Monday, April 8, 2013

"Netizens Chooses The Rising Stars!" plus 24 more

"Netizens Chooses The Rising Stars!" plus 24 more

Netizens Chooses The Rising Stars!

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Netizens voted for the stars who they look forward to in the future. They were given the chance to vote for the stars who they expect to be more popular in the near future. Actor Lee Jong Suk ranked 1 and three KPOP groups made it to the top 10 including EXO, who targets both Korean and Chinese speakers, girl group Rainbow and also B.A.P.

You can see the top 10 below.

1. Lee Jong Suk
2. Park Shin Hye
3. Kim Woo Bin
4. Kim So Eun
5. Yeo Jin Goo
6. EXO
7. Rainbow
8. Kwanghee
9. Ji Chang Wook
10. B.A.P

Are you satisfied with the result?

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G-Dragon kicks off Japanese leg of his world tour

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon successfully kicked off the overseas phase of his world tour.

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. Though it was even hard to stand still in the rain and harsh winds, a great number of fans formed long lines in front of the venue.

A car chase scene was played prior to G-Dragon's appearance, and G-Dragon appeared on the stage in a translucent glass car. After fully showing himself on stage, he opened up the show by his new song, "MichiGO".

In addition, he sang "Heart Breaker", "One of a Kind", "Missing You" and many more. Also, Taeyang from Big Bang had appeared to support his stage and showed powerful performances.

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. He is also set to appear in Psy's 'Happening' concert to be held on April 13th.

JYJ’s Jaejoong holds successful fan meeting in Nanjing

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong has proven his hot popularity all over Asia.

Kim Jaejoong has started his Asia tour concert 'Your, My, Mine tour' in Seoul last January and continued with successful shows in Thailand, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Having just finished his Tokyo dome concert with the other JYJ members, he flew over to Nanjing, China and held a fan meet with nearly 4,000.

Jaejoong's fan meeting, which took place in Nanjng Olympic Sports Center on April 6, was comprised of a mini-talk, quiz show, speed quiz program and more. He even put on an apron to make a Korean snack for the fans.

As the mini concert officially began, Jaejoong transformed into a charismatic rocker. He opened up the stage with "One Kiss", and went on to perform hits like "I Loved You", "For You" and "Always For You".

On April 13, Jaejoong will be performing in Taiwan.

Lee Seung Gi reveals the other side of Suzy

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Actor Lee Seung Gi recently talked about the "bad side" of Suzy and highly complimented her for her powerful kicks!

On April 7th, miss A's Suzy and Lee Seng Gi, who both starring in new drama 'Gu Family Book', appeared on MBC 'Section TV' and discussed their work together on an action scene.

During the interview, Lee Seung Gi revealed, "We were afraid about Suzy's action because we didn't have much time to prepare."

He added, "People usually try to make their kicks look as fancy as possible in the camera. But, Suzy's kick is a serious one. She kicks to beat her opponent down. We were all surprised."

Cracked up in embarrassment, Suzy agreed and explained, "My father is a Taekwondo instructor so I learned a little from him."

IU to work with legendary singer Choi Baek Ho for comeback

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT

It has been revealed that IU will be working with legendary singer Choi Baek Ho for her upcoming comeback.

IU previously hinted at her local comeback amidst busy schedule on Japanese promotions and KBS 2TV drama, 'You're the Best Lee Soon Shin'. She will be working with well-respected singer Choi Baek Ho as he features in one of her songs. This song was written by guitarist Park Joo Won and will reveal a different side to IU.

A representative of IU revealed, "Since we are still in the preparation stages of the album, it hasn't been decided how this song will be used in the album. More details will be revealed soon but we sure that the song will be included."

15&’s “Somebody” dominates all the music charts

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Rookie duo group 15& scored success in the music charts with latest single, "Somebody".

Released on April 7th, 15&'s "Somebody" made a strong debut at the No.1 spot on Korea's major online music distribution websites such as Melon, Bugs, Soribada, Naver Music, Olleh Music, achieving an all-kill on the charts.

"Somebody" has been the talk of the town with its catchy and simple melodies, lyrics and rhythm. The track is written by Shim Eunji who also wrote 15&'s debut single "I Dream", and is co-composed by Ryan S. Jhun and Antwann Frost.

‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop’s Lee Ki Woo and Lee Chung Ah are in relationship

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT

It has been revealed that the tvN's 'Flower Boy Ramen Shop' co-stars, actor Lee Ki Woo and actress Lee Chung Ah are in a relationship!

According Lee Chung Ah's agency King Kong Entertainment, "They have begun dating since early this year. They developed into a relationship after starring in tvN's 'Flower Boy Ramen Shop'. Both Lee Ki Woo and Lee Chung Ah are also members in the ski team A11 and through their activities together, they became more than friends."

Lee Chung Ah debuted with the 2002 movie 'Resurrection of the Little Match Girl' and continued onto movies, 'Temptation of Wolves", 'My Tutor Friend Lesson II" and is starring in the new SBS drama 'Wonderful Mama'. Lee Ki Woo debuted with the 2003 movie 'The Classic' and is now in the OCN series, 'The Virus'.

CNBLUE enchants 11,000 fans in Taiwan

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 05:01 AM PDT

CNBLUE finally opened the curtains for their world tour with a successful first show in Taiwan!

On April 6th, the idol band started their '2013 World Tour – Blue Moon' at the Taipei Arena in Taipei, Taiwan and enchanted 11,000 audiences with passionate live concert.

The tickets for the show in Taiwan were all sold much earlier, proving the group's rising popularity in the country. In addition, the press conference held on the day before the concert were covered by a number of local medias.

During the show, CNBLUE heated up the arena by performing songs from their 'Re:BLUE' album as well as previous hits, including "I'm Sorry", "Coffee Shop", "More Than You", "Me", "LaLaLa", "Where You Are", "Have A Good Night", "Tattoo" and "In My Head". The audiences also enjoyed the concert by singing along the hit songs "Intuition", "I'm A Loner" and "LOVE".

Furthermore, a great number of Taiwanese celebrities and entertainers attended the show, further indicating CNBLUE's huge popularity and influence in the region.

CNBLUE will continue their world tour show on April 13th in Singapore.

KARA's Nicole enjoys the sunshine

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 04:47 AM PDT

On April 4th, KARA's Nicole uploaded many photos on her twitter with the message"sunshineeeee "

In the photos, Nicole is posing under many cherry blossoms with an enjoyable and fresh face.
Especially, her great look in a shirt and denim skirt is drawing many people's attention.

Netizens commented, "I'd like to be there, too", "She seems really enjoy it", "Her body shape looks amazing", "A spring goddess" and many more.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Sunye to make a comeback as Wonder Girls next year?

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 04:31 AM PDT

Wonder Girls' Sunye will likely resume her entertainer career late next year.

During April 6th broadcast of KBS 2TV 'Entertainment Weekly', an interview with Sunye's uncle Min Won Ki was revealed. He shared about the singer's recently announced pregnancy, saying, "She had a hard time at first because of morning sickness, but she is fine, now."

Regarding Sunye's future career, he revealed, "She told that it's not impossible to continue career after she give birth to her baby. Sunye will come back as early as the second half of next year

The five-member girl group went on hiatus after Sunye became the first in the group to marry, leading to speculation that Wonder Girls would disband. He cleared up rumors and said, "There will be no breakup of Wonder Girls."

Jang Geun Suk enjoys brunch with his parents

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 03:59 AM PDT

Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk enjoyed a brunch meal with his parents.

On April 7th, the singer-actor posted on his Twitter, "A brunch with my parents. It's awkward. The pig attended, too", and attached the above photo.

Dressed in comfortable outfits, Jang Geun Suk has no makeup on, and is covering his face with a scarf. His parents, who are having their brunch together, also drew many people's attention with their awkward looks.

Netizens commented, "I'm sure he had a great time", "They look so awkward", "What a great family", and more.

2PM releases second mysterious teaser ‘Code #2’

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 03:41 AM PDT

2PM is preparing for a grand return and following their first teaser which was written in Morse code, the group has released another mysterious teaser video titled, 'Code #2'.

On April 8th, JYP Entertainment released new video containing the mysterious message: "Jabir_ibn_hayyan, Heinrich_khunrath, cornelius_agrippa" followed by a series of numbers: "3.6.1, 149.26.6, 23.12.1, 166.9.5, 78.23.11."

It is said that the aforementioned names are famous alchemists over the history of time, however the included numbers are still a mystery.

What do you think it means?

15& releases full MV for “Somebody”

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 03:27 AM PDT

Rookie group 15& has just unveiled the full music video for "Somebody"!

Having already performed their first comeback stage on the season finale of 'K-Pop Star 2', 15& has now unveiled the awaited music video for "Somebody", parodying the popular SBS audition show.

In the music video, Baek Ye Rin and Park Ji Min transform as the three judges (BoA, Yang Hyun Suk and J.Y Park) while their mentor J.Y Park, made a special cameo appearance as a contestant of the audition.

"Somebody" is a track written by Shim Eunji who also wrote 15&'s debut single "I Dream", and is co-composed by Ryan S. Jhun and Antwann Frost.

Check out the MV below:

JYJ reveals BTS and highlight clips from Tokyo Dome concert

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 03:15 AM PDT

JYJ released behind-the-scenes and highlight footage from their successful concerts in Tokyo Dome on April 2nd to 4th.

On April 8th, C-JeS Entertainment released video clips on Youtube channel showing the entire preparation process for the '2013 JYJ Concert in Tokyo Dome – The Return of the JYJ' as well as some performance highlights from the concert itself.

Check out the clips below:

G-Dragon to hold his first solo concert in Malaysia

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 12:58 AM PDT

G-Dragon to hold his first solo concert in Malaysia - G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR : ONE OF A KIND - in a one-night only performance at Stadium Nasional on 22 Jun 2013, 8pm; Concert organisers Running Into The Sun and Woohoo! Experience to release ticketing details soon

8 Apr 2013 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Concert organisers Running Into The Sun and Woohoo! Experience are pleased to announce that they will be bringing highly-acclaimed K-Pop solo artiste, G-Dragon, to Malaysiaas part of his G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND concert tour. The leader of global superstars BIGBANG who put on an explosive performance here at their one-night only concert last year, is back with his first-ever solo concert in Malaysia, to be held at Stadium Nasional on 22 Jun 2013,  8pm. This will be the only outdoor concert of his tour, and Malaysian fans can look forward to an exhilarating night of high-energy performances bolstered by this unique open-air experience.

The G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR : ONE OF A KIND concert tour is G-Dragon's second solo concert tour and first world tour, and will feature songs from his latest solo release - One of a Kind – which ranks as the top-selling solo album in Koreaafter Heartbreaker, G-Dragon's first solo album in 2009. One of a Kindproduced 2 chart-topping hits – Crayonand That XX - with the latter dominating the major online Korean music charts shortly after its release.

 Apart from being a celebrated composer, lyricist and producer, G-Dragon is a widely-regarded fashionista, winning numerous accolades for his fashion style, and has also achieved the distinction of being the only male to feature on CNN's '50 reasons why Seoul is the world's greatest city' list. Constantly proving his mettle for producing chart-topping hits, G-Dragon has won various awards for his music including the digital bonsang for One of a Kind at the recent 27thGolden Disk Awards held in Kuala Lumpur, Korea's equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

"G-Dragon is one of the top solo acts in Koreaand is highly-regarded for his musical ability and trend-setting ways. We're immensely thrilled to be bringing him to Malaysia where fans can look forward to a dynamic performance by the multi-talented entertainer," says Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Managing Director of Running Into The Sun.

The G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR : ONE OF A KIND concert tour kicked off in Seoul on 30 Mar 2013 at the Olympics Gymnastics Arena, with confirmed stops in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Malaysia,

Singapore, Thailandand Indonesia. This tour also marks the first time that a Korean solo artiste will be holding concerts in four of Japan's domes.

G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR : ONE OF A KIND is co-organised by Running Into The Sun and Woohoo! Experience and managed by YG Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment.

G-Dragon's official Facebook page:

For further information:
Twitter: @RITSmy /@sgRITS  

Akdong Musician wins ‘K-Pop Star 2’

Posted: 08 Apr 2013 12:00 AM PDT

The teen duo Akdong Musician won the second season of SBS audition program, 'K-Pop Star 2'!

The duo Lee Chanhyuk (18) and his younger sister Soohyun (15) pushed back Bang Ye Dam on the final round of the show, which aired on April 7, and took the title as winner of 'K-Pop Star 2'. They won prize money of 300 million KRW and the opportunity to release an album with one of three major entertainment agencies in Korea; JYP, SM or YG.

After winning Lee Chan Hyuk stated, "I didn't know we would come this far because there were so many great people in the top 10. Thank you mother and father."

The Top 2 were asked to sing a song sung earlier in the season by other contestants. Akdong Musician took on the track "Mmmbob" for round 1 and "Warm Goodbye" for the second round, and received much praise from judges and audience.

2AM to become the 2nd idol group to host ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Having recently concluded their 'One Spring Day' promotions, 2AM will be returning to your television screen as the hosts of tvN's 'Saturday Night Live Korea' (SNL Korea).

On April 13th, 2AM will be hosting 'SNL Korea' and will be the second idol group to do so since Super Junior hosted the live comedy program back in 2012. A representative stated, "The skit concepts to 2AM's episode is currently being planned but please look forward to the it."

Rainbow's Jae Kyung and Woori go colorful for SURE magazine

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 11:23 PM PDT

Korean's popular magzine SURE has just released new pictorials featuring Rainbow's pretty members Kim Jae Kyung and Go Woori.

In the pictorials, Jae Kyung and Woori dress in colorful outfits, bring the spring feel to the photoset. With fresh and impressive expression together with various poses, they look like two goddesses who are ready to enjoy spring.

Watch their full photoset on SURE magazine April issue.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

Psy’s concert to be broadcasted live on Mnet

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Mnet will be streaming Psy's concert live.

On April 13th, Psy will hold his anticipated 'HAPPENING' concert at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. In addition to being streamed live through Naver and Youtube, the concert will be broadcasted live through Mnet.

Mnet reveals that the project will be a large scale production and plans to use helicopters to effectively capture the happenings within the concert. The concert is expected to draw over 50,000 audience with over 3 billion won being used to produce it.

Mnet's Ahn So Yeon CP said, "We are expecting a great number of fans to gather at the concert. We are doing every preparation we can to transfer the same energy and heat to others."

Especially, Psy will be showcasing his new title track, "Gentleman", for the first time during the concert. Fellow artists G-Dragon and Lee Hi are also confirmed to perform at the event.

Girls' Generation's Taeyeon shows off her short hairstyle

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 10:51 PM PDT

 Girls' Generation's Taeyeon continues to update fans through her Instagram.

She mentioned earlier today with the photo above, saying that she wanted to change her hairstyle.A few hours after that, she uploaded the photo shown above, showing off her new short hairstyle.

She wrote,"This is the shortest my hair has ever been in my life...kkk", so what do you think, do you like her new hairstyle?

Baek Ji Young talks about marriage plans

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Singer Baek Ji Young revealed that she currently has no plans to get married yet.

On the April 5th installment of SBS 'Thank You', Baek Ji Young appeared as guest and was asked about wedding plans with her boyfriend Jung Suk Won. The singer answered, "I don't have any plans yet."

She continued, "Jung Suk Won and I are looking at a bit different directions. I won't be able to wait forever, but for now, we don't have any plan to get married yet."

Baek Ji Young also discussed how her thoughts about marriage changed, "When I was in my early 20s, I wanted a fairytale-like love, and in my mid-20s, I wanted someone who can comfort me. In my early 30s, I wanted someone who can be a good companion of mine."

She added, "Right now, I'm looking for family. Someone who will forever be on my side. As I get older, marriage gets harder because I'm looking for someone who can be my family.

Teen Top’s Ricky keeps his promise and posts a book review

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT

Teen Top's Ricky kept the promise he made with his fans.

Back in February, a video of Ricky reading a book was uploaded on Teen Top's official website. Upset of being accused that the book was for image purposes only, he promised to write a book review of all the books that he read.

On April 4th, Ricky posted a book review on Teen Top's fancafe, "It's my first book review! Because I am a man of my words." He reviewed Guillaume Musso's novels 'A Mix-Up in Heaven', 'Lost and Found' as well as recommended them to the fans.

Check out the previous clip below:

‘Infinity Challenge’ members to appear in Psy’s “Gentleman” MV

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 09:30 PM PDT

YG Entertainment recently confirmed that 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". The agency further revealed that the cast of MBC's 'Infinity Challenge' has been recruited as well.

A representative announced, All seven members of 'Infinity Challenge' including Yoo Jae Suk, Noh Hong Chul, Park Myung Soo, Jung Junha, Jung Hyungdon, HaHa and Gil will feature in Psy's new music video. The filming will take place in spots throughout Seoul for three days starting April 7th.

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

15& to hold guerilla concerts in Seoul

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Celebrating their return, 15&'s Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin will be holding a series of guerilla concerts in Seoul.

According to JYP Entertainment, 15& will be having 4 guerrilla concerts at Han Rim Arts High School(12:30 PM), Seokang University (3 PM), Sejong University (5:30 PM) and Gangnam Station M Stage (8:00 PM).

During the guerrilla performances, Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin will be performing their latest single, "Somebody". Fans all over the world can also enjoy the shows as they will be streamed live through Ustream (

A representative stated, "We hope that people will enjoy 15&'s performance. Please show them a lot of love and support."

Meanwhile, 15& held their official comeback performance on the season finale of 'K-Pop Star 2'.

U-Kiss to debut first sub-unit uBeat this April

Posted: 07 Apr 2013 08:34 PM PDT

Idol group U-Kiss will be forming its first ever sub-unit!

The exciting news was announced through NH Media's official Twitter account on April 8th. The agency confirmed, "U-Kiss' AJ, Eli and Kevin to debut as a subunit called uBEAT at the end of this month."

According to their agency, uBEAT will release a mini album at the end of April which will contain two ~ three songs excluding the intro. The title song will be produced by hitmaker Brave Brothers who also worked with U-Kiss' hit song, "Man Man Ha Ni".

Are you excited for their debut?