Friday, June 21, 2013

"CNBLUE’s upcoming single “Lady” takes the pre-order charts in Japan" plus 24 more

"CNBLUE’s upcoming single “Lady” takes the pre-order charts in Japan" plus 24 more

CNBLUE’s upcoming single “Lady” takes the pre-order charts in Japan

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 08:00 AM PDT

The boys of CNBLUE have dominated Japan's pre-order chart with their upcoming single.

CNBLUE opened up the pre-ordering process for its upcoming single, "Lady". Proving to be one of most beloved K-Pop groups, "Lady" ranked number one on Japan's HMV pre-order chart, Korean-Asian pre-order charts as well as the daily pre-order chart.

"Lady" single album will contain three tracks, including the title song of the same name and new songs "Don't Care" and "Monday". The single will be officially released on July 31.

[ WGM Taecyeon & Gui Gui episode 12]

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 07:36 AM PDT

JYJ’s Junsu graces the cover of ‘Marie Claire’

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 07:30 AM PDT

JYJ's Junsu (XIA) recently made it to the cover of the July issue of fashion magazine, 'Marie Claire'.

In the photos that were released, Junsu revealed his charming aura and attitude as a professional artist. The JYJ member, who has been establishing his name in music, musical and acting, bring out his manly charms perfectly as a model.

In the accompanying interview, Junsu expressed, "The past 10 years of experiences will guide me through my life in my 30s and 40s. I want to continue my singing career and make trendy music in future as well. And even if time passes, my friendship with the other JYJ members will never change."

Henry reveals his charming pictorial for ‘ELLE’

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 07:02 AM PDT

Super Junior-M's Henry, who recently returned to the music industry as a solo artist, participated in a pictorial for the July issue of fashion magazine, 'ELLE'.

In the pictorial, Henry shows a 180 degree transformation from his hip hop, funky stage look, showing off his handsome charms while clad in black and white outfits in his outdoor shoot. Despite the stuffy hot weather, he kept his professional attitude during the shoot.

Henry's full interview and photo shoot can be viewed through the July issue of 'ELLE'. You can also check out the BTS footage below.

Go Ara, Yoo Yun Suk, Kim Sung Kyun, B1A4’s Baro, Jung Woo and more cast in ‘Reply 1997’ Season 2

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 06:43 AM PDT

'Reply 1994', the second season to tvN drama 'Reply 1997' which became a mega hit all over South Korea last year, has revealed its star-studded cast members.

According to the drama's production, actress Go Ara and actors Jung Woo, Yoo Yun Suk and Kim Sung Kyun are currently in discussions for the series. Although nothing has been finalized, they will most likely feature in the drama.

The second season will follows various cultural events in 1994. Actors Jung Woo, Kim Sung Kyun and Yoo Yun Suk will be the three boys from Kyungsangdo who live together in a dorm while attending a university in Seoul. Go Ara will play the daughter of the couple who run the dorm where the boys live.

Other casts who have been confirmed for the show included B1A4's Baro, Tiny-G's Dohee and actor Son Hoo Joon.

The drama, set to premiere in September, will go into shoot after wrapping up casting by early July.

4minute to return with “The Water’s Fine” on June 28

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 06:21 AM PDT

4minute is coming back with a new single next week!

Earlier today, Cube Entertainment has released a video clip of Sohyun going fishing, leaving fans to wonder what was going on. Now, it has been confirmed that the teaser is indeed for 4minute's comeback single.

According to the agency, 4minute, who enjoyed successful promotions for "What's Your Name?," is set to release their new digital single "The Water's Fine" on June 28. The song is a hip-hop dance number with catchy melody line, and will contain 4minute's unique colors.

A-PRINCE releases MV teaser for “Mambo”

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 06:04 AM PDT

After pre-releasing the track "My Lady", A-PRINCE is getting ready to make an official debut by unveiling a music video teaser for title song, "Mambo".

On June 21st, A-PRINCE updated their official Youtube account with a video teaser featuring leader Sungwon. The teaser also includes the caption, "Get ready to MAMBO because #APrinceIsBack! First teaser of A-PRINCE's 2nd Mini-Album. Release date: June 25th, 2013."

Check out the teaser below.

Crayon Pop releases dance practice video for “Bar Bar Bar”

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 05:52 AM PDT

After releasing the funny music video, five-member rookie group Crayon Pop has just released a dance practice video for latest title song, "Bar Bar Bar".

"Bar Bar Bar" is an upbeat song of Crayon Pop's young and hip hop concept. As expected the choreography is quirky and fun, and the girls' adorable charms give the song a more bright feeling.

Check out the clip below!

KPop Who Am I #22

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 05:47 AM PDT

Let's start with today's hot quiz ^^

CNBLUE’s Jungshin shares photo from ‘The Blade and Petal’ filming

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 05:00 AM PDT

CNBLUE's bassist Lee Jungshin went back into the past to transform into a Koguryo warrior.

On the group's official Twitter, Jungshin posted a photo with the comment, "I'll be working in my second drama project as Shi Woo in 'The Blade and Petal' and it will be aired after KBS drama 'The Fugitive of Joseon' ends. Please pay special attention to me!"

In the photo, Jungshin appeared as his warrior character Shi Woo. Shi Woo is an orphan who used to wander the streets but is picked up to be a part of the King's secret warrior team. He is a bold character who boasts great martial skills and an eye for art.

SISTAR takes all top 3 spots of ‘Billboard K-Pop Hot 100’ chart

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 04:30 AM PDT

After achieving a perfect all-kill on local music charts, SISTAR also dominated the Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 Chart with their latest album, 'Give It To Me'!

According to updated chart figures on Billboard, SISTAR swept all top three spots with new album title song "Give It To Me" taking the No.1 position followed by tracks, "The Way You Make Me Melt (feat. Geeks)" and "Bad Boy" in 2nd and 3rd spots respectively.

Latest tracks of 4Men, Lee Seung Chul, Huh Gak and Jung Eunji, Ivy, 4minute, After School and Bumkey can also be found in the chart's Top 10 as well.

After School as elegant and sexy ladies for ‘Harper’s Bazzar’

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 04:00 AM PDT

The sexy ladies of After School, who are currently receiving much attention with pole dance performance for "First Love", came together for a pictorial for fashion magazine, 'Harper's Bazzar'.

In the photos, Nana, Uee, Lizzy and Kaeun put their sexy and elegant charms in display. Uee wore a bright pink one-piece dress that highlighted her shapely, flawless legs. Lizzy and Kaeun shed their bubbly girl image and go for a more mature look elegent gowns.

Especially, Nana, who is known for being a former model, catches the eyes the most as she went "almost topless" while exhibiting a professional model pose. She decked green one-piece dress that bares her body to accentuate her sexy figure.

Fans celebrate B.A.P’s Daehyun’s birthday with bus and subway advertisements

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 03:30 AM PDT

B.A.P member Daehyun's fans showered their love with advertisements displayed in public buses and subways to spread the news of his upcoming birthday on June 28.

The fans joined forces to fund the advertisements throughout subway station and buses in both Seoul and Busan, Daehyun's hometown. Especially, a bus advertisement in Busan caught the eyes of the public as it shows the message, "Happy Birthday B.A.P's Jung Daehyun from Busan".

Recently through B.A.P's official fan cafe, Daehyun expressed, "I was thinking about having some meaningful event on my birthday. I wish that we can give some strength to the youth who need warm interest."

BTS releases practice video of "No More Dream"

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 03:03 AM PDT

Check out the video of BTS practicing their debut song titled "No More Dream" below.

Hello Venus gives a glimpse at their rehearsal for solo concert

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 03:00 AM PDT

With their anticipated solo concert inching closer, Hello Venus members headed for the practice room to prepare.

Hello Venus shared a series of photos through their official me2day account. In the photos, the members can be seen working hard during their practice, pouring all their best efforts to give their fans a great and memorable concert.

Especially, YooAra and Alice are also seen playing keyboards and guitar themselves, and many fans are getting curious at what special stage they have in store for the concert.

Hello Venus will be holding their 'Hello Venus 1st Live Concert' at Sogang University's Mary Hall in Seoul on June 22. And after selling out the tickets in just one minute, the girl group has announced an additional date on the 23rd.

4Minute's Hyuna is a hot summer girl for "ELLE"

Posted: 21 Jun 2013 01:00 AM PDT

4Minute's Hyuna reveals new pictorial for the July issue of ELLE magazine.

She undergoes transformation in hairstyle, showing a different image in this pictorial. During the interview, she thanked fans for supporting 4Minute's latest hit song "What's Your Name".

Besides, she revealed that she wants to become a person who can be with the members all the time when they need her.

Meanwhile, 4Minute will make a comeback next week with new song, do you anticipate their comeback?

Gaon Chart releases rankings for June 9 – June 15

Posted: 21 Jun 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 June 9, 2013 – June 15, 2013]

Weekly Singles Chart

1. SISTAR : "Give It To Me"

2. SISTAR : "The Way You Make Me Melt"

3. Huh Gak & A Pink's Eunji : "Short Hair"

4. SISTAR : "Bad Boy"

5. 4men : "Only You"

6. Bumkey ft. E-Sens : "Bad Girl"

7. Nell : "Ocean Of Light"

8. B2ST : "Will You Be Okay?"

9. 4minute : "What's Your Name?"

10. Lee Hyori : "Bad Girls"


Weekly Album Chart

1. MBLAQ : "Sexy Beat" [5th Mini Album]

2. Henry : "Trap" [1st Mini Album]

3. EXO : "XOXO (Kiss Version)" [1st Album]

4. EXO : "XOXO (Hug Version)" [1st Album]

5. SISTAR : "Give It To Me" [2nd Album]

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

7. B1A4 : "What's Happening?" [4th Mini Album]

8. Various Artists : "Mandate of Heaven" [Soundtrack]

9. VIXX : "Hyde" [1st Mini Album]

10. EXO-M : "Mama" [1st Mini Album]

< Last week's rankings

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun release “T’PLE COUPLE SONG” for SK Telecom

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 11:30 PM PDT

SM Entertainment labelmates, Super Junior's Kyuhyun and Girls' Generation's Seohyun have teamed up for a special collaborative single "T'PLE COUPLE SONG" for the SK Telecom's LTE campaign.

"T'PLE COUPLE SONG" is a groovy, fun pop song that doubles as a commercial for SK Telecom's LTE. Kyuhyun and Seohyun, who both serve as one of the main vocalists of their respective groups, not only individually lent their image but also their great voices to the brand.

Check out the MV below!

Orange Caramel to release adventure book ‘Journey of Youth’

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 11:00 PM PDT

After School's sub-unit, Orange Caramel, will be sharing the moments of their recent adventure in their new book, 'Journey of Youth'.

Orange Caramel, who's dreaming of a getaway amidst of hectic schedules, has given the opportunity to go on a two-day break. They explored parts of Seoul and enjoyed their free time, drinking teas and having a long chat.

The next place they visited was the city of Jeonju where they visited the Hanok Village, famous restaurants and more. Lizzy, Nana and Raina enjoyed taking photos and enjoyed drinks a small bar where they talked about each member's stories.

Song Joong Ki denies rumors of August enlistment

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 10:31 PM PDT

Song Joong Ki's management agency has dismissed the rumors stating that the actor would be enlisting in the army this coming August.

According to the agency, "The rumors of Song Joong Ki enlisting in the army in August isn't true. He didn't even receive an enlistment notice yet. He's currently actively looking for his next project, so this rumor has really left us flustered."

They added, "Many productions have sent him offers and he's going to be choosing his next project with care. We will release the news once it's confirmed."

EXO tops Hong Kong’s HMV chart for two weeks in a row

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 10:02 PM PDT

After sweeping local weekly music programs, EXO is also scoring success in Hong Kong music charts!

It has been revealed that EXO's first studio album 'XOXO (Kiss & Hug)' which was released on June 3rd, had topped the Japanese-Korean chart of Hong Kong's HMV for two consecutive weeks (June 2nd - 15th).

EXO is enjoying huge popularity from both local and international fans. Their album recently nabbed the top spot on Billboard's World Albums chart, proving that they are indeed one of Korea's rising stars.

Verbal Jint releases teaser video for “Walking in the Rain”

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 09:35 PM PDT

Talented hip hop artist Verbal Jint will cool you down this summer with his upcoming new single titled, "Walking in the Rain".

On June 21, Verbal Jint released a music video teaser for "Walking in the Rain". To be released on the 24th, the new single will mark his return four months since his "If It Ain't Love" release back in February.

Watch the teaser below!

KBS ‘Music Bank’ will not air this week

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 09:06 PM PDT

KBS' popular weekly music program, 'Music Bank', which airs live every Friday at 6:10PM (KST), will not be airing this week due to the 2013 K-League 30th Anniversary All-Star Game on June 21.

On this day, the K-League All-Star soccer games will be aired instead of 'Music Bank'. It will run from 6:50PM to 8:50PM, cutting right into the broadcast time of KBS drama 'Pure Love' as well.

'Music Bank' will be back to its normal airing schedule the following week.

Lee Hyun Woo sings “Ode to Youth” for ‘Secretly Greatly’ OST

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 08:34 PM PDT

Korean actor Lee Hyun Woo participated in one of the soundtracks to his current hit film, 'Secretly Greatly'.

On June 21, Lee Hyun Woo, who is receiving praise for his strong acting skills and musical talent, released his single titled "Ode to Youth" for the record-breaking film. The song is a folk-rock tune backed by an acoustic band and is dedicated to the youth who live fiercely within the movie.

Check out the MV below!

Suzy enjoys delicious pizza in new CF

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 08:13 PM PDT

miss A's Suzy enjoys delicious Pizza in the latest CF of Domino Pizza.

Check out the CF below: