Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"JYJ's Kim Jaejoong for NII 2013 Summer!" plus 24 more

"JYJ's Kim Jaejoong for NII 2013 Summer!" plus 24 more

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong for NII 2013 Summer!

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Idol group JYJ who is the current endorser of clothing brand NII models the clothes for summer. Kim Jaejoong's photos posing for NII have been unleashed. He looks cool with bright colors and makes it more attractive because of his bright smile and cute poses. Summer will be hotter with JYJ.

Take a look at his photos below.

Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Lee Young Ae and her twins release pictorial with ‘ELLE’

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Actress Lee Young Ae participated in a family pictorial with her twin children for the fashion magazine, 'ELLE'.

The pictorial is a part of an advertisement campaign for the cable channel StoryOn. Lee Young Ae can be seen having a fun time with her twins, and she is giving a look that is full of love at their children.

At the following interview, she talked about the preciousness of our cultural heritage that she realized even more while filming the drama 'A Jewel in the Palace.' She said, "I wanted to make a contribution in preserving our beautiful tradition and cultural inheritance for our lovely children. Since the success of this campaign depends on many citizens' participation, I hope to give as many help as possible."

Regarding her family life, Lee Young Ae said, "I try to be satisfied and thankful for now, when my normal life and my life as an actress balances. I'm very thankful for my life these days."

G-Dragon finishes Seibu Dome concert with 80,000 fans

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Embarking on his first solo world tour '2013 World Tour: One of a Kind', Big Bang's G-Dragon continues its Japanese leg with a successful concerts in Japan's Saitama Seibu Dome from April 20-21. Over 80,000 local fans were there to witness his performance.

On this day, G-Dragon performed many of his hit songs such as "Heart Breaker", "One Of A Kind", "Crayon", "That XX" and more. He even sang Big Bang songs as well as his latest single, "MichiGO". Fellow member Taeyang made a guest appearance and the two sang a duet of their song, "Bad Boy."

G-Dragon said, "I was very worried about my first solo concert in Japan, but I had a great time thanks to you guys. I hope me and other Big Bang members will be able to make a return to Japan some time soon."

He will continue his tour in Osaka Kyosera Dome in April 27 and 29, and a total 360,000 fans are expected to attend his concerts, which will be held eight times in four different cities in Japan.

B1A4 releases first comeback teaser ft. Jinyoung

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 06:31 AM PDT

B1A4 will be returning with a new album this coming May and starting off the countdown, they dropped their first image teaser featuring member Jinyoung.

In the teaser image, Jinyoung puts on a fancy look with his comfortable denim jacket, tee shirt and hat. It is said that B1A4 will be coming up with a kind of color that no other idols every showed before.

Meanwhile, B1A4 has recently finished their first Japan Arena tour. Their comeback 4th mini-album will be released on May 6th.

Psy nominated for six Billboard Music Awards

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 06:01 AM PDT

Having successfully established a name in international music scene, world sensation Psy has been nominated for six different awards in the upcoming 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

Psy, who is well-known for smash-hit singles "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman", is among the finalists in six categories of the awards, including 'Top New Artist', 'Top Streaming Artist', 'Top Rap Artist', 'Top Streaming Song', 'Top Rap Song' and 'Top Dance Song'.

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards, featuring an array of music's biggest stars, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand, Las Vegas on May 19th on ABC.

2PM’s upcoming single dominates Japan’s pre-order chart

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT

The 'beastly idol' 2PM has dominated Japan's pre-order chart with their upcoming single.

On April 22, 2PM opened up the pre-ordering process for their upcoming 6th Japanese single "Give Me Love". Proving to be one of most beloved K-Pop groups, the group immediately swept the Top 3 spots of the Tower Record's Daily Pre-Order charts.

The new single "Give Me Love" is a dance song that 2PM has been showing so far. The song already has been selected as Japan TBS' famous series 'Take Five' on April 19th.

