Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"AOA to hold a showcase in Japan + make a comeback this July" plus 24 more

"AOA to hold a showcase in Japan + make a comeback this July" plus 24 more

AOA to hold a showcase in Japan + make a comeback this July

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 07:30 AM PDT

FNC Entertainment's girl group AOA will be holding a showcase in Japan.

According to the agency, AOA will hold a showcase at the Shibuya AX in Tokyo on July 23, marking their second overseas promotion following their first showcase in Singapore in May.

At the showcase, AOA will perform their debut single "Elvis" as well as their second single "Get Out" in two different versions-- dance and band. Youkyoung will put on a drum solo, while the group also will prepare a special performance of Japan girl group ASB48's hit tune "Heavy Rotation."

After its showcase in Japan, AOA's band unit, 'AOA Black', which made up of 5 members Jimin, ChoA, Yuna, Yookyung, and Mina, will be making a comeback in Korea.

Dal Shabet to modify choreography for “Be Ambitious”

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT

Girl group Dal Shabet announced that they will be modifying the choreography for latest title song, "Be Ambitious".

On July 10, Happy Face Entertainment announced that Dal Shabet decided to revise the choreography for "Be Ambitious" after receiving negative attention from the public and broadcast representatives for being a bit suggestive. They will change their stage outfits as well for the rest of their promotion.

The agency said, "The new dance will appear on July 12's broadcast of Music Bank. It doesn't mean that we will never perform the 'Monroe' dance again. The new choreography will only be for music shows of major broadcast channels."

miss A’s Suzy to appear on ‘Healing Camp’

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT

miss A's Suzy is expected to appear on an upcoming episode of SBS' 'Healing Camp'.

At the conference for the 100th episode special of 'Healing Camp' held on July 10, MC Lee Kyung Kyu revealed that Suzy has recently completed the pre-recording of the show. He added, "The filming was a very enjoyable one."

Suzy will be featured in the 101st episode of 'Healing Camp' that will air on July 22 at 11:15PM KST.

EXO plans to release follow-up single

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 06:00 AM PDT

After their much successful comeback with "Wolf", EXO is gearing up to release a follow-up single later this month.

A representative of SM Entertainment revealed, "EXO is currently preparing for a follow-up promotions. EXO's first album 'XOXO' was a great success, so they decided to release a follow-up song soon."

The rep added, "EXO stayed up this few nights to film their new music video. Their second single will be release in a few weeks time."

2NE1’s Dara changes her ideal type to Kang Dong Won

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 05:33 AM PDT

2NE1's Dara is finally moving on! After news broke out that her ultimate ideal type Won Bin is in a relationship with actress Lee Na Young, she expressed her saddened heart like any other fan girls. However, Dara has now opened her heart again and found another man.

She recently met up with reporters at the YG Entertainment office, and confessed, "I said that Won Bin was my ideal type, but sadly he found another. I always dreamed of a man who was like the main character of a movie. I just thought of Kang Dong Won as my ideal type."

Dara also revealed that she wants to focus on work for now before getting married. However, she jokingly added, "If Kang Dong Won asks me to marry him, then I might waver. I hope I can feel secure soon."

[Breaking] Areum is leaving T-ara

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 07:09 AM PDT

Areum, who just joined T-ara last June 2012, has just announced her departure from the group to pursue solo career.

On July 10, Core Contents Media posted a short video through its official Youtube channel showing the youngest member of T-ara, Areum, announcing that she will leave the group to pursue her career as a solo singer.

Areum was added into T-ara in July 2012 as their eighth member and made her debut through 'Day by Day'. With members Hwayoung and Areum out of the group, T-ara will be promoting with six original members, Soyeon, Hyomin, Jiyeon, Eunjung, Boram and Qri.

KPop Who Am I #30

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 05:06 AM PDT

It's time for the new section of KPop Who Am I, make a smart guess and the answers will be revealed soon!

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA cheers up fans with a lovely selca

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Girls' Generation's YoonA recently shared a lovely photo of herself, along with an encouraging message for the fans.

On July 10, YoonA posted on the group's official homepage, "It's depressing because it's
raining everyday... We should cheer up while listening to 'LOVE&GIRLS' which was also revealed in Korea not long ago~~ And also listening to the 'Mr. Go' OST that Taeyeon unnie sang~~ Let's cheer up Hwaiting^^"

In related news, YoonA attended the VIP premiere for the new 3D film 'Mr.GO' along Girls' Generation's Seohyun and Taeyeon at the Megabox in Seoul. You can check out the photos from the event here.

Lee Jun Ki touches Park Ha Sun’s chest in new still cuts from ‘Two Weeks’

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 04:32 AM PDT

Actor Lee Jun Ki is gaining attention with his "naughty hands" in the latest still cuts for upcoming MBC drama, 'Two Weeks'.

Lee Jun Ki and Park Ha Sun filmed their first meeting scene at a beach in Busan. Park Ha Sun, who plays the role of Seo In Hye, transformed as mermaid to promote 9th Busan International Film Festival.

Lee Jun Ki, who plays Jang Tae San in the drama, was arguing with his friend over the mermaid if it was a statue or a real human. He walks towards the mermaid and places his hand on Park Ha Sun's breast, leaving the crowd in shock.

As soon as the filming stopped, Lee Jun Ki is said to be so embarassed and instantly walked away from Park Ha Sun, which drew laughter from director and staffs. For this particular scene, Park Ha sun had to experience full body painting for a whole day.

The drama 'Two Weeks' will be aired from August after 'The Queen of the Classroom'.

Ailee releases tracklist for ‘A’s Doll House’ mini album

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 04:01 AM PDT

Talented female soloist Ailee has unveiled the track list for her upcoming second mini album, 'A's Doll House'.

Consisting of six tracks in total, the upcoming mini album is set to deliver Ailee's own music color through title track "U&I" and remaining tracks "No No No," "Rainy Day," "I'll be OK," "Scandal" and "How Could You Do This To Me".

The title track "U&I" is a funky tune that features Ailee's powerful vocals. The song was co-written by K-Pop hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger. The song, along with the mini album, will be released on July 12.

Tiny-G’s Dohee to make acting debut in ‘Reply 1994’

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Tiny-G's Dohee will challenge herself in acting through the upcoming second season of tvN hit drama 'Reply 1997' titled, 'Reply 1994'.

Dohee will take on the role of a housemate in a home-stay in 'Reply 1994' where college students from all over the world stay while attending a university in Seoul. She will join the star-studded casts that include Go Ara, Jung Woo, Kim Sung Kyun and Yoo Yun Suk.

Dohee commented, "I don't know how it would appeal to the viewers but I am working hard to do my best. I am honored to be in 'Reply 1994' because I watched 'Reply 1997'".

The drama is set to premiere in September.

SHU-I makes Korean comeback with “Don’t Break Down” MV

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 03:46 AM PDT

SHU-I is finally making their Korean comeback after 3 long years with first mini album along with the full music video for title song, "Don't Break Down".

"Don't Break Down" is a hip hop track co-composed by Suh Yong Bae and Lee Sang Ho, who has also written hits for 4minute and CNBlue.

Check out the MV below!

After School's Nana and Raina are having fun in Jeonju

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 01:28 AM PDT

After School's member Nana updated her Me2day on 10th July with some photos taken with member Raina.

She wrote,"We are going on a youthful trip! In Jeonju".

Nana and Raina are seen wearing summer outfits in the photos above, showing their cuteness and summer fashion.

Fans commented,"You must be having a lot of fun","Your photos look like photoshoot" and etc.

Meanwhile, Nana has just recovered from her injury and discharged from the hospital on the 4th July.

2PM’s Junho sells out first solo Japanese concert tour

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 12:00 AM PDT

2PM's Junho will soon begin his solo five-city tour in Japan, and it has now been revealed that all tickets were completely sold out, evidencing his popularity in the country.

Junho will kick off his solo concert tour across five cities starting on July 9 at Sapporo and move on to Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo, where he will meet 30,000 fans in total. All the tickets for the shows have now been snapped up, generating much attention.

During the tour, Junho will perform songs from his self-produced mini album titled 'Your Voice' which he also wrote. This five-track mini album will be released on July 24.

Junho said, "I am nervous and excited for my upcoming tour. This will be the first time that I will be standing on stage by myself in Japan, so I feel really honored. I am nervous and excited just thinking about the 30,000 fans who will come out and listen to my music. I will repay the support with thrilling performances on stage."

EXO to heat up 2013 Kazan Summer Universiade in Russia

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 11:30 PM PDT

EXO will be performing in Russia as a K-Pop representative at the 2013 Kazan Summer Universiade.

According to SM Entertainment, EXO is set to perform at the closing event of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan on July 17 at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Russia. The group will be singing their latest title song, "Wolf".

The show was organized to showcase Korean culture in anticipation of the upcoming 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. The entire closing ceremony will be broadcasted live in 180 countries including Korea and Russia.

Kim Hyun Joong teams up with Jay Park and Dok2 for comeback

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong is coming back to the spotlight in late July and he is now bringing more excitement as he announced that talented artists, Jay Park and Dok2 participate in the album.

