Thursday, February 14, 2013

"Tahiti’s Jisu proves that she’s an ‘athletic-dol’!" plus 24 more

"Tahiti’s Jisu proves that she’s an ‘athletic-dol’!" plus 24 more


Tahiti’s Jisu proves that she’s an ‘athletic-dol’!

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 07:45 AM PST



Tahiti member Jisu proved she's athletic.

On February 11th, MBC's 'Idol Star Athletics Championship' was aired. Jisu has proven that she is not just an idol, but also athletic and good enough to be called 'athletic-dol'. During the said event, Jisu won the first place in preliminary race and it was not surprising that she also took home a gold medal for winning 1st place in final race though she had a tough competition with Nine Muses' Eunji and Dal Shabet's GaEun. Jisu won against Eunji by only 0.01 second, and became the 'Queen of Idol Sports'.

Even before debut, in elementary, middle school, and even in high school, Jisu was not only known for her singing and dancing skills, but she was also well-known to be athletic enough to be on the track and field team of her school.

Congratulations to Jisu for winning the gold medal!

Jisu rocks this sports outfit


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Valentine's Day gift from Secret Hyosung

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 07:57 AM PST


Secret's Hyosung reveals a pair of new photos to celebrate Valentine's Day.

She wrote on her Twitter on the 14th,"It's Valentine's Day, photos taken during the filming as present. Not going to be on diet from now onwards, so don't worry, my cheek will return soon".

She is seen posing confidently in a white mini dress, garnering much attention with her perfect figure and cute pose.

Fans commented,"she's so pretty","She looks great in that dress" and etc.



Sechskies’s Kang Sung Hoon sentenced to prison

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 07:00 AM PST


Following ongoing lawsuits regarding multiple accounts of fraud from 2009, Kang Sung Hoon, member of the popular 90's idol group Sechskies, has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison.

According to the Seoul District Court's verdict on February 13th, despite Kang Sung Hoon's claims that he had no intention of scamming the victims of their money, he hasn't compensated them for the damages or losses, thus he was found to be guilty.

Kang Sung Hoon has allegedly swindled three people for a total of 900 million won. He had been released on bail in September of last year, and contrary to his expressing his desire to repay the victims, he has yet to do so.


Source: KBS

miss A's Suzy transforms into a cupid?

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 06:56 AM PST


On February 14, to celebrate Valentine's day, Miss A's Suzy shared a cute photo on her twitter with the message, "Be careful of pink chocolates."

In the photo, Suzy transforms into a cupid and is holding an arrow that has a pink heart on it. Seems that she is going to shoot the arrow to lucky fans and help them find their partners soon'

Netizens wrote, 'I want to receive that arrow", "Suzy so cute", and "Shoot me please"

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS



2NE1 and Gummy to hold charity concert

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 06:30 AM PST


2NE1 and Gummy will be teaming up to give some love for the youth in the Taean region.

On February 14th, YG Entertainment announced that the two teams will participate in the youth charity concert 'Companion' which will be held at the Sejong Concert Hall in Seoul on February 23.

'Companion' is a charity concert that has been held by Silkroad C&T since 2008. In 2012, 2NE1 performed in a concert of the same title in Vietnam and received an explosive response. This year's concert plans to donate all profits to help the youth in Taean region, which suffered from a great oil leak in 2007.

Meanwhile, 2NE1 and Gummy have been doing various good deeds through the YG public benefit campaign 'With' since 2009.

SG Wannabe’s Kim Jin Ho releases solo debut album

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST


SG Wannabe's Kim Jin Ho is returning as a solo singer.

Having recently signed with new agency, Kim Jin Ho release his solo album 'Today - I Want to Share in Your Loneliness' on February 14th. This marks the singer's first solo album since his debut in the music industry in 2004.

The album boast a total of 12 tracks which will be entirely written and composed by Kim Jin Ho himself. The songs are said to be different than SG Wannabe's style in that they be more personal.

Check out the tracks below:










B.A.P’s Himchan apologizes to fans for his injury

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 05:40 AM PST


B.A.P's Himchan has apologized to his fans for not be taking part in any promotions in a while due to his hand injury.

On February 13th, TS Entertainment revealed that Himchan has broke his ring finger and pinky finger on his right hand after slipping on the ice while getting out of the car. He received surgery and is currently resting at home.

As the news upset many fans, Himchan wrote a long apology letter through his personal Twitter. The B.A.P member tweeted:
There's the saying that no news is good news but I'm really sorry to be delivering bad news to you all. Lately I've been listening and reading all of the talk going on from our BABYs and I'm truly sorry for not being able to tell you all sooner. It took a little bit of time while I had a dilemma on when would be an appropriate time to tell you and how less it'd make both you and the members in difficulty. You'll understand, right?

It wasn't easy taking in the reality of suddenly getting injured for an album we've all prepared so hard on. I've been thinking a lot during this time and I've gotten better after settling my heart down a little. Since it's already happened and in the past, I'm only going to think about the future.

Let's all think of happy things and make of it in our future; we only have happier things to accomplish in the future.

Lastly, I'm really sorry to BABYs and I love you. I'm sorry to our members and I thank them, and also, I love you all. I'm really thankful for the amount of people who are worrying for me.

Thank you everyone. I'm trying hard on recovering faster too. I'm so thankful for B.A.P and BABYs existing.


Credit: jiwon @ baptrans

Aziatix signs $11 million contract with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne’s agency

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 05:10 AM PST


Asian hip-hop group Aziatix recently signed a huge record and management deal with a big U.S. music firm, Cash Money Records.

The record deal was announced at the YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires) Pre-Grammy party on February 9 (PST). It's said the contract is over 11.3 million dollars, making history with the most lucrative contract ever for a Korean artist entering the United States.

Slim, a co-founder of the record label which is also home to Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, said, "As soon as I learned about Aziatix' music and videos, I decided to sign a contract with them. We're going to make Aziatix global stars."

Psy issues special stamps to celebrate the success of “Gangnam Style”

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 04:40 AM PST


Psy will be releasing his very own postage stamps in Korea to celebrate his global success.

YG Entertainment revealed on the 14th, "The 'Psy, My Own Stamps' will be sold in 22 different post offices around Seoul from February 18. We decided to issue special stamps to celebrate the success of 'Gangnam Style' MV reaching over 1.3 billion views on YouTube."

The stamps and art cards express the energy of "Gangnam Style" and Psy's unique charms using pop art methods. Psy's autograph is printed on the back along with printed QR code that leads to the "Gangnam Style" music video on Youtube.

Psy postal stamp will also be available for purchase at the Postar Art Shop and YG e-SHOP.

Teen Top to hold first showcase to celebrate comeback

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 04:00 AM PST


Teen Top will be hosting their first-ever showcase to celebrate their upcoming comeback.

On February 26th, Teen Top will hold their first showcase 'TEENTOP FIRST ALBUM No.1' at the Interpark Art Center in Seoul. The special event will be streamed live all over the world through LOEN TV and MelOn.

The audience for the showcase will be randomly selected from the people who applied for an event on the official website of MelOn from February 14 to 20.

Teen Top's agency stated, "Since it is their first showcase, they are devoting themselves in preparation. Please expect a lot from the show."

Meanwhile, Teen Top will be releasing their first full album 'No.1' featuring the title track "I Wanna Love" on February 25th.

Rainbow returns with “Tell Me Tell Me” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 03:26 AM PST


Colorful girl group Rainbow has finally returned to the spotlight with their latest track "Tell Me Tell Me", showcasing an uplifting and bright concept!

After a year and eight months of hiatus, Rainbow has returned with their first full-length album, 'Rainbow Syndrome – 1st Original Album Part 01'. The album will be divided into two parts to better showcase their different musical colors.

On February 14th, Rainbow returned to the 'M! Countdown' stage and delivered their first comeback performance of "Tell Me Tell Me". Check out their performance below!

Rookie group Purplay releases “Love and Remember” MV

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:49 AM PST


New girl group Purplay has popped out into the music scene and recently released their debut title track, "Love and Remember". This time, the full music video for the track has been unveiled.

