Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Shinhwa The Return Storybook Photos!" plus 24 more

"Shinhwa The Return Storybook Photos!" plus 24 more


Shinhwa The Return Storybook Photos!

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Group Shinhwa released a special DVD and photo book titled, 'Shinhwa 14th Anniversary The Return Story Book' which includes the BTS of Shinhwa's Asia concert tour held last year. The special DVD was released on March 26. 

Check out the scans below.

























Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

MYNAME ranks #3 on Oricon’s daily and weekly charts

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 08:00 AM PDT


MYNAME is seeing some positive signs with their music activities in Japan.

The first Japanese regular album of the group titled 'WE ARE MYNAME' landed at #3 in Oricon's Daily Chart and Weekly Chart. The album which was released on March 27th in Japan, sold 20,787 in a day, grabbing #3 spot of Oricon's Daily chart. It also topped in Tower Records Daily Chart as well, showing their rising popularity in Japan.

In addition, 'WE ARE MYNAME' album claimed the 3rd spot in Oricon Weekly Chart according to the latest rankings released in the afternoon of April 2nd.

MYNAME said, "We are very glad and grateful for the huge love that many fans showed for us, and we want to thank many people who always cheer us up. We will do our best to spread K-POP even further in Japan."

2NE1's CL shows off her perfect body

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 07:44 AM PDT



2NE1's CL confidently exposed her perfect body.

On March 31st, America fashion designer Jeremy Scott uploaded a photo of CL on his twitter in which she was wearing his own designed clothes. She dressed in a black and gold pattern short shirt which exposed her waist, with a haughty expression and looking straight at the camera. Her long blonde hair which was covering one of her eyes, along with a dark and heavy smoky make-up, she confidently showcased her cool and charisma charm. In particular, her abdominal muscles demonstrated more to her perfect fashion sense.

Netizens commented,"CL looks so cool","She's gorgeous","I envy with her abs", and so on.


Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET

G-Dragon and Lee Hi to appear as special guest on Psy’s concert

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 07:30 AM PDT


Big Bang's G-Dragon and Lee Hi will perform as special guests during Psy's upcoming concert.

YG Entertainment confirmed, "G-Dragon and Lee Hi will be appearing as special guests at Psy's 'HAPPENING' concert on April 13th. But it's still uncertain whether they will collaborate with Psy or perform solo stages."

Psy's 'HAPPENING' concert will be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on April 13th, where Psy will perform his new single "Gentleman" for the first time. Fans all over the world can also enjoy his concert as it will be streamed live through YouTube.

Lee Jun Ki’s birthday fan meeting sells out in one minute

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 07:00 AM PDT


Actor Lee Jun Ki will once again be celebrating his birthday with his loyal fans.

On April 14, the actor will be holding his annual birthday party and fan meeting titled, "Let's Go! Birthday Party" at the Yonsei University Auditorium in Seoul. Tickets for this year's event were sold out within 1 minute after they were made available on April 1.

Lee Jun Ki's agency IMX stated, "Fans from across Asia including Japan, China and Hong Kong, have applied to attend the event. The first part of the fan meeting will have Lee Joon Gi talk with his fans and the second part will be filled with performances."

Davichi achieves ‘triple crowns’ on music charts with three songs

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 06:30 AM PDT


The duo of Davichi continues to captivate music fans' hearts with their new sounds.

Davichi's latest track "Be Warmed", which was released on April 1st, has swept various real-time music charts, topping MelOn, Mnet, Bugs, Soribada, Naver Music and Daum Music.

The group achieved 'triple crowns' on music charts with three different songs that they have released in just one month including "Turtle" and "Just The Two Of Us". Both song dominated the charts upon release, and are still currently ranking high on various charts.

Chaos Profile

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 06:19 AM PDT


 
Group name: CHAOS (카오스)
Company: Winning Insight
Debut date: January 6th, 2012
Debut song: She is coming
Fanclub name:ChaoNyx

♥ MEMBER PROFILE ♥
 
Stage Name: Hyunsun
Birth Name: Jang Hyun Sun (장현선)
Birthday: June 22, 1988
Position: Rapper
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 60 kg

Stage Name: Taeyang
Birth Name: Park Tae Yang (박태양)
Position: Leader, Vocalist
Birthday: March 31, 1988
Blood Type: A
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 63 kg

Stage Name: Heejae
Birth Name: Kim HeeJae (김희재)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: July 15, 1990
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 57 kg

Stage Name: Duhwan
Birth Name: Lee Du Hwan (이두환)
Birthday: January 13, 1993
Position: Maknae, Main Vocalist
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 58 kg

Stage Name: Dongmin
Birth Name: Kim DongMin (김동민)
Birthday: February 28, 1992
Position: Vocalist
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 58 kg

Their debut song:

IU brings laughter to the set of ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin’

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 06:01 AM PDT


IU, who is known for her unique and adorable charisma, is providing a fun and enjoyable atmosphere to the set of her KBS 2TV drama, 'You're the Best Lee Soon Shin'.

On April 3, several still cuts of IU taken during the shooting of her drama were revealed online. The photos show the singer-turned-actress, who is going through a lot of troubles in the series, bursting into laughter on the set as she acts out her scenes with actor Jo Jung Suk.

IU said, "The atmosphere is always the best. I enjoy heading to shooting every day. I'm learning a lot, and I'm having a lot of fun, so please wait to see how mature Soon Shin gets."

An official from the production agency also commented, "We think the fans were not able to see enough of IU's laughter in the drama. As the story officially develops, IU will start showing more and more smiles."

Gummy’s new song tops Japan’s ‘USEN J-POP Request Ranking’ chart

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 05:30 AM PDT


Talented singer Gummy released her 2nd mini-album 'FATE(s)' in Japan, in celebration of 10th anniversary of her debut. Her promotional track, "Shinjiteru…" has become the most requested song in Japan's largest cable company, USEN.

On April 3, "Shinjiteru…" was officially released and grabbed the #1 spot on the 'USEN J-Pop Request Ranking TOP 10' chart on the same day. The song portrays how a woman seek love even after meeting the man of her destiny.

Yoseob reveals album jacket + tracklist for Japanese album ‘The First Collage’

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 05:00 AM PDT


Following his successful promotion in Korea, B2ST's Yang Yoseob will be making his solo debut in Japan this coming May. Universal Music Japan revealed the full tracklist and the two covers for both versions of the Japanese version of 'The First Collage'.

Yoseob will be releasing his first solo album 'The First Collage' in Japan in May 15th. The album, which was first release in Korea last November, will contain the Japanese versions of the tracks as well as Fumiya Fujii's original Japanese song, "Another Orion".

Tracklist:

1. Look At Me Now
2. Caffeine (featuring Yong Junhyung of B2ST)
3. The Way We Used To Be
4. Still I
5. You Don't Know
6. Caffeine (featuring Yong Junhyung of B2ST) - Japanese version
7. Another Orion (originally by Fumiya Fujii)

SISTAR to come back with a new album around June

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 04:30 AM PDT


Girl group SISTAR will soon be meeting their fans with a new album this summer.

According to the group's agency, StarShip Entertainment, SISTAR are planning to come back in early June and they are busy making their new album at the moment. Hitmaker producer Brave Brothers has also teamed up with the group for their upcoming album once again.

SISTAR has become one of the top girl groups, having released hits such as "Alone" and "Loving U". Their sub-unit SISTAR19 also achieved all-kills on music charts with their latest single "Gone Not Around Any Longer".

Fans are growing curious about whether SISTAR will be able to continue their success with their new album as well.

Kim Ki Bum heats up Thailand with exclusive fan meeting

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 04:00 AM PDT


Super Junior member Kim Ki Bum successfully kicked off an exclusive fanmeeting in Thailand.

The singer-turned-actor held his solo fan meeting titled '2013 Kim Ki Bum Memory of Love Fan Meeting in Bangkok' on March 31st which was attended by 3,000 fans. Tickets for the fan meeting were sold out in just 5 minutes, evidencing his overwhelming popularity in the country.

At the fan meeting, Kim Ki Bum greeted the fans in Thai and he even sang a Thai song titled "Thank You for Loving Me" with a group of Thai children.

In the talk session, Kim Ki Bum also spoke of his role in his drama 'I Love Lee Tae Ri' in which he played the main character as well as the roles he hope to attempt in future.

Fans also gave Kim Ki Bum a surprise by playing a video message, and held up placards that reads, "We'll promise to look after you forever", which drew tears from the singer.

GI (Global Icon) makes hot debut with “Beatles” on ‘Show Champion’

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 03:35 AM PDT


Rookie girl group GI released their first single "Beatles" earlier, and they are officially making their debut through an explosive performance on this week's 'Show Champion'.

GI, which stands for "Global Icon", consists of five members, Hayeon, OneKet, Eunji, AI and Aram. The group is dubbed as "tomboy" or "boyish" girl group as they are going for a stronger and more forceful image which is a completely different route from typical girl groups.

Check out their performance below:

Electroboyz reveals BTS clip from “Ma Boy 3” MV

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 03:23 AM PDT


Currently gaining much attention with their comeback single, Electroboyz has now unveiled a making-of clip for "Ma Boy 3" music video.

On April 3, Brave Entertainment uploaded new clip that shows behind-the-scenes footage from the party-filled music video for "Ma Boy 3". The video also features actress Ban So Young and Electroboyz member, 1Kyne showing adorable couple moments.

"Ma Boy 3" is the final installment of the "Ma Boy" series, which began with SISTAR19. The newly featured female artist is After School's Nana.

Check out the clip below:

Upcoming group PURE releases MV teaser for “I’m Still Yours”

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 03:10 AM PDT


Preparing for debut, the rookie group PURE revealed a new teaser for debut song "I'm Still Yours", giving a short preview of what's to expect from the new group.

PURE is a 5-member idol group with the goal of "becoming romanticist idols for their fans". The group will release its single "I'm Still Yours" on April 4th, and will have their debut performance on this week's 'M! Countdown'.

Check out the teaser below:

SHINee's Key dyes hair on his won!

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 02:53 AM PDT




In the latest episode of "SHINee One Fine Day" broadcasted on April 02 on MBC,SHINee's Key made ​​the viewers surprised with his self hair-dying.

After going for sightseeing around England's capital, London, Key came back home and took out something from his pocket. It was the hair dye he brought from Korea.

Key immediately started dyeing his hair without hesitation, showing that was not the first time he did it. When being asked about that, Key replied, "Dying hair at the salons is too expensive." He added, "Because of the price, I prefer to dye my hair myself"

It can be seen that Key's dying skill is quite good. Do you think so?
 
Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND in HONG KONG

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 12:30 AM PDT



(April 2, 2013, Hong Kong) – "King of Korean Pop" G-Dragon will be holding "G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND in HONG KONG" on May 17 and 18 (Friday & Saturday) at the AsiaWorld-Arena. G-Dragon, together with an internationally renowned production team, will be presenting a world-class concert well blended with their innovative ideas and visions to the Hong Kong audience.

Public sales will begin at 10:00AM on April 15 (Monday) at Hong Kong Ticketing (online booking: www.hkticketing.com; purchase hotline: 31 288 288).

Tickets of "G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND in HONG KONG" are priced at:
·                     HK$1,580 (standing zone)
·                     HK$1,480 (numbered seats)
·                     HK$1,180 (standing zone or numbered seats)
·                     HK$980 (numbered seats)
·                     HK$780 (numbered seats)
·                     HK$480 (numbered seats).

"G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND", G-Dragon's first solo world tour, will be supported by a team of global talents. Travis Payne, who has previously worked with Michael Jackson and G-Dragon's label-mate 2NE1, will be the tour director. Travis Payne has also teamed up with globally-renowned stage designer Michael Cotton, who previously was in charge of the stage design for Super Bowl, Olympics and many world-class concerts, to custom design and produce a perfect stage for G-Dragon to perform at his best. The concert will also feature the same band which performed in "BIGBANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR". Gil Smith II, the music director of Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and many other big names, will be leading his fellow band members to collaborate with G-Dragon once again.

G-Dragon is now working closely with the world-class production team, contributing ideas from rundown to stage, costumes and choreography design and overseeing every detail of the concert. He will kick-off the tour in Seoul on March 30 & 31 and will continue his tour in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore, etc.

G-Dragon has been performing prominently since his solo debut in 2009. His 2 solo albums "Heartbreaker" and "One of a Kind", swept all Korean music charts and set the record of the best-selling album in Korea. Also, as the leader and mastermind of BIGBANG, G-Dragon has contributed much to the success of the group by creating numerous hits, including 'Fantastic Baby', 'Bad Boy', 'Monster' and 'Tonight', etc. Furthermore, he has an unrivaled passion to music, style and performance which motivate him to challenge his own limit constantly and evolved as the trend-setter of this era widely worshipped by numerous teenagers and fashionistas. 

ELF ASIA and JUNA INTERNATIONAL are the lead promoters of "G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND in HONG KONG". LIVE NATION is the joint promoter of the concert

Baek Ji Young sells out solo showcase in Japan

Posted: 03 Apr 2013 12:00 AM PDT


Ahead of her official debut, singer Baek Ji Young displayed immediate success by selling out her upcoming first exclusive showcase in Japan.

According to local Japanese media outlet, tickets to Baek Ji Young's debut showcase "Premium Night" in Tokyo on May 1 were completely sold out as soon as they were made available.

The exclusive showcase will be held at the Akasaka Blitz Hall in Tokyo to celebrate her Japanese debut with fans. Baek Ji Young is set perform Japanese versions of "Don't Forget," "I Won't Love" and "That Woman".

An official from Japan said, "It is a very rare case for a Korean female soloist to grow so popular in Japan. Her popularity in Japan is just amazing."

In the run-up to ticket sales, she teased for her upcoming album through a two-minute video for the Japanese version of her single 'That Woman'.

Song Hye Kyo thanks staff with handwritten letters

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 11:30 PM PDT


Actress Song Hye Kyo of ongoing SBS drama 'That Winter, The Wind Blows' wrote a short letter to each of the staff to show her gratitude for their efforts

After finishing filming for the finale, Song Hye Kyo personally handed out handwritten notes in her essay book 'Hye Kyo's Time'. The letter reads, "Because it was a hard character to play, I barely had any time to relax. I'm regretful that we didn't spend too much time together. Let's meet again. You did a good job."

Netizens commented, "I thought she was just pretty but she's pretty on the inside too", "That's such a nice surprise for everybody", "She has pretty handwriting like her face" and more.

Meanwhile, Song Hye Kyo and Cho In Sung's 'That Winter, The Wind Blows' is looking forward to the final episode on April 3.

Kim Woo Bin and Jo Bo Ah to be special MC for ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 11:00 PM PDT


Actor Kim Woo Bin and actress Jo Bo Ah will be special MCs for 'M! Countdown'!

The two rookie actors will be taking over the Mnet's weekly music show for two weeks, on April 4 and 11. 'M! Countdown' MC position is usually offered to popular idols, thus, many fans are looking forward to seeing the two actors as hosts.

Jo Bo Ah gained attention through dramas 'Shut Up Flower Boy Band' and 'Horse Doctor' while model-turned-actor Kim Woo Bin rose to fame with successful drama, 'A Gentleman's Dignity' in 2012 and 'School 2013'.

Shin Bora and Kim Gi Ri are dating!

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 10:30 PM PDT


Comedian Kim Gi Ri and comedienne Shin Bora from the popular show 'Gag Concert' have gone public with their relationship.

Both of their respective agencies revealed that the two developed feelings for each other while working together for more than two years on the KBS comedy program.

Kim Gi Ri and Shin Bora both debuted as KBS comedians in 2010 and worked together on the popular segment "Discoveries in Life." Both of them admitted to becoming closer as they worked together and finally decide to go out with each other since last December.

Sunny Hill and Daybreak release teaser video for “Love Actually”

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 10:00 PM PDT


Sunny Hill and Daybreak will be teaming up for new collaborative single "Love Actually" and a music video teaser for the song has been released.

On April 3, Loen Entertainment uploaded new comical teaser video with three ladies each talking about their ideal man, which seems to be the same guy. The full track and music video will be released on the 5th.

Check out the teaser below:

Sooyoung cast in tvN drama ‘Dating Agency: Cyrano’

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 09:31 PM PDT


After getting recognition for her acting in 'The 3rd Hospital', Girls' Generation's Sooyoung will be making a small screen comeback in the upcoming tvN Monday/Tuesday drama, 'Dating Agency: Cyrano'.

Sooyoung will be playing the lead role for the first time alongside Lee Jong Hyuk on 'Dating Agency: Cyrano', a 16-episode drama based off of the webtoon, 'Cyrano Agency', and is a prequel to the original 'Cyrano: Dating Agency' movie starring Uhm Tae Woong and Lee Min Jung.

Sooyoung will be playing a loveable character, Gong Minyoung, who is a member of the 'Dating Agency', which helps people in love but are clumsy in dating. She will be acting as a couple with Byunghoon (Lee Jong Hyuk), who she always collides with.

Filming for 'Dating Agency: Cyrano' will start sometime in the middle of this month, and the first episode is scheduled to air near the end of May.


Source: Soshified

TaeTiSeo to leave MC positions on ‘Music Core’

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 09:00 PM PDT


After more than a year of introducing singers to the stage, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun (TaeTiSeo) will be leaving their MC positions on MBC's weekly music program, 'Show! Music Core'.

The reason for their leave is due to their busy schedules. According to the schedule on Girls' Generation's official homepage, the last broadcast of TaeTiSeo on 'Music Core' will be on April 13th, where they are expected to give their farewell greeting to viewers.

Meanwhile, Girls' Generation is currently busy with their second Japanese tour, "GIRLS' GENERATION ~Girls&Peace~ Japan 2nd Tour".

Geeks pre-releases “How Are You” ft. Harim

Posted: 02 Apr 2013 08:47 PM PDT


Hip hop duo Geeks has just released its latest single, "How Are You"!

"How Are You" is a preview track for the group's upcoming first full length album which will be released later this month. The song also features the harmonica sounds by Harim.

Geeks made its debut in 2011 with "Officially Missing You" and gained recognition with hit tracks like, "Just Leave" and "Hold It Down". The duo recently collaborated with SISTAR's Soyou for "Officially Missing You, Too", which dominated the music charts.

Check out the track below: