Thursday, May 16, 2013

"JYJ to attend the launch of M-Limited!" plus 24 more

"JYJ to attend the launch of M-Limited!" plus 24 more


JYJ to attend the launch of M-Limited!

Posted: 16 May 2013 08:30 AM PDT


JYJ is said to be attending the launch of M-Limited.

A new outdoor clothing brand will be launched on the May 21st called 'M Limited' by Millet. Idol group JYJ will attend the event as they are the endorsers of the said clothing brand. The 'M Limited' targets the younger generation and JYJ will be able to do that as they are known around the world.

On the 21st, 'M Limited' will reveal the information about the brand such ass vision, planning, goals and many more. The autumn and winter products are also expected to be revealed.


Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Psy to perform on America’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Posted: 16 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT


Psy will be making an appearance on the final stage of America's 'Dancing with the Stars'.

'Dancing with the Stars' is a popular dance competition show that pairs a celebrity with a professional dance. On the May 21st episode of the show, Psy will appear as special guest and will perform his latest hit single "Gentleman".

Psy already has an experience of starring on 'Dancing With The Stars'. On season 15 of the show last year, he performed an exciting stage with famous stars such as Emmet Smith, Courtesy Alley an Kelly Monaco.

Meanwhile, Psy had already created much headlines earlier on after the release of the news that he will be appearing on FOX TV's 'American Idol' later this week where he will also perform "Gentleman".

Shinhwa’s ‘The Classic’ dominates music charts

Posted: 16 May 2013 07:00 AM PDT


The longest-running idol group, Shinhwa signals a glorious comeback by dominating real-time music charts with 11th full length album, 'The Classic'.

On May 16th, Shinhwa released its 11th full length album, 'The Classic' on all major music website. The album title song "This Love" topped the charts of Mnet, Bugs, Naver Music, Daum Music, Olleh Music, Cyworld and Soribada as soon it was released.

In addition, other tracks from the album were also found in the upper tier of the charts.

Shinhwa Company stated, "Shinhwa's 11th album is a piece of work in which we tried to add new stuff on top of the group's original color. We also added some dance songs, that has been representing Shinhwa, and some popular songs trying to make this the best album ever."

B2ST’s Junhyung, BTOB & Ha Yeon Soo to collaborate for ‘Monstar’ OST

Posted: 16 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT


B2ST's Junhyung, BTOB and Ha Yeon Soo will be collaborating to release a special single for Mnet's upcoming music drama, 'Monstar'.

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 will release 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. The song will be released on May 17th.

Girls’ Generation’s Yuri to form love triangle with Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk

Posted: 16 May 2013 06:00 AM PDT


We previously reported that Girls' Generation's Yuri will be making her full-fledged debut on the big screen with 'No Breathing', and now, more details regarding her role were revealed.

In the film, Yuri is planning on showing an enthusiastic performance of the role of Jung Eun, a girl who dreams of becoming a musician. She is described as someone who has a free and easy personality and emotional singing voice. Her character will form a love triangle with her childhood friends played by Lee Jong Suk and Seo In Guk.

Yuri expressed her excitement about her screen debut saying, "It is a great opportunity for me to show my different side as an actress. First time I read the scenario, I really liked the character 'Jung Eun.' I'll do my best for the movie to succeed."

T-ara N4 meets T.I. + receives lovecall from producer team 1500 or NOTHIN

Posted: 16 May 2013 05:29 AM PDT


After meeting with Chris Brown, T-ara N4 came face-to-face with American hip-hop artist T.I.

T-ara N4 met with an American producing team at Paramount Recording Studios to discuss music and a possible collaboration. During their visit, the girls met with T.I., and they enjoyed listening to music together and discussed about various things.

In addition, T-ara N4 received a love call from the producer team '1500 or NOTHIN', who's known for producing music for Beyonce, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa.

Core Contents Media revealed, "The team of producers known as 1500 or NOTHIN proposed to meet with T-ara N4 after hearing their music. The unit is also receiving a lot of love calls from U.S. music representatives and musicians."

T-ara N4 is set to return to Korea on May 17th at 5:50 PM through Incheon Airport and will continue with their promotion activities in Korea.

More of Girls’ Generation Sooyoung’s gorgeous photos for ‘DOUBLE-M’ released!

Posted: 16 May 2013 05:06 AM PDT


Known for her model-like physique, Girls' Generation's Sooyoung will be promoting the 'DOUBLE-M' Spring/Summer collection for 2013. The brand recently released a ton of photos of its newest endorser.

The series of spread not only shows the official pictorial, but also the behind-the-scene cuts, showing Sooyoung's natural beauty and her perfect attitude as a fashionista. Sooyoung shows off her sexiness by showing a bit of her abs, and her trademark long, flawless legs.

The brand's representative revealed that the reason Sooyoung was chosen as their muse was because the Double M item she was photographed with at Wonder Girls Sunye's wedding completely sold out.






















Credit: wonderfulgeneration

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica shows her elegance in Paris for ‘Vogue Girl’

Posted: 16 May 2013 04:44 AM PDT


Girls' Generation's Jessica once again displayed her elegant beauty in her recent pictorial for the June issue of fashion magazine, 'Vogue Girl'.

Jessica recently shot a spread in Paris for the magazine, bringing out the best of her personality. She revealed her feminine and sophisticated charms to go along with the summer season, as she flaunts her beauty in a floral one-piece dress, short pants, and accessories.

Lee Min Ho releases jacket photo for special album ‘My Everything’

Posted: 16 May 2013 04:29 AM PDT


Actor Lee Min Ho will return his fans' love for him through a special album this month.

Lee Min Ho will release a spceial album titled 'My Everything' in late May as a gift to his fans who have put a lot of effort into celebrating his 7th year anniversary in the industry.

On May 16, Starhaus Entertainment released the album cover of Lee Min Ho's first special album, which contains a total of seven tracks, including the title song of the same name with modern rock style genre.

The album will be released online on May 22 online and offline on May 24.

Tracklist:

1. Without You
2. Love Motion
3. My Little Princess
4. 너와 나 그리고 우리 (You & I)
5. 조각 (Pieces of Love)
6. My Everything (2013 re-recoding)
7. Without You (Instrumental)

f(x) transforms into Power Rangers????

Posted: 16 May 2013 04:25 AM PDT

Where in the world is f(x)?

f(x)'s Amber shared a funny fanart through her Instagram, the girls are seen posing in Power Rangers outfits as shown in the photos above.

I guess many of you have already missed the girls already, while waiting for their comeback, have a look at the photo above, i they will be back to the music scene after saving the world.


Project group H.J.g.R (H.O.T, Sechskies, g.o.d, NRG) release “You Can Do It” MV

Posted: 16 May 2013 03:58 AM PDT


Members of 90s idol groups, H.O.T, Sechskies, g.o.d and NRG have teamed up to form the project group called H.J.g.R and recreated a classic single, "You Can Do It" (May I Love You).

First generation group members Tony An (H.O.T), Moon Hee Jun (H.O.T), Chun Myung Hoon (NRG), Eun Ji Won (Sechskies), and Danny Ahn (g.o.d), who all starring in QTV's '20th Century Boys', decided to recreate N.R.G's "You Can Do It".

Check out the MV below!

130516 4minute wins double crown on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 16 May 2013 03:27 AM PDT


Mnet's "M! Countdown" is back this week full of amazing performances!

The May 16th episode of the show was hosted by B1A4 members. Tonight's show features highly anticipated comeback performances from Shinhwa, 2PM, Seo In Young and Wonder Boyz as well as the debut stage of Yoo Seung Woo.


Other performers tonight included B1A4, 4minute, SECRET, Nine Muses, Hello Venus, HISTORY, LOCO, LC9 and 1N1.


And for the highlight of the show, 4minute won a double crown on this week's chart with their latest single, "What's Your Name"!


Congratulations 4minute!


Tonight's Performances

4minute's Gayoon (Special Stage)


1N1


LC9


LOCO

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HISTORY


Hello Venus


Nine Muses


SECRET


4minute


B1A4



Watch tonight's comeback/debut stages below:

Shinhwa - "This Love"
2PM - "Comeback When You Hear This Song" and "A.D.T.O.Y."
Seo In Young - "Let's Break Up"
Wonder Boyz - "Tarzan"
Yoo Seung Woo - "Hello"

Shinhwa returns with “This Love” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 16 May 2013 03:25 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 'M! Countdown'. Watch their performance below.

2PM makes a charismatic comeback on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 16 May 2013 03:18 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 'M! Countdown' below.

Seo In Young is back with “Let’s Break Up” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 16 May 2013 03:08 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 'M! Countdown'.

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.

Yoo Seung Woo says “Hello” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 16 May 2013 03:04 AM PDT


Marking his official debut, former 'Superstar K4' contestant, Yoo Seung Woo performed his single "Hello" for the first time on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

"Hello" is the title song off of his first mini album, which also includes the preview track "You and I". Known as the 'genius boy', his new album also contains many of his self-written songs, further proving his composing and writing talents.

Check out his performance below.

Wonder Boyz return as “Tarzan” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 16 May 2013 03:03 AM PDT


Wonder Boyz, the new idol stars trained under the management of DJ DOC's Kim Chang Ryul, are back in the 'M! Countdown' stage with their brand new single, "Tarzan"!

"Tarzan" is gaining attention with its music video featuring Girl's Day's Hyeri as the female lead. Due to her friendship with the Wonder Boyz, Hyeri volunteered to appear in the music video for the group's comeback.

Wonder Boyz consists of members Master One, K, BakChiGi and Young Boy, and debuted with first mini album 'Open The Door' back in October 2012.

Check out their performance below:

Xpax presents G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND IN MALAYSIA

Posted: 16 May 2013 02:26 AM PDT



Xpax presents G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND IN MALAYSIA, with main sponsor Acer and Intel. Celcom customers to receive 20% discount when they purchase Cat 2 and Cat 4 tickets between 20 – 26 May 2013.

16 May 2013 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) –Co-organisers Running Into The Sun (RITS) and Woohoo! Experience are pleased to announce Xpax, Celcom Axiata Berhad's main prepaid brand for youth, as the presenter for the G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND IN MALAYSIA concert. Celcom customers will now enjoy a special discount on selected categories of tickets when they purchase tickets between 20 – 26 May 2013.

All Celcom prepaid and postpaid customers will be entitled to a 20% discount off G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND IN MALAYSIA tickets when they purchase a minimum of 2 Cat 2 (RM488) or Cat 4 (RM188) tickets from 20-26 May 2013. Celcom prepaid and postpaid customers will only  have to flash their mobile phones to enjoy this discount. This promotion is only valid for purchases made at Ticketcharge or Redtix outlets.

Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad, said, "Xpax is proud and truly excited to host the phenomenal G-Dragon, who lives up to our brand promise in bringing the ultimate, must-go live music experiences of the year through our TIME TO MUXIC - The Ultimate Live Music Series which brings the best of local and international music exclusively to our Xpax customers."

Xpax customers also stand to win more tickets and merchandise by purchasing reloads, subscribing to broadband data plans, or downloading content and apps from The Cube – Celcom's own branded multimedia channel. Best of all, customers who switch from their current provider to Celcom between 20 May to 13 June will stand a chance to win tickets, concert rehearsal passes, a G-Dragon themed fashion makeover, and a grand prize trip to Korea worth RM10,000 for two persons.

G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND in Malaysia concert tickets launched on 11 May 2013, and VIP tickets sold out within an hour, leaving limited Cat 3 tickets, as well as Cat 2 and Cat 4 tickets for sale. Merchandise enjoyed brisk sales during the ticket launch, and limited stocks are available for pre-sale on the RITS website page, www.runningintothesun.com


Fans and media alike have been abuzz with excitement about G-Dragon's Malaysian stop, and RITS and Woohoo! Experience are pleased to have Acer and Intel as the main sponsors for this eagerly-awaited concert.

"Acer is pleased to collaborate with the organizer of the much-anticipated G-Dragon's 1st World Tour Concert in Malaysia. We believe that this One of a Kind concert offers the same value proposition as Acer to a group audience who appreciate uncompromised performance and entertainment. We are also very excited to have Intel, our long term technology partner, on this collaboration to reinforce our commitment to deliver greater products and better experience to users together. " said Mr Ricky Tan, General Manager of Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd.

Acknowledging the significance of having Xpax as the presenter and Acer and Intel as main sponsors, Ms Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Managing Director of Running Into The Sun Sdn Bhd, said "We're extremely delighted that Xpax has come on-board as our presenter and this history-making partnership marks the first time that a Telco is presenting a Korean concert, proof of the power of G-Dragon as a leader in the K-Pop industry. Acer and Intel are established brands, well-known among the public and we're pleased to have them come in to support this concert and look forward to working together."

G-Dragon, the leader of global superstars BIGBANG who put on an explosive performance here at their one-night only concert last year, will be holding his first-ever solo concert in Malaysia, to be held at Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil on 22 June 2013,  8pm. This will be the only outdoor concert of his tour, and Malaysian fans can look forward to an exhilarating night of high-energy performances bolstered by this unique open-air experience and the roaring support of thousands of partying fans.

Boasting exquisite sets and props, including a glamorous glass car, along with visually stunning pyrotechnics, lasers and aerial stage stunts, fans can anticipate a truly fantastic feast sure to enthrall the senses. With dazzling choreography by renowned choreographers Travis Payne and Stacey Walker, both of whom worked extensively on Michael Jackson's "This Is It" tour, audiences can look forward to adrenaline-charged performances by G-Dragon and his crew.

G-Dragon will be staging 26 concerts in 13 cities across 8 countries, drawing over 550,000 fans to his shows. This tour marks the first time that a Korean solo artiste will be holding concerts in four of Japan's domes.



Bobby Kim to hold first solo concert in China

Posted: 16 May 2013 12:00 AM PDT


Soul artist Bobby Kim will be holding his first solo concert in China later this month

According to his management agency, Bobby Kim will be having his first solo concert at the Century Theater in Beijing, China on May 25th. Since he is one of the most representative soul musicians of Korea, it seems that his concert will be a good chance to introduce another genre of K-Pop.

Bobby Kim said, "China is a fascinating music industry. I want to show Chinese fans various genres from hip-hop to soul. I will try to have a whole new style of communication with Chinese fans."

FT Island’s Choi Minhwan to play lead in ‘Princess Hours’ musical

Posted: 15 May 2013 11:30 PM PDT


FT Island's drummer Choi Minhwan has been cast as the lead role in the musical production of the popular TV drama series, 'Princess Hours'.

On May 14th, FNC Entertainment announced that Choi Minhwan will be casting in musical 'Princess Hours' as Crown Prince Lee Shin.

'Princess Hours' musical will be presented from July 5th until 21st for a total of 24 shows at Theater Brava located in Osaka, Japan. Choi Minhwan will be performing from July 17th until 21st.

Previously, Choi Minhwan played the youngest-ever lead character in 'Gwanghamun Love Song' which was presented from November 2012 until January 2013 at Osaka and Tokyo, and gained much attention with his impressive acting.

B2ST’s Yoseob enters Oricon with solo album

Posted: 15 May 2013 11:00 PM PDT


B2ST's Yoseob is seeing some positive signs with his music activities in Japan.

According to Oricon on May 15, the Japanese version of Yoseob's first solo album, 'The First Collage' landed at No.3 spot of the Oricon′s Daily Album Chart after selling 7,876 copies on its first day.

The album consists of 7 tracks including the title song "Caffeine" as well as a remake of Fumiya Fujii's original Japanese song, "Another Orion".

Hello Venus' Nara impresses with her slim figure

Posted: 15 May 2013 10:52 PM PDT


Hello Venus' Nara has become the center of attention with her slim figure.

Recently, an online community shared photos of Nara with the title "Unbeatable slim figure of an idol".

Netizens named her as "the comic girl" due to her nearly impossible body proportion and pretty face.

Fans commented,"She's perfect","I want her figure","Pretty face, she can be an actress too" and etc.


Bonus: Nara in Cass Beer CF with Kim Soohyun




Kim Soo Hyun growing largely popular in Japan

Posted: 15 May 2013 10:30 PM PDT


Actor Kim Soo Hyun is becoming popular in Japan.

Recently, Kim Soo Hyun was featured in the June issue of 'Vogue Japan' and introduced him as the "most spotlighted young actor from Korea". In addition to his charming and attractive pictures, the fashion magazine listed his career achievements.

The article said, Kim Soo Hyun's drama 'The Moon Embraces the Sun', which was currently being broadcasted in Japan through NHK channel, received 42% viewership ratings and remains as one of the most successful dramas. The film 'The Thieves' was attended by over 10 million people. He is also playing his first leading role in the film 'Secret to Greatness', which will be released in June."

In addition, a great number of local newspapers and magazines like Kyodo News, TV Station, Haruhana, Weekly Women released major reports about Kim Soo Hyun's pictorial and interview.

YG Entertainment to open a branch in China

Posted: 15 May 2013 10:00 PM PDT


Following the global success of Psy as well as the success of Big Bang's first world tour last year, YG Entertainment is looking to expand internationally, trusting that China will be the next big market for K-pop.

YG Entertainment stated, "We plan to put more resources and invest more into the Greater China market, which we believe will be the next big market next to Japan. We are currently cooperating with our partners to create a company within the year, in either Beijing or Shanghai."

The agency predicts that it is still difficult for a record label to turn a profit in the current music scene so they plan to focus on promoting YG artists within the Chinese music market through concerts and other events.

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany is a ‘California girl’ for ‘1st Look’

Posted: 15 May 2013 09:30 PM PDT


After throwing the ceremonial first pitch for LA Dodgers, Girls' Generation's Tiffany toured around her hometown in Los Angeles and showcased her 'California Girl' look for the May issue of fashion magazine, '1st Look'.

Fitting with the summer, Tiffany dressed in vivid colors in her stylish floral tops and jeans. Her bright eye smiles and adorable charms especially stood out as she enjoys the lively atmosphere of California.