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"Jiyoon fiercely asks “What’s Your Name?” in MV teaser" plus 19 more

"Jiyoon fiercely asks “What’s Your Name?” in MV teaser" plus 19 more

Jiyoon fiercely asks “What’s Your Name?” in MV teaser

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 09:10 AM PDT

4minute's Jiyoon‘s teaser for “What's Your Name?" has been released!

Jiyoon brings in her trademark fierceness into the teaser. The bright colors and graffiti style background adds to the overall fun atmosphere of the teaser. As with the other teasers, the girls don’t show us much choreo, and the song clip is the same as the rest.

As mentioned previously "What's Your Name?" is the work of none other than Brave Brothers, and its genre is described to be 'Fantasy Hip Hop', which will apparently go along perfectly with the girl's powerful and charismatic image they'll be showcasing. According to Cube, the song is an electronic hip hop song with a unique sound and the repeating lines "What's Your Name?" will be hard to forget once you hear it.

It's scheduled for release on 26th, so check out Jiyoon's teaser while we wait!

F.cuz release teaser for “Hello Again”

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 08:37 AM PDT

F.cuz have released a teaser for their upcoming Japanese single, “Hello Again“!

It’s been a while since fans heard from the group, but they’re actively preparing for their Japanese comeback. “Hello Again” is the boys’ 4th Japanese single, and it’s a bright, happy song with a warm music video to match. The boys seem to be doing something with a big ball of red yarn, but we’ll have to wait for the full MV to figure out exactly what.

F.cuz will be releasing the full version of “Hello Again” on May 29, but for now, check out the teaser below!

Tip: Tess

2PM’s Nichkhun sheds tears as he talks about his DUI incident

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 08:09 AM PDT

2PM‘s Nichkhun reflected back on his DUI incident and shed tears.

On April 21, 2PM held a press conference for their ‘Legend of 2PM in Tokyo Dome‘ concert. At the press conference, Nichkhun apologized and stated, I had a lot of thoughts during my hiatus. I realized what I did was very wrong. Anyone can make a mistake, but making the same mistakes repeatedly is wrong. I really wanted to see my Korean fans. What I did was very stupid and I will make sure that it never happens again. I’m going to work hard to meet Korean fans.

During the concert, he also apologized to fans and shed tears. Onstage he began with, “You must have had a hard time because of me“, but then had a hard time speaking because of his tears. He managed, “I’m so thankful that you still believe and love me. When I go back to Korea, I’ll give back by working hard and having a great comeback. I love you.

2PM performed in front of 110,000 fans for their two day concert and they’re scheduled to make a Korean comeback next month.

T-ara’s Soyeon, Boram, and Qri preparing to form subunit in Japan

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 07:35 AM PDT

T-ara N4 gave a hint that the other members were preparing another subunit.

On April 22, the T-ara subunit held a press conference at Gyeonggi Goyang Art House, and Jiyeon revealed, “The rest of the T-ara members Soyeon, Boram, and Qri are preparing another unit in Japan.

She added, “The current T-ara N4 members had a hip hop stage in July at the Japan Budokan concert. The concept of T-ara N4 began then and after the concert, we told each other that we’d go on stage again if we had a chance. We’re practicing the T-ara N4 song, of course, but we’re also working with the other Japanese unit on T-ara’s new song as a full group.

[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

BoA transforms into a ‘Bond girl’?

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT

BoA has become more than a triple threat in the K-pop scene so fans were almost fooled into thinking that she was the next ‘Bond girl’.

BoA shared,

The fake poster shows BoA looking fierce while donning her sunglasses and red lipstick. The poster proves that she definitely has what it takes to be a ‘Bond girl’ for the next film in the ’007′ series with her unbeatable charisma.

Fans commented, “I laughed when I first saw this, but it’s really cool”, “The photo editing was well done”, and “I want to set this as my wallpaper.”

Source + image: Maeil Kyungjae via Naver

RELIVE IT: allkpop Live GI + winners announcement

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 06:28 AM PDT

On this week’s allkpop Live we  sat down with GI (Global Icon), a tomboyish girl group made up of members HayeonOneKetEunji, AI, and Aram!

GI made a debut with the release of their single “Beatles” who has caught the interest of our readers with their addictive song and impressive performances!

Find out who their inspirations are, what other musical genres they are interested in trying out, and their plans for the future. You might even be surprised by how the members feel about their tomboy concept. Every question asked was submitted by our readers, so find out if any of your questions made the cut!

Without further ado, RELIVE the live stream only on allkpop.

Also, congratulations to our 5 autographed GI “Beatles” album winners!

-mistakesweremade [allkpop forums]

-animestar4 [allkpop forums]

-ericjung [allkpop forums]

-stalker [allkpop forums]

-@Felizaaaaaaa [Twitter]

* Please check allkpop forums PM and Twitter mentions*


Our apologies to fans who watched the livestream, during the last 10 minutes of the show. Rest assured, that segment will be included, with audio, in the rebroadcast.

Jay Park releases music video teaser for “Welcome”

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 06:23 AM PDT

Jay Park just released his music video teaser for “Welcome“!

Jay’s comeback single album contains the title track "JOAH", in addition to two coupling tracks, "It's the Truth", and "Welcome" for a total of three songs that will cover genres of R&B ballads to hip hop.

WARNING: This may cause severe nose bleeding and it’s NSFW. [Not Safe For Work or Not Safe For Women]

Check out the teaser below!

2PM chooses Shinhwa as their role model

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT

2PM chose Shinhwa as their role model!

2PM is already one of the longer running idol groups, as they’re entering their 6th year in 2013. The boys had a press conference before their Tokyo Dome concert, and they talked about the past 5 years as 2PM. Taecyeon said, “People say that an idol group that lasts for more than 5 years is long lasting. I think that the Tokyo Dome is another start. This concert also allowed us to look back into our past. I want to call it a new start that tells us which direction to go.

Jun.K added, “After our debut, we had good things, and not so good things. But when we had bad things, we were able to become closer. We come together now thinking of one another as family. It’s not like we never have conflicting opinions, so we set up a rule. If we don’t agree with someone’s opinions, then we get together to talk and solve it. We’ve been doing that.

Wooyoung continued, “Our teamwork now is better than ever. If we have something we’re disappointed in, we try to fix it right away. We love Shinhwa sunbaenim, the long-running idol. They’re our role model. We’re going to do our best for a long time and fulfill our own dreams.

Jun.K concluded, “There’s something I want to say. We were only able to promote in Japan like this because sunbaes such as BoA, TVXQ, and Rain paved the road for us. We want to thank them first.

The Tokyo Dome concert on the 20th and 21st were the boys’ last overseas promotions before their comeback in mid-May.

G-Dragon thanks Japan for an amazing concert

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 05:00 AM PDT

After successfully wrapping up a show at the Seibu Dome in Japan as part of his ‘2013 World Tour: One of a Kind‘, G-Dragon seemed to be in exuberant spirits with how his concert turned out, posting on his Twitter:

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.

Noh Hong Chul energizes with his hilarious signature dance moves for ‘Coca Cola’ CF

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Noh Hong Chul burst fans into uncontrollable laughter upon seeing his signature dance moves in still cuts from his ‘Coca Cola‘ CF.

The cuts show Noh Hong Chul looking intensely into the camera as he does his signature pelvis thrust dance, aloha dance, and the ‘elevator dance’ he became know for in Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” MV. Fans and netizens alike couldn’t get enough of his out-of-this-world energy and were left laughing hysterically.

A representative commented, “Noh Hong Chul showed his positive energy and unique crazy energy throughout the filming which lasted until early morning, giving strength to the staff.”

Noh Hong Chul continued to show his comedic antics alongside his ‘Infinity Challenge‘ team and Ga In in Psy’s latest “Gentleman” MV.

SHINee releases “Why So Serious?” music video teaser!

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 03:49 AM PDT

SHINee has just released the music video teaser for their comeback title track “Why So Serious?“!

The group's third album's second half, which is titled 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me', will be released online on the 26th, rather than the previously mentioned date of the 29th! The offline release will actually be taking place on the 29th.

But if that still feels too far away for you, you're in luck as the boys just unveiled their MV teaser for "Why So Serious?" on April 22nd. The song is a dance track that is accompanied by a powerful performance that will show you a bit of a different side to the group than "Dream Girl" stages.

As mentioned before, the boys will promote as four members in the beginning due to Jonghyun's injury, and it's said he'll be joining them after his treatments have been completed.

Stay tuned for more details coming up later!

[Spoiler] Lee Bo Young picks the best-looking ‘Running Man’ member

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 03:00 AM PDT

A wave of disapproval swept through the ‘Running Man‘ team when they were arranged in order of handsomeness.

Prior to the start of the episode, the ‘Running Man’ cast members were told that one of the guests for the episode, Lee Bo Young, had determined a ranking list of the members based on how good-looking they were.

In a somewhat unsurprising announcement, Ji Suk Jin was picked as the least good-looking. This ignoble selection was followed by HaHa, Kim Jong Kook, and Yoo Jae Suk, with the ‘Commander’ being especially upset at his low placement.

Only Gary and Lee Kwang Soo remained, to the surprise – and lack of acceptance – of the other members. The unbelieving atmosphere increased when Gary was revealed to have been picked as the #1 handsome guy on the entire team.

When the guests finally appeared, Kim Jong Kook exclaimed “Who’s that woman?”, still somewhat bitter about his placement in the rankings.

KARA’s Seungyeon denies comparisons between her and Kim Tae Hee

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 02:00 AM PDT

KARA‘s Seungyeon put an end to the numerous fan comparisons between her and beautiful actress Kim Tae Hee.

Appearing on the latest episode of MBC‘s ‘Entertainment Relay‘, she confessed that while she found the comparisons flattering, they simply weren’t true. “When I stand next to her, I become a squid,” she said. “I get so nervous.”

Kim Tae Hee and Seungyeon are starring in the same drama, SBS‘s ‘Jang Ok Jung‘.

Kwanghee gets praised for his savvy MC skills after minor mistake on ‘Inkigayo’

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 01:00 AM PDT

ZE:A‘s Kwanghee impressed viewers with his quick feet as an MC upon losing his microphone.

On the April 21st broadcast of SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo‘, MCs IU and Lee Hyun Woo started off the show by introducing the featured performers following a performance by ZE:A5. Kwanghee then arrived onto the stage a few moments later without a microphone. Kwanghee shared, “I lost my mic while performing”, and used IU’s microphone to talk through his lines without hesitation.

Viewers applauded Kwanghee and commented, “Kwanghee knew just what to do upon the broadcast accident. He’s a pro”, “He seems like a veteran MC”, and “Kwanghee didn’t even seem flustered.”

Mir becomes the hero of the army in ‘Real Men’

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 12:31 AM PDT

MBLAQ's Mir became the real hero of the army in ‘Real Men‘!

The new variety show features celebrities actually enlisting in the army and going through the same rigorous training that real soldiers receive. On the 21st’s episode, Mir snatched the attention of his seniors by revealing, “I wrote down the numbers of all the girl group members I know in a notebook“.

He revealed the notebook and read down his list, which included 4minute‘s Jihyun, SISTAR‘s Soyu and Bora, Rainbow‘s Jaekyung, and Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, and his seniors couldn’t help but yell in excitement.

But he struck the final blow when he said, “SISTAR’s Soyu and Bora said they’ll come visit no matter what“, instantly upgrading him from the new recruit up to the hero status.

In other ‘Real Men’ news, there are reports that Mir has decided not to leave the show and will be continuing with recordings. We will keep you updates with this new turn of events.

Source: TV Daily

T-ara N4 to hold hands with the director of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” & “Gentleman” MVs

Posted: 21 Apr 2013 11:14 PM PDT

T-ara N4 may have a viral music video coming soon as they hold hands with the director behind Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” MV, Jo Soo Hyun.

The subunit consisting of members JiyeonEunjungHyomin, and Areum recently filmed the “Countryside Life” MV for 4 days and three nights. The music video will feature the girls moving up from the ‘countryside’ of Korea to Seoul. A surprise guest will also make a cameo in the music video, further leaving fans anticipating their debut.

T-ara N4 will be kicking off their debut with a dance track with elements of hip hop called "Countryside Life“, produced by hit making team Duble Sidekick. The MV teaser will also be unveiled during ‘M! Countdown’s Taiwan special on the 25th.

Be patient for a couple more days until the title track and music video is released on the 29th!

2PM reveals their ‘FINAL CODE’, another head scratching teaser

Posted: 21 Apr 2013 11:03 PM PDT

2PM‘s latest comeback teaser is called the Final Code and true to its name is practically going to take some major brain power to figure out.

2PM has been perplexing fans for the past few weeks with a series of confusing teasers. In the final code-concept teaser, a grid with a list of 45 words/codes was uploaded to JYP Entertainment‘s official twitter account.  There are various dark and light colored squares that likely fit into a pattern and connect back to CODE’s 1, 2, & 3.

What do you think this final code means?

Stay tuned for more on 2Pm’s comeback.

Lee Hi supports Lee Moon Sae by making a surprise appearance on ‘Thank You’

Posted: 21 Apr 2013 10:31 PM PDT

Rookie singer Lee Hi showed her support for veteran singer Lee Moon Sae by making a surprise appearance during a recent filming of SBS‘ ‘Thank You‘.

Lee Moon Sae previously expressed his wishes to collaborate with Lee Hi in a broadcast sharing, “I want to collaborate with Lee Hi. She may have never heard of me. I think we would create very good music if we collaborated.”

Upon hearing Lee Moon Sae’s wish, Lee Hi made a surprise appearance during the filming of ‘Thank You’ at a restaurant in Namyangju, Gyeonggido on the 21st and sang a duet with the singer to Lee Moon Sae’s “Whistle“. Lee Moon Sae asked once again to do a collaboration with his precious hoobae and also promised to invite Lee Hi’s parents to his concert.

Lee Hi shared, “My parents are really big fans of Lee Moon Sae and it is an honor to perform with such a veteran singer.”

Let’s hope this collaboration happens! Stay tuned for this exciting episode!

Source: StarN News

Tip: Nina


Rookies 84LY releases “Girl Talk” MV six months after the song’s release?

Posted: 21 Apr 2013 09:48 PM PDT

Show M Entertainment‘s girl group 84LY released their debut mini-album ‘Girls Secret Party‘ on September 29th of last year going on to promote their mini-album on music shows.

Oddly enough after releasing a teaser for their music video, the full version was never revealed, until now. There is no word on why there was a six month delay in the release of the music video, but we’re pretty sure fans will be delighted to watch it regardless of the release date.

Girl Talk” shares the same producer as Miss $‘ “Smoke Less“.  In addition, the dance for the song was choreographed by Hello Venus‘ choreographer.

Could 84LY be considering re-promoting the song, similar to how Crayon Pop did with “Bing Bing“? Stay tuned to allkpop to find out how this develops.

Meanwhile, check out the full music video for “Girl Talk” below!

Tip: Hugh

U-KISS subunit uBEAT releases 1st mini-album, ‘Should Have Treated You Better’

Posted: 21 Apr 2013 09:02 PM PDT

U-KISS‘ first subunit ‘uBEAT‘ have released their first mini-album, ‘Should Have Treated You Better‘.

Although they will first official stage in Taiwan at the ’M! Countdown‘ global special on April 25th, fans can enjoy the duo’s music until then.

'uBEAT' stands for 'U-KISS' and 'BEAT', and is comprised of members Eli and AJ with a featuring from main vocalist Kevin. For their first mini album ‘Should Have Treated You Better“, the subunit recruited the help of the Brave Entertainment’s top producers Brave Brothers, Elephant Empire, ElectroBoyz, and more.

Their title track with the same title is a slow tempo fusion of R&B and hip hop, and expresses the feeling of regret from a past relationship and features the rapping skills of Eli and AJ as well as Kevin’s soothing voice. IN addition to new songs, the mini-album contains remixes of some of U-KISS’ previously released tracks.

Check out a few of the album tracks below and be sure to support the artist by legally purchasing on iTunes and other retailers!

1. Intro

2. Should Have Treated You Better

3. It’s Been A Long Time

4. Standing Still (Remix)

5. I Can’t Breathe

6. Missing You

7. Party all the time (Remix)

8. Sweety Girl (Remix)

9. Because I Love You

10.Should Have Treated You Better (Inst.)

11. It’s Been A Long Time (Inst.)