Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Shinhwa’s Andy celebrates birthday with a fan meeting" plus 24 more

"Shinhwa’s Andy celebrates birthday with a fan meeting" plus 24 more


Shinhwa’s Andy celebrates birthday with a fan meeting

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 07:00 AM PST


Shinhwa's Andy celebrated his birthday by spending a memorable time with his fans.

On January 20, a day head of his birthday, Andy held a fan meeting under the title of 'Happy ANDY's DAY! Talk Concert' at Baekam Art Hall in Samsungdong, Seoul. He also prepared special segments and had a great time with his fans through different games, talks and events.

Rookie group 100%, which belongs to the agency headed by Andy himself, also appeared and prepared some gifts for Andy too such as preparing a rolling paper as well as presented a coupon that granted his wishes.

Andy also treated fans to a sneak peak of his new single "You & Me" which features 100%'s Min Woo and Rok Hyun and was officially released the next day.

Big Bang to release ‘Alive Tour In Seoul’ concert DVD

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 06:30 AM PST


Soon to be concluding its highly successful world tour 'Big Bang Alive Tour 2012', Big Bang has announced the release of a new DVD featuring their Seoul concert held in March 2012.

According to YG Entertainment, Big Bang will be releasing 'Alive Tour In Seoul' concert DVD on January 29th. The upcoming DVD features two discs listing the live sessions and remixes of their hit songs as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the concert.

Big Bang plans to decorate the finale of its world tour with its Big Bang Alive Galaxy Tour the Final concert in Seoul from January 25-27.

Lee Min Ho receives ‘Most Popular Asian Star’ award in China

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 06:00 AM PST


Actor Lee Min Ho was officially recognized as the hottest star of Asia!

According to Lee Min Ho's agency Starhaus Entertainment, the actor was given the 'Most Popular Asian Star' award at this year's 12th China Fashion Awards that took place in Suzhou, China on January 18th.

The China Fashion Awards is an annual event hosted by SMG(Shanghai Media Group), and the best and brightest in music, movies, sports, fashion and performing arts are recognized at the ceremony. Lee Min Ho was the only foreign star to get a recognition this year.

An official said, "Lee Min Ho totally changed the atmosphere of the event. Lee Min Ho appeared with his handsome look, and even Chinese celebrities showed great interests in him."


Source: StarN News

Super Junior K.R.Y. releases full PV for “Promise You”

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 05:43 AM PST


The Super Junior ballad unit, Super Junior K.R.Y, made up of members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook and Yesung, finally unveiled the full PV for upcoming Japanese single, "Promise You".

Mostly known for their lovely voices and touching performances, Super Junior K.R.Y will once again capture the hearts with their upcoming R&B track. The new album will also include the B-side track which is a cover of Hitoto Yo's "Hanamizuki".

'Promise You' single is due to be released on January 23 in Japan.

4minute’s HyunA spotted filming for ‘Running Man’

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 05:30 AM PST


4minute's HyunA is creating buzz after being spotted filming near Hong Ik University along with actor Hwang Jung Min and SBS 'Running Man' members.

According to netizens, HyunA was seen filming for SBS popular variety program 'Running Man' and several pictures of the idol were uploaded on SNS and online communities. In the photos, HyunA and Hwang Jung Min are wearing Running Man's trademark name tag attached on their backs.

A production crew confirmed their appearance and said, "We can't tell you about the exact concept of the show but all the actors and the singers formed their teams separately. There will also be a twist."

GLAM releases “I Like That” ‘Jordan’ Version

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 05:00 AM PST


GLAM drew laughter from their fans with a funny parody of their latest single "I Like That".

The video was released on January 22 through GLAM's official Youtube channel and showed the 'Jordan' Version of the group's latest single. The new version centers around Air Jordan shoe brand with the girls rearranging the lyrics of "I Like That" to "I Like Jordan".

Also, GLAM drew attention for putting an acoustic performance of the song, where the members each played their instruments, showcasing more of their talents.

Gaon Chart releases rankings for the year 2012

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 04:30 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.

[Chart rankings for the year of 2012]


2012 Digital Singles Chart

1. Psy : "Gangnam Style" : 422,421,666 Points

2. Busker Busker : "Cherry Blossom Ending" : 345,286,318

3. SISTAR : "Alone" : 328,241,151

4. SISTAR : "Loving U" : 319,781,095

5. Big Bang : "Fantastic Baby" : 289,919,209

6. 2NE1 : "I Love You" : 286,364,520

7. T-ara : "Lovey Dovey" : 273,723,497

8. Seo In Guk, A Pink's Eunji : "All For You" : 269,049,917

9. Ailee : "Heaven" : 265,436,439

10. Big Bang : "BLUE" : 262,850,290

11. Girls' Generation - TTS : "Twinkle" : 260,074,497

12. Busker Busker : "If You Really Love Me" : 252,809,102

13. IU : "Every End of the Day" : 245,249,836

14. Big Bang : "Monster" : 235,301,894

15. CNBLUE's Jonghyun : "My Love" : 233,950,106

16. Naul : "Wind Memory" : 229,811,641

17. Busker Busker : "Yeosu Night Sea" : 228,033,100

18. Wonder Girls : "Like This" : 227,189,081

19. T-ara : "Day by Day" : 225,610,513

20. Lyn : "Back in Time" : 221,904,926

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2012 Physical Album Chart

1. Super Junior : "Sexy, Free & Single" : 356,431 albums

2. Big Bang : "Alive" : 266,848

3. TVXQ : "Catch Me" : 256,447

4. G-Dragon : "One Of A Kind" : 204,326

5. SHINee : "Sherlock" : 181,415

6. Big Bang : "Special Edition Still ALIVE" : 148,030

7. EXO-K : "MAMA" : 145,925

8. Girls' Generation - TTS : "Twinkle" : 144,222

9. B2ST : "Midnight Sun" : 144,175

10. INFINITE : "INFINITIZE" : 140,277

11. Busker Busker : "Busker Busker" : 136,234

12. JYJ Junsu : "Uncommitted" : 127,620

13. Super Junior : "SPY Repackage" : 124,191

14. CNBLUE : "Ear Fun" : 122,515

15. Psy : "Psy 6th album Part 1" : 106,594

16. EXO-M : "MAMA" : 87,553

17. Shinhwa : "The Return" : 83,058

18. TVXQ : "Humanoids Repackage" : 80,386

19. Jay Park : "New Breed" : 76,829

20. T-ara : "Funky Town" : 76,749

May Doni to make comeback with 2nd single ‘Beginning’

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 04:00 AM PST


After being away for four long years, solo singer May Doni is finally making her return to the music scene!

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

The solo singer first debuted in 2009 with her first single '7TEEN'. In 2010, May Doni returned and released a duet with singer Hwanhee called "Nam Nam."

Kang Dong Won spotted attending a fashion show in Paris

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 03:30 AM PST


Actor Kang Dong Won, who just finished his military service over a month ago, was recently spotted attending a fashion show in Paris.

On January 21st, fashion director Shim Woo Chan shared photos of the actor on his Twitter and wrote, "True handsomeness stands up at anywhere. Kang Dong Won was the most handsome one at a fashion show."

In one photo, Kang Dong Won is sitting in the middle of the crowd and waiting for the collection to start. Shim Woo Chan also wrote, "This photo is amazing! He's in Europe, but he's still so tall," and shared a photo of the actor giving a bright smile to the camera.


Source: StarN News

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon wraps up filming for ‘An Actor is an Actor’ movie

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 03:00 AM PST


MBLAQ's Lee Joon has wrapped up shooting for the upcoming movie 'An Actor is an Actor'.

On January 22, the film's distribution company reported that the cast and crew concluded the final scene on January 19th at the National Theater in Seoul.

Lee Joon shared, "I can't believe that I'm in this film and the shooting is already finished. I think I'll remember this project forever. It was a challenge for me every day but I could have fun thanks to the director and many senior actors. I hope this will be a movie that will last long in the hearts of audiences"

Director Kim Ki Duk stated, "Lee Joon is very energetic and powerful as an actor. It will be good to anticipate seeing him bring out all the burning and passionate feelings of an actor through this new production."

Yoo Ah In confirmed for upcoming drama ‘Jang Ok Jung’

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 02:30 AM PST


Actor Yoo Ah In is now confirmed for the upcoming SBS' drama 'Jang Ok Jung Lives in Love' (Temporary Title) and will play a part opposite to actress Kim Tae Hee.

According to Yoo Ah In's agency Star K Entertainment on January 22, "Yoo Ah In has confirmed that he is appearing in the upcoming drama 'Jang Ok Jung Lives in Love' as the lead actor."

He will play the role of a charismatic and romantic Joseon Dynasty's 19th King Sook Jong and will be in love with Kim Tae Hee, who will turn herself into Korea's famous femme fatale of all time, Jang Hee Bin.

'Jang Ok Jung Lives in Love' is about the love story between Joseon's fashion designer Jang Ok Jung and King Sukjong. The series will air following the conclusion of 'Yawang' on the third week of April.

Rookie singer D.ear releases MV for “Time Goes By”

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 02:05 AM PST


After releasing his 1st full-length album 'Love Graphy', rookie singer D.ear has now unveiled the full music video for his title song, "Time Goes By".

"Time Goes By" along with nine other tracks from his debut album were self-written, composed and produced by d.ear himself, proving his impressive musicality.

Check out the MV below:

Dara shows off her sexy collarbone

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 01:54 AM PST



On January 21, 2NE1's Dara posted a photo of herself through twitter with the message, "I now have over 500 thousand followers! Thank u so much everyone! To show you my appreciation, I'd like to present you with a picture taken with my nikon(p300) camera~ it hasn't been photoshopped at all".

Even though the photo was unedited, she still showed off her clear skin and sharp chin. People admire her nice clavicle and shoulder. They commented,"Unedited, how can she so beautiful?", "You're getting younger and younger", "Your skin is perfect", etc.

Source: Dara's twitter
Written by Jenny@DKP

A disabled male fan shared his thought about Girls' Generation Jessica

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 01:10 AM PST



A disabled male fan shared his story when he met Girls' Generation Jessica at "Legally Blonde" musical and it has become a hot topic.

He uploaded the photos shown above with a post,"I have been thinking a lot before uploading this, but because Jessica's heart is so beautiful so I decided to share this."

He wrote,"I rely on a wheelchair because I'm diabled. I'm a fan of Jessica. I had been continuously gone to Jessica's musical so that I can see her. But one day after the stage ended, a staff came to me and said,"Jessica would like to meet you, would you like to see her?". At first I thought I heard it wrong. I have never once thought that I would have a chance to meet one-on-one with Jessica in my life, but this opportunity suddenly came to me.","After the show ended, the staff led me to the standby room, and I met Jessica. I was like seeing an angel. My heart was beating very fast, and a whole of my body was trembling. Because I was too nervous so I was only able to say "Thank you" ".

The fan also added,"Jessica said "Thank you" to me and she took a photo with me. Actually I had many things to say to her but because of I was so nervous so I didn't say anything at that time", expressing his regret. he also said because of her usual cold image so Jessica has been misunderstood by many people, but she's actually a warm person.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Yoo In Na shows Ji Hyun Woo some support

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 12:45 AM PST



Yoo In Na once again claims her unchaging love towards her boyfriend Ji Hyun Woo.

On January 19th, Yoo In Na along with her friends went to watch "The Promise" at National Theater in Seoul. It's a musical which stars currently enlisted celebrities like Ji Hyun Woo and Super Junior's Lee Teuk.

Yoo In Na was seen seating in the theater wearing sunglasses and a scarf to cover her face, it's said that she was very awared of people around her.When Ji Hyun Woo appeared, she enthusiastically cheered for him. 

Ji Hyun Woo recently made an appearance on MBC's "Section TV" and confirmed that the two are still in love with each other, as they frequently contact with one another.


Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Child actress Park Min Ha takes a photo with Boom and Yoo Jae Suk

Posted: 22 Jan 2013 12:12 AM PST



Child actress Park Min Ha uploaded a photo on her twitter on January 19th with a tweet," 'Happy Together' shooting ended, with uncle Boom and uncle Yoo Jae Suk~ really interesting"

In the photo, Boom is seen holding the little girl, the three of them were posing with V sign towards the camera, showing a lovely atsmosphere.

Netizens commented,"The photo is so cute","Park Min Ha is realy loved these days" and "Where is your little boyfriend Moon Mason", and so on

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Jill Scott compliments Big Bang on twitter

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 11:41 PM PST



On January 18th, Jill Scott, the winner of Grammy's, wrote on his twitter, "Check out Big Bang- our brand of fresh in Korea."
He continued, "Feeling BigBang's Bad Boy right now. Dope."

Netizens commented, "BigBang is now a world star", "I'm sure Yang Hyun Suk was happy to hear that", and "I'm so proud of BigBang."

On the other hand, Big Bang will be having the final show of their world tour in Seoul from January 25th until 27th.

Source: starN 
Jenny@ DKPOPNEWS.NET

MYNAME to hold first solo concert in Korea

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 11:00 PM PST


MYNAME is holding its first exclusive concert in Korea!

The group's agency revealed that MYNAME will hold its exclusive concert titled, 'The Beginning' at the Uniqlo Ax Hall in Seoul on March 2. The upcoming concert will be the group's first in its home country after a year and six months since their debut.

MYNAME has made their debut in 2011 with a song "Message" and gained attention with their vocal talents and perfect performances. The group has been relatively inactive in Korea due to Japanese promotions, and even held exclusive concerts in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan last month.

An official managing this concert stated, "MYNAME members are hard at work to show their fans the best performance. They are very excited to spend time with them during their first solo concert."

Davichi to return with 2nd full album in March

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 10:30 PM PST


Vocal duo Davichi is set to return to the local music scene with new album this coming March.

According to the group's label, Davichi is set to release their second official album in March, five years after releasing their first full length album back in 2008.

The songs on their upcoming full album will be produced by Vibe's Ryu Jae Hyun, Duble Sidekick, Jeon Hae Sung, 015B's Jung Seok Won and Choi Kyu Sung.

Davichi stated, "We will be returning with new variety of tracks through our second album which is scheduled to be released in March. Please look forward to it."

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon talks about her first love

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 10:00 PM PST


Girls' Generation's Taeyeon recently opened up about her first love.

On January 18th, Girls' Generation's TaeYeon, Tiffany, Seohyun and Sunny appeared on SBS Radio Power FM's 'Jung Sun Hee's Night Like Tonight' and talk about "Song About First Love".

Taeyeon began her story as she spoke, "I started yearning for love these days." She continued, "I was really young and just received a lot from the relationship. But when I look back, I don't think I gave him much and it makes me feel sorry for him. I think I was being too selfish."

Then Taeyeon selected "Love Ballad" by Brown Eyed Soul as the song that she would like to sing for her first love.

CNBLUE to embark on world tour

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 09:30 PM PST


CNBLUE will become the first Korean band to go on a world tour!

On January 22, FNC Entertainment announced, "CNBLUE are planning to get on a world tour in 2013, which the range will include China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Europe, Australia, North America and South America."

Currently, concert dates for Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Beijing and Shanghai have been confirmed and the group is currently fixing concert schedules in major cities of Europe and America with local promoters.

The label added, "Such an achievement was not achieved in a short while. It is a pure product of the fame and popularity that they grew through previous promotions in different regions."


Source: StarN News

TVXQ tops Oricon Weekly Chart with “Catch Me -If you wanna-”

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 09:00 PM PST


After taking the top spot of the Oricon Daily Singles Chart, TVXQ has once again made history by debuting on #1 of the Oricon Weekly Singles chart.

According to Oricon's updated chart figures, TVXQ latest Japanese single album "Catch Me -If you wanna-" has debuted at number one on the Oricon Weekly singles chart. This marks TVXQ's 12th #1 single, making the duo the first foreign artist to achieve twelve #1 single albums on the Oricon weekly singles chart.

"Catch Me -If you wanna-" includes Japanese version of TVXQ's 6th Korean album title track "Catch Me" and Japanese original ballad titled, "I Know". The duo is also in Japan this coming March.

Bringing more good news to their dedicated Japanese fans, the duo is set to hold the Saitama leg of their Japan tour on April 27 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Thunder secretly takes a picture of Sandara

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 08:30 PM PST


A picture of 2NE1's Sandara Park wearing no makeup was recently revealed by his younger brother, Chundoong (Thunder) of idol group MBLAQ.

On January 20, Thunder shared the picture above on his Twitter with the comment, "I'd like to recommend this person as the next candidate for 'Infinite Challenge' F1. I secretly took this picture."

In the picture, Sandara Park is wearing no makeup and seems to be just waking from her sleep with swollen face and messy hair. Thunder is recommeding his sister as a contestant of the 'Introducing My Ugly Friend Festival' of MBC TV's 'Infinite Challenge'.

Netizens commented, "She's still pretty", "Is she really in her thirties?" and "So cute."

Leessang releases teaser for “Tears” ft. The SEEYA’s Yoojin

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 07:54 PM PST


Hip hop duo Leessang, who previously dominated the charts with 8th full-length album 'Unplugged', is coming back early this year with new single "Tears".

To be released online on January 25th, "Tears" will be featuring the vocals of Yoojin from rookie group The SEEYA. The song was the work of producer Duble Sidekick and sings about the emotions of broken-hearted men.

Check out the teaser below!

SPEED releases “Never Say Goodbye” MV

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 07:30 PM PST


After creating a lot of buzz about their big-scale music video for "Sad Promise" and "It's Over", Core Contents Media's idol group SPEED finally released its first full-length album, 'Superior Speed' and a short MV for "Never Say Goodbye".

"Never Say Goodbye" music video features actress Park Bo Young and continues to depict the story of May 18th Gwangju Democratic Uprising. The song is the fifth track off of their 'Superior Speed' album.

Check out the MV below!