

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 08:30 PM PST

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung poses with her sister Soojin.

The girls are showing off their close bond in their latest photo.

Fans commented after seeing the pic,"pretty siblings","good genes" and etc.

Girls' Generation releases Jessica's comeback story

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 07:44 PM PST

Girls' Generation releases Jessica's comeback story.

Jessica asked  fans to wait a little longer for the girls' comeback in 2013,they are busy with Japan tour, I Got A Boy practice as well as musical.

Check out her comeback story below

Juniel plays guitar in animal costume

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 06:10 PM PST

Rookie singer Juniel updated her Twitter on 27th December.

She said,"Jung Hwa sunbae "Blue Night" radio's pajamas party! I sleep in this costume at home. Feel so warm. The weather is getting colder so everyone needs to keep warm. Be careful not to catch a cold."

Fans commented,"Juniel is so cute"."you are a huge cat" and etc.

Yoona greets fans with an adorable photo

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 05:50 PM PST

Yoona updated Girls' Generation's official website with a new photo.

She said,"Hi Japan Sone, Yoona here! How was your Christmas? Enjoyed a white Christmas with the members. We ran outside once it started to snow.... Wish you a happy new year ^ ^"

Big Bang releases G Market CF

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 05:07 PM PST

Check out Big Bang's latest CF for G Market below

Kim Jaejoong’s studio teaser garners public attention

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 04:05 PM PST

Transformed into a rock star for his solo album, JYJ's Kim Jaejoong has released a teaser video at the recording studio.

Some of the album tracks were included in the teaser that was released last Dec 26 on JYJ's official youtube channel (

Netizens have commented through various online community portals – "Got goose bumps when listening to his voice", "Kim Jaejoong has explosive vocals", "That's Kim Jaejoong, right?" among others. Kim Jaejoong has created a new genre of rock music which generates high expectations from the public.

C-jes entertainment said, "The album cover teaser and music video teaser will be released after this studio teaser. Please wait for a surprise announcement about Kim Jaejoong's mini-album."

On the other hand, Kim Jaejoong's mini-album will be released on Jan 17 followed by a combined mini-concert and fanmeeting on Jan 26-27.

Source: TV Daily via Nate 
Translated by: @rubypurple_fan of JYJ3