Friday, January 4, 2013

"JYJ Junsu burst out his singing ability at Ballad & Musical Concert" plus 24 more

"JYJ Junsu burst out his singing ability at Ballad & Musical Concert" plus 24 more


JYJ Junsu burst out his singing ability at Ballad & Musical Concert

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 07:55 AM PST


[Review] Older or little brother who's great at singing and acting – Proves why his tickets are always sold out : Junsu Kim burst out his singing ability at Ballad & Musical Concert

The expression 'Sold Out in a couple of minutes' is just meaningless when you talk about this singer. About 20,000 tickets had been ready, but more than 200,000 fans wanted to get the tickets. 21,000 tickets of 'XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra', held by the 27-year-old star Junsu Kim (XIA Junsu), were all sold out right after the sales begun on the Interpark website at 20:00 on NOV 04, leaving a record of 200,000 marks of simultaneous log-ins at the same time.

After his debut on the musical which made 45,000 seats sold out at Grand Theatre of Sejong Centre for Performing Arts, many idol singers stepped into musical industry, but no one has ever been able to shake the industry like him so far. The concert on DEC 31 showed why Junsu Kim is not just an ordinary idol, but the superstar.

The venue was Hall D at COEX, Gangnam in Seoul which holds about 7,000 seats (per a day). The concert continued for about 3 hours, started at 22:00 on DEC 31 and finished around 01:00 on JAN 01. There were various Korean dialects, Chinese and Japanese at every part of COEX building before 3~4 hours of the concert and mid-aged women with a suitcase were every corridor of COEX too.

The performance started with 'I am, I am Music' and 'I want to get out of my fate' from the musical . He continued with 'The Last Dance' from which made him the winner of the Best Actor for a Leading Role at 18th Korean Musical Awards, and also sang 'This Is The Moment' from saying it is one of the musical he would like to do some time. The emotion and appealing expression based on outstanding natural singing ability were enough to prove that his success in musical (that singing becomes acting itself) was not a just luck.

His manner of controlling the atmosphere was also outstanding by playing on the audience with a lot of requests from them. "I became 27 years old, and it makes me feel like I became grandfather as an idol singer!", he joked, but also made the venue almost collapsed by cheers of the audience when he said that "I would burn myself no matter how hard the dance may be, if I could be able to be on TV", after the stage of 'Tarantallegra'. On that day, for his fans, before the superstar, he was the role model who was standing firm against hardship and external pressure, older brother['OPPA' in Korean] who they must support for his victory and little brother who they should take care of.

The special guest of the concert was his mother. He invited his mother to the stage saying "Today is the day that my dream comes true". Before he debuted as a singer, he had promised his mother whose dream was becoming a vocalist to make her dream come true when he became a singer. His mother shed tears of gratitude after singing together with her son.

Meanwhile, his next musical is still remaining uncertain. While this year's almost every big musical is longing to be chosen by him, it was rumored that he would perform for again in July, however, his management C-JeS Entertainment announced that his comeback to musical was not decided because the time of JYJ's group activity is up in the air at the moment.


Source: Chosun via Daum
Translated by: http://dedicatee.wordpress.com

2NE1's Dara Voted As The Top Vampire Star

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST



Sandara Park was voted as the number one vampire star, due to her ageless beauty.

A plastic surgery clinic, Lamar Clinic, conducted a survey last December 10 to 31 titled, "Which vampire star is ageless even when the year changes to 2013?" Sandara Park garnered 29% of the votes (185 votes) out of the 639 respondents who answered the survey, crowning her as the top vampire star.

According to the participants of the survey who voted for Sandara Park, their reasons for voting for her were, "She really looks ageless, it's like she's taken age preservatives. I can't believe she's already 30," "Even if you stand her next to 10 other girl group members, her looks would still shine and stand out," and other similar reasons.

Choi Geum Jung, the director of Lamar Clinic, commented with, "Sandara Park always has this youthful appearance, she has clean, firm skin and a round, soft face line; She even has the ideal facial proportions, we call it the golden ratio, which is 1:1:0.8," he said, "The top star would be recognized through these quite extreme conditions," he explained.

After Sandara Park, the actress of the recent drama, "Cheongdamdong Alice," Moon Geun-Young (153 votes) came out as second place for her cute looks. In third place is "School 2013″ actress Jang Na Ra with 20% (128 votes) of the votes, while SNSD's leader, Taeyeon got fourth place with 19% (121 votes) of the total votes. Other placers were Shin Min Ah, Goo Hye Sun, and Lim Soo Jeong.


Sources: Nate 1,  2 , JoyNews
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

Park Yoo-Cheon tried harder to make Han Ji-Min shiver

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST



Park Yoo-Cheon confessed that Han Ji-Min shivered more when they had a kiss scene. Kim Min-Jong and Yoon Jin-Yi of 'Gentle Man's Dignity' and Park Yoo-Cheon and Han Ji-Min of 'Rooftop Prince' received best couple award at '2012 SBS Acting Awards'.

Park Yoo-Cheon said, "I thought our couple fits well, and I am very thankful toward the award" and Han Ji-Min said, "I want to thank the fans, viewers and Park Yoo-Cheon." To the question 'Who shivered more while the kiss scene?', Park Yoo-Cheon answered, "I shivered, but I tried to make Ji-Min shiver more than I did." About this, Jeong Ryeo-Won showed jealousy.


Credit: Innolife

Wonder Girls’ Sunye to hold wedding photo shoot

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 06:35 AM PST


Prior to her most buzzed-about wedding, Wonder Girls' Sunye will be holding her wedding photo shoot in her white dress.

A representative of Sunye revealed, "Sunye will conduct her wedding rehearsal photo shoot at a wedding studio located in Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu on January 7 with professional photographer Oh Joong Suk."

Oh Joong Suk is said to have accepted the request gladly thanks to his friendship with Sunye.

The studio in which Sunye will hold her shoot was once used as a set for the TV series 'One Thousandth Man'. It is a restaurant with an antique atmosphere where many young couples find attractive for wedding shooting.

A representative added, "Sunyepersonally chose the dress for this photo shoot, and she′s looking forward to it. The concept of the photoshoot is not confirmed yet but we expect to see a youthful and lovable concept."

Meanwhile, Sunye will tie the knot January 26 with her fiancee James Park at Lotte Hotel in Sogongdong, Seoul.

Gaon Chart releases rankings for December 23rd – December 29th

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 06:10 AM PST


Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.


[Rankings for Week December 23 – December 29, 2012]


Weekly Singles Chart

1. Girls' Generation : "Dancing Queen"

2. K.Will : "Love Like This"

3. Lee Seung Gi : "Return"

4. Yang Yoseob : "Caffeine"

5. Akdong Musician : "You Are Attractive"

6. Sung Si Kyung, Park Hyoshin, Lee Seok Hoon, Seo In Guk, VIXX : "Because It's Christmas"

7. Sunny Hill : "Goodbye To Romance"

8. December : "Don't Go"

9. JYJ's Kim Junsu : "Thank You For"

10. Geeks feat. SISTAR's Soyou : "Officially Missing You, Too"


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Weekly Album Chart

1. B1A4 : "In The Wind" [3rd Mini Album]

2. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

3. Various Artists : "Full House Take 2" [Soundtrack]

4. Yang Yoseob : "The First Collage" [1st Mini Album]

5. Kim Sunggyu : "Another Me" [1st Mini Album]

6. IU : "Last Fantasy" [2nd Album]

7. Psy : "Six Rules Part 1" [6th Album]

8. INFINITE : "INFINITIZE" [3rd Mini Album]

9. 2NE1 : "Nolza!" [1st Live Concert Album]

10. G-Dragon : "One Of A Kind" [1st Mini Album]


< Last week's rankings

‘The Thieves’ set to open in China

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 05:45 AM PST


After becoming a major box office hit in Korea last year, 'The Thieves' is set to premiere in China on January 15.

According to the film distributor, Showbox Mediaplex, the movie will be shown on over 3,000 theaters through the Chinese giant film group, Lava Film. The distributors had originally planned to release the movie in China in September, but a series of snags has delayed the premiere.

'The Thieves' will stand on near-even footing with the eagerly anticipated Chinese film 'The Grandmasters,' directed by Wong Kar-wai. And to further promote the movie, producers Choi Dong Hoon and Jeon Ji Hyun will be attending the premiere screening.

The film also opened in select theaters across the US last October and is also set to premiere in Japan, India, and Russia.

Shin Se Kyung falls in love with Girls’ Generation’s new music

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 05:23 AM PST


Actress Shin Se Kyung proved that she's a fan of girl group Girls' Generation.

On January 2, Shin Se Kyung posted on her personal Twitter, "Ah… I can't sleep because of the music. What am I going to do?". A concerned fan then asked what is the matter to which the actress replied, "Girls' Generation… Can't you hear my heart beat."

She also added, "What am I going to do? This is really serious. I can't fall asleep. The whole world looks so beautiful. I should try to sleep, even though I'm sure it will take a long time to forget about their performance."

Shin Se Kyung, who had worked with Yuri on SBS drama 'Fashion King', revealed her friendship with Girls' Generation as well as expressed her full support for the group's comeback album "I Got A Boy".

Sung Yuri renews her contract with King Kong Entertainment

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 04:55 AM PST


It has been revealed that actress Sung Yuri has renewed her contract with her current management agency, King Kong Entertainment.

On January 4, King Kong Entertainment announced, "Sung Yuri has decided to renew her contract with us. Her decision was based on strong trust that developed these past two years."

Lee Jin Sung, head of King Kong Entertainment, said, "I've known Sung Yuri for 10 years, and she is one of the best actresses who is always very caring and modest. She is being loved by many people for her passion and efforts, and we will do every supports that we can provide her."

Sung Yuri said, "King Kong Entertainment is a company that allows me to participate in different genres of work, and has also given me lots of help along the way. With the trust and faith we have developed, I will continue to work hard to present an even more complete side of me in future."

Lee Da Hae shows amazing shooting skills on ‘IRIS 2’

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST


KBS recently released new still cuts of actress Lee Da Hae who plays a secret agent for the much-awaited series, 'IRIS 2'.

Though 'IRIS 2' is Lee Da Hae's first action piece, she caught everyone by surprise by showing off her shooting skills at a shooting practice room in Korean National Intelligence Service. The actress scored a remarkable 46 points out of 50 which was much higher than Jang Hyuk, who is casting as her partner.

Lee Da Hae said, "Before shooting 'IRIS 2', I only exercised as my personal trainer told me, but now, I run out for exercise before anyone tells me to. Ji Soo Yeon is such a charming character, and I'm enjoying my shootings very much."

An 'IRIS 2′ representative stated, "Lee Da Hae makes it hard to believe that she is an actress taking on action scenes for the first time because she is showing an amazing progress, and the trainers are making endless compliments about her. Everyone will be able to see another side of Lee Da Hae."

The drama will premiere on February 13 on KBS


Source: StarN News

Dal Shabet to conclude “Have, Don’t Have” promotions

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 04:05 AM PST


Girl group Dal Shabet will be wrapping up their promotions for latest single "Have, Don't Have" and will now focus on their individual activities.

Following their performance on KBS 'Music Bank' earlier, the group will have their final performances on MBC 'Show! Music Core' on January 5th and SBS 'Inkigayo' on the 6th.

Happy Face Entertainment, Dal Shabet's agency, says, "The official promotion schedule of 'Have Don't Have' will finish this week, and the members will carry on their individual careers for a bit while also preparing for their next album."

Dal Shabet released their 5th mini album 'Have Don't Have' and drew much attention with two different version music videos. They also eld a showcase in Indonesia, and signed advertisement contract with a cell phone brand in China.

Girls’ Generation promotes album at Pop-up Store in Seoul

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 03:40 AM PST


Girls' Generation made a surprise visit to SM Town's pop-up store to promote their new album "I Got A Boy" on January 2. The pop-up store at Lotte Young Plaza in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, was bustling with people eager to see the hugely popular girl group.

The store, which will remain open until January 13, sells fashion items like T-shirts and caps, stationery and dolls related to "I Got A Boy" and other SM Entertainment artists.

Check out the photos below:











Sunny Hill releases making of “Goodbye to Romance” MV

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 03:15 AM PST


Talented group Sunny Hill has just released the making of their comeback music video for "Goodbye to Romance".

"Goodbye to Romance" is the title track of the group's second mini-album, 'Antique Romance' and deals with the sweet 'n sour taste of first love. The song was written and composed by lyricist Kim Eana and composer Lee Min Soo.

Check out the clip below!

Girls’ Generation makes explosive comeback on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 02:48 AM PST


Girls' Generation is kicking off the new year in high gear!

On January 4, the nine talented ladies of Girls' Generation hit the stage of 'Music Bank' and kicked off an explosive comeback performance of their latest title track "I Got A Boy" as well as the pre-released track, "Dancing Queen."

"I Got A Boy", is an electronic dance song that has a mix of pop, retro and urban genres. The hook's addictive melody leaves an impression, and the main theme of the lyrics is "girl talk". It carries small talk about everyday life between girlfriends, increasing the fun.

The group's fourth official album, which achieved an all-kill on music charts, is backed by a long list of renowned composers and producers including the famous European composition team, Design Music and British singer-songwriter Pixie Lott.

Check out their performances below!

130104 Psy wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 02:51 AM PST


KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The January 4rd episode of the show features a handful of comebacks from artists, including Girls' Generation, Baek Ji Young, GLAM, Kim Sori and more. In addition, Brown Eyed Girls' JeA and Airplane kicked off their debut while SECRET's Sunhwa and B.A.P's Youngjae performed their collaboration single.

Other performers tonight included Yang Yoseob, Juniel, Sunny Hill, Urban Zakapa, Casker, Dal Shabet, Spica, C-Clown, 100%, The SEEYA, LEDApple, Hi.ni and Big Star.

And for the highlight of the show, Psy once again won on this week's 'K-Chart' with his smash-hit single, "Gangnam Style"!

Congratulations Psy!


Tonight's Performances:

Hi.ni


Casker


Airplane (Debut)


LEDApple


The SEEYA


Urban Zakapa


December


Big Star


C-CLOWN


100%


SPICA


Hello Venus


Dal Shabet


Sunny Hill


Juniel


Yang Yoseob



Watch tonight's special stages and comeback below:

Girls' Generation - "I Got A Boy" + "Dancing Queen"
Baek Ji Young - "I Hate It"
Brown Eyed Girls' JeA - "While You Were Asleep"
GLAM - "I Like That"
Kim Sori - "Dual Life"
Youngjae & Sunhwa - "Everything Is Pretty"

Baek Ji Young returns with “I Hate It” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 02:28 AM PST


Making her return as the queen of sad ballad, singer Baek Ji Young has returned to the 'Music Bank' with her latest heart-breaking single, "I Hate It".

"I Hate It" is about a person who hates herself for not being able to hold back the person she loves from leaving. Baek Jiyoung collaborated with renowned pianist Yiruma and composer 2FACE for the track, helping the singer to further present her great musicality.

WS Entertainment stated, "Baek Ji Young and Yiruma's collaboration is their first project together. 'I Hate It' is not a 'cross-over' number, but just a beautiful ballad which will feature Baek Ji Young's trademark sad vocals."

Check out her performance below!

B.A.P’s Youngjae and SECRET’s Sunhwa perform “Everything Is Pretty” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 02:23 AM PST


TS Entertainment labelmates Sunhwa of SECRET and B.A.P's Youngjae have teamed up for a special duet track titled, "Everything Is Pretty". On January 4th, the duo performed the track for the very first time on 'Music Bank'.

Released back on December 27th, "Everything Is Pretty" is a sweet confession song for couples in love. The song was co-produced by producers Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum, and will highlight Youngjae and Sunhwa's husky and sweet voice.

Check out their performance below!

Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA makes solo debut with “While You Were Asleep” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 02:22 AM PST


The long wait is over! Brown Eyed Girls' JeA has finally embarked on her solo activities by performing her debut track, "While You Were Asleep" on this week's 'Music Bank'.

"While You Were Asleep" is the title track for JeA's first solo album, 'Just JeA'. Her solo debut album contains a total of five tracks including the pre-released track "Let's Hug" with Jung Yeop, a duet with R&B singer Eric Benet, "Days & Nights", "Silent Stalker" and "Stray Cat."

According to her agency, "To show the diva JeA, we enlisted the help of some of the best staff in Korea and abroad to create her album and we expect it to be received as a top-notch album."

Check out her performance below!

Kim Sori is back with “Dual Life” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 02:05 AM PST


After being away from the music scene for 2 years, singer Kim Sori is finally making her comeback with new digital single "Dual Life". Ahead of the single's release slated for January 7th, the singer kicked off her comeback performance on 'Music Bank'.

Dual Life" was produced by BEATAMIN, who created tracks such as HyunA's "Straight Up" and U-Kiss' "Te Amo." In addition, Kim Sori directly participated in writing the lyrics of the track.

Check out her performance below!

GLAM is back with “I Like That” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 02:02 AM PST


Returning to the spotlight, girl group GLAM kicked off their comeback performance for second single "I Like That" on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'.

"I Like That" showcases an exquisite and sensible melody plus a retro vibe. Even the choreography of the single is filled with a 90's elements. The new single also marks GLAM's return as a four-member group with Trinity leaving the group due to personal reasons.

Check out their performance below!

Girls Day’s Yura takes a picture in Cambodia

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 01:30 AM PST



On January 3, Girl's day's Yura uploaded a picture on her twitter and wrote, "Surprise, this is Cambodia! How is Korea? Is it cold? It is really hot here." 

In the picture, she is wearing sunglasses and looking at the camera with a cute expression.

Netizens commented, "It is -14 degrees here, I am very jealous", "Yura's expression is so cute", "Why you are there", etc...

On the other hand, Girls Day had a good performance of 'Don't Forget Me' on December 31st on MBC's 'Music Celebration'.

Source: Yura's twitter
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Miss A's Suzy changes her Twitter profile picture

Posted: 04 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST



Miss A's Suzy recently changed her twitter's profile picture and garnered much attention with her new pic.

The picture is a polaroid which was taken from an instant camera. Suzy is seen resting her chin on her hand while posing innocently in the photo. 

Fans commented,"Suzy's so cute","She even looks more beautiful without make-up","Suzy is everyone's first love", and so on

Suzy has recently received the Rookie of the Year award at 2012 KBS Entertainment Award and Popularity Award at 2012 KBS Drama Awards


Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Wonder Girls' So Hee shows off her beautiful legs

Posted: 03 Jan 2013 11:30 PM PST



A collage picture of Wonder Girls's So Hee was posted on an online community with the tittle "So Hee performs at a year-end event in China" and has gained much attention.

The pictures show off So Hee's splendid figure, especially her beautiful slim legs despite the fact that she didn't wear high heels. Her milky white skin along with her long wavy hair, emphasizing more on her innocent and pure charm.

Netizens commented,"So Hee has a perfect body","She's a goddess","The picture is like it's from a magazine photoshoot","I want Wonder Girls to comeback soon in Korea", and so on


Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Jeon Ji Hyun suffered facial injury while filming ‘Berlin’

Posted: 03 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST


Actress Jeon Ji Hyun showed her professionalism by successfully carrying on the shooting after suffering facial injury.

Jeon Ji Hyun will be playing the North Korean government interpreter Ryeon Jung Hee on the upcoming large-scale action movie 'Berlin' which will be released on January 31st. It has been revealed that the actress got injured by an empty cartridge during dangerous action scenes for the movie, but still carried on the shooting without letting others know of it.

Especially, Jeon Ji Hyun showed impressive actions scenes with wires and performed extremely difficult moves. Despite having a number of major and minor injuries, she never allowed the shootings to get delayed because of herself.

Director Ryu Seung Wan said, "Jeon Ji Hyun was very good at action scenes. No wonder why she did so well in 'The Thieves'."

Girls’ Generation to hold virtual concert on Naver

Posted: 03 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST

In celebration of their successful comeback, Girls' Generation will be holding a virtual concert for the fans.

Titled, 'Girls' Generation V Concert', the virtual concert will be held at the 'M-stage' at Gangnam station on January 5th at 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of Girls' Generation's new album 'I Got A Boy' and will be aired live through Naver Music (www.naver.com).

'V Concert' or 'Virtual Concert' will be presenting hologram performances which give fans a sense of realism like actual concert. S.M.Entertainment plans to hold 'V Concert' in many places all over the world in the future.

15&’s Baek Ye Rin covers Rain’s “I Do” for ‘15& Sound’

Posted: 03 Jan 2013 10:16 PM PST


Rookie duo 15&, made up of members Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin, embarked on a new project called, '15& Sound' in which 15& will be covering some of the popular tracks of their sunbaes.

They will be singing 5 songs for the next 10 weeks, with one new cover song being released every two weeks. After releasing their cover of Wonder Girls' "Be My Baby" and Lim Jeong Hee's "Clockwork", Baek Ye Rin has unveiled her cover of Rain's "I Do", displaying her sweet and lovely voice.

Check out her cover below!