Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"TEEN TOP sells out 13,000 tickets in 10 minutes" plus 19 more

"TEEN TOP sells out 13,000 tickets in 10 minutes" plus 19 more

TEEN TOP sells out 13,000 tickets in 10 minutes

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 09:35 AM PDT

TEEN TOP has sold out all 13,000 tickets to their Japanese tour!

The boys will be embarking on their first Asia tour starting with Seoul on May 11 and 12. They’re scheduled to hold 4 Japanese concerts with 2 shows in Kobe and 2 shows in Tokyo. Immediately upon going on sale, the tickets for the Kobe concert were sold out and there are only a handful of tickets left for the Tokyo concert.

The managers for their Japanese concert stated, “TEEN TOP’s tickets to Kobe and Tokyo were released on April 20. The tickets for both Kobe concerts sold out immediately, and the Tokyo concert looks like it’ll be sold out soon.” Even though they haven’t officially debuted in Japan, there’s a lot of demand for their concert tickets.

The boys also released a photo of their cue sheet with the caption “Teen Top No.1 Concert D-18” onto their official Facebook, raising anticipation for their concert.

New celebrity couple to be revealed tonight

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 09:04 AM PDT

Korean media outlet Dispatch will be revealing a fresh new celebrity couple!

The news media outlet took to their official Twitter to write, "On April 24, Dispatch will be exclusively revealing the beautiful love story of a couple. Also, this day may be the best day of Dispatch reporters’ lives".

Dispatch has publicly revealed big couples before such as Rain and Kim Tae Hee, so this could be another big couple. Who do you think this new couple could be?

LEDApple performs a hilarious cover of Psy’s “Gentleman”

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 08:34 AM PDT

LEDApple is back again with the next installment of their ‘Music Note‘ series!

This time, the boys covered Psy‘s “Gentleman“, and just like the music video, they went with a hilarious rendition. Fans even got a rare treat to see the boys dancing to the song.

As mentioned before, the profits that are made from the advertisements that appear when playing 'Music Note' are donated to the international organization 'Save The Children'. The more people who watch the video, the more money they raise for the good cause!

Check out the video below and stay tuned for next week!

INFINITE become first artist in 12 years to win #1 on the three major broadcasting stations

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 08:03 AM PDT

INFINITE has been sweeping music shows with their latest single “Man In Love” and they’re now recognized as the first artist in 12 years to win #1 on three major broadcasting stations (SBS, MBC, KBS) with the same song.

INFINITE recently achieved #1 on MBC‘s ‘Music Core‘s first broadcast with its new ranking system. INFINITE also achieved #1 on KBS 2TV‘s ‘Music Bank‘ on the 4th and 12th as well as on SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo‘ on March 31st and April 7th.

The previous artist and song that was able to achieve such a grand slam was back in 2001 when Fin.K.L‘s “You Wouldn’t Know” achieved #1 on ‘Inkigayo’, ‘Music Bank’, and ‘Music Camp‘ before it became ‘Music Core’.

The reason it took so long for artists to hit a ‘grand slam’ on all three broadcasting stations involved the different timing of the music shows’ ranking systems. ‘Music Bank’ previously discarded their ranking system back in August 2001 and revived its ranking system in September 2007. ‘Music Core’ also removed its ranking system in January 2006 and just recently returned with a new ranking system on April 20, 2013.

A music insider commented, “It is true that the music show ranking systems which have made their return are a good barometer that showcases star power. The industry is flooded with various teams and because the standards for each show’s ranking system are different, it would be difficult for an artist(s) to achieve a grand slam in the future.”

Congrats, INFINITE!

Tip: infispirit

TEEN TOP’s Ricky bundles up for a ride

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 07:29 AM PDT

TEEN TOP‘s Ricky covered up for a ride on the train.

He tweeted a photo of himself waiting at a stop with the message, “Kid-Changhyun (Ricky’s real name) using public transportation ^^.” Ricky covered his face up with a mask, making him look like an average, though very adorable, student with a backpack.

TEEN TOP will be making a comeback soon with their follow-up track, “Walk By“. The boys are planning to start promotions on broadcast stations this week.

How would you react if you saw Ricky on your commute?

Tip: badvolkan

Son Dam Bi and Kahi are two brides with only one groom?

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 07:12 AM PDT

Son Dam Bi and Kahi became lovely brides for an upcoming episode of MBC Music‘s ’Son Dam Bi’s Beautiful Days‘, but the problem was they only had one groom, Chae Han Suk.

Son Dam Bi shared on her Instagram, “Watch the live broadcast ^^,” and grabbed her fans’ attention with a snapshot of the two Pledis labelmates showing their charisma in wedding dresses, while Chae Han Suk is seen looking dashing in his tuxedo. Fans are guessing that the upcoming episode of the show will feature fashion tips for brides and grooms.

Fans commented, “What’s going on? I better watch the live broadcast,” “All three of them look great,” and “They are goddesses.”

Find out what this is all about on ‘Son Dam Bi’s Beautiful Days’ on Thursdays at 12AM KST!

2PM’s “Give Me Love” sweeps Japanese music charts before release

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 06:53 AM PDT

2PM surprised HOTTESTs by performing their upcoming Japanese single, ”Give Me Love“, at their Tokyo Dome concert, but fans weren’t surprised that the single swept Japanese music charts before its release.

“Give Me Love” topped Tower Records‘ pre-order chart, ranking #1, 2, and 3, as well as the ringtone charts ‘Recochoku‘ and ‘Chaku-Uta‘. The Japanese TBS drama ‘Take Five‘, which has been receiving attention for featuring “Give Me Love” as its theme song, also started off on a high note with #1 in viewer ratings in its time slot for its premiere on the 19th.

2PM shared, “We are still touched by the Tokyo Dome concert, and we’re even more joyful and happy after hearing such good news. We thank our HOTTESTs who have shown us so much love. We will become a more hardworking 2PM.”

2PM recently went ‘legendary’ at their Tokyo Dome concert on the 20th and 21st in front of over 110,00 fans. The ‘beastly idols’ will release their 6th Japanese single "Give Me Love" on May 29th.

‘Infinity Challenge’ PD share his thoughts on the show’s 8th anniversary

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 06:32 AM PDT

MBC‘s ‘Infinity Challenge‘ celebrates its 8th year anniversary today (April 23rd)!

The show first aired on April 23rd, 2005 and originally featured six fixed members, which became seven with the addition of Leessang's GilShinhwa's Junjin also temporarily joined the team back in 2008. The current seven members, Yoo Jae Suk, HaHa, Noh Hong Chul, Park Myung Soo, Jung Hyung Don, Jung Jun Ha, and Gil, recently renewed their contracts with MBC for another season of the show and will continue to bring laughter for its 8th year.

Kim Tae Ho PD shared, “We only look towards the viewers and do it. We’ve been through small and big hardships that made us gain a greater tolerance. We won’t forget the rookie mindset, ‘Rather than focus on dominating viewer ratings, let’s make a good show,’ as we move forward. We will continue to focus on quality and purpose, and show dignified and memorable storylines. We will do the best of the best to keep on bringing laughter to viewers.”

A list counting off all of the different nicknames that each of the members had throughout the past eight years, uploaded onto an online community site, reveals Park Myung Soo to be the member with the most number of character titles.

B1A4 releases Jinyoung’s comeback teaser photos

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 06:12 AM PDT

B1A4 signaled to fans that they had something up their sleeves for April 23rd, and they’ve now announced their comeback!

Comeback teaser photos for Jinyoung released today reveal that the group will be going for a casual, street fashion concept. The photo below also shows Jinyoung standing next to who fans are saying is Gongchan. Their 4th mini-album, “What Just Happened?” (tentative title), is slated for a May 6th release.

Are you excited for B1A4′s comeback?!

Juniel meets 3,000 ‘pretty boys’ during her ‘Junicar Guerilla Event’

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 05:39 AM PDT

Juniel, who’s on the lookout for her “Pretty Boy“, was welcomed by 3,000 ‘pretty boys’ during her ‘Junicar Guerilla Event‘ held at Korea University on the 22nd.

The singer announced the guerilla event on Twitter, “Juniel will be riding her Junicar today to go find her ‘pretty boy’ at the Korea University library at 6PM. See you later♥,” drawing in over 3,000 fans who were eager to catch a glimpse of the star.

Juniel will make her comeback with her new single “Pretty Boy” on the 25th and hold a ‘Pretty Boy Party‘ the same day.

Check out Juniel making her grand entrance in her search to find a ‘pretty boy’ below!

Tip: MYjuniel

2NE1′s Dara prepares lunch for her brother MBLAQ’s Thunder

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 05:14 AM PDT

2NE1‘s Dara made fans wish that she was their sister by showing the lunch she prepared with love for her younger brother MBLAQ‘s Thunder.

Dara updated fans on her Twitter with the message, “My chic younger brother Thunder received the lunch that noona prepared and personally sent me a selca!!!!!!! >.< This calls for a celebration~ celebration!!! ^.^ Oohjjoojjoojjoojjoo~,” along with a proof shot of Thunder giving his big sister a smile as he holds up his freshly prepared lunch.

Fans commented, “Thunder is handsome,” “It seems their relationship is good,” and “I wish I had a noona who prepares lunch for me.”

In other news, 2NE1 recently featured in “Gettin’ Dumb” from will.i.am‘s latest album.

M.I.B to be the first Korean artists to attend ‘Music Matters’ 2 years in a row

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 04:50 AM PDT

M.I.B are the first Korean artists to be invited to ‘Music Matters‘ for two consecutive years.

‘Music Matters’ is one of the 3 biggest international music events along with ‘MIDEM‘ and ‘SXSW‘. This year, only 6 teams were invited to the K-pop showcase after 33 teams applied. M.I.B beat the odds and became the first ever Korean artists to be performing at the event 2 years in a row.

Their label Jungle Entertainment said, “Since M.I.B were chosen to represent Korea 2 years in a row, they’ll be preparing a perfect stage that can create a road for foreign promotions. They’re going to make the music industry personnel from all over the world and on-site audience passionate.

Other Korean artists invited include Lena ParkAOA, and SPICA. The event will take place in Singapore on May 24th.

Actress Ryu Hyun Kyung could’ve debuted as a rapper under YG Entertainment?

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 04:26 AM PDT

Actress Ryu Hyun Kyung surprised everyone by revealing that she almost joined YG Entertainment as a rapper.

During a recent filming of SBS‘ ‘Incarnation‘, the actress busted out her hidden rap skills and told her story about almost becoming part of the YG Family.

Ryu Hyun Kyung shared, “My childhood dream was to become a rapper, so I had the goal of making my debut as a rapper before I turn 30 years old. After my debut [as an actress], I was rapping along to Jinusean‘s song when a YGE manager came up to me and asked if I had any thoughts of becoming a singer. At the time I replied, ‘But I’m an actress,’ and I am hitting the ground in regret at how I rejected his offer.”

Watch Ryu Hyun Kyung’s rap on the April 23rd episode at 11:10 PM KST! She’ll also be appearing on ‘Running Man‘.

Jang Geun Suk successfully wraps up his one-night-two-day fan meeting with 1,500 fans

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 04:02 AM PDT

‘Asia’s Prince’ Jang Geun Suk took time to get up close and personal with 1,500 fans during his fan meeting held on the 21st-22nd at the High1 Convention Hotel in Gangwondo, South Korea.

His fan meeting, titled ‘Lotte Duty Free Jang Geun Suk in Star Avenue‘, was not your typical fan meet, lasting throughout the night for one night and two days. Jang Geun Suk spent time with his fans by having dinner with them, updating them during a talk segment, and sharing his ‘life graph’. He also sang his heart out to a total of four songs during the mini concert, giving fans an unforgettable night.

The actor, who has been busy promoting with his project group ‘Team-H‘ for his '2013 TEAM H PARTY – I JUST WANNA HAVE FUN' tour, will release his 2nd Japanese full-length album ‘Nature Boy‘ on May 29th.

IU makes Geeks’ dreams come true

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 03:35 AM PDT

Geeks had their dreams come true!

Geeks member Little Boi uploaded a photo onto his Twitter and wrote, “D…Dream come true.” The photo showed the two Geeks members posing with IU backstage at ‘Inkigayo‘. Their wide smiles show that they were definitely happy to meet the singer.

Little Boi hilariously added, “Ji… Ji Eun,” referring to IU’s birth name as well as “When I went to the PC cafe, I saw [cardboard cut outs of her] a lot,” and “I saw one that was alive and moving.

Looks like someone’s a big fan of IU!

D-Unit releases “Thank You” ft. Beenzino MV

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 03:08 AM PDT

D-Unit have released the music video for their follow-up track "Thank You" feat. Beenzino!

Their agency previously announced the news, stating, "Starting from the third week of April through the end of May, D-Unit will promote their follow-up track 'Thank You'."

Although the song, composed by Block B's Zico, was meant to be the title track of the second part of their album, they've decided to go with a different track. So ahead of their promotions for their 'Affirmative Chap.2' album, they've revealed this song for their follow-up promotions.

Check it out below!

Nega Network releases full teaser for upcoming boy group

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 03:04 AM PDT

Nega Network has released the ‘full’ teaser for their upcoming boy group inspired by Brown Eyed Girls.

As mentioned before, the group is currently going by the nickname of 'Brown Eyed Boys' and consists of 6 members who have been training under the agency, which is also the home to Brown Eyed Girls. The video’s title, 'New Artist_9′, coincides with the May 9th release date for their debut album, and it's presumed that this video introduces the members of the boy group.

Check out the video clip below!

CNBLUE celebrates the release of “Blind Love” with 100 lucky BOICEs

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 02:51 AM PDT

CNBLUE celebrated the release of their 5th Japanese single “Blind Love” with no one other than their BOICEs!

Only 100 lucky fans were able to meet and greet CNBLUE during their fan meeting, ‘Only 100 fans! Recochoku’s exclusive premium event‘. Japanese music download site Recochoku invited 100 fans who downloaded CNBLUE’s new single ‘Blind Love’ to the event held in Tokyo on the 21st.

CNBLUE shared, “We wrote the lyrics while pondering on the image of cherry blossom songs.”

CNBLUE’s 5th Japanese single “Blind Love” was composed by Jonghyun and expresses the feelings of a man who can’t forget his past love. “Blind Love” has already topped charts in Japan prior to its release on the 24th.

‘Book of the House of Gu’ kicks its way to the top of its time slot

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 02:26 AM PDT

The viewers have spoken, and they apparently like to start off their week with a little action and romance. The MBC drama ‘Book of the House of Gu‘ topped its time slot in viewer ratings once again.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the April 22nd broadcast of ‘Book of the House of Gu’ achieved a 14.4% viewer rating which was a 0.7% decrease from its previous viewer rating of 15.1%.

Meanwhile, KBS 2TV‘s ‘God of the Workplace‘ and SBS‘ ‘Jang Ok Jung‘ achieved a 14.0% and 6.9% viewer rating, respectively.

With a star-studded list of idol stars featuring in each of the three Monday-Tuesday dramas, it will be interesting to see which drama soars to the top. Are you keeping up with ‘Book of the House of Gu’?

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon turns into a vampire for chocolate fondue

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 02:02 AM PDT

Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon turned into a vampire for chocolate!

She posted the above photo with the caption, “Vampire again!!! Kuang kuang ><.” Taeyeon was posing near a chocolate fondue fountain and pretending to take a bite right out of it.

In another photo with Sunny, the two look unsatisfied as they fish out food that they’d dunked into the chocolate fountain. Taeyeon wrote, “Dessert of the day ;) sweet chocolate fondue!

Girls’ Generation just recently finished the final leg of their Japanese arena tour, so hopefully they’ll have music promotions soon!