Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"EXO-K Proves Popularity in Thailand!" plus 24 more

"EXO-K Proves Popularity in Thailand!" plus 24 more


EXO-K Proves Popularity in Thailand!

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 08:30 AM PDT


EXO-K's popularity has been proven once again.

EXO's sub-unit EXO-K recently visited Thailand to attend 'MBC Korean Music Wave in Bangkok'. On that day, the group received a great response from the fans, unexpected from a group that hasn't have their 1st anniversary yet. Rajamangala Stadium which was the venue of the event was filled of loud cheers during EXO's performance of 'MAMA'. 

That was not the first time they received an unexpected response from the people in Thailand as they visited the country in July, 3 months after their debut, they were surrounded by fans wherever they went, proving that EXO will meet a huge success in the future.


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Son Ye Jin to return to small screen with ‘Shark’

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PDT


Actress Son Ye Jin will be making her small screen comeback for the first time in three years since her previous work in 'Personal Taste.'

Son Ye Jin's agency has confirmed her participation for upcoming drama 'Shark' (working title). She will play the female lead role of Jo Hye Woo, the only daughter of the Gaya Hotel Group, who gives up her position as an heiress to become a prosecutor.

Her character is a passionate but proud independent woman. She knows how to act as her heart tells her to without hesitation and she's made up of boldness that allows her to stand in front of anyone with charisma.

Son Ye Jin expressed, "I've chosen this drama because of the writer and the director, and I was fascinated by the character and some in-depth story line. It's been a long time since I took on a traditional romance drama, so I am feeling really excited. I hope I can display the emotions of this Hye Woo character to the fullest."

Nine Muses 2nd Single Album: Dolls

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 07:58 AM PDT

 With the addition of 9th member Sungah, Nine Muses made their long-awaited comeback with title track "Dolls".

The girls are known for their dolls-like figures and no doubt the girls portray their doll-like figures during the live performance on "Dolls:, check out some photos from their album below.















Purchase the album here

2YOON's 1st mini album: Harvest Moon

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 07:51 AM PDT

4Minute's subunit 2YOON, consists of members Gayoon and Jiyoon, made their debut with title track "24/7" in January, showing fans another side of 4Minute.

Check out some photos from their 1st ever mini album below, an artistic album i can say, with a stack of great quality photocards, a great album for collection.











You can purchase the album here

Lee Seung Gi and Suzy’s first meeting on ‘Book of the House of Gu’

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 07:32 AM PDT


Lee Seung Gi and Suzy met for the first time as the main characters of upcoming MBC drama, 'Book of the House of Gu'.

On March 27, the production company of the drama released new stills the two stars' much-anticipated first meeting. Dam Yuh Wool (Suzy) is shown staring down at Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Gi) who is passed out on the ground.

Producer Park Tae Young commented, "Lee Seung Gi and Suzy look so good together that you can't help but think they're a great couple. They are attempting at an action and historical drama for the first time but they are working really hard to create the best production."

BtoB Profile

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 07:21 AM PDT


Group name: BTOB (비투비)
Name meaning: Born to Beat
 Company: Cube Entertainment
Debut date: March 22, 2012
Debut song: Insane

★ MEMBER PROFILE ★
Birth Name: Seo Eun Kwang
Stage Name: Eunkwang
Birthday: November 22, 1990
Position: Main Vocalist, Leader
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 62 kg

Birth Name: Lee Min Hyuk
Stage Name: Minhyuk
Birthday: November 29, 1990
Position: Vocalist, Rapper, Face of The Group
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 61 kg
Blood Type: A

Birth Name: Lee Chang Sub
Stage Name: Changsub
Birthday: February 26, 1991
Position: Vocalist
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 64 kg

 Birth Name: Lim Hyun Sik
Stage Name: Hyunsik
Birthday: March 7, 1992
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 66 kg

 Birth Name: Shin Dong Geun
Stage Name: Peniel
Birthday: March 10, 1993
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 63 kg

Birth Name: Jung Il Hoon
Stage Name: Ilhoon
Birthday: October 4, 1994
Position: Vocalist, Rapper
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 64 kg

 Birth Name: Yook Sung Jae
Stage Name: Sungjae
Birthday: May 2, 1995
Position: Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 68 kg


Debut song:

Dal Shabet’s Ahyoung talks about finishing up her drama

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 07:00 AM PDT


Dal Shabet's Ahyoung recently shared her thoughts with regards to the ending of her first drama, KBS 2TV 'Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek'.

