Monday, December 24, 2012

"SHINee's interview in SWITCH Magazine, January 2013" plus 24 more

"SHINee's interview in SWITCH Magazine, January 2013" plus 24 more


SHINee's interview in SWITCH Magazine, January 2013

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 07:55 AM PST


SHINee

They wish to lead this generation in music, fashion, and dance. SHINee claims the concept of "contemporary band" to describe those wishes while they continue to overwhelm the Japanese music market.
The latest image of 5 men who try to develop a showmanship that crosses over national boundaries and generations.

The new single that was released recently, "For 1000 Years, Always be By My Side..." which was penned by Junji Ishiwatari and lit up by the harmonization of those 5 men, is their first ballad to be released as a single. The MV has a storyline based on the song, and was created like a short movie with the same view as the lyrics.

It has been over 1 year and a half since their Japanese debut. How do they feel about their activities up until now?

"I experienced many things and got to enjoy my experiences with a lot of people." (Onew)

"I made a lot of friends. I'm also glad to be able to learn various details about Japanese culture." (Jonghyun)

"There's always something to learn whenever I come to Japan. That's why I always look forward to it each time." (Key)

"Through this year and a half we were able to build on a new career venture. I'm happy about it." (Minho)

"It's good that the distance between us and Japanese fans is now shortened." (Taemin)

This interview was done not long after the single "Dazzling Girl" was released. When asked about the song, Jonghyun, representing the 5 of them, answered, "This is a bright and cheerful song, so I wish that this song will be listened to once, every morning." The other 4 also approved.

"Isn't it good if you listen to it while making preparations to go out in the morning? Like, when you're putting on your make-up or choosing your clothes. Since it's a song about a dazzling girl, I think you'd spend the rest of the day with a bright mood." (Jonghyun)

We had them answer 12 questions that we prepared in order to catch a glimpse of their personalities at the time. We hope that everyone can enjoy each of their answers and give attention to this group who refreshed the self-proclaimed 'contemporary band' concept and took on a new pop sound.


The Newest Contemporary Band

QUESTION>>>>>
01) What would you do if there's a "Dazzling Girl" in front of you?
02) What was the career point that left the strongest impression since the time of your debut up to today?
03) When and where can you feel the most relaxed?
04) Which SHINee song makes you feel the most excited?
05) A few words on your impression of Japanese fans.
06) What are the difficulties you encounter when singing Japanese lyrics?
07) Tell us one of the "things" that you cherish.
08) What is something that you want to try if you were able to have a long vacation?
09) What is the word that comes to your mind upon hearing the word "love"?
10) Is there anything else that you're absorbed in besides SHINee right now?
11) What is a word that represents the kind of person you are?
12) Let's say we look for SHINee in the dictionary. What do you think will be written there?

ANSWER>>>>>
[ONEW]
01) I think I'll pretend to be cool (laugh).
02) Every first stage in each country.
03) When I'm riding a bicycle.
04) "STAND BY ME"
05) Whenever we take any action, they will accept everything of us each time. I feel that way.
06) The pronunciation of "tsu" and "su".
07) I guess it's my eyes. Since "seeing" is my pleasure.
08) I don't have any clear idea where the place would be, but I want to go out somewhere.
09) The heart. There's no particular reason, just my intuition.
10) Bicycle.
11) Leisure.
12) A group of 5 members that is the most popular worldwide!!

[JONGHYUN]
01) Firstly, I'll make her laugh.
02) The first arena tour.
03) Sport gym.
04) "Ready or Not".
05) Everyone is reminiscent of a youthful girl.
06) The pronunciation of "tsu" and "su".
07) My blue wallet. There are important things like letters and pictures inside it.
08) Disappear (laugh). Probably turn off my handphone and run away to somewhere (laugh).
09) My mother. Because my mother's love was the first thing I received when I was born.
10) Muscle building.
11) Cheerful.
12) A contemporary band of 5 members.

[KEY]
01) Since I'm going to like someone who resembles me, I'll emphasize on our similarities.
02) Things that happened yesterday. Shot a PV. Things that happened recently always have the deepest impression.
03) Bathroom.
04) "Sherlock".
05) I think every little act of theirs is very delicate.
06) The pronunciation of "tsu" and "su".
07) Everything that's inside of my bag. Since I always bring a lot of things with me.
08) I want to prepare some time for me to improve myself.
09) It has to be realistic and predictable. But love is unpredictable.
10) Halloween. And it's because this is something that happened recently too (laugh).
11) Free.
12) Contemporary band. And each of the five members' names come after it.

[MINHO]
01) I think I will earnestly keep on praising her (laugh).
02) I guess it's when we won the best newcomer in Korea.
03) Inside the car.
04) "Dazzling Girl".
05) They accept us with warm hearts.
06) The pronunciation of "tsu" and "su".
07) Earphones. I like listening to music so this is a must-have item.
08) Trip to Europe. I want to go to both countries I have already gone to and countries I have yet to go to.
09) Eiffel Tower. Because that's where I want to propose (laugh).
10) Soccer.
11) Outgoing. Positive.
12) Has a lot of popular songs (laugh).

[TAEMIN] 
01) I'll make the effort to meet her as much as I can. I'm the type who meets up frequently.
02) Our debut stage.
03) When I go to the sea along with my friends.
04) "Keeping Love Again".
05) They express their feelings sincerely.
06) The pronunciation of "tsu" and "su".
07) I guess it's the bracelet and ring that I always wear.
08) I can't think of anything right away, but I want to do something that usually can't be done.
09) Regret. Something that you regard as trivial, but is regretful when you think about it later.
10) Composing songs and writing lyrics. Because I just started to learn them recently.
11) Optimistic.
12) It'd be great if there's a long list of our awards.


Source: SWITCH Magazine
Translated by: red @ shineee.net 

CNBLUE's Minhyuk’s Interview in Ceci Magazine Jan. 2013

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

Ceci : Please introduce yourself to start this interview.
Minhyuk : A person who wants to become a strong man Kang~~ Min Hyuk. I hope this year more people will recognize the name Kang Min Hyuk.
Translator's note : the hangul for "Kang" = Strong and "Kang" Min Hyuk is the same so he plays with it when introducing himself"

Ceci : I have watched your movie Acoustic.It feels good to get influenced by that kind of innocence.
Minhyuk : Really? You're one of the few people who have watched this movie. It was the first time I acted. Because it tells a story about a boy who is in a band and has similar age with me so I don't feel too much pressure. The director calmly help me interpret the story so I become more relax too.

Ceci : From drama "It's Okay, Daddy's Girl" , "Heartstrings", to "My Husband Got a Family", have you felt the rapid increase of Ahjumma fans?
Minhyuk : Actually, I always play drum at the back. I realize that even though a lot of people know CNBLUE but they don't know how i look. Nowadays, no matter which restaurant I went, the owner always give me extra foods, furthermore there are people who can recognize me from my voice.  They even said I am handsome.

Ceci :I read an interview saying that you like the writer Guillaume Musso?
Minhyuk: I really like books like Bernard Werber's "The Butterfly of the Stars" and Guillaume Musso's "Because I Love You". Instead of saying I chose a book based on the writer I like, actually I am the kind of guy who will get immersed in a book if the content is good. I like books that can spark imagination ,but on the other hand by getting immersed in this fantasy world, makes it easier to connect the story with real life story. Even though nowadays I am very busy so there are a lot of books that I am unable to read, but more often than not, because a book is very interesting, I read it again multiple times. I really can't help it when I got curious. Usually I read book before I went to sleep.

Ceci : What is your ideal type?
Minhyuk : When people communicate with each other, we will look at each others' eyes. I like the the kind of person who will give me profound feeling when our eyes meet. I like a person who has beautiful eyes.

Ceci : Fill in the blank question. After filling it out, talk about the order of these identities according to you.
Minhyuk : (Loyal to band mate) musician. (Confident) actor. (Handsome) man. (Best) husband. (Honest and upright) father. Ah.. it's too hard. Firstly, husband, musician, and actor are all in the first place. For the remaining two, I have no idea how to arrange their order.

Ceci : We are all ordinary people, so is there something you want to steal from other member?
Minhyuk : If I combine them all, I want Jungshin's stature, Yonghwa's talent in music, as for Jonghyun's hyung I guess it's his iron mask? Jonghyun hyung is a person who doesn't care about how other people see him, It's that strong sense of self-confidence.

Ceci : Both you and Jungshin are the magnae line, is there a lot of hardship?
Minhyuk :  Actually, Jungshin is the magnae, even though we are of the same age but between us that is the rank. Based on what both hyung said I really don't look like a magnae.

Ceci : Other members have talked about each others' secret, so of course with no exception you have to say some too.
Minhyuk : Actually, I don't even need to say it, everyone knows Jungshin is a coward. But recently I found out that he is afraid of ghost too. (Ceci : Why did you suddenly talk about ghost?). Recently, we moved to a new dorm. Every time JS heard strange voices he will wrangle at our KAKAO group chat. When we're on the plane too, he will get scared and scream "A~!!"  just because of a small turbulence, and when it has stabilize he will take a deep breath and exhaled exaggeratedly.

Ceci : Everyone knows that today's theme is CNBLUE's New Year Party. If you're this party host what do you want to do?
Minhyuk : In real life? or my own fantasy?

Ceci :It's up to you. We can give you infinite budget for your dream and exploding fantasy party.
Minhyuk : If it's in real life, I will use my own money and bought a large pile of beers, and then while drinking we will chat at different places. If it's my own fantasy, I want to play till my hearts content. 20 years later after CNBLUE's concert we will open a celebration party and new year party together. We will rent a very luxurious place and gather everyone who loves CNBLUE and our friends. We will happily play while listening to the music. There is no restriction. If at that time all of us have our own wife or girlfriend it would be better

Ceci : So usually at the celebration party of your concert it must be very lively.
Minhyuk : Even though we will drink beer or have a barbecue party, but actually at that day we are not that lively, because everyone is exhausted.

Ceci : Looks like you have to charge your energy for 20 years later. To commemorate that day what song will you listen to?
Minhyuk : Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger",Chemical Brothers' "Swoon". When the music plays we will automatically sing a long together.  At the song's climax we will unconciously raise our hands and rocking it. Coldplay's "Viva LaVida" is a popular one too. Electronic Club song is one that I personally listen when I need to adjust my mood, and it's the songs that I listen to when I am in a good mood, or bad mood.


Ceci : After CECI PARTY, we will give you a card to write your wish in. So write down your wishes and use all your luck to make it happen.
Minhyuk :
  • I want to gain weight, get a better build and with exercise I hope I can increase my weight by 4-5 kg that will be enough.
  • I hope my drum skill will improve
  • I hope CNBLUE will be able to make their dreams come true smoothly.
Ceci : There are still a lot of spaces on the card, why don't you write more?
Minhyuk : I hope I can grow taller by 2 cm, become more handsome, I have a lots of dream, but because it is impossible to achieve that is why I did not say it. In reality I hope CNBLUE's album will be a big seller, every one of us will improve as an actor. For me, personally I hope I can workout and have a firm build.

Ceci : When we are talking like this I did not get that little boy aura from you, I feel that your manly aura is stronger now.
Minhyuk : For now I have not feel that I have become a mature man. (YongHwa who passed by from behind said, no matter what he do, Kang Min Hyuk is always a mature man)

Ceci : The real manly Kang Min Hyuk, please say some new year blessing to leader YongHwa
Minhyuk :  I am really grateful to everything hyung has done. I hope hyung will not have too many burdens.

Ceci : Do you think that he has lots of burden?
Minhyuk : Yonghwa hyung is not the kind of person who will show that he is under pressure. He is busy worrying about us, and have to assume the responsibility of a lot of things. As a leader who open the path for us I'm afraid that he has a lot of burden. Furthermore, he is lead vocal who write music and lyric, the kind of burden under constant spotlight must be really heavy. If I am a leader I think I will feel that way too.

