Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Shinhwa members’ drinking capacities revealed?" plus 24 more

"Shinhwa members’ drinking capacities revealed?" plus 24 more

Shinhwa members’ drinking capacities revealed?

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 07:55 AM PST

Lee Minwoo barely makes it to No. 4 with a capacity of 3 bottles of soju

In the 9th December episode of Shinhwa Broadcast, dinner party expert Kim Shin Young imparts her secrets to becoming the popularity king at year-end parties.

During the recording, briefing specialist "Shin-Bri" Shin Hyesung reveals the drinking capacities and drinking habits of the Shinhwa members.

While revealing the shocking drinking capacities of the members, Lee Minwoo – ranked No. 4 with 3 bottles of soju – disclosed his own drinking habit, "When I go to the noraebang, I sing my own songs." Kim Dongwan added, "When Minwoo goes to the noraebang, he brings his own MR (music recording)", much to the agreement of the other members who went on to spill more beans on Lee Minwoo's noraebang behaviour.

Besides bringing around MRs meant for use on TV shows, in order to show off an even more cooler side of him as a Shinhwa member, Lee Minwoo uses yet another secret weapon to heighten the atmosphere in the noraebang. 

Credits: Newsen + Absolut Shinhwa

EXO Kris VS Luhan, Who's more Charismatic?

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 07:30 AM PST

G.NA Sanchez, Couple-like Picture, “Lovely looks”

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

G.NA and Sanchez's couple-like pictures were recently revealed.

On the 10th of December, G.NA wrote on her twitter, "Two of us, who are in the middle of a shoot. Please give lots of love", while attaching along a picture. It was then followed by, "This week. With a different atmosphere. See you?", and uploaded a combined photo.

In the revealed picture, G.NA and Phantom's Sanchez were seen leaning onto each other, while looking at the camera with different poses. Lovable couple-like pictures of them have attracted attention.

Netizens who saw G.NA and Sanchez's picture commented, "G.NA and Sanchez wins heart with their sweet looks", "They looked good together, are they really not interested with each other?", "Are they working together? I'm anticipating", "So they're acting as couples. I thought they were true, what a waste", and various more responses.

Meanwhile, G.NA and Sanchez will be participating in producer cum lyricist Kim DoHoon's project album "DOKKUN Project".

Trans: MrsDooB2uty @
Source: Newsen

Gaon Chart releases rankings for December 2nd – December 8th

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 05:45 AM PST

Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.

[Rankings for Week December 2 – December 8, 2012]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Lee Seung Gi : "Return"

2. Yang Yoseob : "Caffeine"

3. Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyoshin, Lee Seok Hoon, Seo In Guk, VIXX : "Because It's Christmas"

4. Akdong Musician : "Don't Cross Your Leg"

5. Nell : "White Night"

6. K.Will, Soyou, Jeongmin - "White Love"

7. Kim Bum Soo, Lena Park : "White Winter"

8. SECRET : "Talk That"

9. Juniel : "Bad Man"

10. Geeks ft. Soyou : "Officially Missing You, Too"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Shin Hye Sung : "Winter Poetry" [6th Album]

2. TVXQ : "Humanoids" [6th Repackaged Album]

3. KARA : "KARA SOLO Collection"

4. Yang Yoseob : "The First Collage" [1st Mini Album]

5. 2NE1 : "New Evolution in Seoul" [1st Live Album]

6. Nell : "Holding onto Gravity" [1st Single]

7. Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyoshin, Lee Seok Hoon, Seo In Guk, VIXX : "Heart Project"

8. Various Artists : "The Great Faith" [OST]

9. Kim Sunggyu : "Another Me" [1st Mini Album]

10. G-Dragon : "One Of A Kind" [1st Mini Album]

< Last week's rankings

KARA’s Seungyeon and Gyuri to perform solo on music shows

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 05:20 AM PST

Following the announcement of Jiyoung's solo debut on SBS TV's 'Inkigayo', fellow KARA members Han Seungyeon and Park Gyuri have announced the dates for their respective solo stage performances.

Both Seungyeon and Gyuri will stand on music show stages to perform their respective solo songs from KARA's Solo Collection album. Seungyeon will be the first member to have her solo stage where she will perform on MBC's 'Music Core' on December 15th and Gyuri will follow on the 23rd on 'Inkigayo'.

Seungyeon will transform into a rocker for her "Guilty", while Gyuri will stand on her solo stage with her tango inspired song "Daydream".

CNBLUE takes group photo two days before concert

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 05:00 AM PST

CNBLUE released yet another teaser for the group's upcoming exclusive concert.

On December 13, CNBLUE uploaded a group photo via their official Twitter saying, "We're finished!", celebrating the end of the rehearsal.

In the photo, the four group members are wearing black suits and posing with their respective instruments sans Kang Min Hyuk, who can only carry drumsticks.

CNBLUE will hold their fourth exclusive concert 'Blue Night' in Korea on December 15 and 16 at the Olympic Park in Seoul.

2PM to make a comeback in early 2013

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 04:35 AM PST

Idol group 2PM has announced that they'll be making their much-awaited local comeback in early 2013.

According to JYP Entertainment, "2PM is currently hard at work on a new Korean album which will be released next year. We can't give you the exact date, but it will be in the beginning of the year."

The upcoming comeback album will mark their first Korean release in a year and six months since their 'Hands Up' album in June of 2011. The group hinted at a comeback in September or October of this year but has been postponed due to the group's busy overseas schedule.

A representative from JYP Entertainment stated, "The members are all looking forward to their Korean promotions. We hope fans will look forward to it as well."

Park Si Hoo treats ‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ staff to snack cart

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 04:15 AM PST

Actor Park Si Hoo recently treated his colleagues with a hearty snack.

On December 11th, Park Si Hoo brought a snack cart with 100 servings of spicy rice cakes, seafood sticks and dumplings, to show his appreciation of the staff working on the set of his drama 'Cheongdamdong Alice'.

Reportedly, all the cast and crew, including producer Jo Soo Won were deeply touched by Park Si Hoo's gesture and that the snack break came as a nice surprise in the blistering cold.

According to a source, Park Si Hoo loves eating with his team to increase everyone's teamwork, so he has arranged a snack car whenever he works on a new project.

Kim Jung Hoon donates 1.45 tons of rice to Salvation Army

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 03:53 AM PST

The Salvation Army Korea Territory (commander Park Man Hee) on Wednesday revealed that singer and actor Kim Jung Hoon donated 1.45 tons of rice to the charity pot of the salvation army.

Kim Jung Hoon donated the rice he received from fans in China and Japan on the occasion of his first local solo concert. He also donated 2,000 eggs to the charity pot.

The donated rice and eggs will be delivered to underfed children in Korea and Cambodia.

The Salvation Army is now engaged in a donation campaign at over 300 donation spots in 76 localities across the country. The Red Kettle street campaign will continue until midnight on December 24.

Source: KBS

Yoon Hyun Sang participates in Sunny Hill’s new album

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 03:30 AM PST

After joining Loen Entertainment, singer-songwriter Yoon Hyun Sang, who was a top 10 finalist of 'K-Pop Star', will be participating in Sunny Hill's new album.

According to Loen Entertainment, Yoon Hyun Sang will be singing a duet with Jubi for the track, "Is It Getting Colder". The song is a ballad track that features the analogue atmosphere of 1970's, and Yoon Hyun Sang made a beautiful harmony with Jubi.

Yoon Hyun Sang stated, "I feel very nervous, but I feel very glad that I got a precious chance to present a new music to my fans. Please show a lot of support for the new song."

Sunny Hill's new album 'Antique Romance' will be released online on December 14.

Hello Venus asks “What Are You Doing Today” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 02:59 AM PST

Rookie girl group Hello Venus is coming back on the spotlight with a new title track "What Are You Doing Today"!

For their "What Are You Doing Today" comeback, Hello Venus members are sticking with the bubbly, girl next door image they sported on "Venus." The production also contains the same kind of bubblegum pop-rock sound as their debut hit.

"What Are You Doing Today" is a lively dance number composed by Korea's hit makers Kim Tae Hyun and Jo Young Soo, the man behind hits like Orange Caramel's "A-ing" and T-ara's "Cry Cry."

Check out their comeback performance on 'M! Countdown' below!

Orange Caramel releases MV for “Dashing Through the Snow on High Heels“ feat. NU’EST

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 02:43 AM PST

Earlier, Orange Caramel, the glorious sub-unit of After School, released their new digital "Dashing Through The Snow on High Heels" featuring their junior labelmates, NU'EST. This time, the music video for the track has been unveiled.

"Dashing Through The Snow on High Heels" is a part of the Pledis Entertainment's 'Happy Pledis' album, which is an annual Christmas project that started in 2010. According to Pledis, "The song was prepared as in return for many people's amazing support for them, and the two groups will be showing totally different sides of them through the album."

Check out the MV below!

121213 Lee Seung Gi wins triple crown on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 02:29 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The December 13th episode of the show features a handful of comebacks for artists, including Shinhwa's Shin Hye Sung, Lee Seung Gi, B2ST's Yoseob, Ailee, Hello Venus and more.

Other performers tonight included Nell, Son Dambi, NS Yoon-G, Kim Sunggyu, Dal Shabet, B1A4, A-JAX, Big Star,, Roy Kim and The Seeya.

And for the highlight of the show, Lee Seung Gi achieved a triple crown on this week's chart with his latest track, "Return"!

Congratulations Lee Seung Gi!

Watch tonight's comeback and follow-up performances below:

Lee Seung Gi - "Return"
Yoseob - "Caffeine"
Sunggyu - "I Need You"

INFINITE’s Sunggyu follows-up with “I Need You” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 02:26 AM PST

Making his long-awaited solo debut, INFINITE's leader and main vocalist Sunggyu returned the stage of 'M! Countdown' with his follow-up track, "I Need You".

"I Need You" is also included on Sunggyu's solo debut album 'Another Me' which was released on November 19th. The song is a melodic rock ballad which is a huge change of pace from INFINITE's usual music.

Sunggyu has already showcased his solo potential through his concert performances and appearances on KBS 'Immortal Song 2'. He is now giving the fans a chance to experience his unique vocals once again through his official foray as a solo artist.

Check out his performance below!

Lee Seung Gi comes back with “Return” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 02:18 AM PST

Singer/actor Lee Seung Gi again proved his roots are in singing and returned with his 5.5 mini album 'Forest' featuring the title song, "Return"! The title track was welcomed so openly, maintaining its #1 position on various music charts for three consecutive week.

"Return" was worked on by Epitone Project and features addictive melody with the lyrics about the story of a man who wants to return to the past. Epitone Project's emotions remained intact, while Lee Seung Gi's voice melded effortlessly into the music, making up an album that fits the winter perfectly.

Check out his performance below!

Yoseob makes solo debut with “Caffeine” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 02:13 AM PST

After wrapping up their "Beautiful Night" promotions, B2ST's Yang Yoseob is embarking on his solo career for the time being by unleashing his first solo album 'The First Collage' featuring the title song, "Caffeine".

For his solo debut, Yoseob teamed up with his bandmate Yong Junhyung, who has set the concept of the new record and participated in the overall producing. Yoseob's title track "Caffeine" compares a bad relationship to an addiction. The song is about man not being able to forget a past love, who keeps him awake like caffeine.

As B2ST's main vocalist, Yoseob has already proved his musical talent by starring in KBS' singing competition show "Immortal Song" and Korean musical "Gwanghwamun Younga" last year.

Meanwhile, check out his first stage on 'M! Countdown' below!

miss A's Min & Jia sing "This Christmas"

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 01:44 AM PST

miss A's Min and Jia sing JYP Nation's Christmas song titled "This Christmas" on Music Triangle,check out their performance below

TVXQ to appear on Beatles Code 2

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 01:11 AM PST

Check out the preview of the upcoming episode of Beatles Code 2.

TVXQ will appear on the show, do you anticipate its airing?

Which song is the most popular among idols?

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 12:39 AM PST

Sistar's "Alone" was chosen among idols as the most popular song this year.

MBC's "Weekly Idol" that will be broadcasted on December 12th, will public the list of 7 BEST Songs of this year. The interesting is that many idols participated and voted for the songs that on the list.

Sistar's "Alone" was voted as the most popular song this year,"I choose this song because of Sistar' amazing singing skill and sexy dance". The special point of the choreohraphy is "lap dance", show off perfectly their sexy charms, it has captured many male fan hearts.

Netizen commented,"Sistar's Alone is really popular this year","Now I'm really looking forward to Sistar's next comeback", and so on.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

GNA poses with Sanchez

Posted: 13 Dec 2012 12:05 AM PST

On December 10, GNA posted on her twitter a self-cut photo of herself posing with Phantom's Sanchezattracted much attention.

In the photo, GNA poses cooly while Sanchez is a bit confused.

"The meeting of the GNA and Sanchez are for the collaboration project named 'Dokkun Project' ",said Kim Do Hoon, the WA Entertainment's music producer.

WA's representative added, "Through the album "Dokkun Project", GNA and Sanchez cooperated very well. How well the meeting of two good vocal will be, based on people's support "

'Dokkun Project''s cooperation between GNA and Sanchez will be released on the online music siteson December 13.

Source: bnt news
Written  by Jenny@dkpopnews

Kim Hyun Joong’s ‘Unlimited’ debuts #1 on Oricon chart

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 10:50 PM PST

Kim Hyung Joong's first full-length Japanese album 'Unlimited' is enjoying a great start on the Oricon's chart.

According to the latest Oricon's rankings issued on December 13, Kim Hyun Joong's 'Unlimited', which was released on December 12th in Japan, debuted at the top of Oricon's Daily Album Chart after selling 56,473 units in its first day.

'Unlimited' contains a total of fourteen songs, including the lead track "Your Story," "Save Today," "I'm Yours," and Kim Hyun Joong's previous hit songs.

Kim Hyun Joong's previous single, "Heat" also topped both the Oricon Daily Singles chart and the Weekly Singles chart, proving the Hallyu star's great popularity in the country.

CNBLUE members show off their drawing skills

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 10:25 PM PST

CNBLUE teased their fans for the group's upcoming exclusive concert by showing off their artistic skills!

Recently CNBLUE's agency tweeted a series of pictures drawn by members Jung Yonghwa, Lee JongHyun, Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jung Shin to promote their concert 'Blue Night'.

Lee JongHyun and Lee Jung Shin expressed the theme with letters, while Kang Min Hyuk and Jung Yonghwa imagined the 'Blue Night' and drew pictures. It has been revealed that their drawings will be produced into echo bags as well.

CNBLUE will hold their fourth exclusive concert 'Blue Night' in Korea on December 15 and 16 at the Olympic Park in Seoul.

Park Bom’s chubbier look shocks netizens

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 10:05 PM PST

2NE1 member Park Bom's latest look is creating quite a buzz online.

Photos of Park Bom and 2NE1 members attending the '2NE1 Global Tour' press conference which took place in Singapore's Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on November 30th gained much attention. In the photos, she looked very sexy wearing a white top matched with a tight miniskirt.

However, Park Bom seemed to have gained a little weight as she looked a bit rounder than usual. She is known to have followed a strict diet on maintaining a healthy figure, so it's puzzling to some netizens on whether the singer is having a "yo-yo diet."

Netizens commented, "She's probably very stressed out about diets, but I think she needs to diet a little again", "She would look even better if she lost some weight," "I can't see what's wrong with her" and more.

So Ji Sub to release new hip hop album

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 09:38 PM PST

Actor So Ji Sub will be returning to the music scene next year with another hip hop album.

On December 12, a representative from So Ji Sub's agency announced, "So Ji Sub has started working on another hip hop album. He's still at the beginning of the production process. It looks like it'll be a single album rather than a full-length one."

The representative added that So Ji Sub is aiming to release his album sometime in early January 2013. He does not have a set deadline as it depends on the speed of production.

So Ji Sub had released his first single album "Pick Up Line" in 2011 and mini album 'Seat of the Northern Crown' in last March. In his previous interview, So Ji Sub remarked, "These albums are to thank my fans. I want to give them happiness. The album may not succeed, but I am not damaged because of that."

Ha Ji Won is a snow goddess

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 09:18 PM PST

Actress Ha Ji Won transformed into a snow goddess in her latest selca.

Ha Ji Won's agency Wellmade STARM recently posted the actress' photo on their official me2day page. The photo showed Ha Ji Won wearing barely any makeup, yet still looked flawlessly beautiful.

Ha Ji Won is currently busy filming her latest movie 'Three Joseon Angels' and publishing her first ever memoir book 'This Is The Moment'. She mentioned in her essay, "I don't like the cold weather but I like winter because of the snow," showing how much she liked the snow.

Netizens commented, "You are the queen of snow," "You are so beautiful," "I want to see you in your next work" and more.