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"U-KISS to Release 2nd Japanese Album!" plus 24 more

"U-KISS to Release 2nd Japanese Album!" plus 24 more

U-KISS to Release 2nd Japanese Album!

Posted: 13 May 2013 08:30 AM PDT

U-KISS will be releasing their 2nd Japanese album in July.

Idol group U-KISS will be making their comeback in Japanese market as they are said to release their second Japanese album which will be on the 24th of July of this year. The group's sub-unit uBEAT (Eli, Kevin and AJ)  has just made their debut in Korea and the fans are speculating that their promotions in Japan will begin once the promotion of uBEAT in Korea ends.

Check out the album information below.

▷▶ (1) CD+Blu-ray Disc Version (First Press) ※ Jacket A
●「Dear My Friend」
●「One Of You」
 ● Others: Total of 11 Songs in the CD
[Blu-ray Disc]
◆『U-KISS St. Valentine's day EVENT』Live (About 60 min)
◆『U-KISS St. Valentine's day EVENT』Offshot ☆
[First Press Limited Edition version only]
☆『U-KISS St. Valentine's day EVENT』Photobook (20 pages)
 ☆『U-KISS St. Valentine's day EVENT』Offshot
☆ Nation-wide Release Event coupon

▷▶ (2) CD+DVD Version+Photobook (First Press) ※ Jacket A
●「Dear My Friend」
●「One Of You」
● Others: Total of 11 Songs in the CD
◆『U-KISS St. Valentine's day EVENT』Live (About 60 min)
◆『U-KISS St. Valentine's day EVENT』Offshot
[First Press Limited Edition version only]
☆『U-KISS St. Valentine's day EVENT』Photobook (20 pages)
☆『U-KISS St. Valentine's day EVENT』Offshot☆
☆ Nation-wide Release Event coupon

▷▶ (3) CD+DVD Version (First Press) ※ Jacket B
●「Dear My Friend」
●「One Of You」
● Others: Total of 11 Songs in the CD
 ◆「Dear My Friend」Music Video
◆「One Of You」Music Video
◆「Distance...」Music Video
◆「ALONE」Music Video
 ◆「Untitled New Song」Music Video
◆「Untitled New Song」Music Video Making Movie ☆
[First Press Limited Edition version only]
 ☆「Untitled New Song」Music Video Making Movie
☆ Nation-wide Release Event coupon

▷▶ (4) CD Only Version (First Press)※ Jacket C
●「Dear My Friend」
 ●「One Of You」
 ● Bonus Track
● Others: Total of 12 Songs in the CD
☆ Bonus Track
☆ Nation-wide Release Event coupon

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KARA's Seungyeon tweets gorgeous selcas

Posted: 13 May 2013 07:44 AM PDT

On May 11, KARA's Seungyeon shared a gorgeous selca taken at the backstage of'Dream Concert 2013' through her twitter, drawing much attention.

Seungyeon wrote, "Dream concert has ended! have you watched it? I love you~ it's getting colder so be careful of a cold! thank you! fighting". In the photo attached, Seungyeon shows off her white skin and perfect facial features. She looks cute yet mature, surprising fans.

Netizens commented, "You're so gorgeous", "Seungyeon is always beautiful", "Look perfect" and many more.

Written by Jenny@DKPOPNEWS

CNBLUE makes another donation in Hong Kong

Posted: 13 May 2013 07:30 AM PDT

CNBLUE, who's been actively participating in various charity activities, has made another donation in Hong Kong.

From May 10-11, CNBLUE held a concert in Hong Kong for its world tour concert, the '2013 World Tour - Blue Moon'. During a press conference prior the concert, the group announced their donation of the profits from their T-shirt auction to Red Cross Hong Kong.

CNBLUE members said, "We wore these T-shirts during our shows. We hope these will be great gifts for many fans, and we hope that these will get used for causes."

The group also recently donated the profits from selling their handcrafted bracelets to a charity organization in Thailand. The bracelets feature the members' initials and were made by the members themselves.

