Thursday, March 28, 2013

"BIG BANG's G-Dragon for BSX Photos!" plus 24 more

"BIG BANG's G-Dragon for BSX Photos!" plus 24 more

BIG BANG's G-Dragon for BSX Photos!

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:30 AM PDT

BIG BANG's G-Dragon for BSX photos have been revealed.

G-Dragon endorses BSX, a casual wear brand targetting young people. His promotional photos for the said clothing brand have been revealed to the public. His cute poses, charming smile and he, himself attract people as he shows a different image compared to his past photos which had mysterious and fierce image.

Check out some of the photos below.

Written by:

Happy Birthday to f(x)'s Sulli #HappySulliDay

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:03 AM PDT

Birth Name: Choi Jin Ri
Stage Name: Sulli
Birthday: March 29, 1994
Position: Vocalist, Sub-Rapper, Face of The Group
Nationality: Korean

Gaon Chart releases rankings for March 17 – March 23

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PDT

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 March 17, 2013 – March 23, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Akdong Musician : "Crescendo"

2. Davichi : "Just The Two Of Us"

3. Girls' Generation's Taeyeon : "And One"

4. Supreme Team ft. Crush : "Stay Still"

5. Davichi : "Turtle"

6. Busker Busker : "Cherry Blossom Ending"

7. INFINITE : "Man In Love"

8. 2AM : "One Spring Day"

9. Girl's Day : "Expectation"

10. Gummy : "Snow Flower"


Weekly Album Chart

1. SHINee : "Dream Girl" [3rd Album]

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

3. B.A.P : "One Shot" [2nd Mini Album]

4. Teen Top : "No.1" [1st Album]

5. Girl's Day : "Expectation" [1st Album]

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

7. RaNia : "Just Go" [2nd Mini Album]

8. Busker Busker : "Busker Busker" [1st Album]

9. EvoL : "Second Evolution" [2nd Mini Album]

10. Various Artists : "The King's Doctor" [Soundtrack]

< Last week's rankings

Lee Kwang Soo, A Pink’s Eunji & Teen Top’s Neil to form ‘Fantastic Idols’ for ‘Fanta’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Lee Kwang Soo, A Pink's Eunji and Teen Top's Neil have been chosen as the new models for the carbonated drink, 'Fanta'.

The three stars will be forming the 'Fantastic Idols' group from 'Fanta Entertainment'. Lee Kwang Soo will be the CEO of the company, hoping to create a new and successful Fanta idol group. The public will also have a hand in the group, as they act as the staff for the debut of this group.

Lee Kwang Soo will be in charge of friendly orange flavor, Eunji is the sweet yet bubbly pineapple flavor, and Niel represents the talented and charismatic grape flavor.

The Coca Cola Company stated, "We hope that the 'Fanta' brand will show a new fun and refreshing image to the consumers."

f(x)'s Victoria & Krystal are women in black at Mag & Logan's fashion show

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 07:19 AM PDT

 f(x)'s amazing duo Victoria and Krystal attended the Mag and Logan's fashion show earlier today.

The girls garnered much attention with their all-black outfits, check out more photos below

Ock Joo Hyun reveals herself doing Pilates

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Singer Ock Joo Hyun uploaded a photo of herself doing Pilates.

On March 27th, Ock Joo Hyun posted on her Twitter, "Warming up for my show today! Let's do it!", and attached a photo of herself showing a high level of Pilates movement.

In the photo, Ock Joo Hyun is showing off a very difficult move by hanging herself in the fitness bar while having her upper body stretched down. The singer has continuously been working out to keep her body fit.

FT Island says hello to Chinese fans

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 06:30 AM PDT

With their Beijing concert just around the corner, FT Island members sent their warm greetings to their Chinese fans.

FT Island posted on their official Weibo account, "How is everyone doing? For those curious as to what we have been up to lately, we prepared several photos. We are working hard learning Mandarin for our Beijing performance so everyone please wait patiently for us."

