Sunday, March 10, 2013

"‘Running Man’ releases preview with After School’s UEE and Noh Sa Yeon" plus 19 more

"‘Running Man’ releases preview with After School’s UEE and Noh Sa Yeon" plus 19 more

‘Running Man’ releases preview with After School’s UEE and Noh Sa Yeon

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 09:48 AM PDT

After wrapping up a three-episode arc in Vietnam and Macau, SBS‘s ‘Running Man‘ seems to be taking things back to normal in next week’s episode, featuring After School‘s UEE and veteran singer Noh Sa Yeon!

Dissatisfied with his daughters, the ‘king’ of the land assigns them the task of bringing up to snuff the ‘Running Man’ cast members. It looks like we can expect plenty of body gags from the cast, as well as plenty of eye candy in the form of UEE!

Check out the preview below! Did we mention that ‘Monday Couple’ fans may be pleasantly surprised?

Lee Hi comes back with “It’s Over” on ‘K-Pop Star 2′

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 09:15 AM PDT

In a bit of deviation from the norm, rookie artist Lee Hi has returned with her latest track, “It’s Over” – not on any of the traditional music shows, but choosing to perform her comeback stage on SBS‘s ‘K-Pop Star 2‘ instead!

Her choice of comeback seems appropriate, seeing as how she was catapulted to stardom by the first season of the music audition program.

Check out her stage below!

Se7en identifies YG Entertainment’s #1 best looking artist

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 08:44 AM PDT

Se7en bid farewell to his Korean fans during his 10th anniversary concert ‘Thank U‘ on the 9th.

Se7en opened up the stage with a powerful performance of “Drips” and “I Know“. 2NE1‘s CL and Minzy, and more also showed their support for Se7en in the audience. Meanwhile, Park Bom and Dara took over as MCs during the talk segment of the concert.

When asked how he would rank himself in terms of visuals among YG artists, Se7en shared, “It’s such a difficult question. YG Entertainment has so many cool and pretty people. In the past, there was a saying that YG would not look at visuals and only look at talent, but it is phrased incorrectly. I think it means that we focus on talent. Of course, I am #1″, to which Dara agreed saying, “He is definitely ‘Choi Handsome Guy’.”

Se7en performed a total of twenty songs including “Somebody Else“, “I’m Going Crazy“, “That Person“, “Understand“, and “I Hope It’s You“, treating fans to all of his hit songs before his enlistment.

Se7en also revealed to his fans during the concert that he will be enlisting on March 19th. He will definitely be missed.

Check out a few fancams below:

Talk Segment w/Gummy, Big Bang, & Se7en

Digital Bounce

Source + image: Newsen via Nate


Baek Ji Young becomes overwhelmed with tears on ‘Voice Korea 2′

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 08:07 AM PDT

On the March 8th broadcast of Mnet‘s ‘Voice Korea 2‘, judge Baek Ji Young became overwhelmed with tears as she heard contestant Kim Hyun Ji‘s touching story.

Kim Hyun Ji introduced herself stating, “I am a 30-year-old woman Kim Hyun Ji. After failing an audition, I fell under depression. I really missed singing and performing on stage. Whenever I slept, I would always be singing in my dreams. That is why I entered ‘Voice Korea 2′.” Hearing Hyun Ji’s heartbreaking confession, Baek Ji Young began to tear up in understanding of her emotions as a singer. Kim Hyun Ji showed that she she overcame her hardship and shared, “I am fine so please don’t cry.

Kim Hyun Ji shared before going on stage, “Following ‘Superstar K‘, I released an album, but it didn’t do so well. I thought people weren’t accepting of me. I was doubtful that I could be a person who can sing.”

After bring the audience to tears, Kim Hyun Ji blew the judges away with her powerful cover of Leessang‘s “Rush” and ended up joining Gil‘s team.

You can watch the whole episode below (Hyun Ji’s segment begins at ~1:14:25):


GLAM reveals first teaser for “In Front of the Mirror” comeback

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 07:35 AM PDT

GLAM has released the first video teaser for their upcoming song, "In Front of the Mirror"!

The ladies had teased with little snippets of themselves during their top-secret music video filming and the release of teaser images a few days ago. Featuring member Zinni, the short video shows the girl trying to transform from her normal sexy, fierce look to a clean, white outfit – with a small wardrobe mishap along the way!

Check out the video below! Do you like this new "glam" look?


Noh Hong Chul drives celebrity passengers in his taxi on ‘Infinity Challenge’

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 06:47 AM PDT

On the March 9th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘, the cast transformed into taxi drivers to spend a ‘spectacular day’ with the citizens of Korea. Luckily for Noh Hong Chul, he was able to come across a few celebrities by chance during his road trip.

As Noh Hong Chul was picking up passengers, a female passenger entered into Noh Hong Chul’s taxi and recognized the ‘Infinity Challenge’ member telling him, “I’m SPICA‘s Jiwon.” Noh Hong Chul became starstruck sharing, “So this is how it feels like to drive a celebrity.” Jiwon then directed him where to go, “I have an ambassador ceremony so I have to go to the salon.”

Noh Hong Chul was also able to meet up with Wonder GirlsYenny and Hallyu actress Choi Ji Woo in the salon, where he couldn’t take his eyes off of Choi Ji Woo’s beauty.


G-Dragon becomes breathless over Daesung’s muscular figure

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s Daesung has fans swooning over his muscular figure including his group’s leader G-Dragon.

G-Dragon was able to catch Daesung in the dressing room and shared, “Daesung ah ha alk ha alk ha alk le ge oh ha le he oh ge”, showing how speechless he became upon seeing Daesung’s figure. Wearing a white tee that is slightly transparent that gave fans just a glimpse of his abs underneath, Daesung’s backstage photo received endless praise.

Fans were left gasping just like G-Dragon commenting, “He looks so sexy” and “I wish we could see his face.”

TEEN TOP does the ‘shake’ Harlem-style with 100% + a girl group version

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 03:17 AM PDT

Just when you thought it was over… TEEN TOP has come back again with not one, but two more clips. The boys have uploaded the practice room version of their ‘shake’ dance with 100%. Then, just a little while ago, they posted the girl group version with non other than the beauties of Rainbow!

The boys first performed the "Miss Right" choreography with their fans, then with ALi and VIXX. Most recently they revealed a hilarious version of the choreography as well as a parking lot version of their ‘shake’ dance.

TEEN TOP and 100% are shown standing still and then suddenly going wild in the practice room similar to the popular “Harlem Shake” videos that are all the rage on Youtube right now. With Rainbow, the groups seem to be in a waiting area for a music show since they have head mics attached to their faces. Of course, once the music starts, the two groups go wild shaking their hands, and bodies, with reckless abandon.

Fans were asked, “What’s next?”, at the end of both videos, hinting on more ‘shake’ dance versions to come so stay tuned!

What do you think they will do next?

Tip: angelontop

SEOULSONIC gears up for its 3rd North American tour featuring Goonam, Lowdown 30, & No Brain

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 12:59 AM PST

The great team from K-Pop creative agency, DFSB Kollective, have unveiled the confirmed dates and venues for the third annual SEOULSONIC concert series.

This year’s tour titled, ROKNROAR 2K13 SEOULSONIC , will give fans the chance to see performances by Goonam (2012 Korean Music Awards : Modern Rock Album of the Year – Nominee), Lowdown 30 (2013 Korean Music Awards : Rock Album of the Year – Nominee), and No Brain (2007 Korean Music Awards : Band of the Year – Winner). As an added bonus, SEOULSONIC debutantes Galaxy Express (2K11) are slated to uncork the North American debut of their raucous rockumentary, 'Turn It Up to 11 : Wild Days 2' at CAAMfest (3/17/2013, 3/22/2013)

After a special preview for CAAMfest (formerly San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival) via the inaugural San Francisco Music Matters Asia showcase (March 7th-8th), SEOULSONIC will rev up its rock n roll roadshow at America's biggest music festival, SXSW South By Southwest (March 12th-17th) and Canada's largest music festival, CMW Canadian Music Week (March 19th-22nd) with additional concert dates in Providence RI (March 23rd), New York City (March 28th/30th), San Diego (April 5th), and Los Angeles (April 6th).

For more tour details and ticket information check out SEOULSONIC’s Facebook (Click Here).

Are you planning to rock out at any of the tour stops?



Performances from the March 10th episode of SBS ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 11:52 PM PST

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic actor Lee Hyun Woo, alongside ZE:A's Kwanghee and IU!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, Ladies’ Code held their debut stage while D-Unit, 2AM, U-KISS, and RaNia all held comeback stages.

Check out the clips below!


[ Next Week's Teasers ]

< Lee Hi >

< G.NA >

< Girls’ Day >


Other performances from tonight included: SHINee, Teen Top, Gummy, Rainbow, Kim Tae Woo, B.A.P, NU’EST, Verbal Jint, DMTN, MYNAME, VIXX, SPEED, Dasoni, and KK!

Check them out below!


< KK >




< Dasoni >




< VIXX >


< Verbal Jint >


< NU’EST >


< Two X >


< Kim Tae Woo >


< B.A.P >


< Rainbow >


< Gummy >


< Teen Top >


< SHINee >


2AM bring “One Spring Day” to ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 11:49 PM PST

2AM have made a comeback with their new album 'One Spring Day'!

'One Spring Day' features a total of nine tracks that will get your heart ready for the new season. For their comeback, 2AM is proving themselves as the representative ballad idol group with the help of talented musicians Epitone Project , No Reply, pianist Yiruma, and more, who participated in the album.

What perfect time to make a "One Spring Day" comeback, well, during a Spring day!

Check out 2AM’s amazing performances of “Reading You“, along with “One Spring Day” down below!

U-KISS come back with “Standing Still” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 11:37 PM PST

KISSMEs, wait no longer, because U-KISS are finally back with their 3rd album, 'Collage'!

The title song is "Standing Still", which was written by Ryan Jhun, and other notable songs included are Kevin's solo "My Reason", Eli and AJ's "Party All the Time", and Soohyun and Hoon's "More Painful than Pain".

Following a successful round of comeback stages, U-KISS concludes their comeback stage special with today’ episode of ‘Inkigayo’, performing two songs, both “Love is Painful” (Hoon and Soohyun‘s  touching duet) and “Standing Still”!

Check out their interview and performances below.

Ladies’ Code make a fierce debut with “Bad Girl” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 11:27 PM PST

Ladies' Code have revealed their debut track, "Bad Girl", along with their mini-album, 'Code#01 Bad Girl'!

Members RiSeSojungZunyAshley, and EunB are here to make an impression, and keeping in theme with their group and album name, the girls have released a series of songs with topics that ladies should be able to relate to.

It’s safe to say that these ladies aren’t exactly rookies! Check out their fierce debut stage below, and give us your thoughts in the comment section.

D-Unit say “Talk to My Face” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 11:24 PM PST

D-Unit have returned with a new member, former GP Basic member Janey (now JNEY), and "Talk to My Face"!

Originally, the album was supposed to include 13 songs, but there were so many good songs, the ladies decided to release the album in two parts. The 1st chapter, 'Affirmative Chap.1', has 7 songs. The title song of the 1st chapter "Talk to My Face" is produced by Zico, who brought a bit of Block B's color to D-Unit.

It seems after concluding their round of music show comeback stages that the girls were on the fire the whole time. Check out their performance from ‘Inkigayo‘ today, and let us know what you thought overall!

RaNia wants you to “Just Go” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 11:19 PM PST

RaNia have returned with "Just Go"!

The group's title track is the work of KNS, the hit-making team behind Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and 50 Cent. Their album also contains songs we've already heard like "Dr. Feel Good", "Pop Pop Pop", "Goodbye", "Masquerade", "Style", and previously unofficially revealed songs like "Killer" and "Secret Party".

Unfortunately, although Jooyi, who was absent for promotions during "Style", is back, RaNia remains as five members because Riko is missing this time around.

RaNia has provided fans with yet another epic stage to enjoy, so be sure to check it below!

Yang Hyun Suk reveals Psy’s new single was changed over thirty times

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 10:22 PM PST

Psy will be releasing his new single this April and his agency’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed the endless effort put into creating another possible hit song to follow “Gangnam Style“.

Yang Hyun Suk shared in an interview with OSEN, “For Psy’s new single which will be released this April as the follow-up title track to ‘Gangnam Style’, which became a worldwide hit, Psy did his best and made over 30 adjustments to the song.”

“Psy is the most passionate man I know among all the people I know in this world. As Psy travels from country to country around the world and during his busy schedule, he would call me almost everyday and gave his suggestions on the next single. Even after he caught a cold due to his busy schedule, I noticed he continued to focus on creating music. Of course, I am a workaholic, but I have to really raise my two hands and feet in defeat in front of Psy.”

“I think Psy’s passion and persistence made him into the Psy we know today. Psy brought over Yoo Gun hyung who composed ‘Gangnam Style’ with him to the States. He would do concerts and broadcasts in the afternoon and record music at night, and lived that lifestyle pattern for a couple months. It is a song that came to fruit after working really hard under unfavorable conditions, so the feel of the song is good and we anticipate it will bring good results.”

Psy will unveil his new single for the first time at his upcoming concert on April 13th.

Are you excited to hear Psy’s new single?

Source + image: OSEN via Naver

Son Ho Young shares angelic childhood photos + ‘Immortal Song 2′ performance

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 09:14 PM PST

Son Ho Young who is well known for his angelic smile shared childhood photos on the latest episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Immortal Song 2‘.

Son Ho Young provided the show with photos from his elementary school student days back in 1989. Viewers were left wanting to pinch his adorable cheeks. Son Ho Young also delivered a passionate performance of Byun Jin Sub‘s “Like the Birds“, showcasing his unchanging looks and talent.

Viewers commented, “Son Ho Young’s smile hasn’t changed” and “Son Ho Young was cute even back then.”

Watch is fantastic performance below:

It seems his angelic smile has not changed over the years.

BTS cuts of Song Ji Hyo, Lee Dong Wook, and more for upcoming historical drama ‘Mandate of Heaven’

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 08:14 PM PST

Fans were finally able to catch a glimpse of the star-studded cast who will be featuring in the upcoming historical drama ‘Mandate of Heaven‘ through BTS photos.

Song Ji Hyo, Lee Dong Wook, Yoon Jin Yi, Song Jong Ho, Park Ji Young, Kim Yoo Bin, and more gathered together to take part in a traditional ceremony at a Korean folk village in Yongin, Gyeonggido on the 8th.

Lee Dong Wook shared, “I will risk my life to do my best. We will work hard to make a drama that can receive love from the viewers so we ask for your love and support.”

Song Ji Hyo who will find herself in a budding romance with Lee Dong Wook in the drama also shared, “As much as excellent cast and staff joined together, we will work hard until the very end. ‘Mandate of Heaven‘ fighting! We will work had to make this a good drama. I hope that everyone can stay healthy and enjoy themselves while filming.”

‘Heaven’s Order’ will premiere following ‘IRIS 2‘ this April!

Source + image(s): bntNews via Nate


Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the month of February 2013

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 07:20 PM PST

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the month of February 2013 (February 1st – February 28th) below!

< Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking >

1. SISTAR19 – “Gone Not Around Any Longer” – 92,845,777 Points

2. LeeSSang ft. Eugene of The SEEYA – “Tears” – 69,586,677 Points

3. Huh Gak ft. Yoo Seung Woo – “Monodrama” – 63,864,820 Points

4. Bae Chi Gi – “Shower of Tears” – 58,337,356 Points

5. 4men – “Hello, It’s Me”- 48,521,735 Points

6. Huh Gak – “1440″ – 45,900,212 Points

7. Seo In Guk ft. Verbal Jint – “I Can’t Live Because Of You” – 44,994,135 Points

8. CNBLUE – “I’m Sorry” – 44,373,111 Points

9. BoA – “Disturbance” – 38,999,909 Points

10. Ra.D ft. Shin Ji Soo – “It’s Been A While” – 36,401,617 Points

< Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking >

1. SHINee – ‘Dream Girl’ – 137,444 albums

2. Kim Jaejoong – ‘Y’ – 50,000 albums

3. Super Junior-M – ‘Break Down’ – 40,696 albums

4. B.A.P – ‘One Shot’ – 38,680 albums

5. Teen Top – ‘No. 1 – 35,000 albums

6. CNBLUE – ‘Re:BLUE’ – 17,350 albums (Total: 113,299)

7. VIXX – ‘On And On’ – 10,690 albums (Total: 17,120)

8. SISTAR19 – ‘Gone Not Around Any Longer’ – 10,659 albums

9. NU’EST – ‘Hello’ – 9,199 albums

10. Girls’ Generation – ‘I GOT A BOY’ – 9,161 albums (Total: 274,483)

(* Total is added for albums that were released in a prior month)

< Online Downloads For The Month >

1. SISTAR19 – “Gone Not Around Any Longer” – 812,050 Downloads

2. LeeSSang ft. Eugene of The SEEYA – “Tears” – 570,582 Downloads

3. Huh Gak ft. Yoo Seung Woo – “Monodrama” – 520,326 Downloads

4. Seo In Guk ft. Verbal Jint – “I Can’t Live Because Of You” – 503,976 Downloads

5. Huh Gak – “1440″ – 502,911 Downloads

6. Bae Chi Gi – “Shower of Tears” – 458,699 Downloads

7. 4men – “Hello, It’s Me” – 458,302 Downloads

8. BoA – “Disturbance” – 402,069 Downloads

9. Ra.D ft. Shin Ji Soo – “It’s Been A While” – 399,813 Downloads

10. SHINee – “Dream Girl” – 366,220 Downloads

< Online Chart – Streams >

1. SISTAR19 – “Gone Not Around Any Longer” – 11,567,691 Streams

2. LeeSSang ft. Eugene of The SEEYA – “Tears” – 10,729,203 Streams

3. Bae Chi Gi – “Shower of Tears” – 9,841,604 Streams

4. Huh Gak ft. Yoo Seung Woo – “Monodrama” – 9,836,180 Streams

5. CNBLUE – “I’m Sorry” – 7,591,867 Streams

6. 4men – “Hello, It’s Me” – 7,516,811 Streams

7. Girls’ Generation – “I Got A Boy” – 6,216,584 Streams

8. BoA – “Disturbance” – 5,899,537 Streams

9. Kim Bo Kyung – “Don’t Think You’re Alone” – 5,640,984 Streams

10. Seo In Guk ft. Verbal Jint – “I Can’t Live Because Of You” – 5,623,220 Streams

Original stage names revealed for some of today’s most popular idols

Posted: 09 Mar 2013 07:24 PM PST

Can you imagine your favorite idols’ promoting with their original stage names?

The Wonder Girls all originally were named ‘L.C‘, which stood for ‘Ladies Club‘. Sun was named ‘Sunny’, Sohee was named ‘IC’, and Yenny was named ‘Silver’. When HyunA was preparing for the group, she was named ‘Mint’, and inactive member Mimi was named ‘Berry’.

Before Big Bang was Big Bang, they were named ‘Diamond‘. T.O.P was named ‘Mark’, Daesung was named ‘Big Castle’, Seungri was named ‘Sonic’, and Taeyang was named ‘Taekwon’.

TVXQ was named ‘O Jang Yook Boo‘, which is a phrase meant to signify all the internal organs in the body. Super Junior‘s Leeteuk was named ‘Kangsoo’, Shindong was named ‘Woodong’, Kangin was named ‘Woongdam’, and Kyuhyun was named ‘Kwihyun’.

What do you think of these names?

Source: Chosun Ilbo via Naver