Monday, March 25, 2013

"Psy stays on UK charts for 31 weeks in a row" plus 24 more

"Psy stays on UK charts for 31 weeks in a row" plus 24 more

Psy stays on UK charts for 31 weeks in a row

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 07:51 AM PDT

Psy's mega hit track "Gangnam Style" is still enjoying great popularity on the UK Chart.

According to the latest rankings of The Official UK Chart, Psy's "Gangnam Style" has landed at 39th place for this week in Top 40 singles chart, marking the single's 31st straight week on the list.

Psy topped the chart on September 30 with "Gangnam Style" and became the first Korean singer that reached No.1. He also became the 129th million-seller in the UK, and joined the ranks of such legendary names as Elton John, Queen, The Beatles and ABBA.

He has since enjoyed steady popularity without any particular promotional activities in Britain. Psy is currently preparing to release his new single at his solo concert 'Happening' on April 13.

SPEED 1st album: Superior SPEED

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 07:35 AM PDT

New boys SPEED made their debut earlier this year with "It's Over", attracted fans' attention with their flawless dancing ability and live performance.

Park Bo Young was featured in their debut MV and the boys performed with Davichi's Kang Minkyung on various music shows.

Show them some support by purchasing their first album, more photos below

You can purchase the album here

B.A.P dominates Taiwanese charts with “One Shot”

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 07:30 AM PDT

B.A.P continues to enjoy some fruitful results with their latest album.

According to local news agencies, B.A.P's second mini-album, "One Shot" topped two of the largest music charts in Taiwan, g-music and Five Music's weekly chart. Especially, the Five Music placement was remarkable considering the mini-album has reached the top spot less than 5 days after its release.

This isn't the first time B.A.P has topped a chart on g-music, as the group's first mini-album 'No Mercy' stayed on the top of its K-Pop Weekly Album Chart for five weeks in a row, proving their steady rise in the overseas market.

Rainbow's 1st album: Rainbow Syndrome

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 07:31 AM PDT

Any Rainbow's fans here, the girls returned to the music scene will first ever full length album "Rainbow Syndrome".

The title track of their new album is "Tell Me Tell Me", a sweet love song with adorable choreography, the girls ranked high on various music charts with Tell Me Tell Me, check out the photos from their latest album below.

Song list:
01. Golden Touch
02. Close Two Eyes
03. Tell me Tell me [Title Track]
04. Cosmic Girl
05. 나만 아는 너는 절대 모를 이야기
06. In Love

You can purchase the album here

KARA performs "Bye Bye Happy Days" in Japan

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 07:14 AM PDT

KARA performs "Bye Bye Happy Days" on Japanese music show "R", check out their performance below

Former Dal Shabet Viki becomes weathercaster

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Former Dal Shabet member Viki will now be delivering the latest weather reports!

Starting this April, Viki will be forecasting the weather during the 9PM news program on the cable channel, jTBC. This is the first time that a K-pop singer has made the transition to weathercaster, which will set its program apart from competitors.

She also announced the news through her me2day account, "Hi everyone. I will be a main weathercaster on JTBC beginning in April. You'll be sure to watch our channel at 9PM right?"

Viki, who debuted as a member of Dal Shabet, departed from the group last year to pursue a solo career. Her last performance was at the Yeosu Expo concert last May and has since then participated in various collaborative singles as solo artist.

Suzy’s first filming stills for ‘Book of the House of Gu’

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 06:30 AM PDT

After showing off a short but impressive display of sword fighting, more still cuts of Suzy's female warrior transformation have been revealed, giving fans sneak peek of upcoming MBC drama 'Book of the House of Gu'.

Suzy plays the role of Dam Yuh Wool, an instructor skilled in martial arts and archery. The skilled actress is concerned about every angle of her face as well as gesture and tone. She even speaks everyday with the historical tone to keep in practice.

On her first filming, Suzy said, "It is probably because it is my first time doing a historical drama but the film set itself is very interesting. I am excited and happy to work with everyone. I have been attending action school to be better in my character and I also carry around the sword to get used to it. I use the historical tone even when I am not shooting just to get more practice."

The first episode of the drama will be aired on April 8.

ZE:A5 reveals making of album jacket and “The Day We Broke Up” MV

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 06:03 AM PDT

ZE:A5 kicked off their official Korean debut with their first mini album 'Voulez-Vous'. Giving fans more eye candies, the unit unveiled the making-of videos from album jacket shoot and "The Day We Broke Up" music video.

On March 25, Star Empire Entertainment revealed two new videos featuring the behind-the-scenes footage of ZE:A5's latest projects. The videos also showed the members' quirky personalities as well as other funny and random moments throughout the shoot.

The unit's new mini album 'Voulez-Vous' means "Want you" in French and contains a total of eight tracks. The title song "The Day We Broke Up" is a rock dance number composed by the Brave Brothers.

Check out the clips below:

f(x)'s Krystal releases new posters for Etude House

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 05:57 AM PDT

f(x)'s Krystal unveils new posters for Etude House.

Etude House representative mentioned,"Krystal did well during the photoshoot, her milky skin and beauty garner much attention from fans".

Check out her promotional posters above.

MBLAQ’s Thunder is a charming nail artist for ‘Nail Shop Paris’

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Set to play the lead in the upcoming MBC series 'Nail Shop Paris', MBLAQ's Thunder transforms his chic style into a bright, lovely image in the latest still cuts from the drama.

On March 25, J.Tune Camp revealed new photos of Thunder taken from the set of his new drama. Thunder will play the youngest nail artist, Jin, who is overflowing with charms and receives love from everyone.

A representative stated, "Thunder has shown enthusiasm by actually learning the nail art himself as it is his first leading role in a drama. Please keep watching how he handles his challenges in various fields."

'Nail Shop Paris' is a romantic comedy about nail artists in a popular nail shop setting.

Super Junior’s Yesung to enlist in the army this year

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Super Junior's Yesung confirmed that he is next to enlist in the army following Leeteuk.

On March 24, Super Junior held its Super Show 5 at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Hall, where Yesung informed fans that he'll soon be leaving for the army. He shared, "I have spent five years as a trainee and eight years as a member of the group, and I deeply thank all the fans for their love."

He continued, "I forgot how special it is to stand on stage and sing. Now I know how important it is. Please love on the Super Junior members during the time I'm away. Please don't forget me as well."

A representative from SM Entertainment said, "Yesung is planning to enter the army this year. He will be on the tour with Super Show 5 but I think it will be the last concert that he does in Korea."

BTOB’s Peniel to replace DMTN’s Daniel on ‘Pops in Seoul’

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 04:40 AM PDT

BTOB's Peniel will be replacing DMTN's Daniel as host on Arirang TV's 'Pops in Seoul'.

On March 25, Peniel posted via BTOB's official Twitter, "Getting ready for school~ then first day of pops in Seoul recording today! Pretty excited~Peniel~".

Arirang also confirmed the news and announced that Peniel will hold his first shoot on March 25. Peniel who was born and raised in Chicago is known to be fluent in English. Also, he has shown his hosting abilities through his own vlog on the United Cube YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, Daniel left his position on 'Pops in Seoul' after being a host on the program for over a year due to his marijuana scandal.

miss A to host live chat with fans for 1000th day

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 04:15 AM PDT

Girl group miss A will be celebrating their 1000th day anniversary with their fans from all over the world.

On March 25, AQ Entertainment announced via its official Facebook page, "It's been 1000 days since miss A made their debut!! And these girls have prepared a special event for say A all over the world. They will host a live webchat on March 26th at 8PM KST via Ustream."

miss A's special webchat event is being held to express their thanks for the love and support they have received since debuting in 2010. The stream event will be held on Ustream and more information can be found on the miss Aofficial Facebook page.

LU:KUS releases profile photoshoot footage of Jinwan

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 03:45 AM PDT

Rookie male group LU:KUS will soon be making their official debut. After introducing members J.ONE and CHOI, the group hype up the excitement with a profile photoshoot footage of member, Jinwan.

Jinwan is a former member of X-5 and is the maknae of the group.After leaving previous agency with two fellow X-5 members, they signed with Box Media and will soon return to stage as part of five-member idol group, LU:KUS.

The group will be making their debut next month. In the meantime, check out Jinwan's profile photoshoot below:

Lee Hi transforms into spring goddess in new teaser

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Lee Hi transformed into a goddess of spring in her latest teaser photo.

On March 25, YG Entertainment's official blog released new teaser image of Lee Hi's next title song, "Rose". In the photo, the rookie singer appeared beautifully with large roses on her head with a dreamy backdrop. It also revealed that a music video teaser will be revealed at 12:00am on March 26.

"Rose" is the title track of the second part of her first album 'First Love', which will be released on March 28th. The song is produced by Teddy and will showcase a mix of pop and R&B House music.

SHINee's Onew and After School's Jungah dating?

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 03:17 AM PDT

 SHINee's Onew is really getting all the spotlight lately.

Earlier today Kukinews released 2 articles in which they revealed that SHINee's Onew and Afterschool's Jungah are in a relationship.Not just by words they also came with proof photos of the two idols.

 On 21st, around 9pm,they were spotted going into a restaurant in Apgujeong together. They spent about 1 hour there.

The article said that the two have been dating each other for 1 year, and despite their busy schedules, they often meet  and go out together.

And when both SME and Pledis Entertainment were asked about the issue, both the companies denied it and said Onew and Jungah are just really close friends, and they have had meals often since long ago so they were all surprised over the sudden news whether they're having an affair or not.

Meanwhile, SHINee is about to conclude their Dream Girl promotion while Afterschool is preparing for their comeback.

Check out for more photos below, what do you think about this issue? Are they dating?

SM reveals more ‘10 Corso Como’ previews ft. Girls Generation, SHINee, Super Junior & f(x)

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 03:14 AM PDT

SM Entertainment has partnered up with 10 Corso Como to create the '10 Corso Como Seoul Melody' project. After releasing the first batch of teasers earlier, more previews from the photoshoot and tracks of the label's currently popular artists have been unveiled.

The pictorial was created to celebrate the 5th anniversary of 10 Corso Como in the '10 Corso Como Seoul Melody' project, which will include a special remix album of hit songs by TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, and f(x).

The project is also held in collaboration with the April issue of W Korea magazine, in which Luna, Victoria, Sulli, Amber, Yesung, Donghae, Kangin, Yuri, Taeyeon, Seohyun, Onew, Minho, Key, Taemin and are a part of the photo shoot for the project along with other SM Entertainment artists.

Check out the videos below!

Suzy & Song Joong Ki voted as #1 ideal types of university students

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 02:02 AM PDT

Recently, a survey has been conducted to find out the #1 ideal types of university students from February 28th until March 11th. 

There were 572 males and 506 females participated in the poll, Miss A's Suzy and Song Joong Ki were chosen as #1 ideal types.

Suzy got 177 votes, accounted for 31%, followed by IU (23%, 132 votes), Son Yeon Jae (23%, 49 votes), Hyun Ah (11%, 63 votes), Yoona (9%, 49 votes), Song Hye Kyo (7%, 39 votes), and Hyo Rin (4%, 21 votes) in order.

As for male stars, after Song Joong Ki were Cho In Sung (30%, 151 votes), Yoo Seung Ho (8%, 41 votes), Joo Won (6%, 31 votes), Kim Soo Hyun (5%, 25 votes),G-Dragon (4%, 19 votes), and Huh Kyung Hwan (3%, 16 votes)  in order.
Do you agree with this result?
Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

KARA's Seungyeon graces Instyle magazine

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 12:46 AM PDT

 KARA's Han Seungyeon graces the April issue of Instyle Magazine.

She transforms into a spring goddess and showcases her slim figure in her latest photoshoot, check out for more photos below.

Do you like her image for this photoshoot?

miss A's Suzy smiles brightly for Canon

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 12:36 AM PDT

 Canon releases a set of BTS photos featuring miss A's Suzy.

Suzy is seen posing cutely with Canon cameras in her recent photoshoot. Besides showing various cute expressions, she poses professionally for the popular camera brand.

Check out more photos below

G-Dragon talks about his retirement

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon appeared on the latest broadcast of SBS 'Thank You' and drew people's attention by talking about his retirement.

G-Dragon shared, "I feel very blessed now, but I don't think this will last forever." He continued, "When I don't look cool enough or when I cannot make good music anymore, I will retire. I perform on stage to give a good energy but if I cannot give good energy anymore, I will have to leave right away."

"Probably around that time, I will have a happy family. I hope the time that I can talk about how I got to meet my wife will come soon."

Jo Kwon assures fans he’s okay after gas poisoning

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 11:30 PM PDT

2AM's Jo Kwon received emergency treatment for acute gas poisoning. He now updated his fans that he's okay and sucessfully pulled through his promotions for the weekend.

On March 24, Jo Kwon tweeted, "I feel very sorry and thankful for so many people's worries. I'm taking a rest at home right now. I feel much better. Thank you for your concern. I will try to get back in health as soon as possible."

Jo Kwon was rushed to the emergency room on March 23 after the recording for MBC's 'Music Core'. He was taking a nap in his car and showed symptoms of gas poisoning. The gas came from a leaking fuel container attached to a portable heater in the car.

Fortunately, Jo Kwon's physical condition is fine, and it is said that he is currently preparing for his KBS 2TV drama 'God of Job.'

G-Dragon to collaborate with Lee Hi on his concert

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 11:00 PM PDT

G-Dragon will be collaborating with rookie and talented junior, Lee Hi.

According to YG Entertainment, G-Dragon will be having a collaboration performance with Lee Hi on his upcoming '2013 G-Dragon World Tour: One of A Kind' which will kick start on March 30th and 31st in Seoul. Lee Hi will be making a special appearance on both shows in Seoul.

A representative stated, "G-Dragon suggested the collaboration with Lee Hi first. Lee Hi will be showing up for shows in Seoul, but participation in other concerts was not decided yet."

G-Dragon will be opening the curtains of his '2013 G-Dragon World Tour: One of A Kind' at the Seoul Olympic Gymnasium from March 30-31 before heading to other countries like Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and more.

Super Junior’s Yesung plays with Kangin’s wig

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Super Junior's Yesung recently played with Kangin's wig and transformed into blonde chic.

On March 25, Yesung posted on his Twitter, "In the waiting room at the concert, playing around wearing kangin's wig… What is this", and attached photos of himself looking sexy with his wig.

The blonde wig was used by fellow member Kangin during his special stage on Super Junior's recent 'Super Show 5' concert at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul on March 24. Kangin transformed himself into Ga-in of Brown Eyed Girls and performed "Bloom".

2PM releases a thrilling comeback trailer

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 10:13 PM PDT

2PM is preparing for a grand return and to start the countdown, the boys unveiled a thrilling comeback trailer!

Released on March 25 via JYP Entertainment official Youtube channel, the 1-minute and 25-second video features a movie-like scene with six 2PM members being dumped into the water while chained inside the coffins. As the clock ticks to 2o'clock, the boys seem to be reincarnated and and get out of the water.

Meanwhile, the trailer will also be played at theater Megabox 300 branches in Korea, in New York Times Square, and London's Picadilly square.

Check out the trailer below: