Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"The New Paper – “Kiss of a Lifetime”" plus 24 more

"The New Paper – “Kiss of a Lifetime”" plus 24 more

The New Paper – “Kiss of a Lifetime”

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 07:50 AM PST

Now, what's better than a concert filled with electrifying energy, stunning visuals, boundless fun and mind-blowing performances?

A show that not only encompasses all the above, but also serves up generous doses of sex appeal.

South Korean sassy quartet 2NE1's New Evolution Global Tour, held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last Saturday night, screamed sensuality from start to finish.

From topless hunky male dancers to the gals flaunting their long slender legs in slinky pink outfits, it kept the 8,200-strong crowd riveted for two-and-a-half hours.

Bom (Park Bom), Dara (Sandara Park), CL (Lee Chaerin) and Minzy (Gong Minji) certainly lived up to their reputation as K-pop's boldest and wildest things.

Source: The New Paper

Confirmed groups for Kpop Heart Concert Sydney

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 07:20 AM PST

BIGGEST EVENT for K-POP Fans in Australia for 2013
On  Saturday, 16 February 2013

8 Main Artist/Group

Guest List
2. Ailee
3. Brown Eyed Girls
4. After School
5. Son Dam Bi
6.Kim Tae Woo
7. Teen TOP
Opening Acts
2. Luna Fly
3. 100%

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Front G.A Standing $290.00
Rear G.A Standing $165.00
A Reserve Seating $165.00
B Reserve Seating $99.00
B Reserve Non Alcohol $99.00

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JYJ’s Junsu immediately sells out year-end concert

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 07:00 AM PST

JYJ Kim Junsu's popularity was proven once again after selling out the tickets for his year-end solo concert in an instant!

On December 4th at 8PM KST, online ticketing for Junsu's '2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra' started and all 21,000 seats sold out immediately.

The singer's agency, CJ Entertainment relayed, "21,000 tickets were sold out. Many fans showed great interest in the new concept of the concert from long time ago, and the competition for the ticket reservation was hotter than ever."

An insider revealed, "As soon as the sales started there were over 20,000 people rushing to the site and slowing it down. It's the highest record we have had on Interpark. Considering the fact that payments were delayed while the server was auto-recovering, we think the tickets were sold out only in a second. Kim Junsu's record is truly legendary in the industry."

Kim Junsu's year-end concerts will take place from December 29th to 31st aat the COEX D Hall, and he will be collaborating with an orchestra.

24K announces official fanclub name

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 06:40 AM PST

Rookie group 24K has announced their official fan club name!

On December 5th, 24K uploaded a video on their official Youtube channel, announcing their fanclub name, "24U". The boys also wrote, "guys! 24K got an official Fan club name, '24U' (pronunced Two.Four.U)!! Please keep give us much love!! thank you & Love you all!!"

"24U" was selected to represent the special relationship between 24K and their fans.

24K debuted with "Hurry Up" back in September and is currently promoting their latest single, "Secret Love". Under Choeun Entertainment, the group is made up of six members and composed of two units 2K (hip hop) and 4K (acoustic band).

Check out the video below!

Boyfriend and FT Island rank #3 and #4 on Oricon

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 06:20 AM PST

Hallyu groups Boyfriend and FT Island ranked in the top five of the Oricon Weekly Chart!

According to the latest rankings of Oricon Chart, Boyfriend's second single album 'Kimito Dance Dance Dance/ My Lady – Winter's Lover' managed to place third on the Oricon weekly singles album.

On the other hand, FT Island ranked fourth on the chart with their ninth Japanese single, 'Polar Star.' The track attracted a lot of attention in Japan for being the ending theme song for Nippon TV's 'Music Dragon Gate' and 'Bottonda.'

Girls’ Generation releases holiday fragrance candle

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 05:55 AM PST

After launching its own brand of perfume 'GIRL' earlier in the year, Girls' Generation has also launched a line of scented candles in collaboration with the fashion magazine '1st Look'.

The new scented candle will be sold for this holiday season until the end of December. The fragrances of the candle was created by Gerard Anthony, who made the product with Girls' Generation as the inspiration.

