Sunday, January 20, 2013

"Hyoyeon reveals she’s only given one victory speech + Girls’ Generation’s performances on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook" plus 19 more

"Hyoyeon reveals she’s only given one victory speech + Girls’ Generation’s performances on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook" plus 19 more

Hyoyeon reveals she’s only given one victory speech + Girls’ Generation’s performances on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 07:54 AM PST

Yoo Hee Yeol chose Hyoyeon as the most charming Girls’ Generation member.

The ladies of Girls’ Generation were featured on the January 18 episode of ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘ and during the interview portion, the girls talked about many things. Taeyeon confessed she felt incredibly lonely, while Tiffany talked about the most recent time she cried.

Hyoyeon also showed off her characteristic easy-going personality on the show, completely charming MC Yoo Hee Yeol and causing him to say, “You’re very charming“.

She also revealed, “Girls’ Generation has won #1 many times on music shows, but I’ve only given a thank you speech just once“, surprising everyone.

The girls performed their old hits such as “Genie“, “Hoot“, and “Gee“, and also performed their new songs “Dancing Queen” and “I Got A Boy“. Tiffany and Taeyeon also sang the duet “Lost in Love“.

Check out the performances below!

“Genie”, “Hoot”, “Gee”

“Dancing Queen”

“Lost in Love”

“I Got A Boy”

Performances from the January 20th episode of SBS ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 01:00 AM PST

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic actor Lee Hyun Woo, alongside ZE:A's Kwanghee and IU!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, CNBLUE, 2YOON, VIXX, Phantom, and Moon Hee Jun made their comebacks through today’s broadcast.

Check out the clips below!


[ MC Cuts ]


[ Public Service Announcement ]

This week's PSA from 'Inkigayo' guest-featured Boyfriend, who helped promote awareness on the health and nutrition benefits of duck meat!


[ Next Week's Teasers ]


Other performances from tonight included: Tiny-G, Baechigi, Hello Venus, December, GLAM, Sunny Hill, C-CLOWN, Boyfriend, Baek Ji Young, INFINITE H, and Girls’ Generation.

Check them out below!


< Tiny-G >


< Baechigi >

[video will be added when found]


< Hello Venus >


< December >


< GLAM >


< Sunny Hill >




< Boyfriend >


< Baek Ji Young >

[video will be added when found]




< Girls’ Generation >


SPEED hit the stage on ‘Inkigayo’ with “It’s Over”

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 12:53 AM PST

SPEED have released their album 'Superior SPEED' along with the music videos for "It's Over".

As you know by now, the group revealed their high-cost drama version and dance version of the MV for "Sad Promise", which sparked a lot of interest from fans as well as the public.

Check out the boys performance featuring Davichi's Kang Min Kyung below.

VIXX make their comeback on ‘Inkigayo’ with “On and On”

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 12:36 AM PST

After pre-releasing their track "Don't Want to be an Idol", VIXX have now begun live promotions with their third single "On and On".

The music video for "On and On" was just released on the 17th KST, and both their concept and song have been a hit with fans.

Check out VIXX' comeback stage below!

2YOON make their debut with “24/7″ on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 12:31 AM PST

4minute's sub-unit 2YOON have finally made their anticipated debut with the release of their album 'Harvest Moon'!

Composed of members Gayoon and Jiyoon, the unit have released their album with the title track"24/7", attempting the country pop genre not common to K-pop.

Check out their amazing debut stage with "Why Not" and "24/7″ below.

CNBLUE make their anticipated comeback with “I’m Sorry” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 12:27 AM PST

The boys of idol rock group CNBLUE are back with a vengeance with their new mini-album 'Re:Blue'!

The title track , "I'm Sorry", was penned and composed by the leader Yonghwa, along with many other self-composed works by the CNBLUE quartet. There are six songs on the album including: "Coffee Shop", "La La La" and an English version for "Where You Are".

Check out CNBLUE's highly anticipated comeback performances of "Coffee Shop" and "I'm Sorry" below.

Baechigi maintains #1 position on music charts for six consecutive days

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 11:33 PM PST

Hip hop duo Baechigi has been reigning at the top spot on music charts for six consecutive days, proving a successful comeback.

As of January 20th, Baechigi’s new release “Shower of Tears” is maintaining its #1 position on music charts such as Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Naver, Cyworld, and Monkey3.

The duo, who made their debut in 2005, returned with a new mini-album titled ‘Vol. 4 Part. 2' on January 14th. Shortly after its release, their title song “Shower of Tears” quickly gained much popularity as it climbed to the top of various real-time charts.

“Shower of Tears” is a slow-tempo song that expresses the sorrow that men can relate to following a breakup. The song features soloist Ailee and famous French bandoneonista Olivier Manoury participated in the album.

Source: OSEN via Nate

‘Infinity Challenge’ maintains its position on top of Saturday ratings chart

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 10:35 PM PST

Despite a 0.9% drop from previous week’s episode, this week’s airing of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ maintained its dominant position on top of the Saturday evening ratings chart with a strong showing of 16.4% nationwide ratings according to AGB Nielson.

This week’s #1 position marks the 10th straight week on top for ‘Infinity Challenge’. Its competitors, SBS‘s ‘Star King‘ and KBS‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘, fared slightly worse with ratings of 12.9% and 10.4%, respectively.

Among other Saturday programs, MBC’s ‘Quiz to Change the World‘ recorded 11.5% nationwide ratings and ‘We Got Married’ brought up the rear with 8.1%.

Source: Star News via Nate

Son Dam Bi draws envy with her bare-face selca

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 09:35 PM PST

Soloist Son Dam Bi recently revealed a selca of her flawless bare face.

On January 18th, the singer tweeted the above picture and simply wrote, “This sleepless night.”

Son Dam Bi has once again amazed and aroused the envy of fans and netizens with her latest close-up selca, which shows the singer flaunting her silky smooth and flawless complexion while lying on a bed.

Upon seeing her late night tweet, followers tweeted back, “Your skin is flawless“, “You’re becoming prettier by the day“, “A warm glass of milk is perfect for when you have trouble falling asleep!“, and more.

Source: Son Dam Bi’s Twitter

Yoo Jae Suk and Noh Hong Chul didn’t want to feature in Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video?

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 08:35 PM PST

Comedians Yoo Jae Suk and Noh Hong Chul spoke up about their initial reactions to featuring in the music video for Psy‘s “Gangnam Style“.

In the latest episode of ‘Infinity Challenge‘, the duo traveled to New York to perform with Psy for ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2013′ celebration at Times Square.

As Yoo Jae Suk watched the excited Noh Hong Chul dress up for the performance with his original music video garb, he let the viewers in on a secret concerning his enthusiasm for “Gangnam Style”.

“This is all in the past, but when he first showed up on set, he said he didn’t want to shoot for the music video. It was done against his will,” he framed.

Noh Hong Chul didn’t take this sitting down, however. “Didn’t you say ‘me too’ at that time, as well?” he questioned, confirming that they were less than excited to shoot the video – at the time.

With the amount of popularity the video has netted them thus far, hopefully they’ve changed their views by now!

Performances from the ’27th Golden Disk Awards’ (Day 2)

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 07:49 PM PST

On January 15th and 16th, many of Korea's top musicians and pop stars gathered at the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia for the '27th Golden Disk Awards'. Although the winners were already announced, jTBC aired the second day of the award show on January 20.

This year, the show was divided into two parts: the first part (held on January 15th) honored the winners of the physical album categories, while the second day (held on January 16th) did the same for digital albums.

KARA's Nicole and CNBLUE's Yonghwa served as MC's for the first day while FT Island's Lee Hong Ki, and SISTAR's Dasom were the MC's for the second day.

Check out the performances from the second day of the awards ceremony below, and watch the performances from day 1 of the event here.



<< MC Special Stage >>

<< 2NE1 >>

<< BIG BANG >>

<< f(x) >>

<< G-Dragon >>

<< Huh Gak >>

<< K.Will >>

<< miss A >>

<< Psy >>

<< SECRET >>

<< SISTAR >>

<< T-ara >>

<< B.A.P >>

<< Ailee >>

<< Lee Hi >>

<< Lee Hong Ki >>

<< Epik High >>

<< TEEN TOP >>

<< SECRET + BAP Special Stage >>

<< K.Will + Hyorin Special Stage >>

<< T-ara + miss A Special Stage >>

<< Ending >>

2NE1′s Dara shows off her cute charms in a never-before-seen photo

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 07:09 PM PST

2NE1‘s Dara was recently seen leaving her serious, bodyguard mode for a more silly side in another never-before-seen photo.

YG Entertainment's official me2day posted, “YG official me2day is revealing rare item #2! Dara who is responsible for the refreshing vocals! What is Dara doing in the photo?^^ 1. Pouting her lips. 2. Cutie? hehehe”, along with a photo.

The photo shows Dara donning a white fur vest while pouting her lips to the camera, leaving fans smiling at her hilariously cute facial expression.

Fans commented, “She’s doing both”, “Dara is so pretty”, and “She’s pouting her lips, but is also a cutie.”

Source + image: YG Entertainment‘s official me2day

‘Infinity Challenge’ unveils preview for vampire hunting episode

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 06:22 PM PST

MBC‘s popular variety program ‘Infinity Challenge‘ will be going vampire hunting next week!

In a preview that was revealed at the end of last Saturday’s episode, the cast members were given a mission to track down the fugitive vampires, currently in hiding all over South Korea.

“You were born with the destiny of becoming vampire hunters,” the narration intoned. “Find Madame Nikita. She will tell you the way to the salvation of the human race.”

The quest of the ‘vampire hunters’ will be broadcast next Saturday evening on MBC. Check out this week’s full episode below [the preview begins at 36:30 in the second video].

Past photo of Lee Min Ho and Park Bo Young sparks attention

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 05:38 PM PST

A past photo of actor Lee Min Ho and actress Park Bo Young has been sparking much interest.

Revealed online with the title “Lee Min Ho-Park Bo Young’s youthful past”, the photo had been taken seven years ago on the set of a drama in which the two had starred together.

The 2006 EBS drama, titled “Secret Campus“, had been a drama intended for the youth. The two actors could be seen wearing neat school uniforms in the photo taken on set.

The photo drew much attention because of the unchanged appearance of the stars now compared to their appearance seven years ago.

Netizens commented saying, “Flawless faces then and now“, “Both of them aged just as you would expect“, and “Nothing has really changed from then till now.

Source + Image(s): Sports Chosun via Nate

Yoo Seung Ho snaps a selca with ‘I Miss You’ costars Cha Hwa Yeon and Jang Mi In Ae

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 04:53 PM PST

Yoo Seung Ho snapped a photo with ‘I Miss You‘ costars Cha Hwa Yeon and Jang Mi In Ae.

The photo was uploaded to Jang Mi In Ae’s minihompy with the caption, “I Miss You. Harry, Harry’s mom, and Eunju. Why do you think we’re together?“.

The photo shows the three actors at a street cart. Yoo Seung Ho is leaning on his on-screen mother, smiling gently and giving off the mood that they are actually mother-and-son.

‘I Miss You’ ended on the 17th with a 11.6% rating.

Source: Sports Chosun

Eye Candy: Dancing Queens

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 04:08 PM PST

Following the last 'Eye Candy: Dancing Kings' edition courtesy of allkpop's staff, our 'Eye Candy' series continues with the sexiest female dancers in K-pop!

No one can argue that K-pop is all about performance – and most of the performance comes from the dancing. Here are the best female dancers of K-pop, in no particular order.

Girls’ Generation‘s Hyoyeon

f(x)‘s Victoria


2NE1‘s Minzy

miss A‘s Jia

After School‘s Jungah

KARA‘s Nicole

SECRET‘s Hyosung

4minute‘s HyunA

GLAM‘s Zinni

Wonder GirlsSun

T-ara‘s Eunjung

Dal Shabet‘s Jiyul

EvoL‘s Say

Nine MusesEunji

Did we miss any of your favorite Dancing Queens of K-Pop?

2012 allkpop Awards – Revisiting the nominations for ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Female Solo’

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 03:10 PM PST

The 2012 allkpop awards presented by NAVER BAND was allkpop's biggest awards to date. With 12 different categories and 74 different nominees, the 2012 allkpop awards brought in over 8.6 million votes!

As we wait for the results to be announced on January 31st, we thought it'd be nice to revisit  just who was nominated, and why they were chosen as some descriptions have been updated since the beginning of the awards with the year wrapping up and new events coming to light. During the month of January we will be taking a look back on each category so make sure to keep checking back!

So let's take a look back on the nominations and why they were nominated in the following two categories: Best Producer and Best Female Solo.

Click Here to go to the 2012 allkpop Awards Page

Julien Kang makes a birthday meal for Yoon Se Ah on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 02:07 PM PST

Julien Kang made a special birthday meal for Yoon Se Ah on January 19th’s ‘We Got Married 4‘.

While in the kitchen, the atmosphere became unexpectedly hot. The couple began to prepare the ingredients together, but things went romantic when Julien gave Yoon Se Ah a back hug while she was cutting the vegetables and their faces got close next to the refrigerator.

Julien Kang stated, “You have to take off the [onion's layers],” and put on a sexy expression, while Yoon Se Ah covered herself with her apron in embarrassment.

He later shocked Yoon Se Ah when he drank lemon juice without making any expression on his face.

Wonder Girls’ Sun spotted enjoying a musical date with her fiancee

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 01:07 PM PST

Sun was recently spotted enjoying a musical date with fiancee James Park along with Wonder Girls members Yenny and Yubin.

Label mate Joo shared the above photo on her Facebook and wrote, “Yenny unni, Yubin unni, Professor Hye Jin, Sun unni, and brother-in-law. After watching the daytime show, everyone at Dongguk University that took a group shot and left, please send your photo. kekeke”.

Netizens commented, “Sun’s fiancee is handsome”, “Sun looks happy”, and “Congrats on your wedding.”

The Wonder Girls leader will officially put her promotions with the group to a halt after her wedding, which will be held on January 26th at 10:30PM KST at Seoul’s Lotte Hotel.

Sunhwa brings up Kwanghee’s ideal type on ‘We Got Married’

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 12:07 PM PST

Kwanghee‘s previous statements about After School‘s UEE apparently annoyed SECRET‘s Sunhwa.

On the January 19th episode of MBC‘s ‘We Got Married 4‘, Sunhwa asked the ZE:A member who his ideal type really was. He responded immediately, “Of course, it’s Sunhwa.”

However, Sunhwa dug deeper, assuring him, “Relationships with your ideal type never last anyway. Be honest with me.” Kwanghee took the bait and answered honestly, “Then, it’s UEE,” to which Sunhwa responded, “Why can’t you take a hint? Even if it wouldn’t last, you should’ve said your ideal type is me.”

Sunhwa also received an actual trophy from Kwanghee for being the “Queen of Helping One’s Husband.” She then stated, “You said that your ideal type is UEE. I hope all your ideal types disappear this year,” creeping him out.