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"Girls’ Generation, Changmin, Kangin, EXO, and other SMTOWN artists attend BoA’s first solo concert" plus 19 more

"Girls’ Generation, Changmin, Kangin, EXO, and other SMTOWN artists attend BoA’s first solo concert" plus 19 more

Girls’ Generation, Changmin, Kangin, EXO, and other SMTOWN artists attend BoA’s first solo concert

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 09:33 AM PST

The BoA‘s SMTOWN family came out in force to support BoA for her first ever solo concert!

YoonA, Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Go Ara, Lina, Changmin, Kim Min Jong, Ian Kim, Kangin, and the EXO members all attended BoA’s concert ‘BoA Special Live 2013 ~Here I am~‘.

The concert took place at the Seoul Olympic Hall on the 26th and 27th. Originally there were plans for only one show, however all the tickets to her first showing sold out immediately, and it was decided to add another date for her fans.

Check out photos from her concert below!

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Tip: Xesyre

Seventeen reveals first member Minkyu

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 09:02 AM PST

Seventeen has revealed its first member Minkyu.

Previously, Pledis Entertainment explained that, "Not all the members from 'Seventeen TV' are confirmed to be final members of Seventeen. They will be going through various training and judging to be chosen as the final members. The group Seventeen is a team that starts with the public. The members will be chosen by monitoring the public's response."

Seventeen is a 17-membered group with an average age of 17. Their training process is shown through ‘Seventeen TV’, and they have been gaining much interest from the public.

Minkyu was the first member to be revealed through Seventeen’s Twitter. There has been a lot of positive talk about Minkyu as he looks like he was straight out of a romance comic, and also bore resemblance to actor Kim Bum.

Source: Seventeen’s Twitter
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Big Bang wraps up their World Tour, bow respectfully to fans

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 08:31 AM PST

Big Bang wrapped up their World Tour.

The World Tour began back in March 2012, and the wrapped it all up with with a 3 day finale at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Hall.

After the final concert, Seungri tweeted,

He attached a photo of all five members bowing respectfully to their fans, thanking them for all of their support for their successful World Tour. The tour spanned four continents including Asia, North America, South America and Europe and they performed in front of more than 800,000 fans in all.

What are some of your favorite memories from Big Bang’s World Tour?

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Source: Seungri’s Twitter

More photos from Sun’s wedding ceremony revealed + bonus photo with Wonder Girls

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 08:05 AM PST

More photos from Wonder GirlsSun‘s wedding ceremony have been revealed.

On January 26th, Sun tied the knot with James Park, becoming the first member out of the current idol groups to get married!

The newest set of photos were released through JYP Entertainment‘s official Facebook page.

Check out the beautiful photos from the wedding ceremony below along with a bonus photo with the Wonder Girls, including inactive member Sunmi.

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DMTN (formerly Dalmatian) releases 2nd video teaser for “Safety Zone”

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 07:35 AM PST

Dalmatian's new agency, 2Works Entertainment has released the 2nd teaser video for their upcoming comeback, "Safety Zone"!

Having parted ways with MC Mong's company back in November, the group have renamed themselves as DMTN.

The group is expected to preview their new track at an upcoming show in Singapore with the official release in early February. The boys released the first teaser yesterday, and this second teaser features all the members. While we wait to hear the song, watch the teaser below to hear a snippet of what sounds like an emotional R&B song.

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SISTAR19 releases teaser for “Gone not around any longer”

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

SISTAR19 has just released the teaser for their upcoming song “Gone not around any longer“!

The girls have been teasing their fans with many photos, including concept photos and teaser images from their music video set. They have finally released a music video teaser, which features the ladies confidently showing off their characteristic sexy style. The teaser also has snippets of the song, where Hyorin sings emotionally about a boy who she no longer had.

Bora had just recently suffered an injury from the ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship‘, so we hope she makes a speedy recovery for her SISTAR19 comeback!

Check out the teaser below!

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INFINITE-H releases music video for “Without You”

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 07:12 AM PST

INFINITE-H has released the music video for “Without You“!

The boys have been active with their title song “Special Girl” from their  ’Fly High‘ album. “Without You” is another song from their unit-debut album, and the music video has been dropped quite suddenly.

Nonetheless, the music video had fans only smiling, as it showed a different side to Hoya and Dongwoo. The pair had a playful, mischievous image through “Special Girl”, but “Without You” shows off their more serious, quiet side. Instead of dressing in flashy outfits ad they did from “Special Girl”, the pair kept a minimal look with suits and a monochrome video with only a few colors emphasized.

Check out the video below!

Leessang snaps a photo with baseball player Ryu Hyun Jin

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 05:27 AM PST

Hip-hop duo Leessang proudly posed for a picture next to star baseball player Ryu Hyun Jin.

Although Gary and Gil are not too small themselves, they look positively tiny next to the athletic build of one of South Korea’s best pitchers. They also appear to have traded “uniforms”, with Ryu Hyun Jin rocking a Leessang T-shirt, while Gary and Gil are posing with a pair of baseball hats embossed with his team’s logo.

Ryu Hyun Jin is currently playing for the major-league Los Angeles Dodgers in California.

Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon reveals she goes to clubs when she’s stressed

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 04:37 AM PST

Girls’ Generation member Hyoyeon recently surprised everyone by stating she enjoys going to clubs to relieve stress.

During the most recent recording for the show ‘Blind Test 180 Degrees‘, there was a blind test carried out between Park Myung Soo, who has been a DJ for 2 weeks, and a Gangnam club DJ with 14 years experience.

When MC Boom asked Hyoyeon if Girls’ Generation members went to clubs, she answered with, “I’m a free soul. When I’m stressed I quietly go to a club.

She also added, “The DJ is the most important figure in a club. If the music isn’t great, I don’t feel like dancing.

During the recording, Hyoyeon also showed off her powerful dancing skills to the DJ’s music.

This episode of ‘Blind Test 180 Degrees’ will air on the 29th.

NU’EST announces comeback date + JR and Ren’s teaser photo

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 03:48 AM PST

NU'EST, who's receiving much attention for being one of 2012′s best rookie groups, will be making their comeback on February 13th!

The group is stirring interest amongst netizens as they have just released a new jacket photo for their comeback 2nd Mini album starting with JR and Ren.

The photo shows JR with tears running down and Ren with a mysterious aura.

Stay tuned to allkpop for more information!

Kwanghee’s skinship has gotten more bold?

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 03:21 AM PST

Sunhwa‘s man, Kwanghee‘s skinship is becoming more bold.  When Kwanghee and Sunhwa went to get their tarot cards read, Kwanghee was told that, “he would have 40 years of luck and fortune.”

On the January 26th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ Kwanghee and Sunhwa got their fortunes read.

The peaceful couple were perfect for each other.  The tarot reading said that, “they are a match made in heaven,” and upon hearing this the two hugged each other.

But their was something else that Sunhwa was interested in and that was her husbands fortune in his work.  Sunhwa shared, “My husband is working hard and good things are happening for him these days so I want to know what will happen in the future.  Please see if his work will go well in 2013.

They were told that Kwanghee would have 40 years of fortune.  He will have a change of heart and so his position will go up and a lot of good things will happen for him.  Kwanghee could not hold in his happiness and hugged Sunhwa and would not let her go.

When they returned home Sunhwa said, “I am happy to hear that good things will happen for my husband.“  She also said she was jealous that Kwanghee received the rookie award at the 2012 MBC Entertainment Awards.

Kwanghee then gave Sunhwa a trophy for being the best wife, because she did not receive any end of the year awards.  Sunhwa brought out the trophy and said, “Seeing this makes me really feel like your woman.”

DMTN’s Daniel impresses with his acting skills in “Safety Zone” MV

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 02:35 AM PST

DMTN‘s Daniel received online attention for his acting abilities in the newly released video teaser for “Safety Zone“.

The teaser was released on January 28th through DMTN’s official site. In the teaser, Daniel shows off a few action moves on the set of an abandoned factory.

Daniel was also featured in Leessang‘s music video for their most recent single, “Tears” where he also received praise for his smooth acting.

“Safety Zone” will be released on January 29th on various online music sites along with the full music video, so stay tuned for more!

HaHa’s real height to be revealed on the next episode of ‘HaHa’s 19TV Mutiny’

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 01:46 AM PST

HaHa‘s real height has been disclosed.

HaHa revealed his real height at the recent recording of MBC Music‘s ‘HaHa’s 19TV Mutiny.’

With the new year, this episode featured the ‘Mutiny’ members revealing something about their past.  With the motto of ‘Starting over from the basics‘ the members looked at their profile information and they found HaHa’s profile information from 10 years ago.

Looking at the profile they found HaHa’s age, height and blood type to all be incorrect.  So the ‘Mutiny’ members wanted him to reveal the truth.

So HaHa got his height measured right then and there.  They found that his real height was different from what was listed 10 years ago and even different from his current profile causing much laughter.

The episode of ‘HaHa’s 19TV Mutiny’ that will reveal his height can be seen on MBC Music on January 29th at 11:00pm KST.

Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA thanks fans for their delicious snacks

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 12:46 AM PST

Brown Eyed Girls‘ leader JeA recently updated her Twitter with a proof shots of the food presents she received from fans.

On January 28th, the singer tweeted pictures (above) from the waiting room at the ‘2013 Idol Athletic Championship‘ and wrote, “Hyojin-ah dot com and Fairy Pitta fans~~^^ ㅠㅠ Thank you so much~ Although… I can’t guarantee the length of my appearances, I’ll just try to not get hurt!!

Accompanied by the post was her selca along with a photo of fellow member Ga In, who can be seen squatting next to boxes of food, snacks, and beverages which were all sent in by fans of both singers.

Upon seeing her tweet, fans and followers left supportive comments like, “Good luck in the championship events!“, “Ga-In looks so cute“, and “Enjoy the recording.”

Meanwhile, this year’s ‘Idol Athletic Championship’ will feature 2AM‘s Jo Kwon, B2ST‘s Yoseob, Jeon Hyun Moo, and Lee Hwi Jae as the MCs.

Singer Jang Jae In (Jang Jane) to MC OnStyle’s fashion show ‘Get It Style’

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 12:03 AM PST

Singer Jang Jae In (Jang Jane) has been appointed as the MC of OnStyle‘s new fashion program ‘Get It Style‘.

According to a representative of OnStyle, the singer will take her MC duties alongside model Kang Seung Hyun, designer Park Seung Gun, and TV personality Kim Na Young.

‘Get It Style’, the fashion version of ‘Get It Beauty‘, is a program that will focus on the latest fashion trends. Different from other fashion programs, ‘Get It Style’ will be sharing useful styling tips as well as various fashion information, which viewers can apply to their everyday life.

The representative stated, “Jang Jae In has been receiving lots of attention on various women and fashion related community sites for her natural, yet refined fashion. As Jang Jae In is a fashionista representing those in their twenties, we believe she will get close with viewers and offer her advice, therefore, we have selected her as an MC.

In other news, Jang Jae In, who released her 5th mini-album back in August 2012, is currently in the middle of working on an upcoming album, which is scheduled for a February release.

‘Get It Style’ will begin airing on February 7th at 9 PM KST.

DMTN’s Daniel also involved in an accident during filming for MBC’s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship’

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST

DMTN‘s Daniel has also been involved in an accident during MBC‘s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship’ recording.

During the preliminary race for the male 70 meter dash Daniel tripped and fell. He quickly got up and finished the match with a limping leg. However, he was taken off the field to get treated when he showed signs of pain even after the match ended.

Prior to Daniel’s injury, Sistar‘s Bora was also involved in an accident during a preliminary match for the female idols’ 70 meter dash.

Hope both Daniel and Bora have a speedy recovery!

Source + image via Star News via Nate

SISTAR’s Bora involved in an accident during filming for MBC’s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship’

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 10:56 PM PST

SISTAR‘s Bora was just recently involved in a serious accident during the ongoing filming for MBC‘s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship‘.

While crossing the finish line as first place during the 70 meter dash preliminary match, Bora took a wrong step and fell on her head. When she did not get up from her fall, the medical staff members quickly rushed to her aid.

Fellow SISTAR member Soyu helped Bora back to the waiting room where she is currently being treated. It has not yet been reported whether she will be taken to the hospital for further treatment.

We hope that she doesn’t sustain any major injuries and wish her a speedy recovery.

Source + image via Newsen via Nate

Roy Kim to conclude activities to work on his album for a spring release

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 10:36 PM PST

The winner of ‘Superstar K 4Roy Kim will now be focusing on recording his album.

Roy Kim, who has received a lot of love from ‘Superstar K 4′ and has been actively making appearances will be concluding his current schedules by the end of January and will begin preparing for his debut album.  So all the programs that he has featured on and his time as a radio DJ will come to an end for now.

CJ E&M said, “Roy Kim has been showing his heart in trying to prepare for his album in the midst of his busy schedule.  We are aiming for a mini-album to be released by spring.

Roy Kim beat out 2.08 million other applicants to win the top spot in ‘Superstar K 4′ and he performed such songs as ‘I Need Healing‘ and ‘Whistle.’  He has also been acknowledged as a singer songwriter in his own right after he performed his original song, ‘Passing By.’

On January 28th Roy Kim will work as a DJ with Jung Joon Young on MBC Radio FM4U’sHope Songs at Noon.’

Nine Muses and Tiny-G’s height difference surprises even fans

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 10:03 PM PST

A recent photo showing Nine Muses and Tiny-G‘s extreme height difference has been drawing attention online.

On January 27th, Tiny-G updated their official Twitter page with the post, “Nine Muses sunbaes, whom we met at ‘Music Core‘. They were very pretty and cool. But when we were together, we’re like kids!

The photo shows the two groups posing for a friendly photo backstage, but what was most noticeable was the major height disparity between them. Nine Muses (average age of 25) are known for being the ‘model-idols’ with an average height of 172cm (5' 7″), whereas Tiny-G (average age of 18) lives up to their name averaging at 153cm (5′).

Those who saw the photo commented, “Tiny-G look like kids standing in front of Nine Musees“, “I didn’t know they were that short“, “They really are tiny after all“, and “It’s nice seeing the two groups together.”

Are you surprised at just how large the height difference between the two groups is?

Electroboyz show their support for K.Will & Chakun’s “Even If You Play”

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 09:39 PM PST

Hip hop trio Electroboyz tweeted their support for fellow member Chakun and K.Will‘s recent collaborative track, “Even If You Play“.

Electroboyz recently shared on their official Twitter, “I hope everyone spends a wonderful week while listening to K.Will & Chakun’s ‘Even If You Play’! We, Electroboyz, will work hard on our new album and return, so please wait for us while listening to #EvenIfYouPlay^^.”

Attached to the post was a photo of the trio showing their support by each holding a signed copy of K.Will and Chakun’s single album.

Fans tweeted back, “I’ll be waiting for [Electroboyz's] next album while listening to ‘Even If You Play!“, “I really look forward to Electroboyz’s new album“, “I hope it’ll be another song like ‘Ma Boy 2! ^^“, “I enjoyed Chakun’s rap and his acting in the MV“, and more.

“Even If You Play”, which was released on January 22nd, is a medium tempo breakup song produced by Brave Brothers and Ddol-I Park. Despite not having any promotional activities, the song has been staying strong on music charts including Bugs, MelOn, and Soribada.

In related news, Electroboyz are diligently working on their new album, which is scheduled to release within the first half of the year.