Friday, May 3, 2013

"Manly Boyfriend in HIGH CUT!" plus 24 more

"Manly Boyfriend in HIGH CUT!" plus 24 more


Manly Boyfriend in HIGH CUT!

Posted: 03 May 2013 08:30 AM PDT

Idol group Boyfriend who usually shows bubbly and cheerful image is featured in HIGH CUT magazine. The adorable members of Boyfriend transformed into charismatic guys. Their lively image faded off as they posed for the magazine. Their hairstyles were really different from their past hairstyles.

Take a look at their photos.




Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

Actress Song Ha Yoon joins JYP Entertainment

Posted: 03 May 2013 08:00 AM PDT


JYP Entertainment may have lost rapper San E but it recently signed actress Song Ha Yoon.

The actress has decided to leave her previous agency BH Entertainment, the home of actor Lee Byung Hun to sign an exclusive contract with JYP Entertainment. Her new agency stated, "We saw great possibility in her from previous works and we believe she is an actress with large spectrum and passion. Please look forward to more diverse performances from her."

Song Ha Yoon debuted in 2004 through the drama, 'Sang Doo, Let's Go to School' with the stage name "Kim Byul" but recently changed it to Song Ha Yoon. she starred in films including 'Helpless' and 'Dangerously Excited' and received much love from the public through SBS drama 'Phantom'.

‘Music Core’ to broadcast live in Japanese theaters

Posted: 03 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT


MBC will be broadcasting live its weekly music show 'Music Core' in Japanese theaters starting from May 4th. This will be the first time that a regular Korean show will be broadcast live in a theater abroad.

According to MBC Japan, 'Music Core' will broadcast live in theaters in Japan's biggest cities including Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka and Yokohama.

Kim Suk Chan, the president of MBC Japan stated, "At the end of last year, we aired the 'Gayo Daejaejun' in about 20 theaters in Japan as a test and reached 90% in market share. Through the live broadcasting of 'Music Core' in international theaters, we hope to establish the globalization of K-Pop and Korean lifestyle."

SHINee’s ‘Why So Serious’ ranks #1 on Billboard’s World Album Chart

Posted: 03 May 2013 07:00 AM PDT


SHINee continues to dominate charts with the second part to their third album.

According to Billboard on May 3, SHINee's new third album Chapter 2 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me' took over the top spot of the World Album Chart.

The album, which was released offline on April 29, also recorded number one on Hanteo Chart, Hot Tracks, and many other charts, further proving SHINee's popularity and success.

Meanwhile, SHINee is promoting as four members for the time being as Jonghyun who recently underwent surgery to fix his fractured nose, will be sitting out on album promotions.

Lee Hi invites fans to her upcoming concert

Posted: 03 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT


After wrapping up her promotions for first full album, 'First Love', talented rookie singer Lee Hi is getting ready for her upcoming first exclusive concert next week.

The singer will be holding her first concert 'Re-Hi' on May 12 at the Mary Hall in SoGang University in Seoul. She will invite 250 fans who participated in her one day pop-up store event and give two tickets each per winner.

The title 'Re-Hi' was named to look over the start of her music career since her debut at audition program at 'K-POP Star'. Lee Hi will sing her debut single "1,2,3,4" and her promotional singles "It′s Over" and "Rose", as well as tracks from her first album.

YG Entertainment will record the entire concert and release it for free for the fan who won't be able to participate in her first concert event.

Tiffany to throw opening pitch for LA Dodgers

Posted: 03 May 2013 07:07 AM PDT


Girls' Generation's Tiffany will be the next Korean celebrity to throw the opening pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers after Psy.

On May 3rd, Girls' Generation updated their official Twitter account with the announcement confirming that Tiffany will be throwing the first pitch at the game between the LA Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks to be held on May 6 in Los Angeles.

This will mark the first appearance for a Girls' Generation member at a major American sports event. Tiffany is appearing at the baseball game in support of fellow Korean, Ryu Hyunjin, who is also reportedly a fan of Girls' Generation.


Girls' Generation will perform at the 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia performance on 12 May 2013 (Sun), 8pm at Stadium Merdeka, KL. For more ticketing info please visit HERE

HISTORY releases BTS clip from the album jacket shoot

Posted: 03 May 2013 05:38 AM PDT


Having already made their debut with first single "Dreamer", Loen Entertainment's first ever male idol group, HISTORY, has released a special behind-the-scenes video of their album jacket photoshoot.

The group name actually stands for "HIS STORY", and the members will strive to appeal to fans with their unique brand of music and performances. The clip shows the members dressed confidently in their sleek suits as they pose in charismatic manner.

Check out the clip below!

SBS MTV to air 6-hour special about SECRET

Posted: 03 May 2013 05:30 AM PDT


In celebration of their recent comeback, SBS MTV will be airing a special six-hour feature covering SECRET's history.

On May 3, TS Entertainment announced that SBS MTV will broadcast a 'SECRET Day' special to celebrate the girls' comeback with its fourth mini album, 'Letter from SECRET'. The six-hour special will revolve around the past five years of SECRET's history from its debut to now.

The program will begin on May 3 from noon to 6PM (KST) and will feature the group's music videos, live performances on music shows, variety show appearances and more.

Hyoyeon to make special performance on ‘Dancing with the Stars 3’

Posted: 03 May 2013 05:24 AM PDT


The runner-up on last year's second season of MBC's 'Dancing with the Stars', Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon, will be making a comeback on the third season of the reality dancing program for a special stage.

According to the producers, Hyoyeon will start off with choreography from Michael Jackson's hit songs, followed by the cha-cha-cha and the rumba, showing colorful and diverse dances as well as flashy outfits.

Hyoyeon's appearance on 'Dancing with the Stars 3' will air tonight May 3 at 10 PM KST.


Girls' Generation will perform at the 2013 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia performance on 12 May 2013 (Sun), 8pm at Stadium Merdeka, KL. For more ticketing info please visit HERE

Jay Park to sing OST for Will Smith’s movie ‘After Earth’

Posted: 03 May 2013 05:19 AM PDT


Jay Park will be singing for Hollywood actor Will Smith in his upcoming film.

According to Sidus HQ on May 3rd, Jay Park will be singing "I Like to Party" for the ending theme for the Korean release of 'After Earth' which is set to premiere on May 30.

It has been revealed that Will Smith personally sent a request to Jay Park to feature in the Korean OST album. Especially, Jay Park directly participated in the writing and composing of the song.

Meanwhile, Jay Park and Will Smith will meet up at the red carpet event for 'After Earth' on May 7.

2PM releases “Comeback When You Hear This Song” trailer

Posted: 03 May 2013 04:13 AM PDT


With its anticipated comeback inching closer, 2PM unveiled a new video trailer for upcoming title song, "Comeback When You Hear This Song".

2PM will return with two title tracks, "All Day I Think of You" and "Comeback When You Hear This Song". The new tracks will be filled with the manly and mature transformation of the 2PM members.

Check out the teaser below!

130503 Cho Yong Pil wins on Music Bank’s ‘K-Chart’ + Other Performances

Posted: 03 May 2013 03:42 AM PDT


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

The May 3rd episode of the show features the anticipated comeback performances from girl group SECRET and solo singer Younha, as well as debut stages of Roy Kim and subunits T-ara N4 and uBEAT.

Other performers tonight included SHINee, K.Will, 4minute, Seo In Guk, Lyn, Juniel,  Vanilla AcousticKim Bo Kyung, D-Unit, PURE, BTOB, M.I.B, C-CLOWN, OFFROAD and DELIGHT.

And for the highlight of the show, Cho Yong Pil won on this week's chart with his latest title track, "Bounce"!

Congratulations Cho Yong Pil!



Tonight's Performances


Vanilla Acoustic


DELIGHT


OFFROAD


C-CLOWN


M.I.B

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BTOB


PURE


D-Unit


Kim Bo Kyung



Juniel

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Lyn


Seo In Guk


4minute


K.Will


SHINee



Watch tonight's comeback/debut stages below:

SECRET - "YooHoo"
T-ara N4 - "Countryside Life"
Roy Kim - "Spring Spring Spring"
uBEAT - "Should Have Treated You Better"
Younha - "The Real Reason Why We Broke Up"

Roy Kim officially debuts with “Spring Spring Spring” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 03 May 2013 03:28 AM PDT


Roy Kim, winner of the audition program 'Superstar K4' finally made his official debut with the release of his first single, "Spring Spring Spring". The talented singer is embarking on his promotions starting with his first stage on 'Music Bank'.

"Spring Spring Spring" is described to be of the country music genre, and incorporates elements of soothing whistling and guitar sounds. The song features Roy Kim's own music flavor, and it displays his potential as a singer and composer.

Check out his performance below:

Younha reveals “The Real Reason Why We Broke Up” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 03 May 2013 03:25 AM PDT


Having already released her comeback mini album, talented solo singer Younha is embarking on her promotions for her title song "The Real Reason Why We Broke Up" on this week's episode of KBS 'Music Bank'.

"The Real Reason Why We Broke Up" comes off of Younha's mini album, 'Just Listen'. The new album concentrates on collaborations, and it enlists the help of talented artists including Brown Eyed Soul's Naul, Yoon Do Hyun, KOXX, Skull, and other hit producing musicians.

Check out her performance below:

SECRET shouts “YooHoo” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 03 May 2013 03:18 AM PDT


Coming back with their cute and adorable image, girl group SECRET has released their fourth mini album, 'Letter From SECRET' featuring the title song, "YooHoo". The group marks an end to their 5 month hiatus since their previous album 'Talk That' and they are now officially embarking on a promotions starting on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'.

"YooHoo" was produced by Kang Ji Won and Kim Gi Bum duo who created the group's past hits like "Magic", "Madonna" and "Starlight Moonlight". The group were able to show off their adorable charms to the max, and also provided energy to their fans with their beautiful appearances and catchy new songs.

Check out their performance below!


uBEAT debuts with “Should Have Treated You Better” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 03 May 2013 03:13 AM PDT


U-Kiss' first-ever unit group uBEAT is finally making its official debut with their first unit performance on 'Music Bank'!

Following the group's successful round of promotions for "Standing Still", members Eli and AJ took the stage as duo uBEAT and performed their debut single, "Should Have Treated You Better". The song is a slow tempo fusion of R&B and hip hop, produced by Brave Brothers who made U-Kiss' hit song "Man Man Ha Ni".

Check out their performance below!

T-ara N4 debuts with “Countryside Life” on ‘Music Bank’

Posted: 03 May 2013 03:11 AM PDT


T-ara's new unit group T-ara N4 is officially kicking off their promotions for debut title song "Countryside Life" on this week's episode of 'Music Bank'!

"Countryside Life" is a funky and intense dance number produced by hitmaker Double Sidekick who also included touches of hip-hop in the song. A traditional version of the song was released as well featuring traditional harmonies and instruments.

The subunit group also worked with the same mastermind behind the international viral craze "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman", Jo Soo-hyun, for the drama version of their debut music video, which included cameo appearances by several stars.

T-ara N4 is consists of members Jiyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin, and Areum. The name stands for "Brand New 4". The unit showed off strong and thrilling dance choreography that wasn't done before by T-ara ever on stage. Coupled with their outrageous and extravagant outfits and accessories, the members displayed their fresh and unique style.

Check out their performance below!

IU looks mature for The Saem

Posted: 03 May 2013 01:55 AM PDT


Recently, lipstick brand, "the SAEM" has released new promotion photo with IU as the executive model.

In the photo, IU takes off her usual fresh and innocent look to become a sexy and mature girl with hot red lipstick color. Her slight curly hair, black sunglasses and her stare make the photo even more attractive and obsessive.

IU's hot red lipstick color is also becoming a new trend. She showed that only with lips make-up, your look may change a lot.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

130503 Music Bank performers list

Posted: 03 May 2013 12:28 AM PDT


♬ Music Bank HOT Stage ★☆
- SHINee
- K.Will
- 4minute
- Roy Kim
- Secret
- T-ara N4
- Younha
- uBEAT
- Lyn&Baechigi
Performers
SHINee, Roy Kim, K.Will, SECRET, 4minute, T-ARA N4, Younha, uBEAT, Seo In Guk, Lyn, Juniel, Vanilla Acoustic, Kim Bo Kyung, D-UNIT, PURE, BTOB, M.I.B, C-CLOWN, OFFROAD, Delight

Gaon Chart releases rankings for April 21 – April 27

Posted: 03 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 April 21, 2013 – April 27, 2013]


Weekly Singles Chart

1. Roy Kim : "Bom Bom Bom"

2. Psy : "Gentleman"

3. Cho Yong Pil : "Bounce"

4. Cho Yong Pil ft. Verbal Jint : "Hello"

5. Akdong Musician : "I Love You"

6. Lyn ft. Baechigi : "Tonight"

7. Baek Ji Young : "Spring Rain"

8. K.Will : "Love Blossom"

9. Davichi ft. Verbal Jint : "Be Warmed"

10. Geeks : "How Are You"


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Weekly Album Chart

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

2. 4minute : "Name Is 4minute" [4th Mini Album]

3. uBEAT : "Should Have Treated You Better" [1st Mini Album]

4. Dickpunks : "Viva Primavera" [Mini Album]

5. Juniel : "Fall in L" [3rd Mini Album]

6. U-KISS : "Neverland" [2nd Album]

7. U-KISS : "The Special To Kissme" [Special Mini Album]

8. Davichi : "Mystic Ballad Part 2" [2nd Album]

9. Various Artists : "Jesus Christ Superstar" [Soundtrack]

10. Various Artists : "Incarnation of Money" [Soundtrack]


< Last week's rankings

Younha reveals she was in a relationship throughout her career

Posted: 02 May 2013 11:30 PM PDT


Singer Younha confessed that she's been in relationships for a number of times throughout her singing career.

She held a showcase and press conference for her new mini album 'Just Listen' on May 2 at the Seoul Gangnam Ilji Art Hall. She performed her latest tracks "There Was Spring", "Fireworks" and "The Real Reason Why We Broke Up", showcasing her clear and lovely voice.

During the event, Younha shared, "The emotion of the song can be felt only when one experienced a breakup."

Regarding her breakup experience, she confessed, "Thankfully, nobody was interested in my relationship, but I've been in a number of relationships during my career. I'm going to keep dating."

Psy comments about dropping on Billboard ranking

Posted: 02 May 2013 11:00 PM PDT


World sensation Psy revealed that he doesn't feel bad about dropping 21 spots on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

On May 2, Psy wrote on his Twitter, "Many people were disappointed because my Billboard ranking dropped to 26th spot. I felt that I grew up a lot once again. As I said before, promotion in America is much slower and long than Korean standard. My official promotion is starting this weekend, which means I'm just beginning now! Cheers."

According to Billboard website, "Gentleman" slipped down to 26th spot from fifth last week due to a sharp drop in sales and streaming.

Shin Min Ah is ready for summer in new ‘JOINUS’ pictorial

Posted: 02 May 2013 10:30 PM PDT


Actress Shin Min Ah once again put her beauty and elegance in display through her latest summer pictorial for 'JOINUS'.

The 29-year-old actress showed off her unchanging beauty as she poses in bright colored dresses with studs around the neck to add sparkles for the brand's summer collection. She effortlessly pulled off a cute and sexy concept with her various charismatic facial expressions.

Meanwhile, Shin Min Ah, who recently completed filming of movie "Hide and Seek" is currently reviewing to choose her next work.




Juniel appointed ambassador for teenager

Posted: 02 May 2013 10:00 PM PDT


The young and talented singer Juniel has been appointed as the honorary ambassador for teenagers for family month.

On May 2, the singer was appointed at the '2013 Young Adult Family Month Ceremony'. About 700 young adults and related group representatives were in attendance at the event to celebrate the "Family Month." In addition to Juniel, Kim Tae Wook and Chae Si Ra couple was also appointed family ambassador.

Regarding her appointment, Juniel said, "I'm honored I′ve been appointed as an honorary teenage ambassador. I will do my best to do good works."

2PM to meet fans through LINE chat event

Posted: 02 May 2013 09:30 PM PDT


Ahead of their anticipated comeback, 2PM will be meeting their fans through an exclusive chat session in mobile application, LINE.

JYP Entertainment announced that 2PM will be holding a star chatting session titled '2PM IS BACK LINE Star Chatting & Invitation to the Set' on May 8th. The group will also be inviting 20 lucky individuals to watch the session live in Gangnam.

To apply for the chat sessions, fans must send response to 2PM's comeback teasers via email (nv_enter@naver.com), and applications will be accepted until the 5th.

2PM will release its comeback album 'GROWN' on May 6.