- Boyfriend's "I Yah" MV reaches 1 million views
- Two Months to debut under Yoon Jong Shin
- CNBLUE to release limited edition of ‘Re:BLUE’
- 2PM to continue Asian tour in three more countries
- Netizens manage to find Won Bin’s flaw?
- Jaejoong’s ‘The Jackal is Coming’ reveals official Japanese poster
- HaHa reveals Byul is 3 months pregnant
- Ailee invited to Grammy Awards
- 2PM decorates Hanako cover for the 3rd consecutive year
- 2PM’s Chansung makes successful first appearance ‘7th Grade Civil Servant’
- 130125 Girls’ Generation wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances
- Nine Muses are back with “Dolls” on ‘Music Bank’
- MR.MR returns with “Highway” on ‘Music Bank’
- Kim Jae Joong is a game master
- Park Bom's transformation shocked fans!
- A Song for You from 2PM
- CNBLUE tops Billboard’s World Albums Chart
- INFINITE H reveal their ideal type
- BoA’s MV for “Disturbance” to feature SHINee’s Taemin
- Big Bang’s T.O.P wraps up filming for ‘Alumni’
- IU and Jo Jung Suk confirmed for ‘You’re The Best Lee Soon Shin’
- Ailee to perform at Mnet’s Pre-Grammy party
- SISTAR19 releases new set of teaser photos
- Super Junior K.R.Y ranks #1 on Oricon
- 4men releases 2nd MV teaser for “Hello It’s Me”
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 07:40 AM PST
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST
After first impressing the public on 'SuperStar K3', Two Months will be debuting under the agency headed by singer and songwriter Yoon Jong Shin.
Recently, Yoon Jong Shin hinted at the duo's comeback via his personal Twitter. He revealed that the songs for Two Month were almost complete and that the training and recording would start soon. He even joked that he would become a bit scarier as their mentor/teacher.
Two Months consists of Kim Yerim and Do Dae Yoon, who signed with Yoon Jong Shin's agency Mystic89 in September of 2012. The duo finished third in SuperStar K3 behind Busker Busker in 2nd, and Ulala Session in 1st.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST
CNBLUE will be releasing individual member's limited edition version of their fourth album, 'Re:BLUE'.
FNC Entertainment announced on January 24 that the band will be releasing four versions of limited edition copies of 'Re:BLUE'. The special album will feature the four members on the covers as well as artwork by the members and exclusive postcards.
The agency stated, "As the album contains each member's unique style, we're looking forward to a good reaction from fans. The members not only composed all the tracks but also took part in the album's production, so it's all the more meaningful."
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST
2PM is continuing to spend time with its Asia fans through 2013 ASIA TOUR 'What time is it?' tour.
Starting in Manila, Philippines on upcoming March 2nd, 2PM plans to carry on the heat of ASIA TOUR in Guangzhou, China on March 30th, Bangkok, Thailand on April 8th. Since the group wasn't able to visit many countries in Asia this past year due to scheduling conflicts, 2PM is determined to have a tour in 3 countries as the local fans requested ardently.
With the local fans' passionate love calls, the most fervent response is expected from the concert in Philippines, the first-ever country that JYP artist holds a concert in, and the concert in Thailand, the member Nichkhun's home.
2PM had attracted the attention of the public with its concert last year, starting with China in November, followed by Indonesia, Taiwan, Macau and more. And to reciprocate fans' passionate love, 2PM had prepared a special stage for each country, further adding to the excitement.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST
Netizens barely managed to find actor Won Bin's flaw.
Recently, a post titled "The only thing Won Bin doesn't know" was uploaded on different online community boards and SNS. The post showed a conversation between the actor and a fan on his official fancafé.
A fan of Won Bin wrote "I love you Won Bin♥♥". At this, Won Bin responded, "I love you, too. How do I type the heart shapes?" as he couldn't find a heart emoticon.
Won Bin always looks very handsome and sharp, and the fact that he does not know how to type a heart on computer is making many people laugh. Netizens are claiming this was the only flaw of the perfect Won Bin.
Netizens also commented, "It's alright even if you don't know how to use emoticons", "You're adorable" and more.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST
The official Japanese movie poster for 'The Jackal is Coming' has been unveiled.
After making its premiere in Korea last year, the love-suspense movie starring JYJ's Kim Jaejoong and Song Ji Hyo will premiere in Japan on May 3 with new title 'Code Name: Jackal'.
The movie has slowly been readying its release in Japan by opening an official Japanese website in December last year. The film has now unveiled its Japanese poster image on January 24 before it opens at local theaters in May.
Jaejoong also participated in writing the lyric of the film's ending theme song "Stay" and composed two soundtracks "Kiss Be" and "Healing for Myself," which are listed in his first mini-album 'I.'
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST
Haha and Byul have announced they are expecting their first child.
On January 25, HaHa announced the good news through his Twitter, "Everyone, please offer me your best wishes! I am finally going to be a father! I am a man who did it the first time successfully. Our child is now three months old and is very healthy."
He added, "Aigoo~ I'm embarrassed… hehehe. During all this time I thought I was going to go crazy keeping my mouth shut about the news in front of my members, company and everyone. I heard that you can only announce it once the condition of the baby is stable, so I had to hold it in and not tell everyone first~ the baby is very healthy! You will pray so that our Dream will grow tall, right? Congratulations! Congratulate us all you want~!! Thank you! I'm going to go on a short trip."
HaHa and Byul married in November of last year.
Congratulations to the couple!
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST
With just a year since her debut, singer Ailee will be attending the upcoming Grammy Awards.
The rookie singer has been invited as a VIP guest at the upcoming 55th Grammy Awards which will take place at the Staples Center, LA on February 10th. She will be attending with producer Tony Maserati who got nominated under 'Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical' category.
Tony Maserati is one of the top mixing engineers and music producers who has worked with superstars Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys.
Ailee remarked, "I could not sleep after getting the invitation. Grammy Awards is a dream destination for me, and I hope I will get a nomination someday."
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST
2PM has decorated the cover of Hanako, a popular Japanese magazine, for the 3rd consecutive year, securing the group's position as the most loved Korean artist in Japan.
Hanako is a popular female weekly magazine that is being sold amidst the highest acclaim in Japan, and there has been only 2~3 times that the magazine was covered with the pictures of people.
Especially in a Korea Special Edition that is released yearly, 2PM graced 2011 Korea Special Edition Cover for the first time as a Korean artist and led to the sold-outs. In 2012, 2PM and 2AM, a total of 10 members, were presented in the cover.
2PM will once again grace the cover of the upcoming Korea Special Edition that will be released in February 14th, 2013. It is the first time in Hanako for one artist to decorate its cover for the third consecutive years, and so, demonstrating 2PM's rising popularity in Japan.
Hanako Editorial Department expressed, "2PM is beloved not only with its Korean albums, but also with Japanese Albums and music, and each 6 member has fervent fans of varied age. In the third year since its debut in Japan, 2PM positioned itself as a talented group and is creating a huge boom. 2PM is the highly expected artist about its growth as Tokyo Dome concert in April is around the corner."
JYP Entertainment stated, "It is significant experience that reflects 2PM's passionate local popularity to grace the cover of Hanako. It is very delightful that 2PM not only became the first Korean artist to decorate the cover, but also decorated the cover for the 3 years in a row. We would like to express our gratitude to national and local fans, who love and support 2PM."
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 03:08 AM PST
2PM's Chansung made a powerful first appearance on the new Wednesday-Thursday MBC drama '7th Grade Civil Servant'.
The 2nd episode of the drama had drawn viewer's attention by having multiple NIS (National Intelligence Service) agents such as Chansung, Kim Min-Seo, and I-Elle, etc. Furthermore, the appearance of the decent agent, Gong Do Ha (Chansung), who seemed not to have taken his eyes off Kim Seo Won (Choi Gang Hee) was enough to shake female hearts.
Gong Do Ha and Kim Seo Won have their first encounter while Kim Seo Won Hee was trying to avoid Gil Ro (Joo Won) at the NIS interview, resulting to drag Do Ha as her shield. Ever since then, Do Ha couldn't help hiding the feeling that he began to have for Seo Won.
Furthermore, the veil of Do Ha's bullet-scarred abs was revealed, in turn provoking the motherly instinct of female viewers.
'7th Grade Civil Servant' is the romance action performance where everything else of the newbie agents is lie except the love they have. The drama is on air every Wednesday and Thursday night at 9.55PM.
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 02:46 AM PST
KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!
The January 25th episode of the show features comeback performances from rookie group MR.MR as well as Monday Kiz and Nine Muses.
Other performers tonight included Crayon Pop, EXCITE, EgoBomb, Airplane, December, SPEED, Tiny-G, GLAM, VIXX, Phantom, Hello Venus, BaeChigi, Boyfriend, 2Yoon, Moon Hee Jun, INFINITE-H, CNBLUE and Girls' Generation.
And for the highlight of the show, Girls' Generation claimed their third win on this week's 'K-Chart' with their comeback title track, "I Got A Boy"!
Congratulations Girls' Generation!
Moon Hee Jun
Watch tonight's comeback stages below:
Nine Muses - "Dolls"
MR.MR - "Highway"
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 02:15 AM PST
After releasing their latest single "Dolls" earlier, girl group Nine Muses finally kicked off their comeback promotions starting with their first stage on tonight's 'Music Bank'.
"Dolls" was written and composed by the hit producer Sweetune. The funky dance track is about overcoming the struggles of breaking up after being in love.
Nine Muses is returning to stage with a brand new concept, dividing the group into two subunit groups; White Muses and Dark Muses. The Dark Muses will showcase a chic and sexy style, while White Muses will have an innocent and cute concept.
Check out their performance below!
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 02:02 AM PST
Rookie group MR.MR, who debuted with first single "Who's That Girl" last year, has returned with its newest single "Highway"!
"Highway" is produced by top notch producers Brian Kierulf & Joshua Michael Schwartz who are known for their collaborations with Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, and the same producers who created the group's debut track "Who's That Girl".
Check out their first comeback performance on 'Music Bank' below:
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 01:30 AM PST
On January 22nd, before starting the press conference for his first solo album at Mango Six in Apgujeong-dong, Kim Jae Joong was playing a game on his phone. Then a reporter asked if he enjoys playing games, he smiled and replied, "Yes."
Jaejoong said, "I liked playing game long time ago. I have game machines at the basement of my agency, so I enjoy getting down there whenever I can."
He also said, "I started thinking that I should start going out with someone recently. I write songs during my spare time, and I'm struggling these days, because I don't know how the pain that love gives is. I think if I get some experience, it will help a lot in song writing."
On the other hand, Kim Jae Joong's first solo mini album, 'I', is currently dominating various online music charts.
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST
On January 23, Park Bom attended the VIP screening event of the movie 'The Berlin File' with other 2NE1 members. She looked totally different compared to few months ago, which drew much attention.
Appeared at the event, Park Bom wore a black leather jacket with short pants, showed off her thin and beautiful legs. However, her chubby cheeks disappeared and her face appeared to be smaller than before.
Some rumours appeared and spreaded quickly that she has undergone plastic surgery recently, something has done to her face to make it look neater and younger. Some fans even shared Park Bom's old photos to justify she really did plastic surgery in the past.
However, some fans responded to that rumour, "It's just her effective diet and exercise, not plastic surgery", "Why you guys so serious at plastic surgery", "She is pretty all time for me", etc.
What do you think ?
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST
2PM's special song ONLY for you!
Share Your Stories with 2PM. We are waiting for your heartwarming, unique, or exciting stories and wishes! Send us a video message or a picture with your story and a song request to 'A Song for You from 2PM'. If your video is selected, 2PM will sing the special song for you! 10 episodes of the show will be broadcasted on KBS World TV and KBS World YouTube channel every Friday at 6pm, starting from Feb. 15th.
1. You will receive an autographed collection of albums from 2PM
2. Personal items from 2PM
▶ How to participate?
1. Press LIKE Button on 'A Song for You from 2PM' Facebook Page. (www.facebook.com/asong4you)
2. Record a video (or take a picture) which includes a song request with your own story and the reason why you request it (**There is no limit on the language, nor the duration of the video. Clear audio and video qualities are preferred).
3. Upload the video (or photo) on a data sharing website (eg. YouTube, flickr, etc.)
4. Post a short request summary in ENGLISH & the video(or photo) URL below, as a comment. (eg> I broke up with my boyfriend. I need 2PM's advices on getting over it! http://YourVideoURL )
5. 2PM will choose a story by themselves and sing a song for you!
2PM wants to hear from you!
Don't hesitate to send your stories! 'I got into my dream school', 'I broke up with my boyfriend, what are 2PM's advices on getting over it?', 'How do I keep good relationship with my best friends? 'Message to my loving family' or any compelling stories are okay!
If you are happy or sad, need some encouragements, or just want to share your story, record it on a video and/or take a picture. You can also select a member who will sing the song of your request!
Grab an opportunity to share your story with 2PM and people around the world! We invite you to this amazing 1-on-1 concert!
Request Entry Period: 2013 January 22 ~ 2013 April 26
Official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/asong4you)
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST
After sweeping off the local music charts, CNBLUE has now topped the Billboard World Albums Chart!
According to latest Billboard Chart rankings issued on January 25, CNBLUE's fourth mini album 'Re:BLUE' topped the Billboard's World Albums Chart. This is the first time for the group to top the chart.
In addition, CNBLUE's latst mini album ranked #22 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums.
'Re:BLUE' which stands for rebirth of a new CNBLUE, includes six songs all of which were composed by the band members. The title track "I'm Sorry" is a CNBLUE style, modern rock number which was penned and composed by the leader Yonghwa.
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST
INFINITE H's Dongwoo and Hoya recently participated in a photo shoot and interview for new edition of star magazine '@star1' and talked about their ideal "Special Girl".
Dongwoo shared, "I think my ideal type changes frequently. Recently, I like girls who look good in any hair style. Someone who look good with different hair styles, and also different styles of outfits. I can adjust to her personality."
Hoya also said, I like people who are fluent in foreign language. When I find that someone is very fluent in a foreign language, I start feeling that the person is very charming. I always wanted to be fluent in foreign language, but unfortunately, I can't so I'm attracted to people who can speak a foreign language these days."
INFINITE H released their first unit album 'Fly High' and are currently promoting title track "Special Girl".
Source: StarN News
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST
As previously reported, BoA will be releasing her new self-composed track, "Disturbance" at her upcoming solo concert.
BoA will perform as well as unveil the music video for the new single for the first time during her solo concert, 'BoA Special Live 2013~ Here I Am' which will take place on January 26th at the Seoul's Olympics Park Gymnastic Hall.
Directed by BoA's older brother, Kwon Soon Wook, the music video for "Disturbance" will also feature SHINee's Taemin as seen in the album's jacket photo. BoA and Taemin have already shown their chemistry during BoA's first comeback stage for "Only One".
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST
Big Bang's T.O.P has recently wrapped up filming for the movie 'Alumni'.
On January 24, the movie's distributor Show Box announced that the singer's six month stint on the set located in Yongin, Gyeonggi came to an end on January 21. It was an important scene in the climax part of the film where T.O.P tried to protect his little sister (played by Kim Yoo Jung) and his friend (played by Han Ye Ri).
At the wrap-up party T.O.P thanked all his staff for being with him for the past six months. He said, "Everyone did a good job. I feel very happy to finish all the shooting without any problems."
In the film, T.O.P plays a teenaged assassin from North Korea, assigned to kill someone in order to save his sister. 'Alumni' is in post-production and will be released later this year.
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST
After a series of negotiation, IU and Jo Jung Suk have now been confirmed for the upcoming KBS 2TV drama, 'You're The Best Lee Soon Shin'.
According to KBS on January 25, IU will play the lead role of Lee Soon Shin in the series. Lee Soon Shin is a typical loser who fails at everything. But despite her circumstances, she remains a bright and lively, encouraging today's youths.
Lee Soon Shin (IU) leaves her small island to move to Seoul to become a star and she is sponsored by Shin Joon Ho (Jo Jung Suk), a cold and big-headed businessman. He starts to change after he meets Lee Soon Shin.
'You're The Best Lee Soon Shin' is set to premiere this March.
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 08:30 PM PST
Mnet America will be hosting its first Pre-Grammy party at the East West Studios on February 7 with the celebration focused around K-pop's breakthrough year in 2012. Headlining the evening will be K-pop star Ailee.
Ailee will also be honored with the 'Mnet America Rising Star Award' for her accomplishments, which includes wining 'Best New Female Artist' at the '2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards', which are likened as the Korean equivalent to the Grammys.
The Pre-Grammy party will be hosted by 'Dancing With The Stars' judge Carrie Ann Inaba and television host and actress Suzanne Whang. This event will be benefiting the CAPE foundation, a group dedicated to expanding diversity and cross-cultural awareness.
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 07:48 PM PST
In addition to first teasers earlier, SISTAR19 has released a new set of teaser images for its great comeback via Naver Music website.
SISTAR19's comeback single will be produced by hit maker Brave Brothers, the group's long time collaborator. It will once again show off Hyorin's talented vocal and Bora's wonderful raps and dance performances.
Starship Entertainment stated, "SISTAR19 has been preparing its best to return the support given by the waiting fans."
SISTAR19 will be releasing its newest single on January 31.
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 07:35 PM PST
After debuting at number two on the Oricon Daily Singles chart, Super Junior K.R.Y has now claimed the top spot with its first Japanese single.
According to Oricon's latest chart ranking on January 25, Super Junior K.R.Y's first Japanese single "Promise You" sold 15,197 copies on its second day to claim the top spot of the Oricon Daily Singles chart.
Member Ryeowook expressed his excitement by tweeting, "Super Junior K.R.Y. is no. 1 on Oricon~!!!!!! It's been hard work on the dancers and band members who have been working hard until the Budokan concert today~^^ Thank you kyakya all 72,000 ELF, I was touched, let's meet again~~~."
Posted: 24 Jan 2013 07:14 PM PST
On January 25, vocal group 4men released another music video teaser for "Hello It's Me", the title track off of their upcoming fifth full-length album 'The True Story'.
The album features well-known artists and producers, including Vibe's Yoon Min Soo, KingMing, MIIIII, Choi Sung Il and more, while the tracks are said to be based on the members' experiences.
'The True Story' as well as "Hello It's Me" MV will be released on January 28.
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