Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Grimes is a fan of KPOP!" plus 24 more

"Grimes is a fan of KPOP!" plus 24 more

Grimes is a fan of KPOP!

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Canadian singer Claire Boucher aka Grimes revealed she's a fan of KPOP.

Grimes musical inspirations are KPOP and Taylor Swift, she also likes punk. During her interview regarding her music, she talked about KPOP and Western music. She said "Psy is a genius, it is really amazing that he's taking the world by his music and I don't think it is horrible." 

She also revealed that she is a fan of KPOP especially GD, TOP, Big Bang, f(x) and 2NE1, proving that KPOP is known all over the world.

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

#920320SANDEULDAY Happy Birthday to B1A4's Sandeul

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 08:02 AM PDT

Birth Name: Lee Jung Hwan
Stage Name: Sandeul
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: March 20, 1992
Blood Type: A
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 62 kg

CROSS GENE holds event to celebrate Japanese debut

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Multinational group CROSS GENE held an event to mark their Japanese debut at Tokyo's Diver City Tokyo Plaza on March 14.

During the event, CROSS GENE sang their Japanese debut song "Shooting Star", which ranked 12th on Oricon Daily Chart following its release on March 13, and two other songs, including their Korean debut song "La-Di Da-Di". The group presented fans with heart-shaped marshmallows in celebration of White Day.

CROSS GENE said, "We will work hard to give great performances to reward fans for their support. We six members, who are united in one dream, want to be top in the world, and not just in Asia."

"Shooting Star", the group's Japanese debut, was first released in its Korean version through i-Tunes on March 5 and then ranked first in music charts in five countries, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Source: KBS

Lyn Profile

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 07:45 AM PDT

Stage name: LYN

Real name: Lee Se Jin (이세진)

Good Entertainment

November 9, 1981 

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Debut date: November 30, 2000
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FT Island successfully completes fan meeting in Tokyo

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 07:30 AM PDT

FT Island successfully finished their official fan meeting in Tokyo.

On March 17, the band flew directly to Japan from Thailand and held a large-scale fan meeting with 10,000 fans at Japan's Tokyo International Forum Hall A. FT Island also previewed its upcoming track "You Are My Life", which will be released on March 27th.

During the fan meeting, they performed 10 songs, including "COMPASS", "YUKI", "Beautiful World" and "Beloved", and the audience gave them great cheers. In addition, fans also surprised the members with a special event, singing happy birthday for Lee Hongki and Choi Jong Hoon, whose birthdays were on March 2nd and 7th.

FT Island also announced their arena tour in Japan, which will take place in June and July. They plan to make stops in Nagano and Shizuoka for the first time ever, as well as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Miyaki.

Lee Hongki said, "We are planning to show some more rock during the new tour. It will be a great show for summer. We are also very excited because we will make our first visit to Nagano and Shizuoka, and we hope to make a show that everybody will enjoy."

Younha works with Naul in the studio

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Talented singers Younha and Naul were spotted working together for their upcoming collaboration track, "It's Not Like That".

The revealed pictures show Younha and Naul looking cute together as they team up in the studio. They seem to discuss seriously about their song, creating expectancy for their fans.

Naul shared, "Not only I did the whole writing of the song, but I also did chorus so I expect from it as well. The song expresses a painful breakup and I think Younha's voice goes very well with it."

On March 22, Younha will pre-release the track "It's Not Like That".

Shin Se Kyung and Song Seung Hun show great partnership

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 06:30 AM PDT

The first couple cut of Song Seung Hun and Shin Se Kyung has been revealed.

On March 19th, the production team of MBC 'When A Man Falls In Love' revealed a new photo of lovely and provocative woman Seo Mi Do (Shin Se Kyung) and the rough and wild Han Tae Sang (Song Seung Hun) from the drama.

In the photo, the two are sitting beside each other and although dressed casually, both of them manage to look amazing.

An official said, "Song Seung Hun and Shin Se Kyung create the best visual as a couple. Even though they are working together for the first time, they are showing a great partnership."

Meanwhile, 'When A Man Falls In Love' is a mellow drama about a man and a woman swept away in the hotness of love.

Kim Hyung Jun performs at SPD Charity Show in Singapore

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Singer Kim Hyung Jun became the representative of Korea in a charity concert hosted by Singapore's TV station, Mediacorp TV SINGAPORE Pte Ltd.

The charity concert titled 'SPD Charity Show 2013' took place at the Mediacorp headquarters on March 17th. The concert was held to help those with physical disabilities. Stars from across Asia take part to raise funds through their performances and all proceeds will be donated to Singapore's Society for the Physically Disabled(SPD).

Kim Hyung Jun, who is very active in playing his part to help the less fortunate, participated in the concert where he peformed "Sorry I'm Sorry" and "Just Let It Go" from his latest album 'Escape'.

Check out his performance below:

Psy makes changes to upcoming title track

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Currently getting ready to unveil the follow-up song to "Gangnam Style", Psy revealed that he made a bit of change to his upcoming new song before its big release.

On March 18th, Psy posted on his personal me2day, "As I told yesterday, I will be giving a bit of change to 'Assarabia'. The song is one of the two title track candidates. As it seemed unclear through articles, yhe title and lyrics will be changed. And the other follow up song can be the single."

"Assarabia" is a Korean slang word for 'awesome' and was previously reported to be the new single. However, the song is only a candidate yet and Psy will be releasing more hints as soon as things get decided.

Recently, Psy revealed, "I'm thinking in between two songs. One gives an impression similar to 'Gangnam Style' and the other gives a completely different impression."

Meanwhile, Psy will unveils his new single during his concert titled "Happening" at Seoul World Cup Stadium on April 13.

Lee Min Jung takes lovely selca

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Actress Lee Min Jung displayed her timeless beauty in her latest selca.

On March 18th, the actress uploaded a number of photos on her me2day and wrote "Shooting poster of 'All About My Love'! Hello, this is No Min Young."

In the photos, Lee Min Jung is wearing beige colored and calm looking suits. She is showing a beautiful look with her flawless skin and sweet smile, and many netizens are showing great interests.

Meanwhile, Lee Min Jung will be casting in new SBS drama 'All About My Love'. She takes on the role of Noh Min Young a newly-elected member of the Green Party. The drama will premiere in April.

IU’s ‘The Best Lee Soon Shin’ alters poster due to controversy

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 04:30 AM PDT

After a youth group condemned IU's drama for defaming the great General Lee Soon Shin, KBS has released an updated version of main poster for 'The Best Lee Soon Shin'.

On March 18, a representative of the production team behind the drama stated that they edited the main poster. While the original poster shows the casts stand on a pile of 100 won coins that have an image of General Lee Soon Shin, the new poster has the coins changed to a plain gold platform.

The action was in response to criticism of the show. A youth group stated that the drama is defaming one of the greatest heroes in Korean history, General Lee Soon Shin, which coincides with the name of the character IU plays.

Although the drama's production team is said to have no plans to change the name, it decided take out some of the elements that could hurt the respected image of the general.

Kim Tae Hee a goddess from heaven

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 04:15 AM PDT

Actress Kim Tae Hee transforms into a beautiful goddess in a latest still cut from upcoming SBS drama, 'Jang Ok Jung Lives in Love'.

In the picture, Kim Tae Hee is dressed in a purple Hanbok which emphasizes modernism. She blends in well with the background of blossoms behind her and she looks like a dreamy goddess from heaven.

A staff in charge of costumes stated, "We prepared Jang Ok Jung's costumes to fit her natural-born sense in fashion and reflect her charisma as the sophisticated designer of the Joseon era."

Kim Tae Hee takes on the role of Jang Ok Jung, a woman who confidently stood up as a natural-born fashionist in a hierarchy society. It is an reinterpretation of Jang Hee Bin's life in the Joseon era and will show her own dreams and love life as a woman to viewers.

Se7en enlists into the military

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 03:47 AM PDT

Singer Se7en officially enlists in the military service.

On March 19 at 1PM KST, the singer entered Uijoungbu 306 Reserve Battalion. He will receive basic training then continue to serve on active duty for 21 months.

Se7en gave his farewell greetings to the fans, "I am very sorry that I have to enlist at such a late age. I'll work hard as soldier Choi Dong Wook (Se7en's real name). Yoo Seung Ho enter the army in secret a while ago and I thought that was very cool of him. I'm sorry for creating a big fuss about my enlistment."

While many fans and press gathered to see Se7en off, his longtime girlfriend Park Han Byul was not seen at the press event. It has been revealed that the couple haven't been seeing each other as of late because of their busy schedules.

SHINee’s Onew apologizes for giving middle finger

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 03:24 AM PDT

SHINee's Onew is currently under fire for giving the middle finger during a radio broadcast.

On March 18, SHINee members appeared on MBC radio program 'Younha's Starry Night'. Before the broadcast began, Onew was spotted on the screen giving the middle finger to the other SHINee members. Although it was merely a joke, his gesture met with mixed reactions from the public.

With the heated attention of netizens, SM Entertainment has responded to issue. A representative stated, "Before the broadcast began, the members were fooling around and the problematic scene was captured on camera. Onew is very apologetic and promises he will not repeat it again."

LEDApple’s Hanbyul covers Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man”

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 03:07 AM PDT

Known for bringing fantastic cover song each week, LEDApple has now returned with another cover performance for this week's episode of LEDApple's 'Music Note'.

On March 19th, LEDApple's Hanbyul released a passionate cover of Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man". He pours his emotions into the track as he showcases his smooth and impressive vocals.

It is also revealed that the profits that are made through LEDApple's 'Music Note' project are donated to those children living in countries lacking water.

Check out his performance below:

KARA's Gyuri shows off her short hairstyle

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 02:57 AM PDT

KARA's leader Gyuri updated her Twitter on 19th March.

She wrote,"KARA's message board to cheer on the filming of Nail Shop Paris, they sent me some rice boxes, including staff members, we had a great meal, will work hard! thank you."

She is seen holding presents from fans.

Netizens commented after seeing the photo,"Did you eat well","Anticipate your drama" and etc.

Meanwhile, Gyuri is busy filming MBC Drama Net "Nail Shop Paris" that will be aired in April.

Do you anticipate her new drama?

NS Yoon G Profile

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 01:03 AM PDT

Stage Name: NS Yoon-G (NS 윤지)

Former Stage Name: NS Yoon Ji (NS 윤지)
Real Name: Kim Yoon Ji (김윤지)
English name: Christine Kim
Birthdate: September 06, 1988
 Height: 170cm
Weight: 46kg
Company: JTM entertainment
Debut year: 2009
Debut song: Meori Appa

Yoon-G moved to San Fernando Valley, California, the USA in 4th grade, and studied at UCLA, graduating with a Bachelor's in Communication. Yoon-G is a cousin of KARA's member Kang Jiyoung, and has a younger brother. She moved back to South Korea to pursue her dream of becoming a singer, joining DSP Media as a trainee, before debuting with JTM Entertainment with single "Meori Apa".
NS Yoon G was also known as a beautiful host of Arirang's Pops in Seoul and 'Kpop Tasty road show' with UKISS's member, Eli.

Her hit duet song with Jay Park:

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon achieves 100K followers on Instagram

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 12:09 AM PDT

We were just informed that Taeyeon opened an Instagram account yesterday, within 24 hours, more than 100,000 fans have already followed her on the popular social media website, proving her immense popularity.

She regularly updates fans with some new photos through her Instagram, no doubt Instagram is a great way to communicate with International Sones.

For those who have not followed her, what are you waiting for?

Source: http://instagram.com/taeyeon_ss

INFINITE to hold two hangout events in Google+

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 12:00 AM PDT

The boys of INFINITE will be holding two Google+ hangouts to celebrate their upcoming comeback.

On March 18, INFINITE's official Google+ website announced that the group will hold 'INFINITE Album Release Press Event Hangout on Air' on the 21st at 12PM KST and 'INFINITE After Party: Hangout with Fans' at 9PM KST of the same day.

The special two-part event is being held to celebrate the launch of INSPIRIT communities on Google+ as well as INFINITE's comeback with 'Man In Love' on March 21.

For more information on how to apply, check out INFINITE's official Google+ or fill up the form that can be found here.

G.Na suffers from bruised knees with “Oops” choreography

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Singer G.Na revealed that her knees are in terrible shape due to all her practices for her "Oops" choreography.

On March 18th, the singer uploaded a photo on her Twitter and wrote "This was taken while shooting music video of 'Oops'. I don't think my knees are doing well… My poor knees were bruised because of the choreography! But the music video came out pretty, so I'm happy!"

The photo reveals G.NA is in the studio that was the background for her music video. She is managing a positive smile despite the big bruises covering her knees.

Netizens who saw the photo commented, "The great works you are showing are products of painful practices", "I feel so sorry for her" and "Don't get hurt!"

Super Junior’s Sungmin cast for Japanese musical ‘Summer Snow’

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Super Junior's Sungmin has been cast as a lead for the Japanese musical 'Summer Snow'.

'Summer Snow' is the Korean adaptation of the Japanese series of the same name that aired through TBS in the year 2000. The drama won the Best Drama Award at the Japan Academy Awards, and fans' anticipation for the show is growing larger and larger.

In the musical, Sungmin will be casting as Jin Ha, who is taking care of his younger brothers after losing his parents because of an accident. The role will let Sungmin show off his warm side.

Sungmin made many achievements in Japan not only as a Super Junior member, but also got his talent as a musical actor widely recognized by casting in a number of different musicals including 'Jack the Ripper' and 'Hong Gil Dong'.

'Summer Snow' will premiere in April at Osaka Amagasaki Concert Hall, and shows in Tokyo will start in May.

Davichi’s “Just the Two of Us” soars to the top of music charts

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 10:30 PM PDT

The duo of Davichi released their 2nd studio album 'Mystic Ballad 1990' and its title track "Just the Two of Us" instantly swept various major music charts in Korea upon its release.

The title track "Just the Two of Us" reached the number one spot on the Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Daum, Mnet, Monkey3 and Cyworld real-time music charts just hours after it was released on March 18th.

"Just the Two of Us" is an acoustic ballad song that features Vibe's Ryu Jaehyun's style of music. It features poetic lyrics about the separation of two people, with Jang Shin Young and Sung Hoon starring in the music video.

DMTN’s Singapore Showcase postponed

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 10:00 PM PDT

DMTN's upcoming showcase in Singapore has been postponed.

The concert organizer JNation Entertainment regretfully announced on March 18 that the 'DMTN Showcase Live in Singapore 2013' which originally scheduled for April 6th in Singapore will be cancelled and postponed to a later date, yet to be confirmed.

JNation Entertainment stated, "After much discussion and considerations, the decision to postpone the concert was for the best. JNation Entertainment will be working closely with DMTN's agency 2Works to plan a better upcoming show. As an organizer, we hope for our Dalmate fans to be able to meet DMTN and Daniel in a better positive light once the case has been settled."

The postponement came after DMTN member Daniel was suspected of drug abuse and trafficking earlier this month. Although the drug tests turned out negative, he has admitted to aiding in distribution and is yet to receive the final ruling from the court.

Ga-In shows sexy legs for ‘VOGUE Girl’

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Brown Eyed Girls' Ga-In flaunted her perfect legs once again on her latest pictorial for the April edition of fashion magazine, 'VOGUE Girl'.

The sexy singer partnered up with Puma and displayed her own trademark leggy looks in VOGUE Girl's latest spread. In the shoot, she was wearing an over-sized hoodie, torn leggings and a shirt. Despite wearing flat sneakers, Ga-In managed to successfully pull off a sexy and sporty look.

Lee Hi shows close friendship with D-Unit’s JNEY and Zin

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 09:19 PM PDT

Rookies Lee Hi and D-Unit's JNEY and Zin boasted about their close friendship.

On March 17, D-Unit posted on its official me2day account, "Lee Hi loves D-Unit, too. Ehe!! ^_^", and attached a photo of members JNEY and Zin posing closely with Lee Hi.

The group, who is currently busy with their "Talk To My Face" promotions, is gaining much attention for being friendly with other artists. Recently, D-Unit met up with HyunA, a self-declared fan of the group, and talked about possible collaboration.