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"Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for February 17 – February 23" plus 19 more

"Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for February 17 – February 23" plus 19 more

Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for February 17 – February 23

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 09:18 AM PST

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the week of February 17 to February 23 below!

< Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking >

1. SHINee – "Dream Girl"

2. SISTAR19 – "Gone Not Around Any Longer"

3. Akdong Musician – “Is This Ramen”

4. The One – “Winter Love”

5. Huh Gak ft. Yoo Seung Woo – “Monodrama”

6. LeeSSang ft. Eugene of The SEEYA – “Tears”

7. Davichi – “Don’t You Know”

8. Bae Chi Gi – "Shower of Tears"

9. Huh Gak – "1440"

10. 4men – "Hello, It’s Me"

< Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking >

1. SHINee – ‘Dream Girl’

2. B.A.P – ‘One Shot’

3. NU’EST – ‘Hello’

4. VIXX – ‘On And On’

5. Girls’ Generation – ‘I Got A Boy’

6. G-Dragon -’One Of A Kind’

7. EXO-K – ‘MAMA The 1st Mini Album’

8. Super Junior-M – ‘Break Down’

9. Boyfriend – ‘I Yah (Repackage)’

10. Kim Tae Woo – ‘T-Love’

< Online Downloads For The Week >

1. SHINee – "Dream Girl" – 248,244 Downloads

2. Akdong Musician – “Is This Ramen” - 229,105 Downloads

3. The One – “Winter Love” – 204,379 Downloads

4. Gaeko – "Rhythm is Life” – 145,743 Downloads

5. SISTAR19 – "Gone Not Around Any Longer" - 139,290 Downloads

6. Davichi – “Don’t You Know” – 136,113 Downloads

7. Verbal Jint ft. Ailee – “If It Ain’t Love” – 132,811 Downloads

8. Yong Junhyung, Feeldog, LE – “You Got Some Nerve” - 132,325 Downloads

9. Noel – “What Is It Like” – 113,132 Downloads

10. Kim Tae Woo – “Cosmic Girl” – 110,909 Downloads

< Top 10 songs sung at Karaoke >

1. Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young – "Becoming Dust"

2. Huh Gak – "Monodrama"

3. Kim Bo Kyung – "Don’t Think You’re Alone"

4. Ailee – “I’ll Show You”

5. izi – “Emergency Room"

6. Ulala Session – “Western Sky"

7. SISTAR19 – "Gone Not Around Any Longer"

8. Geeks ft. Soyou – "Officially Missing You"

9. Girls' Generation – "I Got A Boy"

10. Bae Chi Gi – "Shower of Tears"

Source: Gaon

JYJ talk about their frame of mind 4 years ago

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 08:48 AM PST

JYJ revealed how they felt during the 4 years of lawsuit with SM Entertainment.

In the interview with their new magazineThe JYJ‘, the subject of leaving their former label, 4 years ago in 2009 was brought up. Yoochun said, “Our label at the time, SM Entertainment, must have suffered, but if we look back at it now, we’re the ones that suffered even more. We used to think, ‘This, too, will pass’.

Junsu added, “It was really hard on us, but all we could do was bear with it.

Jaejoong reminisced, “All we could do was silently maintain our position. If we said something, it could be misunderstood, and if we said it wasn’t true, we would seem like cowards, so we couldn’t do anything.

'The JYJ' magazine was recently released chronicling thoughts they have kept to themselves for 1000 days. It contains 139 pages in all including their various interviews which lasted a total of 25 hours.

On their past 1000 day experience, the members said, “There were a lot of hard things to endure over the past 1000 days, but we can say we were honestly happy. We had to work hard and there were unexpected obstacles, but we were able to grow and learn that much more.

Zelo sheds tears while reading a letter to his parents at ‘B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH SEOUL’ concert

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 08:13 AM PST

Although you might be fooled by his tall height, B.A.P‘s Zelo reminded fans that he is still the maknae of his group by shedding tears during their 1st solo concert ‘B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH SEOUL‘ on the 23rd and 24th. But for the majority of us who couldn’t attend the concert, TS Entertainment finally unveiled the video of Zelo reading his touching letter to his parents.

Zelo shed tears while reading, “Mom, Dad, do you remember? That time when I was in 5th grade, I walked round-trip for four hours from Mokpo to Gwangju to go to a place where I can feed my passion to learn music. Joon Hong fulfilled his dream of becoming a singer and stood in front of mom, dad, and hyung with the new name of B.A.P’s Zelo. Mom, Dad, I will respect you even more from now on. As 18 year-old Choi Joon Hong with the name B.A.P’s Zelo will become a really kind son to be proud of.”

Fans responded, “Although he looks like an adult, he made his debut when he was 16 years old and is now entering his sophomore year of high school. He must have had a difficult time adjusting”, “Don’t cry!”, and “I respect Zelo’s respect for his parents.”

Bang Yong Guk reveals music clip “Q”

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 07:45 AM PST

B.A.P leader Bang Yong Guk posted a mysterious audio clip titled "Q" on his tumblr account!

It’s the second song he’s uploaded since his first “Sacramental Confession.

The audio clip features Bang Yong Guk's rap vocals and leisure acoustic instrumentals. It's likely that the song is the idol's own creation as he's known to have written the rap lyrics in all of B.A.P's songs. He also had a hand in composing songs on their debut album 'Warrior'.

Listen to the clip below!

Tip: Mir Usako

Jo Sung Mo gets congratulated by Hongki’s fan club

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 07:32 AM PST

Singer Jo Sung Mo, who is currently starring in the musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat‘, received love from the fans of fellow ‘Chocoball’ member F.T. Island‘s Hongki.

Jo Sung Mo shared on his Twitter, “I unexpectedly received a flower basket. [It made me] perform an entertaining musical thanks to you all~^^ I thank Hongki’s fan cafe~ I’m sharing a snapshot with a thankful heart. ^^ Be happy^^,” along with a photo of his lovely flower basket. The flower basket also contained a small message from Hongki’s fan club reading, “You haven’t forgot Chocoball’s maknae Hongki, right? The best casting of 2013 Jo Sung Mo hyung! We support you.”

Chocoball (‘Jjo Ko Bal’) stands for ‘Although we seem a little psycho, we become more charming the more you get to know us’ in Korean. The club is comprised of members Jo Sung Mo, Hongki, Super Junior‘s Heechul, Jang Geun Suk, Simon D, Sangchu, and Epik High‘s Mithra Jin, who all have the AB blood type and are known to be close friends.

Netizens commented, “The Chocoball is still alive”, “Did Hongki come to see the musical too?”, “Jo Sung Mo’s flower basket is pretty”, and more.

Jo Sung Mo, along with Song Chang Ui, Jung Dong Ha, and ZE:A‘s Siwan, will be starring as the protagonist Joseph in the musical until April 11th.

Lee Hi pre-releases “Turn It Up”

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 07:21 AM PST

Lee Hi has released the intro to her upcoming album!

The YG Entertainment singer’s pre-release “Turn It Up” was written by her labelmate Tablo, and composed by by Kush and Lydia Paek.

Check out the beginning to Lee Hi’s much-anticipated comeback below!

Huh Gak is now ‘Gak-squirrel’?

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 07:13 AM PST

Huh Gak caught the attention of netizens with his squirrel-like behavior.

Photos titled “Peanut eating Gak-squirrel” show the singer looking like an adorable squirrel as he eats a handful of peanuts. Apparently, the nut-lover wanted a snack during a filming break for a variety show.

Netizens who saw the photo commented, “Huh Gak, squirrel, Gak-squirrel? Really cute!“, “This is one way to get a new nickname“, “The name really fits him“, and more.

In other news, Huh Gak is actively promoting “1440” from his first full-length albumLittle Giant‘.

Younha goes up to bat for ‘MVP Baseball Online’

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 06:50 AM PST

As the endorsement model for EA‘s baseball game ‘MVP Baseball Online‘, Younha has stepped to bat with a special cheer song for South Korea’s national baseball team.

EA reps commented that they chose the multi-talented singer, who’s also an actress and DJ, for her disciplined and healthy image. Younha’s trademark bright vocals are perfect for the cheer song as well.

Check out the ‘Run’ version MV for the song below!

Kyung releases “Getting Over” feat. Crush

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 06:29 AM PST

Kyung already has another release from his upcoming mixtape to share with fans this month following “Ogeul Ogeul.

The idol star released “Getting Over” featuring Crush on his Twitter. He also mentioned Crush, who’s the same age as Kyung, co-produced the song with him.

Though things have been rocky between Block B and Stardom Entertainment, Kyung seems intent to continue making music through it all.

Listen to “Getting Over” below!

Wonder Girls’ Lim goes from cute to angry

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 06:18 AM PST

Wonder GirlsLim went from cute to angry on Twitter.

The idol gave out a little fan service by tweeting:

After seeing Lim’s adorable smile, netizens commented, “Lim gets cuter by the day“, “That bright charm has me falling for her again“, “Angry Lim~ I’m angry~“, and more.

In other news, Lim will be hosting a new program called ‘Wonder K-POP‘ on radio channel EBS FM.

G-Dragon tells fans to stay away from his house

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 05:50 AM PST

G-Dragon seems to have a bad case of sasaeng fans.

The Big Bang member expressed his frustration over the constant invasion of his and his family’s privacy by overly-obsessive fans. On February 28th at 6:30PM KST, G-Dragon tweeted, “These days, even young kids show up at my house. Up to my front door… I understand, but this is too much. My mom and older sister get startled when they come home at night. Don’t hide. Please don’t come to my house.”

Sane fans responded, “Sasaeng fans aren’t real fans”, “Celebrities are people too. Let’s protect their private lives”, and more.

Considering that this isn’t a new problem in the K-pop world, what are your thoughts on the topic?

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica looks fresh and clean for ‘banila co.’

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 05:26 AM PST

Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica went for a fresh and clean, bare look for banila co.‘s latest pictorial. Leaving her chic, “ice princess” image, the idol bared some skin for the brand’s spring concept.

Jessica is currently the endorsement model for banila co.’s spring collection of makeup ‘Floral Waltz’. Fans were mesmerized by Jessica’s milky skin, and according to the company, the secret to her perfect complexion is their line of ‘It’s Radiant Foundation’ and ‘It’s Radiant CC Cream’.

Has the warmth of spring melted away her ‘ice’?

Actor Lee Jong Suk wants to compose a song?

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 04:59 AM PST

Though idols have definitely made their presence known in the drama world, not as many actors have crossed over into music. Well-known actor Lee Jong Suk has revealed that he may try out composing.

As an actor, model, and former MC of ‘Inkigayo‘, Lee Jong Suk has shown since his debut four years ago that he is a star of many talents. He revealed that one of his hobbies was playing the guitar.

A man needs to know how to play at least one instrument,” were the words his father told him, and so he grabbed the guitar. He’s still learning how to play, however. Lee Jong Suk stated, “You need to focus on it for a year to learn it, but when I start learning the chords, I need to film a project, so I forget how to play. I try to pick it up again and have to start all over, so I am still a beginner.”

He added that music is a part of his bucket list. “I never thought much about it, but I want to compose a song. I think if a song that I make lasts forever that will be great.” To compose a song, he even thought of getting some training from CNBLUE, who he is very close with.

In any case, he feels learning how to play the guitar should come first. “I went to a CNBLUE concert, and they were great. If I get a break after filming the movie ‘The Face Reader‘, I really want to focus on learning to play the guitar.

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate News

Super Junior’s Kangin volunteers his time in Vietnam

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 04:30 AM PST

Super Junior‘s Kangin traveled to Vietnam to volunteer his time in honor of InStyle magazine’s 10th anniversary.

The idol star arrived at an elementary school in Vietnam for underprivileged children and became their teacher for a day, teaching them art and sports. Kangin, who normally loves children, did his best to entertain them by learning how to do balloon art prior to his arrival. He also gifted the children with a soccer ball and signed albums.

On his experience, Kangin shared, “I wish I don’t leave an impression as a strange foreign man who is here and then gone to the children. I want these children to feel that they are deserving of someone’s love.”

Other celebrities who took part in the ‘Good Neighbors‘ charity project include Daniel Henney, Han Ji Hye, Kim Yoon Jin, Kim Hee Sun, Lee Yo Won, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Yeon Hee, Han Chae Young, and Kim Hyo Jin.

INFINITE’s Sunggyu can’t live without his eyeliner

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 04:07 AM PST

Ga In isn’t the only one who can’t live without eyeliner. The word on K-pop street is that INFINITE‘s Sunggyu can’t do without eye makeup either.

On the February 27th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, Sunggyu featured as a guest and surprised viewers with his unexpected obsession with eyeliner. MC Yoo Sae Yoon revealed, “There is a rumor that to Sunggyu, eyeliner is his soulmate to the point that he can tell Ga In to step back.”

Sunggyu then explained himself, saying, “Ever since I was little, my eyes were really small. My mom’s eyes are like that as well. So if I don’t wear eyeliner, I feel like I’m missing something. Eyeliner became an important part of me. It’s kind of a performance.”

Viewers commented, “Sunggyu’s love for eyeliner is cute”, “Sunggyu will look like he’s missing something if he doesn’t wear his eyeliner”, and more.

Kim Hee Sun’s husband of 7 years has yet to fart in front of her?

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 03:42 AM PST

Kim Hee Sun revealed an extraordinary feat accomplished by her husband of 7 years. The actress and MC shared that he has yet to fart in front of her.

On the February 26th broadcast of SBS’ Incarnation,’ actors Park Ji Young, Kang Hye Jung, Jung Man Sik, TV personality Hong Suk Chun, and ZE:A‘s Kwanghee appeared as guests. With the guests ages ranging from the teens to the 50s, the people gathered were able to speak from the point of view of their generation regarding various topics.

The topic of passing gas among loved ones came up, and Kim Hee Sun was asked if she and her husband fart around each other. She responded by saying, “My husband still runs the faucet whenever he uses the bathroom.” Although the beautiful actress has been married 7 years, it seems her husband is still shy when it comes to certain things.

Kim Hee Sun confessed, “I farted in front of my husband first.” All the guests laughed at her statement, but also fell in love with her honesty.

Is anyone else amazed?

SHINee win #1 + Performances from the February 28th episode of ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 03:16 AM PST

Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back with another spectacular episode chock-full of exciting performances!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Verbal Jint, TEEN TOP, and Hyung Don & Dae Joon held their comeback stages.

Competing for the #1 spot, it was a hot battle between Huh Gak and SHINee, but in the end, it was SHINee who clinched the win tonight with "Dream Girl“!

Congratulations to SHINee on their 'M! Countdown' trophy!


[Next Week's Teasers]

< U-KISS >


Performers tonight included Kim Tae Woo, SHINee, Rainbow, Nine Muses, Huh Gak, SISTAR19, Toxic, NU’EST, Two X, SPEED, and Dasoni!

Check out the performances below:


< Kim Tae Woo >


< SHINee >


Rainbow >


Nine Muses >


Huh Gak >




Toxic >




Two X >




Dasoni >


Hyung Don & Dae Joon say “Get Out” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 02:49 AM PST

Jung Hyung Don and Defconn have teamed up once again as Hyung Don and Dae Joon to bring you "Get Out"!

The duo received much love with their songs last year, and they've finally followed up with the release of their mini album 'Sweet Gangster Rap Volume 1'. The album includes five songs total, including "Meet Me", which you can check out here.

Watch their hilarious comeback performance below!

Verbal Jint returns with “If It Ain’t Love” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 02:39 AM PST

Verbal Jint has returned to us all once again with his newest title trackIf It Ain’t Love“!

The track received some vocal support from popular soloist Ailee, and the music video featured actress Nam Gyuri.

Check out Verbal Jint’s amazing comeback stage with “Good Start” and “If It Ain’t Love” featuring Kang Min Hee of Miss $ below!

TEEN TOP impress with “Miss Right” on ‘M! Countdown’!

Posted: 28 Feb 2013 02:32 AM PST

The boys of TEEN TOP have gone all-out for the release of their first full-length album titled ‘No. 1′!

Not only did they travel to places like Hong Kong and Paris, but they managed to throw up at least 80 different poses for their extensive photo book, included with the limited edition album. That in itself is a pretty amazing achievement.

Finally, TEEN TOP returns to the stage to perform “Miss Right“, their title track, and “Missing You“ live for everyone’s enjoyment.

Check it out below!

“Missing You”

“Miss Right”