Thursday, May 2, 2013

"U-KISS' KiSeop and Hoon to Participate in Goong Musical!" plus 24 more

"U-KISS' KiSeop and Hoon to Participate in Goong Musical!" plus 24 more


U-KISS' KiSeop and Hoon to Participate in Goong Musical!

Posted: 02 May 2013 08:30 AM PDT


U-KISS' KiSeop and Hoon cast in Goong Musical.

Two members of Korean idol group U-KISS, KiSeop and Hoon will be participating in a musical called 'Goong' which the location will be at Osaka Theatre Brava.

Check out Goong musical information below.

Musical Title: Goong
Location: Osaka Theatre Brava
Period: 2013.07.05 ~ 21
Running Time: Approx. 160 (including intermission)

Producer: Group Eight
Director: Song Byung Joon
Cast: Sung Mo, MinHwan, KiSeop, Hoon, Gwak SeonYoung, Jang YooJoon



Written by: angelclowie18@dkpopnews.net

T-ara N4 to release 40,000 limited edition albums

Posted: 02 May 2013 07:29 AM PDT


T-ara N4 will be releasing a limited edition album of 'Countryside Life'.

On May 2, Core Contents Media stated that T-ara N4 will be releasing 40,000 limited edition albums which includes 100 autographed albums by each member, for a total of 400 autographed albums in the pack.

In addition, T-ara will be giving out 400 free handwritten autographed albums to 400 people who post proof shots of them buying the album. The photos may be uploaded to Core Contents Media's official café or twitter.

The new album includes 5 distinctive songs including the title track 'Country side Life,' and is set to be released tomorrow on May 3rd. The title track 'Contryside Life' is a fusion of traditional Korean music and electronic.

2PM opens special ‘2PM Zone’

Posted: 02 May 2013 07:00 AM PDT


In celebration of their grand return to the local music scene, 2PM has opened a special '2PM Zone' in Apgujeong Rodeo Station.

2PM has teamed up with Gangnam district and 'G+ Dream Project' to start a '2PM Zone' which was created for hallyu stars to help disadvantaged children through various events as well as donations. 2PM members attended the ceremony themselves and offered an opening statement.

The zone will be open on May 2 at 10 AM and will feature photo zone with life-sized photos of the 2PM members, a stage zone with 2PM live performance videos, a donation zone where people can make their contributions, and an event zone where fans can participate in hand-printing activities and such.

This special '2PM Zone' will be open until July 31.

Psy transforms into comic character

Posted: 02 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT


After successfully snatching his fourth Guinness Record and got an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica, Psy has now transformed himself into comic character!

The comic book, titled 'Fame: Psy' tells the story of Psy's life thus far, including his marijuana incident, teaching the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon the "horse dance" from "Gangnam Style", and performing in front of the US President Barack Obama.

The comic said, "Psy's stubby figure and dynamic stage caught people's eyes" and "He is not a typical pop star like you think." This comic book made up of 26 pages is published by publishers, Blue Water Production in America and Able in Korea.

Davichi transform into lovely brides for K-Wave

Posted: 02 May 2013 06:00 AM PDT


The duo of Davichi have recently transformed into lovely brides for a wedding pictorial for KBS K-Wave magazine.

In the revealed photos, Kang Min Kyung and Lee Haeri are seen donning flower headdress which were inspired by Korean traditional garments. Both girls were definitely on a par with professional models as they flaunt their model-like fit bodies in various bridal dresses, specially designed by hanbok designer Lee Yoo sook.

Netizens commented, "They look like May brides", "How can the both of them look so beautiful," and more.

4minute’s HyunA chosen as #1 cosplay-dol

Posted: 02 May 2013 05:30 AM PDT


4minute's sexy and charismatic member HyunA has been chosen as the no.1 cosplay idol on the most recent episode of MBC Everyone 'Weekly Idol' aired on May 1st.

During the episode, the guest members talked about the idol's actual personality which is very different from what they show on stage. HyunA, who is known for her sexy image, is actually full of cute charms. They said, "Her actual personality is quite different from how she looks on stage. We think that's why many people are so surprised by this."

