Friday, May 17, 2013

"Autographed JYJ Postcards!" plus 24 more

"Autographed JYJ Postcards!" plus 24 more

Autographed JYJ Postcards!

Posted: 17 May 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Tony Moly revealed new postcards of their current model, JYJ.

JYJ's signed postcards for cosmetic brand Tony Moly have been revealed to the public. The cool members of the group are looking more handsome although they are wearing just simple shirts. Their charismatic gaze and cute smiles will surely melt everyone's heart.

Take a look at the signed postcards below.

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[WGM Hongki & Mina ep 7] The wedding

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:50 AM PDT

Hongki and Mina had a simple but memorable wedding ceremony in the latest episode of We Got Married, check out who were invited in the videos below.

Courtesy of GlobalWeGotMarried  @ Youtubefor the videos

[WGM Taecyeon & Gui Gui ep 7] Honeymoon in Jeju Island

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:44 AM PDT

Some readers requested for the subbed videos of We Got Married featuring Taecyeon and Gui Gui, here comes the videos of the sweet couple having their honeymoon in Jeju Island, check out the subbed videos below.

Courtesy of GlobalWeGotMarried @ Youtube for the videos.

Seo In Young thankful for good responses for new album

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Solo singer Seo In Young makes her official comeback with the release of her mini album 'Forever Young', showing off her gently, feminine side. The title song "Let's Break Up" ranked high on various online music charts almost immediately after the release.

The singer expressed her gratitude for the good responses of the fans for her new album. She wrote on her Twitter, "I've been feeling very nervous, but now, I feel really thankful for great reactions that you all showed. Thank you!!"

Seo In Young also congratulated her fellow singer Baek Ji Young saying, I forgot to mention it during my showcase yesterday. Baek Ji Young~ Congratulations to your pregnancy~~~."

SHINHWA & Girls' Generation snap a group photo

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:27 AM PDT

SHINHWA and Girls' Generation performed at the Music Bank 700th episode special aired earlier today.

The members of Girls' Generation and SHINHWA met at the backstage and they posed together for a group photo.

Girls' Generation's members are seen holding SHINHWA's latest albums as shown in the photo, meanwhile, SHINHWA made their comeback with "This Love" on various music shows this week.

Heo Young Saeng hopes that SS501 can promote together again

Posted: 17 May 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Heo Young Saeng hopes that his group SS501 will be like Shinhwa, who have been together for 15 long years.

In a recent recording of KBS 2TV 'Happy Together 3', Heo Young Saeng appeared as a guest, along with Shinhwa. During the show, Heo Young Saeng expressed, "When I look at Shinhwa, who have been together for 15 years without breaking up but still gaining popularity, it makes me reflect on my own group."

He continued, "When SS501 were together, we weren't able to do that. If we could promote together again, I wish we would leave behind lots of beautiful memories just like Shinhwa."

Hoping that SS501 will come together again, he added, "After watching Shinhwa on 'Win Win', I thought of my SS501 members and sent text messages to them. They were all watching the broadcast and had the same feelings as me."

Shinhwa keeps promise and prepares 1,000 lunches for 2PM’s fans

Posted: 17 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Keeping their promise, the boys of Shinhwa prepared lunches for 2PM fans.

Back in September of 2012, Shinhwa and 2PM competed against each other on MBC's 'God of Victory', where the loser will fulfill a special promise. 2PM asked Shinhwa to gift 1,000 of their fans with lunch when they make a comeback, while Shinhwa asked 2PM to show at the airport wearing Shinhwa fanclub's official orange raincoats and hold up fan cards.

In the end, 2PM came out as the winners, and Shinhwa kept their promise by providing 1,000 lunches for fans of 2PM during their comeback yesterday.

2PM's Wooyoung provided a proof shot via Twitter and wrote, No way, I didn't expect this... They really kept their promise... Whoa @.@ Shinhwa sunbaenims are the best!!! I will cheer on for 'This Love' to be daebak~ ^0^ Thank you!!"

BTOB sells out first fan meeting in Thailand in 5 minutes

Posted: 17 May 2013 06:00 AM PDT

BTOB will be embarking on their overseas promotions with first fan meetings in Thailand and Cambodia.

The idol group left for Bangkok, Thailand on May 16 to meet with fans through their week-long fan meet events. BTOB will hold its 'BTOB Press Play Party in Thailand 2013' at the Scala Theatre on May 18, and then fly to Phnom Penh for an event at the Koh Pich Theatre on the 19th.

Especially, BTOB's Thai fan meeting sold all of its 1,000 tickets in five minutes of going on sale during the ticketing in early April, showcasing their popularity in Thailand.

Starting on May 17, BTOB will also make guest appearances in Thai music show and variety show, as well as hold a press conference and have a fan signing sessions.

Psy to co-host Canada’s ‘MuchMusic Video Awards’

Posted: 17 May 2013 05:30 AM PDT

World sensation Psy will be making his live Canadian television hosting and performance debut through the upcoming 'MuchMusic Video Awards'.

Psy was recently appointed as one of the MCs for Canada's 'MuchMusic Video Awards' to be held in Toronto on June 16. He will also perform at the event as well as listed as nominee in the fan-driven category of 'Fave International Artist/Group of the Year' alongside co-host Demi Lovato, One Direction and Taylor Swift.

Psy said, "I'm glad to participate in the event as one of the MCs and performers. I hope many Canadian fans will give me a lot of supports."

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri snaps lovely photos with Baeksang Awards trophy

Posted: 17 May 2013 05:05 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Kwon Yuri snapped a series of lovely photos with her trophy from the recent '49th Baeksang Arts Awards'.

On May 17th, Yuri posted on Girls' Generation's official website, "It's an emotional moment that our fans have created for us♥ Although we're thankful everyday and happy everyday, For giving me the chance to feel the honour of holding one of the trophies of the Baeksang Arts Awards! I'm feeling unbelievably thankful and happy kya-ang~ I will definitely reciprocate by showing better sides of myself, step by step. Next time, the appearance of me in a pretty dress.. do look forward to it too ^^ Thank you and I love you kya~"

Yuri won the 'Popularity Award' for her role on the drama 'Fashion King' at the '49th Baeksang Arts Awards' which was held at Kyunghee University on May 9th.

Credit: Kymmie

Lee Yeon Hee charms with outdoor look for ‘North Face’

Posted: 17 May 2013 04:40 AM PDT

Actress Lee Yeon Hee displayed her charming aura in her new fashion pictorial with global outdoor brand, 'North Face'.

In the pictorial, the actress showcases a trendy 'rain look' in her wind jacket matched with simple yellow rain boots and backpack. She also displays a cute and feminine look in bright white and orange outfits, giving the brand her unique twists.

Meanwhile, Lee Yeon Hee is shooting for the upcoming movie 'The Nights Before Wedding', which tells the stories of four engaged couples who go through pre-wedding traumas and many other events.

B2ST’s Junhyung, BTOB & Ha Yeon Soo release “Past Days” for ‘Monstar’ OST

Posted: 17 May 2013 04:20 AM PDT

B2ST's Junhyung, BTOB and Ha Yeon Soo have teamed up to release a special single for Mnet's new music drama, 'Monstar'.

On May 17th, Junhyung and BTOB's Minhyuk, Sungjae, Changsub and Hyunsik who star as members of the idol group 'Men In Black' in the drama, as well as Ha Yeon Soo released their own rendition of Yoo Jae Ha's "Past Days".

In the drama, "Past Days" will be introduced as a song that Ha Yeon Soo sings with 'Men In Black', and it is a very important song that will open the first episode of the drama.

Check out the track below.

Shinhwa returns with “This Love” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:57 AM PDT

Legendary group Shinhwa, who's celebrating their 15th anniversary in the industry, is finally making a comeback with their 11th album 'The Classic' featuring the title song "This Love".

"This Love" is said to be a gift to Shinhwa by Lee McCutcheon, Andrew Jackson, and James Flannigan, who were also in charge of Shinhwa's previous hit, "Venus". Trying to add new stuff on top of the group's original color, the song features the 'voguing dance' choreography that was first ever tried among all idol groups.

Shinhwa is embarking on their comeback promotions with their first stage of "This Love" on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'. Watch their performance below.

130517 Performances from the 700th episode of ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:59 AM PDT

KBS "Music Bank" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The 700th episode of the show which aired on May 17th features various special performances. SECRET, Ailee, K.Will and Nine Muses performed songs that have won number ones in the history of Music Bank including Jo Sung Mo's "To Heaven", Baek Ji Young's "Like I Got Shot", Lee Hyori's "U-Go-Girl" and Park Ji Yoon's "Adult Ceremony".

In addition, the show features anticipated comeback performances from Shinhwa, 2PM and Seo In Young.

Other performers tonight included Girls' Generation, SHINee, 4minute, B1A4, Dynamic Duo, Simon D and Rhythm Power.

Tonight's Performances:


Nine Muses






Girls' Generation

Watch tonight's comeback stages below:

Shinhwa - "This Love"
2PM - "Comeback When You Hear This Song"
Seo In Young - "Let's Break Up"

Seo In Young is back with “Let’s Break Up” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:32 AM PDT

Solo singer Seo In Young makes her official comeback with the release of her mini album 'Forever Young' with title song, "Let's Break Up". After her successful showcase in Itaewon, Seoul on May 14th, she is now kicking official promotions starting on this week's 'Music Bank'.

The sexy diva seems to make a 180 degree transformation, expressing her gently, feminine side. The title track "Let's Break Up" is acoustic ballad that accentuates her powerful voices and emotions.

Watch her performance below.

2PM makes a charismatic comeback on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:21 AM PDT

Breaking their two-year hiatus from the local music industry, 2PM made a grand return with much-awaited 3rd studio album, 'GROWN' featuring two title tracks "Comeback When You Hear This Song" and "All Day I Think of You".

The two new tracks are filled with the manly and mature transformation of the 2PM members. In addition, it was revealed that the 2PM members had personally taken to producing the album songs. While "Comeback When You Hear This Song" gave off a lyrical emotion, "All Day I Think of You" is a song that will allow you to feel the extremes of 2PM's sexiness.

Check out their first comeback stage on 'Music Bank' below.

Video message from Jason Mraz to Superstar K!

Posted: 17 May 2013 12:19 AM PDT

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AIA K-POP 2013 hits Malaysia in June!

Posted: 17 May 2013 12:11 AM PDT

Kuala Lumpur, 16 May 2013 - A shout-out to all K-POP fans in Malaysia: AIA Bhd. is bringing  a star-studded line up of Korea's hottest pop acts - Beast, 4Minute and G.NA - to perform live in Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur this 27thJune.

The first ever life insurer to sponsor a K-POP concert in the country, AIA Bhd. feels this is the perfect way to connect with young people from all walks of life and bring them together to share in this exciting and memorable experience with Asia's favourite modern pop stars.

Bill Lisle, CEO of AIA Bhd., said, "With Korean pop music now a phenomenon which is taking the world by storm, this concert will give us the opportunity to support some of the amazing talents Asia has to offer while capturing the interest, energy and real passion of today's younger generation."

He added, "This year is also a special one as it marks AIA's 65th anniversary in Malaysia, where we've built our business serving the ever-changing needs of people and companies here. The concert provides the ideal platform for AIA Malaysia employees, agency members, customers and business partners to come together as one big family to celebrate our 65 years in this country even as we embark upon a dynamic new chapter as a much bigger and stronger company."

The concert, themed "Be real. Love it. Live it," is a private event sponsored by AIA.However, up to 2,000 premium tickets will be made available to the public via the concert's promoter – Parallel Media Group. The tickets will be priced between RM250-RM450 and they will be sold at all Ticket Charge outlets starting 20 May 2013. Furthermore, fans are eligible for specially-priced tickets between RM200 to RM400 each when they register at  Fans will need to print out the confirmation of registration and head on down to any Ticket Charge outlets from 20 May-25 May 2013 to purchase these specially-priced tickets based on a first-come, first-served basis. All ticket prices exclude handling fees.

In addition, a host of activities has been planned for the next few weeks to generate excitement ahead of the concert and give AIA customers and K-POP fans a taste of the real K-POP experience. For starters, the official K-POP site launched on May 2 2013 to update K-POP fans on the latest concert news, photos and videos of their favourite K-POP artistes. AIA will also be organizing many fun contests and events to enable K-POP fans to win concert tickets and exclusive AIA-K-POP merchandize.

Gaon Chart releases rankings for May 5 – May 11

Posted: 17 May 2013 12:00 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 May 5, 2013 – May 11, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. Lee Hyori : "Miss Korea"

2. 4minute : "What's Your Name?"

3. Roy Kim : "Bom Bom Bom"

4. Vibe : "For The Last Time"

5. SECRET : "YooHoo"

6. 4Men : "Propose Song"

7. 2PM : "Come Back When You Hear This Song"

8. Akdong Musician : "I Love You"

9. B1A4 : "What's Happening?"

10. Younha : "The Real Reason Why We Broke Up"


Weekly Album Chart

1. B1A4 : "What's Happening?" [4th Mini Album]

2. Cho Yong Pil : "Hello" [19th Album]

3. SHINee : "Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions Of Me" [3rd Album]

4. Nine Muses : "Wild" [2nd Mini Album]

5. Markers : "Markers 10th Anniversary"

6. EXO-K : "MAMA" [1st Mini Album]

7. T-ara N4 : "Countryside Life" [1st Single]

8. Yoo Seung Woo : "The First Picnic" [1st Mini Album]

9. Teen Top : "No.1 Repackage Special Edition"

10. Lee Seung Gi : "When A Man Loves A Woman Vol.2"

< Last week's rankings

Psy to be a presenter at the ‘2013 Billboard Music Awards’

Posted: 16 May 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Psy will be attending the upcoming '2013 Billboard Music Awards' as a nominee and presenter.

According to Billboard website, Psy is one of the celebrities that will present an award during the ceremony, which is scheduled to air live in the United States from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19th. Other presenters include Cee-Lo Green, Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion and Shania Twain

In addition, Psy smash-hit singles "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman" are nominated for six different categories including 'Top New Artist', 'Top Streaming Artist', 'Top Rap Artist', 'Top Streaming Song', 'Top Rap Song' and 'Top Dance Song'.

SHINee to release travel note ‘SURPRISE VACATION’

Posted: 16 May 2013 11:00 PM PDT

SHINee will be releasing a travel note, filled with all of their adventures.

On May 25, the group will release their own travel note called 'SHINee SURPRISE VACATION'. This holds various stories of SHINee members, who went to Switzerland, Thailand, UK and Japan. The book also contains various contents from photos of beautiful scenery to member's daily activities as well as journals and frank writings.

Meanwhile, 'SHINee SURPRISE VACATION' will start reservation sales from May 16.

2NE1’s Dara and pet Dadoong transform into mobile game character

Posted: 16 May 2013 10:30 PM PDT

2NE1's Sandara has transformed into a game character with her pet cat, Dadoong.

Mobile game producer 'Wemade' and YG updated Sandara's game character in Korea's popular mobile game 'Wind Runner.' Sandara became the third YG singer to have her own game character after Psy and Big Bang's G-Dragon.

Sandara's game character fully portrays her style and individuality with her signature 'palm-tree hair,' and her pet cat Dadoong will also appear with her in the game. Her character's specialty is a 300 meter starter dash and she also doubles the acquired points when stomping the mushroom monsters.

Core Contents Media absolves 17-year old hacker

Posted: 16 May 2013 10:00 PM PDT

Entertainment company Core Contents Media decided to forgive the young hacker who hacked its website.

Recently, Core Contents Media's homepage was hacked and then shut down. The company had filed a report to the Gangnam police station and the hacker was arrested and investigated on May 16.

The hacker was found out to be a 17 year old high school student who lives in Gangwon province, and he turned himself in with his mother. He confessed that the hacking was done out of curiosity. The hacker and his mother also went to Core Contents Media's office to formally apologize.

The company has decided to show some leniency since the hacker was a minor. "We requested the cyber investigation team of Gangnam district police department to forgive the 17 year old hacker." The company added that even though they heavily suffered, they decided to forgive the student and asked him to never do such a thing again.

LEDApple to make a Japanese debut

Posted: 16 May 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Idol band LEDApple is preparing for the official Japanese debut this July.

The group, who is seeing unexpected popularity in the country, performed at the O-EAST and K-Stage-O! in Shibuya and Shinjuku this past week. They thanked fans for their attendance saying, "We're thankful to everyone who came out to see us."

The boys of LEDApple also revealed an exciting news, "We're going to open our Japanese official site on May 23 and we will make our official debut in July", announcing their official entrance in the Japanese market.

The group will making its official Japanese debut with 'KISS TOUR', which is scheduled for a release on July 31, 2013.

SISTAR confirms comeback in mid-June

Posted: 16 May 2013 09:00 PM PDT

Following the conclusion of SISTAR19's promotions, it was announced that SISTAR will be meeting their fans with a new album this summer. On May 16th, Starship Entertainment confirmed that the group will make a comeback in mid-June.

The agency announced, "SISTAR members are currently going through recording sessions. They will be back with the best album yet." Producer Brave Brother, who has been showing a great teamwork with SISTAR in the past, participated in their new album as well.

Fans are growing curious about whether SISTAR will be able to continue their success with their new album with 2NE1's CL starting her solo promotions on May 28, and Dal Shabet and A Pink planning for a comeback in June as well.