Monday, May 13, 2013

"B2ST’s Junhyung says he’s not having a hard time after his breakup with Hara" plus 19 more

"B2ST’s Junhyung says he’s not having a hard time after his breakup with Hara" plus 19 more


B2ST’s Junhyung says he’s not having a hard time after his breakup with Hara

Posted: 13 May 2013 09:03 AM PDT

B2ST‘s Junhyung talked about his break-up with KARA‘s Hara.

On May 13, he attended the press conference for his upcoming drama, ‘Monstar‘ at the 63 Convention Center in Yeouido. At the press conference, he was asked how he was doing after his break-up with Hara. He answered, “It didn’t affect me filming for the drama in any way. I think you just do what you have to do. As was said in the press release, we just decided to stay friends. I recently saw her at ‘Dream Concert, and we got along fine. I hope you don’t think that I’m having a hard time.

The pair started dating publicly in June 2011, but broke up around 2 months ago. But even if their relationship didn’t work out in the end, the pair still paved a big road for other idols who might want to go public with their relationship.

2PM release 6 posters for their ‘GROWN’ comeback

Posted: 13 May 2013 08:33 AM PDT

2PM has released the posters for their ‘GROWN‘ comeback!

To celebrate the release of their physical album, the boys released 6 individual posters as well. The posters are from the same theme of “Come Back When You Hear This Song“, with the boys staring forlornly out into the city as they stand on the roof of a building. They’re decked out in suits again, and show just how classy men can get.

Junho, Jun.K, Taecyeon, and Chansung all participated in the album as songwriters, rap-writers, and composers. The album shows just how much they’ve grown not only as men, but also in their music. JYP Entertainment said, “The album that was released on the 13th have their mature images, like the title song. Please show a lot of love.

The boys will finally have their comeback comeback on ‘M! Countdown‘ this week, so stay tuned!

Which poster is your favorite?

T-ara N4 finally meet up with Chris Brown in Los Angeles

Posted: 13 May 2013 08:04 AM PDT

Last week, we reported that Chris Brown sent a love call to T-ara N4, and recently they were spotted on his MV set. Now, Core Contents Media has finally revealed photos showing the first meeting between the girls and Chris Brown.

The girls had arrived to Los Angeles on May 12, where Chris Brown sent 18 bodyguards to escort them to the hotel. Afterwards, the girls headed to a set where he was filming a CF. When he saw them, he smiled and said, “I’ve wanted to meet you“, and the members of T-ara N4 were also thrilled, thanking him and saying, “Thank you for liking our music, inviting us to the United States and even sending out a limousine and bodyguards.

The girls will be returning to Korea on either Thursday or Friday (May 16 or 17) after they have additional meetings with people in the music industry during their brief stay in Los Angeles. As they also have plans to meet with others in the music industry – do you think we could see an American debut soon for the girls?

VIXX to continue with otherworldly themes for mini album ‘HYDE’

Posted: 13 May 2013 07:29 AM PDT

VIXX won over fans with their literal beastly image for “On and On“, and now they’re back again with yet another beastly image!

The boys had announced that they’d be having a comeback with their first anniversary party, and released their teaser for their upcoming first mini album ‘HYDE‘ where they’re all donned with dark, black-feathered wings. To provide additional eye candy, the boys took off their shirts for fans to see their chiseled abs.

‘HYDE’ includes 6 songs, one of which is an instrumental:

  1. Light Up the Darkness
  2. Hyde
  3. Stop Resisting (ft. Minah of Girl’s Day)
  4. CHAOS
  5. Love Letter
  6. Hyde (Instrumental)

Are you looking forward to their comeback?

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Listen to a sneak peek of Vibe’s 5th album in new preview teaser

Posted: 13 May 2013 04:53 AM PDT

Vibe swept charts with pre-release of "I Want To Meet You At Least Once", and now they’re gearing up for their album release with a preview teaser of all the songs off their 5th album, ‘As I’m Getting Older“!

Yoon Min Soo, who many of you know and love as Yoon Hoo's father on 'Dad! Where Are You Going?', has reunited with Ryu Jae Hyun to make a return with their 5th album 'Organic Sound', which will be dropping on the 15th.

In addition to the pre-released track and title song “Getting To This Age there will be eight other songs on the album for a 10-track disc.

Do you have a favorite track so far?

Akdong Musician & Lee Hyun Woo star in adorably sweet MV for “I Love You” from the ‘All About My Romance’ OST

Posted: 13 May 2013 04:14 AM PDT

Though the song has been holding strong on the charts for several weeks, Akdong Musician has finally released the full music video  for their ‘All About My Romance‘ OST, ”I Love You“.

The song is the duo’s self-composed song, and in addition to the sibling duo and Lee Hyun Woo work together for the MV. This is a special treat for Lee Soo Hyun since she chose him as her favorite actor!

In fact, Lee Soo Hyun and Lee Hyun Woo shyly flirt throughout the music video with Lee Chan Hyuk caught in the middle.

Watch Lee Chan Hyuk try, and fail, to separate the two love birds in the music video below!

TEEN TOP brings down the house at Korea University for their 1st solo concert

Posted: 13 May 2013 03:16 AM PDT

After three years since their debut, TEEN TOP held their first solo concert in Korea!

TEEN TOP kicked off their ‘2013 TEEN TOP No.1 Asia Tour‘ at Korea University in Seoul on May 11-12.

TEEN TOP opened up the concert with their latest single “Miss Right“, and continued to energize the audience with performances of “Walk By…” and “I Wanna Love“. The group also greeted fans and shared how excited and nervous they were about their first live concert.

Following their performances of “Beautiful Girl“, “Baby U“, and “Girl Friend“, the group surprised fans by splitting into subunits for their stages. Niel, Chunji, and Changjo performed “Hello“, Ricky sang “If It’s You“, Chunji sang “Are You Doing Well“, and last but not least, Niel and C.A.P performed a musical remake of “Two Melodies“.

The boys then made a 180 degree transformation for the second act of their concert by going strong with their debut song “Clap” and “Supa Luv“. During TEEN TOP’s performance of “Angel“, their fans surprised them with a special video message, bringing the group to tears. The group also put on their best girl group cover with a sexy performance of SISTAR19‘s “Gone Not Around Any Longer“.

The group sang a total of 30 songs throughout the two-hour long concert and finished the show with a bang by performing “Crazy” and encore stages of Be Ma Girl” and “Shake It!

TEEN TOP will continue on their tour and move on to Kobe, Japan on the 18th, Tokyo on the 21st-22nd, and more!

Check out an overview clip posted by TEEN TOP earlier today:

‘Infinity Challenge’ touches on the serious topic of Korean freedom fighters

Posted: 13 May 2013 02:16 AM PDT

The most recent episode of ‘Infinity Challenge‘ attempted to challenge (ha!) the weighty topic of the Korean independence movement.

After getting occupied by Japanese troops in the early 20th century, the Korean peninsula went through a period of colonization, spurring independence movements and figures such as Ahn Joong Geun, who assassinated Ito Hirobumi, the first prime minister of Japan. The cast member of ‘Infinity Challenge’ spent some time educating their guests for the day – a gaggle of idol groups such as SECRET, INFINITE, and others – on the importance behind the independence movement.

As the lecturer for the ‘class’, Yoo Jae Suk read out loud a letter from Ahn Joong Geun’s mother, written to him after he had told her of his plans. “If you believe that dying earlier than your mother is wrong, I will become a laughingstock. Your death is not only for you, but for the entire nation of Chosun. Die for your country without second thoughts,” she had written. “It is a consequence of doing the correct thing, so don’t try and save your life; dying is the greatest form of fealty for your mother.”

“This is probably the last letter I will write to you. I don’t expect to see you again in this life, so come see me in the next world as the son of the Father,” she wrote.

An excerpt from his will was also read aloud. “Even after I go to heaven, I will dedicate my efforts, as always, to the restoration of our country. When the sounds of Korea’s independence rings in heaven, I will dance and cheer in joy.”

For the idols in attendance – who often sacrifice schooling for practice and other activities – as well for the viewers watching at home and abroad, it was definitely a learning and enlightening experience.

Portions of the broadcast have already been subbed and can be viewed below:

Full show below:

Shinhwa gets fans closer to the action in album jacket making-of film

Posted: 13 May 2013 12:17 AM PDT

As Shinhwa's comeback date rolls closer, the group is slowly revealing the secrets behind ‘The Classic‘.

The members of this long running group will be returning with their 11th album 'The Classic', and they’re pulling out all the stops by bringing director Cho Soo Hyun, who worked on "Gangnam Style" as well as Shinhwa’s very own "Once in a Lifetime" back in 2006.

Their latest update is the behind-the-scenes video of the album jacket photo shoot. As expected, there are plenty of laughs and silliness in the making-of video.

Watch the Shinhwa shenanigans below as we await their return on the 16th:

M.Pire puts on their first performance ahead of their debut at the ’2013 Dream Concert’

Posted: 12 May 2013 11:04 PM PDT

Six-member boy group M.Pire joined the 21 idol groups and made their first appearance at the ‘2013 Dream Concert‘.

M.Pire consists of Taehee, Yooseung, Hyunjoon, Kangon, Red, and Jerry. Member Yooseung also came into the spotlight for starring in the MBC drama ‘Hundred Year Inheritance‘ as Uhm Seul Hong.

Their title track, “We Can’t Be Friends“, is composed by Hong Sung Min and written by Ddori Jang Gun, and is a dance track with hip hop elements.

M.Pire will be making their official debut this June.

Check out their first performance below!

Tip: Timo

YG Entertainment narrows down “Who’s Next?” to 2 artists

Posted: 12 May 2013 10:18 PM PDT


YG Entertainment previously left an ambiguous teaser, asking fans, “Who’s Next?”, with the names of its artists listed on the poster. Then, the agency narrowed down the list by fading out some of the names, leaving just 2NE1, Kang Seung Yoon, CL, Taeyang, and YG New Artist!

Now, even more names are faded out leaving just 2NE1 and CL. Considering that it has been well over a year since the release of 2NE1′s last album, fans are more than eager to hear new music from their idols. It looks like regardless of who is actually next, Blackjacks will be happy campers.

YG Entertainment stated, “Starting from the 28th to the end of this year, a lot of YGE artists plan to make their comebacks. As 28th is the starting date, CEO Yang Hyun Suk and the agency artists and staff are preparing hard for it.”

Will CL be releasing a lead single or mini-album as a prelude to a 2NE1 comeback? Will 2NE1 release a new album and then follow-up with Cl’s solo promotions? Only Yang Hyun Suk knows the answer, but we’d love to know what you think will happen on May 28th.

 

2PM will get fans saying “TGIF” with their live concert ‘2PM Is Back with Genie’ to be streamed on YouTube

Posted: 12 May 2013 09:54 PM PDT

2PM are definitely making up for the long wait by treating fans to their live-stream concert, ‘2PM Is Back with Genie'!

The one-hour long concert begins on Friday, the 17th at 9PM KST at the M-Stage in Gangnam. 2PM will be performing their double title tracks, “Come Back When You Hear This Song” and “All Day I Think About You” (“Ha.Ni.Bbun“), as well as their past hit songs and follow-up tracks from their new album. The boys will also show love to fans by performing Junho‘s self-composed song “Love Song“. International fans can also get their ‘hands up’ in their own homes as the concert will be streamed on YouTube.

JYP Entertainment stated, “2PM, who kicked off their successful comeback in two years, will create a concert through which fans will be able to feel their energy and passion. We hope that many people come out and have a fun time with 2PM.”

2PM will also kick off their sexy comeback stages on ‘M!Countdown‘ this week!

Junho suffers an extremely risky injury practicing for 2PM’s concert

Posted: 12 May 2013 09:25 PM PDT

Junho revealed a shocking story on 2PM‘s comeback show, ‘2PM Returns‘.

The comeback show aired on MBC on the 12th, showing the boys working hard for their comeback and their concert. During the process, Junho wanted to learn acrobatics, but he had injured himself badly while practicing! He confessed, “I wanted to learn acrobatics, so I worked really hard. There was a time I fell directly onto my head from 2 meters (approximately 6.6 feet) and lost consciousness for about 2 minutes.

His injury was severe, and he revealed, “Everyone was worried because they thought I might not be able to dance. I landed on my left arm, and the cartilage tore. Recently, we had the rehearsal for the Shanghai concert, but I couldn’t stand. I went to the hospital and found out I had a spinal fracture.

But being the hardworking Junho, he didn’t even consider dropping out from the concert – he stayed on the wheelchair only backstage, pushed himself onto his feet for the stage. He said, “I had a concert the next day. I had no choice, so I was on a wheelchair until right before the stage. I wrapped my waist and I could only stand as I sang.

When asked, “Have you thought about giving up dancing?“, he answered, “If I give up dancing, I have to give up this career. I always thought about how not to get hurt and how to be good. But I always enjoyed myself, so I don’t want to stop. Right now, I’ve healed a lot, but right now I still have to get therapy. To be honest, if I start doing intense moves, my shoulder can still be stressed.

Hopefully, Junho will have healed up for their upcoming comeback stages!

Source: Sports Chosun
[Thanks to everyone who sent in this tip!]

Noel’s Kang Kyun Sung makes his solo return with new single “Just Look At the Sky”

Posted: 12 May 2013 09:02 PM PDT

Noel‘s Kang Kyun Sung held his own as a solo artist once again with new single “Just Look At the Sky“.

CLEF Company‘s collaboration series ‘CLEF Project‘ released their first album ‘CLEF Project 1/4‘ featuring Kang Kyun Sung.

“Just Look At the Sky” expresses the longing for a past love and the string quartet, acoustic guitar as well as Kang Kyun Sung’s refined voice make listeners feel the same nostalgia and love.

Get your heart ready for Spring with the “Just Look At the Sky” MV below!

The single also featured Soliste‘s “I Miss You“.

Former ‘Shaolin Girl’ Z.HERA makes her debut with title track “Peacock” + 1st mini album ‘Z.HERA BORN’

Posted: 12 May 2013 08:53 PM PDT

Z.HERA is the next songstress to make her entrance into the K-pop scene with her debut song “Peacock” from her 1st mini album ‘Z.HERA BORN‘.

Some fans might remember Z.HERA as the 11-year-old Ji Hye Ran who featured on the documentary program, ‘Human Theater‘, back in 2006. Z.HERA became recognized as the ‘Shaolin Girl’ who trained in Shaolin martial arts with her brother for five years in China. Although she could have very well been a professional martial artist, Z.HERA shared on the documentary program six years ago, “My dream is to become a singer.”

Now she has accomplished her dream. Take a listen to her debut song “Peacock” as well as other tracks off her mini-album!

Re:Start

Confession

Re: Start (Gold Brothers Remix)

Peacock English Version

You can also watch her album jacket filming to see more BTS footage of the starlet as well as some dance covers.

Britney Spears‘ “Toxic

Freestyle Dance

Do you think she has what it takes to make her mark as a soloist?

4minute’s Jiyoon shows off her expert cup-playing skill in cover of “When I’m Gone” from ‘Pitch Perfect’

Posted: 12 May 2013 08:44 PM PDT

In between, unit promotions and preparing for 4minute‘s comeback, Jiyoon seems to have taken the time to learn to play the cups.

That’s right, Cube Entertainment just uploaded a clip of Jiyoon covering “When I’m Gone” as sung in the movie ‘Pitch Perfect‘ generally referred to as “The Cup Song”. Not only is her singing on point, but she also deftly plays the cups, with requisite claps, taps and flips for a great rendition of the song.

Prepare to be amazed by Jiyoon’s cover below.

If you haven’t seen the original, check it out and let us know how Jiyoon compares.

Learn the ‘ding-ga ding-ga dance’ directly from T-ara N4

Posted: 12 May 2013 08:30 PM PDT

Loen TV has revealed the next artist to teach for their popular ‘Let’s Dance‘ series, none other than T-ara N4.

The girls teach several of the difficult and complex dance moves that makes up their high-energy performances of “Countryside Life“. The girls teach the rice planting dance, the ding-ga ding-ga dance, and the very difficult rabbit dance.

What dance is your favorite? Have you tried any of them?

San E makes a new start in “Big Boy”, his 1st single since leaving JYP Entertainment,

Posted: 12 May 2013 08:23 PM PDT

 

Rapper San E, who recently ended his run under JYP Entertainment, is a ‘Big Boy’ who will never stop pursuing his dreams in his newest single “Big Boy” featuring Bee of Rphabet!

Of the song, San E recently tweeted, “I’m ‘Big Boy’ San E who left JYP Nation!! Do you have to grow taller to be a ‘Big Boy’? My dream is powerful and strong, so I’m a ‘Big Boy’!!!”.

San E doesn’t disappoint with amazing lyricism and delivery. Do you think his decision to leave JYP was a smart one?

How do you like the new song?

Rookie boy group ATTACK greets the world in “Hello Hello” MV

Posted: 12 May 2013 08:06 PM PDT


Rookie boy group ATTACK has released their latest single “Hello Hello“!

ATTACK debuted last year, and consists of members Jiyoung, Sunghwan, Jonghoon, A, and Changwoo. ATTACK includes two former KINO members (Jonghoon, Sunghwan) as well as former SOS members (Jiyoung, Changwoo).

The song is a mid-tempo ballad about lost love, of course. The MV shows off some slick choreography as well as more than a few broken hearts.

Is the song and video what you expected?

Tip: ken

Swings enlists the talents of Seo In Guk and NS Yoon-G for dazzling “Would You?” MV

Posted: 12 May 2013 07:56 PM PDT

Swings and Seo In Guk have joined together for a spectacular new release featuring a NS Yoon-G, who even put on a cast for her scenes as the love interest. Would You?” is a groovy R&B-inspired track that is sure to have heads bobbing and toes tapping.

Digipedi directed  of the music video. Digital Pedicure aka Digipedi for short is a two-person team that are responsible for some great K-pop videos including: Busker Busker’s Cherry Blossom Ending, SHINee‘s “Dream Girl“, and John Park‘s “Falling“.

WIth that kind of creativity behind the cameras and Swings, Seo In Guk, and NS Yoon-G in front of them, it’s no wonder the music video is a luscious and suave feast for the eyes and ears.

Are you happy with the music video? What’s your favorite scene?