Attached the post were several photos of the FT Island members holding papers that read "Hello" in Mandarin. The group had been studying hard in Mandarin in order to communicate better with their fans.

Member Song Seung Hyun especially is much anticipated by fans as it is widely known that he has been learning Mandarin for a long time. During their concert in Taiwan last December, he surprised many fans by answering a number of questions in fluent Mandarin.

2PM to return with a title track composed by JYP

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 06:00 AM PDT

After halting Korean promotions for two years, 2PM is set to make a grand comeback this coming May. It has been revealed that Park Jin Young (JYP) will be the creator of the group's next title track.

A representative from JYP Entertainment revealed on the 28th, "It has been confirmed that the title song for 2PM's new album will be composed by their long-time mentor Park Jin Young. With this, you'll be able to see an upgraded 2PM."

The rep added, "Since it's their first comeback in 2 years, 2PM will be showing a totally different type of music and stage. In addition, self-composed songs of the members will also be included in this upcoming album."

Recently, 2PM unveiled a thrilling comeback trailer which was played not only on the billboards of Korea, but also in New York Times Square, and London's Picadilly square.

Lee Hyori, Horan and more to release compilation album for comfort women

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Lee Hyori, Clazziquai's Horan, Soy and other female artists will be teaming up to release a special compilation album for Korea's comfort women who suffered during the Japanese occupation.

The compilation album is titled 'Please Tell Us-Her Second Story' and will feature various well-known talented female artists. The album aims to give strength and comfort for the women who continue to struggle to this day with painful memories in the past.

Contributors include mainstream artists such as Lee Hyori, who will soon be releasing a new album, as well as popular talented indie artists. Other artists included Siwa, Big Baby Driver, Soy, Lee Ah Lip, Huckleberry Finn's Lee So Young, Park Hae Ri, Lotus Project, Lune, Jung Nari and more.

The album will be released in mid-May.

Kim Ki Bum to hold solo fan meeting in Thailand

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Super Junior member Kim Ki Bum will be holding his solo fanmeeting in Thailand.

On March 31, the singer-turned-actor will hold his '2013 Kim Ki Bum Memory of Love Fan Meeting in Bangkok' at the Central World Live Hall. This was planned after the drama series 'I Love Lee Tae-Ri', in which Kim Ki Bum played the main character, has become widely known in Thailand.

At the fan meeting, Kim Ki Bum will not only release video footage of his recent developments, but will also interact with the fans through singing, talking and a handshake and signing event.

A representative stated, "It has been months since the drama went off the air, but Thailand's BBTV has just acquired the broadcast rights. We are also anticipating a fiery response from fans."

f(x) featured in ‘Funny Or Die’ with actress Anna Kendrick

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 04:30 AM PDT

We reported earlier that f(x) will be collaborating with Hollywood actress Anna Kendrick and be the first Korean artist to be featured in the American comedy site 'Funny Or Die'. And now, the hilarious skit titled 'Anna Kendrick goes K-Pop with f(x)' has been unveiled.

'Funny Or Die' is a top comedy brand online set up by Hollywood star Will Ferrell. The site previously featured popular stars such as, Justin Bieber, Natalie Portman, Hillary Duff, Charlize Theron, Robin Williams and more.

Check out the clip below:

ZE:A5 releases CCTV dance practice video for “The Day We Broke Up”

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 04:03 AM PDT

ZE:A5 recently debuted with first Korean mini album 'Voulez-Vous'. In addition to their debut stage on M! Countdown, the unit also unveiled a unique dance practice video for title song, "The Day We Broke Up".

Different from typical choreography videos, ZE:A5 unveiled the CCTV footage which showed several angles of their practice session for "The Day We Broke Up".

Check out the clip below:

Lee Hi releases “Rose” music video

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:42 AM PDT

Rookie singer Lee Hi has just released the music video for her second title song, "Rose".

Different from her usual retro soul tracks, "Rose" showcases a mix of pop and R&B House music. The song was produced by YG Entertainment's in-house producer Teddy and 1TYM member Song Baek Kyung, and features the label's trademark sound.

Check out the MV below:

130328 Davichi wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:36 AM PDT

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

The March 28th episode of the show was hosted by INFINITE's Hoya, Sungyeol and Sungjong. Tonight's show features debut performances from ZE:A's unit group ZE:A5 and rookie singer Ami. Rookie groups EvoL and OFFROAD also kicked off their comeback stages with their respective latest singles.

Other performers tonight included SHINee, INFINITE, Teen Top, Davichi, Rainbow, Girl's Day, G.Na, Huh Gak, Hong Jin Young, 2BiC, Ladies' Code and RaNia.

And for the highlight of the show, Lee Hi won on this week's chart with her latest title track, "Just The Two Of Us"!

Congratulations Davichi!

Tonight's Performances:



Teen Top



Girl's Day


Huh Gak

Hong Jin Young



Ladies' Code


Watch tonight's comeback/debut stages below:

ZE:A5 - "The Day We Broke Up"
Ami - "Everyday I Let You Go"
EvoL - "Get Up"
OFFROAD - "Headbanging"

OFFROAD goes “Headbanging” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:31 AM PDT

Rookie group OFFROAD, who debuted with "Bebop" last September 2012, has returned with their second single "Headbanging". The boys continue with their promotions with first comeback performance on 'M! Countdown'.

"Headbanging" is an up-tempo track, which characterizes each members' unique charms. The harmony also combines the members' solo singing and rap. The song is said to be composed and written by Block B's Zico.

Check out their performance below:

Ami debuts with “Everyday I Let You Go” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:29 AM PDT

Rookie singer Ami made her debut with first single "Everyday I Let You Go" which also serves as the soundtrack for KBS hit drama, 'IRIS 2'. Kickstarting her promotions, she held her first debut stage on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

"Everyday I Let You Go" expresses the feelings of a woman who breaks up with the person she loves deep inside. Ami participated in writing the lyrics, and the combination of her glamorous appearance and brilliant voice is making a sensation in mass appeal.

Check out her debut performance below:

EvoL is back with “Get Up” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:17 AM PDT

Making an impression with debut track "We Are A Bit Different", rookie girl group EvoL is coming back to the stage with an edgier sound "Get Up"!

"Get Up" is the title track of EvoL's second mini album 'Second Evolution' which was released on March 18th. It is a hip hop dance number made from an acoustic guitar riff. Member and rapper Jucy was also revealed to have taken part in the composing and writing the song.

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

Davichi's Minkyung reveals "hair roll" selca

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:16 AM PDT

Davichi's Kang Minkyung posted a new selca through Twitter on 27th March.

She wrote,"Posing with hair roll is the completion of fashion" and revealed the photo shown above.

Fans commented,"Pretty girl","i want milky skin like hers","sing well and pretty at the same time" and etc.

Meanwhile, Davichi is currently promoting "Two of us" on various music shows.

ZE:A5 debuts with “The Day We Broke Up” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 03:16 AM PDT

ZE:A has showed their first sub-unit group ZE:A5 with lighter sounds and dandier looks. The unit debuted with first Korean mini album 'Voulez-Vous' featuring the title song, "The Day We Broke Up".

In contrast to ZE:A's powerful performances, ZE:A5 plans to appeal to the audience with their mellow voices through "The Day We Broke Up". The song is a rock dance number co-composed by the Brave Brothers and Brave Sound's main producer, Star Wars.

Check out their performance below:

Sistar's Hyorin and Soyou turn into sexy witches

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 02:32 AM PDT

Sistar's Hyorin and Soyou have just released pictorials with VOGUE girl magazine.

The girls transform into dark witches for the photoshoot. Even though their expressions are gloomy, their sexiness still stand out.

Hyorin and Soyou also had an interview after the pictorial shooting. They talked about first impressions on each other and about music. 

Check the rest of the pictorials and interview on April issue of VOGUE girl Korea.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

VIXX Profile

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 01:13 AM PDT

Group name: VIXX (빅스)
Name meaning: Voice, Visual, Value In Excelsis
Company: Jellyfish Entertainment
Debut date: May 24th, 2012
Debut song: 'Super Hero'


 Stage Name: N
Birth Name: Cha Hack Yeon
Birthday: June 30, 1990
Position: Leader, Dancer, Vocalist
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Blood Type: A

 Stage Name: Leo
Birth Name: Jung Taek Woon
Birthday: November 10, 1990
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Blood Type: O

 Stage Name: Ken
Birth Name: Lee Jae Hwan
Birthday: April 6, 1992
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Blood Type: AB

Stage Name: Ravi
Birth Name: Kim Won Sik
Birthday: February 15, 1993
Position: Rapper, Dancer
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Blood Type: O

Stage Name: Hyuk 
Birth Name: Han Sang Hyuk
Birthday: July 5, 1995
Position: Dancer, Maknae
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Blood Type: O

Stage Name: Hongbin
Birth Name: Lee Hong Bin
Birthday: September 29, 1993
Position: Rapper, Vocalist
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Blood Type: B

Their debut song:

Supernova, KARA, FT Island and Boyfriend invade Oricon chart

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 12:00 AM PDT

K-Pop groups have secured hearts of music fans in Japan with their latest records' sales scoring big on Oricon's music charts.

According to Oricon's chart rankings on March 27, Supernova's new Japanese single album 'I Want to Hug You' nabbed the No.2 position after selling 39,656 copies on the day of its release. The group was followed by KARA's 8th single album 'Bye Bye Happy Days' at No.3 with 25552 units sold.

FT Island also proved their popularity in the music scene in Japan with their new single 'You Are My Life' ranked No.4 on the same chart, while Boyfriend's third Japanese single "Melody of the Eyes" placed at No.5.

Lee Minjung cuts her toenails at the filming set?

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 11:48 PM PDT

Lee Min Jung shows her carefree personality by revealing a story of herself at the filming set.

SBS's "Midnight TV" which was aired on 27th featured an interview with actress Lee Min Jung, and she shared a story of herself,"I cut my toenails while I was at the filming scene. I think it's just a normal thing but in fact everyone around me were very surprised upon seeing me doing that." She then said loudly,"Because we're actresses but we also have to cut our toenails", made everyone laugh over her sense of humour.

Lee Min Jung also said,"I have a carefree personality. Many people prejudiced against the actresses but actually we're not usually like that"

In addition, Lee Min Jung's new drama "All About My Romance" will start airing on April 4th.

Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

Dynamic Duo’s Choiza to release new track for project album ‘NOWorkend’

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Dynamic Duo's Choiza has been revealed to be the next artist to rap for the Amoeba label project album, 'NOWorkend'.

Amoeba Culture announced that Choiza will be releasing his newest track, "There is None" on April 1st. The song was produced, written and arranged personally by Choiza and will show a new charm that he hasn't shown before.

'NOWorkend' let Amoeba singers produce and design their own content for the project. The project album has already released tracks including Gaeko's "Rhythm Is Life", Yankie's "I.N.D.O", Zion.T's "Two Melodies" and Supreme Team's "Stay Still".

Kim Ah Joong goes sexy for ‘Cosmopolitan’

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Actress Kim Ah Joong put her sexy and chic charisma on display through her latest pictorial for fashion magazine, 'Cosmopolitan'.

In the released photos is Kim Ah Joong showing off her lean body in various stylish outfits. She was dressed in deep colors and soft ivory colors, appealing her city-like looks at the same time.

Kim Ah Joong's fashion sense added to the luxuriousness of the pictorial as well. Apparently, the actress is one of the most wanted fashion wannabe stars in the fashion world.