- SHINee to Comeback with New Re-titled Album!
- JOO to make big screen debut with ‘The Nights Before Wedding’
- Gaon Chart releases rankings for April 7 – April 13
- Jo Kwon invites 140 disabled children to his animation film’s premiere
- Jaejoong gifts Junhyung and ‘Monstar’ staffs with midnight snacks
- Psy’s “Gentleman” debuts #12 on Billboard
- More unedited photos of UEE awe netizens
- G-Dragon to release music video for “MichiGO”
- KBS deems Psy’s “Gentleman” MV unfit for broadcast
- C-CLOWN releases dance practice video for “Shaking Heart”
- Baek Ji Young and Jung Suk Won to marry in June
- SHINee and f(x)’s Victoria get classy for ‘High Cut’
- Acoustic Collabo releases “Bashful Love” MV starring Girl’s Day’s Minah
- 130418 Psy wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances
- ZE:A5 says goodbye with “The Day We Broke Up” on ‘M! Countdown’
- C-CLOWN returns with “Shaking Heart” on ‘M! Countdown’
- Gavy NJ is back with “Farewell Cinema” on ‘M! Countdown’
- Big Bang shows various expressions in a new photo
- Jun.K takes a photo with his friends who came to his musical
- 2013 Asia Super Showcase press conference with AOA
- Girl’s Day’s Minah transforms into ballerina in her upcoming movie
- Photographer Bori’s last pictorial with Yoo Seung Ho released
- Park Shin Hye issues warning about fake Facebook account
- 4minute releases new set of image teasers
- SECRET confirms comeback on April 30
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT
Idol group SHINee will be coming back with a new album after "Dream Girl: Chapter 2 - The Misconceptions of Me".
SHINe will be returning with 'Why So Serious?: The Misconceptions of Me' on the 29th of April after their promotion of 'Dream Girl'. unfortunately, member Jonghyun will not be able to join their comeback stage as he was just discharged from the hospital because of the car accident and is undergoing a nasal surgery.
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Posted: 18 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT
Singer JOO will be joining her labelmate 2PM's Taecyeon as she has been cast in the upcoming movie titled, 'The Nights Before Wedding'.
This will be JOO's first time acting in a movie. She already made her acting debut in the hit KBS 2TV drama 'Dream High' in 2011 as well as starred in musicals, 'The March of the Youth' and 'Catch Me If You Can'.
JOO shared, "It is an honor to be in a really lovable and awesome film. I will do my best to bring out my character's charms."
'The Nights Before Wedding' will be directed by Hong Ji Young, who debuted with 'Kitchen' in 2009. JOO and Taecyeon will join a star studded crew, including the likes of Kim Kang Woo, Kim Hyo Jin, Joo Ji Hoon, Lee Yeon Hee, Ma Dong Seok, Lee Jee Joon and Koh Joon Hee.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 07:23 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 April 7, 2013 – April 13, 2013]
Weekly Singles Chart
1. Psy : "Gentleman"
2. K.Will : "Love Blossom"
3. 15& : "Somebody"
4. Akdong Musician : "Foreigner's Confessions"
5. Davichi feat. Verbal Jint : "Be Warmed"
6. Geeks : "How About"
7. Lyn : "Tonight"
8. Lee Hi : "Rose"
9. Zion.T : "Babay"
10. Hong Dae Kwang : "Goodbye"
Weekly Album Chart
1. Girls' Generation : "2011 Girls' Generation Tour" [2nd Japan Live Album]
2. K.Will : "Love Blossom" [The 3rd Album Part 2]
3. Ga In & Cho Hyung Woo : "Romantic Spring" [1st Mini Album]
4. Zion.T : "Red Light" [1st Album]
5. Lee Hi : "First Love" [1st Album]
6. Seo In Guk : "With Laughter or With Tears"
7. G-Dragon : "One Of A Kind" [1st Mini Album]
8. INFINITE : "New Challenge" [4th Mini Album]
9. B.A.P : "One Shot" [2nd Mini Album]
10. B.A.P : "Crash" [4th Single]
< Last week's rankings
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT
2AM's Jo Kwon has invited disabled children to the premiere of animated film 'Pinnochio: The Secret of Donkey Island', to which he dubbed for.
On April 16th, premiere of animation 'Pinnochio: The Secret of Donkey Island' was held at CGV Yongsan branch, and Jo Kwon, who participated in dubbing, invited 140 disabled children to enjoy the film. He also spent meaningful time with them through photo session and Q&A event.
Jo Kwon shared, "It was a very meaningful time for me, because I could spend a special time with children who are never losing their hope even in many difficult situations. I'd like to express great thanks to my fan club members who prepared this event with me."
Meanwhile, Jo Kwon dubbed the voice behind the lovable character, Pinocchio in the film.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT
JYJ's Jaejoong displayed his close friendship with B2ST's Junhyung.
On April 16, Jaejoong gifted the cast and staff of Mnet's 'Monstar' with 100 servings of chicken and pizza. The gift was specially prepared for his junior and friend Yong Junhyung, in support of the younger star's first acting role.
To thank him, Junhyung took to Twitter and wrote, "It's a secret that the person who ordered chicken and pizza for our filming set was Jaejoong hyung. Everyone had a smile on their faces as they stuffed themselves with chicken and pizza."
Jaejoong's agency stated, Jaejoong cares a lot about Junhyung as a junior. He prepared the snacks to cheer on Junhyung and to ask the staff to take care of him."
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 06:00 AM PDT
Singer Psy's latest hit single "Gentleman" has ranked 12th on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart in its first week, beating his own record for mega-hit "Gangnam Style" which first ranked in 6th place.
According to Billboard's latest chart ranking on April 17th, Psy's "Gentleman" debuted in 12th place, marking a giant step up for the singer. The song is expected to climb up the chart with Psy's upcoming promotions in America.
Meanwhile, Psy's new music video for "Gentleman" also received more than 100 million views in the first four days after its release on YouTube as of April 15.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 05:45 AM PDT
More unedited photos of After School's UEE have surfaced online.
Recently, Pledis Entertainment released behind-the-scenes photos of UEE from her new advertisement shooting for Skini. And now, to the delight of the fans, more untouched photos were revealed, leaving netizens in awe.
In the photos, UEE is showing a gorgeous body shape with a white top and skin-tight pink pants. The photos are completely unedited, but she still managed to display her shapely legs and superior body proportions.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT
Big Bang's G-Dragon confirmed that he will be releasing a music video for his latest solo single, "MichiGO"!
On April 18, YG Entertainment uploaded a new poster onto its official blog, announcing the release date for the "MichiGO" music video. According to the poster, the music video will be out on April 20th at exactly 12:00 AM.
The agency stated, "G-Dragon's 'MichiGO' will not be released on any music website in Korea neither in other countries. It was planned to be shown only during world tour and 'LINE', but since many fans asked for it, we decided to show the music video."
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 05:00 AM PDT
Psy's music video for "Gentleman" has been earning millions of views on Youtube but it has been ruled by the local television station KBS unfit for broadcast.
A KBS representative revealed, "Due to scenes that portray the damage to public property, it was deemed unsuitable for broadcast." Specifically, it was the scene where Psy is kicking a 'no parking' sign in the beginning.
The representative added, "If YG Entertainment asks for revision after excluding such scenes, it can be aired. But we expect that the 'Gentleman' MV will not be edited due to its overwhelming popularity."
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 04:30 AM PDT
In addition to shaking CROWNs' hearts with their first comeback performance on 'M! Countdown', the boys of C-CLOWN are also treating their fans to a dance practice video for their latest title song.
Released on April 18, the new clip features C-CLOWN members showing their charismatic choreography with the use of their hats. It is said that Prepix dance crew created the choreography for C-CLOWN's latest title song.
Check out the clip below:
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 04:18 AM PDT
Although Baek Ji Young stated earlier that she has no plans to get married yet, the singer and her boyfriend Jung Suk Won have just announced that they will be tying the knot in June.
A representative from Jung Suk Won's agency Forestar Entertainment revealed, "Both families have already met in preparation for the marriage in June although specific dates or locations haven't been confirmed as of yet."
Their agencies also stated that the couple planned to announce the wedding news once they had more details confirmed but after the recent rumors of their breakup, they came to open up about the marriage.
The couple went public with its relationship in 2011, and began to have serious discussions about marriage earlier this year.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT
SHINee, sans Jonghyun who is recovering from surgery, and f(x)'s gorgeous Victoria recently teamed up for a classy pictorial for the April issue of fashion magazine, 'High Cut'.
The pictorial showcased SHINee's sexy masculinity as they are decked out in sharp looking suits. Especially, a couple photo of Minho and Victoria locked in a tight embrace also caught the attention of the public.
In an interview, the five reflected on the days when they first debuted. Victoria shared her memories of SHINee, saying "When I look back, they've all become more mature. Back then, all of the members felt like my cute younger brothers but now they are men."
SHINee also revealed Victoria's transformation stating, "Victoria wasn't very good in Korean but she can speak Korean so well now. It's the power of the broadcast."
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 03:46 AM PDT
Earlier today, Acoustic Collabo released its latest single "Bashful Love" and music video for the song has now been unveiled.
"Bashful Love" was released for the upcoming 'Strawberry X-treme Festival' which will be held in June this year. The song seems to be also a soundtrack for the upcoming film 'Holly' starring Girl's Day's Minah, who plays a high school student dreaming to become a ballerina in the movie.
Check out the MV below featuring highlight scenes from 'Holly' movie.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 03:48 AM PDT
Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!
The April 18th episode of the show was hosted by ZE:A members. Tonight's show features comeback performances from vocal group Gavy NJ and C-CLOWN while ZE:A5 concluded their unit promotions with its goodbye stage tonight.
Other performers tonight included PURE, EvoL, Jeon Eun Jin, M.I.B, Electroboyz, BTOB, Ladies' Code, 15&, Jay Park, Seo In Guk, Girl's Day, Davichi, K.Will and INFINITE.
And for the highlight of the show, Psy won on this week's chart with his latest single, "Gentleman"!
Jeon Eun Jin
Seo In Guk
Watch tonight's comeback/goodbye stages below:
Gavy NJ - "Farewell Cinema"
C-CLOWN - "Shaking Heart"
ZE:A5 - "The Day We Broke Up"
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 03:05 AM PDT
ZE:A's first subunit ZE:A5 will be concluding its activities for the Korean debut mini album 'Voulez-Vous' and they just have their goodbye stage for "The Day We Broke Up" on tonight's 'M! Countdown'.
In contrast to ZE:A's powerful performances, ZE:A5 appealed to the audience with lighter sounds and dandier looks. Although the promotions only lasted about four weeks, the unit succeeded in showing a different side to the group.
According to Star Empire Entertainment, ZE:A will return to the 9-member group to prepare a comeback as a whole.
Check out their goodbye stage below:
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 03:00 AM PDT
C-CLOWN is getting ready to shake CROWNs' hearts with the release of their third mini-album, 'Shaking Heart' on April 18th. Going straight with promotions, the boys kicked off their comeback stage on this week's 'M! Countdown'.
The mini album's lead track, which also titled "Shaking Heart", showcases a more mature side of the C-CLOWN members through the music and performance. The group transformed into charismatic gentlemen, looking quite sexy and sleek in their suits and energetic performance.
Check out their comeback stage below:
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 02:58 AM PDT
The three songbirds of Gavy NJ will start their first promotion this year with upcoming track "Farewell Cinema". Prior to its official release, the trio kicked off their comeback promotions on this week's 'M! Countdown'.
"Farewell Cinema" is scheduled for release on April 19th. The new ballad number expresses the feelings of a woman when she must say farewell to her lover. Armed with perfect vocal skills, the group captures the heartache with their sorrowful voices, which beautifully blends with a minor swing track.
Check out their performance below:
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 01:24 AM PDT
Big Bang members gathered together in a new photo.
On April 17th, Seungri tweeted,"we are !!!!!" and uploaded along a photo. Each member has different style in the photo, TOP is wearing a white t-shirt along with a drape shoulder cardigan, showing off his clean and dignified look while Taeyang is dressed in a denim jacket and wearing a black leather hat, boasted off a casual image, G-Dragon a with casual dressing in a colorful sweater.
Netizens commented,"It's really rare to see all 5 members in a photo","The photo looks funny","Big Bang comeback soon", and so on
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 11:53 PM PDT
2PM's Jun.K recently shared photos of his close friends who came to cheer him on at his last 'The Three Musketeers' performance.
The idol posted on his Twitter, "All of them came to watch 'The Three Musketeers'. They've been giving me a lot of energy. Thank you so much." Jun.K also attached a photo of himself posing with 2PM's Wooyoung, Chansung, Nichkhun, Kim Gyuri, Kim Jo Han, B2ST's Dongwoon, miss A and Baek Ah Yeon.
'The Three Musketeers' was Jun.K's first musical and he played as the hero 'D'Artagnan'. With his performances, he has been highly complimented as the new rising musical star.
Posted: 18 Apr 2013 01:18 AM PDT
Special thanks to Marctensia and Universal Music Malaysia for inviting DKPOPNEWS to the press conference of the 2013 Asia Super Showcase on 16th April.
The press conference was held at the Renoma Cafe Gallery at 4pm, the members of AOA greeted the media warmly at the press conference.
Marctensia Concerts representative Mr. Micheal Chan thanked joint organizer, Universal Music Malaysia and other other partners such as Official Food Partner KFC, Official Hair Care Sponsor Sunsilk, Official Mobile Partner DiGi, Official Music Channel MTV Asia, Official Radio Station MY FM, Supporting Radio Station ERA FM, Official Magazines YG and Epop, Official Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton KL, Official Ticketing Agent TicketCharge, Promo Partner Daily Kpop News and Special as well as Renoma Café Gallery for supporting the concert.
AOA greeted the media in Bahasa Malaysia, they said "Tuan -tuan dan puan - puan, selamat petang" (Ladies and gentleman, food evening) and thanked Malaysian fans for their support.
There are 8 members in the group, 5 members formed the band while 3 members were selected from the audition. Since this was their first time in Malaysia, they had some really great time in this beautiful country.
During the interview, the girls mentioned about the competitive KPop industry, they wished to become the ace of the Korean music industry, they have been putting in a lot of effort practicing to showcase their best performance, hope that fans will continue to show them more love.
In addition, leader Jimin said,"would like to work with Lee Hyori, Mina - Uhm Jung Hwa, Hyejeong - seniors in FNC's company, probably a Christmas album".
Seolhyun would like to collaborate with PSY while Chanmi would love to collaborate with seniors in FNC's company too
Besides Korean singers, Choa is interested to work with Malaysian singers in the near future.
The press conference ended successfully and the girls thanked the Malaysian media for attending.
Stay tuned as more photos will be released from time to time
Reported by G.Yu Ong @ DKPOPNEWS.NET
AOA will be coming back for 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia performance on 12 May 2013 (Sun), 8pm at Stadium Merdeka, KL. For more ticketing info please visit HERE
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT
Girl's Day member Minah is transforming into an actress.
In 2011, Minah was cast for the lead female role in the film titled 'Holly' which is finally getting ready for its release in the second half of the year. Other cast members to appear include Shin Ee and Jung Ae Yeon.
In the movie, Minah will pplay a high school student dreaming to become a ballerina. She is trying her best in unfit conditions not giving up on her dreams, and ambitiously spreading her wings into the world.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT
Photographer Bori, a renowned photographer who passed away on April 8, had her last project with actor Yoo Seung Ho and the finished product was recently revealed to the public through publication company Wisdom House.
Yoo Seung Ho's pictorial 'Travel Letter, Spring Snow, And…' features attractive and free photos of the actor enjoying his trip to Japan before enlisting in the army. It also contains full interview about his personal thoughts, worries, what he likes and his future, which was not revealed in anywhere else.
The photos emphasize Yoo Seung Ho's charm as a boy who is at the cusp of manhood, looking innocent yet mature. They leave fans in high expectation for the actor's return from the military as a full-grown man.
The photo book opened for preordering on March 25 and was officially released in bookstores on April 15.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT
Actress Park Shin Hye has issued a warning to fans that someone is impersonating her on Facebook.
On April 17th, Park Shin Hye tweeted, "I saw that my name came up in Facebook's Suggested Friends. The name, photos, school, and even the friends I know for that account was exactly the same as mine. What kind of situation is this…?", informing the fans that someone was impersonating her on Facebook.
Park Shin Hye isn't the only victim of fake accounts on different SNS as plenty of celebrities, including Jang Geun Suk, Lee Kwang Soo, Super Junior's Eunhyuk, Yoo Jae Suk and more have met with such situations.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 10:15 PM PDT
Following their fantasy-like teasers earlier, 4minute has just unveiled another set of image teasers for their anticipated comeback!
On April 18th, Cube Entertainment unveiled new teaser photos of jungle concept. As usual, 4minute members spurt their unique aura as well as display fresh and mature looks.
4minute's comeback date is penciled in as April 25th, which makes it exactly one year since their last Korean release, 'Volume Up'. It is said that the concept will be as strong and as powerful as their concept during their debut days.
Check out the photos below:
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT
After Song Jieun recently hinted at SECRET's comeback, TS Entertainment finally confirmed their return with a mini album scheduled for a release this coming April 30th.
According to the agency, the mini album will contain 5 songs, and the title song will be produced by Kang Ji Won and Kim Gi Bum duo who created the group's past hits like "Magic", "Madonna" and "Starlight Moonlight".
A representative of TS Entertainment said, "SECRET will be showing off the charm of their own through enough preparation."
Meanwhile, the group is scheduled to perform at the annual "Dream Concert" on May 11 at World Cup Stadium in northwestern Seoul.
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