MC Jung Hyung Don also said, "HyunA that I know is a very cute girl. She is full of loveliness."

Kim Hyun Joong releases album covers for Japanese single ‘Tonight’

Posted: 02 May 2013 05:00 AM PDT


Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong released five different album cover for his upcoming third Japanese single titled, 'Tonight'.

On May 2, Key East released photos from Kim Hyun Joong's upcoming single showing the singer in classy suit and leather jacket as he exudes his stylish and charismatic side.

'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.

Nine Muses releases new teaser image for ‘WILD’ comeback

Posted: 02 May 2013 04:30 AM PDT


Nine Muses are returning to fans once again some four months after since their "Dolls" promotions earlier this year. After revealing a sexy teaser image earlier, the group released new teaser giving fans a sneak peek at comeback concept.

Their label Star Empire released new photo through official Twitter and wrote "Nine Muses' official comeback project 'OH! 9 Project' Part 2! We have unveiled a still cut from Nine Muses' 'WILD' music video."

Nine Muses will once again showcase a chic and sexy style, transforming into "wild girls". The group's new mini album 'WILD', which is the work of Sweetune, will be released on May 9th.

CNBLUE releases ‘2013 World Tour – Blue Moon’ trailer

Posted: 02 May 2013 04:15 AM PDT


After holding a passionate live concert in Taiwan and Singapore, CNBLUE is bringing back its '2013 World Tour – Blue Moon' to Seoul this month. And to pump up the fans, the group unveiled a special trailer for the upcoming concert.

Released on May 2, the short 20-second clip features CNBLUE members rocking out on stage through special highlights from their previous concerts.

CNBLUE will hold their '2013 World Tour – Blue Moon' in Seoul on May 25 and 26th.

Younha releases “The Real Reason Why We Broke Up” MV

Posted: 02 May 2013 04:00 AM PDT


After releasing her anticipated mini album titled, 'Just Listen', talented solo singer Younha has now unveiled the full music video for title song, "The Real Reason Why We Broke Up".

The music video features Younha herself and actor Park Ki Woong. It is said that he casted in the music video without getting any guarantee to show his support for Younha.

Younha's new album concentrates on collaborations, and it enlists the help of talented artists in Korea. The exceptional artists who participated in her album, included Brown Eyed Soul's Naul, Yoon Do Hyun, Harim, Lyn, Score, The KOXX, Don Spike, Skull and Urban Zakapa.

Check out the MV below!

SHINee is back with “Why So Serious” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:30 AM PDT


The boys of SHINee excite their fans by rolling out their promotions for the part two of their third album 'Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me' as well as the title track "Why So Serious"!

"Why So Serious" is a dance number with strong rock sounds, and SHINee is coming up with the most powerful performance and charisma ever, a totally different look from the one they showed in "Dream Girl" .

Especially the dance moves which has already been dubbed as the zombie dance, were designed by top-class choreographer Devin Jamieson who have worked with Super Junior, Michael Jackson, Usher, Britney Spears and Hillary Duff.

SHINee has given special performances with each album since its debut and their comeback stage is expected to be impressive with high quality of performance.

Check out their performance below!

130502 Psy wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:32 AM PDT


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

The May 2nd episode of the show was hosted by SHINee's Onew, Taemin and Key. Tonight's show features highly anticipated comeback performances from SHINee, 4minute, SECRET, Hello Venus and Lyn as well as the debut stage of T-ara's unit group, T-ara N4 and Roy Kim.

Other performers tonight included K.Will, Seo In Guk, Dick Punks, Hong Dae Kwang, uBEAT, 15&, M.I.B and December DK.


And for the highlight of the show, Psy won on this week's chart with his latest single, "Gentleman"!

Congratulations Psy!




Tonight's Performances:

K.Will


Seo In Guk

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Dick Punks


Hong Dae Kwang


uBEAT


15&


M.I.B


December DK



Watch tonight's comeback/debut stages below:

SHINee - "Why So Serious?"
4minute - "Whats Your Name"
SECRET - "YooHoo"
Hello Venus - "Do You Want Some Tea?"
Lyn - "Breakable Heart"
T-ara N4 - "Countryside Life"
Roy Kim - "Spring Spring Spring"

T-ara N4 debuts with “Countryside Life” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:14 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 'M! Countdown'!

"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!

4minute asks “What’s Your Name” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:10 AM PDT


After making quite a buzz with the release of her new album and music video for "What's Your Name", 4minute is officially kicking off their promotions tonight on 'M! Countdown'.

For the group's 4th mini album, 4minute has worked with Brave Brothers for the first time ever. Its upcoming promotional single tilted "What's Your Name" is in the "fantasy hip-hop" genre, adding new energy to the group's charismatic image.

Check out their performance below:

SECRET shouts “YooHoo” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:08 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 'M! Countdown'.

"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!

Roy Kim officially debuts with “Spring Spring Spring” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:05 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 'M! Countdown'.

"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:

Lyn is back with “Breakable Heart” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 May 2013 03:03 AM PDT


Ballad powerhouse Lyn has returned with her heartbreaking song, "Breakable Heart", through her first comeback performance on this week's broadcast of 'M! Countdown'.

"Breakable Heart" features B2ST's Junhyung and is the main track from her latest eighth single album's chapter one, 'Lyn 8th #1'. The song was written by Duble Sidekick, lyrics written by Lyn, and rap written by Junhyung.

Check out her performance below!

Hello Venus asks “Do You Want Some Tea?” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 02 May 2013 02:56 AM PDT


Girl group Hello Venus has returned to fans with a new album and title song, "Do You Want Some Tea?". Ready to take over the spotlight once again, they are now kicking off their comeback promotions on 'M! Countdown'.

Hello Venus' new title track "Do You Want Some Tea?" is composed by the producing duo Iggy and Yongbae who also created Orange Caramel's "Lipstick". The song is a pop dance track that includes samplings of the Pachelbel's Canon, bringing a familiar sound to the fans.

For their comeback, the ladies of Hello Venus transformed into lovely spring goddesses, showing their mature transformation.

Check out their performance below!

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Posted: 02 May 2013 02:19 AM PDT

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G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND IN MALAYSIA special ticket launch set for 11 May, 10am

Posted: 02 May 2013 01:36 AM PDT


2 May 2013 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) –Co-organisers Running Into The Sun (RITS) and Woohoo! Experience are pleased to announce today that there will be 4 ticket categories at RM588, RM488, RM388 and RM188 for the G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR: ONE OF A KIND IN MALAYSIA concert. Since the announcement of G-Dragon's maiden solo concert in Malaysia, fans and media alike have been abuzz with anticipation about the staging of the K-Pop maestro's show; to help cope with the expected rush for tickets when they go on sale, a special ticket launch event will be held on 11 May 2013, 10am – 5pm at fahrenheit88.

12 ticketing counters have been arranged for at the launch and online and outlet bookings will only begin on 11 May from 2pm onwards to help ease the expected high traffic when sales start.

Cat 1 (RM588) tickets will only be available at the launch, and to thank fans for their support, RITS has specially arranged for Cat 1 ticket holders to receive autographed posters on concert day, with collection details to be released at a later date via the RITS website and Facebook page.

In anticipation of a rush for merchandise on concert day, 2 merchandise counters will be set up at the launch for pre-sales; 1 counter will cater exclusively to ticket-holders while the other will be open to the general public. Merchandise may be viewed on the RITS website or Facebook page, and those wishing to make a pre-purchase at the launch will have to fill up a form and pay in cash only, with collection of merchandise on concert day. Collection details will be released at a later date via RITS website and Facebook page.

"G-Dragon has put on spectacular shows in Japan and Seoul, thrilling hundreds of thousands of fans with his exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping performances. Malaysia was listed as one of Bigbang's most memorable stops on their concert tour, and we can't wait to bring G-Dragon back for another mega outdoor party with his fans," says Ms Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Managing Director of Running Into The Sun.

