Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Girls' Generation to appear on Strong Heart next week" plus 24 more

"Girls' Generation to appear on Strong Heart next week" plus 24 more


Girls' Generation to appear on Strong Heart next week

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 07:59 AM PST

Check out the preview of Girls' Generation in the upcoming episode of Strong Heart.

All 9 members will appear on the show, do you anticipate this episode?

Brave Brothers: "I Didn’t Know Taeyang Would Become This Successful"

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 07:51 AM PST



When meeting with the journalist at MBC Dream Center in the event of the first live broadcast of MBC "Star Audition: The Great Birth 3″ on January 25th , composer Brave Brothers mentioned Taeyang.

Before established Brave Entertainment in 2008, Brave Brothers was active as the exclusive producer and composer to YG Entertianment from 2004 to 2008. Writing numerous hit songs for Big Bang, such as "Last Farewell", "Wrong Number", "Wonderful", etc., he proved his outstanding ability as a producer.

In response to that, Brave Brothers said, "Including my days in YG Entertainment, I've walked the path of producer for more than ten years. When I was still in YG, I didn't know Youngbae (Taeyang) would become this successful (or "do this well"). While working as a producer, I've seen a lot of surprising figures in the music industry. I will have to keep open to that kind of possibility as a producer."


Source: Newsen via Nate via TaeyangINA

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, “There Exists An Unjust World That People Can’t See”

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 07:20 AM PST


- His lawsuit comes to an end in 3 years… His first solo album in 10 years

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong (27), who we met at the Seoul Plaza Hotel on the 21st, seemed to be cautious of his words. When we asked him how he felt about his recently ended lawsuit, he seemed to shake a bit before he spoke up. He said, "I'm really happy," and "You probably don't know how big my smile was when I heard the news."

The lawsuit of JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu), who broke away from TVXQ in 2009, against SM Entertainment ended in November last year with a settlement. The group also won their exclusive contract invalidity and indemnification for damages lawsuit against Japan's biggest music agency AVEX on the 18th. AVEX signed a contract with JYJ in February, 2010 to help them with their Japanese activities, but then announced that they would be halting all of their activities in September. The Tokyo District Courts gave the verdict, "Avex can no longer claim that they are the sole management agency of JYJ." AVEX must pay 7.8 billion Won (660 million Yen) to JYJ for the indemnification for damages charges.

"In our point of view, this was something we knew would happen, but we were frustrated because it was taking so long to resolve. The three of us told each other 'It's been rough, but we got through it.'"

But there's a disappointing note to all of this. Kim Jaejoong said, "Unjust things. They're not limited to the laws and contracts," and "There's an unjust order that people can't see, there exists a world where such ridiculous things are accepted."

As soon as their lawsuit began, it became more difficult for JYJ to appear on TV. He stated, "Whenever PDs or screenwriters say, 'Why don't you appear on TV?' I say to them, 'Muster the courage to be the first to call us in.'"
The situation isn't that different in Japan. When they borrowed a concert venue, they would be blocked in various ways. He said, "Most of all, I really want to hold a concert in Japan as soon as possible."

Though JYJ have been faced with so many obstacles, they have collected a string of achievements. Kim Junsu and Park Yoochun have been shining in the musical and drama industries respectively. Kim Jaejoong, who took on the role of the stage director for JYJ's world tour, released his solo album on the 17th and has stepped up on his individual activities. He has always filled JYJ's albums with emotional compositions, and he has now put his all into his own solo album.

The theme of the album is 'rock'. Of the five tracks in the album, 'MINE' and 'One Kiss' were created through a collaboration with rocker Kim Bada, who took on the melody while Kim Jaejoong took on the lyrics. Kim Bada also helped direct the vocals and chorus of the songs.

Kim Jaejoong said, "I know that it's dangerous for a singer with roots in an idol group to sing rock songs. Kim Bada was also concerned about this," and "Regardless of this, I really wanted to work with great rock musicians, and I wanted to create an intense, rock-inspired performance."

He has always introduced a rock element to JYJ's world tours, creating songs with rebellious messages. Regarding his title song 'MINE', he explained, "It's a story about my small domain, and it's a song that warns others not to take even that freedom away from me." He added, "I was worried that underground artistes would reject my work and say, 'A kid who doesn't know the first thing about rock is singing rock'. But there were a lot of people who gave me good reviews," and "I think it's because I mixed K-pop with rock, instead of fully going the traditional rock route, or because of Kim Bada." The other two songs 'Comfort for Myself' and 'All Alone', sincere and sophisticated songs, were composed by Kim Jaejoong.

Kim Jaejoong made his debut as a member of TVXQ in 2004 and it has been 10 years since his debut. He said, "I couldn't fall asleep yesterday (20th) so I listened to all the songs I've sung till now, and I found that there are 120~130 songs," and "I looked back on the past 10 years by listening to all the songs, and I found that the good memories came to mind before the bad ones." He also smiled and said, "This is my first solo album since I made my debut 10 years ago, and it makes me happy to feel like I've become a rookie all over again." Kim Jaejoong will be focusing on his individual activities in the first half of the year and will resume group activities with the rest of JYJ in the second half of the year.


Source: [kyunghyang]
Translated  by: dongbangdata.net

Minho,Krystal & Sulli release BTS video for High Cut

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 06:39 AM PST

Check out the BTS video of High Cut's photoshoot featuring SHINee's Minho, f(x)'s Sulli and Krystal.

Kim Hyun Joong, Ailee and more to perform in Brazil

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST


Hallyu stars Kim Hyun Joong, Ailee, Baechigi and Ongals are some of the talents invited to perform at a 50th anniversary celebration marking the start of Korean immigration to Brazil.

The '2K13 Feel Korea' celebration will take place in Brazil's Sao Paulo from February 23 through 25. Orchestrated by the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (Kofice), the festival will consist of several events like free K-pop dance lesson as well as make-up classes.

The highlight of the festival will be a special concert on February 24 with the participation of Kim Hyun Joong, Ailee, Baechigi and Ongals.

Jang Geun Suk successfully wraps up dinner-show tour

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST


Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk has finally wrapped up his dinner-show tour with a great success.

To commemorate his 20th year anniversary, Jang Geun Suk has hosted his 'Jang Geun Suk 20th Anniversary Dinner Show With You' on December 9th in Seoul, before moving the fanfare across the sea to Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.

Three dinner shows were held in Korea's Seoul and Busan, while four were held in Japan's Tokyo and Osaka. The tour was prepared to celebrate 20th anniversary of Jang Geuk Suk's debut, and only limited number of tickets were prepared.

Each shows were held for three and a half hours where Jang Geun Suk reminisced about his time in the industry, and unveiled some video clips from childhood. He also performed OST tracks from his pieces and gave out roses in person to the fans at the scene.

Jang Geun Suk said, "It was a very precious time for me, because I could talk with the fans at the closest distance ever. I kept running for 20 years with no break, and I feel very thankful that I could look back at my past through this event."


Source: StarN News

2PM successfully hold a concert in Nagoya

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST


Idol group 2PM heated up Nagoya, Japan with their successful sold-out ARENA TOUR "LEGEND OF 2PM" in Nagoya Gaishi Hall on January 24th and 25th.

During the concert, 2PM appeared on the stage with a more dignified charisma, evoked shouts from the audience with the complete, illustrious performance. In particular, the roomful of 10,000 fans in Nagoya Gaishi Hall sang along in harmony when the yet unreleased songs from the 2nd full-length album were performed on the stage, amazing the local related staff members.

Meanwhile, there also was the member Junho's birthday party on the concert on the 25th.

Junho, who had a 24th birthday on the 25th, spent an impressive birthday with a surprise party prepared by 2PM members and a birthday song by the fans. Especially, on the 25th, the fans brought yellow fan lights that represent Junho, unfolding stunning scenery as the concert venue was embroidered with 10,000 beautiful yellow fan lights when the birthday song was played.

2PM has conveyed, "It was a royal time to experience many fans' love. Us 2PM will always make a greater effort and do our best as much as the expectations of the fans who support 2PM. Thank you."
2PM continues the excitements of the ARENA TOUR in Osaka from the 28th to the 30th.

Meanwhile, 2PM has a Tokyo Dome concert that will bring 11,000 audiences ahead on the upcoming April 20th and 21st.


Source: JYP Entertainment

B.A.P donates water pump in Africa

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST


B.A.P has celebrated its one year anniversary by sending a special gift to Africa.

According to the group's label, TS Entertainment, B.A.P has donated a water pump in Africa under B.A.P's fan club name to commemorate the group's one-year anniversary on January 27th.

The members wrote in its official fancafe, "Thanks for staying with us through the past year. We wanted to express the love that exists between you and us by sharing with our friends from afar. We hope everyone will have warm and healthy hearts."

In related news, B.A.P is set to a new album and hold its very first exclusive concert 'B.A.P Live on Earth Seoul', next month.

Huh Gak to release first full album in February

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST


After releasing his preview track "Monodrama", singer Huh Gak is set to release his first full-length studio album early next month.

According A Cube Entertainment, the singer will release first full-length studio album 'Little Giant' on February 5. Huh Gak is said to have wrapped up filming his music video for the title track and is in the final stage of editing the album.

Huh Gak released a song called "Monodrama" last week, which will be contained in the album. The song, which features Superstar K4's Yoo Seung Woo, received great feedback as it ranked high on the music charts.

SISTAR’s Hyorin reveals she sleeps naked

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST


SISTAR's Hyorin recently revealed her sleeping habit.

