Monday, March 25, 2013

"Super Junior’s Ryeowook transforms into Bada from her S.E.S. days" plus 19 more

"Super Junior’s Ryeowook transforms into Bada from her S.E.S. days" plus 19 more

Super Junior’s Ryeowook transforms into Bada from her S.E.S. days

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 08:27 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Ryeowook made a perfect transformation into Bada from S.E.S.

Bada recently tweeted the above picture and wrote, “But, how are you prettier than me?!!!~~kekekekeke. Anyways, hwaiting on today’s concert~!!!

The picture revealed Ryeowook’s successful transformation into a member of S.E.S with an all white outfit and a high ponytail with a white ribbon. His handsome looks still shined even through the dress up.

After seeing the picture, the fans commented, “The dress up looks good on him“, “Did he cover S.E.S for ‘Super 5′?“, “Ryewook is cute“, “He’s prettier than me“, “Daebak“, and “He looks like he’s close friends with Bada.”

In other news, Super Junior held their ‘Super Show 5‘ concert on the 24th in Seoul where fans got to see various performances by the group including Ryewook’s cute transformation.

Lee Hi releases MV teaser for “Rose”

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 08:00 AM PDT

After the release of Part 1 of her debut album, ‘First Love‘, Lee Hi is getting ready for Part 2 and her second title song, “Rose“.

As you know, this is only her first title track as her album ‘First Love‘ will be divided into two parts with the first 5 songs already released on March 7. On March 28, the remaining tracks will be released. “Rose” is an R&B house song that’s different from her usual retro soul.

Ahead of Part 2, Lee Hi has released a brilliant teaser for the “Rose” MV. Unlike the cute, girlish concept she took on for “It’s Over“, she went for a much more mature and womanly concept this time around for the teaser.

With production and lyrics from the likes of Masta Wu, Tablo, Lydia Paek, Kush, Realmee, and Choice 37 the already high anticipation has gotten even higher. Stay tuned to allkpop for more on this impending release on the 28th.

INFINITE take over Hanteo Charts immediately upon release!

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 07:28 AM PDT

INFINITE has taken over the Hanteo charts!

Their digital album was released on March 21, but fans had to wait until the 25th for the release of their physical album. But as soon as their physical albums hit the shelves, the boys quickly rose to first place on the Hanteo charts!

Not just that, but their previous album ‘Infinitize‘ shot up to #2 along with ‘Man In Love‘. Their newest album 'New Challenge' contains fresh tracks you won't want to miss like Sunggyu's "60 sec" remade as a group version, and Woohyun's first self-composed track "Beautiful".

Congratulations to INFINITE!

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

RaNia is the top K-Pop act selected by experts in ‘KPOPULOUS’!

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 03:57 AM PDT

It's no secret that we all have our own favorite music acts, but do you ever wonder who the music experts believe to be the top acts in K-Pop today?

That's where 'KPOPULOUS' comes in. 'KPOPULOUS' is a segment that is aired through Arirang TV's 'Pops in Seoul' every week to bring you a fresh look at different acts in K-Pop.

Ten experts from various fields that represent the Korean music industry come together to share their favorite music acts each week through 'KPOPULOUS'. Not only will you get to see exclusive interviews with the artists, they'll all be in English as well!

Check out the episode featuring RaNia, and stay tuned as allkpop updates you with a fresh episode of 'KPOPULOUS'!

SECRET’s Sunhwa calls in volunteers for a spring vacation

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 03:07 AM PDT

Your attention please, SECRET fans: Sunhwa wants to go on a vacation with you!

“It’s spring! I want to go on a vacation,” she posted to her Twitter earlier. “Everyone who wants to go on a trip~~ let’s get together~~”

She also posted the above picture, showing off a clean, casual look that practically screams spring and marries well with her fresh, unkempt hair.

Let’s go on a vacation – where would you like to go with Sunhwa?

G-Dragon reveals he doesn’t consider money when he writes music

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 02:08 AM PDT

G-Dragon talked about writing music on “Thank You“.

On the 22nd’s episode, Cha In Pyo asked G-Dragon who took care of his money, and he answered, “My parents do“. On the subject of his income, he said, “Money, fame, and popularity comes when you work hard. You can’t have your interest in money. If you learn the code of popular music, you start writing only the same songs. If that happens, the public looks away, and your life as a composer is limited.

He revealed that when he made songs by focusing on popularity, they never did well, but when he wrote songs about his life and when he enjoyed the process, the public liked it as well.

Hearing this, Cha In Pyo added, “If you chase money, your songs will start smelling like money“.

SHINee’s Jonghyun competes in a ‘one shot’ soda challenge on ‘Star King’

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 01:10 AM PDT

SHINee‘s Jonghyun competed in a hilarious ‘one shot’ soda challenge on the latest episode of ‘Star King‘.

On the March 23rd broadcast, a female contestant left the guests in shock upon finishing a whole 500cc (0.5 liters) jug of soda in 3 seconds flat, retaining her title as the ’3 second cola one shot woman’.

Jonghyun then confidently entered the ‘one shot’ challenge, claiming that he can finish the jug in five seconds. Although his quick start left viewers hopeful that he could beat the three second mark, Jonghyun suddenly became unable to finish the soda bursting the guests into laughter.

Check out Jonghyun’s ‘one shot’ challenge below!

Check out Yoo Jae Suk’s CFs for ‘Home & Shopping’

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 12:10 AM PDT

Earlier this year, comedian and variety show host Yoo Jae Suk signed an advertising deal with Home & Shopping, an online shopping website. Although the ads have run for a while on Korean television, foreign fans of the ‘grasshopper’ may not have had a chance to watch them yet; recently uploaded to YouTube, here’s your chance!

The CFs themselves have a whimsical air and exude happiness, much like the ‘nation’s MC’ himself.

Check out the commercials below!

‘Jay Park TV’ reveals BTS footage from Singapore + “Appetizer” MV filming in 5th episode

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 11:12 PM PDT

Jay Park is back with his 5th episode for “Jay Park TV“.

The series follows Jay Park around in his daily life as he’s kickin’ it with his friends and colleagues.

In addition to footage from his visit to Singapore, this episode shows Jay Park filming for a Men’s Health photo shoot. Don’t pause too long on the gratuitous shots of his famed six pack. Fans also get to check out a sneak peek of the MV filming for “Appetizer“.

Shortly after the release of the episode, Jay Park tweeted:

Take a look at the episode below.

Full Appetizer MV if you missed it.

Pledis Entertainment denies dating rumors between SHINee’s Onew and After School’s Jung Ah

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 10:32 PM PDT

After paparazzi captured shots of SHINee‘s Onew and After School‘s Jung Ah sitting inside a car together and exiting a restaurant, rumors have flared that the two idols were in a relationship with each other.

However, in a press release distributed just a few minutes ago, Jung Ah’s agency, Pledis Entertainment, denied all charges of a relationship between the two idols.

“The two of them are merely close friends, not dating,” they said, denying the reports. “As fellow entertainment workers, Jung Ah and Onew have a close relationship where they advise each other. Today, their schedules matched so they were only enjoying a light meal together, and weren’t dating like media agencies have reported.”

Earlier, Korean media agency Kuki News ran an exclusive report along with pictures, quoting a close friend with the two idols that “they have been dating for one year”

What do you guys think, dating or ‘just friends’?

2PM’s blockbuster-level MV trailer for comeback revealed

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 10:16 PM PDT

Hottest prepare yourselves, 2PM is making a comeback and doing it in a major way from what we can tell so far. At exactly 2PM KST, the group just posted their amazingly epic MV teaser that literally leaves us breathless.

In addition to Youtube, the trailer will be shown in New York’s Times Square and London’s Piccadilly. The trailers will be playing on March 25 (Monday) at 2:00PM (appropriately) local time. They also want people to tweet their photos and videos to @jypnation with the hash tag #2PMtrailer.

As previously reported, JYP Entertainment confirmed the news of their comeback, stating, “2PM’s comeback preparations are being carried out, and ahead of their upcoming Korean promotions after 2 years, a comeback trailer will be released on the 25th.”

The Beastly Idols are seriously pulling out all the stops, the trailer has the look of a blockbuster movie.  With mysterious caskets being lost deep deep in the ocean, we can’t wait to see what treasures lie within.

Check out Bobby Kim’s live version of “I’m Alive” featuring premier ska band Kingston Rudieska

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 09:37 PM PDT

Talented vocalist Bobby Kim gave music listeners a treat last week with his remake of “I’m Alive” feat. Kingston Rudieska. Today he’s release an amazing live version of the track.

The song is featured in the project album ‘HITMAN PROJECT: A Tribute To the Hitman, David Foster‘ which also includes Ailee‘s “My Grown Up Christmas List” and Lee So Ra and Young Ji‘s “Hard To Say I’m Sorry“.

“I’m Alive” is a re-make of the hit classic from Neil Diamond. Bobby Kim and Korea’s very own jazz guitarist Lim Hyun Kee teamed up for this special remake.

In the short talk session before the performance, Bobby Kim explains that Kingston Rudieska featured on the original track with Neil Diamond. He also thanks everyone for the song and attributes the song to helping him get over a tough time in his life.

Check out the great stage below!

OFFROAD goes off road in MV for Zico-composed track “Head Banging”

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 08:41 PM PDT

Although rookie group OFFROAD, who debuted last year with "BEBOP", already held their comeback stages on music shows this weekend for their new song "Head Banging", they’ve just released the full music video!

Of particular note, "Head Banging" was composed and written by Block B's Zico, and is also rumored to have been worked on by SPEED's Taewoon, and producer Daeho. This song is an up-tempo dance track that harmonizes hip-hop and club dance music perfectly.

Check out the adventure-filled MV below. Did the song & MV meet your expectations?

ZE:A5 make their Korean debut with the release of ‘Voulez Vous’ + “The Day We Broke Up” MV

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 08:18 PM PDT

ZE:A5, the first subunit for boy group ZE:A, has made their debut with mini album ‘Voulez Vous‘!

The subunit, consisting of ZE:A members Siwan, Hyungsik, Kevin, Dongjun, and Minwoo. ZE:A5 debut first in Japan, now gather together once again to show a new image to their Korean fans.

The mini album called 'Voulez Vous', a French term meaning Do you want,/Would you like, contains eight tracks including the title track "The Day We Broke Up" and two instrumentals.  The other tracks include: “Missing You“, “Fiance“, “Beautiful Girl“, “MISTAKE“, and "Change Up". “Change Up” is a bonus track only be available on the physical album.

An agency representative previously commented, "In contrast to ZE:A's powerful performances on stage, ZE:A5 will focus on their sweet voices. The members will showcase their vocal talent and harmonies."

In the music video for “The Day We Broke Up”, the ZE:A5 members accentuate the slower-paced, more classic sounding, song with rural visuals of them lounging on the back of a farmer’s truck, surrounded by bales of hay and giving off a country vibe. Check out the fun MV below as well as the album’s other tracks.

Listen to other album tracks below:

01. Missing You (Intro)

03. Fiance

04. Beautiful Girl


AA flails around in 2nd teaser for new YouTube show, ‘F@llow Me’

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 07:48 PM PDT

Earlier today, idol group AA released a video teaser for an unprecedented new YouTube show, ‘F@llow Me‘! Less than 24 hours later, they are back with an even zanier second teaser for the show.

Going by the teasers, it seems that AA is planning on showing off their wacky sides and generally having a fun time with their latest Internet foray. Who doesn’t love seeing the normally poised and ‘in sync’ idols go bonkers every now and then.

The first episode of AA’s new reality show will be posted on April 2. Hopefully, this will provide yet another way for AA to interact with their fans!

[Exclusive] allkpop LIVE stream event with Girl’s Day! March 27th at 10:00 PM EST

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 07:22 PM PDT

Are you all ready for some Girl’s Day?

With the girls busily promoting their comeback song “Expectation“, allkpop will be bringing in Girl’s Day for another amazing Live video streaming event on March 27th, 2013!

The stream will begin at 10PM EST on March 27th, which is March 27th @7PM PST, or March 28th @11AM KST (Korean time).

Girl’s Day will be answering questions from the allkpop community, so if you have something to ask, make sure to do it here on this forum thread!

We will also be choosing 5 random fans who leave a question/comment on this thread and will be awarding them with an autographed Girl’s Day album!

Make sure to mark your calendars and tune in on March 27th at 10PM EST to see Girl’s Day LIVE only on allkpop!

And if you haven’t already checked out their sexy transformation, make sure to watch the “Expectation” MV below!

Han So Young cast in upcoming drama ‘Nail Salon Paris’

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 06:47 PM PDT

Actress Han So Young has been cast into a role for the upcoming MBC drama, ‘Nail Salon Paris‘.

KARA‘s Gyuri and MBLAQ‘s Thunder have also been casted into the highly-anticipated program. Han So Young will be playing the role of Ji Soo, the girlfriend of Thunder’s character and a close friend to Gyuri.

‘Nail Salon Paris’, the first Korean drama to feature nail art as a theme, will be broadcast in May on MBC Queen and MBC Drama Net.

Source: Sports World

Ailee brings laughter with her parody of ‘Les Misérables’ on ‘Gag Tonight’

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 05:57 PM PDT

Singer Ailee made a surprise appearance on SBS‘ ‘Gag Tonight‘ and used her standout singing ability for comedy.

Ailee showed her comedic side by parodying the hit musical ‘Les Misérables‘ in the popular segment ‘Gae Tu Misérables’ (short for ‘Gag Tonight Misérables’) by singing a song which expresses the woes of a part-time worker in the sauna who boils eggs for a living.

Check out the hilarious parody below!

Source + image(s): Star Today via Nate

[Spoiler] Actor Kim Seung Woo begins his final trip on ’1 Night 2 Days’

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 05:10 PM PDT

In an effort to focus purely on his acting, actor Kim Seung Woo has been cutting down his variety appearances. After ending ‘Win Win‘ earlier this year, today marked the beginning of his final trip on KBS’1 Night 2 Days‘, where he had been a fixed cast member since the beginning of the show’s second season last year.

Whether by fate or pure luck, the actor’s final trip also marked the first and last time he would be the winner of a solo race, as he discovered that he was the first arrival at this episode’s final location: picturesque Jeju Island. Next week’s episode is expected to be his last appearance on ’1 Night 2 Days’.

Kim Seung Woo’s departure will be one part of a major shift in the program, as the show will also bid farewell to its main producer, Choi Jae Hyung. Beginning in April, producer Lee Sae Hee will be taking the helm, along with actor Yoo Hae Jin as a new member.

Source: OSEN via Nate

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon poses with her partner in crime

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 04:25 PM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon proudly showed off a picture with her “gangsta” friend, Tiffany.

“W ma pink gangsta!” she eloquently posted to her new Instagram account earlier today. Tiffany, to absolutely no one’s surprise, is happily dressed in a pink sweater and firing off V-signs into Taeyeon’s camera. The two of them seem to be onboard an airplane, killing some time before takeoff.

If this is how Taeyeon will be using her Instagram account, all of us at allkpop wholeheartedly approve!