Thursday, June 13, 2013

"FT Island’s promotional truck rolls around Japan" plus 24 more

"FT Island’s promotional truck rolls around Japan" plus 24 more

FT Island’s promotional truck rolls around Japan

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 07:30 AM PDT

FT Island has taken to the streets to promote their new Japanese album with trucks wrapped with their album jacket image and autographs.

Recently, a photo of FT Island members posing in front of their promotional truck was uploaded on an online community board. The truck was prepare for the promotion of their third Japanese full length album 'RATED-FT'.

From June 10 to 16, the truck will be rolling around several commercial districts in Japan, including Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Omotesando to promote the group's album.

VIXX becomes the new face of global watch brand Jowissa

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 07:00 AM PDT

VIXX has been chosen to be the new face of the global watch brand, Jowissa.

The group's agency, Jellyfish Entertainment, announced on June 12, "VIXX has signed a contract to model for the global Swiss watch brand, Jowissa." Not only that, the company will also launch watches under the name 'VIXX Black Edition,' which will be made for the six members of the group.

The 'VIXX Black Edition' will be modeled after the VIXX members themselves and will have six different colors. Posters of each member wearing the watches will also be put up in all of the Swiss stores.

KPop Who Am I #18

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Hello everyone!

It's time for the latest issue of KPop Who Am I, as usual, make a smart guess based on the photos below.

Good luck

Which idol stars were voted to have the most potential as musical actor?

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 06:33 AM PDT

The netizens got a chance to vote for the most potentially successful idol star as a musical actor.

Community portal site 'DCINCIDE' conducted an online survey from June 4 to the 11th, asking "Which idol star most likely to succeed as a musical actor/actress?" and JYJ's Kim Junsu gained the highest poll rate.

Among a total of 30,548 votes, Kim Junsu overwhelmingly won the support of 16,934 votes(55.4%). Junsu has started his career in musical in 2010 as he played a male lead from musical 'Mozart.'

A Pink's Eunji ranked second (26.6%) on the poll for her role in 'Legally Blonde', and Super Junior's Kyuhyun came in third (6.1%) for musical 'The Three Musketeers'.

Park Shin Hye shines in pictorial-like still cuts from upcoming CF

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 06:00 AM PDT

Actress Park Shin Hye has revealed her pictorial-like cuts from upcoming CF.

The actress, who currently serves as endorsement model for soy milk brand 'Vegemil', was spotted filming a CF in Incheon. Park Shin Hye looks incredibly fabulous in untouched photos, and her beauty shines even in casual clothing and with less makeup.

Meanwhile, Park Shin Hye is currently having her Asia Tour Fan meeting with next stop being in Bangkok, Thailand on June 29th. She will also be starring in the new SBS drama 'Heirs'.

Baek Ah Yeon releases cute teaser photos for ‘A Good Girl’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 05:24 AM PDT

Counting down to her comeback, Baek Ah Yeon unveiled a series of adorable teaser photos for upcoming second mini album titled 'A Good Girl'.

JYP Entertainment revealed new teaser photos of Baek Ah Yeon, looking cute and lovely in colorful outfits. Different from her emotional ballad debut single, "Sad Song", the singer will have a bright and girly concept for comeback.

Earlier this week, Baek Ah Yeon also released a teaser video featuring miss A's Suzy and Jia.

Ailee releases promotional videos for Philippines Tourism

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 04:57 AM PDT

Singer Ailee released eight videos of her three-day trip to the Philippines.

As reported earlier, Ailee will be promoting the beauty of Manila, the capital of the country, through interactive movie. The singer made a video of eight must-see places in Manila and categorized them into themes of shopping, rest or entertainment.

A representative stated, "Ailee has been chosen to represent the unique image of the Philippines as she is loved for her exotic looks and charming voice that reflect with the country's existing beauty."

Check out the videos below.

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

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 04:27 AM PDT

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 released their latest single titled, "Fanta Time" for the brand.

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

The "Fanta Time" music video will be released on the brand's official website on June 17th. In the meantime, check out the audio below.

Bangtan Boys (BTS) releases BTS of MV and jacket shoot + showcase footage

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:58 AM PDT

Rookie group Bangtan Boys (BTS) take fans behind the scenes and unveil the making of "No More Dream" music video and album jacket shooting.

Bangtan Boys released their debut album '2COOL 4SKOOL' which contains hip hop music that the group created with passion. The members have participated in writing the lyrics and composition to show off their extraordinary skills.

To celebrate their debut, the group held a showcase at the Ilchi Art Hall on June 12th. For those who aren't able to attend the event, they uploaded a video containing footage from their showcase performances and backstage interview.

[130613] Lee Hyori wins on ‘M! Countdown’ + Other Performances

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:38 AM PDT

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

The June 13th episode of the show was hosted by MBLAQ's Thunder and Lee Joon. Tonight's show features highly anticipated comeback performances from After School, Ivy, SISTAR, MBLAQ, Rainbow, Nell and Skarf, as well as debuts of Super Junior-M's Henry, Bumkey, Boys Republic and Bangtan Boys.

Other performers tonight included Shinhwa, 2PM, EXO, VIXX, 100% and a special stage from labelmates Huh Gak and Apink's Eunji.

And for the highlight of the show, Lee Hyori won on this week's chart with her latest single, "Bad Girls"!

Congratulations Lee Hyori!

Tonight's Performances:

Bumkey (Debut Stage)






Watch tonight's debut/comeback stages below:

SISTAR - "Give It To Me"
After School - "First Love"
Ivy - "I Dance" ft. Wonder Girls' Yubin
Huh Gak & A Pink's Eunji - "Short Hair"
MBLAQ - "Smoky Girl"
Rainbow - "Sunshine"
Nell - "Ocean Of Light"
Henry - "Trap"
Skarf - "Luv Virus"
Boys Republic - "Party Rock"
Bangtan Boys - "No More Dream"

MBLAQ searches “Smoky Girl” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:37 AM PDT

Showing their upgraded selves, MBLAQ is finally back with their highly-anticipated track "Smoky Girl" on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'!

"Smoky Girl" is the title track off of their fifth mini album, 'Sexy Beat', marking a return after a year and a half. The album features the works of Primary, Zion T, Simon D, Maybee, and many talented artists.

Not only in the music production, but MBLAQ has also directly participated in the visuals as well. The comeback album showcases a sexy that goes beyond the sexy MBLAQ have shown before.

Check out their performance below!

SISTAR says “Give It To Me” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:34 AM PDT

Showcasing their sexy 'moulin rouge' concept, SISTAR hit the stage of 'M! Countdown' performing their latest title song, "Give It To Me"!

"Give It To Me" is the title song off of their second official album. The song was produced by hit maker Duble Sidekick, who also behind their summer hit song "Loving U", and is arranged by famous producer Kim Do Hun.

SISTAR transformed into divas, giving off their sexy, gorgeous charms. The perfect harmony of the group's alluring performance and splendid stage setting captivated eyes of fans.

Check out their performance below!

After School makes a sexy comeback with “First Love” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:28 AM PDT

The best performance girl group, After School, is making a return with the highly-anticipated comeback stage on 'M! Countdown' for sixth maxi single title song, "First Love"!

After School has been known for their unique concept for their songs, such as playing the drums or tap dancing, and for their next single "First Love", they will be showcasing their perfect pole dancing skills.

Produced by hitmaker Brave Brothers, "First Love" will give a lasting impression with high quality performance like watching a Las Vegas show. The group is said to have gone through months of practices to showcase yet another powerful show.

Watch their performance below!

Huh Gak and A Pink’s Eunji perform “Short Hair” for the first time on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:23 AM PDT

Singer Huh Gak and A Pink's Jung Eunji have come together to perform their collaborative single "Short Hair" for the first time during a special stage on this week's 'M! Countdown'.

"Short Hair" was produced by the hit composer Duble Sidekick and serves as the 'BLUE' episode of 'A Cube For Season' project album.

This is isn't the first time Huh Gak and Eunji worked in a duet as the two singers previously sang together in the song "Knowing We're Going to Break Up". Their beautiful harmony will coolly blow the summer heat away.

Watch their performance below

Ivy returns on ‘M! Countdown’ with “I Dance” MV ft. Wonder Girls’ Yubin

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:13 AM PDT

Female soloist Ivy has finally returned to the local music scene to take back her former title as K-pop's sexy queen with her new dance track, "I Dance".

"I Dance" is an experimental song, combined with tango, hip hop and electronic music, that tells a story about a woman who sings and dances to forget the pain of love. The song was written and composed by Park Jin Young, and features Wonder Girls' rapper Yubin.

Watch Ivy's comeback performance on 'M! Countdown' below.

Rainbow brightens up ‘M! Countdown’ stage with “Sunshine”

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:07 AM PDT

Colorful girl group Rainbow has returned to the spotlight yet again with their latest track "Sunshine", showcasing an uplifting and bright concept!

The group released their new album 'Rainbow Syndrome- Part 2' in June 4th, just after four months since the release of the Part 1 back in February. The title song "Sunshine" will be a great track for the summer which features Rainbow's trademark colorful concept.

Check out their performance below!

Boys Republic goes “Party Rock” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:06 AM PDT

Marking their official debut, rookie male idol group Boys Republic performed their single "Party Rock" for the first time on this week's episode of 'M! Countdown'.

Boys Republic is a group produced by Park Geun Tae, Universal Music Group, and Jung Hae Ik, who also helped produced first generation idols, H.O.T, S.E.S, and g.o.d. The group is made up of 5 members Wonjun, Dabin, Suwoong, Sungjun and Minsoo.

"Party Rock" is a trendy electronic dance song that features Boys Republic's individual and unique charms.

Watch their performance below.

Nell is back with “Ocean of Light” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:04 AM PDT

Rock band Nell is finally back in the spotlight with new album 'Escaping Gravity' featuring the title track, "Ocean of Light". Hitting the stage of 'M! Countdown' this week for their comeback performance, the band impressed with a new uniquely alluring style of music.

"Ocean of Light" is making a great story with Nell'S various sounds all mixed together beautifully in one song. The song is groovy electronic rock song that tells a dream of finding ego and running for a positive future.

Check out their performance below!

Bangtan Boys debut with “No More Dream” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 03:00 AM PDT

Bulletproof Boy Scouts a.k.a BTS or Bangtan Boys are finally taking their first step onto the music world with '2COOL 4SKOOL' album and title song "No More Dream"

The group's debut album contains hip hop music that the group created with passion. The members have participated in writing the lyrics and composition to show off their extraordinary skills.

Bangtan Boys is a 7-member hip hop consisting members Rap Monster, SUGA, Jin, J-Hope, Jungkook, Jimin and V, who have been training for the past few years under Big Hit Entertainment.

Check out their comeback stage on 'M! Countdown' below.

Skarf returns with “Luv Virus” on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 02:58 AM PDT

After almost 10 months since the release of first single 'Oh! Dance', Korean-Singaporean girl group Skarf returned with their first mini-album 'Luv Virus'. Kickstarting their promotions, they performed their comeback stage on 'M! Countdown'.

The main track, which is also titled "Luv Virus", is a bright, refreshing track that perfectly fits this summer. The song is composed by Lee Ki and hitmaker Seo Young Bae, whom had composed Ailee's "Heaven", Orange Caramel's "Lipstick" and also Skarf's "My Love" from their debut single.

Watch their performance below.

Henry makes his “Trap” solo debut on ‘M! Countdown’

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 02:48 AM PDT

Returning to the music scene as a solo artist, Super Junior-M's Henry kicked off his solo debut performance of "Trap" on the June 13th episode of Mnet 'M! Countdown'.

"Trap" is decribed as an urban dance pop number with a unique blend of strong drum beats, piano and strings. The song is accompanied by two SM artists, Super Junior's Kyuhyun and SHINee's Taemin, raising much anticipation and excitement.

Henry is someone who not only can sing and dance, but also play the piano and violin. He has also previously composed songs with composer team, Noise Bank. Through his new album, Henry will be revealing his own unique style of music and show off his many talents.

Check out his performance below!

Shinhwa’s Seoul concert sells out in five minutes

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 02:00 AM PDT

Shinhwa has done it again! The longest-running idol group has sold out the Seoul leg of their ongoing Asia tour in just five minutes.

On June 12 at 8PM KST, Shinhwa opened the ticket sales for the '2013 Shinhwa Grand Finale: The Classic in Seoul' which will be held on August 3 and 4. As soon as ticketing site was opened, all of 27,000 seats were out in just five minutes and the flood of requests even crashed the servers for short period of time, frustrating many fans.

This is their second time in 2013 to sell out all of their tickets for concert after their sold-out 15th anniversary concert in March. For their upcoming Seoul finale, Shinhwa is said to be preparing something better, and different concert from the previous one.

Meanwhile, Shinhwa will continue their '2013 Shinhwa Grand Tour The Classic' at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on June 22.

TVXQ and FT Island take Top 3 of Oricon chart

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 01:00 AM PDT

Hallyu groups TVXQ and FT Island have stormed into the Oricon chart with their latest Japanese releases.

According to Oricon's website on June 13, TVXQ's 37th Japanese single 'Ocean' nabbed the second place spot on the daily singles chart after selling 88,428 copies since its release on the 12th.

On the other hand, FT Island's took the third place of the same chart with 18,088 copies sold for third Japanese full length album 'RATED-FT'. The album contains the title song "Freedom" as well as tracks written by the members.

SISTAR achieves ‘perfect all-kill’ with “Give It To Me”

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 12:00 AM PDT

After sweeping online music charts, SISTAR has achieved another 'perfect all-kill' for their comeback title track, "Give It To Me".

On June 11th, SISTAR released their second official album and the title song "Give It To Me" swept all of South Korea's major real-time music charts. The single also ranked first on the iChart on Instiz, certifying a 'perfect all-kill' on the chart.

Earlier this year, the group's sub-unit duo, SISTAR19 has also achieved a 'perfect all-kill' with "Gone Not Around Any Longer".

Kim Hyun Joong sets new record in Japan

Posted: 12 Jun 2013 11:30 PM PDT

Kim Hyun Joong has sold a record-breaking number of copies of his new Japanese single.

On June 11, Japan's music chart Oricon announced, "Kim Hyun Joong made a record for reaching 100,000 sales with his all three singles. It's the first time this has occurred for any Korean solo singer active in Korea."

Kim Hyun Joong's third Japanese single 'TONIGHT' sold 116,000 copies in the first week. It is the singer's third single album to sell over 100,000 copies in the first week of release following his previous singles 'KISS KISS/Lucky Guy' and 'HEAT'.

A representative of Universal Music Japan said, "Not only the new album 'TONIGHT', but also the previously released singles 'HEAT' and 'KISS KISS/Lucky Guy' are having orders until now. They are sold out already in some stores, proving his hot popularity."