Son Dambi to be featured in HISTORY’s debut MV

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Loen Entertainment's new idol group HISTORY is gearing up for debut and it was revealed that sexy singer Son Dambi will be starring in their upcoming music video.

A teaser photo from HISTORY's debut music video was revealed on their official Facebook with the captions, "You're so beautiful. Son Dam Bi HISTORY 'Dreamer' 2013.04.26 Coming soon."

The photos shows the sexy diva displaying her goddess-like beauty in her long, golden gown. Son Dambi will be playing the female lead in the rookie group's debut music video for 'Dreamer'.

Meanwhile, 'Dreamer' will be released on April 26th.

Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In to sing for ‘Brown Eyed Boys’

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 04:40 AM PDT

Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In was captured while recording in a studio.

On April 23, the CEO of Brown Eyed Girls' agency, Nega Network posted on Twitter, "Son recording. Isn't she pretty? But whose song? What kind of music? Guess it correctly!"

The photo shows Ga In standing before a mic in a recording booth with her headphones on. Ga In is said to be helping out with the album of the Nega Network's upcoming boy group, Brown Eyed Boys.

Netizens commented, "Looking quite serious", "I can't wait for it" and "What business in a recording studio? A featuring?"

‘M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan’ announces second lineup of artists

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 04:27 AM PDT

Mnet recently announced the first line up of artists and now it finally revealed the second lineup for the highly-anticipated 'M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan'.

In addition to the four previously revealed groups, U-Kiss' unit group uBEAT, Davichi, K.will, Teen Top, Girl's Day, Dal Shabet, Ailee, Tasty and BaeChigi would also be joining the 'M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan' which will be held at the Taipei Arena on April 24th.

'M Countdown Nihao-Taiwan' is a part of 2013's 'M Countdown Global Tour' and will be hosted by 1st generation K-Pop star H.O.T.'s member Tony An. The second tour will be held in Indonesia in July.

A Pink to add new member after Yookyung's departure

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Following Yookyung's unfortunate departure, A Pink will recruit a new member and continue promoting as seven.

Yookyung has decided to leave the group to pursue her studies. After the announcement, it is not clear whether A Pink will recruit new member or continue to promote with only six members. With the questions arising, the group's agency has confirmed that they are indeed planning on adding a new member.

A Cube Entertainment announced that a new member will replace Yookyung's spot some time this year. Especially, as A Pink is planning on making a comeback, the new member will likely be revealed with the upcoming album.

M.I.B releases making of “Nod Along” MV

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 03:35 AM PDT

M.I.B has returned to fans after one year with their 2nd mini album 'Money In The Building' and the title song, "Nod Along". Revealing what went behind the scenes, the group unveiled the making-of video for their latest music video.

The hip hop group has been gaining attention with Tiger JK producing their entire album and MFBTY (Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae and Bizzy) featuring in the songs. The album also contains tracks that are written, composed and produced by not only Tiger JK but all four M.I.B. members as well.

Check out the clip below:

Nega Network introduces its upcoming boy group

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 03:28 AM PDT

Nega Network has announced that it will soon introduce a male counterpart of the veteran girl group Brown Eyed Girls called the Brown Eyed Boys.

To give fans a first look of the group, the label released a video titled 'New Artist_9' featuring the members showing their vocal talents through a song.

This group is a six-member male idol group that has been undergoing training under the agency. They will release their debut mini album with four songs on May 9th.

Check out the video below:

LUNAFLY releases English version of “Fly to Love” MV

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 03:19 AM PDT

Talented trio LUNAFLY has released the English version of the "Fly to Love" music video.

LUNAFLY recently returned with first album 'Fly To Love' featuring the title song of the same name. It is a summery pop number which was created by the members themselves with the help of lyricist Kim Ee Na.

Meanwhile, the group, who has been focusing on their showcases and live stages during debut, is currently busy making their televised performances.

Check out the MV below!

D-Unit unveils MV for “Thank You”

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 03:14 AM PDT

D-Unit recently returned with their follow-up track "Thank You" and now they are revealing the music video for the song featuring behind-the-scene footage from photoshoot, recording and backstage.

"Thank You" featuring Beenzino was written by Block B's Zico, who also worked with the group's "Talk To My Face". Shedding off their boyish looks, D-Unit members reveal their inner feminine and girly side with their new single.

Check out the MV below!

BoA turns into a rock-chic lady

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 02:42 AM PDT

On April 21, BoA posted a photo on her twitter with the message, "Lol!! Love this fake!!!"

These photos were the fake posters from PRADA's recent fashion sunglasses pictorials.

In the photo, BoA turned into the female lead of the movie, showing off her irresistible charm: cool and chic. Thanks to bold make-up and professional pose, BoA catches anyone's eyes with her mysterious yet sexy look.

Netizens commented, "She looks so great", "I thought it's a new movie", "BoA looks amazing" and so on.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

MAYBEE Profile

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 02:33 AM PDT

Stage Name: MayBee (메이비)
Real name: Kim Eun Ji (김은지)
Profession: Singer, actress, DJ radio
Label: IS entertainment
Birthdate: 1979-Sep-10
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 165cm
Weight: 45kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: O
Debut year: 2006
Debut album: 'A Letter From Abell 1689'

Maybee is well-known for her baby face and a talented singer, composer. She once wrote lyrics for Lee Hyori, MC Mong, Kim Jong Kook's songs and almost songs in her albums. 

Her latest track:

A Pink’s Yookyung leaves the group

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 11:53 PM PDT

A Pink member Yookyung has decided to leave the group to pursue her studies.

A Cube Entertainment announced the departure through a press release on April 23. The release stated, "Yookyung, who debuted on April 19th of 2011 will no longer be with us as an A Pink member."

The release continued, "After considering whether to continue her career or continue on her studies, Yookyung has decided to concentrate on her studies. She will be entering university this year and she will no longer be A Pink's Yookyung. Please show your support for her as the normal college student Yookyung."

Yookyung debuted as A Pink member in 2011. As of now, it is not clear whether A Pink will recruit new member or continue to promote with only six members.

Psy to appear in Korea tourism TV commercial

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT

World sensation Psy will star in a public TV commercial for promoting Korea as an attractive tourist destination.

According to YG Entertainment, the global star has been appointed as a PR ambassador for Korea Tourism Organization and recently shot a series of TV commercials to lure more foreign tourists to the country.

PSY is said to have put his own sense of humor in the promotional video which introduces Korean dishes and tourist spots. The six-episode commercials are slated to hit the airwaves in 70 countries from early May.

2PM picks Shinhwa as their role model

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 02:37 AM PDT

2PM wants to follow the footsteps of the longest-running idol group, Shinhwa.

On April 21st, the group attended the press conference prior their 'LEGEND OF 2PM in TOKYO DOME' concert at Tokyo Dome in Japan and talked about the past 5 years as 2PM.

Jun.K shared, "After our debut, we had good things, and not so good things. That's why our relationship could get more solid. We now think of each other as a family. We made many rules going through a series of different events. We always have a group conversation if there is anything that we think is not right."

Wooyoung also told that Shinhwa are 2PM's role model. He said, "Our teamwork now is better than ever. We think that we will still be able to be active singers if we continuously train ourselves physically. We love Shinhwa sunbaenim, the long-running idol. They're our role model."

Shinhwa will perform at  2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia on 12 May 2013 (Sun), 8pm at Stadium Merdeka, KL. For more ticketing info please visit HERE

Nichkhun apologizes in tears for his DUI incident

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT

2PM's Nichkhun bursted into tears as he apologized for his DUI incident that broke out in July 2012.

On April 20 and 21, 2PM kicked off their solo concert 'LEGEND OF 2PM' at the Tokyo Dome, attracting a whopping 110,000 cheering fans. During the show, Nichkhun said, "Thank you for still trusting and loving me. I will work harder through the comeback", as he broke into tears.

2PM members commented, "Nichkhun don't cry even after the concert is finished. Rather, he take care of other members' tears. We could feel the hardships he had. He had a hard time and worked hard."

Nichkhun made his first apology at the press conference prior the group's concert. He said, "Many thoughts came to me after the incident last year. I admit I did wrong and I'll make sure it never happens again. I was sorry to 2PM members, JYP staffs and fans. I will show you how I've grown through this comeback."

Kangta reveals f(x)’s Victoria is his ideal type

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT

Singer Kangta picked labelmate f(x)'s Victoria as his ideal type.

On April 19, Kangta made a guest appearance on China Shenzhen's popular variety program "Generation Show" where he was asked, "Is Victoria really your ideal type?". Seemed a little flustered, he answered, "Victoria appeared in one of my music videos before she made her debut. But as soon as I released the song, I enlisted, so I saw the music video while I was in the army."

Kangta continued, "When I saw her in the music video in the army, I thought, 'She's like an angel.' I wanted to ask her out after I finish my military service. But when I finished, I had to give up because so many Korean celebrities were already going for her."

He resolved with a confession, "She's my ideal type."

T-ara N4 to show different charms from T-ara

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 09:30 PM PDT

On April 22, T-ara's new unit group T-ara N4 revealed the filming set of their upcoming music video for "Countryside Life." In an interview, the members expressed their confidence saying, "We will show you a fresh new charm."

JiYeon said, "We will be showing a lot of different charms apart from T-ara. We are expecting the music video to come out like a movie."

Eunjung talked a bit about their upcoming concept. She stated, "In the past we showed off a pretty girl group image for songs such as 'Roly Poly' or 'Lovey Dovey' but this time, we are going to go for a different image."

Hyomin who personally went to Japan with the staffs to buy the outfits, added, "For 'Countryside Life' we tried signature style where every person's individuality is expressed. We participated a lot in the music video as well and gave some ideas."

T-ara’s Soyeon, Boram and Qri to form another unit

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 09:00 PM PDT

With T-ara's Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin and Areum gearing up for a debut as T-ara N4, the remaining members of the group are preparing to form another sub-unit.

On April 22, T-ara N4 held a press conference at Gyeonggi Goyang Art House where they revealed, "The rest of T-ara members Soyeon, Boram and Qri are preparing for sub-unit activities in Japan."

They also hinted at T-ara's full group comeback saying, "We are also working with T-ara's new song as a full group."

T-ara N4 will be releasing their anticipated debut song "Countryside Diaries" along its full music video on April 29th. The song is a funky and intense dance number produced by hitmaker Double Sidekick who also included touches of hip-hop in the song.

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk and Donghae to release new Japanese single

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 08:30 PM PDT

Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Donghae will be making a comeback in Japan!

On April 23, the two idols released a video message personally announcing the release of their upcoming Japanese single titled, 'I Wanna Dance'. To be released on June 19th, the single includes the title song of the same name, as well as the coupling track, "Love That I Need" which was composed and featured by Henry.

Eunhyuk and Donghae said, Everyone, please love both of those songs much. I'd like you to anticipate Super Junior DongHae and EunHyuk's new single much. Thank you very much."

Check out the clip below!

Lee Hyori signals return with five video teasers

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 08:12 PM PDT

The queen of K-Pop Lee Hyori is set to comeback in May with her new album and before that anticipated return, she unveiled her first video teasers.

On April 23, B2M Entertainment released the first video teasers on its official YouTube. The teasers feature five different concepts of 'ready', 'unique', 'bad', 'holiday' and 'like' All five concepts will be revealed at once.

Lee Hyori will be collaborating with new and rising rapper, Beenzino, in her upcoming comeback, which is raising expectations for the album. Her title song "What Are You Doing? Hyori" will be first revealed through the fashion music film video with Vogue Korea.

Check out the teasers below: