Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Song Hye Kyo confesses she is a Big Bang fangirl" plus 19 more

"Song Hye Kyo confesses she is a Big Bang fangirl" plus 19 more


Song Hye Kyo confesses she is a Big Bang fangirl

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 08:33 AM PDT

Actress Song Hye Kyo confessed that she was a Big Bang fangirl.

Recently, Song Hye Kyo sat down for an interview with W Star News and was asked, “Is there an idol group that you like?“  She answered, “I really like Big Bang’s songs.”

She went on to praise the group saying, “All of Big Bang’s songs have their own charm.  The songs are exciting, but also luxurious.  All of the members have overwhelming talent and ability.”

The reporter asked, “Have you ever been to a Big Bang concert?“  The actress said, “If I go to a place with a lot of people I feel like I lose energy,” bringing some laughter.

But she did end by saying, “But I would like to go to a Big Bang concert one day.

Source: Hankook Economy via Nate News

Eye Candy: Short & Sweet

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 08:02 AM PDT

Following the last 'Eye Candy: Easter Bunny!' selected by a few of our staff members, our 'Eye Candy' series continues with some shorties in K-pop.

We had an eye candy with tall boys, but who says you need to be tall to be attractive? Here are some of the shorter members in boy groups, each of them just as charming as the tall members. Good things can come in small packages.


Super Junior‘s Sungmin

SHINee‘s Jonghyun

B.A.P‘s Jongup

2PM‘s Junho

Block B‘s Taeil

MBLAQ‘s Seungho

B2ST‘s Yoseob

INFINITE‘s Hoya

B1A4‘s Baro

TEEN TOP‘s L.Joe

F.T. Island‘s Minhwan

Boyfriend‘s Jeongmin

C-CLOWN‘s Kangjun

BTOB‘s Minhyuk

Big Bang‘s Taeyang

Is there anyone else you’d like to add to the list?

Um Hyun Kyung reveals her gratitude towards Yoo Jae Suk

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 07:29 AM PDT

Actress Um Hyun Kyung shared her heartfelt gratitude towards ‘nation’s MC’ Yoo Jae Suk for not forgetting who she was.

The actress was often a guest on SBS’sX-Man‘ back in 2006, which had starred Yoo Jae Suk as a main MC.  The two got to know each other from the show and Um Hyun Kyung recently held an interview with MyDaily and said, “I recently ran into Yoo Jae Suk at MBC.”

What was really cool is that I appeared on ‘X-Man’ over 6 years ago but Yoo Jae Suk came straight up to me and asked, “Are you still nervous?’  At that time my nickname on the show was ‘nervous girl.’

She thought that she was just one of many guests passing through the show, so she was very honored and grateful that Yoo Jae Suk would still remember her.

She said, “Yoo Jae Suk said to me, ‘Don’t be nervous anymore.’  I was so surprised and thankful.  I thought to myself, ‘How does he still remember that?’  I realize now why people call him ‘Yoo god.’

Um Hyun Kyung appeared on the recently ended MBC drama ‘Horse Doctor‘ as scatterbrained So Ga Young.

Source: My Daily via Nate News

G-Dragon snaps a risqué picture with Psy after the epic “HAPPENING” concert

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 03:09 AM PDT

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon snapped a risqué picture with world star Psy after the recent ‘HAPPENING‘ concert.

On April 13th, G-Dragon tweeted, “The End. Gr8 show today!!” and revealed the above picture.

The picture showed G-Dragon posing for the camera while Psy put on a funny expression with his tongue sticking out as if he were about to lick G-Dragon’s cheeks.

After seeing the picture, netizens commented, “I hope Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ becomes daebak“, “G-Dragon was awesome“, “Psy’s expression makes me go crazy“, “I bet G-Dragon laughed a lot after seeing the picture“, and “Psy’s concert is the best.

Meanwhile, Psy had successfully debuted his brand new single “Gentleman” along with its music video at the ‘HAPPENING’ concert held on April 13th.

Lee Hi wins #1 on ‘Inkigayo’ + Performances from April 14th!

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 02:13 AM PDT

SBS's 'Inkigayo' is back once again with a new show full of exciting performances from the artists you adore, brought to you by the charismatic actor Lee Hyun Woo, alongside ZE:A's Kwanghee and IU!

Aside from the usual stages on tonight's episode, BTOB, Jay Park, and 15& held their comeback stages!

SBS has brought back a brand new ranking system suitable for 'Inkigayo'. The nominees for today's #1 award were Lee Hi, INFINITE, and Davichi, however in the end, Lee Hi came out on top with "Rose". Congratulations to Lee Hi for the win!

Check out the clips below!

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Other performances from tonight included: Electroboyz, Girl’s Day, Teen Top, LUNAFLY, ZE:A5, and more!

Check them out below!

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M.I.B rock “Nod Along!” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 02:05 AM PDT

The one and only M.I.B have returned!

They've come back with "Nod Along!" and their 2nd mini album 'Money In The Building' after a year. Even more exciting, the hip hop veterans of MFBTY (Tiger JKYoon Mi Rae, and Bizzy) have lent a hand for the album.

Make sure to check out allkpop Live: with M.I.B on the 14th (later tonight) at 10PM EST, where you'll be able to view the boys up close and personal, along with asking the talented group your very own questions!

Check out M.I.B's comeback performance below.

Jay Park has returned with “JOAH” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 01:08 AM PDT

Jay Park has made his comeback with "JOAH"!

The single album contains the title track, "JOAH", in addition to two coupling tracks, "1HUNNIT" (MV here) and "Welcome", for a total of three songs that cover genres from R&B, ballads, to hip hop.

"JOAH" is the next 'Jay Park style love song', continuing with the idol's softer side that you got to witness in "Girlfriend". Lending their help for this comeback is 'SNL Korea's band 'Common Ground' as well as the idol's home crew AOM's Cha Cha Malone!

Without further ado, Jay Park performs "JOAH" yet again today on 'Inkigayo'. Check it out!

Lee Hi performs “Rose” with CL on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 12:48 AM PDT

YG Entertainment‘s fierce rookie Lee Hi has took the stage to perform “Rose” tonight on ‘Inkigayo‘!

In order to spice things up, 2NE1‘s one and only baddest female, CL, joined Lee Hi by rapping a powerful all-English verse for fans to enjoy!

Don’t miss out on this hot collaboration below!

BTOB reveal their “Second Confession” on ‘Inkigayo’!

Posted: 14 Apr 2013 12:35 AM PDT

BTOB are back with "Second Confession".

"Second Confession" is a romantic song about the emotions of a man who is about to confess his feelings a second time to a lover he has parted with in the past. Their latest track is perfect for the warm spring weather as a sweet confession song that music lovers of all ages will be able to relate to.

Watch their amazing comeback stage below!

[Spoiler] Yoo Jae Suk dives into the Han River in race against the clock on ‘Infinity Challenge’

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 10:55 PM PDT

MC Yoo Jae Suk showed his many talents as the ‘nation’s MC’ and impressed viewers with his swimming skills on ‘Infinity Challenge‘.

On the latest episode, the ‘Infinity Challenge’ team received the mission to find and catch Noh Hong Chul within 30 minutes. As the members were getting closer to tracking him around Seoul, Noh Hong Chul swam into the Han River so that the members wouldn’t be able to tag him.

When Jung Jun Ha, HaHa, and Gil finally found him swimming in the river, Noh Hong Chul called out to them saying, “GPS, money, they are all mine. So what if you have those, you can’t even swim”, showing his confidence in winning the mission. But Noh Hong Chul’s hope for victory was soon dashed when MC Yoo Jae Suk came onto the scene. Yoo Jae Suk immediately knew what to do and put on his life vest. He then dived into the cold river and quickly swam to Noh Hong Chul, catching him with 59 seconds left on the clock.

Catch his daring capture below:

Psy’s “Gentleman” MV amasses 10.7 Million views breaking Justin Bieber’s record for most Youtube views in a single day

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 10:07 PM PDT

We knew it was a possibility, but are still surprised at just how insanely fast Psy‘s music video for “Gentleman” has racked up the Youtube views.

In lightening speed, or rather, just 16 hours, “Gentleman” has already gained over 10.7 million views and counting. Shortly after reaching this milestone, Psy tweeted:

Psy now holds the record for most Youtube views in a single day, not just by a K-pop singer, but by any person, in the history of Youtube.  Former record holder Justin Bieber will have to settle for second place behind Psy, for the second time (he has the #2 most viewed video on Youtube). The young star’s music video for “Boyfriend“ received 8 Million views on the day of its release, a seemingly unbeatable record.

With 8 more hours left in its the first day of release, we are left wondering how many views will “Gentleman” end up with, 15 Million, 20 Million? What do you think will be the final view count for “Gentleman”s first day?

If you haven’t seen the music video yet, or want to laugh your butt off, be sure to check it out below.

IU asks “Do you know us?” in teaser for LOEN Entertainment’s first idol boy group ‘HISTORY’

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 09:44 PM PDT

Having recently revealed two members of upcoming boy group, HISTORY, LOEN Entertainment is now enlisting IU to help get the word out about this new group.

LOEN said of the group, "HISTORY is an 'alternative group' that is not defined by a specific genre but rather by their passion for music. The group will go beyond the standard sound and performances and establish a new paradigm in K-pop."

All the members will be introduced one by one starting on the 15th, so be on the look out!

Meanwhile, watch this intriguing clip from IU, where she asks, “Do you know us?“, “Do you know me?“, and an unseen male in the background repeats, “Do you know me?

Do we sense a bit of double entendre from the Nation’s Little Sister?

T-ara subunit ‘T-ara N4′ reveals teaser poster for upcoming teasers?

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 08:46 PM PDT

Leave it to K-pop to release a teaser poster for the release of more teasers. The above poster for T-ara‘s subunit promotes an April 15th release date, not for the song, or album, or even a music video. Nope, we will be getting more teasers.

Fans will be treated to individual photos as well as the group photo on April 15th at 11:30KST. There will also be a ‘music&photo’ teaser video released on that day!

The subunit consists of members Jiyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin, and Areum, and goes by the name ‘T-ara N4‘, which is a shortened form of ‘T-ara Brand New 4‘, signifying the transformation of the four members.

As mentioned previously, T-ara N4 will be kicking off their debut with a dance track with elements of hip hop called "Country Side Life", produced by hit making team Duble Sidekick.

Stay tuned for more teasers and their debut happening on May 1st!

 

Jay Park becomes a giddy fan boy when it comes to Girl’s Day?

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 08:08 PM PDT

Jay Park revealed that girl groups brighten up his day.

Jay Park shared on his Twitter, “#girlgroupsbrightenupmyday#hahahahahahaha”, along with a photo of him smiling like a pure fan boy as he watches Girl’s Day perform “Expectation” on screen. Jay Park previously tweeted a question for Girl’s Day for allkpop‘s live stream event, showing his love for the sexy girl group.

Fans commented, “Your expression is priceless”, “So cute”, and “You look so happy.”

Luckily for Jay Park, it seems he’ll be bumping into a lot more girl groups as he promotes his new single “JOAH“.

Taeyeon brings along “Giantbunnybaby” Seohyun for another adorable selca

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 07:21 PM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon has been treating SONEs to gorgeous selcas on her Instagram and she is back again, this time with fellow member Seohyun!

Taeyeon shared, “With Giantbunnybaby♡ We really ate the delicious food you gifted us with today^^”, along with a snapshot of her and Seohyun enjoying their meal. Taeyeon added cartoon glasses to her face. She also drew bunny ears and whiskers on Seohyun, which only highlighted their adorable charms.

Taeyeon, Seohyun, and Tiffany recently bid farewell to viewers on their final day as ‘Music Core‘ MCs.

Tip: yihshyue liu

Psy’s “Gentleman” earns a certified All-Kill + an astonishing 6.9 Million Youtube views in just 13 hours!

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 06:26 PM PDT

Psy‘s “Gentlemanis already on the road to glory with ~6.9 Million Youtube views in just 13 hours and a certified All-Kill.

Psy joins SISTAR19 and Leessang in achieving the Instiz Chart All-Kill recognition for 2013. An Instiz certified all-kill ("AK") occurs when an individual song sweeps all of South Korea's major music charts simultaneously placing first on both the real-time and daily charts.

Having thoroughly and completely owned the online music charts in Korea since its release, this All-Kill was almost inevitable.

That’s not all, the music video has racked up over 6.9 Million Youtube views in the past 13 hours, which is just simply astounding.

Psy now holds the record for most Youtube views in a single day for a K-pop singer. Second place goes to Girls’ Generation’s “I Got a Boy” which raked in 3.5 Million views on the day of its release. However, he will have to gather another 1.1+ million views in the next 12 hours to beat current record holder, Justin Bieber, whose music video for “Boyfriend“ received 8 Million views on the day of its release. Given the massive rate of views on his video, we don’t think that will be too difficult.

If you haven’t seen the music video yet, be sure to check it out below. Do you think Psy has a chance to earn the 1-Day Youtube record?

g.o.d’s Kim Tae Woo and Son Ho Young perform “Lie” and “Friday Night” on ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 05:48 PM PDT

Members of the generation idol group g.o.dKim Tae Woo and Son Ho Young, reunited on the latest broadcast of ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘. The duo rocked the house with performances of their past hits “Lie” and “Friday Night” as well as opened up about the possibility of their group’s reunion.

When asked about g.o.d’s possible reunion, Kim Tae Woo shared, “Our fans want it to happen, but Yoo Hee Yeol is the person who wishes for our reunion the most. One day on the phone, Yoo Hee Yeol asked, ‘Are you guys not coming back? I miss you’. I asked him, ‘If we do get back together, would you write an immortal song for us?’ Yoo Hee Yeol replied, ‘I just got goosebumps all over my body. If g.o.d does get back together, I will do it”, revealing Yoo Hee Yeol to be a big fan of the legendary group.

Yoo Hee Yeol shared, “I also have one request. Please perform your comeback stage on ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’”, to which Kim Tae Woo and Son Tae Young both agreed.

Watch Kim Tae Woo and Son Ho Young performing “Lie” below!

Also watch their performance of “Friday Night“!

Source + image: TV Report via Nate

2AM makes everyone laugh with hilarious parodies of ‘K-Pop Star 2′ and ‘Dad, Where Are We Going?’ on ‘SNL Korea’

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 05:03 PM PDT

2AM had fans unable to hold in their laughter with their variety show skills on the latest episode of ‘SNL Korea

In anticipation of the hilarious quartet, ‘SNL Korea’ cast member Jay Park got fans to tune in for the broadcast tweeting,

2AM definitely didn’t disappoint with their hilarious parodies of the popular shows ‘K-Pop Star 2‘ and ‘Dad, Where Are We Going?‘. During their parody of ‘K-Pop Star 2′, Jinwoon took the role of judge J.Y. Park and gave over-the-top reactions to parody J.Y. Park’s memorable moments of bliss while watching contestants perform. Changmin came on stage as a contestant and pretended to be Akdong Musician, performing his parody of “You Are Attractive” entitled “You Are Wealthy“. J0 Kwon also featured as a contestant and performed a sexy pole dance.

The boys continued the laughter with a parody of the breakout show of the year ‘Dad ,Where Are We Going?’. The skit imagined how the children, Jia (Jo Kwon), Minguk (Seulong), Junsu (Jinwoon), and Yoon Hoo (Changmin), would interact 15 years from now. What made it even funnier is that they used 2AM songs as background music for various over-dramatic scenes.

What the comedy unfold below:

Dad, Where are we going?

K-Pop Star

Tip: aimee_lee

Lee Hyori’s comeback pushed a tiny bit to the end of May

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 04:12 PM PDT


Some unfortunate news coming out for those waiting for Lee Hyori‘s comeback. It has been announced that her return to the music scene has been postponed.

Lee Hyori’s agency B2M Entertainment told TV Daily, “Lee Hyori’s new album was to be released in the beginning of May, but it has been pushed back just a little to the last week of May.

The title track has been chosen and filming for the music video has begun.  We are working hard to make sure that her comeback will be within the month of May.

Lee Hyori’s new album will feature an up and coming rapper named Beenzino which is raising expectations for the album.

With the release of her new album in May it will have been 3 years since Lee Hyori released her last album in April of 2010 called ‘H-Logic‘.

Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the month of March 2013

Posted: 13 Apr 2013 03:20 PM PDT

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the month of March 2013 (March 1 – March 31) below!

< Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking >

1. Davichi – “Turtle” – 72,538,754 Points

2. Akdong Musician – “Crescendo” – 67,498,436 Points

3. Gummy – “Snowflake” – 66,450,888 Points

4. 2AM – “One Spring Day” – 64,388,941 Points

5. Lee Hi – “It’s Over”- 59,943,852 Points

6. The One – “Winter Love” – 55,230,702 Points

7. Taeyeon – “And One” – 54,444,014 Points

8. SISTAR19 – "Gone Not Around Any Longer" – 45,512,386 Points

9. SHINee – "Dream Girl" – 44,130,424 Points

10. Teen Top – “Miss Right” – 43,168,130 Points


< Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking >

1. INFINITE – ‘New Challenge’ – 138,431 albums

2. SHINee – ‘Dream Girl’ – 37,111 albums (Total: 174,555)

3. Teen Top – ‘No. 1 – 33,949 albums (Total: 68,949)

4. B.A.P – ‘One Shot’ – 25,218 albums (Total: 63,898)

5. 2AM – ‘One Spring Day’ – 19,197 albums

6. U-KISS – ‘Collage’ – 18,313 albums

7. Kim Jaejoong – ‘Y’ – 12,000 albums (Total: 62,000)

8. Heo Youngsaeng – ‘Life’ – 11,892 albums

9. Girl’s Day – ‘Expectation’ – 8,866 albums

10. Super Junior-M – ‘Break Down’ – 8,650 albums (Total: 49,346)

(* Total is added for albums that were released in a prior month)


< Online Downloads For The Month >

1. Davichi – “Turtle” – 696,847 Downloads

2. 2AM – “One Spring Day” – 693,683 Downloads

3. Akdong Musician – “Crescendo” – 661,979 Downloads

4. Lee Hi – “It’s Over” – 657,852 Downloads

5. Gummy – “Snowflake” – 614,406 Downloads

6. Taeyeon – “And One” – 569,601 Downloads

7. The One – “Winter Love” – 484,469 Downloads

8. Supreme Team ft. Crush – “Stay Still” – 402,687 Downloads

9. Teen Top – “Miss Right” – 402,544 Downloads

10. Davichi – “Just The Two Of Us” – 402,314 Downloads


< Online Chart – Streams >

1. Davichi – “Turtle” – 10,266,983 Streams

2. Gummy – “Snowflake” – 10,211,707 Streams

3. SISTAR19 – “Gone Not Around Any Longer” – 9,816,084 Streams

4. The One – “Winter Love” – 8,956,838 Streams

5. Huh Gak ft. Yoo Seung Woo – “Monodrama” – 8,879,805 Streams

6. 2AM – “One Spring Day” – 8,710,317 Streams

7. Akdong Musician – “Crescendo” – 8,582,453 Streams

8. LeeSSang ft. Eugene of The SEEYA – “Tears” – 8,320,009 Streams

9. Busker Busker – “Cherry Blossom Ending” – 8,299,936 Streams

10. Lee Hi – “It’s Over” – 8,166,737 Streams