Purplay is comprised of members who have been in training for over four years on average. The group's debut single "Love and Remember" is a medium tempo electronic pop number that will showcase their powerful performance and vocal skills.

Check out the MV below!

15& covers Ryang Hyun Ryang Ha’s “I Don’t Go to School” for ‘15& Sound’

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:43 AM PST


Rookie duo 15& performed a cover of Ryang Hyun Ryang Ha's "I Don't Go to School" for the fourth part of '15& Sound' project.

'15& Sound' features 15& members Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin covering some of the popular tracks of their JYP Entertainment sunbaes. This time, the duo teamed up with San E for their cover of the twin Ryang Hyun, Ryang Ha's "I Don't Go to School".

Check it out below!

130214 SISTAR19 wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 03:27 AM PST


Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The Valentine's Day Special of the show was hosted by After School's Raina and Nana. Tonight's show features comeback of idol groups Rainbow, NU'EST, Two X and Jevice while EXID's first unit group DASONI kicked off their debut stage.

Other performers tonight included SISTAR19, Huh Gak, BAECHIGI, 2YOON, Moon Hee Jun, Ali, Nine Muses, MYNAME, Jang Hee Young and Takers.


And for the highlight of the show, SISTAR19 won on this week's chart with their comeback title track, "Gone, No Around Any Longer"!

Congratulations SISTAR19!



Tonight's Performances:

SISTAR19


Huh Gak


BAECHIGI


2YOON


Moon Hee Jun


Ali



Nine Muses


MYNAME


Jang Hee Young


Takers

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Watch tonight's debut/comeback stages below:

Rainbow - "Tell Me Tell Me"
NU'EST - "Hello"
Two X - "Ring Ma Bell"
DASONI - "Goodbye"
Jevice - "Cause of U"

NU’EST says “Hello” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 02:02 AM PST


Returning with another smashing mini album, rookie group NU'EST kickstarted their promotions for their latest title track,"Hello"!

"Hello" is about a man's feeling after finding out that his girlfriend was cheating on her. The music video for the song also gained attention with sad love triangle between actress Nam Bora and members JR and Min Hyun.

While NU'EST showcased youthful and innocent charms through their previous track "Not Over You", the boys who are known for strong and powerful beat, are returning with a more sophisticated sound and dramatic performances.

Check out their performance below:

EXID’s unit DASONI debuts with “Goodbye” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 01:57 AM PST


Rookie girl group EXID, the group formed by the renowned producer Shinsadong Tiger, has formed its first subunit with main vocalist members, Solji and Hani.

Calling themselves as DASONI, Solji and Hani will be releasing their first digital single "Goodbye" on February 15th. Prior to their official debut, the unit kicked off their first stage on 'M! Countdown'.

Check out their performance below:

Jevice returns with “Cause Of U” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 01:52 AM PST


Dream Tea Entertainment's rookie female duo Jevice (Hana & Joori), who debuted with "I'll Love You" last year, is returning to the music scene with second digital single, "Cause Of U"!

"Cause Of U" is a ballad with a dance beat and is produced by Nam Ki Sang who worked with Girl's Day. Both known for their equally beautiful looks and talents, the duo once again serenade the fans with their exceptional vocal skills.

Check out their performance below:

Two X is back with “Ring Ma Bell” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 01:50 AM PST


After debuting with "Double Up" last year, rookie girl group Two X is making a comeback with their second single "Ring Ma Bell", encompassing a more feminine concept.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, "Ring Ma Bell" sings about the heart-fluttery feelings of having a crush and the hopes that the special someone would call them.

According to their agency, J.Tune Camp, "If their debut song, 'Double Up' had a powerful performance, this single will be filled with more adorable and refreshing charms of a budding romance."

Check out their performance below!

After School's UEE reveals gorgeous selca

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 01:30 AM PST


After School's member UEE updated her Me2day on 13th February.

She wrote,"Hi everyone! Have you eaten? How are you? The weather is cold so you have to be careful, this is taken during the photoshoot of H Connect."

She is seen posing cutely to the camera in the photo above.

Fans commented,"UEE is so pretty","Can't wait for After School comeback" and etc.



Jaejoong’s repackaged album, Will it be sold out as well?

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 12:30 AM PST



JYJ member Kim Jaejoong first solo mini album 'I' was released last month and received  overwhelming response from fans as it topped the charts not just in Japan but also in Taiwan and was recently sold out in offline stores in the Philippines.

Jaejoong will release the repackaged album titled 'Y' on the 26th and it will contain special edition photos and two new songs. Netizens are now curious if the album will be sold out as it has been announced that the pre-order will be from February 13-19 in offline stores (Kyobo and Synnara Reords) and online stores (Kyobo, Synnara, Interpark, Yes24, Aladdin) as well.  It was also announced that fansigning events will be happening in March.

Meanwhile, On February 17th, Kim Jaejoong be in Thailand for his solo concert. Are you excited?


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Girls' Generation's Tiffany wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day

Posted: 14 Feb 2013 12:00 AM PST

 Girls' Generation's Tiffany is sending out her love to everyone on Valentine's Day.

She revealed a photo posing with cupcakes in the photo below. She prepared the cupcakes for her teammates as well as Sones.

Who do you wish to spend your Valentine's Day with?


Bonus: Eye Smile Queen




ZE:A's DongJun, Jewelry's Yewon and 4MINUTE's JiHyun in idol version of ‘Love and War’

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 11:30 PM PST



 ZE:A's Kim DongJun, Jewelry's Kim YeWon and 4minute's Nam JiHyun in idol version of 'Love and War'.

DongJun,  Yewon and JiHyun are confirmed to be cast in idol version of 'Love and War'. Through interview, KBS revealed that the Kim DongJun, Kim YeWon and Nam JiHyun will be acting as new couples in their 20s in the idol version of the drama. The 3 members of their respective groups will create a love triangle relationship in 'Love and War'.

The idol version of 'Love and War 2′ is expected to be aired in March.

Are you excited for this special broadcast of the drama?


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

B.A.P’s ‘One Shot’ takes over iTunes’ hip-hop charts

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 11:00 PM PST


B.A.P has already begun seeing some fruitful results with their latest album.

On February 13, B.A.P's latest mini album 'One Shot' ranked #1 in iTunes charts for 'Top 10 Hip Hop Albums' in the US, Canada, and New Zealand as well as entered the top 10 list in UK, Australia, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Germany and Finland.

Meanwhile, B.A.P received another rookie of the year award at the recent '2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards' on February 13. The six-member group will continue to grace the stage starting on KBS' 'Music Bank' on February 15.


‘IRIS 2’ makes premiere with highest rating for its timeslot

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 10:30 PM PST


The highly anticipated KBS2's new Wednesday-Thursday series 'IRIS 2' finally made its premiere and ranked first for its timeslot.

According to AGB Nielsen, 'IRIS 2' received an overnight rating of 14.4 percent for its first episode, beating both 'Wind Blows in Winter' and MBC's '7th Grade Civil Servant' with 11.3 and 12.7 percent respectively.

'Wind Blows in Winter' later recorded 12.8 percent with episode 2, which was aired back to back.

The sequel of the 'IRIS' revolves around NSS, a top secret agency, three years after Kim Hyun Joon (played by Lee Byung Hun) was assassinated. The new series features top actors and actress such as Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, Lee Bum Soo and Oh Yeon Soo as well as idols Lee Joon and Doojoon.

2PM’s ‘Legend of 2PM’ tops Oricon Chart

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 10:00 PM PST


2PM has scored success on the daily chart of Japan's Oricon Chart!

On February 14, 2PM's new album 'Legend of 2PM' topped the Oricon Daily Album chart immediately after its release with 29,454 units sold. The album contains 13 tracks including 9 brand new songs and 4 of their previously released singles including "Masquerade", "Beautiful", "If You are Here" and "Forever".

Meanwhile, 2PM has a Tokyo Concert ahead on February 14th, 19th, and 20th and further continues the ARENA TOUR in Sapporo from 23rd to 24th.