Monday, June 17, 2013

"BEAST As ‘K-POP Festival in Gangwon 2013′ Ambassador! " plus 23 more

"BEAST As ‘K-POP Festival in Gangwon 2013′ Ambassador! " plus 23 more

BEAST As ‘K-POP Festival in Gangwon 2013′ Ambassador!

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 08:30 AM PDT

The ambassador of 'K-POP Festival in Gangwon 2013′ was revealed.

Male group BEAST who can do anything on stage is the new ambassador of 'K-POP Festival in Gangwon 2013′ which is happening on June 18th.

Group members of BEAST are really grateful to be representing their beloved country, Korea and promised to do their best.

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JYJ’s Junsu to embark on Asia Tour next month

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Following his successful first solo world tour last year, JYJ's Junsu (XIA) will be embarking on his Asia tour next month.

According to C-JeS Entertainment, Junsu will hold his new Asia tour next month to celebrate the release of his upcoming second official album in July. The tour will kick off in Thailand on July 20, before taking the excitement to Shanghai, China on July 28, and in Seoul and Busan in August. As he is the first solo artist to go on Asia Tour in 11 cities in Asia, many fans are expecting to see a high quality show.

Junsu announced the release of his second album. It is said to be fantastical album that will be balanced out with ballads and performance songs and will fit the summer season.

KPop Who Am I #20

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 07:13 AM PDT

Hi DKPOP readers,
Let's guess our interesting quiz for today ^^

Who are they?

SISTAR members reveal their ideal types

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 07:00 AM PDT

The lovely ladies of SISTAR revealed their ideal types.

SISTAR, who recently made a comeback with 'Give It To Me', appeared as guests on KBS 2TV's 'Entertainment Weekly' and talked about their ideal types.

Soyu chose actor Gong Yoo as her ideal type, and said, "I like Gong Yoo. I hope that he begins his activities again." Hyorin, on the other hand, showed her unchanged love for Kang Dong Won.

The maknae, Dasom, chose Lee Je Hoon as her ideal type. She also sent a message to the actor saying, "I know you are in the middle of military service, and I hope you are doing well. I hope that I can meet you when you are discharged."

Girls Generation’s Yuri, Hyoyeon and Shinhwa’s Lee Minwoo to appear on Mnet’s ‘Dancing 9’ as dance masters

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Girls Generation's Yuri and Hyoyeon, and Shinhwa's Lee Minwoo will be appearing on Mnet's newest global dance survival show, 'Dancing 9', as "K-pop dance masters" alongside other notable stars Lee Yongwoo, Park Jiwoo, Park Jieun, Woo Hyunyoung and more.

Known as the dancing queens of the Girls Generation, Yuri and Hyoyeon will join Shinhwa's Lee Minwoo and the others on coaching the show's contestants as K-pop dance masters. They will be sharing their experiences and help contestants who are trying to make a name for themselves with dancing.

Yuri and Hyoyeon said, "We want to share the fashion, trend, stage performance, team work, and other things we've gained through group activities, as well as various experiences and know-hows to 'Dancing 9' contestants. We will try our best to give them the most practical help."

Mnet's 'Dancing 9' will start on July 20th at 11 pm (KST).

Credit: Soshified

Girl’s Day to host pool party showcase for repackaged album release

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Girl's Day, who will be returning with a repackaged album, will be hosting a pool party showcase for their fans.

The group's agency, Dream Tea Entertainment, announced that Girl's Day will hosting a showcase on June 24, 1pm at Banyan Tree's outdoor swimming pool to celebrate their upcoming repackaged album 'Female President'. They will perform a few of their hit songs as well as their brand new song.

A representative stated, "We've prepared a refreshing showcase for the fans fitting with the hot summer. It would be good to expect a different side of the Girl's Day with this album's sexy and stylish harmony."

CNBLUE heats up Manila with successful first solo concert

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 05:30 AM PDT

CNBLUE successfully kicked off their first ever concert in the Philippines.

On June 15, the group held its '2013 World Tour - Blue Moon' at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, rocking the stage in front of some 4,000 cheering fans. They opened the concert with the English song "Where You Are" followed by "Get Away", "One Time", "Man Like Me" and "Coffee Shop."

Other songs they performed included "I'm Sorry", "I'm A Loner", "Love Light", "La La La", "Love Girl", "You've Fallen for Me", "Feeling" and "These Days."

In effort to connect to the audience, the members spoke in English and Filipino during the concert, and Lee Jonghyun, Kang Minhyuk and Lee Jungshin surprised Jung Yonghwa by preparing a birthday message for him in Filipino.

After the concert, CNBLUE posted on its official LINE accout, "Hello, LINE friends! BLUE MOON Manila ended successfully! It was a hot and exciting Saturday night, did you still remember it? Here's now revealing the concert's proof shot with the members!", and shared a photo (above) from the concert.

Yonghwa also thanked their Filipino fans by tweeting, "Hello this is Yonghwa! I love the Philippines I love the Philippines I love the Philippines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you. It was an unforgettable night with your birthday wishes! I will take your passionate screams with me! I love the Philippines!!! x 100000000000000000000."

U-Kiss featured on credit cards in Japan

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 05:01 AM PDT

A special credit card featuring the U-Kiss members will be issued exclusively in Japan.

According to management company NH Media, Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, which is one of the 3 biggest banks, released 'U-Kiss Visa Card' on June 14. 'U-Kiss Visa Card' is not only designed with the group's photo but also offers special benefits for the fans.

Card holders will be able to rack up points through purchases which can be used to receive U-Kiss related products.

Meanwhile, U-KISS are currently preparing for their upcoming South America tour in June and Japan tour in July.

SHINee films MV for ‘The Queen’s Classroom’ OST

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 04:40 AM PDT

The boys of SHINee participated in the music video filming for the soundtrack of MBC's 'The Queen's Classroom'.

According to MBC, SHINee and the cast members of cast of 'The Queen's Classroom' filmed the music video inside an auditorium at a junior high school on June 12. The music video is for one of the drama's OST, which was sung by the idol group.

In the revealed preview stills, child actors Kim Hyang Gi, Chun Bo Geun, Kim Sae Ron, Seo Shin Ae, Lee Young Yoo and more danced along with SHINee, creating a fun and energetic atmosphere for the upcoming music video.

The music video will be released June 20 as well as at the end of episode 4 of 'The Queen's Classroom'.

After School’s UEE sexy dances under the waterfall

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 04:20 AM PDT

After School's UEE displayed her wet and beautiful body in a waterfall.

On the recent episode of SBS 'Barefooted Friends' that was aired on June 16, all the cast members visited a waterfall at Jiri mountain for the last day of the MT.

Under the waterfall, UEE displayed her sexy dance and charms, to the delight of the male members of 'Barefooted Friends'. The After School member, who is known as a good swimmer, also showed a little bit about her skills in swimming. It is said that even the staff all shouted with excitement.

In related news, After School is currently busy promoting their comeback track "First Love", which is receiving warm reponse with its sexy pole dance choreography.

Watch UEE starting at 34:00 mark.

SISTAR’s Bora enjoys the pool in new sexy photos

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 03:53 AM PDT

SISTAR's Bora is making the hot summer even hotter.

Recently, SISTAR shared sexy photos of Bora on its official Facebook page, along with the message, "What do you guys think of our comeback stage?!"

The photos were taken from Ocean World water park which SISTAR is currently active as an advertisement model for. Bora is showcasing her sexy and beautiful body, wearing short pants and white top, and enjoying herself in the pool.

B2ST releases MV teaser for “I’m Sorry”

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 03:24 AM PDT

B2ST has just released a teaser video for second title song, "I'm Sorry".

The group already showcased "I'm Sorry" to its fans for the first time through its recent fan event 'Gather Around B2UTY Party' that was held at Maru Park in Gangnam on June 15th. The teaser video shows footage from the large-scale event.

The song was co-produced by member Yong Junhyung and composer Kim Tae Joo, and the lyrics isabout the feelings a man has after breaking up.

Check out the teaser below.

Lee Kwang Soo, Teen Top’s Niel and A Pink’s Eunji release full MV for “Fanta Time”

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 03:09 AM PDT

After unveiling the single earlier, Lee Kwang Soo, A Pink's Eunji and Teen Top's Niel, who have been chosen as the new models for the carbonated drink, 'Fanta', have finally released the full music video for "Fanta Time".

In the music vidoe, the three stars formed the 'Fantastic Idols' group from 'Fanta Entertainment' with Lee Kwang Soo as the leader of the group and the CEO of the agency. They showcase each of their individual charms to represent the brand's flavors-- orange, pineapple and grape.

The music video also features the rest of the A Pink members. Check it out below!

BTS (Bangtan boys) Profile

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 02:02 AM PDT

Group name: BTS/ Bangtan boys (방탄소년단)
Name meaning: Bulletproof Boy Scout
Label: Big Hit entertainment
Debut date:June 12th, 2013
Debut song: No more dream


Stage name: J-hope
Birth name: Jung Ho Seok (정호석)
D.O.B: February 18, 1994
Postion: Rapper, Dancer
Bloodtype: A

Stage name: Rap Monster
Birth name: Kim Nam Joon (김남준)
D.O.B: September 12, 1994
Postion: Leader, Rapper
Blood Type: A
Stage name: Jin
Name: Kim Seok Jin (김석진)
D.O.B: December 4th, 1992
Postion: Vocal, Visual
Blood Type: O

Stage name: V
Birth name: Kim Tae Hyung (김태형)
D.O.B: December 30, 1995
Postion: Vocal
Bloodtype: AB

Stage name: Suga
Birth name: Min Yoon Gi (민윤기)
D.O.B: March 9, 1993
Postion: Rapper
Blood Type: O

Stage name: Ji Min
Name: Park Ji Min (박지민)
D.O.B: October 13, 1995
Postion: Vocal, Dancer
Bloodtype: A
 Stage name: Jung Kook
Birth name: Jeon Jeong Guk (전정국)
D.O.B: September 1st, 1997
Postion: Maknae, Vocal, Dancer, Rapper
Bloodtype: A

Their debut track

Son Dambi, Jooyeon & Nana model for MIXXO Summer fashion

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 12:43 AM PDT

Check out the modelling video of Son Dambi, After School's Jooyeon and Nana for MIXXO Summer It Item.

Who do you think is the best model here?

EXO finishes the week with a triple win

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Proving their overwhelming popularity, EXO achieved a "triple win" on all three major broadcasting stations with their latest comeback title track, "Wolf"!

EXO took home their third trophy for "Wolf" after winning the Mutizen Award on SBS' 'Inkigayo' on June 16. This came after their big win on KBS' 'Music Bank' on the 14th and in MBC's 'Music Core' on the 15th, showcasing EXO's growing popularity.

With only on their second week of promotions, EXO is already enjoying winning streaks in music charts with their new album. Not only 'XOXO (Kiss & Hug)' topped weekly album charts on Hanteo and Hottracks, it also nabbed the top spot on Billboard's World Albums chart.

Kim Sa Rang denies marriage rumors with soccer player Park Ji Sung

Posted: 16 Jun 2013 11:26 PM PDT

Actress Kim Sa Rang and soccer player Park Ji Sung denied rumors of their upcoming marriage.

The rumor of their wedding was first distributed among various media outlets, stating that the names of the couple are listed on a reservation made at a local hotel. The report said, Park Ji Sung and Kim Sa Rang reserved the wedding hall at Hotel 'L'. The wedding is scheduled for September.

However, Kim Sa Rang's agency has strongly denied the rumors. "We'd like to clarify that Kim Sa Rang's scandal with Park Ji Sung is not true at all. All of the informations in different articles are all false, and according to the confirmation we got from Kim Sa Rang herself, the last time she met with Park Ji Sung was when they had an advertisement shooting two years ago."

The agency added that it may consider taking legal action in the future.

Supreme Team’s Simon D and Lady Jane break up

Posted: 16 Jun 2013 11:04 PM PDT

Supreme Team's Simon D and Lady Jane have decided to part ways after six years of dating.

On June 17, Simon D's agency confirmed, "The two decided to break up about a month ago after having been in a relationship for about six years." About the reason of breakup, the agency explained, "There was no special reason. They just naturally drifted apart."

It has been said that the two agreed to focus on their music and remained good friends as they still correspond with each other on Twitter.

Simon D and Lady Jane started dating in 2007. Simon D confessed on a music show back that he had a girlfriend, who was later found out to be fellow musician Lady Jane.

Girl’s Day becomes ‘Female President’ in new album cover

Posted: 16 Jun 2013 10:46 PM PDT

Girl's Day is preparing to make a comeback with a repackage edition of their 1st studio album, 'Expectation' titled, 'The Female President'.

The group's agency, Dream Tea Entertainment, released the album jacket teaser photo which shows the four members of Girl's Day standing in a pink podium with their first repackaged album title.

According to the agency, "The girls will show their sexiness and it will be an upgraded version of 'Expectation'! Please give more support to the girls!"

Girl's Day released their first album 'Expectation' in March, which has achieved great success. They will now release a repackaged album on June 24th.

Two Months’ Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim) releases debut mini album ‘A Voice’

Posted: 16 Jun 2013 10:04 PM PDT

After presenting fans with her preview single "COLORRING", Two Months' Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim) is making her official solo debut with the release of her first mini album 'A Voice'.

'A Voice' contains a total of five tracks also including Two Months' 2nd anniversary single "Number 1". Korea's top musicians, including Yoon Jong Shin, Cho Jung chi, Hareem, Lee Sang soon and Swings, participated in this album, arousing expectation on musical quality of the songs.

A music video for the song is also expected to be released later. In the meantime, check out the full tracks below.

All Right

Carol's Wordplay (Alice)

You Don't Even Know What You're Talking About

ZE:A’s second unit ZE:A 4U releases Japanese single ‘Oops!!’

Posted: 16 Jun 2013 09:39 PM PDT

ZE:A's's second unit group called 'ZE:A 4U' released its first Japanese single, 'Oops!!'.

'Oops!!' contains a total of three tracks and comes in two different versions; Version A includes a pictorial while Version B includes a pictorial and a DVD.

The unit group consists of members Junyoung, Kwanghee, Taeheon and Heecheol, who didn't make it into ZE:A's first unit group ZE:A5. The unit was first launched in April, and already held a fanmeeting at the Tokyo Dome.

Check out the tracks below.

Kim Jong Kook's First Malaysia Showcase ended successfully

Posted: 16 Jun 2013 09:28 PM PDT

Running Man's Sparta Kim Jong Kook's first ever showcase in Malaysia ended successfully on 14th June 2013 at HGH Convention Centre.

He performed "Today More Than Yesterday" to begin the showcase, he greeted Malaysian fans with "Apa Khabar" and said, "Oh my god! Din't expect so many people to be here, i am surprised that there are so many overseas fans who know us (Running Man)." He then mentioned that he already tried Nasi Lemak and like the hot weather of Malaysia.

When he was asked about dieting, he confidently said," I don't have to, i will exercise every morning". During the game session, Kim Jong Kook shook hands with lucky fans, besides having the chance to play some mini games with him, some fans even had the opportunity to hug him as well.

During the "Dream Girl" session, Kim Jong Kook revealed his ideal girl, huge eyes, darker skin, round face, long hair and a girl who likes to sing etc, 5 fans who qualified to be his dream girl were invited to the stage. He then decided a girl who resembled Janet Jackson to be his dream girl.

In addition, one of the "Dream Girl" contestants had Gary's name printed on her shirt, Kim Jong Kook said," Gary already has girlfriend, is Jihyo!", they are known as the Monday Couple.

Besides local fans,fans from Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore also attended the showcase too, showing his immense popularity.

M4M releases MV for Chinese version “When You Leave Me” ft. 4minute’s Jihyun

Posted: 16 Jun 2013 09:14 PM PDT

Rookie idol group M4M released the full music video for the Chinese version "When You Leave Me".

"When You Leave Me" is a mellow track included in their debut mini-album which was released back in March. The music video stars label mate 4minute's Jihyun, who shared intimate scenes with M4M's leader Jimmy.

M4M (Mystical Formula) is a collaboration project between Korea's Cube Entertainment and China's Xing Tian. The members are said to have put together after passing rigorous audition rounds in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Check out the MV below!

KPop Who Am I 19

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 05:24 AM PDT

Let's guess today's idols

--- Answers ---

Number 1 is Rainbow's Hyun Young

Number 2 is DBSK's Chang Min

Number 3 is After School's Nana

Number 4 is ZE:A's Dong Jun