Thursday, April 4, 2013

"After School, U-KISS, ZEA, Davichi, Sunny Hill and Double A" plus 24 more

"After School, U-KISS, ZEA, Davichi, Sunny Hill and Double A" plus 24 more


After School, U-KISS, ZEA, Davichi, Sunny Hill and Double A

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT



Many KPOP groups includingAfter School, U-KISS, ZEA, Davichi, Sunny Hill and Double A will be in Chile in May for a concert called "I Love K-POP with Friends".

Check out the released information below.

What: I Love K-POP with Friends
When: May 19, 2013
Where: Moviestar Arena
Organizer: T.W.E.G

We will post further information once it has been released so stay tuned.


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

K.Will tops charts with “Love Blossom”

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT


Solo singer K.Will enjoyed himself topping various charts with his latest album.

On April 4, K.Will released his anticipated album, 'The 3rd Album Part2: Love Blossom' featuring the title song, "Love Blossom". The song has managed to take the top spot on the online music charts of Melon, Mnet and Bugs music.

Additionally, on some of real-time music charts, such as Cyworld Music and Naver Music, "Love Blossom" can also be found in the upper tier of the charts, proving K.Will's influence in the industry.

Meanwhile, the music video for "Love Blossom" is also gaining much attention for starring INFINITE's L & SISTAR's Dasom.

Psy to be honored with ‘Disruptive Innovation Awards’

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT


World sensation Psy has been listed among the 19 recipients of the '2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards'.

Disruptive innovation refers to something that helps create a new market and value network, particularly in a way that is unexpected. The 'Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards' is a yearly show that takes place during the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) in downtown New York.

Recently, TFF has announced that the most disruptive innovations of the past year include South Korean singer Psy for the video of his global hit, "Gangnam Style". The song not only introduced a whole genre of music to the international mainstream, but also created a global dance craze.

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation website explained why Psy was included in this year's list of winners saying:
With the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views, South Korean pop artist Psy has become an ambassador for his country and a leading crossover artist, launching K-pop onto the international stage. His hit song 'Gangnam Style' is more than a catchy tune and dance sequence, it is a cultural phenomenon. It was ranked in the Yale Book of Quotations Top 10 Quotes of the Year.
Meanwhile, other awardees of the year inlcude city planning of Manchester, a book titled "I F*cking Love Science", Glenn Beck News site, TheBlaze and more.

Gaon Chart releases rankings for March 24 – March 30

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT


Gaon Chart is the national record chart of South Korea. It is complied by the Korea Music Content Industry Association with an aim to create a national chart for Korea similar to the Billboard charts and Oricon charts.


[Rankings for Week March 24, 2013 – March 30, 2013]


Weekly Singles Chart

1. Lee Hi : Rose"

2. Busker Busker : "Cherry Blossom Ending"

3. Younha : "Unacceptable"

4. Davichi : "Turtle"

5. Akdong Musician : "Crescendo"

6. INFINITE : "Man In Love"

7. Girls' Generation's Taeyeon : "And One"

8. Supreme Team ft. Crush : "Stay Still"

9. Davichi : "Just The Two Of Us"

10. Baek Ji Young : "Akacia"


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Weekly Album Chart

1. INFINITE : "New Challenge" [4th Mini Album]

2. U-Kiss : "Collage" [3rd Album]

3. Lee Hi : "First Love" [1st Album]

4. B.A.P : "One Shot" [2nd Mini Album]

5. ZE:A-FIVE : "Voulez Vous" [1st Mini Album]

6. TVXQ : "Time" [6th Japan Album Limited Edition]

7. Baek Ji Young : "Flash Back" [Best OST Album]

8. Various Artists : "Rebecca" [Musical OST]

9. Lim Hyung Joo : "Classic Style" [1st Classic Album]

10. TVXQ : "Timer" [6th Japan Album]


< Last week's rankings

JYJ sells out Tokyo Dome concerts despite 3 year absence

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT


Despite being away from Japan due to their legal wrangle with Avex, JYJ ascertained their huge popularity in the country with their successful 'The Return of JYJ' concerts in Tokyo Dome.

C-JeS Entertainment stated, "JYJ sold out all 150,000 seats for their 3 day concert, and over 300,000 fans requested for tickets beforehand. JYJ members grew not just as singers, but as actors as well, and they have been making significant achievements in many other countries. Even though they did not make much of TV appearances, they've acquired a stronger and bigger fandom."

A related staff expressed, "We could see JYJ's power once again. Everybody has been waiting for this show, and we can even compare this to Michael Jackson's visit to Korea. Since they won their lawsuit, we're looking forward to their future Japanese promotions. We're anticipating the concert they'll put on for their Japanese fans."

JYJ is holding their 'The Return of the JYJ' concerts at Tokyo Dome from April 2nd to 4th.

CNBLUE to help build school for children in Africa

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT


CNBLUE will continue to participate on 'Build a School' charity project with their upcoming world tour.

Since March 2012, CNBLUE has been supporting children in Burkina Faso, known as one of the poorest countries of Africa, by donating parts of its profits from concert and album sales to manage the first 'CNBLUE School', which was named after the band.

'CNBLUE School' currently has about 100 children, providing the students with education, foods and other instructive programs.

CNBLUE will be hosting a world tour to go through Asia, Oceania, America and Europe. The group will continue with the charity project in the future and they plan to donate part of the earnings from the tour to build its second school.


Source: BNT News

Seo In Guk to release new single album

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT


Currently gearing up for his Japanese debut, singer-actor Seo In Guk also announced his return to the local music scene with a new single album.

According to his agency, Jellyfish Entertainment, Seo In Guk will release new single album on April 11th. The new album will feature a total of four songs including two new songs. The talented entertainer has been preparing for his comeback despite his busy schedule with dramas, variety shows and commercial filmings.

Earlier this year, Seo In Guk released his single "I Can't Live Because of You" featuring Verbal Jint. The song which is a part of Jellyfish Entertainment's Project album, dominated the charts upon release.

Yoo Jae Suk, Noh Hong Chul, HaHa and Ga In to appear on Psy’s “Gentleman” MV

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 05:02 AM PDT


Psy has invited Yoo Jae Suk, Noh Hong Chul, HaHa and Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In to his new music video for his upcoming song "Gentleman".

According to YG Entertainment, Yoo Jae Suk and Noh Hong Chul, who already drew attention with their humorous dance moves in the video for "Gangnam Style" will be appearing as cameos in Psy's new music video for "Gentleman" alongside HaHa.

HaHa was on the same stage with Psy in New York on December 31 for ABC Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve and performed "Gangnam Style" dance.

In addition, Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In will be taking 4minute Hyuna's place this time around.

Meanwhile, Psy's "Gentleman" will be first shown to the public at his concert 'HAPPENING'. It is expected to be big and lvarious guests will be on stage to enjoy 50,000 fans at Seoul World Cup Stadium.

K.Will releases making of “Love Blossom” MV

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 04:30 AM PDT


Unveiling how the heart-fluttering music video was made, K.Will shared what went on during the making of his "Love Blossom" music video.

On April 4th, the behind the scenes of K.Will's newest music video was revealed. Most of the filming took place in an amusement park with INFINITE's L and SISTAR's Dasom playing the roles of a couple falling in love at first sight.

Check out the clip below:

After School’s Nana poses with the new Electroboyz’s album

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 04:16 AM PDT


After School's Nana posed with her own copy of Electroboyz's latest album!

On April 4, Nana posted on her me2day, "Let's go Electro Boyz!! Hope you guys like Ma Boy 3 :)", and uploaded the selca above showing off an autographed copy of Electroboyz's latest album, 'In Love'.

Nana is the newly featured female artist in Electroboyz's new title song, "Ma Boy 3", which is the final installment of the "Ma Boy" series. Earlier today, the group kicked off their first comeback stage on 'M Countdown'.

Watch their performance here.

Wonder Girls’ Sunye is pregnant!

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT


After getting married earlier this year, Wonder Girls' Sunye has announced that she is pregnant.

On April 4, Sunye announced the big news on her Twitter saying, "After experiencing the mystery and miracle of life, I respect all the mothers in the world. ^^ We have been granted a honeymoon baby. I'm in my 3rd month which is said to be good time to deliver the news of our baby. Please pray that our baby will grow healthily in my stomach!"

Wonder Girls' Sunye got married last January 26th to her boyfriend James Park. She left her group and moved to Canada to focus on her married life.

DELIGHT debuts with “Mega Yak” on ‘M Countdown’

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 03:48 AM PDT


Ready to jump into the world of K-Pop, new girl group DELIGHT kicked off their debut performance with their first single "Mega Yak" on this week's 'M Countdown'.

DELIGHT, unlike most of the other typical girl groups, considers powerful dance performance the first thing. The title song "Mega Yak" which conveys a message of girls that bad boys needs some spanking, features DELIGHT's powerful choreography and vocal skills.

Check out their performance below:

CNBLUE releases video teaser for “Blind Love”

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 03:43 AM PDT


CNBLUE released a video teaser for upcoming Japanese single, "Blind Love".

The talented idol band will be releasing their 5th Japanese single "Blind Love" on April 24th. The single will contain three songs including "Blind Love", "With Your Eyes", which was both written by member Lee Jong Hyun, as well as "Greedy Man", the creation of Yonghwa.

Prior to its official release, "Blind Love" is already enjoying success in Japan. The single topped the pre-order chart on HMV for April 1st and 2nd.

Check out the teaser below:

130404 INFINITE wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 03:29 AM PDT


Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The April 4th episode of the show was hosted by actors Kim Woo Bin and Jo Bo Ah. Tonight's show features comeback performances from K.Will, Lee Hi and Electroboyz while rookie groups DELIGHT and PURE kicked off their debut. In addition, LUNAFLY, who debuted last year, held their very performance on a music program.

Other performers tonight included INFINITE, Davichi, Teen Top, ZE:A5, Girl's Day, G.Na, Heo Young Saeng, Gil9 & Bong9 and Ami.

And for the highlight of the show, INFINITE won on this week's chart with their latest title track, "Man In Love"!

Congratulations INFINITE!


Opening:



Performances:


INFINITE


Davichi



Teen Top


ZE:A5


Girl's Day


G.Na


Heo Young Saeng

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Gil9 & Bong9


Ami



Watch tonight's comeback/debut stages below:

K.Will - "Love Blossom"
Lee Hi - "Rose"
Electroboyz - "Ma Boy 3"
LUNAFLY - "Fly To Love"
DELIGHT - "Mega Yak"
PURE - "I'm Still Yours"

Lee Hi follows up with “Rose” on ‘M Countdown’

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 03:24 AM PDT


Following the success of "It's Over", talented rookie singer Lee Hi is back on 'M Countdown' stage with her second title song, "Rose"!

Different from her usual retro soul tracks, "Rose" showcases a mix of pop and R&B House music. The song was produced by YG Entertainment's in-house producer Teddy and 1TYM member Song Baek Kyung, and features the label's trademark sound.

Check out her performance below:

K.Will is back with “Love Blossom” on ‘M Countdown’

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 03:17 AM PDT


Talented soloist K.Will is returning to the music scene. On April 4, he released his third studio album 'K.will 3rd Album Part 2' and he will now embark on his promotion for title song, "Love Blossom".

"Love Blossom" is gaining much attention with INFINITE's L and SISTAR's Dasom starring in the music video. The Part 2 of his 3rd album enlisted the help of hitmakers like Kim Do Hoon, Duble Sidekick and Primary, and features K.Will's distinctive, deep and husky vocals.

Watch K.Will's first comeback stage on this week's 'M! Countdown'!

LUNAFLY is ready to “Fly To Love” on ‘M Countdown’

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 02:50 AM PDT


Making a strong impression with successful debut, Nega Network's talented band LUNAFLY has returned with first album 'Fly To Love' featuring the title song of the same name. While the group has been focusing on their showcases and live stages, they are making their first televised performance through 'M Countdown'.

"Fly to Love" is a summery pop number which was created by the members themselves with the help of lyricist Kim Ee Na. According to Nega Network, "the album is based on acoustic sounds like before but the songs will be more bright."

Check out their performance below:

Electroboyz returns with “Ma Boy 3” (ft. After School’s Nana) on ‘M Countdown’

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 02:47 AM PDT


Returning with a new rendition of "Ma Boy", hip hop group Electroboyz is kicking off their much awaited comeback performance of "Ma Boy 3" on 'M Countdown'.

"Ma Boy 3" is the title song to Electroboyz's latest album 'In Love' which was released on April 2. The song is the final installment of the "Ma Boy" series, which began with SISTAR19, and the newly featured female artist is After School's Nana.

Check out their performance below:

KARA's Jiyoung & Seungyeo for "CAMPUS 10"

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 02:13 AM PDT


 KARA's Kang Jiyoung and Seungyeon appear in the April issue of CAMPUS 10 Magazine.

The theme of the photoshoot is BLOOM. The girls were selected as the models of fashion brand Union Bay since last year, the girls show off their energetic side in the photoshoot.

Meanwhile, KARA is currently promoting "Bye Bye Happy Days" in Japan.

INFINTIE releases NatuurPop CF

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 01:13 AM PDT

INFINITE releases CF for Ice Cream brand Natuur Pop, check out the adorable CF below




Lee Byung Hun reveals training video for ‘G.I. Joe 2’

Posted: 04 Apr 2013 12:00 AM PDT


Actor Lee Byung Hun revealed his intense training video from New Orleans in preparation for his mega-hit Hollywood movie 'G.I. Joe 2'.

The video was recorded by XTM Channel back in October 2011, and it fully features Lee Byung Hun's training and ordinary life. He showed the most realistic rehearsal with his intense physical training, and surprised many fans with his unbelievable body shape.

Lee Byung Hun said, "I don't think there is a much better way for improving martial arts other than continuous practice. How much you've practiced is clearly visible when the shooting starts."

Check out the video below:

UEE holds successful solo fan meeting in Taiwan

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT


After School's UEE had her first ever solo fan meeting in Taiwan and received a warm welcome from over 1,000 fans.

On March 31st, UEE held a solo autograph event at the H:CONNECT store in Ximending, Taiwan, causing major congestion in the surrounding areas. For the day, she acted as the manager of the clothing store and showed her friendliness to all of her fans by greeting them in Chinese as well as signed autographs.

Aside from modeling and singing, the After School idol is also popular in Taiwan for her acting roles. Even though it was her first visit to Taiwan, a great number of fans warmly greeted her.

Meanwhile, UEE is concentrating on preparing After School's next album.

Jo Kwon makes first appearance in ‘God of the Workplace’

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT


2AM's Jo Kwon made his first appearance in the new KBS 2TV drama 'God of the Workplace', which was aired on April 2, 2013.

The singer played the role of Kye Kyung woo, a new office worker at Y.Jang Company. It was the first legitimate acting career for him and it seemed that he acted pretty successfully according to reaction by audience.

Immediately after the episode was aired, Jo Kwon stated on his Twitter, "It was my first day at work today and I was so nervous. It was hard to keep quiet during dinner. Please love my character Kye Kyung Woo! 'God of the Workplace' is really fun!"

Psy becomes most followed foreign artist on Weibo

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT


Psy became the foreign star with the most followers on China′s social network service Weibo.

According to Weibo on April 3, Psy gathered approximately 14 million followers, making him the most followed for a foreign artist in China.

Psy first opened his Weibo account in November of 2012 and hit the most followed Korean artist in February of this year. He also surpassed 10 million followers in the same month and the singer left a word of thanks for the fans.

Meanwhile, Psy will be holding his highly anticipated 'HAPPENING' concert in Seoul on April 13 where he will reveal his latest single "Gentleman" for the first time.

B.A.P announces US locations for ‘Live On Earth Pacific Tour’

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT


After holding a successful exclusive concert in Korea, B.A.P will be embarking on a world tour titled, 'B.A.P Live On Earth PACIFIC' and they now revealed four US locations and dates.

Verizon APAHM Tour updated its official Facebook page with the poster above and B.A.P's concert tour schedules:

The wait is FINALLY over. We know you've all been so anxiously waiting for this announcement, and here it is!!!

VERIZON PRESENTS APAHM TOUR 2013: B.A.P LIVE ON EARTH IN...

5/7 - LOS ANGELES at Club Nokia
5/10 - SAN FRANCISCO at The Warfield
5/14 - WASHINGTON DC at Warner Theatre
5/17 - NEW YORK CITY at Best Buy Theater

Be sure to RSVP to the FB event pages for the specific location you'll be attending, and invite all your friends too! Come celebrate APAHM with us and experience the BEST. ABSOLUTE. PERFECT APAHM TOUR 2013!! ^^

LA - https://www.facebook.com/events/195044153952883/
SF - https://www.facebook.com/events/272758792858569/
DC - https://www.facebook.com/events/467145023357323/
NYC - https://www.facebook.com/events/372097882904037/

Tickets will go on sale on SATURDAY, 4/6 at 12PM local time through the APAHM Tour website. Be sure to LIKE our FB page, let all your friends know, and keep an eye out for all the latest updates about this tour :)