In the episode of jTBC's 'Shinhwa Broadcast' that aired on January 27, Hyorin talked about her sleeping habit and surprised the Shinhwa members.

During the episode, Shin Hye Sung began introducing each of the members of SISTAR and as he read off Hyorin's profile about her sleeping habits, he paused and said while blushing, "She sleeps naked…"

Hyorin nodded in approval and said, "That is right. I do not wear anything when I sleep." Shinhwa members became flustered to which Kim Dong Wan randomly remarked, "Something bad can happen if you sleep like that… What if a dog bites you?". The comment earned him cold glares from his fellow members.

Leessang completes successful concert in the US

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST


Hip hop duo Leessang has wrapped up quite successful shows in the United States over this past week.

First starting on January 24th, the duo performed at the New York Best Buy Theatre, followed by a performance on the 26th at the Los Angeles Club Nokia. Concert organizers boasted that about half of the crowd for the US shows were locals, and Leessang was very much well received by their American fans.

Leessang had traveled through 12 cities in Korea for their Leessang Theatre Season 2 concert tour. They soon after received an offer from oncert organizers AEG to have shows in the US. The members of Leessang themselves expressed what an honor such an opportunity was for them and how pleasantly surprised they were at the number of local Americans that showed up and enjoyed themselves.

Leessang will next go on an 8-city tour in Korea with YB Band.


Source: KBS

IU promotes innerwear,"Why so depressed?"

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 02:51 AM PST



A photo of IU holding a box of innerwear was released.

An online community uploaded a photo of IU with title,"IU holds an innerwear box". IU in the photo was from her debut days, she was holding an innerwear box while having a quite shy expression towards the camera.

In addition. IU was chosen as the lead role in a KBS's new weekend drama "The Best Lee Soon Shin" which will be aired in March.

Written By Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

‘Yes’ unveils new photos of SECRET’s Hyosung

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 02:00 AM PST


SECRET's Hyosung recently signed an exclusive contract with lingerie brand 'Yes' and will be appearing as the face of the brand from the spring/summer season. Recently, new photos from the pictorial have been released, showing Hyosung's cute image and voluptuous curves.

In the cuts from the catalogue of the lingerie brand for the month of February, Hyosung models with matching underwears and mesmerized netizens with her beautiful face and body. While shooting for a lingerie brand can be very sensitive for an idol group member, she did the pictorial with a professional attitude.


Sunmi's recent photos revealed

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 01:31 AM PST



Recently, a few photos of Wondergirl's ex-member Sunmi have been uploaded on an online community board.

In the photos, Sun Mi poses with her friends. She looks so beautiful with long blond hair and white skin.

Many fans are happy to see her after such a long while. They are showing explosive reactions to her beautiful and more mature look,  "Still looks like a celebrity", "She looks more mature", "She's getting prettier", and "Is she not coming back as a singer?"

On the other hand, Sun Mi attended Sunye's wedding, which was held on January 26th in Seoul.

Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Apink's Eunji criticized for traffic law violation

Posted: 29 Jan 2013 12:29 AM PST



On January 27th, A-Pink's Jung Eun Ji uploaded a photo on her me2day saying that her oranges were too warm to eat because they were on top of the engine ,she wrote "I decided to let them cool off with some outside air. Don't worry, I tied them tightly." 

It can be seen in the photos that her oranges were hung outside the window in a vinyl bag .

As the photo spreads among different SNS and online communities, many people criticized that she violated traffic law.

Netizens gave her a lot of harsh comments, "She could've gotten into a serious accident", "It is very dangerous to do that", and "She clearly violated the traffic law."

Responding to the controversy, Eun Ji's agency said, "This action has violated the traffic law, we apologize on Eunji's behalf"

Source; EunJi's me2day
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Son Dambi falls in a deep sleep while getting her makeup done

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST



On January 27th, Son Dambi uploaded a photo on her twitter with message "I must have been really tired."

In the photo, Son Dambi is sleeping with makeup and a wig on her, and two make-up artists are continuing with their work.

Netizens commented, "She must have been really tired", "So cute", and "She is lovely", "She doesn't care how she will look later".. and so on.

Source: SDB's twitter
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

SISTAR’s Bora and DMTN’s Daniel injured during ‘Idol Star Athletics Championship’

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 10:45 PM PST


SISTAR's Bora and DMTN's Daniel were unfortunately injured during the filming for MBC's 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'.

On January 28, the two idols were injured during the women's and men's 70 meter dashes, respectively at the Goyang Indoor Gymnasium.

SISTAR's agency Starship Entertainment released an official statement announcing that Bora only suffered minor injuries. The label also mentioned that she will be able to continue with her schedule and will not affect her upcoming SISTAR19's comeback.

Unfortunately, DMTN's agency 2Works Entertainment stated that Daniel suffered a knee injury and was taken to the emergency room. They said that his old knee injury may have resurfaced and he will be taken care of at the hospital.

Seventeen reveals first member Min Kyu

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 10:15 PM PST


Pledis Entertainment, the label that houses to After School and Son Dambi, has previously announced that they will be debuting a 17-member male idol group called, Seventeen.

The group will be made up of 17 members averaging 17 years old and will promote in Korea, China and Japan. Their training process is shown through 'Seventeen TV', but Pledis stated that not all the members from the show are confirmed to be final members of Seventeen.

While the official list of members has been kept a secret until now, the label introduced its first official member named, Kim Min Kyu. The firsl member has been gaining much interest from the public for his strong resemblance to actor Kim Bum.

Girl's Day snaps a group photo at the filming set of Idols Olympic

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 09:51 PM PST


Girl's Day participated in the recording of the 2013 Idols Olympic.

The girls snapped a group photo at the filming set. Member Hyeri updated her Twitter on 29th, she tweeted,"thanks to our fans we have energy to continue! Ate well, although it's tiring but we are happy together. Hwaiting Hwaiting! Have to do better."

Fans commented,"so cute","Hwaiting","Girl's Day all the best" and etc.

Clazziquai reveals shooting sketch video for preview track “Sweetest Name”

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST


After releasing the single "Can't Go On My Own" back in December, electronic pop group Clazziquai Project will officially return after 3 years and 6 months of break with their new album.

Clazziquai will release its 5th album 'Blessed' on February 5th. Prior the album, the group will pre-release the track "Sweetest Name" on January 29. The song takes Clazziquai back to its house music roots and features Horan and Alex's sweet harmony over a house beat.

Clazziquai will start their promotion with a showcase planned on 1st of February near by Hongik University.

Check out the shooting sketch video for preview track "Sweetest Name" below:

May Doni reveals MV teaser for “What Did I Do”

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST


After being away for four long years, solo singer May Doni will finally making her return to the music scene and she is piquing the interrest of fans through her new video teaser.

On January 29, she released her teaser video for her title track "What Did I Do" which shows the singer's transformation into a lovely student. The video ends with May Doni softly singing a line of the song.

May Doni will be releasing his second single 'Beginning' on February 1st. The album's lead track "What Did I Do" will feature Anni. She is said to have participated in composing and writing process for all the tracks in the album.

Check out the teaser below:

Shinhwa’s Andy releases MV for “You & Me”

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 08:30 PM PST


Shinhwa's Andy recently released his solo digital single titled "You & Me" in light of his recent birthday talk concert 'Happy Andy's Day'. The singer has now revealed the full music video for the track.

"You & Me" is a medium tempo ballad perfect for the cold winter season. The song also features the members of his own group 100%'s Minwoo and Rokhyun.

Check out the MV below:

Tiny-G releases “Let’s Dance” video for “MINIMANIMO”

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST


With promotions of their latest single "MINIMANIMO" well underway, rookie girl group Tiny-G has now revealed their episode of "Let's Dance" on LOEN Entertainment's YouTube channel.

The video shows the Tiny-G members introducing the simple yet cute choreography points of their newest single "MINIMANIMO" for fans to follow along.

Check out the video below:

Lee Jung releases “Wish It Was You” MV for ‘Flower Boy Next Door’ OST

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 07:46 PM PST


Multi talented musician Lee Jung participates in the soundtrack for the tvN's drama 'Flower Boy Next Door' with a special support from a renowned musician Hareem.

On January 29th, Lee Jung released his latest single "Wish It Was You" along with its full music video for the drama's OST Part. 3. The singer himself contributed to overall performance and composition of the song and even modified his vocal technique to produce the perfect OST that suits the drama.

"Wish It Was You" became little more special with the support from great musician Hareem as he participated with his Harmonica solo performance.

Check out the MV below:

Lee Jun Ki releases 4th mini album ‘CBC’

Posted: 28 Jan 2013 07:17 PM PST


Hallyu star Lee Jun Ki is back with his latest mini album 'CBC' which was simultaneously released in Korea and Japan on January 29th.

'CBC' which stands for "Case by Case", is the actor's fourth mini-album. The album enlisted the help of Mad Soul Child's Lee Sang Yeol and Seo Taiji Band's Lee Shin Ho.

Lee Jun Ki is showing a number of different genres in the album, including hip hop, rock, ballad, "new metal" and "hybrid rock". The Korean title track is "Lost Frame", and it features great synthesizer sound, guitar riff and explosive drum beats.

The Japanese title track, "Tonight", which was immensely popular in Japan after the song premiered during Lee Jun Ki's fan meets held in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo last December, is a sweet love song about a man who fell into his first love, and Lee Jun Ki participated in writing lyrics himself.

Check out the tracks below:

The Answer (Intro)


Tonight


Case By Case


Lost Frame


Closer