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 Jun 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. 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.

Apart from being a celebrated composer, lyricist and producer, G-Dragon is a widely-regarded fashionista, winning numerous accolades for his fashion style, and has also achieved the distinction of being the only male to feature on CNN's '50 reasons why Seoul is the world's greatest city' list. Constantly proving his mettle for producing chart-topping hits such as Crayon and That XX, G-Dragon has won various awards for his music including the digital bonsang for One of a Kind at the recent 27th Golden Disk Awards held in Kuala Lumpur, Korea's equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

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.

G-DRAGON 2013 WORLD TOUR : ONE OF A KIND is co-organised by Running Into The Sun and Woohoo! Experience, and produced by YG Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment.


Kim Tae Woo cast in global musical ‘The Lost Garden’

Posted: 02 May 2013 12:00 AM PDT


Singer Kim Tae Woo has been chosen as the lead actor for a new global musical 'The Lost Garden'.

According to the show's local promoter, Kim Tae Woo will star in the musical set for a world premiere at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China in June 8 and 9 followed by Thailand, Japan, Korea, and the US world tour.

'The Lost Garden' went through five years of pre-production and is an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's short story 'The Selfish Giant.' It portrays a journey of an innocent girl and her companions' efforts to soothe and staunches a selfish giant's hollow soul.

In the musical, Kim Tae Woo will portray the lonely giant who locked himself in his own castle and sings for modern people's solitude.

Psy’s “Gentleman” falls to No.26 in Billboard Hot 100

Posted: 01 May 2013 11:30 PM PDT


Psy's latest hit single "Gentleman" plunged to No.26 spot in Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

According to Billboard website, "Gentleman" slipped down to 26th spot due to a sharp drop in sales and streaming. The single recorded 4.7 million in streaming downloads, down 66 percent from the previous week. Downloads also shrank about 50 percent.

"Gentleman" made a successful debut at 12th in the Hot 100 two weeks ago and jumped to fifth last week.

miss A’s Fei throws ceremonial pitch for Doosan Bears

Posted: 01 May 2013 11:00 PM PDT


miss A's Fei threw the ceremonial first pitch for the Doosan Bears.

On April 30th, Fei has been invited to throw the opening pitch before a match between Kia Tigers and Doosan Bears at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in southern Seoul.

Sporting a Doosan Bear uniform and casual jeans, Fei posed confidentially and threw the ball successfully in the hands of the catcher.

Meanwhile, miss A members have been appearing in a variety of reality shows and dramas, but have not yet announced plans to make a comeback in the music industry.















Jang Geun Suk appears in Verbal Jint’s radio show, talks about music career in Korea

Posted: 01 May 2013 10:30 PM PDT


Rapper Verbal Jint started a radio program, 'Verbal Jint's Pops Pops' on KBS Cool FM. This is the first time he will host a radio program in his 12 years in the music industry.

Actor and singer Jang Geun Suk appeared as special guest in the first broadcast of the show on May 1st. Jang Geun Suk and Verbal Jint are known to be close so the actor promised to support Verbal Jint's DJ debut.

During the show, Jang Geun Suk, who is enjoying great popularity in Japan as a singer, talked about his music career in Korea. He shared, "I've already made a bad impression. I'm worried that even more will hate me if I dance, so I plan to just stay quiet as an actor."

Psy included in Encyclopedia Britannica

Posted: 01 May 2013 10:00 PM PDT


Psy's name was officially included in the Encyclopedia Britannica!

On May 1, according to the online version of Britannica encyclopedia, Psy is introduced as a "South Korean singer and rapper."

The description also stated, "Although he was originally known in his country as a controversial and satirical hip-hop artist, he achieved international fame in 2012 with the music video to his humorous pop song 'Gangnam Style,' which ultimately received a record-setting one billion views on the video-sharing Web site YouTube."

Britannica is known as the oldest English-language encyclopedia that is still in publication, and launched its online version in March this year.