Monday, April 8, 2013

"B.A.P sells out 10,000 seats to their USA tour within an hour" plus 19 more

"B.A.P sells out 10,000 seats to their USA tour within an hour" plus 19 more

B.A.P sells out 10,000 seats to their USA tour within an hour

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 10:05 AM PDT

B.A.P sold out all 10,000 seats to their US tour within an hour!

The boys had 2,500 tickets available in four cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York, and they sold out all the tickets within an hour! The boys set a new milestone as they’re embarking on a world tour after debuting just only a year and 2 months ago. When they first announced the concert locations and dates, fans had prepared themselves for an intense fight for tickets.

The tickets went on sale on April 6 at 12:00 PM local time. The tickets were sold on 3 different sites, freezing out the various servers because so many people tried to purchase the tickets. VIP seats were sold out within 5 minutes, and some fans wanted the tickets so much they offered up over 4 times the amount of the regular price. Some even started petitions for B.A.P to move to even larger venues.

Are you ready to see B.A.P near you?

[Exclusive] allkpop LIVE: M.I.B ‘Money In The Building’ Comeback!

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 09:53 AM PDT

Are you all ready for another edition of allkpop LIVE (our new Live streaming series)? Last time we brought the beautiful ladies of Girl’s Day. This time, we’ve got a treat for Busters!

M.I.B surprised fans with news of their comeback on April Fool's Day and now fans can be sure of it, as more details on their new album have been released!

The hip hop group will return to fans after one year with their 2nd mini album 'Money In The Building'. For their comeback, they recruited the help of their Jungle Entertainment Family, MFBTY (Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae, and Bizzy) with Tiger JK producing the album and the others featuring!

With the boys getting ready for their comeback song "Nod Along!", allkpop will be bringing in M.I.B for another amazing allkpop LIVE streaming event on April 14th, 2013!

The stream will begin at 10PM ET on April 14th, which is April 14th at 7PM PT, or April 15th at 11AM KT (Korean time).

M.I.B will be answering questions from the allkpop community, so if you have something to ask, make sure to do it on the allkpop LIVE page!

We will also be choosing 10 random fans who leave a question/comment on the allkpop LIVE page and will be rewarding them with autographed M.I.B albums!

Make sure to mark your calendars and tune in on April 14th at 10PM EST to see M.I.B only on allkpop LIVE!

And if you haven't already checked out their teaser, make sure to watch the "Nod Along!" teaser below and stay tuned for a pre-release review of the track only on allkpop!

Taeyeon shares a photo of the shortest hair she’s ever had

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 09:40 AM PDT

Taeyeon shared a picture sporting her new short bob.

On April 8, she posted the above photo onto her Instagram and wrote, “This is the shortest my hair has ever been in my life…kkk“.

She didn’t specify if it was an old photo of if she’d just cut her hair and dyed it black from the light brown she’d kept for a long time. In any case, the short hair made her look even younger and her cute smile brightened up the low light photo.

Do you like Taeyeon’s new short bob?

‘Singles’ fashion magazine reveals detective-thriller themed making-of film for photo shoot with JYJ’s Yoochun

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 09:03 AM PDT

JYJ‘s Yoochun recently completed a photo shoot with fashion magazine ‘Singlesfor their April edition, as well as an interview.

The concept of the shoot was based on his most recent drama role, Han Jung Woo in ‘I Miss You,’ a tough detective. The shots were darker and tough-looking, with cuts of Yoochun charismatically gazing into the camera.

In the interview he stated, “I’m aiming for acting that looks natural. Honestly, I still need make-up to act better. I have a lot of things to fix because I suddenly started acting straight out of my singing career. However, if I get a little older, I don’t think I’ll worry as much about how I look. I want to try very strong roles, or try my hand at action roles.”

Earlier today, CJES Entertainment released a making-of film for the photo shoot showing behind-the-scenese footage of Yoochun as we prepared for each shot.

With great attention to detail, even the BTS clip gives off a detective thriller vibe, with intense music and mysterious angles.

Does the teaser do the photoshoot justice? Let us know after watching the clip below.

Jonghyun thanks his fans for congratulating him on his birthday!

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 08:33 AM PDT

Jonghyun finally came back to Twitter!

Ever since his unfortunate car accident, the SHINee member has been missing in action from his trolling ways much to the dismay of his fans.

However, as Jonghyun celebrates his birthday on April 8, his fans took the extra step and successfully trended the hashtag #종현아생일축하해 (#Jonghyun happy birthday) to the #1 spot. The trend remained within the top 5 for the next four hours, and Jonghyun logged into his account to thank his fans!

He wrote, “Everyone, thank you for congratulating me. People just live by being sad, being hurt, being tired, being angry, being happy, healing, enjoying life, and laughing.. Even if I’m hurting and tired, I heal and am happy because of all of you. Even if I’m sad and angry, I’m happy and laughing because of you. I’ll give back as much as I received. I know I’m always lacking, but… Thank you! He.

Happy birthday to Jonghyun!

JYP Entertainment speaks up about Wonder Girls’ promotions after Sun’s pregnancy

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 08:04 AM PDT

JYP Entertainment stated that there will be no promotional activities for the Wonder Girls‘ for the time being.

Ever since Sun announced her pregnancy, the group’s activities have been under many questions. The label had confirmed that she wouldn’t be leaving, and her uncle had then revealed that the group might comeback next year.

But whether or not the girls will be coming back next year or not, the girls will sadly not have any group promotions for a while. SBS‘ ‘Good Morning‘ contacted the label, and they said, “We have no planned group activities for a while. The other members are all doing their own individual activities. For the time being, it will be this way.

Tip: Erica

INFINITE’s ‘New Challenge’ ranks #1 on Hanteo Weekly charts for the 2nd week!

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT

INFINITE has done it again!

The boys toke over the Hanteo Charts as soon as their album was released, and they’ve managed to rank at the #1 place for two weeks in a row on the weekly charts! Not just that, but they recorded over 5 times the amount of physical albums sold as the 2nd place album.

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!

Tip: infispirit

15& releases MV for “Somebody”!

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 07:26 AM PDT

15& has released the MV for “Somebody“!

The girls already had their comeback on ‘K-Pop Star 2‘ and had scored an all-kill on the charts, and now they’ve finally released their MV!

"Somebody" is written by Shim Eun Ji who also wrote 15&'s debut single "I Dream" as well as Jo Kwon's "The Day I Confessed", and IU's "I Really Hate Him".  It is co-composed with Ryan S. Jhunand Antwann Frost. The song features Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin's unique groove and soulful voices.

The MV is a parody of ‘K-Pop Star‘, and features the two girls as parody judges. J.Y. Park and fellow labelmate (and fellow ‘K-Pop Star’ contestant) Baek Ye Rin make special appearances.

Check out the cute MV below!

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

INFINITE to perform as the representative Korean artists on ‘K-pop Day’ in Japan

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT

One of the hottest male idol groups INFINITE will soon be representing Korea on ‘K-pop Day’ in Japan!

According to Woollim Entertainment, INFINITE have been chosen to participate in the ‘K-pop Day’ event held at the Fukuoka Dome, home to the Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, on the 14th. INFINITE will be performing during the opening ceremony of the baseball game as the representative K-pop idols.

Meanwhile in Korea, INFINITE have been sweeping music shows with their new single “Man In Love“.

K.Will and Gackt are actually close friends!

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Of all people who could be friends, who could have guessed K.Will and Gackt were?

K.Will’s recently releasedLove Blossom” to much love from big stars like Lee Min Ho and Ahn Jae Hyun. It looks like he has another fan to add for his song! The Japanese top star Gackt left a video message for K.Will in fluent Korean, saying, “What’s up, everyone! Hi, I’m the rock artist Gackt. My previous dongsaeng K.Will released his new album ‘Love Blossom’. Everyone, make sure to listen to it. Everyone, check it out! This was Gackt. Bye bye!

“Love Blossom” is a song from the second part of his full length album of the same title, and is filled with works by big names many should be familiar with like Kim Do HoonDuble Sidekick, and Primary. The title track is a fun, medium beat track is of the Urban Soul genre and further showcases K.Will's progress as an artist as he takes on a more rhythmical song.

Check out the video below!

15&’s Park Ji Min confesses she’s jealous of Lee Hi

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT

15&‘s Park Ji Min honestly confessed that she was jealous of Lee Hi.

In an interview with Star News, she revealed, “When I saw Lee Hi unni on TV, I thought, ‘Ah, I want to be on that stage, too’. To be honest, right now it’s true that I’m a little jealous.” The pair had been rivals since ‘K-Pop Star‘, and then had debuted as a JYP Entertainment and a YG Entertainment artist each.

She said, “Even though it’s true that I’m jealous, right now I feel more like I want to do better now. I think there will be a time when Lee Hi unni does well, and when we do well. I think it’d be great if we both did well together.” On being compared to the other singer, she said, “To be honest, I predicted this from when ‘K-Pop Star’ ended. No matter how many times we said, ‘Please watch the two of us well’, nothing helped. To be honest, Lee Hi unni and us don’t have anything in common, and we have our own style. I think we’ll keep have a good rivalry under the name 15&. YG Entertainment matched Lee Hi unni well, and Lee Hi unni pulled it off well. Since we have a different style this time too, I think people will see us differently. I think the power of the label isn’t as important as the artist’s ability to pull it off.

Cast of ‘Infinity Challenge’ selected as CF models for Coca-Cola

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 02:00 AM PDT

The cast of MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ has been selected to be the new CF models for soft-drink maker Coca-Cola.

The cast members – Yoo Jae Suk, Jung Hyung Don, Noh Hong Chul, HaHa, and Park Myung Soo – were selected thanks to their vibrant, cheerful personalities. “They are known as today’s best entertainers to the young generation thanks to their cheerful energy and fun-loving antics,” said a representative for Coca-Cola. “It was decided that their positive traits would accentuate Coca-Cola’s own cheerful and fresh character.”

The ‘Infinity Challenge’ cast will act out popular school-age tropes in the new commercials, the first of which is scheduled to hit the airwaves on April 12.

BoA thanks her fans for tuning in to ‘K-Pop Star 2′

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 12:01 AM PDT

After successfully wrapping up her second judging gig for SBS‘ audition program ‘K-Pop Star 2‘, BoA thanked her fans and viewers for their support throughout the season.

Posting to Twitter earlier today, she wrote, “Thanks to everyone who tuned in to ‘K-Pop Star’ season 2, and thank you to all of the staff members who worked hard with us ^^ It’s over~~~~~!!!!!! Yay~~~~^^”

Posing for a well-earned group picture with the ‘K-Pop Star’ crew, she is holding up one of the coveted ‘casting cards’ that played a pivotal role in the competition.

If you haven’t heard, find out who won Season 2 here.

G-Dragon successfully begins the Japanese leg of his ‘One of a Kind’ tour

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 11:05 PM PDT

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon successfully held his first solo world tour abroad.

After finishing Seoul concerts on March 30th and 31st, G-Dragon went to Fukuoka to start the Japan leg of his ‘One of a Kind‘ tour. On the eve of the concert he tweeted,

With a car chase video clip to open the concert, the rapper got up on stage in a tricked out glass car. He made his fans go crazy performing his newest track ‘Michi Go.’

He then went on to sing ‘Heartbreaker‘, ‘One of a Kind‘, and ‘Set it on Fire‘ and put on a charismatic stage.  Then he turned things romantic by singing ‘Butterfly‘, ‘Missing You‘ and ‘That XX.’

Taeyang appeared as a surprise guest at this concert and he sang his own solo hits ‘Break Down‘ and ‘Where U At.’  Taeyang reappeared with G-Dragon during his encore set and sang their group’s hit song ‘Bad Boy.’

Embarking on his first solo world tour, G-Dragon is planning to visit 13 cities across 8 countries and hold 26 concerts through the end of June.









Hottest put your thinking caps on, 2PM has released another mysterious teaser, ‘Code #2′

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 10:32 PM PDT

If you thought last week’s ‘Code #1′ teaser, with Morse Code message was difficult, 2PM’s latest teaser, ‘Code #2′ will make your brain explode.

Following ‘Code #1′s ‘light and sound’ theme, fans have been looking forward to the ‘letters and numbers’ concept of ‘Code #2′.

The video contains the mysterious message: “Jabir_ibn_hayyan,  Heinrich_khunrath,  cornelius_agrippa” and “3.6.1, 149.26.6, 23.12.1, 166.9.5, 78.23.11.” Fans are insanely curious about what the message could mean and its relation to ‘Code #1′.

A few clicks on Google, and we learned that Jabir_ibn_hayyan, Heinrich_khunrath, and cornelius_agrippa are scientists/alchemist from the past. What and how they are related to the numbers is still a mystery.

Turn on your inner detective and check out ‘Code #2′ below. What do you think it means?

‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop’s Lee Ki Woo and Lee Chung Ah are dating!

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 09:39 PM PDT

Actor Lee Ki Woo and actress Lee Chung Ah have become the latest celebrity couple to go public with their relationship!

Lee Ki Woo’s agency S Plus Entertainment confirmed, “Lee Ki Woo and Lee Chung Ah, who featured together in the tvN drama ‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop‘ back in 2011, have started dating early this year. They are also both members of the celebrity ski team A11 and grew fond of each other ever since.”

Lee Chung Ah’s agency King Kong Entertainment also revealed, “They have begun dating since early this year. They met each other through the drama. Through their activities together on the ski team, they became more than friends.”

Lee Ki Woo is currently starring in the OCN drama ‘The Virus‘ and Lee Chung Ah is starring in the new SBS drama ‘Wonderful Mama‘ to premiere on the 13th.

Congrats to the new couple!

Source: Asia Kyungjae

Tip: Erica

BTOB are ready to melt hearts in new photo teaser for upcoming single, “Second Confession”

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 09:12 PM PDT

Cube Entertainment recently confirmed BTOB‘s comeback announcing their new song titled, Second Confession“. The song is said to be perfect for the warm spring weather as a sweet confession song that music lovers of all ages will be able to relate to.

Earlier today Cube tweeted, “Day 2 Confession: sweet and warm transformation for the guys. Get ready to be melted by them“, along with the above photo. Rather than a charismatic concept, it seems the group is shooting for a more neighborly vibe, a perfect fit for the onset of Spring.

The song will start off with a narration, and it will include lyrics that depict the emotions of a man who is about to confess his feelings a second time to a lover he has parted with in the past.

The track is actually a thank you present from the boys to all the fans who have supported them for over a year. Although it sings of a man and his feelings for his past girlfriend, it also serves as a serenade from the boys of the group to their adoring fans!

Is the teaser melting your heart? Stay tuned for the release coming up on April 10th!

15& will livestream today’s guerrilla concert!

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 08:54 PM PDT

The girls of 15& just had their comeback with “Somebody“, and they’re already going to have a concert!

Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin will be holding 4 different guerrilla concerts on April 8th. They’re starting at the girls’ high school at 12:30 PM, moving onto the Seogang University at 3PM, onto the Sejong University at 5:30 PM, and finally onto the Gangnam Station M-Stage at 8PM.  The girls will livestream the Gangnam Station concert for those fans unable to make it today:

Fans will be able to hear the girls’ live performance at the concert, and JYP Entertainment said, ”We hope a lot of people can enjoy the stage that 15& worked hard on preparing. Please continue to support and take interest in them“.

Ga In & Cho Hyung Woo enjoy a lovely “Brunch” in new MV + release mini-album ‘Romantic Spring’

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 08:25 PM PDT

Ga In surprised us all with the news of her return as a duo with Cho Hyung Woo of ‘The Great Birth for the aptly titled 'Romantic  Spring' mini-album. The wait is over for fans of the pair as ‘Romantic Spring’ was just released as well as the music video to the title track “Brunch!

“Brunch” and the other mini album tracks, portray the feelings of a woman in love and show a softer, lovelier image of the singer, fitting for the new season. As the title states, her album this time around contains warm, beautiful love song that perfectly fit the season.

“Brunch” is an acoustic ballad that talks about happiness of love that’s plain and simple. The album also included “Date at 2 O’ Clock“, which Brown Eyed GirlsJeA helped compose. JeA also worked on the chorus of the song to add to the mood.

LOEN Entertainment previously stated, "Ga In's new album is packed with warm emotional songs just in time for spring. We ask for your love and support for Ga In who will show new charms through this album."

Check out her MV below plus other tracks from the mini-album!

01. Brunch

02. 2 O’clock

03. Sway

04. Let Me In

Get your 1st look at M.I.B’s “Nod Along!” music video

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 08:10 PM PDT

M.I.B surprised fans with news of their comeback on April Fool’s Day. Several days ago they released their track list and  now fans get their first glimpse of their music video for “Nod Along!“.

The hip hop group will return to fans after one year with their 2nd mini album ‘Money In The Building‘. Hip hop veterans of MFBTY (Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae, and Bizzy) not only feature the mini album, Tiger JK also produced the album.

The music video itself has a ‘epic movie’ vibe and though we don’t hear much of the track, the snippets we are giving look quite impressive.

What do you think so far?