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"Lee Hi would like to collaborate with 2NE1′s CL" plus 24 more

"Lee Hi would like to collaborate with 2NE1′s CL" plus 24 more

Lee Hi would like to collaborate with 2NE1′s CL

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 07:55 AM PST

Hot Debut: YG's Newest Songstress, Lee Hi

These days, Korea runs on audition programs. From Superstar K to K-pop Star, we've seen our fair share of overnight superstars over the past three years. Roy Kim, Huh Gak, Park Ji Min, John Park — just to name a few.

Of all these diamonds in the rough, no soloist's debut single comes close to that of 16-year-old Lee Hi.
Stealing the hearts of viewers with her lovable onscreen awkwardness and her soulful performances, this 16-year-old siren placed second on the first season of SBS' Survival Audition K-pop Star last April. Her mature, smokey vocals earned her a plethora of nicknames, like "Reversal Girl" and "Grown-up Child" for her misleadingly childlike appearance and "Korea's Duffy" for her rendition of the Welsh singer-songwriter's "Mercy."
She soon signed with YG Entertainment, teasing fans a few months later with a guest feature on label mate Epik

High's "It's Cold," which showcased a softer, chill side to her vocals.
It was the perfect distraction. When Lee Hi finally made her official debut with the retro-soul brilliance of "1, 2, 3, 4," the single immediately conquered the major domestic music charts for a clean all-kill, sitting pretty at #1 for almost a full week.

A pretty great start to an illustrious career, if you ask us. So we have to ask, why does she rate her debut a 5/10? With her physical debut album just beyond the horizon, Lee Hi reflects on her K-pop Star roots, her newfound popularity and her YG-backed debut.

What's the best part about being an artist under YG? Have you gotten close with any of your seniors yet?
I am a very shy person, so I still feel a little awkward around the other YG artists. But I am going to approach them more often and try to get closer with them in the New Year.

What other artists do you dream of collaborating with in the future?
I'd like to collaborate with CL from 2NE1
In case you some how missed it, watch the 2NE1 and Lee Hi stage from the MBC Gayo below

Source: MTVK via Flyhayi

Onew and CSJH the Grace's Dana to host KBS Kiss The Radio

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST

SHINee's Onew and CSJH the Grace's Dana to host KBS Kiss The Radio.

Super Junior's Ryeowook and Sungmin will be temporarily absent from KBS's Kiss The Radio (Sukira) on January 16th. SHINe's Onew and CSJH The Grace's Dana will once again be filling in as special DJs.

Kiss The Radio broadcasts from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM KST.

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TVXQ To Release The Japanese Version Of ‘Catch Me’ In Their New Single On The 16th

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST

TVXQ will be releasing a new single in Japan and pursuing activities there once again.

The Japanese version of 'Catch Me -If you wanna' and 'I Know' will be included in TVXQ's 36th Japanese single.

'Catch Me' was the title song of TVXQ's 6th album, which was released last October as their first Korean album in one year and eight months, and is a new-age dance song that combines electronic sound with an orchestra, as well as dub step and an easy-to-follow melody. The song has already become a hot topic for being chosen as the title song for the FujiTV suspense drama 'Saki', which began airing on the 8th.

The second song 'I Know' is a melodious ballad that expresses the feelings of a man who swears an eternal love for his beloved, who has already changed her mind. The group plans to entrance their fans with a new kind of charm with 'I Know' as it is completely different from the powerful and charismatic title song 'Catch Me'.

Meanwhile, TVXQ will be starting their Dome Tour on the 27th of April at the Saitama Super Arena, as well as Tokyo Dome, Osaka Kyocera Dome, Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome and Sapporo Dome.

Source: [enews 24]
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Jeon Ji Hyun’s ‘Berlin’ releases movie trailer

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST

The main trailer for the upcoming Korean movie 'Berlin' has been released, giving a glimpse of the heart-pounding action scenes.

The movie's production released the movie trailer on January 14th. The trailer starts out by narration of Han Suk Gyu, who casted as Korean secret agent, Jung Jin Soo, followed by showing an intense conflict with North Korean agent Pyo Jong Sung (Ha Jung Woo).

The trailer also introduces the Jeon Ji Hyun's mysterious translator character, Yeon Jung Hee and Ryu Seung Bum's spy character, Dong Myung Soo. Furthermore, the actors' intense action scene, chasing and gun fight scenes are raising many movie fans' excitement much higher.

Based in Berlin, the new movie is a spy action drama about three guys and a woman who get involved in an unexpected plot.

Check out the trailer below!

Girl's Generation sends a message to their Philippines fans

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 06:14 AM PST

Girl's Generation will be attending a K-Pop concert on January 19th at the Mall Of Aisa Open Ground in the Philippines with EXO-M/K, INFINITE, U-KISS, TASTY, and TAHITI, they sent a message to their fans.

Girl's Generation said, "Philippines and Korea are two countries who were friends for a long time, and they have very high quality pop culture. Since Korea shares such a big amount of history with them, we decided to visit there first. We always feel warm thanks to many fans' love and kindness."

They also added, "There are many beautiful tropical places that cannot be seen in Korea, so we are very excited to visit there."

On the other hand, Girl's Generation has recently released their new album 'I Got a Boy'.

Source: StarN
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

A Pink’s Eunji attempts to speak standard language in new drama

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST

A Pink's Jung Eunji is attempting at speaking standard.

Eunji has been cast in KBS upcoming drama, 'That Winter, The Wind Blows'. She will play the role of Moon Hee Sun, the younger sister of Song Hye Kyo who is Cho In Sung's first love. Moon Hee Sun is described as a quirky, tomboy character who has a deep fondness for flowers and for her older sister.

While Eunji used the Busan dialect in the cable drama 'Reply 1997' last year, this time she's attempting at the standard language for her new drama, heightening fans' anticipation.

'That Winter, The Wind Blows' is a remake of the Japanese drama, 'I Don't Need Love, Summer' and it stars actress Song Hye Kyo and actor Cho In Sung.

MBLAQ, Park Hyo Shin, Big Star and D-Unit to perform at Sapporo Snow Festival

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST

K-pop has truly permeated through Japan as there will be special k-pop performances during Sapporo's snow festival.

According to the Korean Foundation For International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) on January 14th, artists like Park Hyo Shin, MBLAQ, Big Star, and D-Unit will be performing on for a K-pop festival on February 9th at the Sapporo Nitori Cultural Hall, as a part of the 64th Sapporo Snow Festival.

The Sapporo Snow Festival attracts about 3 million people every year and is big enough to fall within the world's top 3 biggest festivals. This year's festival will be under the them of Love & Peace in Harmony for One Asia, with the proceeds going to an organization called Good Friends Save The Children.

The groups Big Star and D-Unit will even do some volunteer work at the Sapporo juvenile welfare centre while there.

Source: KBS

So Ji Sub finishes his recordings for new album

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST

Actor So Ji Sub finished recording for his mini album and is ready for release!

On January 15, So Ji Sub's label released several snapshots of So Ji Sub recording songs from his mini album 'Six O' Clock… Playground'. In the photos, he is shown in a serious mood, concentrating on his recording and having discussions with songwriters and engineers.

He recorded the songs in a sincere manner, pouring all his energy into the microphone and even continued to review the lyrics and melody during breaks.

Songwriter Kim Gun Woo said after finishing the first recording, "His caliber got extended by lots. I could feel how much he practiced."

Ock Ju Hyun to return with new single after five years

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 04:30 AM PST

Former Fin.K.L member Ock Ju Hyun surprised her fans with a twitter update regarding her comeback as a singer.

According to her personal twitter on January 14th in the afternoon, Ock Ju Hyun shared news of a new digital single album to be released on January 17th.

The last time she promoted as a singer was in 2008 with the song "Remind" from her 3rd album. It's been five years since, although she has been active as a radio DJ, in a number of musicals, and even a member of one of the most successful singing competition shows in Korea.

Ock Ju Hyun also uploaded a picture of herself in a sexy black mini-dress where she impressed netizens with her slim figure. However, she did make sure to clarify that the pictures weren't for her new single album, but for her upcoming concert in Japan this March.

Source: KBS

TVXQ’s Yunho to make first appearance on ‘Queen Of Ambition’ as ice hockey player

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST

SBS Monday-Tuesday drama 'Queen Of Ambition' will introduce TVXQ's Yunho's drama character today, January 15th.

Yunho will appear in the second episode of 'Queen of Ambition' as an ice hockey player, Baek Do Hoon. He plans to show off his boyish charm as the love interest of Joo Da Hae (played by actres Soo Ae).

In this episode, Baek Do Hoon will be locked in a competitive ice hockey match with his school's rival Kyeongshin University as an ice hockey player of Donghwa University's graduating class. For this scene, Yunho visited the Oulimnuri ice rink in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, and filmed for a total of 20 hours from 8am to 4am the next day.

Yunho received much applause for his sharp skating skills that matched his character's talents. The TVXQ member previously showed his moves on the ice for the SBS figure skating program Kim Yuna's Kiss and Cry.


2PM’s Chansung and Choi Kang Hee’s stills from ‘7th Grade Civil Servant’ revealed

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST

Upcoming MBC series '7th Grade Civil Servant' released still cuts of 2PM's Chansung giving his adoring gaze to Choi Kang Hee.

Starring as a genius level-headed, and sometimes reckless, agent named 'Gong Do-Ha', Chansung has shot the dealing scene at a Casino with Choi Kang Hee, who would be starring as a female lead 'Kim Seo-Won'.

Netizens commented, "Chansung has a killer smile", "I wish I was the chip", "What did Choi Kang Hee do, save a nation in her past life?".

MBC Wednesday-Thursday Mini-Series '7th Grade Civil Servant' is the action-romance done by the agents where everything else except the love is a lie. Coming as a follow-up of the Drama 'I Miss You', the series will be on-air at 9.55PM (KST) on January 23rd.

MBLAQ Lee Joon’s character cuts for ‘IRIS 2’ revealed

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST

MBLAQ Lee Joon's has made a full transformation into his charismatic agent character.

In the upcoming sequel to the hit espionage series, 'IRIS', Lee Joon stars as NSS agent and chic guy Yoon Shi Hyuk. He is described to be very decisive person who never hesitates, and he becomes aggressive when he pursues a goal.

A representative of the drama revealed, "Lee Joon's fierce eyes, lips, and ability to perform flexible stunts will grab the attention of viewers. Please look forward to seeing how he will portray the character Yoon Si Hyuk in the series."

'IRIS 2' will start airing on February 13 after 'Jeon Woo Chi' goes off the air.

Park Shin Hye poses cutely at ‘My Flower Boy Neighbor’ set

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 02:30 AM PST

Actress Park Shin Hye released a cute series of photos showing herself adorably posing for the camera.

Recently, behind-the-scenes photos of Park Shin Hye taken from the filming set of tvN's weekday drama 'My Flower Boy Neighbor' were revealed online. In two of the photos, the actress is seen covered in many layers to protect herself from the cold and is making her heart-warming poses.

Netizens commented, "I want to put her in my pocket", "She's still pretty with all those clothes on", "I can't wait for your drama" and more.

Meanwhile, Park Shin Hye plays the role of Ko Dok Mi in the series about the romance of a girl and a boy who are living in their neighborhood.

Duet between Block B’s Zico and SPEED’s Taewoon cancelled

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 02:09 AM PST

It has been revealed that the planned duet between brothers Block B's Zico and SPEED's Taewoon has been cancelled.

According to Core Contents Media, SPEED's 1st full-length album 'Superior Speed' was originally planned to feature a duet between Taewoon and his younger brother Zico. However, due to various reasons and circumstances, the plan fell through.

SPEED's 'Superior Speed' contains ten tracks with songs written by top hit makers including Shinsadong Tiger and Duble Sidekick. The group has already released drama and dance version music videos for both "Sad Promise" and "It's Over".

Child actor Yeo Jin Goo will be dubbing for animated movie Sky Force3D

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 07:10 AM PST

Child actor Yeon Jin Goo will be dubbing for the first time for an animated movie.

Yeon Jin Goo will be dubbing for the lead character of Sky Force 3D. The movie is scheduled to premiere on February 21st.

Yeon Jin Goo is one of the most rising stars in 2012. His acting skill is impressive despite his young age. He has gained enormous popularity through MBC dramas "The Moon Embracing The Sun" and "I Miss You". He has a strong yet smooth voice which goes well with the lead character of the movie.

Sky Force 3D is about Ace, who is a fast and good looking elite rescue member.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Kangin's diet is a huge success?

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 01:30 AM PST

On January 14th, Super Junior showed up at Incheon International Airport to depart to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for '27th Golden disk Awards' .

In particular, Super Junior's Kangin looked quite different as his face and body seem to be smaller,surprised many fans. He was wearing a black leather jacket and fashionable glasses, showing off his perfect chic style.

It seems that his diet was a success as he lookslimmer than the time after being discharged. 

Netizen commented, "Kangin had the best looks in the beginning days of Super Junior", "I can see his effort on diet", "He is handsome as always", ...

Source: newsen
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews

Girl's Generation Yoona confessed,"I used to look older than my age"

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 12:30 AM PST

Girl's Generation Yoona talked about her appearance.

Girl's Generation members recently went on recording for KBS2 talkshow's "Hello", and Yoona made a confesions,"I used to look older than my real age"

On the recording day, a female guest which is in her 20s revealed how she looked younger than her age, and she was always mistaken as a junior high school student. Then the MC asked the Girl's Generation members if such things happened to them. For this question, Yoona said,"I used to look older when I was young, I even received an entertainment industry promotion card", made everyone on the set surprised.

She then also added,"When I was in secondary school, I looked like a college student so college boys often asked for my phone number"

This episode of talkshow "Hello" will be broadcasted on 14th at 11:00 pm kst

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

f(x)'s Victoria greets Malaysian fans with a pretty selca

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 11:43 PM PST

f(x)'s leader Victoria updated her Twitter with a new photo.

She mentioned,"Malaysia Go"!

Victoria is on her way to Malaysia for Golden Disk Award which will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 16th January.

Fans commented,"Pretty girl","nice fingernails" and etc.

INFINITE-H tops Hanteo Chart with ‘Fly High’

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST

INFINITE's first subunit, INFINITE-H fly high to top of Hanteo Chart!

According to the Hanteo Daily Chart issued on January 14, INFINITE-H topped the chart with their first album 'Fly High' after being released on January 11. The album surpassed Girls' Generation's 'I Got a Boy' and CNBLUE's new album 'Re:BLUE'.

Woollim Entertainment revealed, "INFINITE-H already had 120,000 copies of their album pre-ordered. It's twice more than we have prepared. We're currently working until late at night to supply the volume."

Girls’ Generation talk about who is most popular in different regions

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST

Girls' Generation recenly talked about their popularity in different regions.

On January 14th, Girls' Generation appeared on KBS 2TV's talk show 'Hello'. During the show, members YoonA, Tiffany, Jessica, Hyoyeon, Taeyeon and Sunny revealed the most popular members in different regions.

Tiffany shared, "Hyoyeon is the most popular one in Europe. For me and Jessica, since we can speak English, we are a little more popular in the United States."

YoonA and Sunny revealed that they are popular in Chinese region. However, when Taeyeon was asked in which region she is most popular, she could not answer. Then, MC Shin Dong Yup said, "Maybe in Jeonju? Because she is from Jeonju", evoking laughter to the studio.

INFINITE-H reveals footage from debut showcase

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST

INFINITE-H has just unveiled some video clips from their recent debut showcase, featuring footage of their performances as well as interview session.

The INFINITE's first sub-unit held a showcase at the Seoul UNIQLO-AX on January 10th. During the event, Dongwoo and Hoya kicked off their debut stage of "Special Girl" as well as performed various tracks. The 1-hour showcase was also attended by other INFINITE members, showing their support for the unit.

Check out the clips below!

Victorious Way

I Can't Tell You

Without You

Special Girl


Waiting Room Interview

Girls’ Generation raises funds for retinitis pigmentosa patients with charity auction

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST

At the start of 2013, Girls' Generation members ran an auction together with Beautiful Store to help patients diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, an eye disease that causes severe vision impairment and often blindness. This auction was initially proposed by Sooyoung and eventually they raised a total of 5,841,000 Won for the patients.

It started with a campaign named 'Sooyoung's wish for lights in the dark world' (수영과 함께 까만 세상에 빛을 희망해), organised by Beautiful Store, Daum and QTV. Girls' Generation members then donated their items which were put up for auction on Daum's site of Hope from December 16th, 2012 to January 5th, 2013.

The auction was meaningful since Sooyoung proposed herself, and all other members participated in support. Sooyoung had always cared for patients who lost their visions and is concerned about their treatment and disease prevention.

This time, Girls' Generation members donated a total of 17 items that they treasured for the campaign. These include Seohyun's handbag and clothes, Sooyoung's watch and bromide photo frame, Sunny's bag, YoonA's sunglasses, Tiffany's watch, Hyoyeon's shoes and items from other members.

Among these items, Jessica's shoes (pictured above) were sold for the highest price of 650,000 Won, followed by YoonA's sunglasses at 609,000 Won, Tiffany's wristwatch at 600,000 won, YoonA's fur hat at 540,000 won, and Sooyoung's wristwatch at 412,000 won. All proceeds will be donated to retinitis pigmentosa patients through Beautiful Store.

On the other hand, the campaign 'We wish, together with Sooyoung of Girls' Generation' will be conducted on Daum's site of Hope until January 19th.

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CNBLUE achieves an all-kill on charts with “I’m Sorry”

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST

CNBLUE is already enjoying success with comeback title track "I'm Sorry", shooting atop of various music charts.

On January 14th, CNBLUE released its new album, titled 'Re:BLUE'. The lead track of the album, "I'm Sorry", immediately topped all the major music charts including Mnet, Daum Music, Naver Music, MelOn, Bugs and Monkey3.

The album '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.

Girls’ Generation tops Taiwan and Singapore music charts

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 08:30 PM PST

After sweeping local music charts, Girls' Generation also dominated both Taiwan and Singapore music charts with their latest album, 'I Got A Boy'!

On January 15th, SM Entertainment revealed that Girls' Generation's new album 'I Got A Boy' is making a wave on Taiwan, topping the country's 'FIVE MUSIC Chart', 'G-MUSIC Asia Chart' and 'CCR Asia Music Chart'.

The group also ranked #1 in 'K-Pop TOP 100 Chart' of KKBOX and 'Asia Chart' of HIT FM, which is the most popular radio program in Taiwan.

In addition, the group further proved their global dominance with 'I Got A Boy' also topping HMV's 'Korean & Japanese Pop Chart' in Singapore.

Source: StarN News

Psy meets former US President Bill Clinton

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 08:00 PM PST

Psy revealed a photo taken with former United States President, Bill Clinton.

On January 15th, Psy posted on his Twitter, "I just met the greatest saxophone artist on the planet. President Clinton", and uploaded the photo above.

In the photo, Psy is wearing a pair of round dark glasses and a quite ungroomed hair, contrary to his usually slicked back hairstyle. Psy and Bill Clinton are posing for a photo together, showing bright smiles.

Netizens commented, "Psy is really great", "He really met Bill Clinton?" and "He is meeting up with everyone."