The three fragrances for this holiday collection are; Lily Magnolia, Wisteria, and Delphinium. Lily Magnolia has chic and sophisticated scent and Wisteria has sweet and lovely scents. Delphinium has powdery and romantic scent.

The limited edition products are priced at around 40,000 won ($36) and 'GIRL' perfume will also be sold for around 60,000 won.

C-CLOWN releases acoustic version of “Because You Might Grow Distant”

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 05:35 AM PST

Having already released four different music videos for "Because You Might Grow Distant", C-CLOWN has just released an acoustic version of their comeback title song.

The newly defined performance of the song was uploaded onto C-CLOWN's official Youtube channel on December 5th. The acoustic version of "Because You Might Grow Distant" especially highlights the members' instrument skills and emotional vocals.

Check out the video below!

Byul & Shorry J release “Reminds Of You” for ‘I Miss You’ OST

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 05:10 AM PST

Byul and Mighty Mouth's Shorry J lent their voices for the official soundtrack of MBC's new drama series, 'I Miss You' starring Park Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye.

On December 5th, Byul and Shorry J released their duet track, "Reminds Of You", which serves as the theme song for the romance of Han Jung Woo (Yoochun) and Lee Soo Yeon (Yoon Eun Hye) in the drama. The song was created by PJ and Kim Jin Hwan with romantic lyrics penned by Choi Gap Won.

Check out the track below!

Suzy enjoys ice-skating

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 04:53 AM PST

miss A's Suzy updated her Weibo with a new photo.

She mentioned,"Ice skating in Beijing,it's so cold".

She is seen holding an ice cream in the photo above, carving an angelic smile, just like filming an ice cream CF.

Fans commented,"cute Suzy,","are you filming a CF" and etc

LUNAFLY releases practice video for “Seeing You or Missing You”

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 04:45 AM PST

Rookie band LUNAFLY has just unveiled a practice video for their track, "Seeing You or Missing You"!

"Seeing You or Missing You" is included in the group's second digital single, 'Clear Day, Cloudy Day' which was released online on December 5th. The members participated in the process of the producing the song.

In the clip, the three members once again displayed their impressive instrumental skills and live performance abilities.

Watch the practice video below. You can also check the full MV for title song "Clear Day, Cloudy Day" here.

Brown Eyed Girls to become first girl group to host ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 04:23 AM PST

Brown Eyed Girls will become the first girl group to host an episode of tvN's 'Saturday Night Live Korea' ('SNL Korea').

A representative of Nega Network revealed on December 5th that all four members of the Brown Eyed Girls will appear as the main hosts for the December 15th episode of the comedy program.

'SNL Korea' has become one of the most popular Saturday night shows in Korea after having a "R-rating" since the second season. The girls decided to appear on the show as they believe the show's concept matches their upcoming 19+ rated solo concert.

Known as "adult-idols," Brown Eyed Girls will be holding its 19+ rated concert titled 'Tonight 37.2 C', is scheduled for December 24-25th at the Central City Millennium Hall in Seoul.

Big Bang’s Daesung to release 1st Japanese solo album in February

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 03:58 AM PST

Big Bang's member Daesung is planning to unveil his first Japanese solo album next February.

On December 5, an official from YG Entertainment announced that Daesung will release his first solo Japanese album on February 27. The album will include twelve songs in total, including, rearranged J-pop music and Daesung's original solo tracks, "Wing" and "Baby Don't Cry."

To celebrate his 12-track album release, Daesung will hold his first solo concerts at the Kobe World Memorial Hall on March 23 to 24 and at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo from 30 to 31.

Meanwhile, Big Bang will also hold their exclusive concert at Tokyo Dome in Japan on December 5 with over 55,000 local fans.

2AM’s Jo Kwon to host Sunye’s wedding

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 03:33 AM PST

Additional details about Wonder Girls leader Sunye's upcoming wedding have revealed.

According to sources, Sunye's longtime friend, Jo Kwon of 2AM will be hosting her wedding and Oh Joong Seok will be her photographer. JYP Entertainment also revealed that other Wonder Girls members are preparing an special event for the wedding.

Sunye will be holding her wedding at Seoul's Lotte Hotel on January 26, 2013 at 12:30PM KST. The ceremony will be divided into two parts with the second part reserved for Sun's JYP Entertainment family.

Kim Hyun Joong pre-releases “Your Story” from upcoming Japanese album

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 03:12 AM PST

Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong pre-released his lead track "Your Story" off of his upcoming first full length Japanese album 'Unlimited'!

On December 5th, Kim Hyun Joong released "Your Story" on various major music sites in Japan such as iTunes, and Recochoku. The full album 'Unlimited' will be released on December 12th.

According to reports, modern rock band Daybreak's bassist Kim Seon Il participated in "Your Story", playing instruments and arranging it. Other Daybreak members also played guitar, bass, and keyboard for the song.

Meanwhile, 'Unlimited' will contain 14 tracks, including most of his songs from his previous two Japanese singles 'KISS KISS / Lucky Guy' and 'HEAT' as well as new Japanese songs, "Save Today", "I'm Yours" and "Your Story".

Listen to the track below!

Brand New Music family releases “Brand New Year” MV

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 03:05 AM PST

Brand New Music, which houses such singers as Verbal Jint, Phantom, As One and Miss $, released their project single album "Brand New Year" along with the full music video for the title song.

Released on December 5th, "Brand New Year" album marks Brand New Music's first family project, and was designed to present fans with an end-of-the-year present.

Check out the MV below!

Girls’ Generation Donates 8 Tons of Rice to Help the Needy

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 03:00 AM PST

Girls' Generation is donating eight tons of rice to help those who are in need.

It was revealed by Seoul Gangnam (a district in Seoul) that through rice donations by Girls' Generation on December 5th, 66,400 people in need will be able to receive a warm meal.

The rice that was donated this time was from the rice that was delivered to Girls' Generation members at various press conferences as support by fans. 3 tons from Yoona's "Love Rain" press conference, 3 tons from Sunny's musical "Catch Me If You Can", 1.46 tons from Tiffany's musical "Fame", and 540kg of rice from Sooyoung's "The 3rd Hospital" was received from fans.

The rice will be used preciously to be distributed to underfed children, elders without families, and severely disabled people, amongst others.

A source at Gangnam-gu stated, "I want to thank Girls' Generation and their fans for extending a warmhearted hand to those in need."

Source: joins msn, newsis
Translated by: ch0sshi@soshified

Girls’ Generation Nominated for ’2012 World Music Awards’ and ’2012 SBS MTV Best of the Best’

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 02:20 AM PST

Girls' Generation has been nominated for "World's Best Group" at the "2012 World Music Awards", taking place on December 20th at Marlins Park Stadium in Miami, Florida. The "2012 World Music Awards" is famously set to enter the "Guiness Book of World Records" as the biggest live music awards show ever going live to the most countries, with more than a billion viewers seeing this live three hour event.

The "World Music Awards", an international award show founded in 1989, annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales data provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). This year, Girls' Generation is up for the award of "World's Best Group" among 41 other artists, including fellow K-Pop acts Big Bang and Wonder Girls. Online voting is currently opened on the official "World Music Awards" website. Fans can vote once per day.

Also, Girls' Generation – TTS and Jessica are both nominated for three different categories at the "2012 SBS MTV Best of the Best'". Girls' Generation – TTS is nominated for both "Best Global" in the "Best Music Video" category and "Artist of the Year" in the "Best Live" category. Jessica is nominated for "Best Cameo" for her appearance in SHINee's "Sherlock" under the "Best Music Video" category. Voting is available online at the official SBS MTV website. Fans can vote for each category once per hour.

Cr: soshified

miss A performs on The Patti Kim Show

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 02:00 AM PST

Check out miss A's performance on the Patti Kim Show.

Besides performing their hit song "I Don't Need A Man",the girls performed "Wind Wind Wind" on the show too,enjoy their performance below

Super Junior and f(x) release new SPAO CF

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 01:57 AM PST

Check out the latest SPAO CF featuring Super Junior and f(x) below

f(x)'s Victoria is flying

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 12:53 AM PST

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

She shared on 5th December, "I'm flying".

She is seen enjoying a skywalk in the photo above,she went to Macau and Hong Kong for her first ever pictorial.

She must have enjoyed her stay there.

JYJ's Yoo Chun had a warm meeting with fans

Posted: 05 Dec 2012 12:33 AM PST

JYJ's Park Yoo Chun held a fan meeting on a cold winter day.

On December 02, Park Yoo Chun has special events with Japanese fansHe received warm applauses from the fans when introducing his new drama 'Missing You' as well as the behind-the-scene stories. 

In a small part of the fan meeting, he used the items which were appeared in his previous dramassuch as hanging clip, yellow umbrella and winter couple gloves to take pictures with fans, leftspecial memories in fan's heart.

This time, the fan meeting intended to accommodate about 1200 people but the actual fansparticipating were 3 times bigger, justified the popularity of Park Yoo Chun and the drama"Missing You" in Japan.

Park Yoo Chun shared his feelings"In such a cold day like this, you still participated in themeeting made me really touchedI had the precious time in this fan meetingI also feel verysurprised by the support of the people for the dramaI and the crew will try our best to fulfill therest episodes to response to everyone's loveshope you keep supporting us ".

The drama "Missing You" that Park Yoo Chun starred is broadcasted on Wednesday and Thursdayeveryweek on MBC.

Source: bnt news
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Suzy to MC at the 2012 KBS Entertainment Awards

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 10:55 PM PST

miss A's Suzy has had quite a year, and she's finishing it off with the honor of being selected as the co-host to the 2012 KBS Entertainment Awards on December 22nd.

According to KBS representatives on December 4th, Suzy will be hosting the big awards event with comedian Shin Dong Yup and announcer Lee Ji Ae. Suzy is succeeding Yoona of Girls Generation, who was chosen to host the awards ceremony last year. As for Shin and Lee, the two have been hosting the ceremony for the past 3 years.

Suzy has teamed up with KBS on a number of projects, including her first acting debut in the drama 'Dream High' in 2011. She was also a regular member on the variety show 'Invincible Youth 2' and cast in the drama 'Big' in 2012.

The 2012 KBS Entertainment Awards will be the first awards show out of the 'Big 3' networks this year, airing on Saturday, December 22nd.

Source: KBS

Jun Hyun Moo signs with SM C&C

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 10:35 PM PST

Popular TV personality Jun Hyun Moo, had decided to leave KBS to make it as a freelance broadcaster earlier this year. After much speculation, Jun Hyun Moo has officially announced his joining SM C&C. This is the same agency that houses some of the greatest MCs in Korea as of 2012: Kang Ho Dong and Shin Dong Yup.

SM C&C has confirmed the news of their latest addition Jun Hyun Moo, and even announced that the famous "annatainer" (for announcer + entertainer) accepted the offer to appear on the show 'Knee Drop Guru.'

Jun Hyun Moo is expected to reveal his recent career decisions and perhaps even address the rumors of him and fellow announcer Park Eun Young being involved in a relationship.

Source: KBS

Busker Busker denies disbandment rumors

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 10:10 PM PST

Indie band Busker Busker denied reports that the group would be breaking up.

"Member Jang Bum Joon told that the breakup rumor is false," a Busker Busker's representative revealed on the 4th. "They were very surprised to hear the rumor. I think it broke out because the members are having breaks."

Previously, a press reported that Busker Busker, which rose to fame through the audition program 'Superstar K3', will be breaking up and going their separate paths to start their solo careers. These rumors were all denied by the group.

2PM to release “Masquerade” in Korea

Posted: 04 Dec 2012 09:45 PM PST

Idol group 2PM will be releasing its latest Japanese single "Masquerade" in Korea!

According to JYP Entertainment, 2PM will release its 5th Japanese single "Masquerade" in Korea on December 6th at 12PM KST. The single was first released in Japan on November 14th and made a marvelous record on both Tower Records and Oricon's charts.

"Masquerade" has recorded #1 in Tower Records Singles Sales Chart for 2 weeks in a row and consistently placed within the Top 5 of Oricon's Daily and Weekly Singles charts for weeks.