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"[UPDATED] T-ara's additional showcases in Japan" plus 24 more

"[UPDATED] T-ara's additional showcases in Japan" plus 24 more

[UPDATED] T-ara's additional showcases in Japan

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 07:30 AM PST

Girl group T-ara added 10 showcases in Japan.

T-ara will have showcases in Sapparo on 20th and Marioka on 21st. Though they still have 2 showcases in Japan, they added another10 showcases. 

You can see the complete list of their confirmed showcases in Japan below.

Venue: Sapporo Factory (Chuo-ku, Sapporo)
Time/Date: 18:30 JST, February 20th, 2013

Venue: Central Court Aeon Mall (Morioka)
Time/Date: 18:30 JST, February 21st, 2013

Venue: Aeon Mall Kashiwa (Tsugaru, Aomori)
Time/Date: 18:30 JST, February 22nd, 2013 

Venue: Tower Records Shibuya (Shibuya, Tokyo)
Time/Date: 17:30 JST, February 25th, 2013

Venue: Aeon Lake Town (Koshigaya, Saitama)
Time/Date: 18:30 JST, February 28th, 2013

Venue: Oasis21 (Nagoya · Sakae)
Time/Date: 15:00 JST, March 2nd, 2013 

Venue: Kyoto National Museum (Nakagyo, Kyoto)
Time/Date: 15:00 JST, March 3rd, 2013

Venue: Nishinomiya Garden (Nishinomiya, Hyogo)
Time/Date: 18:30 JST, March 4th, 2013

Venue: Aeon Mall Ayagawa (Ayauta, Kagawa)
Time/Date: 18:30 JST, March 5th, 2013

Venue: Niihama Aeon Mall (Niihama, Ehime)
Time/Date: 18:30 JST, March 6th, 2013

Venue: Omuta Aeon Mall (Omuta, Fukuoka)
Time/Date: 18:30 JST, March 8th, 2013

Venue: Seagul Plaza (Nagasaki)
Time/Date: 15:00 JST, March 9th, 2013

Meanwhile, T-ara is busy preparing for their Japanese comeback which will be on March 20th and they will released 'Private Book' on February 28th.

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Gaon Chart releases rankings for February 10th – February 16th

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 07:00 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 February 10, 2013 – February 16, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. SISTAR19 : "Gone Not Around Any Longer"

2. LeeSSang ft. The SEEYA's Eugene : "Tears"

3. Huh Gak ft. Yoo Seung Woo : "Monodrama"

4. BaeChiGi ft. Ailee : "Shower of Tears"

5. Huh Gak : "1440"

6. Seo In Guk : "All I Want Is You"

7. 4men : "Hello It's Me"

8. CNBLUE : "I'm Sorry"

9. Ra.D ft. Shin Jisoo : "It's Been So Long"

10. Davichi : "Don't You Know"


Weekly Album Chart

1. Super Junior K.R.Y : "Promise You" [1st Japan Single]

2. Rainbow : "Rainbow Syndrome" [1st Album]

3. Kim Jin Ho : "Today" [1st Album]

4. NU'EST : "Hello" [2nd Mini Album]

5. Super Junior-M : "Break Down" [2nd Album]

6. George Szell : "George Szell The Edition"

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

8. VIXX : "On and On" [3rd Single]

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

10. Various Artists : "The Phantom of the Opera" [Soundtrack]

< Last week's rankings

Ock Joo Hyun to release mini album ‘Reflection’

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 06:30 AM PST

After releasing her digital single "Hemostasis" last month, former Fin.K.L member and current musical star Ock Joo Hyun is finally making her official comeback with upcoming mini album.

The singer will release a new mini album titled 'Reflection' on February 28. The album will contain six tracks, three of which are new and features composers Jung Suk Won, Shin Jae Hong and lyricist Kim Eana.

Ock Joo Hyun's new album will contain various meaningful themes including love, ego and family.

In related news, Ock Joo Hyun is currently starring in "Rebecca," playing the role of Mrs. Danvers.

Rainbow’s Cho Hyun Young loses 7 kg for comeback

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST

Rainbow's Cho Hyun Young has revealed her slim figure after losing seven kilograms in preparation of their comeback.

Recently, Cho Hyun Young's rehearsal video and recent photos were uploaded on an online community board, showcasing her slim figure and firm abs.

In the video, the Rainbow member is practicing for their performance while wearing a T-shirt rolled up to reveal her amazingly slim body shape.

According to Rainbow's agency, Cho Hyun Young used to have a cute and chubby figure but she went through a severe diet and exercise while preparing for the comeback.

Meanwhile, Rainbow is currently busy promoting their latest track, "Tell Me, Tell Me".

Park Shin Hye rocks skinny jeans for ‘Jambangee’

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 05:30 AM PST

Actress Park Shin Hye recently showed off her gorgeous figure.

Park Shin Hye, who serves as endorsement model for the denim brand 'Jambangee' with actor Lee Jong Seok, participated in a pictorial the brand's Spring/Summer collection.

Shedding off her conservative image, Park Shin Hye exhibited all sorts of charms, showing off her long skinny legs and sexy appeal with her cropped denim shirt and black coated jeans.

In related news, Park Shin Hye is currently appearing on tvN's series 'Flower Boy Next Door'.

IU cries on the set of ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin’

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 05:00 AM PST

Singer IU showed a great talent in acting.

On February 21st, the producers of the new KBS 2 weekend drama 'You're the Best Lee Soon Shin' revealed still cuts of IU's acting.

The photos show IU being absorbed in her acting despite being outside in the cold weather. It is said that as soon as the shooting started, IU immediately teared up and moved everyone with her sad expression.

Known for her energetic and bright character, many people became curious about the drama, wondering what had made IU cry.

An official from her agency said, "IU's passion for acting is amazing. She is always showing much beyond our expectation, and it seems that this one will rise as the most popular drama."

'You're the Best Lee Soon Shin' will air on KBS2 from March 9 following the conclusion of 'My Daughter Seo Young'.

Kim Tae Woo returns with his “Cosmic Girl” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 04:30 AM PST

Breaking his long 2 years of hiatus, singer Kim Tae Woo has finally returned to the music scene with his new album 'T Love' and title track, "Cosmic Girl".

"Cosmic Girl" was written and produced by Red Rocket, and features a unique hip hop beat complemented with guitar riffs and strings in the background. Lee Dong Wook appeared in the music video without getting any guarantee to keep a promise that he made with Kim Tae Woo 10 years ago.

'T Love' album contains a total of five tracks which hold lyric of various loves stories. It is said that Kim Tae Woo experimented with new genres for this album.

Check out his comeback performance on 'M! Countdown' below.

2AM works with Yiruma for comeback

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 04:00 AM PST

Currently gearing up for a comeback, 2AM met with pianist and composer Yiruma for a collaboration.

On February 21st, Big Hit Entertainment revealed photos taken from Yiruma and 2AM's recording session. In the photos, the members are seen listening to pianist's advice and discussing the song over the table.

2AM members said, "We've never had such a smooth session. Thankfully, things turned out great, and we are very satisfied with the recording."

The group is set to release its official album 'One Spring Day' on March 5.

Byul sings OST for web drama ‘Love In Memory’

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 03:40 AM PST

Singer Byul has just released another single, and this time, for the soundtrack of web drama 'Love In Memory'.

The music video for "Love In Memory" was released on February 21 and feature Jo Yoon Hee, Jung Gyeo Woon, Choi Won Young and more.

'Love In Memory' is a web drama that will be broadcasted through Naver TV Cast every Thursday starting on February 21.

Check out the MV below:

CNBLUE reveals BTS clip of “I’m Sorry” live performances

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 03:20 AM PST

Currently gaining attention with their modern rock title song "I'm Sorry", CNBLUE released the behind the scenes footage of their live performances.

CNBLUE has a big thirst and great passion for performing live, so they performed their comeback stages live in front of fans to celebrate the release of their 4th mini album 'Re:blue'.

On February 21, a video of the CNBLUE members pre-recording live performances of "I'm Sorry" has been revealed on their official Youtube channel. Check out the clip below:

MIIII releases “A Man I Know” MV

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 03:00 AM PST

Female soloist MIIII has returned with her first mini-album, 'Woman's Heart' along with the full music video for her title track, "A Man I Know".

"A Man I Know" was written and composed by Vibe's Ryu Jae Hyun while Yoon Min Soo produced the mini album. The song features a calm and soothing melody, higlighting MIIII's emotional voice.

Check out the MV below:

SHINee searches for “Dream Girl” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 02:26 AM PST

The boys of SHINee excite their fans by rolling out their promotions for the part one of their third album 'Chapter 1 Dream Girl-The Misconceptions of You' as well as the title track "Dream Girl"!

"Dream Girl" is said to be in the acid electro punk genre, and has the SHINee members sing with their unique voices on a tight melody. The song was produced by producer Shin Hyuk, known for his work with Justin Bieber, and his composer team Joombas Music Factory.

For their 'M! Countdown' comeback, SHINee showed a new style and choreography using standing microphones. The group also displayed their unique charms and a new original performance, enough to catch the attention of fans around the world.

Check out their performance below!

130221 SISTAR19 wins triple crown on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 02:29 AM PST

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

The February 21st episode of the show was hosted by Rainbow members. Tonight's show features comeback performances of SHINee, Kim Tae Woo and SPEED while rookie girl group Purplay kicked off their debut stage.

Other performers tonight included SISTAR19, Rainbow, Huh Gak & Yoo Seung Woo, Moon Hee Jun, ALi, Nine Muses, Space A, NU'EST, Two X, DASONI, MR.MR and Jevice.

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

Congratulations SISTAR19!

Tonight's Performances:



Huh Gak & Yoo Seung Woo

Moon Hee Jun


Nine Muses

Space A


Two X




Watch tonight's debut/comeback stages below:

SHINee - "Dream Girl"
Kim Tae Woo - "Cosmic Girl" (Link coming soon)
SPEED - "Pain The Love of Heart"
Purplay - "Love and Remember"

Purplay debuts with “Love and Remember” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 01:49 AM PST

New girl group Purplay has popped out into the music scene and kicked off their debut promotions for first single, "Love and Remember"!

Debuting under Purplei Ent, Purplay is comprised of members who have been in training for over four years on average. Despite being embroiled in choreography plagiarism issue earlier, the group has reached an agreement with I.aM.mE dance crew before making an official debut.

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 their debut performance on 'M! Countdown' below.

SPEED is back with “Pain The Love of Heart” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 01:46 AM PST

Having recently released their first full-length album 'Superior Speed', SPEED is embarking on their follow up promotions for next title track, "Pain, the Love of Heart".

"Pain, the Love of Heart" is part of the SPEED's first repackaged album and is produced by Brave Brothers. The group has been gaining attention for working with other notable producers, such as Shinsadong Tiger and Duble Sidekick.

Check out their comeback stage on 'M! Countdown' below:

Big Bang's G-Dragon reveals his childhood photo

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 01:17 AM PST

Big Bang's G-Dradon revealed a childhood photo of himself.

On February 21st, G-Dragon uploaded a photo on his twitter with a tweet,"My mom sent me this photo...oh". In the photo, little G-Dragon was wearing a baseball team LA Dodgers uniform, looking stright at the camera and showing his bright smile. Especially his leisure sitting pose and clean-cut features attracted many people attention.

Netizen commented,"little GD is so cute","He looks no different compared to now","I love his smile"

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Kim Hyun Joong becomes a cutie for High Cut

Posted: 21 Feb 2013 12:35 AM PST

Recently, popular magazine High Cut has released some new pictorials for their upcoming February issue featuring flower boy Kim Hyun Joong.

In the pictorials, Kim Hyun Joong transforms into a cute, sweet guy to welcome spring. He dresses in colorful outfits and shows various cute expression melting fans' hearts.

Watch the full photoset on the latest issue of 'High Cut' magazine.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Uee shows her chic and arrogant look for H:Connect

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 11:30 PM PST

As an executive model for fashion brand H:ConnectAfter School's Uee shows off her perfect body together with chic and arrogant look for a new promotion campaign.

With flower and arabesque pattern, nostalgic mood, rider and retro concepts, Uee perfectly fits them all. She looks stunning with her strip pants, pink sweater, flower mini skirt, and other various fashion items.

In addition, her professional expressions and poses bring more attention for the photoset.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

‘Book of the House of Gu’ reveals teaser stills of Lee Yeon Hee

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 11:00 PM PST

Actress Lee Yeon Hee has been spotted filming for the upcoming MBC drama 'Book of the House of Gu'.

Teaser stills of Lee Yeon Hee and Choi Jin Hyuk in character were revealed online. The two filmed a scene at Jeju Island from February 5th to the 8th. Lee Yeon Hee takes on the role of Yoon Seo Ha who shares destined love with the guardian spirit Goo Wol Ryeong (Choi Jin Hyuk).

She said, "I'm nervous about the new side of me you get to see and know a fantastic love story will spread before you."

Lee Yeon Hee's appearance in the series is going to be a supportive and positive contribution. She will appear for only a short time, but her character will play an important role in the development of the story in the drama.

'Book of the House of Gu' is a historical drama about Choi Kang Chi, a half man and half beast who struggles to make a full transformation into a human. Lee Seung Gi and miss A's Suzy will be the male and female leads in the drama.

Park Si Hoo caught on CCTV with alledged rape victim

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 10:30 PM PST

Park Si Hoo, a well-known Hallyu star, has been accused of allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman with whom he spent the night drinking. While the investigation is still underway, an owner of the bar, where Park Si Hoo and the alleged victim had drinks at, volunteered for an interview.

"I heard that Park Si Hoo was accused of rape and was gob-smacked," said the owner of the drinking venue. "I wasn't there at that moment to see it but I asked around my workers and looked at the CCTV."

The owner continued, "We have a surveillance camera above the cashier, so I could see Park Si Hoo escorting the victim out of the restaurant. However, when the girl left, she had no trouble walking down the stairs on her own," in contrast to the victim's claims that she lost consciousness and had been raped when she woke up.

Police said they plan to summon Park Si Hoo for questioning on February 24th.

Former Jewelry member Lee Ji Hyun to wed next month

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 10:00 PM PST

Lee Ji Hyun, who was a former member of girl group Jewelry, announced her marriage plan.

A representative from her agency WellMadeStar M announced on February 20, "Lee Ji Hyun will get married next month on the 24th at the Conrad Hotel in Yeouido."

Her groom-to-be has been revealed to be 7 years older and currently working in the construction industry. They met through a mutual friend last year and have dated for 6 months.

Lee Ji Hyun debuted in 1998, and joined Jewelry in 2001. After withdrawing from the team in 2006, she turned into an actress.

Voice of Korea’s Lee So Jung to join The Great Birth’s Kwon Ri Sae’s group

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 09:30 PM PST

Lee So Jung of Mnet's 'The Voice of Korea' will be joining MBC 'The Great Birth's Kwon Ri Sae in her soon-to-debut girl group.

On February 20th, Polaris Entertainment announced that Lee So Jung will be joining the same group with Kwon Ri Se, and revealed a teaser image of her. In the photo, the Lee So Jung shows a more charismatic, completely different from the vocalist who got into the contest's Top 8.

Lee So Jung will be joining with Kwon Ri Se to debut as a new group under Polaris Entertainment this coming March. Other members haven't been officially revealed yet but it seems that something major is coming up.

Jackie Chan to produce own K-Pop group

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 09:00 PM PST

Currently promoting his latest film 'Chinese Zodiac' in Korea, action star Jackie Chan is preparing something big for the Korean fans.

Jackie Chan's management group, Jackie Chan Korea, announced that they're preparing a K-Pop idol group called 'Double JC' which is set to debut sometime in May or June. The group's debut album is said to have enlisted the help of veteran hip hop artist Hyun Jin Young.

No further details have been released regarding the group, but the firm revealed that the upcoming idol group is set to release a Korean and Chinese song and target both Korea and China simultaneously.

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung attends DOUBLE-M fansign event

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 08:30 PM PST

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung attended her first fansign event as the muse for fashion brand DOUBLE-M on February 20th.

Known for her model-like physique, Sooyoung will be promoting the brand's Spring/Summer collection for 2013. Dressed in stylish mini black dress with handbag from DOUBLE-M, she showed perfect attitude as a fashionista.

According to a representative, despite the cold weather fans waited for Sooyoung from early morning and the signing event was successful.

Brave Brothers release project single “You Got Some Nerve”

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 08:08 PM PST

After much teasing, hitmaker producer Brave Brothers finally unveiled the project single titled, "You Got Some Nerve"!

"You Got Some Nerve" features 3 of the most anticipated rappers including B2ST's Junhyung, EXID's LE and Big Star's FeelDog. It will be a 19-rated project, where the music is said to have a strong hip hop sound and has straightforward and profane lyrics.

Check out the track below: