Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Psy to join Jakarta concert" plus 24 more

"Psy to join Jakarta concert" plus 24 more

Psy to join Jakarta concert

Posted: 29 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT

World sensation Psy will be performing in Indonesia during a July concert celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Psy will perform at Glora Bung Karno Stadium located in Jakarta, Indonesia on July 6th. The concert will be sponsored by Korea Tourism Organization and City of Seoul, and Psy will be performing with a number of different Indonesian singers as well.

YG Entertainment said, "Psy was invited to the event to celebrate 40 years of close ties between Korea and Indonesia", and added that the singer is not staging a solo concert.

KPop Who Am I #10

Posted: 29 May 2013 07:25 AM PDT

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JYJ’s Jaejoong to hold Asia tour finale in Japan

Posted: 29 May 2013 07:00 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong will be holding the finale of his Asia Tour at the Yokohama Arena in Japan next month.

JYJ's agency, CJeS Entertainment announced that Kim Jaejoong, who held an Asia tour in 6 different cities after releasing his first solo mini album, will be having his finale concert in June 24 to 26 at the Yokohama Arena in Japan. It is expected to attract 13,000 people for each concert, resulting in a total audience count of 40,000.

The agency added, "Jaejoong's solo album was not officially released in Japan, but it got explosive responses on online music websites such as iTunes and Amazon. We have decided to have the finale concert in Japan."

A representative also stated, The world tour was planned by Jaejoong himself, and the grand finale show will be full of even better contents. The first part of the concert will be set up as a fan meeting to directly communicate with fans, and the mini concert will be held as the second part. Jaejoong will be performing songs that he wants to present to his Japanese fans."

4minute stays atop of MelOn’s weekly chart

Posted: 29 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT

The girls of 4minute continue to dominate music charts with title track, "What's Your Name?" despite the comebacks of well-known artists like Lee Hyori and Shinhwa.

On May 27th, 4minute stood at the peak of MelOn's weekly singles chart for second consecutive weeks, proving their tremendous popularity. Even though it's been six weeks since "What's Your Name?" was released, it is still topping in different online music charts and weekly music programs.

4minute, who's still receiving much love and support from the fans, will be extending their promotions for "What's Your Name?". However, it is still undecided until when they'll continue with promotions or which song they'll follow up with.

KPOP Star Hunt 2's Rendy Lauwady Greets DKPOPNEWS Readers!

Posted: 29 May 2013 06:29 AM PDT

As we promised, we would reveal the next video once our YouTube got 1250. Thanks to our loyal readers as we have reached over 1250 subscribers.

After revealing the first greeting video from Sheila Mae Eunice Oña a.k.a Sam, here comes the second video from Rendy Lauwady. KPOP Star Hunt Season 2 top 8 Rendy Lauwady greets our beloved readers.

Rendy is currently in Indonesia and is busy preparing for his album and debut in September. Show him a lot of love and support by following his official accounts:

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Huh Gak and A Pink’s Eunji become short-haired twins for upcoming duet single

Posted: 29 May 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Huh Gak and A Pink's Eunji are creating more excitement as they give fans a first look of their concept for upcoming duet single.

Recently on his Twitter, Huh Gak posted, "I will release a duet song 'Short hairstyle' on May 31st with my dongsaeng, Eunji. Please give us your love and support. We look good with it right?", and attached a photo of them with bob hair cut and rosy cheeks.

The two singers will release a duet single which was produced by the hit composer Duble Sidekick on May 31st. The single will be the 'BLUE' episode of 'A Cube For Season' project album.

Loen Entertainment fights back against IU’s wedding rumor

Posted: 29 May 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Recently, IU was rumored to be preparing for an October wedding with a member of male idol group, assumed to be Eunhyuk of Super Junior by netizens. Loen Entertainment responded through an official statement saying, "We express our regret that baseless rumors are spread so easily as fact."

The agency added, "Our company will be reporting this rumor to the police and take legal action against the person who first spread the rumors as well as the people who spread the rumors actively. We will also ask police to look into the malicious comments that constantly follow IU, and take legal action against the defamation that happens frequently online."

IU was first embroiled in a scandal after she accidentally posted a photo of herself and Eunhyuk on her Twitter account last November.

Former Dal Shabet member Viki flaunts perfect S-line for ‘MAXIM’

Posted: 29 May 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Former Dal Shabet member Viki is successfully drawing much attention for her voluminous body in her latest pictorial for June issue of 'MAXIM Korea'.

The pictures show Viki dressed in a blue tank top along with matching striped hot pants. Despite wearing plain outfits, Viki showcased her voluminous body, showing off her nice figure and perfect S-line.

Meanwhile, Viki departed from the group last year to pursue a solo career. She is currently working as a weather forecaster during the 9PM news program on the cable channel, jTBC.

Check out the video below.

Adorable young actress Park Min Ha throws first pitch for LG Twins

Posted: 29 May 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Young actress Park Min Ha was on a baseball field to prove that not only popular idol stars can throw a ceremonial first pitch.

On May 26th, Park Min Ha, who's starring on SBS drama 'King of Ambition', threw a ceremonial first pitch during a game between the LG Twins and SK Wyverns at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in southern Seoul.

Dressed in LG Twins uniform with a pink cap, Park Min Ha added cheerfulness to the event with her overflowing cuteness and charms. In addition, she impressed the crowd with her good pitch, that despite lacking in force, she threw the ball straight to the catcher.

Check out the video and photos below.

Actress Han Hye Jin announces wedding date

Posted: 29 May 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Actress Han Hye Jin revealed more details about her upcoming July wedding with soccer player Ki Sung Yong.

On May 28, the actress tweeted, "It's Hye Jin. It's been a while since I greeted you.^^ We are getting married on July 1. We've promised to bond as a married couple and become one."

She continued, I sometimes feel suffocated due to the many rumors about us, but we have consoled each other by saying we should never forget what's most precious. It is true that the decision to get married was made very recently. The only time we are able to get married is during Ki Sung Yong's time off period. If we do not do this now, the next chance will be next year and next season is very important to him. We thought it would be the best time."

The wedding will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Gangnam District, southern Seoul on July 1 at 7 PM. Minister Kim Joshua of the Seoul Dream Church will officiate the ceremony and singer Yangpa will sing for the first part of the wedding.

Lee Min Ho’s first album tops Oricon’s Daily Chart

Posted: 29 May 2013 03:00 AM PDT

Actor Lee Min Ho's first album has proudly stood at the top of Oricon's Daily Chart.

On May 29, Lee Min Ho's agency, Starhaus Entertainment announced that Lee Min Ho's first album 'My Everything', which was released on May 27 in Japan, immediately grabbed the #1 spot on the Oricon Daily Chart.

Although Lee Min Ho already confirmed his popularity in Japan through dramas and DVD sales, the results are amazing since it is rare for an Korean actor to top music chart without any promotional activities.

Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho will continue on his tour next month which will have its stops in different Asian countries like Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, and more.

Who is the female lead in EXO's "Wolf" MV?

Posted: 29 May 2013 02:14 AM PDT

The female lead in EXO's Wolf MV teasers has become the main topic of discussion since the release of the MV teasers on 28th May.

For your information, her name is Yoon So Hee, a trainee under SM C&C. SM is planning to market her as the second Lee Yeon Hee.

Check out the MV teasers of "Wolf" she's featured in.

EXO will perform "Wolf" for the first time in China on Happy Camp

Posted: 29 May 2013 02:16 AM PDT

EXO will perform their comeback performance for the very first time in China on "Happy Camp".

The members of EXO will participate in the recording on 4th June, according to reliable source, they will perform "Wolf" for the very first time in China.

Do you anticipate their comeback?

2AM’s Jinwoon keeping himself busy making music

Posted: 29 May 2013 12:00 AM PDT

2AM's Jinwoon recently shared a photo of himself in a recording studio on his Twitter saying, "Though I can't sing it for you all. I will slowly!"

He added, "Soon at the upcoming festival.. Everyone will be able to listen to the new song from Jung Jinwoon band..keke Please look forward to it keke summer rock n roll!!!!!"

Jinwoon likes to write songs time to time and he stops by at the recording studio during his break from busy schedules. Recently, he released collaborative single titled "Words I Couldn't Say" with Star Love Fish for the upcoming 'Strawberry X-treme Festival'.

'Strawberry X-treme Festival' will be held at UNIQLO-AX Hall in Seoul from June 13 to 16. Jinwoon will be performing on June 13.

Wonder Girls’ Yenny to debut in drama with ‘Basketball’

Posted: 28 May 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Wonder Girls' Yenny will be making her small screen debut with upcoming tvN's drama series, 'Basketball'.

The singer, who already showcased her acting skills through musical 'The Three Musketeers', has been cast as Bong Soon in upcoming drama 'Basketball'. Bong Soon is a trusty maid, who is always by the side of lead character Choi Shin Young as a friend and like family.

Yenny commented, "I am half nervous and half excited about my first role in a TV drama. I want to act out impressing scene with director Kwak Jung Hwan, who is known for high quality production. I will work hard to put on a role for the viewers with my emotional acting."

'Basketball' portrays the story of youth who find hope and light during the dark times of Japanese colonization through basketball. It is set to air in September on tvN.

Baek Ji Young and Jung Suk Won reveal their wedding invitation

Posted: 28 May 2013 11:00 PM PDT

The soon-to-be-married couple of singer Baek Ji Young and actor Jung Suk Won recently revealed their wedding invitation.

The couple's wedding invitation was revealed on Twitter by Yoo Sung Eun, semifinalist of "The Voice of Korea," in which Baek Ji Young is a judge. She also wrote, "I finally got wedding invitation of Baek Ji Young. It's so pretty and I expect the bride is even more beautiful. Oh my god!! I'm looking forward to the wedding."

Baek Ji Young, who is currently in her early stage of pregnancy, and Jung Suk Won will be getting married on June 2nd at W Seoul Walker Hill Hotel in Gwangjang-dong, Seoul. The wedding will be divided into two parts as a reception will continue right after the ceremony.

Singer Kim Sung Soo of Cool, who is also known to have introduced the couple to each other, will take the microphone as the MC.

ZE:A’s second unit ZE:A 4U preparing for debut

Posted: 28 May 2013 10:32 PM PDT

Idol group ZE:A recently formed its unit group ZE:A5 and made successful debut in both Japan and Korea. The rest of the members who didn't make it into unit will soon be meeting their fans as the group's second unit group.

ZE:A members Junyoung, Kwanghee, Taeheon and Heecheol will be forming the "ZE:A 4U" unit. Recently, the group's label, Star Empire Entertainment, has revealed photos of the members in a recording studio, preparing for their anticipated debut.

2NE1 CL’s “The Baddest Female” achieves an all-kill on music charts

Posted: 28 May 2013 10:00 PM PDT

2NE1 member CL's first solo project "The Baddest Female" has received a warm welcome from the music fans, shooting atop of various music charts.

On May 28th at 12PM KST, CL dropped her first solo single "The Baddest Female" and with only 3 hours after its release, the single topped the real-time charts of online music websites including Mnet, Bugs, Melon, Naver Music, Olleh Music, Monkey 3, and Soribada, achieving a proud all-kill.

"The Baddest Female" is based on a very slow beat but mixed with some new sounds that will go well with CL's rap. CL will kick off her first solo promotions starting on SBS 'Inkigayo' this weekend.

Universal Music Group’s rookie group ‘Boys Republic’ to finally debut next month

Posted: 28 May 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Universal Music Group, one the largest music corporations in the world, will finally introduce its first K-Pop group 'Boys Republic' in the local market next month.

On May 28th, the group's official Facebook uploaded a new photo, announcing their official debut on June 5 with first single titled, "Party Rock".

Boys Republic is made up of 5 members Wonjun, Dabin, Soowong, Sungjoon and Minsoo. The group is said to have enlisted the help of one of Korea's top producer and composer Park Geun Tae, and Europe's best composing team Dsign Music for their debut.

2PM personally delivers autographed CDs to fans

Posted: 28 May 2013 09:00 PM PDT

In addition to holding autograph sessions this past weekend, 2PM also held more special promotional event and personally delivered autographed CDs and posters to some lucky fans.

The 2PM members split up into three pairs to each surprise one lucky fan who purchased their comeback 'GROWN' album. Not only they arrived with presents, they also used their smiles and humorous banter to repay the passionate support from fans.

Check out the video below.

Kim Hyun Joong releases 3rd teaser video for Japanese single ‘Tonight’

Posted: 28 May 2013 08:44 PM PDT

Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong released another teaser video for his upcoming third Japanese single titled, 'Tonight'.

'Tonight' will contain a total of three new tracks including title song of the same name and "Cappuccino". After the success of previous singles 'HEAT' and 'Unlimited', Japanese fans' expectations are high for the new single album.

Kim Hyun Joong's new single will be released this June. Check out the teaser below.

Philtre releases “Fade” MV (ft. Younha) for ‘NOWorkend’ project

Posted: 28 May 2013 08:39 PM PDT

Producer Philtre became the next artist to participate in Amoeba Culture's project album titled, 'NOWorkend'.

On May 29th, Philtre released new single "Fade", an emotional number that features angelic voice of talented female singer, Youngha.

'NOWorkend' is a project in which Amoeba Culture musicians design and produce their own music for new challenges. Since Dynamc Duo's Gaeko, Yankie, Zion.T and Supreme Team have already released songs, Philtre's "Fade" will be the 5th release for the album.

Check out the MV below.

HARA+ (KARA’s Goo Hara & Fukuyama Masaharu) release “Magic Of Love” for ‘Galileo 2’ OST

Posted: 28 May 2013 08:19 PM PDT

KARA's Goo Hara participated in a soundtrack for the Japanese drama 'Galileo 2' with famed actor and singer-songwriter, Fukuyama Masaharu.

Goo Hara and Fukuyama Masaharu teamed up to form the project group 'HARA+' and recreate a Korean version of drama's main theme song titled, "Magic Of Love". This is the first time Fukuyama Masaharu has collaborated with a foreign artist.

Check out the single below.

B2ST asks “Will It Be Okay” in a special video + full audio

Posted: 28 May 2013 08:12 PM PDT

As their comeback date has been delayed longer than expected, B2ST pre-releases its title track "Will It Be Okay" along with a special video, for their eagerly awaiting fans.

Released online on May 29th, "Will It Be Okay" is composed by member Yong Junhyung and composer Kim Tae Joo. It is a dance-ballad song that consists of sad romantic lyrics delivered by B2ST's signature soft-but-powerful voice.

Check out the video below.

MBLAQ unveils first MV teaser for “Smoky Girl”

Posted: 28 May 2013 08:06 PM PDT

With just a week away from its comeback, MBLAQ has revealed a music video teaser for upcoming title song, "Smoky Girl".

Released on May 29th, the teaser features MBLAQ members in sleek black suits and sunglasses, showing off their sex-appeal and manly charisma.

"Smoky Girl" will be the title song of MBLAQ's fifth mini album, 'Sexy Beat'. It is reportedly produced by hit song maker Primary and Zion T, and singer Simon D participated in the rap part.

Check out the teaser below!