Ceci : Please write "Kang Min Hyuk User's Manual Book TIP",so that everyone know how to get closer to you.
Minhyuk:  There are some places where people misunderstood about me. Firstly it's the image of a magnae who likes to do aegyo from movies or dramas. There are not a lot of people who feel that I am that kind of person when chatting with me in real life. So I am not sure if it is because of this everyone said that I'm hard to approach. But I am not that kind of person, I just don't talk a lot. I am totally immersed in what I am doing so you don't have to worry about me. Just by understanding this part of me, everyone can get closer to me. On the other hand, once we have become closer we will stay like this forever, and become my friend for the whole life.


Scan credit: Parishin
Based on Korean – Chinese translation by: Parishin
Chinese – English translation by: CNBlackYong @tumblr

CN Blue's Yonghwa and Jonghyun in Marie Claire January 2013 Issue

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 07:05 AM PST


How was your Singapore trip? 
Yonghwa: Overall, I liked Singapore's clean and stylish feeling. So many foreigners seem to come to visit.
Jonghyun: (Singapore) has a fine view and plenty of trees so the whole city feels like a park. The color of sea is really unique and pretty which is impressive. It is such a trip of resting well and of enjoying enough.

How long has it been since you traveled last time?
Yonghwa: It seems like it is the first time after debut. When we visit for an official schedule, somewhat our destinations are exposed a lot so it's difficult to get around. Not long ago, when we went to London to shoot our album jacket and music video, we had a busy schedule ahead.
Jonghyun: We were abroad at all times due to concerts so there was no that much of time to spare. Since it is the time just before the activity begins, I think I have some spare time.

Do you feel a sense of freedom when you're abroad? 
Yonghwa: First of all, I feel a sense of freedom since not many people recognize me compared to Korea. In fact, even in Korea, if I walk around naturally, there are not many people to recognize me. It seems like I feel uncomfortable because I keep myself conscious.
Jonghyun: There are differences individually though, I don't mind it. Both in Korea and abroad, in fact, not many people recognize me so I feel comfortable. (Laugh) If four of us go around, it would be 100 % sure for us to be recognized.


How did you spend time on the plane? 
Yonghwa: I try not to sleep on the plane. These days, since in-flight entertainment system is equipped very well, I don't know how time passes. On the way here, I watched two Korean movies.
Jonghyun: I don't like to arrive after being asleep as much as I want and awake. Upon arrival, I should sleep in any case. If I sleep only, I feel backache and waste precious time anyhow. So I do this and that such as writing lyric.

Do you want to try something when you go to new place? 
Yonghwa: This is a little different story though, but it was my dream to have a studio in Jeju Island or in the mountains. I still imagine it. In rainy day or heavy snowy day, I imagine myself that I compose songs in a remote place, which make me feel happy.
Jonghyun: I don't like to be bored. I don't feel uncomfortable of living and being jam packed together. I don't want to go where nobody exists.

What do you think of each other as a travel partner?
Yonghwa: We seldom travel together but we usually stay together because we live together. So we rather spend our time separately during trip abroad. When broadcast, I should talk and laugh a lot. So I spend time quietly and calmly in this kind of time.
Jonghyun: I don't mind whatsoever that much. But gradually, since we have been spending time separately, I think it is comfortable as it is.

It is said that most idol group members are obsessed with idea that they have to do something during free time. Are CNBLUE members like that?
Yonghwa: I was like that way right after debut, but these days, I try to rest and sleep well whenever I have time. Since I'm not the type of person to dose off or sleep during work, I focus on my work and then rest at once when it finishes. I think it is important to sleep and recharge myself.
Jonghyun: Mostly I can't sleep well. I could just fall to sleep after overwork. So constantly I tend to do something.



When you're abroad, what kind of food do you enjoy?
Yonghwa: I really love eating and eat well anything that others recommend. In resorts or hotels, I make sure to eat breakfast for my life. Didn't you see me to run down to eat a piece of bread 5 minutes before it ended yesterday? (Laugh) I don't eat Korean food. Korean food is the most delicious in Korea.
Jonghyun: I'm kind of sensitive in eating. When I was young, both parents went out to work so I bought food to eat whatever I wanted to eat as much as I like. So I'm very picky about food. I like strong-tasting food so I pick my favorite food which is palatable. In fact, it is not too much to say that I work in order to eat tasty food.

What was the most memorable thing during this trip?
Yonghwa: The chili crabs we ate at Clarke Quay after the photo shoot. I ate so much that it still seems to smell like chilli crabs. For the time being, I don't want to think about chilli crabs!
Jonghyun: I remember it while riding in a car, I enjoyed the sea view scenery. Especially sky view in city was impressive. Now that I approached Marina Bay, I really feel refreshed.




Scanned by: Parishin
Translated by: CebuNuna @cnbluestorm

Kim Sae Ron meets Hello Venus

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 06:40 AM PST


Girl group Hello Venus and actress Kim Sae Ron recently displayed their close friendship.

On December 22, Hello Venus' official Twitter uploaded a series of photos showing the surprise meet up of the group and the actress.

In the photos, Kim Sae Ron and Hello Venus members are posing for a photo together in a dressing room of MBC 'Show! Music Core'. The girls are each making different adorable facial expressions and poses and show off their close friendship.

Netizens commented, "They really look like sisters", "Hello Venus members seem to be so proud" and "Kim Sae Ron looks like the youngest member."

Meanwhile, Kim Sae Ron is best known for her roles in the films 'A Brand New Life' and 'The Man From Nowhere' while Hello Venus recently returned with latest single, "What Are You Doing Today."

Hyuna releases BTS photoshoot video for FIFA Online 3

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 06:23 AM PST

4Minute's Hyuna, the latest model of FIFA Online 3 releases the BTS footage for the promotional posters of the popular football online game.

She is seen posing confidently wearing football outfits in the video below.

Fans commented after seeing the video, "Hyuna is such a lovely girl","Hyuna plays football well","Is she a Real Madrid fans" and etc.

Special thanks to Yong Meng Then and Sotong for the tip!

Kim Bo Kyung releases “Don’t Think You’re Alone” for ‘School 2013’ OST

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 06:15 AM PST


Singer Kim Bo Kyung has lent her vocals for the soundtrack of KBS 2TV's new drama, 'School 2013'.

On December 24th, Kim Bo Kyung released her latest single "Don't Think You're Alone" for the series' Part 3 OST single album. The song is the co-production of Group DN and music director Kang Dong Yoon.

Kim Bo Kyung's powerful vocals add depth to the soundtrack, and she reportedly showed remarkable concentration and charisma during the recording. The song will definitely be a source of strength for 'School 2013'.

Check out the track below:

Wonder Girls’ Yenny to debut as musical actress

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 05:50 AM PST


Yenny of the Wonder Girls will be making her musical debut with 'The Three Musketeers.'

On December 22, JYP Entertainment announced that Yenny will be casting in musical 'The Three Musketeers' as the Lady Constance Bonacieux. This will mark Yenny's debut as an actress in a musical and is the first Wonder Girls' member to embark on a solo project.

As Sunye announced her wedding, JYP Entertainment announced that the members will be starting solo careers. Regarding on when the other members will start their solo careers, the firm stated, "Nothing was decided yet."

'The Three Musketeers' will begin its showings starting February of next year.

Smart Uniform releases MV with B1A4 and Suzy

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 05:25 AM PST


Following the release of B1A4's CF, Smart Uniform has unveiled a special music video starring its endorsement models, B1A4 boys and miss A's Suzy, in promotion of the brand.

In the music video, B1A4 and Suzy are seen immersed and enjoying dancing the "Style Up Dance", the theme song for Smart Uniform. Both B1A4 and Suzy showed their adorable charms as they each flaunted their stylish school uniforms.

Check out the MV below!

Trinity to leave GLAM before group’s comeback

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 05:00 AM PST


GLAM's member Trinity has decided to leave the group right before their upcoming comeback.

On December 24, Big Hit Entertainment announced, Trinity will no longer be a member of girl group GLAM. She left the group due to personal circumstances. She had considered her withdrawal since the end of the group's debut promotions with 'Party (XXO)'."

Trinity's departure has caused some confusion and curiosity especially with the group's impending comeback. However, GLAM will still be moving forward with their comeback at the end of the month as planned.

AOA's Choa & Jimin sing "Last Christmas"

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 04:39 AM PST


A new video is uploaded on AOA's official Youtube channel.

Members Choa and Jimin sing Last Christmas in the latest video,check out their soulful performance below.

Wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

SISTAR19 to make a comeback in January

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 04:35 AM PST


SISTAR's unit group, SISTAR19 is gearing up for a comeback early next year!

On December 24th, SISTAR's agency, Starship Entertainment, announced that SISTAR19 will be releasing a new single in January. The new single will be produced by hit maker Brave Brothers, the group's long time collaborator.

Comprised of SISTAR's Hyorin and Bora, SISTAR19 received much success with "Ma Boy" last year. The upcoming single will once again show off Hyorin's talented vocal and Boras wonderful raps and dance performances.

BoA adds 1 more date to solo concert

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 04:10 AM PST


Singer BoA will add another concert date to her upcoming first solo concert in Korea due to an explosive response.

According to SM Entertainment, all 4000 tickets for BoA's first exclusive concert in Korea titled 'BoA Special Live 2013~ Here I Am', which will be held on January 26th at the Seoul's Olympics Park Gymnastic Hall have been sold out prompting the organizers to add one more date.

A spokesperson stated, "We sold out the December 26 concert so we decided to hold one more concert on January 27. The additional concert date's tickets will go on sale through Gmarket on December 27 at 8 PM (KST)."

Seohyun, Lee Joon, Boom and Lee Hwijae to MC ‘2012 MBC Gayo Daejejun’

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 03:45 AM PST


Girls Generation's Seohyun will emcee the "2012 MBC Gayo Daejejun", a Korean music festival, along with Lee Joon from MBLAQ, Boom, and Lee Hwijae.

The '2012 MBC Gayo Daejejun' will take place December 31st at 8:50 PM KST. Seohyun is the third Girls' Generation member to be selected as an emcee for an end-of-the-year show, with Sooyoung set to emcee the "2012 SBS Entertainment Awards" and Yoona tabbed as a hostess for the "2012 KBS Gayo Daechukje".

In related news, Girls' Generation is set to make their long-awaited Korean comeback on January 1st with "I Got A Boy".

Source: Soshified

B.A.P’s “No Mercy” wins ‘Song of the Year’ in Germany

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 03:20 AM PST


In addition to winning the 'Best New Male Artist' award, B.A.P received the 'Song of the Year' in Germany's recent 'Remarkable Awards 2012'.

B.A.P took home the 'Song of the Year' award with "No Mercy", beating out strong contenders like Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" and Psy's "Gangnam Style". In 2010 SHINee's "Lucifer" won the Song of the Year, while in 2011 it was B2ST's "Fiction". This is the first year a rookie's song managed to rise to the honor.

The group had already put their names on the top of Germany's Asian Music Charts with their debut song, "Warrior," "No Mercy" and "Don't Do It." In particular, "No Mercy" charted first on the chart for two months in August and September, solidifying their status as one of the uprising stars.

Macau falls in love with 2PM’s hotness

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 02:55 AM PST


2PM's charisma has captured Macau!

The group entered Macau with a royal welcome of the local fans at the airport on December 21st, and had a HI-5 event and a press interview in the afternoon. At the event, 2PM met around 300 fans, who have been nominated among the 8,000 concert audience, and also shared welcoming greetings with the fans, who were waiting and cheering enthusiastically outside the door.

On the day of the concert on the 22nd, there was an unusual scene at the concert hall with overcrowding fans, who came to watch the concert and to see 2PM. From early in the morning, the fans awaited the line to watch the concert, proving the popularity of 2PM in local.

The concert started with passionate shouts that filled the concert venue, and 2PM's splendid stage performance and live added to its excitement. The various placards of the 2PM's fans from each country like Macau, Korea, Japan, Thailand, made the concert even more fancy and luxurious.

Having Christmas ahead, the member Nichkhun presented the fans with a Christmas carol, and especially, there was a marvelous shouts when he sang part of the song in Cantonese. Furthermore, Taecyeon had the happiest birthday party with 8,000 fans at his surprise birthday party, prepared by the 5 members and the fans. The fans were also moved by the members' Christmas gift at the encore performance.

After completing the concert in success, 2PM has expressed, "Having Christmas ahead, we appreciate Macau fans for giving us a huge gift of love," and "We have finished 2012 Tour concert in Macau after performing in Shanghai, Jakarta, Taiwan with gratitude. Please give much interest and love to our 2013 Tour Concert that will be held in Singapore, Guangzhou, Philippines, and Bangkok."


Source: 2PM

SECRET, Block B, 24K, VIXX, Hi.ni and more wish everyone a Merry Christmas

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 02:30 AM PST


Christmas is right around the corner and several artists sent their Christmas greetings to fans with special greeting videos!

On December 24th, idol groups SECRET, Block B, 24K, VIXX, EvoL as well as Nega Network's LUNAFLY, 50kg, Littles and rookie soloist Hi.ni, all released special videos via their official Youtube channel, greeting their fans a Merry Christmas.

Check out the clips below!

SECRET


Block B


VIXX


24K


EvoL


50kg, LUNAFLY, Littles


Hi.ni

JYP Nation wishes fans a Merry Christmas

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 02:15 AM PST


With Christmas just a day away, JYP Entertainment's artists have come together to spread some holiday cheer.

On December 24, JYP Entertainment's official Youtube released a new video showing its artists including Baek Ah Yeon, 15&, SAN E, Choi Woo Shik, miss A, Kim So Young, JOO, 2AM, Lee Jeong Jin, Lee Eun Jung, Park Joo Hyung, JJ Project, Wonder Girls, 2PM and J.Y. Park, sending out their Christmas messages for the fans.

Check out the clip below!

f(x)'s Victoria snaps a lovely photo on the plane

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 01:11 AM PST

f(x)'s charismatic leader Victoria updated her Weibo with a lovely photo.

She said,"Ended Chengdu trip with ultra high speed, too bad i can't stay longer....want to eat Sichuan's snacks badly, must eat enough next time! However, fans enthusiasm shocked me! Thanks for your hard work".

Fans commented after seeing the photo,"Unnie must rest well","You are such a pretty girl" and etc.

FT Island's Hong Ki voted as #1 star people want to spend New year with

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 12:25 AM PST



Arirang TV's 'Pops in Seoul' did a poll on 'The stars you want to be with on New Year's Eve' and Hong Ki ranked first place. Hong Ki placed higher than Park Bom of 2NE1 and U-Know Yunho of TVXQ. 

Lee Hong Ki's singing ability as the main vocalist of FT Island and his bright personality impress a lot of people. He also brings a lot of laughter through his variety skills on radio and tv programs. Seems like people want to spend their holiday with Hong Ki that can warm their hearts with his beautiful voice in a happy atmosphere.

And you, who do you want to spend your New Year's Eve with?

Source: Arirang pop in Seoul
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

TVXQ's Changmin to collaborate with MC Kang Ho Dong

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 11:36 PM PST



TVXQ's Changmin becomes 'Kang Ho Dong's new boy'.

According to the official source, Changmin will be joining Kang Ho Dong as the fixed MC in a new KBS variety show, for the return of Kang Ho Dong's comeback. Changmin debuted as  the member of TVXQ 8 years ago and has only focused on activities as a singer, this is the first time he will appear as an MC.

The show will start filming at the begining of 2013 and it will be broadcasted in mid-January,2013

source:nate

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Psy named top celebrity by Weibo

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 11:00 PM PST


World sensation Psy has been selected as the #1 celebrity by Chinese social network service, Weibo, reflecting his unparalleled popularity even in China.

Chinese media outlets reported that the Korean artist was mentioned about 197 million times by Weibo users this year and was selected as the most popular celebrity of 2012.

Psy, who is called "Uncle Bird" by Chinese fans, was the distinctive leader on the list of 2012 Weibo Celebrities. He was followed by Han Geng, a Chinese pop singer and former member of Super Junior, who was mentioned on Twitter more than 75.6 million times.

In October, Psy topped a Chinese online music chart as the popularity of his global hit "Gangnam Style" spilled over into the world's most populous country. "Gangnam Style" ranked at the No. 3 spot on the 2012 Weibo Hot Issue chart.

Park Shin Hye exudes lovely aura for ‘Instyle’

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 10:30 PM PST


Actress Park Shin Hye recently participated in a winter pictorial for fashion magazine, 'Instyle', exuding her sexy and lovely charms.

Park Shin Hye and fellow co-star Yoon Si Yoon from the tvN drama 'My Flower Boy Neighbor' both participated in the fashion shoot spread for the January issue of the magazine.

In the photos, Park Shin Hye boasted her usual innocent and pure look but spiced things up with her sensual side, lfaunting her tiny waist in a cropped knit top and high-waisted shorts. She also displayed her shapely, flawless legs wearing just a long sweater and tube socks.

Park Shin Hye's agency, 4HIM entertainment stated, "Park Shin Hye showcases different sides we've never seen before. We think fans will also enjoy this surprising element of Park Shin Hye's photos."

Big Bang holds successful Fukuoka Dome concert

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 10:00 PM PST


Big Bang heated up Japan once again with their successful Fukuoka Dome concert!

On December 22nd, the boys performed at the FUKUOKA Yahoo! Japan Dome as part of their 'Big Bang Alive Tour 2012 in Japan Final in Dome', where they met 50,000 cheering fans. Attracting a total 150,000 crowd in a tour earlier this year, Big Bang went on another tour for the Japanese fans who couldn't attend the concerts at that time.

During the show, Big Bang performed hit tracks like "Lies", "Tonight" and "Fantastic Baby" in addition to their original Japanese releases like "Koe wo Kikasete" and "Feeling". They also danced to Psy's "Gangnam Style" in Santa costumes, to the delight of the audience.

Big Bang will continue its Japanese Dome tour with shows at the Osaka Kyocera Dome on January 12th and 13th before finally holding its grand finale in Seoul on the 25th through 27th.

KARA’s Gyuri treats fans to free drinks on her first solo stage

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 09:40 PM PST


On December 23rd, Gyuri held her first solo stage for the track "Daydream" and gave out warm drinks to the fans present.

KARA's agency revealed, "Park Gyuri performed her solo song, 'Daydream' on December 23 on SBS TV's Inkigayo. It was filmed early in the morning, but many fans of Park Gyuri came to the set to encourage her."

Touched by her fans' support, Gyuri surprised the 120 fans that turned out at the venue with warm drinks to expressed her thanks to them. After her performance, the singer also tweeted, "Thanks to you, I was really touched. I was so happy."

On the show, Gyuri performed her solo track "Daydream". She appeared on the stage in a gorgeous red dress, giving a sexy, tango-inspired concept. She showed amazing and sophisticated expression and acting throughout the performance, and impressed many fans with her hidden talent.

Suzy receives Best New Entertainer Award at ‘2012 KBS Entertainment Awards’

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 09:20 PM PST


Suzy of miss A recently received the Best New Entertainer Award at the '2012 KBS Entertainment Awards' which took place at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul on December 22.

The versatile singer appeared as a MC with Shin Dong Yeop and Lee Ji Ae, and as she heard her name being called out, Suzy expressed a great joy. "I am not sure I am eligible to get this award, but I really appreciate it," Suzy said in her acceptance speech. "I would be a harder-working Suzy."

For the movie, Suzy was named best new actress at the Baeksang Arts Awards in April and the Blue Dragon Film Awards last month.