Gummy’s MV to be played at Japan ‘Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia’

Posted: 13 May 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Singer Gummy's Japanese music video will be at one of the most prestigious international short film festivals in Asia, 'Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia'.

According to her management agency, YG Entertainment, Gummy's music video for the title song of her second Japanese mini album 'Fate(s)' will be played in the 'Music Shorts Category' of the film festival which will take place on May 23 in Japan. It will be played along with other Japanese singers' music videos including Al, Goda Kumi, Skima Switch, Yoshiyi Kazuya and Unicorn.

Gummy's music video is a sad love story starring Tanimura Mitsuki, Okada Yoshinori and Gojima Kazuya. It tells the story about the lives of people who have come to accept their less-than-perfect fates and continue to live in love.

JYJ to record song for 2014 Incheon Asian Games

Posted: 13 May 2013 06:30 AM PDT

JYJ has been recently appointed as honorary ambassadors for the '2014 Incheon Asian Games' and they will be recording a song for the promotion of the big event.

It was announced that the group will be preparing an Incheon song, dance, and music video as part of their support. JYJ will be releasing the official music video for the theme song in all Asian countries this coming June.

In addition, JYJ will be holding showcases in Vietnam and China in October and November of this year.

2PM to hold ‘2PM Is Back with Genie’ concert

Posted: 13 May 2013 06:00 AM PDT

In celebration of their grand comeback, 2PM will be holding a special live showcase on May 17th at 9PM KST at the M-Stage in Gangnam. The one-hour long concert titled '2PM Is Back with Genie' will mark an end to 2PM's two year hiatus in South Korea, and enable them to interact closely with their fans.

During the concert, 2PM will be performing their double title tracks, "Come Back When You Hear This Song" and "All Day I Think About You" as well as their past hit songs. In addition, the concert will be streamed live through YouTube, and many fans in different countries can also enjoy the show.

JYP Entertainment said, "Many fans will be able to feel the great passion and excitement that 2PM members have for their comeback. We hope that they will come to spend a wonderful and enjoyable time with 2PM."

Song Seung Hun apologizes for Shin Se Kyung’s injury

Posted: 13 May 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Actor Song Seung Hun apologized for accidentally hitting co-star Shin Se Kyung while filming MBC's 'When a Man Loves'.

Earlier, Shin Se Kyung was revealed to have suffered an eye injury during a fight scene with Song Seung Hun and Yeo Woo Jin. Song Seung Hun swung a stick and hit Shin Se Kyung's face, making her face bruise near her eye area.

According to an official, Song Seung Hun was largely surprised that he hit Shin Se Kyung, and he made another apology through his Twitter. The actor wrote, "I will pray for your hasty recovery… I'm so sorry."

Shin Se Kyung replied back, "I'm really strong oppa! Dont worry about it~", assuring the actor that she's okay.

After School’s Lizzy is not popular anymore?

Posted: 13 May 2013 05:00 AM PDT

After School's Lizzy recently suprised everyone by her remarks, saying that her popularity has declined over the past year.

On the May 12th episode of SBS's '1000 Song Challenge', Lizzy appeared as guest and revealed that her popularity just wasn't what it once was. During the show, MC Lee Hwi Jae said, "It seems like your beauty is reaching its peak," to which she replied, "That's not true. I'm done now."

She explained, "I got many calls from guys until last year, but now, none of them call me anymore." Lizzy then added that she never regretted it saying, "It's ok. Now, my work is more important than falling in love."

Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung to show totally different image for ‘Cyrano’

Posted: 13 May 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung will be showcasing a totally different image for her upcoming tvN's drama series 'Dating Agency: Cyrano'.

On May 12, producers of the drama released pictures of Sooyoung in her role as Gong Min Young, who is described as a bright romanticist. In the photos, she is showing a totally different looks from the image that she shows as a singer on the stage. Especially, her cute facial expressions are drawing many people's attention.

According to the Producer Kang Hee Jun, "Sooyoung's passion is amazing. Not only does she give particular cares to her costumes, she also goes through endless rehearsals and studies. I think viewers will be able to see her upgraded acting in this drama."

'Dating Agency: Cyrano' is a 16-episode drama based off of the webtoon, 'Cyrano Agency', and is a prequel to the original 'Cyrano: Dating Agency' movie. It is centered around a "Dating Agency" that helps people with love problems.

LEDApple’s Han Byul and Zia to release duet single “With Coffee”

Posted: 13 May 2013 04:00 AM PDT

LEDApple's vocalist Han Byul and solo singer Zia will be releasing a collaborative single titled, "With Coffee".

According to STARKIM Entertainment, Han Byul and Zia will release their duet track "With Coffee" on May 14th through online music websites. The mid-tempo song was produced by Duble Sidekick and Homeboy, and will feature the duo's emotional and heavenly voice.

T-ara N4 meets Chris Brown

Posted: 13 May 2013 03:40 AM PDT

After receiving a love call, T-ara N4 has arrived in Los Angeles to finally meet Chris Brown.

On May 13 (KST), T-ara's unit group T-ara N4 landed in Los Angeles to meet with Hip-hop and R&B star Chris Brown. Although he wasn't present at the airport, Chris Brown sent in 18 body guards and 5 limousines to escort them to a hotel.

The girls were supposed to meet up with Chris Brown at night but they went to Brown's shooting studio during the day due to change of schedule. T-ara N4 members shook hands with the popular singer and discussed music. They also thanked him for inviting them to America.

This unexpected meet up is because of T-ara's trainee Dani who is an acquaintance of Chris Brown. Dani was present at Chris Brown's concert on May 9. She showed T-ara N4's new music video for "Countryside Diary" and Brown got an interest in the overall style of the group.

Younha releases live performance of “One Fine Spring Day”

Posted: 13 May 2013 03:16 AM PDT

Talented solo singer Younha, who recently made her comeback, has just released a live performance clip of her track, "One Fine Spring Day".

"One Fine Spring Day" is included in Younha's mini album, 'Just Listen'. The video shows her live performance of the song from her recent comeback showcase held at the Ilji Art Hall in Seoul on May 2.

Check out the clip below!

Akdong Musician releases “I Love You” MV starring Lee Hyun Woo

Posted: 13 May 2013 03:04 AM PDT

Akdong Musician has just unveiled the full music video for "I Love You", an OST single for the SBS Wed-Thur drama 'All About My Romance.'

The music video features actor Lee Hyun Woo. The actor was chosen as Akdong Musician's Soohyun has often mentioned him as her favorite star. The staff asked the actor to appear in the music video, which Lee Hyun Woo easily agreed to.

"I Love You" was released back in April for 'All About My Romance' OST. Akdong Musician modified the arrangements and lyrics of the new OST single.

Check out the MV below:

Shinhwa unveils Jun Jin and Andy’s teaser photos + BTS of jacket shoot

Posted: 13 May 2013 03:01 AM PDT

Legendary group Shinhwa, who's celebrating their 15th anniversary in the industry, is gearing up for a comeback with their 11th album this May. The group began unveiling individual member teasers, starting with Jun Jin and Andy.

Along with the teaser photos, Shinhwa Company official Youtbe released a special behind-the-scenes video of Shinhwa's album jacket shoot. It features famous photographer Joh Sun Hee, who worked for the group's comeback concept.

Asia’s most popular audition to visit Berklee College of Music!!

Posted: 13 May 2013 01:26 AM PDT

Asia's leading audition program will visit the Berklee College of Music, PSY's alma mater, to discover next superstar!!

CJ E&M's music channel Mnet has introduced a new format of preliminary audition for this year's as an attempt to discover hidden musical talents. Dubbed "visiting audition," has been holding preliminaries in various locations over the country, and now it will go abroad, the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The visiting audition at Berklee will convene at Fordham Road Practice Facility at 2 PM on May 28th.

Known as the largest independent college of contemporary music, the school's alumni include famous musicians, such as Quincy Jones, John Mayer, Keith Jarrett, along with K-POP phenomena PSY and 2NE1's Park Bom.

As for , several students of Berklee have applied for: Jung Sun-kook advanced into Top 10 in 's inaugural season in 2009, and so did Kim Jung-hwan at last year. Producers of said, "We are very excited to have an audition at Berklee College of Music. We are wondering what kind of applicants we will meet there, a city full of world's musical genius."

Moreover, Mnet has released schedules of regular preliminaries to be held in North American cities: Los Angeles and New York on May 25th, and Vancouver on May 28th. It is the first time for to hold auditions in Boston(Berkley) and Vancouver.

For those who want to give it a try, online application is acceptable at its official website (, and it's also available to fill in the application form on site. For the applicants overseas, application will be open until June 27th via online UCC and smart phone application 'Mnet Star.'

The first episode of will be aired at 11 PM on August 9th. Since its first season launched in 2009, has been discovering talented singers: Seo In-guk, Huh Gak, Ulala Session, Busker Busker, Roy Kim, and many more. Now it is regarded as the best singing audition program of Korea, having generated the audition boom across Asia.

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Shin Se Kyung suffers eye injury while filming ‘When A Man Loves’

Posted: 13 May 2013 12:00 AM PDT

It has been belatedly revealed that actress Shin Se Kyung suffered an eye injury during the filming of her latest drama, 'When A Man Loves'.

A representative from MBC revealed that Shin Se Kyung was hit in the eye by a wooden plank during a scene with Song Seung Hun and Yeo Woo Jin. "All of the staffs were largely surprised, but she calmed the staffs down first, and went on with shooting after having an icepack massage", the agency added.

After they wrapped up the filming, Shin Se Kyung headed towards a hospital to get proper treatment. Namoo Actors stated, Though there's no big problem, she's still suffering from the effects of her injury. She intends to return to filming once she finishes receiving medical treatment."

Park Jung Ah received surgery for thyroid cancer

Posted: 12 May 2013 11:26 PM PDT

It has been revealed that actress and former Jewelry member, Park Jung Ah, recently received surgery for thyroid cancer.

According to her management agency, WM Company, "Park Jung Ah recently got a thyroid cancer removal surgery. The tumor, which was still in its early stages, was found during a physical examination. She received a surgery earlier this week and is currently recovering."

Meanwhile, Park Jung Ah, who recently wrapped up filming for her role on "My Daughter Seo Young", left her agency Star Empire and signed a management contract with WM Company.

Roy Kim denies dating rumors

Posted: 12 May 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Singer Roy Kim has revealed that the dating rumors swirling around were false.

Recently, a photo of Roy Kim was uploaded on various online community boards and sparked dating rumors. In the photo, the singer is holding hands with an unknown woman as they walk down the street.

However, according to his management agency, the photo roamed around the internet since before he appeared on 'Super Star K4'. The agency further explained that Roy Kim currently does not have a girlfriend, and is focusing on his album.

NELL becomes the most wanted band for summer festivals

Posted: 12 May 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Rock band NELL became the most wanted band for the summer festivals.

According to the group's management agency, Woollim Entertainment, NELL is receiving the biggest number of love calls for all kinds of summer rock festivals.

The agency said, "NELL has been receiving so many calls from Korean and foreign rock festivals. They're trying to attend as many rock festivals as possible to meet with their fans. However, due to physical and quality problems, they can attend only some of them so they feel sorry for fans.

Nell has confirmed their attendance for the Rainbow Festival and the Insan Valley Rock Festival in June and July. At upcoming festivals, they will sing their best song "Time Walking on Memory," "White Night" and more.

Who’s Next? 2NE1 or CL in May?

Posted: 12 May 2013 10:19 PM PDT

YG Entertainment previously released mysterious "Who's Next?" teaser with the names of the label's popular artists who are possibly making a comeback this May. On May 13, the agency released another poster through official blog with an even shorter list of candidates!

The poster blacked out all the other artists except for 2NE1 and CL, hinting at the possible 2NE1's anticipated comeback or CL solo debut.

If you may recall, CL revealed in an interview with Billboard that 2NE1 plans to release a new album this summer. However, she also added that she is preparing her debut solo album.

Can you guess "Who's Next?"

Jung Seok Won proposes to Baek Ji Young at concert

Posted: 12 May 2013 10:00 PM PDT

Actor Jung Seok Won made a special proposal to his fiancée, Baek Ji Young.

On May 11, Baek Ji Young held her 'Going Out After Seven Years' concert in the city of Jeonju. In the middle of the concert, Jung Seok Won surprised both the audience and Baek Ji Young by making a special proposal.

Jung Seok Won is recently shooting movie 'N.L.L. - Battle of Yeonpyeong', and it is said that he made his way to Baek Ji Young's concert even though he was spending busy days.

According to Jung Seok Won's agency, the actor started preparing for this event a week before and took off time from his movie filming schedule to surprise Baek Ji Young. He prepared a video message for the singer and came up on stage to give her flowers.

He asked, "Will you marry me?" and Baek Ji Young tearfully and joyfully answered, "Of course!". As the audience chanted them to kiss, they also showed a romantic kiss on the stage.

Jung Seok Won and Baek Ji Young will be getting married on June 2nd at W Seoul Walker Hill Hotel in Gwangjang-dong, Seoul.

Lee Seung Gi buys pizza for the cast of ‘Gu Family Book’

Posted: 12 May 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Actor Lee Seung Gi, who is currently playing the lead role of the half-beast, half-human Choi Kang Chi, bought Pizza Hut's Cheese pizza for everyone on the set of the MBC drama 'Gu Family Book'.

As current endorser of Pizza Hut, Lee Seung Gi sponsored a pizza party for the drama cast and staff members on May 11 to encourage them after the grueling filming sessions. In the released pictures, the actors are still dressed in their drama outfits while eating pizza slices in the middle of the forest.

A staff stated, "It's hard to eat sometimes when the shoot goes on too long. Thanks to the pizza, we were able to enjoy lunch for the first time in a while."

Wonder Girls’ Sunye to give birth in Canada

Posted: 12 May 2013 09:00 PM PDT

It has been revealed that Wonder Girls' Sunye will be giving birth to her child in Canada.

According to a representative from JYP Entertainment, Sunye, who recently returned to Korea with her husband, will be giving birth to her child in Canada.

The rep added, "Sunye and her husband arrived in Korea and are currently visiting close friends and loved ones. They will be spending personal time together and Sunye has no plans to appear on broadcast. They will be spending about two months in Korea and return to Canada afterwards."

Sunye is currently 4 months pregnant, and it has been revealed that she's monitoring their health by regularly visiting the hospital with her husband.

San E releases new single “Big Boy” ft. Bee of Rphabet

Posted: 12 May 2013 08:20 PM PDT

After the surprising departure from JYP Entertainment, San E is back to the music scene with his latest single "Big Boy", marking the beginning of his new journey.

Released online on May 13th, the single "Big Boy" was produced by Cosmic Sound and features Bee of Rphabet. The song carries a strong message for people who are struggling and going through a difficult time.

Check out the single below:

T-ara N4 teaches fans the “Countryside Diary” choreography

Posted: 12 May 2013 08:17 PM PDT

T-ara's new unit group T-ara N4 has just released a dance tutorial video for their latest track, "Countryside Diary".

On May 13th, Loen Entertainment released the next installment of 'Let's Dance', this time featuring the ladies of T-ara N4, Hyomin, Jiyeon, Eunjung and Areum.

Step by step, they showed the three main points of the choreography including the "rice-planting dance", "rabbit dance" and "ding-ga ding-ga dance".

Check out the tutorial below.