According to KeyEast on July 10, Jay Park and Dok2 featured in Kim Hyun Joong's new album, 'ROUND 3'. Jay Park wrote the lyrics and featured on the song "Unbreakable" while Dok2 participated in the title track, "Your Story".

Kim Hyun Joong will release his third mini-album 'ROUND 3' on July 22.

Brown Eyed Girls sweep music charts with “Recipe”

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 10:34 PM PDT

Brown Eyed Girls have pushed down their competitors on various music charts with the release of their comeback single, "Recipe".

The group released new digital single "Recipe" on July 9 at noon, and it immediately climbed to the top of several local music charts including Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Monkey3, Naver, Soribada and more.

"Recipe" is a retro pop number, composed by rising hip-hop producer Primary. The lyrics were co-written by Dynamic Duo's Choiza and Brown Eyed Girls' Miryo, and sings about comparing love to cooking.

You can listen to the single here.

Rain gets discharged from the army

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 09:49 PM PDT

Rain was officially discharged from his mandatory military duties after nearly two years of service.

On the morning of July 10, Rain was discharged from the Ministry of National Defense at Yongsan-gu, Seoul where he has been serving for the past 2 years. He was greeted by 100 press members and 700 fans who had been waiting for him.

Rain said, "Thank you for coming. I'll do my best to work hard."

Girls’ Generation, Lee Min Ho, CNBLUE, Hello Venus and more attend ‘Mr.GO’ VIP movie premiere

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 09:03 PM PDT

On July 9, VIP premiere and red carpet event for the new 3D film 'Mr.GO' was held at Megabox in Seoul. A great number of artists including Girls Generation, Lee Min Ho, CNBLUE, Hello Venus, Song Seung Hun, Kahi, 2PM's Chansung and more attended the event and show support for the film.

'Mr.GO' is a story of a little girl Weiwei and her gorilla Ling Ling. The film covers a story of what happens after the two come to Korea's baseball league. The film is set to be released on July 17.

Check out more photos below:

‘Voice of Korea’s Son Seung Yeon returns with “I’m Not Crazy” MV

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 08:41 PM PDT

Mnet's 'Voice of Korea' winner Son Seung Yeon has made her comeback with new digital single titled, "I'm Not Crazy".

Released on July 10, "I'm Not Crazy" is a rap-ballad number composed by Mulgogi and written by Min Yeon Jae. MC Sniper has been featured in the song as the rapper.

Check out the MV below!

Teen Top celebrates 3rd anniversary with “Clap Encore” MV

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 08:36 PM PDT

Celebrating their third year anniversary since their debut, Teen Top released a special music video for the track, "Clap Encore".

Teen Top debuted with "Clap" off of their debut single album 'Come into the World' back in July 2010. The group released "Clap Encore" for the fans which features various scenes that never made it into the original music video.

Check out the MV below!

A-JAX releases 2nd MV teaser for “Insane”

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 08:30 PM PDT

Rookie boy group A-JAX is returning to the music stage with their upcoming second mini album titled, 'Insane', and they just unveiled the second music video teaser for the title song.

Following the first teaser video featuring the sexy nurses Rainbow's Jaekyung and Hyunyoung, the group unveiled the second teaser that portrays A-JAX member Seungyub as a mentally ill patient.

The group will release their second mini album 'Insane' on July 11.

Jay Park parties up for “I Like 2 Party” MV

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 08:24 PM PDT

Jay Park has just released the music video for his new digital single album, "I Like 2 Party"!

The new single consists of 4 tracks including the title track, "I Like 2 Party", as well as "HOT", "Secret" and "Let's Get Back Together".

The dance title tune "I Like 2 Party" was written and composed by Jay Park himself. The song was already used as the ending theme for Will Smith's Hollywood film 'After Earth' airing in Korea.

Check out the MV below:

Geeks returns with “FLY” music video

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 08:20 PM PDT

Hip hop duo Geeks, who recently returned with first full length album, 'Backpack: Lights On', is coming back with another single, "FLY".

On July 10, Geeks released the music video for "FLY" through Loen Entertainment's official Youtube page. The video shows footage from the duo's previous guerilla concerts.

Check out the MV below!

LEDApple performs “Betrayal” for ‘Music Note’

Posted: 09 Jul 2013 07:28 PM PDT

The boys of LEDApple performed their new track "Betrayal" for this week's episode of LEDApple's 'Music Note'.

"Betrayal" is a part of LEDApple's comeback third mini album, 'Bad Boys' which was released on June 3.

Check out their performance below: