Friday, April 26, 2013

"4minute sweeps music charts with “What’s Your Name?”" plus 19 more

"4minute sweeps music charts with “What’s Your Name?”" plus 19 more


4minute sweeps music charts with “What’s Your Name?”

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 09:01 AM PDT

4minute has swept the music charts with “What’s Your Name?“.

The ladies released their mini album yesterday, and they immediately swept the music charts of Mnet, Bugs, Soribada, Olleh Music, and Naver Music. The comeback is their first in about a year, and they returned with their usual intense and sexy charisma.

“What’s Your Name?” has honest and rebellious lyrics combined with an addicting hip hop sound that has swept listeners off their feet. The song's genre is said to be 'Fantasy Hip Hop', and is described as electronic hip hop with a unique sound and the repeating words "What's Your Name" is hard to forget once you hear it.

Congratulations to 4minute!

Eugene reveals Lee Soo Man recruited her into SM Entertainment

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 08:31 AM PDT

Eugene spoke about how she got connected with SM Entertainment.

On the April 25th broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Knee Drop Guru‘ she said that she was recruited into SM Entertainment while working as an interpreter for H.O.T. Eugene was born in Seoul but she moved to Guam at an early age and grew up there.

Eugene revealed, “Guam is special in that a lot of Korean stars come to vacation there.  I saw a lot of celebrities there,” and said that while living in Guam she saw stars such as Kim Won Joon, Seo Taiji and Boys, and H.O.T.

But to Eugene, her meeting with H.O.T. was very special.  She was already a huge fan of the group and by meeting them her dreams of becoming an entertainer started to be fulfilled.

She said, “The manager of H.O.T. saw me and just randomly asked me to translate things for them.  When the H.O.T. members were shopping they took me with them and I translated everything for them.”

When it was over, I was about to go back home but somebody called me over.  It was Lee Soo Man.  He asked me for my contact information and sure enough a few days later I received a call from Korea.  He asked if I could come to Korea so I went with my mom,” sharing the previously untold story on how she joined SM Entertainment and would later become a part of K-Pop history as a member of S.E.S.

Lyn and MC the Max’s Lee Soo confirm they are dating

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 08:01 AM PDT

Lyn and MC the Max vocalist Lee Soo confirmed they are in a relationship.

Rumors had recently surfaced that the pair had been dating. It was reported that Lee Soo and Lyn have been dating for two years and became close as they’re under the same label.

Their label said, “Lyn and MC the Max’s Lee Soo were good friends for over 10 years. They started dating after they started to talk about their music. Please show a lot of warm interest and support for Lyn and Lee Soo, who have grown from long-time friends and colleagues to something even closer now.

Congratulations to both Lyn and Lee Soo!

4minute tell fans to look forward to their comeback on the set of ‘Infinity Challenge’ idol special

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 07:29 AM PDT

4minute snapped a group picture on the set of the upcoming ‘Idol Special’ episode of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘.

On April 25th, Sohyun tweeted the above picture and wrote, “4minute came to film for ‘Infinity Challenge’ kekekeke. Please look forward to our first stage tomorrow kekekeke.”

The members seem to be anticipating their promotions for “What’s Your Name?” as well as their guest spot on the popular variety show.

4minute will be guest starring on the episode of ‘Infinity Challenge’ along with other idols, including SHINee, INFINITE, and After School. It’s been reported that the idols will be competing in a strange survival quiz show in which the contestant who gets the most problems wrong will win.

Are you looking forward to the ‘Infinity Challenge’ idol special?

‘Superstar K4′s Yoo Seung Woo to return with 1st mini-album this May

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 07:08 AM PDT

Superstar K4‘s Yoo Seung Woo will be making his return with his 1st mini-album on May 7th.

Being the ‘musical child genius’ that he is, Yoo Seung Woo put his talent to work by composing and writing the tracks on his upcoming album. Following his appearance on ‘Superstar K4′ and collaboration with Huh Gak for “Monodrama“, Yoo Seung Woo received many love calls from agencies but decided to focus on creating his own music first and teamed up with CJ E&M for his new album.

A representative revealed, “Yoo Seung Woo may be young, but he is someone who has very strong ambition for music. His talent is just as great as his unbeatable ambition. According to his request to release an album filled with his own color, CJ E&M plans to take care of the proper investments and marketing for Yoo Seung Woo’s album. Agency UK Music has decided to be responsible for his management. For the musical child genius Yoo Seung Ho’s future, we will endlessly support him.”

Yoo Seung Woo will unveil a pre-released track on May 2nd ahead of his comeback on the 7th.

Siwon and Seohyun join Kyuhyun and YoonA in new ‘SKT LTE’ CFs

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 06:50 AM PDT

Super Junior‘s Siwon and Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun have joined their labelmates Kyuhyun, Sulli, Minho, and YoonA as the new endorsement models for ‘SKT LTE‘.

The official CFs feature Siwon and Seohyun enjoying a date with some orange juice and showing off their moves in a dance battle.

Check out the CF as well as their interviews in the clips below!

Siwon and Seohyun’s CF

Seohyun’s CF

Siwon’s CF

Siwon vs. Kyuhyun and Seohyun vs. YoonA CF

Kim Shin Young started her diet because of Jo In Sung?

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 06:35 AM PDT

Kim Shin Young revealed that actor Jo In Sung is the reason she started dieting!

The comedian, who was well-known for her chubby appearance, recently cut her weight down to about 40-50kg (88 lbs-110 lbs). On the April 25th episode of KBS 2TV‘s ‘Happy Together 3‘, she revealed that Jo In Sung had inadvertently given her the motivation to diet.

She explained, “One day, I was smitten with how Jo In Sung looked in a TV CF, so I tried to take a picture with my cell phone. But the camera was set in the self-camera mode towards me, and I ended up taking a selca instead. I was so surprised by how I looked in the picture, I started to diet.

Unfortunately for Kim Shin Young, Jo In Sung is taken by Kim Min Hee.

‘Dad! Where Are You Going?’s Lee Jong Hyuk and Junsu wear a mini-me look for ‘CASA Living’

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 06:09 AM PDT

Actor Lee Jong Hyuk and his cutie pie of a son Junsu had fans smiling with their ‘mini-me’ look for ‘CASA Living‘ magazine.

The father-and-son duo are seen getting ready to play some baseball and showing MLB‘s ‘LA Style’ in their matching caps and uniforms, making fans want to pinch Junsu’s adorable cheeks.

MLB’s marketing representative stated, “Mini-me design fashion among fathers and sons as well as mothers and daughters is popular these days. Lee Jong Hyuk and fathers who are close to his age can pull off the MLB LA style, which can be a polished, fashionable item. Even when worn by children like Junsu, its can be seen as another trendy fashion style, and the mini-me look items are a part of that trend.”

If you can’t get enough of the cuteness overload in this pictorial, watch ‘Dad! Where Are You Going?‘ every Sunday.

15&’s Baek Ye Rin’s cover of “Like A Dream” gets noticed by Chrisette Michele

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 05:50 AM PDT

JYP Entertainment‘s ‘genius girl’ 15&‘s Baek Ye Rin was noticed by Chrisette Michele herself!

Ye Rin demonstrated her vocal chops through her impressive cover of Chrisette Michele’s “Like A Dream” on the April 25th broadcast of SBS Power FM‘s ‘Cultwo Show‘. The original singer of the song then retweeted her performance,

Listen to Ye Rin’s soulful “Like A Dream” cover!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Super Junior’s Shindong and INFINITE’s Sunggyu parody ‘Wind Blows in Winter’

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 05:25 AM PDT

During the recent filming of JTBC‘s ‘High Society‘, Super Junior‘s Shindong paired up with comedian Shin Bong Sun and INFINITE‘s Sunggyu with Jo Hye Ryun to parody a scene from the recent drama ‘Wind Blows in Winter‘.

The stars parodied the romantic cotton candy kiss scene, acting like real couples. Apparently, the two comedians made those around them erupt into laughter with their attempts to mimic actress Song Hye Gyo.

Check out the parody on week’s episode of ‘High Society’ on April 27th at 7:35PM KST!

Eugene comments on S.E.S’ past rivalry with Fin.K.L. on ‘Knee Drop Guru’

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 05:04 AM PDT

Singer-turned-actress Eugene spoke about S.E.S‘ past rivalry with Fin.K.L. The first generation idol of the famed ’90s girl group appeared on the April 25th broadcast of MBC’sKnee Drop Guru‘.

She looked back on her days as a member of S.E.S. and said, “We were kind of rivals with Fin.K.L. They were always on our mind. We kept wondering about what type of people they were and what song they would release. I saw the music video to their debut song ‘Blue Rain‘ and thought that it was really good. But I also felt that they weren’t better than us,” making Kang Ho Dong laugh.

Eugene went on to say, “I felt that their song was good, but our song was better. I thought to myself, ‘Maybe they will become our rivals?’ To be honest though, they did have better a better wardrobe than we did.”

Uhm Tae Woong spotted enjoying a stroll with his dog

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 04:44 AM PDT

Uhm Tae Woong was spotted on a stroll with his beloved pooch.

Photos of the actor at a park with his dog were uploaded online. The uploader wrote, “Recently, I saw Uhm Tae Woong walking a Jindo. I was so touched. I realized the man was Uhm Tae Woong, so I kept watching. I realized the dog was a little strange, like it had difficulty walking. When I looked closer, I realized the dog only had 3 legs.

The actor is well-known for his love of animals. He himself has many dogs, and even on his variety show ‘1 Night 2 Days‘, he’s shown bonding with the animals he comes across on the show. Uhm Tae Woong’s obvious affections and caring manner towards his dog touched the hearts of many fans.

Jo Jung Chi gets friendly with another woman for ‘Arena Homme Plus’

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 04:21 AM PDT

Jo Jung Chi may have temporarily forgotten about his girlfriend Jung In for an ‘Arena Homme Plus‘ photo shoot.

He surprised fans by showing up in his suit for the pictorial, which is definitely a nice change from the extremely laid back image that viewers are used to seeing of him on ‘We Got Married‘.

Jo Jung Chi shared, “When I record music, there is no one thing that I do with my instruments. I hope that my music comes across to listeners more as a piece of art.”

Tune in to watch the Jo Jung Chi-Jung In couple who are still going strong after 11 years together on ‘We Got Married’.

Psy wins #1 K-Chart on ‘Music Bank’ + Performances from April 26th!

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:53 AM PDT

KBS's 'Music Bank' is back with another fun and exciting show that was chock-full of amazing performances!

The MCs for tonight's episode were 2AM's Jinwoon and Park Se Young.

Aside from the usual stages, 4minute, Lyn, Juniel, and SHINee held their comeback stages while HISTORY made their debut!

As for the winners, Seo In Guk faced off against Psy for this week's 'K-Chart', but in the end, it was Psy who clinched the 'K-Chart' win with "Gentleman".

Congratulations to Psy!

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Check out the performances below:

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Soloist Lyn returns with “Glass Heart” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:47 AM PDT

Lyn has revealed the first part of her 8th album, and has returned to perform in front of her fans live!

The first part contains 3 songs "Tonight" (ft. Baechigi, already pre-released here), "Glass Heart" (ft. B2ST's Junhyung), and "I Only Treated You Well".

As always, Lyn returns to take the stage, and impress with her live vocals.

Check out her comeback stage below featuring VIXX’s Ravi!

SHINee want to know, “Why So Serious?” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:39 AM PDT

SHINee have continued to build anticipation with their latest title track “Why So Serious?

The group's third album's second half, which is titled 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me', has been released containing a total of 9 tracks. This is a continuation from their first part of the album, which was titled 'Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You', and is geared to show you a bit of a transformation compared to their "Dream Girl" promotions.

Displaying a completely different side to “Dream Girl,” the boys have decided to rock a fresh new theme.

Don’t miss out on it below!

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4minute curiously ask “What’s Your Name?” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:31 AM PDT

4minute has finished their teasing and is here with their new mini album 'Name is 4minute'!

With the album, the ladies answer the question they've been with their titled track, "What's Your Name?", which is the work of Brave Brothers! The song's genre is said to be 'Fantasy Hip Hop', and is described as electronic hip hop with a unique sound and the repeating words "What's Your Name" will be hard to forget once you hear it.

With the song already stuck in most of our heads, 4minute have performed their title track during ‘Music Bank‘ today.

Check out their upbeat comeback stage below, which also features their track “Whatever“!

Juniel brings “Pretty Boy” to ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:28 AM PDT

Talented soloist Juniel has just made her comeback with “Pretty Boy“!

The catchy track made its way to the top of the charts shortly after release, and has already been receiving much attention from fans worldwide.

Check out Juniel’s comeback performance below!

Teen Top & Girl’s Day perform Psy’s “Gentleman” on ‘Music Bank’!

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:17 AM PDT

Teen Top and Girl’s Day have teamed up to perform the hilarious new song from Psy titled “Gentleman“.

Psy has been enjoying huge global success with “Gentleman,” and KBS has decided to celebrate his success by holding this fun stage.

Check out their silly stage below with a special feature from new ‘Music Bank‘ emcees Park Se Young and 2AM’s Jinwoon!

Fans of KARA’s Seungyeon donate 772 lbs of rice to children in need

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:03 AM PDT

KARA‘s Seungyeon took part in the wonderful trend of donating rice that has hit the K-pop scene over the years by donating 350 kgs (772 lbs) of rice given by fans to children in need.

Seungyeon donated the rice to ‘Save the Children‘ and the ‘Yeongdeungpo Love Sharing Food Market‘ on the 25th. Her fans previously donated 350 kgs (~772 lbs) of rice during the press conference for her historical drama ‘Jang Ok Jung‘ earlier this month. The large amount of rice was finally donated to organizations for children as well as the elderly.

Kamilia left messages such as, “Congratulations Han Seungyeon Drama Debut! we <3 u! from International Kamilia Karaholic,” and “Seungyeon, we are not worthy. Loyalists of Seungyeon-mama.”

Catch Seungyeon on ‘Jang Ok Jung’ every Monday and Tuesday!

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