On March 26, Ahyoung wrote on her me2day, "I'd like to say thank you to all of the staffs, directors, and actors who always gave me a lot of help. It was really a precious time. I hope we can meet each other frequently.

She added, "Please don't forget me. I will do my best to develop into a better actress and singer. And thank you to the fans who loved 'Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek'! Kiss."

Ahyoung made her first challenge in acting through 'Advertisement Genius Lee Tae Baek'. She played the role of Gong Sun Hye who works as a secretary for an advertising agency run by Ma Jin Ga (played by Go Chang Suk).

Meanwhile, Ahyoung will also be casting in 'Jang Ok Jung', which will premiere on April 8th.

Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Mighty Mouth’s Sangchu appointed as military ambassadors

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 06:30 AM PDT


Super Junior's Leeteuk and Mighty Mouth's Sangchu have been appointed as military ambassadors.

An official stated, "Leeteuk and Sangchu attended the Seoul Military Manpower Administration's 10th annual military ambassador ceremony in Yeongdeungpogu on March 27th at 10AM KST."

The Office of Military Manpower Administration expressed, "To promote and create an unbiased military service that citizens will be proud of, we have chose Leeteuk and Sangchu to be our military ambassadors."

Both Leeteuk and Sangchu previously enlisted into the army on October 30th last year.

Kim Hyun Joong shines brightly at Japan tour

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 06:00 AM PDT


Kim Hyun Joong finally concluded his Japan tour with a successful last concert in Hiroshima.

The singer's 'Japan Tour 2013 Unlimited' came to a successful conclusion in Hiroshima on March 25. The tour kicked off on January 6th in Kobe, and had shows in Saitama, Nagoya, Shizuoka, Miyagi, Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo, which pulled in a total of 60,000 fans.

The tickets for his shows were sold out much earlier, and Kim Hyun Joong had to add more cities to his itinerary due to the endless requests from a great number of fans.

Kim Hyun Joong focused on 'sharing' and 'communication' with his fans in the concerts and devoted himself in making the best shows ever. Not only did he perform at major arenas and stadiums, he also stepped in smaller venues to have more intimate time with his fans.

MBLAQ kicks off ‘Mona Lisa’ promotions in Japan

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 05:30 AM PDT


MBLAQ has dropped their third Japanese single 'Mona Lisa', breaking one and half year's hiatus in the country.

On March 27, MBLAQ released the Japanese single 'Mona Lisa' and officially kicked off their promotions. The new single included the Japanese version of their two 2011 hit tunes "Mona Lisa" and "Cry".

J.Tune Camp stated, "MBLAQ held their 'THE BLAQ% TOUR' last year in six countries Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, fans gave the most enthusiastic responses to 'Mona Lisa.' Fans gave the most enthusiastic responses to 'Mona Lisa' so we pick the song as the title tune of the new single."

MBLAQ had a new recording session, music video and jacket image shootings, and gave a whole new breathe to 'Mona Lisa'. In addition, advertisements and promotional vehicles has been circulating around the cities of Shinjuku, Shibuya and more.

After School’s UEE and NU’EST’s Ren hit the catwalk at ‘Seoul Fashion Week’

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 05:00 AM PDT


Labelmates After School's UEE and NU'EST's Ren have hit the catwalk at the recent 'Seoul Fashion Week'.

On March 26, UEE and Ren graced the runway of BIG PARK's fashion show at F/W 2013 Seoul Fashion Week, at IFC Seoul. Both Pledis Entertainment's artists show their elaborate fashion skills in collaboration with Korean fashion stylist Park Yoon Soo.

Check out the photos below:



Psy sets dress code color for upcoming concert

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 04:30 AM PDT


In attempt to unite all his fans, Psy has set dress code color for his upcoming 'HAPPENING' concert.

On March 27, Psy tweeted, "#WhiteHappening.jpg lmfao!!! see this pic and let's be white on 0413". He also posted two photos of himself in all white look. In one photo, Psy dressed up in 9 different looks including wedding dress, figure skating outfit, space suit and more.

For Psy's '2012 Summer Stand' concert, he set the dress code as blue in last summer. It was to let audiences feel free and cool as they were sprayed by water during the duration of the concert.

On April 13th, Psy willbe having his own concert 'HAPPENING' at World Cup stadium in Sang-am dong, Seoul. This photo was made to announce that audiences coming to the concert must wear in white.

miss A’s Fei attempts the sexy version of ‘cutie player’

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 04:04 AM PDT


miss A's Fei displayed both her cute and sexy charms.

On March 26, miss A held a special webchat event via Ustream and celebrated their 1000th day anniversary with their fans from all over the world. During the event, Fei performed the popular 'Cutie/Giyomi player' as requested by the fans.

Fei was forced to the do the 'cutie player' and surprisingly showcased her inner cuteness. However, as an idol who wouldn't normally do aegyo, she attempted the sexy version of the song and comfortably flaunts her sexy moves.

Check out the clip below:

Lee Hi to open one-day pop-up store ‘Rosehill’

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 03:42 AM PDT


To celebrate the upcoming release of the second part of her 1st album 'First Love', Lee Hi will be opening a special one-day pop-up store, 'Rosehill'!

On March 28th, the day of album release, Lee Hi and YG Entertainment will open a pop-up store full of roses at the Shinsadong Garosugil's London Flower and Garden from 12PM to 8PM (KST). Fans who enter the store will be gifted with a rose with a ribbon that has lyrics of Lee Hi's title song "Rose" and a balloon that has a logo of Lee Hi.

In addition, tickets to Lee Hi's solo performance event, 'Secret Live', will also be handed out to customers who buy her latest album. It will be a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details about the pop up store, visit the official website.

B2ST’s Junhyung and KARA’s Goo Hara end their relationship

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 03:19 AM PDT


It has been reported that B2ST's Junhyung and KARA's Goo Hara have decided to go their separate ways after a two year relationship.

After several insiders in the music industry revealed that the famous idol couple broke up, Cube Entertainment and DSP Media have both confirmed on March 27 that Junhyung and Goo Hara have indeed decided to go their separate ways.

A representative from Cube Entertainment stated, "Hara and Junhyung have ended their relationship and have decided to remain as good senior-junior in the music industry. It seems they naturally grew apart because they couldn't meet each other often due to their busy schedules."

Rumors of their breakup began to surface when Hara and Junhyung no longer follow each other in respective Twitter accounts however both sides denied it at that time.

LUNAFLY in Kuala Lumpur

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 03:16 AM PDT




Kuala Lumpur, 1stMarch 2013 – Leading fashion brand Chargers Outfitters joins 'F.Y.I On Stage' as the Title Presenter for Korean acoustic band Lunafly's show in Malaysia. The event, dubbed "F.Y.I On Stage with Lunafly in Kuala Lumpur" will be held at Taylor's University Lakeside Campus on 30th March 2013, making Lunafly the first Korean act to be part of this series of events which introduce and highlight talented undiscovered artists in new media.

Lunafly debuted in the second half of 2012 and gained attention after climbing music charts with their self-composed track "How Nice It Would Be". The band gained attention for their musical abilities and outstanding live performances as they often took on various street performances and music covers on YouTube, acquainting themselves with music lovers and their fans on a more personal level. This marks their first visit to Malaysia.

"We're very excited to be the presenter of the Lunafly's show in Malaysia. Chargers Outfitters firmly believes in the need to support young and new talents in the music industry by giving them a platform to perform. We believe it is through events like this, bright and young talents can be discovered," said Eric Loke, the Chief Operating Officer Of Jordone Group.

Loke went on to explain that Lunafly's band image is in line with Chargers Outfitters brand. The Chargers Outfitters' active and comfort range is designed with the young generation in mind.

The intimate mini-concert will showcase the full potential of Lunafly's musical capabilities as they will be performing their hit tracks together with new arrangements and acoustic version of various songs. Limited VIP passes to the event are still available at RM 180.00. Premium Passes for Malaysia sold out within 24 hours when they went on sale in February.

As prelude to the show, Lunafly will also hold a public fan meeting for their fans on Friday, 29thMarch 2013 at 8PM at The Square, Publika Shopping Gallery. For more information, log on to http://www.facebook.com/Inzpire.ME.

F.Y.I On Stage with Lunafly in Kuala Lumpur is proudly presented by Chargers Outfitters. It is supported by One FM, KLiK & YEZZ! Magazine, 8TV and KAvenyou (Official Media Partners), Taylor's University, Overtime @ Sunway Pyramid and Publika Shopping Gallery (Official Venues) with special thanks to Air Five Solutionsand Soulart Studio.  

Super Junior's Kangin transforms into BEG's Gain ??

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 03:06 AM PDT


On March 26, Super Junior's Kangin posted a photo on his twitter account with a message, "Gain ah, I'm sorry, I am ...".

In the photo, Kangin is wearing a short pink dress and yellow wig, looking like Gain's image during her promotional activities for 'Bloom'. Kangin already appeared on stage with this image and his seductive dance moves shocked the audience and received powerful shouts from audiences.

Netizens commented: "perfect image, parody version of Gain from Kang In," "sexy lady", "beautiful"...

Meanwhile, Super Junior is busy with their world tour, "SUPER SHOW 5".

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Actress Han Hye Jin and soccer player Ki Sung Yeung confirmed to be dating

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 01:15 AM PDT


Recently, there have been various rumors regarding the relationship between actress Han Hye Jin and soccer player Ki Sung Yeung as fans spotted the words, "SY HJ 24"written on his shoes, in which SY stands for Sung Yeung, HJ as Hye Jin and 24 is his number on soccer field.

Not too long ago, they denied the rumor about their relationship. Recently, when the photos of their secret dates were shared widely on internet, the rumors resurfaced again.

On March 27, soccer player Sung Yeung confirmed his relationship on twitter, "The game has ended now, and I''m telling you, whether this is good news or not, that Han Hye Jin and me are seeing each other with good feelings… We haven't been dating for long, so we've been careful… But it's not that we've done something wrong, we've become strength for each other… I'll say this shortly, we'll continue seeing each other happily".

The two were appearing in SBS's 'Healing camp' together before and in the show, Sung Yeong also stated that Han Hye Jin was his ideal type.

A representative of Han Hye Jin's agency revealed, "They have been together for about two months. Since the couple is fairly new, we hope you respect kindly".

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Former S.E.S member Shoo is pregnant with second child

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 12:00 AM PDT


Shoo, former member of first generation girl group S.E.S, announced that she is pregnant with her second child.

On March 26, she posted on her Twitter, "I'm so happy. I am happy as a woman, as my husband's wife, and as Yoo's mother. And now I'm happy for being a mother of another child inside me. I'm giving everything to God and our family will continue to live with a smile."

Shoo also posted a photo of her pregnant self and husband Lim Hyo Sung carrying their first son Yoo. They look like a happy family posing adorably for the camera.

Shoo was married to professional basketball player Lim Hyo Sung in 2010. He plays for the Incheon ET Land Elephants.

B.A.P to conclude promotions for “One Shot”

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 11:30 PM PDT


After enjoying success with their recent comeback, B.A.P has announced that they will now be concluding their promotional activities for "One Shot" this week.

TS Entertainment stated, "After actively promoting their 2nd mini album 'One Shot' since in February, B.A.P will officially be finishing up their album promotions on music shows this week."

The new mini album and subsequent promotions brought the group further popularity. The group also found success abroad through the new mini album, topping iTunes hip hop charts of more than 10 countries as well as dominated music charts in Asia and Europe.

B.A.P will have their goodbye stages on 'Music Bank', 'Music Core' and 'Inkigayo' this week.

TVXQ to release Japanese album ‘TIME’ in Korea today

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 11:00 PM PDT


TVXQ's latest Japanese album 'TIME' will be released in Korea today, March 27th.

According to SM Entertainment, TVXQ's album 'TIME' which was released on March 6 in Japan, will be released in Korea in three versions. The album contains a total of 12 tracks including "Catch Me -If you wanna-" and "I Know".

'TIME' garnered a no. 1 win on the Oricon Daily Single Chart and its Weekly Chart as soon as it was released. It also smashed TVXQ's personal record for the biggest first week sales after selling a total of 244,000 copies in the first week alone.

Girls’ Generation wants to be called artists instead of idols

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 10:30 PM PDT


Girls' Generation seriously discussed their position as musicians in the industry.

The group appeared on a Japanese documentary program MBS' 'Jounetsu-Tairiku' and revealed their great life as singers as well as their behind stories about their hardships and concerns as a group.

During the interview, the members were asked to place themselves between 'idol' and 'artist'. Jessica expressed her disappointment at what the word 'idol' has come to mean, saying "an idol is someone who is admired by the youth, but these days, any young singer can be called an idol."

Sooyoung added, "Honestly, we want to be called an artist." Yuri then pointed out that those titles cannot be decided on one's own and that the right is given to the public.

ZE:A5 to show sweet and romantic side with first unit album

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 10:00 PM PDT


ZE:A's unit group ZE:A5 will kick off their first unit performance on this week's episode Mnet's 'M! Countdown' and will showcase lighter sounds and dandier looks.

On March 25, ZE:A5 released their first album 'Voulez-vous' featuring the title song "The Day We Broke Up". According to the unit group, "ZE:A5 will focus more on emotional aspect while ZE:A showed more masculine side and focused on performances."

"The music would be the biggest difference between ZE:A and ZE:A5. We mostly showed our masculine looks and powerful performances so we wanted show other sides of us such as the warm softness of a nice boyfriend in the title song 'The Day We Broke Up'," Kevin explained.

Hyungshik added, "Spring is getting nearer, and there are many albums with similar concepts. Differences that we have are that we can show vocal skills while dancing, and we are trying to show more intimate approach."

ZE:A5 will have their first performance on 'M! Countdown' on March 28th.

JYP announces 15&’s comeback this April

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 09:30 PM PDT


Park Jin Young (JYP) recently announced duo group 15&'s return to the music scene.

On March 26, Park Jin Young confirmed 15&'s comeback through a post on his official Twitter. He explained that he wasn't able to participate in Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin's debut last year but he has worked hard to prevent that disappointment again.

The singer-producer also announced that 15& will finally make its comeback this coming April 7th, and asked their fans to anticipate for it.

15& which is made up of two members Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin, made their debut in October last year with "I Dream". Park Ji Min was the winner of SBS 'K-pop Star' while Baek Ye Rin was known as the "10 year old ballad genius" after appearing on SBS's "Star King" in 2007.

AA releases first mini album + “Come Back” MV

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 08:48 PM PDT


After treating fans to preview track, "Rollin' Rollin'", the boys of AA (Double A) finally made their long-awaited return by releasing their first mini-album  and "Come Back" music video.

The mini-album which was delayed multiple times contains a total of six tracks including their debut track "Because I'm Crazy", the song "Ageha Dance" released in 2012, and the preview track "Rollin' Rollin'".

The title track is "Come Back," and has sounds popular in the 90's. It is known that member, Aoora was responsible for composing, penning and arranging all six songs of various genres in the album.


Check out the tracks below:

Rollin' Rollin'


Come Back


Ageha Dance


W (Interlude)